椰子不语 @ Shanghai

After a furry of Szechuan hotpot craze come a series of Hainan coconut hotpot craze. Let’s see how long it was last.

Supper at 小鹭鹭 @ Shanghai

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…

Tasty eats at 小紹興 @ Shanghai

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.

In love 暗戀桃花源 @ Shanghai

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.

Gingko @ Shanghai

Continuing in my series of good eats around Raffles City Changning in Shanghai was a visit to the Japanese restaurant Gingko.

Really Spicy 大龍燚火鍋@ Shanghai

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.

Ekeko @ Shanghai

Ekeko is Peruvian God of Wealth. It looks like a troll that collects lots of valuables into its large pockets. I have never tasted Peruvian food, and hope to find the trough of wealth in this newly opened restaurant.

Wang Bao He 王寶和 @ Shanghai

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.

Madam Goose @ Shanghai

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.

Takumi 炉匠炉端烧·酒 @ Shanghai

Robatayaki (炉端焼き, literally “fireside-cooking”) refers to a Japanese method of cooking similar to BBQ. Traditionally, different fresh seafood are grilled over a wide, flat open fireplace in the style of an irori, rather than a shichirin or other type of charcoal cooking implement using binchotan.

Estado Puro @ Xintiandi, Shanghai

I was craving for Spanish Tapas for Lunch – simple, easy, satisfying, single servings. Eat as much, or as little as your heart or your stomach desire. It’s difficult to find a good Tapas bar in China. Maybe contemporary tapas from Spanish celebrity chef and molecular gastronomy proselytizer Paco Roncero called Estado Puro may cut…