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China’s in China – Mercato on the Bund

Now they’ve really done it. Shanghai not only has delicious Chinese food, they have some of the best Italian food I’ve ever had. Bruce and I stumbled upon this place after trying to go to four other restaurants that were booked for the night. Part of the problem was that the street we were walking… Continue reading China’s in China – Mercato on the Bund

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China’s in China – Xibo

Pronounced “Sheebo,” this restaurant featured a cuisine from the northwest corner of China, the Xinjiang region. The flavor profiles and ingredients were noticeably different than the other regional Chinese foods we’ve had due to its influence from the middle east. Specifically a lot more cumin, lamb, pumpkin and dates. The food was absolutely delicious. The dishes were… Continue reading China’s in China – Xibo

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China’s in China – Din Tai Fung

Specifically, I’m in Shanghai. The skyline evokes memories of Sims video game buildings and the Las Vegas strip. Colors and flashing and odd shapes (notably the Can Opener and the Pearl Tower). This is a fascinating place. While the food is amazing, the air quality is not. You can taste that haze. It didn’t stop us… Continue reading China’s in China – Din Tai Fung