Hong Kong – Wang Fu Restaurant (Chinese Dumplings)

Restaurant: Wang Fu Restaurant
Cuisine: Chinese
Last visited: April 12, 2010
Location: Central, Hong Kong
Address: MTR Station: Central
Shop A, G/F Jade Centre, 98-102 Wellington Street, Central Tel: 2121 8006, 2121 8089
Price Range: $10-20CAD

1: Poor 2: OK 3: Good 4: Very good 5: Excellent 6: Tres Excellent!!

Food: 5
Service: 3
Ambiance: 2.5
Overall: 5
Additional comments:

  • Very popular to locals
  • The original home made dumpling shop on the street
  • Line up at lunch and dinner
  • Famous for home made dumplings
  • Fresh, made upon order
  • Casual, quick, cheap
  • Daily special dumplings

**Recommendations: Pork & Chive dumplings, Egg & Tomato dumplings (only offered at dinner, after 6pm)

There’s about 4 home made dumpling restaurants on this one street so make sure you come to this one. I think the owner owns 2/4 but this is the original one so make sure you eat at this one. I’d say it’s a must try if you’re traveling to Hong Kong.

Wang Fu is famous for their home made dumplings. From the skin to the stuffing everything is made in house and made upon order. At lunch time it attracts a business crowd and during dinner it attracts everyone. The dinner time menu has more options but it’s a quick and casual eatery so don’t expect to extend your stay especially with a line up out the door.

This is most of the menu, but not the full menu.

I came here twice, once for lunch and the second time for dinner just to try their tomato and egg dumplings. I’ve combined both visits in this post.

On the table:

Sesame Sauce Cold Noodle – 3/6

  • $27HKD = about $4CAD
  • This is one of their most popular and highly recommended dishes, but I’ve had better so I wouldn’t recommend it.
  • It was good, but I think it lacked flavour. There was lots of sesame sauce but it wasn’t salty enough. It’s more of a lunch time item and popular on hot days.
  • It’s chilled noodles (made in house) served with pickled radish, carrot, raw cucumber and bean sprouts and a hard boiled soy sauce egg.

**Pork & Chive Dumplings - 5.5/6

  • 10 dumplings – $32HKD = about $4.50CAD
  • 5 dumplings w/noodle and soup bowl – $26HKD = about $4.00CAD
  • These are the most famous dumplings and the original dumpling.

  • They’re really good, but I found the skin to be a little thick.
  • They’re nice and packed with stuffing though with lots of chives which makes it so delicious and juicy! I dipped mine in vinegar that’s served at the table.

**Daily Special Dumplings5/6

  • Pork & Watercress dumplings.
  • The price varies according to the daily special, but in this case it was the same as the pork and chive dumplings.
  • Again, packed with watercress and super juicy, but I still liked the pork and chive dumplings better.

**Tomato & Egg Dumplings - 3/6

  • 10 dumplings – $32HKD = about $4.50CAD
  • 5 dumplings w/noodle and soup bowl – $27HKD = about $4.00CAD
  • Served only during dinner – after 6pm
  • I came back for dinner just to try these. I’ve never heard of them before so I was very curious to try them.
  • I would recommend them based on the fact that they’re rare, but they weren’t exceptionally good or anything. They are very good though.

  • It was heavy on the tomatoes and little on the egg. I definitely wanted more egg.
  • The tomato was very pulpy and overall it was a bit bland. Since the filling was so light the dumpling skin tasted even thicker.

Beef Brisket Noodle in Soup- 3.5/6

  • $29HKD = about $4CAD
  • This is also a popular item and it was good, but not the best in Hong Kong in my opinion. I literally had just eaten another bowl of beef brisket noodles before coming to this restaurant and that bowl was much better (that post will be posted soon!)
  • The noodles were home made and they were firmer, round and chewy noodles.
  • The beef broth tastes like soy sauce tea leaf egg broth but less salty. It was quite flavorful, but not really a beef flavour.

  • It came with about 10 pieces of beef (some on the bone) and all of it was tender, but also quite fatty – the real Chinese way. They were very well marinated though so they did absorb lots of flavour.

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11 Comments

  • Lola says:

    Just wondering, do you use voice recognition typing program or type it out by hand? Just because there are always some very obvious misprints/use of wrong words. Like the use of the word “crown” in this sentence:

    “lunch time it attracts a business crown and during dinner it attracts everyone.”

    You seem to write pretty proficiently, so these mistakes are very glaring and odd.

  • Sherman says:

    That pork looks fatty, but oh-so-good!

  • Mijune says:

    Lola – I’m so sorry! My bad! This last month I’ve barely had time to proofread my posts before I put them up and I’m back logged 2 months right now…so many retaurants and only so many days lol :S….spelling mistakes drive me insane too…makes you want to use red pen on your screen. =p I’ll start proofreading again ;) Thanks!

    Sherman – you know how Asians love their fat! They just don’t physically have much of it =p

  • Henry says:

    Lola,

    I think she meant to say “lunch time it attracts a business clown and during dinner it attracts everyone.”, he he he.

    How I wish I was visiting HK again … getting mighty hungry just looking at all those scrumptious-delicious looking pics.

  • Mijune says:

    lol omg I can’t believe I haven’t made the correction on that spelling error…going to go fix that now! =p

  • Bow says:

    Mijune,
    What, no dessert dumplings ? With all the food you try, you must have the constitution of an ox, or the iron-clad stomach of an ostrich(which,like a goat try anything).

  • Mijune says:

    Bow – of course I didn’t miss out on dessert! Just not here lol… I headed over to Tong Pak Fu for shaved ice milk! http://www.followmefoodie.com/2010/05/hong-kong-tong-pak-fu-dessert-restaurant/

    But that was after dinner #3 at Nha Trang for some Vietnamese :)

    hmm dessert dumplings… that could be interesting!! Actually I made pear ravioli once! That worked well!

  • NL70@aol.com says:

    Superb pics greatly enhance the descripts.

  • Mijune says:

    @NL70@aol.com – thank you!! thanks for visiting!

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