Wonton Noodles & More

Wonton noodle shops are sprawled all over Hong Kong. They can be spotted easily, and some are delicious while some are disappointing. Since we had yoga practice in Wan Chai, we decided to search for a wonton noodle shop around the area and stumbled upon Wing Wah on openrice. Something that's very special about the HK food scene is that you can always find delicious and expensive food but also tasty and cheap eats since it is known for its street foods and local shops. Even when the restaurant is not located in some high-end, fancy hotel, it's not uncommon to find it to be a part of the Michelin guide, such as Wing Wah. Wing Wah Noodle Shop was not only Michelin recommended but also offers very affordable prices ($40 -150 HKD). 
Wonton Noodle Soup (~$42 HKD)
The moment we strolled into the restaurant filled with people, we knew we were in the right place. It's always a good sign when you see a crowd during dinner time, and all the tables were taken but one! It was totally saved for us. As we sat down, the friendly waitress walked over to greet us and essentially gave us a few recommendations. We took her recommendations and ordered their famous braised pig knuckles and the customers' favorites, shrimp wonton noodle soup and shrimp dumpling noodles with oyster sauce.


That night, we were craving wonton noodle soups, and this bowl definitely hit the spot. The hot, steamy bowl was immediately delivered to our table to ensure the freshness of the noodles. A bite into the wonton revealed the fresh, bouncy shrimps, which mixed harmoniously with the clear broth and al dente noodles. 
Braised Pig Knuckles (~$ 65 HKD)


Unexpected to eat pig knuckles in a noodle shop, we took the recommendation of the waitress and tried a small plate. The rich and flavorful knuckles were not one bit disappointing. Not only were the pig knuckles braised in bold flavors, but the texture of them was on point! Soft and tender with a tad of chewiness. The sauce was rich and concentrated, which was recommended to pair with the tangy, pickled radish. 

Complimentary Pickled Radish
Indeed, a few cubes of refreshing, crispiness balanced the strong, rich flavors of the pig's knuckles and added a different layer of flavors to the entire dish. Great combination!
Shrimp Dumpling Noodles with Oyster Sauce (~$70 HKD)
Don't judge the taste by its presentation. Even though this plate of dumplings and noodles were sloppily placed together, the taste was magical. The generously stuffed dumplings with shrimp, wood ear mushrooms, and other ingredients filled my mouth with happiness. The multidimensional textures and flavors of the dumplings left wonderful memories. 

Herbal Tea with Lotus Seed and Egg ($45 HKD)
To complete the meal, we tried another popular item on the menu. Their herbal tea with lotus seed and egg was very different and unique from what we ever had! Sweet soup is commonly eaten in Hong Kong but adding in herbal tea definitely gave the dessert a unique twist. The dessert was light and semi-sweet.

Hit the Spot: 8/10
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Place: Wing Wah Noodle Shop
Address: G/F, 89 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, map
Phone: +852-2527-7476
Openrice: here

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