Food trucks coming to Hong Kong Disneyland and Ocean park — and six other prime spots
Noodle vendor selected to be first at coveted Disneyland spot, due to open on February 6
As the city’s 16 selected food trucks gear up for their launch in the coming weeks, the first two operators picked to take one of the tastiest spots have high hopes their signature dishes can spice up the street food scene.
Maureen Loh Mo-lin, operator of the “Maureen Lo Mein” truck, was picked to be the first to serve at the designated spot outside Disneyland.
She planned to start business on February 6 for two weeks, and will be followed by another operator Chee Kei from February 20 to March 5, paying a daily rent of HK$698.
With both having invested about HK$1 million in their trucks, they were happy to debut at Disneyland as all visitors will have to pass before they can enter the theme park.
“Our signature dish is ‘Maureen Lo Mein’ [seasoned noodles] which will cost about HK$48 per portion with other dishes costing about HK$40. The start-up costs has gone up, but we have confidence in this scheme,” Loh said.
Chee Kei’s trademark will feature rice with turnip and pork softbone costing about HK$100 depending on location.
“We don’t know whether we can make a profitable business but we’ll see,” he said.
The Disneyland location, with an area of 75 sq metres, can accommodate queues of about 80 people, according to Foo Chi-wing, director of the park’s facility services.
Electricity and lighting will be provided while signs will indicate the location of food trucks. “We consider them to be a part of Disneyland and we will provide support for them. They can enrich our visitors’ experience,” Foo said.
The first batch of eight food trucks will hit the road from February 2 marking the start of Lunar New Year.
They will take turns to operate at eight designated tourist attractions, with the others at Golden Bauhinia Square in Wan Chai, the Central Harbourfront Event Space, Ocean Park, Salisbury Garden and Art Square, both in Tsim Sha Tsui and Wong Tai Sin Square.
Each location providing parking spaces for two food trucks.