Cooking up a storm
Fresh oysters are always popular with diners enjoying food and a summer night out on Shouning Road. Photo: CFP
Shanghai's summertime nightlife gets an extra flavor with its street barbecues which begin appearing throughout the city in June and thrive through July and August. Restaurants set up their barbecues by their entrances and street vendors wheel in their carts and cycles and start cooking near subway entrances or residential neighborhoods. Customers gather around, some heading home after a night out, some enjoying a snack in between drinks at a bar, some just hungry for the cheap tasty fare on offer.
A number of streets have become linked with these late night ever-ready foods.