Tony Mui Heung-on, Occupation: Owner of a hi-fi company
Lai Sun Store
Lives in: North Point
Sham Shui Po connection connection: Regular visitor to Apliu Street in his youth.
“I was born and grew up in Central, but I’ve always hung out in Sham Shui Po ever since I was a kid. In those days, there’s no Cross-Harbour Tunnel, so the ferry was the only way to get to Kowloon. To get to Apliu Street, I took the ferry from Central, after getting off the ferry, there’s still a little walk before you’d get to Apliu Street. The waterfront was crowded with fishing boats. Freshly-caught fish and seafood were sold at the pier. It was a busy place.
In those days, there weren’t many shops. Goods were laid out on mats on the street, and that’s where I went to shop for electronic parts. With the parts I could make a radio or to repair electrical appliances.
Roast goose is my favourite dish. I’d usually end each weekly visit to Apliu Street with a roast goose meal. In the old days, foodies would go to Sham Shui Po for Chinese sweet soup desserts and roast goose. There was a very popular stall at the junction outside where the computer arcade is today. They’d roast their goose in a big oven on the street. It’s quite a sight. I’d always treat myself to a bowl of roast goose rice before going home. It’d make me feel really fulfilled.”