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Tastebuds tingle at Asia's biggest food-fest

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08-16-2014 01:19 BJT

A huge 5-day food expo kicked off in Hong Kong on Thursday. The Hong Kong Food Expo is Asia’s largest food event, a feast for the senses, that showcases everything food-related, from snacks to cooking oil.

Before you come here, you need to grow a bigger stomach, and another pair of eyes.

It's a spectacular explosion of color and cuisine, a sea of taste and temptation.

Beautifully-designed Spanish cocktails, high-tech frozen beer,delicious mini melt ice creams, and some of the best cheese in the world.

“This is our best cheese. It is the combination of cheese with herbs. So it’s green. A lot of people like this cheese very much,”said Nick Pauli, CEO of The Dutch.

Tastebuds tingle at Asia

Tastebuds tingle at Asia's biggest food-fest

Ice cream is always popular with hot Hong Kongers. But seafood-flavor is going too far.... isn't it?

“The Alaska crab icecream is welcomed by many. It’s a fusion of French molecular gastronomy and the finest ice-cream style,”said Arron Liu from Ice Cream Gallery.

Besides the novelty creations, there's some serious marketing going on.

Discount deals draw in the crowds, looking to buy cheap seafood, rice, or desserts.

Tastebuds tingle at Asia

Tastebuds tingle at Asia's biggest food-fest

“This pack of mooncake is fully catering for the kids.So that they will love the mooncakes not necessarily because they are mooncakes, but also because of the package. We would like to bring the mooncakes to the whole family,”said Terence Cher, Meixin's Caterers Ltd..

The expo runs till Monday. Whatever your tastebuds, and whatever you came here to try.... there's no doubt at all that you'll leave with a slightly expanded waistline than when you arrived.

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