Tasty Congee & Noodle Wantun Shop, Hong Kong

Tasty Congee & Noodle Wantun Shop

In 2009, I visited Hong Kong for the first time in over twelve years. On that trip, I ate at Tasty Congee & Noodle Wantun Shop at IFC and was totally blown away. After years and years spent eating insipid bowls of wonton noodles in London's Chinatown, I was reminded of how awesome this dish could be, when done right. This time around, prior to making it down to IFC, I had already eaten at two other wonton noodle places, Mak's and Tsim Chai Kee, the day before. I was, thus, very interested to see how Tasty compared, both to my memory of it from two years ago, and to its two competitors.

As this was a mid-afternoon snack, I went for the Small House Speciality Shrimp Wonton Noodles in Soup, at HKD 33 for a bowl not much bigger than Mak's - the rent at IFC no doubt factoring into the pricing.

Small House Speciality Shrimp Wonton Noodles in Soup

And the verdict? Somewhere in between Mak's and TCK. It was definitely still very good, just as I remembered it in fact, but my suspicion upon tasting Mak's version the day before was that it was on a different planet altogether, and today only served to confirm that. If I had never tried Mak's, I would have been extremely happy with Tasty's rendition, but once you've had the very best, everything else pales in comparison.

In a nutshell...
In my 24-hour survey of three of the supposed best w0nton noodle places in Hong Kong, Tasty came in a solid second. There's no shame in that - Mak's, after all, is otherworldly good. Tasty, proud owner of a Michelin Bib Gourmand for three consecutive years by the way, serves a very good bowl of wonton noodles, one that easily eclipses highly-rated Tsim Chai Kee.

7.5/10

Tasty Congee & Noodle Wantun Shop
Shop 3016-3018 Podium Level 3, IFC mall, 1 Harbour View Street, Central, Hong Kong
+85222950101
Average Price: HKD 50

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