The List!

After lounging around on Sunday Rich and headed to the fabric market to have a few things made. The items we chose will take a week – so more on that later….

Indecisive about dinner, Rich and I decided to try another restaurant on “The List”.

Off we went in a taxi to Grumpy Pig!

Another success.

It is a funky space with a little store in the front and a DJ playing music. Rich and I ordered the Pork bites, BLT steam buns, Pork steam buns, Pork Street Toast and Pork dumplings. The dumplings came with the most delicious hottest sauce ever!

Delish!

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Saturday exploring….

Rich and I have been wanting to try a deli that has come recommended – Tock’s Montreal Deli. They are known for their smoked meat and it didn’t disappoint!

While sitting there eating the owner, Brian (who is from Montreal), came over to see how our meal was and say hello. He gave us a list of his favorite restaurants and we chated about his time in Shanghai.

After some afternoon exploring we decided to try one of his suggestions. Andalus is a cute location which serves Moroccan food. We had a delicious appetizer plate and an amazing chicken tagine with olives and lemon.

So far Brian’s list has not disappointed. We are now on a quest to try others on “The List”!

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Hazy day….

Pearl Tower in the distance!

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Family of ducks from the park!

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Beautiful view and location for dinner with some of Rich’s colleagues!

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Museum Day!

After Mandarin class I headed out to do a museum that I had never done – the Shanghai Museum of Art. After having a little lunch at a cute place with a fun courtyard I headed out to the museum and much to my surprise – it’s no longer there! Apparently it moved a few years ago but some of the info online had not been updated.

Plan B!
There is another museum close by that I saw the Dior exhibit at last year so I decided to give it a try!

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) is a very cool space with varied exhibits. My favorite was a black room you walk into with 5 canvases. Each canvas is a different design of pearls. I thought it was so appropriate considering my new obsession with pearls.

There was also an exhibit geared toward children exploring the Mona Lisa. It provided artists the ability to
show other interpretations of Mona Lisa and what she would look like if she was dressed in a different manner. Pretty cool!

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Bubbly and view last night….

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Cool martini glass…

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I guess they are excited about Transformers….

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Some blue sky peaking through the trees…

It’s not a common occurrence these days!

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