Thursday, October 30, 2008

Tsim Chai Kee Noodle, Central, Hong Kong

As you have read in my earlier post, I was at Hong Kong for 9 days..I will be covering mainly food in Central Hong Kong as I stayed there and had most of my meals over that area.
We were just in time for lunch when we reached Central, Hong Kong.
It was very sweet of SF to meet us for lunch during her workday, it must have been very hectic for her. Thanks dear!
Our first meal?
Wantan mee with shrimp wantan of course :)
A plate of veggies to start the meal.
Some kangkung with a generous dollop of sauce ( fermented beancurd based) Fresh and sweet, the kang kung in HK is finer is texture and size.
SF had shrimp wantans with hor fun (flat rice noodles), HKD16
Most of the locals add in vinegar and chili paste (lat jiu yau) for stronger flavours..
I had wantan noodles with shrimp wantan and fish balls (HKD21)The wantan noodles, as expected, was extremely springy. Lovely to sink my teeth in. The shrimp wantan was filled with fresh, sweet prawns. And I was rather amazed with the size of the fish balls. Larger than table tennis balls, it's less springy than the usual fishballs; had a slight orange peel fragrance to it. Quite different in taste and you can feel the bit of coarseness in the texture. Tasty but I prefer the shrimp wantans.
This restaurant only serves it's noodles with 3 types of ingredients, shrimp wantans, fishballs and beef slices.
Tsim Chai Kee Noodle is located at 98, Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong.

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Blogger J2Kfm said...

I miss the HUGE wantans from HK!
sigh ... I dun mind if the hawkers in Msia charge extra for those juicy, succulent prawns in the wantans. but somehow they over-charge for the same meagre stuff.
sigh ...

30 October, 2008  
Blogger Shell (貝殼) said...

i miss HK food so much^^ especially their egg tart, roasted goose & the huge wantans

31 October, 2008  
Blogger Jason said...

Humongous fish balls! But the noodle seems rather dry though.

31 October, 2008  
Blogger Nic (KHKL) said...

one thing about the plain-looking hong kong soup noodles is that it is actually very flavourful! i like..hehe...

lurve 'fu yu' with kangkung! :)

31 October, 2008  
Blogger sc said...

j2kfm: yes, love 'em huge shrimp wantans! missing it already :(

shell: oooh, i'll be posting on egg tarts and roasted goose soon :p

jason: you do pay attention to details eh? yup, soup was rather lacking..

nic: hmm, in this case, the soup was just mediocre. most of them add in vinegar and chilli..think this was their selling point..
oh yeah, yummy fuyu kangkung!

31 October, 2008  
Blogger JeromeFo 令狐冲 said...

When's my turn to go there and try? -__-" ohya, SC, you didn't try any chickens rice?

01 November, 2008  

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