Snack festival to kick off in Shanghai

Local delights: The month-long snack festival will promote seasonal snacks such as xiaolongbao and zongzi. — China Daily/ANN

BEIJING: Shanghai will host a month-long snack festival promoting seasonal snacks such as xiaolongbao and zongzi.

The festival is scheduled to kick off tomorrow and a total of 4,700 restaurants across the city will be offering discounts during this special period.

The festival, which will run till July 15, is part of the municipal commission of commerce’s effort

to boost consumption as the coronavirus outbreak has been largely contained in Shanghai.

The main sites of the snack festival are located downtown at the Yu Garden shopping arcade and at the Zhenru Gaoling Market in Putuo district.

More than 40 companies and brands are set to participate in the festival, offering snacks such as soybean milk, steamed buns and rice cake.

Many time-honoured restaurants will also be taking part in the festival, offering modern renditions of traditional snacks.

Xu Zhengliu, general manager of Ningbo Tangtuan, said they had created the new durian qingtuan, or green rice cake, before the Tomb Sweeping Day, and would launch traditional zongzi with curry beef stuffing before the Dragon Boat Festival in June.

Nanxiang Mantou, another restaurant famous for its xiaolongbao or Chinese steamed meat buns, introduced new stuffings such as bamboo shoots and clams which have been warmly received by customers. — China Daily/ANN

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