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Shanghai fusion, anything?

antman Jan 22, 2009 10:26 AM

I am wondering if there are any restaurants doing top quality non-traditional Shanghai fusion in a trendy/chic setting for a nice night out with the wife.
I am working my way through the excellent Shanghai street eats threads. Bewildering.
Thank you for your help in advance.

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  1. Xiao Yang RE: antman Jan 22, 2009 11:51 AM

    I'm not a fan of fusion, but I suppose you could consider Jereme Leung's Whampoa Club a very forced attempt at fusion,


    If you are just looking for good "updated" Shanghai cuisine at a more reasonable price, try one of the branches of Shanghai Uncle.


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    1. re: Xiao Yang
      Simon RE: Xiao Yang Jan 22, 2009 03:06 PM

      Shanghai Uncle is what came to my mind too...i'm also not a fan of fusion generally, but somewhere like Shanghai Uncle can pull off the hybrid-elements of Shanghai eating without being forced/icky...

      i'd also recommend that you try some traditional Shanghai food that's somewhere in between street food and the high-end Bund places...i particularly like Bao Luo: not everything on the huge menu is good, but the shrimp w/ cashews, eggplant w/ pancakes, and pork shoulder are all very yummy...it's a hallowed, casual place with a mix of Chinese and Westerners...

      1. re: Xiao Yang
        klyeoh RE: Xiao Yang Jan 22, 2009 04:19 PM

        I read somewhere recently that Jereme Leung's selling out his share in Whampoa Club, and won't be cooking there anymore. He plans to go into consultancy, e.g. like what he's doing for China House in the Oriental Bangkok.

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