Food: Michelin launches first mainland China guide in Shanghai

(From AFP)

The famed Michelin food guide launched its first edition in mainland China Wednesday, awarding stars to elegant luxury establishments as well as a humble haunt serving up Cantonese staples.

The inaugural edition covers the commercial hub of Shanghai and gives stars to 26 restaurants, including the world’s least expensive two-star establishment Canton 8 – a popular lunchtime spot catering to local families.

“Canton 8 is a reflection of what can be found in Shanghai – masterful, delicious and very good-quality cooking,” said Michael Ellis, international director of the Michelin guides. Read more

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