Tag Archives: Cooking

Top news for cook-at-home expats: City Super on Huaihai Rd.

You may know that the shopping mall re-opened at Times Square on Huaihai Road. This is because they had a ‘Lane Crawford re-opening party’, so many – many – people thought that this would just be the kind of irregular, non-representative ‘party’ occasion that they would choose to photograph themselves at and them upload to […]

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Coq Au Vin recipe for Shanghai home-cooking

This is the most classic French home-cooked dish and has been ‘done’ everywhere – however, this is an easy and tasty version, with a flavour-soaking twist at the end. Though a simple recipe, it should be done in this order. So, lay out on your kitchen worktop: Leeks and courgettes chopped into decent size pieces […]

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Saving money in Shanghai: Food

If you have read even but a little of Developing City, then you should be aware of some of the recurring themes of this Shanghai Expat magazine website. Blog. A slight rejection of the expectations, norms, delusions and systematic clique-ishness of the enforced Shanghai Expat Bubble ‘Lifestyle’. That’s not to say that conformity does not have its […]

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Recipe: The best home-made burger

The restaurants of Shanghai compete to pleasure residents with the ‘best burger’. There are many, many … many citywide choices of burger, mostly within the 75 to 100 RMB mark. Make a nicer, better burger, for less, and enjoy it with friends in the comfort of your own home. Here’s how: Ingredients (makes 4 burgers): […]

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Recipe: Tom yum soup

Thai food is simple, tasty and healthy. Here’s a home-cooking recipe for Tom yum soup: Serves 2 to 4 Ingredients: 5 or 6 cloves of garlic Ginger, size of two thumbs Galangal, finger-sized piece 2 Lemongrass stalks Onion, red, half Coriander Thai basil Fish sauce 1 (or more) red chilli 1 or 2 big tomatoes […]

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