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Shanghai is filled with such a wide array of culinary delights that it is hard to know where to start on any visit to the city! Courtesy of Delivery Hero China, here are five of the most recommended and well-known dishes available in Shanghai.
1. Shēngjiān mántou (生煎馒头)
Commonly known as shēngjiān bāo (生煎包) in China, these are juicy pork buns wrapped in bread dough with bottoms fried golden and crispy till they are crispy. Inexpensive and widely available throughout Shanghai, they are great for people on the go any time of the night or day.
2. Zhēnzhū qiú (珍珠球) “Pearl Balls”
A true Shanghai specialty, they are pork meatballs and glutinous sweet/sticky rice wrapped up in a large dim sum style ball. Also popular as a first course in Beijing banquets, they are a great option to try in your own Chinese style banquet as well!
3. Bābǎofàn (八宝饭) “Rice Pudding”
Popular during Shanghaiese festivals, it is a thick sticky rice bottom with an array of different stuffing’s inside. Some of the better-known versions include: lotus seeds, red dates and bean paste.
4. Shāomài (烧麦)
An open wrap stuffed with steamed sticky rice, diced meat and mushroom this is a favorite amongst local Shanghaiese. Enjoyed with sauce on top to enhance the flavor of each bite, one serving will be far from enough.
5. Húntun (馄饨) “Wonton”
Meat artistically wrapped up and tossed into boiling water then placed in a soup mixed by egg, small dried shrimps and laver. One doesn’t have to journey far in Shanghai to find this quintessential Chinese and much loved dish!
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*Disclaimer: Actual dishes may be different to pictures shown. Not all dishes can be delivered to addresses provided.