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Mak Man Kee Noodle Shop – The Michelin Guide Shop Selling Top Shrimp Wanton Noodle

May 18, 2021

Name (English): Mak Man Kee Noodle Shop
Name (Chinese): 麥文記麵家
Category: Food & Beverages
Phone Number: +852 2736 5561
Address (English): G/F, 51 Parkes Street, Jordan
Address (Chinese): 佐敦白加士街51號地下
Address Google Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/qwLjnCM4RhY36CAB7
Address longitude and latitude: 22.30475369483052, 114.17050369508696
Nearest MTR Station: Jordan Station Exit C2
Nearest MTR Station Google Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/qn8i3FgdUpt6wZmr9
Nearest MTR Station longitude and latitude: 22.304319365963824, 114.1711863298681
How far from the nearest MTR Station: 2-minute walk from Jordan MTR Exit C2
Opening Hours:
MON 12:00-00:30
TUE 12:00-00:30
WED 12:00-00:30
THU 12:00-00:30
FRI 12:00-00:30
SAT 12:00-00:30
SUN 12:00-00:30
Budget (per person): HKD40-100 
Recommended Food/Drinks: Cantonese soup noodles with full prawn wonton, Pork trotters
Recommended Time to Visit: 15:00 – 17:00
Accessibility Note: Limited space for wheelchair

Since the 1940s, Mak Man Kee Noodle Shop has been selling its signature dish, the shrimp wonton soup noodles. Over the decades, the business of Mak Man Kee Noodle Shop has expanded that it moved from a mobile stall to a decent shop on Parkes street. 

Their secret recipe for making springy noodles is passed down by Mak Woon-chi, a Cantonese cook who is famously known as the “father of wonton noodle”. He is also the first one to prepare wanton with full shrimps and egg noodle made with duck eggs. 

At Mak Man Kee Noodle Shop, the chefs are keen on improving their existing recipes. According to Lesley the shop owner, they have partnered with traditional noodle shops for many years to find their perfect formula for making paper-thin translucent wanton skin. Also, the pressure exerted by the chef when wrapping the wanton has to be precise – too forceful and the wanton would be brick-like; wrap it too loosely, then it will fall apart. Therefore, wrapping a good wanton highly depends on the chef’s professional experience. 

Rare Hong Kong Floor Tiles
Interior

The ambience in the shop may be simple, but many go for the following recommendations: 

  1. Cantonese soup noodles with full prawn wonton

Mak Man Kee prepares full prawn wanton which is very firm and bouncy. Adding that to the springy duck egg noodles, and you’d be delighted by the bouncy texture of the dish. A mouthful of wanton with flavourful broth will definitely warm you up during the cold winter!

2. Pork trotters

If you are not yet full, try their pork trotters. The pork trotters are stewed for long hours to secure a tender and chewy texture. It is also flavoured by the fermented bean curd so that it has a sweet, rich taste and aroma to it!

Visiting a local wanton noodle shop is undoubtedly a must-try experience in Hong Kong. After a day touring around Jordan, why not stop by Mak Man Kee Noodle Shop and enjoy a bowl of wanton noodle?  

Shop Front

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