Tong Kee Wonton Noodle Shop @ Kowloon, Hong Kong
We stumbled upon this gem of a noodle house by accident. We were in a cab trying to find our way to the famous Cheong Fun stall called Tong Kee in Jordan, Kowloon. However, in my haste to get food, I saw "Tong Kee" on the sign and told the cabby that we were at the desired location.
It was only when we walked in, sat down and looked at the menu that we realised that they didn't sell Cheong Fun at all. Rats! The stallkeepers were pretty nice. They told us that the stall we were looking for is actually 3 streets away but since we were already seated and sipping tea, we decided to give this place a try.
Wonton Noodles @ HKD19 (about USD2.45)
It was a good thing we did because they served the best Wonton Noodles we had during our 5 day vacation in Hong Kong. The Shrimp Wontons (aka dumplings) were as large as golf balls and were very firm to the bite. The prawns used in the dumplings were very fresh and not excessively seasoned thereby allowing the diner to savour the natural sweetness of the prawns.
The noodles here are perfectly cooked. They had a crunchy texture that is a distinctive feature of the "alkali noodles, aka Kan Shui Meen" that Hong Kong is famous for. Like Japanese Ramen, the noodles should be eaten quickly. If they are left to soak in the steaming hot broth, the noodles will get overcooked which makes them become soft and soggy. The Wonton Noodles here are a Must-Try!We also tried a bowl of Stewed Beef Brisket Noodles 牛腩
Fish Belly Congee @ HKD24 (about USD3.09)
The Fish Belly Congee was just a little too watery for my liking but the fresh sweetness of the fish helped to make up for the shortcomings. This is worth a try if you like fish belly congee.
If you read Chinese, the above takeaway menu would help give you an idea of what else is available.
Tong Kee Wonton Noodle Shop
No. 20 Man Wai Building, Man Wai Street,
Ferry Point, Jordan, Kowloon,
Tel: +852 2384-9718 / 2710-7801
佐敦渡船角文蔚街2號文蔚樓地下20號舖 Operating Hours: Daily: 11am to 3.30pm
Takeaways available at an additional cost of HKD1.