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Holidays in Shanghai

Another holiday in China after a long holiday back home.. We have two weeks free for the celebration of Chinese New Year. As most of you should know and for the ones who do not, Chinese New year is based on the Lunar Calendar. This year was celebrated on February 5th,  they have twelve different symbolic animals for their calendar,  and this year 2019 is  “The Year of the Pig.”

For our break we decided to go to Shanghai. Why? Maybe because it is one of the most known cities in China. We also spent a day in Hangzhou that is a city close to Shanghai. Is also a beautiful city that I recommend to visit.

Practically this entire holiday, I spent most of the time eating. And why not? Is my break, so I think it is absolutely valid. This was our first dinner in Shanghai. Here in China, it is very common to order a lot of dishes and share them.

The second day I met with a Chinese friend that lives in Shanghai, and she took me to try some Korean food!

Yes chicken feet… NEVER AGAIN!, but the butter bread was INCREDIBLE!

After this huge meal, it was time for me to go to my dinner tour. Of course I was already satisfied, but that did not mean I did not try everything they gave us on the tour, and let me tell you that it was a lot of food.

I highly recommend buying the food tour because in this way you are able to discover food places that you may not discover alone, and they also have an English speaker. Here are some pictures of my dinner tour… I hope you enjoy them!

Best Dumplings and Soup Dumplings I have ever tried.

This is something that they used to sell in small street shops. Is a kind of “pita bread” filled with pork and veggies. AMAZING!

Pork belly.. NO WORDS TO DESCRIBE how great it was !

Noodles with something amazing (do not know what) and yellow wine. I love that all noodles have something special in particular.

Last, but not least dessert. This was a cold mango dessert with coconut milk, fresh mango cubes, pomelo, and tapioca. OMG !

And for last we got a sample of beers.

Now I’m going to show you more food pictures without description.

The last picture is wine rice with a dried snake inside! Why not? They love to be unique!

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