The sons and daughters of the middle kingdom 3: Shanghai and Hangzhou

Next stop, the vibrant modern city of Shanghai, and the style capital of China. Then, a short hop to Hangzhou, the lake city, where I escaped the Chinese crowds and return back to into the sweet chili paste of South East Asia… not before a little drama that really changed my perspective of modern China. [...]

The Whampoa Club, Shanghai

My latest exciting gastronomic experience was in Shanghai recently, where I had the pleasure of dining at The Whampoa Club. This restaurant  is an opulent setting for Jereme Leung’s modern interpretations of traditional Shanghainese cuisine. Contemporary Chinese or Chinese Fusion are the other names that this type of cuisine, goes by. Three on the Bund [...]

The Art of Bian-Lian at a Traditional Shanghainese Restaurant

In November last year , I was in Shanghai for a meeting.  A place that really stood out  for me was this reastaurant that served Traditional Shanghainese food. The first thing you will notice when you step inside the restaurant is the raised stage, that is the center attraction of the room. Apparently this is [...]

Shanghai Pudong International Airport & Traffic Mayhem.

Greetings! Cumi & Ciki are still on holiday.. this is sent from an internet cafe.. somewhere.. from an island, on planet earth.. This post is about my recent trip to Shanghai. Right now, Ciki is the shade of burnt sugar.. Cumi looks like gula melaka Touchdown Shanghai. It took me close to 2.5 hours to [...]