Event gives Shanghai residents a taste of Taizhou
Authorities in Taizhou City, neighboring Jiangsu Province, have kicked off a weeklong food tourism exchange and promotion week in Shanghai with delicacies such as Jingjiang pork jerky and xiehuang tangbao (steamed dumpling filled with crab paste) taking the spotlight.
A bazaar featuring cultural displaies, foods and products from Taizhou was unveiled at Life Hub @ Daning in Jing'an District on Wednesday, showcasing local signature dishes such as Qinhu Lake crab, huangqiao shaobing (baked buns) and Meilan liquor, as well as various tourism itineraries and routes of Taizhou.
On six floats, Jingjiang (a city under the administration of Taizhou) specialties, agricultural products, and signature cuisines are showcased. Two xiehuang tangbao masters from Taizhou showed off their skills.
Rich in chicken broth and tender with crab meat, Jingjiang's signature steamed dumplings are a larger, grander version of Shanghai's famed xiaolongbao (steamed pork dumplings).
During the week, Jingjiang delicacies by local chefs will also be served at Four Points by Sheraton Shanghai, Daning, with all food ingredients from Jingjiang.
Taizhou is a heaven for gourmets with other delicacies such as fish soup noodle and Qinhu eight dish banquet. The city has distributed tourism coupons worth 16 million yuan (US$2.37 million) recently in Shanghai to attract tourists to the city.
The event hosted by Taizhou City Administration of Culture, Radio and Television, and Tourism, Jingjiang City government and Taizhou Tourism Association will further deepen cultural and tourism cooperation of Shanghai and Taizhou and boost the cultural and tourism industry recovery and the Yangtze River Delta region integration, Taizhou authorities said.
In the center of Jiangsu, Taizhou boasts attractions such as the Qinhu Lake National Wetland Park, Qintong ancient town, and Lizhong Water Forest scenic area.