Justin Heifetz​​

immigration

Eating Through Hong Kong's 'Little India'

At Hong Kong's gritty Chungking Mansions, where the city's asylum seekers and refugees regularly gather, prosperity is fading fast.
Justin Heifetz​​
3.14.17
Hong Kong

Fish Balls Are Served with a Side of Politics in Hong Kong

For many people in Hong Kong, the fish ball represents the city’s struggling Cantonese identity, as it unwillingly becomes more and more eroded by China.
Justin Heifetz​​
12.8.16
Hong Kong

A Taste of Home with the 'Foreign Domestic Helpers' of Hong Kong

Hong Kong hosts more than 300,000 live-in maids from the Philippines and Indonesia, many of whom have experienced abuse at the hands of their employers. I had a traditional Filipino dinner with three of them as they shared their stories.
Justin Heifetz​​
10.25.16
hangover cure

Korea's Secret to Curing a Hangover Is Meat-Stuffed Soup

South Korea can drink just about any other nation under the table—and its citizens turn to a spicy, meaty soup the next day to soothe their hangovers.
Justin Heifetz​​
10.16.16
refugees

Eating Inside Hong Kong's Refugee 'Mansions'

Chungking Mansions is the epicenter of life for Hong Kong’s asylum seekers, most of whom hail from South Asia, the Middle East, and across Africa—all of them trying to make a new life in one of Asia’s greatest economic miracles.
Justin Heifetz​​
9.1.16
Hong Kong

Hong Kong's Greasy Diners Are a Dying Breed

Facing competition from large chains, Hong Kong's artery-clogging, Western-style <i>cha chaan teng</i> restaurants are cutting costs on their greasy spoon fare.
Justin Heifetz​​
8.23.16
china

Running a Uyghur Restaurant in Beijing Is No Easy Feat

Discrimination is common against Uyghurs who, associated with the devastating poverty of Xinjiang, are largely thought by the Chinese Han ethnic majority to be petty thieves.
Justin Heifetz​​
8.3.16