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HK introduces "geo-gourmet dishes" to promote geopark

07-20-2010 09:24 BJT

The Hong Kong government and local restaurants on Friday launched a variety of gourmet dishes inspired by geological concepts such as volcanicity and superposition, to promote the city's geological treasure.

The Hong Kong government and local restaurants on Friday launched a variety of gourmet dishes inspired by geological concepts such as volcanicity and superposition, to promote the city's geological treasure.
The Hong Kong government and local restaurants on Friday launched a variety
of gourmet dishes inspired by geological concepts such as volcanicity and 
superposition, to promote the city's geological treasure.

As a paradise for shopping and gourmet, Hong Kong should also stand out as a city of contrast and color, local authorities said.

Visitors are offered with an enriching experience with the introduction of geopark gourmet dishes. About 40 guests sampled the dishes including "volcanic lava lao sha pau" which is actually local popular dessert "custard bun" and "golden hexagonal columns" which are actually deep-fried shrimp rolls.

Edward Yau, Secretary for the Environment, noted that a major part of the geopark initiative is to connect geology and nature conservation with sustainable socio-economic development and management.

"volcanic lava lao sha pau
"volcanic lava lao sha pau

"A geopark will not have a soul if local communities are not involved. Empowering them will increase their sense of ownership to conserve the resources while revitalizing the local economy," Yau said.

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