After a gruelling 20 hours trip from Toronto to Hong Kong via Seoul, I woke up from my 'jet-lag recovery' sleep this morning, starving!
Wanting something fast, easily accessible, rather light and most of all, delicious, I headed out to Mak Man Kee for some of my favorite 'comfy' food - Won Ton Noodles.
Whilst there was a loooong line outside the Australian Dairy Company next door, I was surprised to be seated right away in this semi-packed hole-in-the-wall iconic eatery.
We ordered a couple of bowls of 'Shredded pork penny hot sauce noodle', a bowl of 'Shrimp Won-Ton' and a plate of 'Braised beef brisket and tendons'.
The sauce topping for the noodle was as good as before, however, the noodles were less refined and still have strands that are thicker than their major competitors. Acceptable, especially when nothing like this exist in Toronto.
The Braised meat was still 'chopsticks tender' but somehow lacking the wow factor that once put it on my favorite list?
The major disappointment was no doubt the Won-Ton morsels!! Used to be my favorite amongst all the 'Mak's eateries', today's offering was plain BAD!!!! Overcooked to the degree that the wrappings were all falling apart, the seasoning for the fillings were subdued and lacking. This unfortunately also carried over to the all important broth!! Lacking in flavor, it was just plain 'Bland'!! How sad!!
All in all, a most disappointing experience! My first meal on the first day of my HK visit!! Hope this is not a sign of things to come??!