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Dining, Shopping, & Entertainment

Dining, Shopping, & Entertainment

Complete Expo Food Guide (Pudong)

Complete Expo Food Guide (Pudong)

The most extensive and complete Shanghai World Expo food guide for Pudong side. Includes pictures of actual restaurant, location, recommended meals, and pricing.

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Tang Yuan (Yuanxiao) on 15th day of Chinese New Year

Tang Yuan (Yuanxiao) on 15th day of Chinese New Year

On the 15th day of Chinese New Year, sticky dumplings in soup called Tang Yuan are eaten to commemorate the Yuan Xiao Jie (Lantern Festival). Also known as Yuanxiao, Tang Yuan are sweet round balls filled with sesame paste or other fillings, and comes in various soups. Yum.

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2012 Movie: Praising China & The Chinese? No, Not Really

2012 Movie: Praising China & The Chinese? No, Not Really

Roland Emmerich’s 2009 apocalyptic movie “2012″ has been praised and criticized for pandering to China and Chinese audiences…and why that’s egotistically ridiculous.

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Kyochon: Korean Fried Chicken In Pudong, Shanghai

Kyochon: Korean Fried Chicken In Pudong, Shanghai

Review of the Korean fried chicken restaurant Kyochon’s first & only location in Shanghai, China. Lots of boy band Super Junior but a little short on service.

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The Message (风声): Spooky & Sordid Chinese Espionage Thriller

The Message (风声): Spooky & Sordid Chinese Espionage Thriller

Review of the film adaptation of Jia Mai’s espionage thriller novel starring Zhang Hanyu & Zhou Xun as spies fighting the Japanese-controlled puppet government.

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The Founding of a Republic Not Overwhelmed By Propaganda!

The Founding of a Republic Not Overwhelmed By Propaganda!

Review of China’s star-studded epic chronicling the Chinese Civil War between Chiang’s Nationalists & Mao’s Communists. This film celebrates the PRC’s 60th anniversary.

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Carl’s Jr. Is Coming To Shanghai! Carl’s Jr. Is Coming To Shanghai!

Carl’s Jr. Is Coming To Shanghai! Carl’s Jr. Is Coming To Shanghai!

Carl’s Jr, purveyor of health-be-damned burgers oozing with caloric debauchery, is finally coming to China. First sighting: Shanghai’s People’s Square!

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Nanjing! Nanjing! Movie Excellent, Made Me Cry Like A Little Girl

Nanjing! Nanjing! Movie Excellent, Made Me Cry Like A Little Girl

A review of the 2009 Chinese film on the Nanjing Massacre that proved to be shocking as expected, but not the propaganda film that many foreigners feared.

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Shanghai’s City Diner: More But Less

Shanghai’s City Diner: More But Less

I’m going onto my third year here in Shanghai and City Diner was one of my first havens for comfort food whenever I craved a solid American hamburger with... 

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Customer Service: Subway Delivers 24″ of Goodwill

Customer Service: Subway Delivers 24″ of Goodwill

Complaints about poor service in China are common, especially amongst foreigners with both a language gap and a different set of expectations. Some manage to lower... 

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Beijing KTV: 5 Steps to Cross-cultural bonding at Cashbox Partyworld

Beijing KTV: 5 Steps to Cross-cultural bonding at Cashbox Partyworld

Note:  Proceed at your own risk.  This post contains an easy five step process, with lyrics included, for a non-fluent Mandarin speaker to belt out a song with... 

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