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MEE Noodle Shop
Posted by james3 on 02/20/2013
It was a cold evening, a bowel of hot soup and something savory sounded good. I popped into Mee Noodle Shop. In the past I've seen it quite busy, however, on this night only a few tables- perhaps 3- were occupied. I ordered roasted chicken soup with ramen noodles- a scallion cake- and a steamed pork roll from the apathetic waitress. The soup immediately landed on my table. As I tried to eat it, every bite was like making my way through a minefield of bones and cartilage. I had to use a plate to gather the grisly remnants of the soup. I am aware of the whole dark meat and bones thing with soup- however the bones continued to amass and not a stitch of meat appeared. Thinking that perhaps I received the bottom of the batch- I called the waitress over and gingerly informed her of the situation. Her reply was dismissive and harsh telling me it was dark meat. Demonstrating to her, I then pulled out another bone and some other questionable chunk of chicken. Her hostility emerged "You DON"T UNDERSTAND!" I then responded "No- it is you that doesn't understand that I do understand. This soup is inedible". She in return told me that "if you didn't like- order something else." She took the bowel and walked away. Meanwhile an average scallion cake emerged followed by a tepid sponge stuffed with some meager pork like gel. I took one lousy bite. A bill of $7.50 was placed on the table- I paid $8.00. I began to feel insulted as the waitress cackled loudly with a fellow waitress. I approached her at the front register where she stood with fellow co-workers. I informed her in a calm manner that the service was not only poor- it was rude. I fake smile tightened across her lips- to which I said- "Mam' I would not smile if I were you- Your restaurant is empty".
Posted by foodcritic on 01/01/2013
Not sure what happens to this Mee Noodle place, used to be good but the food has gone down the hill recently, maybe the original chef left? Ordered Sesame chicken, only found my overcooked chickens swamed in the sauce. Ordered chicken with brocolli, asked for white sauce, they gave me brown sauce and overcooked it. My brocolli basically fell apart when i picked it up. So disappointed, they better get their act in order, otherwise i am going somewhere else.
Posted by lunesta on 09/24/2012
Sorry to write but I saw no other current reviews. Used to have really good food but for a long while they have used very cheap ingredients with no authenticity at all in the taste. Since the price jump I don't go at all. Why pay more for sub par food. This always happens to places like this. It is unfortunate.
Posted by Anonymous on 05/10/2011
I've been going here since 2003. I love this place. It's nothing fancy but the food is always good, especially if you like noodles and soup. The prices recently went up but it's still a good deal. You can get a huge bowl of noodle soup with two toppings for $8.70.
Posted by Joan on 03/21/2011
Left out the soda I ordered
Posted by Anonymous on 02/21/2011
Mee noodle never disappoints their house chicken is amazing and so are the scallion pancakes
Posted by StephNYC on 12/23/2010
I think this is the best Chinese food in HK! I love all of the soups.