Category Archives: Chinese Pastry & Dessert

Li Yen, The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur: Mooning over Mid-Autumn Festival

Today is the 15th day of the eight month in the Chinese lunar calendar,¬†which makes today – officially – the Mid-Autumn Festival (???). I know it is hard to keep track when the day is actually celebrated, given how early mooncakes of many different varieties are sold as early as July each year.¬†Ironically, this festival…

A Page from My Shanghai Diary: The Wandernut Trails

It’s about time I complete my series on Shanghai. And there is no more appropriate day to do this then on the final #TravelTuesday of 2010. My trip to the Paris of the Orient wouldn’t have been so enjoyable if it wasn’t for a friend of mine. Actually, she’s a friend of a friend and…

A Page from My Shanghai Diary: An Unexpected Breakfast Loaf and Fuxing Park

Shanghai, Day 08 It’s 7am, Sunday the 20th of June. I’ve just started my day by walking out onto Zhujiabang Lu – one of the major roads here in the Magnolia city. Given if this was any ordinary weekend at home, I wouldn’t even have been out of bed until mid-day. Today, is my final…

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