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China: A taste of Wai Po Jia

June 14, 2011

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Wai Po Jia, have you heard of it? No, it’s not a city or province in China so perhaps that’s why you’re scratching your head. It’s actually a restaurant franchise translated as ‘The Grandma’s’ with venues across most of north eastern and central China and it will be clear very soon why it deserves its own post. I know […]

China: A taste of Hangzhou

May 24, 2011

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Oh what a glorious city Hangzhou is. Renowned for its history, natural beauty, Dragon Well tea and delicious cuisine, this was a must visit city for me. The food did not disappoint, no doubt the best city (at least amongst the ones I managed to visit on this voyage) for eating. My food highlights from […]

China: A taste of Suzhou

May 24, 2011

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Having only spent a day in this fine city, it is hard to comment on its food, but here goes. Arriving in the city hungry having foregone breakfast meant that we found the ‘snack street’ pretty quickly. Snacks included things like tofu, fried dumplings, soup noodles and the likes. Out of curiousity, we tried these […]

China: A taste of Shanghai

May 24, 2011

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Rather than being neglectful, the two month long silence is due to what I’d loosely term as ‘research’. Well, it was definitely a learning experience in the least! Four weeks plus in China will teach you quite a lot about the cuisine, so here are some of my major take outs from the trip. While I will […]