If you happen to walk past the intersection of Staunton Street and Shelley Street (the escalators leading up to Mid-levels) from around 2:30 to 5:00PM on Saturdays and Sundays, you might be able to catch a granny selling Chinese pudding (砵仔糕) with her husband (he’s seen here walking back to the cart after finishing his banana). From what I hear (and seen), the hard-working pair has been around the area for quite a long time now, and they’re still doing what they do best: making delicious puddings for people in the neighbourhood.
Its really quite impressive that they’re able to keep up at their age. But I suppose what matters is they’re happy and it looks like they love what they do. Besides, they have a huge following … and you’ll probably have a hard time looking for Chinese puddings anywhere in Hong Kong nowadays, so next time you’re fortunate enough to catch them, try one! They’re second to none; definitely try the red bean flavor 🙂
Edit: Thanks to my little sister for correcting me. She said “those chinese pudding in soho are all in red bean flavour. The only difference is the brown one is made of brown sugar and white one, white sugar. Brown ones are usually more popular (coz it seems to be healthier than white sugar?)”
Note: Photo taken with iPhone.
Chinese Pudding (砵仔糕) in Soho
Intersection of Staunton Street and Shelley Street