Sure, most of us have been to a cha chaan teng at least once before, but how well do you know your cha chaan teng drinks beyond the common naai cha and ling cha? Put your knowledge to the test and see if you can ace our quiz!
Local cafés and diners—referred to in Cantonese as cha chaan tengs—are deeply woven into the fabric of Hong Kong’s DNA and remain the city’s pride and joy for tourists and locals alike. You can sit down for a whole meal or just pop in for a casual drink. However, with most menus written in Cantonese and daily specials scrawled haphazardly on walls, you need to work to know what drinks to order. Are you a beginner or an expert?
Have you tried all of the cha chaan teng drinks we featured in our quiz? Take the quiz again if you didn’t manage to get them all right, or share this quiz with your friends see who’s going to be ordering your round of drinks next time you visit a cha chaan teng!
Having lived in Hong Kong, Beijing, and London sure is a fun fact whenever people try to guess Ching’s accent. She loves switching between all these language channels and her ‘mother tongue’ is just determined by how many drinks she’s had for the night! She loves movies, travelling, and exploring cities, from hidden alleys to gourmet dining, so feel free to hit her up if you need any suggestions for dinner!