The over-populated and easily over-looked Nanjing Lu
The winding corridors and seemingly vacant alleyway's of Shanghai, China is where you immerse yourself in a rapidly changing culture. Ranging from visual awe-inspiring views that will change your perspective of a world, and maybe even your own, to mouth watering adventures that could lead your rules of "do's" and "dont's" astray. Despite everything anyone might tell you, try anything you can stomach off the streets of Shanghai. The street food is inexpensive, locals will remember your face and order, and you will truly feel as if you are "one" with a culture. Pictured here is a safe route for tasting, cherries nestled on over-sized leaves; but there is more adventure to be had just around the corner.
Tip: Head out at night for an even better selection!
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Shanghai's Best: Sichuan
Easily labeled as one of the best Sichuan restaurants in Shanghai, Yuxin is a must-go once you tire of street food and want a more expensive vibe. Reasonably priced, this Sichuan restaurant is located on the fifth floor off of the bustling Nanjing Lu, right before you hit your mall full of Dior, Louis Vuitton, and Ralph Lauren, just to name a few. You'll have to take an elevator up, and the entrance to the building might seem a little difficult to locate.
Even if you can't read Chinese, the menu is book format with all the dishes pictured. I would suggest taking a Mandarin speaking guest a long to help translate any questions or concerns regarding the food. Trying the Sichuan caramel dessert is a must. It comes in a tower of breaded apple balls that you dip into hot caramel and quickly eat before it hardens. A truly delicious and traditional treat.
Don't be too surprised if you walk in to find a wedding reception going on with terrible karaoke. Welcome to Shanghai.