Hot Pot Lunch at Wu Kong


Ever since I introduced my friend Elizabeth to one of my favorite restaurants in Tsim Sha Tsui it is now her on her list of ‘must-eat’ in Hong Kong. Wu Kong is a Shanghainese restaurant that serves the BEST xiao long bao in my opinion. Yes even better than Din Tai Fung (Hong Kong).

Elizabeth also discovered their hot pot which she really loves. Even though I was still so full from breakfast buffet at the Club InterContinental lounge I joined her for lunch since she skipped breakfast.

I love these peanuts with seaweed. I’ve never seen it served or sold anywhere else.
Wu Kong- peanuts with seaweed

Wu Kong- fresh Shanghai cucumber
fresh Shanghai cucumber

The cold pork was unusual and quite tasty after a quick dip in vinegar.
Wu Kong- spiced cold pork (cheung kong style)
spiced cold pork (cheung kong style)

Wu Kong- honey ham & crispy bean curd sheet in bread HK$120
honey ham & crispy bean curd sheet in bread

Many Chinese restaurants serve this honey ham but Wu Kong is the only place I seen that adds crispy bean curd sheet to it. The added texture is fantastic and it also helped tone down the sweetness of the ham. After eating a couple of these without the bread I was truly unable to eat a bite more.
Wu Kong- honey ham & crispy bean curd sheet in bread HK$120-001

This is only served during winter months. We had this last February.
Wu Kong- lamb hot pot HK$300
lamb hot pot HK$300

Poor Elizabeth had to eat all of this by herself.
Wu Kong- lamb hot pot HK$300-001

She loved the flavorful stock that was made with Chinese red dates and other herbs and veggies.
Wu Kong- lamb hot pot HK$300-002

I don’t know what the green veggie is called but I found it really bitter.
Wu Kong- lamb hot pot HK$300-003

I tried one piece of lamb and was surprised at how strong and gamey the taste was. The lamb chops I love don’t taste like this. It’s an acquired taste.
Wu Kong- lamb hot pot HK$300-005

Wu Kong- lamb hot pot HK$300-006
sauce

The pretty rolls of frozen lamb turned into limp slices of meat. We had lots of leftovers. My bad.
Wu Kong- lamb hot pot HK$300-004

Wu Kong Shanghai Restaurant
Basement, Alpha House,
27 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
telephone: 2366 7244
website

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