J didn’t quite feel like having rice, so she had 豆浆油条 (soy bean milk with fried dough sticks) instead:
Priced at RMB 3 (SGD 0.63) for the fried dough sticks and RMB 5 (SGD 1.05) for the above huge cup of soy bean milk, it was a fulfilling meal for J with the dough sticks fried to perfection (crunchy to taste yet not too oily) while the soy bean milk was ‘au naturel’ – rich with soy-goodness and not sweet
There was a dip (tasted like oyster-prawn sauce) for the fried dough sticks:
The dip really complemented the fried dough sticks and gave them that extra oomph! ;)
We’re won over by the 豆浆油条 and we’re definitely coming back for more! :D
D again had 宫保鸡丁饭 (Gong Bao Chicken rice):
While Darien had 卤肉饭 (braised meat rice):
We also ordered a 盐酥鸡 (fried chicken) to share:
Forgot its price but it was tasty and not too salty for our liking. :)
After lunch, we headed to South Bund Soft-Spinning Material Market (南外滩轻纺面料市场) / South Bund Fabric Market (we’ll use ‘Fabric Market‘ from henceforth because the full name is a
mouthful handful to type).
To get to Fabric Market, take the train to Nanpu Bridge (Line 4), take exit 3:
Upon exiting, turn left and walk along 陆家浜路 (Lujiabang Rd):
There are really lots of tailors there and worried we’d not only be ripped off but also get clothes of poor quality, we did some ‘research’ before going to the Fabric Market.
We found a couple of sites and you may want to read about them here and there.
D has had shirts tailored for our wedding and loved that experience, so he’s pretty excited about getting shirts tailored again for the upcoming Lunar New Year! :D
Recommended by Time Out Shanghai, we decided to head straight for Unit 237, ‘Jennifer’:
(Whoops! Photo’s blur, pardon that!)
Basically, Jennifer’s on Level 2 – up the escalator, turn right and right again down the first alley.
The lady in maroon is Jennifer while the other lady is the assistant:
They were really friendly and helpful, showing D some photos to give him some inspiration on what to custom-make.
After choosing the fabric, Jennifer got down to the measurements:
When talking to Jennifer, we found out that unlike many of the other shops here, she’s the “in-house tailor” – so it isn’t as expensive as some shops because there is no “middle man charge”.
D made 2 shirts at RMB 280 (SGD 58.60), RMB 140 (SGD 29.30) each as he chose to have a different fabric for the collar; shirts are base-priced at RMB 120 (SGD 25.10) (without bargaining) with addition of RMB 20 (SGD 4.20) for each additional fabric.
We were told to return in a week’s time to collect the shirts and were assured that there is no need to return for fitting in-between as the shirt should fit perfectly, only with a liiiiiittle fine-tuning which can be done on the spot.
She also told us to keep the measurement chit (also a receipt) as we can always ‘Skype’ or ‘E-mail’ her should we need any more shirts in future.
黄浦区 (Huangpu District)
陆家浜路399号 (399 Lujiabang Rd)
南外滩轻纺面料市场 (South Bund Soft-Spinning Material Market)
2楼237号 (Level 2, Unit 237)
Tel: (+86) 130 1287 3036 / (+86) 189 6454 9793 / (+86) 3331 6362