Shanghai Afternoon at the French Concession ~I would love to pick out a roadside cafe, window side table, caramel macchiato (♥) in hand, washed-out afternoon 2pm, and just read poetry. This streets are dripping of writing potential and I’m desperately reaching out my hands, trying to cling onto this cold January aura. Feel free to leave me behind here, draped in ugly winter sweaters and silence of this road.
And yes, there were these cute little cafes along the roadside, decorated in hanging plants, colorful sticky notes, and chalkboard menus gorged with delicate cursive letters.
My ideal menu: Green smoothie (avocado & pear blend because apparently bananas tend to be extinct when you want them the most), Chicken nuggets (your daily side of unhealthy), and an adorable strawberry macaroon (I’m so in love with macaroons, it wasn’t until last Christmas that i finally gave one a shot and ugh, i regret all my pre-judgmental thoughts from before – dear macaroon you are perfection in a tiniest form) gifted to me by a lovely friend!
*still angry that American smoothies are just pretty much sugar water and food coloring*
We even stumbled upon a colorful street filled with foreigners and young couples. It was one of those areas that make old things look cute, a trendy little street filled with an assortment of shops: bakeries, a fro-yo place, little trinket shops, anything you’d like to imagine. How I would adore to spend a weekend there ♥
In another adorable shopping street we walked down there was an adorable cafe with a cat mascot lazing around by the window side. (Obviously to attract customers like me because I was so tempted to go in for the cat’s sake). Hi you wonderful being you! Thank you for being so cute, thank you for existing.
More cute, less money….Ohhh waitt! I almost forgot about this wonderful place! Its a restaurant themed with toilets. You get to sit on toilet like seats and eat out of toilet like bowls ~ so exciting seriously. (why did i not go in here, all the regrets)
And for dinner, another full array of dishes. Starting with locus stuffed with sweet rice ~ My dad would love this dish – who am I kidding, my whole family would love it. Fried taro i believe! Taro here, taro everywhere seriously ♥ – I would sing an anthem for taro, its so lovely, same goes with coconut milk and avocados *drools*
Okay and lastly, my mother’s favorite dish. She would always request this at Chinese restaurants back at home when we would bring them a basket of fresh fish. Its such a pity because this dish was barely touched at our table 😦