Today their modestly decorated interiors are instantly recognisable. The mosaic walls tiles, booth-style tables and highly efficient staff bring customers back to a simpler time. Orders are taken using unique jargons and shorthands to suit the city's fast-paced lifestyle, and customers often have to share tables with strangers during peak hours.
All these idiosyncrasies blend together to form a unique dining culture to Hong Kong and its people. Cha Chaan Tengs serve as a symbol of Hong Kong's unique history and heritage, and this zine is a celebration of that very spirit.