You may expect rudimentary facilities at a food market or cheap street restaurant, but not at a high class outlet. Photo: Alamy
Andrew Sun
Opinion

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Mouthing Off by Andrew Sun

How a bad toilet can ruin a good meal in a restaurant: some of my Hong Kong hygiene horrors

  • You may expect rough toilet facilities in cheap and cheerful restaurants, but not in trendy places
  • Cooks who don’t wash their hands, tiny toilet cubicles and soaking wet stalls are among the common sights in Hong Kong.

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You may expect rudimentary facilities at a food market or cheap street restaurant, but not at a high class outlet. Photo: Alamy
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Christopher Cheung enjoys a bubble tea with his wife on his wedding day.

History of bubble tea: how boba, born of a staff competition in Taiwan, became a global phenomenon

  • Created in Taichung, Taiwan in the 1980s, bubble tea is a mix of milk tea, tapioca pearls and syrup
  • It spread through Asia, gaining popularity and then exploded across the United States
Topic |   Food and Drinks

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Christopher Cheung enjoys a bubble tea with his wife on his wedding day.
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