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Sweeter than coffee, smoother than tea and tastier than boring old shui, hot chocolate occupies a place all of its own in the hot beverage pantheon. Luckily Shanghai has plenty of ho-cho options. Here are 10 of the best:

Gary Wang's Grumpy Pig

The New Year is upon us, so before Shanghai clears out for Spring Festival, treat yourself to dinner at one of these newly opened restaurants.

Time for turkey

The festive season is just around the corner, which means it's time for turkey. No respectable Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner table would be complete without a well-stuffed gobbler, so we've scouted out some of the best delivery options.

CNY @ Bar Rouge

Party in style as you say goodbye to the Rabbit and hello to the Dragon. Here is our pick of the best CNY nights happening around Shanghai this year. 新年快乐!

The Purple Onion

David Laris announces the closure of his Purple Onion restaurant.

Get your veg on

It's not easy being a vegetarian in Shanghai, but the good news is that the city now has a decent array of veggie and vegan restaurants, from Western-style cafes to Buddhist havens serving Chinese fare. Here are the five vegetarian restaurants we like best.

Stop thief!

Two thefts of restaurant reservation books by laowai dressed in suits have sparked speculation about motives, and fear of more pilfering.

Artisan Foods

Two Shanghai-based foodies put their love of the good stuff into cyberspace with a great new blog.

Munchies pancake breakfast

For a city so devoted to jian bing, Shanghai is suprisingly blessed when it comes to Western pancakes of the sweet variety. Here are five of our favorites restaurants in Shanghai to get western breakfast staple, pancakes.

Le Sheng - Laris's latest

A new Shanghainese restaurant in the pipeline.


This summer has brought a raft of great new restaurants and bars to Shanghai. Here are 10 of our favorites.

Brunch at the Kerry Hotel

The Kerry Hotel in Pudong is launching "the mother of all brunches".

London, one of the world’s most bustling metropolises, a melting pot of cultures and restaurants; Shanghai, the pearl in the Far East, a city that never sleeps. So, what happens when a successful chain restaurant takes one slice of London lifestyle to the latter? Inspiration, magic and a breath of fresh air.

I scream for ice-cream

Sometimes those pea-flavored ice pops at Kedi just don't cut it, so now that the weather is legitimately hot, here are six places in Shanghai where you can find good ice-cream and gelato.

Cook up something tasty at Morton's

Father's Day is just around the corner. If you've got your gift sorted but don't know what to do on the day, here are five great deals.

'London cosmopolitan lifestyle' now in Shanghai.


Father's Day has rolled around again, and what better excuse to chow down on some steak? Here are five great spots to indulge your meat cravings, and treat your dad to a tasty dinner.

Sushi feast

Summer is the perfect time to eat sushi. Cool slabs of raw fish go down well when the weather is hot, and a dash of cold sake on the side is the perfect accompaniment. If you’ve been put off raw fish since the Japanese earthquake, rest assured that all of the major sushi restaurants have switched their suppliers to European and Chinese fish markets for the time being. Here are five of our favorite places to get sushi in Shanghai.

New Heights has partnered up with Riviera Events to launch its Summer Brunch program -“New Hamptons!” on May 15th.

Cantina Agave

It doesn't have to be Cinco de Mayo for us to crave Mexican food. Shanghai has a few really good options. These are our favorite Mexican restaurants in Shanghai.

Cantina's brunch tacos

Shanghai’s love affair with brunch shows no signs of ending. Here are ten of the city’s best:

Cotton's on Xinhua Lu

When the weather is good, Shanghai’s outdoor drinking and dining scene springs into life. Here are ten terraces you shouldn’t miss:

We got together with a panel of wine connoisseurs to take on the challenge of pairing wines with Asian cuisine.