May 9, 2018

The Best Photos from Our 10 Day Trip to China

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Day 1: We arrived rather late (or early, depending on how you see 1a.m.) for our first day in China. We immediately took off for the streets of Chengdu. We were introduced to the many markets of China’s industrial food system and experienced our first incredible Sichuan lunch. We ate everything from sea cucumber to ostrich tendon to the traditional Mapo tofu!

Take a look at our CIA Global Cuisine and Cultures trip to China! Our professor, Dr. Willa Zhen, with the help of several guides, toured us around the large cities of Chengdu and Beijing, making stops along the way in Yibin and Zigong.

By Ramon Manglano

Ramon Manglano

Hello! My name is Ramon Manglano and I am 23 years old and originally from Chicago, IL. I am a ninth term bachelor’s degree student at The Culinary Institute of America pursing my degree in business management with a concentration in advanced wine, beverage, and hospitality. My associates degree was in culinary arts.Along with my love for food and wine, I am an avid traveler and have spent time abroad in South America after graduating from high school. I’ve also been lucky enough to see many parts of the U.S. and Europe. This will be my first time venturing to the East Asia and gaining first-hand experience with Chinese culture and cuisine.
Ramon Manglano