FOOD, Food reviews, Uncategorized PAUL 31 July 2009


Paul
1/F, Shanghai Center,
1376 Nanjing Xi Road
Shanghai, China

PRICE: ????
RATING:

I absolutely love Paul. A Parisian boulangerie, they’re located in the expat areas of Shanghai and are pretty much visited only by expats, plus a handful of rich (and/or trendy) Shanghainese. They bake fresh bread, pastries, cakes, etc.. and let me just say that I have been multiple times, ordered multiple items, and they are ALWAYS good. Even their plain ‘ol French baguette is good! The only downside is that they have a ridiculous price tag.. think 70? for a small slice of plain mushroom quiche. Still, we relunctantly pay because we love the food.

This was actually our first time dining in, because we were early for our dentist appointment and wanted to just chill out and relax for a bit. Their cold poached salmon with potato salad was actually pretty good. I would have preferred warm, but the salmon had a light buttery flavour and did not need much sauce to be enjoyed. I loved the potato salad it came with – rich and creamy and perfectly chilled.

The Burger with cheese, however, was MINDBLOWING. Seriously, it was one of the best burgers I’ve ever had, and most definitely THE BEST BURGER in Shanghai. The meat was tasty and had no strange bits, and the bun was a bit flat but so buttery on the inside and crisp on the outside. It was absolutely luscious!!!! Holy crap it was good. I could’ve eaten 2 of these babies easily. If you like burgers (and even if you don’t), GET YOUR ASS down to Paul in Shanghai Center (in Jingan) and dig into one of these. I’m making myself hungry just thinking about it now…. mmmmm…. buuuurrrrgerrrrrr…..


Chilling out. It was an awesome day! My tee says
“I LOVE (pic of burger and fries)” – very apt for the occasion 😉

Banana caramel latte – sounded so enticing, but it was actually tres strange

Cold poached salmon with potato salad

Burger with cheese – oh nomnomnom!!!


46 Comments

  • dottybunny posted on July 31, 2009 at 8:40 am

    You and the food look great.

    The burger looks kinda small tho.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 3, 2009 at 3:56 pm

      Yeah it looks small from the angle, but not bad in real life, pretty decent sized!

      Reply
  • jilllldoe posted on July 31, 2009 at 9:28 am

    hey beverly! i came by your LJ via shexpat… am also a singaporean in shanghai! your blog posts are so informative, i love them! and the food looks super yummy too.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 3, 2009 at 4:00 pm

      Cool, what a coincidence! SHA is loads of fun 🙂

      Reply
  • arianna_noel posted on July 31, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    oh my god. i made salmon last night. yours looks amazing. look at those fries!! 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 3, 2009 at 4:02 pm

      Salmon is so healthy, and pretty easy to cook too, it’s a winner!

      Reply
  • dottybunny posted on July 31, 2009 at 8:40 am

    You and the food look great.

    The burger looks kinda small tho.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 3, 2009 at 3:56 pm

      Yeah it looks small from the angle, but not bad in real life, pretty decent sized!

      Reply
  • jilllldoe posted on July 31, 2009 at 9:28 am

    hey beverly! i came by your LJ via shexpat… am also a singaporean in shanghai! your blog posts are so informative, i love them! and the food looks super yummy too.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 3, 2009 at 4:00 pm

      Cool, what a coincidence! SHA is loads of fun 🙂

      Reply
  • ichabunni posted on July 31, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    love the hair color!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 3, 2009 at 4:03 pm

      Thanks hon! I like it heaaaps, am getting addicted *oops*

      Reply
  • arianna_noel posted on July 31, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    oh my god. i made salmon last night. yours looks amazing. look at those fries!! 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 3, 2009 at 4:02 pm

      Salmon is so healthy, and pretty easy to cook too, it’s a winner!

      Reply
  • oh_ayana posted on August 1, 2009 at 1:19 am

    I miss t-shirts and skirts 🙁

    the banana caramel latte seems very strange… I would have never ordered that haha

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 3, 2009 at 4:03 pm

      it is sooo hot in Shanghai, Singapore’s actually way more cool now!

      Reply
  • ichabunni posted on July 31, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    love the hair color!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 3, 2009 at 4:03 pm

      Thanks hon! I like it heaaaps, am getting addicted *oops*

      Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on August 1, 2009 at 6:36 am

    Yum! Your purse looks good too.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 3, 2009 at 4:05 pm

      Hee thanks, am loving it!

      Reply
  • thienlan posted on August 1, 2009 at 8:41 am

    yeah Paul is yummy, you can have authentic French baguette
    In the first pic you say your T shirt says something but I’m sure people could see wjat your panty was saying too… muhahaha

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 3, 2009 at 4:06 pm

      Oooh i always look at their baguette sandwiches and want one, but then I always end up getting the quiche or choc croissant. mmmmm.

      heheh it was the angle, i swear!

      Reply
  • oh_ayana posted on August 1, 2009 at 1:19 am

    I miss t-shirts and skirts 🙁

    the banana caramel latte seems very strange… I would have never ordered that haha

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 3, 2009 at 4:03 pm

      it is sooo hot in Shanghai, Singapore’s actually way more cool now!

      Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on August 1, 2009 at 6:36 am

    Yum! Your purse looks good too.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 3, 2009 at 4:05 pm

      Hee thanks, am loving it!

      Reply
  • thienlan posted on August 1, 2009 at 8:41 am

    yeah Paul is yummy, you can have authentic French baguette
    In the first pic you say your T shirt says something but I’m sure people could see wjat your panty was saying too… muhahaha

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 3, 2009 at 4:06 pm

      Oooh i always look at their baguette sandwiches and want one, but then I always end up getting the quiche or choc croissant. mmmmm.

      heheh it was the angle, i swear!

      Reply
  • susyspeed posted on August 1, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    your legs look like they go on forever!!!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 3, 2009 at 4:07 pm

      I wish! 😛

      Reply
  • susyspeed posted on August 1, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    your legs look like they go on forever!!!

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    • beverly posted on August 3, 2009 at 4:07 pm

      I wish! 😛

      Reply
  • ikedee posted on August 3, 2009 at 12:17 am

    i din see the food
    i only saw ur LONNNNNNNNNNNNNNG Legs!!
    U got fabulous long legs lady!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 3, 2009 at 4:07 pm

      Hee I’m not that lucky.. chris just got an excellent angle! 😛

      Reply
  • sh4r0n posted on August 3, 2009 at 4:06 am

    Hi Bev. Hope everything goes well with the wedding. Can’t wait to see the pics. I realised that next time you reply it will probably be after the wedding so…… BIG CONGRATS!!!!!!!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 3, 2009 at 4:08 pm

      Noooo wedding yet, but getting there. 4 days to go yaaarrrghhhh!!!!

      Reply
  • ikedee posted on August 3, 2009 at 12:17 am

    i din see the food
    i only saw ur LONNNNNNNNNNNNNNG Legs!!
    U got fabulous long legs lady!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 3, 2009 at 4:07 pm

      Hee I’m not that lucky.. chris just got an excellent angle! 😛

      Reply
  • popcorn_feet posted on August 3, 2009 at 11:42 am

    Whoa – just took a peek at the wedding blog. Um, 5 days. 5 days????

    Hope all is coming together finally…dress, food, all the things that happened last minute. I know you’ve had lots of help with the details but…wow, must be lots of last minute detail..

    5 day?

    lol

    wow

    Best of luck for the ceremony, the dinner, and all 🙂

    Tracy

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 3, 2009 at 4:09 pm

      I knooooow ARGH I am seriously going INSANE.

      It’s come by so quickly1

      Reply
  • popcorn_feet posted on August 3, 2009 at 11:43 am

    Oh yeah, Im with everyone else– your gown will never cover your legs which are 8 miles long 😛

    Reply
  • sh4r0n posted on August 3, 2009 at 4:06 am

    Hi Bev. Hope everything goes well with the wedding. Can’t wait to see the pics. I realised that next time you reply it will probably be after the wedding so…… BIG CONGRATS!!!!!!!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 3, 2009 at 4:08 pm

      Noooo wedding yet, but getting there. 4 days to go yaaarrrghhhh!!!!

      Reply
  • popcorn_feet posted on August 3, 2009 at 11:42 am

    Whoa – just took a peek at the wedding blog. Um, 5 days. 5 days????

    Hope all is coming together finally…dress, food, all the things that happened last minute. I know you’ve had lots of help with the details but…wow, must be lots of last minute detail..

    5 day?

    lol

    wow

    Best of luck for the ceremony, the dinner, and all 🙂

    Tracy

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 3, 2009 at 4:09 pm

      I knooooow ARGH I am seriously going INSANE.

      It’s come by so quickly1

      Reply
  • popcorn_feet posted on August 3, 2009 at 11:43 am

    Oh yeah, Im with everyone else– your gown will never cover your legs which are 8 miles long 😛

    Reply
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