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South Memory (望湘园)

South Memory (望湘园)

For those looking for fresh chilies and heaps of garlic, the line starts here.
South Memory, 6/F Hong Yi International Plaza, 299 Nanjing Dong Lu, near Henan Zhong Lu 南京东路299号宏伊国际广场6楼, 近河南中路 +86 21 6360 2797
11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 5:30 to 10:30 p.m.
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South Memory
Don't let the bright color's fool you, this green and red chili-covered fish head is a fiery force to be reckoned with.

Shanghai loves its spicy food and the long lines outside of South Memory are a testament to that.

The restaurant maintains a consistent standard for flavor and has been endlessly praised by spice-loving locals.

Instead of Sichuan's mala, the dishes here are xiangla -- that means more fresh chilies and more garlic, instead of simple mouth-numbing heat.

South Memory's signature ying yang yu tou, or green and red chili covered fish head -- the ratio of fish to chili has to be 1:1 -- is essential for every table.

The restaurant also does very good spicy skewered shrimp, enoki mushroom with fatty beef and dry-hot bullfrog.