A Modern Utopia? Utopia Stubborn Style

  I love exploring the town of Houjie—the further you go, the more shops, bars and restaurants (old and new) you seem to find. Just a 5-minute stroll from the

This is the Bomb(ay): Brother’s indian cuisine & bar

If you live in Houjie, your average Friday evening may include a leisurely stroll, wondering what to eat. This past weekend, I found myself yearning for a curry and eventually

Kuaikuai Gym

Passing by, you might easily confuse the bar lined with coffee machines and desserts as a cafe. It’s not. Here, coffee gets you in the front door, while being guilted

July Café

Around the corner from most of you is a small cafe made of glass, quietly hiding away. Inside, the industrial-style decoration melds with cozy, coffee bean aromas to give a

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

A unique drink: B Quarter (Nancheng)

An old factory in Nancheng has been converted into a new lifestyle mall, complete with coffee and flower shops, clothing stores from up-and-coming local labels and all surrounded by great

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,

On The Journey

Not far away, in the up-and-coming 33 Town is an interesting place to read a book and stay the night. By the end of this year, the latest creative park

Spring Bar and Club: Spring Is in the Air

Passing through the giant gates of Spring doesn’t quite give an impression of a flowery field, however, there was definitely something in the air. The minute we arrived, we knew