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深水埗坤記糕品 & 紅豆砵仔糕 Cantonese Red Bean Rice Cakes

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每次到香港,我们必定得走深水埗一趟。深水埗在旺角以北,较少外国和内地游客的喧嚣,多了份香港在地人的味道。二三十年前的深水埗是造就香港成为当时世界成衣王国的一大功臣。想当年,拥有一件 “Made in Hong Kong”的T-桖是极为普遍的事。但随着劳工成本的提高,许多当地商人已经移资到大陆内地去设厂发展。那些之前以成衣公司为主的大夏已经被其他企业所进驻,而以往车衣声此起彼伏的工厂也随着人去楼空沉寂下来。走在长沙湾和荔枝角的街道上瞭望年久失修,残壁斑驳的高楼,这座成衣工业大城昔日的繁华和如今的沧桑形成了强烈的对比。当然,我们来深水埗追寻老香港的足迹,不仅仅是为了这些大楼。更重要的是在深水埗的许多街道上和店铺里尘封了旧时香港的味道。当然,我们说的是美食。像是“合益泰小食”的肠粉和艇仔粥,或是“劉森記”的蝦子竹昇麵,每每吸引着我们造访的应该是隐藏在食物中的那种上一代,再上一代和现在新的一代一起过日子的味道。简单而鲜美,朴实而率真。平民美食,老铺传统继承了华丽外衣下的香港,里头包裹着那一层层的老味道。

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勝香園 & A Glimpse of Hong Kong’s Dai Pai Dong Culture

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No trip to Hong Kong is complete without trying their street food. No doubt, there’s a lot of good food in Hong Kong, be it dim sum from the tea houses or roast goose and char siew at the Cantonese restaurants but for many of us, what characterises the cuisine of a place is its street food. It is eating what the locals eat that makes travelling to these places a truly remarkable experience. And Hong Kong is not short of good street food. Everywhere we went, it is always easy to pick up some local delights, be it 碗仔翅 “faux shark’s fin soup” or 臭豆腐 smelly beancurd. For those with sweet tooth, there is 雞蛋仔 crispy egg waffles or 砵仔糕 red bean rice cakes. And if one doesn’t have the time to even stand by the roadside to savour these delicacies, one can always grab a skewer of 咖哩鱼蛋 curry fish balls or 鱼浆燒賣 fish paste siew mai to go! We’d been to 勝香園 Sing Heung Yuen before during our earlier trips, and we came back again during our most recent trip to reprise the roadside dining experience at a 大排檔, something truly Hong Kong!
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