Hong Kong: Sun Kee Cheese Noodles

The trip to Hong Kong was pretty regretful as we didn’t get to visit most of the places that we wanted to. I guess that’s the disadvantage when you travel in a group. sad But thankfully, we managed to visit Sun Kee Cheese Noodles for a quick meal on the last day of the trip. We popped by the outlet at Wan Chai as we have yet to explore this small district.

It was almost nightfall as we walked a couple of streets in search of the restaurant. My eyes were wandering around the streets as I have heard that it’s a red light district, but there wasn’t anything interesting. tongue

We were almost giving up after searching for 10mins until I saw the signage 新記芝士麵. I took a glance of the interior and told the hubby, “It looks empty.” We walked into the restaurant nonetheless and look for an empty seat. Though it was around dinner time, it’s only one-third full.

We looked through the menu and decided to order their signature Grilled Pork Cheek Noodles with Cheese Sauce, which the restaurant is famous for and highly raved by locals and tourists. Soaked in a cloying cheese sauce, the pork cheek was nicely grilled and delicious but the cheese sauce is meh. There was nothing cheesy about it and I have to admit that I was pretty disappointed by it. sad

The hubby had the Instant Noodles with Pork Chop which was way better than the signature dish, a simple and heart-warming dish.

Not a must-visit, but there is no harm trying if you are around the vicinity. After all, taste is subjective. smile

Ze BFF and I are planning to visit Hong Kong next year. I would be her personal travel guide since she have yet to visit the country hehe! smile Very much looking forward to it cos she’s definitely a good travel companion! Definitely looking forward to the next Hong Kong adventure heart

Sun Kee Cheese Noodles 新記芝士麵
3 Burrows Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong 灣仔巴路士街3號地下
Opening hours: 7.30am to 11pm daily

Check out my other posts on Hong Kong:
heart Hong Kong Trip 2010
heart Hong Kong: Kowloon
heart Hong Kong: The Peak and Central
heart Hong Kong: Macau
heart Hong Kong: Harbour City, Ocean Park, Central
heart Hong Kong: Mongkok
heart Hong Kong: Dim Sum Icon x Gudetama
heart Hong Kong: Guide to Hong Kong Disneyland
heart Hong Kong: Hung Lee Restaurant
heart Hong Kong: Sun Kee Cheese Noodles

Hong Kong: Hung Lee Restaurant

Cha chaan teng (茶餐厅) in Hong Kong are known to offer affordable menus. A hidden gem in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hung Lee Restaurant is a no-frills, traditional Cantonese restaurant serving items like noodles, congee, soups, etc. The restaurant is roughly a 5-8 mins walk from Tsim Sha Tsui MTR, located in a small alley. Thankfully, there wasn’t any queue when we reached around 10am in the morning and were seated fairly quickly. The restaurant was filled with their locals and if you are expecting tip top service here, don’t be. We were looking through the menu thinking of what to order when I felt a weird sense of feeling of someone waiting impatiently for our orders. The servers are not friendly either, but that’s how most eateries are in Hong Kong.

We ordered some sides like youtiao and crispy fried fish skin to munch on. It tasted even better when you dipped these into their soup and it gets soaked up with all the essence of the soup. smile

For our main dishes, we had the wanton noodles and fish dumpling noodles. We came here specially for the fish dumplings and they were fabulous. A good dumpling must have its skin that is springy and chewy and that’s what Hung Lee’s fish dumplings are, with nicely seasoned meat that’s bursting with flavor and oozing with the soup with every mouthful.

Do drop by Hung Lee if you get the chance to, you will not regret it! wink

Hung Lee Restaurant 洪利粥店茶餐廳
2A Hou Fook Street, Tsim Sha Tsui 尖沙咀厚福街2號A
Opening hours: 6.30am to 2am daily

Check out my other posts on Hong Kong:
heart Hong Kong Trip 2010
heart Hong Kong: Kowloon
heart Hong Kong: The Peak and Central
heart Hong Kong: Macau
heart Hong Kong: Harbour City, Ocean Park, Central
heart Hong Kong: Mongkok
heart Hong Kong: Dim Sum Icon x Gudetama
heart Hong Kong: Guide to Hong Kong Disneyland
heart Hong Kong: Hung Lee Restaurant
heart Hong Kong: Sun Kee Cheese Noodles