Mui Kee Congee

Mui Kee started off with a humble background, where the founder opened it in a corner stall in Mong Kok, Hong Kong without any formal culinary training. Over the years, family built up its reputation and drew in huge crowd from both locals and tourists.

Today, Mui Kee Congee is helmed by the founder’s grandson, Ah Tung. Using recipes and cooking techniques passed down through generations, every scoop of silky smooth congee is filled with old school ingenuity.

Ambience at Mui Kee

We went there for lunch, and reached at around 11+, and there was already a queue waiting outside for it. Nevertheless, it was a decent wait, and we got in at around 12pm .

I quite like the interior of Mui Kee, with a feature wall of cute little fishes that enhance the vibes of a nice cute Chinese eatery. The restaurant is rather small, but spaced out nicely, so we have a nice cosy seat despite the full house situation in the restaurant.

Food at Mui Kee

Garoupa Belly Congee – $13.80

I think this dish is one of their chef’s recommendation, and I would say.. it’s YSK approved as well! The congee has a nice strong wok hei taste to it, which I find it really special and delicious! The fish, even though it might contain bones, there is this option where you can opt for boneless (but it is limited in quantity), we ordered that. The fish tastes really fresh, and has a bite to it! I must say, they really gave a lot of slices of fish in this congee as well!

The congee is on the more watery side so Kayden said it feels like you are drinking the soup instead of eating congee.

Alaskan Crab Legs Congee – $22

I ordered this with a skeptical mindset, cause I really like Alaskan Crab Legs, but I can’t really decide if it would be nice boiling it in congee? Will the congee have the sweetness of the Alaskan crab legs? Will the Alaskan crab legs be tasteless after being boiled in it?

I must say.. it is definitely worth that $22! The congee has this fresh seafood sweetness from the Alaskan crab legs, and it merged really well with that lightly seasoned congee. The congee is on the more watery side instead of the thicker usual ones. So if you like that slight bite and thickness of the congee, this might not be for you.

In that porridge, there are 2 huge crab legs (merus), and 2 half-parts of I don’t know which part is it, but very meaty as well. It is just that… you definitely have to get your hands dirty if you are eating this.

Crispy Dough Fritters – $2.50

The congee does not come with dough fritters (AKA you tiao) and how can you not have congee with youtiao?! So I ordered a serving of this on the side and sadly, I don’t think it is very good.

It is indeed crispy, and is indeed you tiao… but I find it tasteless? I like to eat youtiao alone and in congee. But their youtiao can only be eaten with the congee as it is tasteless to be eaten alone, sadly.

Service at Mui Kee

The service is ok, nothing to rave about!

Price – $$
Rating – 4/5

Address: 1, #01-12 Scotts Rd, Shaw Centre, 228208

Opening hours: Mon – Fri: 11:30am–2:30pm, 5:30–9pm ; Sat – Sun: 8am – 9pm


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