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Haipai Cuisine

07-15-2010 16:39 BJT

Haipai Cuisine, literally meaning all-embracing cuisine, is derived from the universal culture formed in Shanghai by the end of the Qing dynasty around 1911. This cuisine was developed when Shanghai became a trading port and started to adopt all types of cuisine and cooking techniques. Hence, Shanghai basically does not have a local cuisine of its own but refines those of the neighbouring provinces. Haipai takes all the appealing elements of other cuisines, both local and international, and incorporates them to according to local tastes.

Chick Haipai Dishes
Chick Haipai Dishes

This gives varied appearance, flavours and cooking techniques to Haipai dishes. Some recipes are improvements from the traditional. The primary ingredients used in Haipai dishes are fresh seafood like fish, shrimps and crabs. If you happen to visit Shanghai, try delicious Haipai recipes like crab bean curd and baked fish.

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