The Banquet
 

The Banquet

(大饗宴)
 
Synopsis:

In Asia, there is a feast for every occasion whether it be thanksgiving, harvest or a new year. Asians are fond of hosting feasts where the entire village can gather to eat together and be merry.

Feasts are Asia's cultural spectacle – the street banquets of China's Hani tribe, the festivals of Taiwanese Hakkas, the Tibetan Shoton Festival , Japanese buckwheat carnivals, India's largest kitchen serving 50,000 free meals daily. Behind the mélange of textures, flavours and colours lies a deep historical significance and cultural resonance. The feasting and merrymaking last for days without end. In partaking of the feasts, a communion is formed. In that communion, ties and lives are bound as one.

 
Duration (min) : 30mins
Number of Episodes: 8
Genre: Documentary
Language: Mandarin
Subtitles: Chinese