[Shanghai Girl Eats] Hakkasan 2nd Anniversary
Hakkasan is one of my favorite restaurants in Shanghai and I can’t believe it has already been two years since it opened in March 2014. Hakkasan celebrated its two-year anniversary with a special 10-course meal by Michelin-starred Executive Head Chef Tong Chee Hwee priced at RMB888 per person and RMB288 to add beverage pairing. The dishes were excellent (and exuberant) in typical Hakkasan fashion.
Crispy duck in lotus root with Imperial caviar
King crab puff and crispy pork belly
Dim sum platter (shaped like koi fish, octopus, and squid!)
Double boiled baby abalone in golden broth
Pan-fried Wagyu beef with yam and baby asparagus (M9)
Stir fry gai lan with Iberian ham and lily bulb
Seared Australian scallop with Chinese chive and pine nuts
Grilled silver cod in sha cha sauce (definitely favorite of the night)
Crispy chicken with glutinous rice
Black sesame and soya custard with lime curd
Following dinner, there were drinks and finger foods for guests. Apparently Hakkasan’s idea of finger food is dishing out an endless supply of their signature crispy duck with caviar, which is one of the most expensive items on the menu. Can’t say they aren’t generous.