HIGHER REACHES ANSWERS: Hong Kong – a food paradise? It’s time for a reality check [December 5, 2017]

HIGHER REACHES ANSWERS: Hong Kong – a food paradise? It’s time for a reality check [December 5, 2017]

1. overrated

2. local tourism and (lifestyle) journalism

3. European traders and businessmen

4. (i)

(ii)

(iii) NG

5. (i) The cooler weather in Hong Kong made a pleasant contrast to constantly tropical territories such as Malaya, Borneo and the Philippines.

(ii) They could shop for/buy hard-to-find items.

(iii) They could eat well-cooked, professionally served meals instead of their diet based on tins and jars of preserved food.

6. A

7. Many wealthy refugees escaped to Hong Kong during the Chinese civil war, and they were used to, and able to, afford quality Chinese cooking. (1) The chefs who followed their employers revolutionised Hong Kong’s Chinese culinary scene to including varieties such as Peking, Manchurian, Shanghainese and Szechuan style cuisines. (1)

8. (i) restaurants

(ii) accessible

(iii) diners/consumers

(iv) expenses

(v) quality/standards

9. No (1), the writer thinks that Hong Kong’s “food paradise” reputation has steadily declined in recent years as it doesn't keep up with the times.(1) 

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