Some claim Shanghai ranks among the world's top food cities; others contend that the booming restaurant scene is more flash than substance. Whatever the case, it's a delicious question for which to seek an answer, and the mere fact that such an argument exists is telling. Shanghai residents—Chinese and expat alike—love to talk food as much as they love to eat it. And there's a lot to talk about: the best local street-side Shanghainese xiaolongbao (xiǎolóngbāo, 小笼包) or the many Lanzhou pulled noodle (lāmiàn, 拉面) restaurants; where to find the tastiest Cantonese dim sum or the fieriest Sichuan dishes; the best American burger joint; the most exquisite new fine-dining establishment. The list goes on and on.
So, Shanghai is a great place to eat and the choices are endless. Where to begin?
Though no longer China's tallest building (having been eclipsed by the neighboring World Financial Center), the Jin Mao Tower (Jīn Mào Dàshà, 金茂大厦)..
Cité Bourgogne (Bùgāolǐ, 步高里) is a unique example of the shikumen style lane house dwelling constructed across the city during its early-twentieth-century heyday. Located in the..
When people mention Shanghai's Nanjing Road (Nánjīng Lù, 南京路), they're probably talking about East Nanjing Road (Nánjīng Dōng Lù, 南京东路), a pedestrian shopping street running..
The Taoist Temple of the City God (Lǎo Chénghuángmiào, 老城隍庙), tucked away within the Old City alongside the Yu Gardens and Yuyuan Market, is the home of the local deities (there..