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Street Snacks – Shanghai

In Shanghai & Hangzhou on April 9, 2011 at 1:35 am

Street snacks can easily be good or bad.  There have been many a snack that had looked interesting, but when eaten had either a bad taste or no taste at all.  Still, there are quite a few good snack places along the street, you just have to try them.  That was the case when we visited Tianzifang, a popular tourist area with little old-style streets.  Just outside of Tianzifang was a shop selling different kinds of “bing” or Chinese pancakes.  As this shop seemed like it was getting a lot of good business we tried one of their steaming hot pancakes – and it was good!

For a very cheap price we got a bag of this crispy (and chewy) pancake that was dotted with green onions and sesame seeds and smeared lightly with a “chili” sauce.  The reason I put “chili” in quotations is because it wasn’t spicy at all, it was more of a tasty bean paste.

Crispy Pancake

Walking down another street on our way to XinTianDi, we passed by this pancake shop.  At first the pancake looked dry and too crispy for my taste.  But an egg was cracked on it, different ingredients put on it, and sauces were added so that when I finally tried it was an explosion of yummy flavors in my mouth.

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