As American as Twinkies

The bagels are fresh. The cream cheese is piled thick. The salami is kosher. The address is ... Hong Kong? Yes, welcome to the place that's fast become a veritable oasis for expats looking for comfort food that's more pastrami than pork bun—Archie B's.

If the thought of slinging sandwiches and bagels in Hong Kong seems strange, consider the chef doing the slinging. Adam Levin, who co-owns the shop with his wife, Tammy, is hardly your average diner drone. Instead, he's a five-star chef who counts Wolfgang Puck and Jean-Louis Palladin among his mentors and boasts a résumé...

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