This Cantonese and Sichuan restaurant, found in the Kerry Center Hotel, draws in the high-end locals that know what first-rate Canton food is supposed to be.
The superior dishes at Horizon are each worthy of your taste buds and faultless to the last bite.
The Seafood Soup is creamy yet milky, savory yet sweet fish soup, In fact, incredibly, it is salty, savory, sour, bitter and sweet all at the same time. With abalone, shrimp, cod, it gives a totally different flavor than expected. This hot soup with both sour and sweet overtones makes for a lively start to the dinner.
Yin Par Le Garcon Chinois is the fusion spawn of two former restaurants: Yin and Le Garcon Chinois. The owners of the aforementioned restaurants decided to combine powers and create a great Asian fusion restaurant serving the French Concession area.
Lazy Sundays are for sleeping in, and reading the paper, but most importantly—indulging in brunch! That hour when it is way too late for breakfast but not quite time for lunch is the best time to indulge in a languorous meal. Beijing offers a vast array, but if you want an Asian feast prepared by the team of Asian chefs from Cantonese China, to India, to Thailand, to Vietnam to Japan, then Asia Bistro at the JW Marriot is the place to go.
Opulent is the word that comes to mind when I think of The Oriental Restaurant in Landison Plaza Hotel. The first restaurant in Hangzhou to specialize in pan-Asian food such as Southeast Asian and Indian flavors, they serve some of the best Thai and Indian food I’ve ever had, no doubt compliments of the Thai chef they currently employ at the restaurant. The Oriental’s menu changes seasonally or annually depending on the regional promotions and they currently have an impressively wide range of Thai and Indian specialties, not to mention some Chinese and Korean dishes.
I often find myself talking to other Westerners in China about the concept of 'face.' 'Face' is a concept that we do not have any one word for in English but refers to keeping up appearances and having a sense of dignity vis a vis others. 'Face' is commonly said to be important in societies across East Asia, although I think the concept is useful for talking about society in the West and, for that matter, in most countries.
The Putuo branch of the Radisson Hotel’s recently opened restaurant, Spice Bowl, is well worth a visit for its exquisite pan-Asian fare and warm décor. The interior design is Eastern opulence all over, forming the perfect backdrop to the food.
On arriving, my companion and I were offered three menus to choose from – Thai, Indian, and Japanese. I chose Japanese and my friend chose Thai. Both good selections, as it turned out. Each menu of four courses costs ¥98 including a soft drink, which is great value considering the standard of the food.
Looking up through the glass roofed terrace of People’s Restaurant, a cloudless afternoon sky serves as a nice backdrop for a relaxing lunch meal.
Now if only they wouldn’t blare house techno music out of the speakers during the afternoon.
Right in the middle of bustling Xintiandi, you can’t miss Fountain bistro and wine bar, nor should you in any case. This hip eatery is one of three restaurants in the Xintiandi area created by renowned Singaporean chef, Justin Quek. With its mirrors, marble, and mosaic, it looks modern, fresh and effortlessly chic.
Connected to the Lobby by a glass-enclosed circular staircase, the super-sleek, contemporary Jing was selected by Conde Nast Traveler as one of the "75 World's Top New Restaurants". The unique "modern meets Asian" environment of the restaurant features three open show kitchens, which combine traditional Western fare with Asian favorites.