Sunday, December 27, 2009

Tsim Chai Kee 沾仔記

I really don't know what took me so long to review this place which I frequent on a monthly basis. It wasn't really the food that attract me back over and over again but more because of the value for money I guess. Around HKD20 for a fairly large bowl of noodles is tough to beat. Don't expect a long and relaxing meal here because they will politely remind you to leave as soon as you finished by removing your bowl and clean your table off. Also, don't expect a huge selection of options, there are only a combination of 3 items on the menu.

The wontons here were by no means bad. They were huge with plenty of shrimps and shrimp paste mixed together. Adequate flavors with a consistence chewy texture due to the heavy use of baking soda! The same applies to the beef as well. The tenderness was a direct result of baking soda. For the noodles, there were no surprises

I reckon it is a hate it or love it scenario because some may think the wontons are not "traditional" enough with its huge size. The traditional wontons should be bite size, less shrimps with some pork and wrapped nicely with a long tail "pasta" tail. It is hard to describe but if you want to give the more traditional one a try, walk across from Tsim Chai Kee to Mak's Noodles.

  • Value for money in a sense
  • Excessive use of baking soda on everything!
  • Uncomfortable seating
Avg Spending: Below HKD 100 per person

Tsim Chai Kee Noodle 沾仔記
Shop B, G/F Jade Centre,
98 Wellington Street, Central
Tel: 2850 6471

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cheeky angel said...

My friend took me here and it's a no-nonsense, fill-yer-stomach fairly cheaply-and scoot kind of place. Keeping the menu to a few items means they can do them well (sort of).

Jason said...

@cheeky angel: yeah, I go there when I am hungry and ran out of ideas ... lol.

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