Monday, April 01, 2013

Wai Kee Congee Shop(威記粥店), Stanley Street, Central, Hong Kong

We liked this place (G/F, 82 Stanley Street, Central, Hong Kong, tel : +852 2551 5564) enough that we were here twice for breakfast within the week.

For one, it's been quite a while that we've had good dough fritters that wasn't overfried, overfried to hard crispy death or too chewy. The ones done up at Wai Kee were dense, yet soft. The outstanding items from the shop included their creamy congee, their also creamy radish cake filled with shreds of radish and  their natural sweetness and deliciously smokey plates of bee hoon/mai fun.

Speaking of which, the mai fun seemed thicker while the regular noodles were thinner than what we were generally used to; which resulted in only slight differences in the textures of both. However a blind taste test could easily be passed simply because of the smokey aroma from the former which the latter doesn't seem to have.

The pig's blood curds in their porridge also appeared different from how I remember them. These ones were unusually smoother and had less flavour.

Wai Kee Congee Shop, pig's blood curd congee
congee with pig's blood curds

Wai Kee Congee Shop, zha leong
dough fritters draped in rice flour sheets

Wai Kee Congee Shop, mai fan
smokey bee hoon

Wai Kee Congee Shop, dough fritters
dough fritters

Wai Kee Congee Shop, noodles
the thinner regular noodles

Wai Kee Congee Shop, rice dumplings
rice dumplings with mung beans and pork fat

hum zhim bang

Wai Kee Congee Shop, radish cake
radish cake

Wai Kee Congee Shop, congee
canton styled congee with cuttlefish, fish maw and minced beef


red fir said...

I <3!! You like?? That's alot of food you ordered haha.

KaT09 said...

Looks so good. Awesome!

LiquidShaDow said...

Yes, great breakfast place indeed.

Awesome is the right word :)