Had Soba buckwheat noodles every day you’ve been in Nagano and want to excite your tastebuds even more? Fear not, there is plenty more to offer around Matsumoto. If you’re looking for a taste of Chinese cuisine Shaochi is a good option. It’s on the opposite corner of the square outside Parco Department store’s south exit. Open for dinners 6 till midnight you’ll find a huge menu of well-known and rare Chinese dishes here and all in English too! Shrimp in chilli sauce (Ebi-no-chiri-sosu) or mango creme caramel (mango pu-rin) have featured whenever I’ve enjoyed dinner here. If you plan to make a party of it their weekday 3500 Yen all you can eat and drink plan will have you calling for a taxi to get you back to Ryokan Seifu-so.