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Old January 12th, 2006, 02:04 AM posted to soc.culture.china,rec.travel.asia
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By 2008 Olympics, Beijing wants culinary standards raised to gold-medal
level

BEIJING -- China is looking to the 2008 Beijing Olympics to boost the
economy, its international prestige, the gold medal winnings of its
athletes and, now, Chinese cooking.

The Chinese capital is hoping the Games will do for Beijing cuisine
what the 1964 Tokyo Olympics did for sushi and the 1988 Seoul Games did
for kimchi, the government's Xinhua News Agency said Wednesday.

"We should also take the chance of hosting the Olympics to make Beijing
a 'capital of delicacies,"' Xinhua quoted Li Zhao, head of the Beijing
Commerce Bureau, as saying.

To meet that goal, Beijing will train 300 senior cooks to become
"master chefs" and, by the end of this year, encourage 700 restaurants
to raise their standards, Xinhua said. For aspiring chefs who want to
win medals, in 2008 the city will not only play host to the Olympics
but also to an international cooking competition, Xinhua said.

The report did not mention what dish Beijing hopes to elevate to the
notoriety of Japanese raw fish or spicy Korean pickled cabbage. But the
city is best known for roasted Peking duck.

Prestige aside, the drive to improve culinary standards is practical.
The city is home to thousands of restaurants, many of them small
family-run operations and some with inconsistent sanitary standards.

Xinhua said the Olympics is expected to draw 7 million spectators as
well as 270,000 athletes, officials, reporters and other participants.

"Catering to such a huge event poses a challenge for us as well as an
enormous business opportunity," Xinhua quoted Li as saying. (AP)

January 11, 2006

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seems that HK or KL's peking duck is better

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peking dog!

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"Nick Chan" wrote in news:1137035875.872095.316800
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seems that HK or KL's peking duck is better




Chou Doffu (the most awful smelling food I've ever encountered).
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They don't eat dogs up there..

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peking dog!


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Correction, they do. I don't mean to contradict you just for the sake of
it, but the topic had intrigued me for quite a while, so I took the trouble
of asking my acquaintances in Beijing about dog meat. Yes, dog meat is
served as a dish, but only few specialised restaurants offer them, and they
use they meat from dogs which are specially raised for food - chow-chow -
not just any ordinary house-pet dogs. No, I didn't bother to taste it,
although whilst in Chicago last summer, I did taste "Cajon alligator" at the
"Taste of Chicago" food fair - nuttin' to it, could have been pork for all I
know. Whilst we are on the subject of food (I love eating), why hasn't
anyone here condemned the eating of frogs, snails (yuk!), or even raw
oysters in the Western World ?
J.

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They don't eat dogs up there..



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chinese food is gross! that's why i'm going
straight to Sichuan to eat very soon. 3 weeks
Sichuan, 3 weeks Tibet. i have a feeling it'll be a
stark contrast food wise.
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On Thu, 12 Jan 2006 21:00:49 +0800, the renowned Leisureman
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On Thu, 12 Jan 2006 12:35:27 +0100, FG©2006
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chinese food is gross! that's why i'm going
straight to Sichuan to eat very soon. 3 weeks
Sichuan, 3 weeks Tibet. i have a feeling it'll be a
stark contrast food wise.


Sichuan ? Good luck to you. I was there for 3 weeks
and lost weight. First night "hot-pot" was not too bad
but so much "oil" in the soup !


The pool of oil sitting on top of many dishes is pretty disgusting..
but the ma po dofu (pockmarked woman tofu) can be excellent in
Sichuan. The capital of Sichuan (Chengdu) is a fairly pleasant city,
despite its reported size of 10m+.



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J.Venning wrote:
Correction, they do. I don't mean to contradict you just for the sake of
it, but the topic had intrigued me for quite a while, so I took the trouble
of asking my acquaintances in Beijing about dog meat. Yes, dog meat is
served as a dish, but only few specialised restaurants offer them, and they
use they meat from dogs which are specially raised for food - chow-chow -
not just any ordinary house-pet dogs. No, I didn't bother to taste it,
although whilst in Chicago last summer, I did taste "Cajon alligator" at the
"Taste of Chicago" food fair - nuttin' to it, could have been pork for all I
know. Whilst we are on the subject of food (I love eating), why hasn't
anyone here condemned the eating of frogs, snails (yuk!), or even raw
oysters in the Western World ?
J.

wrote in message
ups.com...
They don't eat dogs up there..


China has a long tradition, likely thousands of years, treating dogs as
both pet and food depending on the region. In general treating dog as
food in the northern part of China is not as popular as the south, like
Canton.

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J.Venning wrote:
Correction, they do. I don't mean to contradict you just for the sake of
it, but the topic had intrigued me for quite a while, so I took the trouble
of asking my acquaintances in Beijing about dog meat. Yes, dog meat is
served as a dish, but only few specialised restaurants offer them, and they
use they meat from dogs which are specially raised for food - chow-chow -
not just any ordinary house-pet dogs. No, I didn't bother to taste it,
although whilst in Chicago last summer, I did taste "Cajon alligator" at the
"Taste of Chicago" food fair - nuttin' to it, could have been pork for all I
know. Whilst we are on the subject of food (I love eating), why hasn't
anyone here condemned the eating of frogs, snails (yuk!), or even raw
oysters in the Western World ?


Because frogs, snails and raw oyster are not pets?

J.

wrote in message
ups.com...
They don't eat dogs up there..


 




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