Regular readers of my blog will know by now that a holiday isn’t a holiday for me unless I get to visit a local market and have a good nose around. I had ventured out to the Yu Yen Gardens on my first morning in Shanghai which whilst interesting enough didn’t really hit the spot, the touristy surrounding areas really weren’t my cup of tea and I was unsure as to where to head to next.
Just a few streets away from the gardens I stumbled across my text book definition of what I had expecting “old” China to be like; winding little side streets, people on bicycles, men playing card games on street corners and housewives out doing their daily market shop.
Here are just a few of the photos I took on that walk – hope you find them as interesting as I did!
Just look at all these different types of freshly made noodles!
The seafood was great – the mussels were about 25 cm long!
Lots of vegetables and pickles
Meat stalls, lots of eggs, tofu and spices
Street stalls selling fresh dim sum and other local treats, I had over indulged the night before so didn’t try any of the street food here but you can see lots of that in my next post!
Some cute pets too – apparently owning a dog is quite a status symbol in China as they need to be approved by the government and registered