We don’t remember exactly how we stumbled upon this photo diary of food in Shanghai, but we’re glad we did. It’s a colorful look at some of what the city has to offer. It’s not just Shanghainese food (that would be silly … there is so much variety in Shanghai) and it is far from comprehensive (that would be next to impossible), but it is worth a look. And the guy who took the photos, Taipei-based Liao Yusheng, is a professional photographer. His Flickr set “Taste of Shanghai” includes commentary, venue addresses and unvarnished opinions (basically, everything is better in Taiwan).
The Flickr set is a little old, from April and May 2005, but he also has “Another Taste of Shanghai” from late last summer. You may also enjoy his “Spring 2005 Shanghai Xiao Long Bao Survey,” his impressions of Jean Georges in Shanghai and his photos from Shanghai’s Propaganda Poster Art Center.
Yusheng, next time you go out to eat in Shanghai, give us a call. We’d be happy to tag along.
UPDATE: John at Sinosplice pointed out that he posted about these photos in June.