Australia Dairy Company

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Coordinates: 22°18′16″N 114°10′14″E / 22.304569°N 114.170651°E / 22.304569; 114.170651

Australia Dairy Company
澳洲牛奶公司
Australia Dairy Company outlook.JPG
Customers queuing outside Australia Dairy Co.
Restaurant information
Slogan唯我獨尊 (I alone am the honored one)[1]
Established3 July 1970 (1970-07-03)
Current owner(s)鄧林泰[2]
Food typeCha chaan teng; steamed milk pudding, scrambled eggs, toast, and custard
Street address47-49 Parkes Street[3]
CityJordan
CountyKowloon
CountryHong Kong
Seating capacity106[4]

Australia Dairy Company (澳洲牛奶公司) is a traditional Hong Kong restaurant, cha chaan teng, in Jordan, Hong Kong, specialising in steamed milk pudding, scrambled eggs, toast and custard dishes.[4][5][6] The company was named by the founder, who had worked on an Australian farm in the 1940s.[7][8]

The restaurant's brand name was coined from dairy. Founded in 1970 by a Tang family,[9] it is one of the oldest restaurants in Hong Kong. It has been mentioned by The Guardian as one of the top 10 budget restaurants in Hong Kong.[7]

The restaurant is notable for its efficient but often rude service, with a short average customer visit length of only 10 minutes.[1][2] It is also famous for its signature egg custard pudding and scrambled eggs.[4][5][10][11] It has been described as an iconic Hong Kong restaurant.[12]

Reception[edit]

The restaurant has received various accolades in recent years, having been recommended by Asian lifestyle magazine CNNGo in their Best Eats Awards for 2010,[13] and winner of the OpenRice Best Restaurant Awards, in the district and cuisine categories (Best Restaurant in Tsim Sha Tsui (2014–15); Best Hong Kong Style Tea Restaurant (2008–2015)). Additionally, it has been mentioned by The Guardian as one of the top 10 budget restaurants in Hong Kong.[7]

It has been described as an iconic Hong Kong restaurant,[12] a Hong Kong institution. Writing in The New York Times style magazine, Jade Lai sums up its aesthetic as "I like the aesthetic of this place — it's very Wong Kar-wai."[14]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lee, Y. K., & Song, K. (2013). "Meaning making in organizations: Lessons from Australia Dairy Company". City University of Hong Kong.
  2. ^ a b "做到冇停手". Next Magazine. 3 June 2015. Retrieved 3 July 2015.
  3. ^ "A toast to fond memories and fluffy scrambled eggs". South China Morning Post: 43. 25 April 2013. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
  4. ^ a b c "Australia Dairy Company – Hong Kong Style Dessert Tea Restaurant in Jordan, Hong Kong". OpenRice Hong Kong. Retrieved 25 June 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Australia Dairy Company, Hong Kong". TripAdvisor. Retrieved 25 June 2015.
  6. ^ Chee-Beng, T. (2012). Chinese Food and Foodways in Southeast Asia and Beyond. NUS Press. p. 233. ISBN 978-9971-69-548-4. Retrieved 2015-08-15.
  7. ^ a b c "Top 10 budget restaurants in Hong Kong". The Guardian. Retrieved 11 May 2015.
  8. ^ "Scrambled Egg Sandwich in Australia Dairy Company, Hong Kong". CITS (Macau). Retrieved 11 May 2015.
  9. ^ "澳牛快惡掂". Next Magazine. 3 June 2015. Retrieved 3 July 2015.
  10. ^ "All the things I hate in Hong Kong". Element Magazine. Archived from the original on 18 May 2015. Retrieved 11 May 2015.
  11. ^ "Australia Dairy Company and its Legendary Scrambled Egg". Chin Chai Jiak. Retrieved 25 June 2015.
  12. ^ a b You, Xiaoying (12 September 2013). "Where the locals eat in Hong Kong". USA Today. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
  13. ^ "Hong Kong's best cheap eat". CNNGo. Archived from the original on 16 August 2011. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
  14. ^ "For Jade Lai, of Creatures of Comfort, a Relaxed Hong Kong Homecoming". T Magazine. The New York Times. 6 August 2014. Retrieved 4 July 2015.

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