Asian Cuisine Festival · Guangzhou: When, where and what to enjoy?

2019-05-05 15:41:01

The launch ceremony of the Asian Cuisine Festival · Guangzhou was held at the Guangzhou International Media Harbor on the afternoon of April 28th. Officials from related government departments and enterprises attended the ceremony to provide more details about the festival which is to be held in the city between May 16th and 23rd, 2019. Here are some of the major don’t miss activities taking place during the festival.

The press conference [Photo: Fu Chaojun]

Opening ceremony & plenary session

Date: May 16th, 2019

Venue: LN Garden Hotel

Highlight: About 1000 guests will attend the event, including officials and representatives from government departments, Asian Consular Corps in Guangzhou, food industry and the media.

Welcome banquet

Date: May 16th, 2019

Venue: LN Garden Hotel

Highlight: both classic and unique Cantonese and Asian cuisines, local and pan-Asian performances.

Three forums

Date: May 17th, 2019

Venue: LN Garden Hotel

Themes: ‘Food and Well-being’, ‘Food and Industrial Development’, ‘Food and Civilization’

‘My Stories with Asian Cuisine’ Story Sharing

Date: May 17th, 2019

Venue: Guangzhou International Media Harbor

Highlight: Representatives form Guangzhou’s international sister cities, the Asian Consular Corps in Guangzhou and the food industry will share their Asian cuisine stories. Those who have made outstanding contributions in the field of cultural exchange will be awarded the ‘Ambassador of Asian Gourmet Culture Exchange’.

Chefs and guests at the launch ceremony. [Photo: Fu Chaojun]

‘Our Asia, Our City’ Asian Cuisine Festival Cultural Performance

Date: Every night, May 16th - 23rd, 2019

Venue: Haixinsha Park

Highlight: song, dance, acrobatics and plays featuring traditional Chinese culture, Lingnan culture and the cultures of other Asian countries will be staged in the park.

Beer Festival

Date: May 17th - 23rd, 2019

Venue: Party Peer

Highlight: Pearl River beers, Asian beers, and beer culture.

World Cuisine Collection

Date: May 16th - 23rd, 2019

Venue: Haixinsha Park

Highlight: The eight major Chinese cuisines, delicacies from the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, gourmet food from other Asian countries, and cuisines from other countries around the world.

‘My Encounter with Asia’ Host Country Day of Asian Cuisine

Date: May 17th - 23rd, 2019

Venue: To be determined

Highlight: Seven Asian countries will take part in this event, including India, Korea, Iran and Thailand. Consulates General of these countries in Guangzhou will work with hotels and restaurants to present representative cuisine from their countries.

People pose for photo in front of a poster of the festival. [Photo: Fu Chaojun]

Asian Gourmet Culture Corridor along the Pearl River

Date: May, 2019

Venue: Both banks of the Pearl River, Haixinsha Park, and Pearl River night cruises

Highlight: Asian food themed light shows, floating restaurants, and Asian Gourmet Culture Exhibition.

‘Sharing Food in the Flower City’ A bite of Asian Cuisine

Date: May, 2019

Venue: 27 Venues around the city

Highlight: Over 100 food companies will offer fine food at discounted prices; main restaurants will launch new menus of signature dishes presented by master chefs; and voting on the most popular Asian cuisines will be organized.

Food themed tours

GZL International Travel Service Ltd will launch tours focused on cuisine, including outbound food tours to 22 Asian countries, and domestic food tours guided by Cantonese chefs, and a one-day food tour around Guangzhou.

Author | Monica Liu

Editor | Simon Haywood