Monday, November 16, 2015

Lau Sum Kee Noodle (劉森記麵家), Fuk Wing Street, Sham Shui Po

Lau Sum Kee Noodle (劉森記麵家), prawn roe beef brisket noodle

Lau Sum Kee is famous for their noodles tossed with prawn roe (蝦子撈麵). The noodles from what I've read, are made daily and the dough is kneaded traditionally with a bamboo pole. Man made with blood, sweat and tears. That alone warrants a visit right? We came by their other outlet (G/F, 80 Fuk Wing Street, Sham Shui Po, tel : +852 2386 3533) simply because. It was either the original older shop on the adjacent street or this one and I picked this.

Lau Sum Kee Noodle (劉森記麵家), shrimp roe noodle

We liked this. And I think I liked it mostly because of the texture of the noodles which were hard and chewy and that there was a generous bit of that prawn roe that's tossed into those wiry noodles. That in itself took the centre stage in comparison with the other ingredients that one might have chosen or added. Sure the wontons were decent and braised beef briskets acceptably so, but whom are we kidding? I'm pretty sure the majority didn't come here for those. They came for those noodles crusted with the savoury briny sweetness of the millions of unborn offsprings of shrimps.

Lau Sum Kee Noodle (劉森記麵家), Fuk Wing Street, Sham Shui Po

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