Mrs. Vinegar Restaurant (醋娘子) in Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
We went to Sheung Wan on our last day in Hong Kong to search for Jenny's Bakeshop (which is popular among Filipino and Korean tourists). It's a place where you can buy homemade cookies. However, upon seeing the prices of the goods there and the long queue, we decided not to buy anymore. Instead, we just toured the area until we got hungry. This is how we ended up in Mrs. Vinegar where we had some noodles.
Actually, we found it difficult to find a seemingly good place to eat in Sheung Wan, or maybe we just didn't search in the right areas, but since we were really hungry that time, we gave this place a go.
The interior of the place is quite simple and casual, which is similar to some restaurants you see in Binondo, Manila. In fact, you'll catch the same vibe there.
People here in Mrs. Vinegar Restaurant seem really friendly and nice, which added up to the "warmness" of the place. We didn't order much because we were running on a low budget; hence, we just ordered a bowl of noodles for each of us.
Tantanmen (擔擔麵) || HKD42 or approx P254
This dish featured an interesting spiciness in its tasty broth. However, I found something odd in the taste, maybe an herb (i.e. cilantro) that I'm not used to. While this may be appealing for some, it wasn't for me. Same goes with the dish below.
Mustard Pork Noodles (榨菜肉丝麵) || HKD40 or approx. P242
Unlike the one that we had in Mong Kok, this dish had less meat in it. Plus, I didn't enjoy much the thick noodles. Despite this, I found our dining experience near satisfactory, but I'm not attributing this to the restaurant. Maybe, my palate is not yet ready for a taste like that.
These are some photos of me having my way with the noodles. We took this photo right before I actually tasted it. I guess my face wasn't all that jolly after. *wink*
Mrs. Vinegar (醋娘子) - Overall Ratings and Summary
Note: Unshaded stars are equivalents of half-stars. The ratings apply solely to this dining experience.
Value for Money ★★★☆
Budget: a personal bowl of noodles is about HKD40 or approximately P242
The noodles that we had here paled in comparison with what we had in Mong Kok, but then again, it may be cause the style was different. It says in Open Rice that the cuisine here is influenced more by Shanghai (of China). Anyway, this insight is only limited to the noodles because we weren't able to try the dimsum and other dishes.
Related blog post:
- Fresh Noodles from 章記香港仔魚蛋王 in Mong Kok - the first I tried in Hong Kong!
- Ichiran Japanese Ramen in Causeway Bay - a popular Japanese ramen place
Do you know any good places to eat in Sheung Wan? I would really appreciate it if you'd drop your recommendations.
Mrs. Vinegar (醋娘子)
Location: Shop B, G/F,139 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan
Operating Hours: 7:30 AM to 11:30 PM (Mon to Sat) and 12:00 NN to 11:30 PM (Sun)
Contact No.: 2470 9070 (Hong Kong)
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