Walking in Han Costumes, Making Chinese Pancakes
By Chengdu Panda Asian Food Festival

Exploring Spicy Food-A Gastronomic Journey in Chengdu on Apr. 15 came to its third stop in Pengzhou City in northern Chengdu, while 11 foreigners living in Chengdu, with the staff from gochengdu.cn, had a very special experience wearing traditional Chinese costumes and tasting a peony-theme banquet.

Exploring Spicy Food-A Gastronomic Journey in Chengdu on Apr. 15 came to its third stop in Pengzhou City in northern Chengdu, while 11 foreigners living in Chengdu, with the staff from gochengdu.cn, had a very special experience wearing traditional Chinese costumes and tasting a peony-theme banquet.
The team showed great interest in a book saloon club made from an unused train station, came to everyone's sight during the train tour, which carried them to the well-preserved ancient factory sites, pagodas and old temples. Tamara Leigh, from the South Africa, said he was "thrilled" by the long and diversified culture. "Wearing the Han costumes, I could understand more about the ancient Chinese culture. The trip gives us an opportunity to have a good look at what Chengdu life used to be a few thousand years ago."

The banquet for lunch, with most of the dishes made with peonies, was delight to everyone. "This is the most mouthwatering meal we've had in Chengdu. There're countless delicious foods in the city. It is a perfect place for foodies to stay," said Mr. and Mrs. Crossley, a couple from the South Africa.
Guo kui, an equivalent of western pancakes, is a must-eat snack in Pengzhou City. It boasts a history of over 1, 800 years. Under the guidance of local chefs, the members made a batch of Guokui of their own.
"Guo kui is very similar to a kind of pie in South Africa…it is amazing that foods are so much alike in the two places far from each other," said Natasha.

The Hotpot in Chengdu has an abundant varieties and each has its own characteristics. In Pengzhou City, hotpot with duck and goose intestines is very popular.
Having lived in Chengdu for 3 years, Stephan Claassen speaks very fluent Chinese, and he is often treated as a local. "Hotpot ranks first among all the tasty foods in Chengdu in my mind," he said, asking the waiter to bring him another portion of crispy pork slice in fluent Chinese.
When the whole meal wrapped up, Desiree Stuki expressed her gratitude to the staff by raising her glass. She sang a thank-you song with her friends from the South Africa. She hugged every single member of the website and then added: "There are finger-licking foods and very kind and nice people in Chengdu. I want to stay here forever."