MINMIX 1950

Ryan and I live round the corner from a lovely little place called MINMIX 1950. This is Hong Kong’s first fast food restaurant that introduced self-ordering machines which allow you to pay using your Octopus card (an equivalent to London’s Oyster card, but more versatile)! They specialize in a variety of home-made noodles and fresh products that are delivered to the shop daily.

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The interior design of the restaurant is based on a modern interpretation of vintage diners.

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It’s also helpful that there’s an English language option, else we’d just be relying on the photos!

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There are many choices, all of which cost around $20-$60 individually, which is the equivalent of £1.50-£5. We’ve never spent more than $70 there in total, even for dinner, and we left with happy tummies 🙂

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We’ve always gone for the optional cart noodles, where you get to pick your own noodles and a great range of toppings and sides.

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They made a bit of a translation error here; pork’s ‘bladder’ is actually stomach. (I don’t think that sounds any more appealing for you Brits out there though! :p)

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After you’ve ordered, you just whack out your Octopus card! The service is impeccable; we’ve never had to wait more than 5 minutes for the food to arrive!

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Self-service cutlery in your table 🙂

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I’ve tried quite a few combinations of the optional cart noodles, but I think this is my favourite so far: thick egg noodles, pig’s intestines, spicy pork cubes, water spinach and sweet radish (The radish is amazing. I swear they soak it in some kind of prawn stock. So good!)

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Ryan also had the thick egg noodles with spicy pork cubes, water spinach and fresh dumplings in a spicy sauce. Unless you’re a massive fan of spicy food, we wouldn’t recommend the hot option as it’s pretty hardcore.

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But Ryan still enjoyed himself! ^.^

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Then again, who wouldn’t have a good time with this hunk watching you munch and slurp away?!

If you’re in the area and fancy a quick, cheap and tasty meal, they have branches in Hung Hom, Tseung Kwan O and Tuen Mun. Click here for more information. We’d love to hear from you in the comments section if you do pay them a visit/have any recommendations for us…don’t forget to top up your Octopus card! 😉

Ryan and Queenie xx

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