Waiting for customers, Yunnan Lu, Shanghai, China. Seth Rosenblatt (c) 2006.
To celebrate Thanksgiving, here’s one of my favorite foodie shots from China – a country that sometimes seems to exist solely to challenge your palate.
The restaurants on Shanghai’s Yunnan Lu, a truncated alley more than a bona fide street, are known for their seafood, and for displaying the day’s edibles on the sidewalk. Although I’d been in China for a month by the time I made it to Shanghai, and I’d tried many different kinds of plant and beast prepared in as many ways, I never expected to see the chef standing on the food.