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.
This was one of the controversial Michelin 1* restaurant in Shanghai. Like Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken, Madam Goose offered very simple roast goose.
What can you do for a group of folks that has everything? A really good meal that reminded them of home. When Mei Lan Fang threw a banquet for his fans which consisted of the who’s who in Beijing, he can only offered the best cuisine from his beloved home in Suzhou.
When Hawker Chan got his Michelin star, he would not have imagined how his simple store in the Chinatown market would become an empire that has branches in Taipei, Sydney, Hong Kong, with more opening soon in a city near you.
Shenzhen is like the Silicon Valley these days. It is filled with high tech companies and start-up trying to bring the latest innovations to the world. In the process, hopefully, the founders become the next billionaire. Thankfully amidst these hustle and bustle, some things never change
Located in Changsha, Hunan Province, is an ancient temple called the Fire Temple 火宫殿. Fire Temple was founded in 1577 during the Ming dynasty, but it was not famous because of the Fire God that was worshipped here. It was famous for the stinky tofu that Chairman Mao once loved so much that he lamented…
China’s culinary scene is exciting. Just like its booming economy, new dining concepts that work on century old foundations spring up like mushrooms after a storm. Four months after my last visit to Shanghai, a new dining concept based on tofu started in the mall next door.
This is going to be a blogpost with lots of pictures. Seriously.
Nested in the über-chic neighbourhood of Haji Lane was a little cafe called The Singapura Club. It featured updated versions of favourites from a murtabak stall.
Uncle Sam’s Claypot Rice on Robinson Road is a familiar lunchtime haunt for CBD dwellers. The institution has been there since 1995, and we would always say “claypot rice next to MPH”.
It was a very strange phenomenon that you have a town in South Taiwan that specialises in Mutton Hotpot. Gangshan is a small town in Kaohsiung and in a block around the size of Toa Payoh, you have something like 20 shops that sell cuisine that feature mutton, in particular mutton hotpot called 羊肉爐.
Visited in Oct 2016 LouWaiLou literally translated as the Building upon Building, which described the beautiful architecture in West Lake. This is the best place to taste the typical cuisines of Hangzhou when viewing the fantastic view of West Lake Scenic Area.