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  1. Fines and sympathy for the egg-waffle man

    Posted Apr 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Supporters from as far away as Tin Shui Wai attended the hearing in Eastern Court, but they did not save Ng Yuk-fai, 72, from being fined for the 38th time for illegal hawking. Ng pleaded guilty ... and admitted the charge after the magistrate repeated: 'If you have done so, plead guilty. If you have not, do not plead guilty.' Ng was fined HK$220 for street obstruction, HK$280 ...

  2. Egg-waffle hawker arrested in welfare cash probe

    Posted May 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Danny Mok Unlicensed egg-waffle hawker Ng Yuk-fai was arrested for alleged fraud over welfare claims. It is alleged that Ng, 74, (pictured) claimed payments while earning a substantial income from illegal hawking. Police said yesterday he was arrested on Wednesday in Wan Chai. He was released on bail and told to report back to the police early next month. Ng did not return ...

  3. 100 protest hawker's arrest

    Posted Apr 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei The arrest of an egg waffle hawker in Tai Hang sparked a protest by bystanders and residents on Sunday. Ng Yuk-fai, 74, a popular figure known to locals as 'the old egg waffle ... The department said it was the fifth time he was arrested this year. But Ng told the media it was the seventh. Ng said he made just HK$6,000 a month selling egg waffles on the street. He sends HK$4,000 ...

  4. Angry crowd gathers as hawker arrested

    Posted Apr 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei The arrest of a 74-year-old man in Tai Hang yesterday for illegally hawking egg waffles sparked a protest by dozens of bystanders and residents. Ng Yuk-fai, a popular local figure ... at the officers, one shouting: 'Give the old man a break. At least he's making his own living and not collecting social security.' It was the third time Ng had been arrested in a week, ...

  5. The buzz

    Posted Apr 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... by Adam Wright Ng Yuk-fai has been selling one of Hong Kong's most famous snacks on the streets of Tai Hang for so long that he is known to most local residents simply as 'the ... everything from stuffed peppers and fishballs to chewy squid and stinky tofu, and the rarely sighted dragon's beard candy. In his three decades as the iconic egg waffle man, Ng has refused ...

  6. Defiant egg-waffles man builds 7th cart of year

    Posted Apr 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... yesterday, determined to resume business today. 'I'm too old to find anything else to do,' said Ng Yuk-fai, 74, whose travails have rallied hundreds of supporters in person ... home he built. His children are 15, 17 and 18 and live with his wife, in her 40s, in their hometown of Lufeng, Guangdong. Ng has been selling Hong Kong-style egg waffles for more than 30 years, ...

  7. Who said it?

    Posted Jul 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Who wants to receive welfare if they can work? Before 1997, I earned a living by myself. Now, I haven't even been given that dignity Egg-Waffle man Ng Yuk-fai There's obviously going to be nerves and pressure, but I need to try and stay focused Andy Murray, on becoming Britain's first men's finalist at Wimbledon for 74 years We see this as a powerful ...

  8. Quotes of the week

    Posted Aug 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... It's hard to understand how someone could mistake this as criminal activity councillor Margaret Chin of New York's Chinatown after police arrest a man selling copies of luxury goods as funeral offerings I was scared stiff Ng Yuk-fai, the Tai Hang egg-waffle vendor on being pursued by paparazzi amid the media frenzy over his run-in with officialdom You see about ...

  9. Who said it?

    Posted Aug 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Under the severe circumstances, I feel I've done everything that I had to do. Now I would like to see you choose someone respectable Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan, announcing his resignation I was scared stiff Hong Kong's egg-waffle man, Ng Yuk-fai, on being pursued by paparazzi amid the media frenzy over his run-in with officialdom The city has already seen the power ...

  10. Quotes of the Week

    Posted Apr 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... with Alex Lo I can't say it has [leadership] and I can't say it hasn't. I'd better not comment on this. Former Legislative Council president Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai, widely considered a dark-horse candidate for next year's chief executive election, when asked about the current government What is there to miss? Defiant egg-waffles hawker Ng Yuk-fai, 74, ...




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