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Business Trip - Hong Kong/Beijing/Shanghai

halpie97 Jan 25, 2014 04:27 AM

Heading to the Hong Kong / Beijing and Shanghai for a single night each in early February. I am looking for a great restaurant (don't care about price) in each city to try. I have never been to Beijing or Shanghai before.

Thanks in advance.

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  1. PeterL RE: halpie97 Jan 25, 2014 01:19 PM

    You'll get lots of recs, esp for HK, since there are just so many. So maybe you can narrow the search criteria. For example, will you be all by yourself, where will you be staying, and what kind of cuisine?

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    1. re: PeterL
      halpie97 RE: PeterL Jan 25, 2014 06:35 PM

      Hong Kong - Central at the Mandarin Oriental
      Beijing - St. Regis
      Shanghai - The Hongta Hotel

      Cuisine requests: Hong Kong - Catonese, Beijing - Peking Duck, Shanghai - open to suggestions

      1. re: halpie97
        PeterL RE: halpie97 Jan 26, 2014 08:25 PM

        Just some ideas:

        Hong Kong - Lung King Heen at the Four Season, Tang Court (frankly it's kind of tough to do Cantonese all by yourself, unless you go for the more hole in the wall places like Tim Ho Wan or Yat Lok or Joy Hing).

        Beijing - Da Dong or Made in China at the Grand Hyatt.

        Shanghai - 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana.

        1. re: PeterL
          Charles Yu RE: PeterL Jan 26, 2014 08:54 PM

          So many GREAT Shanghainese food places in Shanghai, why Italian?! Will Bombana be cooking there?

          BTW, I ate at HK's 8 1/2 OeM last summer with Bombana at the helm. And even that was not enough to 'wow' me. Food was good, but no way 3* caliber. More like 1*. Food was over-priced, underwhelming and plated very 'rough with an edge' for a 3* - almost canteen like!.

          1. re: Charles Yu
            PeterL RE: Charles Yu Jan 29, 2014 05:25 PM

            I don't know, I just find it difficult for one person to eat at a Shanghainese place, just like for Cantonese. How about Jesse then?

    2. Charles Yu RE: halpie97 Jan 25, 2014 07:52 PM

      In Shanghai:
      'Old Custard Dish'

      In Beijing:

      In Hong Kong:
      'Seventh Son'

      Have a great time!!!

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