Sunday, 13 May 2012

Supercharz's 深水埗 recs: Lau Sum Kee Noodles (劉森記麺家) and Kung Wo (公和荳品廠)

I've always trusted Time Out food critic Charmaine Mok's reviews of London restos and thanks to to modern technology, we've conversed now and again via the tweetosphere :)   

Now that she is based out of HK, I was keen to get some recs from her for some quintessential HK fare, namely 雲吞麵 and 豆腐花. She suggested a couple of places in Sham Shui Po (深水埗), Lau Sum Kee Noodles (劉森記麺家) and Kung Wo (公和荳品廠). I had been wanting to try these places out all holidays but for one reason or another, didn't manage to get to them until the last Sunday before I was leaving......better late than never!!

劉森記 have 2 locations in 深水埗; one on Kweilin Street (桂林街)and the other on Fuk Wing Street (褔榮街). I walked passed both since they are close enough to each other and went to the former since there was a massive queue snaking out of the latter. The turnover is fairly quick so I can't imagine having to wait very long. I ended up plumping for 雲吞河 as opposed to 雲吞麵 (cos I couldn't find it on the menu but I guess they are more than happy to make up whatever takes your fancy!!) - 雲吞's were large, more prawn as opposed to fatty pork and very, very yummy! A bargain at HKD25!

I then moved on to 公和 for a bit of dessert in the form of 豆腐花 - good but lacking a bit of "bean" flavour. Despite this, it was nice to visit a 荳品廠 for the first time and sad to think that places like these are dying a slow death in HK. All in all, a great 2-course lunch for the princely sum of around 3 squid!!!

A big thank you to Charmaine for the recs!!! (We actually met in person the following day at Fo Kee (科記) for some HK pork chop (豬扒飯) and chinwag. No pics sadly but a lovely afternoon all the same!)

Lau Sum Kee Noodles (劉森記麺家)
G/F, 48 Kweilin Street, Sham Shui Po
Tel: 2386 3533

Kung Wo (公和荳品廠)
G/F, 118 Pei Ho Street, Sham Shui Po
Tel: 2386 6871


Charmaine said...

It was a pleasure meeting you, glad the recs were useful! The tofu fa doesn't look as good as it used to, I have to say...darn.

Little Chan said...

Likewise - hope we meet again soon......somewhere on this big planet of ours :)