|Roast goose and beef congee|
When I was in high school, Mong Kok was only about 15 minutes walk away, and was where I'd catch the MTR to go home, so I knew it intimately, but that was embarrassingly long ago. These days, I don't get out to Mong Kok enough to know what's good, and meeting up with an old friend who needed to be in the area was just the excuse I needed to do a little digging, and voila, I found Fu Kee, next to a cha chaan teng I used to go to all the time (cheap egg tarts = excellent afternoon tea for a kid with a HK$20/week allowance).
Fu Kee has been around for ages; I don't know why I'd never been. If a full house for early Monday lunch is anything to go by, it's still as popular as ever.
They're known for their congee - a light rice porridge - as well as roast goose and fried rice noodles with beef "gon chau ngau hor" , a Cantonese staple. (The name means "dry-fried flat rice noodles with beef" - it's "dry" because it isn't finished with a sauce poured over. Whatever sauce is in the noodles is added while stir-frying, and it's usually not much). When I went, a lot of people were having a simple egg and pork (I think ?) fried rice too, which looked nice and fluffy - the grains of rice in a Cantonese-style fried rice should never stick together nor be greasy.
My friend chose congee with roast goose and sliced beef and I went with the beef noodles. I didn't really try the congee but it looked "meen", a Chinese word that translates to "cotton" - soft and light, with rice that looks like it's melted and inseparable from the liquid. We were sharing a table with other diners and one of the men opposite us actually ordered an extra serving of goose and tipped it right into his congee. I think I would have liked to do that too, so that the skin would stay relatively crisp.
|Fried flat rice noodles with beef|
While Fu Kee isn't a site for culinary pilgrimage, it's always good to know an old standby in MK, where things change before you can say, "Is that new?".
Fu Kee Congee (incorrectly spelled as "Fuk Kee" on Openrice, by the way)
104-106 Fa Yuen Street
+852 2385 1230
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