We find Hong Kong's hottest eats 'n' treats

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 12 October, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 12 October, 2008, 12:00am

Wu Kong Shanghai Restaurant

Basement, Alpha House, 27 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Tel: 2366 7244


Grub: Authentic Shanghai food, including noodles, shark's fin soup and dim sum.

Vibe: Recently renovated, the space feels less like a traditional Chinese restaurant and more like a secret cave with its basement setting and low lighting.

Who to bring: Families, especially those visiting from overseas, and big groups of friends and schoolmates. The more people the better, so you can try more dishes.

What's hot: Xiao long bao should be top of the list, but don't miss out on the Shanghainese fried and soup noodles. Other menu highlights include Crispy Turnip Cake, Braised Sea Water Crab with Bean Paste Sauce and Double Boiled Superior Pork Ravioli with Chicken.

There are also some set dinner menus if you're new to the cuisine.

What's not: The restaurant is very popular with locals as well as tourists, so don't even think about going for dinner without a reservation if you're not prepared to wait at least 30 minutes. It can get quite cramped and, like most Chinese restaurants, it can get noisy.

Cost: About HK$100 a head if you share noodles and dim sum; more if you order special dishes like shark's fin soup and Peking duck.