Sunday, July 09, 2006

Wong Kwok Noodle House

Wong Kwok Noodle Shop
Corner of North King & Nu'uanu



I met Len for lunch today and we walked to this noodle place on the edge of Chinatown. We had a long discussion about Chinese food in Hawaii, and how it's all too Americanized. This is one of the 2 restaurants in Chinatown that he'll eat at. (He says there's much more authentic Chinese food in Vancouver)

This place specialized in thick round homemade rice noodles, similar to Japanese udon noodles. I don't think I've ever had noodles like this in China, but maybe in Guangdong you can find them. Len had soup noodles with beef brisket, and I had the house soup noodles with pork, shrimp, bean sprouts, and snowpeas. The highlight of the soup was the broth...very rich, tasted like it had been boiling all day.

3 comments:

Rachael said...

There is a Chinatown in China? That seems funny...

Rachael said...

Wait, your profile says you are in China, but Im starting to suspect this is in Hawaii...

pia said...

Hi Rachael,

Sorry...yeah, need to update the profile! I'm back in Hawaii for the summer :)