Friday, 16 September 2011

Wantan Mee @ Tsim Chai Kee, Hong Kong

On our last day in Hong Kong, we hopped over to Tsim Chai Kee to try their legendary wantan mee. The shop at Central is warm and cosy unlike the other slightly rundown versions of famous Char Chan Thengs in Hong Kong. Clean wooden tables and stools greeted us as we stepped in.
Prawn Dumpling Noodles (HKD 16)
Portions were much bigger compared to Mak's Noodles and the prawn dumplings given were huge in size, much larger than the typical wantans in Malaysia. They were also fresh and full of flavour. The noodles were good and sufficiently springy although they turned a little soggy towards the end (maybe it's because I'm a slow-eater =P). There was a slight alkali aftertaste though. The broth was a little cloudy but still full of prawny and porky essence. A little saltier compared to Mak's though. I felt the abundant chopped spring onions detracted the flavour of the soup a little...a sprinkling of chopped scallions is good, a handful of them is not -_-"
To be honest, Mak's was of higher quality - springier noodles, crunchier prawn dumplings and clear broth with the right amount of seasoning - but I would definitely return to Tsim Chai Kee as the difference in quality is minimal and they serve a much larger portion at a much lower price.

PawPoints: 4 Paws
Tsim Chai Kee
Central MTR Exit D2
98 Wellington Street
Hong Kong
Tel: 2850 6471
Daily: 9am - 10pm

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