The Chinese Food Festival will return to Potters Field Park on Friday, 31st of August, to Sunday, 2nd of September, and this year is themed around the famous night markets of China known as yè shì, but with the benefit of all-day opening hours. In the shadow of Tower Bridge over 20 vendors will serve around one hundred authentic market dishes representing seven individual provinces from across China.
Dishes will include Wuhan Chilli Oil Braised Crayfish (from Wuhan Midnight Market in Central China), Rose Ice Jelly made with organic Yunnan roses and garnished with crunchy peanuts, dried raisins, and dried hawthorn (from Yunnan in South China), Xiaomian noodles with their unique spicy taste of chilli oil often made to a secret recipe (from Chongqing in South West China) and intensely sweet and charred traditional Cantonese Char Sui (from Hong Kong in South East China).
The Shanxi Province will be represented by a dedicated area with multiple vendors serving signature Shanxi cuisine, such as Xi’an beef burgers, Xi’an cold noodles and hand-pulled noodles with Qishan sauce and pork mince. Visitors will also be able to taste the sweet and savoury treasures of Taiwan with three vendors from the island showcasing snacks, desserts and their famous fruit teas.
Lee Kum Kee Chinese Kitchen is offering free masterclasses throughout the festival in association with School of Wok teaching the market classic BBQ chicken bao with pickled vegetables and a Cobra and Snow Beer bar. JiangXiaoBai Baiju bar will be serving drinks until late adding to this spectacular celebration and unique opportunity for visitors to experience the diversity of Chinese food.