On nights when we don't feel like cooking or traveling to (and paying for) a fancy-ish dinner, we head to one of several local noodle shops. They are everywhere, with several just a few minutes out our door. They're almost always small - just a few tables - with no frills, but with great, inexpensive (about a dollar or less for soup and an entree), and filling food.
Tonight, we tried this one on our way home. We ordered by pointing at what we wanted on the picture menu hanging on the wall and then the chef created the noodles from a ball of dough in a matter of seconds. Like almost all of the shops we've visited, there was a little kid hanging out - likely the child of one of the owners/workers. Tonight, we shared a plate of noodles with tomatoes and scrambled eggs - a common dish in Shanghai. Yum!