New Shenzhen Restaurants: December 2019

By That's Shenzhen, December 6, 2019

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Here are all the new restaurant and bar openings we featured in our December 2019 issue:  


Auvers

Here, you won’t be finding your run-of-the mill breakfast plates. All dishes are thoughtfully prepared, using sauces made in-house and ingredients that subtly incorporate Asian flavors and ingredients. 

We start with the ‘Auvers smashed avo’ (RMB68), which is topped with house-made furikake seasoning and dollops of sweet corn miso sauce (a tasty combination). The Auvers eggs benedict (RMB78) comes with smoky pulled pork, an onsen egg and hollandaise sauce atop a croissant. The flavor profile of this dish is on the sweeter side due to the corn salsa and the sauce from the pulled pork. If you like sweet and savory, then this is your jam. 

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Image courtesy of Auvers

An interesting dish that you perhaps won’t find at other brunch spots is the salmon terrine (RMB88). The smoked salmon (which was very fresh, no fishy taste or smell) envelops a creamy fennel creme fraiche filling. The best part is crushing up the crispy, squid ink cracker, which adds texture to the dish. Lastly, Auvers does a killer flat white (RMB32) along with plenty of other iced beverage options.   

Price: RMB110
Who’s going: yuppies, foodies
Good for: quality brunch, coffee dates
Nearest metro: Gangxia (Exit B), 3 minutes’ walk

Read our full review here. See listing for Auvers.


Monster

From the grilled buns to the patty and the toppings, you’ll find yourself salivating before, during and after your burger. These are probably some of the juiciest burgers you’re going to find in Shenzhen and for prices that will make your wallet thank you. We ordered the Hawaiian burger set (RMB65), which comes with a side of fries and a Coca-Cola. If you’re hankering for something boozy, they have a wide selection of imported bottled beers as well. 

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Image by Christine Tan for That’s

The Hawaiian burger’s defining feature is a thick Wagyu patty, which is complemented by bacon, tomatoes, lettuce and perfectly-grilled pineapple. It’s a beast of a burger and it more than satisfied our grumbling, burger-lovin’ stomachs. 

Monster’s beef is currently imported from Australia. According to the friendly proprietors, they’ve been hunting around South China for the best meat suppliers for the better half of the past three years and they keenly believe that you’ll taste the difference in every bite.  

Price: RMB65
Who’s going: foodies in the know, Nanshan neighbors, burger and beer aficionados
Good for: bangin’ burgers for your buck, craft beer
Nearest metro: Dongjiaotou (Exit A), 10 minutes’ walk

Read our full review here. See listing for Monster


Buffy Dim Sum

When at dim sum, one must always order the staples. However, since we were at this kitschy eatery we tried to choose plates which were graced with Buffy’s likeness. We decided upon har gowsiu mai, steamed barbecue pork buns, radish cake, custard buns and some veggies. Unfortunately, we arrived at the tail end of dim sum at around 2.30pm and they had already sold out of har gow

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Image by That’s

Buffy’s head conveniently resembles a bao, so most steamed bun dishes will feature a fun duck cartoon. For formless dishes, the kitchen seemed to throw in the towel and stuck a little toothpick with a flag of Buffy on it. Taste wise, the dim sum here is average at best, other holes-in-the-wall could easily outdo this place.  

Price: RMB80-100
Who’s going: kindergarteners, families
Good for: entertaining the kids, parties of less than six
Nearest metro: Xiasha (Exit B), 5 minutes’ walk

Read our full review here. See listing for Buffy Dim Sum.


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[Cover image by Phoebe Kut/That’s]

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