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Al’s Diner in Shanghai / Comfort Food + Ice Cream Parlour

HeySesame.com - Al's Diner Gracie's Ice Cream Shanghai Happy July 4th, everyone! What a perfect day to post about yesterday's brunch experience at Al's Diner, an American diner in the French Concession district of Shanghai. Living in Shanghai, brunch spots are aplenty, with new ones seemingly popping up all the time. Novel, yes. Nice decor, yes. But the actual food? Sometimes you have to use your imagination. But my craving for some solid comfort food this Sunday (...)

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Dessert Heaven: Mavi Artisan Chocolates + Cakes

Mavi Artisan Chocolates and Gourmet Cake in Shanghai @ HeySesame.com Upon entering Mavi Artisan Chocolates and Gourmet Desserts in Xintiandi, I immediately felt like a kid in a candy shop.  The decor was so warm and inviting and yes, I saw chocolates everywhere!  You all know by now that Ellen and I have a huge sweet tooth.  Mavi was a lovely little space where I could totally see us enjoying afternoon tea.  I (...)

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Garlic / Modern Turkish Date Night

Garlic Modern Turkish in Shanghai @ HeySesame.com If you think you can't have a Turkish getaway in Shanghai, think again.  At Garlic, you'll find yourself in a mini Istanbul with great music, ambience, and all.  The modern decor and lighting creates a prime date atmosphere.  Best of all, and the reason I'm even writing about this place of course, is the food.  They have a "Best Lamb You Will Ever Eat" on their menu, (...)

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‘Tis the Season of Shanghai Hairy Crab

Hairy Crab Season in Shanghai @ HeySesame.com ... And it's almost over!  Nooooooo.  To document what probably will be one of our last hairy crab meals this season, here's last week's dinner at home.  You can find good-quality hairy crab at the finest hotels and restaurants, but it's most foodies' opinion that the best way to cook them is in your own kitchen!  And it's so easy too.  First, untie them (be careful (...)

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LA Pho in Shanghai? Pho’ Sho!

LA Pho in Shanghai @ HeySesame.com - L.A PHO Finding good, authentic Vietnamese pho has been surprisingly challenging in Shanghai, a city full of amazing food from seemingly all other parts of the world.  When L.A Pho opened up in Star Live Mall in Hongqiao and I heard whispers of the best pho in Shanghai, I had to see for myself.  I jumped on the train and trekked out to the Hongqiao area. While there are (...)

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Tzatziki Dip + Avo Kale Salad

10-minute Tzatziki Dip and Avocado Kale @ HeySesame.com I love to eat, but I've never been very good in the kitchen.  At house parties, I was only helpful at simple tasks that a 5 year old could do, like placing something on top of something else.  Or mixing stuff.  I have an obsession with (eating) baked goods but can't bake a cookie to save my life.  However, as someone who has become very interested in (...)

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Farmhouse Juice To The Rescue

Farmhouse Juice in China @ HeySesame.com - Detox Juice Cleanse After a crazy week of non-stop gluttony, I needed a little detox love in my life. Before I moved to China, I was worried about giving up my favorite cold-pressed juices in San Francisco.  Cold-pressing essentially utilizes a masticating juicer that uses pressure to push out the juices as opposed to a superfast centrifugal juicer which churns up a lot of heat that kills the vitamins, nutrients, and enzymes. (...)

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