Monthly Archives: January 2015

Nana’s Green Tea


I tried a new item at Nana’s Green Tea.  It was a bit watery for me.  I liked the dessert I got last time better.

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Tsui Wah


Tsui Wah is a greasy spoon from Hong Kong with a shop at IFC Shanghai.  If you are from Hong Kong, you are probably into it.  I think it is ok.  I liked the BBQ Pork and wonton noodles.

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Cook at Kerry Parkside


We had a nice lunch at the Cook at Kerry Parkside.  We had a sampling of a pretty big selection of items from various stations.

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Bonus Time


This is the time of year where you can hear some interesting stories on bonuses.  I saw a recent post by Global Times on weird bonus. As posted by the Global Times: Top 30 weirdest year-end bonuses from China 1. … Continue reading

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Pure and Whole


I had a lunch at Pure and Whole.  The place was originally called Kush, but they changed names.  The vegetarian dishes are pretty diverse and I like the detailed info they provide on the dishes.  The vegetarian paella was tasty … Continue reading

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Double Down


I am wondering how people don’t eat this contraption and die instantly.

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Herbs and Spices


   We dropped by Herbs and Spices again.  The Tom Yum and green curry had the expected kick.

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Human Recruiting


I got an interesting invitation from a headhunter on linkedin.   For the life of me, I can’t figure out why someone would put their wedding photo on linked in.  If you look further down, you can see why they might … Continue reading

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Ginza Bairin


        I heard a number of good reviews on Ginza Bairin.  I really like the mushrooms in teapot.  Although I did not get the tonkatsu which is their specialty, I found the donburi to be excellent.  This place … Continue reading

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Swim Meet


Andrew went to a swim meet this weekend and I am happy to see that he got first place in butterfly and 50 fly.  It is great to see his hard word pay off.

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Kafer


We had a very tasty lunch at Kafer.  The place is located near Super Brand Mall on the river.  The views are nice and the food is decent.  I enjoyed the duck.

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g+ Urban Harvest


We had a team lunch at g+ Urban Harvest.  Their thing is growing wheat grass and mushrooms on the premises.  You can even take home one of their plants after they cut it for you.  You can try to grow … Continue reading

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Herbs & Spices


Herbs & Spices at Kerry Parkside is not my first choice in Thai food, but they do give a decent lunch.  We got prompt service and the food had a nice kick of spices.

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Ryu


  We had lunch at Ryu which is in Bund 5.  The view is of the Bund is nice.  The decor is simple.  Although the food is supposed to be Japanese with a French influence, I am not sure where … Continue reading

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Watami


The quick lunch at Watami hit the spot.

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Lillian’s Bakery


We got a stack of egg tarts from Lillian’s Bakery for breakfast this morning.  They claim to have the best egg tarts in Shanghai.  So far, I didn’t taste any egg tarts that counter their claim.  These things taste great.

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Cynic


I liked this quote for today. A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin. H. L. Mencken

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Sen-Ryo


    We had a light dinner at Sen-Ryo in the basement of Kerry Puxi.  We didn’t get a chance to order their specials, but the food we got was nice.  The service was also good too.

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Nana’s Green Tea


After dinner, we went down to the basement and checked out Nana’s Green tea.  The green tea products all have a nice strong flavor.  The dessert is very tasty.

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Lei Garden


We had a nice dinner at Lei Garden at IFC.  They are known for their soups.  I had a nice soup of the day.  The prawns with salted egg yolk were also decent.

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People who bite the hand that feeds them usually lick the boot that kicks them – Eric Hoffer


Quote of the day: I heard an interesting story over lunch about an obnoxious person who took a stab at their last supporter.  Not surprisingly, the axe fell pretty quickly and this person’s reputation has spread far and wide.  This … Continue reading

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California Pizza


We dropped by California Pizza for a quick lunch.  The usual Waldorf Salad and Sicilian pizza are safe bets.

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Vale for lunch


We had some fish head soup, house specialty, for lunch.

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Roosevelt Sky Restaurant


      We had a nice lunch at Roosevelt Sky Restaurant.  The views of the north and south Bund as the river curves is quite unique.  The sky was a bit clearer today.  I can get a decent view of the … Continue reading

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Paradise Dynasty


We went to IFC for dinner at Paradise Dynasty.  The mall has a Paddington Bear theme which Eliza seemed to enjoy.  The dumplings were nice.  I like the variety of flavors you get at Paradise Dynasty.  I got an extra … Continue reading

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Kee Club


We had Sunday brunch at Kee Club.  The historic property is nicely decorated and the staff treated us well.  I am not sure if the food is worth the money, but I had a nice time today.

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Element Fresh


I had a nice dinner at Element Fresh.  The shrimp and salmon were nicely done.

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Kathleen’s Waitan


We went over to the North Bund for the first time.  Kathleen’s Waitan is on the top floor of what used to be an opium warehouse.  The view of the Bund and Lujazui is great.  Too bad the pollution was … Continue reading

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Yuxiang Kitchen


I had a nice lunch across the street over at Yuxiang kitchen.  The food is a little spicy and pretty good value.

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Easy


In Singapore, money may seem to come easy for some people. Looks like it came easy for the owner of this car.

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Cathay Room at Peace Hotel


I had lunch at the Cathay Room in the Peace Hotel.  The area around the Peace Hotel was a bit restricted because of the recent New Year’s tragedy and the staff discouraged us from getting seats overlooking the Bund.  But … Continue reading

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Free food must taste better


Thanks to mechanical issues, my flight to Shanghai is back at the gate for inspection by the ground staff. Nobody likes to be sitting on the runway for a couple of hours and then return to the gate with no … Continue reading

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Jose Tejas


We had a nice family lunch at Jose Tejas to wind down from the New Celebrations.  Their food is a bit on the salty side and the atmosphere is noisy, but the place is popular for as long as I … Continue reading

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