What is the typical local food in Shanghai?

The food in Shanghai is quite different from that the spicy flavor of food in Sichuan and Chongqing. It tastes mild, delicate and luscious. The most famous snacks are fried pork tenderloin (Xiangzha Lijirou), Shanghai Steamed Buns, tofu strip (Baiye) and fried flour ball (Youmianjin). Other delicious snacks are Pan-Fried Steamed Bun, Three Fresh Ingredients Wonton (Sanxian Huntun) and more.

The local Shanghai cuisines you may taste are stir-fried medicago, steamed drumsticks (Wuwei Jitui), spiced pettitoes (Luzao Zhujiao), steamed chicken & cabbage (Sixian Baicaidun), fried crab (Chaomaoxie) and more.

Sheng Jian Bao is made with meat pie inside and has juice out when you bite it.

Xiaolongbao (Soup bun) is also very popular in Shanghai. It is famous for it’s skin and fresh flavor. Don’t let the juice burn your tongue or split out on your face.

Niangao, the shanghai style niangao is very delicious. It is sweet and soft.

Scallion pancake(Cong You Bing ): Local people usually wait for hours to buy it as their breakfast.