創發潮州飯店Chong Fat Chiu Chow Restaurant
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Chong Fat Chiu Chow Restaurant
Artist: Smile Maker
Established in Kowloon City in the 1970s, Chong Fat Chiu Chow Restaurant is currently owned by the Chan brothers, the third generation of the founding Chan family. The shutter artwork shows the brothers as children, helping out at the restaurant and holding two of the restaurant’s signature dishes – salted threadfin fish and chilled lobster. When you enter this old-style restaurant, the first thing you notice is the traditional display of cooked food, known as “laan dong” (cold display), where all kinds of dishes – from high-priced items such as salted threadfin fish, flathead lobsters and braised goose, to low-priced items such as braised spring vegetables, pan-fried cutlassfish and braised pig’s tails with peanuts – are laid out for customers to choose from. Although “laan dongs” are not often seen in Hong Kong these days, it’s still the most authentic way to experience Chiu Chow cuisine!