One of the best dumplings!@Little shop, across the road of Somerset Service Suites, Shanghai

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It was an early morning start for me, as ,it was Lord’s Day! All prepped and ready in prayer to depart from the services suite. One more thing to do: breakfast!

We walked across the road and found this little shop, with large puffs of steam floating up the air on the cold, cold, chilly morning.

Perfect for breakfast. Hot, pan fried dumplings! The skin was just nicely thickened, and the meat inside was so juicy! Thank goodness it was not too oily. By far the best dumplings I had in Shanghai, and it was found on some random tiny shop. Awesome!

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Even the Xiao Long Paos did wonders! These hot, steamed, juicy buddies were nicely wrapped, with well flavoured and marinated juicy meat bits, also the best XLPs I had so far.

All of this, only for a cost of RM6. Jaw dropped. Steal deal!

When we returned in the afternoon, only then did I realize that this tiny little shop, had a long queue up to several shops away. And it was consistently queued up patrons on the next few days too!

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Only for the spicy hearted. Best remedy for a 5degree Celcius chilly morning.

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Now, for a blessed morning receiving heavenly manna from The New Covenant Church in Shanghai! Branch church of Pyung Kang Cheil Church. I was so happy to be here, and I also had a blessed time joining in with the choir team, and singing along with the kids there. I believe Father will do great works in Shanghai through His children in TNCC.

Amen!

Foodie exploring my way through@The Commune Social, Shanghai

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After walking out of Cambio, we took a good 15-minute stroll or so, probably a couple o’ blocks up to The Commune Social, one of the top hangout restaurant/bars in town. Just in time! As the only open at 6pm onwards.

The dimly lited romantic feel place was already packed when we arrived. The layout of the place was narrow but elongated, with the bar and restaurant stretched all the way in.

We sat very deep in, at the end of the restaurant, by the kitchen, to watch the chef-perts do their thing. It was quite cool to see ’em cooking, in a setting much like Hell’s kitchen. The head chef really did screw one of the cooks when the dish presented was under average.

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Cheers! To an Estrella beer. One of the higher end Spanish beers, served in a glass!

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The cheese baked appetizer, with sun dried tomato slices, was…really SMALL portion. Haha. When the dish arrived, only did I realize that my tummy ain’t gonna be full from this meal!

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It wasn’t bad! Did open up our taste buds from the combustion flavours of cheese and egg and tomatoes. Just, very, very small portion..phew.

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The Commune Social burgers apparently is a must-have. The chef stationed right in front of us was where these golden buttery tender juicy babies were prepared. Gotta say, the beef patty was OOOMMPPPHHHHH! BUT..POPPED. Gone in an instant. Small portion. Phew.

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These guys are rather sentimental in nature. They gave out little note books where you could pen down anything you could think of during your dining experience here.

I, too, felt sentimental and marked my foothold here too! So, checked! Miss foodieventura was here!

And one hour later……..

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Local China bottle of beer, and a plate of fried chicken ordered via room service. Supper time! Now this is what we call, a real meal! *burps*

Address:
The Commune Social
西班牙菜
511 Jiangning Rd, Jing’an,
Shanghai, China
Website: http://www.thecommunesocial.com
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