Chinese food attracts peacekeepers in Lebanon


China Military
Yao Jianing

图为12月16日联黎“慈善美食节”活动现场,尼泊尔少校迪内希(右1)和妻子(右2)在中国美食展区前品尝中国美食,品味中国文化的场景。华迅 摄
Major Dinesh(R, 1)from the Nepalese Army and his wife(R, 2)taste Chinese food in front of the Chinese food exhibition area during the charity food festival on Dec. 16.(Mod. Hua Xun)


NAQOURA, December 20 (ChinaMil) -- The United Nations Interim Force In Lebanon (UNIFIL) organized a charity food festival at its Naqoura headquarters in southern Lebanon on December 16.


Nearly 1,000 peacekeepers and employees from 40 troop-contributing countries participated in the activity. The delicious food prepared by the 15th Chinese peacekeeping force to Lebanon was in the spotlight during the whole festival.


Chinese food exhibition area offered eight dishes including Sichuan flavor cold-noodle, Mapo tofu, Kung Pao Chicken (spicy diced chicken with peanuts), fried dumplings and hot pot, etc., attracting the crowds around.


In addition, the Chinese peacekeepers also prepared lots of handicrafts with Chinese characteristics including the Sichuan opera masks, blue and white porcelains and wood carvings, said Chinese peacekeeper Guo Yong.

图为12月16日联黎“慈善美食节”活动现场,联黎司令迈克尔•比尔里将军(左2)对中国美食赞不绝口,为中国人民的勤劳、智慧和悠久历史表示由衷敬佩,并与中国第15批赴黎维和部队指挥长蒲毅上校(左3)及中国“大厨”合影留念的场景。华迅 摄
Major General Michael Beary(L, 2), Head of Mission and Force Commander of the UNIFIL and Colonel Pu Yi (L, 3), commanding officer of the 15th Chinese peacekeeping force to Lebanon pose for a group photo with Chinese "chefs" during the charity food festival on Dec. 16.(Mod. Hua Xun)

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