'Shanghai' on Serious Eats

Essential Shanghai Street Food: 14 Must-Eat Dishes

Shanghai is a magnificent, pulsing magnet for migrants from all over China, and that diversity has made it the country's street food epicenter. Let's just say it's enough to overwhelm the senses, albeit in the best possible way. These are 14 of the city's most popular, not-to-be-missed dishes, from local specialties to dishes born elsewhere in China but no less beloved by the city's locals. More

First Look at In-N-Out Clone CaliBurger in Shanghai

CaliBurger is the upcoming burger chain aiming to bring a taste of California-style fast food burgers to Shanghai and beyond—which would be fine if they weren't also trademarking In-N-Out's burger names outside of the US. As the legal battle continues, In-N-Out responded with a one-day pop-up in Shanghai. AHT reader Josh Atkins, who first told us about CaliBurger and the In-N-Out event, recently attended a tasting at CaliBurger. Here's his report. More

The Nasty Bits: Stir-Fried Liver and Onions

For those of you wondering why Tuesdays have been offal-deficient of late, I've been away in China with my family. My aunt passed away in an accident in August, leaving our family without its most handy and adventurous cook. On the last day of mourning, we laid out my aunt's final meal at the table next to her picture and the burning incense. The most honored dish, cooked by her daughter, my cousin, was stir-fried liver and onions. More

The Nasty Bits: Pickled Feet

For many people, the passing of Halloween signals that it is time to start fretting about the gift-giving season. For the offal lover on your list, consider this: pickled offal and animal parts. Nothing says, "I care for you. You are a special, appreciated person in my life," like a jar of pickled feet, and if you've gone through the trouble of pickling the parts yourself, all the better. More

Shanghai's Wujiang Snack Street to Be Demolished at Year's End

Photograph from avezink on Flickr Sad news out of Shanghai, as yet another story of street-vendor abatement crosses the news desk at SEHQ. From channelnewsasia.com: Flip through any guide book on Shanghai and the Wujiang Snack Street is listed as a must-see for tourists. But come end-2009, reprints are in order. This is because the famous tourist attraction will soon be demolished to make way for up-market shopping malls. It was already partially renovated last August. More news here: "Last Call on Skewers." And a guide on what to eat there—while you still can. [via Coldmud]... More

Photo of the Day: Hand-Pulled Noodles in Shanghai

Photographer Peter Cunningham took this great photo of a man making hand pulled noodles in Shanghai. Look at those noodles fly! Related Translation of Lan Zhou's Chinese Menu Knife-Sliced Noodles and Boiled Dumplings at Super Taste in Chinatown Off the Beaten Path: Golden Shopping Mall in Flushing... More

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