Shanghai fusion, anything?
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.
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.
re: Xiao Yang
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...