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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy SNK
    Naive? may be yes. But why not?! better try and fail than never try at all
    sorry, i havent take my coffee yet have a good day

    Not always the case. There have been situations where I wish I never tried at all. The biggest problem is the rent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Londrino
    You should open a REAL american BBQ joint.
    I would not want a Frenchman running a real American BBQ joint. :P
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    Is it true that only 1% of homes in HK have ovens? CitySuper used to sell these delicious pitas that we'd freeze and pull out for weekday meals or to soak up our salad olive oil. They were locally made, and unfortunately no longer available for some odd reason (the less good ones are still available ). The imported Waitrose and Dr. Oetker things are very expensive, poor quality due to handling, or even the frozen bagels... I guess my point was to be more environmentally friendly by producing locally tasty things to appeal to expats that can be sold via supermarkets.*shrug* I'll go on dreaming.

    One thing I'd like in HK is a bulk-buy store where you can bring your own containers to refill things and reduce packaging. There's a handful of green stores in HK, but they import everything with lots of packaging.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBrit
    Maison Eric Kayser just closed their store in Harbour City.
    their store on queens road is still there. they are way too expensive for my taste.

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    I was happy to pay for decent bread. The stuff the locals eat is generally tasteless rubbish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy SNK
    Welcome to the new hong kong, where pessimistic is always in the air
    - the rent is too high
    - we already have this kinda shop, already have that kinda food
    - new things will NEVER work

    always have something or someone to blame! sad
    If you have the capital and passion, go for it!! bring something new with your passion! bring something positive here!
    Naive? may be yes. But why not?! better try and fail than never try at all
    sorry, i havent take my coffee yet have a good day
    there are just better places to invest than retail business in hong kong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monochrome
    I focus on cafes aimed at the expat market, WHICH HK NEEDS VERY BADLY.
    I find this statement astounding. Really? In Sheung Wan practically every other shop is a cafe, and there are some really nice ones (albeit they come at a high price) where you can even pleasantly sit outside in a quiet area to enjoy a cup of coffee. Even other areas, like Mui Wo, I see cafes... I don't know, are you referring to the NT or something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elegiaque
    Is it true that only 1% of homes in HK have ovens?
    We have a small electric oven the size of a microwave that does a good job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drunken Master
    We have a small electric oven the size of a microwave that does a good job.
    We do too. Sits on our almost-non-existent counter space. And we manage just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dumbdonkey
    there are just better places to invest than retail business in hong kong.
    Great idea!!
    Let the retail business be handled by those giant retailers so we have other things to complain about:
    monopoly
    no product variety
    SME is dead
    and bla bla bla


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