Friday, November 17, 2017

Shia Wong Hip Snake Restaurant @ Hong Kong

Slither over to Shia Wong Hip, which has been serving up snake specialities in Hong Kong since 1965 - the signature snake soup comprises five types of snakes in a thick, warming broth traditionally believed to bolster the body, especially for winter. 

Other headliners include the hearty snake belly claypot rice and a 'power soup' made of lizards, silkworms, cow penis, deer embryo and seahorses. Wash down with snake bladder juice wine. 

If you'd like to also see/touch a live snake, the establishment will enthusiastically oblige .

Shia Wong Hip
Sham Shui Po, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

6 comments:

  1. Bugs? Eyewww!!! Snakes? EYEWWWWW!!!! Double EYEWWWWW!!!! :D

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    1. Suituapui: hehe, I can tell you’re not a fan :D

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  2. I'd say yes to the snake soup....but no to seeing or touching a live snake! ;P I had snake soup once in KL (a long time ago). It actually looked like shark fin soup to me with the snake meat tasting better than chicken. That's what I remembered. Sadly, these and other types of exotic soups are difficult to find nowadays :(

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    1. Contact.ewew: I like snake soup too - I recall having it in Puchong, but I don’t think that shop is around anymore. You’re right though - to a lot of people, it reminds them of chicken, or better than factory-bred chicken!

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  3. I've tried snake soup which the texture and taste was similar to the sharkfin soup at KL long time ago. But those dishes with very obvious part of snake skin or snake bone really frightened me >_<

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    1. Choi Yen: i guess for some people, they grew up eating snake often enough, so they're not afraid of snake parts :)

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