When you think about a few million people eating lunch all at
around the same time within an allotted time, you can appreciate
the true meaning of "fast food restaurants". That's
how it is in Hong Kong.
The fast food restaurants here run a production line that rivals
any automated machine. In fact the efficiency does not stop at
fast food restaurants. Even the "slow food" restaurants
have to be well-greased to survive.
From the maitre d' who wears an earpiece connected to the walkie
talkie, to the waitress who brings your bill plus the expected
change even before you pull out your wallet to pay, everything
is about speed and efficiency. After all, everyone here seems
to have places to go and people to see!
there's another kind of fast food. For this you don't even sit
down to eat. For HK$5 or $10, you can get fishballs on a stick,
a grilled wiener, eggette
waffle, baked sweet potato, drumstick, and also delicacies
like stinky toufu and deep-fried pig skin.
You can find them in a lot of places, and popular shopping areas
tend to have more of them.