January 18th, 2012



Da Marco (the original Dongzhu'anbang location, not the knockoffs in Pudong and Xujiahui), winner of the City Weekend "Best Italian Restaurant" award for the past 5 years straight, is one of the most popular Italian restaurants in Shanghai, and for obvious reasons: good food, large portions, reasonably priced, and central location.  The restaurant was fully booked on an ordinary Monday night.  (I was surprised, even though I shouldn't have been, given the population of Shanghai.)

tiramisu @ Da Marco

The tiramisu was more than ample in both size and taste; my first spoon, I choked on the cocoa powder.  They certainly didn't skimp on the cream either.  It is quite possibly the best tiramisu I've had in Shanghai.  (I still need to sample the tiramisu at Whisk and La Strada.) (40RMB / US$6)

Address: Golden Bridge Garden 1/F, 103 Dongzhu'anbang Road x Zhenning Road, Shanghai
TEL: 6210 4495
Style: Italian



I needed a chocolate fix today, and I got it in 30 minutes (courtesy of Sherpa's).

warm chocolate cake @ O'Malleys

Chocolate fondant in tinfoil.  There's nothing like warm, gooey, melted chocolate to combat a cold and rainy day.  It's nothing like Lapis Lazuli's Chocolate Nemesis, but for chocolate on demand, it definitely hits the spot. (Though it's only a shade better than the frozen chocolate puddings from Marks & Spencer, and twice more expensive.) (50RMB / US$8)

Address: 42 Taojiang Road x Wulumuqi Road, Shanghai
TEL: 6474 4533
Style: Irish