Sugared & Spiced

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[Shanghai] Bikini

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Add: 47 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Lu / 永福路47號,近復興路
Tel: 6433 6511
Hours: 6pm~2am
Price: 45~65 RMB/hot dog, 38~310 RMB/”snacky”
Visited: Feb 2012

For some sexy and “very hot dogs”, visit Bikini. Named after a famous Spanish disco from the 1970s, El Willy’s adult film-themed sandwich/hot dog joint is small (only four tables) and simple. Choose from the selection of “very hot dogs”, “hot and pressed”, and “snackies”, which don’t really make a satisfying meal, but for a mid-afternoon or late-night snack, they might be just right.

Soft-core porn posters on the wall, on the table, on the door.


We started the meal on the wrong foot by ordering Truffle Popcorn (90 RMB), which disappointingly came in a tin can. For 90 RMB? So not worth it.

We soothed our wrath by downing some Lucky Beer (love its Buddha-shaped bottle), a local brew from Thousand Island Lake.

But we really came here for the hot dogs. Here’s everything we tried: Mr. Jeremy (65 RMB) – Dijon mustard, saute garlic parsley mushrooms, Emmental cheese, arugula & truffle oil / Mr. Vidal (45 RMB) – ketchup lime mayo, fresh basil, diced tomatoes, jalapeño, raw & crispy shallots /Mr. Holmes (65 RMB) – bacon, avocado, mayo, spicy salsa & crispy shallots. Good, good, and good.

I personally preferred the choripán selection, fat and juicy Argentinan beef chorizo and Chimichurri sauce in a crispy baguette. Try Pampero (55 RMB) for the original flavor, or Picaton (58 RMB) if you want a little spiciness to it.

We also sampled a few “hot & pressed”. Meet Miss Lynn (48 RMB) with roasted eggplants, mushrooms, fresh spinach, sundried tomatoes, olives & goat cheese.

And here’s Miss Anderson (55 RMB) with warm smoked salmon, walnut, fresh spinach, apple & goat cheese.

At 45~65 RMB per item, these hot dogs and sandwiches are really quite expensive, and I probably won’t come here again for a full-on dinner. For very tipsy people coming out of The Apartment, on the other hand, this might be a very attractive spot for some late night snacks. You won’t care about the price when you are only half sober, anyway.

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February 12th, 2012 at 8:32 am