Meet, Kerry Hotel [Pudong]

Where did the Thirsty Pig go?
The Thirsty one and his friends went to the Meet at the Kerry Hotel. It was a invited dinner to try their Tomahawk Steak. The Kerry Hotel, just opened in 2010, is the latest 5-star hotel in Shanghai. Situated near the Shanghai International Convention Center in the PuDong district, the Kerry Hotel is part of the Kerry Parkside complex, featuring a shopping center, an office tower, and apartments. Part of the Shangri-La Hotel Chain, this is the first of 2 planned Kerry hotels in Shanghai, with a rumored 2nd one opening soon in the Jing’An district. While the Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts are the more refined upscale hotel chains, the Kerry offers a more contemporary and modern feel. The Kerry Hotel would compete against the W, Indigo, and other upscale boutique hotels.

What did the Thirsty Pig Eat?
We had the Ningaloo Tomahawk Steak at the Meet (restaurant) at the Kerry Hotel. It was a large 1.9kg steak, 980 RMB, that fed the four of us. “聚”招牌战斧牛排 4 级+ 980 21 天排酸. Aged for 14-21 days, this steak has a marbling score of 4+. I have no idea what Ningaloo is, but I know 1.9kg is huge! The Australian restaurant featured beef from the same lands. With their own glass-enclosed temperture-controlled aging room and in-house butcher, they are experts with steaks! This particular cut is shaped like a tomahawk axe, featuring a large main rib bone of the beef. I couldn’t believe how big it was when they brought it out to us just before cooking. The meat around this rib is extraordinarily marbled and tender. Though there is fat, it keeps the meat juicy and flavorful. It was amazing. I think there was also a salad, some shrimp, and desserts. . . but I kind of forgot about them.

Final Thoughts
This was a pretty bad-ass dinner. I’d recommend the Tomahawk to any steak lovers. Though I am not a big fan of steak, I was thoroughly impressed and overwhelmed.

What to Order: 1.9kg Ningaloo Tomahawk
What not to Order: Doesn’t matter. . .you’ll be full with the steak by itself.

2 Pigs
Price Range 3 $/¥/NT

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嘉里酒店花木路1388号2楼 近芳甸路
Kerry Hotel Pudong, 2/F, 1388 Huamu Lu, near Fangdian Lu
+86 21 6169-8886
Open: 5:30pm-10pm

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