Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Tsim Chai Kee

I did eventually go back to Mak’s Noodle Ltd for their proper wonton noodle (because I said that the beef brisket that I had with the noodles the first time I was there interfered with the noodles too much).

However, there was this shop directly opposite Mak’s that caught my eye.

Tsim Chai Kee is also a restaurant that’s been heavily reviewed on the net.

It’s a restaurant similar to Mak’s, except with a better looking interior decor, and they sell their noodles for half the price, and twice the size of Mak’s (seriously). This fact alone put’s it above Mak’s for me.

Trust me, even though it looks exactly the same size than Mak’s, its bigger. The wonton was also bigger, and had succulent prawns.

If I had to compare between the 2, then Tsim Chai Kee gets my vote for its price and size.

But in conclusion, I think that wonton noodles in its pure form (i.e. the yellowy egg noodle in clear soup with wontons) just doesn’t do it for me. Its just too bland. I need something like roast pork or roast duck in it to provide the flavour. Something like this. I guess the beef brisket noodle that I had in Mak’s was the better choice after all.

I don’t think I’ll be having wonton noodles (in its pure form) anymore during my time in Hong Kong.

Oh, I now (after having gone to Mak’s twice and Tsim Chai Kee once) also think that both Tsim Chai Kee and Mak’s is overrated.

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