Episode 15 – Shanghai with Shiyin

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Shiyin’s recommendations in Shanghai:
Must-eat Foods
Soup dumplings at Jia Jia Tang Bao
Fried soup dumplings at Yangs Dumpling (many locations)
Braised pork belly (Hong Shao Rou) at Jing Cai Xuan (inside the Reel mall)
Mapo Tofu at Oriental House (inside the Kerry Center mall)
Pork bao (Rou Bao) or veggie bao (Cai Bao) at Babi Mantou (they’re everywhere, just walk around)
Hot Pot at Hai Di Lao (multiple locations)
Sights and Activities
The Bund – very crowded riverside walk full of colonial age buildings and ultra-modern Shanghai development, touristy but worth seeing
Yu Garden, City God Temple, and 16 Pu (Shi Liu Pu) – very walkable area to see old and new Shanghai, tons of tiny shops and food stalls
French Concession – the expat part of town, great for brunch, coffee, and nightlife. The area directly north of the Shanghai Library is pretty.
M50 – contemporary gallery district featuring scultures and Chinese and international art
Going Out
Speak Low – excellent cocktails and fun speakeasy entrance
Unico – Shanghai is not a great music city but this venue usually has solid music and dancing
Chair Club (555 Haifang Lu) – good jazz club; be sure to use the address here since searches in English can produce the wrong address
Great City Views
VUE Bar – the only 360 riverside view in Shanghai; make a reservation and it comes with one drink
Kartel Wine Bar