Inspired by a trip to China with his family, David Zhou of David’s Restaurant is hosting a one- off feast to share the real Shanghai with Melbourne

On Thursday September 21, those dining at David’s will eat Chinese dishes they’ve never seen before.
We adore Melbourne’s adventurous palate but think that people are more familiar with Cantonese and Sichuan cuisine compared with Shanghainese food.

Over one evening, our team will be giving a crash course in the form of a five?course feast.
“Lots of people think of Shanghainese food as wonton soup at a more casual kind of level, but that’s not what we are trying to do,” 

Coming back from Shanghai always gives David a different perspective. He says “I get a certain feeling when I’m there and I want to give that feeling to people here – that’s why I’m putting on this dinner.” One of the dish highlights is set to be honeyed jamon with wonton skin and brown sugar buns.

Usually made from jinhau, a dry- cured ham from the Zhejiang province of eastern China, jamon has been substituted due to import regulations. The process involves boiling the middle part of the jamon to rid it of salt and then steaming it with rock sugar – long enough for the sweetness to penetrate the meat while ensuring it remains juicy.

Served on a fluffy bun with crispy wonton skin, the combination of textures and flavours will remind some of home and make others want to visit Shanghai.

At just $100 per head (or $140 including matched drinks including wine, sake, cocktails and tea), the Flavours of Shanghai dinner is a gastronomic tour of David’s home without the airfare.


Flavours of Shanghai Dinner
Where:David’s, 4 Cecil Place, Prahran
When: 21 September 2017, 7pm
Social media: @davidsprahran #FlavoursOfShanghai
Book: online:
or call 0395295199

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