[Shanghai] Colca

Colca stands out among the multitude of F&B concepts in Yong Ping Li with its open-armed approach to Peruvian food. Chef-owner Eduardo Vargas and executive chef Oscar Beltran bring together their respective Peruvian and Spanish roots, throwing a dash of global inflection into the equation. The resulting menu is a free-spirited melange of flavors, but you leave nonetheless with a clear sense of what Peruvian cuisine is about.

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[Shanghai] Le Bouchon

An institution of French cooking in Shanghai if ever there was one, Le Bouchon is the oldest French restaurant in the city, and has been serving up French classics for longer than many of us have lived here. As the restaurant reopens its doors after a brief summer hiatus – just in time for its 20th anniversary – it is clear that despite the new management team and revamped menu, Le Bouchon’s brand of old-school, no-frills French cooking hasn’t changed a bit.

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[Shanghai] Épicerie & Caviste 62 Le Bec

Even though it is barely two months old, Épicerie 62 already has the air of a neighborhood establishment that has stood for decades, where it feels as if nothing changes but the day of the week, the constancy its own brand of excitement. It has built a narrative that weaves itself into our Paris daydreams, a way for us to feel Parisian at every moment of the day. That, more than anything else, is why I will be going back time and again.

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[Shanghai] DODU

DODU materialized quietly in a compact, two-story space on Changshu Road early this year. In the short months since, it quickly established itself as one of the best spots for rotisserie chicken in Shanghai, bringing joy to French expats and locals alike with this beloved French comfort food.

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