Monthly Archives: September 2015

Hill of beans


Three hours on the runway and the plane pulls back in because of mechanical problems. After getting to the Sheraton to stay overnight and wait for a new flight, I grabbed some dinner at the hotel cafe. While the other … Continue reading

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Element Fresh


I had lunch at Element Fresh on what I thought would be my last meal in Shanghai. It turns out my flight got cancelled after 3 hours on the runway. The fish came from the Li Na menu. I guess … Continue reading

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Hatsune


Haiku in Jingqiao recently got renamed to Hatsune. There does’t appear to be much difference except that the staff are dressed in different clothes. The food remains the same, which is not a bad thing. I like the teapot soup … Continue reading

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Century Park fire


I popped into the office to get some work done. One minute looks like a great day. Next minute a fire breaks out at Century Park entrance.

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scroll


One of our vendors gave us a scroll as a gift. It looks like we’ll need to declare the gift with corporate, but I took a few pictures before turning it over.

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Shangri-la lounge


After a long day, we had a late dinner and drinks. Notably, we had a local snack of Xian variant of hamburger

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Duo


After a morning of interviews we went to Duo, a Spanish theme restaurant, at Gran Melia. The food and service we excellent. The lamb was especially notable.

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Yi Cafe


We got off to a nice start with breakfast at Yi Cafe

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Pure and Whole


There was a convention in town. So, I went to Pure and Whole to get some veggies.

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Cyclist


I came across Cyclist in Trip Advisor. It is a bit hidden away, but we managed to get there without too much trouble. The food, value, and service are great.

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Tian Xiang Ge – Shangri-La


After getting to the hotel, we had some time to wait for a room. The dim sum buffet is quite a good value. Everything was excellent.

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Red Chrysanthemums tea


I had to wait for my room at bit at the Shangri-La. To make up for it, I got a drink in their lounge. The tea is not bad but the description said it would have blueberries. I decided not … Continue reading

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Tsuru-Koshi Udon


We dropped by early to get another shot at the udon noodles. We managed to get the last two seats before the lines started to build up. I would note that the batter is a bit thicker than I would … Continue reading

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Disney Mooncake


I got a gift of DIsney Mooncake for the mid Autumn Festival. The packaging is pretty interesting. It has the usual mickey image all over. I thought the mickey utensils were quite nice. I have no idea how they taste. … Continue reading

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Tsuru-Koshi Udon


I wanted to get a quick bite to eat and Tsuru-Koshi Udon, newly opened, seemed like a good option. They need to polish things up a bit. There was some confusion on the order. I finally got the Tonkatsu that … Continue reading

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California Pizza


With a convention in town, most of the lunch venues were jammed. I finally got something at California Pizza. The spicy seafood pizza hit the spot.

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American Pop Brasserie


It was a nice, sunny day in Shanghai. We made an impromptu visit to American Pop Brasserie to enjoy the sunny views of the Bund.

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Haagen Dazs


We got a vendor gift of ice cream moon cakes from Haagen Dazs. This seems to only be available in Asia. The moon cakes are an opportunity for people to come up with some interesting packaging.

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Fullerton high tea


The Fullerton high tea has a good selection of teas and finger food. The service is good also.

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DB Bistro


I had lunch at DB Bistro, Marina Bay Sands. The manager welcome me back and checked on how my meal tasted. I have not been here for a while. Not sure if he thought I was someone else. The seafood … Continue reading

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Grain Traders


The tequila cured salmon was a nice start for today.

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Qoolco


No more coconuts. So, we tried the coconut ice cream.

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Imperial Treasure Super Duck


We had a nice team lunch at Imperial Treasure Super Duck. I have to admit the duck is very good.

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Sum Yi Tai


The lunch at Sum Yi Tai was nice with salted egg yolk salmon skin and sausage clay pot. The decor is interesting too.

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Grain Traders


Grain Traders is a relatively new place around the corner from my office。 They seem to offer healthy food options at a decent price。 I got a breakfast of brown rice porridge with avacado, pork, baby corn, and spinach for … Continue reading

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View from Altitude


Altitude provides a nice view from high above Raffles Place. There is a cover charge that includes a mediocre drink, but the seating and views are worth a visit.

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Tung Lok Signatures, Orchard Parade


We went to Tung Lok Signatures. I think the provided menu is quite slick and nice looking. The food looks great. Its a disappointment that the food served does not look like the food on the menu. On a positive … Continue reading

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Sear


I met with former colleagues at Sear over at Raffles Place. The tomahawk steak was great. The sides were a bit small portions but they were tasty.

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Ikyu


Ikyu has some nice lunch set options. Since my lunch partner got a set, I did a couple of small dishes. Everything was excellent.

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Pantler


We discovered Pantler, a nice little bakery, a couple of blocks from the office. The cozy shop was a bit crowded but we managed to get a table to enjoy the snacks.

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Qoolco


Qoolco sells a number of items centered around fresh coconuts。 I got ice cream float in coconut water。 I will definitely repeat and get the same thing in the real coconut。

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63degree


We seemed to have some problems with the truffles part of truffle fries, but the pork belly and sea urchin were quite nice.

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Red House


I had dinner at Red House Seafood. It may not be as popular as Jumbo, but I think the seafood is pretty good. I especially like the cereal shrimp and bamboo clams.

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Sabai


I went to Sabai for a Thai dinner. The pad thai was not too exceptional. The crab meat and pork in crab shell was decent. The views are nice. Too bad I didn’t have my good camera with me

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Cassia, Capella


I stopped by Capella Hotel on Sentosa for afternoon tea. The environment is very nice. The asian tea set was nice. The food was nice and crisp. Although I can’t say the food was exceptional, it was a relaxing tea.

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Around Hong Kong


I just took some random picture around Heritage and my last day in Hong Kong, which happened to be pretty sunny.

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Madam S’ate


We did the lunch set at Madam S’ate, Civic Square. I had the Wagyu burger on my last visit. I decided to change it up and go for the chicken. The skin was crispy and the meat was done just … Continue reading

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Pizza Express, Hong Kong airport


I had some time for a quick bite before my flight. Pizza Express seemed to be the best option. The Romano Spicy Chicken has some nice kick. The chili flakes and hot oil are there if you need more kick.

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Kitchen, W Hong Kong


We had some problems with the service at Kitchen W Hong Kong, but the food ok. The lobster poached eggs was decent.

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Stanley Market


I took a chance and went to Stanley Market on a holiday. The day turned out to be quite nice in terms of weather and crowds.

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