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.