BaseHall, in the basement of Jardine House, is a trendy new food court in Hong Kong, but will it ever replace the satisfaction of eating at a local dai pai dong? Photo: BaseHall BaseHall, in the basement of Jardine House, is a trendy new food court in Hong Kong, but will it ever replace the satisfaction of eating at a local dai pai dong? Photo: BaseHall
BaseHall, in the basement of Jardine House, is a trendy new food court in Hong Kong, but will it ever replace the satisfaction of eating at a local dai pai dong? Photo: BaseHall
Andrew Sun
Opinion

Opinion

Mouthing Off by Andrew Sun

Millennials’ love of casual dining revives food courts – but of the hip, artisanal, and pricey kind

  • Hong Kong’s newest food court, BaseHall in Jardine House, has a cool design and hip culinary talent, but do you really want to pay HK$128 for a laksa?
  • Hawker food stalls and cooked food centres are enjoyable to eat at because they are authentic and appeal to all

BaseHall, in the basement of Jardine House, is a trendy new food court in Hong Kong, but will it ever replace the satisfaction of eating at a local dai pai dong? Photo: BaseHall BaseHall, in the basement of Jardine House, is a trendy new food court in Hong Kong, but will it ever replace the satisfaction of eating at a local dai pai dong? Photo: BaseHall
BaseHall, in the basement of Jardine House, is a trendy new food court in Hong Kong, but will it ever replace the satisfaction of eating at a local dai pai dong? Photo: BaseHall
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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.