China chefs to get taste of WA
WA Food Ambassador Don Hancey will cook seafood with two Chinese chefs to promote West Australian produce as part of Gourmet Escape this week.
The Pardoo Beef Corporation is hosting Hongsheng Chen and Guohui Tan for the Gourmet Escape and the pair will cook for 100 diners at the second annual Augusta Seafood Discovery Lunch next Friday.
Hancey said green lip abalone would be on the menu and was very popular with the Asian market.
“The Chinese market have realised WA has some of the strictest health and hygiene regulations in the world and we’ve got some of the most sustainable fisheries in the world,” he said.
“So why not buy off fishermen who fish sustainably and value their products?”
Hancey said the visiting chefs were among 10 he had cooked with at a Shenzhen dinner for 354 people in April where chefs Chen and Tan were made WA Food Envoys.
“These guys will get to see where their products are coming from,” he said.
Pardoo Beef Corporation owner Bruce Cheung said he wanted to introduce China’s talented chefs to local producers in the hope they would take the products back to China and show people how the ingredients could be used in Chinese cooking. www.communitynews. com.au
Delicious: Don Hancey with a plate of sauteed abalone.
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