Meet Fat Gor: Master dim sum chef at Sai Ying Pun Saam Hui Yaat 發哥:點心師傅

Sai Ying Pun Saam Hui Yaat

Meet Fat Gor: Master dim sum chef at Sai Ying Pun Saam Hui Yaat 發哥:點心師傅

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, like we do at Sai Ying Pun Saam Hui Yaat.

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。

 

Saam Hui Yat is more than a restaurant, it’s a community hang out 

「叁去壹不只是一間食店,它是一個社區聚腳點!」

 

 

LOCAL HOTSPOT

This where the locals go for breakfast! This no-nonsense dim sum joint has had the same menu for years. The five chefs, who have been in the industry since they were teenagers, start work every day at 3am. They are like a well-oiled machine, each with of them with a set task: make dough, slice vegetables, fry meat, prepare fillings and steam buns. “We have been making dim sum for decades. We have 12 varieties on the menu. It has been like that for years and years.” says Fat Gor, one of the five chefs  

街坊聚腳點
這是街坊飲早茶的地方!開業至今茶樓一直維持供應十多款廣東點心,真材實料,多年來做法如一。店內現有五名點心老師傅,由十多歲開始學師至今,在茶樓打滾多年。他們每天凌晨三點開始工作,各負責不同崗位:切菜、弄包、做餡、下鑊炒材料及蒸點心。

其中一位點心師傅發哥說:「我們做點心好多年了。餐牌現在有12款點心,這麼多年都是這樣。」

Sai Ying Pun Saam Hui Yaat
 The five chefs, who have been in the industry since they were teenagers, start work every day at 3am 店內現有五名點心老師傅,每天凌晨三點開始工作

Sai Ying Pun Saam Hui Yaat
The five chefs have been in the industry since they were teenagers  店內五名點心老師傅由十多歲開始學師至今,在茶樓打滾多年

COMMUNITY LOVE

The customer base is a nice mix of elderly and students in the area. The five chefs are very close with the local residents. Saam Hui Yat is more than a restaurant, it’s a community hang out, perhaps even a mental healing place for local elderly.” says Mr. Ng, a teacher at the nearby St. Paul’s College, a regular customer. He likes the place so much he even created an English menu card for them. “The chefs really pour their hearts into preparing the food. Old shops like this may very well disappear one day. So I thought, why not make a record of this collective memory?  

街坊最愛茶樓
平日茶客多是區內老人和學生。五位點心師傅與街坊關係非常好。「叁去壹是一間食店,一個聚腳點,甚至是長者的精神抒援俱樂部。」熟客伍老師如此說道,他在附近的聖保羅書院教書,每天都來光顧。他甚至為叁去壹設計了一場英文餐單。「這裡的師傅都很用心工作。這樣的老店隨時都可能會結業,所以我就,何不留一個集體回憶?」

Sai Ying Pun Saam Hui Yaat
 The English menu card, a gift from regular customer Mr. Ng, a teacher at the nearby St. Paul’s College 熟客伍老師設計的海報

Sai Ying Pun Saam Hui Yaat
The old chefs really pour their hearts into preparing the food 這裡的師傅都很用心工作

 

THREE CHEFS

Saam Hui Yat literally means three goes one. The name has nothing to do with how many dims sums fit in a basket, it goes back to the days when the eatery was owned by three chefs and one left… 

名字的由來
叁去壹的名字,源於當年茶樓初始時有三人做東,其中一人被父親勸阻後退股 (但那人之後一直在店裡打工)。

Sai Ying Pun Saam Hui Yaat
Saam Hui Yaat literally means three goes oneit goes back to the days when the eatery was owned by three chefs and one left 叁去壹的名字,源於當年茶樓初始時有三人做東,其中一人後來退股

 

OUR FAVOURITE

Try the chicken bun (HK$17), the most popular dish, it’s huge, truly good value for money!

我們推介
雞球大包 (HK$17) 最受街坊歡迎,「大件夾抵食」。

Sai Ying Pun Saam Hui Yaat
 Try the chicken bun, Saam Hui Yaat’s most popular dish, it’s huge 雞球大包最受街坊歡迎,「大件夾抵食」

Sai Ying Pun Saam Hui Yaat
 Fat Gor insists on bamboo steamers from Tuck Chong Sum Kee, they are a bit more expensive but a lot more durable. 蒸籠選用同區德昌森記出品,貴但質地好

iDiscover Sai Ying Pun
Find Saam Hui Yaat on the iDiscover Sai Ying Pun neighbourhood map 利用iDiscover西營盤地圖尋找叁去壹!

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?

Sai Ying Pun Saam Hui Yaat is at 11 Pok Fu Lam Road For directions download the free iDiscover app or download a printable mapGet your own copy of the iDiscover Hong Kong Neighbourhood Guide.   

如何到達?下載免費的 iDiscover手機應用程式西營盤手繪地圖,輕鬆找到位於薄扶林11叁去壹

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