Noelle Mikazuki

The Awesome One

Nov 11, 2016

3D2N Hong Kong Trip - [2016] Food Worth A Try in Hong Kong

So after a post of rant, here comes a post of good stuffs that I recommend!

1. 佳記小食店
41 Dundas St, Mong Kok, Hong Kong

Nearest MTR: Yau Ma Tei (Exit A1)
Operating Hours: 12:00 - 00:00

It's about a 5-10 minutes walk from the MTR but you'll be occupied with sightseeing on the way so the walk doesn't seem that long at actually.

They got tons of fried items over here. I tried the intestines and smelly tofu which was like EASILY THE BEST smelly tofu I've eaten in my life!

And the secret to the good taste was their condiments/sauces!!

You're supposed to apply a bit of every sauce (from the container).

It was my first time so I asked and got quite a rude reply back from the staff - but it wasn't too rude to the extent it'll piss me off. More of a "in-a-rush" tone. 
(Pretty much figured out HK doesn't have any customer service except places they want you to buy stuffs from them lol)

Location: ★★★★★
Atmostphere: NA
Price: ★★★★☆
Food Quality: ★★★★★
Customer Service: ★★★☆☆

Worth the try(?): ★★★★☆

2. King of Coconut 椰汁大王
G/F, Dundas Square, 43H Dundas Street, Mong Kok (Along Ladies St)

Nearest MTR: Yau Ma Tei (Exit A1)
Operating Hours: 10:00 - 21:00

This was like really near to 佳记, so if you want to, you can just plan these 2 in the same itinerary day.
I really loved this A LOT. It isn't the typical coconut juice you drink in Singapore. It's kinda creamy and milky with the strong taste of coconut. BUT, if you don't like milky stuff, this might not be the drink for you. 

Location: ★★★★☆
Atmostphere: NA
Price: ★★★★☆
Food Quality: ★★★★☆
Customer Service: ★★★★☆

Worth the try(?): ★★★★☆

3. Yee Shun Milk Company 義順牛奶公司
513 Nathan Road, Hong Kong 

Nearest MTR: Yau Ma Teh (Exit B1)
Operating Hours: 12:00 - 00:00

This place is kinda popular, many blogs has mentioned it before - that's what made me want to give it a try. 
Side note: The customer service is horrible too LOL #whatsnewright

This macaroni tasted ordinary. I guess they're famous for their dairy products which makes the soup the milky type instead of the clear macaroni soup. The soup did taste good though. But the meat was really tough - don't recommend to order this.

OK THIS was like the turning point for my impression of this place.
I know it's just toast but behold, the butter changed everything!

This is definitely no ordinary butter.
The butter fragrance was strong but it didn't feel the least oily like normal butter.


This was supposedly their "signature" dish - double boiled custard (i think)
But it tasted really normal - maybe because I chose the cold serving (I don't dare to try the warm one because of personal preference in food). But according to my dad, the warm one tasted really good. So get the warm one if you're intending to try it! 

Location: ★★★★☆
Atmostphere: ★★★★☆
Price: ★★★☆☆
Food Quality: ★★★★★
Customer Service: ★★☆☆☆

Worth the try(?): ★★★★☆

4. 通達食店
48 Pitt St, Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong

Nearest MTR: Yau Ma Tei (Exit A2)
Operating Hours: Unknown - It was near my hotel so whenever I leave & return from the hotel, it's always open lol.

This is like a breakfast place for many hongkees.
They sell the traditional breakfast like steamed rice rolls, toasts, soy milk, etc.
I tried the soy milk but it was ordinarily plain - they don't add much sugar syrup unless you request for more.

But the CURRY FISH BALL was really awesome! 
(Best I had in Hong Kong)
Key note: you gotta order the spicy one!! 

Location: ★★★★☆
Atmostphere: ★★☆☆☆
Price: ★★★★☆
Food Quality: ★★★★★
Customer Service: ★★★☆☆

Worth the try(?): ★★★★☆

5. Mak's Noodle 麥奀雲吞麵世家
77 Wellington St, Central, Hong Kong

Nearest MTR: Central (Exit D2)
Operating Hours: 1100 - 2200

It's a little far from the station and a little isolated but if you follow the Google map well enough, it shouldn't be a problem to find this place!

Interior is like the typical HK cafe you'd see on the TV - just a little cramp.

That's their average price, which I originally felt quite expensive for a Wanton Noodle.
But it was totally worthwhile after trying it!

How it looked when it first came.
I think it's their "specialty" to keep the wanton under the noodles.
And I know how the noodles LOOK dry and stiff but NO. It was one of the nicest cooked wanton noodles I've eaten. The texture was, in their terms, QQ. It was perfectly cooked.

I didn't eat the dumplings cause I'm allergic to prawns. But it was filled generously with prawn and the soup tasted just right - not too salty not too bland.

Location: ★★☆☆☆
Atmostphere: ★★★★☆
Price: ★★★☆☆
Food Quality: ★★★★★
Customer Service: ★★★☆☆

Worth the try(?): ★★★★☆

6. Emack & Bolio
G/F, 26 Cochrane Street, Central

Nearest MTR: Hong Kong Station (Exit C)
Operating Hours: 11:00 - 23:00

This was a totally unexpected treasure!
Chanced upon this street while trying to find Mak's Noodle and was attracted to the shop's exterior. It just stood out so naturally!
(Side note: Don't you think this street looks like some "catching baddies" scene in some HK drama/movie??)

Interior was equally pretty ♥

THIS was what made me decide to get one even though I was down with a bad cold
Their cones were layered with cereal ♥ and especially, with my fav white crispy cereal!

What's best about Emack & Bolio was their Ice Cream. It had fairly big pieces of fruit bits in it which made the ice cream taste really refreshing and not just creamy!
Apparently, Emack and Bolio was originated in Boston and they got outlets in Hong Kong, China, Taiwan and Thailand too! So if you're heading to any of these countries, do give it a try!
(I'm gonna try find it when I'm in Taiwan - Ximending store is coming soon!!)

Location: ★★☆☆☆
Atmostphere: ★★★★★
Price: ★★★★☆
Food Quality: ★★★★★
Customer Service: ★★★★☆

Worth the try(?): ★★★★☆ 

Oh and this was the shop with the best customer service throughout my whole trip. Maybe because it was a modern cafe with younger people working in there (my guess)

OK, that's all for this 3D2N Hong Kong Trip!

↓↓↓ Do find my other posts on Hong Kong at the link below ↓↓↓

Till the next post, peace out :]

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