[Shanghai] Le Saleya (3)
Le Saleya | saleya.com.cn | Dianping
Address: 长乐路570弄1号(近襄阳北路) – 570 Changle Lu near Xiangyang Lu (徐汇区 Xuhui District)
Date visited: 2014.11 for dinner
– Starters RMB¥60-95 (and RMB¥260 for Spanish cold cut)
– Mains RMB¥150-225 (and prime rib for two RMB¥680)
Will return: Yes
What to get:
– Pig’s ears
– “Mi cuit” foie gras and toast
– Crispy pig’s trotters
– Crispy salmon
– Suckling pig and cabbage
Please note this was an invited tasting
Earlier in 2014, Le Saleya underwent renovation and came back with a new chef, new dishes, and new decor. I always liked Le Saleya from my previous visits  pre-renovation for its dishes with a homey vibe. Le Saleya post-renovation definitely has some new dishes that are worth a try.
Both set menu and a la carte options are available.
Pig’s ears (RMB¥90)
Crispy and perfectly seasoned little snacks I could eat for hours in front of the TV. One of my favorites tonight.
“Mi cuit” foie gras and toast (RMB¥95)
Creamy foie gras can do no wrong.
Sea scallops carpaccio & oursin (RMB¥95)
Fresh raw scallops with a dabble of sea urchin on top.
Crispy pig’s trotters (RMB¥90)
Another favorite starter (next to the pig’s ears). Crispy on the outside and full of collagen inside.
Lobster Cornouaille style (part of degustation menu set)
Not a fan of the broth flavor.
Scallops and braised endives (RMB¥170)
This is not bad but looking at the dish as a whole, scallops and endives are not the most emotionally fulfilling of entrees. Endives are also a hit or miss for people.
Crispy salmon (RMB¥170)
Usually, I don’t voluntarily order salmon at restaurants but this version is great. Salmon wrapped up in a sheet of crispy rice paper, that acts like a crispy skin — must be eaten together!
Suckling pig and cabbage (RMB¥175)
Suckling pig crispy on the outside and soft on the inside sitting in a super creamy sauce great for dipping bread.
Crème brûlée (RMB¥50)
A traditional crème brûlée with caramelized sugar on top to crack with a spoon.
Cheesecake au maracuja (RMB¥50)
A play on cheesecake with the crumbled crust on top and passion fruit sauce underneath — a surprise like for me.
Tarte au citron (RMB¥50)
A lemon tart by the layers. Simple and delicious. Be sure to get the entire cross section in one bite.
Fondant au chocolat (RMB¥60)
Last time I visited Le Saleya, I thought the the chocolate flavor was a bit off but it seemed to be better this time. I will say though, even though I traditionally like chocolate and creamy desserts more, I am more impressed by the three desserts above.
And a little coffee pick-me-up for Miss That’s Shanghai.