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Chinese New Year means Japan

For the second year in a row I went to Japan to go snowboarding with my friend Evan. This time we went to Happo-one instead of Nozawa, but I had been to Happo many times before. First off, Tokyo. Returned … Continue reading

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Double Birthday

My friends Kyle and Colin have their birthdays a few days apart in early January. We started the celebration at the mind-blowingly expensive Morton’s of Chicago steakhouse over in IFC in Pudong. The first thing I will mention is that … Continue reading

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Going high end in Central

My friend Pete once commented that what passes for good Western food in Shanghai usually equates to “doesn’t suck.” While it’s not 100% true, it often feels true. So in-between my nostalgic runs for the Hong Kong I used to … Continue reading

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Eating hand made noodles in Wanchai

Having just got off the plane from Shanghai and knowing that I was going to have handmade noodles the next day, I felt like I needed a control group. Oh and a new noodle place would be really awesome. So … Continue reading

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An Anthony Bourdain Food day

Part of the reason I was so ready to get to Hong Kong was that I was watching old episodes of No Reservations – especially repeating the one for Hong Kong when I realized that I hadn’t been out to … Continue reading

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Welcome to 2012

Needing to get out of cold Shanghai – especially with a lot of people out of town, I took my friend Abbie’s advice and her apartment too and just went down to Hong Kong to chill out for a few … Continue reading

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Beatles Yakitori

I think Kota’s Kitchen is no longer much of a secret – especially with the new location on Yongjia Lu. I found myself (and my friend Colin) down in the Shanghai Stadium area last week, and since I had only … Continue reading

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We have to go back.

So I did. Wee Ling and I done messed up last month when I was in Hong Kong. I purposely scheduled a 5 hour layover between Singapore and Shanghai where I sought to rectify this. And I did.

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The best thing I have eaten in Shanghai

On Jinxian Road in Luwan District in Shanghai – pretty much downtown, there are three non-descript Shanghainese restaurants which daily are crowded with young Shanghainese hipsters and Hong Kong foodies who read something online or in a magazine. What they … Continue reading

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Brunching in HK

One of my oldest friends in Hong Kong (meaning I’ve known her the longest, not that she is, you know, chronologically old) and her husband met up with me at the charming Chez Patrick Deli in Wanchai for brunch. Sigh … Continue reading

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