Shanghai foods, China

Shanghai does not have a definitive cuisine of its own, but refines those of the surrounding provinces (mostly from adjacent Jiangsu and Zhejiang coastal provinces).

Shanghai foods, China, Fried plain bun, dumplings filled with crab soup, Spring rolls

Shanghai foods, China

 


Fried plain bun

Fried plain bun (Shengjian mantou) are a type of small, pan-fried baozi which is a specialty of Shanghai. It is usually filled with pork and gelatin that melts into soup/liquid when cooked. Marseille France

Shengjian mantou has been one of the most common breakfast items in Shanghai for the last century. As a ubiquitous breakfast item, it has a significant place in Shanghainese culture.

Fried plain bun

Shanghai foods, China

 

dumplings filled with crab soup

Tang bao is a large, soup-filled baozi. Two forms exist. One of which is similar in looks to normal baozi and the other kind in steamed into the bamboo steamer. The former is more traditional and eaten by biting it open to empty its liquid on a spoon. The other is more modern and the liquid is first directly drunk with a straw, with the flour skin eaten afterwards. Another form called Crab-king tang bao.

dumplings filled with crab soup

Shanghai foods, China

 

Spring rolls

Spring rolls are a specific type of appetizers,   usually eaten during the Spring Festival in China, hence the name.

Spring rolls

Shanghai foods, China

 



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