After two decades of bringing authentic Shanghainese cuisine to Singapore, the refurbished Grand Shanghai makes its highly anticipated return with a fresh look andunique dining concept paying homage to the “Old Shanghai” of the 1930s.
The new restaurant space promises a feast for the senses, inspired by the city’s golden age when Shanghai came to be known as “The Paris of the East". Against a backdrop of Old Shanghai – iconic art- deco motifs and traditional oriental designs – discerning diners can expect to immerse themselves in a vibrant atmosphere of enchanting live entertainment and an extensive menu of decadent delicacies by new Master Chef Jacky Tang that are rooted in Shanghainese cuisine and adapted for the local palate.
“After 20 years of success, we wanted to rebrand Grand Shanghai with a contemporary look and feelwhile maintaining its original Shanghainese authenticity and heritage,” explains Andy Wong, Vice President, Food & Beverage, Asia, Millennium Hotels and Resorts. “The refresh of our menu, interiors and dining experience is a seamless blend of traditional Chinese tastes with modern influences, celebrating a period in history where Shanghai was Asia’s thriving hub of art, design and entertainment.”
Grand Shanghai is helmed by Master Chef Jacky Tang, who brings with him 28 years of experience working in award-winning restaurants and hotels across Singapore and China and is known for his distinct talent of using innovative new techniques to tease out authentic Shanghainese flavours. The restaurant’s new menu is a celebration of the freshest and finest ingredients, incorporating influences from Hong Kong, Beijing, Sichuan and Singapore.
The extensive menu features a tantalising mix of Shanghainese specialities, dim sum staples and a selection of crispy, tender barbecued meats. Each dish is carefully arranged and presented to resemble exquisite works of art, in a celebration of taste and visual flair.
Elaborating on his culinary creations, Master Chef Jacky Tang shares: “The conceptualisation of these dishes was as much about staying true to Shanghainese cuisine as it was about bringing a superior dining experience to the table. By using premium ingredients from around the world and employing contemporary techniques, these traditional recipes have been updated and elevated to reflect the extravagance of Grand Shanghai.”
Adapted to suit local tastes, the new menu features lighter flavours to complement the Singapore weather as well as the addition of more varied spices. Duck also features heavily in this iteration of the menu for its richness of flavour. Start with the Light and Shadow Crispy Duck – a twist on the traditional beef version – paper-thin slices of duck that shatter into delightfully flavourful shards with hints of wasabi, deftly placed on an intricate Osmanthus syrup sculpture that provides a sweet finish to the dish.
The Grand Shanghai Tea-Smoked Duck, at once crispy and juicy, is served with soft, pillowy handmade buns and presented in a chamber of tea and osmanthus smoke for an infusion of earthy and floral notes with maximum visual impact. For a novel combination of the Peking Duck and the popular Shanghainese lamb wraps, try the Spiced Crispy Lamb – well seasoned cubes of charcoal-grilled lamb with a crunchy cumin and paprika crust, served with a lightly warmed pancakes, scallions, cucumber and a garlic soy sauce for the slightest suggestion of heat.
Other standout signatures also include seafood offerings like the refreshing Fresh Sliced Abalone served cold with a tart pomelo vinegar and sake jelly that beautifully enhances the briny abalone; and the Deep-fried Yellow Croaker Fish with Roselle Sauce – slices of lightly deep-fried fish accompanied by a side of homemade pickled onions marinated in roselle jus for a delightful sweet savoury contrast.
A well-stocked bar is located in the main dining area, with an extensive collection of premium wines and a carefully curated selection of rare Chinese spirits and liquors to offer bespoke beverage pairing for every dish, or afternoons of leisure and evenings of indulgence.
Blossom, Singapore’s latest contemporary Chinese restaurant is nestled in the lobby of the iconic Marina Bay Sands. The kitchen helmed by seasoned and award-winning Chefs, will present diners with modern interpretations of the finest cuisine from Canton, Sichuan and Shanghai – a delectable balance of traditional and modern flavours and techniques.
Blossom’s elegant interiors are a refined juxtaposition of everyday oriental objects which are accentuated with contrasting materials, to reflect subtle luxury and depth. With lush greenery as its backdrop, the restaurant’s design takes advantage of the natural light that floods the dining room throughout the day. The inviting dining area, three private rooms and a sleek bar makes it the perfect venue to celebrate and host, no matter what the occasion.
Blossom’s architecture, interior design, décor, innovative menu and flawless serviceâ€‹ is guaranteed to take its diners to greater heights of culinary realm.
Shanghai's iconic bund-side nightlife establishment, Bar Rouge will be opening their Singapore branch soon. It will be located on the 71st storey of Swissotel The Stamford.
In operation since 2004, Bar Rouge is one of the most famous clubs in Shanghai, A must-visit for out-of-towners sampling the high end of Shanghai nightlife. You can often use the password "Miss Rouge" to dodge the cover fee before midnight. Hopefully that will work the same for here in Singapore.
Mellower Coffee is a coffee house from Shanghai specialized in specialty coffee from various places around the world. Its two-storey global flagship store in Singapore is now at Bugis.
They carry coffee beans from many regions of the world and they strive to give their customers the best coffee experience, be it in taste or presentation. You can chat up their friendly baristas to see what type of single origin coffee is being offered for the week.
Their house blend coffee is specially flown in from Shanghai and hand crafted by their baristas to give you a new perspective on coffee
Avenue Joffre offers authentic and comfort food from various areas of China, including Shanghai, Zhejiang, Szechuan, Beijing and Guangdong.
In 1930’s, a Cantonese filmmaker who was working in Shanghai movie industry owned an old house on Avenue Joffre and happily opened up the place for gathering and exchange views on arts and culture with friends and associates when he was off duty, and to exchange vviews on arts and culture.
Not only his Shanghainese chef has always made authentic Shanghainese dishes to serve his guests, Ooften he would delight them his guests with his superb extraordinary Cantonese cuisine in person. Later on his guests also took turns to present their best home cooking, gradually where had become and become a platform to exchange and showcase cuisines from all over China. Soon the old house has become had been marked as an open secret for unique Chinese culinary experience.
Crisp colour, graphic prints and playful sophistication are hallmarks of Kate Spade New York. As their world expands, their exuberant approach to the everyday is evident in each category they enter, from handbags and clothing to jewellery, watches shoes, stationery and home.
Kate Spade New York has nearly 300 Kate Spade New York stores worldwide and a thriving e-commerce business. Whether in San Francisco, Sao Paulo or Shanghai, their shops are always warm and inviting.
9Goubuli, a celebrated dining establishment in China, is opening its very first international outlet at Marina Bay Sands.
Steeped in history, with the original recipes dating back to 1858, Goubuli gained global fame over time for its baozi – the delicate handmade steamed buns with a soupy filling using half leavened dough and bursting with flavours from the North of China.
Goubuli in Tianjin already has a steady fan-base and is a must amongst visitors to the city, including global dignitaries and leading entertainment personalities.
Enjoy a comprehensive menu serving up hand-crafted buns, dumplings by the team of Baozi Masters and traditional soup, handpulled noodles, Cantonese roast and seafood dishes prepared by seasoned Chefs.
You will also be impressed with staples such as the Steam Xiao Long Bao, Pan-Fried Buns with Pork Stuffing, Onion Pancake and Shanghainese Wonton in Red Oil Vinegar.
The 3,811 square feet restaurant is designed to cater for family dinners, corporate functions or a quiet meal for a small group. The three private dining rooms are perfect for a celebration during the festive seasons or special occasions. The culinary team is also open to customizing menus to suit different palates. 9Goubuli’s warm ambience is completed with dark wooden motif wood paneling, oriental furniture, marble-top tables and beautiful table-setting.