Bowls is inspired by the “Cha Chaan Teng” café establishments that saw popularity in post-war Hong Kong.
With increased urbanisation and an influx of Western expats during this period, a succession of Cha Chaan Teng cafés emerged to provide locals with access to Western food, which was otherwise only served in expensive hotel restaurants.
commonly found in Hong Kong, Macau and parts of Guangdong. They are known for eclectic and affordable menus, which include dishes from Hong Kong cuisine and Hong Kong-style Western cuisine.
Since the mass migration of Hong Kong people in the 1980s they are also commonplace in many Western countries like Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States, particularly in the Chinatown areas of many major cities. They are often called Hong Kong Style Cafe in English, due to the casual setting as well as coffee & tea being central to the menu.
Farm to Bowl !
At Bowls, we only get the good stuff, that means searching for the freshest and the best foods from Farm to Bowl as much as we can in Ireland and Asia.
Sourcing and constantly Working with our Partners to ensure the ingredients are up to standard and the quality we have pride ourselves on from Irish Grass Fed Beef to Chinese Cabbage Harvested from North Dublin.
Asian Inspired & Crafted with Love !
Inspired from the streets of Hong Kong to Dublin, taste our take on Asia’s Flavours one Bowl at a time. each Bowl has been inspired and thoughtfully crafted to represent the unique and diverse flavours of the Southeast of Asia.
CAFE & SNACKS
All day Menu
Sit and enjoy while we pour Cloud Pickers Coffee with freshly Morning baked Portuguese Egg Tarts (Pasteis de Nata) daily at 30min intervals to ensure you get the freshest! Chinese Savoury Doughnut (Youtiao) for its popularity in Hong Kong served with a bowl of breakfast Congee (Rice Porridge) or try our small snack sides menu from Pot Sticker Dumplings to something Sweet of Black Sesame rice Dumplings (Tong Yuan) served with Ginger & Rock sugar syrup, Tempura of Broccoli with Ginger Black Chinese Vinegar.