Monthly Archives: September 2016

De Fa Chang dumplings


We went to a famous dumpling house, De Fa Chang Dumplings, that is located by Muslim Street. They changed up a few dumplings from our last visit. But still a great time.

Posted in chinese, daily life, food | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Muslim Street


We strolled down Muslim Street in XIan to get a view on the many ways to cook lamb.

Posted in daily life, food | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Five Zen5es


The Five Zen5es has a dim sum buffet which is pretty decent value. The Shangri-la dim sum buffet is probably a bit better, but this one is still good.

Posted in buffet, daily life, dim sum, food | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Loulan ancient and beautiful


We walked around the corner to get some bbq meats at a restaurant translated as Loulan ancient and beautiful. The lamb is quite hearty.

Posted in bbq, daily life, food | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Westin Xian


We grabbed a drink after dinner at the lounge. Its a relaxing place for drinks.

Posted in daily life, drinks, food | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Waldorf Sunday Brunch


The Sunday Brunch at the Waldorf is probably one of the best brunches in Shanghai. It is notably good if you enjoy oysters. There is a usually a nice selection. We had a bit of slow service on the holiday … Continue reading

Posted in buffet, daily life, food | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Chalisi


I didn’t have high expectations with Chalisi, a Hong Kong style restaurant. The service was a bit bad, but the food turned out to be above my expectations.

Posted in chinese, dim sum, food | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Wujie on the Bund


We gave the vegetarian restaurant, Wujie, a go for lunch. It turned out to be very nicely done.

Posted in daily life, food, vegetarian | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Aniseed Pho


We grabbed early dinner at Aniseed Pho. The Pho and noodles are decent,

Posted in daily life, food, pho, vietnamese | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Jardin De Jade


We had a team outing and grabbed a private room at Jardin De Jade. The selection was nice.

Posted in chinese, daily life, food | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Kanto Garden


I believe the name of the Japanese restaurant is Kanto Garden. It was a pretty good value lunch.

Posted in daily life, food, japanese | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Seventh Son


The Seventh Son is over at Shangri La. Its a bit odd to have similar type of restaurant at the same hotel, but we gave it shot. Its pretty decent dim sum, but not the best in Shanghai.

Posted in daily life, dim sum, food | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Ko Ko No I


We had a going away lunch at Ko Ko No I. Their salmon is very nice.

Posted in daily life, food, japanese | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Mid Autumn


It is that time of year in China. Many moon cakes are out for consumption. I got a gift of organic moon cakes. Decent package and relatively light on the stomach.

Posted in daily life, food | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Vale


We had some luck and got in to Vale for lunch without a reservation. We had the standards and they all came out nicely.

Posted in chinese, daily life, food | Tagged , | Leave a comment

California Pizza


I got the thin crust vegetable pizza. I like the light, thin crust.

Posted in daily life, food, pizza | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Bianchi


We decided to try out the pizza at Bianchi. I liked the mushroom with egg pizza.

Posted in daily life, food, pizza | Tagged , | Leave a comment

桃园眷村


I went to a Taiwan place for tofu and dough stick. I think the name, 桃园眷村, roughly translates to Taiwan village with China nationals. For 60 rmb, it is relatively cheap for a clean and safe meal.

Posted in chinese, daily life, food | Tagged | Leave a comment

Element Fresh


I tried a different salad at Element Fresh today. With the dressing on the side, I think it was the healthy choice for today.

Posted in daily life, food, western | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Bull and Claw


We had restaurant week set menu at Bull and Claw. Wagyu burger is quite filling.  It is a pretty good value for Shanghai.

Posted in daily life, food, western | Tagged , | Leave a comment