Tag Archives: China

Infinity Brunch at Agua Restaurant (Beijing, China)

Agua is an upscale Spanish and Mediterranean restaurant in the trendy Santilun neighborhood in Beijing. Decorated in dark brown leather banquettes line the back wall, and roomy tables and plush velvet chairs occupy a spacious dining room that is elegantly lit. The restaurant’s Infinity Brunch is 298 RMB per person and the optional 168 RMB unlimited drinks (options are cava, sangria, Spanish Mimosa, or wine). The brunch menu has a list of tapas that vary in sizing from single serving to sharing with another person and everything is cooked and/or plated to order. We started with the boiled large prawns..

Farine Bakery – A Piece of France in Shanghai, China

Farine Bakery – Exterior and Interiors Farine Bakery is an upscale French bakery owned by French chef Franck Pecol in the Xuhui District of Shanghai. This bakery is a godsend for any Western expat in Shanghai who craves excellently made artisan bread and pastries. The staff could crank out solid cups of espresso-based drinks, especially for this New Yorker spoiled by the Third Wave movement. All of their dairy and flour is organic and imported from France. The light and open space features a glass counter down one side, a small coffee bar and a handful of bar stools for..

Temple Restaurant Beijing (TRB), China

Entrance to TRB; View on my right from where I sat; Our amuse bouches Very recently, my family and I went to China, specifically the cities of Shanghai, Xi’an, and Beijing, for two weeks to see (and taste) the sights of those three cities. Our eyes were opened by the varying locals who reside there. The way they dress and carry themselves. The feel and look of each city is so distinctive even though they are about a two-hour flight away from each other. We have walked (sometimes hiked) a lot, seen a lot, and without a doubt, ate a..

Observations of Hong Kong & Parts of China

Many stairs, grocery shopping, and a night shot As some of you might or care know, I’m back from Hong Kong (nearly 2 weeks ago). I don’t know whether I should be excited or be impartial coming back to NYC but seeing my bed was probably the highlight of coming back home! And I suffered from jet lag for nearly a week. I never felt that awful in my entire life; not knowing whether or not I should be sleeping or working due to the 12-hour time difference. I’m highlighting random bits of things I observed during my trip abroad..

I’m Going On A Vacation!

As my title says, I’m going on a vacation! Not now, but I will be in late April to early May to Hong Kong and the southern part of China! WOOT! I’m finally leaving this continent. It’s been over half my life since I’ve been there. Reasons why I’m flying my butt half way across the world is because my cousin’s getting married and my aunt urges me for years to come over to visit her and my mom’s side of the family. Feeling much to the point of getting burnt from taking care of my mom and working, I’m..

I'm Going On A Vacation!

As my title says, I’m going on a vacation! Not now, but I will be in late April to early May to Hong Kong and the southern part of China! WOOT! I’m finally leaving this continent. It’s been over half my life since I’ve been there. Reasons why I’m flying my butt half way across the world is because my cousin’s getting married and my aunt urges me for years to come over to visit her and my mom’s side of the family. Feeling much to the point of getting burnt from taking care of my mom and working, I’m..