Deep Dishes

Bodhi Vegetables Dongguan’s newest vegetarian restaurant held a soft opening on June 1, and its strategy of value and ambience has been filling seats ever since. During a weekday lunch,

Dystopia

Bar Utopia Any vigilant expat living in Dongguan for more than two years has seen this dubious fantasy go supernova before. In the vicinity of a popular local boozing staple,

For the Client

Shi Fan Wei Cantonese cuisine may not be the first choice for most foreigners when eating out, but knowing one outstanding Cantonese restaurant to dine out with local friends or

A Classy Joint

Backyard Cafe & Bar It wasn’t until settling in after the slightly disconcerting trek that looped down an alley and dog-legged into a canal- side road, that this comfortably romantic

Veggies with No Meat

Song Feng The life of a vegetarian in China can be woeful when it comes to dining out. Restaurant chefs are typically exuberant about cooking up a huge wok of

Uncommon Sense: A Farewell

After three years and thirty-eight columns, Uncommon Sense is coming to an end. You would be forgiven for assuming it is because I am leaving the country. While this is

Therefore, I Am

Thinking Bar This is one of those local hangouts that by definition is not much different than most locally owned bars. It is not too big. The entertainment consists of

It’s-a Good-a

Buonasera Set in a nice clean and comfortable environment, the Buonasera Italian Restaurant makes you feel at home in classic Italian trattoria style. Greeted by friendly and helpful English speaking