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Hong Kong Wants Hungarian Wines
The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office Berlin gave an insight to Chinese gastronomy in Budapest recently. We embarked on a flavorful journey through the different tastes, paired with fine Hungarian wines.
Best of Budapest online | November 13, 2012

The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office Berlin (HKETO Berlin) organized a memorable Chinese Cuisine cooking demonstration and tasting dinner at Budapest's YBL Palace recently, introducing chefs from the Chinese Cuisine Training Institute (CCTI).  While we were enjoying delicacies such as shrimp dumplings, sautéed prawns, garoupa and osmanthus pudding, Director of the HKETO Berlin, Ivan K B Lee, highlighted the development of Hong Kong as the wine marketing and distribution hub and opportunities for Hungarian wine businesses. “In 2008 Hong Kong has removed all wine duties.  Since then, total wine imports have increased by more than 500 percent amounting to EUR 903 million in 2011.  I encourage Hungarian wine businesses to enjoy the advantages of preferential customs clearance and use Hong Kong as the gateway to the ever-growing Mainland China market.” He also referred to the diversity as well as the excellent quality Hong Kong has to offer as a culinary paradise:  “Hong Kong is home to 11,000 restaurants whose chefs will ever continue to tantalize your taste buds by combining local uniqueness and freshness of ingredients with international flair," he said.  "We are delighted to transfer the distinctive aromas of different kinds of Chinese cuisines to Europe by hosting this dinner together with some of the most gifted chefs of CCTI.”