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Experience the sensationally rich, sweet flavors of Shanghainese cuisine.

Shanghai does not have a definitive cuisine of its own, but refines those of the surrounding provinces. Its flavours are heavier and oilier than Cantonese cuisine, featuring preserved vegetables, pickles and salted meats. Popular dishes include hairy crab, "eight treasure" duck, "drunken" chicken, braised eel and yellow fish.

Fried Rice :
Fried rice originated as a home dish from China around 4000 BC. Ingredients used in fried rice are very varied. They include vegetables such as carrots, bean sprouts, celery, peas, and others, as well as meats such as chicken, pork, shrimp or spam, or possibly alternatives like tofu. Often cooked in a wok, it includes vegetable oil or animal fat to prevent sticking, as well as for flavor. Bits of egg provide color in many dishes. Chilli or chilli sauces often add a piquant touch to this dish or are offered in a small dish separate to the rice. Many cooks season the fried rice with black pepper.
Noodle with Beef :
Tofu / Bean Curd :
Bean Curd with Fresh Shrimps
Deep-Fried Bean Curd


Chinese Dumpling :

Chinese Dumpling: Jaozi
Jiaozi
The jiaozi is a Chinese dumpling which consists of meat and minced vegetables wrapped into a piece of dough. Popular meat fillings include shrimp, ground lamb, ground pork, ground beef, and even fish. Jiaozi are usually steamed or boiled. If they are fried, they are called potstickers. Compared to wontons, jiaozis have a thicker skin and are longer.


Chinese Dumpling: Baozi

Baozi
The baozi is another Chinese dumpling, made with a thick leavened bun, compared to the thin noodle-like skin of jiaozi.
Baozi with sweet fillings is the favorite dumpling of most Shanghaines.
Festive Food :
Symbolic food plays a crucial role in celebrations throughout the Lunar calendar.
Spring Festival <Chinese New Year>
Chinese New Year represents new beginnings. Richly flavoured cakes, called nin go, are extremely popular during this time because to the Chinese they represent success. Nin in Cantonese means "year" and go, "high", so to eat these foretells a successful year ahead. Lotus seeds in a sweet soup, called lin chi, is also popular. It is offered to newly married couples because the name, lin chi means "every year a son", urging couples to have children.




Duan Wu <Dragon Boat Festival>
Entwined in the mythology of the Dragon Boat Festival is zongzi, a tasty glutinous rice dumpling. Some believe that when poet Qu Yuan committed suicide in 278 BC by jumping in a river, locals threw rice into the river as a sacrifice to their dead hero, and to nourish his spirit. In a dream, the poet revealed the fish were eating the rice and requested it be bundled and wrapped in silk to protect it. In another version, the rice packets were meant for the fish, in an effort to keep them from devouring Qu Yuan's body. There are many different types of zongzi. Hong Kong's favourite dumpling features pork soaked in soy sauce or bean paste in the middle of the glutinous rice. Zongzi come in many shapes, but are most commonly triangular or pyramid shaped.

Mid-Autumn Festival
The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival, is held on the fifteenth day of the eighth month of the lunar calendar, when the moon is at its maximum brightness for the entire year. These mooncakes can be found in any bakery before the festival in all shapes and sizes. They may be filled with an assortment of ingredients including dates, nuts, lotus seed paste, bean paste and even pork or Chinese sausages.

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Mr Aron Long,an excellent local English Guide in Shanghai!1.Shanghai city tour (Sightseeing,Shopping,Leisure,Golfing,Working,Nightlife)2.Business tour/interpretation (International Exhibition,Conference)3.Family tour 4.Outdoor camping near Shanghai5.water-town guiding in Shanghai6.Airport pick-up service (Shanghai Pudong /Hongqiao Airport)7.Vehicle rental(Car,Van,Mini-bus)8.Flight& Hotel booking 9.Accompanying service around China.Shanghai Map, Weather,Shanghai Local Time,Currency & Exchange,Chinese Food & Snack,Shanghai Local Phone Calls,Visa & Customs,Useful Chinese ABC,Useful Conversions,Consulates in Shanghai,Int'l Hospitals in Shanghai,Int'l Kindergartens & Schools,Chinese Traditional Festivals,Chinese Traditional Music