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Bon appetit before takeoff at Hongqiao

A FOOD festival was launched at Hongqiao airport yesterday to promote its upgraded dining facilities.

Masters of Shanghai’s traditional food and snacks are showcasing their skills at the T2 terminal during the monthlong festival. Yu Renying, a second-generation dim sum master with the time-honored Wang Jia Sha eatery, was teaching travelers how to make traditional small steamed buns and other snacks yesterday.

The restaurants at the terminal are offering discounts to attract customers during the festival. Specialized summer travel rush meals are being provided. 

Exhibitions of Chinese cuisine, Shanghai dishes, Western food, summer drinks and coffee culture are being held during the fete, with visitors invited to taste what’s on offer. 

The T2 terminal has 66 restaurants and a food street on the third and fourth floors of the terminal has replaced some former retail stores.

“Restaurants at city airports are stereotyped as expensive or with few options. The airport aims to change the concept with more varieties and reasonable prices,” said Ge Zaixue, deputy general manager with the business department of the airport.

The airport began renovating the 100-meter-long food corridor in 2016 to introduce 16 eateries featuring noodles, fast food, dim sum as well as Japanese and Cantonese food.

The eateries are required to only offer their most popular food in the limited space at the terminal building, while prices are the same as their downtown franchises, Ge said.

“Customers are expected to have a satisfying meal at the airport for less than 30 yuan (US$4.4),” he added. These eateries have attracted a large number of diners since they began operation in 2018.

The Hongqiao branch of the Wang Jia Sha Restaurant, for instance, now has a daily turnover of 20,000 yuan, an official with the eatery said.

The T1 terminal at Hongqiao reopened in October 2018 after a four-year renovation and more eateries have been added to the building.

Another round of renovations will be conducted at the north commercial section at the T2 terminal and more dining options will be offered.


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