Shanghai boasts one of China's best and most distinctive cuisines. Influenced by its position just south of the Yangtze and at the mouth of the Huangpu, the region abounds in a selection of freshwater fish and shellfish. Dishes from this area are lightly and delicately seasoned. Shanghai's people have a 'sweet tooth', and more sugar is used in Shanghai than in any other part of China. Shanghai's neighbors also contribute to the diversity of the area's cuisine: Hangzhou, known for its West Lake carp; Zhejiang to the west, for its vinegar; and Shaoxing, for its warmed rice wine.
Shanghai Featured Restaurants
1221 Restaurant in Shanghai
The décor is modern and stylish and the menu offers a mix of traditional and innovative Shanghai cuisine that is very tasty. Try the 'la la ji ding' or spicy cold chicken noodles or any other of their fabulous cold appetizers. An unique dish is the stir fried beef with deep fried dough sticks, a mix of crispy and soft textures. Service is friendly and attentive.
A. Opening Hours: 11：00-14：00，17：00-23：00
B. Add: 1221 Yanan Xi Road
Mei Long Zhen Restaurant in Shanghai
Traditional Shanghai food in an authentic Shanghai restaurant founded back in the 30s. Service with a scowl but very efficient. A good place to try lots of local specialities - shi zi tou (lionhead meatballs) and of course Shanghai dumplings (they even have crabmeat filling!). Prepare to be amazed by the guys who fill your teapot and sit back and enjoy a little old world Chinese style.
A. Opening Hours: 11am-2pm, 5pm-10pm
B. Add: Lane 1081 22 Nanjing Road
M on The Bund
One of Shanghai best restaurant. The large terrace offers unparalleled views of Pudong and the Bund. The food has been described as "eclectic European" and has strong Turkish, Lebanese, French and Italian influences. Great care is given to freshness, quality and presentation. There is an excellent selection of wines to complement your meal and the dessert, especially the pavlova is superb. If you can't get a table, enjoy the scene at the very cool bar. Conde Naste magazine considers it one of the best 100 restaurants in the world.
A. Opening Hours: Tue-Sun 11.30am-2.30pm, 6.15pm-10.30pm
B. Add: 7/F 20 Guangdong Road