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Naked Stables Retreats Green Eco Resort in Moganshan, China

Naked Stables Retreats Green Eco Resort in Moganshan, China

Only 2.5 hours West of Shanghai, is a charming mountain area called Moganshan. This mountain outpost once served as a hiding place for Shanghai’s most notorious gansters, but today is the place that has become the quick weekend getaway of choice for many denizens of Shanghai, local and...
Accidental Funnies - Lady Selling Birds, Bunnies and Crickets off a Bicycle in Shanghai

Accidental Funnies – Lady Selling Birds, Bunnies and Crickets off a Bicycle in Shanghai

You see all manner of things being carted on bicycles in Shanghai – from refrigerators, to families of four, to furniture… But this was a first for me – a lady selling birds, bunnies and crickets from a bicycle in the streets of Shanghai. Seems she had stopped...
Beer Festival in Shanghai - Kerry Beer Fest 22 September 2012

Beer Festival in Shanghai – Kerry Beer Fest 22 September 2012

If you haven’t been to The Brew at the Kerry Hotel in Shanghai, you should beat a path there. I’ll be honest – I don’t make it out to the Pudong area of Shanghai much but this is one place that is worth the schlepp from Puxi. You...
Read Chubby Hubby - Meet Yousi, The China Painter That Paints Without a Brush

Read Chubby Hubby – Meet Yousi, The China Painter That Paints Without a Brush

I recently met You Si, one of China’s top contemporary artists today. I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to interview You Si in his home in Shanghai and write about it for Chubby Hubby. Click the link and have a look.    
Pulau Ketam - Singaporean Chili Crab and Pepper Crab in Shanghai

Pulau Ketam – Singaporean Chili Crab and Pepper Crab in Shanghai

When I heard about a new Singaporean crab restaurant in Shanghai, Pulau Ketam, I nearly fell out of my chair. Singaporean chili crab in Shanghai was a first! I had tried the Shanghai crab during hairy crab season, while tasty, those are a bit small and a lot...
Shanghai Surprise - Boxing is Big!

Shanghai Surprise – Boxing is Big!

I know this isn’t food or travel per se, but occasionally I like to write about what’s happening on the scene of various cities. And in Shanghai, I recently had the opportunity to attend the White Collar Boxing event . If you haven’t heard of White Collar Boxing,...
Read Chubby Hubby - A Beer Lover's Guide to Shanghai

Read Chubby Hubby – A Beer Lover’s Guide to Shanghai

Chubby Hubby was long one of my favorite “go to” food blogs. The founder of Chubby Hubby, Singapore-based Aun Koh, is known worldwide for his award winning food blog and I even remember seeing him on an episode of Top Chef when it visited Singapore.  (yes, I am a...
My Interview with Jean Georges Vongerichten in Shanghai, China

My Interview with Jean Georges Vongerichten in Shanghai, China

I have a sneaking suspicion if I was a food writer in NYC I wouldn’t be able to get an interview with the legendary, celebrity chef Jean Georges Vongerichten. But in Shanghai where we epicurean writers are a rare breed, I was invited to interview Jean Georges on...
Malaysian Food in Shanghai at Cafe Sambal, Jianshan Market, Shanghai

Malaysian Food in Shanghai at Cafe Sambal, Jianshan Market, Shanghai

I miss SE Asian food. Since I moved to Shanghai, my palate misses the spices, the sheer heat of bird chili as well as lemongrass and sambal. That was until I discovered Cafe Sambal in Jiashan Market. Cho Chong Gee, the owner, hails from Malaysia and delivers authentic...
Secret Eating Habits of Shanghai Chefs - from CNNgo

Secret Eating Habits of Shanghai Chefs – from CNNgo

Thought you might like to read my latest article on CNNgo. Have you ever wondered where chefs eat when they are not cooking? Then read my interview with some top Shanghai chefs about where they chow down when they are not in the kitchen. In the article you...
Craft Beers and Microbrews in Shanghai at Cheers-In

Craft Beers and Microbrews in Shanghai at Cheers-In

One of my many laments of living in Asia has been the lack of access to craft beers, otherwise known as microbrews – the other laments are silly things like missing multigrain breads, the price of wine, and truly high-speed internet, but I guess this is a relatively small price to...
5 Best Tasting Menus in Shanghai - from CNNgo

5 Best Tasting Menus in Shanghai – from CNNgo

  Hi folks – So I started writing for CNN and CNNgo as well and I thought you might want to check out my first article. Have a look. In this piece I talk about the 5 best tasting menus in Shanghai, including: – M1NT – Stiller’s –...