What is a cha chaan teng ?
The name cha chaan teng literally means “tea restaurant.” It’s a type of casual joint that rose to popularity in the postwar era, bringing western-style dishes with a Chinese twist to the Hong Kong public on the cheap. Many eclectic cha chaan teng dishes—ranging from breakfast items to savory dishes, desserts, and drinks—are now considered staples of local cuisine "The original Cha Chaan Teng cafés were fast-paced establishments that served up an eclectic, and often unlikely, mix of East meets West food"
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Grains, Meat & Vegetables
A flavour packed combination of aromatic Jasmine rice, topped with fresh roasted meats cooked over hickory charcoils in our Green Egg BBQ’s, Scallions, Fresh Ginger, a splash of our special Bowls Sauce, and enriched with your choice of proteins come together to deliver your taste buds on a powerful and savoury exotic journey to one of the oldest cultures in the world.
Bowls is inspired by the “Cha Chaan Teng” café establishments that saw popularity in post-war Hong Kong.
With increased urbanisation and an influx of Western expats during this period, a succession of Cha Chaan Teng cafés emerged to provide locals with access to Western food, which was otherwise only served in expensive hotel restaurants.
commonly found in Hong Kong, Macau and parts of Guangdong. They are known for eclectic and affordable menus, which include dishes from Hong Kong cuisine and Hong Kong-style Western cuisine.
Since the mass migration of Hong Kong people in the 1980s they are also commonplace in many Western countries like Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States, particularly in the Chinatown areas of many major cities. They are often called Hong Kong Style Cafe in English, due to the casual setting as well as coffee & tea being central to the menu.
HISTORY OF RICE
Rice is the seed of the grass species coryza sativa (Asian rice) or Coryza Glaberima (African rice), as a cereal grain, its is the most widely consumed stable food for a large part of the worlds human population, especially in Asia
China is the world's largest producer of rice, and the crop makes up a little less than half of the country's total grain output. ... Rice is generally grown as a wetland crop in fields flooded to supply water during the growing season. Transplanting seedlings requires many hours of labor, as does harvesting.
Stone Age rice fields discovered in china swamp, Stone Age paddy fields tended by the worlds earliest known rice farmers have been uncovered in a swamp in china, scientist say. The discovery shows rice growing began in the coastal wetlands of the eastern china some 7,700 years ago.