Beef noodle soup

Restaurant: Tai Hing, arrivals lounge, Hong Kong airport

Hong Kong Airport Beefnoodle Advert

It’s 07:30 in the morning and I have just landed in Hong Kong for a business trip. Facing me as soon as I pass through immigration is a selection of restaurants serving rice, noodles and more importantly, soup. Hey it’s early, I can’t check in for a while I might as well head straight for a bowl of the good stuff for breakfast.

I choose Tai Hing as they have beef noodle soup on the menu. A big picture showing me what i can expect. Looks good and only around a fiver.

Hong Kong Airport Beef noodle soup

First thing you can taste is the star anise, a constant note through this bowl of soup. The broth is rich and tangy with small beads of oil floating on the surface. There is a slight peppery heat too, in fact, the flavours ride on the pepper. The noodles are chewy and the spring onions add a freshness.

A good start to a very short visit.

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Words and pictures: @madgie

Prawn wontons in soup – Social Place, 30 Canton Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

6 wontons sit in a pure white bowl surrounded, but not drowned, in a pale broth.

Prawn wonton soup
Prawn wonton soup

My first taste is the broth. It’s clear, almost like a consommé. The base of this broth is fish stock and at first it‘s a bit strong for my liking. However, after a few spoonfuls you soon grow to like the fishy flavour.

The wontons are lovely. Soft and packed with prawns. Bite into them and the prawn filing is lovely, perfectly seasoned. The wontons are covered in chives and toasted garlic. I’ve never been a fan of the toasted garlic as it tends to dominate the dish.

Madge finishing the bowl
Madge finishing the bowl

An interesting introduction to the taste of authentic prawn wonton soup compared to what we get back in the UK.

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Words and pictures by @madgie