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Int'l top chefs compete at Olympic Park

06-21-2012 09:21 BJT

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Top chefs from 32 countries are vying for the top prize in the Chinese capital. Natural ingredients are a main focus at this year’s first Beijing Olympic Park Culinary Competition. CCTV reporter Stanley Lee got a taste first hand.

Sizzling goose liver, bubbling stew and refreshing cold dishes. Visitors had their taste buds ready for a dazzling array of different cuisines.

Over 200 chefs from 32 countries brought their mouth-watering dishes to Beijing. French food was one of the highlights.

If you are a meat lover, then boy do I have an eye-opener for you, literally. Check out this colossal pork leg! A closer look reveals that the inside is just as inviting as the outside. I wish I could take this home with me, but for now a taste would have to suffice...tres bien.

If you are a meat lover, then boy do I have an eye-opener for you, literally.
Check out this colossal pork leg! A closer look reveals that the inside is just
as inviting as the outside. I wish I could take this home with me, but for now
a taste would have to suffice.

If you are a meat lover, then boy do I have an eye-opener for you, literally.
Check out this colossal pork leg! A closer look reveals that the inside is just
as inviting as the outside. I wish I could take this home with me, but for now
a taste would have to suffice.

But many would agree that the biggest star of the show is the Chinese cuisine. Master Chef Martin Yan is serving as an event judge. He said one dish really caught his eye.

Top chefs from 32 countries are vying for the top prize in the Chinese capital. Natural ingredients are a main focus at this year’s first Beijing Olympic Park Culinary Competition.

Master Chef Martin Yan said, "This particular one is really unique....they put in all that wonderful fish."

Most Chinese people can recognize the egg under the lobster shell, it’s none other than the Chinese epic novel figure...The Monkey King.

Aside from clever designs, another major theme of the contest is raw cooking.

He said, "The idea is, you use natural ingredients...it means natural cooking in a true sense. "

French food was one of the highlights.

But are all contestants abiding by that principle? More than 50 judges from around the globe are here to find out.

When judging on the quality of a work, we consider the color, scent, taste and design. In addition, using natural ingredients is just as important.

The event runs through Thursday. More food frenzy competition is expected in the future as the organizers hope the contest will become the "Olympics of culinary competitions".

Most Chinese people can recognize the egg under the lobster shell, it’s none other
than the Chinese epic novel figure. The Monkey King.

 

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.CN

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