Hong Kong Consumes Almost 2 Million Pounds of Rice and 10 Million Pounds of Pork Every 24 Hours [Infographic]


If you’ve never been to Hong Kong, there’s one thing you should know — it’s a food lover’s paradise. The city is packed with Michelin-Star hole-in-the-walls, amazing street food and a fast food scene that puts ours to shame.

However, for those who have yet to visit the bustling city, dissecting and comparing Hong Kong’s culinary scene could be tricky. Luckily, HotelClub put together this handy infographic, breaking down some quick, basic info on its current culinary climate.

Did you know that Hong Kong consumes around 833 tonnes of rice (approx. 2 million pounds), 2,290 tonnes of vegetables (approx. 5 million pounds) and 4,480 tonnes of pork (approx. 10 million pounds) every 24 hours? The guide also offers some etiquette tips, such as making sure to fill everyone else’s teacup before your own and to avoid turning over a fish at the table since it’s bad luck. Check out even more interesting stats below.

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How Much Each US State Tips, from Best to Worst

US Tippers

When it comes to leaving a tip, we all have different tactics. Some go for 20% while others hold true to 15% of the bill. There’s also the used chewing gum tactic. No matter your style, here’s how you compare to your state’s average tipping amount.

The folks over at Quartz analyzed data from millions of Square transactions (a popular payment service), and they found Alaska (17%), Arkansas (16.9%) and North Carolina (16.7%) gave servers the highest tips. Which clocked in as the stingiest states? South Dakota (15.3%), Hawaii (15.1%) and Delaware (14%). According to these findings, the national average is about 16.1%.

Perhaps what’s most surprising is the percentage of customers who actually do tip. See where your state ranks:

US Tippers

If you lean toward the skimpy side of tipping, might we suggest brushing up on the do’s and don’ts of dining etiquette?

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Dining Etiquette Around the World [Infographic]


If you’re any sort of mister manners when it comes to dining etiquette, you know the basics of American restaurant behavior. Splitting the check – usually OK. Letting out an impressive burp at a fine dining establishment – not so much. These unspoken rules are pretty clear-cut. However, things get tricky when you’re traveling to other countries, as the do’s and don’t of table manners begin to change.

This helpful infographic navigates curious eaters through etiquette around the world. Let’s say you’re at a restaurant in Japan and you’ve got a tiny bit of sticky rice left on your chopsticks. Whatever you do — don’t lick the chopstick. It’s rude, man! Dining out with a group of friends? In this situation, splitting a check would be considered terrible etiquette, same goes for China and France.

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