Shanghai’s Best Shandong Cuisine (Lu Cai)

With a menu featuring deep fried veggies, braised pork belly and/or ribs, sweet potatoes, crispy fried pig intestine, candied sweet potatoes, and oysters: Lu cai, the food of Shandong province, is China’s soul food. Read on to find our picks … Read More

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Shanghai’s Best Art Galleries – Bund, West Bund & Former French Concession

China’s museum boom has taken the city by storm and is shifting the nation’s cultural capital from its traditional seat in Beijing to Shanghai. Although art spaces and institutions can be found scattered throughout the sprawling metropolis, the West Bund, … Read More

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E-channel China, immigration

How to Skip the Airport Immigration Lines in China: E-Channel

Want to feel like a VIP when you get off the plane (even if you flew coach)? Skip the immigration lines before and after your flight by registering for the e-channel program. Yes, you, a foreigner! No, don’t pay any … Read More

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Where to Get Your Xiaomi or iPhone Fixed in Shanghai

PLUS How to Get Your Phone Fixed Via Wechat So you dropped your Xiaomi or iphone on one of Shanghai’s many marble floors and now the shiny little screen looks like a cracked mirror that will bring you seven years of … Read More

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Old Jesse Shanghai Ordering Guide – In Pictures!

Old Jesse is a delicious Shanghai institution that we’ve written about before over on Culinary Backstreets: Ask a Shanghainese person for the best běnbāng, or local, restaurant in town, and you’ll probably be pointed toward Old Jesse. The doyenne of haipai cuisine, this ramshackle … Read More

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