Meat and fresh food stalls.
We walked down a tiny market stall street near-ish to the Hong Kong CBD area. The street had food stalls along one side of the street and clothing and accessory type stores along the opposite side. We were lucky enough to be wandering down the street at the same time that the meat truck was making its deliveries to the local stalls. We watched as the meat truck stopped in front of each meat stall, hauling in huge carcasses on their backs, and sorting through the meat, cutting off parts and seperating them into different buckets out the front of their stall. There was signs stating that ‘work in progress’ outside a few stalls, asking customers to please not enter the premises. While we didn’t enter any of the stalls it was obvious what they were selling as the meat would be hanging out in the open at the front of each stall. It was obviously not a tourist destination, catering to locals who wanted to purchase fresh meat, there was a range of fruit, sea food and other food types along the street for the locals to get all their fresh food shopping done in one location, much like the fresh food markets back in Australia. The fruit stalls ranged between smaller, stall type, and larger, grocery store type shops. Many of the stalls appeared to have only one or two shop keepers running the place, while the larger grocery type places had a number of workers and proper check out stations set up where someone in uniform was waiting to assist customers. It was interesting to see the places receiving deliveries straight through the front doors from a van or truck on the street. This is something you would rarely see in Australia, particularly from large chain stores.