Uniquely Hong Kong

Uniquely Hong Kong is a series focusing on the things that set the city apart from the rest of the world. From its oldest families to its fascinating trades, South China Morning Post gets to the heart of what makes Hong Kong tick. 

Luk Yu in Central is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year. Journalist, cookbook author and restaurant consultant William Mark first ate there 60 years ago. Photo: Dickson Lee

Taking a bite out of two worlds

Up until about 20 years ago, Britain had a bad reputation for its food, around the world and at home. Many people considered it stodgy, underseasoned and unimaginative.