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Jul 5, 2010 03:20 AM

What should I learn to cook in Shanghai?

Hello everyone,

I will be traveling to Shanghai soon and would like to know what kind/dishes of Chinese (not necessarily Shanghainese) food I should try to learn to cook during my time there. I love eating out as much as the next person, but I would love to take this travel opportunity to learn a some Chinese cooking. Does anyone have any recommendations for "must learn" dishes or perhaps dim sum of any sort that is not too difficult and tasty?


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  1. Not too sure about the difficulty since it might be quite tedious, but if I were you I'd definitely try to learn to prepare Hong Shao Rou which is a traditional Shanghai delicacy! Rich in flavour and absolutely divine in meat texture, its my favourite Shanghai dish.

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    1. re: theperfectcookie

      I love hong shao rou and make it often in a pressure cooker. Very good and there are many variations. You can be very creative and happy with your result.