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The Beat: Sensation Shanghai

Shanghai Blogs   A few years ago, I came across a YouTube video that disturbed me in a way that possibly nothing has before or since. That video was a two-hour recap of the 2011 edition of Sensation White, a Dutch house/trance event that has, unfortunately, gained worldwide popularity.  ...

Cooking Made Easy with Xinwei Cook

Shanghai Blogs   Throw a stone anywhere in Shanghai and you’ll hit a business that’s clamoring to cook your next meal. Go online and you’ll find a treasure trove of local restaurant menus and aggregated delivery services. Especially in its city centers, Shanghai is a bustling...

3 Tea Cocktails in Shanghai

Shanghai Blogs   Drink your tea and get drunk, too, with these tea cocktails...     Speak Low   Speak Low's namesake cocktail is the drink that mixologist and owner Shingo Gokan used to win the Bacardi Global Legacy Cocktail Competition in 2012. Japanese matcha tea is a vital...

The Dish: How Important Is a Restaurant's Location?

Shanghai Blogs   In my cooking youth, I always took issue with the old adage, “Location! Location! Location!” It seemed to disregard talent or dedication and reduce the success of my chosen profession to the whims of the real estate gods. Just like Kevin Costner’s dad told hi...

Book Review: Peking Picnic

Shanghai Blogs   What a discovery! Recently reissued, Peking Picnic was the first novel by Mary Dolling Sanders (pen name Ann Bridge), a diplomat’s wife who traveled the world before becoming a successful author. It’s set in 1920s Peking, in a book published in 1932, meaning that S...

Backpacking in Shanghai

Shanghai Blogs   Shanghai can be a very expensive city but it doesn't have to be. Read on for our backpacker's directory, offering guidance on accommodation, food, travel, and more...   LOCAL FOOD STREETS      Old City God Temple Snack Street (老城隍庙小吃街) Nicknamed the ...

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