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What to order at Café TPT

Order these delicious dishes next time you’re at Chinese-Malaysian street food joint, Café TPT.

 

Café TPT’s small, humble premises belies the Biblical nature of its awesomely comprehensive menu. Specialising in Cantonese and Malaysian street food, the Wardour Street joint presents a stunning array of tasty dishes, but it’s easy for newbies to be bamboozled by the sheer scale of their offering. To help, here’s our handy guide on what to order next time you’re at Café TPT.

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Spicy aubergine & minced pork hot pot with salted fish

This is one Chinese casserole with attitude. Don’t recoil at the thought of salted fish though – it works as a seasoning, a bit like anchovies. A rich dish with gently braised aubergine and melt-in the-mouth tender pork, your taste buds will be enlivened by the spicy sauce.

Malaysian Hokkien noodles 

 A traditional Malay dish, Hokkien noodles are a mixture of egg and rice noodles, flash fried with egg and seafood in a fragrant, soy-based sauce. Malaysian Hokkien are much darker, richer and more flavourful than their Singaporean counterpart.

Macau-style baked pork chop with fried rice

Café TPT’s ‘Tai Pei Tong Hawkers’ dishes take inspiration from traditional food stalls that ‘hawk’ their foodie wares from Hong Kong roadsides. Their Macau-style baked pork chop with fried rice is exactly what you can expect to find being vended in China. Featuring crispy rice with tenderly baked pork chops and topped with cheese, it’s an indulgent treat.

Bak kut teh

Translating to ‘Meat Bone Tea’, bak kut teh is a Malaysian meaty soup comprising slowly-simmered pork ribs in a complex broth of star anise, cinnamon, fennel and other spices. Expect complex flavours and a very content stomach.

Sago

Round your meal off with a sweet sago pudding. Café TPT have a wealth of fruity accompaniments you can add like coconut, mango, grapefruit and water grass jelly. A delicious soup-like desert with little sago pearls, it’s a delicious post-dinner pallet refresher.

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