I would consider Shanghai as a metropolitan; attracting international expats to the city so is the culinary scene. One could expect all sorts of cuisines. In my last trip, I experience an authentic New York style Bagel, Spread The Bagel. And the Montreal-style experience is not spare, with Tock’s Shanghai offering Smoked Meat, Reuben Sandwiches, Pickles and Poutine.
Located near The Bund area and is accessible by the subway, we could expect lots of both local and tourist patronising the restaurant. And by the way, mainly are foreigners.
I visited Tock’s Shanghai with a friend who works in Shanghai, who visited a few times and find it a worthy to recommend to me. On a Saturday, around 12pm, it was relatively empty. But according to my friend, the restaurant is packed especially during dinner time.
Even the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau dined at Tock’s Shanghai during his visit in 2016 (if I am correct about the date).
Since they are well-known for the Smoked Beef with prickle, we ordered the Tock’s Signature Smoked Beef Sandwich (CNY 100) for sharing. Each serving comes with either a salad (with choice of garden salad which we opted or caesar salad) or Fries.
Jaw-dropped when I saw the size. It was humongous. Fortunately, we decided to share. I couldn’t have finished the entire serving. I love the bread, the smoked beef and the prickle though I find it too cloying due to the large amount of meat. But for the carnivore, I am sure they will disagree with my opinion.
The Poutine with Meat Sauce was colossal. It could easily feed 10 person and I am not joking. At least, 10 of me. Tasty though most of the fries turned soggy due to the meat sauce.
For an authentic Montreal experience, Tock’s Shanghai is the place. Order the Tock’s Signature Smoked Beef Sandwich and the poutine.
221 Henan Zhong Lu, Huangpu District, Shanghai, China (near Fuzhou Lu)
Tel: +86 21 6346 3735
Daily 1100 to 2200
Nanjing East Road – Line 2 & 10