Hong Kong style restaurant Tomato C Hing lives up to its name

Hong Kong style restaurant Tomato C Hing lives up to its name

We find Hong Kong’s hottest eats ‘n’ treats

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Whole of Life noodles (Clams and Hokkaido scallops).
Photo: YP cadet Cherry Kong

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Deep fried tofu skin cuttlefish and shrimp bar.
Photo: YP cadet Cherry Kong
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Tomato C Hing
G/F, 255 Ki Lung Street
Sham Shui Po

Tel: 9462 1567

Grub: Hong Kong style

Vibe: The restaurant is small but neat and clean, and unlike the crowded surrounding Sham Shui Po neighbourhood, not too tightly packed – there’s still space between seats.

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The owner is very friendly, genuine and willing to talk about his food. You get a sense of being welcome and cared for.

Who to bring: Friends who love tomatoes – as the name suggests, most of the dishes are tomato-based – and who want to eat cheaply.

Deep friend fish slice and Sous Vide spicy and sweet soy chicken wings and Lemon & Pear drink.
Photo: YP cadet Cherry Kong

What’s hot: If you are a fan of tomatoes, you will love the food here. The main dishes all feature noodles with different proteins, served in a strongly-flavoured tomato broth. There is also a choice of noodles – udon, ramen, rice noodles, and Shanghai noodles. We found that the udon best soaked up the broth.

The two side dishes on offer aren’t tomato-based – spicy and sweet chicken wings, and 78-degree satay pork belly. Both are cooked by the sous vide methode, in which food is vacuum sealed in plastic, and cooked slowly in water kept at a constant temperature. We tried the wings, which were pleasantly spicy.

Other non-themed dishes include a range of fried food, including cuttlefish balls, tofu skin and fish slices. We tried the latter, and found them fresh-tasting and al dente.

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The drinks list is interesting, and features unique offerings concocted by the owner. The lemon and pear drink has a good ratio of sweetness to sourness, while the cold-brew honey Xinyang Maojian tea is refreshing and, according to the owner has a lower caffeine content due to the way it’s prepared. For an extra HK$5 you can take the signature drink bottle home.

What’s not: The menu is small, and if you’re not into tomatoes, there is even less choice.

Cost: Noodles range from HK$48 to HK$88, and tomato broth is HK$28. Sous vide snacks are HK$28 and fried dishes are HK$24. All drinks are HK$18. No service charge.

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