I loved Shanghai

Seems that I love Shanghai moved to a new location. There was still a small light in the old place, the interior and a blackboard: “Bar for Leasing”.

Tomato and egg

I stumbled upon this picture of a common dish around here (although I’ve never seen it with onions):

Stir Fried Egg and Tomato

While I still don’t like the version they serve in the Tongji Cafeteria, I’ve eaten quite good ones in the meantime.

Su-Lin, the cook and photographer, posted the recipe in her blog. I haven’t tried it yet but you can do it. And if you want to enjoy the real Chinese experience just get tomatoes that are not yet ripe or contain black spots or holes and don’t cut them away. :-P

Animal oil

A friend said all the noodle people use animal oil because it’s cheaper. Aaaaaaarg. Bu hao. Hen bu hao. I will never be able to eat noodles again. We had just found a noodle woman a few weeks ago and last week I thought she used animal oil. Now I know…

Wood, water and stones

Near Linan
Near Linan

Fake tree

Near Linan
Near Linan

Waiting for the worst food so far.

Near Linan

I’ve been gnawing on one of the wooden things in front without any effect before I finally gave up. The other dishes weren’t much better.

Near Linan
Near Linan

Funny thing to pump water. We thought we’d help them by using it but it actually cost one Yuan.

Near Linan
Near Linan
Near Linan
Near Linan
Near Linan
Near Linan
Near Linan
Near Linan
Near Linan
Near Linan
Near Linan
Near Linan
Near Linan
Near Linan

Wood and food

Chinese restaurant
Chinese restaurant
Chinese restaurant
Chinese restaurant
Chinese restaurant

We just said we want something without meat and something with. I always said yes when the man, seemed to be the owner, asked about tofu, corn, etc. as I eat all of them. I never intended to order all the things… A great deal too much food for two persons and not as cheap as it could have been. But very delicious.

Chinese restaurant

The 3 Kingdom Restaurant

Korean restaurant

The upper thing was also yellow, I have no idea why it’s green on the pictures.

Korean restaurant

Every table has its own fume hood and barbecue grill.

Korean restaurant

So many people are running around in the restaurants but no one takes care of your clothes. You always have to put them over your chair. I did it and then someone came and put this thing over my coat to “protect” it. Weird.

Korean restaurant

Free appetizers.

Korean restaurant

Gou rou, dog meat. No one wanted to order it and I only eat dogs when I can kill them myself. :-P

Korean restaurant
Korean restaurant

A waitress cooked the vegetables at another table, away from the meat.

Korean restaurant

The barbecue was changed very often. The waitresses came with a new one, put the meat on it and took the used one away.

Korean restaurant

Korean cutting the meat.

Korean restaurant

You eat the things wrapped in a lettuce leaf.

Korean restaurant

No idea why our Koren friend poured her tea in her rice.

Korean restaurant

Dessert

Korean restaurant
Korean restaurant
Korean restaurant

Air conditioning with jet engine

Korean restaurant

Cleaning

Just a little bit

Chinese restaurant

My vegetarian food didn’t even comply with the Chinese definition as I could spot the meat easily. The waitress said it’s just “a little bit” but they finally cooked the dish again.

Chinese restaurant

Mifan. I could eat tons. And I begin to understand why Chinese like it that much.

Chinese restaurant

Waitresses standing around. As all Chinese restaurants this one also had personnel en masse.

Just around the corner

Hongkou
Hongkou
Hongkou
Hongkou
Hongkou
Hongkou
Hongkou
Hongkou
Hongkou
Hongkou
Hongkou
Hongkou
Hongkou
Hongkou
Hongkou
Hongkou
Hongkou

Old and new. The World Financial Center.

Hongkou
Hongkou

I think my house is the second one on the right. (Update: Ok, it’s not.)

Mr. Snoozleberg

Speisekarte

Someone had translated the menu of a restaurant to German. The last line reads: “Guten Appetit wünschen zwei der drei!” Only two of the three want us to enjoy our meal.

Noodles
Mr. Snoozleberg

“Good Night Mr. Snoozleberg” on a Korean friend’s atree.

Mr. Snoozleberg

Even the waitress and a boy were engrossed.

Mr. Snoozleberg

It took some time to figure out how to get to the next level.

Curry rice

Five times curry rice in one week…

yoshinoya
yoshinoya
yoshinoya
yoshinoya
yoshinoya
Rice Boss
Rice Boss

German flag in China

Rice Boss
Curry Rice

Spaghetti and chopsticks

Spaghetti

We finally showed him how to use fork and spoon.

Not so golden town

Golden Town
Golden Town

Chinese friends don’t accept that there are greasy fingerprints on the inner side of the glass.

Golden Town

And they know that the white things that taste a bit like onions are lilies.

Sweet-and-sour sauce

Uyghur food

Again at the Uyghur restaurant next to the campus. A paper with the German translations of some dishes helped us to order but our Chinese was good enough to ask if the things contained meat or not. It was the first time that I’ve seen sweet-and-sour sauce in China. On the left, with the green eggplants.

107 Yuan

Pizza

But very good and enough for two meals.

Hot pot

Hot Pot

Menu

Hot Pot

Sauces

Hot Pot
Hot Pot
Hot Pot
Hot Pot

The pot

Hot Pot

Small eggs

Hot Pot

And now with rain

Hongkou

Here’s the scene without rain. I haven’t been at the noodle man’s since I found out about the oil. And I also haven’t seen him. Where did he go?

With and without

Chinese Food

Chinese food with meat, as you can easily see.

Chinese Food

Vegetarian food. According to the Chinese definition…

Heater

Heater in front of the cookshop.

Heater

My landlady cooked

And it was the first time that I’ve had enough Chinese food and couldn’t have eaten more.