Xi’an (China), May 14 (IANS) Traditional Chinese delicacies including bean curd with mushroom, water chestnut in bean sauce, and braised asparagus are among some of the gourmet delights on the fully vegetarian menu for the banquet dinner for Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Thursday.
“Chinese specials tonight. Banquet dinner in the honour of Prime Minister @narendramodi in Xian,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted.
The entire menu list tweeted by Swarup included hors d’ oeuvres, sour and spicy soup with fired dough, assorted vegetables with pancake and red bean rice, bean curd with mushroom, water chestnut in bean sauce, braised asparagus and bamboo fungus with lotus root, noodle dumpling and pancake, fruits and sorbet.
Modi arrived in Xi’an, the capital of Shaanxi province and the hometown of Chinese President Xi Jingping, earlier in the day to begin his three-day official visit to China.