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A Long farewell for Tse Kee Fish Ball, Monday, April 02, 2012
Apr 2 2012, 12:47 PM
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translated by cici@Asianeu
Yesterday, new and old customers patronized at "Shan Loon Tse Kee Fish Ball" due to it having a last day business in Aberdeen after operating for 65 years. Shop was packed and all food was sold out by 5pm. The last formal fish balls food business remaining in Aberdeen had graciously closed.
"Shan Loon Tse Kee Fish Ball" was more busy than usual, and even tea time was packed with customers, where there was a long line queuing to the end of Old Main Street. Those who could obtain a seat in shop were relishing in their food while some were smart enough to order "takeout" and both ways were good way for memory keepsake.
Tse Kee started on the mountain side next to a cave in Aberdeen in the 1940s, hence the name of "mountain hole Tse Kee Fish Ball", and now was taken over by the second generation and their wives. All brothers worked together selecting fresh fish to make hand-crafted fish balls, fish skin, fish wontons, which were their signature dishes.
The helm of the second generation, eldest daughter-in-law, Xie Huifang revealed that fresh fish greatly reduced for Hong Kong in recent years, coupled with the shortage of workers, a decision to close down was made in order to not affect the quality of service. There was no decision to re-open. Also, Chua Lam, Wong WingChi, singer Eason Chan were some of her regular customers. On the last day of business, some of her old customers came for farewell and Xie Huifang thanked for support.
This post has been edited by cici: Apr 2 2012, 12:48 PM
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