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  1. News - Hong Kong - COMMUNITY

    Lek Yuen estate's dai pai dong survives against the odds

    Posted Jan 26th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Family's recipe of hard work and a pinch of creativity keeps struggling dai pai dong alive Stalls survive against the odds It was all or nothing for food seller Cheung Man-keung in 2008. After The Link Reit took over retail space in public housing estates, Cheung, 52, was given a choice: take all six stalls in the dai pai dong at Lek Yuen ...

  2. The Script spice up flying visit with a dai pai dong treat

    Posted Apr 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and eating street snacks, especially relishing the spicy prawns at a dai pai dong. After dinner, the band caught a football match at their hotel. 'My favourite player of all time is [former ...

  3. Neighbours protest over dai pai dong under cover

    Posted Jan 26th 2011, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip The government has breathed new life into Central's dai pai dong but the stalls have grown too big, say neighbouring shop owners in Stanley Street. Four dai pai dong stalls- ... owners of shops and buildings in the area said they were not consulted. Some were shocked when a person running a dai pai dong planted four canvas stands, all one-storey tall, into the road. ...

  4. Save the dai pai dong

    Posted Mar 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It is important to protect Hong Kong's heritage. I think dai pai dong are a crucial part of our culture and should be preserved. I love eating at these open-air food stalls. ... of us can afford to eat at hotels and restaurants. The government must do its best to save dai pai dong. They are a part of our collective memory. Annie Tsui Lai-yan, Tin Ka Ping Secondary ...

  5. Children to inherit dai pai dong licence

    Posted Dec 30th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department is to help Central's 10 dai pai dong improve their facilities and will allow children of licensees to inherit the licence. The dai pai dong are household names in the city for good food and reasonable prices. The department's director, Cheuk Wing-hing, said facilities that would be improved included drainage ...

  6. Change may come too late for popular old noodle dai pai dong

    Posted Jun 11th 2008, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow The 83-year-old Man Yuen noodle shop- forced to move from its street stall location in 2005- is unlikely to return to its former guise as a dai pai dong despite a relaxation in the law. Its owners say they have no desire to apply for a new hawker licence even if proposed changes to the rules take place. Operator Li Kin-keung said although the dai pai dong had appeal, ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Should the government issue new dai pai dong licences?

    Posted Mar 15th 2006, 12:00am by Kevin Kung

    ... It can't wait to eliminate the dai pai dong, the street food stalls founded in 1940s, claiming they are unhygienic and cramped and that they disrupt traffic. It plans to prevent dai pai dong licences being passed down to the next generation, which means yet another Hong Kong icon will fade into the past. But how dirty are dai pai dongs in reality? I have heard of very few cases of food ...

  10. 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 ...




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