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Shanghai Tang Cafe

Posted on: 22 May 2010

One of my aunts who lives in Hong Kong, recently went on a business trip to Shanghai and told me all about this fabulous restaurant that she visited. She loved it so much that she sent me a whole bunch of photos of the restaurant and well, it would be rude not to share them on this blog!
Shanghai Tang 2
I was interested to learn that Shanghai Tang is a luxury brand from China who offer a whole range of products from bespoke tableware to ready to wear garments with the theme of contemporary Chinese design. Similar to Ikea, they took this lifestyle concept and introduced a (separate) resturant, albeit a much more upmarket and luxurious one at that. I'm afraid that at Shanghai Tang Cafe there aren't any meatballs here (but my, I do love Ikea meatballs!) and is er...much pricier.
Shanghai Tang 1
Love the contrasting colours of the armchairs, though I wouldn't be too happy if I ended up on a stool instead!
Shanghai Tang 3
Just the plates alone, make me want to visit!
Shanghai Tang 4
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Clearly for a luxury design brand, presentation is key and as my aunt recalls the food was quite delicious too!
Foie Gras
Foie gras
Salty Egg yolk on tofu
Salted egg yolk on tofu
This one below is probably what made her email me these photos, kitschy cute food is definitely my kind of thing! These swan shaped delights are fantastic, I so want to try!
White turnip with curry
White turnip with curry
Yeah so, who would like to buy me a ticket to Shanghai so I can eat kitschy swan shaped food?

60 comments:

  1. When I was in Hong Kong in 1996 I was so excited to go to Shanghai Tang. They opened in a big space in NYC years later...it didn't work out...so they downscaled and have a much smaller store here now.

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  2. This place looks so so amazing!

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  3. oh my. so cute! it looks like a restaurant i'd see on those drama shows :) my parents are in shanghai! i wish i could be there and try this place out.

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  4. That looks like an amazing restaurant. Those swan thingies are so cool! Seeing pictures of well presented, yummy looking food always makes me feel rubbish about the stuff I cook myself though!

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  5. this place is so cute, i love discovering new restaurants!

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  6. oohhh, i love the presentation. i am all about aesthetics, i would love this. i would like the teapot too!

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  7. Oh this darling little swans look too good to eat. And I love all the bold colours at this cafe. Shanghai's my fav city in China haha so modern and the food is so yummy

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  8. the food looks so exciting and cutey
    and the interior looks so pretty, the presentation is considered so well

    x

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  9. So Shanghai Tang has a cafe now? I have been loving their luxurious scarves since I've discovered the brand. That white turnip with curry presentation is so cute. Have a great weekend! xoxo

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  10. Hmmm Ive lived in Shanghai for 7 years plus summer visits and I dont see this often :)

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  11. someone buy me a ticket too! What a beautiful restaurant. I love the lifestyle concept too, we don't have that here in Brazil.

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  12. ha what great presentation! i would be too sad to ruin the plate and not eat any food!
    well done on getting through your exams too...the relief is good!
    margief
    x

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  13. What gorgeous presentation! Wow…the food looks far to pretty too eat! This place is definitely on my list of places to go!

    Lucie x

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  14. when i went to hong kong, i stopped in shanghai tang. its really cute, i loved it all but it was a lil exspensive :S my mums from shanghai and she loved it also!!
    xx

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  15. this is super cool. love the patterns + colors.

    xo Alison

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  16. It literally looks amazing! And I bet the food is crazy nice!
    - Adele
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  17. these foods are beautiful!

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  18. ahhh shanghai tang, i love them for their traditional chinese garments and the quirky household items and honestly, walking past the store on pedder street (central) i love getting a whiff of their ginger flower room space, so heavenly. Isn't shanghai tang from HK though? I know for sure that a singaporean opened it David Tang (yay singapore pride!)

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  19. Orange and blue goldfish teapots! Miraculous!

    Make waves,
    A from A + B in the Sea

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  20. That place looks awesome.. the décor is so bold.

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  21. Oh man, Shanghai Tang. Bringing back memories of my childhood in HK... I swear we have a collection of those silk boxes that have absolutely no use... x

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  22. Winnie... there's a Shanghai Tang shop on Sloane Street in London, so you don't need to travel to Shanghai! I don't think it has a restaurant though, but you could probably find the plates, and if not the plates then the clothes. I went to the shops in HK and Shanghai and thought they were fantastic ^-^

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  23. Its a swan. Its a food. Whatever it is, I want it
    It would be mine

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  24. looks wonderful. How on earth did they make the swans?

    Dena x

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  25. What a lovely post! This place looks amazing!!

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  26. i like those colourful design

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  27. Wow, I love it. I checked on their website and it seems like they have shops all over Asia, but not in Japan. Not faaaair!

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  28. Oh my swans on a plate, how fab can you get it all actually looks to good to eat!

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  29. It looks so beautiful inside the restaurant & love the colors :)

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  30. So artistic. Love the pics. I dunno..I am sure I would just stare at those swans. Recently, someone gave me a white chocolate swan and I just can't bring myself to eat it.

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  31. Oh how gorgeous! What a cute concept. It's a good thing the food was as good as the decor - but I suppose the decor alone would probably have me coming back for more. ;)
    Romany
    xx

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  32. hahahah china is a good place for visit...entertaining and fun :) myparent visit it last year and they brought me a lot nice things ...

    btw i've been adding u into my blog list...and following too,would u like do it too ? hehehe

    thanks before :)

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  33. What a fabulous space!
    And the presentation on that cuisine is incredible!!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  34. Cute turnip :) Looks like swan. Anyway,I love chinesse food too. They're delicious.

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  35. Omg the food looks too amazing and everything in general!

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  36. whoa. the goldfish in the tea cup looks so real.

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  37. Im going to Hong Kong in December and I will definatly be visiting here ! Looks super !

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  38. that looks so beautiful, but i know for a fact i wouldn't like anything to eat there - im so picky! haha x

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  39. Wow, what a great place! That tea set is fantastic. I love the koi fish!
    These are great pictures, lucky you to have such a sharing aunt! And lucky us for your blog!

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  40. The swan dimsum(?) looks amazing!:D I'd just stare at it all day instead of putting it into my mouth!

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  41. The aesthetic of this place is fantastic; and I adore the avant garde color scheme. I'm not sure if I would EVER want to leave this restaurant!! :)

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  42. thanks for your comment on my circle lens blog. :D i may be going to Shanghai this year so i think reading this just got me more excited :3

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  43. omg it's adorable! I love it! And the contrast of colours and everything!

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  44. so cool!
    you have a great blog, keep it up!
    thanks for sharing, love it

    -cma
    COSMICaroline.blogspot.com

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  45. Hay dear blogger!
    How are you? I'm glad that I've visited this blog! She's lovely.

    Please, check mine too & maybe we can follow eachother!
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    Love, Cindy.

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  46. It looks so yummy! Thank you for sharing this.

    Ooh, can't wait to visit Shanghai one day. I love Hong Kong too. I have a lot of family living there.

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  47. Shangai Tai is a gorgeous brand, i like the look of teh restaurant. How wonderful that there is one. the swan shaped food is delightful
    xoxo
    marian.

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  48. Hey there. Cool post. Great photos. Looks so amazing. Hope you had a great weekend. Thanks for your comment on my latest post. Have a wonderful week ahead.

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  49. looks like suuuch an amazing place.<3

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  50. beautiful pictures, i need to go back to shanghai!


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  51. Winnie, I want to visit too. Can you take me with you? :)

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  53. Oh WOW! those swan shaped things look amazing! I love the goldfish detail on the tea cups too. And yes, I would recommend the book, but I just read another one I which I would recommend even more! It was Lottie Moore's A Gate at the Stairs. I read it in 2 days it was so good!

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  54. Oh my gosh that place looks amazing!!!! Those armchairs look dreamy. There must be a place like this in London somewhere?!

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  55. This is soo cool!! The hanging birdcages and the armchairs are awesome. I love the goldfish on the teapot and the swan shaped food is so awesome. :)

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  56. this is super cool. love the patterns + colors.

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  57. thanks for sharing.

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