Add:The Peninsula, 2/F, 32 Zhongshan Rd E1, near Beijing Rd E.
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The Chinese restaurant in The Peninsula Shanghai may just serve the most luxurious dim sum in the city. It features mostly Cantonese dishes, but the Hong Kong chef also presents regional flavors like Beijing duck and original creations, such as chilled sesame pudding. Taking the theme of a 1930's Shanghai nobleman's house, the restaurant offers authentic Cantonese cuisine, six private dining rooms and a signature Peninsula Chinese Chefs' Table.
The set of five dumplings is also recommended.
The steamed cuttlefish and water chestnut dumpling with XO sauce has a black translucent skin (from the ink of the cuttlefish) sprinkled with gold foil. The filling is extracted from various seafood and is tender and juicy. Xiaolongbao (steamed buns) is filled with Wagyu beef and foie gras.
Shaomai, a dumpling with an open top, features a whole abalone. Another dumpling filled with silky sea cucumber and minced shrimp and topped with caviar features a rich texture and layers of flavor.
The traditional shrimp dumpling has been replaced with lobster and shredded bamboo shoots to create a bouncy and crunchy texture.