Tasty sights from the Hong Kong Secondary School Cooking Competition 2016
Who says young Hongkongers can’t cook? Last weekend’s final round of the Hong Kong Secondary School Cooking Competition 2016, organised by HK Electric, proved this theory wrong.
Students from schools all over Hong Kong battled it out with their delicious dishes to show “diversity in taste and a healthy lifestyle”.
Out of the initial 24 teams in the competition, the eight teams left standing needed some exceptional cooking skills to survive the challenges of the day. Not only did they get a budget of only HK$20 for their ingredients, they had only 15 minutes to design and present a meal that could be defined as “Food Art”.
One of the judges, Anita Cheng Wai-ching, the manager of the Hong Kong Culinary National Team, told the competitors: “Good food art must bring the best out of the ingredients, be visually appealing, and be edible.”
The winning “team” turned out to be a solo artist: 18-year-old Emily Chan from Yuen Long Merchants Association Secondary School. She says that looking at tasty foods on Instagram was a great inspiration for her, and gave her ideas for her visually appealing dish. “Perhaps the internet is the up-and-coming platform to inspire more young people to join the culinary scene,” Emily said.
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