Taste of China in Dublin

It’s one of a host of recent food events to focus on Irish and Chinese cuisine. Photo credit – Pixabay

Taste of China in Dublin

The Chinese Ambassador to Ireland has hosted a ‘Taste of China’ event.

Held at the Ambassador’s official residence, the tasting aimed to promote the Chinese food culture.

It’s one of a host of recent food events to focus on Irish and Chinese cuisine.

For example in April, Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board, organised a week-long trade development event called ”marketplace international.”

As part of the event, some twenty seafood buyers from China visited Ireland to explore opportunities to increase seafood trade between the two countries.

According to industry publication UCN, the Chinese buyers took part in a tailored seafood itinerary visiting Errigal Bay Seafoods, Meenaneary, Live Irish Shellfish in Burtonport and Irish Premium Oysters in Dungloe.

In total, over 500 international buyers are reported to have taken part in the event.

The news follows our report from 2017 that Bord Bia has been hard at work promoting Seafood in China.

The board has taken part in industry meetings and events, notably the China seafood expo. This three day trade event built on previous promotions, industry networking and even cookery demonstrations to promote the benefits of Irish seafood to Chinese businesses and consumers.

Board Bia has recognised that the growing demand for quality fish and meat amongst Chinese consumers makes the country an excellent market for potential growth.

Rupert Reid

Pilot and Senior Broadcast Journalist at Panda Radio. You can find him on Twitter @rupertreid