Secret spot on Wuyuan Lu

Walking around in and around French Concession always turns out to be a great experience. I always end up finding tiny cute hidden stores and restaurants. This time around walking along Wuyuan Lu, near Wulumuqi Lu, opposite Senator Saloon, saw this interesting little shop and and went in. Its called Lazy Park and is a…

RIBS at GumGum – yummmm!

Read in That’s Shanghai about this place that serves great ribs! Always up for a great meal of ribs but till today I can say I haven’t had amazing ribs anywhere in Shanghai. So GumGum turned out to be a very pleasant and hearty surprise! Loved the meaty, juicy ribs and was even happier to…

Well, Hello Miss Dong!

Found this tiny gem of a place yesterday, whilst starving and scootering around on 178 Yongkang Lu. We did for a moment think this is a hair salon. This little eatery serves up DELICIOUS Singaporean food. The menu is tight, specific and cute! HMD is run by a lovely couple and has been in business since…

Been a long long time….

Since I posted anything on my blog! Yes I got lazy, I got busy with work, and I simply didn’t know where to start… plus it was winter here in Shanghai. So much has happened… well it’s a new year and a new day. I will be updating this month with tons of stuff, so…

Ghost month? Are you serious??!

Yeah so I’m scared of ghosts. Laugh all you want but you won’t ever catch me watching Emily Rose alone. Though, I like watching scary movies with a bunch of people and freaking out (with the said bunch of people). But Not.Ever.Alone. The other day, riding around picking up groceries, we saw folks burning paper…

Le Vin serves Lambrussco!

Le Vin is a really nice, cosy little spot for a glass of cold, refreshing Lambrussco on a humid summer day. Or you could grab a hearty meal as they serve good food. Their espresso is delicious. And what delightful service! They are quick to serve you a glass of room temperature water, something that I…

Meat lovers’ paradise – Shanghai’s Muslim Market

If you love lamb, this is your heaven                 We cycled down yesterday in the light rain just to see what the fuss was all about and were left amazed. This market comes to life every Friday from 10 am to 3 pm. It is the weekly gathering of the local…

Hand Drip Coffee on Yuyuan Lu

I think I found my neighbourhood coffee joint. Quaint cafe on Yuyuan Lu – a really pleasant surprise for coffee lovers – called SeeSaw Cafe (how cute is that?!). And they serve some real good coffee as well. I had their Guatemala hand drip coffee, and it was  delicious. They have cookies, desserts, basic sandwiches on the…

In public interest.

If you are a foreigner residing anywhere in People’s Republic of China, then you should know this. If ever, like me, you have the urge to make an impulsive trip to Taiwan (a place that’s on my bucket list), then unlike me, please hold your horses (or cycles or electric scooters or skates) and take…

Making dumplings at home ain’t tough!

…..if you buy those dumpling skins from your local wet / flour market, that is. With that, I can proudly say, I DID IT!! I’ve always wanted to make dumplings, and my partner and I tried making them from absolute scratch earlier, but ended up with GIANT dumplings which were more scary than appetising. Then…

Shanghai’s Red Town

It’s weird I hadn’t heard or read about Red Town on Huaihai Road. Walked it to this place, and was pleasantly surprised. Reminded me of a way better but smaller version of M50 in a way. This place is a creative zone, with an artsy park containing funky sculptures in a wide green space, a…