Okinawa Fair held in satellite store in Hong Kong

Okinawa Fair held in satellite store in Hong Kong

On February 26, an Okinawan food fair being held in a restaurant of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center.


February 29, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

From February 27 to April 30, an Okinawa satellite store in Hong Kong called Okinawa Route 58 is holding an Okinawan food fair in the restaurant of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center (HKCEC) to serve Okinawan cuisine made with Okinawan ingredients. Run as part of a promotion by the Prefectural Government’s Okinawa International Aerial Logistics Hub, the goal is to enhance Okinawa’s profile, to expand sales of Okinawan products in the Hong Kong market, and to provide an example of the effectiveness of the hub.

The HKCEC is the largest venue of its kind in Asia, holding many events and attracting as many as 100000 visitors a day. The official ceremony marking the reversion of Hong Kong to China was held at the center in 1997.

Seven restaurants are being used for the Okinawan food fair, with the main one, the Congress Restaurant, serving as many as 300 dinners a day. During the fair they will offer 13 dishes using 18 types of Okinawan ingredients such as goya, or bitter gourd.

(English translation by T&CT, Shinako Oyakawa and Mark Ealey)

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