Best Congee in Kennedy Town

Posted: August 18, 2014 in breakfast, dinner, lunch, snack
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I have been eating my way through Kennedy Town. In the past week I have found 3 congee restaurants.

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I ordered the same thing at three restaurants. Congee and noodles. The stereotypical HK congee consisting of squid, fried pork skin and shredded beef. Rice noodles.

At the cooked food centre, I was served the following:

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The noodles were greasy and the congee lost its thick consistency during cool down.  This is a bad sign when congee turns to water.  It’s usually a tell tale sign the congee is laced with flour as a thickening agent.  I didn’t enjoy the noodles as I found the glean on my lips a little on the heavy side.  Smithfield Cooked Food Centre’s congee restaurant was the cheapest.  $10 for the congee and $5 for the noodles.

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The congee never lost consistency during cool down and there’s a fragrant hint of soy bean in the congee.  There was a lot of ingredients inside the congee.  The noodles were not greasy so it was easy to eat.  This was the best congee.  $12 for the congee and $7 for the noodles.

Corner establishment congee is good but it’s a tiny location and they’re constantly pan frying lotus root cakes so you will leave smelling like a greasy spoon.  It was also the most expensive congee place so considering the venue and quality, there are better establishments to frequent.

Winner: 2014-08-03 20.00.06

One amazing thing about Kennedy Town compared to Central is the fact congee is available at all hours throughout the whole day.

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Comments
  1. Flour in congee? Really? Ew. Does that make a gluten-free dish into a gluten dish? I live in a country where congee isn’t readily available so I always make it myself if I want some. I’d never add flour to it. That seems so wrong.

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