First visit here on a Friday afternoon. There were about 5 other customers in the shop at 2PM, one of the staff was cleaning up a table, guess they were ending their afternoon shift.
1. Beef tendon noodles x2 (one for dad, one for me) ($29) Beef brisket was tender, tendon was not chewy but very jelly-like. I would like it chewier. Soup was a bit oily. The noodlesare really the best part of the dish (or should say bowl?!), it's very tender yet still has body. The vegetables were a bit limp, they might have overcooked it slightly.
2. Wonton noodles ($27) One of the wontons had a lot of shrimps, while most only had a small piece. The shrimps were not supple at all, it didn't have the "bounce" that fresh shrimps often have. The spice was quite pungent too, a bit salty perhaps. Pork was a bit drier than expected. A bit disappointing.
Pickled turnips! I couldn't help having seconds. Refreshing, with chopped chili. Its sweetness helps balance out the saltiness and otherwise very strong savory taste of the soup and seasoning in the beef noodles.
Apparently their "Ja Jeung Mien" (shredded pork noodles with sauce) is pretty good. I won't execute their wontons indefinitely and say Wing Wah has bad wontons, but judging from this one time, it really doesn't deserve such reputation. Ho Hung Kee makes juicier, fresher wontons. Or maybe they overcooked it.
Service wasn't great either. When I asked for more vegetables with my noodles, I was prepared to pay more, but the woman replied with some attitude "We don't have that"; so I remained quiet.
Famous for their meager portions, my dad always orders 2 for himself - a single bowl is about the size of an average rice bowl, about 8 oz. Overall, it's worth a visit, but I don't think I will order their wontons again. Worth coming for the noodles itself, but nothing notable about the meat nor the soup. Although $27/29 is not a lot of money, it is a bit unreasonable for such a measly size and so-so quality.