Perhaps you can help-- you always have before! I've got my first ever trip to Asia next week and I'm in the process (as with any great trip!) of identifying where and how to plan my eating. I'll be traveling with a work contingent, so I won't have too much opportunity to sneak away when I'm in China. I've got a couple of days each in Guangzhou and Shanghai and am looking for your CAN'T MISS dining destinations. A couple of principles:
1. I may be dining and traveling solo for these
2. I'm an English speaker but don't speak Cantonese and Mandarin. I know this will make things tougher.
3. I'm "reasonably adventurous" but am not interested in drinking snake blood. :)
4. Would be good to eat at someplace that is easy to get a cab to, and take a cab from.
As for kind of food-- I'm looking for the basics and the classics of each region's food. And any tips you have in general on getting around there, foodwise. I know there have been lots of posts on this board, but I did a look before posting and didn't find quite this question-- so I'll turn it over to you Hounds, who have been SO helpful to me in the past!
PS-- I'll also be traveling to Singapore for several days and will have an opportunity for a meal or two in Narita Airport in Tokyo. I'll make separate posts on the appropriate boards, but VERY happy to have your opinions here, too!