During my first full day in Hong Kong, my family and I went to visit the graves of Grandpa and my uncle in the mountain sides. While doing so, the mosquitoes were feasting on my legs during the entire time. I became their all-you-can-eat buffet from the West. What didn’t make sense was that they completely bypassed my sister and mom, even though they were both prone for mosquitoes as well. So within 2 hours, I left with at least 9 huge bites and I mean they were SWELLING.
Not hard to tell that I was quite miserable at that point. I was hot, sticky, itchy, and hungry. Some vacation huh? Thank goodness we had my cousin, who was showing us around, to take us to our lunch spot. The shop wasn’t classy, nor spacious, but my cousin boasted it being the best spot for a bowl of wonton and fish cake soup noodles.
What can I say about this meal, other than – OH MY F-ING GAWD THIS WAS ONE MOTHER FREAKING AMAZING MEAL I COULD EVER HAD FOR UNDER $25!!!!! Ok, let me break it down for you: the lemon tea at top was super refreshing and perfect to cool off a hot traveler.
The first bowl is of wide rice noodles with fish cakes and wonton. The next bowl is of egg noodles with fish balls and cake. The fish cake and balls were perfectly tender, but neither mushy nor gummy. It was the freshest fish cake/ball I have ever tasted! The wonton – aaaamazing! And even though I forgot my picture of the chili oil, it was one of the most, intense (like someone took a bottle and cap off some of hell’s fire into it) heat I had ever experienced!
The noodles were handmade, cooked al dente, and just slurp-able! And oh! The broth was perfect – clean and only enhanced everything else!
Of all the meals I had during my time away, this was the one that stood out the most. I know from experience that the most unexpected meals can hit you and leave an indent in you so deep that you cannot ever forget it. Trust me, this meal will never be forgotten and all other wonton/fish cake/ball noodles will be judged upon this.