The Blue Frog restaurant, Shanghai World Financial Center.

The Blue Frog at the Shanghai World Financial Center.
Text and Photo © JE Nilsson and CM Cordeiro 2012

Even before my first visit to Shanghai, friends were recommending I visit two places, the Shanghai World Financial Center and the Blue Frog restaurant that as a friend put it, served “very good fusion food”. And I couldn’t have done serendipitously better than by dining at the Blue Frog at the Shanghai World Financial Center!

The Montana, The Blue Frog restaurant, Shanghai.

The Montana.

Located at B109 at the Shanghai World Financial Center, the Blue Frog’s atmosphere was friendly upon entering. Warm, cozy and certainly a place that you could continue the business conversation from the day if need be, in a more relaxed atmosphere than at seminar rooms or at the office. We had little difficulty deciding what to order, The Montana being a must try for me simply because it looked impressive with each plate ordered to other tables that came from the kitchen.

Spring rolls, deep fried, The Blue Frog, SWFC, Shanghai.

Deep fried spring rolls.

Grilled chicken salad

Grilled chicken salad.

Though spring rolls and grilled chicken salad are not particularly adventurous orders, it’s often a matter of comfort sometimes, when out in a different country that you crave something more familiar. Leaving perhaps, the adventure to come in the form of cocktail drinks later in the evening.