Hg2 : The Hedonist

Hop Kee

If you’re looking to eat well and eat fast, Chinatown is a great stop. But where to go? Take a little advice from Monkey Bar’s Chris Cheung, who loves to catch his breath at this divey little Mott Street spot for its fast, good Cantonese-style food. “I dine solo after work and when I’m running errands regularly in Chinatown. [One of] my favorite spots [is] Hop Kee on Mott Street.” Located next door to that infamous of late-night greasy spoons, Wo Hop, Hop Kee may not look much spiffier than its neighbour, and is certainly on par price-wise (read: cheap) but the food is easily a few levels above. Plunk down in a vinyl booth and go for the quartered in-the-shell Cantonese crab, peppery, juicy Peking pork chop, tender snails cooked in black bean sauce, the guilty pleasure of chow fun, with its generous chunks of chicken or beef.

Address
21 Mott Street (Mosco),
Chinatown,
10013
Telephone
+1 212 964 8365
Website
hopkeenyc.com/
Opening Times
daily, 11am-1am (4am Fri/Sat)
Price
What3Words
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