The big snack walk

Slurp your way through some of the city's best noodles on this walk

Ding Te Le




Set off from Fuxing Park’s southeast gate. Work up an appetite walking through the grounds and checking out the dancing couples, elderly choruses and water calligraphers.



Get in your first bites at A Niang Mian (36 Sinan Lu), a Ningbo hole-in-the-wall famous for its home-style seafood noodles. Don’t miss a bowl of the yellow croaker noodles (huangyu mian 黄 鱼面).



Over at 14 Yandang Lu, Wei Xiang Zhai has been slinging sesame-peanut noodles from the first floor of an historic French Concession building for decades. Most of the diners can be found slurping on the majiang mian (麻酱 面) with a side of beef curry broth soup (niuroutang 牛肉汤).


Pop across the road to Ding Te Le (22, 494 Huaihai Lu) where you should find room to down a bowl of the house speciality, caramelised scallion and pork noodles (baizhicongyou rousi banmian 白汁 葱油肉丝拌面).



Do some quick digesting while you walk through Yanzhong Park and across Yan’an Gaojia Lu. Peep at the Nine Dragon Pillar under the expressway, an oddly decorative column adorned with golden dragons marking the merging point of all the city’s major highways.



Hungry again right? Shaanxi hot spot Zhu Que Men (391 Dagu Lu) shows off this province’s noodle-heavy cuisine with excellent renditions of sour-spicy soup noodles (saozi mian 臊子面) and ‘oil-scalded’ noodles (youpo mian 油 泼面).


It’s food coma time. Grab a new release and head to your final destination Taipan Massage, a foot massage complete with TVs and DVD players at 407 Dagu Lu.

Adapted from Oodles of Noodles, a private tour offered by the founders of UnTour Shanghai Food Tours and publishers of Glutton Guide Shanghai.