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[Shanghai] La Crêperie

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La Crêperie

Add: 1 Taojiang Lu, near Fenyang Lu 桃江路1, 近汾阳路
Tel: 5465 9055
Hours: 11am onward
Price: 60~105 RMB/savory crêpe, 35~60 RMB/dessert crêpe
Website: www.lacreperie.com.cn
Visited: May 2011

La Crêperie is a busy little crepe shop in the French Concession. Equipped with wooden benches, waiters/waitresses in stripey uniforms, and an open kitchen that fills the space with tantalizing aroma of freshly made crepes, this place is one of the most popular brunch spots in Shanghai. Reservations highly recommended.

Though I’ve visited La Creperie quite a few times before, I haven’t had a chance to try any of their seafood crepes until this time. La Marin (108 RMB), a recommended item on the menu, is a freshly-made buckwheat crepe topped with seared scallops, garlic, parsley, cream, mixed mushrooms, sliced bacon, and white wine. It’s a bit too salty, but otherwise absolutely scrumptious. Will order again for sure.

We also tried La Bigoudène (62 RMB), a buckwheat crepe wrapping ham, emmental cheese, sunny egg, then topped with some fresh leaves and sauteed mushrooms (or another vegetable of your choice). Not bad, but I still prefer my usual favorite La Four (mixed mushrooms, cream, bacon, garlic, parsley, salad).

For a sweet but light ending, we opted for the very basic crepe with butter and sugar (35 RMB). Simple and delicious, but considering that this can easily be recreated at home, next time I will opt for something more elaborate – perhaps La Crepe Suzette (orange marmalade, sugar, lemon juice, flambée cointreau) or the famous Le Defi (caramel ice-cream, cooked banana, salted butter caramel), which has been ranked as one of the top 10 desserts in Shanghai by City Weekend.

La Crêperie is an ideal brunch spot if you don’t mind the rowdiness and the crowdedness. Don’t forget to order a pitcher of apple cider to go with the crepes.

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May 10th, 2011 at 9:07 pm