Monday, March 26, 2012


Yongkang Lu (Yongkang Road) used to be a simple vegetable market, lightly tucked away into one of the many corners of Shanghai’s former French Concession. These days, it has become the city’s latest not-to-be-missed venue and most talked about hip street. Now bustling with restaurants, bakeries, cafés, art galleries, boutiques and tea stores, I just had to check it out. 

One of Yongkang Lu’s most popular restaurants is The Sailors Fish and Chips, proudly serving the most authentic fish n’ chips I’ve tasted in mainland China so far. Started by three Fudan University graduates, this tiny restaurant serves freshly battered fish with your choice of flounder, pollock, sea bass, or Pacific cod in classic tartar sauce or malt vinegar. Little appetizers of squid rings, shrimps and scallops are also available as well as side orders such as mushy peas and extra chips. Before we knew it, Marc and I were digging into all things fishy…

The Sailors Fish and Chips beckons to us! 
The Sailors' great menu ranges from fish, beer, wine and coffee.
Sea bass Fish n' Chips plus squid rings...delicious!
Zooming in now...tender and very tasty! 
The Sailors' has a great selection of beers

Marc about to enjoy his Boddingtons Ale
The honey rich color of Boddingtons Ale
Yongkang Lu's cafes are dotted with customers sitting outside
in the spring sunshine.
Me enjoying the sunny weather at Yongkang Lu
Le Cafe des Stagiaires is another popular cafe at Yongkang Lu.

The Sailors Fish and Chips
33 Yongkang Lu, near Jiashan Lu
请带我去永康路33,  近嘉善路
Tel.: +86 150 0009 9490
10am – 10pm

Other food and beverage establishments also worth checking out at Yongkang Lu are Le Café des Stagiaires, Les Garcons Bouchers, La Boulangerie, Sushi’O, and Pizza Peppone.