Address: 206 Hollywood Road, Central
Hollywood road is fast becoming the yuppy and hipster scene, packed with speakeasies, bars and restaurants. Amongst those is Chachawan, a quaint eatery tucked away at the end of hollywood road, dishing up Isaan style (Northern) Thai Street food.
Authentic and down-to-earth, Chachawan very much reminds you of a hawker stall in the streets, adorned with colorful walls and rustic furniture. They offer no reservations nor service charge, and a lunch set menu that includes 2 mains, rice and a drink. If you’re feeling extra hungry, you could opt for their omelette, rice or steamed chicken for HK$10-20 extra!
Chachawan‘s food is consistently good, with great marination and balance of sweet, spicy, sour and saltiness! Though some dishes are on the spicier side (like the papaya salad and Larp Moo), they are all very tasty! If you fancy more variety and larger plates of food, come by during dinner for their full menu.
Thai Iced Coffee – Made using evaporated milk, this coffee is on the sweeter side.
Yum Makuar Yaw -(right)
smokey eggplant salad with shallots, coriander and mint, top with a fish sauce, lime juice and chill dressing. Served with a side of soft-boiled egg and prawn floss.
- Smokey deliciousness, paired with a creamy soft-boiled egg.
- Slightly spicy, this is one of the more popular dishes on the menu!
Pounded green papaya salad, cherry tomatoes, chill, dried shrimp and peanuts, with a sweet & sour tamarind dressing.
- Light and fresh with a kick, this is a very authentic take on the traditional papaya salad.
- Typical in most areas of Thailand, this spicier dish is appetizing and crunchy, with a mix of textures keeping things interesting!
Gai Yung – Crispy, grilled chicken thigh in thai garlic, pepper and coriander
- Tender and crispy on the outside, this is the epitome of Thai street food! Pretty much a giant chicken skewer!
- The plum sauce is sweet and slightly sour, making the dish very appetizing.
Gai Tort – Thai fried chicken served with crispy thai garlic and sweet chili sauce
- Topped with a pike of fried shallots and mini thai garlics, this dish goes perfectly with a cold drink.
- Again, very crispy and tender on the inside, it can tickle the tongue of many Kongers as one of our diet staples!
Kai Jiaw – Thai omelette of crab, spring onion, siracha sauce (left)
- Crispy fried omelette with a generous amount of crab meat embedded!
- Perfect paring to rice and Siracha!
Pak Poong Fai Mai Dang – Stir-fried morning glory with thai garlic, chili and yellow beans
- One of my all-time favorites here!
- Crispy topping of dried shrimp and fried shallots add great interest. Morning glory is also seasoned well and not too soft.