Shanghai Street Food Update: Sipping Soup

One issue us Pudong area nigh-shifters just have to deal with is where to get food, when we are too lazy to cook our own. Our choices usually are:

  • Order food at McDonalds across the street before they close at 10PM.
  • The vast selection of convenience store food.
  • Halal food.

We’ve already had our fair share of the last option, and since the Shanghai early morning temperature have been favoroable lately, we decided to take on a soup place open until 2AM.

Soup Ingredients

What’s seen above is actually a commonplace thing here in any Shanghai street. No attempts have been made previously to enter any of these places before, but since we already have Tsinoy’s in our lunch group, we can now afford to savor cheap and hot sabaw.

Soup Ingredient: Mushrooms

Ingredients are mostly gathered on sticks, from meat (pork, fish, squid, etc.) balls, mushrooms, green veggies, and other edibles I don’t have a name to attach to. Noodles are actually optional.

Cooking Soup

By default, these are cooked in hot, very spicy broth. Even if you ask for the non-spicy kind, you’d still sweat profusely when consuming the thing.

7.5RMB Noodle Soup

But is it any good? Its fine, for 7.5 RMB (roughly 50 PHP: yes, this is already Shanghai-cheap). Any Pinoy would probably ask for patis, paminta, calamansi, toyo, since we’re so spoiled with the mentioned condiments. The soup place only had balsamic vinegar, and more chili to add.

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5 thoughts on “Shanghai Street Food Update: Sipping Soup

  1. maya says:

    droooooool.. damn you, rain! now i’m hungry…

  2. rain says:

    Wala sa kalingkingan ng pinoy food ang shanghainese food, Maya panget. WALA!

  3. maya says:

    hahaha sige na nga.. happy na ako dahil may kare-kare dito at sisig! walang ganyan sa shanghai! :p

  4. […] Then there’s dinner. I should pardon myself for not being a fan of Shanghainese food. Give me those sticks-of-stuff-boiled-in-water at any convenience store, or those cheap noodle shops, or just about any other morning street food, but I can only remember one pork broth dish -and I can’t friggin’ put a name on it- that was served at a restaurant table that I would really ask for second servings. However, this isn’t saying that I’m that dude-who-complains-when-in-groups: I’d eat anything, though there is some fear of crayfish, which is the first food that ever got me allergies. But let me underline that dinner was excellent for the people I was with, and that it made up for my not being able to see anything worth shooting that day. Hence, people pictures: […]

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