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.

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.

Golden Mile Thien Kee Steamboat @ Beach Road

In Golden Mile Complex, there are many mookata eateries. But before all these mookatas was Thien Kee, who was one of the first restaurant here and famous for steamboat. Later, everyone talks about their chicken rice. So is this place famous for Hainanese chicken rice or steamboat?

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.

My favourite HK breakfast

I am a frequent visitor of Hong Kong – my favourite city in the world. And whenever I visit, I would not include hotel breakfast because I know where I would be going for breakfast.

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?