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Steamed buns create festive mood in Shinan

(chinadaily.com.cn) | 2020-01-13

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Steamed buns in a variety of shapes and colors are showcased during a competition in Shinan district on Jan 9. [Photo/WeChat account: qdweishinan]

A steamed bun competition was held in Shinan district, Qingdao on Jan 9 as part of a series of cultural activities to welcome the Spring Festival and the Year of Rat.

Over 20 residents of the district took part in the competition, molding dough into a variety of shapes. The pleasant smell of the buns and a number of impressive performances attracted many onlookers.

"I have been making steamed buns for 30 years," one contestant in her 50s said. "I brought my grandson today to let him experience this traditional cultural activity."

Several famous hotels in the district, including Shangri-La Hotel Qingdao, Huiquan Dynasty Hotel, and more, were also invited to showcase their pastries, which were inspired by local landmarks. 

The competition, hosted by the Shinan district bureau of culture and tourism, is meant to promote traditional Chinese Lunar New Year delicacies.