Definition of dai pai dong in English:

dai pai dong

Pronunciation /ˌdī ˌpī ˈdôNG/ /ˌdaɪ ˌpaɪ ˈdɔŋ/

noun

  • (in Hong Kong) a traditional street food stall, typically with a small seating area.

    • ‘enjoy authentic milk tea in a local dai pai dong’

Origin

Chinese (Cantonese) daaih pàaih dong, from daaih ‘big’ + pàaih ‘plaque’ + dong ‘stall’ (with reference to the licenses, displayed on large signs, which these establishments were traditionally required to have).