Xiao Long Bao at Fu Chun’s

If you want a truly Shanghai experience, go to Fu Chun Xiao Long restaurant. As newbie white people with practically no Mandarin ability, we were in WAY over our heads. We didn’t know this until we arrived, of course, but we knew it as soon as we entered. The place is a madhouse. Completely packed with locals (so you know it’s good) and so full of life and energy that it’s contagious. We tried to watch others to understand the process of ordering and seating, but it was totally bewildering. Luckily, some very kind locals with decent English took pity…

Zhujiajiao Water Town

Before heading out to Zhujiajiao, I need to tell you about pork rolls because they’re amazing. Picture juicy, soft ground pork in savory gravy, wrapped in doughy goodness and steamed to perfection. Then price them at 25 cents each. They’re filling enough that Isa ate one and she was full. Safe to say we have found our breakfast for the rest of the time here. Zhujiajiao is a water town (think canals of Venice) on the outskirts of Shanghai. It’s an hour bus ride out there from Peoples Square. There are several water towns around Shanghai, but from reviews, this…