Pudong Shangri-La’s cronuts coming soon: Since it debuted in NY last May, Dominique Ansel’s doughnut-croissant hybrid, the Cronut, has been treated like the second coming of the iPhone. It fetches gargantuan lines starting in the wee hours of the morning, has partnered with some of NY’s most respectable restaurant chains, and spawned countless imitators worldwide. One of the latest has been developed by Shanghai’s own chef Owen Wang at the Pudong Shangri-La. Called “cronuts” (with the “s”) to avoid copyright problems, it promises to be a respectable rendition (and not just a glorified chocolate croissant like Chez Choux’s) with the appropriately crispy exterior, fluffy insides with the rich, deep-fried texture of a donut and the crisp layered texture of a croissant. Wang will launch his “cronuts” at the Shangri-La’s Gourmet bakery on Wednesday January 15, in seven flavors (18RMB each), including sour cherry with fresh currants, blueberry, green tea, and chocolate mousse. We’ll be back next week with a full review.
Gourmet // Ground Floor, Pudong Shangri-La Hotel, 33 Fucheng Lu, near Mingshang Lu (浦东富城路33号浦东香格里拉酒店1楼, 近名商路). Tel: (0)21-6882-8888. Hours: 8am-8pm daily.
Tock’s Late Night: Every Friday until the end of the month, our favorite sandwich shop in town, Tock’s Montreal Deli, will be open 1:30-4:30am. So whether you’re looking to sponge up a booze after an evening pillaging the Bund’s clubs, or are just a jet-lagged Canadian craving smoked meat and poutine after hours, lurch your way on down.
Tock’s // 221 Henan Zhong Lu, near Fuzhou Lu, Huangpu district (黄浦区河南中路221号, 近福州路). Tel: 152-2113-3516. Hours: 11am-5pm daily.
Benjamin Cost is Shanghaiist’s Food Editor. Email tips, recommendations, and news updates on Shanghai’s dining scene to [email protected].