Day 2 in Shanghai: Disney Store & the most amazing night view! (Sept 2017 Trip Report)

Our Shanghai adventure continues...

Hello one and all to the second episode of the Rat family's recent excursion to Shanghai. In the last episode, we had terrible food in a museum and some above average food at Sunnyside Market in Toy Story Hotel. You can read all about it here. For our second day in Shanghai, we woke up from an epic sleep, early in the afternoon and started our day by taking the train to Lujiazui station, home of the biggest Disney Store in the world.

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 Area around Lujiazui Station

Area around Lujiazui Station

 Apple Store anyone?

Apple Store anyone?

 Shanghai Disney Store

Shanghai Disney Store

All that Disney Store did for me was make me hungry

Ratketeer, I'm gonna be honest with you. I hate shopping and that Disney Store did as much for me as the museum did the day before. Me not buying anything is nothing special, but wife-chan, my sisters and my mum not seeing anything that's worth buying is... WOW! Next time I visit Shanghai, I don't think I'll be visiting the Disney Store again. It was just meh. It was big and had a kinda cool mini castle show once in a while, but that was it. All it did was make me walk around aimlessly till my stomach growled, signalling dinner time. Our next stop... Nanjing East Road Station.

 Henderson Metropolitan building

Henderson Metropolitan building

 Classic Shanghai Cuisine restaurant

Classic Shanghai Cuisine restaurant

 Our gateway to dinner

Our gateway to dinner

 Time to eat. Let's hope that this meal is better than yesterday's

Time to eat. Let's hope that this meal is better than yesterday's

 Radish

Radish

 Jellyfish

Jellyfish

 Chinese cabbage with shiitake mushroom

Chinese cabbage with shiitake mushroom

 Crab soup with bread

Crab soup with bread

 Fried fish

Fried fish

 Duck

Duck

 Chicken

Chicken

 More fried fish

More fried fish

 Beef short ribs

Beef short ribs

 709 Chinese Yuan for 8 people at dinner?! Now, that's a bargain!

709 Chinese Yuan for 8 people at dinner?! Now, that's a bargain!

The best meal so far and damn... what a view!

We stumbled upon Classic Shanghai Cuisine restaurant by luck. Our plan was to go to the Bund to check the night view out and on the way, find some place to eat. It started raining while we were walking, so we took refuge in Henderson Metropolitan shopping center and there it was. In unison, every member of the Rat family pointed to it and said, "This is the one." We walked into the restaurant, got ourselves a table and had a really good meal. Everything was good, but the Chinese Cabbage with Shiitake Mushroom and the Beef Short Ribs were brilliant! If you ever visit this area, head to Classic Shanghai Cuisine, get yourself those two dishes with rice and you'll be set. After your meal, head over to the Bund to experience what is to me, the best night view in the world!

 Shanghai's amazing night view

Shanghai's amazing night view

 And on the other side, we've got buildings of old all lighted up

And on the other side, we've got buildings of old all lighted up

The perfect way to say goodbye to Shanghai city...

... and hello to Shanghai Disneyland! I wanna say one more thing before ending this post. If you visit Shanghai, you must visit the Bund. You must feast your eyes upon this beautiful night view. You must! Shhhh. No more arguments. A must! Period!