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Tsim Chai Kee – Signature King Prawn Wonton Noodle Since 1998

June 3, 2021

Name (English): Tsim Chai Kee
Name (Chinese): 沾仔記
Category: Food & Beverages
Phone Number: +852 2850 6471
Address (English): Shop B, G/F, Jade Centre, 98 Wellington Street, Central
Address (Chinese): 中環威靈頓街98號地舖
Address Google Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/wc52H3cu1GrK8DL18
Address longitude and latitude: 22.28297734607322, 114.15446394383635
Nearest MTR Station: Hong Kong Station Exit E1
Nearest MTR Station Google Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/HB3EgjMX4Ghwqi2EA
Nearest MTR Station longitude and latitude: 22.28439280734452, 114.15805934935932
How far from the nearest MTR Station: 7-minute walk from Hong Kong MTR Exit E1
Opening Hours:
MON 09:00 – 21:15
TUE 09:00 – 21:15
WED 09:00 – 21:15
THU 09:00 – 21:15
FRI 09:00 – 21:15
SAT 09:00 – 21:15
SUN 09:00 – 21:15
Budget (per person): HKD30-50
Recommended Food/Drinks: King prawn wonton noodle
Recommended Time to Visit: Before lunch
Accessibility Note: Easy access

Tsim Chai Kee is traditional Cantonese noodle place popular in Hong Kong amongst both locals and tourists. Recommended by Michelin Guide for many years, this no frills restaurant will surprise you with its signature king prawn wonton noodle.

Michelin plaques from 2009 – 2020

Right across the street from its famous rival Mak’s Noodle, Tsim Chai Kee is a relative newcomer that only set up shop in 1998. However, they are very proud of their Michelin accolades, as evidenced by the many Michelin plaques and certificates displayed on the wall. It is brimming with locals packed into community tables like sardines every day simply because of its great food of big portion and cheap price.

The restaurant only offers 3 toppings on their menu including wontons, beef slices and gigantic fish balls. The prawn wontons at Tsim were a class of its own – fresh chunky prawns and minced pork packed into a big ping pong sized juicy dumpling. Crunchy. Flavorful. Unforgettable.

big ping pong sized juicy dumpling

The noodle soup also deserves a salute from a gourmet- firm noodles in amazing broth that has a great balance of pork and seafood with just a hint of sweetness.

If you have been to other food places in the same price range in Central, you’ll be happy to enjoy Tsim Chai Kee’s clean modern Chinese décor furnished with antique wooden benches and tables. 

Antique wooden benches and tables
Chewy noodles are always placed on top of wontons to prevent them soak too long in the soup

All in all, one of the best spots to fulfill your wonton wish in Hong Kong, if not the best.

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