Been here many times. Very fresh, wide range of options, and tasty! The service is quick and good. The place is busy but not noisy.
Inflation, inflation and inflation. We came here to get some Chinese buns. Tough for restaurant business to operate under red traffic light. Hard to get many people to dine in with small restaurants with a meter distance between diners. Food price has increase so much due to increase in supplies. All the best Hong Yuan.
We came by for lunch to try it out since it was new. We weren't too sure of how it worked but there was a menu behind the counter which was a good start. They also have actual menus that you can take to a table but you order from the counter. There were quite a few options, either order from the menu, order the prepared side dishes from beside the counter or select items from the fridge and then they cook it for you. They also had a bubble tea area on the side.
We went the with menu items but the selectable food looked interesting. It looked like you pick what you wanted and decide how to cook it all based on the weight of the items you had picked.
We grabbed a noodle dish each and dumplings and filled pancakes to share. I had the noodles with pork and vegetables in a thick gravy. I thought it was quite bland. There were condiments on the table to spice it up. The dumplings were nice but quite small, easily bite-sized. I quite liked the beef stuffed pancake, crispy and full of flavour. The taro pearl milk tea was alright but the pearls were almost overcooked and too soft.
It was quite an interesting and cheap place for lunch.
Very clean and tidy, good ambience to have a quick bite. Selling a variety of pork buns(bao), cold side dishes, dumplings and noodles. Overall reasonably priced
!! NEWLY RENOVATED !! Hong Yuan Version 2.0 is awesome. I had the self chosen buffet style dish ($3.50 per 100grams) , where you choose the food and the chef cooks it for you. Quite nice. You'll have to know what to avoid (avoid frozen seafood etc.) and choose the fresh ingredients(veges) and meats. Not a bad idea. I also had the fruit tea($10), it's okay, got heaps of fruits, nice jasmine tea base but totally not worth $10 imo. They also do a selection of other bubble teas. Try it out if you're nearby!