Tag Archives: Chinese restaurant

See The Real China! Natural Weekend Getaway

Dragon Valley in Zhejiang is a perfect place to escape the gritty city of Shanghai. Refill your breaths with fresh air. Play around in the little rivers. See nature and the wild. Hike, bike, relax and snooze. Open air BBQs and drinking. Family-friendly times, shuttle bus return from Shanghai, English-speaking guide and host. For all […]

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Hotel Showcase: Andaz Shanghai

In our Hotel Showcases, we review Shanghai’s hotels in an honest and fair light. Too often, the writer of hotel articles will be told the claimed hotel concept, the stats and bumf by a hotel staff member, and parrot the official details which may be irrelevant to the normal hotel guest. You know, such as […]

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Fortune Cookie Shanghai: ‘Experience’ nice, food forgettable

Fortune Cookie on 83 Changshu Rd by Julu Rd had received plenty of good reviews, so we tried it. The idea is American-style Chinese food. Not being an expert of American-style Chinese food, I can’t comment on the veracity of this claim, yet yanks seem to approve. So it seems to deliver the style that […]

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Cheap Chinese food: Sichuan authenticity

Not quite ‘street food’, but not far off, there are plenty of small, local Sichuan places where you can get good food for low prices. If you are without a Chinese speaking pal or are not sure what to order, you can try dan dan mian or ti hua, two of the main dishes. Be […]

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Nine Thirty: A meaningless addition to the average food plague of Shanghai

The Hong Kong New World Tower on Huaihai Road recently ‘re-branded’ itself as ‘K11 Art Mall’. Shopping and eating are not ‘arts’, yet they still may be the most artistic thing that a materialistic population does on any given weekend. This vacuous yet intelligent manipulation of the minds of stupid people has seemingly dominoed through […]

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The stupidest advert in the history of the World

And the awards goes to… KFC! I don’t have anything against KFC. They provide a much needed option for pure and tapped-to-the-vain gluttonic brain-chemical super-pow. We all know that we need to eat healthily, but even the most in-self-control person will occasionally snap and crave an ultimate dosage of salt, fat and MSG to pleasure […]

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Best Roast Duck in Shanghai: Xindalu

There are a few roast-duck-specific places in Shanghai, such as ‘Duck Prince’ and more, but Xindalu at the Hyatt on the Bund arguably has the ‘best’. This may be due to their peachwood smoked ovens, that they have their own duck farm and/or that they are one of the few 5 star hotels which strongly […]

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Nice little Chinese restaurant

Most expat magazines or websites you read will mainly review restaurants that can blend into a blur of mediterranean fare, all with an 85 RMB starter, a 298 RMB main course and some wine. If, like most expats, you do not have 600 RMB to spend on every single meal, then you will need to […]

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