Inside Tom Yum Noodle in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. Photo: Michelle Wong

Hong Kong’s Tom Yum Noodles offers taste of Thailand for under US$12 – but dishes are too salty

  • Restaurant captures the Instagrammable Bangkok vibe well, but some of the broths did not pack the aromatic punch we were after
  • Insta-famous rose Thai milk tea hit the sweet spot
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Inside Tom Yum Noodle in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. Photo: Michelle Wong
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Singapore laksa at Pestle & Mortar in Happy Valley. The restaurant is tiny, and makes a limited number of bowls of laksa each day. Photo: Xiaomei Chen

The best laksa in Hong Kong: a Malaysian and a Singaporean go on a spicy noodle soup hunt

  • A rich soup base is the foundation of a good laksa, but there are several varieties, so we confined our quest to curry laksa, or nyonya laksa, with coconut milk
  • Our experts look for how springy the noodles are, the balance of spices and herbs, and how well cooked and flavourful the ingredients are
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Singapore laksa at Pestle & Mortar in Happy Valley. The restaurant is tiny, and makes a limited number of bowls of laksa each day. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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