Battle of the bagels erupts in Hong Kong

Posted by Ed 4 days ago
When you think of the perfect bagel, where comes to mind? For many, the 24-hour boilers of Brick Lane might immediately get you drooling. Seasoned travellers might recall the perfect “Everything with Schmear” from the Lower East Side; a few very adventurous readers might even fondly recall the wood-fired ovens of Montreal. But there’s a new frontier in the global bagel wars.

In Hong Kong’s Kennedy Town, a rapidly gentrifying expat area in the north-east of the city, two rival bakers are fighting a turf war in what could be one of the easternmost enclaves of Jewish life. 

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