Category Archives: shanghai

Tenya 22 in Shanghai

When you speak to Western expatriates in Shanghai, I feel as there is oftentimes a tried-and-true list of places to go to eat. Brunch? Madison. Spanish Tapas? El Wily. High end Italian? Mercato. I enjoy all of those places, but … Continue reading

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Love will tear us apart

Like many other Chinese Americans of my generation, New Order was an integral part of the soundtrack to much of my junior high and high school days. With cassette tapes (YES!) of Substance, Technique and Low Life riding around in … Continue reading

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Korean Chicken Wings

So my friend Tiff and I have become obsessed with Korean Fried chicken from this place out PAST Gubei. It’s actually a chain from Korean called Kyochon 1991. They make fried chicken. Koreans and fried chicken? Yeah, it’s seriously good. … Continue reading

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Singapore in Shanghai

Newly opened iAPM Mall has been talked about quite a bit here in Shanghai. Three years ago, during my last visit to Singapore three years ago, Mylinh and Sandra took me to Jumbo Seafood at East Coast Parkway Seafood Centre. … Continue reading

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Accidental Thanksgiving

So there I was with a couple of co-workers after the Shanghai marathon after party pre-party. Yes, that’s right it was the after-party pre-party. Instead of continuing on to the actual after-party, we decided that dinner would be a preferable … Continue reading

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Running Shanghai

So the Shanghai Marathon came and went again – and I ran it. It was awesome! First, something new we did, we listed every single runner’s names at the Marathon Expo. Here Tracy and I point out our names!

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Crab crab crab crab

My co-worker Elton was given a case of Shanghai hairy crabs, but with no way to cook them, he asked if I had a steamer. Well, of course I do! We called some colleagues, made some side dishes and served … Continue reading

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Airpocalypse 2013

So you’ve probably seen the hundreds of stories about the pollution in China and air quality and how terrible it is to live here. Those are all pretty much true. However, the last week or so, an temperature inversion has … Continue reading

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Northern Barbarians

The guy who sits next to me at work was having his birthday and he said he wanted hot pot. I suggested Dong Lai Shun a Beijing chain which is famous for it’s “shuang yang rou” – thinly sliced lamb … Continue reading

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Wow. Look at that. So many days without posts. No excuses – but some catching up. First, a couple of weeks ago, we had some global running folks in from Oregon, with including some of Portland’s Stumprunners hosted by Nike … Continue reading

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