Have you ever been to Causeway Bay and Languifang? The painting style has changed dramatically in the past two months.

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 Have you ever been to Causeway Bay and Languifang? The painting style has changed dramatically in the past two months.


Hong Kongs delicacies

Im afraid I cant finish it for three days and three nights.

You can order breakfast tea set or fork cook in the old name.

To a store hidden in the streets and alleys

Eat a bowl of curry fish balls and bake them

You can find all kinds of dessert soups.

Another steaming Hong Kong-style edge-beating stove

Go to a bar in Languifang with friends for a drink in the evening

From City Partners to Pioneer Classics

Theres everything here.

Let your mouth water

Western Quan and Taijiquan in catering circles

Im here to compete on the same stage.

Each shows his magic power.

Long lines of hot pictures are everywhere in restaurants.

In the first half of 2019, Hong Kongs Gaoliuwan Seafood Hotpot Shop was very popular. Xinhua News Agency reporter Wu Xiaochu

In the first half of 2019, Hong Kongs Gaoliuwan Seafood Hotpot Shop was very popular. Xinhua News Agency reporter Wu Xiaochu

however

Over two months

A sudden change in painting style

Many restaurants have no guests.

Many Hong Kong catering practitioners told reporters

Over two months

The catering business in Hong Kong has been greatly affected.

Decreased turnover

Employees of Restaurants who are out of business are unemployed

Our restaurant business during this period of time

Its worse than SARS and the 2008 financial crisis.

Whats more frightening than cold winter

We have to worry about freezing to death.

Is this still Hong Kong, the city of delicacies in everyones minds?

Chili Crab at Bridge Bottom is a restaurant in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.

Previously popular, there was a long queue of customers waiting in front of the door.

August was the peak season of the catering industry.

7 p.m. rush hour for traditional meals

Reporters came here and found that the business on the first floor was cold.

The lights have been turned off on the second and third floors.

Huang Qingtuan, the owner of the Hong Kong Qiaodi spicy crab, said that there were 67% fewer guests at present. Xinhua News Agency reporter Qin Qingzhao

In the past two months, our business income has fallen by more than 60%.

The number of visitors decreased by 67%.

At present, we are losing HK$23 million a month.

Huang Qingtuan, owner of Qiaodi spicy crab, said

Before, all three floors of the store were open.

We have to queue up at rush hour.

Its unsatisfactory to open only one floor now.

To add insult to injury

Huang Qingtuan opened a new hotpot shop next to his old shop in July.

But just after the decoration, they encountered difficulties.

Business is poor.

The Quanfa Seafood Restaurant on Locke Road closed in August. Xinhua News Agency reporter Qin Qingzhao

Quanfa Seafood Restaurant One Road from Qiaodi Spicy Crab

It was closed in August.

The gate of the restaurant has been closed with iron bars

In contrast to the bustling scenes of the past

More than one company is out of business

Only in interviews with reporters

Cuihua Tea Restaurant, Sheffield Road, Causeway Bay

Two snack shops in Hewan Chai also closed down.

Cuihua Tea Restaurant, located at Sheffield Road, Causeway Bay, is closed. Xinhua News Agency reporter Qin Qingzhao

Two snack shops in Wanchai closed. Xinhua News Agency reporter Qin Qingzhao

Hangzhou Restaurant, a famous restaurant in Hong Kong, also feels a little out of breath.

Boss Wu Ruikang shook his head and said

Now its not just winter.

Its freezing.

I cant see when I cant get back to life.

Wu Ruikang, the owner of Hangzhou Restaurant, is worried about starting to lose money now. Xinhua News Agency reporter Qin Qingzhao

My restaurant was opened during SARS.

The 2008 financial crisis never lost money.

There are no guests at the weekend now.

Its starting to lose money.

Zheng Jinfu, chief chef of Celebrity Square Restaurant in Languifang, has been awarded Michelin Star Restaurant for ten consecutive years. Xinhua News Agency reporter Wu Xiaochu

At this time

Even the Michelin restaurant that used to be hard to find a table is not immune.

Chef Zheng Jinfus Cantonese Restaurant in Languifang

Michelin has been selected for 10 consecutive years in 2019

Earlier this year, reporters met Zheng Jinfushi in the shop.

He also had a big smile on his face.

But now they are full of helplessness.

He said

There are hardly any reservations now.

Even if the reservation is cancelled later.

Big restaurants are also hit hard.

The Six Countries Hotel in Wanchai was founded in 1933.

Its an old hotel in Hong Kong.

Cen Deming, Catering Operating Manager (Chinese Cuisine) of Six Countries Hotel, said

Because the restaurant was renovated in July

Avoid the shock of a month

At present, turnover has fallen by 25% to 30%.

There have been few guests at the weekend recently.

Next business is hard to talk about.

The number of guests is much less. The shop assistants in Hangzhou Restaurant are not as busy as before. The shop assistants begin to worry about their livelihood. Xinhua News Agency reporter Qin Qingzhao

At present, the volume and price of catering industry in Hong Kong are falling at the same time.

The rise in unemployment is alarming

A friend works in Central Restaurant

They couldnt stand the pressure of closing down the big stores there.

Theres so much less restaurant business done by oneself.

Im worried about my livelihood.

Very scared.

Wang Xuemei, a shop assistant in Hangzhou Restaurant, said

Because there are not many guests.

in addition

Many restaurants give employees holidays

Huang Qingtuan lets many employees go home on vacation to rest.

Many employees have worked here for many years.

Cant bear to quit

Let them rest first

Business calls them back.

There are more than 20,000 restaurants in Hong Kong

Employing more than 300,000 people

It is an important pillar of Hong Kongs economy.

Many families are closing down at present.

Many restaurants are closed

Many employees have lost their livelihoods.

We look forward to it.

Huang Jiahe, President of Hong Kong Food Association

Source: Qian Mingxiao_NBJ10675, responsible editor of Xinhua News Agency