The Guide BATTLE

This column features sampling and comparisons between different popular foods available in Shanghai. In the past we've dissected and compared burgers, french fries, pizza, sushi, and sandwiches. Our judging criteria includes weight, proportion of fillings, and of course taste. In a scientific and strict way, we hope to recommend the best food for you. If you have any suggestions or recommendations, please contact us at sophiewong@shanghaidaily.com.
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Zangzangbao: a taste of chocolate heaven

Zangzangbao, a kind of chocolate-covered croissant, is one of the most popular desserts in Shanghai. This time, we selected and tasted five zangzangbao. Which one is worth trying?
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Shengjian dumpling battle: Which brand will take the crown?

We selected five pan-fried dumplings from five famous chain brands in Shanghai. Which one is the best? We got some hungry testers to let us know their thoughts!
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Probably, not, the best beer in the world

Lager is a type of beer that is fermented and conditioned at low temperatures. The examples of lager beer produced worldwide vary greatly in flavor, color, and alcohol content.
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Where to find the best qingtuan? Look here

Qingtuan, which is a sweet green rice ball that's considered a traditional snack and is usually eaten for Qingming Festival or Tomb-Sweeping Day, is becoming popular in Shanghai.
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Burgers are popular but there are few winners

With great many varieties of burgers on offer in Shanghai, which one is your favorite? We picked the classic and the most popular one — beef burger — to vote the winner.
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Papa John's is the Hawaiian five-O star pizza

The Guide this time selects four 9-inch Hawaiian pizzas from four popular chain stores in Shanghai. Compete out a best choice for you. Sophie Wang and Joan Zheng guide.
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The best quick baozi around Shanghai

Baozi, a traditional Chinese snack, is always a popular choice for breakfast. Sophie Wang has selected some pork buns from those convenient stores that dot the streets in Shanghai.
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The great grab-and-go sandwich showdown

Nowadays, convenience store sandwiches are a popular meal for Shanghai’s harried white collar types. In this time the Guide, we put four ham-and-egg sandwiches through their paces.
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The French Fry Report

Everyone loves french fries, and this popular side dish is a perennial favorite on fast food restaurant menus. Soft or crispy, salty or spicy, which do you prefer? 
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Five local mooncakes put to taste challenge

Mid-Autumn Festival falls on September 15 this year. Today, the Guide is shifting format to compare and contrast mooncakes from around the city. 
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