Collected by Katie Chung
Fang Bang Xi Lu, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200085
If you’ve never experienced the art of throwing noodles, then you’re in for a treat. This shot was taken at popular hotpot chain where ordering noodles means both dinner and a show. The art of twisting and tossing a lump of dough into a strand of...
1 Fenyang Rd, HuaiHai Lu XiDuan, Xuhui Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200031
Ma la tang is like a DIY soup shop. You’ll often spot these eateries by their open fridge of fresh produce displayed near the entrance. Grab a basket and a pair of tongs and load up on veggies, meat and fish balls, dumplings, eggs, tofu, noodles...
45 Anfu Rd, Xuhui Qu, Shanghai Shi, China
Despite a name change from Mia's Yunnan Kitchen to Julie's, this inexpensive, cheerful restaurant in the French Concession continues to serve delicious cuisine from southern Yunnan province. Kunming, Yunnan's capital, is 1,900 miles from...
168 Lujiazui W Rd, LuJiaZui, Pudong Xinqu, China, 200000
If you're looking for some kale and quinoa to balance out those fried dumplings and street-side noodles, Sproutworks is your place. A welcome addition to the fast-food scene, it specializes in healthy sides and salads. Meals are colorful, fresh,...
Wujiang Rd, Jingan Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200000
Tucked behind the bustle of Nanjing Rd. (W), Wujiang Lu has always been a food street. While it used to be famous for its steaming pots, sidewalk grills, and stinky-tofu vendors, it has been revamped to a pedestrian walk-through packed with both...
171 Jianguo Middle Rd, DaPuQiao, Lu Wan Qu, Shanghai Shi, China
The two women behind the Sanctuary are truly a dynamic duo. Specializing in skin care, they go above and beyond to ensure that everyone who walks through their doors is well looked after. After a quick chat, each facial is customized to ensure the...
516 Fuxing Middle Rd, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200000
Fuxing Park has quite the history. It was a Ming Dynasty private garden until the French took it over in 1909. Then came the Japanese occupation of Shanghai during World War II until the early 1950s, after which the park again...
Jiading, Shanghai, China
With Shanghai’s sprawling metro system, this suburb is now a few short stops from downtown. Why would you want to make the trek out to Nanxiang? Well, among other reasons, it’s the home of xiaolongbao…those marvelous little soup filled pockets of...
China, Shanghai Shi, Qingpu Qu, Xinfeng Rd, 美周路36号 邮政编码: 201713
Worth the trip to escape the big city. While there are a few other water cities, bigger and smaller, this one is not too far and seems not as crowded. We were told that the weekends are usually busiest with locals joining in on the fun.
Chongming Island, Chongming, China
A two-hour trek from downtown will bring you to China's third-largest island, Chongming. Considered a "national geological park," the island is a known nature escape for city residents. While you're there, check out the Chongming Museum, stroll...
Minhang, Shanghai, China, 201101
Qibao, in Chinese, means 'seven treasures'. And a treasure it is. The closest water town to Shanghai, it holds both the charm of an ancient, canal-traversed village as well as one of the most famous food streets in Shanghai. Head to Qibao Old...
Changshou Road, Putuo, Shanghai, China
For something beautiful, unique and quintessentially Chinese, you'll want to pick up a yak-wool knit from Shokay. This incredible social enterprise works with yak farmers in Western China to teach them how to harvest the finest down from their...
1221 Changle Rd, Xuhui Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200000
Combining the purity of natural elements with traditional Chinese wisdom, Ba Yan Ka La has developed a line of skincare, hair care, and other beauty products that are both carefully sourced and expertly blended. Ba Yan Ka La means "Mountain of...
221 Changle Rd, Lu Wan Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200000
Whether you decide to buy one off the rack or get a custom-made qipao (recommended), these figure-hugging dresses are arguably the most iconic fashion piece for females around China, and sexy to boot. If you opt to visit a tailor (which I really...
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