Discerning Shanghai diners can now get a taste of paradise on their lunch break. Shortly after making its long-awaited debut in The Portman Ritz-Carlton, Alan Wong’s Shanghai is ready to unveil an all-new lunch menu, showcasing the bold, fresh, and inventive modern Hawaii cuisine of legendary chef and restaurateur Alan Wong.
True to form, the menu features a broad sampling of the quality, fresh, and diverse flavors of Hawaii. Starters draw inspiration from all around Asia. Naturally, China plays prominently, with dishes like a tender Shredded Chicken Slaw (RMB 68) dressed with an English Mustard Soy Dressing. Thailand also gets a seat at the table with Lobster Spring Roll (RMB 108) served alongside a Hoisin Sriracha and a Chili Lime Dipping Sauce. Or, for something a tad more eclectic, there is Alan Wong’s Shrimp Pork Hash Dumplings (RMB 68), a dish that artfully incorporates the flavors of the Mediterranean — Parmesan and olive oil — with the flavors of Southeast Asia — Wong’s signature Sambal Emulsion.
Main course selections are an exploration of distinctly Hawaii classics and playful re-imaginings of lunch staples. Alan Wong’s Hawaiian “Plate Lunch” (RMB 198) is a must-try for anyone curious about this cuisine. It is a sampler of some of Wong’s signature creations, like fresh Ahi Tuna Poke,tender, juicy, slow roastedKalua Pig,rich, buttery Miso Grilled Cod, and Homemade “Spam” Musubi, a Japanese-style rice and nori seaweed wrap all served on a banana leaf.
For the ultimate in comfort food, there is the Hawaiian Style “Loco Moco” (RMB 118).Wong puts a twist on this iconic Hawaii dish topping a mound of spicy Korean-style fried rice with a succulent ground beef patty, a fried egg, and rich brown sauce drizzled overtop.
Of course, those with more landlocked tastes are sure to be satisfied as well. Alan Wong puts his unique stamp on sandwiches, like his “Shanghai Dip”, Pho Flavors (RMB 140). This sandwich is made with chilled sliced Roast Beef, served with a side of Oxtail Dipping Broth. The Asian zest of spicy Korean kimchi makes an appearance in the Wagyu Kimchi Bacon Cheeseburger (RMB 128), grilled to preference and served with a side of wasabi potato salad.
Finally, those with a sweet tooth need look no further than the Rum and Espresso “Pick Me Up” (RMB 48). This is Alan Wong’s sly take on “coffee and donuts”. Malasadas, delicately fried Portuguese-style pastries are served with a decadent rum and espresso sabayon alongside Madagascar vanilla ice cream. Of course, it wouldn’t be dessert at Alan Wong’s without “The Coconut” (RMB 58), the signature house-made coconut sorbet, molded into the shape of a coconut shell and filled with fresh tropical fruits and a tangy passion fruit sauce.
Lunch is served at Alan Wong’s daily from 11:30am–2:00pm. A 15% service charge applies to all bills.