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Wenzhou specialty wins world appetite

ALMS|Updated: March 30, 2022


Braised duck tongue is a specialty of Wenzhou, Zhejiang province. [Photo/WeChat account: Ouyuexianfeng]

A bilingual video produced by Xinhua News Agency and the Wenzhou Overseas Media Center about braised duck tongue, a specialty of Wenzhou in East China's Zhejiang province, recently went viral on the internet.

The video features Lin Guangyao, a reporter from Xinhua News Agency, and Hosany Sumayyah, a Mauritian surgeon who currently lives and works in Wenzhou and has been devoted to promoting Chinese culture online.

The video opened with Lin and Sumayyah paying a visit to a common food store at a local market, where the doctor introduced the reporter to her favorite Wenzhou snack – braised duck tongue.

Braised duck tongue is a traditional dish that is popular among both locals and foreigners and has been promoted around the world.

Today it is an iconic dish that brings a lot of money into the city.

The video was part of the A Bite of Zhejiang short video series, with the other two episodes featuring Alex Absolute, also a foreigner who has been living in Wenzhou for several years, and focusing on the Jinyun Baked Bun and Jinhua Ham, specialties of Jinyun county in Lishui and Jinhua city, respectively.

The Wenzhou Overseas Media Center is sponsored by the promotional department of the Wenzhou government and has been running for four years. Over 80 foreign anchors, including Sumayyah and Absolute, have joined the center for cultural promotion.

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