HONG KONG’S BEST DIM SUM RESTAURANTS

yum cha hong kong must eat dim sum wandering with yan

Visiting Hong Kong is never complete without a meal feasting on the amazing dim sum that the city has to offer. Dim sum is actually a Cantonese translation of the Chinese word 點心 which can be loosely translated to little bites/pieces – which makes sense since dim sum dishes are […]

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DINING WITH FRANCIS: MIDDLE EASTERN CUISINE

Francis Hong Kong Restaurant Middle Eastern Interior

This week my friend and I had the pleasure visiting this newly established little restaurant hidden within the design/hipster side of Wan Chai. Hidden just off St Francis Street in Wan Chai, is FRANCIS – an intimate little restaurant bringing the best of Middle Eastern cuisine to the internationally diverse city that is Hong […]

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A DAY SPENT VOLUNTEERING WITH CHENGDU’S CUTEST PANDAS

CHENGDU CHINA PANDA RESEARCH BASE

A visit to Chengdu is not complete without a trip to see these adorable, lazy creatures we call pandas. Actually these pandas were really the only reason I wanted to go to Chengdu in the first place, and though this definitely isn’t the cheapest experience (volunteering – which actually is […]

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JIA JIA TANG BAO: THE BEST XIAO LONG BAO IN SHANGHAI

Jia Jia Tang Bao Shanghai China Xiao Long Bao 佳家汤包 上海 中国 小笼包

An absolute must-do when visiting Shanghai is of course savouring every possible xiao long bao (小笼包 soup dumpling) you let in sight (not actually kidding). You can literally find xiao long bao’s in every Chinese/local restaurant, but how can you ensure that you’re not wasting your calories on what’s just […]

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