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The Dolar Shop Hot Pot Restaurant, Haymarket

Don’t worry – this Dolar Shop isn’t a bargain shop selling party props or tourist tat.  Rather a popular chain from Shanghai specialising in Macanese hotpot, Dolar Shop is the latest addition to the 1909 Dining...

Who Is Madame Shanghai?

The front door of Madame Shanghai might as well be a time machine as we stepped through it into an opulent dining room decorated with Chinoiserie wallpaper, Chinese motifs and malachite fixtures reminiscent of...

New Shanghai, An Ultimate Shanghai Dumpling Experience

Ten years ago not many people outside China had heard of "Xiao Long Bao" (小笼包). It is the Chinese name for steamed pork dumplings and owed its international stardom for its incredible juicy filling...

Taste of Taiwan, Shangri-La Hotel Sydney

Following the success of its Taste of Indonesia, Taste of Malaysia and Taste of Philippine food events, this month the Shangri-La Hotel Sydney launched a festival of Taiwanese flavours in Cafe Mix running from...

Spice it up! Sichuan Food Festival at Café Mix, Shangri-La Hotel Sydney

无论你信不信,川菜都是中国最有名的菜系之一。不仅如此,川菜在中国餐厅里的上菜率也是最高的。如果你有听说过川菜,那么我相信你所听闻的一定是关于川菜的“麻”和“辣”。 Sichuan cuisine is one of the most popular and most widely served cuisines in China. It's reputation for being hot, spicy and numbing often precedes it.  身为资深川菜爱好者,能被邀请去香格里拉大酒店Café Mix自助餐厅体验四川美食节的风情,让我兴奋不已。这一次,所有辛辣香麻的风味汇聚一堂,由兄弟酒店成都香格里拉大酒店的主厨倾力推出。是的,你没有听错,成都香格里拉大酒店的主厨及团队专程从成都飞来,为悉尼的吃货们呈现一场正宗地道的四川饕餮盛宴。 As a big fan of Sichuan cuisine, I...

Shanghai Sundays: Champagne Brunch at The Langham, Shanghai, Xintiandi

One of the most beautiful areas of Shanghai, is Xintiandi just next to the French Concession precinct. This leafy green area is home to gorgeous old buildings that line the streets, with their classic...

Celebrating Chinese New Year: Café Mix at Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

作为每年最盛大的节日,春节给了人们一份浓得难以化开的情,一种经年酿造的醇厚的味。俗话说,民以食为天,因此,没有什么比一顿丰盛的年夜饭能更好的庆祝中国的新年了。香格里拉酒店的Café Mix自助餐厅,以简约古典的中国装饰和种类繁多的东方饕餮盛宴给我带来了非同一般的春节美食体验。 As the most important festival for Chinese people, Chinese New Year is a special time of the year for family reunions. Nothing can be more festive than celebrating this festival with loved ones over a...

Tea Journal

The key philosophy of Tea Journal is channeling the immersive, meditative experience and ritual of 2000 years' of Chinese tea ceremony for the modern day, with delicious desserts to match. “No, I’m not kidding -...

Tim Ho Wan: Michelin-star Christmas yum cha banquet

A cornucopia of Christmas colours started slowly filling the dining table as many bloggers and top Zomato food reviewers began to feast with their eyes (and no doubt contemplate the Instagram photo possibilities). I had...

Old Town Hong Kong Barangaroo (10th Birthday Party 3 of 4)

Wow! To believe it has been 10 years since the beginning of this blog.  From it’s humble beginnings of posts that recounted weekly dining experiences filled with photos taken on one of those early...

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