[Shanghai Girl Eats] Alan Wong’s (Lunch)
Alan Wong’s | alanwongs.com | Dianping
Address: 2/F, The Portman Ritz-Carlton, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu / 南京西路1376号上海商城2层(波特曼丽思卡尔顿酒店)
Date visited: 2017.04 for lunch (open for lunch and dinner)
Price: RMB200-300 per person for lunch; RMB 500-800 dinner (+15% service charge)
What to get:
– Spiced cucumber smash
– Hawaiian style “loco moco”
– “Shanghai Dip,” pho flavors
– The Coconut
My friend and I had lunch at Alan Wong’s very specifically to get two dishes that are not on the dinner menu — the loco moco and pho dip sandwich. I don’t think people give Alan Wong’s enough credit mainly because it is so expensive but it’s good so I’ll allow it. Read about dinner here.
Guest camera: I am using my friend’s Leica D-Lux.
Spiced cucumber smash (RMB78) gin, cucumber, mint, Thai chili
Spicy and refreshing.
Bread (complimentary) — bread basket during dinner; single piece of your choosing during lunch.
We also got to try some spam grilled cheese with chilled tomato soup that Chef Beth was putting together for a food festival.
Hawaiian style “loco moco” (RMB118) with kimchi fried rice
Loco moco is a Hawaiian dish that comes in many variations typically with white rice, hamburger patty, runny egg, and gravy. Alan Wong’s uses kimchi fried rice — boom. In order to fully enjoy this, I recommend breaking up the burger patty and egg, mix well, and eat with bits of everything in each bite.
“Shanghai Dip,” pho flavors (RMB140) sliced chilled roast beef sandwich, oxtail dipping broth
This is like pho sandwiched between perfectly toasted bread with flavorful broth on the side for dipping. Moreover, I love swiveling the sandwich in the hoisin sriracha sauce it comes with.
The Coconut (RMB98)
Alan Wong’s signature dessert, which is coconut sorbet in a chocolate shell surrounded by fresh fruit and passion fruit sauce.