♫ ♫♫ Big Brunch at Mr. Pancake House♫♫♫
I used to work part time at Mr. Pancake House when I was taking Chinese language course in Shanghai after college. The first outlet was just 5 minutes away by foot from my apartment in Jing An district. Now, they have 6 outlets in Shanghai. Amazing. I was curious to see their new outlet in DaPuQiao.
The interior design has improved a lot. The sofa is stamped with their logo, although the logo is a not very appealing according to my brother.
I like the outdoor seating area.
My dad ordered Chicken & Waffle (RMB 75) – whole waffle with fried chicken choice of 3 chicken wings, 5 chicken legs or half chicken.
My dad chose chicken wings. Surprisingly, he managed to clean his plate. Superdad.
My mum ordered Salmon Scramble (RMB 48) – 3 eggs scrambled with salmon, cheese, served with 2 pancakes and homefries.
However, my mum exchanged the pancakes with waffles with extra charges. She also cleaned her plate.
I ordered Spinach and Mushroom Omelet (RMB 42) – 3 eggs omelet with spinach, mushrooms, onions, cheese, topped with diced tomatoes, served with 2 pancakes and homefries.
I requested to omit the cheese, and replace the regular pancakes with Whole Wheat Pancakes. However, it turns out that the whole wheat pancake is simply a regular pancake sprinkled with oats. I only ate a quarter of the pancake, but finished the rest of the food on my big plate.
My brother ordered Grilled Sausages Combo (RMB 65) – 2 eggs, with a choice of fried or scrambled, with choices of grilled Thurigian, Backwurst, or Nuernberger sausages, 2 pancakes and homefries.
My brother had the most leftover on the plate.
Overall, this restaurant is very competitive tastewise, but in terms of the standard of service, it is still far behind the real American Breakfast restaurants in the States. We were quite annoyed by the waiter who did not have good understanding of the menu and talked impolitely.
♫♫♫Late lunch at Tsui Wah♫♫♫
Tsui Wah 翠華餐廳, established in 1967, is one of famous Hong Kong chain restaurants.
This restaurant has noticeable servings of milk tea drinks, both hot and iced, as well as the Signature Homemade Fish Balls Noodle (RMB 33) dish.
The veggie is served with ice, maybe to keep the color green, as the ice stops cooking process ~ what I learned from cooking school.
I never tried their bakery, but it looks very appetizing. Maybe I should try when I arrive in Hong Kong.
I gave plus point for the furniture design, including the craving of the name of the restaurant on the side of the table and the handle at the back of the chair to easily move the chair in and out.
There are many dessert stores nearby the restaurant. One of them is TianPin 甜品, with its signature durian desserts:
A) durian kueh
B) durian flat noodle
C) durian ice cream
D) durian milk with mango and banana
E) durian cheesecake
F) durian mille crepes.
I should surprise my durian-addict-boyfriend when we come to Shanghai.
♫♫♫Window Eating at iapm Mall♫♫♫
iapm is a new shopping mall located on the busiest shopping street in Shanghai, Huaihai Road.
Here is the guideline for window eating in this mall.
i) StayReal Cafe – A coffee shop connected to a clothing store
The color of the mascot of Stay Real reminds me of McDonalds.
ii) Uncle Tetsu – Japanese cheesecake
The mascot of Uncle Tetsu is cute, so Japanese.
iii) Mochi Sweets – Mochi donuts with Hello Kitty promotion
♫♫♫Fine Dining at RYU♫♫♫
RYU 留 is Japanese fine dining restaurant located at The Bund no. 5.
We ordered a super long sushi boat and a big plate of sashimi for sharing.
Look at how fresh the sashimi is.
Each of us ordered a main course. I had a set of salmon rice. What an adorable soup pot.
My mum ordered a tempura set rice.
My brother ordered grilled fish, simple yet delicious.
I like the classic feel of the building, such as the needle as an indicator of the elevator.