If you haven’t noticed, this week has all been about Xiaolongbao! All of us here at Shanghaiist have hit the streets to trial some of the best rated Xiaolongbao in the City. From colorful skins, oily soup and pleasing aesthetics, you can get the Xiaolongbao low down here.
Whilst on the topic of food, you might want to enjoy your local street food offerings while you can. The Chinese government is promising not only better food safety measures, but better water too! Has there been a government takeover that we don’t know about?!
We noticed that the Expo queuing craze continued. Was it to browse through the Expo Lost and Found centre? Perhaps a queue to get the latest info in the Expo Museum that’s coming in 2012? No, it was all for these things….Expo souvenir coins!
Latest crazes in China – Louis Vuitton and American Education. At the last count 26,000 Chinese undergrads were studying at College in America, and 46% of people list old Louis as their most desired brand item.
Ai Weiwei’s River Crab fest went ahead this week, despite rumours that it was cancelled after he was placed under house arrest. If the authorities thought that a few days of house arrest would scare Ai Weiwei into silence though, they were wrong!
Everyone’s favourite search engine , Google, got in to some hot water earlier this week from hunger strikes at its Shanghai offices to subpoenas over the leaked Diaoyu/Senkaku clash. Is Ask Jeeves the way forward?
Finally, new this week – Hair art, Hanvon colour e-readers, fake Tokyo Flash watches, and GAP.