Producer: Golden Harvest
Accession number: 2000.237/1
Measurements: whole: 56 x 90 mm
Since World War II, Chinese migration to Britain has been the result of the boom in the restaurant trade. Enterprising Chinese moved from the docks to Soho to serve theatre goers and satisfy the growing demand for more exotic fare. Cantonese food is the most highly esteemed within China, but there are many regional varieties. For example in the 1950s some ex-diplomats from the former Chinese Embassy opened restaurants specialising in Peking cuisine. Many Hong Kong Chinese emigrated from the New Territories to escape unemployment by working as chefs and waiters.