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35 Shanghai street foods we can’t resist

Saturday, May 18th, 2013

Living in metropolitan Shanghai, you can choose to dine in a Michelin-star restaurant on the Bund, or opt for a scavenger hunt down dark alleyways.

We love both.

But in the spirit of the real local lifestyle, we’ve decided to search out the most delicious and wallet-friendly street food in Shanghai.

Some of them are Shanghai-native eats, others are popular snacks from around the country.
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Shanghai

Monday, March 26th, 2012

Xintiandi
Shanghai Xintiandi
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Shanghai City Central International Hostel

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

The Chinese name of the hostel is 上海万里路国际青年酒店.The hostel is located in the western part of the city, very close to downtown, but not at the city centre.

City Central International Hostel in Shanghai

There are three metro lines and many bus routes around the hostel, so you can easily get to any tourist attractions in Shanghai for less $1. The bus fare is 2 yuan and the metro fare is 3 yuan or more depending on the length of your trip.

It cost me 7 yuan and 2 hours to get to the hostel from Pudong International Airport.

这间酒店位于普陀区,但靠近静安寺。对面的我格广场有优衣库、ZARA,附近的家乐福中间还有永和大王。靠近地铁3号、4号、11号线,巴士也不少,比如1路巴士,2元能直达人民广场和陆家嘴。
上海万里路青年旅社
上海万里路国际青年酒店

Free buffet breakfast(7:30am-9:30am):hot milk, cold milk, cereals, bread, jam, butter, orange juice drink, soy milk, black rice porridge with peanuts, veggie baozi, pork baozi, youtiao, Chinese pickles…

免费早餐,中西合璧。荤素包子、油条、豆浆、咸菜、冷热牛奶、统一鲜橙多、花生黑米粥、燕麦、玉米片、吐司。供应时间7:30-9:30。
上海万里路青年旅社免费自助早餐
上海万里路国际青年酒店
上海万里路国际青年酒店
上海万里路国际青年酒店

You may use wi-fi for free or you can use their computer to surf the Internet and the cost is 1 yuan/15 minutes.

免费无线上网,或者投币式电脑上网。
上海万里路青旅电脑

Microwave oven and fridge are free to use. But there is no kitchen at the hostel. Cheap meal can be found at 24 hour convenience stores. There are also at least three Mcdonald’s restaurants near the hostel.
上海万里路青旅冰箱微波炉
有冰箱和微波炉可免费使用。

上海万里路青旅书架

The restrooms on ground floor:
上海万里路国际青年酒店厕所
男女厕所要分清了。

Dormitories are equipped with air conditioner(hot/cold air). Hot showers are available. However it can be a little chilly to take a shower in winter because the bathroom is not air-conditioned.
上海万里路青旅吹风机
宿舍有冷暖空调。淋浴也有热水,水量算中等,所以冬天洗澡稍有些凉,要当心。

You can weigh yourself for free as well. 🙂
上海万里路青旅磅秤

上海万里路青旅电源插座

I very much enjoyed the free Dumplings Party at 20:00 on friday night. We made jiaozi(Chinese dumplings) ourselves and ate them all. Very delicious. Don’t worry if you don’t even know what jiaozi is. Hostel staff will teach you how to make them.
外国人包的饺子
这是周五晚8点免费饺子聚餐时,外国人包的饺子。

Sometimes you can find a nightmarket on weekends along the main street(Wuning Road) outside the hostel. You can find some really cheap stuff here, eg: 5 pairs of cute socks for 10 yuan.
上海武宁路夜市