for people to learn about foods they may not know about and also instill pride and excitement in those who do. The zine is a collection of art, recipes, interviews, and more. A love letter to a cuisine that brings comfort and nostalgia to many.
Volume 1: Cha Chaan Teng
Milk tea mixed with coffee. Macaroni and Spam soup. Condensed milk on french toast. These are a few byproducts of a British-governed Hong Kong that form the foundation of most menus at cha chaan tengs. Cha chaan tengs are deeply ingrained in the culture of Hong Kong. A cuisine born out of the merging of Eastern and Western flavors and ingredients, cha chaan teng is now seen as a type of comfort food, and it made its way across the globe as the people of Hong Kong emigrated, taking this comfort with them. Cha chaan tengs closely resemble the feel of an American diner, with an eclectic menu and casual setting where everyone has their go-to order. In this issue, we celebrate the joys and comfort of cha chaan teng through art from Cantonese-Americans and Hong Kongers alike, as well as recipes and interviews with chefs - all an ode to a beloved cuisine.
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IYKYK Volume 1