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A barbeque restaurant, ShanghaiAs the locals in Shanghai put it, 'Blessed are those born in Shanghai as they have the most chances to taste delicious food'. Shanghai Cuisine is not one of the Eight Major Cuisines of China but is a choice blend of the most appealing aspects of these other national styles of food. Also, local chefs are always ready to adopt the best aspects of foreign cuisines and make them their own. Therefore, it may be safely said that you can enjoy all the best food from home and abroad for all budgets when in Shanghai.

  Shanghai Cuisine
 Introduction to Shanghai Cuisine
 Bilingual Menu of Shanghai Dishes
 Shanghai Cuisine Restaurants
 Local Snacks
 Snack Streets

  Other Chinese Restaurants

Pan-Fried Beef Steak with Black Pepper
Pan-Fried Beef Steak with Black Pepper
Chinese food has a profound history and culture. Due to the large area and multiple ethnic groups which the country has, different regions have their own cuisines and featured food. Dishes of different cuisines are varied in cooking method, appearance and taste. Additionally there are many distinctive Chinese snacks you may like to try when you visit the country. When you get tired of the local dishes and want variety, the following pieces will surely be good news for you. You can refer to the following links to know about all kinds of Chinese food in the city, including their characteristics, signature dishes and recommended restaurants. The introduction to the restaurants includes their features, locations, opening hours and average costs for your reference. Go to taste the flavors from all over China!

  Foreign Restaurants
Japanese Food
Japanese Food
Where are you from? Which kind of dish do you like? It doesn't matter! You needn't to worry about dining in Shanghai. As an all-embracing pot of the world cultures, the city is sure to have the delicacies from all over the world. Today there are many foreigners work, study or live in the city. Many foreign visitors choose the city  to be their must destination during their stay in China. Additionally more and more locals want to try dishes from foreign countries and experience the exotic customs and cultures. Therefore a number of foreign restaurants emerged and became popular.

If you find yourself with a longing for dishes from your homeland, many foreign cuisines restaurants in the city offer you a wide range of choices. The following links providing you with detailed information on foreign dishes in Shanghai is sure to get up your appetite. Cuisines from over 20 countries are introduced, including their features, signature delicacies and representative restaurants. If you want to go and have a try, the addresses, operating hours and average prices of must be useful!


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Sautéed Sponge Gourd, Bamboo Fungus and Gingko
Sautéed Sponge Gourd, 
Bamboo Fungus and Gingko
If you love both Chinese and western food and want various styles of delicacies at the same time, buffet dinner is sure to give you satisfaction. Maybe you are interested in trying typical Chinese hot pot; a large number of restaurants in the city serving different kinds of hot pot will not disappoint you. Missing the western steak and BBQ? Don' worry. The city's steakhouses and barbeque are excellent.

If you are on a tight timetable, fast food chains are to be found all over the city. These offer quality food at very reasonable prices. Vegetarian and Muslim restaurants are also available for diners who have special dietary requirements. Tired of common and dull dining experience? Many special restaurants in the city are for you to explore. If you want to have a leisurely afternoon, please do not hesitate to go to the bakeries, confectionaries, cafes and teahouses in the city. You are sure to enjoy yourself to the full!