Hongkongers aren’t as scared of spicy food as some may think. Photo: Alamy
Andrew Sun
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Mouthing Off by Andrew Sun

A Hong Kong myth debunked: we love spicy food – curry, Sichuan hotpot, jerk chicken, you name it we’re up for it

After years of avoiding fiery chilli dishes and eating spicy food ‘adapted to local tastes’, Hongkongers are embracing Scoville, Sriracha and mala, and enjoying the health benefits of tucking into some of the hottest culinary creations

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Hongkongers aren’t as scared of spicy food as some may think. Photo: Alamy
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Andrew Sun

Andrew Sun

Andrew Sun has dabbled in many shades of the media spectrum for 25 years, from college radio, TV, print and online columnist to starting film festivals, managing music labels and authoring food books. Someday he will figure what he wants to be when he grows up.