Friday, January 21, 2011

Shanghai: lunch at Yang Ren A Po restaurant

On January 7, my parents and I visited two of my mom's college roommates, and we went out for a relatively light lunch (by visit-to-China standards) at Yang Ren A Po restaurant.

Steamed dates with lotus seeds in a slightly sweet sauce:

Pickled cucumber, a refreshing mix of sweet/sour/spicy:

Wheat gluten with vegetables:

Fish with pickled vegetables in a savory broth, my favorite dish of the meal:

Pork tendon with greens:

Spicy stinky tofu, which was so good that I kept eating it despite how spicy it was:

And finally, mushroom soup:

After lunch we went shopping.  I bought a long puffer coat, as well as the most awesome egg tart ever.  Here's a recap in case you forgot what it looked like:

And here's a gratuitous shot of the perfect custard interior: