Most Montrealers know about the tam tams. Hell, the weekly drum circle, market and gathering around the Sir George Étienne Cartier Monument on Mount Royal is even used by Tourism Montreal to promote the city. But what about the fighting that goes on in the woods behind the tam tams?
It’s late afternoon in Bo Fuk, a neighbourhood cha chaan teng in the East Kowloon village of Ngau Chi Wan, and a crowd of regulars has assembled for tea. “We’ve been coming here for about 10 years,” says a man sitting with his son. Why? He laughs. “It’s cheap!”That’s a point of pride for Bo Fuk’s owner, Chow Chin-soon, whose family opened the restaurant in the front room of their house in 1964. “We own the house so we keep prices low,” he says. A lunch set costs just HK$31.
When Derek Sum Kwong-yip was a child, his family always had Po Chai Pills on hand. “Every time I complained about tummy pain, my mother would hand me a bottle,” he says. Curing more than just stomach pains, the pills were reputed to relieve menstrual cramps and even cold symptoms, living up to the meaning of their name: “cure-all pills”. Little did Sum know that, decades later, he would end up owning the company that makes the venerable Chinese medicine.
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Selecting a term
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