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What’s for Tiffin? Restaurants in Old Shanghai – September 10

Posted: September 3rd, 2017 | No Comments »

Historic Shanghai are organising a fascinating talk with veteran Shanghailander Bill Savadove – it’ll be great, just don’t be put off by the venue!!

What’s for Tiffin? Restaurants in Old Shanghai

What did they eat in old Shanghai? Intrigued by his grandfather’s reminisces about the Sun Ya restaurant during the 1940s, journalist Bill Savadove began asking that question. This talk, richly illustrated with images of old menus from his personal collection, provides some of the answers.

Following its development as a treaty port, Chinese and foreigners alike brought their home cooking to the city, creating a rich “stew” of Chinese regional and foreign foods. The old menus show what was on offer from as early as 1904 through to the 1940s – illustrating the international nature of cuisine and the vibrancy of the dining scene in old Shanghai. He will also go beyond the table and explore where the food came from

Venue: Disney Research Center
4/F, 624 Jianguo Lu, near Gao An Lu
RSVP: info@historic-shanghai.com to book and for venue

Sunday September 10, 4pm
RMB 50 members
RMB 150 nonmembers

Payment is via cash at the event or WeChat


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