Jingnan Silk Museum (and store)
After browsing and purchasing of two pairs of silk pajamas, I head down the street, past some local markets.
Local small shops
These local markets are often next to, and sometimes in the base of the high-rise commercial and residential buildings.
Shanghai high-rise buildings
Within the same block, I can shop in a small market or a high-end department store occupying several floors of a building.
Scattered through all the buildings are small restaurants, food stands, particularly steamed bun stands, and, next door in the high-rises, sophisticated and elegant restaurants. I meet friends at one of these, a Japanese restaurant inside a department store. We have the set meal for three, including sashimi, crab, and hot pot, where we cook our own vegetables and meats in hot broth.
Crab, before and after
Hot pot: cook the meats and vegetables in the broth
And, for desert, cheesecake and soft-serve ice cream
A satisfied dinner crowd!
With a great meal like that to end the day, I head back to the hotel, ready to move on to the next city.