Cheap & Good Eats at Chiu Fat Porridge Noodle Restaurant

oyster & minced pork rice in fish soup HK$40-002
One of the restaurants we always patronize in Hong Kong is this hole in the wall restaurant that serves the best congee and pretty good noodle soup.

Chiu Fat used to be in Hankow Rd. but now it moved to a more visible location in Lock Rd. It’s right beside Swindon Books and next to iSquare. You will see Bee Cheng Hiang on the same street.
Chiu Fat Porridge Noodle Restaurant

It’s right across Marks&Spencer Food Hall in iSquare.
Marks & Spencer Food Hall @ iSquare

I’ve never seen tourists eat there. It’s mostly locals who know good food and a good deal.
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This tiny open kitchen at the front of the store is responsible for all the food served. He’s a one man machine.
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They have menus in English!!
Chiu Fat Porridge Noodle Restaurant menu

Chiu Fat Porridge Noodle Restaurant menu-001 Chiu Fat Porridge Noodle Restaurant menu-002

Chiu Fat’s menu (click to enlarge)

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Spicy Saliva Chicken sounds gross but my friend swears it’s good. I have to try it next time.
Chiu Fat Porridge Noodle Restaurant menu-004

I don’t really eat congee but I tried some and was amazed at how flavorful it was.
fish congee with extra beef HK$38
fish congee with extra beef HK$38

I always, always order the 4 kinds of fish balls with or without noodles. This time I ordered it without noodles since I wasn’t very hungry. It was more expensive since there were 2 of each balls in an order. There was also seaweed in the soup.
4 kinds of fish balls soup HK$40
4 kinds of fish balls soup HK$40

They make their own fish balls and it’s unlike any I’ve tried elsewhere. Each ball had a different filling and texture. These two below were my favorites.
4 kinds of fish balls soup HK$40-001

These two were the regular kind of fish balls that we’re familiar with.
4 kinds of fish balls soup HK$40-002

This noodle soup was from the Fish Bones Soup Series (menu above) where you can choose two ingredients and the type of noodles you want. Excellent soup!
dumpling & golden mushroom noodle soup HK$43
dumpling & golden mushroom noodle soup HK$43

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Last Holy Week I was in Hong Kong and we ate there again.

hot chrysanthemum drink HK$18 hot chrysanthemum drink HK$18-001

hot chrysanthemum drink HK$18

My mom hated the chicken which was extremely fatty and barely had any meat. It was a bit bloody too. I guess she’s going back to the noodles and congee next time.
old style Hainanese chicken rice HK$40
old style Hainanese chicken rice HK$40

This was from the Fish Bones Soup series. My dad chose the rice in soup with baby oysters and minced pork. The oysters were really fresh and added a briny flavor to the soup.
oyster & minced pork rice in fish soup HK$40
oyster & minced pork rice in fish soup HK$40

Too much rice. I think the congee tasted much better.
oyster & minced pork rice in fish soup HK$40-001

I ate the 4 kinds of fish balls (again) with ho fan noodles.
4 kinds of fish balls in noodle soup HK$38
4 kinds of fish balls in noodle soup HK$38

When you’re in Hong Kong and staying in the Tsim Sha Tsui area do give Chiu Fat a try. Just go during odd hours since it’s always full around 1:00 pm which is their lunch break and 7:00 pm. I’ve recommended this restaurant to several friends and they all enjoyed their meal there.

I almost forgot to mention that they don’t serve house tea or water. Everything must be purchase even tissue paper. They don’t mind if you bring your own drinks.

Chiu Fat Porridge Noodle Restaurant
G/F, 11A Lock Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
telephone:+852 2980 3266

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