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Yung, Ching Yi


2016         BSSc. - JOUR


17 Min

SUMMARY

Or Ka Choi is the owner of Choi Kee, a first generation outdoor food stall (also nicknamed “mushroom pavilion”) operated by the HK Housing Authority. When many public services became privatized, The Link REIT (now Link REIT) took over the management and started renovating these food stalls. A year ago, Choi Kei was notified by The Link REIT that Butterfly Estate would also be renovated and the rent would go up… | For almost 70 years, Man Yuen Noodle shop has been a landmark in Central to many. Pop-up book designer Kit Lau who lives in the neighborhood has many stories to tell about the shop. When the original owner died10 years ago, Lam Siu Chun and his wife took over, transformed and moved the shop to the opposite side of the street. When the property owner raised the rent drastically, the second generation owners were unwilling to inherit the business. Once again, Man Yuen has to face the fate of closing down. A day before Man Yuen closed, a lot of people went and the shop was completely full. Kit Lau believes that the value of an outdoor food stall is not simply about food, but also part of a lifestyle that allows people to gradually build friendships and relationships. Many of Choi Kee’s frequent customers gather together to talk about their memories…




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