Hakka cuisine
August 30, 2004 10:29 AM   Subscribe

Hakka cuisine - Went to a supposed Hakka restaurant on Saturady night. Googled Hakka this morning and all references were to a nomadic branch of the Han people from Northern China, that migrated south and devised a cuisine based on offal in and around Hong Kong.

The Hakka restaurant I went to was described as Chinese by way of India, and that's pretty much the standard definaition here in Vancouver. So, anyone know the deal on what Hakka is?

My only guess as to why this hybrid Indian/Chinese cuisine is called Hakka is because the originators were Hakka in spirt, nomadic from China to India?
posted by Keith Talent to Society & Culture (4 answers total)
Wikipedia has a good entry.
posted by milovoo at 11:20 AM on August 30, 2004

Are you in Seattle by chance? Lots of Hakka restaurants here, it seems, while I never saw any in Minnesota.
posted by GaelFC at 1:56 PM on August 30, 2004

Response by poster: Vancouver.

And are your Hakka places Chinese/Indian fusion, or a subset of Chinese as the Wikipedia entry describes?
posted by Keith Talent at 2:28 PM on August 30, 2004

Doong Kong Lau in Seattle is a subset of Chinese. I haven't seen any hints of India in the dishes. It's good.
posted by lobakgo at 3:04 PM on August 30, 2004

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