香港新发烧腊茶餐厅 – Shenzhen, China


Seems like many first times… if not I will not be writing about them haha… I was heading to my favorite coffee place and was looking for some food before that and I found this place. Apparently it’s a famous chain in Hong Kong since 1974 and they have expanded into Shenzhen since 2002. This place can get quite crowded and there’ll be lots of seats outside this place for those who wanna wait. I didn’t try a lot as I’m controlling my food intake and was alone. So I tried what a Cha Can Ting should be good for; … Continue reading 香港新发烧腊茶餐厅 – Shenzhen, China

Sunflour – Shanghai, China


A friend brought me to this place and didn’t know such a nice bakery cafe exist.  The owner of this place is a Hong Konger and family line came from Jiangsu, China. Went to the Pudong branches, both branches were close on Sundays. So had to catch a cab back to their main branch in Puxi.  We were pretty lucky ‘cos at 12.30pm, we managed to get seats as I heard this place has really long queues. I really like bakery cafes as I aspire to open one myself in future… but for now, no capital.. ;P Anyways see my comments with … Continue reading Sunflour – Shanghai, China

MQ Coffee Slayer Lab – Shanghai, China


After reaching Shanghai in the afternoon today, I rushed to check out this cafe which has a roasting factory, 2 cafe outlets and a training center for aspiring baristas. I found them online and know that they roast their own beans. I took the cab and headed to their training center and realized they don’t serve coffees there after I made a call to them. Then I headed to their outlet at fengxian lu which is the only outlet that opens on weekends. The walk under the 39 deg celsius sun is no joke even though it’s like only 3 … Continue reading MQ Coffee Slayer Lab – Shanghai, China

阿勇鲁肉饭 (Ah Yong Braised Meat Rice) – Shanghai, China


Dunno why they are using this 鲁 instead of 卤… nevertheless, I reckon they meant the same ‘braised‘ meaning. This place was recommended by my driver when I was working in Shanghai. I tried it the first time when he packed for me during one of the lunches in office. I was like “WHAO!” and this is really a lot better than most of the 鲁肉饭 that I’ve tried. Yes this restaurant can really give the Taiwanese 鲁肉饭s a run for their money! So I visited on one of the evenings. They have other dishes which apparently tasted pretty good … Continue reading 阿勇鲁肉饭 (Ah Yong Braised Meat Rice) – Shanghai, China

七宝老街 – Shanghai, China


七宝老街 (Qibao Ancient Street) is an ancient town which has been preserved for the purpose of tourism in Shanghai. However it is not a complete ancient town… just 2 stretches of old shops which is linked by a bridge. This is one of the attractions in Shanghai but it’s not very near the city. Nevertheless, I was there to check out all their street food and found some good stuff there actually! Check out the pictures I’ve taken! Rating: 4.5/5. Eat quality is good. Gotta try everything! Taste: Pretty good but I don’t really like the sweet stuff. Portion: Average Service: … Continue reading 七宝老街 – Shanghai, China

Fresh Meat Moon Cakes (鲜肉月饼) – Shanghai, China


I definitely need to share this with all my readers here. To maybe all Asians in Southeast Asian countries, moon cakes are probably known to us as those round sweet lotus seed filling cakes that we eat during the Mid-Autumn Festival… But in these parts from Shanghai and up north of China, these meat pies are known as moon cakes to them. And the best part is, they are in sale all year round! One of my colleagues bought for me when I was working in Shanghai and this is really awesome! Check out the pics! Rating: 5/5.  Taste: Really … Continue reading Fresh Meat Moon Cakes (鲜肉月饼) – Shanghai, China

Bowbow Sushi – Shanghai, China


Spotted this place 1 over year back in Shanghai while buying some stuff from a neighbour shop. I found this place interesting ‘cos the shop is so SMALL!!! and their business is really damn good. So I decided to try it one day and after that, I’ve been visiting this shop many times whenever I feel like having sushi! They have many own creations and funny names for the sushi. Names like Moto-roll-ah, Princess Lee roll, 119 Roll, etc… Just makes me wonder why they are named this way… hmmm…. Anyways, check out the pics below: Rating: 5/5. Taste: Made … Continue reading Bowbow Sushi – Shanghai, China

佳家汤包 – Shanghai, China


Touted as one of the best 汤包 (soup dumplings) in Shanghai and I’ve been here a couple of times. Good thing is that they make these dumplings on the spot. Prices are cheap too as compared to your Crystal Jades-alike restaurants. Check out some of the samples I’ve tried below: Rating: 4.5/5. Not full 5 cos of the ambience. Taste: Really nice with lots of soup inside every dumpling. Eating there while piping hot is recommended. Although they have frozen ones for you to bring home and steam them yourself. The soups are pretty nice as well but I detect … Continue reading 佳家汤包 – Shanghai, China

辛香汇 – Shanghai, China


This is another backlog which I haven’t got time to write about. This is a popular chain of restaurants in Shanghai and they have recently penetrated Suzhou. Many tourists coming to Shanghai may not know this restaurant unless a local bring or recommend them there. I got to know this place through my friends who were base in Shanghai also, much before me. This place serves a mix of Shanghai cuisine and more of Szechuan dishes. They do have a lot of dishes that they created for their menu. All their outlets are literally packed with people almost everyday especially … Continue reading 辛香汇 – Shanghai, China