A tasting is held so that the restaurant can get feedback on its dishes and service. It is not just an excuse for a free meal for food writers. Photo: Getty Images A tasting is held so that the restaurant can get feedback on its dishes and service. It is not just an excuse for a free meal for food writers. Photo: Getty Images
A tasting is held so that the restaurant can get feedback on its dishes and service. It is not just an excuse for a free meal for food writers. Photo: Getty Images
Susan Jung
Opinion

Opinion

Feast or Famine by Susan Jung

With Hong Kong’s restaurant industry in crisis, now is not the time to be asking for freebies

  • A Hong Kong food writer’s threats to not include a restaurant in a story after being refused a free ‘tasting’ would be hard to stomach at the best of times
  • With how badly the industry is suffering right now, some writers have made it a personal policy to not accept free meals

A tasting is held so that the restaurant can get feedback on its dishes and service. It is not just an excuse for a free meal for food writers. Photo: Getty Images A tasting is held so that the restaurant can get feedback on its dishes and service. It is not just an excuse for a free meal for food writers. Photo: Getty Images
A tasting is held so that the restaurant can get feedback on its dishes and service. It is not just an excuse for a free meal for food writers. Photo: Getty Images
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