Monthly Archives: November 2015

Fissler Academy


Fisslet Academy is over at River Mall. They have some Mediterranean dishes and I would have liked to try the paella, but I got a curry chicken pizza. The orange ginger tea was nice and the pizza was ok. I … Continue reading

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Shanghai River Mall


The expo area is redeveloped into a long mall. It has some way to go, but there seems to be some weekend activity to keep it going.

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Promotion day


Although my certificate did not come in yet, my second degree promotion ceremony went ahead. We got new uniforms, took some photos, had a drink, and got started on material for third degree testing.

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Takumi Robata and Sake Bar


After trying to get into an ice skating rink and failing, I headed over to IFC and grabbed lunch at Takumi. It was my first time at the place. The Australian beef lunch set and soup in a tea pot … Continue reading

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Shanghai Min


We got a fish and vegetable lunch at Shanghai Min. The fish and vegetables were quite tasty.

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The Brew


On short notice, we grabbed Thanksgiving lunch at the Brew. Given the little marketing and the timing, it seems we were the only ones who took part in the Thanksgiving lunch. We got the turkey all to ourselves. It was … Continue reading

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Tang Seafood Palace


Tang Seafood Palace was fairly quiet for lunch. We got the daily soup special which is usually a good choice. We also got the standard dim sum choices.

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Wishbone


We visited Wishbone for a shot of comfort food. The decor is pretty bare. I can imagine the chicken can be hit or miss in terms of being overcooked on inside, but the flavor on the outside is great. My … Continue reading

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Sunny Hills Pineapple Cakes


After our lunch at La Societe, we hit Sunny Hills Pineapple Cakes.  Famous in Taiwan, the company seems to have setup a marketing center in Shanghai.  They have a sample tasting with tea that is a quite relaxing. We picked … Continue reading

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La Société


The weekday discount for dim sum makes La Societe a great deal. The dim sum was great and the service was good too.

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Vintage day


After my brunch, I saw a Vintage day event. I took some pics and walked around the former British Consulate. They were setting up for a wedding, but I still managed to peek around the interior of the former consulate.

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Paris Rouge


We had a Sunday brunch at Paris Rouge. The service and egg selections were great. I had meurette eggs which were excellent. The tuna plate was also very nice.

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Ming Tang


We went to Cool Docks and had lunch at Ming Tang. The food is supposed to be organic and healthy. I can’t verify that point, but the fried rice was quite nice for me. I popped over to see the … Continue reading

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Shake Shack


Not my usual choice, but the kids wanted a snack at Shake Shack.  The fries could be improved.  Overall, it was decent for a fast food pick.

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Dominick’s Bakery


After a karate workout, we hit Dominick’s Bakery for a nice lunch. The kids enjoyed the pizza.

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Jean-Georges


I got an unexpected offer for lunch at the Bund. Given a choice, I don’t think you can ever go wrong with choosing Jean-Georges. The kingfish sashimi and the pork chop was fantastic.  

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Lillian Bakery


For a Friday snack, I got the team a bunch of egg tarts from Lillian Bakery. I am not usually a fan of egg tarts, but these egg tarts are great, I make an exception especially when they are fresh … Continue reading

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Element Fresh


I tried something different at Element Fresh and got a chickpea salad. I liked the mix.

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Thai In


We got a special lunch set for 188 RMB that can feed 3 people at Thai In at Himalayas mall. The set is a pretty good value and the food is decent.

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Ning Bo Hai Wei


We had a seafood lunch off the beaten track. Although the track of Changli road is known for restaurants, it seems this place is a well kept secret. The owners cater to previous customers or referrals. It was a good … Continue reading

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Liquid Laundry


Another trip to Liquid Laundry for Sunday brunch and another satisfying meal. I gave the Korean Fried Chicken Sandwich a shot. Although it is quite decent, I’ll fall back to the pastrami hash for the next visit.

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California Pizza


The rainy day limited our lunch options. We did the thin crust but salty pizza and crispy appetizer.

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Baker and Spice


The parma ham and smoked salmon breakfast set at Baker and Spice is a nice way to kick off the morning.

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Man’s hospital


I am not sure what is the deal with this hospital.

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Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill


I happened to be at Xintiandi neighborhood for my black belt testing. After the test, I walked over and saw Wolfgang had opened a new venue since my last visit to Xintiandi. I gave it a shot and I was … Continue reading

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Paris Rouge


We went to Paris Rouge for lunch. I was a little bit annoyed on the mandatory expensive bottled water. But the food was tasty and well prepared.

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Sir Elly’s


We went out to the Peninsula and had lunch at Sir Elly’s. The quail spring roll and the slow cook salmon were excellent. Despite the slow service, we had a nice lunch. Source: Sir Elly’s

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Liquid Laundry


We had a great brunch at Liquid Laundry. Although the bacon was not that crispy, I still found the taste to be great. Source: Liquid Laundry

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Liquid Laundry


We had a great brunch at Liquid Laundry. Although the bacon was not that crispy, I still found the taste to be great.  Notable names on the menu include bacon flight, roman empire, divine aromatic.  I have yet to see … Continue reading

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Element Fresh


Another nice lunch at Element Fresh

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Sir Elly’s


We went out to the Peninsula and had lunch at Sir Elly’s. The quail spring roll and the slow cook salmon were excellent. Despite the slow service, we had a nice lunch.

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Yuxiang Kitchen


I gravitate to my usual order at Yuxiang Kitchen. But I tried to mix it up a little bit

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Vale


We went to Vale for a very fast lunch. My partner ordered some quick dishes. Pigeon seems like not much meat, but good for my diet.

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Aniseed Pho


If you go to Aniseed Pho, I guess you order pho. The pho is not bad. I also got clam soup with lemongrass. The soup hit the spot on a cold day,

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G+ Urban Harvest


It has been a while since our last visit to G+ Urban Harvest. The mushrooms were nice but a bit too much oil for my taste. The beef and sprouts were nice.

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Element Fresh


Element Fresh is always good for a salad or a smoothie. I tried the laksa with nice results. It has a little bit of spicy kick to it.

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Kabb


I happen to be in central Puxi for the morning. I decided to drop by Kabb for a Sunday brunch. The eggs, potato, and bacon were nicely done.

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