23 December 2011

Part 1: Beihai 24th World Hakka Conference & Hakka Food Trail 北海第24届世界客家恳亲大会,深圳,广州客家美食团游

Shenzhen to Guangzhou Food Trail & Beihai World Hakka Conference 8 Days Tour
The 24th World Hakka Conference was held at Beihai, Guangxi, China, from 30 November to 2 December 2011.
Our Association was represented by a contingent of 12 members: Honorary Advisor Mr & Mrs Zhang Xiaoting, Committee members Alan & Lily Yit, & Mr & Mrs Norman Chia, Secretary, Hon. Chariman & Datin Yong, and members Mr & Mrs Ricy Yick and Mr Peter Hoe.

To make the trip even more worthwhile we decided to add a few days prior to the Conference date, to tour and savour Hakka and Cantonese gourmet food along the way from Shenzhen to Beihai.
First Stop: Shenzhen 26 November to 28 Nov 2011. 第一站:深圳
The 1st evening upon arrival at Shenzhen, we savoured the famed Hakka dish 'Tai Poon Choy' 大盆菜。
Poon Choy - Only about 2/3 was consumed by the whole group. 
Eastern Shenzhen Overseas Chinese City【深圳東部華僑城】, Tea Valley【茶溪谷生態樂園】。
2nd Evening at Shenzhen
Sam Yeung 杨榕明, the President's cousin from Longchuan who took us to the restaurant

29 November 2011 - Guangzhou
Annie giving the thumb up to the German pork hock at the dinner  hosted by Mr & Mrs Zhang Xiaoting in Guangzhou.

The contingent being welcomed by officials of the Overseas Chinese Museum【华侨博物館】   

The Guangzhou City Government's Overseas Chinese Affairs Bureau top ranking officials hosted a luncheon for the group. Picture shown here the President presenting a bannerette of HakkaWA to the Bureau Deputy Chief.