老好茶餐廳新藍塘 good old new blue pool

2014.2.16 | 堅道71 caine road

上星期天整天工作。下午四時許,兵頭花園收工。天氣有點涼,自己衣著單薄,口腹心都渴望一杯熱辣香濃的鴛鴦。於是信步往堅道走。

last sunday, after working whole day at the botanic gardens, i craved for a hot yuen-yang (coffee-milk tea mix). at around 4:30 in the afternoon, i quickly walked towards caine road through the exit at glenealy.

my destination was new blue pool bakery / restaurant.

在香港,碰到「老模樣」的小商鋪,見一次珍愛多一重。門前大水牌麵包西餅櫃,老實堅守崗位。

this “cha chaan tan” probably is more than 50 years old. it started as a bakery and then extended to a restaurant.  the shop space is old and worn, but tidy. in hong kong, one cannot help treasuring every time visiting an old shop. i felt blessed and paid a look of respect to each corner of the shop: the menu board stood outside the entrance, the big glass bakery cupboard, the old tiles on the wall, the simple tables and chairs.

經過收銀和比較窄的單桌擺放通道,往裡面大空間瞧。有其它食客,放心,找一張桌坐下。有點不敢坐得太裡面。因為知道老夥計可能嫌棄給他功夫。

新藍塘除了麵包食物老店樣樣特色外,那位瘦臒的夥計伯伯絕對看家。慶幸他雖然駝著背,步伐還是俐落。

ahh, the grumpy uncle waiter, great seeing him that day; he is still serving customers promptly and bold. uncle is old and skinny, his manner is a bit rough. but he does not mistreat customers. great character.

new blue pool

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