Mak’s Noodle 麥奀雲吞麵世家 – Hong Kong’s Most Famous Wanton Noodles
[Hong Kong] Often referred to as the best wanton noodles in Hong Kong, Mak’s Noodle at Wellington Street Central is also possibly my favourite noodles there.
Do you know that Mak’s Noodle has opened an outlet in Singapore at… Centrepoint, and one more in Westgate? (Read: Mak’s Noodle Singapore)
Mak’s history plays a very big part in its reputation, run by direct descendants of Mak Woon-chi, the ‘wonton master’ who brought the dish from Guangzhou to Hong Kong.
Mak’s Noodle at Central is the only branch where Mak An, Mak Woon-chi’s son worked in.
How many wanton noodles shops you know are on Wikipedia? The founder Mak Woon-chi has served this dish to Chiang Kai-shek. Even Anthony Bourdain has tried this legendary noodles.
You may need to note that the serving bowls are very small, tinier than a rice bowl. The small bowls are said to keep the noodles from going soggy. Even at a pricey HK$36 (SGD$6.30), I am not complaining.
I have to tell you THIS is possibly the BEST wanton noodles I ever had in my LIFE. The noodles are springy thin, as though they can go through needles.
The soup base made of powdered dried shrimp, flounder and pork bones makes such a punch. The wanton skin is oh so thin and slips down your throat. The skin wraps around a full fresh chunky prawn.
Mak’s Noodle has outlets at Olympian City, China Hong Kong City, Causeway Bay, Jordan, and Macau. However, I had tried the branch at Wellington and Jordan and thought that the standards were quite differing.
When in doubt, go to the main branch. It is okay if the portion if small, that means you can make room for Tsim Chai Kee right opposite.
Mak’s Noodle 麥奀雲吞麵世家
G/F, 77 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong (Central MRT, exit at D2 exit, walk along Wellington St)
Tel: +852 2854 3810
Opening Hours: 11am – 9pm Daily