it’s all too easy to miss wah lok, an old timer hidden among a warren of traditional shops that flank a stone staircase and several stand-alone kiosks in the middle of the steps. from its facade to its interiors, nothing shouts for attention and it’s rarely mentioned in the city’s travel or food guides, which makes this one of the most authentic bing sutt around. a handful of round tables and booth seats fill up the tight space that’s brightened up by orange printed tiles. orders are written in pencil on unlined paper with its masthead over the top and slipped under the glass table tops. their iced milk tea is the thing to try: silky and goes down like a dream on a hot summer afternoon, and gives lan heung yuen a good run for their ‘pantyhose’ money.
16 tung street off cat street, sheung wan