Hello Salad: On the Light Side

The entrance sign, decorated with white lettering atop a bed of greenery, is eye-catching and fresh, while inside it feels like walking into a quiet garden in a bustling city.

Green Bistro: Table for Two.

The table was set for two, and the atmosphere was right for it—clean linens and large wine glasses sat at the ready after a warm and professional reception from Green

Spaghetti Bonds (Humen): A Nice Surprise

Situated in the south of Dongguan, almost directly between Shenzhen and Guangzhou; the developing backwater town of Humen may not be first on everybody’s list of places to frequent. That

Changsheng Xilu: Japanese-Korean Town (Chang’An)

At the foot of the hulking Daling Mountain lays Chang’an, a satellite city of Dongguan which negates much of the sameness you see from town to town. It’s less perturbed

El Caliente: Find the Time

When El Caliente opened over a year ago there was a lot of excitement for the city’s first authentic Mexican restaurant. It is fair to say that at first it

BBQ Chicken: A People Pleaser

In the Korean enclave of Dongcheng Walking Street are some of the best chicken strips you can chow down on anywhere. Korean franchise Best of the Best Quality (BBQ) Chicken

The Crab House: In the Storm

Among the new crop of restaurants and food shops lining Dongcheng’s Bar Street is a Louisiana-themed seafood dining experience. From the bayou to South China, the Crab House guar-rohn-tees an

Italian Kitchen: All the Difference

Machong Town’s Italian Kitchen lies beside the river. Its green façade and red awning is nestled unassumingly amongst the other shop fronts. Inside black and white tiles run along the

The Lobsterman: Almost Full

A classic American tavern-style restaurant set in dark wood and vintage lights. The Lobsterman restaurant emits an open and relaxed ambience that momentarily made me feel I was not in

Carlo Restaurant: Fixed For Food

Four years ago, arriving to China to make my abode in a small city of a quarter million, I was delighted to see “Western Restaurant” wrapped around the corner marquee