Food Opera – Hong Kong – Shops Do It Good Too!

Everywhere you go, seemingly there is something good to eat in Hong Kong – the folk out here know how to do it good, even in the gargantuan shopping malls that seem to be on most street corners. Somewhere in these shopping malls, there is a food court sandwiched in, with plenty to eat and plenty to choose from. In the Food Opera, right by our hotel, there’s Cantonese BBG, ramen, congee, Thai, wonton noodles too. We opted for Thai to change up the palate, naturally.

The Thai pork jowl with fragrant rice $53 with slithers of tender protein, moist and packed with of flavour. Evidently marinated, slow cooked, roasted and thinly sliced. It was easy to eat and came with a side of curried vegetables. 

Fried wok tossed egg plant with mince meat $50 was decent too, tonnes of flavour in the sauce there – perhaps it was oyster. And it came with that fragrant rice again.  

Fried flat noodles in Thai style $51 with pork, came with a tonne of fresh vegetables – they clearly wanted to include our five a day in this dish. They may as well called it stir fried vegetables. It wasn’t bad, kinda bland if you want me to be honest and wasn’t what I expected, which was pad Thai – not rice noodles with vegetables! Meh. 

Wok fried morning glory with Belacan sauce $44 came piping hot and was just over the top delectable. Easily the best thing here and – we were a slut for this dish.   

The verdict:

When did I go? Nov 2016
The damage: Expect to pay $50-$10 per head (£5-£10)
The good: This meal just sang value for money, hole filling, tasty and ruddy cheap. The morning glory was the thing I’d come back for.
The bad: It was good, but it lacked the robustness of some Thai food I had. It was good Thai cuisine for beginners!
Rating: 3/5
Would I go again? Yes
Address: MOKO shopping mall, 193 Prince Edward Road, West, Mong Kok.
Phone: +852 36901377


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