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A taste of authentic Shanghai

A taste of authentic Shanghai cuisine will be an important and memorable dining experience for visitors to the Expo 2010 Shanghai, especially if they want to better appreciate the traditions and culture of China's most populous city.

Nanxiang Steamed Stuffed Bun

This snack is a famous and popular one originating from Nanxiang Town in the northern Jiading District of Shanghai. Dating back over 100 years, Nanxiang Steamed Stuffed Bun features the typical Shanghai flavor.

Noted restaurants for Shanghai snacks

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.

Town God Temple

Old Town God Temple Snack Street in Shanghai: Located in Huangpu District, the Old Town God Temple Snack Street is about ten minutes' walk away from the South Bund Area. It is an ideal dining place during your compact sightseeing schedule.

Mashed Date Flaky Pastry

Mashed Date Flaky Pastry is a kind of fried food cooked with pastry wrap and black mashed dates inside.

Guo Tie

Pan-fried meat dumplings are always pan-fried and baked. They are a kind of snack food with stuffing, often mincemeat in them.

Won Ton

Shanghai people, in particular, have a very clear opinion dividing won tons into big ones and small ones.

Leisha Dumpling

This is a kind of glutinous rice dumpling stuffed with meat, sweetened bean paste, or sesame. Covering with a layer of adzuki bean powder, this snack is tastier and keeps longer.

Vegetable Stuffed Bun

As the name suggests, this is without meat but the flavor is not reduced at all. For veggies, these buns, stuffed with greengrocery, mushroom, bamboo shoots and dried bean curd, are a good choice.

Chop Rice Cake

Chop Rice Cake is an economic and distinctive snack in Shanghai. It is a fried snack mainly made of a big pork chop and rice cakes.

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The name of the mascot of World Expo 2010 Shanghai China is Hai Bao, which means the treasure of the sea.

The emblem, depicting the image of three people-you, me, him/her holding hands together, symbolizes the big family of mankind.

The theme of Expo 2010 is "Better City, Better Life," representing the common wish of the whole humankind for a better living in future urban environments.


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