Rice is the staple food. Most of the food in Hong Kong is imported. Fried rice usually includes a little pork, chicken, prawn and vegetables. Congee is a rice dish with the consistency of porridge. Several kinds of dim sum (dumplings) are popular. Oranges and melons are popular fruit for juicing. The wide variety of food available means a varied diet.
The use of chopsticks is prevalent in Chinese dining. Though Chinese like to share food with the family, work schedules make this difficult. Dishes of food are typically placed in the center of the table, and diners help themselves with chopsticks. Placing the rice bowl close to the mouth is proper. Talking too much is impolite at the table. The cosmopolitan nature of the Hong Kong cuisine means that people enjoy a wide range of food.