From the first day, one of the questions we are asked most often is What is Hong Kong cuisine? and What is the difference between the cuisine of Hong Kong and that of the rest of China?
Hong Kong is a region that belongs to China, but as it had been a British colony, the gastronomic culture is more international and with a lot of European influence. For this reason, Hong Kong cuisine is based on traditional Cantonese cuisine, but during the last 40 years it has been more developed in Hong Kong way, being combined with other cultures.
In addition, a large population of southern Canton live in Hong Kong and the cuisine of this region also influences contemporary Hong Kong cuisine.
In summary: Hong Kong cuisine consists of 40% of traditional Cantonese cuisine, 30% of European cuisine, 20% of South Asian and Japanese cuisine and 10% of Chiu Zhou cuisine (which is in the south of Canton).