Posts tagged "Shanghainese"
The Ever So Popular 1221, Shanghai

The Ever So Popular 1221, Shanghai

1221 has been one of my favorite Shanghainese restaurants. I first visited 1221 about 9 years ago on my first trip to Shanghai, and have remembered it ever since. Open for about 13 years, 1221 is also a popular restaurant for expats, foreigners, and tourists. Even with my American palette, I can understand why 1221...
Xinjishi 新吉士, Shanghai

Xinjishi 新吉士, Shanghai

Xinjishi is the GO-TO place I often take guest from out of town. Though I would rather take them to original Jishi, the original, I know it is always crowded and tough to get reservations. Xinjishi, meaning New Jesse, is nice substitute, with the allure of Xintiandi – to stroll around after/before. Xinjishi retains the old...
Fuxinghui 复兴汇, Shanghai

Fuxinghui 复兴汇, Shanghai

Fuxinghui is fine dining establishment that specializes in Shanghainese cuisine. Located near the heart of the bustling HuaiHai Middle road, Fuxinghui offers up some an intimate dining experience. As you walk in the converted courtyard, you see off to the left the main dining room, which can be used for private events. There’s a shallow...
Restaurant Jesse 吉士, Shanghai

Restaurant Jesse 吉士, Shanghai

The best Shanghainese restaurant, arguably, is Restaurant Jesse or 吉士. With this site, I get always get asked a couple of questions. One of them being – “What is the best Shanghainese restaurant?” Jesse always comes to mind. With apologizes to 1221, 复兴汇 Fuxinghui, Fu 1088 福一零八八, and 夏味馆 Xia Restaurant of Shanghai, Jesse is in a class...
Shanghai Uncle 海上阿叔

Shanghai Uncle 海上阿叔

The steady stalwart, Shanghai Uncle, is the go-to place when I come to Shanghai on short trips. My business partners usually leave full and happy. With a contemporary decor and furnishings, Shanghai Uncle provides an excellent atmosphere for large groups. You’ll see large tour groups stroll in for Shanghainese feasts. The large colorful menus with...
Yuyuan Garden 豫园, Shanghai

Yuyuan Garden 豫园, Shanghai

Yuyuan Garden is probably the most popular tourist attraction in Shanghai. Located in the middle of city, close the Bund, this spot was a private residence with a sprawling garden and reflection pools. First built in 1559 by Pan Yunduan, the garden was a built over 20 years in honor for his father, Pan En,...
Shanghai Tang Cafe

Shanghai Tang Cafe

When I first heard that there was a Shanghai Tang Cafe, I knew I should look into it. But then when I heard they had a Sunday Brunch, I was more intrigued. Yet, when I found out that the all-you-can-eat brunch included drinks – Beer . . . I needed to get there! Located near...
JingPuHui晶浦会 of Pudong

JingPuHui晶浦会 of Pudong

You know the thing about good food? It brings folks together from all walks of life. It warms them right up and it puts little smiles on their faces . . . — From The Frog and The Princess Shanghai, in my humble opinion, gathers the a diverse population that rivals others cities around the...
Fu 1088 福一零八八, Shanghai

Fu 1088 福一零八八, Shanghai

Translated as Blessing 1088, 福一零八八 or also known as Fu 1088 is fine Shanghainese dining at its best. In the popular Jingan District, you won’t find a flashy sign, nor large crowds, yet this unassuming location features a great atmosphere for groups. In a renovated early 1900′s mansion, Fu 1088 has taken this unique space...
Jade Butterfly 蝶翠轩, Shanghai

Jade Butterfly 蝶翠轩, Shanghai

I was recently told, that local Shanghainese don’t necessarily like their own cuisine, all that much. They, my classmates in particular, have indicated they prefer Cantonese fare. Shanghainese dishes are known to be overly sweet and thick in sauce, not with an abundant amount of flavors. Jade Butterfly tries to emphasize in the delicacies and...
Xia Restaurant 夏味馆 of Shanghai

Xia Restaurant 夏味馆 of Shanghai

If you aren’t comfortable in a restaurant, it won’t matter how good the food is. If you notice loud babies crying, a cockroach, or even just a squeaky chair, you’re going to feel it and affect your judgement on the dining experience. A cockroach could probably mean the death of a restaurant if just a...
Little Yang’s Fried Dumplings 小楊生煎, Shanghai

Little Yang’s Fried Dumplings 小楊生煎, Shanghai

There are those that would argue that steamed pork dumplings, from a variety of different places, are best dumplings in Shanghai. But the pan fried pork dumplings from Little Yang’s might have something to say. Steamed or Fried? The delicate steamed dumplings are filled with soup, or liquified fat juicy goodness. I could probably consume...

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