Luisa Tam
Luisa Tam
Opinion

SCMP Columnist

My Hong Kong by Luisa Tam

Is Hong Kong’s ‘2-dish-rice’ phenomenon a dark sign that the city is returning to widespread poverty?

  • A spike in eateries selling two- and three-dish-rice boxes is reminiscent of the 1950s when open-air food stalls helped Hong Kong’s poor survive
  • And yet, increasingly side by side we have people with deep pockets shelling out eye-watering sums for bespoke culinary experiences

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