After more than a year, I finally came back to Shanghai. Somehow I feel like it’s emptier now.
We had dinner at my dad’s favorite Hunan restaurant: Guyi 古意, located inside my favorite’s shopping mall, Jiu Guang 久光.
I’d like to give tips for anyone who wants to try this restaurant:
1. You have to love spicy food.
2. Do not come during dinner time, as you cannot reserve and there is usually a very long queue line. Luckily, they serve free plum tea and or fresh cut watermelon for those who are in waiting list.
After eating spicy food, it is very nice to freshen up your mouth with some free gums and candies. Take some on your way out of the restaurant.
Do not miss out the culinary scene at the basement of Jiuguang Department Store. Following is my favorite Japanese patisserie, Mon Chou Chou, with new collection of Hello Kitty desserts.
I was surprised to see many newcomers occupying the foodie heaven.
Chaumont – gorgeous collection of macaroons
Marion Crepes – Harajuku style crepes
Kika – Italian Gelato Art, 3D ice cream
Milk Top – Homemade ice cream
Apart from the food and beverage section, this Japanese shopping mall has a very nice florist called Hibiya Kadan.