At last! The sun is out! The washing lines, fences and trees all over Shanghai are groaning under the weight of two weeks’ worth of wet laundry, and all the bedding and pillows have been put out to air for good measure. People are smiling, a little bit (it is still freezing) and every now and then someone out walking looks up, just to check that the sky today, is in fact, blue.
I found a super dry-cleaner a while ago – one of the slicker operations in Shanghai, they pick-up and deliver your dry-cleaning to your home, AND they put everything in tissue paper. (I LOVE tissue paper), so it comes back looking more expensive than when it left home. And cleaner too.
And this little set-up selling hot, home-made silken tofu, ladled steaming out of the wooden bucket, and topped with chopped pickles, soy sauce, sesame oil and chives. If you don’t like tofu, it’s because you’ve never eaten it freshly home-made like this – don’t scoff, it’s amazingly delicious.