Monthly Archives: May 2015

Haiku


Eliza got the hunger for noodles. We dropped by Haiku to fill her noodle fix.

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Paradise Dynasty


Eliza had the itch for color dumplings. Since Paradise Dynasty introduced laksa dumplings, I decided to give it a go. The laksa dumplings are pretty decent.

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Astor House Hotel


As a part of the research for my book, I went over to Astor House Hotel. Although there are better dining options, we ate at the hotel and managed to get the staff to let us in the ballroom. In … Continue reading

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Element Fresh


I don’t spend much time at Element Fresh, but it is usually a safe bet for a decent meal. I heard that had some new items on the menu. They seem to have relationship with Li Na to sponsor some … Continue reading

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Pure & Whole formerly Kush


I decided to get the vegetarian choice for today’s lunch. The dips were tasty and the burger had a nice kick.

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T’ang Court


T’ang Court was a nice spot to enjoy lunch. The rooftop bar looked interesting. It might be a good place to hang out at night for drinks.

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CPK


We had another run to CPK. I decided to change up from the Waldorf Salad and go with the CPK Crunch Salad.

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Tonkatsu Ginza Bairin


After my usual work out, we went to Tonkatsu Ginza Bairin for dinner. The katsu don and mushroom soup were very nice. Eliza enjoyed all the dishes.

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Bollywood Indian


We stopped in Bollywood Indian Restaurant for dinner. I don’t think it is as good as Punjab Grill, but it is not bad. The lamb is a bit dry and overcook.

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California Pizza


Eliza came by the office and lobbied for pizza dinner. As usual, she got her way. California Pizza is not a bad choice anyway.

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Good Family Soup Dumpling


We went back to the place famous for its tasty soup dumplings. We got there a bit early to beat the rush and had an enjoyable lunch.

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Tang Seafood Palace


Tang Seafood Palace is a modestly priced restaurant that does a good job with soups. I can’t say the seafood is that great.

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Cathay Room Peace Hotel


It was a clear, sunny day in Shanghai. We took the opportunity to enjoy a lunch at the Cathay Room in the Peace Hotel. The views are tremendous.

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Shanxi Love


My team went out for lunch at a place called Shanxi Love. There is a highlight of a bowl of noodle which is a single long piece of noodle. Although the street has a reputation dubbing it ‘Gutter Oil Street’, … Continue reading

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Light and Salt


It was a rainy day and my lunch partner had an emergency to sort out. But I got a new partner and made it over to Light and Salt. Although I was bummed that they took the lamb off the … Continue reading

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pony ride


Eliza wanted a pony ride and the merry go round is the closest thing to a pony ride around here. We got a coconut drink as a bonus.

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Yu Garden Cafe


We had a coupon for the Yu Garden Cafe at the Marriott. We met up with some colleagues. The food was ok, but supply somewhat limited.

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Watami


Eliza came by my office for dinner. She had a craving for dumplings and I got her to settle on gyoza at Watami.

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Tang Dynasty


We did some dims sum at Tang Dynasty, Thumb Plaza today. The service was decent and the food quality was also good.

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American POP Brasserie


Although I went to American POP Brasserie only a couple of days ago, I got an invite to go there for lunch. I figured I could change up on the selection. The salmon was nice, but I still prefer the … Continue reading

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No Potho


I assume this sign should say no photo. Since it said No Potho, I felt fine to take a picture.

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Yasmine’s Steakhouse


We did the dinner special of T Bone steak, but I got a snap of the giant burger. I think the challenge is to eat the giant burger in an hour to get it for free. I think I would … Continue reading

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American POP Brasserie


I managed to get over to American POP Brasserie on a clear day in Shanghai. The views of the Bund were great and the food was nice. The salad with poached egg and the dessert were nicely done.

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Eliza’s birthday


We had an early birthday cake for Eliza.

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Shanghai Dim Sum


We went to Shanghai Dim Sum as Kerry for lunch. They serve some decent dim sum. The color dumplings is something new from my last visit, which was quite a while ago. I can’t say the color dumplings have a … Continue reading

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Just Like It


After the dinner at Calypso, we hit ‘Just Like It’ The ice cream and smoke are Eliza’s favorites.

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Calypso


After karate, we got over to Calypso for an early dinner. We tried for something simple like a pizza and eggplant. Both were very nice.

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City Bistro


We stop by City Bistro to pick up a birthday cake for Eliza. The theme was Thai night. I can’t say that the food was that good today. But it was ok.

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BBQ night at Kerry


The Kerry restaurant team invited some of us over to have a free BBQ to introduce the Summer menu. We had a great time and enjoyed some good food.

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Aniseed Pho


The mall was a bit crowded because of a convention next door, but we managed to get in early to Aniseed Pho. One day, I should try the pho. But the other dishes seem fine.

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Ko Ko No I


My colleague introduce me to a great Japanese restaurant close to the office in Pudong. The oysters were excellent.

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El Willy


We finally managed to get down to El Willy for a lunch. The salmon tartare and dessert were nice.

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La Société


My schedule opened up a bit today. We took advantage to run down to La Societe and enjoy a nice view and excellent food.

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Maan Coffee


After skipping lunch, I got convinced to split french toast snack at Maan Coffee. We had a nice time chilling out with afternoon tea.

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Ippudo


We tried Ippudo for noodles after the karate work out. Everything was nice. I really liked the black curry tonkotsu

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Wan Li


Wan Li has some interesting selections and presentation. Some of their stuff is a bit salty, but overall good taste.

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Smoki Moto


It has been a while since we did Korean BBQ. This place has a few celebrity endorsements from the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger. The seafood pancake was nice. They pre-cook the bbq to make things easier for you, but maybe … Continue reading

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Old City


We strolled around the market and old city area for the holiday. It was a bit crowded, but we had a good time.

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Andalus


We stopped in for lunch at Andalus. Since we got in early, we got a private room. The staff gave some good suggestions. The lamb and cous cous were quite nice.

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