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Lau Sum Kee Noodles

The specialty here is traditional Cantonese bamboo noodles (jook sing mein), named after the bamboo poles used in kneading the dough—a technique that results in springy, fine, smooth-tasting noodles.
ADDRESS
82 Fuk Wing Street, Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong

The Overview

Once a mobile street stall, this 60-year-old establishment now has two storefronts on neighboring streets in Sham Shui Po. Décor is basic and expect to share a table with other diners at peak hours—but you're not here for the atmosphere. The specialty here is traditional Cantonese bamboo noodles (jook sing mein), named after the bamboo poles used in kneading the dough—a technique that results in springy, fine, smooth-tasting noodles. They're miles ahead of factory-made noodles, which often have the chalky taste of the alkaline mixed in the dough. Eaten mixed with oyster sauce and shrimp roe or in a soup, the noodles are paired with toppings such as shrimp dumplings, beef brisket and falling-off-the-bone pork knuckle. Impress the locals by ordering crunchy cow stomach or goose intestine, and don't pass on the turnip pickles, a popular appetizer. Note that the beef brisket, pork knuckle and oyster sauce are all quite rich in flavor so avoid putting them in one dish.

Tel: +852 2386 3583

 

Published on Sep 27, 2010

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