Food reviews - Shanghai, Romantic dates, Uncategorized OUR LAST NIGHT IN SHANGHAI 17 June 2011


Shook!
23 Nanjing East Road
Shanghai, China

PRICE: ?????
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So as I was saying… I liked Shook! so much I decided to go back that same day for dinner – this time on a quiet dinner date with Chris. Co-incidentally, it was also our last night in Shanghai, so we wanted something memorable… hence the location at The Bund.

This time, Shook! was transformed into night time dining.. with mood lighting, much quieter ambience, and a different menu offering their full range of a la carte dishes. The menu is pretty exhaustive, and so tantalising that we had trouble figuring out what to order 😉 It took a bit of back-and-forth and listening to the waiter’s recommendations before we finally decided on our choices. We were very fortunate to be allocated the best table there – a corner table right by the glass windows overlooking The Bund area. Gorgeous!

We were treated to a complimentary champagne with bubbling pearls. OK I think it had a much more eloquent name than this, but I forgot 😉 It was fascinating to look at – the pearls going up and down the bubbling champagne, and they burst as we drank. Novelty!

We thoroughly enjoyed the dishes, which were all brought out beautifully presented. The portions are not large (considering the price), but enough so that we were full at the end of the meal. Fine food, lovely ambience, and good service – a nice way to remember our last night in Shanghai 🙂


Our table view at Shook!

Champagne with bubbling pearls

Our last night in Shanghai 🙂

Amuse bouche

Trio of crab

Lightly dusted cajun spiced seabass with pimento mayo, avocado, cucumber salad and a twist of chilli

Slow braised grain fed beef cheek with a humble mash, crisply cooked bacon, and caramelized grenadine onion

Sides of fries and mushrooms

Tiramisu with creamy white chocolate, marsala panacotta, and espresso

Lemon tart with mint sauce

Mint cocktail

Upstairs balcony area for drinks


22 Comments

  • Anonymous posted on June 17, 2011 at 4:47 am

    I think they call it a Kir Royale with Creme de Casis cavier. Basically it’s a Kir but with Champagne instead of white wine and then they do something to the creme de casis to make it bubble like that. I liked it but the Champagne was not cold enough when I went!

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    • beverly posted on June 17, 2011 at 12:33 pm

      YES that’s it! It was really nice.. I like novelty stuff, hah

      Reply
  • somebluenotes posted on June 17, 2011 at 11:26 am

    How do you eat so much and not gain weight?

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    • beverly posted on June 17, 2011 at 12:34 pm

      Breastfeeding a ton does help 😛

      Reply
  • nakedpetals posted on June 17, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    looks yum! is that a chocolate spoon with the tiramisu???

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    • beverly posted on June 17, 2011 at 12:34 pm

      YES, it was so cute!!

      Reply
  • beverly posted on June 17, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    It was really nice for our last night in China 🙂

    Reply
  • Anonymous posted on June 17, 2011 at 4:47 am

    I think they call it a Kir Royale with Creme de Casis cavier. Basically it’s a Kir but with Champagne instead of white wine and then they do something to the creme de casis to make it bubble like that. I liked it but the Champagne was not cold enough when I went!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 17, 2011 at 12:33 pm

      YES that’s it! It was really nice.. I like novelty stuff, hah

      Reply
  • carorules posted on June 17, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    The view is amazing!

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    • beverly posted on June 18, 2011 at 7:00 am

      The iconic Shanghai view 🙂 It was nice for our last night there!

      Reply
  • somebluenotes posted on June 17, 2011 at 11:26 am

    How do you eat so much and not gain weight?

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 17, 2011 at 12:34 pm

      Breastfeeding a ton does help 😛

      Reply
  • nakedpetals posted on June 17, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    looks yum! is that a chocolate spoon with the tiramisu???

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 17, 2011 at 12:34 pm

      YES, it was so cute!!

      Reply
  • beverly posted on June 17, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    It was really nice for our last night in China 🙂

    Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on June 18, 2011 at 1:41 am

    Lovely views

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    • beverly posted on June 18, 2011 at 7:00 am

      I think half the price was ‘cos of the locations and views, heh

      Reply
  • carorules posted on June 17, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    The view is amazing!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 18, 2011 at 7:00 am

      The iconic Shanghai view 🙂 It was nice for our last night there!

      Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on June 18, 2011 at 1:41 am

    Lovely views

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 18, 2011 at 7:00 am

      I think half the price was ‘cos of the locations and views, heh

      Reply

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