A slice of HK life from traditional to chic – and an opportunity to taste famous noodles

Located in Sheung Wan, Kau U Fong is a short street connecting Aberdeen and Gough streets. Its Chinese name derives from the Book of Songs, with “Kau U” translating as “nine lucky omens”. Notable buildings include Lan Kwai Fong Hotel @ Kau U Fong, an award-winning boutique hotel exquisitely furnished with oriental décor. At the Gough Street end is Kau Kee Restaurant, a famous noodle shop with a history going back 90 years; unusually for this genre of restaurant, its menu is limited, based around beef brisket, noodles, broth and curry sauce, but it attracts long lines of customers.