The Yong Yi Ting, Shanghai’s brand new Michelin star restaurant

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It’s been a long time coming, but the Michelin guide has finally made it to mainland China.

Earlier this year, The Michelin Guide Shanghai 2017 bestowed 31 stars to the best eats of China’s financial capital, confirming its reputation as one of the world’s culinary hotspots.

One of the awardees, is none other than the Mandarin Oriental Pudong Shanghai’s Yong Yi Ting.

The restaurant’s inclusion in the guide (with one Michelin star) takes the Mandarin Oriental to a grand total of 17 stars in its hotels across the world. More than any other international hotel group.

For its diners, the Yong Yi Ting is a voyage to the South of the Yangtze River by means of chopsticks and tea cups.

A showcase of just how diverse Chinese cuisine can be, the Yong Yi Ting is the only hotel restaurant in Shanghai to serve the cuisine from the Jiang Nan region and it’s the equivalent of zen on a plate.

Yong Yi Ting

Yong Yi Ting Restaurant

Delicate and subtle, Jiang Nan cuisine hasn’t travelled as well as its counterparts from Canton, Hunan and Szechuan, but for those who stumble upon it, it opens a door to a whole other side of Chinese cuisine… a less chilli, cumin and soy reliant side. The Yong Yi Ting’s Consultant Chef Tony Lu (Fu1088, Fu1039, Fu1015, Fu He Hui) brings his own interpretation to the region’s cuisine with seasonal ingredients and creativity that has seen his restaurant’s rank among the best in Asia.

Ideal for entertaining business partners or for the family, the restaurant offers 6 private dining rooms (some with a private courtyard), a Chef’s table for degustation meals and cooking demonstrations, and an impressive collection of fine wines. The restaurant also offers a selection of hand-crafted Jiang Nam dim sums for its lunch menu.

If you would like to book a table at the Yong Yi Ting and stay at the excellent Mandarin Oriental Pudong Shanghai, get in touch with us and we’ll be more than happy to do so for you.

 Yong Yi Ting

Yong Yi Ting Restaurant

About Nimah Koussa

The best part about being a travel writer is bringing cities and destinations to life: their stories, secret addresses, luxurious gems and unique holiday moments. And I have been one for a little more than 10 years. From the best bars and restaurants in different cities of the world to hotels where you can check-in to get away from it all, this Magazine is all about making every trip just a bit more meaningful.

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