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shanghai

Food

Sweet & Sour / American-Style

Sweet & Sour Restaurant in Shanghai @ HeySesame.com - American-style Chinese Food Sweet & Sour Restaurant in Shanghai @ HeySesame.com - American-style Chinese Food In a city filled with so much delicious authentic Chinese food that I could never finish eating it all, sometimes the American in me just wants a tangy plate of sweet and sour pork.  Lemon chicken and orange beef will also do.  Lo (...)

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I Love You, Babycakes

Babycakes Cupcakes in Shanghai China @ HeySesame.com Up until a week ago, there were a few things that I thought didn't exist in Shanghai. 1) Good Pho 2) Good Air 3) Good Red Velvet Cupcakes I love cake in all forms, especially cupcakes.  But I've always been a discerning cupcake eater.  If it's not perfectly moist and luxurious, why bother eating it at all?  Back in my hometown of San Francisco, I regularly visited my favorite bakery in the Marina for my (...)

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A Lazy Sunday @ Egg

Sunday Brunch at Egg Shanghai @ Heysesame.comSunday Brunch at Egg Shanghai @ Heysesame.com I think I found my new Lazy Sunday spot.  Enjoying a nice, slow brunch is one of my favorite things to do on the weekends.  I never, ever wake up in time for breakfast, so this newly-opened all-day breakfast joint meets all of my reqs.  Beautiful, clean, minimalist space.  Hearty ingredients with great (...)

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Food

O Delice! French Brunch

Sunday French Brunch @ HeySesame.com - Odelice Shanghai As far as Sunday Brunch spots go, this lovely French cafe has something for everyone.  Whether you're looking for a cozy date spot, a casual meet-up with friends, or just somewhere to grab a tasty croissant sandwich on the go, Odelice has your back.  After scrolling through too many beautiful breakfast photos on Instagram, I developed a nagging hankering for Eggs Benedict.  So on this fine Sunday morning, as I woke (...)

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Fashion

Eyes On Me

Eyes On Me @ HeySesame.com - Pierre Hardy Eye Heels For a quick weekend lunch date, my style motto is to keep it understated but always eye-catching.  What better shoes for the job than my Pierre Hardy Eye Sandals?  These babies are more versatile than you'd think.  I initially bought them planning to reserve them for special events, but since then I've worn them pretty much everywhere. Today, I matched them with a loose black (...)

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Lifestyle

A Glass Half Full

A Glass Hall Full @ HeySesame.com - Shanghai Wine Bar "Accept what life offers you and try to drink from every cup. All wines should be tasted; some should only be sipped, but with others, drink the whole bottle.” -Paulo Coelho, "Brida," 1990. Señor Coelho is one of my favorite authors and this is one of my treasured quotes from his book, "Brida," about a young woman's journey to find the (...)

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Food

Seared Sushi & Tobiko Too

Seared Sushi & Tobiko Too @ HeySesame.com - Salmon Nigiri SushiSeared Sushi & Tobiko Too @ HeySesame.com - Salmon Nigiri Sushi What first attracted me to this low-key establishment was the Chinese word written on the side of the restaurant doors: 黑, or "hei", the color black, just like black sesame!  I took it as a sign.  This sushi joint is literally called "Black Square" and besides being (...)

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