• With soaring windows and plush seats, the hushed and airy dining room is quite intimate. Photograph by Evelina Gospodinova.

    • Steamed shrimp dumpling with black truffle. Photograph by Evelina Gospodinova.

    • Baked crab shell stuffed with fresh crab meat. Photograph by Evelina Gospodinova.

       

    • Gilt, marble, and velvet finishes add to the sumptuous atmosphere. Photograph by Evelina Gospodinova.

    • Shanghainese-style braised pork with layered crispy tofu. Photograph by Evelina Gospodinova.

      ISSUE 13: SHANGHAI

      SHANG-XI

      Well-heeled businessmen and discerning dim sum aficionados flock to this genteel restaurant on the second floor of the Four Seasons Hotel Pudong, where the menu of traditional Cantonese and Shanghainese cuisine is flawlessly executed, the private dining rooms are intimate and elegant, and the service is always first class.