This (picture) should jolly well work in Luk Yu Teahouse, Hong Kong. You can argue about holding on to dim-sum traditions but the heavy loads of dim sum over the waiters'/waitresses' shoulders, need to be lightened, especially when they have to climb steep stairs to serve the customers. If you have not seen them, read about them here.
A FOOD ELEVATOR...to the rescue.
I know that is no new invention but it just surprises me when an old store -老店 can embrace that.
Using a food elevator when your eatery establishment has two or more storeys will certainly make operations more efficient.
How it works?
1. You order your food after you are seated (assuming you are not seated on the ground floor)
2. They will take down your orders on a chit and you are given a number
3. They "drop" your orders (somehow, but I don't know how) to the kitchen which will then prepare your food
4. When ready, the dishes will be place on trays and up the elevator they go
5. Your order number is called
6. You collect your food at the food elevator/station
Photo was taken at A-Gei -阿給老店 in Tamsui, Taiwan.
Tag: taiwan eating, tamsui, street food
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Reach your food at a food elevator