Bak-Kut-Teh from Malaysia, Sushi from Japan, Sausage-in-Egg from Korea, Xiqiao Cake, Shunde Lunjiao Cake, Jiujiang Jiandui…… Yesterday (Nov. 11), Asian Gourmet Culture Festival was held at the square in front of WongTai Sin Temple in National Arts Studios, Xiqiao. Restaurants and souvenir companies from different countries and regions showed their specialties totourists. Tourists could have a taste or buy some home. The festival will be on till today, so come on and try various gourmets!
Besides, the opening ceremony of Chinese 24 Solar Terms Famous Mountain· Famous Medicine·Famous Chefs 2018 and the award ceremony of Top Ten Nanhai Tourism Souvenirs 2017 were held yesterday on the sopt. Since the launch of “Chinese 24 Solar Terms Famous Mountain· Famous Medicine· Famous Chefs 2018” in 2016, there have been 30 gatherings and over 150,000 tourists participated in the trip. This event is developing into a famous national cultural tourism brand activity.
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The 11th Asian Culinary Exchange was grandly held on Nov. 10 in Xiqiao Town, Nanhai District, Foshan. It gathers lots of prominent chefs. Some come from different Asian countries such as Korea, Japan and Malaysia. Others are from Chinese regions including China Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao, Foshan Nanhai, etc. All of them offered a feast of gourmet to the public.
With a theme of “Chinese cuisine with a strong feeling for hometown”, the event this year included three themed activities, including Asian Culinary Exchange, Asian Cuisine Tasting Banquet and Asian Gourmet Culture Festival, exploring and developing the cultural connotation of Asian and Nanhai cuisines. It adopted innovative competitionmode, introducing various activities like tour and sightseeing, exchange and experience, business promotion and negotiation.
Ten top-level teams competed for culinary skill
The Asian Culinary Exchange has been successfully held for ten consecutive years. Originated from an exchange activity held between Hong Kong and Nanhai, it has become a grand event in China and other Asian countries. This year, the event covers the widest competition area with the biggest scale over the years. It provides a great platform for catering and tourism industry peers to share cuisine culture,cooking skills and management ideas.
After the competition began, chefs started to try their best to cook dishes. It was show time.
Senior gastrosophs and leaders from related associations were invited to form a panel of judges, who would grade and award according to the color, smell, taste and shape of cuisine.
In the evening, the host gave prizes to the winning teams and awarded counselors of the development of Nanhai culture and tourism. In recent years, owing to Nanhai cultural tourism counselor think bank, Nanhai tourism is thriving. These counselors will be invited to guide the development and management of Nanhai tourism projects every year. Nowadays there are totally 41 members in the team.
Gourmet at Asian Cuisine Tasting Banquet
Besides culinary competition, Asian Cuisine Tasting Banquet in the evening also brought a delicious, good-looking and interesting feast of gourmet to guests from different places.
At the banquet, there were 50 tables and each table presented ten dishes, seven of which were from different countries and regions and three of which were from Nanhai. Let’s have a look at these delicious cuisines.
Nanhai promotes tourism brand
Nanhai is rich in tourism resources, cultural heritages and scenic spots. With the flourishing all-for-one tourismand close transportation linkage under the Belt and Road Initiative, Nanhai keeps digging into the cultural connotation of its scenic spots, builds atourism cooperation platform home and abroad, and promotes a cultural tourism brand with Nanhai characteristics. The 11th Asian Culinary Exchange fully shows not only the international level of Nanhai catering industry, but also incomparable potential of Nanhai tourism. Nanhai will become an ideal place for tourism.