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Friday, July 4, 2008

Jin Wei Wonton Noodle
174 Fa Yuen Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon


As we were shopping along Fa Yuen Street, my mom spotted a long queue outside this eatery specializing in all kinds of noodles. Since the long queue provides an assurance that the food can't be that bad, we decided to grab a quick dinner here before returning to retail therapy.

Both my parents have the Fish Ball Hor Fun (HKD$18/SGD$3.20) which has a heap of fish cakes, fish balls and vegetables in it. The fish balls are irregularly shaped instead of round and I could tell that not a lot of flour was used.


Since I don't want to eat noodles, I only have the Fish Siew Mai (HKD$10/SGD$1.80) and the Fish Balls (HKD$5/SGD$0.90). They are decent enough but nothing outstanding.


The must try is the Fried Fish Skin (HKD$10/SGD$1.80) which is very crispy and not oily at all. There’s no fishy smell and taste rather like potato chips.

The locals usually dip the fish skin into a bowl of soup before eating it. I tried it and there doesn’t seem to be any different as it’s still crispy after soaking in the liquid.

The place was bustling with business while we were there.

I think there are about 20 different types of noodles to choose from.


There seems to be a perpetual queue outside the shop for its takeaway fish ball skewers.

This is a cheap place to stop for a fuel break after all the shopping along the night market. Given the chance, I’ll come back here for its tasty fried fish skin.

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WELCOME!

In ancient Greek mythology, sirens are creatures which have the body of a bird and the head of a woman. They have such sweet voices that sailors who heard their songs were lured into grounding their boats on the rocks on which the nymphs sang.

To me, food are like the sirens in so many ways. Intoxicating, wonderful, beautiful and yet, so very deadly if you let them get the better of you. Food is a big part of my life and it’s meant to be appreciated and savored slowly. I admit that I am extremely particular about what I eat. If it’s not something I want to put in my body, I’d rather not eat. Some people eat to live while others live to eat. I’ve yet to discover which side of the camp I’m in… What about you?

I hope that you will enjoy reading about my food adventures as much as I like writing them. And many thanks to my family and friends who always wait patiently for me to take photos before digging in!

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