County in Central China feeds growing appetite for crayfish

By Zhou Lihua in Wuhan and Zhu Lixin in Hefei | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2019-05-24 13:57
A festival is held in Jianli county of Central China's Hubei province to promote the delicacy of crayfish. [Photo by Xu Zulin/chinadaily.com.cn]

Chinese people apparently have a great appetite for crayfish.

During a recent festival to promote the delicacy in Jianli county of Central China's Hubei province, over 3,000 people on-site and thousands more through livestreaming witnessed 12 cooks spending more than three hours making 1,491 kilograms of crayfish in a single pot with a diameter of 3.1 meters.

The local government said the county will produce as much as 150,000 metric tons of crayfish this year, compared to 130,000 metric tons in 2018.

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