Hong Kong Snapshot(107) Shui Kee Coffee, Old school eatery hide in a Wet Market 香港隨拍(107) 瑞記咖啡 隱身於街市的老牌茶記none
In the last post of HK Snapshot, one of the oldest Cha Chaan Teng in HK was introduced and the post got a lot of replies about the interest in such old HK style restaurant. So in this post, I am going to introduce another old-school restaurant in HK. It’s famous in HK but I don’t think tourists may know it. It’s the Shui Kee Coffee.
Why did I say that the tourists may not know it? It’s because the restaurant is located inside a local public wet market. I don’t think a tourist will visit a wet market right? Anyway, let me show you the restaurant.
The owner of Shui Kee started operating the restaurant 60 years ago and now he is 80 already. The restaurant was initially a Da Tai Dong and then moved to the Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, the public wet market. Let’s see the picture of the Building.
I think only local people know that there are restaurant in the building. Let’s move.
Entering the 2nd floor of the building, there are actually numbers of restaurants inside, all HK Style. Shui Kee is at the corner which is just a small one but don’t ignore it. It is the most famous restaurants among all. It was tea time when I visited and it was the only restaurant almost full.
The most famous of Shui Kee is this bottle of HK iced milk tea, ah sorry, no ice, but cold milk tea. Every night they prepared the milk tea and put them into fridge so we may enjoy the milk tea without ice diluting it. The bottled milk tea is already the icon and the soul of the restaurant. Another famous dish is the HK style French toast but it’s too heavy for me so I didn’t try. Show you a picture from the web:
And I ordered the beef spam with noodle.
Having meal at Shui Kee is not just for the food, but also a mood, a mood of local HK life. Just try it, before the price is still not raised to those restaurants described as tourist attraction.
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