Category Archives: China

Airline Review: Dragon Air Economy – Beijing to Hong Kong

China is notoriously known for flight delays, as military flights take precedence over commercial flights.  For those of you who have flown in and out of China and have no had any delays, then you are very lucky.

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What and Where to eat in Beijing

With the exception of Beijing’s best-known culinary export, Peking Duck, most of the city’s most famous dishes have been adopted from surrounding areas; Hebei, Shandong, Inner Mongolia, and Xinjiang. Regardless of their origin, all of the following dishes are now … Continue reading

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Airline Lounge Review: Cathay Pacific/Dragon Air Lounge – Beijing International Airport

My flight from Beijing International Airport to Hong Kong was the last flight out of Beijing departing at 02:50am.  I decided to take this flight to maximise my time in Hong Kong as my international flight departs Hong Kong at … Continue reading

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Airline Lounge Review: Air China Lounge – Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport

Upon check-in we were informed that we can use the Air China Lounge.  We follow the signs to the Air China domestic lounge, which coincidentally is located near our departure gate, gate 20.  The lounge is located on a mezzanine floor … Continue reading

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Bao Yuan Dumpling Restaurant [宝源饺子屋]

Looking for a good dumpling restaurant near our hotel, I thought I would ask our concierge who told us to try Boa Yuan Dumpling Restaurant. This was easily the most popular dumpling restaurant among expats, this place is famous for … Continue reading

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Hai Di Lao

Hai Di Lao, another recommendation from the concierge as well as my other  internet search for some good hot pot restaurants in Beijing, lead me to the very popular chain restaurant Hai Di Lao with numerous outlets throughout Beijing.

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Honeymoon Dessert

It is never a completed visit to Asia without having some sort of Asian dessert.   Mr Wasabi and I both saw Honeymoon Dessert (a Hong Kong franchise)  specialising in various mango desserts and decided to stop for a sweet snack

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Duck de Chine

Tossing up which restaurant to choose to have Peking Duck in Beijing, I opted for the one that was moderately priced and close to the hotel and decided upon Duck de Chine.  Which apparently has two branches in Beijing. I had … Continue reading

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Sandglass Cafe

Sandglass Cafe is a tiny, quaint and sleepy cafe in Mao’er Hutong, where it’s entrance is located down this short and small path which looks like you are entering into someones house.

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Modern 1906 Ice Creams

Modern is one of China’s many time-honored brands originating from Harbin in China’s northeast Heilongjiang Province.  A long-established ice cream parlor, it is one of Harbin’s most treasured and popular stores.

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