Another alternative to the now crazy Szechuan hotpot and Hainanese hotpot craze all over China, the ShunDe Pig’s Stomach Soup hotpot.
After a furry of Szechuan hotpot craze come a series of Hainan coconut hotpot craze. Let’s see how long it was last.
It’s Easter time, and where better to celebrate Easter in Shanghai then to go to a bräuhaus.
It is a strange name for a restaurant but nothing was more appropriate for a Beijing restaurant that focused on traditional Peking food.
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.
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…
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.
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.
Continuing in my series of good eats around Raffles City Changning in Shanghai was a visit to the Japanese restaurant Gingko.
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.
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.
As they said in Shanghai, “內行人吃螃蟹，外行人看熱鬧”. Hairy crabs are an acquired taste. You work so hard at getting a little crab meat. But when at the rest season, the roe and eggs you get from these crab are out of this world.