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Sunday, November 15, 2015

Unleash the Passion for Travel & Food in Hong Kong & Macau (Day 2)-Mak Man Kee's Wonton Noodles,Australian Dairy Company, Ladies Market and Temple Street

The growling stomachs had led us to hunting for foods in Jordan. Mak's Noodles and Mak Man Kee Noodles are both wanton noodles stores located along Parkes Street, near the Jordan MTR Station. Considering both are the top notch shops which sell wanton noodles, we decided to try Mak Man Kee's which was more crowded. From the Internet, Mak Man Kee originated as an on-street noodle stall by an uncle of the family Mak Man King and his wife during 1958.


The large menu display on the wall

Similar to most of the char chan teng in Hong Kong. we were led to the typical booth seats. A small shop with the tables and booth seats were placed in close proximity. We had ordered their predominantly prawn wanton noodles (soup) and dry type as well as braised beef tenderloin noodles.

Wonton Noodles in Soup
My friend said that it's great to taste a mouthful of the strands of egg noodles accompanied with the flavorful soup broth. Comparing to my dry wonton noodles, I would prefer hers as the broth 

Traditional Dry Wonton Noodles

When the noodles were served together with a small bowl of soup, the only thing you could see were strands of yellow egg noodles. The treasures were hidden beneath the noodles.I was actually counting each one of the wonton before starting the meal. A number of 6 huge wonton (shrimp dumplings) were found!We could see most of the locals here placing orders by mentioning 细蓉

It came to my surprise where each of the wonton pertaining fresh, succulent prawn with no traces of pork meat wrapped with a delicate skin. The bigger dumpling was the 鲜虾水饺 which had the mixture of pork and prawn meat. The springy duck egg noodles had some lye water taste.

鲜虾水饺
 Braised Beef Tenderloin Noodles
It might not be a good meal for health-conscious eater as the most of the beef meats were fatty and oily despite the taste of the broth was good. 
The late dinner

The egg noodles/wonton noodles in Hong Kong are very different from those in Malaysia which has dark sauce accompanied with pickled green chilies.The egg noodles of Mak Man Kee's  are noticeably in thinner and firmer strands. Despite the springiness of the noodles, the drawback was the lye water taste and smaller portion compared to Malaysia's. The tender and fresh prawns inside the wonton/ dumpling had definitely being the main highlights of the wonton noodles. In Hong Kong, egg noodles are first washed in red vinegar to rid its alkaline taste,while egg noodles in Malaysia shall not have the lye water taste. Furthermore, the wanton in Malaysia are significantly smaller and with more pork as ingredients. Nevertheless, it's still a great dining experience of the local famous and authentic wanton noodles in Hong Kong.


Mak Man Kee Noodle Shop
51 Parkes Street
Jordan, Kowloon
Hong Kong
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We decided to go for Australian Dairy Company; famous for its scrambled eggs and steamed milk pudding. Trying the next famous food in Hong Kong by having few steps towards Australian Dairy Company which is located next to Mak Man Kee Noodle Shop, why not?



The exterior of Australia Dairy Company

The menu with no English characters

To be honest, the menu had nothing special. However, the shop has non-stop flow of locals and tourists after we were seated. We glanced through the rest of the tables and found that most ordered scrambled eggs, toasts and steamed milk custard. We were regretted for not ordering the set meal after ordering the dish as ala carte.
Steamed egg white and milk custard which had balanced sweetness and smooth texture accompanied with strong aroma of fresh milk and egg white. A worth-to-try dish when you're visiting Hong Kong. I hadn't tried any of the steamed egg white and milk custard which had such a good taste at hometown yet.

Toasts with scrambled eggs and cheese

At the 1st glance, we thought the filling was thick butter and cheese. My friend took the 1st bite and highly recommended us to try as well. A simple dish yet it's difficult to intimidate the taste.The scrambled eggs were just a tad from being runny,remaining moist and creamy.

The ordering process and service were at brisk, yet the rudeness of the waiters had been giving a bad experience. The waiters seemed to be expecting the eater to leave immediately right after the food were finished. Kindly call for the bill before proceeding to the cashier counter to avoid being shouted by those nasty waiters. On the contrary of the bad service (making you to feel un-welcomed), I was amazed by the operation of Australian Dairy Company for its efficiency of managing the long queues, ordering process and ensuring the quality of food.

Australian Dairy Company
47-49 Parkes Street
Jordan

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The 2nd day ended with a visit to Ladies Market and Temple Street , bargaining for some cheap souvenirs to bring back home. Nothing much different compared to Petaling Street in Malaysia, hence I don't recommend to include in itinerary. Most of the stalls were selling the similar items and you just had to bargain for good price. The best bargain was HKD 100 for 5 small fridge magnets, 5 key-chains and 5 nail-clippers.