Friday, March 29, 2013

Mak's Noodles, Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong

So finally, the famed Mak's Noodles (77 Wellington St, Central, Hong Kong, tel : +852 2854 3810). I was almost worried that I would be let down after the barrages of glowing reviews on their reputation as one of the best wanton noodles one could get in Hong Kong.

Very fortunately, the noodles themselves lived up to their reputation. One could definitely taste the differences in the firm and wiry texture that was full of chew which I think to date, has been my best experience so far. I am quite impressed.

And then, there's the other part which casted some murk in this picture perfect.

While the soup and wantons were nothing I could fault, it came across as pretty regular for the standards here. It was also noted that the noodles served with beef tendons had a rather strong taste of ammonia which was strangely not present in both the soup wanton bowl and the dry version with shrimp roe. The latter which I must say, was really good by the way.

On the topic eating at Mak's and as much as I like the noodles here, I wouldn't quite say that this is definitively the best wanton noodle shop. I haven't eaten at that many here yet. The noticeable thing about Mak's portions was that it was actually quite small. What some people have described to me as snack sized portions.

If I had really been hungry and wanted a better bang for buck quantity, the sensible thing would be to actually walk right across the road.

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