An encounter with Asian cultures and cuisines in Guangzhou

2019-05-23 11:08:06

The Asian Cuisine Festival (ACF), a key component of the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations, kicked off its Guangzhou sub-event on May 16th, attracting foodies from across the world eager to get a taste of Cantonese cuisine, Chinese food, and delicacies from other parts of Asia.

The opening ceremony of the Asian Cuisine Festival Guangzhou is held at LN Garden Hotel on May 16. [Photo/Guangzhou Daily]

Wen Guohui, mayor of Guangzhou, addresses the audience at the opening ceremony. [Photo/]

Over the next seven nights, special cultural and artistic shows under the theme of food and cultures in Asia will be staged at Haixinsha Island. The shows start at 20:00 every night and last for 1 to 1.5 hours. The ticket information is as follows.

The Asian Cuisine Festival Cultural Performance with the theme of ‘Our Asia, Our City’ was held at Haixinsha Park in Guangzhou on the evening of May 16th, 2019. Song, dance, acrobatics and plays featuring traditional Chinese culture, Lingnan culture and the cultures of other Asian countries were staged during the gala. The gala is part of the ongoing Asian Cuisine Festival held in Guangzhou between May 16th and 23rd. [Photo: Wu Weihong, Dong Tianjian]

The following week will also include a range of forums on topics, such as food and health care, as well as the development of food industries, with participation of guests from across Asian countries.

Guests at the traditional Kagami Biraki ceremony of Japanese section of "My Encounter with Asia". [Photo/ SilkRoadPost]

In addition, activities like an Asian cuisine-themed story-sharing session, guest countries of honor special day event, an exhibition on Asian food culture, and the Asian Beer Culture Festival will also be among the festival's highlights.

A giant bluefin tuna weighing more than 300 kilograms is displayed at the Asian Cuisine Festival in Guangzhou, capital city of South China's Guangdong province, on May 17. As one of the largest tunas that have appeared in China, it is estimated to be worth more than 300,000 yuan ($43,434). Visitors to the festival were surprised to see such a big bluefin tuna and were eager to take a photo with it. [Photo by Zheng Erqi/China Daily]

An event called "My Encounter with Asia" is being held from May 16th to 23rd throughout the city, as one of the main activities of the ACF. Asian consular corps in Guangzhou, hotels, and foreign restaurants are setting up stands for tourists and residents to enjoy their local cuisines.

A giant bluefin tuna weighing more than 300 kilograms is displayed at the Asian Cuisine Festival in Guangzhou, capital city of South China's Guangdong province, on May 17. [Photo/]

May 17th marked the Japanese section of "My Encounter with Asia," which includes a show featuring the dissection a 300-kilogram tuna, a traditional Kagami Biraki ceremony, tea ceremony performances, and Japanese food tasting during a night cruise along the Pearl River.

Where to enjoy the bluefin tuna

Wansui Sushi Changgang flagship store

Add.: Near Rosedale Hotel, 2nd Floor, Building B, No. 348 Jiangnan Dadao Zhong, Haizhu District, Guangzhou

Tel.: 020-8441 5060

Reservation: 13560335712 (Mr. Kuang)

Wansui’s izakaya in Jinshazhou

Add.: Shop No. 411, AEON Mall, Jinshazhou, Shafeng San Road, Baiyun District, Guangzhou

Tel.: 020-8176 9762

Other countries participating in the event include Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, Nepal, India, and Iran. The schedule is as follow.

Source: China Daily, Silk Road Post,