Thursday, April 19, 2007

Can I Have a Doggy Bag Instead?



A Hong Kong restaurant has taken to fining customers 64¢ per pound for their leftovers, in order to cut down on food waste, which, according to this article in the Christian Science Monitor, is becoming a serious problem on the island. From my years in the restaurant business I know how bulky - and heavy - food waste can be so the measure is understandable, if draconian. Does this mean that the custom of the mainland Chinese detailed in the above ad from HSBC does not apply in Hong Kong?

2 comments:

Dario Sanchez said...

Good to see that even the Chinese can be stingy bastards at times.
A branch of the Sanchez extended family is notable for asking for doggy bags. It can be ... embarrassing at times to say the least.

Did you own your own restaurant?

seanachie said...

Christ no, I was but a slave, like all the other good folk...