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Hong Kong Cuisine

Hong Kong planners must cater to noodle shops amid unsavoury rent rises

There is nothing quite like the great wonton and noodle shops in Hong Kong. They are not fancy places, but have been in the same location for ages - beloved local institutions with lifetime customers. But, in the past few months, several historic noodle shops and cafes have closed due to rising rents.

Saturday, 16 March, 2013, 2:40am 4 comments

Rant: colonial baggage

When the first hirsute, tweed-clad Englishman waddled ashore on Hong Kong Island, in 1839, he inadvertently made my life here in 2012 more difficult than necessary.

3 Nov 2012 - 11:29pm

Dim sum and the rise of the independents

Said to have originated in the royal palaces of China, dainty plates and baskets of dim sum were popularised in small tea houses or rest stops along trade routes in Guangdong at the turn of the last century.

25 Oct 2012 - 3:35pm 1 comment

Feng Shang

Feng Shang 39 Electric Road, Tin Hau Tel 2869 8801

Grub: Chinese/Taiwanese

15 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Hong Kong's artists take their hats off to the hawkers of Fa Yuen Street

Sixteen Hong Kong artists will become hawkers for a day tomorrow, setting up their own distinctive stalls among the hawkers on Fa Yuen Street, Mong Kong, to support the colourful street trade.

14 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Qiu Weiguo

When did you become a dim sum chef? 'I started 31 years ago, when I was 19, at the White Swan Hotel in Guangzhou, and have been working there ever since. At that time, being able to work at a hotel was very prestigious. I was able to choose from general cooking or making dim sum. I chose dim sum because it's more delicate.

8 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Fans scrimp on Euro 2012 action

Soccer fans have been spending the early hours watching the Euro 2012 matches in Wan Chai's bar district - but you would not have found them sitting inside sports bars.

Instead, many viewers opted for less expensive venues like tea shops and fast-food restaurants, which offered live screenings of the games.

2 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

URBAN oasis

Happy Valley has been described as one of Hong Kong's most unexpected urban contradictions. On the one hand it is home to the Hong Kong Jockey Club, a racetrack of world repute, and on the other, to prestigious and tightly-held residential pockets, favoured since early settlement, where it's not uncommon for properties to be kept in the same family for generations.

28 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

True loaf of the job

Prices at Hon Wo Bakery, which has catered to Sha Tin residents for the past 37 years, have - unlike its bread and cakes - never risen with the times.

27 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Listings - Island South

COCO THAI

G/F, 5 Wai Fung Street, Ap Lei Chau 28121826

www.toptables.com.hk

Cuisine Thai

Specialities Noodles, curry, seafood

Wine French, Italian, Australian and Chilean

Best for Value

Average food cost HK$150

22 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

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