Fabulous Lunch at Wu Kong


Wu Kong is one of our favorite restaurants in Hong Kong. We eat there at least once per trip sometimes more. I can guarantee that whatever you order it will be good. No hit or miss in this restaurant.

You can order this refreshing drink made with fresh pear and longan either hot or cold.
pear & longan drink HK$20
pear & longan drink HK$20

Their peanuts with seaweed is my favorite.
peanuts with seaweed
peanuts with seaweed

As I’ve written in my other posts on Wu Kong, their xiao long bao is the best ever. It definitely beat Crystal Jade and Din Tai Fung in Hong Kong. The meat and soup ratio is perfect and both are extremely flavourful. The skin has an al dente texture and the meat is not mushy.
xiao long boa HK$24
xiao long bao HK$24

If you don’t like lamb then you have to try this dish to be convinced. It doesn’t have any gamey taste or smell. If you didn’t know what it was you’d think it was beef. It was super tender and just sublime.
lamb with green peppers HK$92
lamb with green peppers HK$92

I don’t like eel so I can’t comment on this dish. I did eat some of the crisp bean sprouts.
sautéed eel with bean sprouts HK$96
sautéed eel with bean sprouts HK$96

I love anything made with bean curd skin and this was no exception. It was soft on the inside and crisp on the outside. It was filled with mushroom making this a vegetarian dish. A quick dip in black vinegar was all it needed.
fried bean curd skin HK$60
fried bean curd skin HK$60

An order of soup was good for 6 small bowls. The taste of smoked ham was very evident in the broth. Delicious!
Yunnan ham & wintermelon soup HK$78
Yunnan ham & wintermelon soup HK$78

Usually we eat shad fish in Spring Deer and it’s on a sizzling plate. This time the fish was steamed with Chinese ham and shrimp on top. Shad fish is a freshwater fish from the Yongtzi River in China and is almost extinct that’s why it’s so expensive. This order was only half a fish and it cost HK$700.
清蒸鰣魚 shad fish
清蒸鰣魚 shad fish HK$700 for half a fish

The waiter cut up the fish for us. The fish was full of bones large and small. I usually pick out all the bones carefully and pile the fish meat in a bowl and top it with the flavorful sauce and eat it. The meat is ultra fine and milky. It’s not like any fish I’ve ever eaten. It was worth every dollar. You should try this fish at least once in your life.
清蒸鰣魚 shad fish

Without the fish it’s not too expensive but then you’ll be missing out on a gastronomical experience. But I do urge everyone to try Wu Kong if only for the xiao long bao.
Wu Kong bill

You can check out my other post on Wu Kong here, here and here.

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

11 thoughts on “Fabulous Lunch at Wu Kong

  1. when i used to live in maryland, shad is very cheap as whites dont like it. used to steam it with onions, leeks and sesame oil…………………….. wow. was like a dollar a kilo.

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  2. I see it strange if it almost extinct they should not fished any more in the river to help populate the fishes species. Not sure if waiter tell you was true to sell you dish at high price.

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  3. fish taste is relative . whites wont eat shad cause of the bone and it s hard to fillet it. when i trained at johns hopkins hospital bak in 1978, i was a poor resident trying to survived buying the cheapest food and one of them is the good old shad. i am sure its still cheap compared to salmon. i have bought shad almost as long as 2 ft. nice article leslie. enjoyed this one.brought bak memories

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    1. Erin, I would recommend Spring Deer for its Peking food or Chuk Yuen for its Cantonese food. They have very good Shanghai cuisine in Taiwan so Wu Kong might be too common for them. Hope that helps.

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