Shanghai

Foodie Flashcards: Hot and Sour Potatoes

Hungry to improve your Chinese vocabulary, but don’t know where to dig in? Welcome to our weekly Foodie Flashcard series. Follow along, study these morsels of knowledge, then dig in at your local restaurant to fully digest the information. How … Read More

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Old Jesse – A Vegetarian Ordering Guide

What to order at Old Jesse when you are not eating meat! … Read More

Tips for Learning Chinese in Shanghai

Learning Mandarin can be extremely difficult, especially in Shanghai where many locals speak English. Maybe you’re planning your way to an HSK 6 certification or you just want to feel confident ordering your morning jianbing.  Whatever your goal, here’s some … Read More

Does Your Local Jianbing Vendor Earn More Than You?

Rumors have been swirling around the Chinese internet about jianbing makers wildly out-earning the entry-level, college-graduating youth of today. But how much of that is actually true? Netizens have been sharing stories about a Jianbing chef making 30,000 RMB a … Read More

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Shanghainese Restaurants For Every Budget

Huaiyang cuisine encompasses the region between the Huai and Yangtze Rivers, including Shanghainese food (which is considered a bastardized version of Huaiyang thanks to the city’s historical foreign influence). This type of local cuisine is known for being quite sweet … Read More