Breaking story from Newsweek, bastion of investigative fact-driven journalism, this week: Nicole Miller Goes on a Sisyphean Search for Dim Sum in Shanghai. The legendary fashion designer made it her mission to find dim sum in China's largest city. She was unsuccessful.
This delightful little gem of reportage
captures Miller's four days in our beautiful city wherein she was unable to find dim sum for lunch, and instead subsisted on a diet of chicken nuggets, quesadillas, chicken wings and mozzarella sticks. Oh, and she had a divine ham-and-cheese sandwich at Baker & Spice
. Research? What's that. Cash? Never heard of it. Consulting Shanghai's best English language website for a cursory search
? Why would we. So, Nicole — honey
— let us make a few suggestions for next time. Lei Garden
in IAPM is excellent; even Fuchsia Dunlop thinks so
. Imperial Treasure
at Rockbund also very good. Royal China
is steadfast. Shen Yue Xuan
has been going for ages. The Waldorf has a nice one
. But, you know, Nicole, those are all hard to find and difficult local places. So I called around, did a little research, and found a lovely little place called Jade
, which offers "authentic Cantonese dim sum" at both lunch and dinner. Guess where it is? In your hotel
. Welcome! Me me da!