Review: Professor Lee, Shanghai

On board now flying back to Brunei. Flight was delayed by an hour and a half and I decided to make use of the time on board to draft up my blog entry and have them posted when I am back to Brunei.

As mentioned in my previous blog entries, Sister and I headed to Tokyo for a short holiday trip. One of the main highlights of our Tokyo trip was Tokyo Disneyland. We intended to go Tokyo Disneyland on the second day in Tokyo but weather was not promising enough so we went on the third day instead.

Weather was nowhere better on the third day but we were left with no choice as we will be leaving the next day for Shanghai. Tokyo has the best weather on the day when we arrived. The weather was neither rainy nor sunny but good enough for a Disneyland tour.

Anyways, I will blog about my Tokyo trip shortly after I am done with my Shanghai travelogue. I will have them posted in time sequence so that there will not be any missing gap. And I will also be posting of my skincare hauls! I did not buy much skincare from Tokyo albeit they are famous for cheap Japanese skincare products. Can’t understand the packaging so ended up only buying what I am familiar with. Shiseido was however more expensive in Tokyo than in Shanghai.

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On the night before our flight to Tokyo, Sister and I met at K11 Art Mall for dinner at Professor Lee. Professor Lee is a newly established Korean restaurant which serves modern Korean cuisine.

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Complimentary Lemon Vinegar drinks were served after placing our orders. This complimentary drink was homemade by the restaurant. It was an appetizing beverage to kick start the meal but too sourish for my liking and I ended up giving the rest to Sister after taking the first sip. She loves it though and that was one of the reasons why she returned to Professor Lee.

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Everything in the restaurant were given extra thoughts in designing that they looked unique in comparison to the other Korean restuarants which I had been to. Look at how special the menu was designed! Menu leaflet was placed inside the envelope which you have to remove the strings to retrieve it.

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They even have the name of the restaurant carved onto the cutlery holder. Both Sister and I wondered if the owner of the restaurant is known as Professor Lee. LOL!

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Kimchi Tomato Risotto with Pork Belly | ¥88

This was something new to me. I did not expect it to be cheesy. Nonetheless, it was heavenly good but sinful. I loved the grilled pork belly the most. It was juicy and yet tender at the same time.

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Slow-cooked Pork Belly with White Kimchi | ¥128

Sister ordered this as she did not want anything spicy. Instead of the usual red spicy Kimchi, this one was plain white Kimchi but to taste sour like the usual red Kimchi but without the spicy and garlic taste. The big onion was marinated as well. The usual taste of big onion was overpowered by the marinade.

The pork belly came with various sauce pastes. The top one was garlic, followed by pesto and soybean paste. The pork belly was even softer than the grilled pork belly we had from the risotto. It was even better if you wrap them inside the white Kimchi.

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After we were done with dinner, we were being served complimentary iced coffee cubes with milk. It was good! I liked it better than the Lemon Vinegar drink though. LOL!

Verdict: Customer service was top notch in my opinion. It was the customer service which Sister liked the most and the fusion of Western and Korean cuisine together. Pricing was considerably acceptable given the location and Shanghai’s standard of living.

Professor Lee
K11 Art Mall,
Unit 406, 4th Floor,
300 Huaihai Middle Road near Huangpi South Road,
Shanghai,
China
Tel: 021-53833270

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