I forgot how frustrating it is to travel in Hong Kong. The language barrier was so high especially in small hole in the wall restaurants. I felt it even more during my most recent visit as R and I went to more small shops for that local vibe. And one of the restaurants we visited was...
This restaurant. Sorry, (I can't read Chinese.)
The place was packed when we arrived so we assumed that the food served here is spectacular or bang for the buck.
There was one table vacant when we got there. Since the sole server was busy cleaning and serving food to other customers, she hastily handed to us the menu in Chinese. Though R could read Chinese, he wasn't too familiar with it too. He was able to pick up the words beef, chicken, pork and the like but some were too confusing.
When we asked for the server's attention for help, she misunderstood it for us being ready to order. Since she was still very busy, she handed a piece of paper and pen for us to jot down our orders. We cracked up! R's shocked face was just too funny.
The server noticed that we were so puzzled and eventually handed an English menu. (Apparently, we just wasted brain cells.)
With a menu we could read with ease,we ordered Beef Noodles and Wonton Noodles (both at HKD20).
Our piping hot bowls were served in less than 5 minutes.
Both look pretty much the same except R's had beef while mine had wonton. The soup base, noodles and vegetables included were all the same.
I must say, R's bowl was pretty good. It had richer flavors. The strips of beef were pretty good too for the price. My wonton noodle soup was delicious too though its flavors were not as rich.
It was fun to experience Hong Kong like a local. But I think I need to learn the language first.
This restaurant is near Canal Road and just 5 minutes from Best Western Hotel, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.