Siu yeh
A snack shop in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong selling snacks for siu yeh
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese
Cantonese Yalesīu yé
Literal meaningovernight (宵)
night (夜)

Siu yeh (Chinese: 宵夜; Jyutping: siu1 je2; Cantonese Yale: sīu yé; pinyin: xiāoyè) is a late night meal in the food culture of southern China. It is particularly associated with the cuisine of Hong Kong. It comes after dinner and is similar to supper; siu yeh is usually served in individual portions.[1] For people working late night shifts, siu yeh is also associated with their post-midnight meals.[2]



Works cited

  • Cooper, Eugene (1983). "Chinese Table Manners: You Are How You Eat". Human Organization. 45 (2): 179–184. JSTOR 44126118.
  • Treleaven, Sarah (31 August 2016). "Hong Kong's secret night meal". BBC.