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.
There are some really old establishments in Shanghai for Shanghainese food, and in recent years, they have corporatised and opened many branches. Lu Lu opened quite a few, but when they could not maintain the standard, they cut back and left with two. Xiao Lu Lu was the cheaper brother of Lu Lu, and they…
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.
As they said in Shanghai, “內行人吃螃蟹，外行人看熱鬧”. Hairy crabs are an acquired taste. You work so hard at getting a little crab meat. But when at the rest season, the roe and eggs you get from these crab are out of this world.
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…
This restaurant is famous on 2 things: the daughter of the owner is married to a very prominent Taiwanese politician, and they served very good Shanghainese food.