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Shanghai, Hangzhou and Beijing

latinrusso | Nov 22, 201011:11 AM

Hi, this is my first post... and I am getting very excited about a very special trip to China next year. Looking to experience true Chinese food (can be expensive).

I'll be staying 2 nights (only one and a half days really, since my plane will arrive at 11pm) in Shanghai, staying at Park Hyatt.

In Shanghai, I am considering Jasse for dinner and Din Tai Fung for late lunch... Any other suggestions? Special places for dinner? Not too fancy though, as I think I'll be too jetlagged to appreciate a very long deal.

In Hangzhou, I'll be staying for 3 nights at the Amanfayun. I am having one dinner there (probably at the vegetarian restaurant), one dinner Dai Jianjun and a dinner at Jin Sha at the new Four Seasons hotel on West lake... Thoughts???

Now on to the real question :). I'll be 5 nights at Beijing, staying 2 nights at the Park Hyatt Beijing and 3 nights at Aman. For the first two nights -- I'll probably do Made in China (perhaps duck) and haven’t decided on the second night...

Now, as far as Aman is concerned -- I am having a lunch at Naoki (I kow it’s not Chinese), but from what I understand the food at other restaurants on the property is not that good and EXTREMELY expensive. Being, that Aman at Summer Palace is about 45 mins away from the city center, any recommendation for nice dining in the vicinity (short taxi ride)?

Thank you!

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