Date
17 December 2017
Pro-democracy campaigners in Hong Kong are using every available means, including food menus, to voice their displeasure over the 'fake universal suffrage' outlined by Beijing.
Pro-democracy campaigners in Hong Kong are using every available means, including food menus, to voice their displeasure over the 'fake universal suffrage' outlined by Beijing.

Occupy inspires new food-stand menu. ‘Peaceful Cheese’, anyone?

Beijing’s “fake universal suffrage” offer and the ensuing Occupy protests have inspired some students to devise a restaurant menu that offers plenty of food for thought, if not anything else. 

A group of students from the Hong Kong Institute of Education who had been to the protest sites have put up temporary food-stands offering some unique dishes.

Among the “signature” dishes is “Pineapple Buns without Pineapple”, a mocking reference to the sham electoral framework outlined by the central government for Hong Kong, Apple Daily reported Friday.

Other interesting dishes included “Peaceful Cheese”, borrowing the pronunciation of “cheese” in Chinese characters as “dissidents”, suggesting that the government is treating peaceful students fighting for democracy as violent dissidents. 

“Almond Jelly” was another creative spin, with “almond” suggesting “unfortunate” (due to the same rhyming in Cantonese), referring to Hong Kong people having to accept the decision by Beijing.

Meanwhile, the name of their restaurant, Forcetable, also highlights the fact that Beijing is forcing Hong Kong people to take what is handed to them, without any consideration for local feelings.

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