The street food of Hong Kong shone at the Lyon Street Food Festival which took place from 13 to 16 September 2018. The Festival was supported by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Brussels (HKETO, Brussels) in cooperation with the Hong Kong Tourism Board.
Being one of three guest cities along with Montreal and Izmir, Hong Kong presented the typical food culture of Hong Kong, highlighting Hong Kong's Sham Shui Po neighborhood in particular. The unique Hong Kong street food 'egg waffles and grid cake'; was one of the highlights and well received by the French for its special appearance and rich taste. In addition, Hong Kong dim sum fused with French cuisine delighted and surprised visitors.
Assistant Representative of HKETO, Brussels, Mr Paul Leung, officiated at the opening of the Hong Kong pavilion. Mr Leung said that the event was a great opportunity to present Hong Kong as an exciting tourist destination with its unique mix of east and west food culture, in addition to the unforgettable shopping experience, scenic countryside and hiking trails, as well as beautiful islands and beaches. He encouraged friends in Lyon to visit Hong Kong to feel the vibrancy of Asia's World City.
The Lyon Street Food Festival has come to its third year. It aims to showcase special and tasty street foods from different parts of the world. Workshops were organized to give visitors a first-hand experience of the preparation of street food. The Festival has built its reputation of being an iconic annual event in Lyon. It attracted about 20,000 visitors last year.