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.

From People's Square to Xinzha Lu

Huangpu

According to a Chinese friend that’s one of the best restaurants around there.

Huangpu
Huangpu
Huangpu

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

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.

How to recharge

The student ID in Munich has an RFID with which I can pay in the cafeterias. The Tongji one too. If I want to recharge my card in Munich I go to one of several machines, put the money in the slot, hold the card against the sensor and wait.

If I want to recharge the card in Shanghai I need to get a form, fill it in, wait and pay at the counter:

Tongji
Tongji
Tongji

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?

Cables

Shinla Levain

Our usual table was taken so we chose another one and Ouwen found himself sitting on a bunch of cables. He said he could even see some copper…

Preserve the noodle man

Hongkou

Small shops and cookshops in front of Rainbow City 2. The urban planners want to see more modern compounds here. When will they start building? And what will happen to our beloved noodle man?

Another restaurant

Chinese restaurant

Dirty glasses and a foil on top of the tablecloth.

But the food was good:

Chinese restaurant

dio coffee

Entrance
Chinese food

Very good vegetarian food, 30 Yuan.

Banana Boat

Banana Boat, 30 Yuan.

Bikes

Our bikes survived their first day out.

Salad, floor and banana bread

Salad

Salad

Wooden floor

Wooden floor with flowers

Banana Grape Bread

Banana Grape Bread.

City Gold Temple

The tourist guide showed a great image of an empty bridge to Yuyuan Garden. What we found was an overcrowded City God Temple.

“Temple”, an interesting expression. I’d rather call it shopping mall or tourist center. Not the kind of thing I need. I don’t like it when everyone tries to sell me something. I prefer having a look and then talking to someone if I need help. No “here T-Shirt” or “very nice”. And – same thing in the supermarkets – everyone’s always pointing at some random thing as if it was the newest, greatest, best.

Chenghuangmiao
Chenghuangmiao
Chenghuangmiao
Chenghuangmiao
Chenghuangmiao
Chenghuangmiao
Chenghuangmiao
Chenghuangmiao

Half a pizza

The restaurant pretended to be Italian but seemed to have mixed up several countries. The music was as french as the pictures on the wall and the pizza seemed American.

Magaroni
Magaroni

Rainy day outside.

Banana shake

Very good banana shake.

Pizza

Eating half of the pizza took me 45 minutes. I could have eaten more but stopped due to the ongoing pain in my jaw.

Pizza to go

The restaurant was a bit more expensive and the take-away box looks alike.