Previously, I've mentioned that Nam Kee Spring Roll Noodles serves the best mai sin (rice noodle soup) ever!
Uh oh, uh oh...after trying this place...whom a friend christened as "the best yunnan noodle shop in the whole wide...Hong Kong", will I still feel the same about Nam Kee?
Something random, don't you think the storage hole-in-the-table and the pencils are cute?
This place lets you customize your order. What would you like with your noodles? How hot? How sour? No corriander? Extra tissue? No problem! They've got all the options in this little piece of paper.
This is not a specialty of this place, but just in case you haven't tried before...we ordered the salty lemon 7-Up.
After pouring the 7-Up, make sure you "kill" the salty lemon.
Like really really give them a good bashing.
The service isn't as speedy as most places in Hong Kong, judging from how I had a bit of time to spend on my kindle...
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Ahem, not too subtle there, was I?
Soon, my order arrived...and gasp!
Look at this bowl overflowing with beauties!
Hello, noodles, you're so photogenic.
Now..let's see...the mai sin (rice noodles), if it's limp or too swollen, I'd hate this place forever and won't consider coming back.
It was wonderfully chewy. Yes!...and it has all the bits that I love...preserved veggie, beancurd sheets, beansprouts, chives...in a super super duper tasty broth. I chose "normal sour" and "little spicy" and it was perfect for me. I have to say that the broth here is a lot tastier than the one in Nam Kee. As always, don't count on me on knowing authenticity of Yunnan noodle broth, I just know that this one is richer, deeper, bolder and meatier than Nam Kee's. The kind that gives you a kick in the stomach.
The sliced pork meat. Tender, juicy, super tasty. Delicious!
The "soft bone" pork. Absolutely fantastic. Deeply flavored (what?), super rich!
..and one of my favorite...
Pig intestines! Absolutely delicious!
So...would this noodle replace Nam Kee's position as the best mai sin noodles soup ever in my list? Hmmm, almost. SC said, but Nam Kee's got that yummy spring rolls that I love...OK, I am torn.
I'll go to Nam Kee for the spring rolls and I'll go to this place for a good kick.
For SC, it was probably the decor...
Rice Noodle House/ 星林居雲南米線餐廳