生果檔的秋裝 the autumn street anthem

2015.10.24 | 中環卑利街荷李活道口 peel street crosses hollywood road 農曆九月,一項季度手工業就會在各老舊社區捲起陣陣橘香清蘊。街頭巷尾大媽女仕身邊都堆著盒盒紙箱的新會柑,講究出生地、面容完好,又考手工。每張果皮開誠三瓣,用繩串成果皮圈璉,放於蔭下同時通風處,練就天然綠色黃金。 如果床前的窗簾用上這襲襲綠裳,會否我也多發個香夢? every autumn, you will see this pleasant green hand-industry/products flourish around almost every street corners in old neighbourhoods for some brief weeks. cantoneses and hongkongers love aged dried tangerine peels as they have high herbal and gourmet value. many mature ladies at home and in […]

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蒲台昆布 kelp – poi toi’s produce

2014.5.18 蒲台島 po toi 沒有公共水電供應,街渡只隔天接駁到市區。蒲台島民好有自力生活的力量。 嬸嬸和大哥,還有位叔叔,星期天早上靜靜地忙碌,清洗、整理、晾曬好多好多的昆布,鋪滿石面,旁邊平房屋頂。空氣滿滿鹹鮮的味道。 according to the census made in 2011, po toi population is 20. it is quite a big island and often visited by holiday visitors, but there is no public supply of electricity and water. my respect to the residents here, they are self-dependent and they must have a bigger […]

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雪糕車 mobile softee

2014.3.14 | tsim sha tsui promenade 尖沙嘴鐘樓 名正言順的雪糕車。 四十年的富豪雪糕原來已經在2010改名。 外國的雪糕車很多時候畫上童趣的圖畫。我們的,則以醒目色彩和踏實圖案為主,車身加上一句誠懇堅實的口號「美味雪糕每日為你新鮮製造」。 mister softee came to hong kong in 1970. the name has changed to mobile softee probably in the 21st century. but the truck appearance remains more or less the same.  that is something quite remarkable considering this is hong kong. red, blue and white with […]

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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 […]

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