By Charyn Pfeuffer
As a frequent solo diner, I really don't know what to make of recent news of Hong Kong's newest eatery, Moomin Café. You see, the café, which serves Nordic food, has gone out of its way to cater to solo diners. Such a service propensity could be a positive thing. (I cannot tell you how much abhorrent service I've received as solo diner, but have never had a problem with the "table for one" dynamic.) Except Moomin Café strives to save diners from "the awkward perils of solo dining" by providing stuffed dining companions - white hippo-like creatures popular in Finnish stores.