Shanghai food-stravaganza – Saturday, December 1, 2018

I had a luxuriously lazy morning after a late night arrival, and with no agenda for the day in Shanghai but to walk, eat, and find a massage (foot and/or body), I wasn’t in any big hurry to get out the door.

By the time I did, it was closer to lunch than breakfast time, and wow, what a difference between a Tuesday and a weekend day on Nanjing street (and surrounding areas). Tons of people out and about, and amazing street food options. And I ate as much of it as would fit in my expanding belly. Some sort of savory crepe with egg, scallions, cilantro, some mysterious sauces, seaweed, bean sprouts, and other veggies. Amazing. Some scallion pancakes (I even found the place I’d frequented on my visit 5 years ago – it was indeed where I’d remembered, but apparently only had the pancakes on weekends). Various steamed buns and baked goods. Some kind of handheld pastry that tasted a lot like scallion pancakes…but somehow even better? Some noodles with braised beef. Some milk tea.

While I was enjoying some of my street food and milk tea on Nanjing street around noon, I saw a couple of guys making their own choices for lunch: fresh strawberries and cans of Budweiser. This city has something for everyone!

My hotel WiFi is really poor, but I found that a cheap foot massage place had great WiFi (that’s where I was when I uploaded my last post & pictures). I later found a nice/clean and conveniently located massage place on the 4th floor for a full body massage. I also walked a lot. And when I got tired of the crowds, I’d head up to my city view oasis for some quiet. My kind of perfect day in Shanghai.

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