Work has been picking up at an alarming rate in the office so blogging had to take a back seat for a while. Yes, am still on HK food posts and I assure you all that they’re coming to an end. Sighs of relief all around? Hehe. Anyway, this post will be on the other staple of us Chinese folks – noodles! There’s something addictive about the first bite of the springy noodles, the piping hot, robust tasting soup …
Noodles shops are ubiquitous in Hong Kong. Apart from the famous wonton noodles, there are many varieties and we tried probably one of the most famous beef noodles in Hong Kong for supper one night.
Presenting, Kau Kee Beef Noodles.
This tiny corner lot is tucked away on Gough Street, not too difficult to locate if you’re exploring Central / Sheung Wan. Selling only beef noodles, either in clear soup or curry broth, this shop is highly recommended for it’s beef broth and tender beef brisket.
The broth is as good as they claim it to be! Beefy, robust and instantly warms the tummy. However, we didn’t go with the apparent favourite noodle of the locals, the “yee meen” (伊麵) but opted for the flat mee-pok (粗麵). I think I was expecting the deep-fried yee-meen we Malaysians are familiar with but it looked more like fresh made flat noodles… and from the way the guy next to me was slurping it down, must have been good! But since it was technically “supper time” for us, we couldn’t handle another order. But I will definitely be back here should I visit HK again given how memorable the beef noodles were.
Kau Kee 九記牛腩
21, Gough Street,
Central, Hong Kong.
Opens Mon – Sat : 12:30-11:30pm (closed bet. 7:15 to 8:30pm for cleaning)
On the night we tried stinky tofu at Mongkok, we also tried the noodle shop, Weng Yuen next to it before we headed back for our hotel to call it a night.
Located at the corner, patrons not only gather inside the restaurant, but also along the alleyway between the shop and the snacks shop. As it was doing brisk business, we did what the locals did, share a table. And what tickled me was while we were waiting for our food, the kid at our table asked his mum what the stench was. His mum chuckled and replied that it was the stinky tofu. Lol.
Still thinking of the yummy beef noodles from Kau Kee, ordered a bowl of beef noodles, but opting for the vermicelli (米粉). It was pretty good, with the tender and flavourful beef pieces and tendons. It also did a wonderful job of warming my tummy for the night.
The shrimp wonton noodles also looked pretty inviting with wiry, al dente egg noodles and rather generous sized shrimp wontons.
Weng Yuen Noodle Shop 荣园面家
60, Sai Yong Choi Street,
Mongkok, Hong Kong.