Thursday, 8 May 2014

Hong Kong - Lau Sum Kee Noodles at Fuk Wing and Kweilin Street, Sham Shui Po (劉森記麺家)

Lau Sam Kee Dried Shrimp Noodles at Sham Shui Po Hong Kong

Lau Sum Kee Noodles was the only reason we visited Sham Shui Po. Okay, one of two reasons. We wanted to experience for ourselves, the scenes in 怒火街頭 (Ghetto Justice), the Hong Kong drama that was based on the Sham Shui Po community and their tussles with life and legal issues. I am not afraid to admit, we are huge TVB drama fans.

Lau Sum Kee Noodles at Kweilin St, Sham Shui Po

In such a vibrant community, there will of course be good food. Lau Sum Kee is a modest shop with the main stall on Kweilin Street and a branch along Fuk Wing Street. Like any other eatery in Hong Kong, the space is small, the tables are placed very close together. But that did not stop us from enjoying the delicacy whipped up right in front of us in the tiny kitchen.

Lau Sum Kee Noodles Hong Kong Menu

The menu at Lau Sum Kee is extensive. But we knew what we were going for - their dried shrimp roe noodles (蝦子撈麵) - we didn't even knew such a dish exist! This is exactly the wonder of the culinary universe and the adventurous spirit.

Lau Sum Kee Noodles Hong Kong Dried Shrimp Roe Noodles with Beef Brisket

We had the dried shrimp roe noodles with beef brisket. It was such an interesting sight- the brown powder sprinkled all over the noodles is actually baby shrimps, okay the dried shrimp roes. It added to the overall crunch and springy texture of the noodles, and enhanced the flavour of the sauce - amazing! The beef brisket was really awesome too - really soft and tender, and so well marinated. We may have found a piece of heaven in this ghetto!

Lau Sum Kee Noodles Hong Kong Wanton Soup

An old man walked into the shop and ordered a dozen of fresh, uncooked wantons for takeout. There spurred us to order a bowl of wanton soup- and boy, were we elated! The wanton skin was smooth as silk, and beneath each one was two very fresh and crunchy shrimps. The soup was also very homely, and I loved the spring onions that came with it.

Lau Sum Kee Noodles Hong Kong Sham Shui Po

Lau Sum Kee definitely made our trip to Sham Shui Po worth it. Apart from this modest but amazing noodles house, Sham Shui Po is also home to a fashion belt consisting of wholesale garments shops at Cheung Sha Wan Road and DIY shops along Ki Lung Street. This ghetto is lovely, this ghetto is happening and this ghetto will do you justice if you take some time to explore it.

Hong Kong Food Blog Review by Kumory


Lau Sum Kee Noodles (劉森記麺家)

48 Kweilin Street (Main)
80 Fuk Wing Street (Branch)
Sham Shui Po Hong Kong
12pm to 1am daily

ps: Check out our ultimate food guide to Kowloon for more goodies in Hong Kong!

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