A traditional breakfast for the fast-paced businesspeople in Shanghai is warm, sweet soymilk and a fried breadstick. Yon Ho is a fast-food chain that started as a street stall in Taiwan and now sells its soy milk across China. To me the drink was reminiscent of the milk that's left after you finish your cereal—and it immediately won me over. There are many Yon Ho locations in Shanghai, so it shouldn't be hard to find one for a morning treat.
Sherry Ott traveled to China courtesy of the China National Tourist Office (cnto.org) and Wendy Wu Tours (wendywutours.com) as part of AFAR’s partnership with the United States Tour Operators Association (ustoa.com), whose members provide travelers with unparalleled access, insider knowledge, and peace of mind to destinations around the world. For more information on Sherry’s journey, visit the USTOA blog (ustoa.com/blog).