They started a chachaanteng 茶餐厅 – a simple cafe that serves simple food – and turned that into a fine cuisine restaurant.
People who have been to Hong Kong know that Cha Chaan Teng (literally: ‘tea restaurant’), which is a Hong Kong-style diner, can be found commonly in the locality. Because of the eclectic and affordable menus and high-efficiency service, the trend took off and Cha Chaan Teng becomes an indispensable part of locals’ lives. It bears a heavy resemblance to the local culture. Charme Restaurant is a chain Hong Kong-style restaurant which has had many branches in Beijing and Shanghai.
1/ 香糟醉鸡卷 drunken chicken roll
2/ 凉拌黑木耳 black fungus salad
3/ 上海熏鱼 shanghai-style smoked fish
4/ 鱼香豆腐 fish cake
5/ 烧味拼盘 roast meat platter
6/ 翡翠玉包 （腐皮包马兰头） indian aster with bean curd skin
7/ 菠萝什果咕咾肉 pineapple fruit salad sweet and sour pork
8/ 蒜蓉丝瓜 steamed loofah with garlic
9/ 金不换三杯鸡 chicken sautéed with basil and vinegar, wine and soy sauce
10/ 手撕蜂窝豆腐 hand cut beehive tofu in superior stock
11/ 清蒸鳕場蟹 steamed snow crab
12/ 烤蟹脚 蟹肉芥兰炒饭 grilled crab legs, crab meat kale fried rice
13/老鸭汤 double boiled duck soup
14/ 金汤四宝蔬 four treasures in golden stock
This restaurant served fusion food with innovations. Not exactly Hong Kong though it is a Hong Kong themed restaurant nevertheless the food is tasty, service is fast and price is right for the local market.
Charme Restaurant 港丽餐厅（王府井APM店）
Tel : 010-6527-8669
Date Visited : Apr 2016