An in­sider’s guide to… Shang­hai

New Zealand Woman’s Weekly - - WEEKLYTRAVEL -

BEST TOUR: Shop­ping Tours Shang­hai is run by a group of ex­pat women who take vis­i­tors to the most rep­utable tai­lors, with crafts­man­ship guar­an­teed. Given their lo­cal knowl­edge, it’s a great way to be­come ac­quainted with lo­cal life. See shop­ping­toursshang­hai.com. LO­CAL FLAVOUR: Look out for jian­bing (Chi­nese pan­cakes) street food stalls from 5am along Shaanxi Road, Xiangyang Road, Wu­lu­muqi Road and Huangpi Road. Jian­bing is one of the most ap­peal­ing break­fast foods for lo­cals and vis­i­tors alike.

BEST COCK­TAIL: A Ja­pane­ses­tyle speakeasy bar hid­den be­hind a se­cret door in a shop on Fux­ing Road, the aptly named Speak Low is renowned as one of the best bars in Asia. The bar spans four floors – make your way to the top for a cosy, in­ti­mate en­vi­ron­ment and sip on a lo­cally in­spired cock­tail made with Wanglaoji tea.

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