Tsim Chai Kee

Tsim Chai Kee
98 Wellington Street
Central
Hong Kong 

Next up on the wonton noodle train was Tsim Chai Kee, which as far as I know has no relationship to the Mak family of restaurants.  It was actually awarded a Bib Gourmand designation by the 2016 Michelin guide.  Boldly enough, it’s located just across Mak’s Noodles on Wellington Street.  The restaurant itself is a bit more spacious and inviting with its warm lighting and colors and traditional Chinese decor.  DSC00672

Vegetable with Oyster Sauce
We ordered the vegetables expecting more Chinese broccoli, but were pleasantly surprised.  Fresh tender ong choy was served along side our new favorite oyster sauce.  We really couldn’t get enough of that oyster sauce.DSC00668

King Prawn Wonton Noodle
The wontons were bigger, juicier, and wholly more satisfying than the wonton noodles at Mak’s Noodles.  The broth was tastier, but not in that MSG way.  The whole bowl was bigger and cheaper than its cross street competitor.DSC00670

The wonton noodles were some of the best I’ve ever had.  I didn’t think it was going to get much better than Mak’s.  I wouldn’t waste your time with any of the Mak’s and just go straight to Tsim Chai Kee.  The Michelin guide actually got it right!

10 – You NEED to eat here
9 – Awesome
8 – Very good
7 – Good
6 – OK
5 – Average
4 – Not bad
3 – Not good
2 – Terrible
1 – Do NOT eat here

 

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