My Younger Brother Runs a Vintage Hong Kong Grocery Store in Ping Shek Estate!! 坪石金倫號
This is Ping Shek estate, one of the oldest public estate in HK.
This podium has many symmetrical designs which have attracted many photographers.
Not only this podium is popular, but also there is a traditional grocery store which is many people’s favourite, and the owner is a fun guy.
This is Tak, the shop owner of 金倫號 (Kum Lun Ho) store. His store is a traditional Chinese grocery store which sells groceries mostly in 7 categories: tea, rice, oil, salt, sauce, vinegar, sugar.
Tak runs the shop with his family for decades and they have kept most of the original settings.
One of the best part is the egg area with the light bulb. In the old days people would check the egg one by one in front of the light to make sure it is good. If it is transparent, the egg is good so people will buy it.
However it’s funny that there is a sign now saying no egg picking, because the quality of eggs is high in average, hard to find spoiled ones.
Besides the eggs, the rice area is also very traditional because in the old time this was how people used to buy rice, by weight.
If you guys want to meet Tak or take some photos of his shop, make sure you ask them first. Also if you feel like buying something from them, you can try this chili sauce, it is a popular one in Hong Kong, you can pretty much dip with anything.