Yau Ma Tei

Wai Kee Restaurant @ Temple Street, Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong

During my first trip to Hong Kong, I had a yummy time eating claypot rice and deep-fried oyster cake from this particular restaurant in Temple Street. I thought about it so much after that. It was that good man! 3 years+ later, finally I have my chance again (on the very last day of my trip!).

I was so excited coming here to eat that I actually sat at the wrong restaurant! Big time humiliation. Hahaha There are a couple of restaurant serving claypot rice (po chai fan as they called it in Cantonese) along Temple Street.

Since I’ve forgotten the name of the restaurant I can only recognize 2 things that are unique about this eatery:

Frying Oyster Cake @ Wai Kee Restaurant, Temple Street, Hong Kong
This lady frying oyster cakes on the 5-foot way and the 7-11 beside.

We ordered a few dishes only as we need to leave space for dessert. 😛

Claypot Chicken Rice (Po Chai Fan) @ Wai Kee Restaurant, Temple Street, Hong Kong
Claypot chicken rice (small) @ HK$25.00 (RM9.90).

It weren’t as good as I remembered it to be. Still it was delicious. The best part of a claypot rice dish is located at the bottom with crunchy golden brown (slightly burned) rice. However ours only have a little of that. Too bad.

The trick to eating a po chai fan is to add soy sauce the moment the claypot is being served and then close the lid and let it heat up for a bit.

Iceburg Lettuce Stir-Fry with Garlic @ Wai Kee Restaurant, Temple Street, Hong Kong
Lettuce stir-fry with garlic @ HK$22.00 (RM8.70). Yummy!

Deep-Fried Oyster Cake @ Wai Kee Restaurant, Temple Street, Hong Kong
Deep-fried oyster cake @ HK$20.00 (RM7.90). It was quite bland. Not as delicious as before. The chili sauce that come with it was a little to the salty side.

Would I eat here again? You bet. Despite the not so favorable taste this time I would give them another chance. Would also like to try another claypot restaurant called Hing Kee. This eatery has a lot more customers. Perhaps theirs are nicer? We tapau-ed an oyster cake from Hing Kee but unfortunately it was quite wet (from the heat moisture) when we arrived at our hotel room.

For the best sitting area, don’t sit in the restaurant. Sit outside beside the 5-foot way so that you can enjoy the view of the night market and the way of life in Hong Kong.

This is the last eating place that I’m recommending to my readers for this round of my Hong Kong trip. Till next time then. 🙂

Wai Kee Restaurant @ Temple Street, Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong

Wai Kee Restaurant (beside 7-11, few shops away from Mido Cafe)
45, Temple Street,
Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong


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  • Reply smallkucing March 28, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    drooling at the deep fried oyster. Hard to get nice ones here

    • Reply Che-Cheh March 29, 2011 at 6:16 pm

      Yeah. In fact I’ve never seen the deep fried one over here.

  • Reply Nava Krishnan April 7, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    wow, like the deep fried oysters, and the claypot does not look too bad either.

    • Reply Che-Cheh April 7, 2011 at 9:10 pm

      Temple Street is famous for claypot rice. There are a few shops selling that and also deep fried oysters.

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