Rice cooked in a claypot is one of the favorites among
the locals especially in cooler weather. Often times the cooking is done outside
the restaurant. (Seen above is outside a restaurant in Causeway
Bay.) The varieties usually include Chinese sausage, spare ribs (pork), preserved
salty fish, chicken and mushrooms, minced pork, etc. They are most common in what
is called "tea restaurants" ("cha chaan tang"