Taiwan Food in Shanghai

Taiwan Cuisine is originated from Fujian Cuisine, because many of the original Taiwanese were immigrants from Fujian, a coastal province in southeastern China and facing Taiwan Island to its southeast. Taiwanese have improved traditional Fujian Cuisine to create their own cooking style. Japanese Cuisine, Hong Kong Cuisine and the Eight Cuisines of China mainland have also influenced the forming of the cuisine. Now, Taiwan Cuisine has already become independent and distinctive.

Shanghai attracts many Taiwanese merchants due to its fast economic development, so more and more Taiwanese start to take interest in visiting or settling down in this city. As a result, Taiwan Cuisine gradually becomes popular. Taiwan is surrounded by the sea and abundant in marine products, so seafood is sure to lead the fashion of the cuisine. In the Taiwan restaurants in Shanghai, you can have fresh fish, crabs and shrimps as well as some tasty snacks.

 Recommended Restaurants:
 Bellagio Cuisine
Specialties: This is a popular restaurant winning the highest public praise in Shanghai. Three-cup Chicken (stewed chicken with three cups sauce), pilafs and stewed minced pork served here show the traditional delicacy of Taiwan dishes. The ice blended in Bellagio is tasty such as ice blended with mango, peanut and red bean.
Average cost per person: CNY 80 – 150
DBS (Development Bank of Singapore) branch: Room no. 06, B1 Floor, DBS building, No. 1318, Lujiazui Ring Road, Pudong New Area
Operating hours: 11:00 – 22:00
Super Brand Mall branch: Room no. 810, 8F, Super Brand Mall, No. 168, West Lujiazui Road, Pudong New Area
Operating hours: 10:00 – 22:00
Shuicheng branch: No. 101, South Shuicheng Road, Changning District (near Hongqiao Road)
Operating hours: 10:00 - 02:00 the next day
Longemont Shopping Mall branch: 7F, Longemont Shopping Mall, No. 1018, Changning Road, Changning District
Operating hours: 11:00 – 22:00
Huangjin branch: No. 778, Huangjincheng Avenue, Changning District (near Gubei Road)
Operating hours: 11:00 – 04:00 the next day
Grand Gateway 66 branch: Store no. 534, 5F, Grand Gateway 66, No. 1, Hongqiao Road, Xuhui District
Operating hours: 10:00 – 22:00
International Commerce Center branch: IAPM Plaza, No. 999, Middle Huaihai Road, Xuhui District
Hongyi Plaza branch: 6F, Hongyi Plaza, No. 299, East Nanjing Road, Huangpu District


 Din Tai Fung
Specialties: This restaurant chain mainly serves Taiwan steamed buns and some other snacks. Shrimp dumplings and beef noodles are worth for a try here. The wall of the restaurant is decorated with Chinese calligraphy and painting works to show appealing Chinese culture.
Average cost per person: CNY 100 - 300
Xin Tian Di branch: 2F, South Block, Xin Tian Di, Lane 123, Xingye Road, Luwan District
Operating hours: 10:00 – 00:00
Super Brand Mall branch: Store no. 24, 3F, Super Brand Mall, No. 168, West Lujiazui Road, Pudong New Area
Operating hours: 10:30 – 22:00
SWFC (Shanghai World Financial Center) branch: 3F, SWFC, No. 100, Century Avenue, Pudong New Area
Operating hours: 10:00 – 22:00
Shanghai Center branch: A104, 1F, Shanghai Center, No. 1376, West Nanjing Road, Jing’an District
Operating hours: 10:30 – 22:30
Kerry Center branch: N4-15, Kerry Center, No. 1515, West Nanjing Road, Jing’an District
Operating hours: 10:00 – 22:00
Grand Gateway 66 branch: 5F, Grand Gateway 66, No. 1, Hongqiao Road, Xuhui District
Operating hours: 10:00 – 22:00
International Commerce Center branch: Room no. 318-319, 3F, International Commerce Center branch, No. 999, Middle Huaihai Road, Xuhui District
Operating hours: 10:00 – 22:00
L’Avenue branch: Unite 311, 3F, L’Avenue, No. 99, Xianxia Road, Changning District
Operating hours: 10:30 – 22:00
Yuyuan Garden branch: inside Yu Fashion Garden, No. 168, Middle Fangbang Road, Huangpu District
Operating hours: 10:30 – 15:00, 17:00 – 21:30 on weekdays; 10:30 – 21:30 on weekends and during national holidays


 CHAMATE
Specialties: The quiet and comfortable dining room makes CHAMATE an ideal place for appointments. No MSG is used in any dish here.
Operating hours: 10:00 – 22:00
Average cost per person: CNY 50 – 120
Zhangjiang Hi-tech Park branch: 2F, Shanghai Legend, No. 635, Bibo Road, Pudong New Area
Life Hub @ Jinqiao branch: Room no. 101, 1F, Life Hub @ Jinqiao, No. 3611, Zhangyang Road, Pudong New Area
Hongkou Plaza branch: Store no. 21, 5F, building A, Hongkou Plaza, No. 388, West Jiangwan Road, Hongkou District
Wujiaochang Wanda branch: A-03, Wanda Plaza, No. 600, Handan Road, Yangpu District
Jiangqiao Wanda branch: Store no. 3038-3039, 3F, Wanda Plaza, Lane 1051, West Jinshajiang Road, Jiading District
Anting branch: Store no. 122, 1F, Life Hub @ Anting, No. 1055, South Moyu Road, Jiading District
Grand Gateway 66 branch: 6F, Grand Gateway 66, No. 1, Hongqiao Road, Xuhui District
Xinzhuang branch: Store no. 28, 4F, Xinzhuang Longemont Shopping Mall, No. 6088, Humin Road, Minhang District


 Yilan Dading Shrimp Restaurant
Specialties: This restaurant is named after Yilan, a beautiful coastal county in the northeast of Taiwan Island. Thai shrimp cooked in different ways is recommended to be tasted like pepper shrimp and lemon shrimp. Three-cup Chicken is also worth a try.
Average cost per person: CNY 70 - 130
Xianxia Road branch: No. 671, Xianxia Road, Changning District
Operating hours: 11:00 – 03:00 the next day
Hongjing Road branch: No. 781, Hongjing Road, Minhang District
Operating hours: 11:00 – 00:00


 Charmant
Specialties: Charmant is similar to Bellagio Cafe. Three-cup Chicken and mashed ice with peanuts are recommended.
Average cost per person: CNY 70 - 150
Xuhui branch: 1F, No. 1414, Middle Huaihai Road, Xuhui District (near West Fuxing Road)
Operating hours: 11:00 - 02:00 the next day
Pudong branch: Room no. 102, Building no. 2, Riverfront Business Hotel, No. 3000, Longdong Avenue, Pudong New Area
Operating hours: 10:00 - 20:00


 Seagull Restaurant & Bar
Specialties: Located near the junction of Huangpu River and Suzhou Lake, this restaurant is considered as an ideal place to taste delicious food and appreciate the beautiful scene of both rivers and the Oriental Pearl TV Tower. The pavilion-shaped and boat-shaped dining rooms as well as outdoor terrace provide great environment for diners to enjoy themselves. Apart from authentic Taiwan food, Shanghai, Hunan, Sichuan and Cantonese dishes are also served here.
Operating hours: 11:00 – 00:00
Average cost per person: CNY 100 – 250
Address: outside the flood control wall, the Seagull on the Bund, No. 60, Huangpu Road, Hongkou District


 Tsai's Kitchen
Specialties: Opened by Tsai Chennan, a famous gastronome in Taiwan, this restaurant serves delicious steamed stuffed buns, Tsai’s baked griskin, Longgang chicken and mashed ice with peanuts.
Operating hours: 10:00 - 14:00, 17:00 - 21:00
Average cost per person: CNY 150 - 300
Address: 1F, Four Pints by Sheraton Daning, No. 1928, Gonghe Xin Road, Zhabei Road (near Daning Road)


 Qianqiu Restaurant
Specialties: Since the establishment of its first branch in 2000, Qianqiu Restaurant has had a number of branches in Shanghai. You are recommended to taste the three-cup chicken, oyster omelet and beef noodles.
Average cost per person: CNY 40 – 100
Gubei General Store: No. 17, South Shuicheng Road, Changning District
Operating hours: 07:30 – 22:00
Huangjin branch: No. 91, Huangjin Cheng Avenue, Changning District
Operating hours: 10:00 – 21:00
Bingo Plaza branch: Room no. 303, Bingo Plaza. No. 341, Tianshan Road, Changning District
Operating hours: 10:30 – 22:00
Changshu Road branch: No. 87, Changshu Road, Jing’an District
Operating hours: 11:00 – 22:00
Dongming Road branch: Room no. 109, Vanke 2049 Wujiefang Community, No. 2000, Dongming Road, Pudong New Area
Operating hours: 10:30 – 22:00
SML Central Square branch: Room no. BT09, B2, SML Central Square, No. 618, Xujiahui Road, Luwan District
Operating hours: 10:00 – 22:00
Buynow branch: 3F, Xujiahui branch of the second phase of Buynow, No. 339, North Caoxi Road, Xuhui District
Operating hours: 10:00 – 21:00
Touch Super Brand Mall branch: Store no. A-51, B1 Floor, Touch Super Brand Mall, no. 699, South Zhongshan 2nd Road, Xuhui District
Operating hours: 10:30 – 22:00
Hongjing Road branch: Store no. 218B, 2F, LOHAS Lifestyle, No. 288, Hongjing Road, Minhang District
Operating hours: 10:30 – 22:00


 Qimin Shiji
Specialties: This restaurant mainly serves Taiwan hot pot. Through the open kitchen, you can see the clean cooking environment and chefs preparing fresh ingredients. Every evening at 20:00, the restaurant arranges a small game for all the diners and the winner will be awarded with a free dish!
Operating hours: 10:00 – 14:00, 17:00 – 21:30 on weekdays; 10:00 – 21:30 on weekends (last order before 21:00)
Average cost per person: CNY 100 - 250
Address: Takashimaya, skirt building of phase two of Gubei Fortune Center, No. 1438, Hongqiao Road, Changning District (near Hongbaoshi Road)


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