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Michelin-starred Sichuan Cuisine at Yu Zhi Lan 玉之兰

Shanghai Michelin stars are increasingly more diverse with the types of cuisine they are awarded to. Among them, Yu Zhi Lan stands out with its Sichuan cuisine menu created by Chef Lan Guijun. Yu Zhi Lan is housed in a beautiful villa in downtown Shanghai. In this tranquil setting, Sichuan cuisine is served on dinnerware designed by the master chef Lan and made in Jing De Zhen, the porcelain capital of China. From ‘golden silk noodles’ to braised abalone, each of Chef Lan’s dishes carries a sense of Chinese heritage. I recently visited Yu Zhi Lan with my food partner in crime Cristina. In my previous Sichuan cuisine experiences, Sichuan peppercorn and chili oil consistently create this explosively spicy & salty combination. But at Yu Zhi Lan, we found the flavors varied and delicate. Dinner started with a beautiful box of appetizers which included Chef Lan’s original creation–chicken feet with pickled peppers. This much lauded creation may seem daunting at first, but I promise it’s worth a try! Reservations at Yu Zhi Lan are highly …