My Favorites in Shanghai

My favorite place for afternoon tea: Xian Zhi Xuan (Ambroise)

My favorite book store: Ji Feng Book Store

My favorite working lunch restaurant: Wei Qian La Ma

My favorite bus line: 926

My favorite place for wireless Internet access: Starbucks

My favorite Starbucks store: People’s Square store

My favorite Hunan Cursion: San Xiang Masion

My favorite tea house: Tian Qu at Dong Fang road

My favorite restaurant in Pudong: Qin Feng Tang Yun

My favorite road: Hua Shang Road (the section between Urumuqi Road and Jiang Su road)

My favorite university campus: Shanghai Acdemic of Theatre

My favorite theatre: An Fu Road Theatre

My favorite hotel building: Ritz-Carlton Portman

My favorite office building: Corporate Avenue

My favorite car make: Volkswagon Polo

My favorite gallery: Shanghai Gallary of Three on the Bund

My favorite luxrous store: Three on the Bund

My favorite book: The Art of Travel

My favorite hotel to stay: Ressainance Hotel

My favorite airport for business: Hong Qiao Airport

My favorite express way: A30

My favorite new area: Biyun International Community

My favorite church: Shanghai Community Church

My favorite Sichuan Cusion: YuXing

My favorite gym: Physical

My favorite view: The turning point from Yan’an Elevated Highway to the Zhong Shan East Rd.

My favorite furniture design: IKEA

My favorite Karaok: Cashbox

My favorite swimming pool: Sports Hotel

My favorite tennis court: Shanghai Tennis Center

My favorite car rental: Shijong Rental

My favorite airline agent: ctrip

My favorite number to call: 114

My favorite newspaper: Oritental Morning Post

My favorite technology book store: Only Bookstore of Shanghai Jiaotong University

My favorite broadband provider: ADSL from Shanghai Telecom

My favorite mobile service provider: China Mobile

My favorite taxi company: Dazhong Taxi

My favorite hosptial: Hua Shan Hospital

My favorite English Magazine: That’s Shanghai

Update: Related posts on this topic Feb 28, 2005

  • Micah posted his favorite list immediately after my post.
  • BingFeng’s Tea House also posted a list
  • Fons proposed “My Favorites in Shanghai” as the next Shanghai Weblog Meetup topic
  • I encourage people to write on this topic and notify me so I can add your list to this update

21 Comments

  1. http://wiki.wubi.org/ShanghaiFavorites

    * Favorite place to read: comfy chairs in front of Huaihai Lu Delifrance.

    * Favorite bus line: 136

    * Favorite island: Hengsha Dao

    * Favorite metro stop: Zhongshan Park

    * Favorite metro line: Line 3/Pearl line/Light rail

    * Favorite sweets: City Supermarket bakery

    * Favorite book: the appendix of Mian Mian’s Panda Sex

    * Favorite book store: art bookstore at Jing’an Temple stop

    * Favorite smoothies: in the Raffles City basement

    * Favorite view: the Bund from Pujiang Hotel hostel bathroom window

    * Favorite concert venue: the Ark at Xintiandi

    * Second favorite: Gua’er Music Factory

    * Favorite cheesecake: Arch Cafe

    * Favorite band: Cold Fairyland

    * Favorite ice cream: next to the Peace Cinema on People’s Square

    * Favorite breakfast: fantuan outside my apartment

    * Second favorite: youtiao and soy milk at any Xinianlai

    * Favorite park: greenbelt along the Yan’an Dong Lu elevated road

    * Favorite clothes shopping: UNIQLO

    * Favorite magazine: 生活在上HIGH (Shenghuo Zai !ShangHIGH)

    * Favorite newspaper: Cankao Xiaoxi

    * Second favorite: Shidai Bao

    * Favorite people-watching: Shanghai Train Station

    * Favorite lunch special: Shintori on Julu Lu

    Of course, I’ve only been here for 6 months against WJS’s 10 years, but…

  2. Hi Jianshuo

    Do you know a road map where the new expressways SE of Pudong is shown ?

    Even the 2005 Shanghai map (the red one) doesn’t have that.

    I think of how many other mistakes there are in the maps…

  3. The new expressway may not be finally completed – the one conneting A20 (with entrance near the Long Yang Road Station, and the East Sea bridge. It was numbered as A4, I guess.

  4. My favourite blog on the net : Jianshuo’s blog. GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY

  5. a very interesting list, extremely detailed! So how does the wireless at Starbucks work? It took me well over a day to finally figure out the process in BJ but by the time I did and realized the costs, I just gave up…

  6. Excellent site, you’ve inspired me to make a similar top ten list for Shenzhen, BTW I used to work for Microsoft on Xbox before moving to China……

  7. That’s Great! I like this blog!

  8. Hey Jianshuo,

    I added my favourites into my blog as well. Have a look at this page http://ksquare.blogspirit.com/archive/2005/03/01/my_favorites_in_shanghai.html

    Desmond, please let me know your blog link. I grew up in Shenzhen and only moved to Shanghai last year.

    Cheers,

    K.

  9. My Favorites in Shanghai

    Shanghai blogger Jianshuo posted his favourite of Shanghai, and Fons sent out an email on the Shanghai Blogger list I am in, and suggested we put it up as the next topic of the meeting.

    Guess I should let you know what my favourites are too;

    For …

  10. Although I’m not yet in Shanghai (Will be in September), you have in spired me to add a similar thing to my site for Hong Kong. Hope this is of some interest. Check it out at http://universaltraveller.blogspot.com/

  11. Although I’m not yet in Shanghai (Will be in September), you have in spired me to add a similar thing to my site for Hong Kong. Hope this is of some interest.

  12. My favourite luxurious hotel: also Renaissance

    My favourite economic hotel: Home Inn in everywhre of Shanghai for only less than 200rmb/night or Ling Long , a stylish viall on the corner of Jiang S u Rd. and Yang An Rd.

    My favourite magazine: 时尚旅游 National Geographic Traveler

    My favourite serene lane to walk after dinner: Tai An Lu

    My favourite Tiramisu: at TIMA hARBOUR in Hongqia o Parkson

    My favourite ffi office building: Bund Centre

    My favourite 哈红烧肉 and 鸡汁百叶包:吉士酒家 Ji Sh i Restaurant on the corner of Tian Ping Rd. and Huai Hai Rd. (W)

    My favourite villa group: 鼎邦丽池 in Hongqiao Area

    My favourite 蟹粉小笼包: 德兴馆 at Guang Dong Rd. and Zhe Jiang Rd.

  13. My favourite luxurious hotel: also Renaissance

    My favourite economic hotel: Home Inn in everywhre of Shanghai for only less than 200rmb/night or Ling Long , a stylish viall on the corner of Jiang S u Rd. and Yang An Rd.

    My favourite magazine: 时尚旅游 National Geographic Traveler

    My favourite serene lane to walk after dinner: Tai An Lu

    My favourite Tiramisu: at TIMA hARBOUR in Hongqia o Parkson

    My favourite ffi office building: Bund Centre

    My favourite 哈红烧肉 and 鸡汁百叶包:吉士酒家 Ji Sh i Restaurant on the corner of Tian Ping Rd. and Huai Hai Rd. (W)

    My favourite villa group: 鼎邦丽池 in Hongqiao Area

    My favourite 蟹粉小笼包: 德兴馆 at Guang Dong Rd. and Zhe Jiang Rd.

    My favourite Japanese BBQ: 荣烧肉 Rong BBQ on Zun Yi Rd and Xian Xia Rd.

    My favrouriete taxi company: 锦江 Jin Jiang Taxi, the superb white cars always appear like an angel in my need

    My favourite travel agent: ctrip http://www.ctrip.com

  14. haha,a real shanghai style XIAO ZI,and i have the most same hobbies like you.ESPECIALLY to access wireless Internet in STARBUCKS with a glass of hot latte.:P

    PS,to answer chengb02 ,the wireless in BJ is different from shanghai’s.usually we buy times,0.2/min,but there is a bargain price for month package,50 RMB for 30 hours.

  15. Can’t believe Wang Jianshuo is a northern Chinese. Too many pinyin errors. :(

  16. Favorite place to read: On my toilet! =D

    Favorite bus line: 69 …teehee, it really is the best!

    Favorite island: island? o.O; i guess the greenery on zhoujiabang lu are ok… but not if you’re in search of water…

    Favorite metro stop: Xujiahui — even though I don’t love XJH the metro shops are pretty cheap!

    Favorite metro line: Hmm, Line 3 is prettiest, but closes so early >_< …for me, Line 1 is most functional

    Favorite sweets: the Cocoa Tree is a chain that has pretty reasonable prices on choco :9~

    Favorite book: right now, 大众粤菜 (da4 zhong4 yue4 cai4 – the People’s Cantonese Food)

    Favorite book store: shanghai hongkou bookstore, on Yutian lu just W of Miyun lu (cheap!)

    Favorite smoothies: in the Raffles City basement

    Favorite view: the railway station from my (now changed) window

    Favorite concert venue: Suzhou Creek Art Center

    Second favorite: Gua’er Music Factory

    Favorite cheesecake: ??? good mousse @ Isabelle… ^^;

    Favorite band: Cold Fairyland

    Favorite ice cream: BAXY Walnut ice cream (at your lianhua, only ~9 rmb/550 g! iirc)

    Favorite breakfast: jian bing a few blocks from my apartment

    Second favorite: a delicious spring onion potato & cheese & whatever else i have omelette :9~

    Favorite park: Luxun Park – Zhabei Park a close second with the gocarts XD

    Favorite clothes shopping: ZIP for pants, random shops for anything else

    Favorite magazine: um… pass …even if i could read chinese that well i think i’d only read music zines.

    Favorite newspaper: pass ^^; …even if i could read chinese that well i think i might stick to my western print media.

    Second favorite: Descendants of gutenberg are we? don’t you people use the interweb!?

    Favorite people-watching: i’ve always had contempt for it, really… i suppose seeing people at punk shows is fun

    Favorite lunch special: hmm. can’t say i get out for lunch enough… at the sushi place on huaihai and madang they have 1/2 price plates before 5 pm.

  17. cripes, i’m a blind fool! i see we are allowed to make our own lists — BRILLIANT!

    favorite bball court: xujiahui park

    favorite sushi: on the west side of maoming lu, just north of fuxing lu, are two solid japanese restaurants. the one slightly further south (dark door, blue banner) has the best fish i’ve had so far, and the one further north (light-colored door) has some damn good sake.

    favorite club: the tanghui has the best atmosphere, but the best dance music is wherever melkman or b6 are on the list.

    2nd favorite band: Another Kind of Light

    2nd favorite snack: MANGOO crepes, in the basement of the mall that connects to Zhongshan Park metro station

    favorite place to be: tinkering with the pc ^^;

    sorry for not paying attention! ^^;

  18. I’ll have to get started on my list, but why (Jian Shuo & Micah) are the 926 and 136 your favorite busses? I guess for the moment, mine would be the Ru Er, which used to take me to two places where friends taught on Long Dong Da Dao (SMIC and a fancy-looking private high school; now all have moved on, but one….) and a few that got me around to places near Xu Jia Hui(but , again, I’ll have to check notes…it’s been 2 1/2 years). According to the scale, I should probably start taking the number 11 bus again… :-)

  19. What I really liked about Shanghai was the high concentration of bookshops in the city-Fuzhou Road in the district that used to be known as Wenhuajie (Culture-and-Education Streets). This wonderful area full of excellent bookstores and shops makes it obvious that the book and magazine printing industry in modern-day China is well-established and vibrant.

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