Western-Inspired Chinese Food

Hong Kong-style cafes and restaurants serve western food for an Asian clientele. The offerings are reasonably priced and the resulting dishes can be surprising. Some of these places will span Chinese, American, French, and Russian influences, yielding French-style onion soup, clam chowder, borsht, as well as congee-type porridge. The borsht will often be made with tomatoes, instead of beets.

Sometimes the dish is named after the country that inspired it:

“Russian style” = A red sauce with some vegetables
“Mexican style” = “Russian style” with kidney beans
“German style salted ham hock” = based on schweinhaxe

Cities that have large Hong Kong immigrant populations will have these eclectic places. Peanut butter porky bun, anyone?

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Hong Kong-style Western food–$6 entree w/ soup (borscht) ,salad, spaghetti, dessert, ginger coke & $4 breakfast
Prince Cafe–19th and Geary, SF–Report

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