Shanghainese cuisine gets a lot of complaints; usually it is either too oily or too sweet; some say only the locals like it. But being stuck between two provinces (Jiangsu and Zhejiang) with some of China's most famously vibrant cuisines, at its best, Shanghainese cuisine can take the best elements of both cuisines and create a very powerful, unique cuisine of its own.
That the restaurant scene in China is not fully developed to allow for many consistently great dining experiences is a reason I attribute to the many complaints about Shanghainese food (a difficult cuisine to do well), but there are, I am sure, at least a few great Shanghainese restaurants hidden somewhere in this city.
Does anyone have any tips on where to go?
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