American visitor Ellen Clark enjoys dim sum in a local Hong Kong restaurant. Photo: SCMP American visitor Ellen Clark enjoys dim sum in a local Hong Kong restaurant. Photo: SCMP
American visitor Ellen Clark enjoys dim sum in a local Hong Kong restaurant. Photo: SCMP
Jason Wordie
Opinion

Opinion

Then & Now by Jason Wordie

How Western tastes for Chinese food were shaped by Hong Kong restaurants

  • Many local eateries were daunting for non-Chinese speakers, who were inevitably steered towards the same few dishes
  • ‘The Duck Farm’ was a hit with colonial British military personnel for its ‘real’ Chinese food, like that served back home

American visitor Ellen Clark enjoys dim sum in a local Hong Kong restaurant. Photo: SCMP American visitor Ellen Clark enjoys dim sum in a local Hong Kong restaurant. Photo: SCMP
American visitor Ellen Clark enjoys dim sum in a local Hong Kong restaurant. Photo: SCMP
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