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University of Toronto Scarborough Library, Archives & Special Collections
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Africa

The subseries includes menus from countries part of the African continent including Kenya, Morocco and South Africa. Delivery and take away options are a feature of many restaurants. Menus are from various cities include Pretoria, Marrakech and Nairobi. Menus feature Thai, French, Moroccan, Italian, Japanese, and Chinese cuisine.

Menus from Kenya

File includes menus from Nairobi, Kenya. Material consists of lunch menus, bound menus, take away menus, and laminated menus. Menus feature Chinese cuisine. The Dragon Pearl Chinese Restaurant Limited features handwritten prices for dishes and a note from Harley about the restaurant. The file also features an unsigned letter from a friend of Harley's. Many menus are photocopies. The photographs in the file depict the facades and some interior of several Chinese restaurants. The restaurants in the photographs include the Kowloon Garden Chinese Restaurant with the inscription, "The cutest couple made us drink tea while they coupled papers + hand wrote name in Chinese," the Dragon Pearl Restaurant, the Five Star Chinese Restaurant, (the back of the photograph reads "Took me 5 minutes to 'spain [sic] what I wanted they did not have full menu and would not give me original. Oh Well but they let me use the bathroom"), the Hong Kong Restaurant with the inscription "Gorgeous restaurant. Owner thought I was sort of insane but amusing," and the Panda Chinese Restaurant. The corresponding menus to the photographs can be found in the file. Menus are found in booklet style and as single or multiple pages. File also contains a menu from a hotel in Nairobi.

Menus from Denmark

File contains menus from Denmark. Menus feature Chinese and Italian cuisine. Menus are from Copenhagen. The file also contains 4 photographs from 1998 of Chinese restaurants and facades.

Menus from England

File contains trifold and sheet menus from England. Menus are from London, Merseyside (Liverpool) and Devon. Menus feature Chinese (Jiangan, Peking and Cantonese), Thai and Japanese cuisine. File also contains a menu from the Angel Hotel and the Royal Trafalgar Thistle Hotel in London. Menus in this file are stained.

Menus from Russia

File consists of three menus from Russia. Menus feature Chinese dishes. A larger menu contains a photocopy of hand written dishes and wines. Another menu contains paper sheets bound in a hardcover. The sheets have suffered water damage. Inside the menu is a note regarding Russian Rubles to US dollar conversion and a subway map of Moscow from 1993. Prices in the menu have been changed by hand using blue ink.

Menus from Spain

File contains menus from across Spain. Menus are from Navarra, Los Cristianos, Tenerife, Valle Gran Rey, Puerto, Mallorca, Menorca, Barcelona and Madrid. Menus feature Chinese and Japanese cuisine. File also contains hotel menus from the Meridien in Barcelona.

Menus from Canada – British Columbia

File contains take out menus, single page menus, and trifold menus. Menus are predominantly from the city of Vancouver, but other cities are also respresented including Whistler and Richmond. Restaurants feature vegetarian, Chinese (Szechuan and Cantonese), Malaysian, Mongolian, Singaporean and seafood cuisine. Menus from noodle houses are also featured.

Menus from Canada – Ontario (A-J)

File contains menus from Toronto, North York, Scarborough, Downsview, Richmond Hill, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Kingsville, Windsor, Oshawa, Pickering, Ajax and Thornhill. Various cuisines are featured in the menus including Chinese (Szechuan and Cantonese), seafood, Malaysian and Thai. The majority of the menus are in trifold form.

Menus from Canada – Ontario (K-Z)

File contains menus from Toronto, North York, Scarborough, Oakville, Newmarket, Downsview, Ottawa, Richmond Hill, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Niagara Falls, Kingsville, Brockville, Windsor, Oshawa, Pickering, Ajax, and Thornhill. Various cuisines are featured in the menus including Chinese (Szechuan, Cantonese and Peking), seafood, Malaysian, Japanese, Cambodian, Tibetan and Thai. The majority of the menus are in trifold form.

Menus from Canada – Quebec

File contains menus from restaurants in Montreal including take away menus featuring Chinese (Cantonese, Hunan and Szechuan) cuisine. The majority of the menus are in the trifold format.

Menus from the United States – California (A-C)

File contains sheet and trifold menus. Menus feature Vietnamese, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin, Hunan), seafood, and Burmese cuisine. Menus are from restaurants located in San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Gabriel, Monterey Park, Santa Cruz, San Bruno, Los Altos, Oakland and Santa Monica.

Menus from the United States – California (D-F)

File contains sheet, trifold, card menus and menus to be placed on door handles. Menus feature Thai and Chinese (Hunan, Szechuan, Mandarin and Cantonese) cuisine. Menus are from restaurants located in San Francisco, Tiburon, Emeryville, Freemont, San Diego, Los Angeles, Millbrae and Monterey Park.

Menus from the United States – California (L-P)

File contains sheet, trifold style menus and menus to be placed on door handles. Cuisines featured in the menus include Burmese, Vietnamese, Chinese (Mandarin, Szechuan and Hunan), seafood, Italian, Hong Kong Style and Mongolian. Menus are from restaurants located in Canoga Park, San Francisco, Thousand Oaks, Ventura, Oakland, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, San Gabriel, Lake Elsinore, Davis, Napa and Camarillo.

Menus from the United States - California (U-Z)

File consists of trifold, sheet and booklet style menus. Menus are from San Francisco, Palm Springs, Davis, Santa Monica, Alhambra and Berkeley. Cuisines highlighted in the menus include Hong Kong Clay Pot cuisine, seafood, Thai, Japanese and Chinese (Cantonese, Szechuan and Yunnan). Catering, take out, dine in, lunch and dinner menus are available in the file as well.

Menus from the United States - Hawaii

File contains trifold menus. Menus are from Honolulu, Kailua, Kahului, Waipahu, and Maui. Menus feature seafood, Chinese (Mandarin and Szechuan) and Thai cuisines. File also contains a hotel menu from the Hilton Hawaiian Village.

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