Friday, April 15, 2011
HK2: Lau Sum Kee Noodles 劉森記麺家
Hurray! Ha zi lo mein (蝦子撈麵) from Lau Sum Kee (劉森記麺家) - the famous bamboo cane-pressed noodles with dried shrimp roe. I absolutely love the "QQ" consistency of the noodles. So springy, so smooth and tasty (hubby was less impressed, but he's never been fond of dried shrimp aromas).
This was one of my personal must-try places on my list of eateries in Hong Kong. It's also recommended in the HKTB's Local Delicacies Guide and a firm favourite of Hong Kong food columnist Chua Lam.
We made a special trip to Sham Shui Po just for this. From Sham Shui Po MRT take Exit D2 and walk down Kweilin Street for about five minutes and you'll see the shop on the right. Look for the Chinese characters as there is no English on any of its signboards.
It's an unusually humble setting for such a famous eatery. Barely ten tables, and you are expected to share tables during peak hours. We were there around 3-4pm and managed to get our own.
If you can read Chinese/Cantonese, this is the menu. Prices range from HK$20-35. There's lots of the basic noodles paired with toppings like shrimp dumplings, braised beef brisket, pork knuckle and fish slices. If you're brave, order it with goose intestines and beef tripe!
LAU SUM KEE NOODLES 劉森記麺家
82 Fuk Wing Street
Sham Shui Po
Tel: +852 2386-3583
Open 12 noon til 11pm
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