Meet my dinner partner in Shanghai, Teddy.
介绍一下昨晚与我共进晚餐的伴侣 － 泰迪。
Spent the afternoon yesterday at Tian Zi Fang. That place is totally my cup of tea, awesome enough to deserve a dedicated post later on. Made friends with the owner of an accessory shop, who provided dinner recommendation at the Teddy’s House, a teddy-bear-themed restaurant. I was forewarned, though – not to habour too high an expectation on the quality of its food. Ok, got it.
昨天整个下午泡在了上海田子坊，那里好多宝藏！而且整个小文艺的情调也正是我的那杯茶。在田子坊角落的一个饰品小店，我结识了一个很友善的年轻老板，虫虫 （我在稍后的博文再多加介绍）。经她推荐，我的晚餐地点选在这个号称集泰迪熊博物馆、DIY泰迪玩偶、泰式餐馆、与意式咖啡厅为一体的 “泰迪之家“。
Ambitiously claimed to be a teddy bear museum, a DIY toy maker, a Thai restaurant, and an Italian cafe, I concluded this place as a disastrous concoction of unfocused efforts. But admittedly interesting.
I was profusely perplexed when the waiter handed me an Italian menu without any drinks or desserts selection, and a Thai menu with sections comprising western desserts, coffee, and… Chinese beers. However, the lasagne ordered turned out to be delightful surprise! I guess the trick here is to not expect too much ;)
Cappuccino with 3D milk form, bear-y interesting.
Did you Know:
The name “Teddy Bear” was inspired by an outdoor hunting story of Theodore Roosevelt, the former US president, who was commonly known as “Teddy”. During a bear hunting trip in 1902, several hunting companions of the then president clubbed and tied an American Black Bear to a tree so that the president would not come home empty-handed. However, Roosevelt did not shoot the bear for he deemed it unsportsmanlike. This incident was later depicted as a political cartoon on The Washington Post and triggered the business-mindedness in fruit sellers Morris Michtom and his wife. They made a stuffed bear cub and named it Teddy, with the president’s consent!
A hunting trip, a cartoon drawing, and a stuffed toy for sale – what seemed to be 3 unrelated and uninteresting episodes, led to a century-long development of one of the world’s most beloved toys.
Bear paw chocolate cake. Very bad. I struggled to finish half of it.
A post-meal heart-to-heart talk.
So heavy! Time to slim down, Teddy.
Teddy’s House （泰迪之家）
- Price of my meal: RMB 154
- Address: Shanghai Taikang Road, No. 23, Lane 248. (Tian Zi Fang)
- Tel: +86-21-64730645