Friday, January 27, 2012

Autumn Stroll in Hong Kong - Wai Kee Noodle Cafe

Whenever people tell me that they are going to Hong Kong, I am usually kind enough to give them a piece of sound advice, that they should not go for blood test before and after their trip. As the world is getting smaller, and the people are generally more literate, issues concerning health have become more reachable and thus the intake of certain food which is widely consumed decades ago is disappearing in our lives gradually. Food that our grandparents gobbled down happily in their younger days are now being branded 'unhealthy'. There comes along many other terms such as 'oily', 'sweet', 'salty', 'high cholesterol' (a term which has been highly abused and misinterpreted, scaring people from all over the world because nobody is there to explain to them the difference between HDL and LDL).

Being a foodie heaven as it is, Hong Kong is not a place for you to merely walk and watch. That means you must EAT! It doesn't matter whether you are taking a double breakfast, or six meals per day, for as long as your body has the cavity for food, you must allow yourself to EAT! 

The food at Wai Kee Noodle Cafe is certainly not designed for the health-conscious group because the ingredients that they chuck in are harmful to your health. Just to name a few: Luncheon meat, ham, double egg, lots of beef and LIVER! 

Each bowl of noodle is cooked on the spot upon order. During the cooking process, lots and lots of pig liver will be 'scooped' using a large soup ladle into the pot of boiling stock. The liver is allowed to cook together with the noodle until the colour of the stock changes from clear to cloudy. Obviously, the 'essence' of the liver has diffused into the noodle and stock so you can imagine how flavourful the noodle is. Back to the question: How much cholesterol does a hundred gram of liver contain?

Business is brisk and service is fast but during peak hours, you may want to munch on some appetiser while waiting for the noodle to cook. So, the waitress will recommend something 'light' and sweet - the Kaya-filled French Toast. Layered with homemade kaya (the owner claimed that he uses only DUCK EGGS in the making of his kaya), the bread is deep-fried, topped with a slab of butter and drizzled with plenty of maple syrup. Back to the question: How much cholesterol does a set of French toast contain?

Wai Kee Noodle Cafe @ Sham Shui Po

Pork Liver Noodle @ HK$24

Kaya-filled French Toast @ HK$15

Wai Kee Noodle Cafe
G/F, 62 & 67 Fuk Wing Street , 
Sham Shui Po, 
Hong Kong

Branch 1:
G/F, 67 Fuk Wing Street , 
Sham Shui Po, 
Hong Kong

Shop D, G/F, 165-167 Pei Ho Street, 
Sham Shui Po
Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2387 6515


  1. "Unhealthy shop?" hahaha... all the meat... well, if we don't eat the meat, how to have energy to shop till drop? :)



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