Try the famous Shanghai snacks


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Thu, 06/06/2013 - 12:31 -- Snow

Food is one of the most important part of your tours China. Delicious food will cheer up your mood. Have you tried Sichuan food or Guangdong food? If yes, then you should also taste Shanghai snacks. By tasting various food from different places, you not only can know the local eating habits, but also know the local culture. Shanghai food is popular for its delicate flavors, which is really different from the sweeter dim of Hong Kong and much spicier than Sichuan and Chongqing. Grab a quick local flavored snack in one of the many restaurants in Shanghai.

Shanghai cuisine, known as Hu Cai, is a popular style of Chinese cuisine. A unique thing found in Shanghai is the use of sugar together with soy sauce. The taste that is created is not so much sweet but rather savory. It is the "secret ingredient" for the Shanghai food. Here are some tasty Shanghai snacks which are recommended: Sheng Jian Bao, Da Zha Xie, Pork ribs with fried New Year cake and Chou Dou Fu. Have you heard "Four Heavenly Kings"? The "Four Heavenly Kings" which include Da Bing (Chinese pancake), You Tiao (Deep-fried dough stick), Ci Fan Tuan (Steamed sticky rice ball) and soy milk, are the most well-known Shanghai foods for breakfast.

With a long history, the pork ribs with fried New Year cake is one of the special Shanghai snacks and eating New Year cake in China has the symbolism of raising oneself higher in each coming year. You can find it in most of restaurants in Shanghai. It tastes tender, sticky and has high nutritional value. The pork ribs are coated with flour, five-spicy powders and eggs, soaked with soy sauce, cooking wine, sugar, chopped spring onion and ginger, then wrapped with New Year cake strips. At last, it is deep fried until the surface becoming golden brown. For the New Year cake (Nian Gao), while it can be eaten all year round, traditionally it is most popular during Chinese New Year. 

Sheng Jian Bao, which is filled with pork and gelatin that melts into soup/liquid when cooked, it is a type of small, pan-fried Baozi which is a specialty of Shanghai. The filling is very juicy and it is crispy on the bottom. You can dip it in Chinkiang vinegar or Worcestershire Sauce. Sit and have a bite in restaurants in Shanghai, you will get a great contrast between the crispy bottom, the fluffy and the juicy interior. Look at Shanghai City Highlight & Outskirts 4 Day Tour, spend a couple of days in Shanghai, which is the best choice for you to travel in China.

Shanghai Wujiang Road is the most popular snack street in the city. This street not only boasts a fine collection of the famous delicate Shanghai snacks, but many delicious foods from the other parts of this country. Many travelers love coming here because they feel home in the Wujiang Road. During the recent years, many western-style restaurants and cafes have opened in this place. Here are some recommended restaurants in Shanghai: Wujiang Road: Yang's Fry Dumpling, Oriental Express Eatery and Wuyue Renjia.

Shanghai journey will give you a special experience in all kinds of Shanghai snacks. You can find numerous famous foods in Wujiang Road. Have a Shanghai tour and do not miss the highlight of the Shanghai snacks.

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