Friday, January 21, 2011

Rice Noodle House 星林居雲南米線餐廳 Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

RICE NOODLE HOUSE 星林居雲南米線餐廳
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.
RICE NOODLE HOUSE 星林居雲南米線餐廳

This is not a specialty of this place, but just in case you haven't tried before...we ordered the salty lemon 7-Up.
RICE NOODLE HOUSE 星林居雲南米線餐廳

After pouring the 7-Up, make sure you "kill" the salty lemon.
RICE NOODLE HOUSE 星林居雲南米線餐廳
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...
RICE NOODLE HOUSE 星林居雲南米線餐廳
Did I just post this to show off share my kindle?
Ahem, not too subtle there, was I?

Soon, my order arrived...and gasp!
Look at this bowl overflowing with beauties!
RICE NOODLE HOUSE 星林居雲南米線餐廳
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.
RICE NOODLE HOUSE 星林居雲南米線餐廳
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.

LOVE IT.

Now...the "accessories"
RICE NOODLE HOUSE 星林居雲南米線餐廳
The sliced pork meat.  Tender, juicy, super tasty. Delicious!

RICE NOODLE HOUSE 星林居雲南米線餐廳
The "soft bone" pork. Absolutely fantastic. Deeply flavored (what?), super rich!

..and one of my favorite...
RICE NOODLE HOUSE 星林居雲南米線餐廳
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
Rice Noodle House/ 星林居雲南米線餐廳 

Shop A, G/F, No. 23 Lock Road

Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

尖沙咀樂道23號地下A舖

Tel: +852 2416 2424 

11 comments:

Camemberu said...

Oh man, this looks freaking awesome! I am so there on my next trip to HK!!!

Veny said...

ngiler , photo nya bgs2 banget !
ntar kl ke HK cobain ah

Cooking Gallery said...

Yum....!!! The toppings to the noodles look so tasty...!! Need to visit HK one day. Last time I was there was 10 years ago!!

Joanne said...

I love that you get to choose your own mix-ins! Sounds delicious.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Looks seriously good and the real thing looks identical as in the menu.

Clarice said...

Looks soooo good!!! I'm starving while reading this and I am drooling!!!

Christine Wu said...

Kindle is awesome, yes? And nice pics!

TS of eatingclub vancouver said...

I'm with you re the pencils. Such a nice blue! And of course, the noodles look good too! ;D

Crystal said...

That looks delicious.. except for the pig intestines! I guess its the Canadian in me, but that is such a turn off. Then again, I haven't tried it before.

I'm really curious... what do pig intestines taste like? Does it compare to another type of meat?

tigerfish said...

The broth looks delicious super-duper, just like how you describe it!

justcooknyc.com said...

i love how rich that broth looks... great photos