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Shanghai’s Best Restaurants! From Daimon to Jia Jia Tang Bao! 🇨🇳 🥘


Shanghai is one of the
best places in the world to eat some really amazing food and today, we’re gonna be trying out five completely different restaurants that really capture
the spirit of Shanghai. From more local, casual Shanghainese fare to some fancy dining. Let’s eat! So, this is Jianguo 328 it’s a small popular
Shanghainese restaurant that’s named after its location. And they make some
pretty darn tasty dishes. Alright, so we got one of the most iconic Shanghainese dishes this is Hong Shao Rou braised pork with chestnut and quail egg Let’s try it. So I’ve got all three
things in my mouth right now the egg, the meat, chestnut Goes so well together With the sauce, I just
think it would go amazing with a bowl of rice. Can I get some rice over here? So this is Scallion Oil Noodles It’s got 3 ingredients obviously the scallion oil, we got spring onion, some dried scampi and you can have this anytime of day you know, breakfast, lunch, dinner. Let’s try it! No joke this is really good So simple, yet so delicious This will definitely fill me up. Daimon is located on the famous Bund this place is really cool it looks like Hong Kong from the 80s with the neon signs we got Hong Kong money coaster they also serve up some
reinvented Canto classics and I’m from Hong Kong
myself, born and raised so let’s see if the food
lives up to my expectations. Alright, so I got some pretty
interesting Xiao Long Baos here with flavors I’ve
never seen on any menu I’m gonna go for the most
interesting looking one Let’s try this chili crab The spiciness is starting to come. It’s really different, obviously from the traditional Xiao Long Bao but it still has that very soft meat It’s my first time eating
a spicy Xiao Long Bao I’ve been eating Xiao
Long Bao my whole life It goes really well together. Alright, so now, we’ve
got this Cha Siu Bao It’s like a barbecue pork bun
but inside a pineapple bun. Which is like a sweet bun
with barbecue meat inside. Mmmm! Oh there’s so much meat in there I feel like I am eating
half dessert and half savory No, it’s really good! Oh, thank you. So this is the clay pot
rice, very Hong Kong. And uh, instead of maybe
chicken feet or the usual pork we got ham, Spanish ham and got a egg yolk and he just poured in some
lard as well as soy sauce So, gonna mix it all up
and see how it tastes. Let’s try it. As you all know, I’m a rice lover. It goes really well together especially with soy
sauce, and bit of the fat. Although clay pot rice is
also known for being really kind of burnt and crispy on the side because it’s cooked in a clay pot. This one lacks that quality but it’s still a little
crispy on the side, delicious. This is Jia Jia Tang Bao. One of the best places
if not the best place apparently to have Xiao
Long Bao in Shanghai. They specialize in pork
and crab Xiao Long Bao. These are a bit trickier
than your average dumplings. What you do, you dip
it in the vinegar sauce you bite the side, drink the soup and then eat the whole thing. Alright, so we got this pork and crab and look at the color! You can just see the crab
dominating this dumpling. You can feel like a powdery kind of crab because in Chinese, it is crab powder. It feels very seafoody, and
you kinda lose the pork in it. But this one is a perfect balance. Alright now, we got
the pure crab dumplings these massive, massive dumplings. Wow, this is full on, so much soup. Each dumpling is like a
bowl of soup in itself. I’m literally just drinking soup. These were all so amazing gonna have one more, then
uh, onto the next place. So, Hakkasan serves Cantonese
food with a Michelin star. And this one looks pretty familiar. It looks like a Har Gow which is a traditional
Cantonese shrimp dumpling expect this one’s got lily bulb inside and it obviously looks
a little bit fancier. Let’s try it. This one really reminds me of home. The shrimp is so fresh, you know it’s still crunchy to your mouth and this sauce is honestly my recommendation for any dim sum. Next, we got a pretty interesting dish it’s like a fun-size Peking duck pancake pancake, the cucumber,
scallions, sauce, Peking duck but this one is topped with
some extravagant caviar. What’s coming out the most flavor-wise would be the caviar the saltiness kinda takes
over, but in a good way. Normally when you have
Peking duck you taste the sweetness of the sauce
that kinda overpowers things but this one’s got a nice
balance with the meat and the caviar. Really interesting! Okay so this is pretty cool,
this is a chicken dish, and they just pump some smoke in there, it’s been smoked in jasmine tea leaves, so Let’s open it. Ooo, that’s really cool! The leaf smells really strong. The look of it really reminds
me of zaa zi gai from home. Let’s see if it tastes similar. Whoa! It’s got such a strong, smokey flavor. I’ve never had any chicken
that tastes like this before. You should definitely try this one. I’m gonna go for more. So we’re at super-hip Xin Tian Di and this is XiXi Bistro where they do a pretty
unique combination of Italian and Chinese food. It’s all pretty new to me So, let’s try it and find out
if it’s weird or if it works. Okay, so I am really
excited to try this one because it’s got rice on it although, that’s not the
type of rice I am used to. This is crispy rice on
top of some Ma Po Tofu But instead of having
meat with the Ma Po Tofu like the traditional way, it’s just tofu. Hope it’s not too spicy. Let’s go for it. You know what? It’s surprisingly really good. I’m not getting any feel
like a rice crispy feel. It just feels more like a crispy tofu It’s quite spicy, but it
works really well together. So next we got this Hong Shao Rou terrine
sushi box, bento box. Let’s try it. Love it. This is really weird, like a good weird like a mix of I feel like Japanese, Chinese, French, Italian. I just love simple rice combinations. It works so well together,
it’s a really fun dish. Okay so I have probably
eaten better in this video than in my entire life. I’ve spent the entire week visiting different types of restaurants. If I had to choose my favorite though not being biased here but Daimon would be my pick. I mean you go in, you see
the Hong Kong neon signs they have such thoughtful decor you think it’s a traditional
type of Hong Kong styled food but it’s actually got
surprise elements to each one to keep you on your toes. So, I will definitely go
back for that clay pot rice. Okay, I think I am done eating gonna go get a drink at the Bund so see you all later!

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