Lisboa Restaurant, Shanghai

Lisboa Restaurant, Shanghai

One would expect traditional Portuguese cuisine at a restaurant name Lisboa. Named after the capital of Portugal, this chain features Macanese cuisine – a combination of Cantonese and Portuguese flavors. Not expecting much at all, from this 3 story food & restaurant court/mall. Lisboa appears like a typical Hong Kong cafe, with flashy menus and…

The Succulent Moistness of the BBQ Pork at Crystal Jade 翡翠酒家, Shanghai

The Succulent Moistness of the BBQ Pork at Crystal Jade 翡翠酒家, Shanghai

I was asking a couple of friends, one who is Shanghainese and the other from the North who’s lived in Shanghai for awhile, what are some of the better restaurants in town. Surprisingly they said they like southern cuisine, more specifically Guangdong, Cantonese, or Hong Kong dishes – could be considered the same. One of…

L’Amour Cafe

Located in the back of a mini mall in Monterey Park, L’Amour Cafe is a hidden gem that specializes in traditional Cantonese cuisine. Monterey Park has always been known for cantonese faire – especially with the late night cafes and dim sum palaces. But L’Amour Cafe goes away from that tradition to offer a non-cafe…