Thursday, May 8, 2014

Kung Wo Dou Bun Chong - Over a century old

On a visit to Hong Kong in 2012, I remember randomly walking into a traditional-looking shop selling soy bean products for a cup of soy bean drink (tau jiong, 豆浆). The drink, while a tad too sweet, reminded me of the soy bean milk I used to drink as a kid (in Singapore). So I liked it, but didn't take note of the shop's name.

Later on, I came across online mentions about a famous, century-old soy bean products shop in Sham Shui Po, and realised it must have been the one I chanced upon. I promptly noted the address and made a mental note to return.

I did. Although even with the address on hand, the shop was quite hard to locate. We found the street from the map, but couldn't find the correct shop number somehow. Had to get help from a couple of other shopkeepers.

Soy bean curd, or tau fu fa (豆腐花), was scooped up from this old-fashioned, large "container" (for lack of a better term). My grandmother used to have a similar one!

Apart from soy bean curd and drink, the shop also specialised in other soy bean food products - yong tau fu style.

I liked the tau fu fa and tau jiong.

But was not a big fan of the food stuffs because I don't usually like to eat tau pok (豆卜). I understand most people really love the snacks here though.

I couldn't remember what the names for these were. Check out the shop and find out for yourself!

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Kung Wo Dou Bun Chong (公和荳品廠)
Add: G/F, 118 Pei Ho Street, Sham Shui Po
Tel: 2386 6871

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