Bar

HK Diner

茶餐廳

Hong Kong diners are a phenomenon that arose after WWII, when western foods became more popular in the former British colony. Many of them are 24-hour or at least open late into the night, providing not just a convenient way to quickly grab a bite, but hang out with friends or a laptop at 3 a.m., nursing a bubble tea. The foods on offer are a hybrid of British and Cantonese: think of not just Chinese standards like congee, stir-fries, and barbecue meats, but also macaroni soup for breakfast, spam sandwiches at lunch, and, equally beloved on either side of the ocean, delicious tea to wash it all down.