A tiny kiosk in Tai Mo Shan finally received a license from the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) after operating for 22 years.
“Thanks to the government and the media,” The kiosk’s owner, surnamed Lin, said.
She also expressed her gratitude to Quincy Wong, chairman of Convoy Financial, and legislator Tanya Chan.
“They followed up on the case and provided me with positive support.” Lin received the license on Wednesday, Apple Daily reports.
The news broke online Wednesday after Wong posted a selfie with Lin on his Facebook page, saying “Lin’s fishballs, siu mai and tea eggs are once again available for hikers! I must come to celebrate with Lin at once!”
The food stall on Hong Kong’s highest peak is a landmark in the area, serving mountain climbers and visitors, including some celebrities.
But the kiosk was forced to stop selling hot food items, including siu mai and fishballs, after a complaint to the FEHD that the kiosk had not been issued a license.
Regular customers, including actor Chow Yun-fat and former financial secretary John Tsang, expressed their support for Lin.
“Mountain climbers can’t eat much during the journey but hot food like siu mai and fishballs keep them warm, especially in cold weather,” Lin said.
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