Coming from Narita into Tokyo was quite the experience, riding on the Sky Liner and seeing trees and green fields whizzing by and morphing into small buildings that grew taller and taller. As if responding to the slowly setting sun, the buildings became bright with neon and LED ads and lights all over. I had… Read More Sake & Comfort Food | Lessons in Japan’s Spirit in Ginza
When it comes to cocktails in Ningbo, the saying quality over quantity certainly fits. After fluctuating for awhile the city has finally settled with 5 cocktail bars in the city center, each with their own perks and specialties that make them shine. After writing various articles about beer and whiskey and even a few articles… Read More Imbibe in Ningbo | 5 Quality Cocktail Joints to Visit
Shanghai sees a lot of restaurant openings each month. Sometimes these periods, with a “soft opening” period where a place isn’t quite open until the big grand opening arrives, can be a bit ridiculous and confusing, as there isn’t really a set time for a soft opening to start and finish and, as noted by… Read More A Night in the Life | Experiencing a Shanghai Bar Pre-Opening
Even though this blog is called South of Shanghai, sometimes I have to take a little trip up north to the big bad behemoth that I guess you could call… the Hai*? I love my trips to Shanghai because when I do get a chance to wake up in this skyscraper-filled wonderland I’m a) too… Read More Shanghai Foodie Trip
SeMood (西木) Café is part of the ever morphing and changing culinary scene in Ningbo, which has slowly started cranking out unique settings with quality food and ingredients. Tucked away in a row of shops along Caihong North Road across from the Portman Hotel, the cozy little eatery has quickly become our favorite lunch… Read More The New Mood on the Block | SeMood Café Brings New Flavor to Portman
Leaving the city of Shanghai, a haven for gastronomy of all types and tastes, is like going through withdrawal. Gone is the luxury of being able to try something new on a daily basis. Let’s say you’re hankering some borscht for lunch and a little Greek for dinner, it’s available in Shanghai. Want to sample… Read More Shanghai Beer Run | Exploring the Megacity’s Good Eats & Brews
Two weeks in the end of June brought a change in the normal Ningbo day-to-day. Two weekends in a row sections of the city were filled with the sound of music drifting through the indecisive summer air. Whether rain or shine, people from all over the city flocked to the weekend events, eager to hear… Read More Music Music Everywhere….