Old Hong Kong style eatery with minimal decor;
One shop, One item: Fresh snake meat in a light broth.
Other snake products available.
Friendly service, Good value.
Worth a try!
She's just around the corner:
This is apparently one of the oldest snake shop in Hong Kong, probably opened for more than a century.
There is a Japanese introduction to snake soup placed outside, next to the cage with a few real snakes! :
Super old-school with very minimal decor. There is a huge wooden plaque stating the shop's name at the end of the small shop.
Other than two to three folding tables and a few chairs, the most striking feature about She Wong Lam are the old and solid looking wooden boxes:
When my colleague and I entered the shop, they assembled a table for us right next to the boxes
which stated "Poisonous Snake".
(She's really nice. I asked whether I could take a picture of the snakes. He opened the box for me immediately!)
The only cooked food product they sell is snake soup. One size: HK$45.
So you don't need to speak Chinese or any language in fact. The moment you sit down, the friendly and quiet staff will give you a bowl of snake soup.
She has substance:
The soup base was apparently made of double-boiling chicken soup and Chinese aged ham. It had a light and easy going aftertaste. You could add grounded white pepper, sesame oil, vinegar or a bit of soy sauce to enhance the taste if you wish.
The soup at Se Wong Sun was most flavourful, then followed by Se Wong Ye and Ser Wong Fun. But this was not bad at all. My colleague really enjoyed it without adding anything.
A lot of snake in the broth! Basically just snakes with just a bit of black fungi, which were very fresh and crunchy as well.
The only thing to note is that by itself, it's not sufficient for lunch. Be prepared to have something else around the same street, which has tons of high quality Hong Kong eateries.
She'll heal you:
The friendly old lady with an abacus will introduce the products to you and how to use those patiently.
Instructions manual such as these are also available:
He bought a cough tonic here and his health improved significantly!
HK$17 for one tube of snake & herbal cough tonic.
HK$188 for 12 tubes.
Recommended Dish(es): 蛇羹
Table Wait Time: 0 minute(s)
Spending per head: Approximately HKD45
Value for Money4
Keep it up!