World’s Largest Starbucks

Starbucks opened the world’s largest Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Shanghai. Enough said, let’s go take  look.

Taikang Dumpling 泰康汤包 @ Shanghai

New York Times called the Xiaolongbao from DinTaiFeng as one of the top food to eat in the world. CNN voted it as one for the bucket list. There are many before DinTaiFeng, including where it all began – Nanxiang. And then there’s Taikang.

Dan Cha Fan 淡茶饭 @ Wuzhen

Wuzhen is the venue for the World Internet Congress Conference. And when President Xi Jinping opened the inaugural conference, he hosted the dignitaries at this Jiangsu restaurant in 2015.

Alma by DN @ Shanghai

Alma by DN opened at the newly refurbished mall on the top floor with a beautiful view of the ferris wheel. It was one of the rare Spanish restaurants in Shanghai and I loved Spanish tapas. Decided to try.

Hangzhou Restaurant 杭州酒家 @ Hangzhou

This century-old shop was formerly known as Gaochangxing Restaurant. In 1951, it was renamed Hangzhou Restaurant. It is the first state-run restaurant in Hangzhou. The national leaders Zhou Enlai and Marshal He Long have all visited.

Yaomian Ji 姚面记 @ Shanghai

.The Raffles City Changning series continue with the chain noodles store – Yaomian Ji. They specialise in Shanghai-style noodles.

Torai Ryotei 渡来料亭 @ Shenzhen

Japan’s most successful export would be Japanese cuisine. Everyone likes Japanese food – they are pleasing to look at and (most of time) tasty. As China became more affluent and more were exposed to proper Japanese cuisine, restaurants like Toro Ryotei started to pop up.

Nanchang Hotel 南昌饭店 @ Beijing

Every provincial government has an official Provincial Representative Office 辦事處 in Beijing. And most of these would also run a hotel or reception like restaurants. These would serve really authentic cuisine, as they would use chef and ingredients directly from their province. Nancheng Hotel from Jiangxi is one of them.