Hong Kong is a rich city that supports a diverse population of many multicultural backgrounds. After Hong Kong's colonization by the British Empire in the 19th century, a collision of Eastern and Western food elements created new and innovative ways to create different cuisines. Western-style dishes began to incorporate more oriental elements and vice versa; this was the result of the complementary strengths of different foods and their cultures.
This brings us to the iconic and well-loved dish; Cheese Ramen. This dish appeared in Hong Kong in the 1990s, it is believed to have originated from a casual dining restaurant located in downtown Hong Kong. Today, Cheese Ramen holds an important place in the food industry of Hong Kong. After many years of constant change and evolution, including certain changes in materials and methods, Cheese Ramen's Eastern and Western influences have remained the same, a fusion of Asian and Western blends.