The Cantonese dialect is the most commonly spoken language in the territory, though English is the language of the business and service industries; hotel employees, many urban Hong Kong residents, most young people and shop and service personnel understand and speak it to some degree. Major hotels have employees with knowledge of other languages, such as French, German, Japanese and Mandarin.
Cuisine holds an important place in Hongkongese culture. From dim sumhot pot da been lofast food, to the rarest delicacies, Hong Kong carries the reputable label of "Gourmet Paradise" and "World's Fair of Food".
Hong Kong cuisine, which is influenced by both western mainly British and eastern mainly Cantonese cultures, is very diverse. Despite these, it is not simply a collection of cuisine from other regions of the world, but also has its own style: Cha chaan teng Jyutping: Caa4 caan1 teng1; Traditional Chinese: In these "tea restaurants", various set meals are served throughout the day for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner, providing eastern mostly Cantonese cuisines, British foods such as egg tartsand Hongkongese foods, such as Hong Kong-style French toast, Hong Kong drinks, yuanyang, and lemon iced tea.
There are many special foods and drinks in Hong Kong. Hong Kong-style Cantonese pastries are made by most bakeries in Hong Kong, like egg tartspineapple bunswife cakejin deui and cream bun.
Even pastel de nataa Portuguese egg tart, is being sold in KFC, the fast-food chain restaurant. BBQ pork is a common dish in Cantonese cuisine. Tong sui is popular among Hongkongese as well. Mooncakes found in Hong Kong are mostly Cantonese-stylethough Hongkongese also have local inventions such as snow skin mooncake.
Canto-Western cuisine is common in Hong Kong. It has both "Western" and Chinese mainly Cantonese influences. A bowl of poon choi Imitation shark fin soup is a popular street snack invented in Hong Kong. It looks like shark fin soup but doesn't use actual shark fins.
The soup is either made with synthetic shark fins, cellophane noodleskonjac gelor other alternatives. Traditional Chinese holidays and Public holidays in Hong Kong There are some distinctive holidays that are celebrated in Hong Kong as a part of eastern culture, and not generally in western countries, except among certain overseas Chinese especially Cantonese communities.
Other Han Chinese events include the Dragon Boat Festivalwhere Zongzi is made by millions at home as part of the tradition, and Mid-Autumn Festivalwhich involves the massive purchase of Mooncakes from Chinese bakery shops.
Hong Kong Well-wishing Festival involves locals throwing their wishes onto a wishing tree . Religions and beliefs[ edit ] Main article: Religion in Hong Kong People honoring gods in a dajiao celebration, the Cheung Chau Bun Festival Religion in Hong Kong is varied, although most Hongkongese are of Cantonese descent and thus practice the Cantonese branch of Chinese folk religion which also has elements of Confucian doctrines, Mahayana Buddhism and Taoist ritual traditions.
In their Taoist traditions, Hongkongese also show Cantonese characteristics. They, like the Cantonese people in the mainland, traditionally worship Wong Tai Sin  and several other Taoist sea deities, such as Hung Shing and Mazu.If we explore the culture of Hong Kong through the lens of the 6-D Model©, we can get a good overview of the deep drivers of its culture relative to other world.
Culture & Heritage. Tweet. Taoist temples and Edwardian edifices nestle between skyscrapers, people trade on international markets and light incense to bodhisattvas, vestiges of Chinese clan heritage and European colonial history sit side by side — discover the cultural contrasts that have shaped Hong Kong.
Culture of Hong Kong - history, people, clothing, women, beliefs, food, customs, family, social Ge-It. The culture of Hong Kong, or Hongkongese culture, can best be described as a foundation that began with Lingnan's Cantonese culture (which is distinct to begin with) and, to a much lesser extent, non-Cantonese branches of Han Chinese cultures.
Hong Kong Cultural Background. Hong Kong, often referred to as “Pearl of the Orient”, is a vibrant city with a unique fusion of Eastern and Western heritage and a city of contrasts which combines the vitality of a pulsating modern cosmopolitan city with traditional historical richness and culture shaped by centuries of Chinese history.
The population of Hong Kong is formed by Cantonese, Shanghainese, British, Indians and Jews mainly. Cantonese is the majority and Cantonese culture is the mainstream there. Thus, many Chinese concepts like 'family solidarity', 'family glory', 'saving face' and 'modesty' carry significant weight in.