Our eating tour through Asia continued in Shanghai, an area known for upscale cuisine and foreign influences in its food. Below, find a recap of our favorite meals.
Din Tai Fung: We were on a bit of a dim dum kick after our fabulous meal at Duddell’s in Hong Kong, so we knew we had to make it to the legendary Din Tai Fung restaurant. For those not in the know, Din Tai Fung is a dumpling chain throughout Asia that is known for its long lines, excellent dumplings and a Michelin star. Despite a Michelin star, it is incredibly affordable.
After we dropped off our bags, we headed straight for Din Tai Fung and miraculously we had missed the lunch rush and were seated straight away. We pretty much ordered one of everything on the dim sum menu, with highlights being the pork buns and all of the dumplings. We also had mocha dim sum for dessert, which was amazing. We left really, really full but it was definitely worth it.
Sichuan Citizen: We knew we wanted to spend some time in the French Concession of Shanghai, so we centered our visit there around lunch in the area at Sichuan Citizen. This buzzy restaurant serves up spicy food. We loved the chicken, just read the menu carefully as some of the chickens come with tiny bones inside that are meant to be even that can be a little off-putting.
Mr. & Mrs Bund: Our final night out we had a fancy dinner at Mr. & Mrs. Bund, in an area of Shanghai that overlooks the iconic skyline. The French had a big influence on the cuisine in Shanghai when they inhabited the French Concession, so we were excited to try some French food. The ambiance at this restaurant is just beautiful. Oversized chairs and chandeliers and it’s just really sexy.
We ate baguettes and I had French Onion soup. My friend had escargot and everything was just done to perfection. We then went upstairs int he same building to bar hop overlooking the Bund.
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