Hello, my dear friends!
First of all, I am so excited to be back blogging and thank you all for giving me such a welcome back! One of my favorites things to do is share what is going on in my life and hearing from all of you. I love that my real life loved ones know what’s going on with us and some new friends that I’m making through this blog! I find the internet so amazing.
This past weekend, we had 6 friends visiting from Hong Kong. The hubs have been friends with these boys for the past 25 years and they have remained close. Our friend Rennie is turning 33 and he wanted to celebrate in Shanghai!
We asked him what he wants to do. It was simple…..
So the hubs and I made a whole detailed schedule with food stops EVERYWHERE. We went to Yang’s Dumplings first and since I’ve blogged about it before… It’s not really worth posting more pics of the same things. But it was DELICIOUS, cheap and they all liked it!
Afterwards we went to a restaurant that is a favorite among local Shanghainese. Fu Chun Xiao Long is a Shanghainese restaurant that has both takeaway and seated (upstairs/for a little more expensive). We heard that this place is super popular (there’s always lines and lines of people… but LOCALS) and I believe it’s going to be a touristy one day. Mostly because, anything that is great, usually turns into a tourist destination.
The food was met with a lot of “oooooh”s and “ahhhhhh”s. It even fit the pallet of some of our picky, foodie friends. So incredibly happy to try this place out and it was the hubs/my first time too. It’s always nice to go in groups because you can try more!
Afterwards, we went to Tianzifang. I’ve blogged about Tianzifang a couple of times… (here and here) and this is one of my favorite places to go. Sure, it’s touristy and busy but it’s so charming. There are so many little stores with so many things to look at, eat and buy. It was really hot that day so we went to a place that has Shanghainese popsicle, soooo refreshing.
A lot of the Hong Kong crew bought things to take back and I also bought a few things myself. We ended up seeking refuge in a cafe because we were all so hot! Summers are no joke in Shanghai, it is not only hot but HUMID.
Since we were all a little tired from all the food and shopping, we went back to our home (and their hotel) to change for foot massages and dinner. I can’t wait to show you guys what we ate for dinner and the amazing birthday cake we bought for Rennie. I’ll be sure to post that in the next blog.
This weekend has been so fun for us. I had so many conversations with each of the boys and their wife/gf. I *almost* cried (I’m a total sap and softie) when two guys (individually) told me the same thing:
“We are all waiting for you both to have a baby. We can’t wait to spoil them rotten and know you both will be the best parents.”
Seriously, so….. awesome. It makes me SO happy to hear that and gives me such positive vibes.
I’ll post more about the rest of our eating adventures in the next few blog posts. Because… we ate every two hours. NO JOKE. I am unable to breathe normally right now.
How was everyone’s weekend?
Fu Chun Xiao Long
650 Yu Yuan Rd (Puxi)