Shanghai, which is the economic center of China, is where we can know about China’s rapid developing procedure. There are few scenic spots that are traditional Chinese style, while mainly are built in modern era. With the traditional Chinese sceneries in surrounding cities like Suzhou & Hangzhou, could people have a great experience on travel in China, from the old times to the current times. In March-May, weather is pleasant around Shanghai, quite a good season for people to go for an outing; in September- November, it is better to be a gourmet when the famous local crabs grown. It is the hottest time in the month of mid Jul-Aug, average temperature in Shanghai is above 35℃. In Jun-Jul it is mold-rain season in Shanghai, do not forget to bring raingears with you.
One of the true hallmarks of a food mecca is the availability of excellent eateries at bargain basement prices. Tokyo has its Yakitori joints, Hong Kong has its Fish Ball stalls and Athens has its Gyros stands. While Shanghai is already internationally famous for its mouth-watering Soup Dumplings, there exists a much wider plethora of outstanding peasant dishes awaiting adventurous minds and empty stomachs. With only two-and-a-half days in Shanghai and thousands of restaurants to choose from, we consulted the locals and visited 5 reasonably cheap eateries for the most representative Shanghainese dishes. If you’re looking for cheap and authentic eats in Central Shanghai on a tight travel budget, the following places are regarded by its citizens as some of the best informal eateries serving nothing but genuine Shanghainese cuisine, at RMB 20 to 50 (CAD$3 to $8) per person as of 2013. Food Review: LANTING RESTAURANT (Shanghai) Address: 107 Songshan Road, Luwan District, Shanghai Hours: 11:00-21:30 Website/Map: Map from Google Directions: Take the metro to South Huangpi Road station and take Exit 2 onto Huaihai Zhonglu. Walk east for about 100m and turn right onto Songshan Road. Lanting is about 1.5 blocks down the street on the left hand side. See the picture of the storefront below.
Wow! I can’t believe that my trip has been going by so fast. I’ve already done so much and am excited for everything else to come before I fly back on Tuesday. This will end up being a rather long blog post about the first part of time in Shanghai. I’ll break it up by day and then put some general stuff at the bottom help move things along. Also, ignore typos.
We splurged on our last day in China at what is reputed to be one of the finest Shanghai. This was the morning when we traveled from Suzhou back to Shanghai to complete our 17-day full circle, with only 7 hours left until our flight out of Pudong Airport. That’s barely enough time to stash our luggage at the train station and take our leftover Yuans for one final meal -- and one of our most memorable meals in China. Food Review: Fu 1088 (Shanghai) Address: 375 Zhenning Road, Jing’an District, Shanghai Hours: 11:00-14:00, 17:30-23:00 Reservation: 021-52397878. Reservations highly recommended. Working English spoken. Website/Map: From Google Map Directions: Take the Metro to Jiangsu Road Station. Take the Yuyuan Road Exit (No.2) and walk east along Yuyuan Road. Turn left at Zhenning Road, and the restaurant is about 100m ahead on the left side. Note that there is no signage -- you need to keep an eye out for No.375.