Shanghai Delicacies & Cuisines

   Shanghai Signature Dishes   

Being the largest port city of China, Shanghai’s culinary tastes have changed from time to time. After the Opium War, five ports of Shanghai were forced to open market for foreign trades, which attracted massive local and oversea traders. The city was densely populated by the Chinese and foreigners and brought prosperities to Shanghai. All kinds of big culinary blocs entered Shanghai one after another, Shanghai is now emerged for a wide array of dishes, including Cantonese, Sichuan, Beijing, Yangzhuo, Ningbo and so on.

Shanghai cuisines are also known as Hu Cai, and is comprised of two styles: Benbang and Haipai. Benbang cuisines were originated in the Ming and Qing dynasties. Visitors may find Shanghai dishes red and shiny for they are often pickled in wine offering a fresh, mellow and sweet flavor. The main cooking methods of Benbang are baking, stewing, teaming, and deep-frying. Haipai cuisines were originated in the late Qing Dynasty, and are a fusion of many other Chinese cuisines as well as the western tastes. The main ingredients used in Haipai cuisines are seafood: fish, shrimp, and crabs. Visitors surely do not want to miss the Shanghai signature dishes, as well as local dishes together with western cafes for your Shanghai travel.

Steamed Hairy Crab
You Bao He Xia
(Fresh shrimps deep-fried and then stir-fried with a special sauce )
Ba Bao La Jiang
(A mix of seasoning with different stir-fried seafood include shelled shrimps, chicken, chicken stock, port, etc.)
Yan Du Xian
(Pork and ham stew with bamboo shoots)
Xia Zi Da Wu Shen
(Dried sea cucumber stewed with oil, yellow wine, soybean sauce, broth, sugar, shallot, starch sauce and shrimp roe)
Xiang You Shan Hu
(Fresh eels that are stir-fried with shredded bamboo shoots and sauces)


   Top 20 Best Restaurant in Shanghai  

You may now enjoy Shanghai signature dishes and many other delightful cuisines at the top 20 Shanghai restaurants. Enjoy dinning at a colonial mansion or restaurant near the Bund for an unforgettable Shanghai culinary experience.

 01. Blue Sky Rotational  02. Juelin Vegetarian Restaurant
 03. Lupolang Restaurant 4. Meilongzhen Restaurant
 05. Shanghai Old Restaurant  06. Wangbaohe Restaurant
 07. Yangzhou Restaurant  08. Bao Luo
 09. Crystal Jade  10. Jia Jia Tang Bao
 11. Sens&Bund  12. YongFoo Élite
 13. Yè Shanghai  14. T8 Restaurant & Bar
 15. 1221  16. Lan Na Thai
 17. Fook Lam Moon  18. La Villa Rouge
 19. Shanghai Uncle  20. Danieli's