Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Mak's Noodle 麥奀云吞面世家 (Hong Kong)

A third-generation family business dating back to the 1960s, the recipe for Mak's noodle has apparently remained unchanged since then.

We went there around 6 pm and the tables were not filled. While waiting for our noodles, we read a newspapers article and a review slipped under the glass panel of the table. These included instructions by a reviewer on how you're supposed to eat the wonton noodles and also an interview with Anthony Bourdain who held this place in high regard. 

Our Wonton Noodles (32 HKD) came quite quickly. One thing that you are going to note is that the bowl is very small, even though it is heaped with noodles. The soup base, made of powdered dried flounder, dried shrimp roe and pork bones, was clear and delicious. I normally don't drink the soup of noodles because it's quite salty or oily- but I drank some of this soup because it was too hard to resist! The noodles were also very thin and chewy such that if they didn't break apart so easily, you probably could use it as a rubber band. The prawns in the wontons were very fresh and bouncy as well. 

Although this bowl of noodles totally didn't fill me up, but compared to the next wonton stall we went to for a second bowl, I felt that it had a slight edge in terms of the delicious soup broth. Nonetheless, if you prefer a bigger bowl of noodles, bigger wontons and something cheaper, head over to Tsim Chai Kee right opposite!

Mak's Noodle 麥奀云吞面世家
Various locations
77 Wellington Street
Central MTR, Exit D2
Hong Kong
Tel No: 2854 3810 


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