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There has never been a more simple hóngshāo ròu (红烧肉, red-braised pork belly) known to me until the day I visited Chen Chen’s family in Shanghai. Deliciousness is the result after braising pork belly in soy sauce, sugar, ginger, and star anise. This recipe is for a hóngshāo ròu of a sweeter flavor. For my friend’s [...]

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This recipe was taught to me by Zhu Dandan in Beijing who learned it from her Shanghainese grandmother. Her grandmother only stir-fried the dumplings. Zhu Dandan stir-fries the dumplings with diced vegetables to make it more nutritious for her family. I mince a 1-inch piece of ginger and mix it into the pork [...]

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While traveling with Shanti, I had the pleasure of getting used to staying in hostels. For the most part, I was surprised by how cozy, cheap, well-furnished and well serviced they were. However, over the length of the trip, hostels had to slowly win my love over with their Chinese-English dictionaries, WiFi, and the complimentary golden retriever in every lobby (we saw three of them in three separate hostels).

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Shanghai, China — I visited the 2010 World Expo on May 1st, opening day. We were extremely excited the day before and the morning of, as we rushed to get to the Expo site intending to beat the crowd.

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Shanghai, CHINA — In order to regulate the consumption of cooking oil and salt, thus a healthier society, the residents in Shanghai received kits to facilitate the better eating habits. The bottle measures the amount of oil to be used per week and the spoon limits the salt. My host who taught [...]

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Shanghai, China — First night in Shanghai, we went to a party for the brand Converse. When I first heard about the event, I thought it would be a big opening for a store in Shanghai. I was surprised to find out that Converse was really just hosting an awesome party in a warehouse where we could silkscreen our own t-shirts, listen to live electronic rock and collectively paint a huge canvas mural.

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Thanks to Timeout Shanghai’s article featuring top reasons to love Shanghai, I weathered the crisp freezing morning, hobnobbed with the market goers and snacked on a couple of Chinese breakfast favorites.

Cōng Yóu Bĭng (葱油饼, Green Onion Pancakes)

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