23 Nanjing East Road
So as I was saying… I liked Shook! so much I decided to go back that same day for dinner – this time on a quiet dinner date with Chris. Co-incidentally, it was also our last night in Shanghai, so we wanted something memorable… hence the location at The Bund.
This time, Shook! was transformed into night time dining.. with mood lighting, much quieter ambience, and a different menu offering their full range of a la carte dishes. The menu is pretty exhaustive, and so tantalising that we had trouble figuring out what to order ;) It took a bit of back-and-forth and listening to the waiter’s recommendations before we finally decided on our choices. We were very fortunate to be allocated the best table there – a corner table right by the glass windows overlooking The Bund area. Gorgeous!
We were treated to a complimentary champagne with bubbling pearls. OK I think it had a much more eloquent name than this, but I forgot ;) It was fascinating to look at – the pearls going up and down the bubbling champagne, and they burst as we drank. Novelty!
We thoroughly enjoyed the dishes, which were all brought out beautifully presented. The portions are not large (considering the price), but enough so that we were full at the end of the meal. Fine food, lovely ambience, and good service – a nice way to remember our last night in Shanghai :)
Our table view at Shook!
Champagne with bubbling pearls
Our last night in Shanghai :)
Trio of crab
Lightly dusted cajun spiced seabass with pimento mayo, avocado, cucumber salad and a twist of chilli
Slow braised grain fed beef cheek with a humble mash, crisply cooked bacon, and caramelized grenadine onion
Sides of fries and mushrooms
Tiramisu with creamy white chocolate, marsala panacotta, and espresso
Lemon tart with mint sauce
Upstairs balcony area for drinks