East-West Vegetarian: Ru Shi Su (汝是素)

Ordering protein dishes in China can be challenging. Will the chicken come chopped with bones? How will I cut up the meat with a lone pair of chopsticks? Will it

A Modern Steakhouse: Reform Angus steak & wine bar

Just a few steps beyond Dynacity Mall (i.e. uncharted Dongcheng), awaits a lively new eatery. Walking in, you might need a double take as you glance around the walls filled

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

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

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,

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

Dim Sum Reimagined

If you are in central Dongguan and are in the mood to try China’s perhaps best and most famous cuisine, you can’t miss Hollyii’s (pronounced “are,” or two in Chinese)

Rustic Thai in DG: Thai Pai Dong (泰排挡)

Named after Dai Pai Dong—the large snack booths you’ll find littered across Hong Hong since World War II, but now are scattered throughout Guangdong—where people scarf down steaming bowls of

Going Non-Traditional: Buddy Hotpot

If you’ve lived awhile in China, you’re already familiar with the ceremony of gathering around a big, boiling pot of spiced-water and throwing in anything you can imagine with a

Ciao for now? Il Giglio Restaurant (Humen)

Considering that Humen is a port town with a bustling garment industry, which sees a regular influx of foreigners, it might come as quite a surprise that there are scant