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Hong Kong Station Noodle Shop NY – Plate Of The Day
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Hong Kong Station Noodle Shop NY

September 14, 2005

Hong Kong Station Noodle Shop NY

Hong Kong Station Noodle Shop

128 Hester St. (Chinatown/Lower Manhattan)
East of Bowery

Sometimes going for a good meal in New York Chinatown means going off the beaten path. Just east of Bowery on Hester St far away from all of the touristy shops on Canal is Hong Kong Station Noodle shop. It emulates a fast food noodle shop that you would find in Hong Kong. The sign on the marquee is even in the same font as the Hong Kong Metro. I love the little noodle lucky cats. maneko neki. hong kong station noodle shopicon in red and white – it’s awesome. We went in to check out the noodles in this restaurant and was pleasantly surpised by the authenticity of the noodles. A row of lucky cats greet you in all various sizes. I guess Hong Kong Station Noodle Shop doesn’t take any chances on getting luck. The way this works is you choose the type of noodles : fresh or dried / egg or rice noodles. Then you choose a la carte style what type of ingredients you want in your noodle soup. There isn’t an English menu on the wall so if you can’t read Chinese you can just point at the ingredients. There’s a lot of familiar items such as Chinese broccoli, turnips, shiitake mushrooms, chicken wings, tofu, and other vegetables. There’s also some hardcore items like tripe, beef stomach, chicken gizzards, and pig’s blood. It’s all served with a very rich chicken soup base. It costs about $1 per item so you can gauge what you are spending. Because everything is pre-cooked your noodles are ready to eat in minutes – a very quick solution like you’d find in the Hong Kong Metro. Here’s a sample of what I got that day:
hong kong station noodle shop new york

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  • Reply AzianBrewer September 16, 2005 at 5:25 am

    Is that intestine?? I think that bowl of noodle is called Push-Cart Noodle.

  • Reply yael January 20, 2007 at 10:15 pm

    I ate there, it’s amazing!

    do you know if they have a website for their menu?

  • Reply Mimi September 30, 2007 at 11:53 am

    Menupages has a website. There is another one located at 45 Bayard Street which is open later and looks even nicer.

  • Reply Becklee March 26, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    Hmmm, interesting mix of ingredients in your noodles. Looks like tofu, chicken and fish stomach.

  • Reply Teresa August 24, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    Don’t bother going to this place. I was so excited to go here and I couldn’t wait to taste the noodles. Everyone said it was great. I get there and the place was shut down by the Health Department. There were signs everywhere with skulls and cross-bones. I guess they had a rat problem cause the signs also said to beware of the rat bait. I have no idea when or if they will ever re-open. : (

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