Traditional Cantonese & Showpiece Banquet Dishes at Maison Gingko
On March 12, 2023
Maison Gingko is a Cantonese restaurant located in Shanghai Arch Walk mall in Gubei. This is the second Maison Gingko (Zhen, 文杏馆·臻), the first one is more upmarket, called Maison Gingko (Xin, 文杏馆·昕).
The location is an enigma. Shanghai Arch Walk looks like it could be in an episode of “The Last Of Us.” Compared to its surroundings, Maison Gingko is posh. It’s a big space with two dining halls and nearly a dozen private rooms adorned with expensive art pieces.
This kitchen is led by Chef Lu Jing (卢静), who was previously sous chef at Michelin one-star Lai Heen, The Ritz-Carlton, Macau. The food at Maison Gingko is traditional Cantonese made elegant. The menu covers both ends of the spectrum from dim sum to showy banquet mains like the braised chicken with ham.
Here are the highlights:
As far as I can tell, it’s very good. The dining experience and service was impeccable. The food has a fine touch. Dinner is better enjoyed with a big group. Standouts include the charsiu, braised chicken, and fish.
Dim sum lunch is slightly pricier than the average, and you can expect to pay upwards of ¥200 per person. Dinner is ¥400 and up.
Maison Gingko (Zhen, 文杏馆·臻) Address: L301, 179 Maotai Lu, near Loushanguan Lu 茅台路179号金虹桥商场L301, 近娄山关路 Tel: 62688628 Hours: Daily, 11am-2pm, 5pm-10pm
Rachel Gouk has been writing about food and drink in Shanghai since 2011. She is a food critic, writer, photographer, and F&B consultant based in Shanghai. Nomfluence was founded in May 2018 as a means to express her love for the Shanghai F&B scene. Follow her blog www.nomfluence.com or on Instagram @nomfluence.