The ubiquitous Hong Kong-style teahouse, or what is known as cha chaan teng, was born out of a mishmash of practicality, colonial-era nostalgia - and pure and simple need.
The blend of Eastern and Western cultures is what set the foundation for catapulting these eateries to become a city icon. Indeed, a trip to a cha chaan teng is a "must-do" for visitors.
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