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Nov 12, 2012 04:45 AM

Hong Kong question


I was just in Hong Kong, and after a dinner at Mak's Noodles on Wellington (which was fine; nothing spectacular), I went for a stroll. I stumbled across an area somewhere between Wellington and Queen's Road that was alley like with a string of outdoor eating places - not fancy, just little tables and stools with outdoor cooking. Given the number of tourists, I'm sure it's something semi-well known, I just couldn't figure out what it was. Any thoughts? The food smelled and looked great!


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  1. Not sure if you're referring to Gutzlaff St:

    You didn't take any pics?

    3 Replies
    1. re: klyeoh

      Yep it sounds lie the little group of dai pai dongs in Soho, best way to find them is from the escalator, simply look down towards the right as you go up and you see them.

      1. re: PhilD

        Phil, that sounds about right. Most of them were on a street parallel to Stanley (which made me think they weren't Gutzlaff, per the post above).

        I'm excited to try one next trip to HK. I was having serious meal regret and thinking of having dinner no 2!

        Thanks for satisfying my curiosity!

      2. re: klyeoh

        I'm thinking it's actually the very end of Stanley St, where the DPDs are.

      3. You should not have regrets, as sadly, the quality of the eating places in the Central dai pai dongs has declined since the government forced them all to renovate about two years ago. They made the vendors replace their open air super-hot woks with standardized cookers from Town Gas. Now the "wok hei" of the dishes--that super-intensified burst of steam and flavor you get from food cooked in an ultra hot wok-- is just not the same! If you want to eat a better example of that style of food next time, I recommend going to nearby Ngau Kee, on the corner of Aberdeen and Gough streets.