Hong Kong is known to be a Gourmet Paradise (美食天堂). In fact, if you Google the term in both English and Chinese, the first hit is almost always “DiscoverHongKong – Gourmet Paradise” – its probably commissioned by the city’s tourism board (HKTB) to have the results rank so high.
There’s an abundance of seafood, cuisines from all over the world, local “teahouses” (茶餐廳) and of course, local congee and noodle restaurants. 粥粉麪飯， which loosely translate into “congee, dough, noodle & rice” remains a daily staple in our diet. “Dough” here means of course, the end-result of everything made from dough. For example, the bread that makes the outside of pork buns (叉燒包) and all other types of bread, the shell that makes our dumplings and Shanghainese Xiaolongbao (小籠包) … well, you get the point.
Anyway, one restaurant that consistently ranks very high on my list of congee and noodle restaurant is none other than Tasty Congee & Noodle Wantun Shop. The one I visited today is located at the International Finance Center Phase 2 or more commonly known as “IFC2”. The original shop is located in Happy Valley. Rumour has it that they did so well, they were invited to set up a shop at IFC2 and business has been thriving ever since. Apparently, they spent over HKD 5 million just on renovation, and was able to recuperate their investments within 6 months of operation. Have a look yourself:
Tasty (IFC) Congee & Noodle Wantun Shop
International Finance Center Phase 2
Tel: +852 2295 0101 / 2295 0505 (take away)
11:30-23:00 Mon-Sun & public holidays