30 Jun Meet Mrs Kwong: supplier of homeware at Sai Ying Pun Kwong Lam Kee 鄺太：家庭雜貨店老闆娘
MADE IN SYP
This story is part of a series of stories dedicated to the Spirit of Craftsmanship in Sai Ying Pun. We discovered SYP through the lens of locals. We visited 16 local craftsmen, to learn about their trade, their tools, their stories. See what they create; learn what they love and feel their passion. Now, for some Sai Ying Pun Kwong Lam Kee.
“I have lived in Sai Ying Pun for more than 30 years, I know all my neighbours”
Kwong Lam Kee is one of these neighbourhood mom-and-pop shops that is like a friend in need 鄺林記有如一貫舊式雜貨店，保留了一份亂中有序的親切感
Kwong Lam Kee is a typical neighbourhood shop that has been around for half a century. One of these mom-and-pop shops that is like a friend in need and steady supplier of bamboo steam baskets, chopsticks and tableware to the nearby restaurants. Owner Mrs Kwong says: “I have lived in Sai Ying Pun for more than 30 years, I used to know all my neighbours, but now that people start moving out, I miss the old SYP.”
Owner Mrs Kwong says: “I have lived in Sai Ying Pun for more than 30 years” 鄺太住在這區三十多年
The shutters decorated with some of Kwong Lam Kee’s bestseller items 鐵閘畫上鄺林記最受歡迎的產品
Back in the days, house and tableware were popular wedding gifts. That’s why Kwong Lam Kee has plenty stock of plate sets, teapots, and cutlery. “This is a multi-purpose container. Elderly typically buy it as a spittoon, but the red double happiness character also makes for an excellent wedding gift and we’ve even had foreigners using it as a bowl to serve fruit punch,” says Mrs. Kwong about a red white enamel bowl.
The old-fashioned double happiness spittoon never goes out of fashion 「雙囍痰罐」永遠是人氣產品之一
Kwong Lam Kee is an excellent place to stock up on authentic Hong Kong souvenirs. Come here for bamboo steam baskets, chopsticks, ceramics, and tableware.
Ceramic cups make for excellent authentic Hong Kong souvenirs 瓷製的杯絕對是能代表香港的手信
Or try the Chinese tea mugs with handy top in multiple colours 當然也不少得經典的萬壽無疆杯！
Download the iDiscover Hong Kong app so you can get lost without getting lost in Sai Ying Pun 下載 iDiscover Hong Kong 手機應用程式，助你輕鬆遊西營盤！