The best thing about Shanghai for us was just strolling the streets, and clapping eyes on a new kind of street food stall every day. Lots of snack foods are sold from carts and barrows, and others from shops with windows into the street. Gives new meaning to the term ‘fast food’ – while there are lots of regrettable imports (think Subway and Domino’s Pizza, for sobbing out loud), these stalls are extremely popular with Shanghai locals and lots of anglos too. The several kinds of breakfast pancake were our particular faves as we strolled in the early morning to check out the 7am park life (thousands of people doing their own thing – from tai chi to fan dancing to shuttlecock, parks are a blur of colour and movement in China in the mornings). Here are a few of our favourite street food things …. if you click on the photo you’ll get a larger version and a wee description. And hopefully if Hamish manages to drop in he might tell us more about these morsels he gets to try every day, the lucky devil.
Next post, hopefully some street food video!