The Shadow Knows

Black Shadow Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Black Shadow knows! Smack dab in the middle of the bustle of the Dongcheng pedestrian street lays

Some Like it Hot

Fan Cai Zhen Xiang If Cantonese food had an antithesis, something so blatantly contrasted that even an expat a week off the plane could identify, Hunan food would be it.

For All Ages

PALS Family Restaurant and Bar When PALS opened a few months ago they heavily promoted that they were a bar where you could bring your family. So much so, that

Fish Camp

Miracle Ocean Sashimi There comes a time in every long term Dongguan denizen’s life where the same old restaurant begins to taste not as good. All of the old beer

Takes a Village

Hug Pub The spirit of entrepreneurship that exists in this country has, by most accounts, never been stronger. While hobbies are few and far between in Dongguan, owning a retail

Turn it Up

Blue Orleans New bars and restaurants are opening in Dongguan seemingly every month. This month’s bar review ventures to Houjie Town, a place better known for its factories than nightlife.

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