“Pheel” Like Home

林楚軒LAM Choi Hin
張諾亞ZHANG Nuoya
王熙桐WONG Hei Tung
任雋詠YAM Chun Wing
謝芝琳TSE Chi Lam

 

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Hong Kong is more than 1,300 km away from the Philippines. Let’s take our interviewee, Michelle, as an example. She, with the blood and skin of another country, has come all the long way to Hong Kong. She hopes to blend into our city, or at least to work safe and sound here. Her favorite hometown dish is lechón, a charcoal-roast suckling pig. After years in Hong Kong, she is in love with the Cantonese style roast suckling pig. Not only does this bring back the memories of her hometown, but also reminds her of the life and sentiment towards Hong Kong. It is a “movable flavor”. From this example, we can see that a dish can carry the characteristics of different places.

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The dish we designed this time was inspired by roast suckling pig. The glutinous rice and Chinese sausages were wrapped in bacon into a roll. Then the rolls were put into the oven, until the bacon turned golden brown and deliciously crispy. We chose the crispy bacon to imitate the skin of roast suckling pig to represent “the flavor of the Philippines”, while the glutinous rice and Chinese sausages represent “the flavor of Hong Kong”. The strong flavor of the Chinese sausages also suits the taste of another interviewee Marissa. The three ingredients fuse together to create a dish which blends the flavors of the two places. We named it Pheels like home, which embodies our hope of the migrant domestic helpers successfully becoming part of us.

Translated by YIM Yuen Hai, Carolina

 

 

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