Gates to salvation – only the penitent man shall pass.
So it’s not out of line that The Crab Priest has taken his mission to The Bund. A sign with his made up English name, "Cejerdary", hangs on the building next to Three on the Bund.
A stoic-chic environment in which to contemplate the ineffable through the rubric of the most expensive bowl of noodles in Shanghai.
Inside it’s a positively serene scene of natural wood decor and service staff in cultish robes, disciples of enlightenment through commercial excess. There are two crab noodle options available, both expensive and both delicious. The last time I talked to Xu Jing, he told me his strategy was spreading his message of material disengagement through the rich and famous, a riddle I’ve yet to understand. With this new store, he moves ever closer.
Read about Xu Jing and his pricey bowl of noodles right here.