Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Se Wong Yee (蛇王二) – ♕♕♕♕ 1/2

A locally famous snakes shop of irrefutable fame.
But does it measure up, to the Modern HK expectations…? Winking smile


Chinese Pork and Duck Liver Sausages, are named amongst its famed dishes here -
Today’s Trivial:  These were in fact originally invented in Canton in Toi San (台山) region,
just north of Hong Kong region.  Certainly news to me…

Roast Items aren’t too shabby here -
However I normally concentrate on the other 2 signature dishes..


Their Set Meal is probably quite expensive by Hong Kong’s Standards,
even when compared to the Michelin 2 Star restaurant’s version, @ Tim's Kitchen


Pork Meat and Duck Liver Sausage with Rice (膶腸飯) -
One cannot deprive themselves from this true delicacy.  Many people secretly claim this to be the best version within Hong Kong, so much so that it has over-shadowed its Snake Soup over the years.  I cannot disagree with this verdict.  It is still crunchy and gamey good, but I distinctly remembered this to be more tastier in the past.   Have they changed suppliers?  ~ 7.5/10

5 Snakes Soup (太史五蛇羹) -
This resembles a Cantonese Medicinal soup. And just like Game Meats in Europe, it’s a must order in Hong Kong when we arrive at Late Autumn & Winter.  The version here is more of a starched up porridge than a soup as per Modernised versions, but the snakes and chicken meats taste were fairly bold and aromatic,  together with the influence of Mushrooms, Chrysanthemum, Kaffir Lime Leaf and Crisps ~  6.9/10

Boiled Lettuce with Oyster Sauce (蠔油西生菜) -
This is not the Chinese Lettuce version but the cheaper variety. Not memorable usually, but made pretty well here as its cooked in Snake broth apparently ~ 8/10

Fried Sticky Rice with Preserved Meats and Peanuts (生炒糯米飯) -
Relatively speaking, whilst not outstanding, this is already quite enjoyable within Hong Kong, as most versions are overly wet sticky and bland.  The one here was done to acceptable standards ~7/10

A few more potent Snake Soups are available on the menu…

I will re-try them again if I don’t end up getting a blood nose.

Always a queue here for so many years, before or after a Michelin Recommendation.
Its not the best in terms of its Snake Soup, nearly everyone locally says that,
but overall it’s the most consistent overall performer and well worth a visit.

Price: $85 Per Person
Score: ★★★★☆

Opening Hours:
Mon to Sun:              11:30 - 00:00am
Address: 銅鑼灣波斯富街24號
(24 Percival Street, Causeway Bay)
Ph: 2831 0163



  1. 北角城市花園嗰頭間好啲.

  2. 蛇王良:

    For Snake Soup, yes it is slightly more refined there! But the one here has the bolder snake flavours! :D

  3. 搵到蛇王二前脆皮膶腸,臘腸供應商,平過蛇王二幾十元一斤

  4. Thanks for that Jam.

    Time to get ourselves a new Claypot and experiment with making some good claypot rice with these sausages ! droooool.... :D



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