I love Taiwanese food. There is something comforting about it. For it's simplicity, yet it's comforting on chilly days. It fills you up and warms you up. That, to me, is Taiwanese food. There are many places in Hong Kong that offer this food. Some are fairly decent. Some are horrendous. And some are just so expensive, I don't even know why I bothered to come. Recently, someone recommended a place that served inexpensive Taiwanese oyster noodles that were down right tasty. I was curious and told boyfriend about it. So, off we went to find it.
And man .... was it hard to find.
Located in Cheung Sha Wan, it took us a while to find it. It's actually inside a small little area behind McDonald's. We found this door way which led to a surprising area full of other eateries!
Walking to the center, we found a circular area where people were just sitting around.
This area has a pool full of TURTLES!!
It as at that point, we found the place!! It's very small. There are a few seats inside but mostly they have tables outside so we decided to eat outside for after all! Oyster noodles (台湾蚵仔面线) is one of the most popular Taiwanese street food.
Menu is in Chinese only. There is no 10% service charge. But I will talk you through the options. They offer sets: either misua (set 1) or mince meat rice (set 2). You can choose a small size or large size. Each set comes with a wintermelon drink (with options to upgrade to something else) and $15 worth of snacks.
The snack choices are basically any of these Chinese marinade items. Basically, pig intestine, chicken liver, chicken wings, chicken drumstick, Chinese red sausage and wing tips.
Boyfriend and I were both here for misua and so that is what we ordered. We both chose a small size ($37).
We both upgraded our drinks as it was only a few dollars. Boyfriend had the lemon wintermelon tea (on the left) and I had the passion fruit tea (on the right). I thought mine was ok. Not too sweet but could still taste the tea base. Boyfriend's wintermelon drink was much better.
For boyfriend's snack, he chose a drumstick. I felt the marinade wasn't strong enough. It was ok but it wasn't enough.
I had the chicken liver. It was soft but again the marinade wasn't enough. It needed more time to really soak in.
They have these for you to add to your noodles. This is preserved vegetables. They had a darker one that was the same but it was even saltier.
They also had something called garlic sauce. This was pretty strong and tasted like the garlic oil they put in ramen.
Then our misua arrived. Unlike the ones in Taiwan, they didn't have any oysters. But they did have a lot of pig intestine which I loved!! They also threw a lot pepper into it which I wish they didn't. I don't really like over dosing on white pepper. For a small size, it was a decent size. I was fairly full when finished. The noodles were soft and easy to slurp. The soup was hot. The pig intestine was really good. Soft yet the marinade could have been more strong.
Quite delicious and not expensive at all. Would return again if I can find it again. But it's definitely worth a detour for some inexpensive Taiwanese.
Address: Shop 41A, G/F, Manor Centre, 218 Fuk Wing Road, Cheung Sha Wan
Website: None Found
Service Charge: No
English Menu: No