A Chef's Guide to Shanghai Cuisine

By Christopher St Cavish - 2013-03-29T16:04:46Z

Photograph by Christopher St Cavish 

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Liangfen, Yu Xin

Sichuan’s fiery cuisine has spread across China in the last decade, and it's extremely popular in Shanghai. Yu Xin Chuan Cai, a chain that originated in Chongqing and cooks as if it never left, is one of the best. Here, the chuanbei liangfen, a cool noodle made from beans, slathered in a spicy, garlicky, and deep savory chili sauce.

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