Shanghai Food Guide: The Best Dishes in Shanghai from wisepowder's blog

y sister BJ has been living in Shanghai for over 15 years and spills the beans on what dishes to eat on your next visit to Shanghai.To get more news about shanghai cuisine, you can visit shine news official website.

After many years living in Shanghai, there are now very few culinary delights that I’m not able to track down in my adopted city. This is because all manner of chefs and cooks from the farthest corners of China and the world come to Shanghai, to open or work at restaurants or try to make it big feeding the world’s most populous city.

But despite having so much choice, there are a few dishes that I find myself returning to time and time again, even after 15 years. With the help of my Shanghainese colleagues, I’ve compiled a list of 25 things to eat in Shanghai that we love, for food pilgrims to experience what eating is like in our city.Shanghai cuisine is a popular style of Chinese food. In the strictest sense, it refers to what’s known as Benbang cuisine – a style of cooking that originated in Shanghai – but it can also refer to the styles of cooking of the surrounding Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces.

Traditional Shanghai cuisine makes use of various cooking methods and condiments to create dishes that are lighter, mellower, and a little sweeter compared to other regional Chinese cuisines. Sugar and soy sauce are important ingredients while sweet and sour is a typical Shanghai taste. Seafood is abundant and rice is generally preferred over noodles.

With increased globalization, foreign influences have made their way into Shanghai Chinese food and given rise to a curious style of fusion cooking known as Haipai cuisine. It combines regional Chinese and Western cooking traditions to create unique dishes like Shanghai-style borscht, fried pork chops, and potato salad.To make it easier to digest, I’ve categorized this Shanghai food guide and included the dish names in Chinese characters as well as in pinyin for easier ordering. Click on a link to jump to that section.

If you are unsure of the Chinese tones, perhaps try saying the pinyin really really fast (like I do when I try out unfamiliar Chinese words), and half the time the food vendor will figure it out.

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