19 Yun Nan Road (South)
This large, modern-looking restaurant is the next street down from us, making it really convenient for a quick lunch. It’s strangely called Hong Kong-style Restaurant – or at least that was it’s English name. Neat and clean inside, the service was equally as pleasant and efficient. What we loved most was the “Engrish menu” – it provided endless entertainment for us (yes, small things amuse small minds!). I’ve seen bad translations before, but this one COMPLETELY takes the cake. Some of the translations were utterly nonsensical, I find it hard to believe it really meant that in Chinese?? And surely they got an English-speaking person to check prior to printing it? It’s SO wrong that it looks almost intentional.. see the photos for yourself 😉
Chris opted for the mince meat chilli noodles which was average. The noodies had a nice bite, but nothing special and the mince meat sauce was a bit odd. It had a really strong chilli taste, like they’d just emptied a bottle of sweet chilli sauce onto the noodles. It was also so oily that I couldn’t stomach more than 2 bites.
My Yang Zhou fried rice was a delight. Served steaming hot and strewn with BBQ pork and veggies, it was fantastic comfort food and so tasty. Adored it, I’d go back for it again! Dessert was the irresistably described Chocolate peanut butter thick multi disabilities. I mean, how can you NOT get that? 😛 Turns out it was a slice of thick, soft toast.. with a generous spread of creamy peanut butter and a drizzle of liquid chocolate. I really liked it, but would have preferred it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
A lovely (and pretty entertaining) meal for just 75? (US$11.00) for the both of us.
Hilariously cryptic menu
Engrish at its finest!
A total “what the?!” experience
Chris enjoys his Horlicks drink
My hot Horlicks
Some sorta mince meat chilli noodles. Tasty, but SO oily!
Yang Zhou fried rice – absolutely stunning.
We wanted some “multi disabilities”…. wtf?!
The Chocolate peanut butter thick multi disabilities *twitch twitch*
We decided to do the touristy thing and check out the Bund Sightseeing Tunnel. At 50? pp for a return trip, it’s really pricey considering the prices of other stuff around Shanghai. We’d actually expected a really blow-em-away trip through the 647m tunnel, but really it was this really cheesy, garish trip. First, they really packed us into the small shuttle, so you basically could only stand up straight and not move. Considering I HATE the way people push and shove, this already had me a bit riled up.
It was initially really exciting going in, with lots of running lights and looking quite impressive. But then some house music starts blaring and you get these cheesy light effects and random waving puppets. There are also (old and faded) movie screens playing something or other, which suddenly flip up as the shuttle passes through. It’s totally surreal.
When Chris and I got off, we sort of looked at each other and went “What…?!” It was THAT bizzare. It’s completely overpriced and not interesting at all inside, but you just gotta do the touristy thing once, right? 😛
At the top of the escalators leading into the Bund tunnel
The adorable little shuttles
Going into the tunnel….whoop whoop whoop!
Chris in his… attire.. so he doesn’t stand out like the whitey he is 😛
IT BE NINJA CHRIS!!!! This is us at the Pudong side, the other side of the Bund tunnel