And a little sight seeing
03.10.2013 - 03.10.2013
Lillian Bakery is known for it's custard tarts. You can find custard tarts all over China, and Lillian's isn't originally a Shanghai bakery, but it is worth the extra stop in the city. The tarts are wonderful. The custard is a very good traditional custard but the crust is wonderful. Flaky with a little tang (that sounds weird, but tastes wonderful).
Right next door is a beef jerky and sausage stand which was pretty pricy, but really good for a small snack.
Next we headed back to our hotel which was right across from a little neighborhood of restaurants and shops.
Here is one gimmick that I'm not sure about. Movie theaters, take note.
The next morning, we hit up the closest Shengjian Bao place (Called Yang's) which was in a mall at our subway station. It's a wait-in-line kind of place, even though it's a chain.
Best mall food ever. Shengjian bao is a lot like xiao long bao except that instead of having a paper thin skin, it has a pan fried skin. Still has the soup inside. It's the best of both worlds. These are JUST as dangerous as the xiao long bao, and maybe even more so because the skin doesn't break as easily. The first time Yun had one, the soup spurted out and burnt his nose. Dangerous foods are the most delicious foods.
You could order some soup on the side. It was good, but it's really all about the bao.