Chinese Hangzhou Cuisine Museum (中国杭帮菜博物馆, the official site is http://www.zghbc.com/) is the only themed museum with food in China. It systematically shows the culture of Hangzhou cuisine. Located in Jiangyangfan Ecological Park nearby Southern Song Imperial Palace Site in Hangzhou (Fenghuang Mountain Road 9), it is close to Qiantang River, Lianhua Peak, Running Tiger Spring, Yuhuang Mountain and Eight Diagrams Farmland. The museum is an important part of Qiantang River Scenic Area. Featured of the architectural style of Southern Song Dynasty, the museum is highlighted with the classical gardens of Hangzhou. Currently, it is a popular tourist destination for tasting the local delicacies.
China Hangzhou Cuisine Museum for tourists is a starving site. The museum specializes in the culture of Hangzhou cuisine so visitors can learn its history, features and cooking techniques. Hangzhou is representative of the cuisine in Zhejiang Province. It is light, crisp and elegant, characterized by elaborate preparation and techniques of cooking, such as sautéing, stewing, stir frying and deep frying. The museum features silica gel replicas of 400 Hangzhou dishes for visitors to drool over, pots, pans and bowls unearthed in Hangzhou over the years and artwork on the theme of Hangzhou culinary culture. And if all that whets your appetite, the museum also features a restaurant where visitors can order authentic Hangzhou dishes.
The museum consists of three sections the exhibition zone, the experience zone and the operation zone. The total architectural area is 13,000 square meters. The experience zone and operation zone are the main parts. There are 1500 seats for dining in total, and the dining hall is decorated in Chinese style, meanwhile some of the rooms are decorated in modern European styles. In the experience zone, there are the multi-functional dining hall and the citizen lecturing hall. The operation zone includes Qiantang Kitchen, Hangzhou Flavor and Dongpo Pavilion.
The multi-functional dining room can hold more than 500 people’s dining at the same time, and it can be used for weddings and conferences, and also in harmony with the outdoor beauty. In citizen lecturing hall, there are more than 150 people held for dining, and the professional lectures on Hangzhou Cuisine are available as well. The famous chefs also show how to cook the authentic food of Hangzhou. The tourists can participate in cooking.
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