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    监制:Noyus Poon Presenter:Becky Lee

    15/08/2023
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    Kow Hoo Shoe Company first opened in Shanghai in the 1920s. Due to the exquisite craftsmanship of its shoemakers, it boasts a clientele of public figures the likes of I.M. Pei, Jin Yong, and Sir Pao Yue-Kong. Through hard work and society’s recently renewed appreciation for bespoke artistry, the century-old brand is confident that the craft will live on. A-Man Hing Cheong has a history of more than 100 years. Many local political and business leaders, including Li Ka-shing and Sir David Li, have been its customers for countless years. To ensure that standards are maintained, it never outsources to a third party – each and every suit is 100% “Made in Hong Kong”.

    #HongKongHistoricalShops #ExploreHongKong #ShopsToVisit #KowHooShoeCompany #BespokeArtistry #AManHingCheong #MadeInHongKong #HKShoe #Craftsmanship #Shoemaker #HKSuit #Tailor #HKCulture


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    • The Legend of the Supermarket

      The Legend of the Supermarket

      Tung Tai Provisions has witnessed the century-long development of Hong Kong since its establishment as a free port. The first-generation founder went from being a street vendor to opening a corner store, which would eventually become a supermarket. The business has faced countless challenges posed by changing times, including a price war between two major supermarket chains which resulted in the closure of some of its branches. Tung Tai Provisions then turned to the wholesale of canned foods, rice, noodles, and wine, among other products, so as to sustain the operation of its supermarket. Only the main branch in Sai Ying Pun remains today – it continues to sell various age-old products in order to preserve local nostalgia. Although business declined during the epidemic, not only did the owner not dismiss any employees, but he even distributed supplies to neighbourhood residents in need on a frequent basis. The brand is equally rich in history and humanity.

      #HongKongHistoricalShops #ExploreHongKong #ShopsToVisit #SaiYingPun #TungTaiProvisions #Supermarket #HKsupermarket #Rice #Wine #CannedFood #HKCulture

      22/08/2023
    • The Grandmasters

      The Grandmasters

      Kow Hoo Shoe Company first opened in Shanghai in the 1920s. Due to the exquisite craftsmanship of its shoemakers, it boasts a clientele of public figures the likes of I.M. Pei, Jin Yong, and Sir Pao Yue-Kong. Through hard work and society’s recently renewed appreciation for bespoke artistry, the century-old brand is confident that the craft will live on. A-Man Hing Cheong has a history of more than 100 years. Many local political and business leaders, including Li Ka-shing and Sir David Li, have been its customers for countless years. To ensure that standards are maintained, it never outsources to a third party – each and every suit is 100% “Made in Hong Kong”.

      #HongKongHistoricalShops #ExploreHongKong #ShopsToVisit #KowHooShoeCompany #BespokeArtistry #AManHingCheong #MadeInHongKong #HKShoe #Craftsmanship #Shoemaker #HKSuit #Tailor #HKCulture

      15/08/2023
    • Fifth-Generation Fusion

      Fifth-Generation Fusion

      Tai Ping Koon Restaurant has a history of more than 160 years, and is the first Western restaurant in China to be opened by a person of Chinese descent. Many of its signature dishes, including chicken wings in Swiss Sauce, the soufflé, roasted pigeon, and smoked pomfret, are the talk of the town. But how does the restaurant ensure that its century-old flavours can be passed on to future generations? And how can this local collective memory live on and continue to tug at the heartstrings hereafter? This is the most pressing matter that requires the attention of the restaurant’s fifth-generation owner, Andrew Chui.

      #HongKongHistoricalShops #ExploreHongKong #ShopsToVisit #HKfoodie #TsimShaTsui #Jordan #Central #CausewayBay #TaiPingKoon #SwissSauce #Souffle #ChickenWing #RoastPigeon #Pomfret #SmokedPomfret #FusionFood #FusionCuisine #Cuisine #EMWFusion #EastMeetWest #HKRestaurant

      01/08/2023
    • Timeless Tea House

      Timeless Tea House

      Luk Yu Tea House is more than just a Michelin-recommended restaurant famous for its nostalgic dim sums and Cantonese cuisine. It has been serving up tantalising tea and delectable delights for 90 years, and champions the preservation of traditional yum cha culture. Exuding antique elegance, the tea house is one of the few remaining Lingnan style buildings in Hong Kong and also home to the priceless works of Chinese painting master, Chang Dai-chien. The relationship between the employees and owner makes for an even more interesting story. As for its dim sums, the chef pays particular attention to the freshness of the ingredients in order to preserve authentic flavours. For example, he insists on using top-quality pork liver for the pork liver shumai. The menu also includes many other renowned, mouth-watering dishes such as stir-fried pigeon with Chinese ham, fried goby with ham and vegetables, and deep-fried chicken with glutinous rice.

      #HongKongHistoricalShops #ExploreHongKong #ShopsToVisit #LukYuTeaHouse #DimSum #HKFoodie #CantoneseCuisine #YumCha

      25/07/2023
    • The Soy Sauce Factor

      The Soy Sauce Factor

      Sammy Yip, the founder of Sammy’s Kitchen, has been mesmerised by French cuisine all his life. He opened a steakhouse in Sai Ying Pun in 1969, serving up hotel-quality food at affordable prices, so as to enable the general public to experience the indulgence of a steak dinner. To cater to the tastes of local Chinese diners, he later developed Hong Kong-style Western dishes, also known as “Soy Sauce Western Cuisine”. He also created two “parallel universes” within the same restaurant: the “Soy Sauce Western Cuisine Bistro” and the “Steakhouse”, drawing in a host of celebrities with classic offerings such as Sammy’s Sauce Fillet Steak, the mixed grill sizzler, Hot Cat, and Black Bull. The giant neon cow sign hanging above the eatery’s entrance was designed by Sammy himself. Once regarded as a landmark of the Western District, it was taken down many years ago in compliance with safety regulations and now calls the M+ Museum home!

      #HongKongHistoricalShops #ExploreHongKong #ShopsToVisit #SammyKitchen #SaiYingPun #SauceFilletSteak #HotCat #BlackBull #SoySauceWesternCuisine

      18/07/2023
    • An All-Weather Companion

      An All-Weather Companion

      Leung So Kee is a time-honoured brand renowned for its umbrellas which are handmade in Hong Kong. Leung Man-shing, the fourth-generation owner, has been silently toiling away to preserve the family legacy which began in 1885. Despite having undergone relocation and succession this year, the business continues to insist on adhering to manual production and providing lifetime warranties. The presenter will visit the shop at its new address and also participate in a handmade umbrella workshop held by the fifth-generation descendant, Kiki Leung. How has Leung So Kee withstood the test of time and kept the family legacy alive?

      #HongKongHistoricalShops #ExploreHongKong #ShopsToVisit #LeungSoKee #handmadeumbrellas #manualproduction

      11/07/2023