Lebaran Trip Day 3: Shanghai – Short but Sweet

♫ ♫♫ Dimsum at Tang Gong♫♫♫
People come here mainly to eat the pigeon 唐宮金乳鸽 (RMB 29).
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The siomay did not look fresh.
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The chicken feet was so so.
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We wanted to order rice rolls with shrimp, but the waitress made a mistake.
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My mum wanted to order her favorite dimsum item, BBQ pork buns, but this restaurant only has the steamed version.
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♫ ♫♫ Coffee Time at Seesaw Coffee♫♫♫
Seesaw Coffee is tucked inside the Center of Design on Yuyuan Road, Jing’An district of Shanghai.

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This is a real coffee shop where it only sells 7 types of coffee drinks and some baked desserts. The choices for coffee drinks are Espresso, Americano, Cappuccino, Macchiato, Mocha, Latte and Piccolo.

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I ordered a small cup of hot cappuccino (RMB 25) and a slice of apple cheesecake.

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The coffee beans are from Ethiopia, Yunnan and Guatemala.

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The cheesecake comes in three flavors, which are almond, apple (the one I ate) and chocolate. The cheesecake itself tastes light, but the layer of soft apple bits in the middle added just enough sweet to the overall taste. However, I was expecting the crust to be crunchier like the one from the Cheesecake Factory in the States, which made of something like graham crackers. The crust of this cheesecake is too wet for me.

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The bar chair is quite unique, but I don’t know if it is comfortable to seat on. This girl looks happy though.

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In this small space, they can fit a polaroid board where guests can pin their narcist pictures on and a bookcase.

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♫ ♫♫ Walk around K11♫♫♫
K11 is an artistic shopping mall originated from Hong Kong, is located on Huaihai Road, a station away from iapm mall.

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We went to the skygarden, which I think looks prettier at night when the animal lamps are lighted.

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My mum took a picture with one of the animal lamps.

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The most eye-catching restaurant in this mall is G+ Urban Harvest with its pretty Rose Garden, Pig House and Mushroom Room.

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The pigs do not smell bad, and look very clean.

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The mushroom grown here is used as ingredients in the restaurant.

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♫ ♫♫ Killing Time at Andaz Hotel♫♫♫

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♫ ♫♫ Fine Dining at Mercato♫♫♫
I had a mini reunion with my very good old friends; one of them had to drive from Hangzhou just to see me, and also to introduce his boyfriend, soon to be fiancé.
Mercato is an Italian restaurant by a very well known chef Jean Gorges, located at the Bund no. 3, just right next to RYU.

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While waiting for my friends to arrive, I had some free appetizer, cheese sticks, served at the bar.

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We opened a bottle of red wine. I don’t like red wine, but this one is out of ordinary.

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We shared pizza and each of us ordered a main course.

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♫ ♫♫ Chilling at Light & Salt, Rockbund♫♫♫

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I was overjoyed to meet my very special friends, although very short, but it was so sweet. It could have been sweeter if my boyfriend were there.

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