Shanghai -> Suzhou -> Shanghai (L)
Morning, you will be picked up at 09:00am from downtown hotel in Shanghai. Then head for Yangchenghu Lake. After two hours arrive at the north dock of Lotus Island then take a motor boat or boat to land on. Lotus Island is located in the middle of the charming Yangcheng Lake. Many locality inhabitant open crab restaurant there but still keep all the personalities they have as usual.
The crab house restaurant you will visit is clean with a big vegetable garden and a pond. It is built by the lake and owns great visual field. Easily, you can eat the crab while enjoy the beautiful sightseeing of the Yangcheng Lake. If you know how to play Majiang(Chinese game) and then you can have a try.
Enjoy your lunch there. The lunch dishes include special local Chinese food and of course the Mitten Crab (Hairy Crab). The best and easiest way to cook crab is to skimpily steam them for 15 minutes with source made of soy bean sauce, vinegar, sugar and minced ginger.
After lunch, enjoy a free walking around the lake. You can take a rest in the living room or roll up your sleeves to pick up water chestnuts and enjoy happy hour near the lakeside. Or another option that you can appreciate the reeds in the wind and breath the fresh air full of earth’s smell. If you like fishing, then enjoy your fishing on the lake.
The host’s father-in-law will lead you to visit crab breeding are where you might have a chance to see the real “prison break” of crabs. You can buy some crabs after you back to the restaurant if you like. At 4 pm., you will start your journey back to your hotel and end of today’s fabulous Chinese food tour.
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