Barrio Chino has tons of restaurants to choose from. Some good, some bad, some with chicken feet displayed in the window, and others with empanadas and milanesas on the menu. Hong Kong Style, Montañeses 2149, offers a huge variety of the greasy Chinese food persuasion that I hold so dear to my heart. The menu includes pages and pages of endless options of rice, vegetable, noodle, meat and seafood dishes, and even a separate Dim Sum menu.
Chinese food in Buenos Aires, for the most part, is not very good. Odd tasting sauces, strange hot pink sweet and sour goo, cheap soy sauce, mouth numbing MSG, flavors that don’t make me running back for more. Fortunately, Hong Kong Style is one of the best authentic tasting American-style Chinese food in Buenos Aires, with familiar flavors and high quality produce.
My favorites of the day were the Kung Pao chicken and shrimp fried noodles, I attempted to order sweet and sour chicken, but I guess they were all out. The waiter did warn that the Kung Pao was muy picante – actually, he spotted my tall gringa-ness right away and spoke to me in English… no matter how hard a try, I’ll always be really white (sigh). I did get a bit of spice, but next time I’ll ask for more picante. The shrimpsss in the fried noodles were surprisingly good as well, good consistency and not mushy / veiny like others I’ve tried… plump and really nicely cooked.
One of the only places in Buenos Aires that has a small, yet tasty dim sum menu, Hong Kong Style will remain my top choice for great Chinese food in Barrio Chino.
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