Shanghai’s Food Streets are Wildly Underrated!

Awhile back, CNNGo released an article on the best food streets in Asia. A great list, and one UnTour Shanghai will be sure to use when we’re traveling around the region, but we were disheartened to see that Shanghai didn’t make the cut. Sure, a couple of the street food ‘greats’ got torn down in the city’s pre-Expo 2010 makeover, but we have surefire photographic evidence that Shanghai still has some of the most delicious street food on the continent. Check out our yummy feast for the eyes below.

If you’re interested in checking out these Shanghai hawker hotspots, join UnTour Shanghai for its Street Eats tours. We offer a private Street Eats (Breakfast) tour for groups at US$180 every day, or you can join our public Street Eats (Breakfast) tour on Tuesday mornings for RMB 350. We also offer a delicious Street Eats (Night Markets) option after the sun has gone down every night of the week for private groups! We also offer a taste of China’s northwestern street food with our Muslim Market tour on Fridays. On the 3rd Friday of every month, we also offer our Muslim Market tour to the public.

These jianbing (egg crepes) were our breakfast staple as study abroad students in Beijing, and they still hit the spot on our Street Eats-Breakfast tour.
After cracking an egg and tossing some cilantro, scallions and pickled mustard tubers on to the crepe, the vendors slather on hoisin sauce and chili paste.
One of Shanghai’s most famous breakfast treats, the shengjianbao (fried dumplings) and guotie (potstickers) are fuel for a full day of touring!
Made of leftover rice molded into a block, the rice cakes (far right in the picture) taste uncannily like McDonald’s hashbrowns.
Skewers of lotus root, cauliflower, enoki mushrooms and lamb are spiced up and grilled to perfection on our Night Markets tour.
Cumin and chili flakes are the spice combination of choice in China.
Don your gloves and dive into a pot of crawfish on our Night Markets tour!
Fatty lamb skewers are grilled by the handful for hungry diners at the Muslim Market.
Pomegranate juice from China’s Northwest served at the Muslim Market on Friday.
Dumplings are Indeed Delightful
Lamb Overload: Street Food in Xinjiang

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