Best of spicy Sichuan returns at fair

  • Metro News
  • Saturday, 06 Jul 2019

(From left) Cui, Panda Food Culture Centre Sdn Bhd managing director Datuk Danny Tan and chairman Datuk Seri Izmee Ismail and Kiung visiting the booths.

VISITORS to the second Malaysia Sichuan Food And Cultural Fair 2019 had the chance to sample a selection of food products from Sichuan, China.

The province is known for its spicy food, so it was no surprise that spicy sauces and soups were among the products exhibited.

Jointly organised by the Sichuan Chamber of International Commerce, Silk Road International Association, Sichuan Chamber of International Commerce Catering Specialised Committee and Panda Food and Culture Centre, the event was held over three days at Sunway Velocity, Kuala Lumpur.

Sichuan Trade Promotion Association vice-president Cui Guien led more than 20 key enterprises from Chengdu, Guang’an and Meishan to participate in the exhibition.

Among them were leading pickle condiment makers, large chain catering businesses and upstart chains.

In his speech, Kiung Teck Chang, who is special officer to Deputy Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Chong Chieng Jen, said a close relationship between China and Malaysia had been established since 1974 and the ties have grown stronger over the years.

“Malaysia was the first in Asean to establish diplomatic relations with China.

“Malaysia has been China’s main trading partner since 2009.

“In 2018, bilateral trade between Malaysia and China stood at US$108.6bil, accounting for 16.7% of Malaysia’s total trade.

Being a strategic partner of China, Malaysia took immediate and firm action to show its support for the Belt and Road initiative ever since its announcement by the Chinese government,” said Kiung.

The event was supported by the Culture, Arts and Tourism Ministry, Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry, Malaysian Retail Chain Association, Malaysian Chinese Cultural Tourism Association, International Silk Road Chamber of Commerce, Gusu Tea and Restaurant Cooking Association and other major business associations.

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