The Ancient Qibao, Shanghai, China

We took a quick tour around the ancient town of Qibao located in the Shanghai district. Whether a water town or not, we could definitely see a bit of the old China within its protective walls. As you start to walk along the narrow and small streets/alley’s you start to smell the different aroma’s of food cooking. For us, the now familiar odors associated with some local food such as stinky tofu & steamed buns. I won’t say that the smells were mouth-watering, no, not even a bit. While they weren’t awful they were just a tad different with the exception of stinky tofu which is indescribably horrid. For being a Monday morning, this little area of Qibao was quite busy.

These quail eggs are cooked in this salt dome and are said to be quite tasty. Once the egg is pealed the egg texture is that of a hard boiled egg.

This is called beggars chicken. The chicken is stuffed, wrapped tightly in bamboo leaves and then covered in clay before cooking. Ready to try one?


Decorative steamed buns. The bunny almost looks like a hard boiled egg.

Beautiful lady handling our Gondola ride.

One of the many narrow streets full of vendors and restaurants.





2 thoughts on “The Ancient Qibao, Shanghai, China

  1. I’ve been here many times and your photos impressed me. Great job with the camera! As awful as the stinky tofu smells , it’s got a rather nice taste. If you can get by the initial smell , give it a try!

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