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Noted restaurants for Shanghai snacks

Shanghai Snacks could be traced back to as early as the Southern Song Dynasty and became more exquisite in cooking when Shanghai grew into an important city in early Ming Dynasty. After Shanghai was listed as a trading port by the end of the Qing Dynasty, various regional snacks were assimilated, developed and refined, bringing forth the specialty of Shanghai style. A while selection of Shanghai snacks comprises four must-haves for locals—baked sesame pan cake, deep-fired dough sticks, soybean milk, sticky rice combo—as well as dozens of kinds of pastry, bun, stuffed dumpling and rice and cake. Different from pure sweet taste of Canton-Hong Kong style or hot and spicy flavor of Sichuan-Chongqing type, Shanghai snack is famed for being light, fresh and tasty, and has long been diners'favorite for its characteristics.

He Feng Lou

He Feng Lou beings all Chinese snacks together and introduces 144 snacks and dishes from 8 major styles and their 16 sub-cuisines. The two-storey restaurant serves on the first floor buffet-style Chinese cuisine numbering 300 in kinds according to their origins such as Shanghai, Sichuan & Hunan, Taiwan, Jiangsu, etc. The second floor id featured with specialty Chinese and overseas snacks including Japanese Teppanyaki, popular with tourists.

Specialty: steamed juicy crab roe bun, marinated pond snail

Address: 10 Wenchang Road

Tel: 021-63557878

Transportation: Bus 55, 930, 932, 980

Nan Xiang Steamed Bun Restaurant

Nan Xiang Steamed Bun Restaurant, situated by nine-twist-bridge at Old City God Temple, is an attraction in Yu Garden area, formerly named marble boat hall. In the restaurant with latticework windows, it takes a short while to have hot steamed buns serve. With chopsticks, bite a small hole, suck the juice and then dip into vinegar sauce before putting into your mouth-smooth, juicy and luscious.

Specialty: recipe-made crabmeat bun, juicy crab roe shrimp ball

Address: 85 Yuyuan Road

Tel: 021-63554206

Transportation: Beijia Line, Xianghua Line, Hu’nan Line, Luonan Line


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