In true dai pai dong-style, this old-school noodle spot is known for its many incredibly tasty dishes at budget-friendly prices. At $19 a pop, you get a range of drool-worthy choices, including the classic beef brisket noodles. We suggest opting for the beef brisket and dumplings vermicelli, a bowl of flavourful and juicy meat with plump, hearty dumplings in light vermicelli noodles. Sunbo Bldg, 1 San Kan St, Sheung Shui, 2672 7832.
Kau Kee Restaurant
Having been in business for more than 90 years, Kau Kee is certainly a local favourite. This quintessential Chinese noodle joint always has a line of diners queuing out in the street. Order the beef brisket, tendons in curry sauce – a treat for your tastebuds due to the divinely rich curry sauce – or stick with the clear broth in the original beef brisket noodles. Winner of multiple awards, because of its perfect fat and meat distribution and tender stewing, Kau Kee is a tough act to beat. 21 Gough St, Central, 2850 5967.
Sit down and relax at this casual Sheung Wan noodle restaurant. Extremely popular, this place never falls short of customers. Order a bowl of beef brisket noodles in clear broth and gorge on the succulent pieces of tender meat in this supremely tasty soup base. It’s a bowl of goodness that’s sure to leave you fully satisfied! Chinese menus only. 20-22 Cleverly St, Sheung Wan, 2541 8199.
Thick and deliciously succulent, the beef brisket at Tin Hau’s Sister Wah is what keeps customers coming back for more. We suggest going for the clear broth version with flat rice noodles – a dense dish which is filled with thick, flavoursome cuts of tender beef brisket. Accompany this meal with a bowl of white radishes. Be sure to queue up early, though, to avoid the lunch crowd. 13A Electric Rd, Tin Hau, 2807 0181.
Supreme Beef Brisket Soup
Sitting on Temple Street and open until midnight, Supreme serves an eclectic mix of customers, including neighbouring shop owners and night owls. The signature beef brisket noodle soup is mixed with chunks of white radishes and juicy cuts of brisket, with just a sprinkle of scallions. This is the neighbourhood go-to place for a midnight snack, a great way to end a long day. Shop C, Wing Shing Bldg, 30-40 Temple St, Yau Ma Tei, 2771 2681.
Wah Lam Noodle Restaurant
This Wan Chai-based noodle joint serves up a variety of beef dishes. With a homely and casual décor, Wah Lam is a non-pretentious eatery that is known for its excellent beef brisket. The beef brisket and beef balls with flat rice noodles, is packed with tender meat and the soft rice noodles are drenched in a rich and flavourful soup base. One of the best in the city, we reckon. G/F & 1/F, 5-11 Thomson Rd, Wan Chai, 2527 2478.