Kau Kee Restaurant

Top choice noodles in The Peak & Northwest Hong Kong Island

You can argue till the noodles go soggy about whether Kau Kee has the best beef brisket in town. Whatever the verdict, the meat – served with toothsome noodles in a fragrant beefy broth – is hard to beat. During the 90 years of the shop's existence, film stars and politicians have joined the queue for a table.

Besides regular brisket, you can order – and many of the locals do – the beef tendon (牛筋; ngau gun) served in a curry sauce. But know that the best cuts of meat are reserved for the classic dish.