A chef prepares wonton noodles at Ho Hung Kee in Causeway Bay. The umami of the filling, the size of the wontons and how many you get in a bowl, as well as the price, are all factors the discerning Hong Kong diner takes into consideration when choosing where to eat the classic Cantonese dish. Photo: Jonathan Wong A chef prepares wonton noodles at Ho Hung Kee in Causeway Bay. The umami of the filling, the size of the wontons and how many you get in a bowl, as well as the price, are all factors the discerning Hong Kong diner takes into consideration when choosing where to eat the classic Cantonese dish. Photo: Jonathan Wong
A chef prepares wonton noodles at Ho Hung Kee in Causeway Bay. The umami of the filling, the size of the wontons and how many you get in a bowl, as well as the price, are all factors the discerning Hong Kong diner takes into consideration when choosing where to eat the classic Cantonese dish. Photo: Jonathan Wong

If wonton noodles are a gauge of economic health, can Hong Kong diners still get their money’s worth amid the coronavirus recession?

  • To judge the state of the Hong Kong economy, order one of the city’s favourite dishes – a bowl of shrimp dumpling, or wonton, noodles
  • We try five restaurants to see if they still offer value for money amid the downturn, based on price and the quality and quantity of wontons, broth and noodles

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A chef prepares wonton noodles at Ho Hung Kee in Causeway Bay. The umami of the filling, the size of the wontons and how many you get in a bowl, as well as the price, are all factors the discerning Hong Kong diner takes into consideration when choosing where to eat the classic Cantonese dish. Photo: Jonathan Wong A chef prepares wonton noodles at Ho Hung Kee in Causeway Bay. The umami of the filling, the size of the wontons and how many you get in a bowl, as well as the price, are all factors the discerning Hong Kong diner takes into consideration when choosing where to eat the classic Cantonese dish. Photo: Jonathan Wong
A chef prepares wonton noodles at Ho Hung Kee in Causeway Bay. The umami of the filling, the size of the wontons and how many you get in a bowl, as well as the price, are all factors the discerning Hong Kong diner takes into consideration when choosing where to eat the classic Cantonese dish. Photo: Jonathan Wong
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