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Reviewed 10 December 2023 via mobile

Disappointing; the snake soup had no ummph to it. The mince pork and salted fish rice pot was not good: the rice was hard and the dish lacked flavour.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 17 July 2020

Unbeatable Chinese sausages @ Ser Wong Fun 蛇王芬. To my surprise the red preserved sausages were sweet and hard without fatty bits so I really liked it. Normally I won’t eat the reds because they burst with oil and horrible squidgy fat. The liver sausage...was even better because it was velvety and there were not much fatty bits in it either. Anyway, I hope to come again and try the other dishes.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 9 October 2019 via mobile

Visited early on a Tuesday around 11.30am. Restaurant was very quiet with no atmosphere whatsoever. However, food was great and very, very fast. I ordered rice with both bbq pork as well as pig liver sausage and was not disappointed...some of the best bbq pork...I’ve tried!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 28 September 2019 via mobile

Just ignore the negative reviews of this restaurant. Contrary to what some have said, it is clean and the servers are friendly. The lady behind the till who has been criticized for being unfriendly is the 90ish year old mother of the owner and is...hard of hearing and has sight issues. She is lovely. We went with a gang of 12 and so were lucky to be able to have a wide selection of dishes - goose, chicken, prawns, sausage ( which was delicious - both pork and goose liver ), egg with bitter melon, melon soup, bean soup, beef with glass noodles and fish with corn. It was all nicely presented and delicious. The restaurant is conveniently located just under the mid-levels escalator and just below Hollywood Road. The prices are reasonable, too, in my view. I can highly recommend it !More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 7 August 2019 via mobile

Don't be scared by their prices, it well worth the money. You pay $138 for a bowl of soup, you get the quality of its kind. No input for snake dishes, it's not my kind.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 16 March 2019 via mobile

The owners must keep removing my HONEST review. I will keep reviewing, the snake soup here is terrible and hygiene is terrible as well. Try at your own Risk! Shame on Trip advisor for allowing this.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 March 2019 via mobile

To be fair this is a "Speciality" Restaurant that specialized in Snake Soup Cantonese Style. Reality: not all Chinese eat snake, it is an acquired taste, and depends how it is done, even if you like the soup, you may not like the stir-fried version,...vice versa. There is always the 2 extreme in this type of restaurants, either you like it or you don't, I guess it just like anything! In my case, I do enjoy all kinds of thick soup Chinese style, like Beef & Cilantro, Fish Maw & Minced Chicken, Sliced Duck with Mushroom etc. Snake Soup also has two versions: Potage Style or Light Broth Style, my preference is the former. Ser Wong Fun's snake soup is full of shredded snake, chicken, mushrooms, sliced ginger etc. all in harmony with the rich stock. Even though the potage is thick, after 2 or 3 bowls one would not feel heavy afterwards. This restaurant is also famous for their Chinese Sausages and Preserved Meats, since we just had our dinner earlier and just wanted to try their Snake Potage, we ordered a small bowl of Liver Sausage & Pork Sausage on Rice as accompaniment. Both sausages were superb, especially the liver sausage, you can really taste the rich liver marinated in Chinese wine. I agree with most other reviewers, prices are on the high side, but I see them not only as a speciality restaurant but a tourist attraction as well, so it is understandable that they charge higher then normal, come to think of it, the famous Kau Kee Restaurant in the same district charges HK$188.00 (US$24.00) for a bowl of Beef Brisket Noodle. So is it worth it? I guess, its just subjective and personal taste...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 31 January 2019

With traditional Chinese style décor and friendly restaurant owner went around different tables ensuring guests were enjoying, I had a great time together with my friends. It was such a great dining experience, the food was so yummy which I would highly recommend especially the...chicken soup, Crispy prawns cooked with soya sauce, sweet and sour pork as well as baked chicken with spring onion and claypot rice.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 24 January 2019 via mobile

Opened in 1890s by the owner’s great-grandfather, this local restaurant offers as authentic an atmosphere as we could find in Mid-levels: the staff, the owner at the cashier’s and her mother who overlook the dining room and the delicious food. Well-praises in HK culinary press...for their claypot/casseroles. We enjoyed the casserole with vegetables in fermented bean paste (a classic) and the stirfry dish of squid, vegetables with dried shrimp (the larger pink chewy strips typical in Cantonese cuisine). The way I loved it as a child visiting in the 80’s!More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 6 January 2019

Great Tradicional Cusine! must try the sneak Soup very traditional specially four tourists! Great food

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

My friend recommended me to come here for snake soup. Not the best I have ever had, but still pretty good. HK$140 for a small bowl for 1. Also, I guess it is popular for Chinese sausages too since I saw people keep coming in...for Chinese sausages. Worth a visit if you are near Tai Kwan or mid-level escalators. But if you don’t want snake soup or sausages, their menu also includes the usual stuff as well.More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 23 November 2018 via mobile

We wanted to have double-boiled soups and traditional Chinese food. Got both...the soup tasted ok, but nothing to sing home about. Ordered the “award winning” claypot rice which is very unimpressive. I had much better claypot rice from any Hong Kong local eateries. Had the...braised bamboo shoot with mushrooms which is totally not what I had expected, thought the description is inaccurate. Just went online to google it now to make sure that I’m not wrong in mistakenly expecting what I thought is bamboo shoot. Was served bamboo pith instead of bamboo shoot with a few pieces of sliced Chinese mushroom, sitting on top of some green veggies; probably should describe the green veggies as the key ingredient/dish instead of bamboo shoot which turned out to be bamboo pith as there seemed to be more veggies than anything. The restaurant only accept cash with a “cash only” sign posted outside at the entrance. The interior smelled odd...reminds me of when someone’s pet dog not cleaned up and salivating. Maybe that is the stench from the snake meat that the restaurant is famous for which I did not try. Overrated as I found out that it is a Michelin star restaurant, but we could not understand why/how that is possible. I had better food in Hong Kong from just about any random walk-in Chinese restaurant. Maybe the rating is for the dishes with snake as key ingredient. But I did see the display of a certificate on the wall above my seat, indicating that the claypot rice is an Award winner. I chose to eat in the restaurant as I had chanced upon a culinary program on TV introducing the restaurant as a go to place for double-boiled soup, but mine had turned out to be disappointing. Also, quality of food & price is not on par.More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 19 November 2018 via mobile

We visited at 12pm on a Friday for lunch and got in easy with no reservation. However by 12:30pm the place was packed. We were handed a menu in English immediately and the staff were very friendly and helpful though we don’t speak any Cantonese....We tried snake soup and also deep fried sliced snake. Well presented and the snake soup was quite delicious. The taste was perhaps a mix of chicken and eel. Tsing Tao beer available. A memorable, Cantonese experience.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

We went there with a friend who lives in HK. This might have helped us in the selection of the dishes. However, we were introduced to some homemade Cantonese dishes. Standard barbecue with pork and duck. Double boiled soups only with vegetables or with snake....Delicious pot with pork (meat cut like an Italian ragu) and soft aubergines. Tasty fried pieces with pork and seafood (a must as well). Steamed vegetables, and also the more known sweet fried pork with peppers. The owner is a passionate and very fiendly lady with fluent English. Don't be afraid. Just enter and let her guide you into this unknown kitchen (for the vast majority of us). Tell her what you like and what you don't, she will tske care. Wine is not served, but this is not an issue. You will be concentrated on the food the whole dinner.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Let's redifine hole-in-the-wall: this place has an horrible service with waiters throwing dishes at you and not helping you at all with the menu, the toilets are filthy, tables are sticky. But. Yes, but. Michelin inspectors saw this "but" as well, cause the food cannot...come more genuine: the snake soup has to be tasted, and the homemade liver salami is truly something else. Really a place to try!More

Date of visit: August 2018
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