West Lake in Hangzhou may be beautiful, but most of the time, it was packed with people. And the restaurants around the lake were no different. Most of there were tourist traps, but several old establishments like Flavour Mansion still exist to serve the palates of discerning travellers like us.
Walking around Shanghai on a Sunday afternoon, alone and hungry, most of the restaurants have closed for the afternoon break. The eatery at Xiao Shao Xing was still opened and offered a very reasonable chow break.
Peach Blossom signifies love in the Chinese language of flowers. But this is not a date friendly restaurant, just like its moniker, the play called “Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land”. It served 淮扬菜 Huai Yang Cuisine in a modern setting.
What can you do for a group of folks that has everything? A really good meal that reminded them of home. When Mei Lan Fang threw a banquet for his fans which consisted of the who’s who in Beijing, he can only offered the best cuisine from his beloved home in Suzhou.
JiangNanChun in Four Seasons Hotel invited Chef Wang Yong from Four Seasons Hangzhou to “pop-up” here for a limited time only display of specialty Hangzhou/Shanghai cuisine. Chef Wang Yong hailed from the newly opened Four Seasons Hotel Hangzhou at West Lake. Within his first year there, the hotel’s Jin Sha restaurant was awarded one of…