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.

Lazy Sunday in Shanghai

What can you do on a lazy Sunday in Shanghai? Xintiandi? Tianzifang? Why not spend a quiet afternoon in an old French Concession villa for something light and some simple?

A walk in Tianzifang 田子坊

Tianzifang was on my bucket list of things to do in Shanghai despite coming here for umpteen times and outstation here for over 3 years. Managed to have a lazy morning in Shanghai, decided to go for a touristy walk around town. 

Yuxin 渝信川菜(长安店) @ Beijing

Remembering the last time I was in Chongqing, I went to their main store. Since then, I have not tried any of their branches in Beijing and Shanghai. Until now.