Nostalgic Cantonese cuisine
Hong Kong economy has continued to undergo rapid growth since 50s. Some popular dishes at that time cannot be found easily nowadays due to the reason that restaurants can hardly afford manpower for such sophisticated cooking process; or simply, the change of people’s diet. Aiming at preserving the authentic taste of our city’s old signature recipes, CCI has revitalized 10 dishes and recorded how the dishes should be made.
Nuptial dinner of Qing Dynasty
The nuptial dinner was a constituent ceremonial act of the Qing royal wedding. CCI recreated nine dishes in the Nuptial dinner menu, featuring culinary creations with auspicious meanings as well as delicacies that illustrate the special plating technique of using Chinese characters to decorate dishes. This first attempt of recreation provides a ground for further studies.
The video was produced for Hong Kong Heritage Museum (HKHM) ’s “Ceremony and Celebration – The Grand Weddings of the Qing Emperors” exhibition, co-organized by Leisure and Cultural Services Department and The Palace Museum, and jointly presented by HKHM and The Palace Museum; sole sponsored by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust.
Hong Kong Snacks
Local snacks have always been a much-loved part of Hong Kong food culture. In order to sustain Hong Kong’s unique gastronomic culture, CCI has produced publications to record over 60 recipes which are created by the Institute and famous local snack shops. Furthermore, videos of 16 popular local snacks as well as interesting stories about local snack culture are archived with a view to preserving the information.