西營盤歷史文化徑/ 關興記
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第九站/ 關興記

Ninth Station/ Kwan Hing Kee

開業歷史/ 1928年

業務/ 豆製食品

地址/ 第三街65號

關太是關興記的老闆娘,開始幫丈夫打理這店舖生意的時候才十九歲,一轉眼已六十多歲,多年來風雨不改為街坊賣自家製豆品,讓這個字號由1928年開始一直屹立至今。歷史中的西營盤正街是一條川流不息的牌檔大街,在當中起家的關興記就是從挑擔挑開始,慢慢發展到在第二街設有豆腐和腐乳兩家工場,及後在第三街開業至今。

關太喜歡和街坊切磋廚藝,更會為街坊搜羅各式各樣的食材雜貨,例如坊間不常見的白酒和辣醬牌子等;有見顧客群以小型家庭單位為主,故此豆豉、梅子等不同鹹料包都以獨立小包發售,讓關興記成為一間麻雀雖小、但五臟俱全的豆品雜貨店。

Opened/ 1928

Business/ Soya Products

Address/ 65 Third Street

Kwan Hing Kee is owned by Mrs. Kwan and her husband.  Mrs. Kwan was only nineteen when she started taking care of the shop for her husband.  Now she is more than 60 years old and has been providing home-made soya products for the neighbourhood in all weathers, keeping the shop alive since 1928.  the business began with Mr. Kwan carrying a pole loaded with tofu products on his shoulder on Centre Street, at that time a vibrant street full of stalls.  Later, two workshops making fermented and non-fermented bean curd were established on Second Street before the retail shop was opened on Third Street up to now.

Mrs. Kwan likes to exchange cooking tips with residents in the neighbourhood.  She also makes an effort to collect various cooking ingredients and groceries for them, for example, white wine and chili sauce of brands that can rarely be found on the market.  Considering that clients are mainly from small families, Mrs. Kwan packages seasonings like fermented black beans and salted plums in small, individual packets for sale.  Kwan Hing Kee may be a small grocery specialising in soya products, but it is well equipped for all your Chinese cooking needs.

 

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