Shanghai Street Food #2 Snack-on-a-stick

Anytime you feel a slight pang of hunger, no matter how little, or what remote corner of the city you're in, there will be someone selling snacks. This type of food is known as xiaochi (small eats) and encompasses everything from steamed buns, dumplings, pancakes, noodles and fried breads. This lady is selling various food on a stick (hot sweet corn-on-the-cob on a stick, tofu balls on a stick, fish balls on a stick) and tea cooked eggs. They all sit simmering in bowls of steaming broth to keep them hot, and nothing costs more than 2 yuan. 

Each morning she will wheel her heavy wooden cart to a spot likely to have brisk trade - today she was parked on the zebra crossing outside the fabric market on Lujiabang Lu, and business looked busy, despite the traffic whizzing closely by.

Street food is an integral part of a food-loving life in China, so, for your benefit, I'm working my way through all of Shanghai's street foods, one by one. This is Number 2 in the Shanghai Street Food series. Enjoy!

Number 1   Roast Sweet Potatoes
Number 2   Snack-on-a-stick 
Number 3   Liangpi - a spicy cold noodle dish
Number 4   Langzhou Lamian - hand-pulled noodles
Number 5   Cong You Bing - fried shallot pancakes
Number 6   Baozi - steamed buns, Shanghai style
Number 7   Jian Bing - the famous egg pancake
Number 8   Dan Gao - street cakes
Number 9   Shao mai - sticky rice treats
Number 10  Summer on a Stick - fresh fruits

Number 11  You Tiao - deep-fried breadsticks
Number 12  Dan Juan - egg rolls
Number 13  Shao Kao - street barbecue
Number 14  Bao Mi Hua - exploding rice flowers
Number 15  Chou Doufu - stinky tofu
Number 16  Bing Tang Shan Zha - crystal sugar hawthorns
Number 17  Mutton Polo
Number 18  Yumi Bang - puffed corn sticks
Number 19  Mian Hua Tang - cotton candy
Number 20  You Dunzi - fried radish cakes

Number 21  Suzhou Shi Yue Bing - homestyle mooncakes 
Number 22  Gui Hua Lian'ou - honeyed lotus root stuffed with sticky rice
Number 23  Cong You Ban Mian - scallion oil noodles
Number 24  Guotie - potsticker dumplings
Number 25  Nuomi Cai Tou - fried clover pancakes
Number 26  Da Bing, Shao Bing - sesame breakfast pastries
Number 27  Ci Fan - sticky rice breakfast balls
Number 28  Gui Hua Gao - steamed osmanthus cake
Number 29  Zongzi - bamboo leaf wrapped sticky rice
Number 30  Shengjianbao - pan-fried dumplings

Number 31  Mala Tang - DIY spicy soup

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