Coming from California I know that if I fly 2 hours I can be in Mexico or Vancouver, 5 hours or so I can be in Hawaii or Rio.
Prior to coming to HK the last time I ate Mickey D's was 15 years ago. I had it once here and never again. I dont eat white rice, I prefer sprouted brown rice, spelt, amaranth, quinoa, etc its healthier and better for you.
The nutrition and micronutrients are all in the bran and once you polish that off all you have is empty starch and calories.
Im Chinese and no I am not as you say "Euro-Centric", since I can cook very well, eating out is a grave disappointment for someone such as myself.
Whats the point of eating something foreign when the food has been bastardized to local tastes?
Yeah I know Chinese food back home has sweet and sour this and that and egg foo young this and that, but I never touch that.
If you go to a Greek restaurant back home, you're gonna get Greek Food. If you get Korean you're gonna get Korean, I can go on and on.
I went to a Korean place back home the food was comparable to what I have had in Osan, and I am not talking about BBQ. I am referring to "Jokbal" and the "banchan".
Perhaps you have been here too long and have forgotten what food taste like, or maybe you have no taste at all.
But to each their own, one word to the new comers to HK. Learn to cook or you're gonna have a hard time.