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Shanghai - Five Days. Last-minute food itinerary. Help!!

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Shanghai - Five Days. Last-minute food itinerary. Help!!

Dustin_E | Nov 8, 2010 09:39 AM

Hi all,

I was hoping to get some feedback and suggestions for a 5 day trip to shanghai. We are visiting from San Francisco, California. We eat a lot of chinese food here, and are hoping to find meals in Shanghai that give us a taste of what we are missing here in the US.

We've never been to china or hong kong, but have been to many of the top spots in tokyo and paris, so aren't particularly interested in japanese or french food, unless it really holds up well against international competition.

I know several of these are branches of big hong kong restaurant chains, but i haven't spent much time in hong kong, so i'm inclined to be okay with that. price isn't much of an issue. I'm most interested in trying interesting chinese seafood dishes.

Any suggestions of what to order at these places would be very helpful as well. My girlfriend / travel partner is fluent in mandarin and cantonese, but doesn't read chinese well. We wonder if that will be a problem? We also wonder how important reservations are for most of these places? We leave in one week.

(day 1)
din tai fung (breakfast)
guyi hunan (lunch)
xin guan crab restaurant (dinner)

(day 2)
jia jia tang bao (breakfast)
southern barbarian (lunch)
xinjiapo taigo cun yuchi (dinner)

(day 3)
din tai fung (breakfast)
fook lam moon (lunch)
xin jishi (dinner)

(day 4)
jia jia tang bao (breakfast)
lei garden (lunch)
shanghai uncle (dinner)

(day 5)
?not sure? (breakfast)
?not sure? (lunch)
?not sure? (dinner)

Any comments or suggestions would be very much appreciated!!

-Dustin

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