The Chinese concept of yin and yang in food

You’ve probably overheard your Chinese friends or colleagues talking about striking a good balance between eating “hot” and “cold” foods. For example, they might mention needing to drink more hot tea (which is “cold”) to offset having eaten their weight in lychees (which are “hot’”). No idea what they just said? They’re not really talking … Read more

Sense 8

Sense 8 is a lavish Cantonese restaurant that pays tribute to Hong Kong’s well-known old-school teahouse, Luk Yu. This is the third branch of the brand in Shanghai, located in the newly minted Raffles City Changning. Yes, a mall. It’s sequestered away from retail shops, tucked in a corner of the fourth floor, with ample … Read more

Canton Table is a high-end Cantonese restaurant within Three on the Bund

Canton Table is a high-end Cantonese restaurant within Three on the Bund. It’s a glamorous space with decor inspired by Shanghai’s Shikumen buildings, with of course, the Bund’s glitzy flair. Helming the kitchen is Master Chef Eason Man, who holds more than 30 years of vast knowledge and solid experience of traditional Cantonese cuisine. The … Read more

The Peacock Room

From the forces behind lavishly designed Sense 8 and modern Sichuan restaurant Maurya comes The Peacock Room, a shinier version of Sichuanese cuisine that strays far from preconceived notions of the province’s mala-centric, family-style fare. Located in the south complex of Taikoo Hui (Shanghai’s most confusing and poorly designed shopping center), The Peacock Room gives … Read more

Best Bloody Marys in Shanghai

Restaurants and bars in Shanghai serving the best Bloody Marys The Bloody Mary is by far one of the best hangover cures by our count. Here is a list of the best restaurants and bars in Shanghai for day drinking Bloody Marys, preferably (or exclusively) during brunch. We’ve even thrown in some brunch recommendations. Have … Read more

Best Rooftop Bars in Shanghai

Some might say summer nights are best spent enjoying a cool breeze surrounded by an amazing view. That is why we’ve put together a list of the best rooftop bars in Shanghai for you. Whether you’re looking to rub shoulders with the city’s most fashionable partygoers, or just enjoy a chilled beverage with a view, … Read more

M on the Bund – Editors Review

Whether you’re planning to stay for the long run or just stopping by the amazing city of Shanghai, there is one spot that everyone should visit: M on the Bund. Embodying part of the excitement and sophistication of Shanghai, M has been offering both classic and modern cuisine from Europe, the Middle East and North … Read more

The Best Bakeries in Shanghai

Rounding up our favorite bakeries in the city On the hunt for some good baguette? Tired of the overly rich local nonsense that are more cream than cake? Then this article is for you. Here’s our definitive list of the best bakeries in Shanghai, where we go for the best quality and tasting baked goods. … Read more