Yi Café at Pudong Shangri-La, East Shanghai presents old Shanghai memories from the 1970s to 1980s, bringing guests back to that period of time when childhood and old cherished memories of Shanghai can be found.
Yi Café’s Chinese station has been transformed into‘70s-‘80s Shanghai starting 29 June till the end of August 2015. The new theme allows guests not only to indulge in a wide variety of top-quality old Shanghainese delights and specialities, but also to engage in a charming and nostalgic old Shanghai atmosphere. Yi Café presents for this purpose a 3D painting showcasing how the old Shanghai lane looked like. Guests can get souvenir photos on site by scanning the hotel’s QR code.
A carved wooden table, decorated tin tea containers, wooden abacus, enamel thermos bottle and leather suitcases – staff dressed in old Shanghai style distributing ice-lollies -all these retro items willtake guests on a time travel back to old Shanghai as it was in the ‘70s-80s. Locals will be delighted to see those old little things come back to life again to remind them of the old days. Others will enjoy the opportunity to visit old Shanghai through nostalgic items and memories.
Guests are also invited to try traditional Shanghainese dishes such as Bean Curd tossed with Straw Mushroom, Red Dates, Enoki and Wood Fungus, Sweet and Sour Mock Ribs, “Shanghainese” Style Pork Ham and Stir-Fried Rice Cake with Sliced Pork and so on. Guests will feel the old Shanghai in every bite. Apart from offering these typical Shanghainese dishes, Yi Café has specially adds some of Shanghainese street food items such as Fried Radish and Salty Vegetable Bum. Various preserved sweets, which cannot be found in town anymore, are displayed in drawers and finally presented in a wrapper.
Many people believe that Shanghai in the ‘70s-‘80s had its own taste. From Mairujin, a cocoa powder drink, Lekoufu, an instant solid drink, Shanghai-branded coffee and Shanghai-branded tea…. The old Shanghai touch will be on everyone’s taste buds to remind them of beautiful days past.
The Old Shanghai themed buffet lunch is served from Monday to Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m for RMB188; buffet dinner is served daily from 5:30 to 10 p.m. for RMB318. All prices are subject to 15 per cent service charge. For enquiries and reservations, please contact the food and beverage reservation centre on (8621)28286888.