Tag Archives: Restaurants

How to be an idiot PR in Shanghai

PR is a wide field or work. It’s not like IT, engineering, education, design, science, or a particular role which needs particular qualifications and experience. It’s less fixed and if done well, it can be more entrepreneurial. But sadly, it isn’t always done well. Here are a few basic tips. Maintain professionalism at all times […]

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1515 West, Puxi Shangri-La Shanghai: best bests

People are understandably interested in the ‘best’ of anything; they want the most (of anything) for their spend. I don’t fully partake in this, because the quixotic, the recondite and the odd are often the most stimulating. Nonetheless, best is still good. And within the Jingan Shangri-La’s 1515 West Chophouse, best is to be found. […]

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Johnny Moo burger, Shanghai (Honqiao / Gubei)

There is a new-looking Japanese mall by Gubei road Manao road, in Gubei. Gubei is kind of Hongqiao and Hongqiao is kind of Gubei. I’m not quite sure where one begins and the other finishes, but I do believe in the boundary-definity of Changning district. It’s there. Gubei is a strange place. A city within […]

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Copywriting \ Web \ Design \ Animation in Shanghai

Creative Words and Magic is the new website of a team of creative freelancers who have worked in Shanghai for over 10 years, providing a wide range of services to all types of clientele. Handling all size of job and with clients from very small operations to large corporations, they can provide excellent quality and […]

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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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Matto Pizza, Superbrand Mall: Big portions

And therefore worth a visit. Matto has one a ‘best pizza’ award in one of the city’s magazines, though those awards are worthless, being voted on by people willing to spend 20 minutes of their day picking one restaurant from a selection that remains identical year to year. I’m not sure whether they have the ‘best […]

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Kappo Yu, ‘Kaiseki’ in Shanghai

Kappo Yu: Turn up, tune in, turn on   Imagine a famous Japanese chef in Shanghai, dedicating his love and soul into conjuring up a unique genesis of his own creation.   Imagine yourself arriving to a state of food awe and tongue pleasure, as you are rendered speechless like a virgin, with pure, awestruck […]

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Tikka Restaurant, Maoming Road

Masala Art is well known as a good Indian restaurant in Shanghai. How about another? Tikka is worth a try. On 56 Maoming road near Changle road, is a good sized, well decorated and not bad Indian restaurant. Like any ‘foreign’ food in China, let’s face it, the price is inflated. Meat portions are usually […]

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To all Western restaurants in Shanghai

There are several sandwich-type restaurants / cafes that have popped up recently, offering sandwiches. They are understandably trying to make some money, and filling the HUGE gap in the Western food market that still exists in Shanghai. But the quality is just lacking. Try any such delivery place, cafe etc. in Shanghai … and then […]

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Oh you have to go there – NO ONE KNOWS IT

No one knows it! Surely the favourite howl of pretentious, ‘old China hand’ expats who believe that they have almost literally unearthed a new venue or establishment – that they have single-handedly discovered a restaurant (or bar, etc.) which has until now remained an empty and presumably unsuccessful business – because no one knows it. […]

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