I was invited by Spring Airlines to find out My Shanghai Story along with a bunch of other bloggers to a cold and rainy Shanghai. After boarding the Metro, getting a little lost, asking a friendly local for directions later, we arrived at 1933 Shanghai before moving on to the DuoLun Famous Cultural People Street for lunch.
The saying goes, “Shanghai, a city of a hundred years; can be seen in DuoLun.” A winding cobblestoned street lined with various historical figures (the information boards are next to them if you can’t tell your lǔ xùn 鲁迅 from máo dùn 茅盾
I can’t) which gives you an insight to the story of Shanghai’s formative years.
The little street is only about 550 meters, but full of interesting cafés, museums, bookshops, galleries, art supplies and antique shops.
In the early 20th century, this street was home to many writers and celebrities including political leaders.
For lunch, we stopped by a film-themed café called the: Old Film Cafe. It is a little café inspired by the 1930s movie scene in Shanghai.
With beautiful woodwork, comfy chairs and gorgeous displays, this is the perfect place to stop for a cup of coffee.
The café also screens old films at the first level!
I’m not much of a food blogger/ food photographer. In fact the only time I shoot food is when I am paid to do so… But when you hang out with a bunch of bloggers, you kind of want to hashtag your #foodporn.
I am not a huge fan of the egg fried rice as sticky and slightly salty rice makes no friends. But the shrimp wanton soup, YAWZAH. It was delicious!!! The soup base is clear seaweed broth with sweet tiny shrimp floating around to complement the taste. The shrimp wanton itself is really sweet and fresh so I am really happy I ordered it. #delicious #must-try
The Old Film Café is located at: Street 123 Duolun Rd, 多伦路123号 (+86 5696 4763)
Stay tune for my next Shanghai Adventure with Spring Airlines!