If you are planning for a day out in Hong Kong to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, the quaint and picturesque
Karl Law, Manager of Tai O Heritage Hotel and one of the crusaders who help to safeguard the heritage of Tai O, said, “For the future of Tai O culture, I’m here to help pass on their unique culture to the public by sharing the stories of Tai O. I believe by doing so we preserve our culture,” he said.
Raymond Ting, Executive Sous Chef of Tai O Heritage Hotel, shares the same vision. He said, “Take shrimp paste, a heritage food which seems to be fading out with history as no one likes its strong smell. That’s why I transfuse it into modern dishes to make it more appealing to the younger generation,” he said.
Ting created the signature Tai O pork burger with an unforgettable delicious taste blended with traditional shrimp paste. Shrimp paste has a distinctive strong and salty flavor, and no one would imagine it can be used in such a novel manner.
Like other traditional food in
He said, "If I don't pass on the culture of Tai O to the younger generation or tourists, no one will know about shrimp paste, stilt hourses or Cha Kwo (a local snack). To me, it is of utmost importance to pass on our local history to the next generation," he said.
As shared by Law, Ting and Yuen, we must not ignore the heritage and preservation of this remote but precious fishing