Jìng’ān drinking options don’t match the diversity of the area’s restaurants, and cater almost exclusively to the expat and business crowd.

Juice Me Up, Scotty

Fresh juice (果汁; guǒzhī) made on the spot sells for as little as ¥10 a cup and is vital for staying hydrated in the sweltering summer heat. Of course, you could always sink an orange juice or a mango smoothie, but why not try something a little more adventurous? Here are some of Shànghǎi’s more exotic creations:

  • Dragon fruit and pear
  • Aloe and cucumber
  • Bittermelon
  • Durian and yoghurt
  • Pineapple and cabbage