The kid and I love salty soy milk and I had promised him a trip to get some even before we left California. It was the last week of our visit and I decided it was time to get down to Causeway Bay to get ourselves a bowl.
We get to Yat Pang Heung, a small, hole-in-the-wall Shanghainese place which serves breakfast and other dishes all day long. The restaurant’s a dump and chairs are really only stools. Tables are sometimes sticky and there are no napkins on the table (as is the case with a lot of cheap places in Hong Kong).
A lady makes tsi fan, crullers rolled in sticky rice — not my fave — and an enclosed area is the kitchen where they steam dumplings and stir-fry dishes cooked to order. But we were here for one thing and one thing only.
Initially, I ordered one bowl of salty soy milk to share, but I forgot bowls here are just so much smaller than what we get back home and ended up getting an extra one.
The kid loves Chinese crullers (doughnuts) and wanted an order. These are so delicious, still warm and has a crispy exterior but doughy interior. You can never get anything like this back home. We ended up having to order another just to appease the kid.
It was meant to be an afternoon snack as we were going to dinner that evening and it was satisfying and so very tasty. Two bowls of salty soy soup, two crullers and a bottle of water came to US$5 total. What a bargain eh?
Shanghai Yat Pang Heung
37-39 Jardine’s Bazaar
Tel: +852 2577 9169
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