I have been writing this blog for near on 5 years now and sometimes I do struggle to find an inspiring subject. Today started out as one of those times until I took a walk. Studies show that some day dreaming ( especially while walking the dog for the ‘enth time) can actually be productive. I started thinking about Shanghai and how we eat well here and that was all I needed.
September starts next week and with it a load of activities to delight the foodies, also known as people who like to eat well and hopefully that is most of us! To start, next week is the beginning of Restaurant week in Shanghai, September 3-13. This is an annual event where local restaurants will offer unique menus for lunch and dinner and many at a special pricing. Keep an eye out in the English mags for listings and specials. This is a great way to try new restaurants and a reason to enjoy the upmarket ones you have been eyeing.
Looking for fresh food shopping? Don’t forget the Jiashan Market, www.jiashansaturdaymarket.com happening every other Saturday. Jiashan is the granddaddy of the specialty farmer markets in Shanghai but certainly not the only one. Kate and Kimi has random pop up markets on both sides of the river featuring local vendors and entertainment. Check their website for the Pop-up market schedule, www.kateandkimi.com. If you are near the Shanghai Center don’t miss their weekend markets, usually on Saturday, often including crafts, music and activities for children. These are Puxi markets but lest I forget there are also markets appearing in Pudong. BioFarm has a market on Saturdays at Yanlord Town on 1559 Dingxian Lu , check their website www.biofarm.com for address details.
Coming up in November is one of Shanghai’s best food, fund and fun evenings ! It won’t be long before we start hearing about the annual Chi Fan for Charity Dinner, November 14th, 2015. Circle the date now and assemble 5 couples or 10 friends for a great evening, with dinner at one of the top 40-50 restaurants in Shanghai and dancing at a super after party.
Plenty of inspiration if you think about it!
Eat Well, Live Well, Have Fun!