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Travel of Shanghai-What to Eat in Shanghai

Shanghai boasts one of China's best and most distinctive cuisines. Influenced by its position China tours just south of the Yangtze and at the mouth of the Huangpu, the region abounds in a selection of freshwater fish and shellfish. Dishes from this area are lightly and delicately seasoned.

Shanghai's people have a 'sweet tooth', and more sugar is used in Shanghai than in any other part of China. Shanghai's neighbors also contribute to the diversity of the area's cuisine: Hangzhou, known for its West Lake carp; Zhejiang to the west, for its vinegar; and Shaoxing, for its warmed rice wine.

Also read: Gluten Free Travel in China

Steamed Crab: Da Zha Xie

Da Zha Xie is a special type of crab found in rivers, and is normally consumed in the winter. The crabs are tied with ropes or strings, placed in bamboo containers, steamed and served. There few other artificial ingredients added to Yangtze River cruises the dish yet it tastes fantastically good. Da Zha Xie is usually consumed with vinegar. Locals are also quite fussy about when to consume male crabs and when to consume female crabs.

Smoked Fish Slices

An ideal menu for those who like highly spiced food, the Smoked Fish Slices (fresh fish marinated and spiced to taste like smoked fish) make a tasty dish.

Also read How to Eat Like a Local by Day in Shanghai?

Soup Bun

Soup Bun Soup Bun, with bigger size than Xiaolongbao, refers to a kind of buns within soup. And travel to Shangri-la it especially pays more attention on the taste of soup. Soup Bun in Shanghai tends to have Chrysanthemum-like shape, thinner dough skins, and much stuffing which come into wide range of choices. And they can offer you the first-class flavor no matter which type you choose.

The buns are served hot in the bamboo basket in which they were steamed. The shape and attempting fragrance really stimulate your appetite. Bitten off the top, some soup will be seen inside the buns, that’s why the name of soup bun comes into being. See must-taste Chinese foods.


1.In case of your tongue being scalded by the hot soup, you should not eat in a hurry but to wait China business travel until the soup inside cooling down.

2.Jiaji Bun Shop, located in Fengyang road, specializes in Soup Bun. And many super stars are frequent visitors.

See also: Shanghai tours

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