John Tsang visiting a food truck in Tsim Sha Tsui in February 2017. Photo: Facebook
John Tsang visiting a food truck in Tsim Sha Tsui in February 2017. Photo: Facebook
Jason Wordie
Opinion

Opinion

Then & Now by Jason Wordie

Street food hawkers in Hong Kong: a tale of corruption, crackdowns and the black comedy of the food truck fiasco

  • Once an integral part of urban life, the food hawkers who walk the streets of Hong Kong selling simple, popular food items are a dying breed
  • Food trucks, a foreign import, were recently launched, but interfering bureaucrats with no knowledge of the business stifled owners’ chances of success

John Tsang visiting a food truck in Tsim Sha Tsui in February 2017. Photo: Facebook
John Tsang visiting a food truck in Tsim Sha Tsui in February 2017. Photo: Facebook
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