This is the proper 用刀拍嘅黃瓜, not the sliced one, so the texture is a little bit better and also absorbs more sauce flavouring. This is refreshing but the sauce is weak. 4/5
A larger version of a Xiao Loong Bao, this had quite a bit of soup inside. The soup was quite weak though, nowhere near as sweet as the ones in other shops. The meat also had too much alcohol taste in it, and the pork meat wasn't very good. Overall this was just average. 3/5
SHANGHAI WONTON & TAN TAN MEIN -
The wontons are ok-good, very lean meat used too with some blended veggies. The Tan Tan Mein's broth initially looks very clear in my photo - yet, this is the older Hong Kong style of eating Tan Tan's. The sesame sauce is actually right at the bottom, so the customer needs to mix it from bottom up to let the sesame paste catch onto the noodles and also diluted into the soup itself.
The good thing is that it had real sesame taste here (not just peanuts). The bad news is that its not enough, as the overall soup was too thin in consistency. The noodles are Hand - Made in this shop, and they are very good indeed. Great texture and noodles taste. Overall this Tan Tan Mein is enjoyable, but not perfect. 3.8/5
The Porkchop are not good to be honest. Its dry and overly treated chemically, they were left unfinished. That contrasts with the very good quality 菜飯, which unlike the past when it was aromatic from all the additional pork oil mixed in, nowadays you'll be lucky to get ANY taste out of them. Luckily, they put in a lot of veggies in the version here, so it felt green and healthy. Not overcooked either, good bitey rice grains. Pity about the pork. 3/5
This tasted like a 酸梅茶 in a way, as it had a smokey flavour! 4/5
Noodles here are hand made and worth a visit alone. The much lauded Large Xiao Loong Bao was barely ok compared to today's standards. Other stuff seem Hits and Misses. Nevertheless - its not a bad little shop.
Spending per head: Approximately HKD60
Value for Money4
Keep it up!