Category Archives: dai pai dong

On Lee Noodle 安利魚蛋粉麵 – Hong Kong

I’ve heard about the famous fish ball noodles cafe in Shau Kei Wan and finally trekked over there (so far!) after exams and the Shanghai trip!

It’s recommended by the Michelin guide and has celebrities’ signatures covering the walls!

the famous fish ball noodles… this was lacklustre.. the fish ball texture was not “chewy” nor “bouncy” and the soup base was bland…

beef brisket, fish cake and veggies lo mein….. mediocre…nothing special

toast with condensed milk and a THICK slab of butter…. this was AMAZING!!!!! This was my first time eating this dai pai dong staple and I was blown away! The combination of warm and crispy toast, slightly melting butter and sweet condensed milk gave me a food coma! I actually got indigestion from this.. but it was worth it!

cold lemon tea on a hot day….


On Lee Noodle 安利魚蛋粉麵

22 Shau Kei Wan Main Street East, Shau Kei Wan

ABC Kitchen – Hong Kong

Another dai pai dong in a wet market but this one serves Spanish food!

ABC Kitchen only has a few tables and it’s always packed!

warm bread

Squash soup

Spanish tapas…. 

seafood paella…


suckling pig

The food was pretty good and was relatively cheap @ 100 hkd per person!


ABC Kitchen

Shop 7, Food Market, 1 Queen Street , Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

Tel: 9278 8227


Tung Po 東寶小館 – Hong Kong

One of the most famous dai pai dongs in Hong Kong is Tung Po  東寶小館.

Unlike other dai pai dongs I’ve been to, this one is located inside a food market.

Here, you drink beer from the special “fighter bowls”!

clockwise from top left: pepper pig stomach soup with clams, squid ink spaghetti with squid balls, roast chicken南乳風沙雞, duck-sauced lotus leaf rice 鴨汁荷葉飯

The famous squid ink spaghetti was innovative but it tasted a bit bland.  The roast chicken skin was crispy and the meat was tender.  The lotus leaf rice was extremely flavorful and had lots of filling. 

pregnant woman’s fried rice 大肚婆炒飯…. There’s a lot of ginger in this rice, hence the name, because in Chinese cultures, pregnant women should eat a lot of ginger.

gigantic bowl of Chinese herbal jelly in a ginger-based syrup 薑汁涼粉

The prices here a slightly expensive for a dai pai dong but the food has wok-flavour and is tasty!


Tung Po 東寶小館

2/F Java Road Municipal Services Building, 99 Java Road, North Point

Tel: 2880 5224