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Touring Shanghai tasting the delicious gourmet is all part of Shanghai Culture. Feasting on Shanghai’s famous delicacies such as Xiaolongbao along with the tasty Hairy Crab you will be tempted to taste more amazing Shanghai cuisine. Venture into the streets to try out the street market and mingle with the locals and taste some of the local market favorites.

Yangcheng Lake Hairy Crab

The Yangcheng Lake Hairy Crab is very popular in Shanghai in autumn. During the autumn months crabs can be served up in most restaurants in the city. The freshwater crabs are a delicacy of Suzhou’s Yangcheng Lake but are readily available in Shanghai. The crabs are considered top class gourmet and can be expensive but it’s worth every penny to try. The popularity of stems from its sweet, tender and silky meat, also the rich taste of the yolky roe is what distinguishes the crab.

Xiaolongbao and Dumplings


Xiaolongbao is the signature dish of Shanghai, any tour of the city will definitely have tasting the Xiaolongbao at the top of its list. Xiaolongbao is a soup dumpling that is known for its thin skin wrapper that conceals a rich velvety soup meat ball. Eating the Xiaolongbao requires skill if not your tongue will be burnt! Other dumplings to try are the pan-fried buns and Guo Tie (pot stickers), both are pan fried with a crispy outer coating and filled with a juicy pork filling.

City God Temple Snack Street


If you’re in the area touring the City God Temple (Chenghuang Temple Bazaar) you should take up the opportunity to venture into the City God Temple Snack Street. There are some of the most delicious treats available at either the small food stalls or the famous restaurants are worth a try. You will find that there are many variations of the Xiaolongbao, Pan Fried Buns and noodles which are all delicious with their own unique taste. Apart from local Shanghai Snacks there are also Dim Sums, Won Tons and snacks from other cities of China. 
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