Dongjiao State Guest Hotel Gardens
Within walking distance to our villa is the 5* Dong Jiao State Guest Hotel which probably has one of the largest gardens in Shanghai that nobody ever visits. My Chinese neighbour had his outdoor wedding photos taken at its very big lake (with Chinese pavilion) and the last time I walked in the grounds I got horribly lost and had to hitch a golf cart ride back from the hotel.
Took the family for a visit one afternoon and on another day we had lunch in the hotel's "model" restaurant. If you remember the cookery lessons I took part in at the residence you may remember our teacher Chef Wang. He is a member of said restaurant's staff.
Shanghainese siu mai
Sweet and sour pork
Hot plate tofu
Taiwanese Sanbei ji
Shanghai little pork ribs
Cantonese roast duck
They serve mainly Shanghainese cuisine though there were a few Cantonese and Taiwanese dishes. Food's not too bad and prices are reasonable, we dine there when we do not feel like cooking or going too far out.