Breakfast is our favorite meal of the day, and there’s no better place to eat it than on the streets of Shanghai! The Financial Times Bureau Chief agrees with us, and tagged along on our Street Eats – Breakfast Tour to discover some of the best places that have not been already torn down.
Check out their article for a video of the breakfast tour. Here are some highlights:
In a city such as Shanghai, which celebrates its futuristic skyscrapers and hides historic neighbourhoods out of embarrassment, eating street food for breakfast may be the closest that most westerners get to traditional Chinese culture. And the best way to get up to speed on where to go — and how to tell a bun from a dumpling — is to take the “Street Eats Breakfast” tour, run by the offbeat guides UnTour.
When the FT recently tagged along, Pennsylvanian Mitch Conquer, our guide, taught us everything from how to slurp the soup out of scalding dumplings, to the creation myth of the baozi (which holds that the buns were filled with meat and shaped like human heads to offer as sacrifices when plague hit a Chinese army nearly two millennia ago). Rival that, you cornflake connoisseurs.
We may just make that our new tagline…