Polo Bun with Butter (菠萝油) – RM4.50, a very typical Hong Kong pastry. The top of the bun was covered with slightly sweet crust while the inner of the bun was stuffed with a piece of creamy butter. In Penang, it is so difficult to get Polo Butter Bun. That is the reason I came to this cafe to try out the bun. It is in fact one of their best-sellers and usually sold out by noon. The top crust was so nice and the bun was soft and warm. Having it with soft and creamy butter was simply satisfying. This bun is perfect when it is served warm.
For the menu, although I thought that the price is wallet-friendly but the choices are limited.
Milk Tea is signature, rich and milky taste.
Here's the location.
Penangites should not be new to the Hong Kies' Cha Chaan Teng culture and there are indeed already a few Hong Kie-styled Cha Chaan Tengs in Penang. While not repulsive against Cha Chaan Teng, they have never been a popular choice in Penang (due to the overwhelming number of Hawker Centers in Penang). Hong Kong 8 am is one of the new additions to the Penang Cha Chaan Teng scene, since its opening in late June 2017, Hong Kong 8 am has been luring a great amount of crowd. We visited the place 3 times and the first 2 times were packed to the brim- we could not find a seat (we were told at least a 30-min wait). We came back for the third time- the place has limited seats (not more than 11 tables in total) and the menu is disappointingly small. Signature dishes include Polo Bun, home-made Noodles and Milk Tea. We were a little underwhelmed with the selection, at least.... classics like Hong Kong Egg Tarts are missing from the list, not to mention the Sandwiches (蛋治), Scrambled Egg, Macaroni Soup (通粉) etc. Wallet-friendly prices but the foods were not as impressive as we would have hoped.