After our trip to the Snack market, we wanted to stick to the topic of food and so we went to the Hangzhou Cuisine Museum.The trip to was extremely interesting but make sure you don’t go hungry as you can’t eat the exhibits!
This museum is located at the eastern edge of an ecological park near the Pagoda of 6 Harmonies. There are maps and signs everywhere around the park so it is very easy to be found – especially if you follow the roads.The park itself is a swamp, so if you are interested in birds and insects this is a great destination for warmer times as at the moment it’s nothing but grey.
Entrance to this museum is free, you just have to keep in mind that museums are closed on Mondays.
After this nicely painted picture the museum will lead you through the many stages of development of food culture in Hangzhou.
Most exhibits are little dishes made from plastic which are prepared to look like their original counterparts. You see why I told you not to enter hungry, it would only make it worse!
The Hangzhou Cuisine Museum is a great destination, especially for a rainy day if you are interested in the local dishes and their history. The exhibits are great, the museum made a very good job creating these – most of them are tasty looking dishes, but if you see nothing but the food in front of you, you won’t enjoy this trip because you will only become hungry.
I hope we could give you some impression about the Hangzhou Cuisine Museum and encourage you to take a look yourself!
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