It’s summer and time for crayfish!!
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.
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?
.The Raffles City Changning series continue with the chain noodles store – Yaomian Ji. They specialise in Shanghai-style noodles.
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.
Another restaurant in the series – Xi He Yayuan – located at our Shanghai office on the 6th floor of Raffles City Changning.
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.
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?
Teochew cuisine is my hometown cuisine and my “chicken soup” cuisine. Whenever I am weary and tired, I would seek solace in Teochew food. And Hong Kong has some of the best Teochew restaurant in the world.
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.