Chengdu, Asian Cuisine Heaven
By Chengdu Panda Asian Food Festival

With the largest number of restaurants among all cities in China, Chengdu showcases great inclusiveness and diversity in its food culture.

Food is a universal language, and food festivals of various kinds are ways people frequently use to promote their food culture, thus becoming the best platform for cultural exchanges.

Today, gastronomic culture is transmitted through different channels. Foodies don't have to travel all the way to their destinations for food. They can savor all world-famous delicacies in places they live.

Such a scenario is especially evident in Chengdu, the first UNESCO City of Gastronomy in Asia. With the largest number of restaurants among all cities in China, Chengdu showcases great inclusiveness and diversity in its food culture.
There had been 3,112 restaurants in 66 major urban complexes and shopping malls in the city by the end of December, among which only 34.5% served Sichuan cuisine.
The data show the city's unparalleled food consumption capacity and cultural inclusiveness.

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In 2018, Chengdu's catering industry witnessed an annual turnover of RMB90 billion, 5.87% of its GDP, a year-on-year increase of 13.7% and 4.2 percentage points higher than the national average of 9.5%.

Chengduers deserve the title of gastronome because they love and are good at eating. They are open-minded and always ready to try and accept exotic foods.