Want to enter our Shanghai, then a Concession-era villa on the corner of Taojiang Lu (Táojiāng Lù 桃江路) and Wulumuqi Lu (Wūlǔmùqí Lù, 乌鲁木齐路) is just the place for a little food for thought.
Sichuan joint—like a sophisticated Sichuan beauty, this restaurant is one hot yet classy chick. The team in the kitchen hail from Chengdu and as any lover of this fiery fare knows, the Chéngdūrén (成都人) take their cuisine very seriously indeed and Pin Chuan is no exception. The restaurant first opened on historic Taojiang Lu in 2002 and 10 years later, the customers keep coming back for more; a testament to its quality service, authentic food and elegant surroundings.
This year they are celebrating their 10th anniversary with a different specialty dish each month priced at just RMB 10—you've got two days left to try the April special, Traditional Sichuan Cold Cuts, before they move onto the equally mouthwatering Crispy Chicken with Chilies and Peppercorns (dàhóng làzǐ jī, 大红辣子鸡) in May. If that's not enough to get your taste buds tingling then let your wallet do the talking and head on over for lunch on a Saturday or Sunday when the à la carte menu is 50% off (food only).
Be sure to try the Gong Bao Baby Tiger Prawns (gōngbǎo duìxiā, 宫保对虾) while you're there. With a regular menu price of RMB 159, this deal makes this deliciously juicy, mouth numbing combination of succulent, spicy prawn flesh and crunchy peanuts an absolute steal. Seriously go, eat and be inspired!
More pics after the jump....Pin Chuan (Pǐn Chuān, 品川)
47 Taojiang Lu, near Wulumuqi Lu (桃江路47号, 近乌鲁木齐路)
Shanghai(86 21) 6437 9361