Cake displays draw the crowds.
The history and sports of the Asian Games played a promi- nent role in the “Taste of Hangzhou” Asian Cuisine Festival that opened on May 15 and ran until May 22.
Organising committee HAGOC took an active role in the prepa- rations for the “Taste of Hangzhou” Asian Cuisine Festival in order to promote the 19th Asian Games and the ingenious and distinctive exhibits attracted visitors from home and abroad.
There were creative food designs from Hangzhou and its co-hosting cities such as Ningbo, Wenzhou, Jinhua, Shaoxing and Deqing, including sculpted ham depicting equestrian events, macaroons printed with the Asian Games emblem “Tides Surging”, Osmanthus flower cakes in a Go board pattern and fondant cakes painted with various Asian Games sports.
The mascots of the Beijing Asian Games in 1990 and Guang- zhou Asian Games in 2010 made surprise appearances at the exhibition, while the OCA flag and torch of the first Asian Games in 1951 were also on display.
In other promotional activities:
The Asian Games Youth Art Works Exhibition, part of the “Meet in Hangzhou for the Asian Games+” programme, was held from May 15-22 at Qiantang River Museum.