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Hong Kong restaurant reviews

New restaurants in Hong Kong: Nine Point Five, Sai Kung offers a variety of hot dogs for under HK$100 that will not disappoint

With 10 hot dog choices that range from the One On Dog (with bolognese, HK$38) to the Yappy Dog (teriyaki chicken, HK$58) to the Show Dog (seafood, HK$98), there is something for everyone at affordable prices

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 04 September, 2018, 6:18pm
UPDATED : Tuesday, 04 September, 2018, 6:34pm

Interested in trying hot dogs that go far beyond just sausage and bread (and which can be a lot more filling)? Try Nine Point Five in Sai Kung.

It’s not any place you’d want to make a special trip for, but if you’re in the area, it can be an inexpensive and satisfying quick meal. It’s just a few metres away from the town’s main transport interchange.

The small and frugally-designed shop was relatively quiet, with just one other customer waiting for an order. It’s a small space with a relatively large kitchen. It’s takeaway only, but there’s seating nearby. The two staff members were patient and friendly.

There are 10 hot dog choices including the One On Dog (with bolognese, HK$38) to the Yappy Dog (teriyaki chicken, HK$58) to the Show Dog (seafood, HK$98). The most expensive and the one item over HK$100 is the Warrior Dog (with soft shell crab, HK$128). A classic hot dog is HK$12 for small and HK$23 for large.

The Triple Cheese Dog (HK$58) was topped with Gouda, cheddar and Parmesan, some herbs and a hearty quantity of cooked onions. The bun was moist enough, and the cheeses were soft and melting.

You have the option of ordering the hot dog as a set too. Set A (an additional HK$20 with your hot dog of choice) gives you a drink plus fries or deep-fried onion rings; set B (an additional HK$16) gives you the choice of prawn sticks, sweet butter corn or cheesy ham balls in tomato sauce. Fries with cheese sauce were well cooked, and not too oily or salty.

Nine Point Five, Ko Fu House, 58-72 Fuk Man Road, Sai Kung, tel: 6719 3386.

Open: 11am-9pm.

While you’re in the area:

The Diner in Sai Kung – burgers, shakes and whiskeys

Padstow, Sai Kung – pub meets casual seafood restaurant

The Picture House, Sai Kung – Steamers’ successor