Friday, 27 January 2012

Mak's Noodle 麥奀雲吞麵世家 (Hong Kong)

Mak's Noodle 麥奀雲吞麵世家 has been around for a long time since 1968 and pride itself with having been awarded with a Michelin guide recommendation. (it is also one of the World's cheapest Michelin starred restaurant) In addition, it has a reputation for specialising in serving one of the best wantons noodles in Hong Kong.

Today, Mak's Noodle has several outlets in Hong Kong and Macau. We visited the outlet at The Peak. It is located just on the ground floor of The Peak Galleria.

Since there's 6 of us, we ordered 3 "Sets for 2's (A)". Each Set of "Sets for 2's (A)" cost HK$125 (S$20.83) consist of 2 Wonton with Nooodles in Soup, 1 Pork & Shrimp Dumpling in Soup and 1 Vegetable with Oyster Sauce.
Wanton Noodles
sidenote: the chilli at the top left background is delicious
Mak's Noodle Wanton Noodles are served in standard rice bowl. This is to prevent the noodles from absorbing all the broth and becoming soggy. (I doubt the theory) The noodles were springy and seemed to be entangled together. Moreover, it is quite different from those in Singapore. The broth was unique. It was clear and very tasty. Most likely have been cooked using pork bones and shrimps.  Each wanton contained 1 piece of prawn that was very fresh and crunchy. Moreover, it was wrapped in a very thin wanton skin that enhanced the crunchness.

The portion is small if you are hungry, one bowl will not be enough. As a result, I ordered 1 more bowl of Wonton Noodle from the a la carte menu which cost HK$33 (S$5.50)
Pork & Shrimp Dumpling in Soup
Pork & Shrimp Dumpling in Soup was delicious. The broth is is similar to the one in the wanton noodles. The dumplings contained mined pork, shrimp, bamboo shoots and water chestnut. The dumpling was well marinated, very flavourful and crunchy.
Vegetable with Oyster Sauce
Vegetable with Oyster Sauce was a simple dish. Steamed vegetable that was cooked just right with oyster sauce. Again, the big stems was an unpleasant sight at first. But after trying it, I find that I like it! Very crunchy and fresh! A simple dish yet so delicious! I am starting to feel the difference between the vegetables we eat in Singapore and Hong Kong/China. Hong Kong and China's vegetables are just so big and fresh.

Overall, the food at Mak's Noodle was delicious! But the portion of the wanton noodle is really way to small for a guy. Ordering an a la carte bowl of wanton noodle is quite expensive considering the small portion. With the set, it is more value for money. I will definitely be back if I am in Hong Kong again, quite like the vegetables and dumplings.

Mak's Noodle 麥奀雲吞麵世家 (Hong Kong)
Shop, 1 G/F, The Peak Galleria
118 Peak Road
Opening Hours: Daily 11am to 8pm

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