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    Get a fix of retro Hong Kong at restaurants that channel vintage cha chaan teng design and, sometimes, their diner-style dishes too
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    Tai Lung Fung

    This neighbourhood bar channels 1960s Hong Kong, with a pink neon sign and decor made from vintage Big A plastic toys. Even the name evokes nostalgia – it’s an old-fashioned expression that literally means ‘big dragon phoenix’, but actually refers to making a scene. 5-9 Hing Wan Street, Wan Chai

    Tai Lung Fung

    Credit: Stephanie Teng

    Credit: Stephanie Teng

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    Alongside a menu of regional Chinese specialities, the decor here brings to mind a vintage cha chaan teng with added old-time flourishes like tin letterboxes, mosaic tile floors, louvered windows and red market lamps.

    Shop G01, Lee Tung Avenue, 200 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai

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    Expect classic cha chaan teng fare – think oxtail tomato soup, pineapple buns, scrambled eggs and milk tea. But the decor is a cut above the usual neighbourhood joint, thanks to a design inspired by Hong Kong’s Trappist Dairy. 

    Shop 12, G/F, Hang Sing Mansion, 48-78 High Street, Sai Ying Pun

    Lo Yi Faateng

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    Interiors at Lo Yi Faateng

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    Lo Yi Faateng

    This cafe feels like the home of a particularly eccentric uncle. It functions as a kind of shrine to vintage Hong Kong style, from hand-painted minibus destination signs to plastic lampshades and iron windows. The wistful atmosphere does not extend to the menu, which leans Western with dishes like prawn risotto and cheesecake.

    2/F, 80-82 Shantung Street, Mong Kok

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