Cheap meal boxes a taste of Hong Kong’s economic woes

Workers serving customers cut price two-dish meal boxes at Kitty Chan’s restaurant in Hong Kong. – AFP pic, September 22, 2022.

HONG Kong resident Kitty Chan pivoted to takeout to help her restaurant survive the pandemic, but she has since opened a second shop as demand for cheap meal boxes surges in a city enduring economic woes.

Small shops selling inexpensive two-dish meal boxes have mushroomed across one of the world’s least affordable cities, cropping up in working-class and white-collar areas alike as people tighten their belts.

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