Best of the Best Wonton Noodles in Hong Kong – Ho Hung Kee Congee & Noodle Wanton Shop
Mak’s Noodles was supposed to be our 3rd stop for the best wonton noodles in Hong Kong, but we did not make it there. K and A, locals of Hong Kong shy away from visiting there as they feel that the bowls of noodles are too small for the price. One can expect to have at least 4 bowls before you start to feel satisfied, they say. Daisann‘s travel blog talks more about the pilgrimage to Mak’s noodles and how her local friends shun it too.
We found our last and final stop for wonton noodles by chance. While I was lost from looking for Freedom Noodle Stall, I asked a nice elderly man for directions. He kindly brought us to Freedom and told us about Ho Hung Kee Congee and Noodle Wanton Shop. I’m so glad he did as it’s a fantastic place!
Ho Hung Kee Congee & Noodle Wanton Shop
Ho Hung Kee was so packed even though it was after the lunch time (around 3pm). I love how when you enter, the wanton noodle kitchen is to your right and the congee kitchen is to your left.
It gives a real sense that they are efficient and serious about their congee and wonton noodles. Even though this was our 2nd lunch, we just had to try their Wonton noodles and congee.
What can I say but yum! Ho Hung Kee makes their base for wontons by taking seven parts shrimp to three parts pork and a little pepper. They then grind the shrimp and pork mixture to a paste and spread it onto a thin egg flour wrapper.
We also had an additional bowl of shrimp dumplings. The filling has wood ears (black fungus) in addition to the pork and shrimp mixture. I love the added springiness it brings to whole texture of the dumpling. It left me wanting more.
Next came their fish congee, am I glad we ordered this. It was one of the best congee that I had in Hong Kong! Cantonese congee is very different to the Teochew congee, it tends to be more glutinous than watery. The texture is akin to oatmeal and can be a little sticky. Having congee for me is pure comfort food and I usually eat it when I’m feeling unwell. Having congee for me when I’m sick makes me escape from feeling horrible. Ho Hung Kee’s congee was smooth and silky, tasty and the fish pieces seasoned to perfection and I loved it! So luscious and yummy!
So what do you feel like eating most when you are feeling unwell?