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woman dining alone - options?

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1. Re: woman dining alone - options?

One options would be to go to a food court in a mall. There you can just order an individual meal and eat by yourself. Often the stalls have photos or even plastic models of dishes and you can just point and order.

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2. Re: woman dining alone - options?

Eating Real Chinese not offered in Philly Chinatown solo will be tough, since most of them are made for sharing. Eating at a food court is not as bad as eating at King of Prussia Mall, but it's still food court food. Not sure which hotel you will stay, most big hotels offer Chinese food at one of their restaurants. I usual avoid eating at a hotel restaurant, for a few I had in Shanghai hotels, they were not bad.

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3. Re: woman dining alone - options?

Crystal Jade at HongKong plaza Huai hai zhong lu will gladly take in solo customers ,Element fresh at Shanghai Center,Aiwanting at Superbrand mall,Hotpot at Dolar shop,Hongyi mall Nanjing donglu,Haidilao hot pot also take in solo customer. Otherwise for Shanghai dumpling don't miss Jia Jia tangbao or the Yang's fried dumplings.Lamian shop at Shendacheng 636Nanjing dong lu or the Ajisen Ramen,Nanjing east road.

Chinese restaurants along Huang he road all will gladly take in solo customers too.

I have taken out the food street in view of the flu outbreak.

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4. Re: woman dining alone - options?

For Chinese vegetarian food ,Vegetarian lifestyle at 77 Songshan road and Gongdelin at 445 Nanjing west road also accept solo customers.

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5. Re: woman dining alone - options?

There are dozens of restaurants in Huanghe Rd. opposite Peoples Park - most of them have English menu. There is one on the right side with a huge fish tank in the entrance area which I can recommend. Pretty much at the beginning if coming from Peoples Park. You see lots of Chinese there at the tables but no problem for solo eating. All these restos will have touts outside (because so much competition on the street) - just ignore them and choose for yourself. …cultural-china.com/html/…03-2316.html

First time in Asia and staying near Peoples Park? Please read here: tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g303764-i2316-k442…

Edited: 4:55 am, April 08, 2013
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6. Re: woman dining alone - options?

I mean... "you see lots of Chinese sharing their food at the tables"

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7. Re: woman dining alone - options?

Its normal for us to share tables esp in those restaurants with limited space.,just like at Jia jia tang bao but not in high end restaurants.In small restaurants which are popular among us locals it is often we ended up sharing tables due to lack of space,it is not a problem dining alone.

Sometimes we may appear chatty but we never know each other,this is common.Once we were eating at a restaurant and we had a good conversation with a couple from Taiwan and we ended up joining the tables.And by the end of the meal we know everything about their grandpa down to their grandchildren.,haha!

Quite a number of big restaurants at Huanghe road,dont worry about dining there as they would welcome solo eaters and wont let you share tables too.

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9. Re: woman dining alone - options?

You can eat solo anywhere - not a problem. I think the issue is that Chinese food is generally meant for sharing. Order a large number of dishes depending on the size of your group and have a little of each. The problem with eating solo is that you only really "need" two dishes but that doesn't give you much variety to try out different tastes etc.

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10. Re: woman dining alone - options?

Suggest asking your daytime guide to recommend a couple suitable places for you to go on your own at night. He or she can write down the address and maybe even a couple of recommended dishes for you to try.

Shanghai is famous for its dumplings, among other foods. You can make a simple and tasty meal from dumplings plus a couple of "point at" side dishes. Ask your guide about a good dumpling house near your hotel.

This might be useful background reading: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xiaolongbao

Edited: 11:58 pm, April 08, 2013