城市閘誌 HK Urban Canvas 2019
Shantou Ting Hoi Lo Sze Restaurant
Artist: Candice Keung
Shantou Ting Hoi Lo Sze Restaurant is a neighbourhood favourite specialising in traditional Chiu Chow cuisine and famous for its Chiu Chow-style braised meat. The owner, Mrs Ho, originally from Chenghai, China, migrated to Hong Kong in the early 1970s and established Shantou Ting Hoi Lo Sze Restaurant in 1996. The restaurant takes its name from her husband’s nickname, “Lo Sze” (meaning “fourth son”). The shutter artwork reflects the restaurant’s traditional Chiu Chow dishes and culinary legacy, with iconic red lanterns and a lion-head goose – a Chenghai speciality – as well as Chiu Chow chilled crab, rice cakes and braised meat. Traditionally, the marinade for Chiu Chow braised meat has an intense flavour and contains lots of salt, sugar and oil. To appeal to the taste of its Kowloon City customers, the restaurant has adapted their marinade recipe to a milder, healthier version.