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Being a vegetarian in China has its share of challenges. Pigs have been, in many ways, the center of Chinese culture and cuisine for thousands of years. In fact, the word for “meat” and “pork...

Regardless of your nationality, everyone's a little bit Irish during the month of March.  It's no wonder everyone loves celebrating St. Patrick's Day - what's not to love? Great food, great beer and a time of great celebrations can be found across the globe every year. In Shanghai there are a multitude of green events taking place around town, full of Irish dancing, pub tours and fun celebrations so be sure to check out where to go here [1].  But if you fancy celebrating at home with y...

Last week we asked our readers to get creative with their food, and boy did they deliver! Check out some of our best entries (and see who won the 1 month subscription to Eperbox below): We were so inspired by all of the fun and creative ways our readers plated their kids' food, and have vowed to do the same. (On occasion!) While it was hard choosing between all of the great submissions,...

Ask any expat living in Shanghai about one of the most difficult aspects of being so far from home and inevitably the answer is, “I miss all the yummy food that I grew up with!”  Whether it’s pierogi, a freshly baked baguette or stinky cheese, everyone has that one thing they dream of eating when they return home. Luckily, it seems the longer we live in this incredible city, more and more of our favorite ingredients and dishes are becoming available to us. In order to find the best ...

Springtime is slowly showing up in Shanghai; so i...

Even though Shanghai’s winters tend to be long, cold and dreary, there is a definite upside: hotpot. Bundled up, gathered with friends around a steaming bowl of broth, there are few dining experiences more interactive, fun or delicious. And lucky for us, there are plenty of places to go the next time you need warming up. Here are our favorites.   ...

You probably know about *wine delivery service  [1]*Bottles XO, famous for bringing chilled, ready-to-drink vino to your door in less than one hour. But have you been to their bar? Opened last summer, the cozy space on the first floor of Italian restaurant Solo serves all their wines by the bottle and by the glass, as well as pretty delicious food prepared by the upstairs kitchen.    Routine users of the app, we admit to never leaving the house (or getting out of our pajamas) to chec...

Have you seen the gorgeous cookbook /Shanghai Chefs displayed/ around town? A heavy hardback filled with vivid pictures and recipes from some of the city's top restaurants and street food vendors,...

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