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Jamie Barys

Jamie Barys

Jamie, one half of CBs Shanghai team, has been a resident of China since 2007. A native of Tennessee, Jamie believes that the best way to get to know a culture is to eat your way through it. Whether shes exploring Shanghais hidden hole-in-the-wall restaurants or sneaking back into kitchens to snag behind-the-scenes recipes, shes always hungry for more. Never one to keep a good thing to herself, Jamie can be found leading culinary tours to delicious best-kept secrets with UnTour Shanghai, the citys top-ranked food tour provider, and writing about her tasty finds for Glutton Guide, a guidebook series designed by foodies for foodies.

Recent stories by Jamie Barys

October 12, 2021

Maolago: Guizhou Comes to Shanghai

Shanghai |
Shanghai -- Historically, Guizhou is one of China’s most overlooked provinces. The landlocked location in central China is sandwiched between the famous spice havens of Sichuan and Chongqing to the north and Hunan to the East, and tucked behind the tourist destination of Yunnan to the west. Read more
September 30, 2021

Harvest Week: Hairy Crabs, Straight From The Source

Shanghai |
Shanghai -- In the sections of China’s Jiangsu Province where Huaiyang cuisine reigns supreme, autumn is marked not by yellow and red foliage or falling temperatures. The change in seasons instead comes when restaurants post hairy crab (大闸蟹 Dàzháxiè) menus and shops selling baked goods the rest of the year pivot to aquariums full of the live crabs – named for their furry claws, these medium-sized burrowing crabs, also called Chinese mitten crabs, can be seen trying to scale the glass walls. Read more
September 10, 2021

66 Wutong Yard: Community Canteen

Shanghai |
Shanghai -- In Shanghai, it’s not uncommon to see a queue for what can often turn out to be mediocre food. Restaurants, street food stands and milk tea stalls will even go so far as to hire “yellow bulls” (scalpers) to line up and create buzz for their products. Read more
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