Lebaran Trip Day 1: Shanghai – Long time no see 「上海,好久不見」

After more than a year, I finally came back to Shanghai. Somehow I feel like it’s emptier now.

We had dinner at my dad’s favorite Hunan restaurant: Guyi 古意, located inside my favorite’s shopping mall, Jiu Guang 久光.

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I’d like to give tips for anyone who wants to try this restaurant:
1. You have to love spicy food.
2. Do not come during dinner time, as you cannot reserve and there is usually a very long queue line. Luckily, they serve free plum tea and or fresh cut watermelon for those who are in waiting list.

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3. You have to order these two menu below.
Menu 1: Frog

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Menu 2: Fish Head

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After eating spicy food, it is very nice to freshen up your mouth with some free gums and candies. Take some on your way out of the restaurant.

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Do not miss out the culinary scene at the basement of Jiuguang Department Store. Following is my favorite Japanese patisserie, Mon Chou Chou, with new collection of Hello Kitty desserts.

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I was surprised to see many newcomers occupying the foodie heaven.
Chaumont – gorgeous collection of macaroons

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Some of the flavors that intrigued me:
~Noix
~Bergamote
~Tonka
If I come to Shanghai with my boyfriend, I will definitely take him here.

Marion Crepes – Harajuku style crepes

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Kika – Italian Gelato Art, 3D ice cream

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Milk Top – Homemade ice cream

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Apart from the food and beverage section, this Japanese shopping mall has a very nice florist called Hibiya Kadan.

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I love the pastel colored flowers kept in a cake display.

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