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Life in Shanghai: Getting Shanghai'd!

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We've gotten Shanghai'd. And now, so can you! The following post is a narrative about some of the best ways to spend a night out in Shanghai. It is common knowledge that Shanghai is mainland China's most cosmopolitan city, but most people have no idea just how cool this place really is. Whether you are looking for glitz and glamour or grungy chic, Shanghai has something for you. The evening is the best time to arrive. Shanghai comes to life at night, the bright lights illuminating the collision of commerce and culture. Modern China is on display and there is no better way to take in the show than on the bank of the Huangpu river with a cold Tsingtao and 10,000 other - mostly domestic - tourists snapping photos. Behind you is the elegance of the Bund. Sophisticated and a symbol of status, the Bund is a reflection of...
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Life in Shanghai: A Dumpling Destination



Shanghai is China's sweetest city. Well, at least from a culinary stand-point. Shanghai cooking uses the more sugar than any of China's 33 different sheng , or provinces. This translates to a large number of sweet and savory snacks to be found throughout the city. Another well-known culinary tradition in Shanghai  is the Shanghainese obsession with delectable dumplings. Steamed, pan-fried, soup-filled - though many different varieties can be found around town, I'll be introducing you to my two most favorite styles of dumplings, both of which happen to be indigenous to Shanghai. We know that interns get hungry, so here you go - eat your heart out! Xiao Long Bao (小笼包) - Tender, Soup-Filled Flavor Explosion The first time I tried Xiao Long Bao, it changed my life. I had no idea it was even possible to cram so much deliciousness into such a small, delicate package. Traditional pork or pork...
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