Format: 2014-09-03
Format: 2014-09-03
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  • The Shanghai Safe Burger 2014-08-22 12:41

    Food scandals here, food scandals there, food scandals everywhere.

    Sometimes, it’s not much fun living and eating in China.

    And as recent events in Shanghai have proved, even some of those names you thought you could trust aren’t immune to, how shall we put it, getting a little dirty.

  • The Shanghai Kid is a visually appealing blog that features reviews of a range of restaurants around Shanghai. The writing comes across as direct and honest, and ratings on food, service and ambience sum up the experience at each restaurant. The blog is linked to his Instagram which is updated with dining experiences almost every day.

  • The world is full of interesting morsels of misinformation about what Chinese people eat. One of them being that many Chinese don’t understand what a vegetarian is.

    Generalizations often come from some sort of truth however, and it’s true that being vegetarian is less common among Chinese people than it is amongst non-Chinese, be it for cultural, moral or nutritional reasons.

    But finding genuinely good quality vegetarian food in Shanghai doesn’t have to be a hit and hope process; the dishes are out there and the fun part is finding them.

  • A Chinese woman was the first person to scale Mount Everest this year. Or was she?

    Wang Jing reached the summit on Friday, 23rd May, 2014.

    Break out the flags! Beat the drums! Hurrah!

    Or maybe not…

    Ms Wang, cofounder of Chinese outdoor brand Toread, has been brought down to earth. And with rather a bump.

  • Never have the lyrics, ‘Girl, look at body. I work out,’ from LMFAO’s hit song felt so strongly relatable than at this particular moment.

    I had made it half-way through an intense cycling class, and in a desperate effort to keep up with the eight other cyclers in this beginner’s cycling class, I grabbed on to these lyrics for motivation. And it worked.

    Located on the second floor of 98 Yanping Road and adjacent to a dance studio, One Wellness exudes an exclusive, nature-inspired environment.

  • Located inside a beautiful courtyard off Julu Road is the extravagant, traditional Cantonese-style restaurant Loonfung House, serving mostly Hong Kong cuisine. But the ‘house’ in this restaurant’s name is quite an understatement, as the mansion-like space includes three floors of dining areas and a roomy balcony overlooking the courtyard.

  • SHEX Reviews: Urban Diner 2014-05-27 17:25

    The newly opened Urban Diner is conveniently located nearby the K11 Art Mall. The interior has an earthy feel with stained wood paneled and white stucco walls and roomy, open high ceilings. Adding to Urban Diner's credentials are well spaced tables,high quality ingredients including organic veggies, and bar options.

    Speaking of cocktails, commanding Urban Diner’s liquors is mixologist extraordinaire Peter Guo, formerly from the Hyatt on the Bund’s Lab Whiskey & Cocktail Bar. Reflecting married owner team’s names – Zhang Yi and Zhou Bing, UD’s signature cocktails are aptly named ZY and ZB (¥70), and equally represent their characters.

  • There are many local dumpling shops in Shanghai. Not many of those have an English menu, and fewer still have a menu in French. Perhaps even fewer have a ‘good’ rating for food hygiene proudly displayed behind the counter.

    This dumpling store has achieved all of the above, though that doesn’t mean they have done everything perfectly. The shop is cleaner than the average dumpling outfit, but this is still the kind of place where you might see tissues dropped on the floor.

    The English/ French menu curiously omits prices, as if that was irrelevant to speakers of those languages. The choices on this menu don’t include all those on the board behind the counter. Choosing any of the first five options on the English menu should result in being served the specified dumplings without soup. You’ll pay 5 RMB for six dumplings, or 10 RMB for twelve.

  • Chinese food often gets a bad press. Plenty of Westerners see the cuisine as inherently unhealthy: a pile of rice, greasy, fatty meat, and bucket loads of oil.

    But those of us who actually live in the Middle Kingdom know that reputation is undeserved. Real Chinese food couldn’t be more different from the takeaway clichés, loaded with salt and sugar, that pass for ‘Chinese food’ back home.

  • Good Food for a Good Cause 2014-05-14 03:00

    There will be six editions of Chefs in the City in 2014. The first stop was at 10 Corso Como in April, and the next installment will be on June 5th at Acqua e Farina.

    For a good cause
    Chefs in the City is a series of dinners in which six of Shanghai's Italian chefs aim to serve up the very best of the Italian culinary experience. Proceeds from this year’s events will be donated to the Hand in Hand Cancer Recovery Centre at the final Chefs in the City dinner of 2014.