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By Yannie Chan | October 7th, 2015
  • Restaurant
  • Kowloon, Kwun Tong
  • Address: ,91 Shung Yan Street,Kwun Tong
  • Open Hours: Monday-Sunday, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Phone: 2389-4471
  • Rating: 4
  • Cuisine: Cantonese
  • Ambience: Casual, Intimate, Traditional

Rice Noodle Heaven: Formerly a dai pai dong in Kwun Tong, Hop Hing Noodle Ka has over 30 years of history and is a favorite among locals. Well-loved for its flat rice noodles, beef briskets and beef stomach, Hop Hing caused a stir when it had to close down due to redevelopment plans in 2012. It has since relocated to near the Shui Wo Street Market.

Look & Feel: Hop Hing is relatively spacious for a cha chaan teng. The furnishing is quite new, with a cooking area near the entrance that fills the restaurant with a savory smell. There’s a cozy community feeling here, where you’ll find the owner and staff chatting up new and regular customers.

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On the Menu: There’s a wide range of noodles and ingredients, but Hop Hing is best known for its tasty beef briskets and beef stomach — and because of the strong taste, the staff suggests pairing with the flat rice noodles ($29). If you have an appetite, you can also dig into the beef balls which are the restaurant’s second-best selling dish.

Service: Nothing remarkable, but the server did pass the test of not getting angry when we spent five minutes deciding on what to order.

Jeng: Beef stomach is definitely not for everyone, but if you’re on the fence and looking to try some good ones, Hop Hing is a great place to start – its beef stomach is soft and tender, savory and well-seasoned.

Not so jeng: Don’t wear your fancy kicks to Hop Hing. The floor gets wet and oily at times, especially later into the night.

Great for: A satisfying quick lunch if you’re in the area, and a great introduction to the Kwun Tong neighborhood.

This writeup was based on an independent tasting. The Loop doesn’t guarantee/sell restaurant review coverage. See our editorial policy here.