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Culinary Historic Sheung Wan (Wait List Only)

A Walking Tour with Professor SIDNEY CHEUNG, Chairperson & Professor, Department of Anthropology, Chinese University of Hong Kong

The heart of "old Hong Kong," Sheung Wan became an ideal location for the transit of trade between southeast Asia and the rest of the region due to its proximity to the harbor. Trading of all sorts rapidly developed after the Second World War, and many of these shops still exist. Professor Sidney Cheung will guide us on a tour around one of the oldest urban settlements in Hong Kong. Hear about the origins and significance of special ingredients sold on "dried seafood street." Visit "herbal medicine street" with its 30-year-old dried mandarin peel that shopkeepers have kept preciously hidden away. Take a stroll along Bonham Strand where Nan-bei Hang was established a century ago by Thai-Chinese merchants. Time permitting, the last stop will be the Kowloon Soy Company, where workers still make soy sauce like they did in 1917.

Professor Sidney Cheung is Chairperson and Professor at the Department of Anthropology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He obtained his Ph.D in Cultural Anthropology at Osaka University. Professor Cheung's main research interests include cultural heritage, food, and globalization.


Event Details

Sat 30 Jan 2010
5:00am - 7:30am

Meet at 10.00 a.m. outside Lin Heung Kui Restaurant, 46-50 Des Voeux Road West, Sheung Wan, Finish at 12.30 p.m. at Central Market Hong Kong

HK$100 Asia Society members/ full-time students; HK$150 non-members (limited openings; priority for members)