There’s something about film that touches you in a way no other medium can. It’s an idealised version of real life, one enhanced by artful composition and evocative lighting. And so we’re happy to share the first video in a new series that echoes our Forgotten Icon collection of articles, which examine neighbourhood institutions and classic handmade goods.

This week, we revisit one of our favourite classic dim sum joints in Hong Kong.

The sun hasn’t risen yet when Wong Charn-chee begins making tasty morsels of dim sum. He’s been doing it for forty one years, when Saam Hui Yaat opened on an easy-to-overlook stretch of Pok Fu Lam Road in Sai Ying Pun.

Watch how this unpretentious restaurant has been serving customers since 1978.

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