77 Wellington St
Mak’s noodles is a very small restaurant situated along Wellington Street. This shop specializes in wonton noodles, but sells also noodles with ingredients such as sliced beef, beef brisket etc. Despite the variety, there is one thing that is common to all of them – they are served in very small bowls.
Wellington Street is filled with restaurants. In fact, it is very well known for having some of the best food available in Hong Kong. Hence it’s imperative that restaurants there maintain a very high standard or they’ll go bust. Mak’s noodles is a very small restaurant doing a brisk business selling nothing but noodles. However, they do it very well.
Priced at HKD 25 per bowl, Mak’s famous wanton noodles is not cheap. However, it is indeed one of the tastiest wanton noodles I’ve ever had in my life. It is worth every single cent you pay for it. The noodles are springy and fresh, and the broth is clear, yet amazingly flavourful. This was one of the moments when we gave each other the “OMG” look after eating something.
It is very easy to gobble down many bowls at one go. Restraint is the key. In our very short trip in HK we wanted to try as much variety as possible, so we didn’t want to revisit any restaurants lest we miss out on going to another great one. However, we couldn’t help but go back for more Mak’s noodles. We didn’t even bother trying the other things on their menu. Their wonton noodles were that good.