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  1. Dai pai dong owners fight to save a slice of history

    Posted May 20th 2005, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Hong Kong's dai pai dong are going the way of the rickshaw - but food stall owners are fighting back, hoping to put a stop to the slow death of a centuries-old tradition. Customers ... issued since 1970. When a licensee dies, only their spouse can take over the permit. Once the husband or wife dies, the business dies with them. The latest dai pai dong to face the axe is the Man ...

  2. Dai puts title on the line in Hong Kong

    Posted Dec 31st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff reporter Dai Yanyan, the reigning women's champion, will defend her Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon title in February. She will also be competing as part of Team China ... in the series- one runner in each race- with the fastest aggregate time the winner. Dai's teammates are Liu Xiaohuan, Wang Xiaoshu and Zhang Xin and all have plenty of motivation as the top ...

  3. Officials consider reprieve for dai pai dong

    Posted May 24th 2005, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... once we receive it, we will process the application,' a spokeswoman said. The shop, at the centre of calls for the government to allow the city's dai pai dong street-food tradition ... calling for the stall to be allowed to stay open. No new licences have been issued since 1970. The department said the intention was to eliminate dai pai dong gradually because they posed hygiene ...

  4. Tourism authorities spurn dai pai dong

    Posted Jun 30th 2005, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Dai pai dong may serve up Hong Kong's unique flavour but tourism authorities seem concerned their poor hygiene might put off tourists. At a meeting of tourism, public health and hygiene officials to discuss the possible policy change to preserve Hong Kong's remaining 30 dai pai dong, assistant commissioner for tourism Winifred Chung Mak Suet-mui said they were ...

  5. Dai pai dong throws in the noodle

    Posted Jul 30th 2005, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... memories when the 80-year-old dai pai dong closes at midnight tonight. The operators have given up their battle with the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department, which on May 6 ordered them ... since the 1970s and there are only 29 such dai pai dong left. Having been summonsed by the department twice for operating without a licence, the Li brothers, who were Wong's partners, ...

  6. Troubled dai pai dong gets a second serving

    Posted Jun 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Only the licensee's spouse can inherit the licence but Wong was never married. Such licences have not been issued since the 1970s. Only 30 dai pai dong holding such licences are left, ...

  7. Change of heart needed on dai pai dong

    Posted Aug 11th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It seems odd that while tourism authorities do not support preservation of the city's remaining dai pai dong as an attraction to visitors- one reason being that they do not present a wholesome image of the city- the new Hong Kong Disneyland has chosen to serve dai pai dong dishes at one of its food outlets. A government agency with a longer view of things, the Hong Kong Heritage ...

  8. Dai pai dongs are worth preserving

    Posted Dec 21st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Legislative Council has urged the government to preserve our dai pai dongs. It also suggested that a street be built for these food stalls, where hygiene can be monitored. If Singapore can do it, why can't Hong Kong? I think it is good that the Legislative Council is trying to preserve dai pai dongs. Hongkongers should know about our social and cultural history. Some ...

  9. Dai pai dong a valued part of HK's heritage

    Posted Nov 26th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the owners had a change of heart following repeated pleas by conservationists. Where the subject of preservation is a seemingly unappealing dai pai dong, and the power to demolish or preserve rests ... the government's policy of weeding out the dai pai dong during a motion debate in the Legislative Council. Although there were only 28 licensed dai pai dong left, they attracted 49 complaints and 247 ...

  10. Legco wants law to save dai pai dong

    Posted Nov 24th 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Legislators called on the government yesterday find a way to let dai pai dong stay in business to provide a service to customers, as a tourist attraction and as a source ... of cultural inheritance and affirm the historical value of street-side dai pai dong. 'Singapore is a perfect example. All dai pai dong can operate at hawker centres which are regulated ...




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