* Chinese people in Hong Kong take English names for several reasons: 1) As Cantonese is a tonal language, romanised Cantonese names are at risk of being mispronounced with prohibitive and sometimes offensive consequences; 2) Chinese people prefer to keep their given names for their families, and there's a certain amount of protection from identity theft involved too; 3) It helps Chinese people learning English to enter into an English-speaking mind-set.
2) Red bean dessert
3) Sweet potato
4) Fish balls, beef balls, etc
5) Hairy crabs**
Generally in East Asia, people also seem to have a disproportionately high regard for these foods too:
- Eggs that are either rotten or uncooked
- Processed cheese
- Soy Milk
- Stinky tofu
- Supermarket bread (ie: not fresh / bakery bread)
* I don't mean "enthusiastic" about, I mean visibly thrilled at the mere mention. "Disproportionately", because of their bland taste / texture and their ubiquity.
** Perhaps this one is fair enough - it is a seasonal / traditional food.
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