This year I managed to spend my birthday abroad, on Day 3 of my Hong Kong travels. The week ahead weather forecast predicted heavy rain for the week, so we decided to do our island hoping outdoor parts of itinerary near the beginning of the trip. Also, one of the brothers was only in Hong Kong for a few nights.
After breakfast, we thought we go up to the Peak in Victoria, and take the Peak Tram up to the top. The Peak Tram is a funicular tram built in the 80’s and many people from around the globe. The queues were crazy and we waited 2 hours to board the tram, it’s a unique experience travelling uphill at a 45-degree angle.
The Peak has changed a lot since my 2008 visit, the viewing platform is another chargeable fee, more restaurants and a shopping mall has opened with more outdoor things to do. The Hong Kong skyline view merged with mountains and big clouds were rewarding. If you don’t want to wait 2+ hours you can take the bus up to Victoria Peak garden instead.
After visiting The Peak we decided to venture out back to central for the infamous Mak’s Noodle Mak’s Noodle 麥奀雲吞麵世家. South China Morning post recently crowned them as number 1 on a recent blog post. Mak is one of the oldest generations of wonton noodles creators. What makes Mak’s Noodles special is the hand-crafted egg noodles ribbons and heavenly bitesize wonton filled with minced shrimp and pork filled with glossy soup broth. Mak’s noodles don’t have that weird after tasting some egg noodle has. The ratio of meat and shrimp is equal and soup is worth savouring down. Bowls are quite tiny, you may need two to fill you up. Costing the $30+ mark. I ordered the wonton and beef brisket noodles, full-bodied beef fell off the bone. Mak’s Noodle 麥奀雲吞麵世家 has to be one of the best wonton mein I ever had.
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