Zen Noodle Cafe (Shop 6, 7B, Ngong Ping Village, Lantau Island)

PhotoGrid_1402673952146Date visited: November 2013

What we ate:

Osaka Beef Udon (~HK$70) and Curry Sirloin Steak (~HK$90) (~PHP1200 total)


Taste = 4/5

–          When we visited HongKong, one of the places that we had to visit was the Lantau island and ride the cable car. It was a relatively long ride and when we landed on the island, we were really hungry. We chanced upon this restaurant because we were really low on blood sugar at that time. The Udon was okay. The restaurant was a Japanese-themed restaurant but the broth of the soup tasted very Chinese. The egg in the Udon was not even the Japanese marinated soft-boiled egg that is a staple in Japanese ramen. It was just a plain hard-boiled egg. The taste was good and the beef was cooked nicely but the whole taste was Chinese. The Steak dish was good and the meat was tender. The sauce tasted like the Japanese curry that we know, good thing. We finished the Steak dish easily but we had taste fatigue with the Udon.


Service = 3.5/5

–          We are used to the Filipino-style of service and we were not used to servers that do not smile or express some degree of hospitality. But to be fair, the servers were fast. The method of payment was the same as with most HK noodle places where you pay at the desk near the door before exiting.


Ambience = 4.5/5

–          The place looked good and everything was clean and the dining area was well planned and people didn’t have to squeeze into anything even if there were a lot of seats and tables. However, it looked very Chinese and we didn’t even know that they were a Japanese-themed restaurant until we looked at the options in their menu.


Value for money = 3/5

–          The dishes were expensive considering the prices of the other restaurants in HK. Granting that they were in a tourist area, their prices were still relatively higher than some of their neighbours. When we walked towards the Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha), there was a small inconspicuous store that sells noodles and rice meals at a much more reasonable price. Unfortunately, we were already full so we were not able to sample some of their dishes.


Sorry, we could not find an FB page or website for this restaurant.



Hello everyone,

We made a page that grouped our first 50 restaurant posts based on their locations then ranked based on taste, value for money, service then ambience.

You can click here to view it!

Happy foodtripping! 🙂

Rey and Lyn.


Hello everyone,

The unimaginable has happened.

The SD card where we store our photos died on us before we could back it up. We tried several softwares and three reputable data recovery centers to no avail. For the succeeding weeks, the posts will have maps in place of the photos until we get to return to them and update the posts.

Thank you for bearing with us.

Rey and Lyn