2016.1.23 | 波斯富街 percival street, causeway bay
se wong means snake master. this shop sells snake soups. its name yee means two.
se wong yee is few if not the only surviving old and independent eateries around causeway bay. few years back, when mainland tourist fluxed in and landlords’ minds all turned to drugstore and jewellery operators, causeway bay small and old shops were wiped out.
se wong yee does not sell snake soup only, it is famous for barbecued meat, chinese preserved sausage and meat and well-boiled cantonese soup. but of course what better time to have a snake soup in the middle of bitter winter, according to many old hongkongers.
what i treasure the most about this shop is more than its food, it is its signage and neon light. the pretty calligraphic characters tells the name of the shop and what it sells: snake soup expert and barbecued meat and steam rice.