Bernice Chan
Bernice Chan

SCMP Columnist

Diner’s Diary by Bernice Chan

Red Pepper Restaurant in Hong Kong, where Bruce Lee fought NBA star Kareem Abdul Jabbar, closes after almost 50 years

  • The restaurant, popular with tourists, opened in Causeway Bay in 1971, serving Sichuanese food – at the time a rarity in Hong Kong
  • The owner, who recalls Bruce Lee filming in the restaurant in 1972, says the pandemic caused it to shut – initially for six months to see if business picks up