Satoru Mukogawa, executive chef of Sushi Kuu in Hong Kong, decorates a Christmas tree with his son. For many families in Japan, Christmas Day is “always KFC and a cake with a Santa Claus candle on top”, he says. Photo: Satoru Mukogawa Satoru Mukogawa, executive chef of Sushi Kuu in Hong Kong, decorates a Christmas tree with his son. For many families in Japan, Christmas Day is “always KFC and a cake with a Santa Claus candle on top”, he says. Photo: Satoru Mukogawa
Satoru Mukogawa, executive chef of Sushi Kuu in Hong Kong, decorates a Christmas tree with his son. For many families in Japan, Christmas Day is “always KFC and a cake with a Santa Claus candle on top”, he says. Photo: Satoru Mukogawa
Christmas

No Christmas turkey dinner – think KFC, butter chicken and a Coke, or braised pork and eggs, say Asian chefs

  • For Asian chefs like Kang Min-goo of Mingles in Seoul and Hansik Goo in Hong Kong, Christmas is more a day to share with loved ones than to eat a special meal
  • Egyptians do eat turkey at Christmas – a colonial British legacy, says chef Mohsen Gaber Ibrahim – and, whether Muslim or Christian, share cookies and tarts

Topic |   Christmas
Satoru Mukogawa, executive chef of Sushi Kuu in Hong Kong, decorates a Christmas tree with his son. For many families in Japan, Christmas Day is “always KFC and a cake with a Santa Claus candle on top”, he says. Photo: Satoru Mukogawa Satoru Mukogawa, executive chef of Sushi Kuu in Hong Kong, decorates a Christmas tree with his son. For many families in Japan, Christmas Day is “always KFC and a cake with a Santa Claus candle on top”, he says. Photo: Satoru Mukogawa
Satoru Mukogawa, executive chef of Sushi Kuu in Hong Kong, decorates a Christmas tree with his son. For many families in Japan, Christmas Day is “always KFC and a cake with a Santa Claus candle on top”, he says. Photo: Satoru Mukogawa
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