Moon River Jiahu Dim Sum Museum
Moon River Jiahu Dim Sum Museum is designed to look like an ancient tavern. [Photo/WeChat account: jxfabu]
The Moon River Jiahu Dim Sum Museum opened in Jiaxing, East China's Zhejiang province on Aug 4.
Themed around Jiangnan's 24 solar terms, the restaurant also functions as a food culture experience museum. It is financed and operated by Wufangzhai, a time-honored food brand in Jiaxing, Jiacheng Group, a local urban development investment corporation, and Jiaxing Supply and Marketing Cooperative.
Featuring delicacies from Jiangnan, which means "south of Yangtze River", the dining establishment provides customers with an immersive experience of Dragon Boat Festival folk customs.
These customs include wearing scented sachets, drawing on the forehead with realgar, warding off the five poisonous pests (snake, centipede, scorpion, lizard, toad, and sometimes spider) and tying five-color silk strings, which people use to pray for a safe life.
According to Fan Xuefeng, general manager of Nanmen Meiwanli Catering Company, the restaurant's ground floor consists of private dining rooms that feature different décor according to the seasons. Freshly-made dim sum will also be sold on the ground floor.
The restaurant also has three showrooms with different themes – Dragon Boat Festival, on-site food cooking and Mid-Autumn Festival – and offers a "Start of Autumn" menu in the coming months.
Moon River Jiahu Dim Sum Museum is also a food culture experience museum that showcases the various tools used to make dim sum. [Photo/WeChat account: jxfabu]