David, 27, USA
David has lived in China for 6 years, with 3 in Shanghai, 2 in Nanjing and about 1 in Beijing. He loves traveling, food, traveling in China, Chinese food.
What’s your ‘other job’ and what do you love about leading food tours?
I’m a strategy consultant at a firm specializing in the Chinese nuclear power market. I love that food tours are total different from my professional persona, and allow me to let loose and just talk about things I really enjoy and am passionate about.
What is the one restaurant that you recommend to every visitor?
Shunfeng Harbor for Shanghai and Canto food. There are quite a few locations, some better than others– I usually go to the one at Nanjing East Road pedestrian street. Get the Hong Shao Rou!
Where do you go when you want to escape/travel outside of SH?
Jeju Island in South Korea is a great escape – only a 50 minute flight from Shanghai! Nanjing is also a frequent destination for me to get away and see old friends.
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Any areas of the city you find yourself going back to all the time, and why?
The eastern chunk of the French Concession, because I love scoping out lane houses. Also I have a secret place at the North Bund to watch the Lujiazui skyline at night. No, I won’t tell you where it is.
What’s the best thing someone can do/read/buy to plan their trip here?
What’s the first thing you eat when you’ve been away for a while?
Hong Shao Rou, 红烧肉 at anywhere good…but of course 顺风港湾 is a top choice, as mentioned before. 上海1号 is also good.
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