New Menu at The Nest: Brunch Lovers Rejoice!

Shanghai brunch culture is getting stronger and stronger. Every week, on Friday afternoon, many WeChat groups start debating on what’s the latest best brunch in town. Several venues are currently competing to get a portion of this lucrative market share with more or less attractive brunch menus and set deals.

From Ashes to Life, Mi Xiang Yuan Rises Like a Phoenix!

Shanghers were recently informed of Holy Cow #1 closing. But while we were announced this sad disappearance, we were also informed that the owner of Holy Cow, Anthony Zhao, has just re-launched one of his older ventures: Mi Xiang Yuan 2.0 – The Rice Garden.

OH.MY.BURGER, Camera Eats First!

[This venue has since closed and not planning to re-open any time soon] Burger joint OH.MY.BURGER was the first one to bring “instagrammable” burgers into Shanghai when they opened six months ago featuring the Ramen Burger on their menu. Being an avid food video consumer on Facebook, I had already heard and seen everything about…

7 Best Desserts in Shanghai (by Someone Who Doesn’t Like Dessert)

For many people, dessert is the most enjoyable part of the meal, and without a sweet treat the dining experience can’t be satisfactory. But if we all agree that there’s only two types of people in the world of foodies, the ones that prefer savory and the ones that have a sweet tooth, then we know…

Visitors in Town? Bring them to Shanghai Tang!

Shanghai Tang is the restaurant concept by the namesake Chinese luxury fashion brand, one of the most successful, high-end “made in China” brands. The space is colorful, with high ceilings, oriental-deco furniture and plenty of natural light during the daytime. A modern, kitsch version of a traditional Shanghai tea house. If you’ve asked yourself where…

Hooked Hooked me up!

Shanghai needed a good Aussie joint, and The Camel Group has finally brought a great seafood restaurant to Found 158, aka Datong Mill, aka the “new Yongkang”. This below-ground F&B space promises to become the communal grave of hundreds of drunk expats, frequenting iconic French bar Le Cafe des Stagiaires and some other popular clubs…

Taian Table: Honest Fine Dining in Shanghai

Taian Table has been on the pages of several Shanghai and international publications in the past few months. The restaurant, which was originally located on Tai’an Road, had to be closed down the day after receiving one Michelin star in the first ever, controversial, Shanghai Michelin Guide. Chef Stefan Stiller’s drive has remained strong in the past…

Sexy Date at Dozo Izakaya Shanghai

Dozo is a very sexy venue in the heart of Jing’an District. Bring your crush, date, partner here and you won’t fail to impress him/her and considerably higher your chances of getting laid after dinner. The food is standard izakaya food at a premium, definitely go for their sushi and sashimi platters, which are fresh…

Brut Cake Cafe: Modern American Brunch & Amazing Coffee

Brut Cake Cafe is only in Soft Opening but already promises to be one of the hit brunch venues of 2017. This cozy neighbourhood cafe is nestled up on Yuyuan Lu with Zhenning Lu, a quiet crossroad of Jing’an District. The rustic, homey decor has a lived-in feel, with old furniture  and wood padded tall ceilings….

For a Classic Date: Modern French at Epices & Foie Gras

Epices and Foie Gras focuses on quality ingredients that are elevated by modern cooking techniques which allow a fresh, sexy experience of classic French cuisine. Perfect for a romantic, refined date, the space includes two spacious floors plus a terrace; perfectfor the warmer months of the year. The dim lighting and comfortable armchairs facilitate intimate…

Hell of a Dinner: Daimon Bistro by Alvin Leung is Sinful

[This venue has since closed and will not be re-opening soon] Alvin Leung, the “demonic” personality and self-trained chef behind three-Michelin star restaurant Bo Innovation Hong Kong, has just opened his first two ventures in Shanghai: fine-dining restaurant Bo Shanghai and it’s low-key little sister, Daimon Bistro. The Kowloon Walled City inspired Daimon Bistro envokes…

Xintiandi “Rocks”: DJ Sunday Brunch at Va Bene

The DJ Sunday Brunch at Va Bene is a great value and a chic experience in the heart of Xintiandi. The concept of the DJ brunch is not only that of getting tipsy early in the day without being judged, but also that of busting a dance move or two without other patrons considering you…