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tourists still come just to com­fort their home­sick stomach.

“There are so many Chi­nese foot­ball fans that eat in my restau­rant these days. The travel agency needs to book the din­ner at least one day ear­lier so I can have the time to pre­pare,” said Chen as she re­ceived a phone call from a lo­cal travel agency.

“Fine, there will be an­other group to­mor­row,” she said.

The new group in­cludes more than 50 foot­ball fans who came to Rio de Janeiro for the game be­tween Chile and Spain in Mara­cana Sta­dium.

To take care of this crowd, Chen needs to go to the mar­ket more fre­quently to pro­vide enough meals for her cus­tomers.

“Brazil has a very strict sys­tem to guar­an­tee the safety of the food in the restaurants. I tend not to buy too many items at one time in case they will not be fresh enough,” said Chen. “But the in­crease in Chi­nese cus­tomers re­quires me to pre­pare


China Town, one of the largest Chi­nese restaurants in Rio de Janeiro, has ex­pe­ri­enced the World Cup heat with more Chi­nese tourists com­ing to sat­isfy their home­sick stom­achs dur­ing their game-watch­ing visit to Brazil.

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