Top 10: What food do you wish your school canteen or tuck shop would serve?

  • From Chinese food like hotpot and dim sum to healthy veggie burgers and oatmeal, here are the foods our students crave at school
  • This week’s question: What is one thing about your family that you are proud of?
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School canteens aren’t known for having the most amazing food, so what would you change about their menus? Photo: Shutterstock

This week’s question: What is one thing about your family that you are proud of?

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Here’s what our readers are hoping to get in their school canteens ...

Angela Leung, 16, Canossa College: Definitely hotpot. Imagine eating such a meal at lunchtime during winter. It would be fantastic. Students are stressed in school and having hotpot with their friends would be a good way to relax and be ready for the afternoon classes.

Bell Ho Man-lee, 15, STFA Leung Kau Kui College: A cup of aromatic brewed coffee. That would be perfect! Having to deal with lessons that involve tests and quizzes every day, sipping the hot, milky coffee would give me the extra energy that I need during my after-school athletic training.

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Renee Ho Yuet, 12, St Francis Canossian College: Different-flavoured cream puffs which would be a delicious dessert after lunch. The sweet pastry should contain fruits such as strawberries or raspberries to make it refreshing and healthy. Whether it’s summer or winter, it would be a perfect snack.

Yau Yin-nok, 11, Po Leung Kuk Tang Yuk Tien College: Egg waffle. It is a famous street snack in Hong Kong and is cheap. It has different flavours, such as strawberry, coconut or chocolate. A warm and crispy egg waffle would be a perfect choice during winter.

Fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside, egg waffles are the perfect Hong Kong street snack. Photo: Shutterstock

Lydia Tang Yan-lam, 15, St Joan of Arc Secondary School: Veggie burgers. Many students don’t enjoy eating vegetables, but they may be more willing if they come in the form of a burger. Served with a classic sauce, sliced tomatoes and onions, they might not even know it is plant-based meat. Going vegan once a week might even become a trend at school.

Daphne Bouloukos, 13, CCC Kung Lee College: Oatmeal cups. Using different flavours, they are super simple and easy to make. Oatmeal has so many wonderful health benefits. It is high in fibre, lowers cholesterol and boosts the immune system. You can get creative by adding toppings such as nuts, honey and yogurt.

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Hui Cheuk-hei, 13, Ho Yu College and Primary School (Sponsored by Sik Sik Yuen): Halal food. There are many Muslim students in my school, and it’s not easy to find halal food in Hong Kong. I wish to get a taste of their food culture.

Jeffery Lam Chak-san,15, Carmel Bunnan Tong Memorial Secondary School: Dim sum. There are many kinds of dim sum, such as shrimp dumplings, siu-mai, and barbecued pork bun. I am sure they will all be very popular because students never get tired of the large range of traditional Chinese dishes.

Wouldn’t it be great to have fresh dim sum at school? Photo: Shutterstock

Angel Huang, 12, Christian Alliance S C Chan Memorial College: The memory bread from Japanese animated series Doraemon. If I could buy a piece of memory bread for breakfast every day, I would be able to remember everything I learn at school, and there would be no need to worry about exams.

Pauline Poon-lam, 15, Immaculate Heart of Mary College: Sushi. It’s healthy and mainly includes rice and fish. It can help refresh my mind during a long day at school. The standard type of sushi would be good enough because I would not be able to afford a fancy set.

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