With the G20 summit in Hangzhou fast approaching, China Daily has published a promotional video showing just how much tourists enjoyed local Hangzhou delicacies, particularly steamed buns (小笼包 “xiaolongbao”).
According to The Nanfang, the video featuring foreign tourists visiting Hangzhou and expressing their love towards different local snacks, like 糯米藕 (steamed lotus root stuffed with glutinous rice), 龙井茶 (Longjing tea), 西湖醋鱼 (West Lake fish in vinegar gravy), 东坡肉 (Dongpo pork), 宋嫂鱼羹 (Sister Song’s fish broth), and 杭州酱鸭 (Hangzhou-style duck pickled in soy sauce).
The end of the video also concludes with the tourists expressing how much they love China, and wishing host city Hangzhou good luck on hosting the G20 summit.
Now take a look at this prom video and see if these food can win over you as well.
Just in case you don’t have a VPN:
China Daily posted the video on Weibo, with a very vivid and catchy description:
To win a person’s heart, you must first win over their stomach! Hangzhou will serve as the host of 2016 G20 summit. Many foreigners are going to come to Hangzhou as tourists. Hangzhou’s “xiaolongbao” will conquer the taste buds of foreign foodies. This video will ensure your mouth will water. Good luck China! Good luck Hangzhou!
Chinese netizens had plenty to say about the video:
One Weibo user said: “Chinese cuisine will conquer the world!”
Another commented: “Authentic Hangzhou xiaolongbao actually come from outside of Hangzhou.”
“Many stores have closed down for the G20 summit. Will Hangzhou’s xiaolongbao stores still be open during the G20 summit?”, another netizen pondered.
By Sophie Wang
[Images & videos via China Daily]