Welcome to Shanghai, the largest city in China and home to a myriad of delicious dishes. Tourists travel to Shanghai to stroll along the Bund, explore the Yu Garden, and get their grub on at your phenomenal restaurants.
Our journey through Shanghai begins at the wok station! Though the wok features in tasty dishes throughout Asia, it originates in China and proves an excellent introduction to Shanghai cuisine. Our menu includes:
- Fried rice with meat
- Fried with meat & vegetables
- Noodles with seafood
- Noodles with seafood & vegetables
- Fried tofu
- Fried tofu & lotus root
- Strawberry kebab
- Pineapple kebab
- Kiwi kebab
- Strawberry & pineapple kebab
- Strawberry & kiwi kebab
- Strawberry, pineapple, & kiwi kebab
- Strawberry kebab with syrup
- Pineapple kebab with syrup
- Kiwi kebab with syrup
- Strawberry & pineapple kebab with syrup
- Strawberry & kiwi kebab with syrup
- Strawberry, pineapple, & kiwi kebab with syrup
- Bubble tea
Although rice dishes are traditionally served at the end of Chinese banquets, fried rice will be the first dish you learn to prepare in Shanghai. To cook fried rice:
- Tap the rice, which is located under the counter and to the left of the purple trash bin, to move it to the wok.
- Tap the meat or the meat and vegetables to add them to the wok.
- After the customer’s toppings have been added, tap the wok to move the fried rice to the bowl.
- Once the fried rice has been added, tap the bowl to serve the customer.
You’ll also use the wok to prepare fried noodles, a versatile and flavorful one-dish meal. To cook fried noodles:
- Tap the uncooked noodles, which are located under the counter and to the right of the purple trash bin, to move them to the wok.
- The wok will begin to fry the noodles. Tap the seafood or the seafood and vegetables to add them to the wok based on the customer’s order.
- After the right toppings have been added, tap the wok to move the fried noodles to the bowl.
- Once the bowl is filled with fried noodles, tap it to serve the customer.
In Shanghai, street vendors sell fruit kebabs. Adding syrup candies the fruit and makes the kebabs an especially sweet snack. To make a fruit kebab:
- Tap the fruit board located on the lower right corner of the counter. This will plate strawberry, pineapple, and kiwi chunks on three separate plates located above the fruit board.
- Tap on the appropriate fruit chunks to move them to the kebab on the serving plate. A fruit kebab can include one fruit, a combination of two fruits, or all three fruits together.
- Customers might also want syrup on their fruit kebab. Tap the syrup bottle located to the right of the fruit board to add it to the kebab. Add syrup last.
- Once the appropriate fruits have been added to the kebab, tap the serving plate to give the customer their order.
Draining tofu and stacking plates atop it helps make the curd extra crispy when it’s fried. To cook fried tofu:
- Tap the tofu located under the left corner of the counter or the tofu fryer located next to the tofu to move the tofu to the fryer.
- When the fried tofu has finished cooking, tap the fryer to move the food to the bowl located on the bottom right left edge of the counter.
- Eventually customers can add lotus root to their fried tofu. Tap the lotus root located in the bowl above the tofu to add it to the fried tofu.
- When an order is complete, tap the bowl to serve the fried tofu.
If you’re feeling parched, have no fear! Bubble tea, commonly made from tea, flavored milk, and tapioca balls, will quench the thirst of any chef. To prepare the bubble tea, wait for the bubble tea machine located on the upper left corner of the counter to fill the glass. When the glass is full, tap it to serve the customer.
Tips & tricks
Bubble tea refills automatically. Upgrading the number of glasses the bubble tea machine can refill at once makes it easy to fulfill combinations.
Speed is essential when cooking with the wok: there is no time to tend to another dish while cooking fried rice or fried noodles. Be especially vigilant when burning or trashing a dish will end the level. Also, meat is only served with fried rice, and seafood is only served with fried noodles. Dishes are first served in the bowls to the right of the wok; when those bowls are full, the dishes are served to the left.
The plates that hold individual fruit chunks can hold up to three servings of each fruit. Upgrading the fruit board will prepare multiple servings at once, but until you can afford that, keep tapping the fruit board. This helps ensure you’ll never run out of fruit chunks.
After mastering the wok, you’ll try your hand at making gua bao and noodles with beef. The restaurant is nicer, the stakes are higher, and you’ll have to throw yourself into your work to succeed. The menu includes:
- Gua bao
- Gua bao with tomatoes
- Gua bao with bell peppers
- Gua bao with cucumbers
- Gua bao with tomatoes & bell peppers
- Gua bao with tomatoes & cucumbers
- Gua bao with bell peppers & cucumbers
- Gua bao with tomatoes, bell peppers, & cucumbers
- Noodles with beef
- Noodles with beef & carrots
- Noodles with beef & bean sprouts
- Noodles with carrots & bean sprouts
- Red glazed apples
- Green glazed apples
- Pink glazes apples
Gua bao earned its name from the wide “mouth” of the bun after it’s been folded over porky belly: tiger biting pig. Since its explosion onto the international food scene in the early 2000s, gua bao has also come to be known as “Taiwanese hamburgers.” To cook gua bao:
- Tap the gua bao buns located beneath the center of the counter to move the bun to the gua bao plate located at the bottom of the middle of the counter.
- Tap the pork belly located beneath the counter to the left of the trash bin to move it to the pork pan and begin cooking it.
- When the pork belly finishes cooking, tap the pork pan to move the meat to the gua bao bun.
- Tap on any additional toppings, such as tomatoes, cucumbers, or bell peppers, if the customer requests them.
- Tap the gua bao plate to serve the customer.
Noodles with beef
Many toppings can be added to noodles with beef to diversify the dish. To cook noodles with beef:
- Tap the beef located to the left of the frying pan under the counter to move the beef to the frying pan.
- Tap the noodles located to the right of the frying pan under the counter to move the noodles to the pot.
- Once the noodles finish cooking, tap the pot to move the noodles to the serving bowl.
- When the beef has finished cooking, tap the frying pan to move the beef to the plate.
- Tap on any additional toppings, such as bean sprouts or carrots, if the customer requests them.
- When the dish is ready, tap the serving bowl to serve the customer.
The glazed apples not only add a splash of color to the kitchen – they add an element of surprise, too! They’re served by color (red! pink! or green!), and because the colors are served at random, you might have to make three batches of glazed apples to get the color the customer wants. Time is of the essence! To prepare glazed apples:
- Tap on the glazed apple machine to begin preparing the apples.
- When the apple has finished cooking, it will automatically move to a serving plate. Tap the serving plate if this is the color of glazed apple the customer has ordered.
- If the customer ordered a different colored glazed apple, tap the glazed apple machine again to restart the process.
The sweetness of the cocoa pairs wonderfully with the saltiness of the pork belly in gua bao. To make cocoa:
- Tap on the cocoa glass located on the upper left-hand corner of the counter to serve the customer.
- The cocoa glass will automatically refill.
Tips & tricks
The cocoa glass refills automatically and won’t burn. Upgrading the number of cocoa glasses and the cocoa machine will make it easy to fulfill combinations.
The gua bao bun must be on the plate before the pork belly can be moved from the pork pan to the plate. Tapping the bun before tapping the pork belly ensures you’ll never lose precious seconds getting the gua bao pun in place.
Bean sprouts and carrots are optional toppings, but beef will always be part of the dish. Beef must also be added to the noodles first, before any other toppings.
Upgrading the glazed apple machine increases the number of apples in each serving. The glazed apples will still be the same color, but two apples will be served instead of one, and so on.
Your hard work and diligence pays off when you reach Shanghai’s third, most prestigious restaurant. Now’s not the time to slack off, though. The customers won’t settle for anything less than the finest dumplings and the most flavorful Peking duck, so be sure to keep your eyes on the prize. Our menu includes:
- Peking duck
- Peking duck with Mandarin pancakes
- Peking duck with vegetables
- Peking duck with Mandarin pancakes & vegetables
- Steamed dumplings
- Steamed dumplings in soup broth
- Steamed dumplings with greens
- Steamed dumplings in soup broth with greens
- Shaved ice
- Shaved ice with fruit
- Shaved ice with ice cream
- Shaved ice with fruit & ice cream
- Chrysanthemum tea
Peking duck has been prepared for centuries, and once you reach this restaurant, you’re responsible for carrying on the tradition. When it comes to this dish, the crispier the skin, the better. To prepare Peking duck:
- Tap the duck located under the bottom left-hand corner of the counter to move it to the oven.
- When the Peking duck has finished cooking, tap the duck to move it from the oven to the serving plate.
- Tap on the vegetables to add them to the dish if the customer orders them.
- If the customer orders Mandarin pancakes, tap the pan located above the oven to move the batter to the pan.
- When the Mandarin pancakes are finished, tap the pan to move them to the pancake plate.
- Tap the pancake plate to move the pancakes to the serving plate.
- After assembling the Peking duck, tap the serving plate to serve the customer.
Dumplings can be fried, boiled, and – in this case – steamed. Steaming dumplings leaves the wrappers tender and the flavors especially delicious. To prepare steamed dumplings:
- Tap the bamboo steamer located in the bottom right-hand corner of the counter to begin steaming the dumplings.
- When the dumplings are finished steaming, tap the bamboo steamer to move them to the serving bowl.
- Tap on the broth and the greens after the dumplings have been added to the serving bowl if the customer orders their dish with them.
- Once the order has been completed, tap on the serving bowl to serve the customer.
Historians can trace the appearance of shaved ice in China as far back as the 7th century. While chefs and vendors used to shave sheets of ice by hand (before adding a variety of sweet toppings), you’ll be lucky enough to use a machine. To prepare shaved ice:
- Tap the shaved ice machine located to the immediate right of the Peking duck oven to begin preparing the dish.
- When the shaved ice has finished preparing, it will automatically move to the serving plate.
- Add toppings like ice cream or fruit by tapping those ingredients if the customer orders them.
- After completing the order, tap the plate to serve the customer.
Tips & tricks
The vegetables and the Mandarin pancakes cannot be added to the serving plate until the Peking duck has been placed there.