It's been a long time since I last posted on my blog. I finished my exams at University and I moved to Shanghai.
New life, new working experiences, new friends and a lot of new food experiences I can't wait to share with you. Shanghai is absolutely a foodie place and if you are willing to find some special places to eat the best you can do is to google www.timeoutshanghai.com : deals, restaurant descriptions for every type of food and budget.
From the typical chinese street food to the five stars cuisine, it's impossible not to find something you really like.
But let's start with the basics: THAT'S THE RULE "早饭吃的早,午饭吃的包,晚饭车得少" (Have breakfast early in the morning, eat till you're full at lunchtime but don't eat too much at dinnertime).
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day so go on with rice, noodles, dumplings, baozi (steamed buns filled with vegetables, meat, mushrooms...) and hard boiled eggs (cooked using tea instead of water).
Every morning people are quequing to buy the best and most tasteful baozi ino those small steaming shops.
My favourites? Xiangu caibao (香菇菜包), stuffed with tofu and vegetables, Congyou huajuan (葱油花卷) steamed bun with leek falvour, and mantou (馒头) the simplest one steamed bun.
Friend's favourites? Redbeans stuffed bun and mushrooms stuffed bun.
For those more interested in western food, Shanghai offers a wide range of bakeries and restaurants with bruch menus to be enjoyed.
Higly recommended: breakfast set at Big Bamboo, big-americanstyle portions and watch the main sport events on tv (latest one: UFC fights). Try there: wrap stuffed with scrambled eggs served with a roasted tomato, potatoes and a portion of fresh fruit. Not so hungry and looking for something to sweeten your life? Then the chocolate milkshake is a good choice.
Brunch at Element Fresh is also remarkable: scrambled eggs, grilled vegetables, roasted potatoes, wholegrain bread and fresh fruit.
For italians like me that are madly in love with a sweet breakfast: Illy cappuccino at Sunflour, Croissant de France (my favourite? Mokaccino...) or Essecaffé next to Wulumuqi lu, wonderful espresso and cakes for more than reasonable price.
Enjoy your breakfast foodies!