junkchief: Seafood is best served in buffet form so you can walk up and down the line oogling ever item with an empty plate before making your decision. A little of this .. a little of that .. and before you know it have a plate piled high with delicious, mouthwatering seafood.*
*note: this answer was in no way influenced by the wonderful prize at stake.
**note 2: it is also the opinion of the writer that this answer is the worthy winner of fore-mentioned prize .. these aren't the droids you are looking for.
eddie10: @rgharry, fruit-flies you say? :) Seems there's a rubbish/compost/recycling heap within a 500-1000m radius of Der Cut! ;) This place might be getting Die Clasp from the ChengGuan soon.
Did a bit of research on fruit flies in the tropics many seasons ago... these horny buggers can fly continously for 100min, and depending of winds can travel a bit of distance. Scent of "food" will generally attract the local fruitfly populace.
@dominic, this place probably won't be getting on the list of CW Awards candidates next round, ja? ;) Also, you might want to (just saying) to report such infestations as a responsible reviewer - vector control.
;) Seems we (all) cannot depend on the best practices of State-side CDC these days.
(For those with a stout constitution) Ref: http://www.theguardian.com/science/2010/jul/08/bacteria-fruit-fly-nematode-parasite
junkchief: We all know that summer fashion shows are weird, but this year, Shanghai tries to one up everyone else, by kicking it up a notch .. and as Shanghai always does, taking it a little too far in the process.
chiefnaidu: Good seafood is best served in a way you can enjoy its natural taste. There is such a variety of seafood in the oceans that you can have almost any flavor you want: sweet, salty, tangy, etc. Man, some lucky soul is going to have a blast at that buffet! :)
rgharry: I was not particularly impressed. 3 of 5 stars is about right. And there seemed to be a lot of little fruit flies around the salad bar - that put me off. Not likely to return - it's one of those places I'll go if there is some event, but otherwise I'll go elsewhere.
albertlussier: I know several Portugues espeakers from Portugal adn Brazil. And there are plenty of Dutch peoplei n Shanghai. I've even seen some Italians around, too.
Why is it only one "other major language" that wass upposedly missed? Why not several languages and dialects, Chelsea?
Apart from other Chinese dialects, doo language slike Swedish, Thai, Arabic, Hindi, Gaelic, Irish, and many more count for nothing?
eddie10: Nice article idea! :) Here's another classic one - "What's in your bag?" series for the many international people that CW deals with - comedians, chefs, actors/actresses, media personality, even (gasp!) bankers, lawyers etc.
eddie10: Ref: http://www.forbes.com/sites/ericjackson/2013/09/30/what-would-instagram-be-worth-today-if-it-ipoed/
Would such crap (copy the US's internet's trend) disappear here? :-o Only the SoE/Regulators knows!! *cue twilight-zone music*
eddie10: Blah! Bloody instagram, skewed the whole tech-startup-scape with another bubble (some strange variant of the Wall St. propensity for bubbles). Same shi-iits for WhatsApp/OTT, crap (unrealistic) evaluation by the self-serving 1% that screwed most people over.
What is WeChat's market evaluation these days? A bit more then Ringier's globally? :-o
eddie10: Just to clarify, :) I would apply the same "logic" to this poll's "English" speakers too. :) Myself, for one, don't think I speak any particular major variants of English any more... picked up too many variants, mon, navigating the daily metro's "people mountain people sea"-scape. :D
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