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Law Fu Kee – Traditional Congee Place Rooted in Central for Decades

April 14, 2021

Name (English): Law Fu Kee
Name (Chinese): 羅富記粥麵專家
Category: Food & Beverages
Phone Number: +852 25433288
Address (English): G/F, Kimley Commercial Building, 146 Queen’s Road Central, Central
Address (Chinese): 中環皇后大道中146號地下鋪
Address Google Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/Q9cnB8YGYEE7AfzF8
Address longitude and latitude: 22.284345702806363, 114.15402495984948
Nearest MTR Station: Sheung Wan Station Exit E2
Nearest MTR Station Google Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/gHjHyqpM8jU6J9Bn6
Nearest MTR Station longitude and latitude: 22.28588318198266, 114.15334325585884
How far from the nearest MTR Station: 4-minute walk from Sheung Wan Station Exit E2
Opening Hours:
MON 07:00 – 23:00
TUE 07:00 – 23:00
WED 07:00 – 23:00
THU 07:00 – 23:00
FRI 07:00 – 23:00
Budget (per person): HKD50-90
Recommended Food/Drinks: Deep Fried Dace Ball, Congee
Recommended Time to Visit: Anytime during opening hours
Accessibility Note: easy access
Reminder: There are a few branches in Central. Although the one in Des Voeux Road is newer, the options on the menu are fewer.  

Looking for some traditional breakfast place in central? Law Fu Kee is the place for you. Opened in the 1950s, Law Fu Kee has kept its recipe and decoration for decades. 

(Photo from https://www.openrice.com/zh/hongkong)

As a congee specialist, Law Fu Kee has nailed it. The congee is prepared overnight to ensure a smooth and creamy texture. All the congee served is raw boiled (生滾粥), i.e. the ingredients are brought to boil in the prepared congee base upon ordering. There are lots of ingredients to choose from. Pig giblets congee (及第粥) is one of the favorites of the locals. The congee includes different kinds of giblets including blood and liver. If you prefer something mild, try grass carp belly which tastes fresh and smooth. Deep-fried Chinese breadsticks are a common snack to go with congee. Do come in the morning for it as it will be sold out by lunch. 

(Photo from https://www.openrice.com/zh/hongkong)

Other than congee, the most famous dish at Law Fu Kee is Deep Fried Dace Balls. The fish is grounded, made into a paste, and brought to a deep fry. Don’t forget to dip it into the fresh and salty clam sauce (蜆蚧醬) for an exotic experience. The fishy taste may not appeal to everyone but it remains the favorite of many. In fact, the dish was so popular that the shop made it into neon light signage that extended from the entrance of the shop to attract customers. Unfortunately, due to structural restrictions, it was taken down a few years ago and will be put into a museum. Of course, this has not prevented people from locating and enjoying the delicacy. Give it a try and see if you like it. 

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