Cuisine Culture Field Trip for Year One CAM Students
Module convener of Cuisine Culture, Carol LEE, led the Culinary Arts and Management (CAM) Year One students to enjoy a walking tour of some shops to consolidate their understanding of the unique development of cuisine culture in Hong Kong. Students visited restaurants that showcased Hong Kong’s food & cultural heritage, starting with the hundred-year-old Chinese herbal tea shop“Good Spring Company Limited (春回堂藥行)” to explore the customary set up of a conventional herbal tea shop. On route, they stopped by a restaurant famous for its Hong Kong style milk tea, Lan Fong Yuen (蘭芳園), which was founded in 1952 and is one of the oldest shops selling the authentic Hong Kong style “silk” milk tea and Yuen Yeung milk tea, which is coffee mixed with milk tea.
After walking for another 10 minutes, the students enjoyed a sip of freshly squeezed sugarcane juice at 73-year-old Kung Lee Sugarcane Juice (公利真料竹蔗水), situated in Soho.
It took a further 15 minutes for them to finally arrive at the target location, Lin Heung Tea House (蓮香樓). Our students were very excited since they had never experienced dim sum served from a traditional cart! Before finishing the tour, students also paid a quick visit to a famous street food outlet in Central, Sing Heung Yuen (勝香園) where they were able to appreciate the traditional features of a “dai pai dong”. Since everyone was so full, they did not try their famous “Honey and Lemon Toast (檸蜜脆脆)”, but would certainly come back in the future to give it a try!