Cantonese Classics in Tai Hang: Man Sing is a Tai Hang mainstay that has been dishing out home-style Cantonese dishes for years. It’s still going strong, despite the recent closing of many shops in the area due to high rent.
Look & Feel: A humble diner with only a handful of seats inside (resident complaints have gotten rid of the tables that used to be set up outside the shop, dai pai dong-style), Man Sing is a colorful affair: bright orange chairs pair with shiny plastic white tabletops.
On the Menu: Signatures here include the steamed pork cake with salted duck egg yolk ($69), the Hakka-style salted chicken, and the steamed egg with crab ($79). Basically, fuss-free dishes that generations of families have been making at home, can be had at Man Sing instead.
Jeng: We’ve been to Man Sing several times, and never has it let us down. Our go-to is still the steamed pork cake, which is a fluffy tower of goodness seasoned just right with fragrant soy sauce (and an irresistible golden yolk). The light and smooth steamed egg is another easy favorite. On a recent visit, we discovered a marinated hand-shredded chicken dish that made us realize sesame oil can be generously used without overpowering the ingredients.
Not So Jeng: Man Sing is super popular, and depending on the time you go, you might not be so quick to grab a table — or a clean table for that matter.
Service: It’s in-and-out at Man Sing, so no lingering please.
Great For: When you’re missing home-cooked dishes; a fuss-free meal.
FYI: There’s another branch of Man Sing in Shau Kei Wan.
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