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.
The interior design of the restaurant is based on a modern interpretation of vintage diners.
It’s also helpful that there’s an English language option, else we’d just be relying on the photos!
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 🙂
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.
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)
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!
Self-service cutlery in your table 🙂
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!)
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.
But Ryan still enjoyed himself! ^.^
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