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Dining magic at Tung Po, Hong Kong North Point

If you’re in Hong Kong, one thing you should do is make reservations at Tung Po in North Point (北角) for a truly local dining experience. Reservations are especially recommended as the place is packed solid by 7pm.

Why should you care?

As a “dai pai dong” which has moved indoors into the Java Road Cooked Food Centre, Tung Po Kitchen has excellent fresh seafood, is recommended by many, and frequented by locals. The place opens for dinner between 530 and 545pm, and within an hour to two, the floor is full of people, the noise levels are so high it’s hard to hear the person in front of you, and the food keeps coming and coming and coming …

You should care, because this is a place where locals come to eat.

I care, because my sister had been to Tung Po before, and she satisfied my request to dine at this well-reviewed joint.

We decided to keep things “light” by ordering only the following four items:

•   black squid-ink noodle,
•   oyster omelette,
•   deep fried spicy prawns with garlic, and
•   soup with Chinese zucchini, green pea vermicelli, chinese mushroom, dried shrimp, and ginger.

Tung Po Restaurant, Java Road Cooked Food Centre, North Point, Hong Kong

655pm, and it’s already packed for dinner at Tung Po

Tung Po, Java Road Cooked Food Centre, North Point, Hong Kong

Signage for Tung Po Restaurant

Tung Po, Java Road Cooked Food Centre, North Point, Hong Kong

Black squid-ink noodle

Tung Po, Java Road Cooked Food Centre, North Point, Hong Kong

Oyster omelette

Tung Po, Java Road Cooked Food Centre, North Point, Hong Kong

Fried prawns with shredded garlic

Tung Po, Java Road Cooked Food Centre, North Point, Hong Kong

Soup with Chinese zucchini, green pea vermicelli, chinese mushroom, dried shrimp, ginger

Tung Po, Java Road Cooked Food Centre, North Point, Hong Kong

There’s me, there’s my sister

To reach Tung Po in North Point, take the MTR to North Point station on the Island line, follow the signage for exit A1, head up and out to street-level, walk across the street to the Java Road Municipal Services Building, go up to the 2nd floor, and look for signs to Tung Po Kitchen (東寶小館).

For more places to eat in Hong Kong, click here.

My sister and I made the photos above on an iPhone and iPod Touch, respectively, on 22 June 2012. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com.

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4 Responses to “Dining magic at Tung Po, Hong Kong North Point”

    • fotoeins

      Hi, Xandré. No seafood for you then? 😉 Please take my word for it – all of it was delicious. Thanks for stopping by!

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    • fotoeins

      😛 Jen, thanks for your comment! But may I remind you that not only do you live in the “Land of Plenty” (c), but that you happen to be on the left-coast-of-plenty. I mean, c’mon!!! Inner frikkin’ Sunset in San Francisco! San Tung dry-fried chicken wings! 😉

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