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February 18, 2016

Shanghai Night Eats

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Shanghai -- Quick bite: As the the sun sets, on this food tour we'll explore the best local and regional cuisines Shanghai has to offer, in one of the few authentic working-class neighborhoods in the city to escape the wrecking ball.Read more
Shanghai -- When the sun goes down, the woks fire up along the streets of Shanghai’s night markets. See for yourself why no one can resist the temptations of the city’s diverse after dark delicacies. On this tour, we’ll head to two of the city’s liveliest night markets.Read more
November 12, 2019

Table for One: Dining Solo in Shanghai

Shanghai -- It only took three years for Alibaba’s made-up shopping holiday on Singles Day, originally a joke celebration created by students in Chinese universities in the 1990s, to exceed Cyber Monday and Black Friday’s sales figures – combined. Since 2009, massive discounts have been offered annually on November 11 (11/11 – one is the loneliest number, after all). Read more
November 1, 2019

Building Blocks: Shaoxing Wine, China’s Liquid Gold

Shanghai -- Legend has it that huangjiu, or yellow wine, was invented by Du Kang, the god of Chinese alcohol. Annual production starts in eastern China’s Shaoxing region in the tenth lunar month – the temperature and humidity at that time of year create the best environment for making the wine – with sacrifices to Du Kang. Read more