Food reviews - Shanghai, Uncategorized GOURMET CAFE 25 January 2010


Gourmet Cafe
Shanghai Centre,
1376
Shanghai, China

PRICE: ???
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I LOVE BURGERS.

If you know me in real life, you’ll know that’s no big secret 😛 I constantly yearn for burgers. There’s just something so comforting and endorphin-enducing about them, don’t you think? Nothing sexier than a big fat juicy burger in your mouth, I reckon. If I wasn’t worried about growing an ass the size of a house, I’d eat burgers every second day.

Fortunately Shanghai has some great burger joints. One of my favourites is Gourmet Cafe – a very nice casual cafe that caters for the expat crowd, so all staff speak English and the menu’s in English too. It’s also located right outside the Ritz Carlton hotel in Jingan, and is very very close to our place 🙂

Their menu is HUGE. It always takes awhile to decide which of the 23619743 combinations of burgers you want. They all sound fabulous! I dont think I’ve ever had a bad burger here. And dont’ get me started on their smoothie menu – they all sound incredible!

A must-have is their garlic fries, which come in a little ceramic pot and a HEAP of fried garlic on top. The smell of the garlic is so strong, mmmm. Only thing is I wish it would come with a little pot of aoli on the side, that would make it perfect.

A great place for a delicious burger & fries & milkshake meal. I’ll be back!


Strawberry Cheesecake smoothie – luscious, creamy, spot-on

Spinach and avocado salad – not exciting, plus it had spinach on the top and
‘filler’ veggies underneath. Cheater!

“Tom Chutney” – prime beef patty with homemade tomato chutney, emmental cheese,
crispy fried onions, roasted garlic mayonnaise – absolutely DIVINE!

Garlic fries – a foodgasm in a bowl.


32 Comments

  • alyria posted on January 25, 2010 at 12:12 am

    I think I had a foodgasm just LOOKING at those fries. Omg. You know how you can look at a fry and just know it’ll be SO GOOD? Golden and crispily fried on the outside… they ALL look like that. And then smothered in what looks like crispy garlic on top. Think you could send some out of the country? 😉

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    • beverly posted on January 25, 2010 at 2:39 am

      Me tooooo and they really tasted as good as they look. Would be even better with a pot of aioli though!

      Reply
  • sw4y posted on January 25, 2010 at 1:52 am

    Omg, did you manage to eat the whole burger?

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    • beverly posted on January 25, 2010 at 2:40 am

      Last time I did, but this time I shared with Chris, it was goooooooood.

      Reply
  • ze_succubus posted on January 25, 2010 at 4:07 am

    aw man, droooool!

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    • beverly posted on January 25, 2010 at 1:07 pm

      Heh yeah, they do fab food. can’t wait to go back!

      Reply
  • uglychocolate posted on January 25, 2010 at 4:15 am

    I can’t even imagine how to begin biting into that burger. It’s huge!

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    • beverly posted on January 25, 2010 at 1:07 pm

      You just squish it down so it’s flatter, then stuff it in your mouth – hehe

      Reply
  • thefragrantelf posted on January 25, 2010 at 4:22 am

    The burgers DO look awesome. And yes, want. garlic. fries. 🙂

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    • beverly posted on January 25, 2010 at 1:08 pm

      They oughtta do it at The Counter too, it would be fab!

      Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on January 25, 2010 at 4:38 am

    Looks yummy!

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    • beverly posted on January 25, 2010 at 1:15 pm

      Their food’s just fab, glad to have found it in Shanghai!

      Reply
  • alyria posted on January 25, 2010 at 12:12 am

    I think I had a foodgasm just LOOKING at those fries. Omg. You know how you can look at a fry and just know it’ll be SO GOOD? Golden and crispily fried on the outside… they ALL look like that. And then smothered in what looks like crispy garlic on top. Think you could send some out of the country? 😉

    Reply
    • beverly posted on January 25, 2010 at 2:39 am

      Me tooooo and they really tasted as good as they look. Would be even better with a pot of aioli though!

      Reply
  • sw4y posted on January 25, 2010 at 1:52 am

    Omg, did you manage to eat the whole burger?

    Reply
    • beverly posted on January 25, 2010 at 2:40 am

      Last time I did, but this time I shared with Chris, it was goooooooood.

      Reply
  • tiffanyx posted on January 25, 2010 at 11:53 am

    pwoar the burger!!

    i know who to look for in SHA next time! *grins* we might be planning a visit in dec!

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    • beverly posted on January 25, 2010 at 1:17 pm

      Fun! You’ll have a fab time here 🙂

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      • tiffanyx posted on January 25, 2010 at 1:19 pm

        klkl got relatives in shanghai, i hope not to piles on any pounds!!

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  • ze_succubus posted on January 25, 2010 at 4:07 am

    aw man, droooool!

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    • beverly posted on January 25, 2010 at 1:07 pm

      Heh yeah, they do fab food. can’t wait to go back!

      Reply
  • uglychocolate posted on January 25, 2010 at 4:15 am

    I can’t even imagine how to begin biting into that burger. It’s huge!

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    • beverly posted on January 25, 2010 at 1:07 pm

      You just squish it down so it’s flatter, then stuff it in your mouth – hehe

      Reply
  • thefragrantelf posted on January 25, 2010 at 4:22 am

    The burgers DO look awesome. And yes, want. garlic. fries. 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on January 25, 2010 at 1:08 pm

      They oughtta do it at The Counter too, it would be fab!

      Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on January 25, 2010 at 4:38 am

    Looks yummy!

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    • beverly posted on January 25, 2010 at 1:15 pm

      Their food’s just fab, glad to have found it in Shanghai!

      Reply
  • beverly posted on January 25, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    ROFL! good one 😛

    oo i am stuffed right now after our mega dinner.. *burp*

    Reply
  • tiffanyx posted on January 25, 2010 at 11:53 am

    pwoar the burger!!

    i know who to look for in SHA next time! *grins* we might be planning a visit in dec!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on January 25, 2010 at 1:17 pm

      Fun! You’ll have a fab time here 🙂

      Reply
      • tiffanyx posted on January 25, 2010 at 1:19 pm

        klkl got relatives in shanghai, i hope not to piles on any pounds!!

        Reply
  • beverly posted on January 25, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    ROFL! good one 😛

    oo i am stuffed right now after our mega dinner.. *burp*

    Reply
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