Shenzhen Restaurant Review: Harry's Cafe de Wheels

By Jonathan Zhong, November 30, 2018

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The Place

After a nearly one-year trial operation near Xiangmihu, Harry’s Cafe de Wheels officially opened its first China outlet on November 11. Located at Futian’s Wongtee Plaza and conveniently next to Shenzhen’s Convention & Exhibition Center, the Australian hot dog shop adds yet another Western dining option for folks living and working in the area.

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The Food

The eatery prides itself on its big and authentic ‘Australian taste,’ which is demonstrated through its selection of pies, hot dogs and beverages. We start our visit by trying one of the outlet’s signature offerings: the tiger pie (RMB36). The egg tart-like pie comes topped with black pepper beef gravy, mushy peas and mashed potatoes and a full scoop hits your palate with an eclectic range of tastes and textures.

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Once the ‘tiger’ is out of the way, it’s time for the ‘dogs.’ There are three hot dog options available: the hot dog with chili con carne (RMB28), the chili dog with spicy chili con carne and chili sauce (RMB33) and, last but certainly not least, the signature ‘hot dog de wheels’ with chili con carne, mushy peas, garlic, onions and cheese sauce (RMB36). 

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If you’re looking for the ultimate hot dog experience, we recommend ordering the hot dog de wheels, which offers a medley of flavors not found in the other two dogs.

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Before finishing our visit, we sample the apple pie and ‘angry fruit tea,’ which comes in two varieties: orange and passion fruit. The apple pie comes with an alluring, golden-brown crust, but the filling leaves something to be desired, unfortunately. The tea is specially crafted for the Chinese market using a technique that nitrogenates the beverage, giving it a soda-like quality.

The Vibe

Harry’s Cafe de Wheels provides a casual and genuine fast-food dining experience and is certainly an option to consider for lunch.

Price: RMB30
Who’s going: office workers, Aussies, hot dog and pie lovers
Good for: fast food, decked-out dogs
Nearest metro: Convention & Exhibition Center (Exit C), 2 minutes

Open daily, 9am-10pm (Sun-Thu), 9am-10.30pm (Fri-Sat). See listing for Harry's Cafe de Wheels.

[Cover image by Rason Wu/That's]

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