Hongkongers’ passion for food reflects a sense of politically neutral localism, according to social scientists. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Hongkongers’ passion for food reflects a sense of politically neutral localism, according to social scientists. Photo: Xiaomei Chen

Siu mai or egg waffles? Hong Kong foodies cut through political divide to share reviews, photos in online ‘concern groups’

  • Popularity of dedicated sites reflects obsession with food, pride in localism, observers say
  • With 100,000 followers, siu mai group promotes memberships offering discounts at eateries

Hongkongers’ passion for food reflects a sense of politically neutral localism, according to social scientists. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Hongkongers’ passion for food reflects a sense of politically neutral localism, according to social scientists. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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