Fu Kee Restaurant 富记粥品
The congee in Hong Kong is really different. Smooth, goo-ey and good. Food in Hong Kong are usually served with generous servings of real meat, and lots of them unlike the teeny-weeny pieces of chicken that we can easily count in Singapore.
To start off, we had prawns cheong fun. It was so-so only. Although the skin was smooth, it was thick. The sauce that was sprinkled on top was a little tad too heavy and thick. It wasn’t much fragrant either. But the prawns were big.
Not to be missed is their you tiao. They are placed in a box surrounded by newspapers, and the box sits on a stool. The old man, around in his 70s, cut them with a pair of scissors and then wiped them with a piece of cloth on the table. We were wondering if he ever washes the scissors and the cloth. But we really cannot judge this you tiao but its appearance. This you tiao surprised us with its crispness! It was not too oily, light, fluffy, thick (in diameter) and very fragrant. We wanted to order another one, but it was sold out very quickly.
Their porridge was really good. The taste of the fish or pork or whatever sort of ingredients you ordered leaks into the porridge and gives a good taste, especially when eaten with the thin ginger slices. You can request for your porridge to be thicker, as the original is a little watery. The meat are big and they are not stingy with the servings.
Be mindful of a foul smell and oily floorings when you step in. The seats are also a little small and squeezy. You may also catch some unhygienic practices. However, I feel that this place is definitely worth going despite all that.
*Note: Breakfast serves till 11 am or earlier if sold-out.
Stall name: Fu Kee Restaurant 富记粥品
Address: G/F., 104 Fa Yuen Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel: 2385 1230
Fax: 780 04052