Ming Yuen Restaurant, Mong Kok, Hong Kong
Mongkok is not somewhere I go very often, in fact I hardly ever go to the other island, not because I don’t like it or I don’t want too – I guess everything is on the Hong Kong island that I don’t really ‘need’ to go to Kowloon. My Mum wanted to have a look at the ladies market as it has been a while since we last went. The ladies market hasn’t changed, it was still as busy as ever and you can buy anything and everything there! I wasn’t looking for anything in particular, it was just one of those days that I wanted to accompany my Mum.
I wasn’t prepared where to go – didn’t do much research, thought maybe they wanted to do dim sum but think they are a little over it. Can you believe that I have only done dim sum once in the 4 months I have been here? Crazy right? Thought I would have gone more.
As we were looking for places to eat – Japanese, Korean, Western – none that really tickled our fancy, we stumbled across Ming Yuen, which can be located on Soy Street in Mongkok. It was the beef brisket display that attracted my Dad as he has been craving beef brisket! Parents couldn’t resist the beef brisket with vermicelli noodles – tender beef brisket, soup was light and not too oily and noodles were soft just the way they liked it.
I wasn’t overly hungry, so we thought we would share a plate of just beef brisket and oh my – what a large serving! It was incredibly tender and delicious. Is it as good as Sister Wah and Ngau Kee? No, but the serving was definitely more generous.
We also got a serve of offal, liver and what not – I know this might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but we certainly enjoy it and couldn’t get enough of it!
Service minimal, the restaurant as busy, even at 2pm! Food came relatively quickly and so was the turnover, so don’t be put off by the long lines. Great find, price was reasonable, I can’t remember how much on top of my head, but noodle soup was around HKD40, the beef brisket on its own was slightly pricier – HKD70ish.
Deliciously full, we walked some more and I bought myself a new pair of runners and some dress for work! A fruitful day of shopping and eating (we ate a hell lot of stinky tofu which was fantastic!)
GA’s ratings: 7 / 10
Ming Yuen Restaurant Ming Court Noodle Restaurant
G / F, 50 Soy Strett
Mongkok, Hong Kong
Ph: +852 2770 0281