Sunday, December 26, 2010

Eating at Guang Ming Cun

Shanghai 003Image by Fantake via Flickr
I'm unfortunately not able to keep you updated on my daily culinary advertures in Shanghai: we also need time to eat, isn't it. But last night's visit at the famous Guang Ming Cun in Huaihai Zhonglu, after hours of shopping (indeed, we visited the Mediamarket at the other side again, and I might soon provide an update on my earlier entry) is an exception. Our tired feet only found relief after we strategically stared out some customers who already finished eating.
The queue outside for their snacks are famous for ages, and their previously very shabby interior got an amazing remake, staff got new clean uniforms. Their run-down looks had never stopped the Shanghainese from dropping in, and now you can feel yourself even a king - that is if your can find a place to sit down. Visiting the toilets is still not advised.
Food has been literally been the same, admittedly sometimes a bit on the greasy side. Service is quick, it seemed we got our food even before ordering had finished. And while Guang Ming Cun will never get a star from the Michelin guide, it keeps on getting a flow of customers. That might be just enough for them.
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