Made In China 长安壹号 @ Beijing

At Made in China, the hearty stewed Northeastern beast gets placated with a self-consciously designed dark wood and steel eatery; floor-to-ceiling shelves stocked with erguotou spirits and a stylishly exposed kitchen behind glass. But don’t be fooled by the hotel location.

Supper at 小鹭鹭 @ Shanghai

There are some really old establishments in Shanghai for Shanghainese food, and in recent years, they have corporatised and opened many branches. Lu Lu opened quite a few, but when they could not maintain the standard, they cut back and left with two. Xiao Lu Lu was the cheaper brother of Lu Lu, and they…

Tasty eats at 小紹興 @ Shanghai

Walking around Shanghai on a Sunday afternoon, alone and hungry, most of the restaurants have closed for the afternoon break. The eatery at Xiao Shao Xing was still opened and offered a very reasonable chow break.

In love 暗戀桃花源 @ Shanghai

Peach Blossom signifies love in the Chinese language of flowers. But this is not a date friendly restaurant, just like its moniker, the play called “Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land”. It served 淮扬菜 Huai Yang Cuisine in a modern setting.

Gingko @ Shanghai

Continuing in my series of good eats around Raffles City Changning in Shanghai was a visit to the Japanese restaurant Gingko.

Really Spicy 大龍燚火鍋@ Shanghai

Sichuan hotpot was a crazy concept, so simple yet so delicious. Take a little (or a lot) of fresh ingredients and throw them into a sizzling hot pot of stock floating with peppercorn and chili oil. The Chinese fondue cooks the food and infuse it with the distinctly hot and spicy taste.

Ekeko @ Shanghai

Ekeko is Peruvian God of Wealth. It looks like a troll that collects lots of valuables into its large pockets. I have never tasted Peruvian food, and hope to find the trough of wealth in this newly opened restaurant.

Cast Iron @ Duo Galleria

Duo Galleria stood at the latest residential development that was created as a result of the barter trade between two governments over historic railway track lands that the British built during the colonial times. It is now 51-49 owned by the two governments through the vessel company M+S, now prize for guessing what M and…

Doppelgänger

Never thought someone would use the same (similar) phrase, “Eat Well, Laugh Loud, Live Long”. Many years ago, I obtained a copy of an autographed version of “The Teenage Textbook” by Adrian Tan. Adrian wrote in my copy, “Laugh Loud, Live Long”, and I thought it was really good advice. When I started this blog,…

El Mero Mero @ CHIJMES

El Mero Mero (which means ‘the go-to guy’ in Mexican lingo) is situated in a Catholic convent that has been converted into a go-to place for drinks and entertainment (figuratively speaking, heaven to hell). Very split review, but I think mainly because Singaporeans are not exposed to the fine dining of Mexico.

99 Gers 九十九顶毡房 @ Beijing

Mongolian nomads used to stay in a ger. And dining in a get would always be a highlight of any trip to Mongolia. But now you can get the same experience at 99 Gets.

Ah Orh @ Jln Bukit Merah

One of the stewards of Teochew food in Singapore, Ah Orh was famous for the expensive cars that used to park here in the evenings for their supper services. These were automobiles owned by Teochew towkays that gathered often for their late night fixes.