Hong Kong

Travel Eats (Hong Kong): Mak’s Noodles 麥奀記

Mak’s Noodles is a no-frills noodle shop where the focus is on the wonton noodles (HK $33) that made it famous.  The wontons are made fresh throughout the day by a chef who you’ll probably see sitting in the front of the restaurant wrapping the wontons with ease and efficiency.  You know that only years of practice makes these motorized hands work at such a quick, steady rhythm.

The serving size at Mak’s has been a source of controversy amongst wonton connoisseurs.  At HK$33 an order, the petite serving size makes Mak’s expensive compared to other noodle shops.  Mak’s wontons are small enough to fit snugly on the spoons; and it is this tiny size that fits the traditional description.   The wontons are topped with a bunch of noodles to ensure the noodles from sitting in the broth too long and turning soggy.  Just remember to finish the flavorful broth which would cost HK $16, if you were to order it by itself.

Having made it to Mak’s on two different occasions during this Hong Kong trip, I’ve ordered the wonton with the noodles and just the wontons themselves.  With a springy, firm texture and devoid of the typical alkaline taste you would find in other lye water noodles, these noodles add another dimension and are a must try when in Hong Kong.

77 Wellington Street
Central, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2854 3810

G/F, 55 Parkes Street
Jordan, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2302 0908

Shop 1, G/F, The Peak Galleria, 118 Peak Road
The Peak, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2854 3871

G/F, 44 Jardine’s Bazaar
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2895 5310

6 thoughts on “Travel Eats (Hong Kong): Mak’s Noodles 麥奀記

  1. I always remember hong kong for soy bean milk and wanton noodles – and chinese chefs always have a sort of efficiency in making wantons, dumplings and fishballs 😀

    • I was astounded by the speed that the chef at Mak’s was wrapping the wontons. It was almost like putting a wrapper and filling in his hands and wontons would just magically form in seconds 🙂 – Veronica

    • Mak’s Noodles is definitely worth a try when you’re in HK. A lot of people say that the original store at Wellington has the best quality. However, I’ve been to the one in Jordan and Wellington, and find the quality to be very consistent 😉

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