Monthly Archives: April 2013

Wagas, Shanghai, China

Spread all around Shanghai, Wagas is a great mix of relatively good food and pleasant atmosphere. Its sister chain “Baker and Spice” also offers the same type of food and services.

While pasta and sandwiches will get you fairly satisfied, my sweet tooth is always disappointed by the pastries that are dry and tasteless. However, for those out there craving for some pains au chocolat or croissants, I guess Wagas will do the trick.

Smoothies are tasty and innovative (especially the Wagas one) but far too expensive. (more than 40RMB).

It is also a good place to study some of your Chinese characters or to get some work done.

Come before 10:00 AM and you will get 50% off your breakfast and some sandwiches for lunch.


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Kaiba Tap House, Shanghai, China

Beer Lovers Alert!

Hidden in the Taikang terrace, this is THE place to enjoy Belgian lagers, light or brown ale.

The atmosphere is laid back and casual! Kaiba is a nice alternative to the swarning Thai, Vietnamese and Italian restaurants of Tianzifang.

Oh, I almost forgot to mention that they have mussels – YES they do. So mussels and beers, who is in?



Mussels And French Fries


The Cheese Sandwich


The Burger

Kaiba Tap House
Taikang Terrace, 2nd floor, 169 Jianguo Zhong Lu, Ruijin Er Lu, Shanghai, China
021 6418 2252

M on the Bund, Shanghai, China

M on the Bund is a Shanghai institution. While dining on the terrace during the hot summer nights is truly an amazing experience, the inside dining room will do during the freezing Shanghai winters.

Start the adventure with a Lychee Martini at the Glamour bar on the 6th floor, also a Michelle Garnaut Signature (an Australian pioneer food entrepreneur in China) before heading to the 7th floor to indulge yourself with some traditional French dishes.

Special mention to the Pavlova, which particularly got sweettooth attention!


For the lucky ones traveling to Beijing, do try Capital M, Beijing answer to M on the Bund, boasting an unbeatable view on the Tian’an’men square.



M on the Bund
7th floor, 5 Guangdong lu, Zhongshan dong yi lu, Shanghai, China
021 6350 9988

Hunan Dishes, Hunan Province, China

Hunan Province is famously known for its cuisine (well, like almost all the other 22 Chinese provinces). The  Chinese New Year break was the perfect opportunity to taste some of it.

Well, I was not disappointed. From Changsha to Zhangjiajie and Fenghuang, Hunan offers a wide variety of dishes from bamboo chicken, duck blood and eggplants. Food was our relief after climbing freezing mountains  (Zhangjiajie – the ones that are said to have inspired Avatar) and boating around China little Venice (Fenghuang).

The desserts were a miss – all about colors rather than taste but with such delicious mains, we were already “chibao”.




Hunan, Changsha, Zhangjiajie and Fenghuang