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Shanghai Breakfast, Day Two

Another beautiful morning in Shanghai today, so clear you could see all the way to the Shanghai Tower, which will be the second tallest building in the world once completed…

Wanting to sit in the sun, I went for a walk and had breakfast in a comfortable little outdoor cafe that served both Western and Chinese options. Not in the mood for an omelet or salad, I opted for the scallop congee, which is a savory rice porridge…

It was served with picked radish, a fried egg and fruit salad…

The heat of the red chili they used in the pickles caught me off guard at first, but which went wonderfully well with the congee as it needed a bit of a kick…

I forget the name of the joint but it’s located in Xiantandi right next to the Paulaner beer hall.

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Hai Pai, Andaz Xiantandi, Shanghai, China

I was so exhausted after my flight delays, rebooking and long haul to China that I decided to just eat in my hotel tonight. Luckily, Hai Pai in the Andaz Shanghai is a most excellent Chinese restaurant! Here’s a look…

First there were a few complimentary snacks…

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Then I went with two of their “local” specialties, starting with Shanghai-style fried chicken wings…

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Wonderfully crisp and not sauced, just how I like them…

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Then it was on to their Shanghai-style fried rice, which came beautifully presented, wrapped in a leaf…

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Opened to reveal the salted pork and chopped bok choy…

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A shot with a little better lighting…

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And check out the Murakami-esque art as you walk across the Andaz lobby…

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Hai Pai is the kind of lobby restaurant all hotels need!

HAI PAI

Inside the Andaz Xiantandi

88 Songshan Road

Shanghai,  China, 200021

+86-21-2310-1234

http://shanghai.andaz.hyatt.com

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The Hellfire Club, a special themed cocktail created exclusively for New York Comic Con by bartender Noble Harris, is available starting today at the District Tap House, just blocks from the Javits Center! It’s made from barrel-aged Boulevardier with Blood Orange & Hellfire Bitters garnished with a smoked pepper and served on the rocks.

Anyone who shows an NYCC badge gets one for only nine bucks!

DISTRICT TAP HOUSE

246 W 38th St.

Between 7th & 8th Ave.

New York, NY 10018

212-221-1822

http://www.districttaphouse.com

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The John Dory Oyster Bar, NYC

Hadn’t been back to April Bloomfield’s John Dory Oyster Bar in while and was thrilled to be invited there for a business dinner on Monday. Amazing as always!!

East Coast oysters…

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The reason I always go back… the whelks!!!

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They’re so good, April should just change the name of the restaurant to the John Dory Whelk Bar…

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Carte da Musica…

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With bottarga and chili…

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Oyster pan roast with uni butter crostini…

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Housemade burrata with squash rings…

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One of my new favorites, the Arctic char salad with crispy skin and artichokes…

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Chorizo stuffed squid…

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Some of the best seafood dishes in NYC!!

THE JOHN DORY OYSTER BAR

Inside the Ace Hotel

1196 Broadway

New York, NY 10001

212-792-9000

http://thejohndory.com

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