Meet Mr Leung: Sai Ying Pun Rice Seller 梁先生:成德隆米行老闆

Sai Ying Pun Rice

Meet Mr Leung: Sai Ying Pun Rice Seller 梁先生:成德隆米行老闆

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. With that said, let’s check out a Sai Ying Pun Rice seller.

西營盤工匠精神
這個故事是《西營盤社區博物館:工匠精神》的一部分-透過街坊的角度重新探索這舊區。我們走訪了十六個西營盤工匠,了解他們所用的工具,和他們最自豪的事情。欣賞他們的創作;學習他們的手藝;感受他們的熱情。

 

There are many types of Thai rice. We only sell Golden Phoenix it’s the best quality one” 

「泰國米有很多種,但我們只售最高品質的金鳳。」

 

RICE BUSINESS

Spot the big wooden barrels filled with rice; this is a traditional rice seller. Started in 1984, Sing Tak Lung is a wholesaler and typical neighbourhood ‘mom & pop’ shop at the same time. The Leungs are as happy selling small portion to an old lady as they are delivering a full cart with bags to a nearby restaurant.   

批發零售
看到木造的米桶,你便來到傳統米行成德隆!成德隆由梁家兩代經營,在中環店起家,因舊舖租貴,1984年搬來西營盤。現在主要批貨給酒樓食肆,也做街坊散裝米生意。

Sai Ying Pun Rice
Spot the big wooden barrels filled with rice; Sing Tak Lung is a traditional rice seller 看到木造的米桶,你便來到傳統米行成德隆!

OLD AND NEW RICE

Mr. Leung syncs the import of rice with the harvest time of his suppliers. Every November, they get newly harvested rice, stored till October. Over time the rice becomes more dry, so-called “old rice”. It means you need to add more water when cooking. Restaurants typically order a mix of new and old rice to maintain consistency in quality. The Sing Tak Lung mixer can hold 26 packs of 25 kg of rice at the same time.  

時令靚米
成德隆按不同農場的收成時間,挑選最新最靚的米來發售。每年十一月,他們都有新米出售,放至明年十月就成了舊米。一般酒樓都會將新舊米混合。成德隆的混米機可以一次混合26包25公斤米。

Sai Ying Pun Rice
 Sing Tak Lung only sells Golden Phoenix Thai rice, it’s the best quality 成德隆只售最高品質的金鳳泰國米

Sai Ying Pun Rice
The big on-site rice mixer can hold 26 packs of 25 kg rice at the same time 混米機可以一次混合26包25公斤米

 

OUR PICK

At Sing Tak Lung they have an expert opinion on rice and are happy to explain the differences in tastes and textures between the different grains. “There are many types of Thai rice. We only sell Golden Phoenix it’s the best quality one says Mr. Leung. He’s also happy to give tips on how to cook rice to perfection and how to make the best congee. A place for people who take their rice seriously: not too chewy and not too soft. 

專家教路
成德隆的米種類繁多,而且大包小包也賣,故比起超市的一大包米更有彈性,吃過好吃再光顧。梁先生指:「泰國米有很多種,但我們只售最高品質的金鳳。」老闆十分樂意介紹不同的米和分享烹調方法和秘訣!成德隆適合對米飯有要求的你。

Sai Ying Pun Rice
The ‘rice experts’ are happy to explain the differences in tastes and textures between the different grains 老闆十分樂意介紹不同的米和分享烹調方法和秘訣

Sai Ying Pun Rice
Mr. Leung’s cat finds a comfortable spot on the rice bags 老闆的貓最會找地方休息!

iDiscover Hong Kong App
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!

HOW TO GET THERE?

Sing Tak Lung is at 65 Third Street in Sai Ying Pun. For directions download the free iDiscover app or download a printable mapGet your own copy of the iDiscover Hong Kong Neighbourhood Guide. Now, got out and enjoy some Sai Ying Pun Rice.   

如何到達?下載免費的 iDiscover手機應用程式西營盤手繪地圖,輕鬆找到位於第三街65號的成德隆

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