HANGZHOU, China, – As one of the world’s three major cuisines, Chinese cuisine demonstrates its diversity in both tastes and recipes. On July 21 of this year, “Modern Marco Polo” unveiled the mysterious Chinese menu by sharing the cooking process for “Dragon Well Shrimp in Clouds,” one of Hangzhou’s famous dishes, on Hangzhou’s official page on Pinterest. It was prepared byAsia’s master chef Yappohweng with Chinese Dragon Well green tea as a key ingredient.
“My Chinese Menu” is the second phase of the “Modern Marco Polo - Dr. Hangzhou” global recruitment campaign launched on June 6. Foodies can learn more about Hangzhou’s famous dishes, including Tea Dishes, classic Hangzhou Cuisine and Mama’s Household Cuisine, on Facebook, Pinterest and other social media platforms and participate in an online food jigsaw puzzle for a free air ticket to Hangzhou.
Hangzhou’s Tea Dishes with Life Attitudes
Tea Dishes, a Hangzhou specialty, is cooked with black, green, blue, white, dark green and yellow tea, including the local West Lake “Dragon Well.” You are meant to feel hungry when you see the natural color of the teas. Tea Dishes reflect the Chinese preference for a balanced and uneventful life. Hangzhouinvites you to share your attitude towards life with people from all over the world.
Stories Of Classic Hangzhou Cuisine
Asia’s master chef Yappohweng and China’s famous chef Jin Kaiwei were invited to cook two Hangzhoudishes - Dragon Well Shrimp in Clouds and Crab soup with Orange - voted by Facebook users who followed the “Hangzhou,China” page. In addition to watching the selection of ingredients, cooking and tasting on foreign social media platforms, you can also see vivid photos that tell the interesting historical tales of classic Hangzhou cuisine.
Mama’s Household Cuisine Full of Love
Wherever you go, you will never forget your mom’s cooking. Fifteen mothers from Hangzhou shared secret recipes of 15 homemade dishes with friends across the globe to convey the happiness shared among family members. They used fresh local materials from Hangzhou, a city recognized as the “home of fish and rice,” including glutinous rice, river shrimp, bamboo shoots and spinach, and more. These delicious homemade dishes show the close ties between family members in China.