Chengdu Food Mesmerizes Global Foodies
By Chengdu Panda Asian Food Festival

According to statistics, among the 600,000 Chinese restaurants overseas, 30% specialize in Sichuan cuisine.

On May 17, as a sub-event of the CPAFF, the Hotpot Industry Summit took place in Chengdu. Representatives from nearly 100 hotpot companies in China gathered together to discuss the prospects of the industry.
Chengdu, the first UNESCO "City of Gastronomy" in Asia, is a city where people can taste all kinds of delicacies from every part of the continent. Its food is found across the globe, such as the Da Long Yi Hotpot in Liverpool, the Chen's Mapo Tofu in New York and the Sichuan Restaurant in Canberra.
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Chengdu is pioneering western China's opening up to the outside world, which drives its catering businesses to go global.
According to statistics, among the 600,000 Chinese restaurants overseas, 30% specialize in Sichuan cuisine.
The global franchising of catering businesses promotes the exchanges of gastronomic culture.
According to Lei Xing, director and vice president of Da Long Yi Catering Management Co., Ltd., "It's a kind of cultural exportation and a significant process to let the outside world know more and better about Chengdu through food."
Originated from people's daily life and having been developing for thousands of years, Chengdu's food culture is widely acclaimed and honored on the world stage.
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Thanks to the city's unremitting efforts to promote its culinary culture, the Chengdu Food Festival has been successfully held for ten times and the Chengdu Food Culture Week has become popular worldwide.
Up to now, the city has established the Sichuan Cuisine Overseas Promotion Center in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Moscow and Vienna. And more such centers will be seen in other parts of the world.