A cha chaan teng is not only a restaurant where you can find signature treats like Hong Kong-style milk tea and pineapple bun, but also a place that brings communities together, and offering Hong Kong communities around the world a connection to the city.
Tracing the multitude of cultural influences through her nostalgic interpretations of old cha chaan teng glamour, Alison Hui has drawn up a limited-edition zine that collects illustrations and stories of this iconic location. Head to Contrast to sip on the new-wave iterations of casual afternoon tea treats and explore her exhibited works.
Covering the hottest new eats, the best places to play, offbeat takes on local culture, and so much more, Localiiz is every Hongkonger’s destination for how to live a well-rounded life in our vibrant city. Why the strange spelling? Well, Localiiz is designed to be your “local eyes”—and for that, you need two i’s.