I visited Hong Kong last month, and food being the trip’s main agenda. There were more eating activities than visiting attractions I tell you. So, ahem… I’ll probably blog quite a bit on Hong Kong’s food in the coming weeks.
We arrived Hong Kong in the afternoon and by the time we reached our Airbnb place was around 3pm. We had a quick nap before going out at 4pm for dinner at Mak Man Kee Noodle Shop. I’ve heard about Mak Man Kee a lot and this is the reason why I choose this place for my wonton noodles fix. Their signature dishes are prawn wontons (dumplings), duck egg noodles and braised pork knuckles. This restaurant was awarded the Bib Gourmand by Michelin in 2018, which means ‘Inspectors’ favourites for good value’.
We arrived at Mak Man Kee a little before 5pm and were welcomed in right away. There was an empty table and right at that moment, another customer walked in and we shared the table with this customer. Sharing table is a norm in Hong Kong. We are used to it since table sharing is practiced in some food courts and small restaurants in Malaysia.
Since we don’t know how to read Chinese characters (written on the wall), we requested for an English menu. Our order arrived very quick.
Dry noodles with roast pork + a bowl of soup @ HK$44. Uhm isn’t this supposed to be barbecued pork aka char siu? I found out very much later that the Chinese word is correct which is char siu. I guess that’s an error in English translation.
The char siu is just so-so. They were mostly lean mean. The noodles were very much al dente. Overall, not a good pick.
Tiger prawn wonton noodles in soup @ HK$34.
Again the noodles were very much al dente. When eaten together with prawn wonton and soup, it’s quite good. You must be wondering why there is no sight of the tiger prawn wontons? They’re hidden underneath the noodles. If I’m not mistaken it’s purposely done so because they don’t want the noodles to turn soggy. There are 4 wonton pieces in total.
I’ve never had this large of a tiger prawn wonton before. Overall very amazing. It’s seasoned to perfection and one can taste the chunky large prawns. Other ingredients include pork and mushrooms.
Since the table that we sat was a rectangle shape that has a short width, when eating my noodles, I almost bang head with the customer who sat opposite of me. It was the most awkward moment. LOL
Mak Man Kee’s portion size is rather small, and for its prices, it’s rather expensive. Customers come and go quickly as it’s the kind of food that you can finish easily. For me, I’ll come back for the prawn wontons anytime.
麥文記麵家 Mak Man Kee Noodle Shop
51, Parkes Street,
Jordan, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2736 5561
Opening time: 12pm-12.30am, daily
Nearest MTR station: Jordan, exit C2