Old City New City – Summer Trip 2007

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The next day we went to Yuyuan Gardens in Old Shanghai City, considered one of the best gardens in China… Whatever that means. We went for the Xiaolongbao sold at a famous restaurant in the Old City. It’s a three story restaurant with each floor a different method of serving. On the bottom floor you stand in line and you get 24 xiaolongbaos for 16rmb ($2) in a takeout case. On the 2nd floor you pay twice as much but there are shared seats you can actually sit down and not much of a wait. The third floor you spend 10 times as much, which frankly is still cheap, and you get private tables and apparently the finest xiaolongbao they have. I say apparently because damned if we could turn down 12 cents a boa. We got 48, drenched them in vinegar, and went through them in about 3 minutes sitting by the green lake. Then went for dim sum. Then walked around the gardens. They were actually pretty nice, but can’t really compare to food.

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12 cents each

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Old City

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Old City

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Ann getting a silhouette made.

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Oolong Tea

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Yuyuan Gardens

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Yuyuan Gardens

We did some shopping and then went for dinner, and then to The Bund.

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Chinese rice wine. The cheapest bottle. It was excellent.

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A little more pig’s hair in the skin than you’d find on the HK version.

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Peking duck. It was great but still better in Peking

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Hot pot

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Shanghai shopping

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Looking for the cheap rice wine. We couldn’t find it but 25 cent bottles of beer did nicely.

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Along the Bund

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Ann buying souvenirs on the Bund

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Pudong from the Bund

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~ by foomfoom on September 8, 2007.

One Response to “Old City New City – Summer Trip 2007”

  1. DIU 48 BAOS!

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