When I grew up in Hong Kong, the small cafes that served "Western Meal" have the following entries: 1. Fried Chicken legs 2. Pan-fried / Deep fried & breaded Pork Chops with Onion 3. Steaks with black pepper sauce Usually one of the above over rice/spaghetti with gravy (no pasta sauce). with one of the following 4. Russian soup 5. Cream of something soup 6. Chinese style soup and one of the following 6. Soda 7. Milk Tea (English style, but different forumla in each cafe) 8. Coffee The thing that I remember the most is the Russian soup. It is a soup of tomato, carrot, cabbage, onion, and a touch of spice (chili pepper?) and some trace of beef (small pieces, as rare as trace elements). Is it really something people eat in Russia or did someone just call it that and the name got stuck?