Operation Dagger: The Wine Drink that Stole My Cold Wine Snob Heart

With its offering of innovative culinary concoctions made of micro herbs, vinegars, fermented produce, as well as a mix of cooking techniques, Luke Whearty’s Operation Dagger in Singapore has been at the forefront of Asia’s bar industry for the past few years, appearing on the World’s and Asia’s 50 Best Bars lists year after year.

Hoppy Time! Stone Brewing has Landed in Shanghai

Greatly anticipated new opening, at least among the craft beer loving community, Stone Brewing has landed in Shanghai. Taking up the huge space next to Cannery on the rapidly developing Yuyuan Lu stretch, Stone Brewing offers a virtually endless craft beer program and solid, well-calibered American comfort food.

Best New Restaurants of 2018 (So Far!)

This year has definitely been a success in terms of great new restaurant openings. Among Asia’s prominent F&B hubs, Shanghai has been taking it to the next level as the influence of Michelin Guide and The World’s 50 Best lists is growing in Mainland China. More and more chefs are aiming to being recognized by…

Tested and Re-Tested: Canton Table Wins the Cantonese Food Game.

Canton Table is the latest addition to the Three on the Bund family, and what I consider one of my favorite restaurant openings in the past (too many) months. It’s so good after the invited tasting I had to immediately go back with friends, and I’m looking forward to my next visit already. The vast…

Re-defining Mall Dining: Oriental House

If you’re part of the Shanghai F&B industry or affiliated to it or even just a foodie, you will have noticed that many great restaurants are being pushed to move into malls and commercial complexes. It’s a government-led effort to make Shanghai cleaner and safer (?), with street-front businesses being shut down or losing their…

Great After-work Deals at Shangri-La’s 1515 West Chophouse and Bar

After-work time is always a delicate matter, with floating doubts on whether to go home and cook up something healthy, giving in to laziness and going for an early dinner out, hitting up the about-to-shut-down Yongkang Lu for some action, or treating yourself a fancy time after a tough day. Shall you opt for the…

Stylish Bar Manager & Amazing Cocktails at Heyday

Heyday is a cozy jazz bar on Tai’an Lu. The venue’s ambience differentiates itself from more typical jazz bars by not trying to reproduce an old fashioned style but conveying a chic contemporary feeling through the polished interiors. The bar is managed by Kimi who is as lovely as she is stylish. If you see her, ask for recommendations….

Cabra the Perfect Joint for After-work Drinks

[This venue has now closed and will be soon replaced by a Boxing Cat Group new concept as of January 2018] Cabra’s great cause if you’re feeling dirty after eating 100 tapas you can always take a shower in the middle of the restaurant. No, seriously now. They have a wide selection of tapas and…