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Yang's Dumplings 小杨生煎 - Must Have Sheng Jian Bao (With Bursting Juice) In Shanghai

EVERY friend told me to have Yang’s Dumplings 小杨生煎 when I told them I was visiting the city. Yang’s Dumpling (or Xiao Yang Sheng Jian) is an expanding popular dumpling chain serving Pan-Fried Pork Bun or Sheng Jian Bao. They have over 140 locations in Shanghai and around China. It was formed in Shanghai in 1994 by a Mrs Yang, who still keeps her recipe secret. (But of course). (Click PLAY for video highlights of Yang’s Dumplings 小杨生煎.) Shanghai’s must have breakfast delicacy Sheng Jian Bao seems similar to the more internationally well-known Xiao Long Bao. In terms......

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Saryo Tsujiri 茶寮都路里 - For The Matcha Lovers In Tokyo. Note: NOT The Same As The Other "Tsujiri"

Saryo Tsujiri 茶寮都路里 – For The Matcha Lovers In Tokyo. Note: NOT The Same As The Other “Tsujiri”

Matcha lovers from Singapore to Tokyo and Kyoto may get confused between the different “Tsujiri”s around. Just for your information, the Tsujiri chain store that we see in Singapore, Hong Kong, Taipei, Bangkok, Malaysia, Melbourne, is NOT the same as the famous Gion Tsujiri found in Kyoto and...

May 29, 2017
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Taimeiken Tokyo - Soft, Fluffy Omurice. Oddly Satisfying When You Cut Through The Egg

Taimeiken Tokyo – Soft, Fluffy Omurice. Oddly Satisfying When You Cut Through The Egg

I must admit there was something about the slicing of the wobbly Japanese Omurice at Taimeiken that was oddly satisfying. Taimeikan is established in 1931, known to be a pioneering Western style Japanese restaurant that specialises in Yoshoku cuisine. Yoshuku cuisine gained popularity in Japan after 1868 when...

April 26, 2017
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10 Must Eats At Shinjuku Tokyo 新宿 -  Affordable Michelin Meals, Handmade Soba To ¥350 Gyudon (

10 Must Eats At Shinjuku Tokyo 新宿 – Affordable Michelin Meals, Handmade Soba To ¥350 Gyudon (<$5)

Shinjuku 新宿 must be one of my favourite wards in Tokyo. While it is a business district, it is also home to considerable dining, entertainment and shopping options. Shinjuku Station also happens to be the world’s busiest railway station, handling more than 2 million passengers. I liked the...

April 23, 2017
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Tsunahachi 天ぷら新宿つな八 - Historical Tempura Restaurant In The Heart Of Shinjuku Tokyo

Tsunahachi 天ぷら新宿つな八 – Historical Tempura Restaurant In The Heart Of Shinjuku Tokyo

Within the busy urban jungle of Shinjuku 新宿, you find quite a couple of food treasures with historical value. Tempura restaurant Tsunahachi 天ぷら新宿つな八 which was founded by Kyuzo Shimura in 1923, has remain highly popular among most locals and tourists. (Click PLAY for video highlights of Tsunahachi.) At...

April 15, 2017
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