Saline Rising

This month brings us some top-notch action from the keys of Alix Robinson. With guns, car chases and Russians, honestly, what more could you want? Are you not entertained? The

Get Your Ticket to Ride

Too many times have we missed trains because of the eternal queues to buy tickets. What is taking so long?! Skip the lines and join the modern age with Dongguan’s

This Story Could Have Been Yours

Whether you have lived in China for a decade or just a strawberry picking season, there is one possibility that will always linger at the back of your mind: “What

Here and There Here: Restaurant (Zhangmutou)

Recently, while waiting for a train in Zhangmutou, stranded and starving, I managed to sniff out a little piece of what I consider normal dining within walking distance of the

Irene’s Bar: Moving up the Block

Nobody ever visits Houjie without making a pit stop at Irene’s bar. For over six years, one of Houjie’s hotspots was located behind the Hyatt hotel on the upper west

Ray’s Bar and Restaurant: A Pure Ray of Light

A short walk from the Liaoxia metro station, tucked away behind the Sheraton hotel is one of Houjie’s best hidden treasures. Ray’s Bar and Restaurant oozes hospitality as you enter,

What’s Eating China: Exploring the Middle Kingdom’s Eight Main Cuisines

When I first came to China over four years ago, I obliviously thought all Chinese food was the same. Growing up in the U.K., I was given a false presumption

Locomotive Theme Restaurant: On the Orient Express

The northern town of Shilong recently became the last stop at the far end of Dongguan’s metro line and is also an interim station between Shenzhen and Guangzhou. If you

What’s Eating China: Shangdong Cuisine

Shandong cuisine—as it is known today—was created during the Yuan Dynasty. Over time, it gradually spread to other areas in northeast China: Beijing, Tianjin and even the Emperor’s palace, where

What’s Eating China: Sichuan Cuisine

Colloquially known as the “heavenly country,” due to its abundance of food and natural resources. Most Sichuan dishes are very spicy, although a typical meal includes some more mild options