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While The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong does not offer Western brunch on the weekends, the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel’s Cantonese restaurant, Jin Xuan, serves an excellent selection of dim sum. And partaking in the traditional Chinese meal is a must in Shanghai. All manner of dumplings are served, including steamed minced pork and crab, scallop and asparagus, and pan-fried chicken with chives. There are also vegetarian options. From the dessert menu, be sure to try the chilled mango pudding with cream, which will please even picky palates. Those who prefer Western food can head to Italian restaurant Scena, which continues serving its daily à la carte menu on Saturday and Sunday. Choose from dishes like a Caprese salad, cauliflower risotto and rich minestrone soup. Get to Scena early enough, and you can opt for its decent breakfast buffet spread, which offers everything from eggs, cold cuts and pastries to thick Hong Kong-style noodles and char siu bao (barbecue pork buns).