Bo-Lo’GNE, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Bo-Lo’GNE would have to be one of my favourite places to eat, I absolutely love the creamy egg sandwich and the pork cutlet sandwich. The last time I was in Hong Kong, there was only one Bo-Lo’GNE store, which was in Central, now there are five – Central, Sha Tin, Causeway Bay and two in Tsim Sha Tsui. I was shopping with the family in Causeway Bay and were ravenous and stumbled across this restaurant and suggested it to them.
The restaurant is definitely a lot bigger than their original in Central. A lot more seats, a lot more spacious and I don’t remember the menu being so vast. However, in saying that, I have never really ordered anything else besides the egg sandwich or the pork cutlet sandwich!
I couldn’t go past the pork cutlet curry, crispy and tender pork, the curry was definitely satisfying and exactly what I wanted that day.
Mum couldn’t go past the lunch special, smoked duck breast served with spinach and spaghetti which came with soup and salad. The soup of the day was tomato, which was alright, the salad was surprisingly ok, but nothing to rave about.
The spaghetti was al dente, and the smoked duck breast incredibly tender. It’s not a very ‘Japanese’ dish but it was tasty.
Dad opt for the smoked salmon spaghetti in fresh cream sauce which also came with soup and salad. Generous amount of smoked salmon, the pasta was creamy and delicious.
Both really enjoyed the bread, so much that we bought a loaf for home. The bread is incredibly fluffy and oh so buttery – hmhmhm yum! Even though my pork curry was good, I think I still prefer their creamy egg sandwich or the pork cutlet sandwich. It was good to try something different though.
Unfortunately we were too fully for dessert, but wouldn’t mind trying their French toast next time. I’m glad to see that they have expanded and I don’t have to go to Central to get my fix. Although in saying that, I do quite like the original place, it has that small and cool vibe to it.
GA’s ratings: 7 / 10
Bo-Lo’GNE Cafe and Bar
Shop 416-418, 4/F, World Trade Center,
280 Gloucester Road
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Ph: +852 3101 4180