Thu, April 22, 2010
Shanghai travel guide

Shanghai Snack streets

2010-04-22 10:07:02 GMT2010-04-22 18:07:02 (Beijing Time)  SINA.com

Shanghai is thronged with delicious food and snacks from all over China. Various kinds of local snacks have distinctive flavor. Food and cuisines from other regions of the country are also authentic and popular. Do you have a good appetite? We will lead you to a number of snack streets clustered with restaurants and eateries in Shanghai. They will be sure to satisfy your one-stop tasting.

Wujiang Road 吴江路 (wújiāng lù)

Wujiang Road is the most popular snack street in Shanghai. Located in the southeast of Jing'an District and near the People's Square, it is a good dining place for you to rest and relax after your tired shopping in Nanjing Road. A lot of Chinese and foreign restaurants are clustered here, providing you with various choices.

Many old restaurants along this road are famous for authentic and delicious Shanghai snacks. They are usually inexpensive so as to gain popularity among the locals and the tourists. During recent years, many western-style restaurants and cafes opened here. You can try various kinds of western food in Wujiang Road and feel home in Shanghai.

Recommended Restaurants:

Yang's Fry Dumpling 小杨生煎馆 (xiǎo yáng shēng jiān guǎn)

Location: No. 54 and No. 60, Wujiang Road, Jing'an District

Specialties: It boasts the most delicious Fried Stuffed Buns (Shengjian) in Shanghai.

Oriental Express Eatery 东方快车小食 (dōng fāng kuài chē xiǎo shí)

Location: No. 42, Wujiang Road, Jing'an District

Specialties: Meat Ball.

Sweeties 甜蜜蜜 (tián mìmì)

Location: No. 73 and No. 82, Wujiang Road, Jing'an District

Specialties: Sweeties of Hong Kong style.

Wuyue Renjia 吴越人家 (wúyuèrén jiā)

Location: No. 200, Wujiang Road, Jing'an District

Specialties: noodles; cuisines of southern China.

Jin Shifu Won Ton Restaurant 金师傅馄饨 (jīn shī fu hún dùn)

Location: No. 102, Wujiang Road, Jing'an District

Mr. Coffee: 2F, No. 200, Wujiang Road, Jing'an District

Old Town God Temple Snack Street 老城隍庙小吃街 (lǎo chéng huáng miào xiǎo chī jiē)

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.

The Old Town God Temple area deserves the name of 'Shanghai Snack Kingdom'. It is a time-honored and the largest snack street featuring the most famous restaurants and eateries in Shanghai. In accordance with the architectural style of the nearby ancient Yuyuan Garden, restaurants in the Old Town God Temple Snack Street are all constructed following a style of Ming and Qing Dynasties.

In addition, a snack plaza of thousands of square meters is included. You can almost find all the Shanghai snacks here, including Nanxiang Steamed Stuffed Buns, Crab-Yellow Pastries, Fried Stuffed Buns, Chop Rice Cakes, Vegetable Stuffed Buns, and Cream Spiced Beans. Various snacks of other areas in China are also available.

Recommended Restaurants:

Shanghai Classical Hotel 上海老饭店 (shàng hǎi lǎo fàn diàn)

Location: No.242, Fuyou Road, Huangpu District

Specialties: Authentic Shanghai Benbang cuisines.

Lu Bo Lang绿波廊 (lǜ bō láng)

Location: No. 131, Yuyuan Road, Huangpu District

Specialties: Shanghai Haipai cuisines and snacks.

Shanghai De Xing Guan 上海德兴馆 (shàng hǎi déxīng guǎn)

Location: No.18, Bailing Road, Huangpu District

Specialties: Shanghai Benbang cuisines; various kinds of nutritious and restorative soup.

Chunfeng Songyue Vegetarian Restaurant 春风松月楼 (chūn fēng sōng yuèlóu)

Location: No.23, Bailing Road, Huangpu District

Specialties: Vegetable Stuffed Bun and various vegetarian cuisines.

Nanxiang Mantou Restaurant 南翔馒头店 (nán xiáng mán tou diàn)

Location: No. 85, Yuyuan Road, Huangpu District

Specialties: Nanxiang Steamed Stuffed Bun.

South Yunnan Road 云南南路 (yún nán nán lù)

South Yunnan Road is an old food street located at the intersection of Yan'an Road and Xizang Road in Huangpu District. It is about ten minutes' walk from the People's Square and adjacent to Dashijie Amusement Park, so it is also called Dashijie Food Street.

Restaurants here are mainly Chinese ones, focusing on Shanghai cuisines and Sichuan cuisines. Some have Shandong or Jiangsu cuisines. Western restaurants and food can hardly be seen in this street, so South Yunnan Road is a good place for Chinese cuisines lovers.

Recommended Restaurants:

Xiao Shaoxing Restaurant 小绍兴 (xiǎo shào xīng)

Location: No.118, South Yunnan Road, Huangpu District

Specialties: Boiled Chicken; other Shanghai cuisines.

Xiao Jinling Duck Restaurant 小金陵盐水鸭店 (xiǎo jīn líng yán shuǐ yā diàn)

Location: No.28, South Yunnan Road, Huangpu District

Specialties: Boiled Salted Duck; Jiangsu cuisines and snacks.

Xian De Lai 鲜得来 (xiān délái)

Location: No. 69, South Yunnan Road, Huangpu District

Specialties: Chop Rice Cake.

Flavor Lounge 香满楼 (xiāng mǎn lóu)

Location: No. 1, South Yunnan Road, Huangpu District

Specialties: Traditional Ningbo cuisines; Shanghai snacks.

Xianxia Road 仙霞路 (xiān xiálù)

Xianxia Road food street is in Changning District, the west periphery area of the city zone of Shanghai. It extends to Zunyi Road to the east and boasts plenty of restaurants of different styles from Chinese hot pot restaurants to western cafes. You can easily find cuisines of Shanghai, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, and Southeast Asia in this road.

Delicately furnished teahouses, cafes, and bars are another feature of Xianxia Road. The pleasant environment of these dining places attracts many youths and the prices are acceptable.

Recommended Restaurants:

Yonghe King 永和大王 (yǒng hédàwáng)

Location: No. 619, Xianxia Road, Changning District

Specialties: Soybean milk; Taiwan cuisines and snacks.

Pasta Fresca Da Salvatore Italian Restaurant

Location: Hongqiao Shanghai City Food Street, No. 100, Zunyi Road, Changning District

Specialties: Italian chef and authentic Italian dishes.

Lisboa Restaurant 上海葡京茶餐厅 (shàng hǎi pújīng chácān tīng)

Location: 1F1-1 and 2F2-1, Tower B, Hongqiao Shanghai City, No. 100, Zunyi Road, Changning District

Specialties: Macao and Portuguese cuisines.

Sweet Factory

Location: Unit 138, Hongqiao Shanghai City Food Street, No. 100, Zunyi Road, Changning District

Specialties: Cream Puff, Red Bean Pudding, and other sweeties.

Huanghe Road 黄河路 (huáng hélù)

Huanghe Road Food Street is located near the People's Square in Huangpu District. It is packed with a large number of restaurants with distinctive cuisines and reasonable prices. Shanghai cuisines and seafood are leading delicacies here.

Recommended Restaurants:

Tai Sheng Yuan Restaurant 苔圣园酒家 (tái shèng yuán jiǔ jiā)

Location: No.50, Huanghe Road, Huangpu District

Specialties: Delicate fittings; Shanghai, Sichuan and Guangdong cuisines.

Lai Tian Hua Restaurant 来天华 (lái tiān huá)

Location: No.159, Huanghe Road, Huangpu District

Specialties: Traditional Shanghai Benbang cuisines; Guangdong cuisines.

Gong De Lin (Godly) Vegetable Diet Food Shop 功德林 (gōng délín)

Location: No.21, Huanghe Road, Huangpu District

Specialties: Vegetarian dishes and snacks.

Zhupu Road 乍浦路 (zhàpǔ lù)

This food street is located in Hongkou District, to the north of the Suzhou River and near the bustling North Sichuan Road Commercial Street. There are a number of restaurants along the 1000-meter Zhapu road, mainly featuring Shanghai dishes and cuisines of southern provinces in China such as Sichuan, Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Guangdong.

Recommended Restaurant:

Dingxiang Restaurant 丁香饭店 (dīng xiāng fàn diàn)

Location: No.78, Zhapu Road, Hongkou District

Specialties: Shanghai Benbang cuisine.

In addition, Huqingping Road in Minhang District is a good place to have seafood. Xin Tian Di in Luwan District, Heshan Road and Grand Gateway in Xuhui District are also popular among gourmands.

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