So I lied about the vacation for a week thing, but it’s been a looooong time since I’ve updated this blog! I’m actually in the process of moving to the States, but there is no lack of food pictures from the past few weeks.
Let’s start with some good ol’ Korean cuisine from the ECNU campus (the East China Normal University in Zhongshan Park). After working for a semester within ECNU, I’d become all too familiar with Manna, the resident Korean restaurant on campus. Shanghai actually boasts quite a large Korean population (wiki says 65,000, though the number is falling), and they mostly live in the Minhang district, or otherwise scattered around town. But all that I really saw of it was the food and the crazy delivery girl that would always stumble into our office with high tops and ear phones dangling from her shoulder. Last month, I took the leap and went to the actual dining hall-esque restaurant.
Patty’s potato-tofu soup. The potatoes add a creamy texture to the spicy broth.
冷麵: cold noodles. Chewy noodles in a cold (there was ice in there), slightly sweet soup. They came with scissors because the noodles were literally impossible to bite through!
All for 55 RMB. For the 4 of us. I will miss this!
Manna. Walk in the main entrance of the Zhongshan Park ECNU Front Gate. Turn left right after the second bridge, before the Mao Statue. Turn right before you reach the International “Hotel.” It’s the second floor of the dining hall!
15 minutes from the Metro 3/4 Jinshajiang Lu Station.