Where'd you EAT last night?

What to do and where to go in Shanghai

Postby gw4khq » Thu Aug 02, 2007 9:52 am

At Barbarossa, Lamb rack was pretty good and my wife said her steak with pepper sauce was ok too.
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Postby kiwikells » Thu Aug 02, 2007 11:12 am

Crystal Jade
7th Floor Westgate Mall
Nanjing/JiangNing Roads

Ordered an array of dishes once getting through the menu. Was uber impressed that the rice came out from the word go and not as the last dish! Sizzling too and very tasty. Ordered a Peking duck and am totally confused by how you ensure you get duck MEAT not just skin (which is a pet peeve). Anyway it was tasty and was plated by one of the wait staff which was a nice touch. A few dumplings, beef with garlic dish, and sweet and sour pork. All tasty although had hoped for more 'dim sum' options!
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Postby VintageNYC » Fri Aug 31, 2007 3:00 pm

Azul&Viva. Revisited an old favorite to introduce some newbies.

Food now mediocre at best. Environment overall getting more & more run down. Seems this once great place, opened by yet another "top international acclaimed chef" has been put on autopilot.

Staff are great kids, seemed to be eager, a redeeming factor to the whole experience, but can see & feel an obvious lack of direction & attention to detail that was before always present.

With a new western style restaurant seeminly opening every other day & the City Diner rumors all about town, would suggest that -someone- get back to basics with that extra time now on his/her hands. And psst...hygiene practices. She has seen better days
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Postby Juan_Tamad » Fri Aug 31, 2007 3:07 pm

Malones -Swiss cheese with mushroom burger with a pint of Tiger beer
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Postby iara » Fri Aug 31, 2007 3:12 pm

at home...made 2 pizzas for us
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Postby VintageNYC » Fri Aug 31, 2007 3:22 pm

iara. what do u use for pizzadough(crust)? i use local xinjiang bread "nan bing". a bit thick but does the trick nicely
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Postby Juan_Tamad » Fri Aug 31, 2007 4:20 pm

Vintage NYC.
Why did'nt I think of that? The nan bing as pizza crust is brilliant!!!
Will try this week-end..
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Postby Angie » Fri Aug 31, 2007 9:32 pm

skipped dinner - was too tired and went straight to bed.
Costs: 0 RMB
Calories: 0 (or do I have to put a negative value here?)
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Postby blucrystal » Fri Aug 31, 2007 9:52 pm

Quick stop at Crossroad in Parkson. Had laksa and curry. That place is so empty after it's renovation. It feels pretty good with noone smoking in front, beside and behind us.
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Postby iara » Fri Aug 31, 2007 10:37 pm

hi Vintage, I make my own pizza dough : flour, water, salt, yest and olive oil.
it's very easy.
a friend who owns a pizzeria in Brazil gave us 2 pizza pan sheet , a kind of iron net that makes the pizza very
crispy cause it bakes completely well.
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Postby guel27 » Sat Sep 01, 2007 12:44 pm

at home - cooked some pasta
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Postby DesertSpider » Sat Sep 01, 2007 2:47 pm

GRILLED steaks at my place... ;)
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Postby guel27 » Mon Sep 03, 2007 12:30 pm

pansit bihon at my place
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Postby jzzzzzzz » Mon Sep 03, 2007 1:38 pm

Pumpkin spaghetti at home. Washed down with Coopers Sparkling Ale.
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Postby Juan_Tamad » Mon Sep 03, 2007 2:08 pm

Golden Jaguar Buffet...Nanjing Xi Lu
nuff food and wine for two days
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Postby bryan79 » Mon Sep 03, 2007 2:24 pm

Element Fresh Zendai

Middle Eastern Chicken Pita, Cobb Salad, and Blackened Tilapia.
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Postby p1atl10 » Mon Sep 03, 2007 4:38 pm

Pasta Puttanesca at home.
Easy recipe....great sauce.
3 small cans Roma Tomoto's
1 cup diced onion
6 garlic cloves minced
2 tblspns Capers
1 Cup Kalamat olives slice in half
One small tin anchovies minced.
2 tblspn Tomoto Paste
oregano and basil to taste

Lightly carmalize the chopped onions over medium heat ~ 6minutes
Add the garlic - another 2 minutes
add the tomotoes. crush in your hand as you add
throw in all the rest.

simmer for at least 2 hours.
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Postby Dazza » Sat Sep 08, 2007 11:59 am

Thai House

Place was packed, had the Chicken Satays, Beef Curry, Tom Yum soup with a couple of Singha's. Good food and good value, place is a bugger to find without the right info though.
If the music's too loud then u r too old.
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Postby fox007 » Sat Sep 08, 2007 12:06 pm

Kathleen's
It was good and really nice on the terrace
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Postby Lordlunchalot » Sat Sep 08, 2007 3:42 pm

Pure - The Collection
Newly opened japanese at Xintiandi. Sat at bar looking into open kitchen, like at T8. Food was good but pricey, good bar upstairs, no customers as yet.
Worth going just to check out the hostess at the top of the first flight of stairs.
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Postby peytonmanning » Sat Sep 08, 2007 5:40 pm

Bubbas - first time for us. Was pretty good ... but so far away.
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Postby seph_07 » Sat Sep 08, 2007 5:50 pm

bi feng tang...

congee after drinking session.
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Postby mandy0930 » Sat Sep 08, 2007 6:10 pm

Tapas Bar ... a nice bar for hv spanish foods and drink
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Postby DesertSpider » Sun Sep 09, 2007 11:11 am

Grilled my own steaks and chicken wings at: "Little Chicago"
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Postby guel27 » Sun Sep 09, 2007 11:26 am

bi feng tang with friends
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Postby davitcha » Sun Sep 09, 2007 9:50 pm

Enjoyed dessert at Sugar last night. What an experience! The place is packed with pastry chefs who create fascinating sugar shapes behind flawlessly clean glass dividers. The sofas were comfy and pretty, and a DJ was spinning nice music, until we realized he was just fooling with a CD that played over and over.

As for the dessert, it was superb! We tried a molten chocolate cake with a bit of blue cheese in the center. Sounds disgusting, but it turned out to be a delight. Then a cream brulee that was spoon licking good! The tiramisu was generously portioned and the perfect texture. One of the cakes, I don't remember which, came encased in a beautiful sugar flute that we had to crack open to access the sweets inside. A very nice touch.

I highly recommend this for a cool dessert experience, and it's a definite hot stop to take friends or dates for something memorable. Hope they can get the music figured out soon!
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Postby YorkshireKing » Sun Sep 09, 2007 9:59 pm

O'malleys BBQ with lots of beer courtesy Of JUSTBEER beer tasting, GOOD CRAIC!!
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Postby fox007 » Sun Sep 09, 2007 11:22 pm

and BACI today which was disappointing with a waiter requesting a "cash payment" (because the machine was broken he said) with no ticket for the drinks...
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Postby hc » Sun Sep 09, 2007 11:27 pm

Tonight had a pretty decent meal at Saleya. And yesterday went to a birthday party at Moon River and it was very, very good. Moon River rocks.
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Postby LaVecchiaSignora » Sun Sep 09, 2007 11:34 pm

Ambrosia, good as always.
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