Hong Kong style tea café -­ a reflection on Hong Kong

Hong Kong style tea café -­ a reflection on Hong Kong

[Year 2]

Hong Kong style tea café -­ a reflection on Hong Kong

Introduction

What will you think of when people talking about ‘Hong Kong food’? ‘Street food’ (Snacks available on cooked food stalls on streets without seats) like fishball and Siu Mai? Poon Choi (traditional basin food in the New Territories)? Or Dai Pai Dong (local, low-ordered outdoor restaurant which serve Chinese food)? All of them are undoubtedly Hong Kong style food, however, the most representative one is neither of them, but Hong Kong style tea café. It is not only a unique food culture which symbolizes Hong Kong, but also a historical document recording the socio-economic changes in and culture of this place.

This essay would start by describing the general characteristics of Hong Kong style tea café. Then, trace the transformation and development of tea café in different periods and show how the distinct features of these cafes in different time periods reflect the social, cultural and economic conditions of the corresponding time.

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