Chonqing Republic gets a taste of Philippine cuisine
(Philstar.com) - September 21, 2015 - 9:29pm

MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine Consulate General in Chongqing presented the Philippine food exhibit, “Pagkain,” during the four-day 2015 Chongqing Cultural Industry Expo held at the Chongqing International Expo Center from September 10 to 13.

The Expo’s Opening Ceremony was presided over by top-ranking Chongqing government officials. Among them were the Director General Zhang Xuan of the National Peoples’ Congress (NPC) Standing Committee of Chongqing; her Deputy Director General who is also Deputy Director General of Administration of Industry and Commerce of Chongqing, Mr. Shen Jin Qiang; Vice Chairman Liu Guang Lei of the  Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) in Chongqing, Director General Yan Ping of the Propaganda Department of Chongqing; and Deputy Zhang Hong Bin, as well as the Consuls General of the Philippines and the United Kingdom.  Mr. Yan Ping delivered the Welcome Remarks.

In an 18-sqm booth provided by the organizers, the Philippine Consulate showcased Filipino food and its influences through seven stations - pre-historic Filipino habits, Impluwensya, Linamnam, Pangasim, Sawsawan, Kanin and Merienda. The Philippine booth stood close to the booths of the other consulates general in Chongqing and Chengdu, such as those of the United Kingdom, Italy and Australia.

Many of the visitors were curious about Philippine food, and were able to enjoy some as the Philippine booth served warm and inviting Filipino dishes like arroz caldo, sinigang na baboy, chicken-pork adobo (CPA), sinangag, paksiw na lechon, steamed pla-pla, maja blanca, polvoron and dried mangoes. An advertisement was also put out by the “Chongqing Daily” group, the main organizers of the Expo, which brought even more people to the booth on the last day of the Expo on September 13.

The “Pagkain” exhibit was commissioned by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in collaboration with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts.

ACIRC CHINESE PEOPLE CHONGQING CHONGQING AND CHENGDU CHONGQING CULTURAL INDUSTRY EXPO CHONGQING DAILY CHONGQING INTERNATIONAL EXPO CENTER CONSULS GENERAL OF THE PHILIPPINES AND THE UNITED KINGDOM CULTURE AND THE ARTS DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL
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