Exploring the History of Chinatown Through Food

Journalism / News
A photo exhibit inside a gallery. A few photos of Capital Restaurant are on the wall. There is also a cabinet with pink bakery boxes stacked on it.

APEX Express on KPFA-FM aired a story of mine about an art show in San Francisco Chinatown that explores the history of the neighborhood through food. The photo exhibit commemorates classic eateries that have been operating for 40 years or more. My segment begins at 39:00.

Here are a few photos I took while reporting this story. The photo above is of the exhibit, “Eat Chinatown,” at 41 Ross. Below: popular dishes at Capital Restaurant, the interior of Eastern Bakery, and the bakery’s dan tats.

Dishes on a table at Capital Restaurant.





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