Cheap noodle shop in Central;
Noodles and wonton were just average;
Interesting broth with Buddha fruit;
Mud Carp balls were good.
Again, another episode in my "wonton" adventure. This shop is just directly across Mak's Noodle (Mak Un Kei). Before doing some research on OpenRice, I've always thought that this was just another wonton noodle shop, always with a long queue.
Now I know that it's one of the most reasonable noodle shop in Central, which specializes in minced Mud Carp balls the size of a billiard ball and wonton the size of ping pong balls!
They basically do noodles only and don't have congee. Most ordered the three signature toppings, Dace balls, Wonton and Beef slices.
I ordered for Mud Carp Balls and Wonton. When I was asked whether I wanted egg noodles, vermicelli or rice noodles (Ho Fun) with my toppings, I immediately realized that this shop might not be a specialist in egg noodles. Anyway, I choose egg noodles and ordered a plate of veggies (in soup instead of oyster sauce).
(I wonder how it would taste like when fried?)
Wonton: The two wontons were also much bigger than usual. Normally, a wonton should be about 1/3 the size of those served here. Most of the filling consisted of pork, probably about 70% pork. The prawn meat inside the wonton was not that fresh. Not firm. It's got quantity but not really quality. Those at Mak's were just 1/2 the size and double the price. However, the quality was far better than here.
Egg noodles: Probably bought cheap in bulk. It barely had any egg taste but a strong alkaline taste instead. Unfortunately, probably the worst out of all the noodle shops I've tried so far. Adding vinegar and the chili oil is almost mandatory if you want to finish the whole bowl. Luckily, the apparently home-made chili oil had a balanced taste, neither too salty nor too spicy.
The place is bigger than Mak's Noodle right across the street but the tables were quite small. Not as comfortable as Mak's.
The mean looking obaba mentioned by other reviewers appeared to have been reassigned to the cashier, where minimal customer interaction is required. Never said thank you or attempted to squeeze a smile to customers. Good idea as this may help stop people borrowing their toilets. But the other waitress was friendly and polite.
Good mud carp balls;
Noodles weren't good;
Not too comfortable;
Good value for a filling meal in Central.
Recommended Dish(es): 鯪魚球
Table Wait Time: 0 minute(s)
Spending per head: Approximately HKD41(Lunch)
Value for Money4
Keep it up!