Shang­hai

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WHY GO

Savour ex­quis­ite Shang­hainese cui­sine in a taste­fully dec­o­rated set­ting that mir­rors the breath­tak­ing ori­en­tal city.

WHAT TO OR­DER

To start, the drunken chicken in Chi­nese rice wine is strongly rec­om­mended. The aroma and taste of the rice wine is in­fused evenly within the fine lay­ers of the meat and skin and is present in ev­ery bite, without be­ing over­whelm­ing.

The steamed Shang­hainese meat dumplings are also favourites. The finely minced meat stuff­ing in a flavour­ful broth is el­e­gantly wrapped with a del­i­cately kneaded skin. Ac­com­pa­nied with finely chopped gin­ger and fine black vine­gar, ev­ery bite is just as de­li­cious as the last.

To start the main course, a good op­tion is the pan-fried cod with a touch of brandy. The cod is pan-fried, its skin is crisped to per­fec­tion, and each bite is in­fused with the smooth and fra­grant brandy broth. The Thai as­para­gus with black gar­lic is an­other must-try with the thinly sliced as­para­gus per­fectly sautéed for a crisp tex­ture.

To end the meal, the sig­na­ture Shang­hai layer cake with cus­tard and salted egg does not dis­ap­point. The salted egg cus­tard is finely sand­wiched between del­i­cate lay­ers of sponge cake and with ev­ery bite you taste the im­pec­ca­ble bal­ance of sponge cake, and salty and sweet good­ness.

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