Shanghai rush: Unusual dinners, unusual places

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Shanghai is known for their food: street food, fancy food, ethnic food (including the minorities in China), Western food, and more. Beyond sightseeing and shopping, which can be done in a few days, all of your other time in Shanghai will be spent eating. And as you do this, due to the extensive cosmopolitanism, you will discover new foods and new concepts, even in old and traditional places.

Here are a few of the unusual foods and places I found while in Shanghai, most due to my niece Cymri. And if this is what we had in just one short week there, can you imagine what she’s eating the rest of the year? These show a wide range of styles and prices, too.

Shanghai Rush ~ Southern Barbarian

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For a different (and casual) meal, Southern Barbarian is a nice choice. It gets mixed reviews from people watching my instagram, but it was a good meal for us. They specialize in Yunnan cuisine and it's popular with westerners — this isn't to say they are touristy, because Shanghai has become such a cosmopolitan city.

Southern Barbarian
2/F, Area E, Ju’Roshine Life Art Space, 56 Maoming Nan Lu (Huaihai Zhong Lu near Changle Lu)
English bookings: 1362 1797 634
www.southernbarbarian.com

These are just the highlights. To see my whole trip to Shanghai, click here.

Up next: the Shanghai Museum, Saturday Marriage Market, and more!