Eat Hong Kong Noodles at Chee Kei
I love noodles!
And that’s why we are here.
Chee Kei 池記
- Hong Kong’s Unofficial National Dish
- Wanton Noodle
I’m always on the lookout for new food dishes or new people serving food dishes I look. Sometimes I’ll find places that I don’t enjoy, while others more so than the original location for said dish. Just goes to show that some places are better for somethings while other places for other things, compounded by the complication of differing tastes.
I don’t think Chee Kei is the best place for noodles, but it is a tasty and convenient place at the time I went. I’ve heard it can get busy and loud during peak hours. I guess it’s good that I don’t normally eat during normal hours.
Where Is It
Chee Kei is located off Percival Street on the ground level in Causeway Bay. You can’t miss it with all it’s yellow exterior decor.
What to Eat
They are known for wanton noodles. You come for wanton noodles. And then you’ll eat said wanton noodles. We added some variety with kai lan leafy green vegetables, stir fried beef slices, dumplings and braised pork knuckle.
Noodles Are Noodles
I’m still not too sure whether noodles are all made equally. They aren’t but some noodles are more enjoyable than others. Nadia likes udon noodles, but I’m still having a hard time wrapping my head around it. At the same time I love egg noodles; something about it’s chew and mouthfeel.
As with a lot of things, I still don’t think I’m at the level of mentally tasting the food which I can then compare to other venues. I like these noodles and I like other people’s noodles. I can’t go so far as to say I prefer one over the other. At that point I’d defer to other factors:
- Other people in my party
- Length of line / wait
- How far away is it
Most of the time, I’d defer to whatever is easiest and most convenient.