CUIVRE Keeps it Fresh (and French!) with their New Delicious Menu

CUIVRE has been in the hearts and bellies of Shanghai residents since 2011 which, in this lightening-fast developing and ever-changing dining scene, pretty much means they’ve been around for ages. And with French cuisine being one of the most popular around, it’s tough to stay relevant and fresh for such an established business. It was…

Italian Food for the Open-Minded – Mercato by Jean Georges.

Mercato is one of the pillars of Shanghai dining scene since 2012, when Jean Georges Vongerichten was asked by Three on the Bund to help bring another high quality food concept to the building. Having an Italian name, Mercato has been on the radar of the Italian community whom have long complained about the venue not serving…

Urban Lifestyle – Staycation at Mandarin Oriental

A staycation is defined as a mini-holiday in the same place of residence, or in its vicinities. After reading an ad on Shanghaiist about Mandarin Oriental staycation offer, I decided to hop on the trend and book me and my boyfriend a one-night package for our 5th anniversary.

9 Great Lunch Set Deals in Jing’an

Shanghai white collars love a good lunch set deal. Our resistance to home cooking has taken over to an extent where almost every restaurant in densely expat populated areas has a lunch deal.

Re-defining Mall Dining: Oriental House

If you’re part of the Shanghai F&B industry or affiliated to it or even just a foodie, you will have noticed that many great restaurants are being pushed to move into malls and commercial complexes. It’s a government-led effort to make Shanghai cleaner and safer (?), with street-front businesses being shut down or losing their…

HOT Hotel Brunch: Kitchen Studios at Andaz Xintiandi.

Who loves a good hotel brunch? By hotel brunch I mean those all-you-can-eat and drink meals where you sit at the table around 11:30am and roll out of the restaurant four or five hours later drunk and fat like a bear. Only to then clumsily stumble back home and order a bottle or two on…

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…