The best time I had in Shanghai was the several hours I spent looking around an enormous department store that sells hotel and restaurant equipment. Its three floors sell just about everything you could need in the kitchen. It has simply everything, from woks that serve 20 and meat grinders to chopstick dispensers – all in charming, old-fashioned designs and at unbeatable prices. If my dream of having my own noodle soup restaurant ever comes true, this is where I’ll be coming to stock up.
345 Aomen Lu, east of the Jiang Ning Lu