Episode 3 - Shanghai - Cooking in Jin Nong Tang- Directed by Richard Trombly
Nong tang is the Chinese word for the narrow winding alleyways in the traditional neighborhoods of Shanghai. They are a style unique to Shanghai but are rapidly disappearing to make way for sky-scraping high rises. Jin Nong Tang is near the west bank of the Huangpu River upon which Shanghai and is not far outside of the city center so the area has become valuable and was slated to be demolished on 22 March 2012. So the invite to have dinner with Xiao Liu, a resident of Jin Nong Tang on March 21 was not to be refused...
Come join Obscure Productions obscure-productions.com for China Backstreets. A light, subjective and not very documentary series that takes a look at some of the small places in China that you might not see on the mainstream media. This is just a rough and fun slice of life look at the real China many foreigners might not get a chance to see.
This was shot on the consumer-friendly, but low-end pro Sony NEX-vg-10. It is a light portable and relatively cheap full HD camera with simple controls, adequate features and a really very nice built in stereo microphone.
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