[Shanghai] Remedy 源氣 365
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Address: 蒙自路207号12003-005室(近斜土路) – 207 Mengzi Lu near Xietu Lu (卢湾区 Luwan District)
Date visited: 2014.06 for dinner (lunch also available)
Price: RMB¥150-200 per person for dinner
Will return: Definitely
What to get:
– Bloody Caesar salad 喜滋滋凯撒色拉
– Grilled veggies 田园大火
– Chipotle chicken rice 阿米哥辣鸡饭
– Crispy roasted red miso salmon 脆烤三文鱼
– Lemon cheesecake 香柠芝士蛋糕
Please note this was an invited tasting
Remedy 源氣 365, recently soft opened in June, aims for healthy but not boring food that actually tastes good. Impossible? I thought so until I got a chance to try half the menu. While the individual dishes are not considered fusion, the menu combines a variety of influences so you will see dishes like Thai spice salad or pita & hummus.
When asked about his culinary background, owner Sam Tung responded simply, “growing up, I just always loved food and loved to cook.” That’s the kind of answer I like to hear. Sam has teamed up with Michelin-starred chef Alvin Leung (of Bo London and Bo Innovation in Hong Kong) to come up with the dishes. Even better.
Remedy 365 stems from parent company Eu Yan Sang, a traditional Chinese medicine brand that has been around for over 130 years. I am not worried about the quality of the ingredients here; they have a reputation uphold and they know it. Remedy 365 cooks its food without any MSG or preservatives. No deep fried butter here (no one needs that… ever). Remedy 365 also selectively sources ingredients directly from vegetable and livestock farms. Due to diverse sources and seasonal availability, the menu changes monthly to keep things fresh (literally and for revisiting customers’ taste buds).
P.S. I noticed the servers wear gloves when changing utensils. Why didn’t anyone else think to do that?
Rosie honey herbal drink 洛神花蜜饮 (RM¥B15) with hibiscus flower (roselle), hawthorne berry, honey and water cane herbal drink 马蹄竹蔗露 (RMB¥15) with water chestnut, sugar cane.
Goji chicken soup 海螺淮杞乌鸡汤 (RMB¥40)
Light soup to start.
Bloody Caesar salad 喜滋滋凯撒色拉 (RMB¥45) with romaine, goji dressing, parmesan
Caesar with a twist of rich goji dressing topped bacon bits and parmesan cheese. This is the most interesting (and delicious) Caesar salad I have come across yet.
Roast red beet & bean salad 甜菜芸豆色拉 (RMB¥38) with grilled beets, white kidney beans, arugula
Recommend: you will like it only if you like the ingredients in this
You have to like main ingredients to like this dish. I say this because beets and kidney beans are foods that are not commonly liked by the general population (kind of like how people either love or hate cilantro). Moreover, there is a touch of feta cheese on top, which is also not for everyone. I don’t like this for myself because I don’t like kidney beans in general. But someone else at the table had a good time eating this.
Grilled veggies 田园大火 (RMB¥45) with bell pepper, zucchini, hummus, pita
Put the warm vegetables into the pita pocket and dump all of the hummus in. The hummus is so good. Such a simple dish but I like this a lot. I think this was meant to be shared for the table but I took the whole thing.
Tataki tuna salad 土佐金枪鱼色拉 (RMB¥80) with lightly seared maguro, peas, beans, tomatoes, lettuce
Spicy beef salad 微灼菲力色拉 (RMB¥78) with filet of beef, Thai spices, veggies
The beef is partly raw and surrounded by flavors reminiscent of a Thai salad.
Chipotle chicken rice 阿米哥辣鸡饭 (RMB¥110) with brown rice, avocado, salsa
This combo is bomb. Mix it all up and eat.
Crispy roasted red miso salmon 脆烤三文鱼 (RMB¥150) with bell pepper sauce, barley
Recommend: definitely (my favorite of this meal)
Fatty salmon topped with a layer of super crispy skin. This salmon is most definitely not boring.
Grilled tiger prawns 扒个大虾 (RMB¥138) with Dalian large prawns, ratatouille, avocado
No trace of fishy shrimp taste at all. Best of all: pre-peeled!
Pork rack 焗扒肋排 (RMB¥170) with grilled cinnamon apples, cornbread
For the meat eaters.
And of course there is always room for dessert. My favorite is the lemon cheesecake.
Lemon bar 柠檬塔 (RMB¥30) lemon curd on soft crumble
Green tea parfait 宇治金时冰糕 (RMB¥35) with red bean soup
Lemon cheesecake 香柠芝士蛋糕 (RMB¥42)