Tempe goreng (front) and tempe for sale in an Indonesian shop in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. Photo: SCMP / Antony Dickson
Tempe goreng (front) and tempe for sale in an Indonesian shop in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. Photo: SCMP / Antony Dickson
Jason Wordie
Opinion

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Then & Now by Jason Wordie

How arrival of Indonesian domestic helpers enriched Hong Kong food choices

  • Toko Indonesia, or Indonesia Shops, appeared in locations that housed an emergent Indonesian-Chinese émigré community in the1970s
  • An increase in Indonesian migrant domestic workers from the 1990s has made authentic, affordable Indonesian food such as tempeh more widely available

Tempe goreng (front) and tempe for sale in an Indonesian shop in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. Photo: SCMP / Antony Dickson
Tempe goreng (front) and tempe for sale in an Indonesian shop in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. Photo: SCMP / Antony Dickson
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