Wing Lai Yuen

restaurants / Chinese

Lonely Planet review

A household name for daam daam min (spicy Sichuanese noodles), Wing Lai Yuen was opened in 1947 in the squatter shacks of Diamond Hill where Nationalist soldiers from Chongqing used to live. According to rumour, it was martial-arts director Chang Che who gave Wing Lai Yuen its name. Now it has an English menu and a branch in Macau, but the excellent noodles ($18 per bowl) are still handmade.