I have yet to warm up from returning into freezing temperatures after only a five-day break to Southeast Asia (where it was a balmy 32 degrees with low humidity). And even though all I did was eat over the holidays, I seem to be constantly hungry. Maybe that's the cold. Anyway, as I think about what to make for dinner, I'm wishing Smoki Moto was closer to my house.
There is plenty of warming Chinese food, take Sichuan (hot & spicy) or hot pot (hot temperature, hot spice) but in Shanghai, we've the luxury of cuisine from all over the world and Smoki Moto, a new chic Korean BBQ restaurant is certainly a good choice for a cold winter's night.
Located out in a new Renaissance hotel in Hong Qiao, Smoki Moto is purported to be the first Korean restaurant in a big international chain. The interior is sleek and cool, but start digging into some kimchi and bulgogi and you'll be nice and warm. Wash it all down with their delicious draft makkoli and you'll be even warmer.
Details: Smoki Moto Korean Restaurant Review
Photo: Fresh veg at Smoki Moto. © 2012 Sara Naumann, licensed to About.com.