[Hong Kong] Mak’s Noodle
This is a bowl of wonton noodles from the famous Mak’s Noodles (麥奀雲吞麵世家), originating from Guangzhou. So famous, that this restaurant even has its own Wiki page. So famous, even Anthony Bourdain had raved about it (check out the youtube vid via teczcape). Some believe that they serve the best wonton noodles in Hong Kong. If this is your first time, you may be surprised at the mini portion served. Its Chinese name, 麥奀記, literally means “Mak’s stingy noodles”, which is a reference to the “stingy”, snack-sized portions served in small bowls. Maybe good things come in small packages. If you’re having it as a meal, it probably won’t be able to fill you. We see a lot of people ordering second servings and side dishes. Luckily, I already had my breakfast a while ago at Tsui Wah, so this “sampler size” is enough to satisfy us.
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Taking a bite – fresh shrimps inside each dumpling. I like that it’s just shrimps and no meat in it. While the bowl is quite delicious to me, I like the wonton noodles at Wing Wah Noodle Shop a little more.
Thanks to pigpig’s review, I was keen to try their prawn roe with dry noodles which looks super delicious. The prawn roe is delicious but I much prefer the one I had in Macau (will be posting it later).
This place is definitely worth a visit especially for first timers. If you are a fan of Hong Kong wonton noodles, do check out my review of Wing Wah Noodle Shop located at Wan Chai.
Mak’s Noodle 麥奀雲吞麵世家
Address: G/F, 77 Wellington Street, Central
Walking Directions: Central MTR, Exit D2
Telephone/電話: (852) 2854 3810
They also have branches at the following:
1) Jordan (next to Australian Dairy Company)
Address: G/F, 55 Parkes Street, Jordan
Telephone/電話: (852) 2302 0908
2) Causeway Bay
地址: 銅鑼灣渣甸街44號地下 (Causeway Bay)
Telephone/電話: (852) 2895 5310
3) Other branches at Open Rice listing – note: it seems that the main branch at Wellington Street, Central have the best reviews so I personally will not bother to visit the branches.
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Yummy wonton noodles in HK
– Wing Wah Noodle Shop