18 (Wed) April 2012
Stir-Fried Duck Rice Noodle
at Hong Kong Noodle
-Sinsa, Gangnam, Seoul, Republic of Korea-
Hong Kong Noodle is a Chinese restaurant. Specializes in Cantonese rice and noodle dishes.
I got the heads-up from reader SeoulFood, who happened to be walking by the place and noticed Chinese broccoli on the menu and recalled my affinity for the stuff and alerted me about it – what a pal! Come to think of it, his blog (see Seoul Food) is how I came across Cheongki Myeonga (청키면가), the only other restaurant in Seoul where I’ve had Chinese broccoli (see 2.221 Gailan in Oyster Sauce). Great tips, even though SeoulFood himself doesn’t really seem to Chinese food all that much.
Alas, the food wasn’t that great. Authentic, yes, but lacking in flavor, as if the chef had the right ingredients and knew the right techniques but forgot to add the right seasonings in the right amounts. From the quality of the food to the overall vibe of the place, notwithstanding the full service and porcelain plates, it felt like eating at a high-end shopping mall food court in Hong Kong.
But until there’s a better option, I’ll probably be back for more.
(For more details re food, see WHAT)
(For more details re venue, see WHERE IN KOREA)