Dining Out: The top 5 restaurants in China

Tue Oct 6, 2009 2:33am EDT
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SINGAPORE (Reuters Life!) - The Miele Guide to Asia's finest restaurants is written by food experts who know and love the region (www.mieleguide.com).

This list of top 5 restaurants in China, where the gourmet scene continues to develop and innovate at a rapid pace, and is not endorsed by Reuters.

1. Laris, Shanghai

Being the best in Shanghai, let alone China, is no mean feat, but if anyone can achieve it, it's David Laris. His eponymous restaurant is a stunning combination of gastronomy and aesthetics, full of well-heeled gourmands there to savor his sophisticated, contemporary fare that defies staid ethnic labels, while observing society at play in elegant surrounds. Address: 6F Three on the Bund, 3 Zhong Shan Dong Yi Road, Shanghai, China

Tel: +86 21 6321 9922

Website: www.threeonthebund.com

2. Beijing Da Dong Roast Duck Restaurant, Beijing

Judging by the line of worshippers that gather outside its doors every evening, it is clear that Da Dong has cultivated itself as a near-mythical experience. This restaurant's masterly 'super lean' Peking ducks boast thin, crisp, caramel skin that dissolves in the mouth with just a hint of fragrant oil.

Address: Nanxingcang International Plaza, 22A Dongsishitiao, Dongcheng District   Continued...