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 (shăng′hī-nēz′, -nēs′, shäng′-)
Of or relating to the city of Shanghai.
n. pl. Shanghainese
1. A native or inhabitant of Shanghai.
2. The variety of Chinese spoken in Shanghai.

[Shanghai + -nese (as in Chinese).]
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(another Singapore-based concept that is home to the best fish and chips in town) Watami Japanese Casual Restaurant (the leading food and beverage brand in Japan with over 700 branches in the Asia Pacific region) and Modern Shanghai (for authentic, home-cooked Shanghainese cuisine).
Guests can enjoy unique dining experiences at any time of day, from a sophisticated afternoon tea, to elevated Shanghainese cuisine for dinner, to international buffet fare for breakfast, at the property's two distinct restaurants and bar.
Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao, the famous Shanghainese restaurant considered to have the best soup dumplings in New York City, is moving to One Fulton Square, the mixed-use development in Flushing.
Let dad savor the best Fish and Chips in town at Fish and Co; steaks, burgers, ribs, flatbreads and more at TGIFRidays; more steaks at Texas Roadhouse; satisfying comfort food and breakfast dishes all day, 24/7 at Denny's; Shanghainese dishes at Modern Shanghai; hearty Italian-American cuisine at Italianni's; authentic Korean cuisine at Bulgogi Brothers; garlic-inspired dishes at Krazy Garlik; pastries, pizzas and more at Baker and Coo.
Leslie is at the helm of Hilton Manila's various food and beverage outlets: Kusina, an all-day dining restaurant with interactive kitchens; Hua Ting, a restaurant that specializes in authentic Shanghainese cuisine; and Madison, modern cafe lounge that captures the urban view of New York City.
Hua Ting, located on the second floor, introduces modern Shanghainese cuisine, using traditional recipes and locally sourced ingredients, in a casual yet upscale setting.
Poised to be one of the city's premier destinations, the hotel is also home to the rooftop Il Ristorante - Niko Romito and Il Bar, which are destined to become some of the most fashionable venues in Shanghai; La Terrazza on the rooftop, offering breathtaking views of The Bund and Pudong; and the Bao Li Xuan restaurant, serving exquisite Cantonese classics and local Shanghainese specialties in the historical atmosphere of the Chamber of Commerce Shanghai building adjacent to the hotel tower.
The list also featured other styles of cooking, including Jiangzhe, Shanghainese, Cantonese, Pekingese, Sichuanese and Japanese.
Indeed, Shanghainese cynics often snark that there's a reason the lazy, docile giant panda feels so home at home in Chengdu.
Huaiyang cuisine may be confused with Shanghainese due to the city's geological proximity to the region, but are the two are very different, according to Qi.
Shanghai used to be known for its narrow back alleys, where shortage in physical interality had served as the material ground for a peculiar collective persona proper to Shanghainese. Over the past decades, the once innumerable back alleys have found their way out of the cityscape and into museums and memoirs, to be replaced by generic buildings laid out in rational grids.
Standard Chinese or Mandarin (official; Putonghua, based on the Beijing dialect), Yue (Cantonese), Wu (Shanghainese), Minbei (Fuzhou), Minnan (Hokkien-Taiwanese), Xiang, Gan, Hakka dialects, minority languages (see Ethnic groups entry)