Thursday, July 31, 2014





Signature Chinese restaurant YUE launches Vegetarian a la carte menu inspired by 86-year-old Buddhist Master Monk
This summer, Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel’s signature Cantonese and Shanghai restaurant Yue is helping its guests be as healthy as possible with a newly crafted a la carte seasonal menu entirely composed of Vegetarian dishes. Situated just minutes from both Shanghai’s historical Bund and also its Lujiazui Financial District in Pudong, the hotel has teamed up with famed Buddhist Master Xing Yun to help boost healthier living this summer.

Yue’s Executive Chef Andy Deng has worked with 86-year-old Buddhist Master Xing Yun, the founder of the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Order, to create and launch the new locally-sourced vegetarian menu now available for lunch and dinner. Throughout the menu, no MSG, garlic or additives are used – bringing out the full flavor of the individual fresh vegetables.

With a focus on using the natural nutrition of a whole host of vegetables to improve health and boost internal happiness, Master Xing Yun has shared some of his favorite healthy recipes from down the years with Chef Andy Deng. These include a Rich Soup with a variety of locally-farmed mushrooms such as the spicy-scented Matsutake, Morsel and white Enoki mushrooms along with savory Kelp, sweet chunks of Pumpkin and fresh Taro root (RMB 58). Another dish inspired by one of Master Xing Yun’s recipes is the Crispy-fried Lotus Root filled with meaty King Oyster Mushrooms (RMB78).

The hearty Fig and Sea Coconut Soup with slices of almonds (RMB 38) is one of the highlights of the menu - ideal for eating in the summer months for good digestion. Known for its abilities to improve longevity, the “Classic” Seaweed Roll filled with Chinese yams, seaweed, chili picked from nearby Hangzhou and fresh basil (RMB 68) is set to be one of the menu’s favorites.

The signature Yue restaurant is situated on the fourth floor of the hotel with a contemporary Chinese feel to the main dining room and numerous private spaces.

The new Vegetarian menu is available for lunch and dinner until the end of September at which point the summer fresh ingredients will be replaced with seasonal Autumn dishes.

Yue offers Lunch every day from 11:30AM-2:00PM and Dinner from 5:30PM- 10:00PM

About Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel
Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel brings art, sophistication and style to one of the most conveniently-located spots in Shanghai. Situated at the pinnacle of a 10-minute driving axis to The Bund and Pudong’s Lujiazui Financial District – the hotel brings the best of the worlds of business and pleasure right to its doorstep. The 39-storey building stands majestically above the surrounding old Shikumen-style buildings north of the Bund with stunning vistas down the Huangpu River and beyond. With 471 spacious rooms, endless event space options, three signature restaurants and over 1,000 original artworks throughout the hotel – Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel is the ideal location for the stylish business or leisure traveler.

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About Sheraton Hotels & Resorts
Sheraton helps guests make connections at more than 400 hotels in nearly 70 countries around the world. The brand recently completed a $6 billion global revitalization and is now in the midst of an $8 billion global expansion over the next three years. Sheraton is owned by and is the largest and most global brand of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with nearly 1,200 properties in 100 countries and 181,400 employees at its owned and managed properties.  Starwood is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands:  St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, Aloft®, and Element®.  The Company boasts one of the industry’s leading loyalty programs, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG), allowing members to earn and redeem points for room stays, room upgrades and flights, with no blackout dates.  Starwood also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., a premier provider of world-class vacation experiences through villa-style resorts and privileged access to Starwood brands.

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(Clockwise from top left)Mixed Chilled Mushroom with Bean Curd and Peanut,Crispy-fried Bean Curd with spicy salt,Crispy Rice with Lobster Soup,A rich Soup and Stir-fried Corners beans with fresh lily bud.

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