Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto) (HKETO), Ms Emily Mo, attended the opening ceremony of the 4th annual Asialicious Carnival organised by the Federation of Asian Canadians Toronto and the City of Toronto on September 10.
Speaking at the event, Ms Mo was delighted to note that Toronto and Hong Kong share the common feature of having easy access to a mix of culture and authentic food. “Like Toronto, one can experience an exciting gastronomic journey in Hong Kong (or the food paradise) at a wide range of restaurants from no-frills eateries to world-class Michelin-Star restaurants,” Ms Mo said.
“Hong Kong-style food like the milk tea, egg tarts, pineapple buns and Chinese-style BBQ meat were showcased at the Carnival,” Ms Mo continued. More than 100 food establishments and food trucks provided a wide variety of Asian cuisine for visitors to explore and taste the Asian food and beverages items at the event.
The three-day carnival held from September 10 to 12 carried a Hong Kong theme this year, and photo stations with traditional “Hong Kong Style Tea House” and “Hong Kong taxi” as background will be available for visitors to take pictures. Activities such as Hong Kong pop songs singing, Hong Kong posters display, a “Starry Night” variety show followed by fireworks, and multicultural performances will also be part of the carnival.
On same day, Ms Mo also attended the Imperial Ball 2022 hosted by the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto (CCCGT). Under the theme of “Moon Garden Illumina”, the ball raises funds to build the new Asian Garden which will become a place to recognise the contribution of the Chinese community and celebrate the legacy of Chinese Canadians in the Greater Toronto Area.
Ms Mo was delighted to note that Hong Kong is developing into an East‑meets‑West hub for international arts and cultural exchanges. As part of the celebration to mark the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, a photography exhibition entitled “A Landscape Journey” is being held at the Dr Hin-Shiu Hung Art Gallery of the CCCGT for the guests of Imperial Ball and the public to enjoy till September 22.
The photography exhibition features a Hong Kong young and award-winning photographer Kelvin Yuen and the Chinese Canadian Photographic Society of Toronto (CCPST) and will be held across Canada from September to October. More details are available at https://25a.hketo.ca/events/photography-exhibitions.
巫菀菁續說：「亞太風味嘉年華展示了不少港式食品，例如奶茶、蛋撻、菠蘿飽及中式燒味。」超過 100 家食肆和流動餐車在活動現場提供各式各樣的亞洲美食，讓公眾品嚐亞洲美食和飲品。