Debunking Recommendations of DiscoverHongKong.com : What NOT to eat in Hong Kong

We are foodies.

So we follow recommendations (especially official ones) and be hot on these trails to confirm whether these recommendations are “hot or not”. We were really happy to have tried great recommendations from Man vs Food at Philadelphia and Las Vegas.

Today, we will be debunking 2 recommendations made by DiscoverHongKong.com on their “What to eat” -> “Local flavours” column. Frankly speaking, we’re quite sad that we have to do a post for this because it was with much anticipation that we searched, located and tried these foods. But for the benefit of our readers (not to fall prey to this recommendation), here are the 2 recommendations that we’ve tried…

Debunking 1 : Stir-Fried Rice Noodles with Beef at Ho Hung Kee Congee and Noodle Shop

 Outside Ho Hung Kee Congee and Noodle Shop
Outside Ho Hung Kee Congee and Noodle Shop

Reading the title of this recommendation, we should have known better. Ordering stir-fried rice noodles with beef at a congee and noodles (usually wanton noodle equivalent) isnt so smart eh? But still, we trusted the recommendation and this was what we got…

 Oily Fried Beef Noodles
Oily Fried Beef Noodles

The fried beef noodles WAS SUPER OILY! Even from this picture, you could see that oil was dripping with each mouth. Dont get us wrong, we love fried foods and all but this? This was too much. Even as we cleared the top layer, the bottom layer closer to the plate had “puddles of oil”. The taste was not really up to mark, marred very much but the oiliness. The only saving grace was that the beef was tender. But at 79HKD, I would have expected more…

 Menu of Ho Hong Kee Restaurant - Have you tried their Congee or Noodles?
Menu of Ho Hong Kee Restaurant – Have you tried their Congee or Noodles?

 Inside Ho Hong Kee Restaurant - should have guessed by the number of customers here
Inside Ho Hong Kee Restaurant – should have guessed by the number of customers here

 Good thing we bought the Kat Lan with oyster sauce to reduce effects of the oil - 27HKD
Good thing we bought the Kat Lan with oyster sauce to reduce effects of the oil – 27HKD

Debunking 2 : Wonton Noodle in Soup at Chee Kei

 Wong Chee Kei Wanton Noodles Restaurant
Wong Chee Kei Wanton Noodles Restaurant

Wanton noodles at a wanton noodles should be good right? The noodles turned out to be quite disappointing and here’s why…

 Wanton Noodles at Chee Kei
Wanton Noodles at Chee Kei

We ordered the wanton noodles with white fungus dessert and soyabean milk for 55 HKD. First of all, there was only 4 wantons and 1 prawn in each wanton. This was in stark contrast to the wanton mee at Mak Mun Kei. Overall, it had few wantons, less prawns and just a handful of noodles. Definitely not worth a visit.

 Inside Chee Kei
Inside Chee Kei

 White Fungus Xue Ha Dessert
White Fungus Xue Ha Dessert

 Menu of Chee Kei Wanton Noodles Restaurant
Menu of Chee Kei Wanton Noodles Restaurant

Oily Fried Beef Noodles
Oily Fried Beef Noodles

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We hope that DiscoverHongKong can relook at the recommendations that give and for our readers, DO NOT try these dishes at these outlets. Though the Congee at Ho Hung Kee looks promising.

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