Tsim Chai Kee, Central
Tsim Chai Kee Noodle Shop is just down the road from where I work, it serves only three dishes – prawn dumplings, fish dumplings or beef with either yellow, flat or vermicelli noodles. You can have whatever combination you want – all very tasty of course!
I have had way too much noodles and rice the night before, so opt for some prawn dumplings and fish dumplings without the noodles – I know crazy right? The dumplings are oversized – ping pong balls size crammed with fresh shrimp and minced pork and they were absolutely delicious. The fish balls were even bigger and even tastier – could definitely have had another serving of both!
Mum wanted the egg noodles with fish and prawn dumplings – the noodles are made fresh and they were cooked to perfection – soft just the way she likes it. There are dumplings underneath the mountain of noodles!
Dad opt for the white rice noodles again with fish and prawn dumplings.
We also ordered a serve of vegetables – kai lan with fermented tofu which I loved!
It was a simple and filling lunch. Come early though, as by 12.45pm there are people queuing. However, turnover is quite quick. However, if you can’t be bothered waiting, you can always take away which I have done a couple of times now.
Perfect place to get my wontons and noodles fix and it was quite cheap. For the three of us, I think the bill came to less than HKD100 (AUD12.50) – BARGAIN!
They have opened a couple of branches recently including one on busy Queens Road, service minimal and food came out relatively quickly.
GA’s ratings: 7.5 / 10
Tsim Chai Kee
Shop B, G/F Jade Centre,
98 Wellington Street
Central Hong Kong
Ph: +852 2850 6471