Shanghainese food is one of the greats, and it is equally rich in both nutrients and history – but long story short, its flavors can take some getting used to. Where do you begin? You begin at Wulixiang. The Shanghainese restaurant is fit for both China gastronomy nerds and the freshest of the fresh off the boat. The eight-treasure duck (RMB480) is delicious – deboned, cooked three times, stuffed with all manner of sweets and savories. Their red braised pork (RMB108) glistens. But our favorite is the perfect scallion oil noodles (RMB28), the best dish we had in Beijing all month.
November 6, 2017