Traditional Chinese teapot
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When to eat
A word of advice: Traditionally, Chinese mealtimes are on the early side, with dinner eaten
around 6pm or 6.30pm. As a result, kitchens at Chinese restaurants tend to close early too,
with mobile kebab grills and noodle stands materialising to cater to the late-night crowds.
There are exceptions, though - Cantonese diner Cha's, Taiwanese Chamant and French
supperclub Mr & Mrs Bund carry on serving into the early hours (for more information, click
and some high-end restaurants now add a 10-15 percent service charge to the bill.