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…

Great After-work Deals at Shangri-La’s 1515 West Chophouse and Bar

After-work time is always a delicate matter, with floating doubts on whether to go home and cook up something healthy, giving in to laziness and going for an early dinner out, hitting up the about-to-shut-down Yongkang Lu for some action, or treating yourself a fancy time after a tough day. Shall you opt for the…

Secret Dinner at il Nascondiglio

[It is not clear Il Nascondiglio is a home restaurant concept that integrates mysterious elements of both Italian and Chinese arts and tradition. The old Chinese living room, former property of Chiang Kai Shek, has been taken over by an Italian trio since 2011. By adding some Venetian elements, purchasing interesting art and furniture pieces,…

My Sandwich Dreams Just Came True at Madison Kitchen

[This venue is now closed. You can still find great sandwiches at their sister spot Diner on Wulumuqi Road and Wuyuan Road] Don’t you fucking dare saying these are just sandwiches. These are dreams snuggled in between heavenly breads! The kimchi grilled cheese is the better & bigger brother of all grilled cheeses. Prepare your…

Delightful New Summer Menu at Light & Salt (Rockbund)

Light & Salt at Rockbund has made the equation Bund + terrace + pricing work quite well since their opening. With the guidance and expertise of Executive Chef Samuel Albert, whose career developed within Michelin Starred restaurants, they’re now revamping their menu for the Summer Season. And, together with the lovely Shanghai Food Whores, I was…

Feasting with Shanghai’s Chefs at FEAST 2016

Organised by the Shanghai Supperclub and their parent company Social Supply, FEAST is a new series of pop-up food festivals in Shanghai. Kicked off last weekend, the festival showcased some of Shanghai’s most popular restaurants, including Coquille, Madison, Tomatito and Commune Social, as well as some new eateries such as FlyBy Jing and Tepito. Having eaten…