Shanghai: Tips

Water Carry water everywhere. Its blooming hot. And don’t drink the tap water – it contains lot of heavy metals. Again, I have it on good authority that 2 bottles in the first day for the uninitiated won’t harm you. Subway Shanghai has a brilliant Metro subway app which lets you plan your trip from … Continue reading Shanghai: Tips

Observations from Shanghai

Here are some of my observations from Shanghai. You can purchase numerous foods on sticks; sausages, a triad of mushrooms, deep fried potato spirals, broccoli branches, fish balls, fried tofu squares and whole small fish among others. Mini marts sell some of these skewer offerings which sit in a soup in a hot deep container. … Continue reading Observations from Shanghai

How to eat a Shanghai Dumpling

The shengjian bao or pan-fried pork dumpling are a Shanghainese street food classic. Firstly memorize this symbol for Yang's dumplings. They are a chain and have branches all over the city but that shouldn't put you off - their branches are crammed with locals, whatever the hour, as they are considered the benchmark for shengjian … Continue reading How to eat a Shanghai Dumpling

Shanghai Thunderstorms

I am currently sitting in my room on the 15th floor of a hotel near the Shanghai Science Museum metro station, watching an electrical storm fork across the sky accompanied by a soundtrack of annoyed honks from those cars gridlocked on the road below. This hotel room is not my intended accommodation for the night … Continue reading Shanghai Thunderstorms