Bagel and smoked meat sandwich: Tired of your favorite Montreal smoked meat coming in a rye cradle? Now you can get it on a bagel with the new ‘bagel and smoked meat sandwich,’ a collaboration by Brian Tock and Christine Asuncion of Spread the Bagel. And not just any bagel but a Montreal-style bagel, which, for all you non-bagel-buffs, is smaller and sweeter than its NY counterpart, and probably the only legit kind outside the Big Apple (this coming from a red-blooded New Yorker). It’s smaller and fluffier nature gives the bold savoriness of the deli meat more breathing room than its burlier NY cousin. Launched this past weekend, the bagelwich will be available at both Tock’s and the Pantry.
Gourmet eggroll cookies in the SML center: You see these tubular treats made from egg batter and vanilla sweetening people’s day all over Asia. Now, with the opening of Mr. Eggie’s, you can get a more eclectic eggroll cookie filled with everything from custard to black sesame gelato. The eggrolls themselves entail flavors from chocolate to osmanthus.
Mr. Eggie’s // Room TK-24, B2, SML Centre 618 Xujiahui Lu, near Ruijin Er Lu (徐家汇路618号日月光广场B2楼TK-24室, 近瑞金二路). Tel: (0)21-6448-3736. 10am-10pm daily. Closest metro stop: Dapuqiao, line 9.
Banker: The newest Yakitori joint to grace town, Banker (despite what it’s name suggests) is a bit like the poor man’s Kota’s – skewers from chicken to asparagus wrapped in bacon, for the frugal boozehound looking for a protein on a stick. Highlights include the flavorful miso streaky pork (RMB18) and sliced octopus with wasabi paste (25RMB).
Banker // 591 Xiexu Lu, near Liyuan Lu (斜徐路591号, 近丽园路). Tel: (0)21-5302-2287. Hours: 11:30am-11:30pm. Closest metro stop: Dapuqiao, line 9.
Benjamin Cost is Shanghaiist’s Food Editor. Email tips, recommendations, and news updates on Shanghai’s dining scene to [email protected].
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