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Hong Kong: Tsim Chai Kee Wanton Noodles

Most of my early afternoons in Hong Kong were spent wandering around mindlessly shopping with my cousin, so we were often left to find our own lunch. Her dad recommended we try a Michelin starred wanton noodle shop along Wellington Street, but without a shop name and an abundance of wanton noodle shops we decided to venture into the one with the longest queue.

King prawn wanton noodle

King prawn wanton noodle

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Hong Kong: an Introduction & Yat Lok Roast Goose Noodles

A rather wonky panorama taken from the IFC Apple Store

A slightly wonky panorama taken from the IFC Apple Store

Last weekend I tagged along on one of my Mother’s work trips to Hong Kong with the sole purpose of eating, shopping and relaxing. Considering my jeans felt a little tighter, that I fear the day my Mother receives my credit card statement and that I spent every evening in a bathtub, my “goals” can be deemed successful. A short trip meant a lot of careful meal related decision-making and planning, but it was a fruitful one at that.

Although not every meal was worth documenting, my culinary highlights varied between a bowl of noodles at a street-side coffee shop to Dim Sum lunch at the Four Seasons hotel. I’ve picked out a few of my favorite and more memorable meals to feature in a series of posts to follow.

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Sushi Ichi

In celebration of my last IB exam, my Mother treated me to lunch at Sushi Ichi, with a very nondescript exterior and easily missed in the almost empty Scotts Square mall. Hailing from Ginza, Tokyo, the Michelin starred Sushi Ichi offers a delectable degustation menu at several price points ranging from $60/pax to $250/pax. One may also opt for the full Omakase wherein the customer is able to voice their preferences, therefore the price may vary according to what is selected.

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Towkay Prawn Mee

Sin Ming prawn noodles

$5 portion of prawn noodles

This was another stall courtesy of my Mother, who learned of its existence through a newspaper article claiming to have compiled a list of the best prawn noodle stalls in Singapore, (we’ll see about that…) and saved it for my return from a week-long trip in Thailand which is the best kind of news to come home to.

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Khoon Kee Tasty Prawn Mee & Char Kway Teow

$4 portion of Prawn & Pork Rib noodles

$4 portion of Prawn & Pork Rib noodles

Khoon Kee Tasty Prawn Mee & Char Kway Teow has prevailed as my go-to haven for a big bowl of prawn noodles. Over the past 14 years of scouring the island for the best prawn noodles, Khoon Kee has always come up top, tried and true.

Located at Redhill Lane Hawker Center, the stall is centrally located and easily accessible as it’s not more than a 3 minute walk from the Redhill MRT station, making it the perfect place for a last minute decision Saturday lunch.

The stall is run by a brother and sister, who have come up with the serve an unlikely yet satisfying combination of prawn mee and char kway teow (which is very well done, according to my parents, who must’ve tried every stall in the food center over our countless visits).

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