Tasty Congee & Noodle Wantun Shop was a restaurant that caught our eye when we were shopping at the Elements Mall in West Kowloon, Hong Kong. With a name like that, it was easy to know what kind of food to expect at this place. There was a short queue to get in. We decided to join the queue to grab a quick meal. A queue number was issued which enabled us to walk around to view the Christmas decorations in the mall.
Tasty Congee & Noodle Wantun Shop has several branches across Hong Kong. The branch at Elements Mall was quite small and congested. We were offered a place in the restaurant instantly if we agreed to share tables. We declined and joined the queue for a table to be available. The wait was around 20 minutes.
We ordered a house specialty wonton noodles (HK$40), a fried beef hor fun (HK$105) and a fried kai lan in ginger sauce (HK$85). Here are some pages from the menu.
The wonton noodle was served in the usual way, completely plain-looking with all the wonton hidden. It looked so much better when the dumplings were uncovered and put on display. The wonton and noodles were as the classic Hong Kong dish should be. Al dente noodles, wontons with juicy prawns and a light broth. The “small” portion was actually quite substantial and was adequate for one person.
The fried beef hor fun was quite nicely presented. The hor fun was well cooked and you can sense the wok hei in the dish. The rubbery beef bits were however a big disappointment. They did not feel or taste like beef.
Our final items was from the Chef’s Specials part of the menu. The fried kai lan with ginger sauce was simply and delicious. Somehow we think that the vegetables in Hong Kong usually tastes better than the ones we get in Singapore. The ones at Tasty Congee & Noodle Wantun Shop was simply fried with some subtle ginger juice enhancing the taste. Overall, an enjoyable quick meal, marred somewhat by the bubblegum-textured beef.
Overall Rating: 3 TOPs
Tasty Congee & Noodle Wantun Shop 正斗粥麵專家
圓方店 Elements Shop
Shop 1080-82, Level One, Elements,
1 Austin Road West, Kowloon
Tel: +852 2327 2628 (Booking) +852 2327 2996 (Takeaway)