A Taste of Shanghai

02 Jun 2005

Browsing Flickr’s Shanghai-related photos, I came across A Taste of Shanghai, a “food photo diary” by user yusheng. The intro states:

> Let me just say, right off the bat, that aside from maybe Beijing and possibly the Pearl River Delta region, Shanghai has, by a wide margin, the best food in China. Of course, the rest of China’s food is barely edible (IMO, obviously), so it’s not that difficult be the best.

> That said, Shanghai’s Chinese food is still far, far behind HK and Taipei. And Western cuisine? Let’s just say Shanghai isn’t even good enough to hold New York’s jock strap when it comes to Western cuisine. Of course, to be fair, New York’s Chinese food stinks to high heaven as well (with a few exceptions, of course).

> On the plus side, if you know where to look, you can find incredibly cheap (and I mean incredible) good eats.

Whether or not you agree with the guy’s opinions, the point is the pictures of the food. Note that each picture has its own detailed description which you can read if you click on the thumbnail.

Update: Yusheng also has a xiaolongbao survey on his blog.

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John Pasden

John is a Shanghai-based linguist and entrepreneur, founder of AllSet Learning.

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