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Miss Zhao Does Not Wait for a Seat, Shanghai - 赵小姐不等位

Miss Zhao Does Not Wait for a Seat, Shanghai – 赵小姐不等位

赵小姐不等位, translated to Miss Zhao Does Does Not Wait for a Seat, the name of the restaurant, is Chinese restaurant specializing in Japanese influenced seafood, featuring shellfish.  If you haven’t guessed, the most interesting thing about this place is the name and the back story.  The owner, a well-known writer, was dating Miss Zhao 赵若虹...
Tangyuan Wonton Soup at Sheng Xin Tang Yuan, Shanghai 盛兴汤圆

Tangyuan Wonton Soup at Sheng Xin Tang Yuan, Shanghai 盛兴汤圆

Sheng Xin, a hole-in-the-wall snack joint, serves up wontons and tangyuan 汤圆.  Made from scratch, both the wontons and tangyuan are wrapped in the main room.  Wontons are made with rice skin wrappers with a pork based filling.  The tangyuan are also made with a wrapper from rice, but glutinous rice – which is sort of gooey....
Coquille Seafood Bistro, Shanghai

Coquille Seafood Bistro, Shanghai

Coquille is French Vietnamese Seafood restaurant opened by John Liu, who also opened the popular Scarpetta.  Coquille has the ambiance of a French Bistro, with the cool throwback black and white mosaic tiles and couple of romantic sidewalk tables in the interior facade. It has been said the top 3 reasons for a restaurant’s success is 1....
Best Cong You Bing (Scallion Pancakes) in Shanghai, at A Da 阿大葱油饼

Best Cong You Bing (Scallion Pancakes) in Shanghai, at A Da 阿大葱油饼

The A Da Cong You Bing 阿大葱油饼 is probably best Scallion Pancake is Shanghai. A Da, a nickname, surnamed Wu, has been making scallion pancakes for many years.  The great ingredients, same method and consistent quality, which is why people line up and don’t mind waiting, since each batch takes about 20 minutes. The bite into...
Guheng Noodles 吉亨面馆, Shanghai

Guheng Noodles 吉亨面馆, Shanghai

What is Guheng 吉亨面馆? Guheng is a small chain of Taiwanese noodles. Taiwan is known for their beef noodle soup, which is what Guheng mostly serves. There’s a handful of branches scattered all over Shanghai, with the newly opened Taiwan Alley (Food Court) in Sun Moon Shopping Center, we decided to try out Guheng. Taiwan...
De Bellotas, Shanghai

De Bellotas, Shanghai

De Bellotas 68 Taicang Lu, near Jinan Lu 太仓路68号, 近济南路 Shanghai

New York Style Steak and Burger, Shanghai

What is New York Style Steak & Burger? New York Style Steak & Burger is a steakhouse that features great burgers. Naturally, you’d think a place that does great beef would also do great steaks & burgers. Most steakhouses in the States do have burgers along with their featured steaks. But rarely do see burgers featured side...
Orange Shabu Shabu 橘色涮涮锅, Shanghai

Orange Shabu Shabu 橘色涮涮锅, Shanghai

I have never associated hot pot as fine dining. Its always a festive occasion with friends and family busily cooking and eating over a communal pot. You’d never bring a customers, vendors, or even a date to hot pot. It always seems to be an informal affair with simple and fresh ingredients. But this changed...
Fat Olive, Shanghai

Fat Olive, Shanghai

Is it any wonder that Greek cuisine is considered among the most healthy dishes? Nothing too greasy, not too many things deep fried, and almost everything is prepared with olive oil. At Fat Olive, David Laris’s Greek restaurant, his menu is based on his Greek heritage. Fat Olive, with three locations – Xizang South Road,...
Shanghai Slims

Shanghai Slims

Shanghai Slim is your classic unabashed American steakhouse. Located in the Sinan Mansion, Chef Adam Levin, from New York Style Steak & Burger, helms this classic surf & turf restaurant with with the 14 days dry aged USDA Prime Angus Rib-Eye. On this night, we had the Very Big Rib-eye, the Osso Bucco, and Spaghetti...
Urban Soup Kitchen, Shanghai

Urban Soup Kitchen, Shanghai

On chilly cold days, in my humble opinion, there’s nothing better than a nice hot bowl of soup. On a suggestion, I decided to try Urban Soup Kitchen, near Xintiandi. The little restaurant, with only a couple of tables, does most of its business via take-out and delivery via Sherpas. Not only soups, Urban Soup Kitchen...
M1NT, Shanghai

M1NT, Shanghai

M1NT is where the celebrities play with the stars overlooking the glamour of Shanghai. If you own a shark . . . that’s pretty cool. But when you have a tank of them . . .you’re pretty much a badass in my book. With the swimming sharks and the title as THE hottest nightclub in...

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