Great Food Places in Shanghai, China

Shanghai, located on China’s central coast, is the country's biggest city and a global financial hub. At the heart of the city lies the Bund, a famed waterfront promenade lined with colonial-era buildings. Across the Huangpu River rises Pudong’s futuristic skyline, including 632m Shanghai Tower and the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, with distinctive pink spheres. Sprawling Yuyuan Garden has traditional pavilions, towers and ponds. Besides the modern architecture, Shanghai is also a food paradise. Join me in an epicurean exploration in this great city.

Old Shanghai Restaurant (上海老饭店) has a long history. Opened since 1875, it is rated as one of the most authentic Shanghainese Restaurants in Shanghai. Located near Yuyuan Gardens, the restaurant is an easy find.

Begonia Cake (海棠糕) is an old-fashioned snacks of Shanghai since the Qing Dynasty. Famous among old generation in Shanghai, the cake best served hot with sweet tastes and soft texture.

Grilled fish cooked in Chongqing style (重庆鸡公煲山城烤鱼) serves deliciously grilled fish in mala sauce - a sauce that is both spicy and numbing. Located at the junction of Guizhou Road and Tianjin Road, the restaurant is just behind the Nanjing East Pedestrian Street.

Huangmenjimifan (吉香斋黄焖鸡米饭) is one of my favourite restaurants in Shanghai. Located just behind the famous Nanjing East Pedestrian Street shopping belt, the restaurant was the popular amongst the locals and it always crowded.

The street located behind Nanjing East Road pedestrian street is a food paradise where you find many local Shanghainese cuisines and snacks. Along Guizhou Road, you will find a wide variety of food outlets from noodles to rice to local snacks. Haozailai Henan Beef Stretched Noodles (好再来河南牛肉拉面) serves a great selection of noodles.

Originated from China, there are more than 10 outlets in Shanghai. At Haidilao (海底捞火锅), the service and the dining experience were very good.

Yelixiali (耶里夏丽) , located at the start of the pedestrian street, next to People's Square subway station, is extremely popular.