水街迷你街市 mini wet market on water street

2013.4.24 | water street 水街

雖然暮色已臨,這類綜合「濕貨」商鋪還見於舊區一兩個角落。一個鋪面有菜有肉有魚售賣,儼然一站式迷你街市。

this is a fading retail format. one shop space accommodating stalls selling fresh meat, vegetable and seafood. one can still find them surviving in certain corners in some old districts.

water street mart

富華肉食公司坐鎮水街和皇后大道西交界。肉檔面向皇后大道西,有位大姐(嬸嬸)主理。角位是菜檔。向水街一面則是新仔魚檔(新仔已是成熟大哥)。

this one is in sai ying pun, named fu wah. it is at the corner of water street crosses queen’s road west.

鋪頭旁本來有家燒臘檔,對附近街坊可謂全套服務,這邊買完鮮貨,再到旁邊斬料。可惜經營多年後,終於在2012年關門了。

facing queen’s road west is a meat stall attended by an ‘auntie’. we usually picture big guy or uncle hosting a meat stall; so i always pay a silent salute to this lady every time passing by the stall. the veggie stall is situated at the corner of the shop, while the fish monger is on the other end. i also pay attention  a bit to the fish monger because he is relatively young-looking. he somehow assures me that this stall and shop will survive longer. yet at the same time i worry for him and this shop, because the whole district is a property hot spot. who knows when the landlord will ask for sky-high increase in the rent or simply shut down the shop for redevelopment.

 

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