Michelin dishes out stars on cheaper side
A family noodle shop in Yuen Long has become the world's cheapest eatery awarded the coveted Michelin star.In an unprecedented move, the Michelin Guide Hong Kong Macau 2011, which was released yesterday, handed out one star to the eatery serving a bowl of wonton noodles for HK$16. "About two U.S. dollars "
Ho To Tai, which means "good quality till the end," is one of 13 new restaurants with stars in the third edition of the fine dining bible.
Wonton noodles, dried prawn noodles and dumplings stuffed with fish skin are the most popular dishes listed in the guide.
"We are surprised with the recognition," said Chan Ki-ho, co-owner of the noodle shop. "I believe local diners and tourists are attracted by the freshness and quality of our ingredients. We make egg and shrimp noodles every day in our own factory a few blocks away."