Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Double Whammy Wonton

We've read Terri's blog about this place where there were two wonton noodle shops which were opposite each other. It sounded like an interesting place to visit. Nee was thinking of repeating Terri's wonton-hopping stunt from one shop to the other. That really made me rolled my eyes, and they stayed up there not wanting to come down.


Anyway, it was fun walking there, almost like an adventure, although it was a looooong walk.


We were hungry but hey, this was our first night in Hong Kong.

We were still enthusiastic about every single little thing, & our backs were still not hurting yet.


But when we got there, Mak's Noodles was already closed. Ngai Tee!

Mak was probably busy counting his money already. We'll be back. You mak our words.


And so it was clear which one we should go for, Tsim Chai Kee.


Even though just across the same street, this shop had definitely put more effort into its interior decor to appeal to the other senses.


You can tell that the owner had taste.


It's definitely not an open-your-mouth-&-eat shop like Mak's. You know what I mean. Mak's would probably be for those I-am-hungry-so-give-me-food-I-eat-&-I-go kinda customers.


I have a very bad habit, and this habit stems from all those years of having Kuching Mee Kolok. So when I tried these wonton noodles, I found them just so so, and a bit bland. Nee would probably be rolling her eyes at me already. I'm sorry but that's just how I felt.

Noodles with Chunky Wunky Minced Fishballs.


However, I knew they were good stuff. It's just that my tongue spoke a different language.

The Classic Wonton Noodles.


The noodles really turned out to be as what Terri claimed. They're like springy rubber. One bite & you'll bounce on it.

Noodles with Sliced Beef.


The Wonton noodles family photo.

I still have dreams about the giant fishball, beef slices & the wonton. They were all EXCELLENT. This shop is well-known for its rock-bottom price. It has the cheapest wonton noodles in the whole of Hong Kong. A typical bowl costs HK$14.

4 comments:

Roger said...

The food looks so so only... Look so "Chinatown"...

Terri @ A Daily Obsession said...

no way, this is a HK best-kept secret!! aiya, d noodles r wasted on ur tongue Greg!i hope u went to the Cantonese rest. owned by Toto of TVB as recommended on my blog. it truly is d only place i'll eat if i can only have one meal there. tt, plus this wonton noodles. maybe some cheong fun n some jook. oh, n some dimsum. heck, there's no place like HK!

Terri @ A Daily Obsession said...

just so u know, d China students hate sarawak konlo mee. they said d mee stinks n tastes funny. they only took one bite, so there!nehnehneh.

Greg Wee said...

I could still enjoy wonton noodles on the first day. By the end of the trip, I was screaming,
'Is there anything else besides wonton??????'

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