Battling officialdom is nothing new for cooked-food hawkers, like this one fleeing enforcement officers of the then Urban Service Department outside Golden Centre in Sham Shui Po. Photo: SCMP

The tradition of New Year food hawkers, and why Hongkongers are so attached to them

For years food stalls were the only place to buy cooked food over the holiday, and generations grew up eating food such as fishballs from them, making street hawkers a cherished part of local culture

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Battling officialdom is nothing new for cooked-food hawkers, like this one fleeing enforcement officers of the then Urban Service Department outside Golden Centre in Sham Shui Po. Photo: SCMP
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