The event took place on February 6, in honor of the Chinese New Year, which started just one day before on 5th of February. Chinese culture is mysterious, full of ancient astrological processes. 2019, based on a Chinese Lunar Calendar, is believed to be the Year of the Pig, also a lucky year for all of us, especially for people born in the Year of the Pig.
With the help of Chinese Restaurant many dishes were prepared. Pork and beef dumplings for meat lovers and peanut butter, and egg with carrots as an alternative, were made by hands. Yellow fried rice, different kinds of fried meat, steamed vegetables and much more could be found on the table.
After the introduction, students and lecturers quickly surrounded the table, leaving no possibility to see the contents. When the feast was over, Chinese hot pot could be tried. It was prepared by putting vegetables and meat inside the broth, after the selected ingredients floated they could be removed and eaten with the broth.
Red lanterns, symbols and greetings on walls and the nice atmosphere attracted many people, not only foreign students and new Erasmus students, but also Latvian students and lecturers. Until now, it is the most visited event of the event series “Food Across Cultures”. “Kurzemes Televīzija” interviewed some guests of the evening, also the teacher Zhu Huiping.
The evening ended with Chinese teacher answering questions about her culture from students, sharing stories and nice greetings on the chalkboard wall!
Special thanks to Zhu Huiping and Anastasija Anohina for helping!
See you at the future food tasting parties, where Georgian, Uzbek and Tatar cuisine are going to be represented!
Happy Chinese New Year!