Hong Kong - Best Singaporean food
I don't often ask this- after all, I live in Singapore. But I visit relatives in HK & Macau every year and my sister/bro-in-law always seemed at a loss whenever I visit them and ask for good S'pore food after a few weeks of HK Cantonese cuisine.
It's easy to get HK-style food in Singapore, but it seems impossible to get good Singapore (or any SE-Asian food) in HK. Am I wrong? Where can I get some genuine Singapore fare. I stay at the Mid-Levels (Po Shan Rd) when in HK, but am willing to travel anywhere - Shatin, Tung Chung, anywhere!
If you are looking for good Indonesian food, try Padang Indonesia Retaurant Shop 1&2, JP Plaza, 22-36 Paterson St Causway Bay, but I must warn you to stick to the Indonesian menu, and avoid the 'so-called' thai / southasian menu. You can also try Bali Restaurant 10 Nanking Street, Jordan, which is more down to earth. Both restaurants are good for casual family meals.
If you are looking for a quick bowl of Laksa or Mee Siam go to Katong Laksa Prawn Mee Shop D1, G/F, 155 Jaffe Road, Wan Chai. They also have a branch at G/F, No. 8 Ma Sha Street, Sheung Wan (Warning....do not try the shop called Malaymama which is opposite the Sheung Wan branch. The food isn't very good). The Sheung Wan Branch is the original store and in my opinion is better. My dad is Signaporean, and I travel to S'pore quite often and can say that it is difficult to find such a good laksa or mee siam even in S'pore.
And for Prawn Mee go to the Prawn Noodle Shop: Shop 4, G/F, Rialto Building, No. 2 LanDale St, , Wan Chai. The Prawn Noodle Shop is not open on Sundays and is really crowded the rest of the week.
I myself love a good mee goreng and mee rebus, but have yet to find a place serving these in Hong Kong. Anyone know of a good place for these?
Sh!ok is OK... their laksa is too heavy for me, black chai tau kuey is not bad, but so far I like their roti kaya the best.
Prawn Noodle Shop...I only went once and had their laksa, which I thought was totally not authentic and adapted to HK tastes, so never went back to try their prawn mee.
Padang Indonesia is pretty decent for Indo stuff. my friends love their bakmi ayam.
Thanks everybody for the recommendations. I ended up with my husband, sister, bro-in-law and a HK couple in Shiok 3 days. I don't know whether it's just that my mood hit a high that day, but I fell absolutely heads over heels in love with Shiok! Firstly, you can't miss it & the gaudy green colour on 66 Peel Street, Central (中環卑利街66號地下). Only complaint, me & my husband are no spring chicken, so getting up & down the street with its impossible incline can be a bit tiring.
Okay, so the food is not "perfect" but it's the closest I can get to a Singapore laksa or fried carrot cake in Hong Kong. That's it, I found my Singapore food place. Thanks, e_ting - I can kiss you if I see you!