Best Fish Ball

The MMMs Awards 2021
Best Fish Ball

  1. Kong Chai Kee (Eaters' Choice)

    As fellow fishball heads will tell you: Kong Chai Kee's homemade creations are not-to-be-missed. Not if you call yourself a true fan! If not from a visit from their brick-and-mortar location in Causeway Bay, take a baggie to go for your very own serve at home. Just follow the quintessential steps to preparing these authentic Chiu Chow recipes: a simple blanch in boiling water.

    - Kong Chai Kee, G/F, 2 Canal Road East, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, +852 2893 5617

  2. Megan's Kitchen

    The fish balls Megan's Kitchens are not your typical snow-white balls bobbing in a clear consummé or slathered in a thick curry sauce; they're designed to go with the simmering broth of soupy hotpot. There’s the classic Chiu Chow make, or the Fu Zhou edition with a meaty filling of either original or spicy. And a cuttlefish ball, too, made with bite-size cuttlefish chunks folded within the homemade paste and in an rainbow specturm of colours.

    - Megan's Kitchen, 5/F Lucky Centre, HK Hong Kong Island, 165-171 Wan Chai Rd, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, +852 2866 8305

  3. Fishball Man

    This here is the citywide beloved version of the humble fishball. Simmered and soaked in a thick curry soup, first, then brushed with a scooping of chunky curry sauce. Fishball Man has been a favourite for decades and it’s simple to see why: fish balls moulded in the perfect one-size bite with the perfect chew followed by the street stall's infamous Secret Satay Sauce that’s both sweet and spicy, and the secret to it's popularity.

    - Fishball Man, 50 Tin Kwong Rd, To Kwa Wan, Hong Kong, +852 6258 5417

  4. Pak Loh Chiu Chow

    Pak Loh Chiu Chow’s bread and butter is in its name: Chiu Chow cuisine. And you know what that means, chiu chow style fish balls best known for its irregular appearance and loved for its satisfying chew. Labelled as a classic — with a brief stint serving Cathay Pacific's Business Class travellers — the fish balls are handmade and served in a variety of settings. The most popular: clear broth with silky strands of ho fun.

    - Pak Loh Chiu Chow, (various locations), Shop 1002, 10/F, Times Square,1 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay, +852 2577 1163

  5. Tak Cheong Noodle

    The network of restaurants embedded within compact Kowloon City might be hard to navigate but you can always spot the entrance of Tak Cheong Noodle — distinguished by long, unending queues. They're here for the homemade fish balls, made from a considered blend of saltwater fish to be enjoyed in the accompanying pork bone broth, the deep-fried fish skin and fish cake that is produced fresh each day from their own factory.

    - Tak Cheong Noodle, (various locations), Comfort Court, Shop B, G/F, 88 Fuk Lo Tsun Rd, Kowloon City, Hong Kong, +852 2718 3838

  6. On Lee

    Shau Kei Wan-native is a beloved local institution. Sure, you'll come for fragrant dai pai dong favourites, but foodies in-the-know will also make a stop here for On Lee's mixed dry flat noodles that come topped with the restaurant's selection of fish cakes and fish balls that are made fresh everyday.

    - On Lee, 22 Shau Kei Wan Main St E, Shau Kei Wan, Hong Kong, +852 2513 8398