A Classic Hong Kong Diner Dish That Came from British Rule
Lucas Sin, chef of Nice Day Chinese and Junzi Kitchen, explains the fascinating and unique history behind diners in Hong Kong, known as Cha Chaan Tengs. As he explains, Lucas makes macaroni & ham soup, stocking milk tea, toast, and scrambled eggs. The British colonized Hong Kong for 100 years, and in that time, a mixture of Chinese and British culture emerged, embracing ingredients like ketchup instead of tomato sauce, and utilizing western utensils instead of chopsticks. Today, cha chaan tengs are at the forefront of culture, pushing diner food in new, unexpected, and exciting directions.