China News Service, Zhangjiakou, January 4 (Reporter Cui Tao) At the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics (Winter Paralympics), what kind of food will athletes from all over the world enjoy?

A reporter from China News Agency recently visited the restaurant in Zhangjiakou Winter Olympic Village (Winter Paralympic Village) to experience the "beep" Winter Olympics.

On December 21, the main restaurant of Zhangjiakou Winter Olympic Village athletes was filmed.

Photo by Zhai Yujia

"Chinese flavor" in hot pot, roast duck and dumplings

  During the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, it coincides with the traditional Chinese festival "Spring Festival".

The staff at the restaurant in Zhangjiakou Winter Olympic Village (Winter Paralympic Village) have made full preparations for how to make athletes from all over the world feel "the taste of the New Year" in China.

  Walk into the Zhangjiakou Winter Olympic Village (Winter Paralympic Village) restaurant, celebrate the Year of the Tiger with the big red door, the red lanterns hung on the roof, and the paper-cut paintings of "Bingdun Dun" and "Snow Rongrong"... Let the whole restaurant have a seed Strong "Chinese style".

Zhang Hecheng, deputy director of catering for the Zhangjiakou Winter Olympic Village (Winter Paralympic Village), introduced the restaurant's open dining table.

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  According to Zhang Hecheng, deputy director of catering for Zhangjiakou Winter Olympic Village (Winter Paralympic Village), the restaurant in Zhangjiakou Winter Olympic Village (Winter Paralympic Village) is a temporary building built according to the dining needs of athletes.

The overall structure is divided into three rows of front, middle and back areas. The front is the athlete’s main restaurant, the staff restaurant and the fast food restaurant, with a total area of ​​over 2500 square meters; the middle is the athlete’s kitchen and the staff kitchen, with a total area of ​​2670 square meters; the last is the cold storage area.

  Although the restaurant is a temporary building, it is very standardized in design.

"These three areas do not cross each other, and are connected according to special channels, which meets the requirements of epidemic prevention." Zhang Hecheng said.

  What's the most attractive in the restaurant?

Of course, they are dumplings made on the spot, roast duck crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, and hot pot with Chinese characteristics.

Zhangjiakou Winter Olympic Village (Winter Paralympic Village) restaurant executive chef Wang Xu introduced the restaurant’s dishes to reporters from China News Agency.

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  Zhangjiakou Winter Olympic Village (Winter Olympic Village) restaurant executive chef Wang Xu said that Zhangjiakou Winter Olympic Village (Winter Paralympic Village) restaurant offers many Chinese specialties, such as hot pot and Beijing roast duck.

At the same time, around the theme of the New Year, traditional Chinese New Year special foods will be introduced, such as dumplings, spring rolls, etc. It is hoped that athletes from all over the world can feel a strong "Chinese flavor" on the tip of their tongues.

  According to the restaurant staff, the dumplings provided by the Zhangjiakou Winter Olympic Village (Winter Paralympic Village) restaurant are mainly beef and green onion filling. The taste of this dumpling is easy to accept by athletes from all over the world, and it will not add too many auxiliary materials, and the nutritional structure will not affected.

Of course, if athletes from various countries are willing to try other fillings, they can make suggestions to the restaurant staff. The fillings of dumplings can be adjusted.

  “Another highlight of the restaurant is to set up more open-end dining tables. When enjoying hot pot, athletes can choose their favorite ingredients at the dining table. The seasonings can also be matched according to the athletes’ tastes, which is more interactive.” Zhang Hecheng said, Ming The setting of the stall dining table reflects the integration of Chinese and Western catering culture, and aims to make Zhangjiakou Winter Olympic Village (Winter Paralympic Village) a "home" for athletes and create a relaxed and happy atmosphere.

On December 21, the main restaurant of Zhangjiakou Winter Olympic Village athletes was filmed.

Photo by Zhai Yujia

Steak, pizza, pasta... not one less

  After enjoying Chinese food, what if athletes from all over the world want to eat authentic hometown food?

Don't worry, Zhangjiakou Winter Olympic Village (Winter Paralympic Village) restaurant will give a satisfactory answer to this question.

  According to Zhang Hecheng, deputy director of catering at Zhangjiakou Winter Olympic Village (Winter Olympic Village), 95% of the ingredients used in Zhangjiakou Winter Olympic Village (Winter Paralympic Village) restaurants are produced in China, and only some ingredients that are not available in China are purchased abroad.

In terms of dishes, the ratio of Chinese and Western food is 3:7.

The picture shows the main restaurant for athletes in Zhangjiakou Winter Olympic Village.

  According to reports, in order to cater for the different eating habits of athletes from all over the world, Zhangjiakou Winter Olympic Village (Parallel Olympic Village) restaurant has a team of more than 300 chefs, and there are 4 chefs for halal, Asian, Western, and Chinese cuisine.

In addition, the restaurant also has catering consultants from abroad to ensure that the Western food produced has an authentic taste.

  "We provide athletes with traditional cuisine from various countries. Italian meals include spaghetti and pizza, Japanese meals include Japanese-style chicken steaks, and Western meals include steak, lamb chops and cod made on site." Wang Xu said.

  According to reports, Zhangjiakou Winter Olympic Village (Winter Paralympic Village) restaurant will provide a variety of western dishes, such as steak, pizza, bread, spaghetti, creamy mushroom soup, borscht, etc., to meet the nutritional needs and energy consumption of athletes.

The picture shows the main restaurant for athletes in Zhangjiakou Winter Olympic Village.

 Full "green electricity" restaurant + modern kitchenware

  "Green Olympics" is one of the concepts of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics (Winter Paralympics).

All restaurants in Zhangjiakou Winter Olympic Village (Winter Paralympic Village) use "green electricity".

Zhangjiakou Winter Olympic Village (Winter Paralympic Village) restaurant engineer Liu Jun introduced the kitchen utensils in the restaurant.

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  According to Liu Jun, a restaurant engineer in Zhangjiakou Winter Olympic Village (Winter Paralympic Village), the "green electricity" here is green electricity generated by wind and solar power generation in Zhangjiakou. It is clean and pollution-free, reducing the restaurant's carbon emissions from the source.

  Entering the Zhangjiakou Winter Olympic Village (Winter Paralympic Village) kitchen, modern kitchen utensils such as electromagnetic swinging soup pot, double-headed and double-tailed electromagnetic stove, and universal oven are eye-opening.

Zhangjiakou Winter Olympic Village (Winter Paralympic Village) restaurant engineer Liu Jun introduced the kitchen utensils in the restaurant.

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  According to reports, the Zhangjiakou Winter Olympic Village (Parallel Olympic Village) athlete restaurant during the game will serve meals 24 hours a day, divided into four meal segments: breakfast, lunch, dinner, and supper, each meal segment is 6 hours.

  "Modern kitchen utensils are not only more efficient for serving meals, but also safer to operate." Liu Jun pointed to the electromagnetic swinging soup pot and said that it is mainly used to make soup dishes. The controller installed next to the soup pot controls the soup pot to produce the soup. The large amount of soup can also prevent the chef from accidentally scalding.

  In another month, have you drooled at this "Bite of the Winter Olympics"?

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