Ho Hung Kee Congee & Noodle Wantan Shop (何洪記粥麺專家)

Ho Hung Kee Congee & Noodle Wantan Shop (何洪記粥麺專家)

Where:
Ho Hung Kee (1946) Congee & Noodle Wantan Shop 何洪記粥麺專家 
1204-1205 Hysan Place
500 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay
Hong Kong

Phone:
+852 2577 6028

Price:
HOLY FUCKING FUCK – HKD63.80 for a bowl of congee.

The deal:
Ho Hung Kee used to be one of those bullshit ‘cheap’ One Michelin Star HK Restaurants.  It had one of those fucking stars for 5 years, but lost that mother fucker in 2014.  You may remember my strong feelings on the subject of the award of bullshit Michelin stars in Hong Kong.  I was googling where to get a congee in Causeway Bay after the failed trial at Mak’s Noodles and all I could find were a shit tonne of articles about how rising rents pushed Lei Yuen congee house out of their premises and into closure.  It’s just too fucking sad, I mean seriously – how many Chow Tai Fooks and Sasas does HK fucking need?  Rhetorical question – answer appears to be ALL OF THEM.  I mean, I fucking get it – cause if I level with you, I do get a bit fucking shakey when I’m out and about and realise that I need a Dolly Wink Coquettish Super Fairydrops Mascara right the fuck now but I’m at least 10 metres from a Sasa.  So after wading through some superlative filled, vacuous as fuck reviews, I decided to try Ho Hung Kee (which always sounds like Ho Hunky to me), with not very high hopes but I needed a pei dan sai yuk juk (preserved egg + pork congee) to give me the sustenance to brave Causeway Bay on a Sunday.  YES, I KNOW, I’M ALWAYS FUCKING WRITING ABOUT PEI DAN SAI YUK JUK.  Anyway, Ho Hung Kee’s pei dan sai yuk juk was passable enough but then I realised that after a HKD3 tea charge and service charge the bill came to a very large and in charge total of SIXTY THREE DOLLARS AND EIGHTY CENTS.  For a bowl of rice porridge.  I’m still in fucking shock.  Fuck everything about that price point, fuck that bullshit to HELL.

Verdict:
FUCK NO.

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