World’s Largest Starbucks

Starbucks opened the world’s largest Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Shanghai. Enough said, let’s go take  look.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

Chop Chop @ Shanghai (Closed)

Paul Pairet’s restaurant for UNÏCO Shanghai, The Chop Chop Club, is a carvery that twists the format of a restaurant to make it feasible that everyone, even us peasants not accustomed to ordering expensive large-format meats like turbot and côte de boeuf, can have a slice.