How many types of delicious food can be found at Shanghai Expo?

17:04, April 15, 2010      

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If you simply want to taste the food at the Shanghai World Expo Park, you will not be disappointed.

In short, over 100 food and beverage outlets are distributed among the Expo Park's five major sections. Tourists will be able to taste delicious foods from both China's various regions and from five different continents.

There are about 100,000 square meters of commercial facilities in the public area of the Expo Park, which will enable tourists to find a restaurant within five minutes. The minimum amount of expenditure per tourist is 10 yuan for various types of meals including Chinese and Western-style dinners, light meals and fast food. In addition, simple food items are available in convenience stores, bakeries and retail stores in the Expo Park.

The catering center on the western side of the Expo Axis in the Pudong Expo site is the largest catering area in the Expo Park, and consists of Chinese Food City, China's Eight Regional Cuisines, Restaurant Lane, and World Food sections that deserve the name "Food World Expo." The typical food of China's eight regional cuisines such as Braised Dongpo Pork, Chairman Mao's Red-Braised Pork, fish filets in hot chili oil and steamed buns with crab meat are all available there.

If you want to taste the most traditional Chinese snacks, you can visit the Chinese Food Street that offers Quanjude Roast Duck, baked cakes with donkey meat, Tai mushrooms from the Wutaishan Mountain, vegetable bibimbap from the Changbai Mountain area, Jiangxi red glutinous rice, Hubei catfish with perilla, Tibetan wild mushrooms, Ningxia eight-ingredient porridge, Qinghai's Niangpi, Hong Kong pineapple oil and Taiwanese beef noodles.

Each food and beverage operator on the street considers takes special pride in their dishes. The beef, ingredients and cooking equipment in the Lanzhou Beef Noodle Restaurant were all transported to Shanghai from Lanzhou. Tianjin Goubuli Steamed Buns has dispatched 20 chefs to the Expo Park to prepare dough, stir ingredients and produce the buns at the site.

Aside from the catering services provided by the organizers, many country participants also offer specialty foods. The meticulous German people have prepared Rhine sauerkraut with sauerbraten, Nürnberger Bratwürste, Bavarian schweinshaxe and other traditional German dishes. 20 tons of sauerkraut, 5 tons of red cabbage and even the equipment for an entire bar have been transported from Germany to the Expo Park.
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