Chips and curry sauce, anyone? British-Chinese restaurant opens in Hong Kong, drawing diners from afar – and criticism

As soon as word got out that a British-Chinese restaurant would be opening in Hong Kong, many British-born Chinese (BBC) were sceptical. Would the food be as good as their parents’ takeaway shop? What would be on the menu? How much would the dishes cost?The criticism came when they saw the prices posted on the 1908bc website. HK$90 (US$11.50) for bean sprouts? HK$90 for curry and chips? And chicken and sweetcorn soup for HK$80?Susanna Ho, British-born owner of 1908bc, says she was prepared for…


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