Hong Kong's first food trucks: As part of a two-year pilot program, 16 Hong Kong food trucks have been given approval to set up on city streets. Among these is Bao & Buns, which prepares American-Chinese fusion bao.
Bringing food truck culture to Asia: The fluffy buns are stuffed with barbecued duck, chicken, beef or pork. "I learned about food truck culture in Los Angeles, and I wanted to promote that in Asian countries, starting in Hong Kong," says Bao & Buns operator Raymond Wong.
Pineapple Canteen: Dubbed Pineapple Canteen, this cheerful yellow truck specializes in traditional Hong Kong pineapple buns, named for their bulbous shape and thick crown of sugar.
Pineapple Canteen: The pastry purveyor was one of three food trucks to launch on February 3. By the end of March, 13 more foods trucks will join them.
Ma Ma's Dumpling: Ma Ma's Dumpling, parked in Wong Tai Sin Square, was the third food truck to hit the streets over opening weekend.
Mein by Maureen: Well-known Hong Kong chef Maureen Loh will also launch her food truck this February. A pioneer of molecular gastronomy in Hong Kong, Loh is best known for her eponymous Maureen noodle bar in Wan Chai.
Maureen's beef noodles: "For the food truck, I wanted to create a dish that represents Hong Kong, as I was born and raised here," says Loh. "That's why I'm serving my signature noodles."
Ho Yuen Express: Of 192 applicants, 51 candidates were invited to take part in a cook-off held last July. It was judged by a panel of government representatives, food experts and tourism officials.
Crunch Munch: Before the pilot scheme, food trucks in Hong Kong only made temporary appearances at private events.