Sometimes when our lil guy is napping, the hubs and I reminisce about all the places we have traveled to before our lil guy came along.
We loved travelling back then, you get to learn so much about different cultures – especially your own.
His grandparents were originally from Guangdong, China and in 2008, we got to visit various cities in China for the first time.
It was definitely an eye-opening experience for both of us. Since we both grew up in Canada, it was a big culture shock for us when we arrived to the bustling crowds and to see how people lived in China.
We also experienced a big language barrier since we don’t speak much Mandarin. Luckily the hubs was able to communicate better with the locals than I was and he was able to find many local restaurants that were gems.
Shanghai was one of our favorite cities we visited in China. It had a great mix of ultramodern skylines along with the charm of Old Shanghai and the fascinating former French Concession.
I have always thought about the Shanghai noodles we had while we were there and was finally able to recreate that great savory flavor mixed with the classic Shanghai thick chewy noodles. You can definitely substitute the ground pork for chicken or any other protein of your choice as well as the Napa cabbage with spinach.
If you aren’t able to find Shanghai noodles, then feel free to use thick Chow Mien noodles or any other thick chewy noodles like Udon or even Spaghetti noodles. The results will still be great.
Yummy goodness in every bite!
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