I remembered how the locals introduced Ho Hung Kee Congee and Noodle Shop 何洪记 to us during our previous trip in March 2013. When you know there’s some delicious food in the area but not sure the exact address? Fear not. Go there and ask the uncles and aunties. But in Cantonese. Most of the time they don’t understand Mandarin or they will dislike you.
My first encounter with 何洪记 was due to a kind recommendation by a uncle. There’s 2 recommended wanton noodles in the Causeway Bay area but he highly recommended this as he claims the locals love this more.
They had shifted! And I didn’t know. Luckily a kind auntie told us the new location. She had actually directed us to another stall but came back after we separated to tell us about this stall that had relocated to a shopping center! The last I went they were still at a small shop by the road side!
This is our last decent meal at Hong Kong, and besides having noodles, they have increase their varieties to dim sum. So we ordered 1 bowl of noodles each and dim sum to share. The staffs were also very friendly!
Beef noodles. Mr Boyfriend finished the soup to the last drop so I assumed it’s extremely good!
Wanton Noodles (big). The big serving comes with 6 pieces wanton while the small servicing only has 4. Do not be deceive by the bowl of noodles served because all of the goodness is underneath! And what I love is the soup. There’s dried shrimp roe in it! This is why I love 何洪记. Of course the wanton and noodles are superb too.
BBQ Pork Pastry. This is a disappointment. The filling is too dry and the pastry too. Over baked.
Lau Sa Pao (Steamed Salted Egg Custard Bun/流沙包). Sadly, this is the only custard bun that we had throughout the whole trip in Hong Kong. BUT, this is pretty good! The filling is overflowing and the skin is not too thick.
Har Gow (虾饺). I didn’t get to try this but since no one complained and it was finished, I assumed its average.
Was the meal satisfying? YES! Very!
Price-wise I did not really remember but I bet it is worth every cent. If you can only try one item, go for the wanton noodles. If you have more capacity, add on some dim sum. There’s nothing much missed if you skip dim sum for this place. But it does make it convenient to have Hong Kong’s best in one place.
Out of the three wanton noodles we tried during the trip, this is no doubt my favorite wanton noodles in Hong Kong. Will I come back for more next time? Of course.
Ho Hung Kee Congee and Noodle Shop 何洪记
1204-1205 Hysan Place, 500 Hennessy Road
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong