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Best wonton noodles in Hong Kong

They are one of our favourite local foods and a dime a dozen – but where do you go for the best wontons in Hong Kong?

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Time Out Hong Kong
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Wontons are one of the most ubiquitous foods in Hong Kong, and they are synonymous with our city's fantastic cuisine. There's nothing many of us city dwellers love more than sitting down to a bowl of wonton meen, and slurping our way through the light broth, thin noodles, and heavenly wontons. While it's true that shops selling this popular dish can be found on seemingly every street in the city, there are a few that stand out from the rest as truly delicious places to get your wonton fill. Due to the recent tightening of social distancing measures, it's a good thing that more than a few of these places will deliver right to your door. 

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The best wonton noodles in Hong Kong

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  • Central
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The non-stop influx of wonton fanatics at this unpretentious local eatery proves that less is more. Miniscule pieces of shrimp are delicately held together by a thin, translucent skin hidden beneath the springy, al dente noodles soaked in a flavourful broth. The freshness of the shrimp and the quality of the shrimp and flounder-based broth shines through here and the flavours will have you craving another bowl, which you should definitely do if you can fit it in. The price for a standard bowl is $37. Mak's do delivery, so even if you don't fancy going out, you can still enjoy this incredible rendition of the local favourite.

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  • Causeway Bay
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Located in the chic and trendy Hysan Place, Ho Hung Kee is one of the longest standing wonton institutions in Hong Kong. Founded in 1946, Ho Hung Kee has won a Michelin star as well as many accolades in its almost seven decades of operation. Though some may argue it’s lost a bit of its gleam in recent years, the wontons are still flavour-packed and filled with crunchy shrimp. Small dishes of wonton noodles here cost $42, or if you're feeling extra hungry, go for a large bowl for a large for $60. Either way, if you'd rather not leave your home, you can get these delivered and enjoy them in the comfort of your own home.

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  • Tin Hau

This Tin Hau local favourite has gained a reputation for serving up some of the very best wonton mee in the city. The wontons themselves let out meaty, shrimp juiciness upon biting into them, and the noodles are made to a great, chewy texture to complement the dumplings perfectly. The portions here are a little larger than in some of the other wonton soup noodle joints around town, and a bowl of this delectable dish runs for $46. If you're feeling like staying home, then order delivery and wait for your wontons to come to you.

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  • Mong Kok
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Another of the city's wonton noodle spots to have been recommended by the Michelin guide, Chee Kei is known for its wontons that are packed with meat and encased in a silky, light-flavoured skin. The wonton mee goes for $40, but if you want to avoid the queues that can often be seen here, then feel free to get your hot bowl delivered.

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  • Central
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Making its way on to the Michelin-recommended list, the famous ping-pong sized wontons here are the star attraction at this cosy noodle joint. Stuffed with delicious fillings of pork and shrimp, the rich flavour from the well-balanced broth permeates the thin-skinned wontons beautifully. If you're looking for a spicy kick, garnish your wontons with the homemade chilli sauce. The price for a standard bowl of is $34. 

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This no-frills noodle joint has been lauded by no less than the Michelin Guide, and deservedly so. The noodles are made fresh every day and have a light, springy texture. The wonton wrappers are so wafer-thin you can see the shrimp almost bursting through them. The soup is boiled for hours, too, in a process that imparts some extra flavour via the broth. A slight variation from the traditional shrimp-only wontons, their signature wontons have traces of shrimp roe and pork wrapped in a silky smooth flour sheet along with the usual filling of fresh shrimp. ($37)

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  • Sheung Wan
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Mak An Kee is pretty easy to find, being nestled on a backstreet just off Des Voeux Road in Central. This place is highly recommended for those whom want a bit of oomph in their bowl of wonton noodle soup, because the kitchen here certainly doesn't shy away from flavour to add to their satisfyingly meaty wontons. As opposed to many other top-notch wonton spots in the city that tend to air on the lighter side of things, Mak An Kee's broth is decidedly darker, with more flavour added with spring onions and very healthy amounts of seasoning. A bowl will set you back $40.

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  • Yuen Long
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A hidden gem in Yuen Long, this long-standing institution has been serving up some of the best wontons in the city since 1949. The shrimp-filled wontons at this Michelin-recommended joint have a hint of crisp sweetness that works wonderfully with the rich-flavoured broth, which is slowly boiled with pork and fish bones to reach the desired amount of lip-smacking thickness. A standard bowl of the wonton noodle soup will set you back $40.

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