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1 China Year in review Advertising Hotline 城市漫步上海英文版 12 月份国内统一刊号 : CN /GO China Intercontinental Press DECember 2013 Plus THE YIN AND yang OF VERA WANG POLKA DOT ART QUEEN KUSAMA YAYOI REVOLUTIONARY PEKING OPERA STAR MEI LANFANG CHRISTMAS: GIFT GUIDE! RECIPES! THEATER! MORE!

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10 that s Shanghai 城市漫步 上海版英文月刊 主管单位 : 中华人民共和国国务院新闻办公室 Supervised by the State Council Information office of the People's republic of China 主办单位 : 五洲传播出版社地址 : 中国北京海淀区北三环中路 31 号生产力大楼 B 座 7 层邮编 Published by China Intercontinental Press Address: B-721 Shengchanli Building, No. 31 Beisanhuan Zhonglu, Haidian district, Beijing , PrC 社长 President of China Intercontinental Press: 李红杰 li Hongjie 期刊部负责人 Supervisor of Magazine Department: 邓锦辉 deng Jinhui 主编 Executive Editor: 袁保安 Yuan Baoan Editor Ned kelly Deputy Editor Monica liau Section Editors Marianna Cerini, Andrew Chin, lauren Hogan Events Editors Tongfei Zhang, Zoey Zha Contributors Nicky Almasy, Jamie Barys, Elliot debruyn, Guo Chunying, rfh, Stephen George, Matt Horn, daniels langeberg, Trevor Marshallsea, Will Philipps, James Stockdale, Anthony Tao, karol Zawistowski Copy Editors Aelred doyle Urbanatomy Media Shanghai (Head office) 上海和舟广告有限公司上海市澳门路 872 弄 10 号邮政编码 : No. 10, lane 872 Aomen lu, Shanghai 电话 : 传真 : Guangzhou 上海和舟广告有限公司广州分公司广州市越秀区麓苑路 42 号大院 2 号楼 610 房邮政编码 : room 610, No. 2 Building, Area 42, lu Yuan lu, Yuexiu district, Guangzhou, PrC 电话 : , 传真 : Shenzhen 深圳业务电话 : , 传真 : Beijing 广告代理 : 上海和舟广告有限公司北京市东城区东直门外大街 48 号东方银座 C 座 9G 邮政编码 : dongzhimenwai dajie oriental kenzo(ginza Mall) Building C room 9G, dongcheng district,beijing 电话 : 传真 : CEO leo Zhou Design Supervisor Ivy Zhang Designers Tiffany Qian, Yuki lu, Candice Shen Sales Director Jodie Zhao Sales Assistant Carina Cai, linda Chen Account Executives Alex Ho, Iris Ni, Joyce Sun, doris dong, kiki ren, roy dong, Charlie liang Director of Digital Products Joshua Newlan That's Online Editor James Griffiths Marketing Joyce Wang, Jade Guo Distribution Zac Wang Web & IT roy Guo, van fan, Sunnie Xia, Jam Shen HR/Admin Manager Penny li Accounting laura lu, Emily Xu General enquiries and switchboard (021) Editorial (021) * 5807 Distribution (021) * 2802 Marketing/Subscription (021) * 2806 Advertising (021) * 8803 Web & IT (021) * 7803 Fax (021) 广告经营许可证 : 京海工商广字第 8069 号法律顾问 : 大成律师事务所魏君贤律师 legal Advisor: Wei Junxian, dacheng law firm 国际标准刊号 ISSN 国内统一刊号 CN /Go 定价 : 元邮发代号 : That s Shanghai has been audited by ABC. Publisher s statement: December 2013 print run: 60,000 8 December 2013 //

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12 EDITOR s note So goes another year in Shanghai. Once again, it was a blur of restaurant openings, bar closings, big musical acts and art shows, fashion fads, literary festivals and, as always, bizarre news stories from around the nation. We thought we d have a quick recap of China goings-on in 2013, so you can sound like a clever clogs at those Christmas parties (p24). Yes, the yuletide is upon us once again, that magical time of year when all your money disappears. Avoid a nightmare before Christmas and make the seasonal shopping an in-and-out job with our ultimate gift guide p42. We ve also got some festive fashion tips for you on p40 to get you into the spirit. And that would be the spirit of giving, so also check out our charity wrap on p84. When it comes to getting together, there is nothing more warming than the embrace of friends or family (or Shanghai family ) in your own home, so we December asked some of our favorite foodies - and drinkies, it isn t the same without mulled wine - to share their favorite seasonal recipes (p70). Enough for you? Of course not! We ve got just about everything you need to celebrate lil old baby Jesus birthday - and have a happy Hanukah - in our Urban Eyes pullout. It is not just about celebrating that birth in the barn though. We ve also landed big interviews with seamstress supreme Vera Wang (P48) and dotty artist Kusama Yayoi (P58), as well as taken a look back on the life of revolutionary Peking Opera star Mei Lanfang ahead of a concert celebrating 120 years since his birth (P60). There is plenty more beside, consider all of it an early gift to you, dear reader. Merry Festivus and a Happy New Year. Ned Kelly Editor in Chief SPORT AWARDS voting Online voting has begun in The Camel and That s Shanghai 4th Annual Sports Personality of the Year Awards, so make your vote count in the bid to see who tops the podium for Team of the Year, Coach of the Year and Sports Personality of the Year at awards.thatsmags.com/vote/sport. You can also still register a candidate by ing their photo and a 50 word description to before the final push in our next print issue and the big night itself on Thursday the January 16th. IT S GOOD TO GIVE A festive high five to three events that got their giving in early, and a heads up about one going on through December. The Pretty in Pink Gala raised money for the China Breast Cancer Foundation at the Langham Xintiandi, while Chi Fan for Charity saw an incredible 57 tables generously donated by restaurants across town, raising more than RMB400,000 for Heart to Heart Shanghai, the Renewal Center and Home Sweet Home. They are a truly scrumptious lot! Over on Yongkang Lu, collective effort Pijiu for the Philippines raised more than RMB27,000 for those stricken by super Typhoon Haiyan, while Kommune Cafe are holding an F&B night from 5-10pm every Wednesday throughout the month, with all revenue to be donated to the Philippine Red Cross. To get involved and keep an eye on online.thatsmags. com for more details. Win! Win! Win! A pair of tickets to Mei Lanfang anniversary show p60, a pair of tickets to the Meiwenti Film Awards p62, tickets to the Top Floor Circus Shanghai Calling Christmas show p63, a pair of tickets to see Ajinai p63, a pair of tickets to see SRT s Thumbelina p66, a pair of tickets to see the SantaLand Diaries p67 and a pair of tickets to see Questlove (above) at Unico p83 a Christmas hamper from Shanghai Marriott Hotel Pudong East p120 and in our Urban Eyes pullout a voucher for Sunday brunch for two at The Westin, two Christmas dinner sets for two at Ginger by the Park, a pair of tickets to the Peninsula NYE Party, four brunch vouchers for Villandry valued at RMB688 each and two RMB300 vouchers for Unico. THAT'S ONLINE thatsonline.cn Hourly updates on news, current affairs and general weirdness from around Shanghai and China. FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA facebook.com/thatsonline twitter.com/thatsonline youtube.com/thatsonline gplus.to/thatsonline 10 December 2013 //

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14 MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION THE WRAP To maximize learning for professionals abroad, Indiana Wesleyan University has combined its rich experience in business education and mastery of offsite/online delivery to offer a new and innovative China Cohort MBA model. Complete an MBA in 24 months Cohort groups provide mutual support Professors fly to instruct onsite and offer support from abroad Classes meet for one weekend every other month (6 times annually) at Zhejiang University s beautiful campus in Hangzhou, China //16 CITY/COVER //20 Neighborhood Watch In the first of our new feature we explore up-and-coming boardwalk Xuhui Riverside Open Space. //42 GIFTS GALORE As the countdown to Christmas begins, we ve wrapped up the best stocking fillers to make your festive shopping a total breeze. //24 COVER STORY // 2013: CHINA YEAR IN REVIEW The winners, losers, heroes, villains, how, what, when, where and why //23 scooter smart Never get left stranded again, with a new app that lets you know where the nearest charge box is. //38 LIFE & STYLE //52 CULINARY CAPITAL From hole-in-the-wall joints to fine dining restaurants, we bite into Hong Kong s mind-boggling variety of food and cuisines. //56 ARTS //64 IMMIGRANT SONG The producers of Riverdance follow their worldwide dance sensation with a new show celebrating cultures coming together. //58 POLKA DOT QUEEN Japanese avant-garde artist Kasuma Yayoi out-famed Andy Warhol in 1960s New York, offered up her body to the president to end a war and inspired generations of artists. //68 EAT & DRINK //74 NEW EATS We explore the wild flavors of Yunnan, savor the perfect hong shao rou and eat a big, fat, honkin steak. //83 DANCE, DANCE The weather outside is frightful, but there s a whole load of top-caliber DJs arriving this month to heat up the town. 12 December 2013 //

15 SNAP HAPPY?! SWEET THINGS //26 SAY CHEESY //48 VERA WANG //60 OPERA STAR //70 GET BAKing Economic reform afforded all kinds of new opportunities in the 1980s, including ridiculously awkward children s photography. The grande dame of bridal fashion on inspiration, ice-skating and why her business is no longer just dressed in white. The 120th birthday celebrations of Mei Lanfang, who revolutionized female roles in Peking Opera and left a legacy that lives on. Food and drink enthusiasts from around the city give us easy, approachable recipes to make us hosts with the most this holiday season.. // QUOTE OF THE ISSUE // 88 EVENTS Ded Moroz sounds like a heavy metal band. Or perhaps a stun grenade. Or a used condom. But the Internet said it meant Grandfather Frost. TIGER FATHER TRIES TO MAKE SENSE OF OTHER CHRISTMAS CULTURES, P86 // Festive chic Fashion p40 // Bubbling away New Bars p82 // Big erections Architecture p25 // New reads On the shelves p57 // Good to give Charity p84 December 2013 // 13

16 WHAT S ON IN December Dec 18 Wed Questlove Unico p83 Dec 6 Fri Cat Power QSW Cultural Center p89 Dec 6 Fri Steve Aoki MYST p83 Dec 7 Sat Heart to Heart Shanghai Battle of the Bands The Mixing Room and Muse p91 Dec 24 Tue Top Floor Circus MAO Livehouse p63 Dec & 31 Tue-Tue Holiday Guide Around town Urban Eyes pullout 14 December 2013 //

17 Dec 6 Fri Ajinai Yuyintang See p63 Dec 11 Wed Laura Fygi Shanghai Oriental Art Centre See p92 Dec 6 Dec 6-7 Fri-Sat Heartbeat of Home Shanghai Grand Stage See p64 Dec Thu-Sun The SantaLand Diaries Sasha s See p67 Dec 6-8 Fri-Sun Christkindlmarkt Paulauner Brauhaus (Fenyang Lu) See p90 Dec Sun-Tue KUsAma Yayoi MoCa Shanghai See p58 Dec 6-15 Fri-Sun Thumbelina Ke Center See p66 Dec 21 Sat Jiashan Christmas Market Jiashan Market See p93 December 2013 // 15

18 CITY TALES OF THE CITY BY LAUREN HOGAN SECURITY Always watching WINNING! It s a Shanghai life Damn it feels good to be an expat. A Shanghai expat, that is. In a survey taken by HSBC, China ranked yi hao out of 37 countries as the best place to be for foreigners living abroad. A map created by the Washington Post s Max Fisher also showed the Mainland as the best place for quality of life and employment opportunities for expatriates and yet another survey, conducted partially by China Daily, awarded Shanghai as the best of the best. As if we didn t already know. POOP Sh*t hits the... Seems the skies near the Pudong airport are a bit, shall we say, murkier than usual. Nearby residents have been complaining that airplane septic tanks have been leaking and, well, fertilizing the area. A man surnamed Zhou whose neighborhood and him was hit with showers, said what he originally thought to be rain had very strong ordure. STV reports also showed yellow droplets on parked cars. Talk about a load of crap we d prefer not to hear. CONDOM Balls of steel What s up? What is literally up?! Seems Pudong isn t the only place with unhygienic waste falling from its skies, as over in neighboring Zhejiang Province a used condom flung from a high-rise landed on the windshield of a Chevrolet Sedan and cracked it. Police came to the driver s assistance, whereupon they discovered the culprit safety bag. But without an expensive DNA test, there wasn t really much they could do. Not only did the poor fella receive some startling in-your-face action, he also had to cough up RMB1,000 for repairs. PYTHONS Get these motha'f'n snakes off the motha f n plane! On a flight arriving from Hong Kong, Shanghai customs officials unpacked out of a suitcase 121 endangered ball pythons, which had been individually wrapped into black silk stockings and then sorted into 21 plastic boxes. During the X-ray scan, the Chinese passenger transporting them tried to pass them off as rubber toys riggghttt. The phony tale turned into one slippery slope when security asked to see inside the man s luggage, whereupon he declared his little live friends to be pets. Lights! Camera! Camera! Camera! Camera! A whopping 55 cameras were placed on a small four-lane section of Youyi Lu (above), with an additional 20 more just across the way in an effort to monitor slowly moving cars? After enough media attention was directed to this overly-observant stretch of blacktop, the culprit Shanghai Baokang Electronics Company removed all of them. Turns out permission had never been granted to install the excessive cameras, which were being used to conduct tests for traffic monitoring. FAMILY Still the loneliest number? The One Child Policy is relaxing its rule to allow for two tikes per family. The policy, which was introduced in the late 1970s to control the growing population, will now only remain in place for a small proportion of the population urban Han parents who are both the product of twochild or more homes. For the first time in decades, China s approximately 930-million-person labor force shrank this year, and if a baby boom doesn t kick off, it s estimated it could decline as much as 10 million a year starting from December 2013 //

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20 CITY DON T YOU KNOW WHO I AM? Robert De Niro THE BUZZ SNAP CITY This month s winner is... Jeremy Sun Edited by Ned Kelly and Lauren hogan ACCIDENTAL CHINESE HIPSTERS Blazing a trail Hollywood actor Robert De Niro has given the thumbs up to develop a property complex on Nanjing Lu near the Bund. Project 179 named after the municipally-designated blocks of land which is sexy will include a boutique hotel, retail space, a cinema and a performing arts center. The Academy Award-winner is collaborating with his son, Raphael De Niro, a well-established broker and developer in New York. They ll be to renovating four vacant buildings dating back to the 1920s and 30s and constructing a fifth to create the 850,000-square-meter hospitality center. I am looking forward to helping realize the Bund as one of the premier visitor destinations across the globe, said Bob. By ensuring a design that reflects the vibrant history of Shanghai, Project 179 can serve as a jewel in its crown: ushering in a bright future while paying homage to its rich and storied past. All of which is rather exciting now all we have to do is wait it out until 2016, when the complex is set to open. Send your pictures to with subject 'Snap City.' Winners receive a free lomography camera. 126 Jinxian Lu, by Maoming Nan Lu 进贤路 126 号, 近茂名南路 QUOTE ( When the environment is bad, sperm becomes ugly and even stops swimming. To find out whether an eco-system is stable or not, just examine the sperm. Bad news, boys our baby-making tadpoles are losing their will to wriggle, according to Li Zheng, a sperm expert at Renji Hospital. Only one-third of semen held at the city s main sperm bank meets World Health Organization (WHO) standards, with pollution singled out as the major culprit. The news comes as Shanghai was hit by a spate of toxic skies, with air quality index (AQI) readings around 250, see right. In these troubled times, the conscientious need to be aware of whose hands their money is falling into and what cause it could be used to support. Things aren t so extreme you got to give up green fever though Gramps has a solution. Not only that, but one look at his eyes and you know he has some mad horticultural skillz, yo! //For more hip hip hip visit accidentalchinesehipsters. tumblr.com RANDOM NUMBER 259 The high that Shanghai s Air Quality Index (AQI) hit last month, deemed very unhealthy by the US Consulate, who warn when it goes over 200, people with heart or lung disease, older adults and children should avoid all physical activity outdoors. Everyone else should avoid prolonged or heavy exertion. Perhaps most damning of all is that we were worse than Beijing most of the month. That s when you know things are bad 18 December 2013 //

21 THIS MONTH IN HISTORY One day in December December 22, 1968, and Chairman Mao directs the People s Daily to publish a piece entitled We too have two hands, let us not laze about in the city, quoting Mao as saying The intellectual youth must go to the country, and will be educated from living in rural poverty. It marked the start of the Up to the Mountains and Down to the Countryside Movement 上山下乡运动.' As early as 1953, the People s Daily had published the editorial Organize school graduates to participate in agricultural production labor. And in 1955, Mao Zedong asserted that the countryside is a vast expanse of heaven and earth where we can flourish, which would become the slogan for the Down to the Countryside Movement. The late 1960s policy differed from what preceded it in its political context, however. The first rustication movements were instituted to redistribute the excess urban population following the Great Leap Forward and Great Chinese Famine ( ). Mao now used the policy to rusticate the Red Guards who had risen up at his beck and call, throwing China into chaos. In 1966, under the influence of the Cultural Revolution, university entrance examinations had been suspended, and Mao now realized that a way was needed to assign the youth to working positions to quell unrest and remove the embarrassment of his early Revolution from sight. Millions of teenagers, who became known as the sentdown or rusticated youth, were forced out of the cities and exiled to remote areas of China. Commentators consider these people, many of whom missed out on the opportunity to attend university, China s lost generation. Following Mao s death in 1976, university entrance exams were reinstated, inspiring many to attempt to return to the cities. And on October 1, 1980 the party essentially ended the movement, officially allowing them to return to their homes. It is estimated that there were as many as 20 million sent-down youth over the years. December 2013 // 19

22 CITY around town NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH XUHUI RIVERSIDE WEST BUND BY LAUREN HOGAN Neighborhood Watch is a new monthly feature where we highlight a local area and discover its hidden secrets. First up: Xuhui Riverside Open Space aka Shanghai Corniche, an up-and-coming boardwalk excellent for strolls, sport and picnics. Don't forget your camera! The low down Originally an industrial area dotted with oil tanks for former Longhua Airport and, according to park patrol, part of Shanghai s oldest train route, this 8.5 km stretch by the river is being redeveloped as part of a reurbanization of the waterfront. Sit and stay awhile... A mere hop across the water from the main Expo site, Xuhui is now going green with low energy public transport systems and low energy and low carbon buildings planned. Developers are also revamping the natural ecology of the area through urban greening and attempts to re-establish wildlife habitats. Explore Joggers and dog walkers are welcome 20 December 2013 //

23 leashes are not enforced and sport enthusiasts will discover basketball hoops, skate ramps, an outdoor rock climbing wall and bicycles for rent. Fortunately there are benches to plop down on every 100 meters or so. Walk east for the ramps and rocks and a photo op with a steam train in front of its old station supposedly turning into a hotel in the future. East will take you over the double-decker Dragon Ridge Bridge cars on top, pedestrians and bikes on bottom (works well for a game of Pooh Sticks, the racing game with twigs named for that lovable yellow bear) and across the mouth of Longhua Port. Walk along this section of boardwalk, dotted with fruit trees and statues there s a fun copper clown who will take your photo until you eventually reach the oil tank area currently housing West Bund 2013: A Biennial of Architecture and Contemporary Art (see p22 for more). Just before you get here though, take a left past the Ceramic Pavilion near a bike rental location and walk up a little dirt hillside to discover a secluded green land, where locals meet regularly to lounge in hammocks, fly motorized kites and frolic in a clover-filled meadow. It s kind of like Narnia. Hungry? An ideal area for people-watching, bring your own eats or swing by Family Mart, located centrally on the boardwalk they ve got everything you ll need for an impromptu picnic, An up-and-coming boardwalk excellent for sport, strolls and picnics even ready-to-use cups filled with ice! Like gold on those hot summer days. If that doesn t suit, there s an Italian restaurant with patio seating on the waterfront, or pick up something at the Touch Mall located right outside the Metro. They offer grab-andgo options like Wagas and Starbucks as well as more sit-down spots like a Charlie Brownthemed restaurant. For the future Oriental DreamWorks is set to arrive in 2016 and, as the countdown continues, expect more cultural projects like art exhibits and museums to sprout up. There s been a recent increase in sporting groups like Heyrobics and bike polo rolling along the riverside, along with bands (props to Storm Electronic Music Festival) blasting their bass by the water s edge. How to get there A quick cycle ride from the former French Concession. If you re on foot, take Line 7 to Longhua (formerly Chuanchang) Road Station. From there it s a 10-minute walk heading southeast along Dong an Lu. Or tell your taxi: Longteng Dadao, by Dong an Lu 龙腾大道, 近东安路. You can also take Line 11 to Longyao Road Station if you want to start from the far end but fair warning, it ll be a long walk before you find any food. Rent a bike Bring your ID card/passport to Xuhui Binjiang public bicycle service station (Longteng Dadao, by Dong an Lu) where you ll be issued a card. There are three rental zones stationed around the riverside. Once you get your card you can return your bike at any of these three spots. Deposit: RMB300 (RMB100 will be topped up in card) Fees: Free for the first hour, RMB2/hour from the second hour. Time: 9am-5pm. December 2013 // 21

24 CITY BUILDING THE WATERFRONT CONTEMPORARY ART BIENNIAL ON THE WEST BUND BY TONGFEI ZHANG around town Drilling into the art scene Before Oriental DreamWorks floats into the West Bund in 2016, the flock of abandoned warehouses and oil tanks they ll use for offices and theaters is currently hosting the area s first-ever exhibition: West Bund 2013: A Biennial of Architecture and Contemporary Art. Running until December 19, the show aims to combine the four cultural phenomenas coming to this area: DreamWorks, a concert hall, new art museums and architecture. Hinged on two themes Reflecta and Fabrica the biennial showcases contemporary works, space construction through different displays of architecture and sound, video and performance art. Originally the site of a cement factory, a massive oil tank houses the central exhibition The show aims to combine the four cultural phenomenas coming to this area: DreamWorks, a concert hall, new art museums and architecture where an oil rig-turned-art-piece towers above more than 70 displays. Along with a retrospective review of Chinese architecture since the start of the 21st century, other highlights include Shanghai Odyssey, a look at 170 years of Shanghai as a port, and a ground timeline of the largest sound events in Chinese history. Outside the main hall are four smaller oil-turned-art tanks each with various interactive displays. Walk further up the Xuhui waterfront and discover separate outdoor sections of the Biennial. A Vertical Glass House by Zhang Yonghe allows visitors to climb through stories of see-through sections, while the Cloud Pavilion, designed by architect Schmidt Hammer, is compartmentalized into areas like a rope cage and a room with colorful plastic people on the run. For a full list of exhibits, artist info and the walking route, visit www. westbundbiennial.com before you go. Interested? Just head over! For the indoor areas, you ll need a ticket, but they re free and can be picked up in the white tent outside the entrance gate. A shuttle bus runs every 40 minutes between 10am and 5pm with pick-up points outside Longyao Lu Station on Line 11 and outside the exhibit s main hall (timetable available in the ticket office). The bus travels along the riverside (Longteng Dadao) so you can enjoy the waterfront without having to walk the entire 8.5 km. At the time of visiting (early November), not all the buildings had been completed in the outside sector, but the construction workers didn t stop us from heading in to have a nose around. // 10am-5pm, closed Mondays Longteng Dadao 龙腾大道 2350 号 ( , www. westbundbiennial.com) 22 December 2013 //

25 technology ON THE GRID NEW APP GETS YOU CHARGED UP BY LAUREN HOGAN It s glorious outside the sun is shining, a breeze is blowing and you re cruising down Fuxing Xi Lu as though you were Maverick from Top Gun. Then, without any warning damn that second-hand motorbike with the useless speedometer your bike begins groaning and going all herky-jerky, turning in an instant from Dr. Jekyll to Mr. Hyde. Before you know it, you ve rolled to a dead stop and there s no yellow charge box in sight. Longtime Shanghai resident Rick Liston knows this all-outta-juice feeling well. Too many times I had found myself frantically searching the smaller alleys of the [former] French Concession for an elusive yellow box, says Liston. It s much harder to look cool on your faux Vespa when you re pushing it through the rain. For a year, the replicated moped owner kept tabs on places where he could juice up, thinking that one day someone would surely develop an app to direct helpless souls such as himself towards the nearest charging station, whereupon he would happily hand over his noted locations. Months passed and with still no hint of this scooter saving tool, his friend, fellow Australian Charlie Gale, gave him some sage advice: Grow a pair and do it yourself. And that was just the push he needed to do so. After first researching how to create an app, Liston and Gale have released Shanghai Grid, which It s much harder to look cool on your faux vespa when you re pushing it through the rain allows users to find the nearest yellow box via smartphone. Simple and straightforward, all you do is sign-on and locate the nearest red pin from your current position. Currently there are only about 60 stations listed, but if drivers know of more, all they need do is go to the home screen and text or in the address. The number of electric scooters on the road is growing daily, says the never-to-be-marooned-again inventor. With batteries having only enough charge for anywhere between km, sooner or later, you re going to be thankful you have this app in your pocket. Just don t forget to top up your cell before scooting off! //Shanghai Grid is currently only available for ios; coming soon for Android December 2013 // 23

26 cover story China Year in review The winners, losers, how, what, why and when SHANGHAI TOWER TOPS OUT Shanghai Tower in Lujiazui was topped out by architects Gensler in August at 632 meters high. Upon its completion next year, the RMB15 billion building will have 121 stories and be the tallest in China and the second-tallest in the world, surpassed only by the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, which stands at 828 meters. Photographer Nicky Almasy attended the ceremony, this shot showing quite how spectacular views from the top are and that being up there is not for the faint of heart! 24 December 2013 //

27 ALSO New on the horizon Watch out Shanghai Tower, over in Changsha a ground breaking ceremony took place in July on what would be the world s tallest building. The problem being that just three days later work halted on the RMB5.2 billion, 838 meter Sky City because of a lack of planning permission. D oh! Sticking with the scatological theme, a recentlycompleted 80-meter office tower in Beijing s Daxing district has earned the nickname Colon Tower because of its twisting, cylindrical shape. Which is a bit crappy. Set to be completed next year, The Gate to the East in Suzhou has already come under attack from critics who have compared it not to a famous Parisian war memorial (it was billed as China s answer to the Arc de Triomphe) but to a pair of giant trousers. Architectural triumph or just plain pants? Thanks to some poor planning and communication, authorities in Xi an accidentally built a brand new apartment block right in the middle of an eight-lane highway, which now has a nice short stretch of four lanes. The Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort opened this year. Overlooking Taihu Lake where the hairy crabs live it has opened up a vicious debate, with one camp insisting it looks like a donut, the other a toilet seat. And finally, the big one (fnar fnar), the new Beijing headquarters of the People s Daily, housed inside a giant penis. And as if literally building a giant erection over the skies of the nation s capital wasn t overcompensating enough, the building is going to be gold-plated. What would Dr. Freud say December 2013 // 25

28 cover story heroes MODEL WORKERS by RFH, Stephen George and ned kelly Zheng Yanliang Former corn farmer Zheng Yanliang became headline news earlier this winter, after he amputated his own leg using nothing more than a rusty saw and a blunt fruit knife. The 47-year-old, known locally as something of a hardman, had been suffering from a severe case of arterial thrombosis in both legs, and was told by local doctors that an infection had left him just one month to live. Unable to pay the exorbitant medical costs required to perform the lifesaving surgery and surviving on a diet of cheap ineffective painkillers, Zheng decided to take matters into his own hands. Biting down on a wooden back scratcher wrapped in a towel, he successfully cut off his own leg about 15 cm below the hip, bone and all. The operation saved his life. However, doctors now say Zheng will not be able to save his remaining foot and he needs an operation if he is not to lose the entire left leg. Surely time for us all to chip in. Yao Ming Shanghai s favorite son and China s biggest export (we re talking height-wise) says no to shark fin. What happens? Consumption of shark fin soup drops an estimated 50 to 70 percent. Sure, it wasn t just Yao, it was a concerted effort by a great many, but he was the figurehead who seemed to capture people s imagination. Stephanie Heizmann Auerbach There are those that would consider a woman traveling first class from New York to Shanghai with her two children becoming so disruptive after downing five glasses of wine that her flight had to be diverted to Alaska should reside on our villains list. But with double dipping economies and doomsayers declaring the end of the expat package is nigh, we beg to differ. Stephanie Heizmann Auerbach is one tai tai keeping the booze-swilling jet set life of entitled lunacy alive. Twisted nostalgic repect. Prof Chi Nan Fudan university science professor Chi Nan constructed her very own Li-Fi wireless router, enabling her to send and receive Internet data via ordinary LED lights at speeds equal or faster than regular Wi-Fi connections. While the technology is still in its early stages, Li-Fi could provide a cheap and easy-to-assemble alternative to using radio waves for wireless Internet access. Other scientists have also been researching the technology, but rather than develop specialized hardware, Professor Chi, an expert in optical fibers, used off-the-shelf bargain Taobao parts to create her unique system. The innovative product now looks set for the mass market, where it could revolutionize Internet access, especially in less developed and hard to reach areas. Yan Jun Judge Wang Guojun Here s one Wang who could teach Charles Xue a thing or two about defending oneself from accusations of solicitation. Wang was one of five senior Shanghai Higher People s Court judges caught on camera in the Diamond One VIP suite of a Pudong nightclub with five prostitutes. The men were filmed pairing off and entering separate rooms, only for the ladies to emerge alone an hour later. But Wang had a robust argument to prove his innocence: he was simply too drunk from the VIP suite to indulge in other services. All four were sacked and three expelled from the Party, but Wang was merely placed under a two-year probation. As Johnny Cochran would say: If he didn t hit it, you must acquit. Back in September Yan Jun, a Chinese student pursuing his PhD in Osaka, spotted a 9-year-old boy struggling in typhoon-hit Yodo River, and jumped in to save him. Overwhelmed by the fierce current, he retreated to the riverbank and ran 350 meters downstream before diving in again and pulling the boy ashore. I thought I should rescue him, modest Yan told reporters. I d do it again, if I ever face the same situation. He was awarded the Red Ribbon Medal of Honor by Emperor Akihito of Japan last month. Let s not call it any other way an act of bravery such as this, intensified by the backdrop of political tensions, speaks of all that is best about humanity. Lee Kai-fu News that former Google China chief and IT venture capitalist Lee Kai-fu had been diagnosed with cancer was met with an outpouring of grief online, where Internet users in their hundreds of thousands rushed to post messages of sympathy. However, as one of the country s most outspoken social media stars and influential tech figures, Lee is not without his detractors. Just days after the news was originally posted online, a 9,000 word article titled Ten Questions for Lee Kaifu, began circulating. The author of the article, Zhou Xiaoping, known for his rabid anti-western diatribes, attacked Lee, referring to him as a man of failure and questioning why the venerable 51-year-old was still able to update his Weibo account so often if he really was being treated for cancer. Despite the article s obvious prejudice, Weibo users rushed to read it, helping Ten Questions for Lee Kaifu, to become one of the site s most searched for terms. Courage in the face of adversity. McDonald s delivery guys Winter is coming. Next time you re gloating over that plan to spend it under a comforter with a box set of everything HBO, FX and Showtime have released in the last six months, spare a thought for the guy in the Playmobil helmet, color-coordinated leathers and scooter, who has to lug around a giant cooler on his bag like a tortoise just so you can eat Chicken McNuggets made with antifoaming agents at four in the morning, you selfish, snug, smug b*stard. Those guys are unsung heroes so why not give them a tip, next time? 26 December 2013 //

29 Stomach churns tough on the digestive system Grease lightning In a continuation of the disgusting gutter oil saga, we found out that not only are we buying oil made from old oil recovered from sewers remember that gross video showing how it s made? but there were also people making oil with leftover scraps from slaughterhouses. We re talking feathers, pig hair and other bits and bobs you wouldn t feed your dog. Sure, 16 people in Jiangsu were arrested, but we can t help feeling we re still in a slippery spot. Rat meat Those late night skewers we d always heard whispering about went from urban myth to rodent reality when the Ministry of Public Safety announced the capture of more than 900 people preparing more than 200,000 tons of rat, mink and fox meat treated with chemicals and red dye to go on the market as kebabs of lamb (and sometimes even beef). McDonald s delivery never seemed so justifiable. Fowl feet As if you needed a reason to avoid shrink-wrapped oddities, police intercepted more than 20 tons of chicken feet and other animal pieces in Nanning, smuggled over the border from surrounding countries. The oldest bag? Dated To make the talons whiter and more appetizing, they were soaked in hydrogen dioxide or bleaching powder. Over the past year, frontier police in Guangxi say they have cracked seven major smuggling cases involving chicken feet with a street (read: Lawson s) value of over RMB20 million. Bad buzz Police in Chongqing discovered some guys in the mountains busy as bees making 500 kilograms of honey that had never seen a comb. Containing exactly zero percent of the real deal, the fake replacement was found to contain 187 milligrams of aluminum residue per kilogram, which helped keep the sugar water congealed and viscous. Crackdown! Never eating again? We re finding it hard to stomach too. But don t lose your appetite entirely; there is some room for hope. All these food scandals have been causing serious issues for China s reputation, which the central government doesn t like one lick (or swallow). Back in May, the Supreme Court announced that the number of food safety cases it handled in 2012 had risen percent, with harsher sentences imposed all around. The State Council also announced an intensified crackdown on food-related violations and vowed to release them to the public in a transparent and timely manner. There may still be miles to go, but it s heartening that the wheels of law are in motion. ML December 2013 // 27

30 cover story MEME of the year Hey, it was the 80s... by rfh It was a time when mullets roamed the Earth, listening to New Romantics on Sony Walkmans. Coke was cool and Eddie Murphy was funny. But if you thought China dodged this gilded age of crass taste, think again! Economic reform enabled all kinds of poor decisions, including awkward family photography. Courtesy of Weibo, relive the childhood memories... In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost, I now pronounce you totally rocking that cassock, little dude! Shanghai was her kind of town and boy, you better believe it Not so much Farewell My Concubine, as Hello, years of therapy What the picture doesn t reveal is that it was winter and she d actually been frozen in that position for several hours You were good, kid real good. But as long as I m in town, you ll always be second best, see? Amazingly, only one of these boys grew up to be a cross-dressing serial killer New evidence emerges in the case of little Meng Zhu s missing fox Name: Ting Ting Age: 7 Likes: Candy, Barbies, kittens Dislikes: Japanese Last seen: Doggy-paddling towards the Diaoyou Islands WANTED IN CONNECTION WITH A SERIES OF FASHION CRIMES 28 December 2013 //

31 eccentric of the year Liu Chonghua Liu Chonghua is a man who wants to have his cake and his castles too. The millionaire, who made his fortune feeding China s growing appetite for baked goods, has spent more than RMB100 million on six ornate strongholds in southwestern municipality Chongqing. I don t have any hobbies, except for planting trees and building castles, Liu explains, standing proudly on a turret above the surrounding rice fields atop the largest of the six, which resembles Britain s Windsor Castle. His others include a red-brick fairy-tale edifice stacked with soaring spires, and a white confection with candycolored towers reminiscent of Neuschwanstein, the hilltop fantasy built by Bavaria s 19thcentury Mad King Ludwig II. When I was a child I heard stories about princes and castles, says Liu, 59, adding that he grew up with an empty stomach every day in China s countryside, and was sent to dig ditches during the political upheavals of the 1960s (see One day in December, p19). After making his fortune, he wanted to turn the castles of my dreams into something real. Constructing the castles is simple enough, according to one of his construction workers, former soldier Ma Wenneng. Actually, European castles are really easy to build, says Ma, tinkering with a fountain. The boss has a book of castle pictures in his office and we use that as a reference. His eccentric projects which are free for the public to visit and popular for wedding photos have led to run-ins with local officials, however; they once sent diggers to knock over a 16-meter-high castle gate ( That was my lowest moment ) and Liu has even received death threats ( I got anonymous calls from someone threatening to run me over with a car ). Liu will not be bowed though, and even seems to be answering President Xi Jinping s rallying call for this to be the decade of the Chinese Dream. China needs castles, because it needs a more pluralistic culture, he explains. A city needs people who have dreams, to help society develop. WALDORF ASTORIA SHANGHAI ON THE BUND CELEBRATES THE SPLENDOR OF THE SEASON Christmas dining at the Waldorf Astoria is nothing short of spectacular, when our award winning chefs conjure up a glorious menu of festive dishes. In Pelham s Fining Dining, Chef Bruno Bruesch presents a delectable six course menu of festive dishes featuring Modern French cuisine and wine pairing. An extravagant Western buffet with all the traditional trimmings will be served in the opulent setting of the Grand Brasserie. Christmas Day it's time for Shanghai's most celebrated Perrier-Jouët Champagne brunch with friends and family. For full details of the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund s Christmas and New Year programme, please call Ext or to No. 2 ZHONGSHAN DONG YI ROAD, HUANG PU DISTRICT, SHANGHAI , P.R.C. Tel: +86 (0) Fax: +86 (0) WALDORFASTORIASHANGHAI.COM December 2013 // 29

32 cover story VILLAiNS THE RUNNING DOGS by RFH, Stephen George and ned kelly Jimmy Kimmel When Jimmy Kimmel asked a small child on his ABC show what should be done about US debt to China, and the boy suggested killing everyone in China, ol Jimmy had a chuckle and moved on. Yup, the idea of killing everyone in China is inherently ridiculous. For many Chinese people, however, the red mist descended. Since the show aired in October, more than 100,000 people have signed a petition asking for the White House to investigate the show, with protesters across America comparing Kimmel to Hitler, saying he must be fired and that we should set him on fire (probably). All of which seems a nice, level-headed response. Birds All of them. Would they stop trying to wipe out the human race with their avian flu? The government has killed 20,536 chickens, ducks, geese and pigeons in Shanghai alone after an outbreak of H7N9 back in April, fools, yet what is the latest news? A new strain of bird flu in Taiwan called H6N1 Brace yourselves. NASA Pig farmers How did more than 10,000 dead pigs end up in Shanghai s waterways? The answer goes back to an absolutely typical tale: three Chinese pig farmers running an illegal abattoir that specialized in butchering dead, sick pigs (sold at around RMB1/jin). The trio were arrested after they d sold some RMB8.65 million s worth of contaminated pork, and their death sentence shocked local villagers into staying away from the dead pig trade. However, with the local government offering next to zero facilities for disposing of these toxic corpses, the majority of pigs that died prematurely in Zhejiang ended up in the rivers, floating down to Shanghai. Well, at least they re not on the menu Racist restaurant owner When Boss Wang placed a sign banning The Japanese, the Philippines, the Vietnamese and dog [sic] from his restaurant in the capital, Beijing Snacks, he probably imagined his race-baiting marketing campaign would make the nationalist the toast of the neighborhood. Instead the news that Beijing Welcomes You unless you re from the South China Seas or four-legged went viral across the world, as uncomfortable comparisons to the apocryphal sign in Huangpu Park were made. Smog Once referred to euphemistically as Fog, China s omnipresent airborne nemesis floated onto the world stage in January with a faithful adaptation of the biblical epic, the Book of Revelation. Casting aside the doubters who claimed the country s air quality had improved since the Olympics in 2008, smog mounted a spectacular comeback, blanketing much of northern China in near total darkness and rendering the air almost entirely unbreathable. The frightening scenes were quickly dubbed an airpocalypse by the world s media, who moved to calm fears with headlines such as China s pollution linked to rapid rise in infertility. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has never been above politics devised as a means to combat the perceived threat arising from the former Soviet Union s satellite program, the space agency remained a central part of America s military industrial complex for much of the 20th century. Yet despite the agency s obvious bias, shock ensued this October when NASA banned Chinese scientists from attending a conference on grounds of national security. The decision, part of a broader move initiated by congressman Frank Wolf to counter espionage, has angered many US scientists, who have now decided to boycott all future NASA meetings in protest. Star Trek s dream of an ethnically mixed United Federation suddenly feels light years away. Wendi deng From pie-defying Tiger Wife to acrimonious divorce and rumours of an affair with an accused war criminal in two short years, Wendi Deng s fall from grace has been swift. Apparently ex-husband Rupert Murdoch has cut all ties with Tony Blair after his staff informed him of a number of overnight stays made by Blair at the marital home without his knowledge. We re not suggesting any impropriety, of course after all, how could anybody do such a thing to loveable, wrinkly old Uncle Rupes? Bats Not content with sucking the blood of helpless lone maidens in medieval Transylvanian hamlets, bats widened their centuries old reign of terror to include all of humanity. Earlier this year, scientists working across China, Australia and the US uncovered evidence linking the deadly SARS outbreak, which killed 774 people, to the common Chinese Horseshoe bat, yes, that same bat you heard screeching overhead last time you visited the Great Wall. Still think Bram Stoker made all that stuff up? The realization that bats have acquired advanced biochemical weapons has been met with alarm among vampire hunters sorry, the scientific community, who have urged people to avoid coming into close contact with the deadly winged species (and stock up on garlic). 30 December 2013 //

33 WATCHDOGS OF THE YEAR CCTV IS WATCHING YOU RONALD AND THE COLONEL CCTV lived up to their acronym this year. First up, reporters did a lab test on ice cubes from fast food giants KFC and McDonald s, as well as domestic chain Kungfu. They found they contained bacteria not merely far in excess of the national limit, but some even dirtier than toilet bowl water. KFC ice cubes were 20 times the limit, and 13 times higher than water samples taken from toilet bowls. Weibo went mental with the news, with 25,000 reposts. Reverse that old adage don t eat where you sh*t! APPLE CCTV exposed seemingly sacred cow Steve Job s lot of treating Chinese customers differently in its iphone and ipad repair policy on March 15, Consumer Rights Day. The People s Daily backed up their goggle box buddies with a series of stories criticizing what it said was Apple s arrogant attitude and double standards. Apple CEO Tim Cook was shamed into apologizing to Chinese customers, stating We are aware that due to insufficient communication, the public holds the idea that Apple is arrogant, disregards or pays little attention to the feedback of consumers. We have always respected China and Chinese consumers have always been our priority among priorities, He then denied the company was arrogant, yet the company adjusted its after-sales services to meet China s requirements. How humble. STARBUCKS Self-labeled luxury in coffee giant Starbucks was next in line in October, CCTV pointing out how much more expensive their coffee and mugs are in China than in other cities around the world. According to the report, a Latte (354 ml) costs RMB27 in China, while it is priced at RMB20, RMB24 in London and just RMB15 in Mumbai. However, consumers didn t seem to buy the call for justice this time. Why don t you save your energy and focus more on soaring house prices, the welfare system, food safety or air pollution? said one typical Weibo post. If people can t afford Starbucks, they can always go for Nestle. It s a free market, isn t it? Ironically, thanks to the criticism, Starbucks saw a 0.19 percent rise in stock value up to US$79.46, the highest figure in its history go figure! TFZ for lease (8621) international finance centre, 8 century avenue, pudong, shanghai December 2013 // 31

34 cover story style icon of the year fashionable Peng Liyuan By Marianna Cerini President Xi Jinping may be the main man, but it was his glamorous wife, Peng Liyuan, who made the biggest splash this year with her stylish get-up. Standing alongside Xi during his various overseas visits and official appointments, Peng established herself as a global style icon from her very first official state visit, and has continued to make waves online and among fashion commentators every time she has stepped off a jet. No wonder Vanity Fair has recently included her in its famed International Best-Dressed List for 2013, alongside fashion icons such as Justin Timberlake and Victoria Beckham. Michelle Obama, on the other hand, was nowhere to be found on the list. Just sayin In Mexico, she was the personification of Tom Jones song She s a Lady. A light pink pleated skirt combined with nude court shoes and chocolate brown blazer was an outfit so flawlessly put together we kind of wish she d be our stylist. It all started in Russia last spring. On Xi Jinping s first state visit as President, a photo of the First Lady at Moscow Airport sporting a navy blue coat and a ladylike black leather bag by China s very own Guangzhou brand Exception de Mixmind was all it took to ignite Peng Liyuan mania. The image went viral on Weibo, and Exception became the focus of a global frenzy never before experienced by a Chinese brand. Peng favors smart suits and sensible totes. The outfit she chose to disembark a plane at Nyerere International Airport in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania a crisp white skirt suit, coordinating handbag and peep-toe crocodile court shoes further fueled the hype around her fashion sense. Now if that ain t class, we don t know what is. Down in South Africa, she did it again. Sporting a chic and decidedly Chinese-infused ensemble, Peng charmed crowds with a delicate overcoat featuring printed Oriental motifs. The only accessory: a matching clutch. The lady knows how to style her looks. During Xi s Pan-American tour, Peng was ever the diplomatic star. She came, she saw and she conquered, wooing audiences with glamour just look at her drumming away in Trinidad and Tobago and continuing to cut a very distinct profile from her all-but-invisible predecessors (sorry, Mrs Hu Jintao). Graphic prints and monochromatic contrasts can be a tricky trend to pull off. Not for Peng. Arriving to greet Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic in Beijing last August, she looked as sharp as a stiletto, and much more like a fashion editor than a politician s wife. Was Peng about to take a selfie here? She sure should have, because that s cool chic like we ve rarely seen before. She seems totally ready for a Sunday funday. Looking stunning in a red print skirt and simple trimmed white collared blazer, here the glam style icon is in Jakarta. The First Lady effortlessly balances impact-making garments and statement accessories with practical pieces that busy women everywhere can relate to as everyday essentials. And that, in our books, is a total win. 32 December 2013 //

35 2013 China arts matrix HIGHBROW Zhang Yimou Director of the 2008 Beijing Olympic opening ceremony goes missing after allegations he breached the one-child policy, fathered seven children and is liable for up to RMB160 million in fines. Wang Zonquan Owner of the Jibaozhai Museum in Jizhou dies of a anger-induced heart attack after his RMB60 million prized collection of "ancient" relics revealed to be almost entirely fake. Zeng Fanzhi Sells Last Supper for record US$23.3 million Jia Zhangke A Touch of Sin wins Best Screenplay in Cannes Expat theater So much good stuff going on bu hao Central Conservatory of Music Rocked by allegations of sexual favors and bribery. Django Unchained You know when you ve been Djangoed Little Red Book The timeless classic got a revamp Metallica fans Yeah, they finally made it to the Middle Kingdom hao James Bond Came to Shanghai, killed a man Tiny Times Odious materialistic idiot-vacuum Tiny Times is released, followed by Tiny Times 2. Justin Bieber Makes a Great Wally out of himself Aerosmith fans The bad boys from Boston cancel Andy Warhol Whole lot of works took a tour of China Alison Gold Chinese Food made us sick Lost in Thailand in budget Chinese films make a fortune shocka! Big inflatable duck Seduced a nation what was that all about? Reality TV The government are going to ban the vulgar stuff lowbrow December 2013 // 33

36 cover story A YEAR TO FORGET THE REST OF CHINESE SPORT by james griffiths Guangzhou Evergrande may have become the first Chinese team take Asia s top prize since 1990, but aside from that, 2013 was a year best forgotten with regard to sport in China Sun Yang s shame Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang was the toast of 2012, winning gold in both the 400 m and the 1,200 m freestyle. However, one year later Sun s star is definitely waning. In November he was caught driving without a license, resulting in a short prison term, fine and being booted off the Olympic team. Later that same month, it came out that he had been scammed by a woman he met online into giving her RMB20,000 for an urgent need. After transferring the money, Sun s e-girlfriend promptly cut off contact. Na, not this year Tennis superstar and That s favorite Li Na also had a rough year. Li crashed out of the US Open in the semi-final, was criticized by state media for her lack of patriotism (again), and was falsely accused by the New York Times of using steroids (after a reporter mistranslated a remark by Li about taking hormone medication to deal with menstrual issues). Basketball still a slam dunk NBA legends were all over the news in First Michael Jordan (known as Qiaodan in China) sued Qiaodan Sportswear for using his name without permission, then in August, Kobe Bryant came on one of his regular Chinese sojourns, during which he made noodles at a Shenzhen restaurant, and made viral gold on the street outside when a male fan, overcome with meeting his hero, sobbed his way into YouTube history. Shenhua sagas continue Shanghai Shenhua bookended their season with two ignominious events. Having lost both Nicolas Anelka and Didier Drogba at the start of the year, Shanghai s top football club was then docked six points and stripped of their 2003 Chinese Super League title in a matchfixing enquiry which also took down 33 officials. Eyeing a mid-table finish behind local rivals Shanghai Shenxin, club chairman Zhu Jun emerged with one of his now annual threats to move the team, this time to Kunming. Needless to say Zhu, who doesn t own a majority share in the club, will likely (and unfortunately) still be in Shanghai in Football, what a riot Another superstar visiting China this year was David Beckham, who took up an ambassadorial role with the Chinese Super League. At an event in Shanghai, over a thousand fans surged into a building to catch a glimpse of the Calvin Klein model, trampling at least five people who later required hospitalization. Oh, Becks also fell over. Despite Evergrande proving that Chinese teams can succeed at an international level, the Chinese men s national team continued to underperform, losing 5-1 to Thailand in Hefei. Fans were so incensed by the team s embarrassing performance that they threw bottles and rioted outside the stadium. Baddest Man Who is Chengguan? A tough man? I ve never heard it. And with those words, ear-eater and former World Champ Mike Tyson announced his arrival on Weibo, confused by responses to his opening query on the social media site: Who is the best fighter in China? With the question of whether he could duff up the urban management enforcers still lingering in the air, Mad Mike actually made an appearance in Beijing, hawking a cold and flu prevention supplement called Quike. I don t box anyone no more, he told a packed press conference, before adding ominously, But I can kill anyone. So glad you could join us, Mr. Tyson 34 December 2013 //

37 A RESULT TO REMEMBER GUANGZHOU EVERGRANDE Last month saw Guangzhou Evergrande crowned champions of Asia, banishing two decades of misery for Middle Kingdom football fans by becoming the first Chinese team to be crowned Champions of Asia since lookalike Dejan Damjanovic, and he capitalized on sloppy defending to level the tie with his second goal of the final. Three agonizing minutes of stoppage time left fans counting down the seconds before the final whistle signaled the start of the party. The second leg in their Tianhe Stadium home saw the match goalless at half-time, a result that would be good enough for victory on the away goals rule after a 2-2 draw against FC Seoul in Korea. But the game was on a knife edge and there was no room for complacency. Then, early in the second half, Brazilian Elkeson, the goal-scoring sensation of the season, expertly latched on to a through ball and finished with aplomb to spark wild scenes of celebration across the whole country. Even super cool, super suave Marcello Lippi went crazy, knowing he was one step closer to completing the remarkable hat trick of wining the UEFA Champions League, World Cup and AFC Champions League. But Lippi himself had highlighted the threat of the Ibrahimovic As in 2006, when Lippi led Italy to the World Cup, he was tossed in the air and showered in champagne by his players. And when skipper Zheng Zie lifted the trophy, he did so in the knowledge that they would be back in action on the global stage he and Lippi will be leading his men to Morocco for the FIFA Club World Cup. On December 14 they take on eight-time African champions Al Ahly from Egypt, with the winners facing German giants Bayern Munich in the semi-final three days later. Matt Horn December 2013 // 35

38 A ND FINA LLY SHANGHAI S TEN LEAST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE 2013 cover story BY RFH, Stephen George, Will Philipps and Anthony Tao Cui Hua, 56, Balloon Seller Kong Ergou, 36, Bicycle Thief If you ve ever had a bike stolen in Shanghai, chances are it was swiped by Kong. I ve been stealing people s sole mode of transportation since I was 16, Kong admits with a touch of pride. I had a choice: Do something meaningful with my life or become a low-level parasite I think I made the right decision. Not that Kong s lifestyle choice has been easy; he s been insulted and beaten at regular intervals, but sadly never skull-f*cked. The job s not as fun as it used to be, Kong shrugs. There s no longer the same little kick I used to get from ruining someone s day in order to afford myself a pathetic sum of monetary reward. And he fears for the future of his job. The whole scene s changing: road bikes, mountain bikes, five speeds, fixies the other day, I stole some foreign twat s ride and it didn t even have any brakes. What can you do? I had to sell it to some scruffy Frenchman for forty kuai. Cui can still remember when she first came up with the idea of selling drunk people balloons for a living. I was on my own, high as a Marxist, when I realized I didn t have any balloons. That s when I realized what do drunk people need? Balloons! Cui visited a balloon shop that very day and invested her son s college fund in 1,000 differently colored balloons. And I still have about half left, three years later! laughs Cui, who has no idea what her real name is. Every night, she joins her husband a foul-tempered monkey trainer and pounds the streets of the former French Concession, accosting strangers to buy her wares. I ve thought of selling other stuff, she smiles. Cigarettes, lighters, rape alarms but, at the end of the day, it s always been about the balloons. This business of ours it s recession proof. Night or day, drunk or sober, people will always want balloons. And oversized stuffed toys. Earl Cooter, 29, English Teacher Most foreigners who move to China usually get a lucky break after a few months that allows them to pursue their Chinese Dream. Not so Earl Cooter. The former student came to Shanghai in 2006 to teach English and see what would come up amazingly, seven years later, he s still teaching English. You d think I d be bitter, but I m not. I m really not, Earl says, bitterly. Despite being no less drunk or untalented than his fellow faculty members, Cooter is the only foreigner among them to have not caught even a single lucky break. Through clenched teeth, Earl lists former peers an Alabaman half-wit, a Nigerian goat-snatcher who once worked alongside him at the No. 4 Shanghai Agricultural Kindergarten, before moving on to bigger and better things. Bobby Lee is now married to the fourth-richest woman in China, and Makepeace has a thriving goat s head restaurant in Songjiang, he says, shaking his head in disbelief. Know what I have? Goddamn class on a Saturday morning. Gus Diamond, 34, Doomed Entrepreneur Hearing Gus s latest idea an Ethiopian concept restaurant called Hobo s, with homeless people as interns friends usually elect to nod and smile. When they get lost three months later, looking for the Hobo s opening party in a deserted Hongkou shopping mall, everyone knows it s only a matter of time before the latest disaster befalls his train-wreck of a business plan. I was born to be a businessman, claims Gus, as he collects another rent check from his long-suffering father. I just don t know what business! Judging from previous experience, though, one can rule out catering, education, the media, accountancy, consultancy, microbrewing and pretty much everything else. Yet when it comes to astonishing fellow expats with a combination of staggering incompetence and continued solvency, Gus is in a league of his own. Li Jinying, 37, Travel Agent Li never says what s on his mind. In other words, he s the perfect salesman. Just tell him what you want, and he ll arrange a getaway package to Jiuzhaigou at the peak of National Holiday, with the prospect of air rage fights and taking photos through the viewfinders of other photographers. Don t want to visit the Miao Historic Minority Village in Guizhou, by the Baishui River, which has flowed through its geography for many generations? Tough you re going! Customers say the company s arrangements are reasonable and feedback is positive, argues Li. The company is very carefully plan your stay and think of the pleasure and enjoyment as No. 1. Henan welcome your cooperate in the future! 36 December 2013 //

39 Zhao Shamate, 23, Hairdresser Most young boys dream of one day growing up to become an NBA player, astronaut or scientist. But Zhao Shamate s lifelong dream has only ever been to work people s hair into irritating quiffs and pointlessly coiffured fringes all while listening to K-pop with a vaguely disinterested expression. I had to put in years of hard ponce to get where I am now, Zhao, whose English name is Smart, tells us, twirling a comb through his boney fingers. If I put a foot wrong my boss used to punish me by dying my hair black. I was only allowed to eat offcuts, but I used to secretly collect the hair sweepings at lunchtime and create wigs for my mother, who I never met. She ran away at birth. Now a fully-fledged junior hairdresser, Zhao says it s about more than just cutting people s follicles. I just feel this deep, special kinship with my fellow hairdressers, he says wistfully. People stare at us the whole time. I suppose they must think we look so cool. Xiao Dong, 17, Security Guard As the illegitimate second child of a Shanxi glass-blower, Xiao Dong spent his formative years hiding from local family-planning officials. Shunted between elderly relatives and kindly aunties, Xiao was never formally registered. It s hard getting work when you don t exist, at least not officially, points out the plucky 17-year-old. Luckily, Xiao found employment as an itinerant bao an (security guard). I ve traveled the world. Shanxi, Hubei, you name it, brags Xiao, who makes RMB1,000 a month sitting at a desk in a pair of ill-fitting blue pants with a walkie-talkie and a copy of yesterday s People s Daily. Shanghai is just such an exciting city right now. I feel like anything is possible. Maybe even pants that fit who knows? Mike Herbert-Strang, 31, Editor, hat s Shanghai Mike Herbert-Strang likes to downplay his significance. People will say I m a pretty ordinary guy, really I ve often heard the word talentless used, Herbert-Strang laughs modestly. And if you think getting exclusive interviews with millinery specialists is ordinary, then, yes I m ordinary. Herbert-Strang, originally from a godforsaken mining village north of the Humber, arrived in Shanghai nine years ago and swiftly ascended to the role of Flat Cap Editor at Shanghai s fourth most-read English-language hat magazine. It s about having vision, Mike explains. It s about combining nightlife listings and tips on giving your baseball cap a new lease of life into a 80-page full-color magazine. It s about capturing the local headwear zeitgeist. Last year was all tricorns and beanies. This year, it s definitely the pompadour s turn. I can make or break a struggling hat business. It s that simple one bad review, that s all it would take, in theory, to pack their hats. Does the New York Times have that kind of power? No. Well, yes. But less so in Shanghai, which as we all know is the new New York Tang Geiqian, 53, Beggar Spare a thought for Tang Yishan. While most of us could manage one hour one and a half, tops on the Shanghai subway, it s where Tang spends upwards of 19 hours a day, persuading commuters to give their loose change to feed himself, his wife and 37-year-old son. I lost my sense of smell in a freak accident at a baijiu bottling factory two years ago, and haven t been willing to work since then I frittered away my entire compensation on iphone covers, Tang confesses. But since then it s been all uphill. I might not be able to inhale erguotou again, but on a good day I can make upwards of RMB300. Tang is saving for an apartment in Pudong and hopes to one day send his son to an international school. Olive Zhang, 24, Office Drone The idea of a four-hour daily commute to work involving crowded buses, multiple subway lines and a long walk might seem too much for some but for Olive Zhang, it s all in a day s work. I like to use the time to think about how I can achieve my goals, and make good use of my education and training, says the Chengdu University graduate. It is important to remain positive and strong. Although I don t have the right connections, looks or family background, I hope that one day the leaders will reward my hard work and diligence, she says of her RMB2,600-a-month job at the Lixingdi Technology Export. Co., Ltd, where a typical 12-hour work day might consist of shopping on Taobao, talking on QQ, playing Tang Dynasty Super Dragon Quest and filling in spreadsheets within a last-minute two-hour deadline. Several of my roommates are struggling to find any kind of stable work at all, so I consider myself fortunate to have this great opportunity and in our financial capital as well! Zhang gushes happily. Also, I am pretty sure the boss wants to f*ck me. December 2013 // 37

40 life&style style radar Style Secrets Mayumi Sato, fashion designer Made in China Funky fashion What brought you to Shanghai and how did you start your label? I met my boyfriend in Paris just after he had planned to move to Shanghai, so I decided to follow him and start this great adventure here. That was seven years ago. As I had always worked in fashion, I began doing the same in Shanghai. There weren t that many young designers back then, so I thought it was a good place to launch my project/ brand, Mayumi SATO. Your collections and products are characterized by kooky prints and whimsical designs. Which fabrics do you like to work with the most? Six of the best Hangover beauty remedies Estée Lauder Called Resilience Lift, this miracle concoction instantly plumps, tightens and smoothes. A mini facelift in a nifty applicator. RMB590. // Watson s For those who love a cheap thrill, Watson s Radiant and Moisturizing Facial Mask is as good as something three times the price. Plumping, brightening and firming on all skin types. RMB // like natural materials mainly cotton, silk and cashmere. I m also really into prints with a cultural background, like kimono textiles or fabrics boasting African, Thai, Indonesian and Indian motifs. How would you describe your style? I d say it s a mix of Asian and Western influences. I love to combine different hues, fabrics and patterns. I also like nice details and precise cutting, which I think reflects my Japanese origins. Generally, I follow one simple principle: as a big part of our everyday life, clothes should express our personality. Besides Mayumi Sato, which are your favorite brands Origin s Origin s Out Of Trouble 10 Minute Mask to Rescue Problem Skin brings even the pastiest face back to life. Extremely effective on alcohol-induced blotchiness. Party season hero. RMB270. // Shu Uemura The name says it all: the Stage Performer Instant Glow is a miracle quickie for wine-addled skin. Works well alone or under makeup. RMB450. // I and boutiques in town? I love the work of Spanish designer Celia B. I m also a huge fan of Finnish brand Marimekko, which recently came to town. All of their patterns and textiles are incredibly beautiful. Inspiration comes from The atmosphere around you. I let the different lifestyles and environments you get in Paris, Shanghai and Tokyo inspire me. I don t draw too much, I like to test fabrics and patterns by doing prototypes myself. Inspiration is a live process; I really let the fabrics guide me. If you could dress one style icon, who would that be? Sophia Coppola. I love the way she uses colors and styles her outfits. What s your best fashion advice? Rediscover colors, experiment, dare a little, boldly mix and match and have some sartorial fun. // 169 Anfu Lu, by Wulumuqi Zhong Lu 安福路 169, 近乌鲁木齐中路 ( , www. mayumisato.com) Givenchy Luxurious if a tad unctuous, Givenchy s Hydra Sparkling moisture is great on stressed, dehydrated complexions. Feels like an Alka-Seltzer for hungover skin. RMB540. // Stem The perfect multi-tasker, Stem s all natural Perfect Complexion Masque purifies, moisturizes and helps regenerate tired skin and puffy eyes. Leaves face feeling squeaky clean and supple. RMB450. // Mylohasbeauty.com Yup, it s freezing outside, but that doesn t mean you should let the cold weather addle your wardrobe brain. Forget neutral colors and monochrome co-ords. Instead, redress the quiet balance of your closet with a couple of insane, shouty fashion numbers to infuse new eclectic flair into the season. Local fashion concept Minirine is a perfect starting point. The brainchild of globetrotting mixed-medium artist and textile whiz Marine Bigo, the label-cum-artsy project looks at fashion from various, often daring perspectives, showing influences spanning 17th-century corsets and 21st-century industrial avant-garde. Bigo s edgy direction leans toward designs that pop literally. Her collections featuring loud prints and bright hues splashed on leggings, swimsuits, dresses and separates possess a unique flavor that makes them desirable, highly wearable and way more fun than a lifeless cashmere sweater. RMB400-1,200. // Bigo receives customers by appointment only. To visit her studio, or check her tumblr, minirine.tumblr.com and website, 38 December 2013 //

41 Edited by Marianna Cerini AND tongfei zhang Feng Li/Getty Images Under the lens Must-have item of the month Scooting in style 'The clothes have no emperor!' // An overexposed photograph of a model on the catwalk during last month s Mercedes- Benz China Fashion Week. The picture was taken by Chengduand Beijing-based photographer Feng Li, one of China s most unique visual artists. Winter s arriving, time to roll the moped into hibernation. Or is it? This season s fall/winter collection has just been marked as revolutionary throw out the Snuggy and pull on the scooter coat! Sold in a variety of colors and prints, these uberfashionable e-bike covers will transform you and your ride into a warm and trendy two-wheeled Michelin Man. Running between RMB49-68 on Taobao and Tmall, it s a small price to pay to look and feel this good.lh Head to Head Bayankala vs Flow: The purest natural soap Bayankala What: Bayankala purifying natural soap Price: RMB162 What s in it: Extracts of antioxidantrich Tibetan Roseroot from the cold highlands of China s Yunnan Province. So poetic. Also natural peppermint, eucalyptus and geranium essential oils. Nasties free? Yep. This is a highly virtuous soap: all-natural, synthetic-free and fair trade. Can t get more ethical than that. Smells like: A crisp summer morning (we re rolling with the poetic vibe here). Better than any perfumery. Purity level: High. Extremely gentle and moisturizing. It removes makeup without stripping. // 1221 Changle Lu, by Wulumuqi Bei Lu 长乐路 1221 号, 近乌鲁木齐北路 ( ) Flow What: Hinoki soap skin purifying Price: RMB110 What s in it: Olive oil, almond oil, coconut oil, palm oil, camellia oil, Hinoki (White Cedar) oil other oils. Sounds slippery. Nasties free? Not completely. Although made mostly of pure essential oils, herbs and flowers, the soap features some hydroxide and phenol. Not that natural after all Smells like: Woody herbs and floral concoctions. A wee bit powdery, the scent is reminiscent of old-fashioned lipstick. Purity level: So-so. Rinses off thoroughly without stripping moisture, though it does leave residue at times. // 89 Wuyuan Lu, by Changshu Lu 五原路 89 号, 近常熟路 ( ) The winner: Bayankala. Expensive but extremely rich, it left our skin balanced, clear and soft. Workout It s time for Africa! Sub-Saharan African beats are driving Shanghai into an intense sweat. Every Saturday, German instructor Coco bobs her blonde dreadlocks to a playful pulse while teaching energetic dance moves from across the region. Drawing inspiration from ritual routines that carry cultural and social symbolism aplenty, each class leads participants through full body, polyrhythmic movements mimicking everything from peacocks to food gatherings. A 60-minute session offers a tough but fun succession of swooping, jumping and gyrating all culminating in one sweaty group dance circle performance at the end. Accompanied by three drummers (stereos are so 2011) who bop and bang and keep things flowing for the full class, you ll be waka n it in no time. LH // First class free. 3pm, Every Saturday. 409A, 4/F, 1199 Fuxing Xi Lu, by Jiashan Lu 复兴西路 1199 号 4 楼 409A 室, 近嘉善路 ( ) December 2013 // 39

42 life&style fashion It s a partay! Cracking Christmas clothes for the festive season By Marianna Cerini Get your glitter heels on, slip into that embellished dress and get ready to rock around the Christmas tree it s party time. Don t know what to wear? Fret not. From stunning dresses and eye-catching accessories to the perfect statement shoe, here s a pick of items that will keep you looking appropriately merry and bright. You re welcome. Oh, and the lads can thank us too. Merry Christmas! Josie Chen necklace and earrings, RMB1,100. No382 Jianguo Xi Lu, by Xiangyang Nan Lu 建国西路 382 号, 近襄阳南路 ( ) // Topshop crop lace dress, RMB555. // NEEMIC Rafa dress, RMB3,055. // neemic.asia Stradivarius zebra print jacket, RMB699. // Rm28-29 L1, 169 Fangbang Zhong Lu, by Sanpai Lou Lu 方浜中路 168 号豫城时尚 L 室, 近三牌楼路 ( , www. stradivarius.com) Topshop metallic mid heels, RMB480. // Zara jumpsuit with lace yoke, RMB699. // 1189 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Shaanxi Bei Lu 南京西路 1189 号, 近陕西北路 ( , Rafe Handbags clutch, RMB1,395. // 40 December 2013 //

43 Simon Carter cufflink and tie bar, RMB // Gap herringbone blazer, RMB799. // 819 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Shimen Yi Lu 南京西路 819 号, 近石门一路 ( , H&M silk tie, RMB199. // Huaihai Zhong Lu, by Sinan Lu 淮海中路 号, 近思南路 ( , Komono Hawaiian watch, RMB600. // Topman red moose jumper, RMB380. // Clarks desert brogues, RMB1,040. // Level 4, Super Brand Mall, 168 Lujiazui Xi Lu, by Lujiazui Huan Lu 陆家嘴西路 168 号正大广场, 近陆家嘴环路, 4 层 ( ) Asos mini geo print shirt, RMB and slim black jeans, RMB // The world's top Cosmetic Dermatology Lasers Is now ALL in Bioscor Shanghai Clinic Cutera / Alma Pixel / Alma Accent / Ulthera / Lutronic Mosaic Bioscor Shanghai Clinic is the most advance laser center in China that provide the most comprehensive Laser Treatments for ALL of your skin problems including: Pigmentation & colorations, open pores and scaring, Acnes and oily skin, wrinkles and skin tightening. Other Service Inlcudes Botox & Dermafiller - Plastic Surgery - Skin Laser Dermatology Hair Regrowth - Anti Aging - Cosmetic Dentistry Professional Doctors from both China and International A MORE BEAUTIFUL YOU Dr. Hyoung Jin Moon Plastic Surgeon Dr. Tony Prochazka Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Maggie Zhang Dermatologist Dr. Yang Yong Plastic Surgeon December 2013 // 41

44 BY Maria life&style LEAD 3 1 Present Ho-ho-ho, it s Christmas Mariah Carey may want do care about the presen tree. And so do your love rummaged through the fi brands in town to find th for everyone on your list beauty fanatics to foodie There s even something and get shopping. 6 That s ultimate C [1] Shanghai Tang Travel to China mini candle series, RMB880. // 1/F, 333 Huangpi Nan Lu, by Taicang Lu 黄陂南路 333 号 1 楼, 近太仓路 ( , www. shanghaitang.com) [2] Charles Philip Olimpia flats, RMB1,450. // Suite B2, 101 Gao an Lu, by Jianguo Xi Lu 高安路 101 号 B2 座, 近建国西路 ( ) [3] Wear and Tear bracelet, RMB540. // [4] Mayumi SATO Bonbon scarf, RMB620 and [5] Bonbon ring, RMB100. // 169 Anfu Lu, by Wulumuqi Zhong Lu 安福路 169, 近乌鲁木齐中路 ( ) [6] Bubble Mood Tweedy kimono, RMB1,000. // Room 107, Building No.1, Lane 183 Wulumuqi Lu, by Jianguo Lu 乌鲁木齐南路 183 弄 1 号 107 室 ( , store.bubble-mood.com) [7] 10x1 Design necklace, RMB129. // Madame Mao s Dowry, 207 Fumin Lu, by Julu Lu 富民路 207 号近巨鹿路 ( ) [8] Shokay mittens, RMB445. // shop.shokay.com [9] Fuji Instax Mini Polaroid camera, around RMB350. // 2-3/F, Multimedia Park, 999 Changning Lu, by Kaixuan Lu 长宁路 999 号 2-3 楼近凯旋路, 地铁 2, 3, 4 号线中山公园站 ( ) [10] Plush socks, RMB100. // market.zocou.com 42 December 2013 //

45 17 Perfect time again! Despite what us to believe, we know you ts underneath the Christmas d ones. That s why we ve nest shops, designers and e best Christmas presents from culture vultures and s, fashionistas and more. for your dog. Get inspired, nna Cerini hristmas gift guide [11] Benefit makeup kit, RMB310. // 993 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Maoming Lu 南京西路 993 号, 近茂名路 ( ) [12] A USD25 (RMB150) voucher to spend at ModeinAsia.com. // [13] ANNABLE LEE SHANG HAI silk gown night robe, RMB1,300. // No 1, Lane 8 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Guangdong Lu 中山东一路 8 弄 1 号, 近广东路 ( , [14] M Diary 2014, RMB350. // M on the Bund, 7/F, 20 Guangdong Lu, by Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu 广东路 20 号, 外滩五号 7 楼, 近中山东一路 ( ) [15] A gift certificate for Untour s Oodles of Noodles food tour, RMB400/person. // [16] Madame Mao s Dowry Christmas tree blown glass baubles, RMB60 each. // 207 Fumin Lu, by Julu Lu 富民路 207 号, 近巨鹿路 ( ) [17] Piling Palang Bright Lights, Big City gift kit, inclusive of a square plate and square container, RMB596. // 183 Anfu Lu, by Wulumuqi Zhong Lu 安福路 183 号, 近乌鲁木齐中路 ( ) December 2013 // 43

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47 [18] Partybaby retro popcorn making machine, RMB156. // [19] Dinner for two at Ultraviolet, RMB3,000 per person, includes a 20-course meal with wine pairing. // uvbypp.cc [20] Somos Design Old Sport Elephant gym bag, RMB280. // 271 Anfu Lu, by Wukang Lu 安福路 271 号, 近武康路 ( ) [21] Shanghai Insiders hot wine sidecar winter tour, RMB700 per person for two hours or RMB975 per person for four hours (includes mulled wine). // insidersexperience.com, ( _ [22] Jonas Design Biscuit Box Amplifier, RMB6,000. // Bldg 32, Wu Wei Creative Park, 1436 Jungong Lu, by Xiangying Lu 军工路 1436 号五维创意园区 32 号楼, 近翔殷路 ( ) [23] The Thing beanie, RMB // 276 Changle Lu, by Ruijin Yi Lu 长乐路 276 号, 近瑞金一路 ( ) [24] Candy by Papabubble, RMB35-50 per bag. // 891 Julu Lu, by Changshu Lu 巨鹿路 891 号, 近常熟路 ( ) [25] Tickets to the American Hollywood Film Orchestra s New Year s Eve concert, RMB // en.damai.cn [26] Lomokino 35 mm movie camera, RMB788. // Lomography store, 126 Jinxian Lu, by Maoming Lu 进贤路 126 号, 近茂名南路, ( ) [27] Pinyin Press Baozi t-shirt, RMB220. // Madame Mao s Dowry, 207 Fumin Lu, by Julu Lu 富民路 207 号, 近巨鹿路 ( ) [28] Shanghai Memory Game, RMB150. // market.zocou.com [29] Stem Organics toning infusion and balancing face fluid, RMB960. // L-128, L/F, Xintiandi Style, 245 Madang Lu, by Zizhong Lu 马当路 245 号新天地时尚购物中心一楼 L-128 室近自忠路 ( , mylohasbeauty.com) [30] threesociety silk bow tie, RMB399. // 157 Jinxian Lu, by Maoming Lu 进贤路 157 号, 近茂名路, ( ,threesociety.com) [31] One Day tearproof papery wallet, RMB86. // spoonhouse.taobao.com [32] Designed by Mary H pet leash, RMB180. //designedbymaryh.com [33] Cath Kidston tin (can be used to keep Fido s treats!), RMB100. // Raffles City, 268 Xizang Zhong Lu, by Fuzhou Lu 西藏中路 268 号, 近福州路 December 2013 // 45

48 life&style fashion Arrivals What s new on the scene By Marianna Cerini Ted Baker If you re after some dapper fashion creds this season, Ted Baker is your brand. The label s winter 2013 collection is a neat display of prim and proper for both ladies and gentlemen, with some of the best high-street contemporary tailoring around. Paying tribute to the infinite cool of the 1930s, womenswear (RMB519-12,499) is awash with nostalgia and old-fashioned glamour and comes in a palette of soft nudes and natural hues juxtaposed with vivid reds, floral and prints. Classic yet thoroughly modern, it features luxurious knitwear, clean silhouettes and full-bodied lines. Men s clothing (RMB379-8,699) is dapper and debonair, urban yet urbane. Mustards and muted teals sit elegantly alongside dark reds and purples, while Art Deco inspired jackets, smart trousers, tailored blazers and heavy woolen fabrics lend a sophisticated, gentrified feel to the entire range. TFZ // B1, 1515 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Changde Lu 南京西路 1515 号嘉里中心 B1 层, 近常德路 Mothercare With 52 years of history, UK retailer Mothercare is the ultimate pro when it comes to baby goods and maternity wear. The company which already counts 55 shops across China has recently opened its first flagship store in Shanghai, making the search for quality children s clothes a whole lot easier. Bright and airy, the 500-square-meter space is divided into sections covering pretty much every aspect of motherhood from pregnancy to school time spanning newborn, toddlers and maternity clothing as well as accessories, prams and toys. Starting from RMB200 up to RMB1,000, the latest kids 2013 fall/winter collection is a delightful assortment of playful outfits in eye-popping hues that draw inspiration from the circus and the far-away wonderlands. We particularly like the animalinspired onesies. Pity they don t come in adult sizes. TFZ // 688 Huaihai Zhong Lu, by Sinan Lu 淮海中路 688 号, 近思南路 ( ) Torula bags Big or small, bold or subtle, clutch or holdall bags are the accessory of choice for most ladies. So it s with a very merry heart that we welcome the arrival of Torula bags in China. First launched in 2008 as a small weekend project on London s Portobello Market by selftaught Anglo-French designer Emeline Coates, over the span of only a few years the venture has turned into a thriving fashion label offering luxurious bags for everyday use. Churning out ultrachic purses and retro-inspired messengers all delicately crafted in Istanbul Coates has perfected the art of the classic handbag. Each model named after a London neighborhood or street like Chinatown, Columbia Road, Hyde Park and Bond Street is a lavish treat of soft leather and deep, warm colors that make transitioning from day to night a total cinch. RMB1,048-1,887. // Regalo + Eco Shop Regalo and Eco Shop are two ventures sharing the same closet-sized space on Anfu Lu. The former carries a slew of delicate jewelry, quirky accessories and cutesy trinkets, all personally sourced by owner Yiyi from across the globe and so reasonably priced, it s hard not to end up with a new bauble in your pocket. A cluster of colored stone rings (RMB258) and hip round sunglasses (RMB128) were some of our favorite pieces, though we also fell hard for a selection of Somos Design s tarpaulin bags (RMB ). In the other half of the store, Eco Shop showcases natural skincare products, candles and oils (RMB45-150) made by proprietor Jason with fresh base ingredients that smell divine a whiff of an orange and cinnamon soap (RMB45) proved so good we almost ate the bar. Unpretentious and incredibly affordable, this is a sweet little shop full of funky gift ideas. // 271 Anfu Lu, by Wukang Lu 安福路 271 号, 近武康路 ( ) 46 December 2013 //

49 Style Butler Scandinavian chic is having a moment. Known for turning functionality into a crucial element of cool, an increasing number of labels coming out of Sweden, Denmark and Norway have been getting serious fashion recognition lately and are becoming highly sought-after by style-savvies on both sides of the ocean. Hailing from Copenhagen, Style Butler is one such brand. Launched in 2004 by designer Dane Pernille Leschly Halle, the fashion house pairs laidback designs with quality fabrics, working with plush materials like cashmere, fur and silk to create luxuriously feminine looks that don t compromise on comfort. Standouts in their newly opened Anfu Lu store include silk rib camisoles and delicate blouses (RMB ) in a palette of wintery hues, as well as fluid, flowy silk shirts (RMB1,199-1,999). Every piece is infinitely versatile and figure-flattering, with sharply tailored separates that can seamlessly integrate into any woman s wardrobe. // 163 Anfu Lu, by Wulumuqi Zhong Lu 安福路 271 号, 近乌鲁木齐中路 ( , Markise Entrepreneur Dov Koskas moved to Shanghai seven years ago, and brought along plenty of creative ideas and an eye firmly set on China s fashion consumers and their ever-changing taste. He founded womenswear label Markise last year and has been garnering an increasing number of followers ever since. Blending subtle sophistication with simple, unpretentious aesthetics, Markise offers a balance between sexy and charming in a very French way. The latest fall/winter collection is a mix of fresh, slightly bohemian pieces of tailored separates and little dresses that are feminine yet edgy, often showing thoughtful details that punch up simple outfits in a thoroughly understated way. Never trying too hard, the label is sublimely chic and refreshingly cool, a welcome addition to the city s blooming fashion scene. RMB616-1,450. // 22 Fuxing Xi Lu, by Wulumuqi Lu 复兴西路 22 号, 近乌鲁木齐路 ( , markise-collection.com) December 2013 // 47

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51 The Yin and yang of Vera Wang Bridal Wear designer talks tough By Marianna Cerini S he may be the most prominent bridal-wear designer in the world, but don t ever call Vera Wang girly. In Shanghai in October to close this year s Fashion Week, the doyenne of wedding couture shows up to our meeting in the swanky Shanghai Science Hall JE decked head to toe in black unexpected from the queen of white dresses with leather leggings and towering ankle boots that give off a slightly Goth air. I just put on whatever, the 64- year-old says as she flings off her tiny gray shrug and folds her pixie-like frame into a chair. I love t-shirts and leggings. They re my uniform. The powerhouse entrepreneur seems convinced that her favored masculine, tomboy aesthetic and offbeat attitude has helped turn what began as a single bridal boutique in 1990 into a fashion and lifestyle empire with an overall retail value of more than US$1 billion. I think it s why I can do bridal and evening so well, she says. Because I am not bridal and evening myself. My private style is more abstract and conceptual than what you see in my bridal stores. Maison Martin Margiela, Rick Owens, Junya Watanabe, Comme des Garçons these are the designers I wear and love the most. Since starting her label, Wang s designs have unmistakably stood out from the generally conservative genre, marking a new, revolutionary chapter for the wedding-wear industry. Wang has essentially redefined the limits of what a wedding dress can look like, making a name for herself with designs that are whimsical and feminine without feeling saccharine. I try to bring edginess to a traditional business, she says. And boy, does she push the envelope: few other designers can make a black bridal gown look covetable, as Wang did in her fall 2012 collection. But it is clear Wang has other aspirations. Over the last decade, she has taken steps to expand her creative realm beyond a dress that is worn once in a lifetime, then preserved eternally in plastic. Working to cover every aspect of a woman s closet, she launched an urban, hip readyto-wear line in 2000 that s a far cry from the matrimony march. She followed that up with a diffusion line called Simply Vera in She has also made forays into homeware with china, crystal and bedding, as well as launched jewelry, shoes and cosmetics lines at price points that stretch from luxury to mass market. Born in New York City to wealthy immigrants from Shanghai, Wang attributes her business acumen to her father, a successful entrepreneur in the pharmaceutical industry. I think my dad s sense for business and capacity to grow his own fortune Vera Wang's Shanghai flaghip I grew up being exposed to the greatest designs, but also, as a Chinese-American, to a world of grace, subtlety and mystery that came from within my own roots have influenced me to always look forward and beyond, she says. It was him who first convinced me, aged 40, to start my own brand. He was my first and only investor at the time, and he certainly taught me a lot in terms of grasping as many opportunities as you can in life. However it was her mother, a translator for the United Nations and worldly clothes enthusiast who regularly shopped the couture shows in Paris, who introduced Wang to fashion. I grew up exposed to the greatest designs, but also, as a Chinese- American, to a world of grace, subtlety and mystery that came from within my own roots, she recounts. That really educated me to develop a love for fashion with a capital f. It s not just about the clothes. It s the beauty behind them, the meaning they carry. A competitive figure skater in school she tried but failed to make the 1968 US Olympic team the designer also owes much of her aesthetic and career success to the icy discipline. When I didn t make it as a competitive skater, I decided to turn to fashion, she says. And once I began designing, figure skating became a huge inspiration for me. In my bridal wear, I try replicating the lines, the theatricality, the movements you get in a skater s outfit. I am still a huge fan of the sport and I m so proud of China s excellent team. I absolutely love watching Shen Xue and Zhao Hongbo [China s Olympic and worldchampion figure-skating couple]. I d like to design their costumes one day. After a stint at Yves Saint Laurent, she was scouted by American Vogue and rose to become one of the magazine s youngest ever fashion editors at the age of 23. I learned a great deal at Vogue, she says. I got to work with some of the greatest photographers that ever lived it s kind of insane really when I think back on it. She stayed for 15 years, harboring the dream of becoming a designer in her own right and, in 1987, joined Ralph Lauren. Two years later, while planning her wedding to computer executive Arthur Becker (from whom she is now separated) and looking for a dress appropriate to a late bride, she noted a void in the bridal industry and decided to fill it. In 1990, a year after her own nuptials, she opened her own boutique. The rest is history. Endless celebrities started wearing Vera Wang for their big day, from Jennifer Lopez and Mariah Carey to Alicia Keys and Chelsea Clinton. Her red carpet December 2013 // 49

52 life&style Wang's spring 2014 ready-to-wear A look from Wang's fall/witer 2013 ready-to-wear Queen Vera making an entry at her Shanghai show I have a love for fashion with a capital f. It s not just about the clothes. It s the beauty behind them, the meaning they carry Backstage images from Wang's Shanghai Fashion Week show Vips and celebs from all over China came to Shanghai to show the designer some love

53 feature wear, launched in 1993, has proved equally successful. But it s my ready-to-wear that really expresses my creative vision, she s keen to point out. Bridal and red carpet are all about the girl, about making the client feel herself whatever the circumstances. My commercial collections, on the other hand, are purely about me. At the finale of Shanghai Fashion Week, Wang showed both aspects of her fashion range. Not one, but three collections fall 2013 ready-to-wear, spring 2014 ready-to-wear and fall 2014 bridal were presented to hundreds of celebrities and fashion insiders during the ultra-exclusive event held in Xintiandi s Taiping Park. The Chinese media, as always, gave rave reviews and not just because of her genuinely captivating designs. Wang s Chinese roots have made her an instant fan favorite in Mainland China, where she resonates with the general public like few other designers do. When she traveled to Shanghai in 2006 to receive the China Fashion Award (CFA) as International Fashion Designer of the Year, she became the first Chinese-American designer to be globally recognized. Her work soon turned into a symbol of fashion pride for a country that hadn t experienced much cred in the industry and also triggered an outpouring of admiration towards the designer for making it in America. The all-black interior of Wang's Shanghai boutique sets the tone for her edgy bridal couture This is Wang s first time back since the accolade. In the meantime she has made Asia with China in particular the main focus of her expanding empire. In 2012, she presented her first Asian show in Shanghai during Shanghai Fashion Week, although she could not be there in person to see the tremendous impact her pieces had. Last March, she opened her largest flagship store worldwide in Xintiandi, a news that sparked some controversy and rightfully hurt quite a few of her local followers pride when the boutique announced a RMB3,000 try-on fee. According to a company statement, the policy aimed at protecting the copyright of the designer in a country famed for knockoffs. To many though, the surcharge only applied in China appeared highly prejudiced. Realizing the PR faux pas, Wang has since abolished the fee. Wealthy brides-to-be, on their part, seem to have remained loyal to the bridal sovereign regardless: the sales team at the Shanghai store assures us that the shop is as busy as it could be and plans for further growth within China are, allegedly, afoot. It s has been a very good time for us to come to China, says Wang. And of course, being Chinese-American, I am thrilled to be here. Wo hen gaoxing, she continues in broken Chinese. I have learned so much from the culture, from the work ethic. And I love the cities: Beijing reminds me of Washington, Shanghai of New York. Shenzhen is this impressive sourcing hub everyone in the industry goes to for work. It s a vibrant country and I wish I could know it better, she pauses. I think if I could live here for just six months, so much would come back to me. And, as she starts conversing in Chinese with her local publicists, we can see that too. December 2013 // 51

54 life&style travel Island allure Devouring Hong Kong in 72 hours BY Monica Liau For more travel deals, turn to p95 Deep in the shadows of Hong Kong s 8,000 skyscrapers and highrises, tradition lives nose to nose with the neon lights of Asia s financial capital. A doorway for the world s interlopers since 1842, this society manages to exude a glitzy international aura while remaining clannishly dedicated to insular customs creating a string of cultural bubbles that mingle, but rarely merge. Delectable eats... Clockwise from left: Kau Kee beef briskets, snake soup from Ser Wong Fun, Tim Ho Wan pork buns and fried chicken from Yardbird In matters of the stomach, however, cultural divides begin to fade. Zealots when it comes to culinary pursuit, Hong Kongers Chinese and expat alike live by the code of good food at any cost. This means they will happily squat on a stool, go elbow to elbow, pay exorbitant fees for exotic meats and dine with the most hipster of hipsters, as long as nosh is top notch. Using the Central area a womb for financial suits blowing off steam and rambling tourists with oversized Nikons as a jumping-off point during a long weekend (or visa run), one can find a rich mix of tantalizing eats within easy reach. Steps from the escalators, Graham Street Market clocking in as the oldest open air bazaar in Hong Kong at 176 years old is worthy of a morning gander. Marvel as stooped seniors weighed down with bok choy and char sui trundle up the steep hills at a captain s clip Grab a street-side breakfast of sweet, bitter milk tea and wontons at the dumpling stand; each delicate package of pork and shrimp swimming in fragrant, unbearably-concentrated seafood broth. Watch residents engage in that long standing practice of poking at pork and bargaining for vegetables. Marvel as stooped seniors, weighed down with bok choy and char sui, then trundle up the steep hills at a captain s clip. Soak in this slice of life while you still can. Due to zoning regulations, it looks like this tight-knit community might be kicked out by the end of 2014, replaced by yet another new, asyet-undefined development. Moving towards Gough Street, Kau Kee Restaurant is a stop for any foodie worth their salt. Boasting a history of more than 100 years, the spot has a group of loyal followers (meaning lines) hungry for luscious brisket. You ll experience harsh lighting, painfully brusque service and, most likely, a seat at a table full of strangers. But all eaters become brothers when those slices of beef cooked for more than 10 hours, ribbed with fat, aggressively meaty and fall-apart tender are thrown in front of you, swimming in brawny beef stock or arranged in generous slices over a tangle of fresh, yellow e-fu egg noodles and a dollop of homemade oyster sauce. For time-honored and careful Cantonese fare, grab dinner at 125-year-old Ser Wong Fun on Cochrane Street, which specializes in snake soup: incredibly potent and used to chase away chills in the bone. Even if you re not interested in reptile ingestion, they have great local delicacies like robust, inky-black blood sausages cured with anise and cinnamon, and claypots served bubbling with fish and tofu. From there, mosey north to the piers. Stop into Tim Ho Wan at the IFC on your way. While the 52 December 2013 //

55 original branch in Mongkok the cheapest Michelin-starred restaurant in the world is more famous, this IFC outpost has shorter queues (usually about 20 minutes deep, as opposed to two hours) and bakes the best pineapple barbecued pork buns that will ever cross your reverent lips: a crackly crust enfolding the perfect balance of sweet and savory filling. Their zongzi, a mix of glutinous rice and stewed chicken steamed in aromatic, vegetal lotus leaves, are also some of the best in town. Add your extra weight to a ferry and head to Kowloon. After joining tourists for a walk along the boardwalk make sure to say hey to Bruce Lee s statue pop into The Peninsula for a taste of the colonial period, by way of cucumber sandwiches. As the oldest hotel in Hong Kong, this gorgeous property has been serving dainty afternoon teas since No reservations are taken, so you should either arrive early or plan on waiting in the dramatic gilded lobby. The scones are truly great, buttery and light, with strawberry jam and clotted cream. Head home across the water at sunset for a romantic view of the skyline. If you re staying on the island, take a detour from the pinch of Central and head west towards Sheung Wan to take in an altogether quieter side of the island. Made up of a mix of young, artsy types and locals going about their daily business, it s a nice peek into both conventional life and a little-seen alternative spirit. Rest the hamstrings at Common Grounds. This hidden gem, tucked up a steep flight of stone steps, is a joint project by Twin s Kitchen (run by identical brothers Joshua and Caleb Ng, an up and coming local celebrity chef duo) and fashion studio Protest Design. The unpretentious, light-hearted collaboration offers great coffees, snacks and fashion just above Man Mo temple. Continue exploring Tai Ping Shan Street and the winding alleys behind it to discover local bakeries, bars, original art studios and even a leather workshop where you can tan your own cow hides. For dinner, join the cool crowd and head to Bridges Street to score a spot at Yardbird, where all the waiters are gorgeous, wear tight pants and speak at least two languages. Representing a high-octane movement of young chefs gussying up down home options, owners Matt Abergel and Lindsay Jang focus on hip Japanese yakitori and homestyle cooking, reinvented for a new generation and sold at reasonable prices. When you get a seat (again, no reservations), make sure you order deep-fried cauliflower covered in a spicy homemade Korean gochujiang sauce. It is the most glamorous this beige vegetable has ever been: spicy, smoky, sweet and utterly perfect with a glass of shiso-infused soju. There is also juicy, gamey grilled quail, melting skewers of chicken skin and fingers of sticky rice cake, caramelized in sugar and rolled in nori seaweed for a sticky, sweet, savory snack. It s a dinner that blurs the lines of East and West, incorporating an intercontinental rowdiness that brings together some of the best elements this island has to offer. // For addresses and more to do in Hong Kong, see the travel section at online.thatsmags.com Connecting people to the city Subscribe through the post office: code Contact: *2806 December 2013 // 53

56 life&style hotels 3+1 Bedrooms Staying in 3+1 Bedrooms is like having a friend lend you their apartment. A friend who has immeasurably better taste than you, that is. a bar, with an adjacent seating area and outdoor patio. And when you get peckish, you can order dinner from nearby Café Sambal right to your room. Hidden away down a lane in Zhangwang Hutong in Beijing s trendy Gulou District, literally we walked up and down twice before noticing the sun-faded metal sliding steel door that opens up into the hyper-chic minimalist white interior once you do find it, you re handed keys and then remain unbothered until it is time to return them, which gives the whole stay a super chilled vibe. Owned by Cho Chong Gee, who is behind modern Malaysian eateries Café Sambal and Bistro Sambal Shanghai, as the name would suggest the place has only three rooms and one suite, all pleasantly light and spare, with king-size beds surrounded by low media consoles and retro seating, in a sleek setting of concrete floors and floor-to-ceiling windows. Bathrooms see more hip décor, freestanding bathtubs, walkin showers and luxury brand toiletries. Rooms have no televisions, but there is free Wi-Fi, and the soft drink contents of the mini bar are also gratis. If you fancy a stronger drink, the lobby reception counter doubles as The area is as fashionable as they come too, with Gulou Dongdajie and Nanluoguxiang a few minutes walk away packed with cafes, boutiques and shops full of all sorts of knickknacks, while nearby Dada, Temple bars and Mao Livehouse make this the very heart of hipsterdom. Super-stylish without being pretentious, 3+1 Bedrooms has got the whole thing down in what s a perfect example of effortless and unfussy cool. NK // No. 17, Zhangwang Hutong, Jiu Gulou Dajie, Dongcheng District 东城区旧鼓楼大街张旺胡同 17 号 ( , spa Jing an Shangri-La, Chi The Spa Chi The Spa at Shangri-La is not new to Shanghai beauty aficionados. Already a solid presence in the Pudong property of the international chain, this urban oasis has branched out into the Jing An Shangri-La, settling into a home that s sparkling new and just a tad trendier. Located on the fourth level, the retreat is smaller but perfectly formed. Certainly equally as luxurious as its older Pudong sibling, this younger rendition boasts a more intimate, hipper vibe and less lavish surroundings. Inside the treatment rooms, you ll find piping hot tea, a rainforest shower and a fullsize armoire in which to store your stuff. Attention to detail is further evident in the warm welcome: guests are greeted with soothing drinks and a long form to fill in to make sure the therapist knows your needs and works on the knots that trouble you the most. Blending Chinese and Western techniques, Chi offers a range of holistic services that are a perfect way to unwind for an hour or two, pretending you re on a beach in Malaysia instead of chilly Shanghai. If you don t have much time on your hands, however, express treatments are also available, providing a way to unplug the mind for less than one hour and still feel completely rejuvenated afterwards. A Refresher Facial (RMB580/45 minutes) is a time-efficient treatment for busy types on the go. A skillful technician cleanses your skin with natural, divinesmelling solutions, removing makeup and impurities. Then comes a cool, antioxidant-rich exfoliating face concoction. While the mask sets, a relaxing 15-minute head massage is administered to knock you out completely. However, having lots of accumulated tension in our back, we swapped it for a shoulder massage, which our therapist dispensed energetically, releasing quite a few twinges and pangs. The dried mixture on our visage was then rinsed off, revealing soft, supple skin with a lingering milky scent. In less than one hour, we managed to doze off, renew our face and relax our soul in one fell swoop. Indulgence at its most effective. MC // 4/F, 1218 Yan an Zhong Lu, by Tongren Lu 延安中路 1218 号 4 楼, 近铜仁路 ( ) 54 December 2013 //

57 hotels Sheraton Shanghai Waigaoqiao Hotel When it comes to business, few hotels in town boast a location as convenient for work as that of Sheraton Shanghai Waigaoqiao Hotel. Situated in the city s recently opened China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone, the property offers unmatched connections to Shanghai s Expo Center, Lujiazui Financial District and both airports, as well as premier shopping and dining destinations. And that s only half of it. Sheraton Shanghai Waigaoqiao Hotel not only marks the introduction of the iconic brand to this new bustling zone, says Depesh Seth, General Manager of the hotel, but it also provides the Sheraton s signature comforts and connectivity throughout its facilities. Counting 451 guestrooms and suites featuring plush beds, LCD TVs and super luxurious bathrooms rainforest showers and bathtubs with 19-inch mirror TVs, anyone? as well as a Sheraton Club lounge on top of the hotel building and Sheraton Club rooms with upgraded amenities, the accommodations are indeed top notch across the whole spectrum of luxury hospitality. The heart of the lobby features the a social hub experienced with Microsoft, where connections seamlessly take place. Additional amenities include an impressive wellbeing center with fully equipped fitness facilities and the brand s revolutionary new health and fitness program Sheraton Fitness programmed by Core Performance so that guests can easily let off some steam after a day of meetings. These can be carried in the over 2,600 square meters of conference halls and ballroom, all kit out in the latest state-of-the-art technologies. Once work is over, guests can kick off their shoes at Shine Spa, or unleash their more chilled side at the hotel s driving range, which has two levels and professional tutors. Those with growling stomachs don t have to go far for fine dining: the property has three venues and a lobby lounge, including signature Bay Leaf, Chinese YUE and Japanese Miyabi. Fun fact: Sheraton Shanghai Waigaoqiao Hotel is one of the closest international hotels to Shanghai Disneyland, set to open next year not something for all entrepreneurs, perhaps, but a definite plus if you like to mix work and play, or you re with family in tow. MC // 28 Jilong Lu, by Xinlan Lu 基隆路, 近新兰路 ( ) December 2013 // 55

58 arts Drum roll Laura Ingalls collage FILM WATCH Coming to a theater near you Last month s box office Rachel Gouk As one half of Acid Pony Club, Laura Ingalls has rocked many Shanghai parties and produced several albums. His most recent release, as Nahash, is a new black metal-inspired six-track album of drones, noise, haunting echoes and all things mean and moody, entitled A Dying Breed. We asked him to reflect on his busy year. What inspired your new EP? Nahash is supposed to make people feel a bit uncomfortable. It s my way of venting. It was inspired by someone passing away in my family and, in large part, by the stupid things you read on Facebook. It s a continuation of what I do in Death to Ponies a band in which I play drones on a keyboard through guitar pedals and sing/scream until I can taste blood in my mouth. Firestorm Dec 12 Andy Lau returns to the action genre where he excelled in the Infernal Affairs trilogy (that inspired The Departed). Once again it s a story about cops and the people that they use, but this time Lau is in charge. On the prowl to take down the ringleader of a criminal gang, Inspector Lui Ming Chit (Lau) takes matter into his own hands. He uses a childhood friend and ex-convict To Sing Pong (Gordon Lam) as an informant. The plan goes awry cue spectacular action scenes that will have further pop as Hong Kong s first 3D police thriller. Police Story 2013 Dec 24 Jackie Chan s Police Story series is one of the best action franchises ever. In the first one, a rustic mountainside village was completely destroyed in the opening scene. The second one s climactic fight took place in a fireworks factory. The immortal Police Story 3: Super Cop featured a motorcycle chase on top of a moving train, while 2004 s rebooted A New Police Story introduced the concept of a villianously sadistic extreme sports youth gang. Number six sees Chan portray a Mainland cop in what has been described as the grittiest and darkest of the series. 1. Thor: The Dark World 2. Escape Plan 3. Hotel Transylvania 4. Stalingrad 5. Love You For Loving Me 6. Love Speaks 7.The Wolverine 8. Baby Blues 9. Sweetheart Chocolate 10. Special ID Source: MTime.com Acid Pony Club did a music and movie mashup at the JUE Festival. What was that like? That was the best shit ever and we re doing it again every month at The Shelter starting Dec 19. We call this live cinema and it s a true interaction between visuals and music. Any other memorable parties this year? Shows I really enjoy are playing live with Death to Ponies or with Acid Pony Club when we bring our studio on stage and make partly improvised techno live sets equally inspired by noise and dance music. GOSSIP Brotherly love Shanghai Bona Insun International Theater Complex accidentally raised film fans hopes for a Thor and Loki bromance last month, when they displayed a homoerotic fan-made poster for Thor: The Dark World, which showed the Marvel superhero cuddling up to his evil brother. The latter looks particularly content as he snuggles up to Thor s chest. The original showed Thor pulling the same move with his girlfriend, Jane. Anything else you re working on that s got you excited? We re producing some tracks with DJ Mia for a live set we re playing together and I ve already started work on the next Nahash release which will be heavier and scarier. I m looking forward to starting work on albums for Round Eye and Xiao Xiao Yin Yi. But I don t get excited. I m French. I live in a constant state of underwhelmed moodiness, much like your cat. // Listen to the Nahash album at huashanrecords.bandcamp.com. To read the full interview, visit online.thatsmags.com/city/ shanghai Masterful Mice A Chengdu couple caused a stir online in August when they released a seven-minute cartoon about three martial arts mice, hoping to become the disciples of the expert Master Mouse. Although criticized for its similarities to Kung Fu Panda, the couple had the last laugh when the Pixar-style production received a Golden Dragon nomination from the China Animation & Comic Competition (CACC) for Best Online Animation. Guess they weren t such rats after all. Ani-Mao This month is full of Mao Zedong s 120th birthday celebrations, and a 3D cartoon film Shaoshan Youths The Story of Chairman Mao is set to reenact the Great Helmsman s teenage years. Clips were screened at the Changsha International Animation and Games Exhibition in Mao s Hunan hometown. Animated depictions of revolutionary leaders had been taboo until now with future films on the teenage years of other recent historical figures coming soon. 56 December 2013 //

59 Edited by Andrew chin & zoey zha Canvassed Imagine Sisyphus Happy For more art exhibitions in Shanghai this month, turn to p88 On the Shelves Just out READ Inspired by her stay in Beijing, French artist Valerie Honnart depicts the myth of Sisyphus through traditional Chinese painting. Pieces echo the Ancient Greek tale of the deceitful king punished by the gods by having to complete the impossible, repetitive task of rolling a boulder up a hill. Honnart links the past and present through her use of stone essential to the story and a staple in traditional Chinese landscape paintings. Additional pieces explore her solutions for finding happiness in the mundane. // Imagine Sisyphus Happy runs until Dec 29. Philippe Staib Gallery, Building 4, Room 102, 50 Moganshan Lu 莫干山路 50 号 室 ( , Award-winning author Bill Porter (aka Red Pine) is a trusted translator of Buddhist and Taoist poetry. In Yellow River Odyssey, he follows the world s sixth longest river from its mouth to its source high on the Tibetan plateau, making stops at the hometowns of historical figures like Confucius and Laozi and mixing observations of China s rich history with its present culture. In the German literary-prize winning The King of China, Tilman Rammstedt observes the misadventures of a man who gives his grandfather an all-expenses-paid trip to China. However, different reasons prevent the two from actually going. Armed with a guidebook, Keith writes a series of increasingly surreal letters to his family detailing their fictitious trip to China. The HMS Poseidon was one of Britain s most modern submarines when it sank off the Chinese coast in The previously forgotten event triggered massive changes in submarine design and rescue procedures. Award-winning reporter and SinoScuba founder Stephen R. Schwankert reveals its secret salvaging in Poseidon: China s Secret Salvage of Britain s Lost Submarine traces his seven-year journey to find out why. Classic Yundi In a country full of young classical prodigies, Yundi stands out. The Chongqing native drew international attention for becoming the first Chinese winner of the XIL Chopin International Piano Competition at the age of 18. Since then, he s performed on the world s most prestigious stages and is celebrated as the leading exponent of Chopin s music. His highly anticipated show includes a mix of Chopin, Beethoven and national folk songs. // Dec 23, 7.30pm, RMB Shanghai Oriental Art Center, 425 Dingxiang Lu, by Yingchun Lu 丁香路 425 号, 近迎春路 ( ) Transcripted I always challenge myself to be better each time, almost killing myself. I hope this spirit can pass on to more young people through the sculpture. Hong Kong action legend Jackie Chan reflects on his legacy last month, while unveiling a statue of him taking on a dragon. Created by Israeli-American sculptor Omri Amrany, the piece, called Battle of Harmony, is comprised of thousands of hand-modeled Jackies, a metaphor that your biggest opponent is yourself. Deep. It can be found in front of the still unopened JC Film Gallery in Putuo District, a strong sign that the RMB40 million complex will finally open to the public next April. Causing a Scene BooshkaBaash Since 2009, this mini-festival has been offering a diverse range of musical styles. While this spring s edition was marred by an unexpected crackdown, they re back with a diverse lineup that runs December 6 to 7 and includes Scandinavian postrock instrumentalists Caves of Steel and Chicago house pioneer Alton Miller. The festival kicks off with their traditional opening party, featuring three of Shanghai s hardest hitting bands. Iron Virgin will play a set of Iron Maiden classics, Noukilla will get the dance floor bumping and the city s Studio 188 supergroup will debut their 13-year old singing wunderkind Asha Mei who recently wowed over 5,000 people en-route to winning the Shanghai Glee top prize. // Booshkabaash s opening night party is on Dec 6, 9pm, RMB Melting Pot, 288 Taikang Lu, by Ruijin Er Lu 泰康路 288 号, 近瑞金二路 ( See page 90 for details on additional events. December 2013 // 57

60 arts lead The Ballad of Kusama Yayoi What makes the polka dot queen of avant-garde tick? BY Andrew Chin and Zoey Zha Despite voluntarily living at the Seiwa Hospital for the Mentally Ill in Tokyo since 1977, influential Japanese artist Kusama Yayoi has seen her stock go way up recently. In the last five years, the 85- year-old has collaborated with everyone from Marc Jacobs to the London Underground, sales of her works are setting auction records and people are packing into major retrospectives of her career around the world. Now, the first major exbibit of her work to come to China opens at MoCa Shanghai on December 15, the only Mainland stop on the two-year A Dream I Dreamed world tour and a rare opportunity to delve into the world of a true artistic original. Kusama Yayoi s childhood was unhappy abusive mother, suicidal thoughts and frequent hallucinations that bled into her work. Born on March 22, 1929 in Nagano into a prosperous conservative family, she began to paint her iconic polka dots and nets into watercolor, pastel and oil paintings when she was ten years old. Art is everything for me. Without art, there is no way I would have had connection with society, she says matter-of-factly. Every moment in every day, I ve lived for creation. I hate the thought of my power of art becoming weaker. I have kept my spirits high to present my art with never-ending desire for creation. She followed her muse at an early age, dropping out of the prestigious Kyoto Municipal School of Arts and Craft s Nihonga painting program to host solo exhibitions in Tokyo. An early correspondence with modernist painter Georgia O Keefe convinced her to move to New York. By 1958, she had settled into a New York City apartment, exhibiting with pop-art pioneers Andy Warhol and Claes Oldenburg, working in the same studio as sculptur Eva Hesse, dating influential artist Joseph Cornell and selling her first Infinity Net painting to minimalist sculptor Donald Judd for US$200 the 1959 piece No. 2 sold for US$5.1 million at a 2008 Christie s auction, the then record sale of a living female artist s work. I'm so happy the art I created inspired artists like Andy Warhol. Repetition, minimalism and magnification these are my concepts The 1960s saw Kusama develop her original style. Her first gallerysized installation Aggregation: One Thousand Boats Show opened in 1963 at the Gertrude Stein Gallery wowing attendees, including Warhol. She continued with her infinity net paintings while dabbling in sculpture and creating infinity mirror rooms. Her 1968 film Kusama s Self-Obliteration won prizes at film festivals and she also dabbled in fashion. Her style is very, very unique, notes A Dream I Dreamed, curator Kim Sun-hee. She created her own art world and that s why she s great. Her work hasn t changed that much. In a way she has repeated her style but is expanding her artwork bigger whether through form, meaning or elements used. She is a total artist. For a time, she even outshone Warhol, garnering front page coverage for outrageous happenings like 1969 s Grand Orgy to Awaken the Dead at the MOMA, that consisted of her painting dots on naked performers. In an open letter, she offered her body to Nixon in exchange for ending the Vietnam War, but her biggest controversy came at the 1966 Venice Bienalle s debut of her infamous Narcissus Garden. Showing up uninvited, and in a golden kimono, Kusama set her kinetic carpet of hundreds of mirrored metal spheres on the lawn. She then proceeded to sell individual pieces for 1,200 lire before organizers shut her down. It was a bold comment on art s commodification by an audacious provocateur in an era full of them. Back then I was filled with the struggle in my heart as ever, Kusama says. Looking back, many art critics say that my influence can be seen in the transition of contemporary art in America. I am so happy that the art I created inspired artists like Andy Warhol. Repetition, minimalism and magnification these are my concepts which I believe is spreading among many artists. By 1973, poor health and Cornell s death convinced her to move back to Japan. An attempt at art dealing failed and in 1977 she moved into her hospital home, a short distance from her studio. As she slipped from the art world s memory, she spent the 1980s writing novels and poems like Manhattan Suicide Addict and Double Suicide at Sakuragazuka. She would make her grand reentrance into the art world with her dazzling Pumpkin at the Japanese Pavillion at the 1993 Venice Bienalle. The mirrored room consisted of pumpkin sculptures and a magician robe-adorned Kusama. 58 December 2013 //

61 All images from Yayoi Kusama Studio The wonderful world of Kasuma Yayoi (top, left to right): Obliteration Room (2002), No. 2 (1959), Manhattan Murder Suicide, Yellow Pumpkin (2000), Moment of Regeneration (2001), Pumpkin (1991), Love is Calling (2013), Narcissus Garden (1966). First page: Self-Portrait (2000) Since then, she s been commissioned to create elaborate projects such as the Thousands of Eyes floor exhibit at the Queen Elizabeth II Courts of Law in Brisbane and a 120-foot reproduction of her Yellow Trees painting on an uncompleted condominium in New York s Meatpacking District. I love creating large scale works. With my vast longing spirit, I want to express what I owe as a human being in this endless eternity. Large scale works are effective to develop a world of hope, passion and innovation, Kusama says. While she s beloved internationally indie group Boy Least Likely To even wrote a song praising her Asian crowds haven t really seen Kusama s work. It s a problem that Daegu Art Museum director Kim Sun-hee sought to rectify with the A Dream I Dreamed exhibition. Asia s contemporary art history is very short and her exhibitions were successfully touring important cities in Europe, America and South America, Kim says. She s the most important artist in contemporary art and many museum directors were interested, so we decided to do an Asian tour exhibition. The result is 118 works that reflect Kusama s career, including iconic pieces like Yellow Pumpkin and Narcissus Garden, infinity mirror rooms like I m Here But Nothing and the popular Obliteration Room, an interactive piece where attendees are given colorful stickers and invited to create their own Kusama Yayoi piece. I visited her four times in preparing this exhibition and she put in a lot of effort to make new artwork for it, Kim says. She s very energetic and sometimes paints two paintings in a day. She doesn t have interests like us and concentrates solely on her work. She says she s living for art, living by art, living off art (laughs). She s truly that kind of artist that doesn t have any desire except art. Although Kusama continues to be prolific, she will not be attending the exhibition. She paints in a wheelchair and relies on two assistants for menial tasks. Regardless, she remains motivated and was thrilled that over 300,000 people attended the opening stop in Daegu. She hopes more will see her work s debut in China. I am so moved, she says. I have always read Chinese poetry and literature with deep respect since I was a teenager. I have been involved in art and literature for a long time and I need to leave my messages to the young generation. I think that people should look at all the world s chaotic barren troubles with calmer, deeper, straighter and fairer eyes to complete life with peace and love. // A Dream I Dreamed runs from Dec 15 to Mar 30, RMB50. MOCA Shanghai, People s Park, 231 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Huangpi Bei Lu 人民公园, 南京西路 231 号, 近黄陂北路 ( , win! We have a pair of tickets for the Kusama Yayoi exhibit. Simply answer the following question: What year was Kusama's Louis Vuitton line released? Answer with the subject Kasuma Yayoi' to by December 11. December 2013 // 59

62 arts music Queen of Peking Opera Celebrating the Legacy of Mei Lanfang BY Andrew Chin (clockwise from left) Mei Lanfang without the makeup, hosting Charlie Chaplin in Shanghai, in his classic dan roles. This month may be dominated by the 120th birthday celebrations of Mao Zedong, but another national icon is being feted for the same anniversary. Mei Lanfang was arguably China s greatest actor impressive because he predominantly played the female dan role in Peking opera. He s credited for popularizing the art abroad, where his fans included Charlie Chaplin, silent film Zorro Douglas Fairbanks and German playwright Bertolt Brecht. Remembered as the best of his era s Four Great Dan, Mei was much more. He brought a number of innovations to Peking Opera, from makeup (he was the first to wear lipstick), music (his productions popularized the erhu in shows), choreography (his iconic sword dance in Farewell My Concubine) and, most importantly, characterization. At a time when females were barred from performing, Mei Mei was arguably China s first pop star; cigarettes were named after him and a popular saying was that a good wife should be like Mei Lanfang elevated the dan into the starring role by combining elements of the qinyi (noble lady), huadan (coquettish woman) and daomadan (female warrior) into a new huashan character that excelled in singing, dancing and martial arts. The techniques he introduced led to the development of the Mei School that is regarded as one of the three major dramatic performing systems in the world, alongside the naturalistic method acting school of Constantin Stanislavsky and Brecht s Epic Theater of artifice. Born on October 22, 1894 to a family of Peking Opera and Kunqu performers, Mei made his stage debut at the historic Guanghe Theater in Bejing at 10. Despite being told by an early teacher that his dull eyes would limit his opportunities, Mei was a star by his teens. His fame reached a national level when he gave a sterling three day performance at Shanghai s Dan Gui stage at what is now Fuzhou Lu and Hubei Lu in Three years later he performed for 45 straight days, before moving to the city in 1918 to star in the silent film Chun Xiang Nao Xue Chun Xiang Disturbs the Studies. By then, Mei was arguably China s first pop star; cigarettes were named after him and a popular saying then was that a good wife should be like Mei Lanfang and a good son like [fellow actor] Zhou Xinfang. Shanghai had a profound influence on his work. While Mei had been lauded for reviving old arias 60 December 2013 //

63 and for changing the emphasis from singing to performing in Peking Opera, he was influenced by the city s modern drama that used elaborate sets, electric stage lights and modern stories. During this Golden Age, Mei was the first star to perform outside the country. He toured Japan three times (1919, 1924 and 1956), while his 1930 North American and 1935 European shows drew audiences that included Stanislavski, Brecht, Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw and purportedly Stalin. When Chaplin and Shaw visited China, they made sure to see Mei. While he was busy spreading Chinese culture around the world, tensions were growing with Japan back home. As the Japanese tightened their grip on the country, from 1932 Mei settled into a villa at what is now 87 Sinan Lu. To raise spirits, he created a number of patriotic shows like Battle Against the Invaders, donating profits to those affected by the war. By 1937 it was too late, as Shanghai fell to the Japanese. Mei fled to Hong Kong, only to return in 1942 once that city was also occupied. Despite having numerous fans in the puppet government, Mei refused to perform and grew a beard in protest. He lived an impoverished life, but was embraced by the new Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Following 1949, Mei served as director of the China Beijing Opera Theater, director of the Chinese Opera Research Institute and vicechairman of China Federation of Literary and Art Circles. A consummate worker, Mei was planning an extensive tour of northwest China when he died of a heart attack on August 8, While he and Peking Opera were denounced during the Cultural Revolution, his legacy has been restored. His last home on Beijing s Hugosi Lu was converted into the Mei Lanfang Memorial Museum in 1986, while the Mei Lanfang Grand Theater opened in His life was turned into the splashy 2008 biopic Forever Enthralled, but his biggest legacy lies in the work of his son, Mei Baojiu. A superb dan in his own right, Mei Baojiu has successfully carried on his father s Mei School and is the head of the Beijing Peking Opera Troupe. Since August, the group has been retracing Mei Lanfang s tour as part of his 120th birthday celebrations and they come to Shanghai this month. // Beijing Peking Opera Troupe performs Cycles of Sixty Years Appointment: 120th Anniversary of Mei Lanfang s Concerts, Dec 6, 7.15pm, RMB Shanghai Grand Theatre, 300 Renmin Da Dao, by Huangpi Bei Lu 人民大道 300 号, 近黄陂北路 ( , win! We have a pair of tickets for the Mei Lanfang anniversary show to give away. Simply answer the following question: With 1993 film about Peking Opera won the Cannes Palme D'or? Answer with the subject Mei Lanfang' to com by December 4. THE LEGACY Mei Baojiu and disciple Hu Wenge BY ZOEY ZHA Mei Baojiu showed up to the Shanghai press conference for his father s 120th Anniversary Concert with a humble smile. The youngest son of Mei Lanfang has become a legendary dan in his own right, and the catalyst for the tour. While happy to be back in his birthplace, the 80-year-old was understandably exhausted from traveling with the crew through four cities. However, he chatted with That s about his father s legacy while introducing his best disciple, Hu Wenge, who he hopes will continue the Mei tradition of great male dans. How would you describe Master Mei Lanfang? Mei: To me, he was impeccable as an artist and a great man. Back then, xi zi the mocking name for stage performers were not well educated. They were treated as people with low status. My father, however, was more of a scholar than a stage performer. He indulged in researching opera, writing poems and painting. He enriched his performances by absorbing the essences of all art forms. That is what is unique about my father and why Mei Opera earned its recognition and reputation. I used to compare him to a crystal ball a symbol of perfection. And as I recall, he never scolded anyone. Master Mei grew a beard when threatened by Japanese army officials. Do you remember what that situation was like? Mei: Those Japanese officials intruded into our house at Sinan Lu three times. My father knew what they were plotting, but he knew better and would never cave in. He asked an acquaintance, Dr. Wu, to give him three injections to make him ill. Dr. Wu was very experienced and warned him that these dosages were likely to put his life in danger. My father decided to take the risk. When those officials came for the third time, my seriously ailing father left them no choice but to give up asking him to perform. Even they were in awe. I still remember clearly how much pain my father was in after the injections. Peking Opera is quintessentially Chinese but its popularity is fading. Do you think that the art form is being marginalized? Mei: I wouldn t say it is being marginalized but I did have an interesting experience. A young girl presented flowers after my performance and said she would like to learn Peking Opera. When I asked if she knew about Mei Lanfang, she hesitated and said, Mei Yanfang (a famous deceased Hong Kong pop singer) was great. That s when I figured that it isn t the art that s being marginalized but the culture itself hasn t been properly introduced. I listen to Michael Jackson and Celine Dion s songs, which are all great works. They help me with my performances. Different forms of arts can co-exist well, but you have to understand them properly first. As the third successor of Mei Opera and a male dan yourself, what are the challenges for male dan as opposed to female ones? Hu: Indeed most of the famous dan now are females, which is easy to understand. A good dan should be a combination of good figure, great facial expressions and a beautiful voice. For example, perfecting a tender voice is time-consuming for a male performer. But the male dan is part of traditional Peking opera culture. We have an advantage in terms of qi and for stretching stage performances. After all, a good performance comprises steady techniques and understanding of the role. When it comes to understanding, it is truly a genderless question. Mei Opera is not famous for exuberant performances but for proper presentation of a rich character. December 2013 // 61

64 arts film Shanghai Short Film Awards Meiwenti Productions celebrates the amateur auteur BY Andrew Chin Over the past month, budding Spielbergs have been spotted filming on the Metro, converting their apartments into crime scenes and making friends dress in ridiculous outfits in an attempt to capture the Best Film Award at the Shanghai Short Film Awards at the historic Xinguang Cinema on December 15. Meiwenti Productions is organizing the eleventh edition of this contest that celebrates DIY filmmaking. Participants are given four weeks to submit an eight- to twelve-minute film related to the theme One Night Stand. The whole idea is to motivate people to learn about film and show them that the technology is here so everyone can participate in film, explains Meiwenti founder Juan Vargas. A lot of people want to make movies but they re afraid of the quality and what people are going to think. The idea is to kick you in the ass to get off the sofa. If you re having fun learning how to make a movie with friends, then you will do it. Vargas epitomizes the festival s can-do spirit. Since moving to Shanghai a decade ago with no film experience, he s made two independent full-length films, 2006 s 90 Days Visa and the upcoming Quakebeam an experimental scifi-action-comedy with completely improvised dialogue. Like many artists, Vargas motivation came from distaste. In this case, it was the Adam Sandlerstarring dramedy Spanglish. That movie was so crap, he says. I was outraged, especially because these movies get millions of dollars in funding. I called my friends and told them I wanted to do a movie. The whole idea is to motivate people to learn about film and show them that everyone can make one Over 100 people were involved in the nine-month making of 90 Days Visa. During post-production of the film, Vargas created the Shanghai Short Film Contest to sustain the buzz that the film created. A lot of people that participated in the beginning have become professionals, Vargas says. In a way, Meiwenti is like a trampoline where people realize they can do this and continue. Submitted films have ranged from film noir to sarcastic, comedic takes on conventional Hollywood romance to stop motion. The best are screened at the awards show with a jury of industry professionals awarding Best Film, Second Best Film, Best Actor and Best Actress. Attendees vote on the People s Choice Award. Regardless of who wins, Vargas describes the party as one of the best in town. It s very sexy because girls dress nice, but since you re seeing something on screen, it makes it very conducive to talking, he says. // Dec 15, pm, RMB Xinguang Cinema, 586 Ningbo Lu, by Guangxi Bei Lu 宁波路 586 号, 近广西北路 (donjuanvargas. wix.com/meiwenti, outlook.com) win! We have a pair of tickets for the Shanghai Short Film Awards to give away. Simply send an e- mail with the subject Shanghai Short Film Awards to by December11. CHINA'S MICRO-FILM BOOM Online independent film is gaining steam in China. Known as wei dian ying 微电影 in Chinese, industry experts estimate that over 2000 micro-films are made per year compared to 500 features. Directors like The Chopstick Brothers have leveraged viral successes into feature film opportunities, while companies like Lenovo and Intel have had success using the form to push their brand message. Even Yao Ming is getting into the act, starring with his wife in a public service micro-film this August about the importance of designated drivers when drinking. Although debates rage on what actually constitutes a micro-film, everyone agrees that the trend will continue. At its most basic, they are non-feature length videos that are submitted onto streaming services like Youku. The China Internet Network Information (CNNIC) reported that 65.9 percent of China s 372 million The Chopstick Brothers in Old Boys Internet users watch online videos, with an estimated 30 million people that shoot, edit and produce them. The Chopstick Brothers gained fame with with 2010 s Old Boys. The 43-minute movie shows two old high school friends attempting to recapture their youthful glory by participating in a singing contest. It has generated over 60 million hits. As China subtly introduces measures to curb online piracy, companies like Tencent, Sina, Sohu and Youku have been increasingly creating and depending on their original productions. Youku s first original online sitcom, Hip-Hop Office Quartet, has garnered over 200 million hits and launched its fifth season in July. The company teamed with the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society on the Beautiful 2012 micro-film series that included contributions by Golden Horse-winning director Tsai Ming- Liang and frequent Zhang Yimou collaborator Lü Yue. That series also includes My Way, a film about a transgendered woman in Hong Kong that has received more than four million hits since being posted on Youku. The artistic film s success has given optimism that micro-film offers an opportunity to fully pursue artistic projects. Although the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) announced restrictions last year on micro-films, they have placed the onus on video sites to monitor the material. Despite the regulations, various government agenies have organized hundreds of micro-film festivals, and the biggest issues surround how the medium will evolve as it leaves the underground. // To see some of China s most successful microfilm projects, see the expanded online story at online.thatsmags.com 62 December 2013 //

65 music Top Floor Circus Why So Serious? By Zoey Zha There is no more quintessential Shanghai rock band than Top Floor Circus. Since forming in 2001, they ve released four full-length records, including the just released 30-song double album Money Ruins a Relationship (Yet a Relationship Ruins Money and the Relationship) that prominently features new member Fanfan s female vocals. Featuring satirical observations about city life sung completely in Shanghainese (they were briefly banned from performing in the city due to controversial 2009 pre-expo song Shanghai Welcomes You,) TFC s wild Christmas shows have become a holiday rock tradition. We chat with the group s bassist Su Yong about what makes the band tick after a dozen years. On the evolution of the group We started by playing experimental music and then we tried rock and punk. On our last album we even tried xiao qingxin (indiepop). We like being diverse. We don t intend to write more Mandarin songs. Top Floor Circus stands for Shanghai dialect and so be it On song inspiration Trivial things real life, so to say. I think we re exposed to those over-sentimental love songs now. Missing a date won t kill anybody. We will live even if we can t be the brightest star in the sky. That s who we are normal people. We worry about being late for work if we stop for breakfast. That s how we wrote Shanghai 25 Hours. On China s rock scene Chinese rock culture originally developed in northern cities like Beijing and Lanzhou, but we do have great southern rock bands. The competition is much less fierce here. We are encouraged to create out of pure interest and absolute joy. On singing in Shanghainese When we perform on national stages like the MIDI Music Festival, we will pick Mandarin songs or at least have subtitles. We do get concerned that audiences from different places will have difficulty connecting with Shanghainese dialect. Having said that, we don t intend to write more Mandarin songs. Top Floor Circus stands for the Shanghai dialect and so be it. On future plans We always say, we re not a group of ambitious people. We get together, chat, write down ideas and then sing them out. Yet, when it comes to money, we make sure that everyone gets the right amount. That s how we keep united. (laughs) On regrets No. We re devoted to making each album but discussions end once they re completed. As long as we re satisfied, it doesn t matter. After all, why so serious? Perfection is never our goal. // Top Floor Circus headlines their annual Shanghai Calling! Christmas Party on Dec 24, 8pm, RMB MAO Livehouse, 3/F, 308 Chongqing Nan Lu, by JianguoZhong Lu 重庆南路 308 号, 近建国中路 ( ) We have three tickets for the Shanghai Calling show to give away. Simply answer the following question: What is Top Floor Circus' Shanghainese name? win! Answer with the subject Top Floor Circus to by December 11. STEPPE BROTHERS Ajinai s Mongolian folk fusion BY Karol Zawistowski Since forming in Beijing in 2009, Ajinai has built a dedicated following. Their 2012 self-titled debut album demonstrated their uncanny ability to turn traditional Mongolian tunes into songs with oodles of contemporary appeal. Fresh from a European tour, bandleader Hugjiltu chatted with us ahead of their December 6 show in Shanghai as part of the Guinness MORE Music Series, spotlighting China s urban folk scene. How did Ajinai start mixing Mongolian music with contemporary sounds? I come from a traditional music background, but in Beijing there are so many musicians who come from different backgrounds doing various styles of music, so we are always trying to bring out different possibilities in Mongolian music. It is becoming an important and innovative way for Mongolians to spread our music. There will be definitely more new attempts in our future work. What type of things do you sing about? Most of our music involves concerns of the current situation and issues of the prairie and Mongolian people. We also adapted some local folk songs which have either great significance or distinctive local characteristics. Which of the band s unique instruments gets the most oohs and looks when you play live? Probably the morin khuur. The audience is fascinated when we play it and its sounds are very special. It's a wooden two-stringed instrument whose neck has the form of a horse-head; its sound has been described as expansive and unrestrained, like a wild horse neighing or a breeze in the grasslands. Your group features throat singing. Is that a dying art or are there many people still practicing it? This kind of throat singing is called khoomei and is traditional in Mongolia. It has a very distinctive sound and compresses lots of emotional tension. Not many people in Mongolia were learning it and it came close to dying, but recently more young people are starting to study it. There are a lot of khoomei teachers in schools. What does the future hold? The new album should be released in 2014 and is a bit different from our last one. Our new band members are bringing more of an electro and Mongolian music mix. // Dec 6, 8.30pm, RMB60 (with a bottle of Guinness). Yuyintang, 851 Kaixuan Lu, by Yan an Xi Lu 凯旋路 851 号, 近延安西路 ( , We have a pair of tickets for the Ajinai show to give away. Simply answer the following question: With which kind of hair is the bow of the morin khuur stringed? win! Answer with the subject Ajinai to by December 4. December 2013 // 63

66 arts dance Heartbeat of Home Creators of Riverdance ready for their encore BY Andrew Chin What do you do for an encore after a worldwide sensation like Riverdance? When director John McColgan and producer Moya Doherty adapted a seven-minute dance routine from the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest into a full-length stage production in 1995, they couldn t expect that 22 million people across forty countries would attend. Rather than rest on their laurels, the couple are back with ambitious new production Heartbeat of Home, making its international debut in China this month. A cast of 29 dancers, cutting-edge projection technology and a tenpiece band have been brought in to complete McColgan and Doherty s vision, to reach new heights of excellence in music and dance in a contemporary interpretation. Heartbeat of Home follows three separate groups in Ireland, Spain and Africa forced to leave their homelands in search of a better future. The show s first act pays homage to that first generation of travelers as they reset their lives, while the second act is a celebration of the present, where cultures and dances have merged. We wanted to not only reflect the changing face of modern Ireland but to embrace the story of immigration and how we have traveled to new worlds where we communicate to each other through music and dance, Doherty explains. It s a show from our deep rooted culture taking the much loved rhythms of flamenco, tango and salsa with modern street rhythms to create a beautiful experience together with the wonderful percussive drum-like rhythms of the Irish dancers, so loved by all Riverdance fans. Although there are several scenes that spotlight a specific dance like modern flamenco and hardshoe acapella, the show has inspired intrigue for mixing seemingly disparate styles. It opens with a spectacular number where Afro-Cuban, Latin and Irish dance converge. The purely Irish numbers came first as they were easier for me, admits John Carey, who oversaw choreography with David Bollger, Artistic Director of Coiscéim Dance All the guys in the audience want to be him and all the girls want to date him! Theatre in Dublin. The fusion numbers took a lot more time and collaborative effort to get the right mix and blend of styles that was exciting while keeping the dancers true to their roots. As the first English dancer selected to join Riverdance, Carey is part of Heartbeat of Home s impressive creative team. Golden Globe nominated composer Brian Byrne (Albert Nobbs, In America) wrote the score and 2012 Irish PEN Award winner Joseph O Connor provided lyrics and the narrative. McColgan and Doherty also insisted on using the latest technology to conjure up a changing stage environment. Designing an animated environment using cutting-edge animation projection technology was critical, Doherty says and it pays off in the Don t Slip Jig scene that recreates a famed photo of workers eating lunch on an iron girder high above New York City. The entire piece got rapturous applause every single night even before the dancing started, Carey says. The scenery, the projection and moving set for this number are absolutely spectacular and recreate the picture perfectly. Then the dancers move out of their static pose, stand on the girder and perform a hard shoe acapella piece which incorporates comedy along with sheer amazing dancing. Pulling off these intricate moves is a cast headlined by esteemed names like Irish dancer Ciara Sexton (female lead in Michael Flatley s Lord of the Dance), Latin dancer Clare Craze (pro dancer on Dancing with the Stars) and Afro- Cuban dancer Teneisha Bonner (star of Into the Hoods, the longest running dance show in West End history). While Carey praises all of the dancers as absolute stars, he singles out the standout performance of Irish dance male lead Bobby Hodges. He couples a captivating stage presence with a cool effortless vibe looking like a Hollywood movie star, Carey gushes. All the guys in the audience want to be him and all the girls want to date him! More than 40,000 people have already fallen under Hodges and the show s sway since its rapturous official debut at Dublin s Bord Gáis Energy Theatre on October 2. Audiences and critics raved about its initial ten-day run, and a performance was filmed for a 2014 DVD release. The show will travel to China for pairs of performances in Beijing and Shanghai, before making its North American debut in Toronto next year. Dance is an international language and the rhythms within Irish dance are so strong, percussive and powerful, like a heartbeat to speak to the world, Doherty says. We have a very close relationship with Chinese audiences with Riverdance and hope the audiences will embrace the new show and all its vibrant energy in the same way. // Heartbeat of Home runs from Dec 6-7, 7.30pm, RMB180-1,500. Shanghai Grand Stage, 1111 Zhongshan Lu, by Tianyaoqiao Lu 上海大舞台, 漕溪北路 1111 号, 近天钥桥路. ( , 64 December 2013 //

67 Q&A with Heartbeat of Home s Natasia and Gianna Petracic Gianna To fill their cast, the producers of Heartbeat of Home organized an online talent search. Dancers from around the world were invited to submit a video for a chance to join the cast. Australian sisters Natasia and Gianna Petracic managed to land two of the coveted ten spots. That s chatted with the two about the audition process, opening night and coming to China for the first time. How did you get involved with Heartbeat of Home? Gianna: I had heard from a close friend that the producers of Riverdance were creating a new dance show and they were encouraging dancers across the globe to audition online. Originally I wasn t going to but then one night after dancing, my sister Natasia and I said what have we got to lose? So we made a video. Natasia: It landed us a spot to attend the live auditions, followed by being asked to join as a dancer in the show. What is it like working with dancers in a different style? Gianna: To be surrounded by so many talented, passionate and hardworking people every day is a true blessing. During rehearsals, I was always eager to attend class as I knew I would be challenging myself in different styles of dance. Some days were tough and some days were great. But Natasia having dancers trained in flamenco, ballroom, contemporary dance and Irish dance made it an exciting working environment. We all supported one another as we were all equally interested to learn from each other. Natasia: I enjoyed working amongst all the artists during rehearsals as it showcased such a dynamic blend. We learned from one another and explored movement with the choreographers so we could create something innovative for the show. The show premiered in October. What was opening night like? Natasia: Opening night was a roller coaster of emotions and one of the most memorable shows I have ever performed. The audience was as energetic as the show which makes any performer motivated to perform on stage. Gianna: Nothing can top the feeling of being able to dance beside my older sister and have our mother sitting in the audience watching. The show will be coming to China this month. Are you excited about the shows? Natasia: China will be an experience as this is our first time to visit. I am sure everyone will be blown away by what we have to offer. December 2013 // 65

68 arts theater Rule of Thumbelina SRT Returns with Hans Christian Andersen Adaptation BY Andrew Chin In Shanghai Repertory Theater s (SRT) upcoming adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen s Thumbelina, a girl as tall as a thumb emerges from a flower. On her way to her happily ever after, she is forced to fend off suitors including a rat that wants to turn her into a showgirl, a rich mole with a large bottle cap collection and a momma s boy toad. The play marks the first SRT production since last December, and will continue their family friendly holiday show tradition that began with 2009 s A Christmas Carol. While Andersen is best known for his three-volume Fairy Tales collection, comrpised of stories like The Little Mermaid, The Ugly Duckling and The Emperor s New Clothes, SRT founder Rosita L. Janbakhsh says the show will appeal to audiences of all ages. In Thumbelina, you have a woman fighting against being forced to marry certain people, she says. Even though kids will find it silly because it s animals, adults will see these deeper themes of one woman wanting to do something different to what is expected from her. Balancing between different demographics is a challenge that director Maja-Stina Wang is accustomed to. She directed SRT s 2012 holiday production of C.S. Lewis The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and a 2010 Chinese-language adaptation of Swedish children s story A Night in February. For both adults and children to enjoy it, we d like to find the depth and try to bring out some of the subjects in the script like Am I ugly because I don t look like you? and Am I not worth anything because I don t have money? she explains. When I read it now as an adult, I immediately relate it to my life here and now. I m a PhD student at the Shanghai Theater Academy and I have these discussions about marriage and money with my students who are wondering what All play with the cast and crew of Thumbelina Even though kids will find it silly, adults will see these deeper themes of a woman wanting to do something different from what is expected of her choices they want to make. Set on a riverbank, the show features a cast of seven that will portray 20 characters. Wang plans to add a few artistic touches to the show, like shadow play and physical movement. I always try to find new ways to use the Ke Center, she adds. This time, I would like to open it up to create a landscape by placing lights in weird places. We want the audience to feel like they are in the forest as well. Artistic challenges have always been a mandate at SRT. Since starting in 2009, the company has adapted a contemporary Chineselanguage play that they brought to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, produced a completely original show, performed an all-french play and spearheaded initiatives like the 24-hour theater festival held two years ago. It s a beautiful thing to be able to grow to the point where you can choose what shows you want to do when, Janbakhsh says. The focus is to do the highest quality work that we can with the amount of support available to the company while still challenging ourselves artistically. Although Thumbelina will be SRT s only play in 2013, they have big plans for next year, including a four-person contemporary play set for the spring and possibly reviving their Creative Collaborators Competition (CCC) where anyone can submit a one-act play for possible production. While a few new companies have popped up during SRT s hiatus, Janbakhsh is encouraged by the growing thirst for theater in the city. It s pretty cool to say that we have this many English-language plays happening in Shanghai, she says. It s more than the number of English-language films playing in the cinema. Where in the world can you go where you have more plays available to you than films in the cinema? // Dec 6-15, 8pm (Wed-Sat), 3pm (weekend matinee), RMB Ke Center for the Contemporary Arts, 613B Kaixuan Lu, by Yan an Xi Lu 凯旋路 613 号, 近延安西路 ( , FAIRY TALE LAND The world s first theme park based on Hans Christian Andersen s fairy tales is supposed to open in Shanghai in time for the Spring Festival. The eighthectare park will incorporate elements of his notable works in its New Jiangwan City site. Originally scheduled to open in 2009, the project was delayed due to its initial investors being busted for bribery, and the global financial crisis. However, new patron Gui Longde has shelled out RMB200 million to complete the project. Whether it actually does get done or not, it will not be even close to the oddest literary theme parks in the world. That honor goes to London s Dickensland a recreation of the joie de vivre that was Industrial Revolution-era England. However, the proposed Napoleonland complete with a guillotine may up the standard for insane amusement parks. We have a pair of tickets to Thumbelina to give away. Simply answer the following question: win! A statue of the Little Mermaid is one of Copenhagen s biggest tourist attractions and a frequent target for vandalism. What did the artists of the Situationist movement do to it in 1964? Answers with the subject Thumbelina to by December 4. Elliot debruyn 66 December 2013 //

69 theater Holiday Jeer THE RETURN OF THE MISANTHROPIC ELF BY Andrew Chin Seasonal misery is mined for sardonic comedy in Urban Aphrodite s adaptation of David Sedaris The SantaLand Diaries. Based on his experiences working as a Macy s department store elf during the holiday rush, the one-man show follows the observations of a penniless, misanthropic aspiring soap opera writer forced to take the job as Crumpet the Christmas Elf. It s a dark side of the season that Sedaris mines for comic gold. John Prakapas (Betrayal) dons the green elf costume and throughout the show delivers wry monologues on Santa-fearing children, pushy parents, the hierarchy of mall elf duties and a peppy costume manager that insists they must all wear panties for the sake of realism. I used to work in a big department store in a mall as Christmas help, Prakapas says. It can be a total nightmare, so it really isn t hard to empathize with the character. While Crumpet may be having a terrible Christmas, The SantaLand Diaries has been a gift that keeps giving. The short essay provided Sedaris with his big break. His reading of the piece on American public radio station NPR s Morning Edition show in 1992 brought his unique perspective to national attention. We thought it was so funny and clever, we decided to make it a holiday tradition, says the show's executive editor Ellen McDonnell. "The response to Crumpet the elf was overwhelming and positive." Since then, the popular humorist has sold over ten million copies of his nine books. The show was first adapted for the stage in 1996 by four-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello and has become a modern seasonal favorite in North America. It's also significant for Urban Aphrodite who incorporated Santaland in their Shanghai debut last December. The show sold out three of their four nights at This elf is full of holiday punch I enjoy making fun of sacred things, so this show is perfect. It was so fun and there is no reason not to do it again the Mansion Hotel, and Prakapas laughs about the unique energy of these performances. It was a roller coaster! he exclaims. Every night something would go wrong and it would make the show different. One night, one lady kept calling out to me to participate in the action. It was hilarious in retrospect and it turned out to be the best show. Following that show, Urban Aphrodite has produced eight plays ranging from stage classics like Who s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? to modern comedies like The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged) to experimental theater pieces like Thom Paine (An Ode to Nothing). In April, the company organized a successful Shanghai Glee competition for high school and elementary school students. I m thankful for the beautiful energy coming back from the audience, says show director and Urban Aphrodite founder Ann James. We have people that have seen all the shows since the last Christmas show and we now offer subscription packages. People who are willing to commit to seeing more than one of our shows is a blessing. Originally not on their production schedule, the show was remounted on Prakapas request. The thought kept nagging at me, he says. I really just wanted another crack at it. I enjoy making fun of sacred things, so this show is perfect. It was so fun and there is no reason not to do it again. The 45-minute show will be preceded by a one-act musical production by the six solo finalists from Shanghai Glee. While they attend different high schools, the cast became friends through the competition with a desire to work together on a project. Much like Prakapas, the teenagers approached James about participating. It s pretty much their project and it will be as adult as kids can be, she says. They re doing the choreography themselves and picking the songs. They were talking about some sort of Christmas zombie elves thriller so it s definitely their take on the season. The 45-minute musical will mix together Christmas classics with rock staples like Satisfaction by the Rolling Stones and contemporary pop like Lady Gaga s Applause. The two-act holiday production will have a three-day run and Prakapas has just one wish for the show. Last year I made brownies before every show. At some point, I would walk around and pass them out. I was always surprised at how hard it is to get people to eat brownies, he says before conceding, Of course, I don t know if I would eat something some crazy person in an elf suit handed me. // Dec 12-15, 8pm, RMB Sasha s, 11 Dongping Lu, by Hengshan Lu 东平路 11 号 3 楼, 近衡山路 ( , urbanaphrodite.nl) We have a pair of tickets to The SantaLand Diaries to give away. Simply answer the following question: Which current TV star cowboy played Crumpet in Tony Award winner Joe Mantello s original 1996 stage production of the show? win! Answers with the subject SantaLand Diaries to by December 11. December 2013 // 67

70 eat / drink the grapevine Gossip We kick the season off with a series of tantalizing new drink deals. Ladies get particularly nice attention. On Wednesdays, the shirtless male models at Bar Fly (formerly Sugar) are back, with free-flow sparkling wine for women from 9-11pm (guys get a manly beer and shot for RMB40, so bring that Y chromosome along if you must). That same night, the top-floor bar at Italian concept store 10 Corso Como offers the gentler sex free-flow cocktails from 9pm-midnight. The Oyster House also updated their Tuesday ladies night to an awesome free-flow sparkling wine deal from 6-10pm perfect paired with their wellpriced, delicious bivalves. Six of the best dried fruits and veggies Okra chips These green vegetables are dehydrated instead of deep fried, so they ve got satisfying crunch and no guilt. Eat with hummus awesome. //rmb8/bag. Available at Family mart. Durian Fresh Malaysian durians are vacuum-packed and speedily frozen to maintain freshness and a crunchy, rich durian flavor. //rmb26/50 g bag. musang King, 58 Zhejiang nan lu, by ninghai dong lu 浙江南路 58 号, 近宁海东路 ( ) Mango Fresh tasting and soft, these popular tropical treats are cut into strips and wrapped in individual packs for easy, wholesome snacking on the go. //rmb88/jin. Available at any lai Yifen 来伊份 chain in town. In addition to the puppy power hours (see right) Handle Bar has a winter deal Mon-Fri, 6-8pm with RMB10 Sinkiang, RMB15 glasses of wine AND free spiked cider for us womenfolk. Finally, there s fun for all at el Coctel with Fine de Claire oysters going for RMB10 a pop. Every day, pm. Be there or be square. We are also sad to report that the salad center, Sproutworks in Puxi closed this month their lease was up and Kelly is looking for a couple of new spots in the city center...a location in Xintiandi might be in the works. Fingers crossed. If you re trying to get your health fix on while they re figuring that out, the paragon to vegan virtues Kush is now called Pure and Whole and they ve got a whole new look... but many of those same holistic dishes. In more delicious news, Ming Court has become T ang Court at the Langham Xintiandi, offering elegant Cantonese dishes. Finally, we want to wish all you fine folk the best this holiday season and the year May your dinners be delicious, may your glasses brim with good cheer and may your table be ever surrounded by those you love. Cranberries Celebrate the festive season with these tart little numbers; perfect with cereal, peanuts or sprinkled over salad. // rmb50/bag. Holland & Barrett, 1-2/F Hongyi plaza, 299 nanjing dong lu, by Jiujiang lu 南京东路 299 号宏伊国际广场 1-2 楼, 近九江路 EAT THIS Daybreak delights Sometimes, we crave that perfect accompaniment to our morning cup of coffee a confection so delicious and rich in crumb, it sweetens our entry into the day s cold realities. Thankfully, Goldie and Peidi of Sweet Haven peddle the most luscious loaves in Shanghai. Blueberries Splurge a little to get this hardto-find, antioxidant-rich little power fruit into your daily bag of trail mix. Packed with flavor to chase away the winter blues. //rmb203/kg. Order through Kate & Kimi, kateandkimi.com With their combined love of baked goods and Peidi s chemical engineering background this dynamic duo has put together a stellar set of recipes great for sharing (or hoarding). Pumpkin loaf (RMB85) breathes of seasonal things spicy cinnamon, cloves, vanilla and warm, nutty squash in a blanket of gastronomic glee. Crumbly streusel topping adds welcome crunch and texture. Glazed lemon loaf (RMB80) is a little perkier, the zesty citrus tempering an indulgent and buttery base; a well balanced little number that s easy to fall in love with. To get your dose of bliss, there s an RMB25 flat delivery fee (free with a purchase of RMB250). Currently, the only payment method is via bank transfer or Paypal, but they re working on that. If neither option works, Turkish figs Sticky, sweet and oh-so healthful, these figs taste like candy and are great for a fuel-up. Some of the best (and best priced) you ll find in town. // rmb45/500 g. Order through Jonas emil, find Sweet Haven at markets around town or arrange pickups in Xintiandi. Go ahead. Commit and enjoy it ll be worth every calorie. // 68 December 2013 //

71 Section name Edited by monica liau & tongfei zhang NOM NOM NUMBERS 50% SOUNDBITE How far sharks fin consumption has fallen in China this past year, attributed to a combo of campaigning do-gooders like Yao Ming and crackdowns on extravagant government banquets. More work has yet to be done, however not only were 70 million fearsome fishies still killed in 2012, but a recent report shows Peruvian sales to Asia are on the rise. Even worse, in their hunt for sharks, fishermen are annually slaughtering more than 150,000 dolphins off the South American coast to use as shark bait. Just say no guys! GANBEI Dog days of December Man s best friend hobnobs with man s other best friend at Handle Bar every Sunday this month, for a lazy afternoon meet-and-greet that means serious heavy petting. Walk your pup down to Yongkang and receive mugs of spiced cider for RMB15 (usually RMB25) while your better half snacks on treats and sniffs out the competition specifically, Max (the resident bulldog who s awesome to the nth degree). If canines aren t your companion of choice, warm the cockles of your frozen heart with other seasonal tipples like a decidedly grown-up hot cocoa (RMB20) made with Swiss Miss and rum, or mulled wine (RMB20) which we are guaranteed is the booziest in town. // every Sunday, 3-7pm. Handle Bar, 50 Yongkang lu, by Jiashan lu 永康路 50 号, 近嘉善路 IN SEASON Sweet potato It s that time of year again when warming sweet potatoes (hongshu, 红薯 ) become wildly popular. Usually found roasted to gooey softness in steel drums by street vendors, these nutritious tubers are high in cellulose, sugar and vitamins which keep tummies and tastebuds happy. Widely grown in Henan and Shandong, the sweetest have smooth, spotless peels. Of all the varieties, red, spindleshaped ones are most popular. Average price: RMB1.5/jin. Less Monday, more coffee. Can t agree more. There was speculation last month on whether Starbucks flipped CCTV the proverbial bird after the official state mouthpiece released a report accusing the Seattle-based company of fleecing Chinese consumers latte prices are, after all, higher on the Mainland than in both Chicago and London. Following three days of inactivity, the coffee company posted the above message and photo on its Weibo feed. See that delightful unicorn pen? In Chinese, the animal s name translates to erm bugger off. Is Starbucks being whimsical or subtly sticking it to the man? The answer lies in the tea leaves?! Water chestnuts Rich in fiber and antioxidants, crunchy water chestnuts (biqi, 荸荠 ) are not only a staple in stir-fries and soups, but are also eaten fresh to help bolster the immune system and detoxify the blood. Fact: they re not actually nuts, but the tubers of a marsh plant, so it s important to peel off the dark skins before eating. Choose deep purple ones with unwrinkled skin and few soft spots. Average price: RMB4/jin. December 2013 // 69

72 eat / drink lead Everything nice Inspiration for your holiday table BY Monica Liau, photos by nicky almasy Tis the season to break out those rusty pots and pans and put together a home-cooked meal for that rowdy bunch you call family and friends. To get your creative juices flowing, we ve recruited passionate food and drink people in the Shanghai community to share their favorite holiday recipes, in China-friendly form. They ll have you chopping, frying and baking up a storm with minimal fuss and muss. Buy the turkey, ham or Christmas roast beast (see Urban Eyes for options), but read on here for sweet, savory and boozy additions sure to make you popular. We promise. See our website for even more ideas. Caprese Salad BY Daniel Smith, Ambrosia Dairy All proportions are per your taste. We love that this is red, white and green Christmas colors! Ingredients serves three to four One 100 g fresh mozzarella ball One tomato or lots of red and yellow cherry tomatoes Sea salt Good quality olive oil Fresh basil Optional: balsamic vinegar Slice mozzarella into thin slices. Do the same with a plump and delicious tomato (vine ripened for preference) or slice cherry tomatoes into halves. Lay the tomato and mozzarella in alternating slices on a chopping board. Tear up basil leaves and sprinkle over the salad. Drizzle top quality virgin olive oil over the salad. Sprinkle with sea salt and a dash of balsamic vinegar. Voila! // daniel provides Shanghai with affordable yogurts and a selection of hard and soft cheeses. Catch him at Jiashan market, or visit www. ambrosiadairy.com for more details. Whipped walnut and yogurt dip By Monica Liau Nutty, earthy and utterly addictive, this unusual dip is always a party favorite and really easy to make: just throw it all in a blender. Ingredients serves six to eight g cartons Ambrosia Greek yogurt 6 sundried tomatoes, rinsed and chopped 1 small clove garlic, minced 2 cups walnuts, toasted until lightly brown (I use the Jonas Emil walnuts, but any will do) 1 tsp sugar 2 tbsp white wine vinegar A squeeze of lemon A generous glug of olive oil 3 sprigs each of flat leaf and Italian parsley, de-stemmed and chopped Optional: pomegranate seeds Throw yogurt, sundried tomatoes and garlic into the blender and give it a whirl. Then add walnuts and the next four ingredients. Scoop into a bowl, stir in parsley. Top with more olive oil and pomegranate seeds. Eat with vegetable sticks, chips, bread, fingers. 70 December 2013 //

73 Chestnut sweet potato mash, with cheddar cheese and panko crust By Sue Zhou, The Hutong A colorful and seasonal alternative to the typical potato dishes. Ingredients serves six to eight 500 g chestnuts 1 kg sweet potatoes 50 ml cream 200 g cheddar cheese 100 g panko Noemi Cassanelli Method Boil chestnuts and sweet potatoes separately with salt until softened, then peel. Mash together with cream. Cheese and Mango Parcels By Amelia Heaton-Renshaw, Amelia s Marketplace Crisp little hors d oeuvres packages of goodness that look pretty and taste even better. Ingredients makes 13 parcels 200 g filo pastry (find premade at Marks & Spencer) 200 g brie cheese (cut into 1 cm cubes) 50 g Amelia s Mango Chutney/ Hawthorn Jelly/Plum Jam 25 g butter (melted) Cut filo pastry into 36 squares, about 8 cm/square. Place brie and chutney or jams into a bowl and mix well. For each parcel, take three filo squares and arrange on top of each other at an angle, creating a star shape. Place a tablespoon of cheese and mango chutney mix into the center of the star. Draw the edges of the filo up and form a parcel. Brush with melted butter Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 6-10 minutes until golden and crisp. //Amelia is one of the original start-ups, founder of Jiashan market and doyenne to delicious things: sausages, peanut butter, jam you name it. Find her at the pantry (www. bytheco-op.com/), Jiashan market or visit ameliasmarketplace.com. Add salt and pepper to taste. Place the mash in an oven tray. Mix panko with cheddar cheese and sprinkle over the mash. Place the tray in the oven and bake at 200 degrees Celsius for min until the crust is golden brown. // the Hutong focuses on food education and fun in Beijing and Shanghai and is hosting a Holiday Hook n Cook this season: a friendly food competition for friends, families and colleagues to test their culinary skills and compete for glory. or visit www. thehutong.com for more details. CHRISTMAS CHEER Aviatrix By Cate Cater-Evans, Sweet Liquor Ghost bitters A variation on the classic Aviation cocktail, this delightfully pink version features Mille Fleur floral bitters in lieu of the nearly impossible to find Creme de Violette. Easy to pre-mix for parties, scale this recipe to match the size of your guest list. Ingredients 1 part Sweet Liquor Ghost Mille Fleur bitters 2 parts simple syrup, or to taste (see below) 3 parts fresh-squeezed lemon juice 4 parts gin (Gordon s works fine) or vodka (Stoli). 4 parts soda water or to taste depending on how sober you want your guests. Maraschino cherries or lemon twists to garnish. Combine simple syrup, bitters, lemon juice, and chilled gin or vodka. Use a cocktail shaker (with ice) for small batches, or combine ingredients with an electric mixer (without ice) for punchbowl-sized batches. Add soda water (and ice if desired) and serve in martini glasses with desired garnish. *Make your own simple syrup by combining equal parts sugar and water. Bring slowly to a boil and allow to cool to room temperature. Store in the refrigerator in a sealed container for up to a month. // when she s not knitting samples for her yarn company, infinite twist, Cate can be found combining vintage cocktails with ancient herbal concoctions and tinkering with heirloom bitters recipes. Her Sweet liquor Ghost bitters are available at the infinite twist table at Jiashan market. Imperial mulled wine By James Stockdale, British Kitchen Wine in China ain t cheap, which causes a massive dilemma because all I want to do is drink mulled wine. Thankfully, Chinese huangjiu (or yellow rice wine) comes to the rescue it s classed as medicinal, so it s technically good for you. Winner! Ingredients 500 ml huangjiu (Chinese yellow rice wine) 100 ml orange juice 1 orange, sliced 1 cinnamon stick 2 star anise Pinch freshly grated nutmeg 6 cloves 2 tbsp brown sugar 6 slices of fresh ginger Add all ingredients to a saucepan and place over a low/medium heat and slowly bring to a barely simmering point Hold the wine at this temperature for five minutes (don t boil!). Serve while hot to friends and family. Or better yet, pop into a thermal flask and take to the park for an alfresco winter warmer. December 2013 // 71

74 eat / drink lead Sugar and spice And for dessert? What would December be without sweets, and lots of them? All recipes can be done on a stove top or in a toaster oven. See our website for help with conversions (those tricky grams to cups is a pain). Dark chocolate truffles By James Stockdale, British Kitchen Rich, silky smooth and devilishly moreish, these make fantastic Christmas gifts for family and friends, or a little treat for oneself of course! Although this recipe celebrates truffles in their basic form, you can include all sorts of additions to create endless delights try adding extras to the cream like cinnamon, cardamom or even a little chili if you d like a spicy lift. Ingredients: Makes 48 truffles 300 g good quality dark chocolate (around 70 percent, I like Callabaut dark chocolate from Belgium) 300 ml cream A good pinch of salt 1 shot of brandy or rum (optional) 30 g cocoa powder for finished coating Using a knife, chop the chocolate into small pieces and add to a heatproof bowl. Pour cream into a saucepan and place over gentle heat. When it reaches the simmering point, turn off heat, add salt (and brandy/rum if using) and stir. Pour cream over the chocolate. Allow it to rest for a couple of minutes. Then slowly stir the cream and chocolate together until evenly combined. If you find the chocolate doesn t completely dissolve, simply place the bowl over a saucepan of gently simmering water to coax it on! Pour chocolate mixture into a loaf tin lined with baking paper, and let it cool for two-three hours. Cover and place in the fridge for five hours or overnight so it completely sets. Once set, remove from the tin and cut into cubes (hint: warm your knife in hot water before each slice). Roll truffles in cocoa powder to finish, and then keep in an airtight box in the fridge until ready to serve. 72 December 2013 //

75 Christmas Pudding By James Stockdale, British Kitchen A good Christmas pudding recipe should never be tampered with, but given the difficulty of obtaining certain ingredients in Shanghai, I think exceptions can be made. A traditional pud uses suet, but butter offers an acceptable substitute. Candied peel is also quite difficult to source, so try dried kumquats, available at most dried fruit shops. In addition, pudding basins are tricky and expensive to buy, but a glazed ceramic plant pot does the job just as well! Due to alcohol content, a Christmas pudding keeps remarkably well if stored properly (a cool and dry environment). Just remember to feed it a little whiskey every few weeks, which helps develop flavors nicely. Ingredients: Serves six 250 g raisins 75 g dried apricots, chopped 75 g dried cranberries 50 g dried kumquats, finely chopped 150 ml stout/dark beer 50 ml whiskey 150 g butter cold butter, grated 100 g flour 1 tsp mixed spice 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 175 g brown ginger sugar 200 g breadcrumbs 2 eggs Zest & juice of 1 orange Zest & juice of 1 lemon Place the raisins, apricots, cranberries and kumquats in a large bowl and cover with the whiskey. Stir together well, then cover and leave overnight. Add the butter to a bowl with the flour and spices and mix. Whisk the eggs in a bowl, then add to the flour mixture along with the sugar, orange and lemon zest and juice, soaked fruit and stout. Mix until everything is evenly combined. Liberally butter two plant pots (each approx. 0.5 liter in size) and add a small disk of baking paper to the bottom of each one. Fill both equally with the mixture and smooth the top. Place another disk of baking paper on top of the mix, then make a small hat from tinfoil and secure in place with string. Place in a large saucepan and fill with cold water to one third the height of the pot. Cover the pot and place over a gentle heat and simmer the water for three hours, checking occasionally that it doesn t boil dry. Once cooked, remove from the water and leave to cool completely, then store for one to two months in a cool and dry place, feeding every couple of weeks with a little whiskey. To reheat the pudding, simply follow the saucepan instructions, but only cook for two hours. Serve on a large plate. If you like, once brought to the table pour a little whiskey over the pudding and very carefully set fire to it you ll amaze at dinners and create the perfect ending to a lovely Christmas day. // too much work? James will do it for you. Order a British Kitchen pudding by december 18, rmb140 each, for delivery or pick-up at the Jiashan market Fair. or visit his website thebritishkitchen.co Gingerbread House By Lexie Comstock, Strictly Cookies After a lot of trial and error with other recipes and loads of substitutions, I came up with this recipe for delicious gingerbread. Thanks Internet! Ingredients: Gingerbread: 1/2 cup (~114 g) unsalted butter at room temp 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup maple syrup 1 tbsp ground cinnamon 1 tbsp ground ginger 1 1/2 tsp ground cloves 1 tspn baking soda 2 cups all purpose flour Simple Royal Icing: 2 large egg whites 2 tsp fresh lemon juice 3 cups confectioners sugar Candy Decoration mini candy canes M&Ms Twizzlers Mini marshmallows Gum drops Anything fun Gingerbread House templates: We tried to write this out, but it sounded crazy. Visit online. thatsmags.com or gingerbreadbydesign.com for the house outline template. Gingerbread: In a large mixing bowl, add butter, sugar, syrup, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and baking soda together. Use either an electric mixer or a large mixing spoon to blend ingredients until mixture is smooth - should be a light brown color. Slowly stir in flour. Let the dough chill in the fridge for 30 minutes. Roll chilled dough out onto a large baking sheet. Place paper templates on dough and cut shapes out using a sharp knife. (Hint: thicker dough = thicker, more kid friendly cookies!) Remove excess dough from the baking sheet and place cookies in the oven at 190 degrees Celsius for minutes until cookies are firm. Remove cookies from the oven and set aside until cooled. Icing: Add lemon juice and egg whites together in a large bowl. Using an electric mixer or large mixing spoon, blend in confectioners sugar until frosting reaches a smooth but thick consistency. Pop in the fridge for minutes if necessary to set. G-House Construction: Apply icing to the edges of the six house pieces. Gently press and hold house parts together until secured. Once the house is assembled decorate, using icing to attach assorted candy. // lexie is selling gingerbread kits this season, if you d like to cut down on cooking time but still have some decorating fun. visit www. strictlycookies.com for more info. Vanilla Almond Cake By Mark Huetsch, Pantry s Best A simple, moist, delicious holiday treat and it s gluten free! Ingredients: 2 large eggs, separated 1/4 cup butter 1/4 cup syrup 5 cm vanilla beans 1 tbsp lemon juice 2 1/2 cups almond flour 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp baking soda 1 cup whipped cream Preheat oven to 175 degrees Celsius. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs yolks until pale yellow with a handheld mixer, then whisk in softened butter, syrup, vanilla beans and lemon juice. In a medium bowl, whisk eggs whites to stiff peaks (using a handheld mixer or elbow grease). Gently fold the egg whites into the yolk mixtures. In a separate bowl, combine almond flour, salt, and baking soda, then gently fold into the egg mixture. Spoon the batter into cake pan. Bake for min, until the top of the cake is golden brown. Ice the cake with whipped cream after it s cooled. // mark Huetsch and fellow foodie liang wang are the brains behind pantry s Best, founded in Beijing in 2009 and beloved in Shanghai for their red velvet cakes and banana cream pies. Find them at pantrysbest.com. December 2013 // 73

76 eat / drink NEW RESTAURANT EL LUCHADOR GETTING YONGKANG IN ITS GRIP BY NED KELLY Elliot debruyn DaDAdadaDAdaDAda, DaDAdadaDAdaDA, Tequila! It is time we accepted it. Yongkang Lu is an irresistibly increasing force. Just when it seems to have no room left to expand and has all culinary bases covered, someone opens a new concept, and in one of the biggest spaces on this mini-strip. That someone is the team behind the Camel, DOC and closer to this new home Sliders and the Blarney Stone. The concept: a Mexican wrestling-themed cantina. The venue: a two-story lot on the southern corner by Xiangyang. Similar in décor to their popular Italian spot on Dongping Lu, the interior features stripped-down simplicity with splashes of personality in this case, exposed brick walls painted over with large portraits of masked grapplers, plus photos and masks adorning throughout. Red tiles, wooden stairs and doors and no-fuss furniture complete the look. The menu follows a similar ethos. Chef Eduardo Gomez (who cut his teeth at Nobu in his native Mexico City) formerly cooked at Mi Tierra and then Mexo at the Bund, where he turned on the haute flair. It worked for us, but never seemed to quite take off in either place, and maybe wouldn t with the Yongkang crowd either. What surely will, and what Gomez seems to be doing here, are traditional favorites with the occasional twist. We went looking for that twist, and the like-minded should go beyond the great-as-a-snackwith-your-margarita staples of chips and salsa trio (RMB30) or nachos (RMB45) you know what you re getting, no explanation necessary. Order choriqueso (RMB55) instead, a pan of chorizo meat and roasted mozzarella with a few jalapenos thrown in for good measure. The meat has engaging spice and lacks oiliness. Served with four homemade flour tortillas, it is a great sharer. Squid rings vs las salsas Ground pork chorizo piqued our interest, with thinsliced pieces of the spicy sausage atop the tortilla adding crunch (RMB50) are also a great bite, the batter satisfyingly crispy and well salt n peppered, with three dips to liven them up. As for tacos, they are an enticingly priced, soak-up-a-yongkangsession RMB30 across the board and there s even talk of a taco window opening straight onto the street. It was once again ground pork chorizo, this time marinated in red adobo sauce, which piqued our interest, with thin-sliced pieces of the grilled spicy sausage on top of the tortilla adding depth and crunch. As for specialties, sizzling fajitas could do with a more generous portion to justify their RMB80 price tag, but the chimichanga (RMB70) hits the spot. Essentially a fried burrito stuffed with chicken (or beef), mild poblano chilies and pico de gallo, the pan time gives the outside a nice shell feel, the inside has satisfying gooey goodness, thanks to cheese and refried beans. El Luchador will happily welcome you in for drinks alone though, and invariably that means margaritas. A wide selection hits the spot at RMB50 each or RMB200/jug, but head in between 11.30am and 3pm any day and get free-flow margaritas and Corona for the dangerously good value of RMB125. We see messy weekends with a Mexican twist on the horizon. // 85 Yongkang lu, by xiangyang nan lu 永康路 85 号, 近襄阳南路 ( , www. el-luchador-china.com) 74 December 2013 //

77 Jade Garden Canto hits in the Kerry Centre Shanghai is getting an influx of dim sum options this year, with Jade Garden the latest to wade into the culinary fray. Backed by the enormous Maxim s Group which operates more than 800 dining outlets in Hong Kong and China this Cantonese spot is a jewel in their many-pronged crown. Marking their first time opening a Chinese restaurant in Shanghai, the group has gone big. Very big. Taking up the entire fourth floor of the Jing an Kerry Centre s South Wing, the main dining room seats 338 people and has more crystal dangling from the ceiling than you can possibly imagine. Suited, attentive waiters flit around the hall; monogrammed tablecloths and napkins meet the eye at every glance. Despite ritzy decor, Jade Garden which has one Michelin star in Hong Kong has kept its prices reasonable, especially at lunch when dim sum is served from 11am-3pm (and from 10am on weekends). The place is packed every day with lines of hungry hopefuls, eager to get a bite of the restaurant s signature yum cha. The dishes certainly boast beautiful presentation and flavors that ring true. Blocks of pan-fried turnip cakes with preserved meat (RMB18) are perfectly crisp, with a savory, creamy center. An enormous baked pineapple bun (RMB18), filled with chunky pineapple jam, feels like eating a puff of hot air and butter, while smoky, sweet barbecued pork puff pastries (RMB24) maintain a delicate, flaky exterior and gooey center. Shrimp dumplings (RMB28) are competent, but nothing to write home about, but vegetable and bamboo pith dumplings (RMB24) are surprisingly flavorful, the thin rice flour skin bursting with the crunch of lightly oiled greens. There are worthy dishes on the main menu also, like delicate, trembling egg custard crowned with a sweet steamed tiger prawn, drawn into sharp relief by fragrant Taidiao rice liquor (RMB48). Crispy barbecued suckling piglet (RMB88) is, quite frankly, gorgeous. The little porker is stuffed with a savory marinade so the succulent meat is infused with garlic and brown sugar, crowned with crackling auburn skin worthy of a spotlight. Jade Garden succeeds in making heavy dishes feel weightless and light ones seem significant, making this a sure bet for yum cha enthusiasts, even after the new sheen wears off. ML // 4/F, Jing an Kerry Centre, South wing, 1515 nanjing xi lu, by Anyi lu 南京西路 1515 号嘉里中心 S4-01, 近安义路 ( ) December 2013 // 75

78 eat / drink NEW RESTAURANT Morton s Steak and Seafood Grille What should we call me? BY Monica Liau Elliot debruyn Seafood is edging in on Morton's turf A high-end Chicago steak house and mid-range Texas seafood chain meet in Shanghai and settle down in the IAPM Mall to make a baby. After some delay, they give birth to a cerulean-hued new life, replete with an oyster raw bar and a new menu developed by a Greek chef. What do you get? Give up? The new Morton s concept a lovechild of the Lujiazui steakhouse and American restaurant brand Landry s Seafood, whose parent company acquired Morton s last year fully resides in the category of other. Gone are those plush red seats and that posh old-boys-club darkness (though prices are still skyhigh), replaced with full-length windows, white carpets and a neon blue lighting scheme that makes the place feel like an aquarium come evening. As for the Greek chef, so heralds the return of Panagiotis Kalamidas. After closing his lovely, but cash-strapped Mediterranean restaurant 1228, Kalamidas took up the Executive Chef mantle at Capital M Beijing, sister restaurant to M on the Bund. The food he has brought back embodies a cultural fusion not usually associated with the Morton s name, served in jaw-dropping, mountainous portions meant to share. It all falls safely within the realms of corporate approval, of course (the menu had to be okayed by the board), but reflects a business dining world that no longer prefers to eat in shades of steak and potato. Instead, the suits might dig into tender piles of deep fried chili squid (RMB95) served over a stirfry of julienned vegetables in a cheeky teriyaki-like sauce an unexpected nod to China and the Mediterranean. Then, there might follow three large sea scallops, broiled and wrapped in bacon (RMB220), the smoke The food reflects a business dining world that no longer prefers to eat in shades of steak and potato and sea flavors intensified with spicy apricot chutney. There s also a whole ocean s worth of sweet shrimp, lump crab meat and fresh lobster in the seafood martini (RMB298) though we would have preferred the jumble less drowned in mayonnaise and onion, as the kimchi in the dressing already brings a pungent enough punch. Then, there are times when we leave America behind all together. Fin & shell fish stew (RMB595) taps directly into Kalamidas roots; a luscious, rustic bouillabaisse of mussels, clams, shrimp and more crab floating in a broth resonant of crashing waves, emphasized with a splash of Pernod. Find yourself missing that old Morton s attitude? There are still offerings that speak to the original host, like a massive Chicago bone-in ribeye (RMB768/650g) that s perfectly cooked and big enough for four. Complement it with some of the raw bars nine different live oysters (RMB42/Pacific from New Zealand to RMB90/Perle Noire from France), an order of fat crab cakes (RMB210) and some ridiculously indulgent creamed spinach (RMB90) to land safely back in surf and turf territory a comforting place indeed, if not necessarily fresh. // 4/F, iapm mall, 999 Huaihai Zhong lu, by Shaanxi nan lu 淮海中路 999 号 4 楼, 近陕西南路 76 December 2013 //

79 Light & Salt Fine art for the stomach BY Lauren Hogan It seems 1920s- and 30sstyle is just the bee s knees these days. Down at the Rockbund, there s another tribute to Prohibition. But, much to our delight, this one really resonates. Owned by restaurateur Ethan Tian, also behind bookstore-based Bouquet wine cafes, Light & Salt is a diverse and ambitious project, but complicated in its many parts, so try and keep up. By day, you can pop into their vintage shop Wondullful Archive full of artistic curios, artisanal printing studio Printolabo or L&S Books bookshop by day, wine bar by night. But in the evenings, this is the realm for food and drink aficionados heading to Ms. Ding Dining for dinner. Named after an early founder of China s YWCA the building s former resident the restaurant menu takes a page from the 1930s and is characterized as Old Colors style cuisine. Potato salad seems an odd choice to start, but dressed in lime aioli and adorned with caviar, quail eggs and candied bacon, it s by far the best we ve ever had. Beef tartar, topped with a butter poached egg yolk, is tender, just barely held together by avocado mousse as it melts away in our mouth. Rich duck pie an amalgamate of silky bone marrow and foie gras encased in a crisp shell and sided with mushy peas and duck jus is a heavenly combo, while roasted miso cod served with savory purple potato dip is nearly as good a choice for those preferring a lighter main. Still in soft opening, the menu is priced at RMB350 for three courses, an extra RMB45 for dessert. Manager and sommelier Brandon Ho is also there to present wines for each course, another element of art added into this masterpiece meal. For dessert, we are presented with a tray of rainbow dumplings, each filled with a different flavorful jelly and served with dry ice streaming from underneath the plate. Digging into the last sweet morsel, we think this magical exhibit is nearly over but, of course, there s an encore. The Library Distillery, a secret speakeasy hidden behind a wall and needing a password to enter, proves the highlight of the evening. Inside is Rick Starr, an engaging young bartender just moved from New York who infuses his passion for both art and literature into his drinks. From behind a roulette table, he mixes creative cocktails and talks Kafka, creating one last, delicious chapter to this wonderful evening tale. //6/F, rock Bund, 133 Yuanmingyuan lu, by Beijing dong lu 圆明园路 133 号 6 楼, 近北京东路 ( ) November 2013 // 77

80 eat / drink NEW RESTAURANT Cha Ma Garden Tasty treats from Southern climes BY Monica Liau Elliot debruyn Sultry bowls of rice noodle soup speak of southern climes Bordered by Southeast Asia, Tibet and Sichuan, playing host to microclimates ranging from rainforests to high-altitude plateaus and home to 25 out of China s 50 ethnic minorities, Yunnan is China s stewpot for cultural and biological diversity, giving rise to cuisine that is exotic, puzzling and given its diversity and reliance on local ingredients often impossible to recreate authentically outside of its native soils. So overwhelming are the choices, it s easy for restaurants to boil Yunnan down to a quick list of greatest hits. Not so the newly opened Cha Ma Garden. Presided over by the restaurant group behind high-end Shanghainese chain Yuan Yuan, the management has brought in chefs from Yunnan in an admirable bid to hit every region in the province. This makes it very possible to get lost in a tome of a menu nearly 100 pages of dishes that channel both street food and haute eating cultures. Do you want to tap into Naxi culture with an order of modern little babas (RMB18), the simple rounds of puffy, layered bread lighter than you might find on the streets of Lijiang, but just as addictive? Or are you more in the mood to pay tribute to Kunming with a bowl of small pot rice noodles (RMB15/person), where slippery, tremulous tendrils swim in a vibrant sauce of chilies, pickled vegetables, sesame oil and ground chicken? Trying to recreate a meal in Xishuangbanna might prove disappointing. The grilled fish (RMB78) for which the southern city is famous is appropriately split in half, roasted over smoky coals and covered in a layer of fragrant herbs and chilies. But the outside comes so impossibly charred that it s hard to get through the hard skin with our chopsticks. When we do, we re rewarded with rather muddy tasting meat, and soon give up the fight. However, another specialty turnip skin pickled in rice wine (RMB18) is a good complement to the meal, the crisp Pay tribute to Kunming with a bowl of small pot rice noodles, where slippery, tremulous tendrils swim in a vibrant sauce and tart slices cutting through the grease of other dishes. A trip to the northern regions proves fruitful with a gamey, fragrant ham and organic cauliflower clay pot (RMB38) and basket of cured beef jerky fried in chili oil (RMB68) both bolstering us against the cold. The chefs also specialize in chicken soup cooked in a clay pot (RMB22/person). While you can add all sorts of special herbs like ginseng and trumpet flowers, we prefer the clean flavors and tender meat of the original recipe. Yunnanese restaurants have a tendency to either cater to a more up-market crowd the atmospheric Lost Heaven and rowdy Southern Barbarian have both made killings or go very local, diners snacking on weird bugs and local baijiu perched upon stools beneath the blaze of neon lighting. Cha Ma falls somewhere comfortably in between, with lots of windows and a patina of calming azure and light wood. It is a great place for a relaxed lunch or dinner, affordable and far from the frenzied crowds you ll find at other popular joints in town. A dish of the Grandma s potatoes (RMB26) alone is worth the trip. The creamy spuds come exuberantly spiced up with chili and herbs, a simple homage to the greatness of Yunnan cookery and impossibly delicious. // 598 longhua lu, by Hangguang lu 龙华中路 598 弄正大乐城 6-204, 近船厂路 ( ) 78 December 2013 //

81 Soprano Hitting the high notes BY Jamie Barys Adding to their cache of F&B establishments named in homage to illicit activities, the owners of Kartel have gone gangster with Soprano an Italian restaurant whose chic interior and home style flavors would make the entire DiMeo crime family very proud. With floor-to-ceiling windows that open onto Wuding Lu s bustling restaurant and bar strip, Soprano incorporates romantic influences from the Apennine Peninsula. Rustic hewn tables are illuminated by candlelight, while the wooden walls hold shelves of shadowy, slightly sinister wine bottles and a blackand-white book collection worthy of Fellini. Happy hour on house wines and beers runs 6-8pm, just in time for dinner (for us non- Italians). Quaffable Trentonian Pinot Grigio (RMB40) is an absolute steal at buy-one-getone-free and pairs perfectly with the crostino misto appetizer (RMB48). Crunchy slices of toasted baguette are successful with fresh, simple toppings, like chopped cherry tomatoes whose flavors pop with the help of a slather of rich pesto and a julienned basil crown. We wish the goat s cheese option had come with honey, as promised, but the sleeper hit was fresh mozzarella that melted like a warm blanket over garlicky mushrooms. Insalata di rucola con pere (RMB68) showed restraint in its dressing a light trickle of balsamic vinegar and olive oil was all the peppery greens needed after being tossed with salty goat s cheese and succulent chunks of pan-fried chicken thigh. All the bells and whistles make this a big get for the price tag, and it is a great option for lunch in the area. The theme of affordability echoes throughout the menu; only one pizza tops out at more than RMB100, with the rest falling within a reasonable RMB78-88 zone. While the char-speckled crust could have been crispier, the price makes these pies worth savoring and a Reina (RMB78), laden with pungent homemade mozzarella, shingles of prosciutto, cremini mushrooms and a whisper of tomato sauce, wowed with its subtlety. While our first three dishes arrived in rapid order, we waited a solid 15 minutes for our lasagna (RMB78) though it was soon brought out after we mentioned its absence to our helpful waiter. It was worth the wait. The layers of spicy Bolognese, al dente pasta and melting mozzarella over a puddle of marinara sauce transported us to Tony Soprano s dinner table in one glorious bite proving that, while there may be a lot of big Italian dogs in town, there s still room to find new pleasures. // 993 wuding lu, by Jiaozhou lu 武定路 993 号, 近胶州路 BUFFET DINNER MENU Selection of starters from the buffet Oysters, Shrimp, Mussels, Sea Bass and Yellowtail Sashimi, Baby Pork etc. MAIN COURSE SELECTION Pizza Trifola Pizza Black truffle, mozzarella & mache leaves ********* Choice of Main Course ********* Veal fillet wrapped in bacon with Asparagus and King Prawns Argentina Buffet corner of dessert, fruit & cheese (16 different types of home made dessert) Coffee or tea Dinner Buffet Meal is not for sharing or take away 488 Rmb All prices are subject to 10% Service Charge IFC Pudong, 4/F, 8 Shiji Da Dao, near Lujiazui Huan Lu 世纪大道 8 号, 国金中心 IFC 商场 4 楼, 近陆家嘴环路 - phone: with WEEKEND 4 COURSES SET LUNCH MENU AND PROSECCO FREE FLOW VaBene salad Or Selection of mix cold cuts Or Carrot soup with bread croutons ******** Linguine with clams and chilli Or Maccheroni Mancini with Porcini and sausage in light tomato sauce Or Pizza Margherita ******** Pan seared seabass with citrus salad Or Pan seared veal tenderloin with mashed potato, mushrooms and marsala sauce ******** Fruit salad with sorbet Or Chocolate pudding with vanilla sauce 298 Rmb Xintiandi, North Block, Lane 181 Taicang Lu, near Madang Lu 太仓路 181 号, 新天地北里, 近马当路 - phone: November 2013 // 79

82 eat / drink New cafe Café Kacao Big, bold and beautiful Korean cafes are springing up around the city and the latest, Café Kacao, brings a bite of hip Seoul to the end of Sinan Lu. Inside the two-level interior dolled up with rustic wood, open industrial ceilings and quirky lamps you ll find some pretty creative drinks. In addition to the typical Americano (RMB28) or matcha smoothie (RMB32), lattes (RMB32) come in flavors like sweet potato, pumpkin and taro. There s also a selection of sodas, of which cherry vinegar (RMB38) is particularly refreshing a mix of tart, acidulated cherry pulp and bubbly water. Kacao also takes up the banner of Belgian waffles. Waffle Bant is Korea s most popular brand and you can get the genuine article here (RMB18/waffle, RMB38/ waffle with ice cream). Covered in a brulee of melted sugar crust that eases into a chewy center, they prove a great snack with coffee though we would have preferred more crispness. There are also towering burgers (RMB58) literally so tall, you have to eat them layer by layer. To compound the modern vibe, every person is given a handheld television upon ordering, which runs commercials until your drinks are ready then it asks you kindly to retrieve them. There s no way to turn the sound off, by the way we tried. But the Wi-Fi is strong and the nooks, numerous, making Café Kacao a great place to work in comfort and minimal disturbance. ML // 8 Sinan lu, by Huaihai Zhong lu 思南路 8 号, 近淮海中路 ( ) Chiwanxiande, chidiantiande Where the cool kids hang As an addendum to their trendy dining joint Zhaoxiaojie Budengwei famed writer Na Duo and his lovely former TV anchor wife Zhao Ruohong have opened a cafe next door that caters to dessert cravings. The name of the venue, Chiwanxian, chitiande ( 吃完咸的, 吃点甜的 ), means After eating salty, eat something sweet. It refers to their restaurant bill of fare, which serves fresh seafood and meat baked in sea salt (reviewed October 2013). After such savory Musang King An ode to an odor Decorated in sleek green and white, Musang King manages to be a temple to the King of the Fruits without reeking of that oh-sospecific eau de durian. Providing haute products from Malaysia, this cheerful spot is the second branch in town, following the success of its Gubei counterpart. nosh, it s no stretch to imagine wandering to this cute space for pudding and cake, plus fresh coffee or tea to aid digestion. The odd names of the homemade sweets reflect the (we imagine) quirky nature of the owners. A simple mango mascarpone pudding (RMB28) is deemed Little Rabbit Monster* ( 小兔子妖怪 ) perhaps because its demure beige exterior could release a wild beast in all of us, intent on demolishing this creamy treat in record time. Slightly Unabashed lovers of this questionable produce will be intrigued by packages of flashfrozen pulp imported from durian-crazy Malaysia. There s a range of species with varying flavors and stinks. Musang sells the three most prized: Musang King (RMB268/500 g), D101 (RMB208/500 g) and D24 (RMB128/400 g). There s also an array of sweets. Durian chiffon cake ( 榴莲戚风蛋糕三角, RMB23) is a favorite, a whole layer of fruit swaddled with mousse on top and cake below, the whole becoming a cheerful melt-in-your-mouth experience. There s even fried durian spring rolls ( 榴莲春意浓, RMB21/three) with hot crispy skin and frozen stuffing. bitter green tea cake (RMB26) is The Marvelous Green Cake ( 了不起的小青 ). Indulgent chocolate cake (RMB28) is Zhao Xiaojie s Weakness ( 骗走赵小姐 ) and proves our downfall also layers of mousse and dark cacao egging us on bite after bite. It s all very lighthearted and painfully cool and seems to be helping encourage original life on this Changle Lu stretch. ML // 620 Changle lu, by xiangyang lu 长乐路 612 号, 近襄阳北路 *no english, bust out the Chinese. Special durian coffee ( 榴莲浓香咖啡, RMB15) is brewed with premixed instant white coffee which boasts a mixed scent of durian and caffeine. Although a bit sweeter, it s very easily accepted. There re also regular drinks such as blueberry yoghurt flower tea ( 蓝莓花茶, RMB10) and lemonade ( 柠檬汁, RMB10), just in case you re not ready to drink down your durian. TFZ // 58 Zhejiang nan lu, by ninghai dong lu 浙江南路 58 号, 近宁海东路 ( ) *no english on the menu 80 December 2013 //

83 the find Ding Yuan Classy river dining By Tongfei Zhang Tucked away in the renovated warehouse of Wharf 1846, high-end Shanghainese restaurant Ding Yuan offers a luxurious environment that thoroughly outshines its humble exterior. Furnished in sleek wood from floor to ceiling and twisted trunk decorations that climb the walls, the venue offers 15 bright, spacious private rooms, seven of which boast a fantastic view of the Huangpu River and Pudong skyline. Echoing its smart decor, the fusion of Shanghai and Cantonese dishes on the menu caters to a select set of high-end consumers who have a fat wallet and a need to be wowed. Start your journey with an appealing dish of baked little fish (RMB88), which sees a school of fried anchovies brought hot to the table. Dunked in sticky, savory secret sauce, the sweet and crispy results are reminiscent of a local favorite, xunyu. The signature stewed pork with soy sauce (RMB168) aka hongshao rou also didn t let us down, despite there being loads of renditions around town. The streaky pork belly (taken from the section nearest the ribs) is the perfect balance of meat and fat, managing to be rich but not greasy beneath its sweet and sticky sauce. It shows that the kitchen has a masterful grasp of controlling temperature, and surely counts as a must-try dish if you re having guests in town. However, sauteed wagyu with BBQ sauce (RMB298) is a disappointment. Wagyu is supposed to impart a delicate beef flavor with gentle ribbons of fat, but there is so much heavy sauce that the meat loses its distinctness and comes across fat and oily a waste of money, as you could add any beef and it would taste the same. Tropical pudding with papaya (RMB38/person) is a nice surprise. Doused in creamy coconut milk, the mix of sago and fruit is so deliciously luscious that you ll find yourself wishing the bowl was bigger. While there are a variety of drinks, including baijiu and wines, we chose the refreshing and nourishing cucumber pear juice (RMB38/ glass, RMB168/pitcher) to help lighten the oft heavy fare. This may not be a great place for a casual family dinner, but Ding Yuan is certainly set to be a hotspot for private parties intent on showering guests with items to impress. // 3/F, warehouse 3, 601 waima lu, by Zhuxingmatou Jie 外马路 601 号三号库 3 楼, 近竹行码头街 ( ) December 2013 // 81

84 eat / drink NEW bar KARMA What goes around For hot deals on drinks, see happy hours and ladies nights starting on p96 MR. PITT Not Brad, but good Sneaking into a prime position on Donghu Lu, Karma feeds the area s appetite for worthy tipples sans overpowering beats. Taking up residence in a former clothing store, this small space offers six low sofas, a little bar and darkness deeper than King Tut s tomb (in spite of full length windows). Regardless of the heavy shadows which make everyone look like they re lurking we found a few bright spots to cling to. First off, happy hour runs 5-8pm, which means half price on three Coffee has been exchanged for cocktails, and croissants with Nutella are no more. What was once the French cafe Patachon has turned to the dark side, setting its sights on the US of A! While the environment still feels inherently Gallic, the space now offers jazz and pre-prohibition drinks under a new guise: Mr. Pitt. Named after the first cocktail recipe ever printed published in The Morning Post and Gazetteer in London on March 20, 1798, the ingredients listed La Cava Effervescent newcomer When a bar is named La Cava, one would assume it to be a temple to all things served in a flute. However, this new spot on Yongjia Lu strives to be so much more. The two-storey space has a deceptively narrow first floor, but climb the stairs and you re rewarded with an airy loft, the soaring wood ceilings and floors adding rustic charm to sleek furniture; dark dinner tables, comfortable sofa booths, leather stools and a big, central bar that glitters with bottles of booze. draft beers and all house pours (averaging RMB25-40/drink). There s also a fun list of cocktails that aim to please. Fresh ingredients are the main draw, with cast players like ginger, lemon juice, passion fruit and mint making frequent appearances. Ginger float sparkling (RMB70) is a buoyant combination in a champagne glass the muddle of ginger-infused vodka, sparkling wine and fresh lime juice a good balance of sweet, spicy and effervescent. Going with the piquant theme, ginger old en Francais the new menu highlights gin and bourbon drinks that hark back to America in the 1800s and early 1900s. Women dressed in era-themed attire stand at the entrance, ushering new arrivals through black, floor-length velvet curtains towards the bar, where mix-masters in bowler hats dutifully attend to our needs. While run by the same management, service has certainly stepped up from its previous lackadaisical state. Drinks have also been revamped, tipping the price scale On the menu, you ll find a scant two cavas, starting at RMB40 for a glass of Covides Chenine Brut (RMB240/bottle). It is slightly sweet, lovely bubbly and easy for sipping. However, the list of about five red and white wines (RMB40-55/glass) proves more tantalizing, including a generous pour of smooth, full bodied Chilean Private Reserve Cosmo merlot (RMB45). There s also a full range of cocktails (RMB55-65) that tap more into the owner s Latin American fashioned (RMB65) is a pleasant sip, although rather a waste of good Makers Mark bourbon lost beneath an onslaught of caster sugar. There s even a cheeky fruit punch (RMB60) that mixes citrus vodka, green tea and seasonal fruit for an easy sip. Fair warning: as they move out of soft opening, Karma will begin hosting live DJs but we re hoping they ll keep the volume on lounge chill. ML // 7 donghu lu, by Huaihai Zhong lu 东湖路 7 号, 近淮海中路 towards higher-end. Signature cocktails include a sazerac (RMB90) and the Bee s Knees (RMB80), while the martini list (RMB78) goes slightly off-theme with selections like chocolate cookie and sake. With better direction and a new sense of purpose, the revamped venue works well for casual drinks in a soigne setting, but if you ever need a dose of pata-fun, the other café locations are still alive and kickin. LH // no. 600, 10 Shaanxi Bei lu, by xinzha lu 陕西北路 600 弄 10 号, 近新闸路 ( ) roots. Hailing from Colombia, he s put together a list of pisco sours, mojitos and even a banana daiquiri that employs lots of fresh ingredients and generous doses of alcohol. At the time of writing, the kitchen was also working on an extensive food menu. Expect bites of Spanish tortillas, empanadas, ceviche and other appetizing looking morsels to go along with your drinks starting this month. ML // 216 Yongjia lu, by xiangyang nan lu 永嘉路 216 号, 襄阳南路 ( ) 82 December 2013 //

85 nightlife Monthly roundup Fine music for your nightlife diet For more parties and live music shows, turn to p89 Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but the dance floor is delightful (considering this list of DJs coming to town). The line-up of recordturners and table-ticklers involves a dub-laced birthday party, tribute to Andy Warhol and the return of three guys who liked Shanghai so much, they re coming back for more. DEC 6 Steve Aoki The founder of Dim Mak Records comes to Shanghai once again in all of his cake-throwing, champagne-popping, crowdsurfing glory. Known for his popular remixes and collaborations with other names in the music industry such as LMFAO, Kid Cudi, Wynter Gordon, Afrojack, Travis Barker and Tiesto, this long-locked mix master is especially notorious for putting on a hammy show full of all sorts of antics that makes him one kerazy DJ to watch. // rmb200, 10pm. myst, 1123 Yan an Zhong lu, by Fumin lu 延安中路 1123 号, 近富民路 ( ) Dec 18 Questlove Ahmir Khalib Thompson, better known as Questlove, helped Shanghai ring in 2013 and now he s back to help us usher the year out. Best recognized for drumming with The Roots, this multi-talented percussionist is also a DJ and record producer in his own right, having worked with greats across the industry like Erykah Badu, Jay-Z, Nikka Costa, Elvis Costello, the late Amy Winehouse, John Legend and more. The multi-talented man also opened a critically acclaimed restaurant called Hybrid in New York City s Chelsea Market, which served up brined, buttermilk fried chicken. The bird joint closed shop last month, but Questlove is still going strong. For his second appearance at Unico, the dress code is Latin Chic and the music is sure to go on into the wee hours. // rmb150, starts unico 2/F, 3 Zhongshan dong Yi lu, by Guangdong lu 中山东一路 3 号 2 楼, 近广东路 ( ) win! We have a pair of tickets to give away for Questlove to give away! Answers to urbanatomy.com with subject "Questlove" by December 15. DEC 6 Alton Miller This Chicago house veteran liked the Pearl of the Orient so much when he spun at Unico in August, that he is back just a scant five months later. With more than 120 tracks under his belt, you can be sure Miller will get the crowds grooving when headlining this DingDongDisco party as part of the Booshkabaash Festival. // rmb60, 10pm. 390 Bar, 390 panyu lu, by Fahuazhen lu 番禺路 390 号, 近法华镇路 ( ) DEC 7 Sub-Culture birthday bash To celebrate six years on the scene, the folks from Sub-Culture are bringing in the king of dubstep Steve Goodman aka Kode9 to lay down a layer of music law. His intricate productions and well-respected label, Hyperdub, have given Goodman a hardcore following. Expect him to perform a long and innovative set that will have dancers on the floor all night. // rmbtba, 10pm. the Shelter, 5 Yongfu lu, by Fuxing xi lu 永福路 5 号, 近复兴西路 ( Dec 7 Mamasan s studio Mamasan brings on the funk with a party that draws inspiration from the wild 70s, when Studio 54 ruled the roost and Andy Warhol was their king. Wacky installations will be built by the Mamasan team. Dress code is shining divas, freaks or 70s celebrities remember, art is what you can get away with. Free shots from Deans Bottle Shop for as long as they last motivation to arrive early. // Free entry, 10pm-late. logo, 298 xingfu lu, by Fahuazhen lu 幸福路 298 号, 近法华镇路 December 2013 // 83

86 community charity Give a little good and spread some holiday magic BY Lauren Hogan It s better to give than to receive, as they say, and what are a few nights off the town when that loose change can do a lifetime of good? Here are a several ways, depending on how deep your pockets are, to play Santa this season RMB6 Buy a book The Library Project donates libraries and stocks them to underfinanced schools and orphanages in China, Cambodia and Vietnam. RMB6 buys one book, but RMB306 will buy 50! // RMB25 Plant a tree RMB50 Help the homeless BEAN, Shanghai s friendly community outreach organization, regularly volunteers at local homeless shelters. The weekly cost of a shower and laundry adds up, but a donation of RMB50 will pay for a clean change of clothes and a shower for one. // shanghai.beanonline.org RMB80 Give the gift of English RMB350/450 Keep an animal healthy Second Chance Animal Aid improves animal welfare through education, outreach, adoption and fostering programs. RMB (depending on animal size) spays and neuters foster animals. // scaashanghai.org surgery for a child. // beta.china.operationsmile.org RMB5,000 Provide a loving home Shanghai Healing Home provides a temporary home to orphaned infants before and after receiving cleft palate or lip surgery. RMB5,000 pays for one month of round-the-clock care and baby supplies. // charitydreamshanghai.com/ RMB6,000 Cover an orphan s medical care RMB3,800 Help a baby to crawl Shanghai Roots & Shoots is fighting desertification by planting trees in Inner Mongolia with their Million Tree Project. RMB25 buys one tree which will also clean 250 kg of CO2 from the air throughout its lifetime. // RMB30 Keep a kid active Stepping Stones works with expatriate and local Chinese volunteers to teach English in Shanghai s migrant schools and community centers, along with rural schools outside the city. RMB80 allows a child to enjoy two semesters worth of weekly lessons. // steppingstoneschina.net RMB240 Help a child see Olivia s Place gives quality physical, occupational and speech therapy for infants, children and teenagers in need. RMB3,800 can fund a month of therapy for a child with disabilities. // RMB4,000 Make a child smile Baobei Foundation works with Shanghai medical professionals to provide life-saving surgeries for orphans with neurological and gastrointestinal birth defects. RMB6,000 buys a one-day hospital stay. // RMB25,000 Heal a broken heart We Haul 2 Play delivers sports equipment to underprivileged children across Asia, transporting the equipment by bicycle. RMB30 buys a new soccer ball. // wehaul2play.com Stepping Stones I Care program works to improve the vision of disadvantaged children in China, increasing their chance of educational success by providing free eye care equipment and services. RMB240 buys a pair of specs for a migrant child. // steppingstoneschina.net Operation Smile China s medical volunteers provide surgery to children with facial deformities surgeries that can take as little as 45 minutes! RMB4,000 can pay for a cleft palate or lip Heart to Heart Shanghai provides support and financial assistance to needy Chinese children who require heart surgery to repair congenital heart defects. RMB25,000 pays for a life-saving operation. //heart2heartshanghai.net 84 December 2013 //

87 It s not just about the money Play Saint Nick Giving Tree provides underprivileged children with gift bags during the holiday season. Donors receive a detailed profile of the child to give them an idea of what type of gift would be appropriate. Donors also receive the chance to meet the kids. // communitycenter.cn How bout a chari-tee? Christmas Clear-out River of Hearts provides the opportunity to give new and used items no longer needed to those who do. Various drop-off locations can be found throughout Shanghai. // gmail.com, communitycenter.cn Wear an expression we can all relate to with Morgan Watson s Sunday Funday shirts. The trendy tees raise money for her Life Lesson Foundation, a program that encourages impoverished children to reach their full potential through education. When Watson first moved to China, she began traveling throughout Southeast Asia passing out school supplies to students in rural communities, as well as volunteering her time to work with teachers and children that needed assistance. Since then, the innovative altruist has looked to our expat weekend habits for inspiration, creating Funday-wear to pay for materials on future trips. Along with the hip threads, she s also in the process of compiling a book filled with worldly stories of personal experiences and steps people have taken to achieve their goals. She believes these tales will be encouraging for young minds to hear, and once she s finished the collection, she ll bring the little book of life lessons to distribute on her travels. I believe it s important to teach self-esteem to children and to enable creativity so they are empowered to work towards achieving everything they want and need in life. This is the catalyst where my life lessons originate, Watson says. Each lesson tries to inspire and encourage all students and teachers, no matter where they come from, that anything is possible. // Sunday Funday shirts are RMB100. To purchase or learn more about the Life Lesson Foundation or visit the Facebook page MissMorgansLifeLessonsFoundation December 2013 // 85

88 community WORLD CHRISTMAS CULTURES STRANGER THAN A STRANGER SLIDING DOWN YOUR CHIMNEY BY TREVOR MARSHALLSEA tiger father This family has big plans for Christmas. First we re going to euthanize Santa. Then we re going to hang out on a beach in Vietnam. It s probably time. I ve never been to Vietnam before. As for Santa, our eight-year-old, Lani, has started asking awkward questions, like Daddy, are you a liar? Ok, perhaps not that pointed, but the inevitable question about the North Pole s most famous resident came up over dinner last week. Since there was a six-year-old also at the table, I made the very clever parent move of telling Lani that we would talk about this later. I then winked at her and slashed my throat. Only with a finger, mind you. I don t find these parenting situations that troubling. But it is probably time we labeled as fiction this tale about an exotic place where lots of not very tall people work feverishly to make presents for the world s children. For one thing, everyone now knows that place is called China. For another, there are some other fantastic Santa-ish Christmas tales around the world. As citizens of expat-land s cultural melting pot, maybe we should try a few. There s the Russian one. Just to confuse things, Russia s Santa delivers presents not on Russian Christmas (January 7) but on New Year s Eve. He goes by the name of Ded Moroz. Now, I don t want to claim our Christmas is any jollier, or point at Russia s famous national vibe of melancholy, or misère de vivre, but by God their main spreader of joy sounds perilously like dead morose. Ded Moroz sounds to me like a heavy metal band. Or perhaps a stun grenade. Or a used condom. But the Internet said it meant Grandfather Frost. When you become a grandfather in Russia, straight away they just Dear Flemish people, the 19th century called they want their blackface back Ded Moroz sounds like a heavy metal band. Or perhaps a stun grenade. Or a used condom. But the Internet said it meant Grandfather Frost start calling you Ded. I can see walking sticks being shaken angrily everywhere. As for Moroz, there was confusion. For clarification I turned to my friend from the gym, Roman. He s not Russian but he is from Estonia (motto: it s not exactly Russia, but it ll do till we get some). As this large bald man and I sat naked in the sauna talking about Santa, I finally found understanding. Moroz is actually the term for when the temperature drops below about minus 10 Celsius. So really, Father Christmas in Russia is more like Grandfather F**king Freezing. Russia also has none of this North Pole business. Ded Moroz lives in Veliky Ustyug, a town of 32,000 people a few hundred kilometers northeast of Moscow. You can probably see him there in the summer doing whatever Russians do trimming his roses, running an export-import business, etc. I d heard the Dutch Christmas had a crazy twist. So I grabbed the first Dutch person I could find, a man called Fred at a friend s wedding, and asked him. It started with a shock. Well Santa Claus turns up with his whores, he said, as I spat my beer all over him. I liked this Santa better than ours already. I pictured him in a sleigh, jacked right up at the front, with a set of really big speakers booming out something a bit more gangsta than Jingle Bells. No, his horse, said Fred, more clearly. Still the story was astounding. The Dutch Sinterklass used to be a Greek bishop in Turkey sometime in the first millennium AD. He retired to take up the position of Dutch Santa, residing in Spain. No one is sure why he lives there, but my money s on the weather. Where would you rather live: the North Pole, Veliky Ustyug or Spain? Especially if you re the wrong side of 1,000. Usually, Sinterklass goes around with a much-loved colored man named Zwarte Piet Black Pete. He is usually depicted in all sorts of garb, like curly hair and made-up red lips, and performs functions like distributing candy. By the look of him it wouldn t surprise if his roles also include tap dancing and singing My Mammy (politically correct it ain t). In fact there are usually a handful of Black Petes, who since the mid 19th century have been called Sinters umm, servants. Early on, Dutch Santa and the Petes would turn up, and if children had been good he d reward them with presents. If they d been bad, they would be punished by getting no presents. They would also get a good kicking and a beating from Santa. If they were especially bad, a Pete would bundle them into a sack and they d be dragged back to Spain to a mysterious but presumably wretched fate. Since the 1950s, however, this tale has been softened up. Now if children are naughty Santa only pretends to give them a good kicking and beating. The Dutch story which is replicated in Belgium is so bizarre it has caught the attention of more and more people in recent years. These include people from the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights. They couldn t help noticing the story might be a wee bit racist, especially since people playing the Petes in Christmas parades wear blackface makeup. Hopefully the Petes will soon be retired, replaced by a more universally loved breed of Christmas helper. For as the old saying goes, you re alright as long as you ve got ya elf. // Trevor Marshallsea was a foreign correspondent in Beijing in the 1990s and returned a decade later. This time around, he stays at home to grow the kids. Read more of his domestic adventures at 86 December 2013 //

89 health Winter Skin Care Top tips to stop you cracking up Shanghai s cold winter is finally here. As the moisture seeps out of the air, our skin begins to naturally lose the vitality it enjoyed throughout summer and fall. But keeping your skin healthy and fresh is possible by following a few simple tips. Change your products Choose a rich, fragrance-free soap for everyday body cleansing. If your skin is dry, it is important to lock water into the skin directly after you take a shower or wash your face, so moisturize when skin is still damp. If your face remains stubbornly dry, your lotion may be at fault. Try a heavier cream on pesky dry patches. For other parts of your body, petroleum jelly is good, especially for the feet. Rub only a small amount into the skin as the product is greasy. Wind-swept lips Dry, cracked or bloody lips are just the worse. Fortunately there is a simple solution: keep lipstick or Chapstick in your pocket at all times and apply as needed. Also, drinking lots of water will help you stay hydrated. Avoid the winter sun as it can also harm your lips. If you feel your lips starting to lose moisture, don t lick them! It may feel better for a few seconds, but it only speeds up the process. Give yourself a hand Your hands will probably suffer throughout the cold months. Often exposed to the elements and with poor blood circulation, they easily dry out. Moisturizing is essential. Washing your hands often will help protect you and others around you from contracting or spreading cold and flu germs. An unfortunate side effect of hand washing in winter is it increases dryness, so keep that moisturizer nearby. Not too hot a shower Hot showers are a staple for many throughout winter, but you are better off if you keep them short. After a while the high water temperature will begin to draw moisture from your skin and strip away your skin s natural oils go with lukewarm if you can stand it. Aim for five minutes under the shower head, but absolutely no longer than 10 minutes. Winter sunscreen seriously Just because you aren t on a beach in blazing hot weather doesn t mean you will avoid sunburn. Just ask any mountain climber. In snowy conditions the sun is even more dangerous due to its rays reflecting off light surfaces. If you plan to be out and about, bring a broad spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher and reapply every two hours. Humidify As we hibernate in our homes with the heat turned up, the warm air sucks moisture from the air and your skin. A humidifier will restore that balance, so put one in your bedroom while you sleep and any other room in which you spend long periods of time. // Dr. Guo Chunying is a dermatologist at Shanghai United Family Hospital & Clinics ( advertorial FROM HEARTLAND TO MOTHERLAND INDIANA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY MBA PROGRAM FILLS A NICHE Foreigners lucky enough to work in China for a year or two will cherish their time overseas and mark it as a highlight of their career. Many multinational firms require a foreign posting prior to being promoted to the high rungs of the corporate ladder. An advanced degree is another requirement for career advancement, especially an MBA. However, until recently, there have been few options for foreigners to earn an MBA while working in China. This all may change soon, as Indiana Wesleyan (IWU) is now offering its MBA degree in China. Most Chinese universities have business schools, but the programs are delivered in a traditional, residential format. Although local universities are gaining good reputations around the world, most still lack Western accreditation, so a foreign degree might not be recognized by employers and universities back in the West. IWU has partnered with Zhejiang University, the largest university in China, to deliver the MBA. IWU instructors teach business courses and ZJU professors teach short courses such as consumer behavior, culture and economics in China. Students earn both a degree from IWU and a professional certificate from ZJU. Unlike most MBA programs in China, the IWU/ZJU program is designed for English-speaking expats who work full-time. Each course starts with a three-day weekend in beautiful Hangzhou with IWU and ZJU professors. Students complete their remaining coursework through a distance model. It is also a cohort-based program, meaning the same group of students completes the courses together. There s no need to switch to a student visa, as expats can continue with their current visa status. In each spring and fall, a new group of about 15 students will begin, with a degree program completed in about two years. Students who leave China before the end of the program can finish their degree through IWU s online or face-to-face programs in the US. December 2013 // 87

90 events Pick of six art exhibitions Colors of Myanmar Until Dec 30. LWH Gallery, Room 102, Building 14, 50 Monganshan Lu, by Changhua Lu, 莫干山路 50 号 14 号楼 102 室, 近昌化路 ( , Surface Material Motion Until Jan 5. Vanguard Gallery, 2/F, Building 4A, 50 Moganshan Lu, by Changhua Lu 莫干山路 50 号 4A 号楼 2 楼, 近昌化路 ( ) Tony Viramonte Dec 6 to Feb Corso Como Gallery, Wheelock Square, North Annex, 1717 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Huahsan Lu 南京西路 1717 号会德丰国际广场北楼, 近华山路 ( ) Format: Zhang Bojun Photography Exhibit Until Jan 20. OFOTO Gallery, 2F, Building 13, 50 Moganshan Lu, by Changhua Lu 莫干山路 50 号 13 号楼 2 楼, 近昌化路 ( ) Follies of a Species Until Dec 21. OV Gallery, Room 207, Building 4A, 50 Moganshan Lu, by Changhua Lu 莫干山路 50 号 4A 号楼 207 室, 近昌化路 ( ) Sun Yu Until Dec 20. FQ Projects, No. 76, Lane 927 Huaihai Zhong Lu, by Nanchang Lu 淮海中路 927 弄淮海坊 76 号, 近南昌路 ( , 88 December 2013 //

91 events To list your events DEC 1 ARTS Gig: Third Xiaoqingxin Music Festival This acoustic music festival features five groups including Shanghai institution Top Floor Circus. RMB80-100, 8pm. On Stage, A2-101, 570 Huaihai Xi Lu, by Hongqiao Lu 淮海西路 570 号红坊艺术文化社区 A2-101, 近虹桥路 ( ) arts an exclusive La Paulée de Chine wine dinner. Relish ten glasses of Burgundy paired with a seven-course dinner of Franck-Elie Laloum s award-winning dishes such as the house-smoked wild mackerel fillet, licorice yogurt, pickled cucumber, black radish, and Thai basil. RMB1,388 plus 15 percent service/person, starts 6.30pm. Jade on 36, 36/F, Pudong Shangri-La, Grand Tower, 33 Fucheng Lu, by Lujiazui Xi Lu 富城路 33 号, 浦东香格里拉酒店 36 楼, 近陆家嘴西路 ( ) COMMUNITY Sports: Shanghai Marathon Watch runners take over the Bund as part of the annual Shanghai Marathon. While registration has already passed, you can still snag a prime spot to watch the participants as they work up a winter sweat. RM40-200, 7am-1pm. Chen Yi Square, Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Nanjing Dong Lu 中山东一路, 近南京东路 (www1.shmarathon.com, shmarathon.com) Tour: Cruising Beisuzhou and Hongkou Creek Walking think tank Shanghai Flaneur unveils their new public walk In-Between Construction and Destruction exploring the fastmoving developments of Beisuzhou Lu and the Zhabei area. MovingCities founder Bert de Muynck goes deep into the area s history and future. RMB300 (RMB180 for students), 2-5pm. Register at shanghai-flaneur.com or for venue information. Dec 6 Cat Power This indie chanteuse has evolved into a musical chameleon on her past two original albums, recording with soul legends from the Stax label on The Greatest and incorporating electronic flourishes on last year s Sun. She s developed into a potent performer and this show is arguably the biggest draw of the Modern Sky Festival. RMB , 9pm. Qianshuiwan Cultural Center, 179 Yichang Lu, by Jiangning Lu 宜昌路 179 号, 近江宁路 ( , buy.modernsky.com) DEC 5-8 arts Stage: The New Electric Ballroom The Irish Consulate and Urban Aphrodite has teamed up to for this production of Enda Walsh s awardwinning play about three sisters in a remote Irish fishing village. RMB , 8pm. Sashas, 3/F, 1 Dongping Lu, by Hengshan Lu 东平路 11 号近衡山路 ( , Stage: Holiday Hitch Apphia Campbell wowed Shanghai stage lovers with her one woman show, Black is the Color of My Voice, and she s returned with this holiday themed musical comedy about two roomates, one man and Christmas in New York. The show is full of Christmas favorites from artists like The Jackson 5 and Mariah Carey. RMB , 8pm. Anken Green, 7/F, 668 Huai an Lu, by Suzhou Xi Lu 淮安路 668 号, 近南苏州路 ( , NIGHTLIFE Gigs: Club 8 The Modern Sky Festival is bringing this critically acclaimed indie duo from Sweden. Formed in 1995, Club 8 is known for their melodic dream-pop. Originally inspired by 80s indie groups like The Smiths and Joseph K, the band s music has evolved to include experimentations with trip-hop and chill-out with a romantic French touch. RMB , 9pm. MAO Livehouse, 3/F, 308 Chongqing Nan Lu, by Jianguo Zhong Lu 重庆南路 308 号, 近建国中路 ( , ) DEC 3 NIGHTLIFE Gigs: Efterklang Named after the Danish word for reverberation, this trio certainly leaves an impression. They came from the same Copenhagen post-rock scene that produced Sigur Rós and Múm. Their 2012 album Piramida received good reviews and they will be playing as part of the Modern Sky Festival. RMB , 9pm. On Stage, A2-101, Red Town, 570 Huaihai Xi Lu, by Hongqiao Lu 淮海西路 570 号红坊艺术文化社区 A2-101, 近虹桥路 DEC 4 LIFE/STYLE Shopping: Night market This monthly fashion fair is stocked with clothes, food, accessories and other goodies perfect for the holidays. DJ Sacco will be playing vintage music that will make you shop til you drop. Free entry, 9pm. DADA, 115 Xingfu Lu, by Fahuazhen Lu 幸福路 115 号, 近法华镇路 ( ) DEC 5 ARTS Concert: Dance of six strings The second season of The Classic Guitar: Harmony between Spain and China series ends with a closing concert featuring four top guitarists. Two Spanish expert fretsmen Alberto Cuellar and Guillermo Pérez-Quer, will perform with two Chinese six-string giants, Gao Yi and Ni Benchu. RMB50-280, Shanghai Concert Hall, 523 Yan an Dong Lu, by Xizang Nan Lu 延安东路 523 号, 近西藏南路 ( , COMMUNITY Talk: The city in our mind Metropolitan Design and Research Office (MDRO) founder and acclaimed architect Marco de la Torre leads a talk examining how people view cities in an age of information overload. RMB150, pm. Café Sambal, Bldg A, No 37, Lane 550 Shaanxi Nan Lu, by Shaoxing Lu 陕西南路 550 弄 37 号 A 楼嘉善市场, 近绍兴路 ( , EAT/DRINK Eat: Burgundy extravaganza Jade on 36 Restaurant at Pudong Shangri-La, East Shanghai presents DEC 6 COMMUNITY Charity: Shosholoza Shanghai Charity Ball Billing itself as Shanghai s most affordable ball, this event will raise funds for HOLAH a home for abandoned babies in Durban, South Africa. There will be live entertainment, a threecourse dinner and free-flow beer, Nederbug wine and soft drinks. Tables for ten are also available. RMB750, 7pm. Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai, 500 Weihai Lu, by Shimen Yi Lu 威海路 500 号, 近石门一路 ( , Sports: Shanghai Fight Night The Shanghai Fight Night team debuted earlier this May and they are back with their first black tie professional/ white collar boxing match. There will be five white collar fights followed by four professional matches. Tickets include a four-course black tie dinner, free-flow wine, beer, cocktails and champagne on ringside tables. RMB10,000-16,000 (tables for 10), pm. Hyatt on the Bund, 199 December 2013 // 89

92 events COMMUNITY Dec 6-8 Seventh Annual Christkindlmarkt Paulaner Brauhaus brings a slice of German holiday tradition with their annual Christmas market. Held on the day when Advent starts, Paulaner s Fenyang Lu location will be transformed into a merry winter wonderland. A host of decorative huts will dot the premises with holiday ornaments and gifts on sale everywhere. There will also be plenty of delicious food and drink options, like hot, spiced Glühwein, sizzling Bavarian sausages, pastries and other seasonal specialties. The market has become a Shanghai tradition equally popular with locals and foreigners. For the full listings of holiday markets, meals and parties see our holiday guide in Urban Eyes. RMB25 entrance fee, 11am-10pm (except Dec 8, 11am-7pm). Paulaner Brauhaus, 150 Fenyang Lu, by Fuxing Lu, 汾阳路 150 号, 近复兴路 ( ) Huangpu Lu, by Wuchang Lu 黄浦路 199 号, 近武昌路 (wcbc.info, NIGHTLIFE Gigs: Regurgitator This award-winning Australian rock band is celebrating their 20th anniversary this year. They just released their eighth album, Dirty Pop Fantasy, this September. RMB50, 10pm. Arkham, 1 Wulumuqi Lu, by Hengshan Lu 乌鲁木齐路 1 号, 近衡山路 ( ) Party: Brotha From Another Mutha The Hyphenics creative collective is celebrating one year of bringing eclectic beats to Shanghai dance floors with their fourth Brotha From Another Mutha party. DJs DONN, Rob Young and Arctec Penguin spin jazz and soul infused hip-hop, Detroit techno and deep house. Free entry, 9pm. DADA, 115 Xingfu Lu, by Fahuazhen Lu 幸福路 115 号, 近法华镇路 ( ) Party: DJ JTC Void s guest of the year is coming to town. Michigan based producer/ DJ JTC, as known as his stage name Dabrye, has received critical acclaim for his unique productions from heavyweights like Laurent Garnier, Ron Morelli, and Trevor Jackson. His music is frequently played by big names in the game like DJ Theo Parrish. RMB80, 10pm. The Shelter, 5 Yongfu Lu, by Fuxing Xi Lu 永福路 5 号, 近复兴西路 ( Party: Baron Vulgaria s Berlin Kabaret The 1920s are starting to get a bit played out in the city but Kick the Gong Around put a nice twist on it with this party that celebrates the German Weimar Republic. DJ Baron Vulgaria will be spinning threepenny opera, Brechtian cabaret and electro-swing while classic movies like Marlene Dietrich s Shanghai Express will be playing on an old projector. RMB50, 9.30pm-2.30am. Choir, 19 Fuzhou Lu, by Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu 黄浦区福州路 19 号, 近中山东一路 (www. kickthegongaround.com) Party: Shanghai Fight Night afterparty Get your dance on after a night of watching fights at the official afterparty. Make sure to wear your best tux or gala dress. Reservations are highly recommended. RMB100, 10pm. Bar Rouge, 7/F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Nanjing Dong Lu 中山东一路 18 号 7 楼, 近南京东路 ( , DEC 6-7 ARTS Stage: Macbeth by TNT Theatre Britain This highly acclaimed production of one of Shakespeare s darkest and most exciting tragedies has toured over twenty countries. It s played in venues as diverse as Verona palaces and a ruined plantation house in Atlanta. RMB80-380, Lyceum Theater. 57 Maoming Nan Lu, by Changle Lu 茂名南路 57 号, 近长乐路 ( , DEC 6-8 ARTS Stage: Jeanne of Arppo The Shanghai Contemporary Theater Festival (ACT) presents this Swedish clown theatrical adaption of Don Quixote. A sloppy laundry woman transforms into her heroine, Joan of Arc, as she does battle with a giant pile of dirty laundry. RMB , 7.30pm. Shanghai Dramatic Arts Center, 288 Anfu Lu, by Wukang Lu 安福路 288 号, 近武康路 ( ) DEC 7 COMMUNITY Health: Chocolate demo In this sinfully sweet workshop, Sprout Lifestyle health and wellness coaches Kimberly Ashton and Chiara Squinzi break down raw chocolate making and chocolate-inspired raw desserts. Raw chocolate contains a large number of antioxidants that protect the body from aging, so double up on your servings. It may save your life. RMB250, pm. Sprout Lifestyle - Unit 412, Surpass Court, 570 Yongjia Lu, by Yueyang Lu 永嘉庭 570 号永嘉路 4 号楼 1 楼 2 室, 近岳阳路 ( , Sports: Ride for Life Since November 16, the Shangri-La is hosting a group of dedicated bike riders who have passed through four provinces and 22 cities along their 2,000 km route from Shenzhen to Shanghai to raise money for families in Guangxi that don t have access to a clean water source. This day marks the last leg of their three-week ride and local bike enthusiasts are encouraged to join in this final stretch. Starting at the Shangri-La Suzhou, you ll pedal to the Kerry Hotel Pudong. Participants with donations over RMB8,000 will be eligible to win a TREK bike valued at RMB9,000. RMB200/person (RMB100 children), 1-4pm. Start at Shangri-La Suzhou. 168 Tayuan Lu, by Shishan Lu 塔园路 168 号, 近狮山路 ( communications. to sign up) LIFE/STYLE Yoga: Feel grounded, strong and powerful Free up your feet and tap into a reservoir of potential energy. This workshop focuses on transforming your relationship with your tootsies and explores how the foot is important as the foundation of the temple that is your body. RMB300, 2-3pm. Karma Life Yoga, 160 Pucheng Lu, by Shangcheng Lu 浦城路 160 号, 近商城路 ( ) Health: Vegan talk Join Kimberly Ashton, health and wellness coach from Sprout Lifestyle, and Andrew Petker, yoga instructor from Yoga +, for a useful talk about how food and yoga practice are directly connected and how to incorporate plant-based whole foods into your diet to be an healthy vegetarian. English with Chinese translation available. RMB200 including lunch pm. Unit 412, Surpass Court, 570 Yongjia Lu, by Yueyang Lu 永嘉路 570 号永嘉庭 412 室, 近岳阳路 (RSVP essential: NIGHTLIFE Gigs: Caves of Steel The BooshkaBaash Festival continues with this Norwegian post rock group. They play rollicking instrumentals in the vein of Mogwai. RMB60, pm. Yuyintang, 851 Kaixuan Lu, by Yan an Xi Lu 凯旋路 851 号, 近延安西路 ( ) Gigs: Richie Kotzen This certifiable guitar hero played in two of hair metal s biggest bands, Poison and Mr. Big. His songs have topped the Japanese charts and Kotzen has released 19 solo albums since RMB , 8pm. On Stage, A2-101, Red Town, 570 Huaihai Xi Lu, by Hongqiao Lu 淮海西路 570 号红坊艺术文化社区 A2-101 Gigs: Vopli Vidopliassova These Ukrainian rock stars came together in Kiev shortly after the Chernobyl nuclear plant meltdown in Since then they ve been on the forefront on the country s rock scene with influences of folk, patriotic songs, punk, heavy metal and, recently, electronic music. RMB , 9pm. MAO Livehouse, 3/F, 308 Chongqing Nan Lu, by Jianguo Zhong Lu 重庆南路 308 号, 近建国中路 ( , ) DEC 8 COMMUNITY Charity: Care for orphans with cleft palates Local do-gooders BEAN are organizing a volunteer day to take care of and play with the orphaned infants at Shanghai Healing Home. The organization s mission is to assist the Chinese Children s Welfare Institute to provide pre- and post-surgical care to abandoned babies with surgically correctible deformities. RSVP with Care for Orphans December 8 in the subject line for time and venue information. Charity: Knit squares for AIDSimpacted orphans Join BEAN s knitting circles in putting together 20 cm squares that will be pieced together to make blankets to keep children in South African orphanages warm. Volunteers meet at a location in the former French Concession and a knitting teacher will be on hand to provide assistance. RSVP with Knit Square December 8 in the subject line for time and venue information. 90 December 2013 //

93 NIGHTLIFE Gigs: Icing Dolls One of Beijing s most promising indie rock acts will be passing through Shanghai. Their album 1983 was nominated for a MIDI Music Award and the four-piece group is a popular draw on the domestic rock festival circuit. RMB40-50, 8.30pm. On Stage, A2-101, Red Town, 570 Huaihai Xi Lu, by Hongqiao Lu 淮海西路 570 号红坊艺术文化社区 A2-101, 近虹桥路 DEC 8&15 COMMUNITY Charity: Play with orphaned babies in Minhang Help out at the Lupin Healing Home with pre- and post-surgical care abandoned babies and assist with their development. RSVP with Lupin December 8 [or] 15 in the subject. DEC 11 ARTS Film: Forks Over Knives This film examines the profound claim that most degenerative diseases can be controlled or even reversed by rejecting animal-based and processed foods. It s the latest monthly movie screening at Sprout Lifestyle. Free entry, pm.Sprout Lifestyle, Unit 412, Surpass Court, 570 Yongjia Lu, by Yueyang Lu 永嘉庭 570 号永嘉路 4 号楼 1 楼 2 室, 近岳阳路 ( , RMB80-280, 7.30pm. Shanghai Oriental Art Centre, 425 Dingxiang Lu, by Yingchun Lu 丁香路 425 号, 近迎春路 ( , NIGHTLIFE Party: Miss Kittin This multitalented French music producer, DJ, singer and songwriter has worked with big names like Felix da Housecat and Chicks on Speed. She s known for merging disparate music genres like dub and jacked-up house into cohesive dance-tacular sets. RMB100 (free for ladies), 10pm. Bar Rouge, 7/F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Nanjing Dong Lu 中山东一路 18 号 7 楼, 近南京东路 ( , DEC ARTS Dance: Flamenco by Omayra Amaya Flamenco Dance Company Flamenco runs through Omayra Amaya s blood. She s the grandniece of Curro Amaya, the greatest flamenco dancer that ever lived, and her parents were also acclaimed flamenco dancers. Since 1994, she s mixed the dance with modern Spanish and World Beat music to great success. RMB280-1,080, 7.15pm. Shanghai City Theatre, 4889 Dushi Lu, by Mingdu Lu 都市路 4889 号, 近名都路 ( ) DEC 13 COMMUNITY Sports: Shanghai Sharks vs Jilin Tigers Cheer on the hometown hoops squad as they build on their promising 2-1 start to the season against the Jilin Tigers. The Sharks have been buoyed by the contributions of their two new import players, power forward Darnell Jackson and small forward Von Wafer, who played with team owner Yao on the Houston Rockets. RMB60-680, 7.35pm. Yuanshen Stadium, 655 Yuanshen Lu, by Zhangyang Lu 源深路 655 号, 近张杨路 ( , NIGHTLIFE Party: We are the 90 s Bar Rouge is celebrating classic beats and hits from Will Smith to Ace of Base to MC Hammer in this retro-themed party. Scrunchies and wrapped-around flannel shirts are encouraged. RMB100, 10pm-late. Bar Rouge, 7/F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Nanjing arts Dong Lu 中山东一路 18 号 7 楼, 近南京东路 ( , DEC ARTS Stage: Brickman Brando Bubble Boom This Barcelona theater group offers a play within a play about the life of Sir John Brickman who inspired the first mortgage system in the nineteenth century. The twist is that Brickman is played by a savage Marlon Brando. It s a Spanish-language show with Mandarin subtitles and English guide available. RMB , 7.30pm. Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre Drama Salon, 288 Anfu Lu, by Wukang Lu 安福路 288 号, 近武康路 ( , , DEC 14 ARTS Dance: Nutcracker by Suzhou Culture and Arts Centre Ballet Theatre Jiangsu Province s only professional ballet company is renowned for blending traditional Chinese style with contemporary elements. They will be producing the classic Nutcracker in a one-night-only performance. COMMUNITY Sports: Shanghai Sharks vs Liaoning Jaguars The CBA season kicked off last month and the hometown team hosts Liaoning and their star point guard Dominique Jones, who was drafted by the Memphis Grizzlies in RMB60-680, 7.35pm. Yuanshen Stadium, 655 Yuanshen Lu, by Zhangyang Lu 源深路 655 号, 近张杨路 ( , NIGHTLIFE Gigs: Las Moleculas de Gaston This Latin American five-piece group has a catalogue of contemporary and timeless Latin American classics from Soda Stereo to Los Fabulosos Cadillas. Admission comes with a free drink. RMB30, 9pm-2am. Mural, Basement, 10 Hengshan Lu, by Yongjia Lu 衡山路 10 号, 近永嘉路 ( ) DEC 12 ARTS Concerts: Anderson & Roe Called the most innovative piano duo around, the team of Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe has wowed crowds around the world. They are best known for the four-hand piano technique where they play the same piano, which sounds pretty amazing. Dec 7 Save A Life - Battle of the Bands with America s Got Talent Winners Heart to Heart Shanghai throws this glamorous fund-raising event every year to finance heart surgeries for Chinese children in need. Local and international students will compete during the day in a battle of the bands, with the opportunity to open for that evening s concert. America s Got Talent winners Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. and Michael Grimm will headline the show and mentor students during the day. The battle of the bands features an all-star panel of judges including Li Wei Min, chief musical supervisor of The Voice of China and That s Shanghai s very own Ned Kelly channelling his inner Simon Cowell. Daniela Bessia, who was a featured vocalist on China s Got Talent, will host and perform a duet with the two headline acts. RMB , 3pm for Battle of the Bands, 7.30pm for main concert. The Mixing Room & MUSE, 1200 Shibo Dadao, by Shangnan Lu 世博大道 1200 号, 近上南路 ( ) December 2013 // 91

94 events RMB80-380, 7.15pm. Shanghai Daning Theatre, 222 Pingxingguan Lu, by Lingshi Lu 平型关路 1222 号, 近灵石路 ( , com.cn) COMMUNITY Charity: Annual [Green] Drinks Mixers Green Drinks mixes environmentalism, networking and fun into their monthly meetups. They ve organized their first annual mixer, which will include live music, a surprise talk and food provided by the Malaysian Consulate and Green Vege Café. Money raised will go to funding green community projects and other initiatives. RMB , pm. River South Art Center, 1247 Nansuzhou Lu, by Xinzha Lu 南苏州路 1247 号, 近新昌路 ( , Health: Gluten-Free baking demo In this workshop, Gluten-Free Shanghai s Sanna Luoto discusses strategies on eliminating gluten from diets. With the holiday season around the corner, she will provide tips on making wheat-based recipes glutenfree. RMB200, pm. Sprout Lifestyle, Unit 412, Surpass Court, 570 Yongjia Lu, by Yueyang Lu (inside the Eco & More showroom) 永嘉庭, 570 号永嘉路 4 号楼, 1 楼, 2 室, 近岳阳路 ( , LIFE/STYLE Fashion: Relaunch party Join Creative Collective s relaunch party and pick up a few warm-hearted gifts for your friends. Some end-ofseason clearance items will be on sale in the studio and there ll be free beer plus yummy food sponsored by Ruijin Cajun. House 6, 1/F, 108 Changshu Lu, by Changle Lu 常熟路 108 弄 6 号, 近长乐路 ( NIGHTLIFE Gigs: Cara Dillon This Meteor Irish Music Awardwinning folk singer is known for aceing traditional favorites but isn t afraid to experiment. She s collaborated with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and her song Hill of Thieves was voted by BBC listeners as one of Northern Ireland s Top 10 original songs. RMB , 8pm. MAO Livehouse, 3/F, 308 Chongqing Nan Lu, by Jianguo Zhong Lu 重庆南路 308 号, 近建国中路 ( , ) Gigs: Girls Festa It s going to be a night of grrrrl power as four female-led bands take over Yuyintang. The lineup is local favorites Marquee Vii, Candy Shop, Cherry Cheery and Daydreamer. RMB40-60, pm. Yuyintang, 851 Kaixuan Lu, by Yan an Xi Lu 凯旋路 851 号, 近延安西路 ( ) Party: Hideo Kobayashi Asian Vibes is back with the second edition of their China Debut series, bringing in Japan s most prolific electronic music producer, DJ Hideo Kobayashi, with support from Elvis T., Max Shen and Yoshinaga. RMB60, 10pm. Arkham, 1 Wulumuqi Lu, by Hengshan Lu 乌鲁木齐路 1 号, 近衡山路 ( ) Party: Kick the Gong Around The popular Shanghai retro parties hold their first shindig at Lotus Red. Dress up in your sharpest 1920s and 30s attire and enjoy some old timey cocktails, retro films and electro swing. RMB50, 10pm. Lotus Red, 5/F, Bund 22, Zhongshan Dong Er Lu, by Xin Yong an Lu 中山东二路 22 号 5 楼, 近新永安路 ( , DEC 15 COMMUNITY Tour: Japan in China, China in Japan This special German-language tour explores the rich history of the Hongkou area during the time when the Japanese occupied the area. RMB300 (RMB180 for students), 2-5pm. Register at shanghai-flaneur.com or for venue information. NIGHTLIFE Gigs: Versus the World Enjoy a night of southern Californian punk as this new supergroup, which features members of The Ataris and Lagwagon, brings Santa Barbara to Shanghai. RMB60-80, pm. Yuyintang, 851 Kaixuan Lu, by Yan an Xi Lu 凯旋路 851 号, 近延安西路 ( ) DEC 19 NIGHTLIFE Parties: Femina x Urban Lab Night It s a perfect union as fashion magazine Femina teams up with Urban Lab to take over Thursday. This party is the first edition and will have a 19th-century Burlesque theme perfect for fashionistas and hipsters to get dressed up for. RSVP only, 10pm. Cirque Le Soir, 4/F, 22 Zhongshan Dong Er Lu, by Xin Yong an Lu 中山东二路 22 号 4 楼, 近新永安路 DEC 20 NIGHTLIFE Party: Popasuda Get ready for a night of underground Latin funk that promises to take you on a journey through the Caribbean, hosted by Skinny Brown, aka. DJ Sal. Free entry, 10pm. DADA, 115 Xingfu Lu, by Fahuazhen Lu 幸福路 115 号, 近法华镇路 ( ) DEC 21 ARTS Concert: Maksim and his band Classical music s bad boy Maksim will bring his electro-acoustic blend to the Shanghai Grand Stage. The tall and stylishly tattooed Croatian has garnered a large international following with his nine albums. RMB , 7.30pm. Shanghai Grand Stage, 1111 Caoxi Bei Lu, by Tianyaoqiao Lu 漕溪北路 1111 号, 近天 钥桥路 ( ) Concert: MC Hot Dog Taiwan s finest hip-hop MC is ready to drop some rhymes and knowledge at this stadium show. RMB , 8pm. Mercedes-Benz Arena, 1200 Shibo Dadao, by Yaohua Lu 世博大道 1200 号, 近耀华路 ( ) EAT/DRINK Eat: Kiddie Disco Come and celebrate with your entire family. Children will be treated to a delicious all-you-can-eat buffet including limitless ice cream and popcorn. Santa Claus will be showing up to distribute the candy and take photos with kids. Party games and activities included. RMB208, (Free for children under three, RMB68 for kids betweeen 3-9 and RMB108 for kids between 10 and 15), 11am-3pm. Paulaner Brauhaus, 150 Fenyang Lu, by Yueyang Lu 汾阳路 150 号, 近岳阳路 ( , NIGHTLIFE Gigs: Electron Flow Vol 3 This experimental jazz and funk night returns, headlined by Alex Haavik. art The acid saxophonist will be joined by Running Blue, a trip-hop Chinese band that mixes traditional native instruments with electronic sound. RMB30-50, pm. On Stage, A2-101, Red Town, 570 Huaihai Xi Lu, by Hongqiao Lu 淮海西路 570 号红坊艺术文化社区 A2-101, 近虹桥路 Party: Deck-FX DJ Roo and Q-trip host a night of breakbeat house, jungle, drum and bass and everything in between. Free entry, 10pm. DADA, 115 Xingfu Lu, by Fahuazhen Lu 幸福路 115 号, 近法华镇路 ( ) DEC ARTS Dance: Hamlet by Beijing Dance Theater Contemporary dance troupe Beijing Dance Theater is celebrating their fifth anniversary with an all-new adaption of Hamlet. The show is also influenced by Feng Xiaogang s 2006 film adaption The Banquet and Feng is serving as General Supervisor of the show. Choreographer Wang Yuanyuan is one of the country s best and was previously resident choreographer of the National Ballet of China. RMB80-380, 7.30pm. Shanghai City Dec 11 Laura Fygi Flower China Tour WIN! It s a difficult transition from girl group member to solo success story, but Dutch singer Laura Fygi has made the transition. A former member of the Netherland s sexiest girls group, Centerfold, Fygi is now best known for her unique voice as opposed to her hot bod. Her Bewitched album was on the Billboard Jazz charts for weeks and she has won several prestigious Edison Awards (the Dutch equivalent to the Grammys). With more than 11 albums released in 18 years, Fygi has an extensive catalogue and the multilingual singer can deliver tunes in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and even Mandarin. The musical chameleon has performed in some of Europe and Asia s biggest venues including her highly anticipated upcoming show at the Shanghai Oriental Art Center. We have two pairs of tickets to give away to Laura Fygi s show. Simply with the subject Laura Fygi by December 6. RMB80-580, 7.30pm. Shanghai Oriental Art Center, 425 Dingxiang Lu, by Century Avenue 丁香路 425 号, 近世纪大道 ( , juooo.com/ ticket/25524) 92 December 2013 //

95 life/style DEC ARTS Drama: Immortal Chi The Ultimate Balance for Quest Directed by the famed Erick Villeneuve, this show is a celebration of life and derives much of its inspiration from the ancient Chinese philosophy of tai chi. RMB , 7.15pm. Daning Theatre, 1222 Pingxingguan Lu, by Lingshi Lu 平型关路 1222 号, 灵石路 ( , affection in their life? Since 2011, Best Friends China has placed more than100 rescued pets into permanent homes. Here s your chance to add a bit of cuteness to your life while helping out these animals. All adoptable cats and dogs are vaccinated, spayed or neutered and de-wormed to ensure their health. Free entry, 11am-3pm. Porquoi Pet Café, 3585 Yindu Lu, by Humin Lu 银都路 3585 号, 近沪闵路 ( , DEC 31 Dec 21 Jiashan Christmas Market Marking the winter solstice, Jiashan Market will extend their hours for some serious holiday fun for the whole family. Within a space transformed into a winter wonderland with lights and decorations, visitors will be able to shop amongst the vendors and mingle with friends in an atmosphere filled with live music, games like Christmas Tombola and a visit from Santa. There will also be special activities like Christmas cookie decorating and wreath making. Keep an eye out for a very special Jiashan Market Christmas hamper, filled to the brim with items from a variety of stall owners, available for purchase. Free entry, 11am-9pm, Jiashan Market, Lane 550 Shaanxi Nan Lu, by Shaoxing Lu 陕西南路 550 弄 37 号, 近绍兴路 Theatre, 4889 Dushi Lu, by Mingdu Lu 都市路 4889 号, 近名都路 ( ) dec 21&28 life/style Yoga: Parents & kids yoga class Come for a fun afternoon that both kids and parents can enjoy at Karma Yoga Life. Learn how to share your yoga practice together with your young ones to create an even closer bond. This class is free to all kids under six. RMB300, 2-3pm. Karma Life Yoga, 160 Pucheng Lu, by Shangcheng Lu 浦城路 160 号, 近商城路 ( ) DEC 22 ARTS Gigs: Swing Shine CD release This duo gives traditional gypsy jazz a Chinese makeover. French favorites are given new Mandarin lyrics while traditional Chinese classics have been remade with a new swing. The show marks the release of the group s first physical CD, When S Met P. RMB70, 9pm. Yuyintang, 851 Kaixuan Lu, by Yan an Xi Lu 凯旋路 851 号, 近延安西路 ( ) COMMUNITY Sports: Shanghai Sharks vs Tianjin Lions Before their Christmas showdown in Beijing, the Shanghai Sharks will face Stephon Marbury s cousin Sebastian Telfair and his Tianjin Lions. Tianjin has an impressive team, including former NBA lottery pick Shelden Williams and Jordanian Zaid Abbas, who has made the CBA playoffs in all five years he s played in the league. RMB60-680, 7.35pm. Yuanshen Stadium, 655 Yuanshen Lu, by Zhangyang Lu 源深路 655 号, 近张杨路 ( , DEC ARTS Dance: Mora Godoy Argentina Tango Godoy has done it all in tango, from mastering as a classical ballerina to choreographing hit musicals to performing with orchestras around the world. A member of the National Tango Academy, she has been running her own tango company for over a decade. They have toured around the world including Latvia, Estonia and Uruguay. RMB80-880, 7.15pm. Shanghai Oriental Art Centre, 425 Dingxiang Lu, by Yingchun Lu 丁香路 425 号, 近迎春路 ( , DEC 24 NIGHTLIFE Party: Baijiu Robot Ugly Sweater Party Pre-game for Christmas by wearing your ugliest sweater and dancing to the sounds of Mau Mau and Heatwolves. Expect house, bass and hip-hop all mixed together real nice. Free entry, 10pm. DADA, 115 Xingfu Lu, by Fahuazhen Lu 幸福路 115 号, 近法华镇路 ( ) Dec 27 NIGHTLIFE Party: Shanghai All-Stars #5 It s the monthly edition of this hip-hop party that brings together Shanghai s top DJs, dance crews and MCs. Four turntables, two mics and it comes with a copy of the Come Correct Mixtape #2. RMB40 (after 11pm), 10pm. The Shelter, 5 Yongfu Lu, by Fuxing Xi Lu 永福路 5 号, 近复兴西路 Party: Electric East Conrank is one of the city s top DJs and his Rankadank crew will be blasting serious bass in your face. Free entry, 10pm. DADA, 115 Xingfu Lu, by Fahuazhen Lu 幸福路 115 号, 近法华镇路 ( ) DEC 29 COMMUNITY Animals: Pet Adoption Day Who doesn t need more love and Dec 21 Black Flowers nightlife EAT/DRINK Eat: Ambrosial 2014 To celebrate New Year s Eve, Ambrosia is offering an elegant nine-course set menu featuring a high grade sashimi platter and oysters, as well as mains of Australian wagyu beef and king prawns. RMB788 plus 10 percent/person, from 5.30pm. Ambrosia Japanese & Yakiniku Restaurant, 150 Fenyang Lu, by Yueyang Lu 汾阳路 150 号, 近岳阳路 ( ) DEC 31 & JAN 1 EAT/DRINK Eat: New Year s Eve Celebration Celebrate New Year s Eve at Käfer and enjoy a special six course set, highlighting romanesco panna cotta on beluga caviar vinaigrette, porcini essence, lobster and salmon ravioli, and angus beef with black truffle and foie gras mousseline as main. A jazzy live band will sway all guests into the New Year. RMB988, 5pm. Käfer, Fucheng Lu, Shi It s been a glorious year for That s Shanghai s Bar of the Year, Unico. They re closing 2013 strong with several parties including this glamorous shindig. DJ Casio will set the mood with a funky mix of house, electro and breaks. It s going to be a black tie affair full of fashionistas. The father of Chinese-color makeup Tony Li s nine-time L Oreal Color Trophy winning Tony Studio will be sponsoring hair dressing and make-up to ensure that all attendees fit the theme. Free entry, 10pm. Unico, 2/F, Three on the Bund, 17 Guangdong Lu, by Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu 广东路 17 号, 外滩三号 2 楼, 近中山东一路 ( ) December 2013 // 93

96 events Bu Jie, Binjiang Dadao 滨江大道, 富城路拾步街 ( , com.cn) Jan 1 ARTS Concert: Richard Clayderman Called the most successful pianist in the world by The Guinness Book of World Records, Clayderman has sold nearly 70 million albums and has 267 gold and 70 platinum discs to his name. RMB180-1,280, 7.30pm. Shanghai Grand Stage, 1111 Caoxi Bei Lu, by Tianyaoqiao Lu 漕溪北路 1111 号, 近天钥桥路 ( ) nightlife Free entry, 10pm. The Shelter, 5 Yongfu Lu, by Fuxing Xi Lu 永福路 5 号, 近复兴西路 gmail.com) EVERY THURSDAY NIGHTLIFE Party: Holly Sh*t Deep disco and dancefloor-friendly beats has been a staple for this weekly party. On Dec 5, disco and house music guru Raz will headline but each week brings plenty of chances to get your boogie on. Free entry, 10pm. Lola, Bldg 4, 570 Yongjia Lu, by Yueyang Lu 永嘉路 570 号 4 号楼, 近岳阳路 ( ) COMMUNITY Sports: Shanghai Sharks vs Shanxi Dragons Ring in the new year with some basketball action. The Shanghai Sharks host Shanxi and their high-scoring import combo of Marcus Williams and Charles Gaines. RMB60-680, 7.35pm. Yuanshen Stadium, 655 Yuanshen Lu, by Zhangyang Lu 源深路 655 号, 近张杨路 ( , Jan 2 ARTS Concert: James Blunt While you may remember him for his mega-hit You re Beautiful, British folkie James Blunt is back with his fourth album, Moon Landing. It s a back to basics approach for the fivetime Grammy-nominated singer who has sold nearly 17 million albums worldwide. RMB , 8pm. Mercedes-Benz Arena, 1200 Shiji Da Dao, by Yaohua Lu 世博大道 1200 号, 近耀华路 ( ) Jan 2-3 ARTS Dance: Carmen Flamenca Flamenco singer Antonio Andrade has collaborated with many of the greats like Javier Barón and André Heller. He s the artistic director of the show that promises to have you tapping your feet. RMB80-880, 7.15pm. Shanghai Oriental Art Centre, 425 Dingxiang Lu, by Yingchun Lu 丁香路 425 号, 近迎春路 ( , All Month EAT/DRINK Eat: Paella Month Celebrate the festive season with a Spanish twist. Las Tapas presents paella Valenciana for the whole month, except for the 24th and 25th, in all branches around town. Las Tapas, Bldg 32, Sinan Mansion, 45 Sinan Lu, by Fuxing Zhong Lu 思南路 45 号思南公馆 32 栋, 近复兴中路 ( ) see online for more branches. Dec 31 Flying high in 2014 New Years Eve is going to be crazy and the Park Hyatt Shanghai has brought in very a special guest for their party. Party pioneers Black List are renowned for being Tokyo s premier members only events company and have recently expanded to Shanghai and Paris. To ring in the new year, they will be taking over the 91st floor of the Park Hyatt for a night of entertainment involving free flow Veuve Clicquot champagne, cocktails and canapés. You can splash out for a number of party options, including two VIP private rooms that can fit twenty guest and comes with 15 bottles of Dom Perignon champagne, 250 grams of caviar, 50 Gillardeau oysters and 500 grams of Iberico ham for RMB40,000. Best of all, there will be complimentary shuttles to Puxi to ensure guests don t start 2014 desperately trying to hail a cab. Check out our full list of New Years parties in Urban Eyes. RMB1,588 (RMB300 off if you book before Dec 10), 7pm. Park Hyatt Shanghai, 91/F, 100 Shiji Dadao, by Dongtai Lu 世纪大道 100 号 91 楼, 近东泰路 ( , Eat: Crab promotion Enjoy a seasonal lunch at Serena Café with unlimited crab indulgence or a dinner buffet with buy two get one free. RMB228/person plus 15 percent, Serena Café, Hotel Nikko Shanghai, 288 Yan an Xi Lu, by Zhenning Lu 延安西路 288 号, 近镇宁路 ( ) Life/Style Spa: CHI Indulgence Enjoy special winter promotions at newly opened Chi The Spa at Jing an Shangri-la. Book Chi hot stone massage for RMB1,480 and enjoy a 30- minute complimentary refreshing facial, or book the deep hydrating collagen facial for RMB1,580 with a complimentary 30 minutes back rescue release. Mon-Fri, 1-5pm. 4/F, Jing An Shangrila, West Shanghai, 4/F, 1218 Yan an Zhong Lu, by Tongren Lu 延安中路 1218 号 4 楼, 近铜仁路 ( ) Beauty: Festive package To celebrate the coming festive season, customers who spend more than RMB300 at Helen Nail Spa get an essential oil body massage for an extra RMB158. Add RMB1,000-4,000 to your VIP card and get an extra 10 percent of what you ve spent added onto the card. The more you top up, the more benefits you get. A complimentary bubble bath is offered to all those who purchase beauty items. No 6, Lane 819 Julu Lu, by Fumin Lu 巨鹿路 819 弄 6 号, 近富民路 ( ) EVERY MONDAY NIGHTLIFE Gigs: Tribes of Asaph Catch this weekly showcase featuring funky guitar by Asaph mixed with blue grass mandolin by Mongolian master Tom Peng. Free entry, 8.30pm. Wooden Box, 9 Qinghai Lu, by Nanjing Xi Lu 青海路 9 号, 近南京西路 ( ) EVERY TUESDAY NIGHTLIFE Party: Salsa Night Enjoy free salsa lessons until 9.30pm and then show off your moves after during the dance party that goes until midnight. Free entry, 8.30pm-12am. Bar Fly, 6/F, 35 Shaanxi Nan Lu, by Changle Lu 陕西南路 35 号 6 楼, 近长乐路 ( ) EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHTLIFE Party: Come Correct This month, this hip-hop party is introducing a Taking it Back series, playing tunes from a specific year from the 90s. Expect everything from G-funk to new jack swing to Miami bass and hopefully This is How We Do It. The series starts on Dec 5 with 1992 and goes up one year each week. EVERY SATURDAY COMMUNITY Tour: Shanghai Kung Fu Tour This tour invites people to learn the legends of China s martial arts icons with a tutorial on how to use state of the art equipment to test your skills. RMB260 (RMB130 for kids, RMB240 for students), pm. RSVP newmantours.com or for meeting place information. NIGHTLIFE Party: Latin Flavors Each Saturday, Mural will be exploring a different slice of Latin grooves from salsa to cha-cha to the samba. Entrance comes with two free drinks. RMB60, 9pm-2am. Mural, Basement, 10 Hengshan Lu, by Yongjia Lu 衡山路 10 号, 近永嘉路 ( ) EVERY SATURDAY AND SUNDAY COMMUNITY Tour: Shanghai Ghost Tour Newman Tours are offering a new reduced price for China s only ghost tour. Try your hand at creepy water calligraphy, stroll through a colonial cemetery and hear the story behind the guardian lions of Jing an Temple. There is an option to add on a Ghost Festival Dinner where your fortune is read. RMB190 (RMB120 for kids, RMB170 for students), 7-9pm. RSVP or for meeting place information. Animals: Cat Adoption Founded in 2007 by a group of individual animal rescuers, Paw Pals Animal Rescue (PPAR) is devoted to rescuing and providing compassionate care to homeless animals. Every weekend, they will be open for cat and kitten adoption. They have rescued and placed more than 300 homeless kittens and they currently have 70 cuddly felines ready for adoption. Free entry, 1pm-5pm. PPAR Shelter, 555 Jinping Lu, by Fengqing Lu 金平路 555 弄, 近风平路 ( , hotmail.com) 94 December 2013 //

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Just imagine the whitest beaches you will ever see, gardens of coral just beneath the clear waters, lakes filled to the brim with stingless jellyfish plus forests and waterfalls not yet ravaged by man. Or, instead of imagining it, get there in person and see it for yourself. Package includes round trip flights without taxes and luxury accommodation at the Airai Water Paradise Hotel, Landmark Marina, Palasia Hotel or Sea Passion. // Xpats Travel, 1807A, 699 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Wujiang Lu 南京西路 699 弄东方有线大厦 1807A, 近吴江路 ( , Seven days South Vietnam, RMB9,800+ Spend one night in Saigon before heading to the beach town of Phan Tiet, where you will indulge in some serious relaxing time. Price includes return airfare, daily breakfast, accommodation and return airport transfers. // Xpats Travel, 1807A, 699 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Wujiang Lu 南京西路 699 弄东方有线大厦 1807A, 近吴江路 ( , Five days Sanya, RMB5,500+ No need to fly too far from home to enjoy some sweet beach time. Sanya offers all you can ask for from a soothing vacation. Stay four nights at Narada Resort in Sanya Bay (with private beach), or treat yourself to the luxurious Marriot Resort (Yalong Bay). Price includes return airfare, daily breakfast, accommodation and return airport transfers. // Xpats Travel, 1807A, 699 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Wujiang Lu 南京西路 699 弄东方有线大厦 1807A, 近吴江路 ( , com) Seven Days Phuket, RMB6,900+ Located approximately 862 kilometers south of Bangkok is Phuket, Thailand s largest island, often dubbed the pearl of the Andaman, or the pearl of the south. Chill out in this tropical paradise and treat yourself to a pampering stay. Price includes return airfare with tax, accommodation, daily breakfast and return airport transfers. // Homay Travel, Rm 402, Pearl Center, 1019 Nanquan Bei Lu, by Shangcheng Lu 南泉北路 1019 号明珠中心 402 室, 近商城路 ( , Five days Chiang Mai, RMB5,900+ Explore the splendors of Chiang Mai, Thailand s most culturally significant city. Package includes return airfare with tax, accommodation at Le Meridien, daily breakfast and return airport transfers. // Homay Travel, Rm 402, Pearl Center, 1019 Nanquan Bei Lu, by Shangcheng Lu 南泉北路 1019 号明珠中心 402 室, 近商城路 ( , Six days Maldives, RMB13,500+ Famed for cobalt-blue seas, white sandy beaches and luxury hotels, you may eventually find yourself never wanting to leave the Maldives. Package includes round-way airfare, four nights accommodation with daily meals and round-way airport transfers.// Homay Travel, Rm 402, Pearl Center, 1019 Nanquan Bei Lu, by Shangcheng Lu 南泉北路 1019 号明珠中心 402 室, 近商城路 ( , www. homay-travel.com) Three days Harbin private tour RMB5,500+, (January-February) Embrace the cold and make a trip to Harbin to see the world-famous Ice and Snow Festival. Visit the Ice City s main landmarks, including Snow Sculpture Park and the beautiful St. Sophia Russia Orthodox Square. Package includes round-way airfare, two-night accommodation, private English-speaking guide and private transfers. // Homay Travel, Rm 402, Pearl Center, 1019 Nanquan Bei Lu, by Shangcheng Lu 南泉北路 1019 号明珠中心 402 室, 近商城路 ( , www. homay-travel.com) Ten days New Zealand Adventure tour (North Island), RMB15,900+ Explore the great outdoors in naturally stunning New Zealand. Package includes round-way airfare, accommodation, transfers, Kiwi tour guide and daily breakfast.// Homay Travel, Rm 402, Pearl Center, 1019 Nanquan Bei Lu, by Shangcheng Lu 南泉北路 1019 号明珠中心 402 室, 近商城路 ( , December 2013 // 95

98 events H PPY H URS Bar Rouge Mon-Fri 6-10pm, RMB100+/person for a signature cocktail and tapas presented by Mr & Mrs Bund. They also have giant cocktails big enough for /F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Nanjing Dong Lu 中山东一路 18 号 7 楼, 近南京东路 ( ) Big Bamboo Mon-Fri 2-8pm; Sat-Sun 4-8pm, RMB25 Tiger and Carlsberg draft, standard drinks, non-imported bottle beers and discounted premium beers. 1) 132 Nanyang Lu, by Tongren Lu 南阳路 132 号, 近铜仁路 ( , 2) Hongmei Entertainment Street, No. 20, Lane 3338 Hongmei Lu, by Yan an Xi Lu 虹梅路 3338 号虹梅路休闲街 26 号, 近延安西路 ( , 3) 381 Hongfeng Lu, by Biyun Lu 红枫路 381 号, 近碧云路 ( , www. bigbamboo.cn) Late night Bistro Burger Weekdays 11am-6pm, RMB75 on any purchase of a burger and a drink less than RMB30. Wed 7-9pm, free classic milkshakes with any purchase of burger. New cocktails available by the carafe (1 liter) for RMB200. 1/F, 291 Fumin Lu, by Changle Lu 富民路 291 号 1 楼, 近长乐路 Blue Marlin Mon-Fri 2-8pm, Sat-Sun 4-8pm, buyone-get-one-free on selected drinks. 1) 689 Lantian Lu, by Yunshan Lu 蓝天路 689 号, 近云山路 ( ) 2) Bld17, Thumb Plaza, 199 Fangdian Lu, by Dingxiang Lu 芳甸路 199 号 17 室, 近丁香路 ( ) Bounty Rhumerie Daily 6-9pm, buy-one-get-one-free on bottles of beer and planteur. 1) 550 Wuding Lu, by Xikang Lu 武定路 550 号, 近西康路 ( cn) 2) 1/F, 47 Yongfu Lu, by Fuxing Xi Lu 永福路 47 号, 近复兴西路 ( www. bountybar.cn) Burdigala Wine Bar Sat 6-9pm, buy-one-get-one-free on glasses of Bordeaux from the whole collection. 550 Wuding Lu, by Shaanxi Bei Lu 武定路 550 号, 近陕西北路 ( ) Camel Sports Bar Daily 4-8pm, RMB25 on select drinks. 1) 1 Yueyang Lu, by Dongping Lu 岳阳路 1 号, 近东平路 ( ) 2) 116 Weifang Xi Lu, by Pudong Nan Lu 潍坊西路 116 号, 近浦东南路 ( ) Ceviche Tue 6-9pm, RMB100 on freeflow pisco sours. 559 Fuxing Lu, by Sinan Lu 复兴路 559 号, 近思南路 ( ) Cin Cin Wine and Cigar Lounge Every Tue-Sat 6-8pm, buyone-get-one-free on all cocktails on the menu. Mezzanine floor, Fairmont Peace Hotel, 20 Nanjing Dong Lu, by Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu 南京东路 20 号, 近中山东一路 ( ) Cotton s Mon-Fri 4-8pm, buy-one-get-one-free. 1) 132 Anting Lu, by Jianguo Xi Lu 安亭路 132 号, 近建国西路 ( ) 2) 294 Xinhua Lu, by Panyu Lu 新华路 294 号, 近番禺路 ( ) Enoterra Mon & Sun 5-8pm, buy-one-get-onefree on all wines by bottle or by glass, drinks and selected tapas. 1) Anfu Lu, by Changshu Lu 安福路 号, 近常熟路 ( ) 2) 58 Taicang Lu, by Ji nan Lu 太仓路 58 号, 近济南路 ( ) 3) 343 Jiaozhou Lu, by Wuding Lu 胶州路 343 号, 近武定路 ( Glo Wine Bar Daily 5pm- 8pm, RMB30 on selected wines, draught beer and glo signature mojitos 3/F, 1 Wulumuqi Nan Lu, by Dongping Lu 乌鲁木齐南路 1 号 3 楼, 近东平路 ( , Hooters Mon-Fri 4-7pm, buy-one-get-one-free on all drinks except Guinness, Kilkenny, or Long Island Iced Tea. Super Brand Mall 1/F, 168 Luijiazui Xi Lu, by Lujiazui Huan Lu 陆家嘴西路 168 号, 近陆家嘴环路 ( ); B1, Shanghai City Center, 100 Zunyi Lu, by Xianxia Lu 遵义路 100 号 B1 层, 近仙霞路 ( ) Italian Kitchen 26 Fri & Sat 10pm-2am, buy-one-getone-free refill for all glasses of wine and beer. 23 Anfu Lu, by Changshu Lu 安福路 23 号, 近常熟路 ( ) Kebabs on the Grille Mon-Fri pm, 50 percent off the whole bill. People s Square branch, Unit 103, Central Plaza, 227 Huangpi Bei Lu, by Jiangyin Lu 黄陂北路 227 号中区广场 103 室, 近江阴路 ( , Koala Bar Daily 3-8pm. Selected drinks buy-oneget-one-free. 280 Huaihai Xi Lu, by Panyu Lu 淮海西路 280 号, 近番禺路 ( ) L atelier Mon-Sat 6-8pm, 50% off on all cocktails of the month and wines of the month. 2/F, 83 Changshu Lu, by Changle Lu 常熟路 83 号 2 楼, 近长乐路 ( ) La Brasserie Daily 5-9pm, buy-one-get-one-free on 10 selected cocktails. Get an 8 complimentary pizza when spending RMB200 during the happy hour. 6/F Ascott Service Apartment, 282 Huaihai Zhong Lu, by Songshan Lu 淮海中路 282 号雅诗阁酒店 6 楼, 近嵩山路 ( ) La Cocina Daily 3-7pm, buy-one-get-one-free on cocktails, beers and house wines. 9 Dongping Lu, by Hengshan Lu 东平路 9 号, 近衡山路 ( ) La Pedrera Fri & Sat, Tasmania & Gillardeau oysters buy-oneget-one free. JJ duet jazz and live jazz from 9pm till late. 33 Sichuan Zhong Lu, by Yan an Dong Lu 四川中路 33 号, 近延安东路 ( ) Le Cafe des Stagiaires Daily 4-8pm, discounted beers from RMB10/glass and wines from RMB20/glass Wuding Lu, by Jiaozhou Lu 武定路 1085 号, 近胶州路 Cheap! Isola Daily 5-7pm, RMB88 on free flow prosecco, RMB45 for one cocktail and RMB88 for two, all accompanied by chef s homemade pizza, chicken croquettes and fried zucchini. 4/F, IFC, 8 Shiji Dadao, by Lujiazui Huan Lu 世纪大道 8 号 IFC 商场 4 楼, 近陆家嘴环路 ( ) Max Pub Daily 5-8pm. buy-oneget-one-free on most draft and bottled beers. 188 Fujian Zhong Lu, by Fuzhou Lu 福建中路 188 号, 近福州路 ( ) Mexico Lindo Daily pm, buy-one-get-one-free on beer, wine, cocktails and margaritas Unit 39 Laowaijie, Lane 3338 Hongmei Lu, by Yan an Xi Lu 虹梅路 3338 弄老外街 39 号, 近延安西路 ( ) Morton s Mon-Fri 5-7pm, RMB45 on five selected martinis with free steak sandwiches. 4/F, IFC Mall, 8 Shiji Dadao, by Yincheng Zhong Lu 世纪大道 8 号国金中心商场 4 楼, 近银城中路 ( ) Paulaner Brauhaus Daily, 50 percent off beers at Expo location. 3/F, 555 Shibo Dadao, by Guozhan Lu 世博大道 555 号 3 楼, 近国展路 ( ) Patachon Mon-Fri 5-8pm, RMB68 on two Kronenbourg draught beers, two martinis, or two glasses of wine. 1) No.10, Lane 600 Shaanxi Bei Lu, by Xinzha Lu ( ) 2) 207 Mengzi Lu, by Liyuan Lu 3) 426 Dagu Lu, by Shimen Yi Lu 1) 陕西北路 600 弄 10 号, 近新闸路 2) 蒙自路 207 号, 近丽园路 3) 大沽路 426 号, 近石门一路 Pho Co Daily 3-7pm, Buy one get one free on selected bottle beers. RMB25 on glasses of house wine or sparkling wine. 920 Changle Lu, by Wulumuqi Lu 长乐路 920 弄 1 号, 近乌鲁木齐路 ( ) Ricky s Sports Bar & Grill Daily 11am-9pm, buy-one-get-onefree on Heineken, Tsingtao, Carlsberg, etc and 20 percent off on Paulaner, Guinness, Leffe and other selected drinks Pudong Dadao, by Yuanshen Lu 浦东大道 号, 近源深路 ( ) Roosevelt Rooftop Lounge and Roosevelt Sky Bar Daily 2-5pm, RMB148 for all-you-can-drink frozen margaritas. The House of Roosevelt 9 /F, 27 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Beijing Dong Lu 中山东一路 ( 外滩 ) 27 号罗斯福公馆 9 楼, 近北京东路 ( ) Sasha s Daily 5-8pm, RMB30 on house selections, RMB45 for luxury selection. 11 Dongping Lu, by Hengshan Lu 东平路 11 号, 近衡山路 ( ) Sir Elly s Terrace Daily 5-8pm, RMB195/ three-assorted tapas from the land or RMB280/three-assorted tapas from the sea, includes a signature cocktail, a glass of sangria or house wine. 14/F, The Peninsula Shanghai, 32 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Beijing Dong Lu 上海半岛酒店 14 层, 中山东一路 32 号, 近北京东路 ( ) The BREW Daily 4-8pm, buy-one-get-one-free on all home-crafted beers and house wines. 1/F, Kerry Hotel Pudong, 1388 Huamu Lu, by Fangdian Lu 浦东嘉里大酒店 1 楼, 花木路 1388 号, 近芳甸路 Tima Harbour Mon-Fri pm, Carlsberg draft beer buy-one-get-one-free. 11 Zhenning Lu, by Zhaohua Dong Lu 镇宁路 11 号, 近昭化东路 ( ) Latin love Unico by Mauro Colagreco Tues, all night, RMB80 for two sparkling mojitos and free flow mojitos between pm. 2/F, 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Guangdong Lu 中山东一路 3 号外滩 3 号 2 楼, 近广东路 ( ) Zapata s Daily 5-8pm, 50 percent off on standard drinks (including mojito and margaritas) and 50 percent off on all appetizers. 5 Hengshan Lu, by Dongping Lu 衡山路 5 号, 近东平路 ( ) Zpark Bar Sun- Fri, pm, all drinks buyone-get-one-free except bottles. 25/F, Renaissance Shanghai Zhongshan Park Hotel, 1018 Changning Lu, by Kaixuan Lu 长宁路 1018 号 25 楼, 近凯旋路 ( ) 96 December 2013 //

99 Ladies nights Monday Tima Harbour 5pm onwards. All cocktails buy one get one free. 11 Zhenning Lu, by Zhaohua Dong Lu, 镇宁路 11 号, 近昭化东路 ( ) tuesday Enoterra RMB78 on free flow sparkling for ladies all night. 1) Anfu Lu, by Changshu Lu 安福路 号, 近常熟路 ( ) 2) 58 Taicang Lu, by Ji nan Lu 太仓路 58 号, 近济南路 ( ) 3) 343 Jiaozhou Lu, by Wuding Lu 胶州路 343 号, 近武定路 ( L atelier 9.30pm onwards, RMB20 on glasses of sparkling wines and RMB60 on glass champagnes. 2/F, 83 Changshu Lu, by Changle Lu 常熟路 83 号 2 楼, 近长乐路 ( ) Sexy wednesday The Geisha 9pm-12am. Free sparkling wine and pink martinis. 3/F, 390 Shaanxi Nan Lu, by Fuxing Zhong Lu 陕西南路 390 号 3 楼, 近复兴中路 ( ) Hillbilly Tea From 5-10pm, gals enjoy an initial free drink, and RMB30 on all booze concoctions, wine and tea hooch. 171 Jianguo Zhong Lu, by Ruijin Er Lu 建国中路 171 号, 近瑞金二路 ( ) Jade on pm. Complimentary Tattinger champagne and lounge entertainment galore. 36/F, Pudong Shangri-La, 33 Fucheng Lu, by Lujiazui Xi Lu 富城路 33 号 36 楼, 近陆家嘴西路 ( ) Kaiba All night. Buy one get one free on all fruit lambics and RMB25 Vedett for ladies. 739 Dingxi Lu, by Yan an Xi Lu 定西路 739 号, 近延安西路 ( , www. kaiba-beerbar.com) La Cocina pm. Free flow of selected latino cocktails, beers and sangria. 9 Dongping Lu, by Hengshan Lu 东平路 9 号, 近衡山路 ( ) La Pedrera pm, two free cocktails for ladies, including Jamaican white Russians, Jamaican swizzles, espresso martini cocktails and hurricanes. 33 Sichuan Zhong Lu, by Yan an Dong Lu 四川中路 33 号, 近延安东路 ( ) Southern Belle 8-11pm. RMB25 house pours for all the belles in the house. 433 Changle Lu, by Xiangyang Bei Lu 长乐路 433 号, 近襄阳北路 ( ) Zapata's 9-12pm. Free Margarita for ladies. 5 Hengshan Lu, by Dongping Lu 衡山路 5 号, 近东平路 ( ) thursday The Apartment 9-11pm. Free sparkling wine and cosmopolitan for the ladies. Music is RnB/ hip-hop. 3/F, 47 Yongfu Lu, by Fuxing Xi Lu 永福路 47 号 3 楼, 近复兴西路 ( ) Big Bamboo 8pm-12am. Free selected drinks for all ladies. 123 Nanyang Lu, by Tongren Lu 南阳路 123 号, 近铜仁路 ( ) Bistro Burger Ladies get a free spiked milkshake with any purchase of burgers. 1/F, 291 Fumin Lu, by Changle Lu 富民路 291 号 1 楼, 近长乐路 ( , com.cn) Bar Rouge pm (until 12.30am with password MVP ) means free cocktail for the ladies, but free entry goes all night long. 7/F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Nanjing Dong Lu 中山东一路 18 号 7 楼, 近南京东路 ( ) Glo Wine Bar 8-10pm. One glass of wine and 50% off tapas for all ladies 3/F, 1 Wulumuqi Nan Lu, by Dongping Lu 乌鲁木齐南路 1 号 3 楼, 近东平路 ( , friday 789 Nanjing Lu 9-11pm. Free-flow Martini Brut sparkling wine and cocktails 65/F, Le Royal Meridien Hotel, 789 Nanjing Dong Lu, by Xizang Lu 南京东路 789 号, 上海世茂皇家艾美酒店 层, 近西藏路 The Spot 10pm-late. Complimentary fruit martinis for all ladies. 331 Tongren Lu, by Beijing Lu 铜仁路 331 号, 近北京西路 ( ) saturday Cin Cin Wine and Cigar Lounge 9-11pm. Free flow of selected cocktails for ladies. Mezzanine floor, Fairmont Peace Hotel, 20 Nanjing Dong Lu, by Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu 南京东路 20 号, 近中山东一路 ( ) Mexo at the Bund 10pm-12am. Free Margaritas for all ladies. Rm114, Wharf 1846, Bldg3, 601 Waima Lu, by Zhuhangmatou Jie 外马路 601 号 3 号楼 114 室, 近竹行码头街 ( ) Ricky s Bar 11am-9pm, buy-one-get-onefree on Tiger/Heineken draft Pudong Dadao, by Yuanshen Lu 浦东大道 号, 近源深路 ( ) Coconut Bar Mon-Fri 2-8pm, Sat-Sun 11am- 6pm, buy-one-get-one free on Tiger/Heineken draft. No.12, Lane 199 Fangdian Lu, by Yanggao Zhong Lu 芳甸路 199 弄证大大拇指广场 12 号, 近杨高中路 ( ) HDN 11am-8pm, RMB20/30 on 500ml Tiger/Heineken draft special. 629 Lantian Lu, by Yunshan Lu 蓝天路 629 号, 近云山路 ( ) LUXE Lounge Bar 4-9pm, buy-one-get-one-free on Tiger/Heineken draft. 140 Weifang Xi Lu, by Pudong Nan Lu 潍坊西路 140 号, 近浦东南路 ( ) BUND pm, buy-one-get-one-free on Heineken draft Daming Lu, by Huangpu Lu 大名路 30 号, 近黄浦 ( ) LIVE BAR 6-10pm, buy-one-get-one-free on Tiger draft. 800 Guoshun Dong Lu, by Shuangyang Bei Lu 国顺东路 800 号, 近双阳北路 ( ) Aretha 10am-8.30pm, buyone-get-one-free on Tiger draft. 15 Hongmei Pedestrian Street, by Huaguang Lu 虹梅路休闲街 15 号, 近华光路 ( ) Vegas restaurant bar 10am-8.30pm, buy-one-get-onefree on Tiger Draft 19 Laowai Jie, 3338 Hongmei Lu, by Yan an Xi Lu 虹梅路 3338 号休闲步行街 19 号, 近延安西路 ( ) Holiday Inn Pudong- Flanagan Bar 5-8pm, buy-one-get-one-free on Tiger Draft 899 Dongfang Lu, by Xiangcheng Lu 东方路 899 号, 近向成路 ( ext ) Captain Bar Sep-Nov, full day special, RMB100 on Murphy s draft; Mon-Thurs, buy-one-get-onefree on Tiger draft 6/F, 37 Fuzhou Lu, by Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu 福州路 37 号 6 楼, 近中山东一路 ( ) MOJO Buy-one-get-one-free on Tiger pints all day Half price on the second glass of Tiger/Heineken draft with popcorn included. (For individual consumption only) 1/F, 505 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Fujian Zhong Lu 南京西路 505 号 1 楼, 近福建中路 ( ) Siva Lounge Heineken Pint Special, 12 bottles for RMB Changping Lu, by Jiaozhou Lu 昌平路 888 号, 近胶州路 ( ) La Pedrera Daily, pm, Heineken Special buy-one-get-one-free 33 Sichuan Lu, by Yan an Xi Lu 四川路 33 号, 近延安西路 ( ) December 2013 // 97

100 events CITY SCENEs Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel Shanghai successfully held its first Pink Yoga Charity on October 23 to advocate International Breast Cancer Awareness month. Started at 10 am, more than 140 yoga newbies experienced a one-hour yoga session and healthy luncheon provided by the hotel. All revenues were donated to breast cancer research. Located in Xuhui, Shanghai Mingren Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery Clinic launched an opening for Micro-Aesthetic Surgery 4S S.O.S Center on October 19. In accordance to its philosophy of being professional and innovative, Ming Ren has invited the experienced Korean Dr. Moon to manage this clinic, and is seeking an elite, global team. After successfully holding events in Guangzhou and Shenzhen, Heineken continued its Star Serve tour in Shanghai on November 14. Abundant guests and media were invited to join the tasting and experience sharing at Cool Docks. The first Napoli Pizza Festival was held at Yueda 889 Plaza on November 9 and 10, in which authentic Neapolitan pizzas - Marinara and Margherita were cooked up by honored chefs from five of the best recognized Italian restaurants in town; Bella Napoli, Matto, Mammamia, Sofia Italian Food and Da Marco. The House of Roosevelt launched a series of premium wine dinners with wine producers at a Chateau Angelus Wine Dinner on November 4. All wines were paired with a five-course dinner prepared by Roosevelt s chefs. Stéphanie de Boüard- Rivoal, Deputy Managing Director of Château Angelus and eighth generation at Château Angelus, and her husband Marc Rivoal were among the attendees. The Phoenix Property officially announced their first investment in Mainland China. The 21-floor building project in Jing an district will be named Crystal Galleria on November 6. Tina Kan, director of Asset Management, showed confidence in turning this building into a luxury oriented multi-functional entertainment. Crystal Galleria is scheduled to open in the third quarter of As one of the three largest beauty pageants in the world, the finale of the 2013 Miss Earth China beauty pageant took place on November 10 with Lisa Xiang awarded the title of the 2013 Miss Earth China. She will compete in the International Miss Earth Pageant on December 7 in the Philippines. The crowning was celebrated with an after party at Bund December 2013 //

101 North Face invited you to explore the unexpected world with well-known outdoor photographer Jimmy Chin, who brought more than 20 representative works to his first photography exhibition in China at K11 Art Mall from November 16-29, and shared his journeys as an explorer with sports lovers. There were an abundance of guests at the Yicheng Company s Halloween party on October 31, which doubled as an official launch for the Fenglin Link, a creative garden with various design shops, offices and restaurants. In partnership with More Than Aware Club for the third time, Kerry Hotel Pudong created the Guinness World Record s Largest Ball Pit on October 30, ending a month-long Breast Cancer Awareness promotion. About three hundred recovered patients from Shanghai Cancer Recovery Club volunteered for this event. After launching in Shanghai in 2004, HOOTERS launched another more branch on Huaihai Zhong Lu on November 17, following their flagship opening in China. Featuring classic American food and enthusiastic Hooters Girls, HOOTERS has achieved the Best Themed Restaurant and The Best Service Restaurant by Shanghai authoritative magazines in Shanghai Marriott Hotel Pudong East invited Korean guest chefs from JW Marriott Seoul to host a two-weeklong Korean Food Festival from November 15 to 30. Diners enjoyed traditional, authentic Korean buffets. Sunday markets were set in Pudong City Bistro on November 17 and 24. PPP Laser Clinic (Pores, Pimples and Pigmentation), the world s first and fastest growing aesthetic medical retail chain, made their debut in Shanghai in November. PPP has achieved great popularity in Southeast Asia and served up over 1.8 million treatments to date since As Shanghai s largest Halloween celebration, Kerry Parkside held various events between October with the help of the Little Urban Center. On November 21, world renowned soccer player David Beckham arrived in Shanghai for a commercial event at Jing an Shangri- La, West Shanghai. Mr. Beckham was greeted by hotel General Manager, Mr. J. Edward Brea. Angsana Hangzhou Hotel threw a big party to celebrate its two year anniversary on November 15. Swapping out chairs for cocktail tables, beautiful light installations and a DJ booth, the Angasana team successfully transformed the lobby into a cool hangout space. Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana may have won four Super Bowls, but he hasn t seen a rush like these kids that attended a special youth clinic in Shanghai on November 16. The football legend was the special guest of honor at a Friday Night Lights party at the Kerry Pudong the night before. December 2013 // 99

102 listings restaurant American Beef & Liberty A burger restaurant offering hand-made, premium hamburgers made from grass-fed, Australian Certified Angus beef that is ground in-house, twice a day. Suite 111, Shanghai Centre, 1376 Nanjing West Lu, by Xikang Lu Daily 11am to 11pm 南京西路 1376 号上海商城 111 单元, 近西康路 Bistro Burger Bistro Burger serves 100 percent Australian beef patties with special spices and fresh ingredients and milkshakes made with New Zealand ice cream. The bistro also functions as a bar where a wide selection of beers and cocktail concoctions can be best enjoyed. 1/F, 291 Fumin Lu, by Changle Lu ( ) Sun-Thu: 10-12am; Fri-Sat: 10-2am 富民路 219 号 1 楼, 近长乐路 Blue Frog 1) Lower Level, Unit 12, 131 Tianyaoqiao Lu, by Xingeng Lu ( ) Daily 10am-late 2) 30, Lane 3338 Hongmei Lu, by Hongxu Lu ( ) Daily 10am-late cn/ 3) Green Sports & Leisure Center, R3-633 Biyun Lu, by Yunshan Lu ( ) Daily 10am-late 4) 6/F Daning Life Hub, 1918 Gonghe Xin Lu, by Daning Lu ( ) Daily 10am-late 5) B109, 100 Century Avenue, by Lujiazui Huan Lu ( ) Daily 9-2am 1) 天钥桥路 131 号地下一层 12 室, 近辛耕路 2) 虹梅路 3338 弄虹梅步行休闲街 30 号, 近虹许路 3) 浦东金桥, 碧云路 633 号 -3, 近云山路 4) 共和新路 1918 号大宁国际商业广场 6 楼, 近大宁路 5) 世纪大道 100 号 B109 室, 近陆家嘴环路 Dakota French Bistro with a New York slant, with seasonal changing menu, its understated yet fresh brunch menu, fresh Oysters, its quaint and snob free. 38 Donghu Lu, by Huaihai Zhong Lu ( ) Mon- Sat:11-2am; Sun 11-10pm com 东湖路 38 号, 近淮海中路 Element Fresh Chain of restaurants and one of the longest running with quality ingredients and good service. One of the mainstays in Shanghai. 1) Rm.112, Shanghai Centre, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Xikang Lu ( ) Mon-Thurs: 7am-11pm; Fri-Sat: 7-12am Sun 7am-11pm 2) 4/F, 1028 Huaihai Zhong Lu, by Donghu Lu ( ) Mon- Thus: 8am-11pm; Fri-Sat: 8-12am; Sun 8am- 11pm 3) 1/F Super Brand Mall, 168 Lujiazui Xi Lu, by Lujiazui Huan Lu ( ) Mon- Thurs: 9am-10.30pm; Fri 9am-11pm Sat- Sun: 8am-10.30pm 4) 1/F, Grand Gateway, 1 Hongqiao Lu, by Huashan Lu ( ) Mon-Thurs: 7am-11pm; Fri-Sat: 7-12am; Sun 7am-11pm 5) 6/F, 228 Xizang Nan Lu, by Taoyuan Lu ( ) Daily 7am-10.30pm 6) 2/F, Shanghai World Financial Center, 100 Shiji Da Dao, by Lujiazui Huan Lu ( ) Daily 10am-10pm 7) 1/F, 2088 Yanan Xi Lu, by Yili Lu ( ) Mon-Thurs: 9am pm; Fri 9am-11pm; Sat 8am-11pm; Sun 8am-10.30pm 8) Green City, 331 Hongfeng Lu, by Biyun Lu ( ) Mon-Fri: 9am pm; Sat: 8am-11pm; Sun 8am-10.30pm 9) 1/F 1378 Huamu Lu, by Fangdian Lu ( ) Mon-Thurs: 9am-10.30pm; Fri 9am- 11pm; Sat 8am-11pm; Sun 8am-10.30pm 10) unit 2, building 18, north block xintiandi, 181 taicang Lu Sun-Thurs 8am-12pm; Fri-Sat 8am-2am ( ) 11) Shop 402, 4/F, K11 Art Mall, 300 Huaihai Zhong Lu, by Huangpi Nan Lu Daily 10am-10pm ( ) 12) Unit N1-12, N2-11, Jing an Kerry Centre, 1551 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Tongren Lu Sun-Thurs 8am- 11pm; Fri-Sat 8-12am ( ) 1) 南京西路 1376 号上海商城 112 室, 近西康路 2) 淮海中 路 1028 号嘉华中心 4 楼, 近东湖路 3) 陆家嘴西路 168 号正大广场 1 楼, 近陆家嘴环路 4) 虹桥路 1 号港汇广场 1 楼, 近华山路 5) 西藏南路 228 号 6 楼, 近桃源路 6) 世纪大道 100 号环球金融中心 2 楼, 近陆家嘴环路 7) 延安西路 2088 号虹桥嘉顿广场一层, 近伊犁路 8) 红枫路 331 号, 近碧云路 9) 花木路 1378 号浦东嘉里城 1 楼, 近芳甸路 10) 太仓路 181 弄新天地北里 18 号楼 02 单元 11) 淮海中路 300 号 K11 艺术中心 4 楼 402, 近黄陂南路 12) 南京西路 1551 号静安嘉里中心 N1-12, N2-11 单元, 近铜仁路 Hooters Knockers and wings in Pudong, where men can be men and girls giggle a lot. 1) 1/F, Super Brand Mall, 168 Lujiazui Xi Lu, by Fucheng Lu ( ) 2) 1/F, 1498 Huaihai Zhong Lu, by Wulumuqi Nan Lu ( ) 3) 3/F, L Avenue, 99 Xianxia Lu, by Zunyi Lu ( ) 1) 陆家嘴西路 168 号正大广场一层, 近富城路 2) 淮海中路 1498 号 1 号楼一层, 近乌鲁木齐南路 3) 仙霞路 99 号尚嘉中心三层, 近遵义路 Pentalounge A so-called lifestyle lounge in Changning District where you can meet friends for drinks and dishes or share relax with unlimited free WiFi and your favorite Chinese and Western comfort foods. 1/ F, 1525 Dingxi Lu, by Changning Lu. ( ) Daily 6-12am 定西路 1525 号 1 楼, 近长宁路 Shanghai Slims One of the more reasonably priced steakhouses around town, Chef Adam Levin ages his meat beautifully. Also serves up lobster mac&cheese and other haute takes on American grub , Sinan Mansion, 523 Fuxing Zhong Lu, by Sinan Lu ( ) Daily 11.30am-10pm 复兴中路 523 弄思南公馆 号, 近思南路 Bakery Baker & Spice Excellent fresh-baked pastries and spot-on baguettes. Brought to you from the makers of Wagas. 1) 1/F, 195 Anfu Lu, by Wulumuqi Lu ( ) Daily 7am- 8.30pm. 2) Unit 118, 1/F, Shanghai Centre, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Xikang Lu ( ) 1) 安福路 195 号 1 楼, 近乌鲁木齐路 2) 南京西路 1376 号上海商城 1 楼 118 单元, 近西康路 Baker One A member of the Fairchild Group, founded in 1984, this Canadian company has over 28 years of prestigious history turns out tasty baked goods that use all-natural and fresh ingredients. 1) 559 Nanchang Lu, by Shaanxi Nan Lu ( , cn) 2) 300 Hankou Lu, by Jiujiang Lu 1) 南昌路 559 号, 近陕西南路 2) 汉口路 300 号, 近九江路 glo London Bakery Cafe Freshly-baked bread, croissants, pastries, cakes and scones plus fresh juices & roasted coffee. 1/F, 1 Wulumuqi Nan Lu, by Dongping Lu ( ) Daily 7am-10pm glolondon.com 乌鲁木齐南路 1 号 1 楼, 近东平路 Gourmet High class sweets and other baked goodies. Pudong Shangri-La Hotel, Level 1, Tower 2, 33 Fu Cheng Lu, by Yincheng Dong Lu ( ) Daily 7.30am-8pm 富城路 33 号香格里拉酒店 2 号楼 1 楼, 近银城东路 La Boulangerie This charming and authentic little French-style bakery has fresh bread, croissants and pastries every morning. RMB16 for an Americano. More French than France itself. 54 Yongkang Lu,by Xiangyang Lu ( ) 永康路 54 号, 近襄阳路 Sunflour Bakery & Café (Anfu) Not only has excellent baked goods but also serves good breakfast and lunch options. 322 Anfu Lu, by Wukang Lu ( ) 7am-10pm com.cn 安福路 322 号, 近武康路 BBQ Latina Latina pulls out all the stops with their endless portions of gaucho-style grilled meats. It s easily one of the best Brazilian churrascarias in town. 1) 2/F, La Villa, 165 Lujiazui Huan Lu, by Lujiazui Dong Lu ( ) 11am-11.30pm 2) 166 Grand Gateway, 1 Hongqiao Lu, by Zhaojiabang Lu ( ) Mon-Fri 11am-11pm; Sat-Sun 11-12am 3) 1/F, 633 Biyun Lu, by Lan an Lu ( ) 11am-11.45pm 4) Unit , Block5, Lane123 Xingye Lu, by Madang Lu ( ) Daily 10-2am 5) B1-B2, 2002 Shiji Da Dao, by Yingchun Lu ( ) 11am-9pm 6) Latina Center 66 Wuxi, 1/F, 139 Renmin Zhong Lu, Chong'an District, Wuxi ( ) 1) 陆家嘴环路 165 号 2 楼, 近陆家嘴东路 2) 虹桥路 1 号港汇广场 1 楼 166 商铺, 近肇嘉浜路 3) 碧云路 633 号金桥碧云体育休闲中心 1 楼, 近蓝桉路 4) 兴业路 123 弄新天地南里 5 号楼单元 , 近马当路 5) 世纪大道 2002 号亚太盛汇广场 B1-B2, 近迎春路 6) 无锡恒隆店, 无锡市崇安区人民中路 139 号恒隆广场 1 楼 Bubba s Texas-style Bar-B-Que and Saloon 1) 2262 Hongqiao Lu, by Jianhe lu ( ) Daily 11am-12pm, Dining until 10pm 2) Rm. 101, 1011 Xueye Lu by tangzijing lu ( ) Daily 11am-12am 1) 长宁区虹桥路 2262 号, 近剑河路. 2) 雪野路 1011 号 101 室, 近塘子泾路 glo London Rooftop BBQ Spend a pleasant weekend dining on hickory-oak smokepit BBQ on an open rooftop. 4/F, 1 Wulumuqi- Nan Lu, by Dongping Lu ( ) Thurs- Sun: 11am-Midnight com 乌鲁木齐南路 1 号 4 楼, 近东平路 Riveria Enjoy weekend BBQ brunches, English afternoon teas and Mediterranean dinners served at this green and modern waterfront villa-style restaurant. Bld 21, 1888 Pu Ming Lu, by Longyang Lu ( ) 浦明路 1888 号, 近龙阳路 Cafes Alfie s by KEE With a selection of simple but high quality European food, this relaxing high-end spot is perfect for business lunch, coffee and afternoon tea. A concept lounge and dining room under Alfred Dunhill and runs by the Private Members Club--KEE Club. Unit 111A, Alfred Dunhill Flag Shop, Plaza 66, 1266 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Xikang Lu (( ) Mon-Sat 10am-10pm 南京西路 1266 号恒隆广场 111A 室, 近西康路 Bistro Sambal Located at the new Eco Village Area, this daytime cafe - proudly being part of the Cafe Sambal Team, serves modern Malaysian dishes in a open kitchen, highlighting satay in the bun, nasi Lemak (coconut rice), a variety of curry set meals and sweet savory comes with fresh blended juices. Daily 5-8pm, all drinks buy-one-get-one-free. Bld6, 485 Fenglin Lu, by Zhongshan Nan Er Lu ( ) 枫林路 485 号, 近中山南二路 Brioche Doree Offering great baguettes, breads and savory meals, this French chain is a good option for those looking for a quick bistro fix. 1) 7 Donghu Lu, by Huaihai Zhong Lu ( ) 2) 98 Yanping Lu, by Xinzha Lu ( ) 1) 东湖路 7 号, 近淮海中路 2) 延平路 98 号, 近新闸路 Café 1188 Sleek and stylish, featuring open show kitchens, 1930 historical villas, and indoor and outdoor dining. Lobby level, InterContinental Shanghai Expo,1188 Xueye Lu, by Shibo Dadao ( ) am; 11am-2.30pm; pm www. ichotelsgroup.com/intercontinental/en/gb/ locations/hotel-features/dining/restaurants/ shanghai-expo 雪野路 1188 号世博洲际酒店, 近世博大道 Cafe Barbera With more than 140 years perfection in coffee, Cafe Barbera is delighted to bring Barbera tradition, art and passion from Italy to China. 102 Wanke Square, 17 Shuicheng Nan Lu, by Huangjin Chengdao ( ) 水城南路 17 号万科广场 102, 近黄金城道 Coffee Tree With a light and airy European look, the cozy spot offers an array of fresh and homemade items including salads, sandwiches, quiche, pasta, and cakes using the finest ingredients. Ferguson Lane, 376 Wukang Lu, by Tai an Lu ( ) Mon- Sun 9am-10pm 武康路 376 号, 近泰安路 Citizen Café & Bar Charming Euro-style cafe offering fine coffees, teas, cocktails as well as sandwiches and pastas. First floor is smoky, but the terrace is lovely on a nice day. 222 JinXian Lu, by Shanxi Nan Lu ( ) Daily am 进贤路 222 号, 近陕西南路 Éclair Éclair offers the largest selection of gourmet éclairs in classic and innovative flavors. There re also chocolates, cakes, freshly baked breads, sandwiches, etc available. The outdoor terrace facing Songshan Lu is a nice place for friends gettogether. 1/F, Andaz Shanghai, 88 Songshan Lu, by Taicang Lu ( ) Daily 7am- 10pm 嵩山路 88 号 1 楼, 近太仓路 Gloria Jean s Coffees An Australian owned global specialty coffee shop with over 1,000 coffee houses worldwide, who runs its own coffee university and is dedicated in handcrafting each drink to perfection. 1) 106, 138 Huaihai Zhong Lu, by Pu an Lu ( )2)1/F, 506 Shangcheng Lu, by Pudong Nan Lu ( ) 3)1/F, 68 Yincheng Zhong Lu, by Lujiazui Huan Lu ( ) 1) 淮海中路 138 号无限度广场 106 室, 近普安路 2) 商城路 506 号新梅联合广场 1 楼 123-B 单元, 近浦东南路 3) 银城中路 68 号时代金融中心 1 楼, 近陆家嘴环路 House of Flour A consistent winner of our Readers Choice Awards, this bistro/cafe serves some of the city s best desserts as well as some great sandwiches, salads and pastas. We love their chocolate cake. Unit2, 1/F Shanghai Legend, 635 Bibo Lu, by Zu Chongzhi Lu ( ) Daily 7am-9pm 碧波路 635 号上海传奇 1 楼 2 号店, 近祖冲之路 Lapis Cafe Unique rooftop glasshouse with an amazing afternoon tea set and affordable menu selections. 6/F, 818 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Shimen Yi Lu ( ) Daily 11am - 6pm 南京西路 818 号 6 楼, 近石门一路 Le Crème Milano Offering real Italian handmade artisan gelato in Shanghai since 2008, you can see the sweet treats being made daily at their open factory on Shaanxi Lu, enjoy cake ice cream on Fumin Lu or relax with a scoop in Gubei. 1) 434 Shaanxi Nan Lu,by Yongjia Lu ( ) 2) 173 Fumin Lu, by Julu Lu ( ) 3) Huangjin Chengdao Pedestrian entrance, by Gubei Lu ( ) 1) 陕西南路 434 号, 近永嘉路 2) 富民路 173 号, 近巨鹿路 3) 黄金城道步行街口, 近古北路 MoMo Café Bring your friends and treat yourselves to an all-you-can-eat weekend feast at MoMo Café where you may find both local and international seafood, crisp salads, carving delights and delicious desserts including endless scoops of New Zealand Natural. Weekend seafood dinner buffet is on offer every Friday through Sunday evening at just RMB228+15% per person. 2/F Courtyard By Marriott Shanghai Xujiahui, 100 Hongqiao Lu, by Yishan Lu ( ) Fri-Sun: pm 虹桥路 100 号上海西藏大厦万怡酒店 2 楼, 近宜山路 Nar Cafe & Yoga Lounge Rm108, Block 6, 999 GaoJing Lu, by Huqingping Gong Lu ( ) Mon-Thurs: 9am-9pm; Fri-Sun: 10am-10pm 高泾路 999 号 6 号楼 108 室, 近沪青平公路 Pacific Coffee Inspired from the coffee culture from Seattle, Pacific Coffee serves great Italian espresso based coffee in generous American sizes, cakes and other great offers in a welcoming ambience. 1) Rm102, 1/F Lansheng Building, 208 Huaihai Zhong Lu, by Xizang Nan Lu ( ) 2) Rm , 2/F, 300 Nanjing Dong Lu, by Henan Zhong Lu ( ) 3) 1/F, 618 Xujiahui Lu, by Ruijin Er Lu ( ) 4) 1/ F Thumb Plaza, No.11 Lane 199 Fangdian Lu, by Dingxiang Lu ( ) 5) 1F-A, 367 Pucheng Lu, by Qixin Lu ( ) www. pacificcoffee.com 1) 淮海中路 2-8 号蘭生大厦 1 楼 02 室 2) 南京东路 300 号名人购物中心 2 楼 室 3) 徐家汇路 618 号 1 楼, 近瑞金二路 4) 芳甸路 199 弄大拇指广场 11 号 1 楼, 近丁香路 5) 浦城路 367 号 1F-A, 近启新路 Pudong City Bistro The all-day-dining casual restaurant features interactive show kitchens and live cooking stations for breakfast, lunch and dinner, which is complimented by an extensive a la carte menu. 2/F, 15 Xinjinqiao Lu, by Hongfeng Lu ( ) 新金桥路 15 号 2 楼, 近红枫路 100 December 2013 //

103 Simply life bakery cafe Nestled in the tranquil neighborhood of Jinqiao, this oneyear old café is gaining popularity with its array of freshly baked bread, pastries and cakes. With an appealing and healthy lunch menu of salads and sandwiches, the cafe has the best croissants, chocolate éclairs and carrot cakes to offer. 576 Biyun Lu, by Yunshan Lu ( ) Mon-Sun 7am-7pm 碧云路 576 路, 近云山路 The Dining Room Creating a new Shanghai dining scene, the Dining Room is where you get a taste of new Shanghainese cuisine in a simple but modern environment. Shop A-003, L'Avenue, LG2, 99 Xianxia Lu ( ) 仙霞路 99 号尚嘉中心 LG2 层 A-003 室, 近遵义路 Wagas 1) 1168 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Jiangning Lu ( ) 7am-10pm 2) 199 Fangdian Lu, by Dingxiang Lu ( ) 7am-10pm 3) Rm108 Maxdo Center, 86 Xianxia Lu, by Hami Lu ( ) 7am-10pm 4) 300 Huaihai Zhong Lu, by Madang Lu ( ) 7am-10:30pm 5) 288 Jiujiang Lu, by Henan Zhong Lu ( ) Mon-Fri: 7am- 8pm; Sat-Sun: 9:30am-6pm 6) Shop 201, 169 Wujiang Lu, by Nanjing Xi Lu ( ) 8am-10:30pm 7) 283 Jianguo Xi Lu, by Jiashan Lu ( ) 7am-8pm 8) G104, 999 Pudong Nan Lu, by Zhangyang Lu ( ) 7am-9:30pm 9) 1/F, 1233 Lujiazui Huan Lu, by Dongchuan Lu ( ) Mon-Fri: 7am-6pm; Closed on Sat&Sun 10) 1/F, 265Jiaozhou Lu, by Xinzha Lu ( ) 7am-11pm 11) L102, 1/F Channel One, 155 Changshou Lu, by Shanxi Bei Lu ( ) Mon-Sun: 7am-11pm 1) 南京西路 1168 号, 近江宁路 2) 芳甸路 199 弄大拇指广场 31 号, 近丁香路 3) 仙霞路 86 号万都商城 108 室, 近哈密路 4) 淮海中路 300 号香港新世界广场, 近马当路 5) 九江路 288 号, 近河南中路 6) 吴江路 169 号 201 商铺, 近南京西路 7) 建国西路 283 号, 近嘉善路 8) 浦东南路 999 号新梅联合大厦 104 号, 近张杨路 9) 陆家嘴环路 1233 号汇亚大厦 1 楼, 近东川路 10) 胶州路 265 号 1 楼, 近新闸路 11) 长寿路 155 号调频壹广场 1 楼 L102, 近陕西北路 Whisk Choco Cafe While best known for its sumptuous chocolate desserts, Whisk also does a brisk business with risottos, pastas, panini and pizza Huaihai Zhong Lu, by Huating Lu ( ) Daily 10.30am pm 淮海中路 1250 号, 近华亭路 chinese Man Ho provides five private lake-view rooms that are perfect for both private and business parties. 5/F, 15 Xinjinqiao Lu, by Hongfeng Lu ( ) 新金桥路 15 号 5 楼, 近红枫路 Ming Yuan A contemporary upscale Chinese culinary journey for epicures, serving traditional Cantonese cuisine paying homage to classic Chinese influences in a contemporary style. Ming Yuan offers a range of dining options varying for private dining rooms and large group tables. Lunch 11.30am 2.30pm; Dinner pm. 2nd floor, Banyan Tree Shanghai On The Bund, 19 Haiping Lu, by Gongping Lu ( ) Lunch 11.30am 2.30pm; Dinner pm. banyantree.com 海平路 19 号悦榕庄 2 楼, 近公平路 Molokai With an infusion of signature Cantonese dishes and continental cuisine, Molokai is a Hong Kong bistro that offers a distinct menu with flavors from both the east and west. 3/F, Xintiandi South Plaza, Bldg 6, 123 Xingye Lu, by Zizhong Lu ( ) Daily 11am-11pm 兴业路 123 号新天地南里 3 楼, 近自忠路 Qianyue Court This hidden gem of a Shunde restaurant commands two floors of Cantonese cuisine. They offer everything from dim sum to congee hot pot. Enjoy! 2-3/ F, 1414 Huaihai Zhong Lu, by Fuxing Xi Lu ( ) 11am-2.30pm; pm 淮海中路 1414 号 2-3 楼, 近复兴西路 Shen Yue Xuan 1) 4/F, Central Plaza, 381 Huaihai Zhong Lu, by Madang Lu ( ) Daily 11am-2.30pm, 5pm-11pm 2) 849 Huashan Lu, by Fuxing xi Lu ( ) Mon-Fri 11am-midnight, Sat-Sun 7.30am - midnight 1) 淮海中路 381 号, 中环广场 4 楼, 近马当路 2) 华山路 849 号, 近复兴西路 Sheng Hui Tang Authentic Cantonese dishes in high-end surroundings. Six private rooms and spectacular views of the Nanpu Bridge and Huangpu River. 2/F InterContinental Shanghai Expo, 1188 Xueye Lu, by Nanmatou Lu ( ) 11.30am-2.30pm; pm en/gb/locations/hotel-features/dining/ restaurants/shanghai-expo 雪野路 1188 号上海世博洲际酒店 2 楼, 近南码头路 Open Door Chakra Vege Cafe Return to the bottom of the food chain encouraging a healthy lifestyle and a greener world, this elegant, stylish cafe and restaurant is a creative dining spot that touts an earth-friendly theme and tasty eats with a completely vegetarian menu. the signature golden flower salad (rmb48) sees a crispy bloom made of deep-fried eggroll skin that is then topped with a towering garden of cucumbers, arugula, grapefruit and more. combine the mixture with cream on your plate and you ll be wowed by the refreshing and slightly tart flavors. A simple dish of mini potatoes (rmb38) is tender with a light, creamy flavor as they spuds are delicately roasted and then stir-fried with butter. for a main dish, fried rice with kale borecole (rmb58) is a must-try. cooked with quality olive oil, the hearty mixture of olive greens, jade mushrooms, beans, peppers and thai rice is so filling that even the most hardcore meat-lovers will find themselves leaving with a big smile on their face. TFZ //242 julu lu, by ruijin yi lu 巨鹿路 242 号, 近瑞金一路 ( ) beijing Jing Hui Cui Parent company Xinwang Group has departed from their Cantonese roots to bring Shanghai excellent Beijing duck, plus an array of dishes that will please both northern and southern palates like handpulled noodles and marinated sea whelks. 8001, Cloud Nine Shopping Mall, 1018 Changning Lu, by Kaixuan Lu ( ) 长宁路 1018 号中山公园龙之梦购物中心 8001 商铺, 近凯旋路 Cantonese Cha Canting With its bright, chintzy interior, awesome HK diner-style dishes and more variations on tea and soda than you ever knew, Cha s is a definite Shanghai favorite. Expect a long line during traditional meal hours. 1) 1/F, Sinan Lu, by Huaihai Zhong Lu ( ) Daily 11-2am 2) Novel Plaza B18, 131 Tianyaoqiao Lu by Xingeng Lu ( ) Daily 11am-2am 1) 思南路 号 1 楼, 近淮海中路 2) 天钥桥路 131 号 B18 室近辛耕路 Gui Hua Lou A meld of Shangri-la s impeccable service and well-made Sichuanese, Shanghainese and Cantonese cuisine. 2/ F, Tower1, Pudong Shangri-La Hotel, 33 Fucheng Lu, by Yingcheng Dong Lu ( ) Lunch Mon-Sat 11.30am-3pm; Sun 11am-4pm; Dinner Mon-Sat pm; Sun pm 富城路 33 号浦东香格里拉酒店 2 楼, 近银城东路 Manchuria Upscale, new-age Cantonese cuisine with excellent soups and other delicacies. 3-4/F, Bldg 11-12, 889 Julu Lu, by Changshu Lu ( ) Daily 11am- 2.30pm; pm 巨鹿路 889 号 (11-12 幢 3-4 层 ), 近常熟路 Mao This restaurant works to blend modernity with local tradition. Its plethora of Cantonese specialties are elegantly presented 5/F Sofitel Hyland Hotel, 505 Nanjing Dong Lu, by Fujian Zhong Lu ( ) Daily 11.30am-2.30pm; pm www. sofitel.com/gb/hotel-1603-sofitel-shanghaihyland/index.shtml 南京东路 505 号索菲特海仑宾馆 5 楼, 近福建中路 Man Ho With a good selection of traditional Cantonese dishes and Shanghai favorites, Summer Palace Combining Cantonese and South-Eastern Chinese cuisines, the Summer Palace enhances gastronomical sensations with a poetic visual dreamscape with the 3 distinct chambers. Jing An Shangri-La, West Shanghai, 1218 Yan'an Zhong Lu, by Tong Ren Road ( , 静安香格里拉大酒店, 延安中路 1218 号, 近铜仁路 T ang Court A signature Chinese restaurant at The Langham, Xintiandi which is rebranded from its former name Ming Court that provides authentic Cantonese cuisine for discerning local and international guests. 5/F, The Langham Xintiandi, 99 Madang Lu, by Taicang Lu Mon-Fri, 11.30am-2pm; pm. Sat-Sun, 11am-2.30pm; pm 马当路 99 号新天地朗廷酒店 5 楼唐阁, 近太仓路 Yi Long Court Themed on the residence of a 1930 s Shanghainese nobleman (complete with a coveted chefs table and six different private rooms), celebrated Hong Kong Chef Dicky To serves authentic dim sum and Cantonese cuisine. 2/F, The Peninsula Shanghai, 32 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Beijing Dong Lu ( ) Daily 11.30am 2.30pm; pm peninsula.com 中山东一路 32 号上海半岛酒店 2 楼, 近北京东路 Yue Xuan Savour the most authentic Cantonese food in Shanghai in the elegant surroundings of our Yue Xuan restaurant. From traditional dim sum treats to delectable steamed fish, selected fresh from our seafood tanks, the diverse menu will satisfy. 1/F, Tower 2, 1116 Hongsong Dong Lu, by Songyuan Lu ( ) Lunch: pm; Dinner: pm shanghaihongqiao 红松东路 1116 号 2 号楼 1 楼, 近宋园路 YUE 1525 Traditional Cantonese fare with excellent dim sum, clay pot dishes, double- Open Door L Avenue Cafe Bund Tastes in Hongqiao the fancy new l Avenue mall plays host to a charming french bistro on the second floor, overseen by michelin-starred chef freddy raoult. made up as a cozy café, with an oyster bar across the hall, l Avenue offers a diverse dining experience with three separate menus for lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. while their rmb88 weekday lunch sets prove most popular, l Avenue shines with a delicious selection of oysters from europe and a scrumptious pastry selection. gillardeau oysters (rmb75/piece, rmb438/six) are a true treat, shucked fresh and served with zesty lemons in an ice-filled tray. the unctuous, full flavored morsels also come as part of the restaurant s new seafood platter. rmb888 gets you six oysters, one king crab and 220 grams of small snails, paired with a china-influenced homemade soya ginger sauce. finish with a homemade dessert (rmb25-60). offerings rotate daily, but you might be able to dig into a simple cheesecake with raspberry sorbet or light coconut cake. // 2/f, l Avenue mall, 99 xianxia lu, by ziyun lu 仙霞路 99 号 2 楼, 近资源路 ( ) December 2013 // 101

104 listings Open Door Gianluca Piaggi Freshness, simplicity and olive oil! six months ago, gianluca piaggi became the executive chef of shanghai marriott hotel pudong east. Discussing his wealth of rich culinary knowledge, which stretches back 25 years, gianluca shares his understanding about cooking with us. What motivated you to become a chef? i used to help around in my parent s restaurant. But my first kitchen experience was gained in a hotel training program in college. then i found that i loved working with all types of ingredients and i decided to become a chef. How do you get ideas for new dishes? i would say the customers feedbacks. especially at casalingo. people come here to dine in an inviting, family-friendly restaurant. i want to introduce traditional homemade italian dishes to make sure they work right with the atmosphere here. How would you define authentic Italian flavor? to me, authentic means traditional. it should be the classic flavors that have been kept by and passed down by generations. that kind of flavor is always comprised of fresh ingredients and olive oil. But they vary region to region. Does it concern you that authentic flavors may not suit the local palate? well, i do have a bit of concern about that. But as a chef, i don t want to go too far from the origin either. it is essential to seek a balance inbetween. What do you feel like being an Italian Chef in China? Before coming to shanghai six months ago, i worked in five-star hotels in guangzhou for more than six years. i used to worry about culture adaption, but cooking has never been an issue. i am very happy with what i can find on the market. What would you recommend on the menu? well, pizzas and pastas are best-sellers. personally, i would suggest merluzzo. the ingredients are simple; you take the tender part of a cod fish and some vegetables. pan fry the fish, making sure it s not over cooked. then, i stew vegetables in an italian style that works well with the tender texture of the cod fish. // casalingo, shanghai marriott pudong east, 15 xinjinqiao lu, by hongfeng lu 新金桥路 15 号, 近红枫路 ( , boiled soup and and chef specials. 2/F, 1525 Dingxi Lu, by Changning Lu ( ) Daily 11.30am-2.30pm; 5.30pm-10pm 定西路 1525 号 2 楼, 近长宁路 YUE A Chinese restaurant offering all local favorites and regional specialties plus authentic Cantonese cuisine which creates a warm and unique dining experience. Sheraton Shanghai Waigaoqiao Hotel,28 Jilong Lu, by Xinlan Lu, China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone ( ) Daily11.30am-2pm,5-10pm 上海外高桥喜来登酒店, 中国 ( 上海 ) 自由贸易试验区基隆路 28 号, 近新兰路 hot-pot Mahota Kitchen The farm-to-city store of Mahota Farm serves hotpot using freshly harvest safe ingredients and offers a range of fresh produce direct from the farm. 1/F, M-Town, 680 Huaihai Xi Lu, by Hongqiao Lu ( ) 淮海西路 680 号新淮海坊一层泰生天地, 近虹桥路 Qimin Organic Hotpot This Chinese hotpot restaurant s motto is From Farm to Table. Focuses on local produce including vegetables from the restaurant s own farm. 1) 407 Shanxi Bei Lu, by Beijing Xi Lu ( ) 2) 2) 7/F, 1438 Hongqiao Lu, by Hongbaoshi Lu ( ) pm; 5.30pm-12am 1) 陕西北路 407 号, 近北京西路 2) 虹桥路 1438 号高岛屋 7 楼, 近红宝石路 Hunan Di Shui Dong 1) 2/F, 56 Maoming Nan Lu, by Changle Lu ( ) 2) 5 Dongping Lu, by Hengshan Lu ( ) 3) Unit 22, 300 Guyang Lu, by Yili Nan Lu ( ) 1) 茂名南路 56 号 2 楼, 近长乐路 2) 东平路 5 号, 近衡山路 3) 古羊路 300 号 -22, 近伊犁南路 Gu Yi 87 Fumin Lu, by Julu Lu ( ) Daily 11am-2pm; 5.30pm-10.30pm 富民路 87 号, 近巨鹿路 Hunan House A very pretty Hunan restaurant by Cotton (of Cotton s) located in a converted Concession villa. No.2, Lane49, Fuxing Xi Lu, by Wulumuqi Lu ( ) Mon-Fri: 4.30pm-11.30pm; Sat-Sun 11am pm 复兴西路 49 弄 2 号, 近乌鲁木齐路 Shanghainese 1221 A consistent contender for our Readers Choice Best Shanghainese Award. This tucked-away restaurant has a die-hard laowai following Yan an Xi Lu, by Panyu Lu ( , ) Daily 11am- 2pm; 5-11pm 延安西路 1221 号, 近番禺路 Bao Luo Some may carp that it has become an expat trap over the years. But, this place is still wildly popular with locals. Don t miss their mammoth-sized shengjian bao. 271 Fumin Lu, by Changle Lu ( ) Daily am 富民路 271 号, 近长乐路 Club Jin mao One of the most prestigious Shanghainese restaurants offering the finest facilities, traditional Chinese elements and authentic cuisines. Six private dining rooms and A La Carte area overlooks views of the city skylines. 86/F JinMao Tower, 88 Shiji Da Dao, by Dongtai Lu ( ) Lunch: Daily 11.30am-2.30pm; Dinner: Daily pm 世纪大道 88 号 86 楼, 近东泰路 Dragon Phoenix One of the city s high-end Chinese restaurant offering quintessential Shanghainese and Cantonese cuisine in one of four private dining rooms. Expect excellent service complete with a personal butler. An impressive venue for guests and business associates. 8/F, Fairmont Peace Hotel, 20 Nanjing Dong Lu, by Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu ( ) Lunch: Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, Dinner: Daily pm, com.cn/ 南京东路 20 号上海和平饭店 8 楼, 近中山东一路 The Chinoise Story A unique restaurant featuring radically fused cooking styles. Lovely space. Expect classic Chinese dishes served in individual portions rather than family style. Cathay Building, Jin Jiang Hotel, 59 Maoming Nan Lu, by Changle Lu ( ) 11am-2.30pm; pm 茂名南路 59 号锦江饭店北楼底层, 近长乐路 Hai Pai The neighborhood restaurant in Xintiandi provides delicate Shanghainese cuisine with a modern flavor. Created by Executive Chef Jacqueline Qiu and Chef de Cuisine Johnny Xiang, the menu features delicious home style cooking using fresh local products and carefully sourced specialty ingredients from around the country. 1/F, Andaz Shanghai, 88 Songshan Lu, by Taicang Lu( ) Breakfast: Daily am; Lunch: Daily 11.30am-2.30pm; Dinner: Daily pm 嵩山路 88 号上海安达仕酒店 1 楼, 近太仓路 Shanghai Min A Shanghainese restaurant grown up from a local dining venue to a national phenomenon, Shanghai Min has dedicated in local cuisine for 26 years and is known for authentic Shanghai flavor and excellent food quality. 1)Room 304, 3/F, CITIC PLAZA, 1350, Sichuan Bei Lu, by Wujin Lu 2) L225, 2/F, Kerry Parkside, 1378 Huamu Lu, by Jinxiu Lu 3) 2/F, Enterprise Square, 228, Meiyuan Lu,by Gonghe Lu 4)3/F, Building 8, 1968, Gonghexin Lu, by Daning Lu 5) 588, Dalian Road, by Zhoujiazui Lu 6) 7/F, Shanghai Golden Eagle Square, 278,Shaanxi Bei Lu, by Nanjing Xi Lu 7) 2-5/F, Shanghai Oriental Centre, 699 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Wujiang Lu 8) 2/F, South Block Plaza, 123 Xingye Lu, by Madang Lu 9) 4/F, 999 Changning Lu, by Huichuan Lu 10) 4/F, Wharf 2, 579 Waima Lu, by Zhuxingmatou Jie 11) 9/ F, 168 Lujiazui Xi Lu, by Lujiazui Huan Lu 12) 7/F, 2727 Binjiang Dadao, Oriental Riverside Hotel, by Oriental Pearl Tower 13) 4/F, 500 Pudong Nan Lu, by Lujiazui Dong Lu 14) 2/ F, Building 6, 3611 Zhangyang Lu, Jinqiao International Commercial Plaza, by Jinqiao Lu 15) 4/F, 777 Jiamusi Lu, WH Ming Hotel, by Yingkou Lu 16) 3337 Hongmei Lu, by Yan an Xi Lu 17)Building A, 565 Zhongshan Dong Er Lu, by Dongmen Lu ( ) 1) 四川北路 1350 号第三层 304 单元, 近武进路 2) 花木路 1378 号浦东嘉里城 2 楼 L225, 近锦绣路 3) 梅园路 228 号企业广场 2 楼, 近共和路 4) 共和新路 1968 号大宁国际 8 座 3 楼, 近大宁路 5) 大连路 588 号, 近周家嘴路 6) 陕西北路 278 号金鹰国际购物中心 7 楼, 近南京西路 7) 南京西路 699 号东方有线大厦 2-5 楼, 近吴江路 31 号 8) 兴业路 123 弄新天地南里商场 2 楼, 近马当路 9) 长宁路 999 号 4 楼, 近汇川路 10) 外马路 579 号 2 号楼 4 楼, 近新码头街 11) 陆家嘴西路 168 号正大广场 9 楼, 近东方明珠 12) 滨江大道 2727 号东方滨江大酒店 7 楼, 近东方明珠 13) 浦东南路 500 号国家开发银行 4 楼, 近陆家嘴东路 14) 张杨路 3611 弄金桥国际商业广场 6 座 2 层, 近金桥路 15) 佳木斯路 777 号小南国花园酒店 4 楼, 近营口路 16) 虹梅路 3337 号, 近延安西路 17) 中山东二路 565 号 A 栋, 近东门路 Shang-High Cuisine Understated and elegant Shanghainese food with some pleasant surprises like beef cheek with truffles. 6/F, Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel, 1108 Meihua Lu, by Fangdian Lu ( ) Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, pm 梅花路 1108 号 6 楼, 近芳甸路 Shanghai Classic Restaurant Open since 1875, this restaurant is located on the second-floor atrium of a three-star hotel. Be sure to try the eight treasure duck or fried shrimp. 242 Fuyou Lu, by Lishui Lu ( ) Daily 11am-2pm, 5:30-10pm 福佑路 242 号, 近丽水路 Shanghai Uncle Perfect for a big group, with large tables and red decor, it s a fancy setting for a lively dinner. 1) 211 Tianyaoqiao Lu, by Nandan Lu ( ) Lunch: 11am- 2pm Dinner: 5.30pm-10.30pm 2) Bund Center, 222 Yan an Dong Lu, by Jiangxi Zhong Lu ( ) Daily 11am-2.30pm; pm 1) 天钥桥路 211 号, 近南丹路 2) 延安东路 222 号外滩中心, 近江西中路 Whampoa Club This Bund institution specializes in modern reinterpretations of Shanghai classics. Great view, fancy eats. 5/F, 3 on the Bund, 3 Zhongshan 102 December 2013 //

105 Dong Yi Lu, by Guangdong Lu ( ) Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, pm www. threeonthebund.com/ 中山东一路 3 号, 外滩三号 5 楼, 近广东路 Ye Shanghai An ostensibly sleek and shiny restaurant specializing in modern Shanghaicuisine. They also offer a pretty decent weekend dim sum. 338 Huangpi Nan Lu, by Taicang Lu ( ) Daily 11.30am- 2.30pm; pm com 黄陂南路 338 号, 近太仓路 Yin par Le Garcon Chinois A quiet oasis on an otherwise blaringly loud street, Yin pulls out all the stops with its quaint oldworld decor, genteel service and quality Shanghainese food. Sushi is also a must try. 2/F, 4 Hengshan Lu, by Wulumuqi Nan Lu ( , ) Daily 12-2pm; 5pm- 12am 衡山路 4 号领馆广场 2 楼, 近乌鲁木齐南路 Yongfoo Elite Impress guests with this utterly regal affair. It s got a beautiful garden, classical decor and a beautiful bar. Also sports one of the fuzziest walls in the city. 200 Yongfu Lu, by Hunan Lu ( ) Daily 11.30am-10.30pm; bar open till midnight 永福路 200 号, 近湖南路 Wei Jing Ge Enjoy the Waldorf Astoria s century-old tradition of excellent service and the unsurpassed standards of Chinese cooking culture. Join Chef Sam Yuen for a gourmet journey of Shanghainese and Cantonese-inspired dishes. 5/F, 2 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Guangdong Lu ( ) Daily11.30am-2.30pm, pm 中山东一路 2 号外滩华尔道夫酒店 5 楼, 近广东路 Sichuan Maurya A modern Sichuan restaurant offering authentic traditiaonal food, served in a lovingly restored shophouse near Xintiandi. 75 Mengzi Dong Lu, by Liyuan Lu ( ) Daily 11am-2pm; 6-10pm 蒙自东路 75 号, 近丽园路 Pin Chuan 1) 47 Taojiang Lu, by Wulumuqi Nan Lu ( ) Daily 11am-2pm; 5-11pm 2) 5/F Plaza 66, 1266 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Shanxi Bei Lu ( ) Daily 10.30am- 10pm 3) Unit 312B, 3/F, L Avenue Shanghai, 99 Xianxia Lu, by Zunyi Lu ( , delivery: ) Mon Sun: 11am-10pm 4) Daily 11am-10pm S801-1B, Level 8, Jiu Guang Department Store, 1618 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Jingan Temple ( ) 1) 桃江路 47 号, 近乌鲁木齐南路 2) 南京西路 1266 号恒隆广场 5 楼, 近陕西北路 3) 仙霞路 99 号上海尚嘉中心 3 楼 312B, 近遵义路 4) 南京西路久光百货 1618 号 8 层 S801-1B, 近静安寺 Sichuan Citizen The people who brought you Citizen Cafe and Bar have gone native with this Sichuan eatery. Here you ll find all the classics amply spiced and served in bamboo-clad dining room. 30 Donghu Lu, by Huaihai Zhong Lu ( ) Daily 11am-10.30pm 东湖路 30 号, 近淮海中路 Shu Di La Zi Yu 1) 187 Anfu Lu, by Wulumuqi Zhong Lu ( ) Daily 11am-2pm; pm 2) 53 Fengxian Lu, by Nanjing Xi Lu ( ) Daily 9.30am-10pm 3) 2/F, 1 Shuang Feng Bei Lu, by Xietu Lu ( ) Daily 11am-2pm; pm 1) 安福路 号, 近乌鲁木齐中路 2) 奉贤路 53 号, 近南京西路 3) 双峰北路 1 号 2 楼, 近斜土路 Yu Xin 3/F Zhaoshangju Plaza, 333 Chengdu Bei Lu, by Nanjing Xi Lu ( ) Daily 11am-2pm; pm 成都北路 338 号招商局广场 3 楼, 近南京西路 Taiwanese Din Tai Fung Taiwanese chain restaurant that offers delicious Chinese snack foods, especially their xiaolongbaos are to die for 1) Unit 24, 3/F, Super Brand Mall, 168 Lujiazui Xi Lu, by Lujiazui Huan Lu ( ) Daily 10am-10pm 2) Unit 318, 3/F, Shanghai World Financial Center, 100 Shiji Da Dao, by Lujiazui Huan Lu ( ) Daily 10-1am 3) 5/F Grand Gateway, 1 Hongqiao Lu, by Huashan Lu ( ) Daily 11am- 2.45pm; 5-11pm 4) 168 Fangbang Zhong Lu, by Zhoujin Lu ( ) Daily 9am-10pm 5) 3/F, MIXC, 701Fuchun Lu, by Jiangjin Lu, Hangzhou Daily 9am-10pm 6) South Block Plaza, 2/ F, Lane 123 Xingye Lu, by Madang Lu ( ) Daily 10-1am 7) 1/F, Shanghai Center, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Xikang Lu ( ) Daily 10am-10pm 8) 1/F,Buliding F, 268 Min andong Lu, by Shengmo Bei Lu, Jiangdong District, Ningbo Daily 11am-10pm 1) 陆家嘴西路 168 号正大广场 3 楼 24 单元, 近陆家嘴环路 2) 世纪大道 100 号上海环球金融中心 3 楼 317 单元, 近陆家嘴环路 3) 虹桥路 1 号港汇恒隆广场 5 楼 503, 近华山路 4) 方浜中路 168 号, 近昼锦路 5) 杭州市富春路 701 号 3 楼, 近江锦路 6) 新天地南里广场 2 楼, 兴业路 123 弄, 近马当路 7) 南京西路 1376 号上海商城 1 楼, 近西康路 8) 宁波市江东区民安东路 268 号 F 座 1 楼, 近盛莫北路 Bellagio 1) 101 Shuicheng Nan Lu, by Hongqiao Lu ( , ) Daily 11-4am 2) 111 Xikang Lu, by Nanjing Xi Lu ( ) Daily 11-12am 3) 138 Huaihai Zhong Lu, by Pu an Lu ( ) Daily 11-4am 4) 68 Taicang Lu, by Songshan Lu ( ) Daily 11am-10pm 5) 778 Huangjin Cheng Dao, by Gubei Nan Lu ( ) Daily 11-4am 1) 水城南路 101 号, 近虹桥路 2) 西康路 111 号, 近南京西路 3) 淮海中路 138 号, 近普安路 4) 太仓路 68 号, 近嵩山路 5) 黄金城道 778 号, 近古北南路 Charmant Taiwanese food in a faux Provence-style dining room. Decor aside, the food is pretty good and served until the wee hours to boot Huaihai Zhong Lu, by Fuxing Xi Lu ( ) Daily 11-4am 淮海中路 1418 号, 近复兴西路 Yunnan Lapis Yun Specializing in Yunnan cuisine, Lapis Yun boasts an exotic Yunnan bamboo forest ambiance, which is set to provide you a whole new experience on Yunnan cuisine 6/F, 818 Nanjing Xi Lu by Shimen Yi Lu ( ) Daily 11am - 11pm 南京西路 818 号 6 楼, 近石门一路 Legend Taste A small, unassuming eatery specializing in the delicacies of Yunnan s many ethnic tribes. They also have an exotic selection of Yunnanese sticky rice wines and beers Kangding Lu, by Wuning Nan Lu ( ) Daily 11am-2pm; pm 康定路 1025 号, 近武宁南路 Lost Heaven 1) 17 Yan an Dong Lu, by Sichuan Nan Lu ( ) Daily 12-2pm, 5pm-1am (the lastest order at 10.30pm) 2) 38 Gaoyou Lu, by Fuxing Xi Lu ( ) Daily 11.30am-1.30pm, pm 1) 延安东路 17 号, 近四川南路 2) 高邮路 38 号, 近复兴西路 Southern Barbarian Enjoy home-style Yunnan classics like crossing-the-bridge noodles and fried goat cheese with one of the city s best beer selections. 2/F, Ju Roshine Life Arts Space, 169 Jinxian Lu, bymaoming Nan Lu ( ) Daily 11am-2pm; 5pm-11pm 进贤路 169 号 2 楼, 近茂名南路 Cooking class Open Door Platane Inspiring décor A true chinese pottery enthusiast, laetitia charachon first traveled to china in 1987 to discover the secrets of the country s traditional craftsmanship. 17 years later, after living in Belgium and the states, she returned to the middle kingdom to stay. After getting settled in shanghai, she began devoting herself to working with local craftsmen to combine modern aesthetics with traditional techniques to create beautiful pottery works. in 2006, charachon opened the first platane boutique in a small space on yongfu lu an impeccably edited, oh-so-chic home décor and furnishings venture that proved immediately popular with discerning locals and expats alike. today, platane has two locations, a larger store in the lively enclave of taikang lu near artsy tianzifang and another on leafy wukang lu, in the historic normandie Apartment Building. offering simple yet elegant designs inspired by both modern style and old savoirfaire, platane has since extended its range and become home to a number of designers products - from nathalie vialars blue and white porcelain collections made exclusively for the boutique to internationally renowned pieces by David trubridge, rosaria rattin, and nelson sepulveda as well as a one-stop venue for various imported brands hard to come by in shanghai, including le jacquard français, Bertozzi, vivaraise, petite friture, and lsa. this festive season, the store has put out its best christmas gear yet, once again playing with a refined mix of contemporary style and local chinese culture. forget the usual deer, santa or snowflake decorations. instead, find oriental elements like flowery ceramics, hand-painted porcelain or sandalwood chopsticks, all in shades of warming gold, reds and oranges. the perfect place to grab a gift for your most tasteful friend, or furnish your own sleek, contemporary abode just in time for the holiday season, platane s stock will challenge your ability to leave empty-handed. just surrender and enjoy your purchases. // 156 taikang lu, by sinan lu 田子坊泰康路 156 号, 近思南路 ( ); 439 wukang lu, by huaihai zhong lu 武康路 439 号, 近淮海中路 ( , December 2013 // 103

106 listings OPEN DOOR Chef Natalino Ambra Italian tales from around the world young and talented, natalino Ambra infuses dishes with energetic passion and a creative mindset, introducing traditional italian cuisine with a modern twist at vabene. years of training has enriched Ambra s palate with french and Asiatic flavors, driving him to deliver a memorable fine-dining experience. Ambra started his career in italy, where he joined massimo ferragamo s luxury hotel & golf club 5, and later proved his craftsmanship at the Armani hotel & resort in the Burj khalifa tower, Dubai the world s tallest skyscraper and haven for a wide range of cuisine influences. in 2012, he became head chef for shanghai institution pasta fresca da salvatore, shanghai and, today, serves as a fresh mastermind for this busy, high-end xintiandi spot. OPEN DOOR VaBene A business lunch to impress treat your client to lunch with vabene s new three-course business set, offering authentic provincial italian cuisine in smart, sophisticated surroundings. sweet potato and ginger soup is a light way to start, but there are plenty of heftier choices, like beef bresaola carpaccio with rocket salad with pecorino cheese and mustard or seared tuna loin crusted in sesame seeds with pineapple sauce. for a main, try pan-seared salmon fillet, a simple but satisfying plate of tender fish cooked to a gentle pink served with grilled vegetables and saffron sauce. homemade tagliatelle offers diners a familiar and well done Bolognese-style sauce, while slowcooked iberian pork cheeks, served with celeriac puree, will enthrall meat eaters. round off the meal with one of the many desserts available, including mixed fruit plate with sorbet or coffee parfait with white chocolate sauce. // rmb178/three courses, plus tea and coffee. vabene, house 7, north Block, xintiandi, lane 181, taicang lu, by madang lu 太仓路 181 弄新天地北区 7 楼, 近马当路 ( ) The kitchen at cooking studio Every week since 2007, we offer exciting scheduled cooking classes of different cuisines, pastry and dumplings. 5-star hotel chefs teach hand-on classes with step-by-step demonstration, bi-lingual or with English translation. Private classes and cooking parties are ideal for friends gathering or corporate teambuilding. Kids party available for 8-12yrs. Puxi Downtown Kitchen: 3F/Bldg 20, Lane 383 Xiang Yang Nan Lu, Closed on Sun & Mon. Check program online: 襄阳南路 383 弄 20 号楼 3 楼, 近建国西路 Deli Shops Deli and Leisure Prompt yourself with the fine herbs and ingredients; the combining European and Southeast Asian Cuisine at our relaxing European-styled dinning area. SUN.-THU. 8:00-23:00; FRI.-SAT. 8:00-24:00. No.184 Fucheng Lu, PuDong New District, Shanghai by Hua Yuan Shiqiao Lu ( ) 上海浦东新区富城路 184 号, 近花园石桥路 Green & Safe With an organic farm in Kunshan, this organic store provides daily delivered vegetables and a variety of local and imported organic goods, such as organic extra virgin olive oil, white and red balsamic vinegar, organic pasta, muesli and more. 30% off on all breads after 7pm everyday in Dongping branch; all-day 20 percent off on all breads in Hongqiao branch. 1) 6 Dongping Lu, by Hengshan Lu , 1/F: 8am-10pm; 2/F: 6pm-12am 2) 2) 4/F, 1438 Hongqiao Lu, by Hongbaoshi Lu 10am 9.30pm 1) 东平路 6 号, 近衡山路 2) 虹桥路 1438 号 4 楼, 近红宝石路 Organic Kitchen Sit in central former French Concession, Organic Kitchen is a cozy cafe that offers daily breakfast, lunch and dinner. Grab a meal designed by head chef and a cup of coffee made from organic coffee beans, there re live Americana music on Thursday and Saturday nights too. 1/F, 57 Fuxing Lu, by Yongfu Lu Daily 8am-11pm ( ) 复兴西路 57 号 1 楼, 近永福路 Slice This up-market deli/cafe specializes in sandwiches and salads with Mediterranean flare. 1) 688 Biyun Lu, by Lan an Lu ( ) Mon-Sat 8am-10pm; Sun 9am-10pm. 2) 1517 Huqingping Gong Lu, by Zhuguang Lu ( ) 9am-9:30pm 1) 碧云路 688 号, 近蓝桉路 2) 沪青平公路 1517 号近诸光路 Urban Soup Kitchen In case the name didn t clue you in, soup is the order of the day here. They offer a vast variety of gourmet style sandwiches and salads too.delivery available. 1) 280 Madang Lu, by Zizhong Lu ( ) Daily 10.30am-10pm 2) 17 Nanquan Bei Lu, by Laoshan Lu ( ) 11am-10pm 2) 17 Nanquan Bei Lu, by Laoshan Lu ( ) 3) 280 Madang Lu, by Zizhong Lu ( ) 1) 马当路 280 号, 近自忠路 2) 南泉北路 17 号, 近崂山路 2) 南泉北路 17 号, 近崂山路 3) 马当路 280 号, 近自忠路 Delivery B REAL Pho Real's little sister serving fast food variation. Boasting a mini and warm environment,b Real has a relaxed and cozy ambiance which provides Vietnamese fusion sandwiches, summer rolls and stewed beef broth. Free delivery within 3 km from B Real. 185 Fumin Lu, by Changle Lu Daily 11am- 9pm ( ) 富民路 185 号, 近长乐路 City Deli City Deli serves a variety of sandwiches, burgers, and salads including Steak & Cheese, Reuben, and Turkey Avocado. 6/F, Golden Eagle Mall, 278 Shanxi Bei Lu, by Nanjing Xi Lu ( ) Daily 11am-9pm 陕西北路 278 号 6 楼, 近南京西路 Delivery Hero The German transplant Delivery Hero helps you with online delivery from hundreds of restaurants without extra charge. ( ) China.com Elders Fine Foods An Aussie importer specializing in quality meats, fresh seafood and fine wines from the land down under. Building 9, 550 Jinhai Lu, by Donglu Gong Lu ( ) Daily 9am-6pm cn 金桥工业区金海路 550 号 9 幢, 近东陆公路 Mealbay Thanks to the company s wide variety of participating restaurants, you can order cuisines that are French or from the Philippines. Online service available. Rm1212, 68 Xinqiao Lu, by Nan Suzhou Lu ( ) Daily 10.30am-11.30pm www. mealbay.com.cn 新桥路 68 号 1212 室, 近南苏州路 Element Fresh Delivery ( ) Sherpas Shanghai s first delivery service that has over 100 restaurants in Puxi, Pudong, Hongqiao, Suzhou SIP and SND and Hangzhou. Fees range from RMB15 to RMB30. 3D, 489Xiangyang Nan Lu, by Jianguo Xi Lu ( ) Daily 10.30am pm. 襄阳南路 489 号 3D, 近建国西路 Sushi O Sushi O offers a free delivery service (with a minimum order of RMB50) for a wide range of creative maki rolls, sushi, sashimi, hot dishes and appetizers. Free delivery within the inner ring and the south of Suzhou Creek. 21 Yongkang Lu, by Jiashan Lu ( ) Daily pm, pm. Online order available on www. sushi-o.com 永康路 21 号, 近嘉善路 English glo London Gastro Grill Sizzling grills, stone baked pizzas and other international favorites. 2/F, 1 Wulumuqi Nan Lu, by Dongping Lu ( ) Daily 11am-12am 乌鲁木齐南路 1 号 2 楼, 近东平路 glo London Rooftop BBQ Enjoy food from hickory Oak burning smoke pit while taking in the views across the city skyline. Daily Mon- Fri: 5pm-late; Sat- Sun: 11pm late.4/f, 1 Wulumuqi Nan Lu, by Dongping Lu (www. glolondon.com) 乌鲁木齐南路 1 号 4 楼, 近东平路 Fine Dining BAY LEAF A stylish signature restaurant that offers breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as a la carte delicacies, serving international fare by various open live stations. Sheraton Shanghai Waigaoqiao Hotel, 28 Jilong Lu, by Xinlan Lu, China (Shanghai) Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone ( ) Breakfast daily am, lunch daily pm, dinner daily6-9.30pm 上海外高桥喜来登酒店, 中国 ( 上海 ) 自由贸易试验区基隆路 28 号, 近新兰路 Dining Room serves up elegant European provincial cuisine paired with an extensive wine list above the roof of Shanghai on level 87 of Park Hyatt Shanghai. 87/F, 100 Shiji Dadao, by Lujiazui Huan Lu ( ext. 4559) 11.30am-2.30pm, pm. parkhyattshanghai.com 世纪大道 100 号上海柏悦酒店 87 楼, 近陆家嘴环路 The Cathay Room A sociable dining experience with elegantly presented European home style cuisine and unrivaled views overlooking the Bund. 9/F, Fairmont Peace Hotel, 20 Nanjing Dong Lu, by Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu ( ) Breakfast: Daily am; Lunch: Daily pm; Dinner: pm www. fairmont.com/peacehotel 南京东路 20 号和平饭店 9 楼, 近中山东一路 Jade on 36 Restaurant This stunning restaurant makes traditional French fare a bit more lighthearted. Excellent wine list, beautiful views and a sumptuous weekend brunch. 36/F Grand Tower, Pudong Shangri-La, 33 Fucheng Lu, by Lujiazui Huan Lu ( ) Sunday:11:30am- 3pm, Jade Lunch:12pm-2pm, Dinner:6pm- 104 December 2013 //

107 10:30pm com RestaurantBarJade36.aspx 富城路 33 号浦东香格里拉大酒店紫金楼 36 楼, 近陆家嘴环路 Jing an Restaurant Elegant, modern restaurant overlooking the park. Expect a more playful take on fine dining, like highquality sardines, still in tin, served with brioche toast. The PuLi Hotel and Spa, 1 Changde Lu, by Yan an Zhong Lu ( ) Daily 12-2:30pm; pm jinganrestaurant.com com 璞丽酒店静安餐厅, 常德路 1 号, 近延安中路 M on the Bund This Bund pioneer serves up impeccable service and a menu peppered with Continental, Aussie and Moroccan inspiration. Try the pavlova for dessert. 7/F, No.5 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Guangdong Lu ( ) Mon-Fri: 11.30am-2.30pm; pm; Sat-Sun: 11.30am-3pm; pm 中山东一路外滩 5 号 7 楼, 近广东路 Madison We love how Austin Hu creates fine fusion cuisine from mostly local ingredients. His dining room is also very, very pretty. 3 Fenyang Lu, by Huaihai Lu Daily 6-10pm 汾阳路 3 号, 近淮海路 Oceans Dining in a romantic and contemporary setting, an extensive array of selected premium products from the sea. A distinct and innovative gourmet experience to satisfy the most discerning of tastes, Ocean fully realizes the art of cooking. Lobby floor, Banyan Tree Shanghai On The Bund, 19 Haiping Lu, by Gongping Lu ( ) Lunch 11.30am 2.30pm; Dinner pm. banyantree.com 海平路 19 号悦榕庄 1 楼, 近公平路 Pelham s Celebrated Chef Bruno Bruesch presents modern French cuisine with a brand new menu, highlighting a mix of premium, local ingredients with contemporary flair. 1/F, Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund, 2 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Guangdong Lu ( ) 6-11pm waldorfastoriashanghai.com 中山东一路 2 号外滩华尔道夫酒店 1 楼, 近广东路 Roosevelt Sky Restaurant Ultimate Panoramic Views of Pudong and Bund; International and Asian Fine Dining. Executive Lunch: RMB138/two-course-set. 8/F, The House of Roosevelt, 27 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Beijing Dong Lu ( ) 中山东一路 ( 外滩 )27 号罗斯福公馆 8 楼, 近北京东路 Sir Elly s Restaurant & Bar Dine on fine modern European cuisine while overlooking the Huangpu River. Expert cocktails offered at both the circular bar and the expansive 14th floor terrace. 13/F The Peninsula Shanghai, 32 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Nanjing Dong Lu ( ) Lunch daily pm; Dinner Sun-Thurs: pm; Fri-Sat 6-11pm Dining/Sir_Ellys_Restaurant/default.aspx 中山东一路 32 号上海半岛酒店 13 楼, 近南京东路 T8 Xintiandi stalwart features cool fusion food, mingling European cuisine with Asian accents. The decor alone is worth a visit to this trendy and relaxed restaurant. Block8, North Block Xintiandi, Lane 181 Taicang Lu, by Madang Lu ( ) Daily 11.30am- 2.30pm; pm 太仓路 181 弄新天地北里 8 号楼, 近马当路 UltraViolet Conceived by Paul Pairet for over 15 years, and supported by VOL Group, Ultraviolet is the first restaurant of its kind attempting to unite food with multisensorial technologies in order to create a fully immersive dining experience. Tues-Sat: 7pm till late. French Brasserie la Fourchette A lovely French bistro serving up excellent eggs florentine at brunch and some hearty offerings at dinner. The chef Peter Gong (formerly of Kathleen s 5 and Avalon) does the classics, with a bit of a twist, well. 1 Xiangyang Bei Lu, by Julu Lu ( ) Daily 11am-11pm www. lafourchettesh.com 襄阳北路 1 号, 近巨鹿路 Café Montmartre This historic family-owned bistro offers authentic French cuisine in town since 2001, serving traditional French fare, an array of Brittany-style crêpes, and a good selection of imported meat and sweet treats. The signature hand-made dishes like foie gras, indulgent chocolate fondant are not to be missed! 1) 68 Wulumuqi Zhong Lu, by Changle Lu ( ) Daily 11am pm 2) 3911 Hongmei Lu, by Yan an Xi Lu ( ) Daily 11am-10.30pm www. café-montmartre.com/ 1) 乌鲁木齐中路 68 号, 近长乐路 2) 虹梅路 3911 号, 近延安西路 Cheese & Fizz Unit 101, 119 Madang Lu, North Block Xintiandi, by Taicang Lu ( ) Daily 10am-midnight. 马当路 119 号 101 单元, 新天地北里, 近太仓路 Chez Nous by City Super Home-style French restaurant inside the City Super grocery store serving traditional French dishes and desserts. LG 2, Shanghai IFC Mall, 8 Shiji Dadao, by Lujiazui Huan Lu ( ) Daily 11am 11pm 世纪大道 8 号国金中心商场地下 2 楼, 近陆家嘴环路 Des Lys No-frills home-style French cooking in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. 178 Xinle Lu, by Donghu Lu ( ) Sun-Thu 11am-11pm, Fri-Sat 11am-12am 新乐路 178 号, 近东湖路 Franck Classy yet casual, and perhaps a touch overpriced, owner Franck is obsessed with quality and it shows. As authentic a bistro as you ll find in Shanghai. Ferguson Lane, 376 Wukang Lu, by Tai an Lu ( ) Tue-Sun: pm; Sat Sun: pm, closed on Mondays. com.cn 武康路 376 号, 近泰安路 Jean Georges Jean Georges first signature restaurant outside of New York and a classy one at that. Bringing us his signature French cuisine, with an Asian twist, this is one topnot restaurant, not to be missed. 4/F, 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Guangdong Lu ( ) Mon-Sun 11:30am-2:30pm, Dinner Mon-Sun 5:30-11pm, Brunch Sat- Sun, 11:30am-3pm, Bar Mon-Sun, 11: 中山东一路 3 号 4 楼, 近广东路 La Brasserie A French-style restaurant and terrace bar with simple food made from the finest ingredients in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. It is committed to provide customers with excellent quality, first class service and competitive prices with pleasant surroundings. 6/F Ascott Service Apartment, 282 Huaihai Zhong Lu, by Songshan Lu ( ) Mon-Fri:10am-12am; Weekends & public holidays: 10am-1am 淮海中路 282 号雅诗阁酒店 6 楼, 近嵩山路 La Creperie A charming Brittany-style crêperie. A cup of dry cider and a savory gallette make a great Sunday brunch. Try their set lunch; RMB78 gets you a main, dessert and drink. 1) 1 Taojiang Lu, by Fenyang Lu ( ) Daily 10.30am-late 2) UnitD, 1/F, Réel, 1601 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Jingan Park ( ) 桃江路 1 号, 近汾阳路 2) 南京西路 1601 号芮欧百货 1 楼 D 座, 近静安公园 La Rue Embracing a casual and chic ambience with the look of a French local brasserie, La Rue at InterContinental Shanghai Ruijin presents "a journey around France" with a seasonally changing menu. Executive Chef Dimitri Bastiani prepares the finest seafood of the Mediterranean, foie gras terrine of South-west France, and duck dishes from Normandy. Daily 11.30am 10- pm. 1/F, Reception Building, InterContinental Shanghai Ruijin, 118 Ruijin Er Lu, by Huangpi Nan Lu ( ) 瑞金洲际酒店, 瑞金二路 118 号, 近黄陂南路 La Table This beautiful 8th floor dining room serves classic Southern French cuisine with a bit of contemporary flair. Owned by twins Jacques and Laurent Pourcel. 8/F, 35 Shaanxi Nan Lu, by Changle Lu ( ) Daily pm 陕西南路 35 号 8 楼, 近长乐路 Le Saleya Old timer offers simple, homestyle French cuisine. The draw is the quaint garden, which is almost always full in nice weather. 570 Changle Lu, by Xiangyang Bei Lu ( ) Daily 11.30am-2.30pm; 6.30pm-10.30pm 长乐路 570 号, 近襄阳北路 Mardi Gras Japanese owned, but they do French cuisine by the books. Don t miss the single malts and cocktails in their upstairs lounge, or the chocolate torte in the garden. Block1, Lane 372 Xingguo Lu, by Huaihai Zhong Lu ( ) Daily 11am-2:30pm, 5-11:30pm 兴国路 372 弄 1 号, 近淮海中路 Mavilla Enjoy a daily french selection of fresh and seasonal product cooked traditionally. Rm106, Building 1, 999 Gaojing Lu, by Gaoguang Lu ( ) Tue-Thurs: 10am-9pm; Fri-Sat: 10am-10.30pm; Sun: 10am-3pm; Monday closed 高泾路 999 号 1 楼 106 室, 近高光路 Mr. & Mrs. Bund Molecular madman Paul Pairet takes a more laissez-faire approach with this modern French eatery. Expect straightforward food and a great wine list. 6/F Bund 18, Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Nanjing Dong Lu ( ) Lunch Mon-Fri: 11.30am-2pm; Dinner Sun-Thurs: pm, Fri-Sat: 6-11pm Late night Tue- Thurs:10:30pm-2am, Fri-Sat: 11pm-2am 中山东一路外滩 18 号 6 楼, 近南京东路 Nougatine Nougatine is a smart, upscale bistro that delivers Jean Georges signature cuisine in more relaxed surroundings. The stylish space is anchored by a dramatic carved stone bar, which offers an extensive drink selection and creative cocktails. The premium value menu features comforting bistro fare such as gourmet salads and the classic JG burger. 4/F, 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu by Guangdong Lu ( ) Daily 6-11pm. 中山东一路 3 号 4 楼, 近广东路 Nova This authentic French brasserie is known for its warm, family-style service, nice outdoor seating and traditional French dishes. 1) 418 Dagu Lu, by Chengdu Bei Lu ( ) Hours, 12pm-12am Lunch, Mon- Sat, 12-2:30pm Brunch, Sun, 12-2:30pm Dinner, 6:30-10:30pm 2) Rm207, Warehouse4, 653 Wai Ma Lu, by Zhongshan Nan Lu ( ) Hours, 12pm-12am Lunch, Mon-Sat, 12-2:30pm Brunch, Sun, 12-2:30pm Dinner, 6:30-10:30pm 1) 大沽路 418 号, 近成都北路 2) 外马路 653 号老码头 4 号库 207 室, 近中山南路 Soleil De Provence Opened by the chef Serge Alain of Le Paris that closed two months ago, its RMB298 discovery menu (starter, main, dessert) proved a journey fraught with hazards. 302 Wulumuqi Nan Lu, by Jian guo Xi Lu 乌鲁木齐南路 302 号, 近建国西路 Villandry French Restaurant Aside from the veneer of gloved waiters,antique furniture and white linen napkins,the restaurant boasts a rich history of the building with exuberantly pretty and high-end cuisine. 47 Nanchang Lu, by Sinan Lu ( ) 南昌路 47 号, 近思南路 Vue Restaurant Enjoy classic European fare with one of the city s best skyline views. 30/ F Hyatt on the Bund, 199 Huangpu Lu, by Wuchang Lu ( ) Daily 6-11pm 黄浦路 199 号, 上海外滩茂悦大酒店西楼 30 楼, 近武昌路 German Papa s Bierstube Decent German food in enormous portions and for reasonable prices in a cozy atmosphere Hongmei Food Street, 3338 Hongmei Lu, by Yan an Xi Lu ( ) Mon-Fri: am; Sat-Sun: am 虹梅路 3338 弄虹梅休闲街 号, 近延安西路 Paulaner Brauhaus Enjoy Bavarian food (and more importantly, beer) in a warm, wellpopulated atmosphere. 1) House19-20, North Block Xintiandi, Lane181 Taicang Lu, by Madang Lu ( ) Daily: 11am-2am 2) 2967 Lujiazui Xi Lu, by Binjiang Da Dao ( ) Sun-Thu: 11am- 1am; Fri-Sat: 11am-2am 3) 150 Fenyang Lu, by Yueyang Lu ( ) Sun-Thu: 11-1am; Fri-Sat: 11am-2am 4) 3/F, 555 Shibo Da Dao, by Guozhan Lu ( ) Sun-Thurs: 11am-10pm; Fri-Sat: 11am-12am bln.com.cn 1) 太仓路 181 弄新天地北里 号楼, 近马当路 2) 陆家嘴西路 2967 号, 近滨江大道 3) 汾阳路 150 号, 近岳阳路 4) 世博大道 555 号 3 楼, 近国展路 Greek/Mediterranean Azur Azur chefs have decided to get in shape, they searched high and low for the highest quality locally grown organic produce, the freshest seafood, and the finest meats, and prepared it all in the lightest Mediterranean fashion. 26/F Renaissance Shanghai Zhongshan Park Hotel, 1018 Changning Lu, By Kaixuan Lu ( ) 6am-11pm 长宁路 1018 号 26 楼, 近凯旋路 Azul Tapas & Lounge Perched on top of Ferguson Lane's new eight-story building, Chef Eduardo Vargas' tapas restaurant offers a number of delicious original Mediterranean and South American dishes. Every weekend, enjoy the view from the terrace while discovering or rediscovering the most popular brunch in town. 8/F, Ferguson Lane, 378 Wukang Lu, by Taian Lu ( ) 武康路 378 号 8 楼, 近泰安路 Mi Casa The new brand from Lapis group. The chef from Spain creative spanish and italian home made food. Shop 710, No 1438 Hong Qiao Rd. Shanghai ( ) www. lapisgroup.net 长宁区虹桥路 1438 号高岛屋 710 铺 Greek Taverna 1) Thumb Plaza, Unit 41, 199 Fangdian Lu, Century Park, by Dingxiang Lu ( ) Daily 8.30am until late 2) Villa 1, 3911 Hongmei Lu, by Yan an Lu ( ) Daily 10am until late 3) 1 Yueyang Lu, by Dongping Lu ( ) Daily 10am-late 1) 芳甸路 199 号, 大拇指广场 41 铺, 近丁香路 2) 红梅路 3911 号 1 号, 近延安路 3) 岳阳路 1 号, 近东平路 Mythos A Greek-style taverna with cute,kitschy decor, a selection of standard, rather pricey fare and sparkling views of the Huangpu River. Bldg 6, 505 South Zhong Shan Rd, by East Fuxing Rd ( ) Daily 10am-10pm (restaurant); Mon-Thurs: 10am- 1am, Fri-Sun: 10am-2am (bar) 中山南路 505 弄 6 号楼, 近复兴东路 Hotel Buffets Cachet Catering to a taste of diversity, Cachet offers a variety of culinary concepts from around the world. Food is served from live cooking stations versus the standard steam table buffet and there are menu options suitable for everyone. 1/F, The Langham Xintiandi, 99 Madang Lu, by December 2013 // 105

108 listings Taicang Lu ( ) Daily 6.30am-11pm xintiandi.langhamhotels.com/restaurants/ cachet.htm 马当路 99 号新天地朗廷酒店 1 楼, 近太仓路 MoMo Cafe Jiading International Seafood Dinner Buffet is offered at MoMo Café in Courtyard by Marriott Shanghai Jiading. Enjoy your night with mouthwateringseafood and cakes Huyi Gong Lu, by Yecheng Lu ( ) 沪宜公路 3101 号, 近叶城路 Vie All Day Dining The Sofitel Shanghai Sheshan Oriental s all day buffet featuring fresh seafood and international cuisines. The food is as luxe as the surroundings. 1/ F, Sofitel Shanghai Sheshan Oriental, 3388 Sichen Gong Lu, by Jiasong Gong Lu ( ) 24/7 泗泾镇泗陈公路 3388 弄东方佘山索菲特大酒店 1 楼, 近嘉松公路 Indian Bollywood Indian Restaurant Salivate over Indian cuisine and Bollywood movie stars during their lunch buffet or dinner. For parties, there are nice rooms in the back with a private bar. 2/F, 326 Hongfeng Lu, by Biyun Lu ( ) Daily 11am-11pm 红枫路 326 号 2 楼, 近碧云路 G water front Located at the riverside of the South Bund and embraced by the history and culture of the ancient quay, G Water Front is dedicated to offering a modern, elegant and enjoyable dining experience with the gorgeous river view, the authentic food and friendly service provided by the Indian chefs and waiters. Rm206, Block 3, Wharf 1846, 601 Waima Lu, by Zhuhangmatou Jie ( / ) Daily, 11.30am-11pm 外马路 601 号 3 号楼 206 室, 近竹行码头街 Kebabs On the Grille Indian eatery specializing in grilled fare and situated in the picturesque environs of the Cool Docks. 1) The Cool Docks, 505 Zhongshan Nan Lu, by Fuxing Dong Lu ( ) Daily 11am-10.30pm gmail.com com/ 2) Unit103, 227 Huangpi Bei Lu, inside Peoples Square ( ) Daily 11am-10pm com 3) Unit A4 Green Sports Center, 633 Biyun Lu, by Yunshan Lu ( ) Daily 11am- 10pm www. kebabsonthegrille.com 1) 中山南路 505 号, 近复兴东路 2) 黄陂北路 227 号 103 室, 人民广场中区广场内 3) 碧云路 633 号碧云体育休闲中心 A4, 近云山路 Masala Indian cuisine at reasonable prices served in a warm, hospitable atmosphere. 8 Jinan Lu, by Taicang Lu ( ) Daily 11.30am-2pm; pm 济南路 8 号, 近太仓路 Tikka Brought to you by the team behind Nepali Kitchen, Tikka serves up lush, well executed Indian cuisine. Steamy spices wafting admist cushioned sofas offer a warm atmosphere. Awarded as 1212 ideal Shanghai one of the best new Asian Restaurant in 2012 by Shanghai Daily. 1/F, 56 Maoming Nan Lu, by Changle Lu ( ) Lunch: Tue-Sun, 11am-2pm; Dinner: Daily pm 茂名南路 56 号 1 楼, 近长乐路 Tandoor Shanghai s first, and arguably one of the best, Indian eateries features dance performances, first-class service,great classic curries and tasty tandoori meats. Jin Jiang Hotel, 59 Maoming Nan Lu, by Changle Lu ( , ) Daily 11.30am-2pm; pm 茂名南路 59 号锦江饭店, 近长乐路 Punjabi Wide range of Indian dishes, from Northern to Southern India, also caters and hosts parties to give you a great time 1) 5F, 627 Huaihai Zhong Lu, by Sinan Lu ( ) Daily 11am-11.30pm www. shanghaipunjabi.com 2) Shuicheng Lu, by Hongqiao Lu ( ) Daily 11.30am pm. 3) 1099 Meihua Lu, by Fangdian Lu ( ) Daily 11.30am-11.30pm 1) 淮海中路 号 5 楼, 近思南路 2) 水城路 号, 近虹桥路 3) 梅花路 1099 号博览会广场, 近芳甸路 Vedas A consistent winner of Readers Choice Awards, Vedas offers countless classic Indian dishes and a classy environment. 3/ F, 83 Changshu Lu, by Julu Lu ( ) Daily 11.30am-2pm; pm vedascuisine.com 常熟路 83 号 3 楼, 近巨鹿路 Italian Alla Torre Laid-back trattoria with good wood fired pizzas and homemade pastas. 1/ F, La Villa,165 Lujiazui Huan Lu, by Lujiazui Dong Lu ( ) Daily 11am-11pm 陆家嘴环路 165 号 1 楼, 近陆家嘴东路 Basilico Rustic Italian trattoria and grill with authentic Italian home cooking. Panoramic views of Nanpu Bridge and Huangpu River. 3/F, Inter Continental Shanghai Expo, 1188 Xueye Lu, by Shibo Dadao ( ) Wed- Sun 11.30am-2.30pm; pm; Mon-Tue Closed 雪野路 1188 号上海世博洲际酒店三楼, 近世博大道 Bella Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria With a neighborhood ambience, the restaurant offers Southern Italian food made with high quality ingredients. Enjoy the home made pastas and authentic Neapolitan pizza. 1) 73 Nanhui Lu, by Beijing Xi Lu ( ) Daily 11am-3pm; 2) No.4, Lane 946 Changle Lu, by Wulumuqi Lu ( ) Daily 11.30am-3pm; pm 1) 南汇路 73 号, 近北京西路 2) 长乐路 946 弄 4 号, 近乌鲁木齐路 Briccocafe 1) International Airside B10, Terminal 1, Hongqiao Airport Daily 10-12am 2) China Art Palace Branch, 10/F, 161 Shangnan Lu, by Guozhan Lu ( ) 1) 虹桥机场国内出发禁区 B10 登机口, 近空港二路 2) 上南路 161 号中华艺术宫 10 楼, 近国展路 Bocca A Sytlish Italian restaurant with a spectacular view on the Bund, where you may enjoy the Contemporary Italian cuisine prepared by creative Italian Chef and dine in a casual and fine dining ambience. South Bund 22 5/F, 22 Zhongshan Dong Er Lu, by Xin Yong an Lu ( ) Daily 12pm- 2.30pm; 6pm-11pm com 中山东二路 22 号 5 楼, 近新永安路 Casalingo Offering authentic Italian dishes prepared by Italian Executive Chef Sergio Zanetti and his team, Casalingo features an open kitchen with pizza oven, a sumptuous antipasto counter and a gelato coffee bar with both indoor and outdoor seating areas with beautiful tree lined canal-view. 1/F, 15 Xinjinqiao Lu, by Hongfeng Lu ( ) 新金桥路 15 号 1 楼, 近红枫路 Ciao Dining Room and Ciao Bambino A classy cucina serving authentic Italian cuisine. Pop in for a quick coffee and pastry at their adjoining cafe. 1/F, The Langham Yangtze Boutique, 740 Hankou Lu, by Yunnan Lu ( ) Dinning Room pm; Bambino pm 汉口路 740 号朗廷扬子精品酒店 1 楼, 近云南路 Da Marco 1) 1/F, Golden Bridge Garden, 103 Dong Zhu anbang Lu, by Jiangsu Lu ( ) Daily 12-11pm 2) Grand Gateway Square, 1/F, 1 Hongqiao Lu, by Huashan Lu ( ) Daily 10am- 11pm 3) 350 Yushan Lu, by Taolin Lu ( ) Daily 12-11pm 1) 东渚安浜路 103 号 1 楼, 近江苏路 2) 虹桥路 1 号, 港汇广场 1651 楼, 近华山路 3) 羽山路 350 号, 近桃林路 Danieli s Italian Restaurant Upscale Italian with comfortable, elegant dishes. Classic dining room and lovely desserts. The Hongta Hotel, 39/F, 889 Dongfang Lu, by Weifang Lu ( ) Mon-Fri 11.30am 2pm; Sun: 11.30am 2.30pm; Mon-Sun: pm 东方路 889 号 39 楼, 近潍坊路 decanto A chic and modern Italian restaurant overlooking the magnificent landscape of the Bund. Enjoy the fine dining with affordable prices plus an extensive wine list am till late. 4B/F, 6 ZhongShan Dong Yi Lu, by Guangdong Lu ( ) 中山东一路 6 号, 近广东路 Dolce Vita Prime, pricey Italian food in the French Concession. 291 Fumin Lu, by Changle Lu ( ) Daily 12-2:30pm; 6pm-12am (10.30pm last order) 富民路 291 号, 近长乐路 Gondola Good place to pop in for a bit of antipasti. 16Henan Zhong Lu, by Yan an dong Lu ( ) Daily 11am-10:30pm 河南中路 16 号, 近延安东路 IIsola bar + grill A chic and trendy Italian restaurant located in IFC mall sporting an opulent interiors and terrace overlooking a breathtaking view of the Huangpu River. 4/F, IFC, 8 Shiji Da Dao, by Lujiazui Huan Lu ( ) 11.30am-10.30pm com 世纪大道 8 号, 国金中心 IFC 商场 4 楼 L4-17, 近陆家嘴环路 Isola Bella 1) Restaurant Huaihai Rd. 2/ F, No.41, Lane 816 Huaihai Lu, by Guotai Cinema ( ) 2) Isola Bella Barbeque Restaurant 6/F, Gold World Commercial Building, 988 Huaihai Zhong Lu, by Shaanxi Nan Lu ( ) 3) 630 Huashan Lu, by Shanghai Theater Academy ( ) 4) 3222 Longteng Dadao, by Dong an Lu ( ) 1) 淮海中路 816 弄 41 号 2 楼 2) 淮海中路 988 号黄金世界商厦 6 楼, 近陕西南路 3) 华山路 630 号, 近上海戏剧学院 4) 龙腾大道 3222 号, 近东安路 Il Bambino With a real taste of Italy and using top food ingredients, this restaurant provides a warm and nice ambience that is perfect for parties and friends meetings. 903 Julu Lu, by Changshu Lu ( ) Daily 10am-4am. 巨鹿路 903 号, 近常熟路 Italian Kitchen 26 by Seasalt Seasalt is a great place for a plate of antipasti and glass of wine for an after-work wind-down or predinner charge up. The pleasant staff and snacks are sure to help you relax. 23 Anfu Lu, by Changshu Lu ( ) 11am-2am 安福路 23 号, 近常熟路 La Strada Brought to you by Craig Willis (of Wagas), this trendy 10-table pizzeria offers thin crust pizza and simple selection of antipasti and salads. 1F, 195 Anfu Lu, by Wulumuqi Lu ( ) Daily 11am-11pm 2) 225 Xikang Lu, by Beijing Lu ( ) 安福路 195 号 1 楼, 近乌鲁木齐路 2) 西康路 225 号, 近北京路 Luccios Authentic Italian food served in a homey contemporary restaurant near Xintiandi. ( , cn) 8.30am-11pm 242 Danshui Lu, by Fuxing Zhong Lu 淡水路 242 号, 近复兴中路 Mercato This newly opened coastal Italian restaurant offers vibrant cuisine, stylishly rustic décor, and breathtaking Bund views. The menu created by three Michelin Star Chef Jean Georges Vongerichten, features amazing light-as-air pizzas, house made pastas, and the freshest seafood, graced with the true flavor of Italy. 6/F, 3 Zhong Shan Dong Yi Lu, by Guangdong Lu ( ) 5.30pm-1am 中山东一路外滩 3 号 6 楼, 近广东路 Osteria Another concept from the prolific Eduardo Vargas, this restaurant has a great wine list and amazing oysters. 226 Jinxian Lu, by Maoming Nan lu ( ) Daily 11am-10:30pm 进贤路 226 号, 近茂名南路 Palladio Regional Italian favorites by Italian Chef Gianluca Serafin in a gorgeous dining room. Lobby Level, The Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Xikang Lu ( ) Daily 11.30am-2.30pm; pm Shanghai/Dining/Palladio/Default.htm 南京西路 1376 号波特曼丽嘉酒店 1 楼, 近西康路 Pasta Fresca Da Salvatore 1) 3896 Hongmei Lu, by Yan an Xi Lu ( ) Daily 11.30am- 2.30pm; pm 2) 4 Hengshan Lu, by Wulumuqi Nan Lu ( ) Mon- Fri: 11.30am-2.30pm; pm; Sat-Sun: 11.30am-11pm 3) Rm.14, 2/F, The Thumb Plaza, 185 Fangdian Lu, by Yanggao Zhong Lu ( ) Mon-Thurs: 11.30am-2.30pm; pm; Fri-Sun: 11.30am-11pm 1) 虹梅路 3896 号, 近延安西路 2) 衡山路 4 号, 近乌鲁木齐南路 3) 芳甸路 185 号大拇指广场 2 楼 14 室, 近杨高中路 Porta Nova With traditional Italian food and pizzas made in the wood oven, Porta Nova uses imported high quality ingredients and provides a corner of traditional Italian atmosphere. Daily 11.30am-11pm. No.40, Lane 3338 Hongmei Lu, by Hongxu Lu 虹梅路 3338 弄 40 号, 近虹许路 ( ) Settebello An old-style Italian alcove with lively fine dining. 193 Anfu Lu, by Wulumuqi Lu 安福路 193 号, 近乌鲁木齐路 ( ) Sabatini Ristorante Italiano A lovely, traditional Italian restaurant with elegant offerings right beside Jing an Park. 1/ F, South Annex, Wheelock Square, 1717 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Huashan Lu ( ) Lunch 11.30am 2.30pm; high tea pm; dinner 6 10pm com 会德丰国际广场南苑 1 楼, 南京西路 1717 号, 近华山路 Segafredo Italian Caffè Bar & Restaurant Authentic Italian restaurant providing large selections of exclusive premium Italian wines. 2/F, S2-03, S2-07K, South retail building Jing an Kerry Center, 1515 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Changde Lu Daily 10am-10pm, ( ) 南京西路 1515 号静安嘉里中心南区商场 2 楼 S2-03,S2-07K, 近常德路 Seve Sit in the heart of former French Concession just few steps away from Shanghai Theater Academy, the homey restaurant with 70 seats inside and two outdoor alfresco balconies is designed in a modern and simply elegant style, providing a comfortable and cozy ambiance for all. 600 Huashan Lu,by Zhenning Lu Mon- Sun 11.30am-11pm ( , www. seveshanghai.com) 华山路 600 号上海戏剧学院内, 近镇宁路 Tavola This hip new Italian restaurant offers great service at a beautiful location. Located in a quiet area just minutes from the Lujiazui metro station, Tavola has a wonderful view right on the Huangpu river. Food is prepared in an open kitchen right before you Binjiang Dadao, by Dongyuan Lu ( ) Mon-Fri: 11.30am-2.30pm; pm; Sat-Sun: 11.30am-3pm, pm www. tavola.cn 滨江大道 2500 号, 近东园路 The Kitchen by Salvatore Cuomo Fantastic pizzas and Italian food by lauded Chef Cuomo in Lujiazui with a beautiful Bund view 2967 Binjiang Da Dao, by Fenghe Lu ( ) Daily 11am-2:30pm, 6pm-10pm 滨江大道 2967 号近丰和路 Tima Harbour 11 Zhenning Lu, by Huashan Lu ( ) Daily 7-1am timaharbour.com 镇宁路 11 号, 近华山路 Va Bene Enjoy everything from classic standards to creative cuisine by a Michelin- 106 December 2013 //

109 starred chef in this Xintiandi stalwart. Va Bene Shanghai has set a new trend for Italian fine dining using quality Italian ingredients with authentic Italian culinary tradition. Block 7, 181 Taicang Lu, by Madang Lu ( ) Daily, 12-3pm, pm 太仓路 181 弄新天地北里 7 号楼, 近马当路 Venexia Quiet and long-time neighborhood resident, Venexia offers Italian staples. 1/ F, 127 Panyu Lu, by Pingwu Lu ( ) Daily 11.30am-2.30pm; pm 番禺路 127 号 1 楼, 近平武路 Japanese Ambrosia Meet Shanghai s finedining crowd for Japanese Teppanyaki in a European-style mansion. 2-3/F, 150 Fenyang Lu, by Yueyang Lu ( ) Daily pm 汾阳路 150 号 2-3 楼, 近岳阳路 Benkay Authentic and fine presented Japanese cuisine in an elegant hotel. 3/F, Hotel Nikko Shanghai, 488 Yan an Xi Lu, by Zhenning Lu ( ), 11.30am- 2.30pm, pm com 上海日航饭店 3 楼, 延安西路 488 号, 近镇宁路 DOZO A transplant from Taipei that specializes in izakaya cuisine. Wheelock Plaza 2/ F, 17171Nanjing Xi Lu, by Huashan Lu ( ) Noon: pm; Dinner Sun-Thurs: 6pm-1.30am; Fri-Sat: 6pm-2.30am service. 南京西路 1717 号, 近华山路 En Grill & Bar A pint-sized, friendly Japanese joint with fresh sashimi, organic vegetables, great set meals and an open kitchen. 1) 20 Lane 248, Taikang Lu, Tian Zi Fang ( ) 2) 30 Sinan Lu ( ) Daily 11am- 2pm; 6pm-2am 泰康路 248 弄 20 号 Haiku by Hatsune A perennial Readers Choice Award winner. This wildly popular restaurant is best known for it s Cali-style sushi. 28B Taojiang Lu, by Hengshan Lu ( ) Sun-Thu 11.30am-2pm, 5.30pm-10pm; Fri-Sat 11.30am-2pm; pm haikushanghai.com com 桃江路 28 号乙, 近衡山路 Hanano Japanese Restaurant Fill up here are decent sushi and teppanyaki. 2F, 5 Zunyi Nan Lu, by Hongqiao Lu ( ) Daily 11.30am-2pm; 5.30pm-12.30am 喜来登豪达上海太平洋大饭店, 遵义南路 5 号 2 楼, 近虹桥路 Gintei Teppanyaki Sushi All you can eat hibachi-style cooking and boatloads of reasonably-priced sushi. One of the better teppanyaki joints in town. 75 Nanhui Lu, by Beijing Xi Lu ( ) Daily 11.30am- 2pm, pm. 南汇路 75 号, 近北京西路 J-Mix The sushi/teppanyaki dining option of the Jumeirah. Beautiful dining room and lush surroundings. 1/F, Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel, 1108 Meihua Lu, by Fangdian Lu ( ) ( ) Daily 11.30am- 2.30pm, pm 梅花路 1108 号 1 楼, 近芳甸路 Kagen Teppanyaki Haiku by Hatsune s upmarket teppanyaki concept. Choice cuts of meat and fresh fish prepared at your table. 28D Taojiang Lu, by Hengshan Lu ( ) Daily pm; Sat-Sun: 11.30am- 3pm 桃江路 28 号丁, 近衡山路 Kagura Japanese cuisine with a bit of Thai, Korean, and Vietnam cuisine. Lunch set starts at RMB Shanxi Nan Lu, by Fuxing Zhong Lu ( ) Daily 11.30am 2pm; pm 陕西南路 390 号, 近复兴中路 Kappo Yu A beautiful high-end alternative to its sister restaurant, Sushi Oyama. There is only one daily menu of 10 courses that will set you back RMB690. Expect beautiful food and excellent service for the price. 33 Wuxing Lu, by Huaihai Zhong Lu ( ) Daily pm 吴兴路 33 号, 近淮海中路 Koyama Though the menu is extensive,koyama s conservative flavours and passable fare do not justify its premium prices. Unit 6, 3/F, South Block, Lane 123 Xingye Lu, by Madang Lu ( ) Daily 11.30am-2.30pm; 5.30pm-12am 兴业路 123 弄新天地南里广场 6 号 3 楼, 近马当路 Mado Izakaya A casual everyman s Japanese restaurant, where you can get sashimi, tempura and yakitori, with a particular emphasis on crab dishes. 1/F, The Langham, Yangtze Boutique, 740 Hankou Lu by Yunnan zhong Lu ( ) 11.30am 2.30pm; pm 汉口路 740 号朗廷扬子精品酒店 1 楼, 近云南中路 MIYABI Offering an extensive menu complimented with unmatched Japanese delicacies, Miyabi provides a combination of modern flavor with a traditional twist. The delicacies freshly cooked from the Teppanyaki counter will delight your day. Sheraton Shanghai Waigaoqiao Hotel, 28 Jilong Lu, by Xinlan Lu, China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone ( ) Mon-Fri 12-2pm 上海外高桥喜来登酒店, 中国 ( 上海 ) 自由贸易试验区基隆路 28 号, 近新兰路 Lunch Dinner Inclusive of Sashimi, Sushi, Tempura, Steak, Soft Drinks, Beer, Sake 11:30-14:00 (Lunch) 17:30-22:30 (Dinner) Ooedo High quality sushi and sashimi in a lovely surrounding. Book on weekends, this place is usually packed. 30 Donghu Lu, by Huaihai Lu ( ) Daily 11.30am-2pm, pm. 东湖路 30 号, 近淮海中路 Takumi Robata and Sake Bar Specializing in the Japanese grill art of robata where skewers of fish (and meats, if you so desire) are roasted by masters over an open coal fire. And, we also provide a variety of sashimi and sushi together with sake. 1) 4/F, Shanghai IFC mall, 8 Shiji Dadao, by Dongtai Lu ( ) 11.30am-2.30pm; pm 2) N3-14, Jing an Kerry Centre, 1515 West Nanjing Road, by An Yi Lu ( ) 1) 世纪大道 8 号上海国金中心 4 楼, 近东泰路 2) 南京西路 1515 号静安嘉里中心北区 3 楼, 近安义路 Shari New Japanese cuisine served with flair, plus a lovely outdoor courtyard. 630 Yongjia Lu, by Wulumuqi Zhong Lu ( ) 11:30am-11pm 永嘉路 630 号, 近乌鲁木齐中路 Shintori Null II Fresh, elegantly prepared food and one of the best vantage points for checking out Shanghai s urban cognoscenti. 803 Julu Lu, by Fumin Lu ( ) Mon- Fri pm, Sat-Sun 11.30am-2pm, pm. 巨鹿路 803 号, 近富民路 Sushi Ichi No.5, Lane 50 Gaoyou Lu, by Hunan Lu ( ) Lunch pm; Dinner: pm 高邮路 50 弄 5 号, 近湖南路 Sushi Hisago Chef from Tokyo uses fishes from Nagasaki to serve authentic Edomae sushi. No.1, Lane 372 Xingguo Lu, by Huaihai Zhong Lu ( ) Daily 6pm-12am 兴国路 372 弄 1 号, 近淮海中路 Sushi O With American flavor infused into traditional Japanese sushi, Sushi O offers 26 different rolls and heart-warming winter udon noodles, seafood soups and more hot dishes. 21 Yongkang Lu, by Jiashan Lu ( , , ) 永康路 21 号, 近嘉善路 Sushi Oyama An exquisite little restaurant slicing up some of Shanghai s best Sushi. A prix fixe menu changes nightly according to availability and freshness. 2/F, 20 Donghu Lu, by Huaihai Lu ( ) Mon-Sat: pm 东湖路 20 号 2 楼, 近淮海路 Sutekiya A Japanese restaurant infused with Western and Japanese Teppanyaki, Sutekiya provides delicate steaks and a wide variety of fresh seafood. 3/F, Jiadun Plaza, 2088 Yan an Xi Lu, by Yili Lu ( ) pm 延安西路 2088 号嘉顿广场 3 楼, 近伊犁路 UMINOSACHI Refined Teppanyaki. Chains around the country offering all-you-can-eat classics. Promotion: RMB168/per person: Everyday starting at 8.30pm. 1) 2890 Yan an Xi Lu, by Zhonghuan Lu ( ) 2) 169 Xinle Lu, by Donghu Lu ( ) 3) Rm 428, 333 Tianyaoqiao Lu, by Xietu Lu ( ) 4) 123 Nanyang Lu, by Xikang Lu ( ) 5) Rm401, 8 Huaihai Zhong Lu, by Xizang Nan Lu ( ) 6) Rm511, 5001 Dushi Lu, by Mincheng Lu ( ) 7) Bld 20, Jinjihu Da Dao, Suzhou ( ) 8) 1/F, Bld 5, No.1912 Baijiahu zone, 1680 Longdong Da Dao, Jiangning district, Nanjing ( ) 1) 延安西路 2890 号, 近中环路 2) 新乐路 169 号, 近东湖路 3) 天钥桥路 333 号腾飞大厦 428 室, 近斜土路 4) 南阳路 123 号, 近西康路 5) 淮海中路 8 号兰生大厦 401 室, 近西藏南路 6) 都市路 5001 号仲盛世界商城 511 室, 近闵城路 7) 苏州工业园区金鸡湖大道李公堤三期 20 号楼 8) 南京市江宁区双龙大道 1680 号百家湖 1912 街区 5 号楼一层 Xenri No Tsuki A high-end Japanese restaurant serving new kaiseki cuisine in a homey and contemporary environment. Lot , 3/F, Ciro s Plaza, 388 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Chengdu Bei Lu ( ) 南京西路 388 号 3 楼 商铺, 近成都北路 Latin American Cantina Agave Voted Best New Restaurant and Restaurant of the Year in our 2009 Readers Choice Awards for their great tacos and bar full of artisan tequilas. Suite01, A2-2, 291Fumin Lu, by Changle Lu ( ) Daily 11-11pm 富民路 291 号 01 套房 A2-2, 近长乐路 Ceviche A converted French villa that serves authentic Peruvian fare, focusing on tapas eats, great south american drinks, highlighted restaurant's namesake dishes and a few more entries based on Vargas' family recipes. 559 Fuxing Zhong Lu, by Sinan Lu ( ) 复兴中路 559 号, 近思南路 Unico by Mauro Colagreco The largest tapas lounge in Asia is reflecting the trendiest part of Latin contemporary culture with unique cocktail creations, stunning interior design, special music compilations, and exquisite selections of tapas by Chef Mauro Colagreco. Located at Three on the Bund, the prestigious address in Shanghai, UNICO is committed to enlarge the Latin culture, while inviting people to feel and share passions within the space. Here, discover a new experience in Shanghai nightlife, where food and feelings naturally merged. 2/F, 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Guangdong Lu ( ) Mon-Fri 6pm-2am; Sat-Sun 6pmlate. 中山东一路 3 号外滩三号 2 楼, 近广东路 Malaysian Cafe Sambal Shanghai Café Sambal embraces and surpasses all the clichés of a chic Shanghai eatery - an old loft house turned stylish restaurant and lounge, decorated with modern furnishings, offering relaxed service and a well-balanced yet authentic Malaysian menu. Jiashan Market, No.37A, Lane 550 Shaanxi Nan Lu, by Yongjia Lu ( , 陕西南路 550 弄 37A 号, 近永嘉路 Mexican & Tex-Mex Hacienda A fun Mexican eatery adjoining Zapatas catering to Shanghai s love of all things Mexican. Serving up favorites and a few surprises. They ve got a party menu that s perfect for birthdays and celebrations, starting at RMB150/person. Daily 5pm - very late. 5 Heng Shan Lu, by Dong Ping Lu ( ) 东平路 5 号, 近衡山路 Mexico Lindo Cantina & Grill The colorful Mexican and Tex-Mex restaurant has updated its menu for the colorful season, featuring spicy chili, jalapeno poppers, green chicken enchiladas, tacos and more, accompanied with over 40 different types of margaritas. Live music is available from Wed to Sat nights and bookings for parties & other catering are accepted. Unit 39, Laowaijie, Lane3338 Hongmei Lu, by Yan an Xi Lu ( ) Daily 11am-12am www. mexicolindo.com.cn 虹梅路 3338 弄 39 号老外街, 近延安西路 Maya Voted Best Latin American Cuisine in our 2009 & 2010 Readers Choice Awards, Maya was arguably the first restaurant in Shanghai to start doing Mexican right. Grand Plaza Club House 2/F, 568 Julu Lu, bu Shanxi Nan Lu ( ) Daily 5pm-12am; kitchen closes 10.30pm (Sun 9.30pm); bar food until 11pm 巨鹿路 568 号, 近陕西南路 Mexo at bund Mexo adds elegance and the unexpected to everything from ceviche to tacos to create a Mexican fine dining experience unlike anywhere else in Shanghai. Wharf 1846,Bldg3,601 Waima Lu, by Zhuxingmatou Jie ( ) 11.30am- 2.30pm 外马路 601 号 3 号楼 114 室, 近竹行码头街 Middle Eastern 1001 Nights Here, some of the city s best Middle Eastern cuisine is served in a fun, festive atmosphere. Come for the kebabs, stay for the belly dancers. 4 Hengshan Lu, by Wulumuqi Nan Lu ( , ) Daily 11-2am 衡山路 4 号, 近乌鲁木齐南路 Modern Barbarossa Built on a pond in People s Park, this beautifully decorated three story lounge offers amazing skyline views, cocktails and fragrant shisha pipes and modern Morroccan fare. 231Nanjing Xi Lu, inside People s Park ( ) Sun-Thurs: 11-2am; Fri-Sat 11-3am 南京西路 231 弄, 人民公园内 Café LIANG & mezzanine The two-level CAFE LIANG & mezzanine treats diners with multiple dining options and cuisines. The buffet style concept on the first level features a tick box menu card for main courses integrated with buffet for appetizers and desserts, while the mezzanine level serves contemporary Japanese-inspired cuisine. Jing An Shangri-La, West Shanghai, 1218 Yan'an Zhong Lu, by Tong Ren Road ( , 静安香格里拉大酒店, 延安中路 1218 号, 近铜仁路 Blue Marlin Bar & Restaurant Blue Marlin Bar & Restaurant offers an exceptional environment for all with live music at night, great food and drinks, and an ambiance making you want to come back again and again. The food is a global cuisine with great flavors from all over the world. December 2013 // 107

110 listings 1) No.689 Lantian Rd. Green City Jinqiao Pudong am 2) No.17/199 Fangdian Rd.Thumb Plaza Pudong ( ) Daily am 1) 浦东金桥碧云国际社区蓝天路 689 号 2) 浦东新区芳甸路 199 弄 17 号大拇指广场 100 Century Avenue occupying floors 91 through 93 of Shanghai World Financial Center, creates an atmosphere of sophistication and class in the clouds. Situated as the highest restaurant in town, 100 specializes in steak, Chinese wok items, steamed specialties and seafood /F, Park Hyatt Shanghai, Shanghai World Financial Center, 100 Shiji Dadao, by Dongtai Lu ( ) Daily 11am-2.30pm; pm 上海环球金融中心, 世纪大道 100 号柏悦酒店 楼, 近东泰路 Ginger by the Park The latest branch of Ginger continues to offer a mix of international dishes in a vintage three-storey building. With a bistro on the first floor and al fresco terrace on the second, guests get to enjoy the picturesque view of the well manicured park from cozy dining rooms. 91 Xingguo Lu, by Hunan Lu Mon-Sat: 8am- 11pm; Sun: 8am-10pm. ( , gingerfoods.com, ) 兴国路 91 号, 近湖南路 Green Kitchen Using the freshest seasonal food and vegetables coming directly from its organic farm, Green Kitchen provides a homey atmosphere in the most authentic taste. 6 Dongping Lu, by Hengshan Lu ( ) Mon-Fri 5:30-11pm, Sat-Sun 11am- 4pm, 5:30-11pm) 东平路 6 号, 近衡山路 Fountain This bistro concept in the heart of Xintiandi offers gourmet-style burgers, sandwiches and various tapas. A pretty tasty breakfast is served 8-11am. Unit 4, Building 10-12, Lane181 Taicang Lu, by Madang Lu ( ) Daily 8a-1am 太仓路 181 弄 号楼 4 单元, 近马当路 Kathleen s 5 Rooftop Restaurant & Bar Enjoy contemporary American cuisine in a stunning setting an art museum overlooking People s Park. 5/F, Shanghai Art Museum, 325 Nanjing Xi Lu, by People s Square ( ) Daily am com 南京西路 325 号, 上海美术馆 5 楼, 近人民广场 Mr Willis An inviting kitchen-dining room offers straightforward homey mains and lovely starters. Served family style. Expect a small seasonal menu that is market and whim driven. 3/F, 195 Anfu Lu, by Wulumuqi Zhong Lu ( ) Mon-Fri 11am-2pm 5pm-12am, Sat-Sun 11am- 12am 安福路 195 号 3 楼, 近乌鲁木齐中路 mizzi A new and pioneering lifestyle brand integrating multimedia, entertainment and vogue elements into the flagship cafe restaurants which serve creative desserts, specialty drinks and healthy meals. 1) No.182, Fucheng Lu, by Huayuan Shiqiao Lu ( ) 2)Shop E04, Xujiahui Lu, by Ruijin Er Lu ( ) 3) Shop 513, 999 Huaihai Zhong Lu, by Xiangyang Bei Lu ( ) 1) 富城路 182 号, 花园石桥路 2) 徐家汇路 618 号日月光中心广场 1 楼 E04 室, 近瑞金二路 3) 淮海中路 999 号 513 室, 近襄阳北路 New Heights Bund brasserie and bar with creative cocktails, regular DJs and outdoor seating with a picturesque view. 7/F, Three on the Bund, 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Guangdong Lu ( ) Lunch Mon-Sun 11.30am-2.30pm, (Sat-Sun till 4pm), Dinner Mon-Sun pm,Sat-Sun till 11pm 中山东一路 3 号, 外滩三号 7 楼, 近广东路 Sasha s Steeped in history, this hugely popular bar is located in a 1920 s mansion that formerly housed the famous Soong sisters and boasts one of Shanghai s largest and favorite alfresco terraces. Huge beer list, diverse food offering and 24 wines by the glass. 11 Dongping Lu, by Hengshan Lu daily 11am 2am ( ) 东平路 11 号, 近衡山路 Shook! Restaurant & Rooftop Terrace Matthew Ona serves up creative international cuisine with beautiful views and the biggest Terrace on the Bund. 5-6/F, The Swatch Art Peace Hotel (Bund 19), 23 Nanjing Dong Lu, by Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu ( ) Daily 11.30am-2.30pm; 6-11pm 南京东路 23 号上海斯沃琪和平饭店艺术中心 5-6 楼, 近中山东一路 The COOK The COOK at the Kerry Hotel Pudong offers 11 live theater kitchens and a gourmet delicatessen with a la carte dining options. Offerings include a Chinese wok and steam baskets, Asian noodles, sushi, yakitori and an excellent cheese vault. Wine by the bot 1388 Huamu Lu, by Fangdian Lu ( ) 6.30am-11pm www. thecookthemeetthebrew.com 花木路 1388 号, 近芳甸路 The Spot Bar & Restaurant Attractive terrace and pleasantly refreshing interior with an international menu, televised sports and affordable drinks. 331 Tongren Lu, by Beijing Xi Lu ( ) Sun-Thurs 11-2am; Fri-Sat 11-3am 铜仁路 331 号, 近北京西路 Table No. 1 by Jason Atherton Former Gordon Ramsay lieutenant and chef of the Michelin star-studded Maze restaurant set up his own venture in the first floor of the Waterhouse Hotel. Expect creative, excellent Euro-style cuisine with local sensibility. A stellar experience. 1-3 Maojiayuan Lu, by Zhongshan Nan Lu ( ) Daily, 11am- 2.30pm, 5pm-10.30pm 毛家园路 1-3 号, 近中山南路 TMSK Art and sculpture gallery by day and graceful wine lounge by night. Whenever you go, you are sure to impress your date here. Unit 2, House 11, North Block Xintiandi, Lane 181 Taicang Lu, by Madang Lu ( ) Daily 2pm- 12:30am 太仓路 181 弄新天地北里 11 号楼单元二, 近马当路 Nepalese Nepali Kitchen Still the friendliest service this side of Kathmandu. Enjoy authentic food delivered with the necessary spicy punch in a pleasant atmosphere. 4 Lane 819 Julu Lu, by Fumin Lu ( ) Mon 6-11pm, Tues-Sun 11am-2pm, 6-11pm 巨鹿路 819 弄 4 号, 近富民路 Pizza California Pizza Kitchen Straight from America s shopping mall to Shangers. This chain-restaurant has all the classic pizza, pasta and salad favorites, plus some more Asian oriented offerings. 1) 2/F, Bldg. 3, Lane 507, Sinan Mansions, Fuxing Zhong Lu, by Sinan Lu ( ) Daily 11am-11pm 2) Rm. L231, 2/F, Kerry Parkside, 1378 Huamu Lu, by Fangdian Lu ( ) Daily 10am-10pm 1) 复兴中路 507 弄思南公馆 3 号 2 楼, 近思南路 2) 花木路 1378 号浦东嘉里城 2 楼 L231 室, 近芳甸路 Ello Amici s Making a somewhat incongruous jump, well-loved California-based chain Amici s has skipped expanding across America in favor of teaming up with a couple of Chinese real estate moguls and heading across the Pacific to the new frontier. 102 Xiangyang Nan Lu, by Huaihai Zhong Lu ( ) 襄阳南路 102 号, 近淮海中路 La Pizzeria Specializes in traditional and original thin-crust Italian Pizza, you ll enjoy authentic handmade pizza, Panini, Gratin, snacks and all kinds of desserts made by the Italian chef! 166 Grand Gateway Plaza Inner Street, 1 Hongqiao Lu, by Huashan Lu ( ) 11.30am-9.30pm 虹桥路 1 号港汇广场内街 166 号, 近华山路 MATTO MATTO is a dynamic pizzeria and bar offering authentic Napoletana-style pizzas, made-to-order pastas, hot grill dishes and a great menu of drinks. Unit GF50, 168 Lujiazui Xi Lu, by Fucheng Lu ( ) Daily 11am-midnight 陆家嘴西路 168 号正大广场 GF50 单元, 近富城路 New York Style Pizza 1) 336 Hongfeng Lu, by Biyun Lu ( ) Daily pm 2) No.23-4, Lane 248 Taikang Lu, by Sinan Lu ( ) Daily pm 3) B/F, Fashion Plaza, 1699 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Huashan Lu ( ) Daily pm 4) Rm150, 1118 Pudong Nan Lu, by Zhangyang Lu ( ) Daily 12-10pm 5) L116, Kerry Parkside, 1378 Huamu Lu, by Fangdian Lu ( ) Daily 12-10pm 6) Rm106, warehouse4, 653 Waima Lu, by Wangjia Matou Lu ( ) Daily pm 7) Rm108, 59 Shuicheng Nan Lu, by Yan an Xi Lu ( ) Daily pm 1) 红枫路 336 号, 近碧云路 2) 泰康路 248 弄 23-4 号, 近思南路 3) 南京西路 1699 号, 近华山路 4) 浦东南路 1118 号 150 室, 近张杨路 5) 花木路 1378 号浦东嘉里城 L116 店, 近芳甸路, 6) 外马路 653 号 4 库 106 室, 近王家码头路 7) 水城南路 59 号 108 室, 近延安西路 Pizza Marzano 1) 380 Huangpi Nan Lu, by Xingye Lu ( ) Sun-Thurs: 11.30am-11pm; Fri & Sat: 11am-11pm pizzamarzano.cn 2) Suite 107, Shanghai Center,1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Xikang Lu ( ) Daily 11am- 11pm 3) No.1, Unit 111, 570 Yong Jia Lu, by Yue Yang Lu ( ) Sun-Thurs: 12-11pm; Fri&Sat: 11am- 11pm 4) 507B/C, 5/F Grand Gateway, 1 Hongqiao Lu, by Huashan Lu ( ) Daily 10am-10pm pizzamarzano.cn 5) Unit 403, 4/F, K11 Art Mall, 300 Huaihai Zhong Lu, by Huangpi Nan Lu 1) 黄陂南路 380 号, 近兴业路 2) 南京西路 1376 号上海商城西峰 107 号, 近西康路 3) 永嘉路 570 号 111 单元 1 号楼, 近岳阳路 4) 虹桥路 1 号港汇广场 5 层 507B/C, 近华山路 5) 淮海中路 300 号 K11 购物艺术中心 403 号铺, 近黄陂南路 Plaza Pizza Shanghai s first super-sized Italian-style pizza. Enjoy authentic thin crust pizzas and specially selected cocktails in a cultured environment and experience the vibrant Shanghai nightlife at our bar Huashan Lu, by Changshu Lu ( ) 10am-2am 华山路 号, 近常熟路 Southeast Asian Bali Laguna Delicious vegetarian-friendly Indonesian cuisine and a romantic setting. 189 Huashan Lu, by Yan an Zhong Lu ( ) Daily am com. 华山路 189 号, 近延安中路 Spanish Albero El Albero, located in the Gran Melia hotel, offers some excellent beautifully-presented high-end Spanish cuisine. Decorated in traditional Andalusian style. 2/F, Gran Meliá Shanghai, 1288 Lujiazui Huan Lu, by Yincheng Zhong Lu ( ) 11am- 2.30pm; 5-11pm 陆家嘴环路 1288 号新天哈瓦那大酒店 2 楼, 近银城中路 La Cocina by Lapis Lazuli Spanish restaurant & bar with authentic Spanish dishes and the full Spanish pinchos bar. 9 DongPing Lu, by HengShan Lu ( ) Daily 11am - 2am 东平路 9 号, 近衡山路 La Pedrera Authentic paella rice, stonegrilled Kobe beef and a traditional tapas selection found here. Pair your meal with wine or sherry from their modern cellar or head to the second floor to enjoy cocktails after the meal. 33 Sichuan Zhong Opposite the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Near Yan'an Dong Lu ( ) Daily 11:30am-10:30pm 四川中路 33 号 ( 华尔道夫酒店对面, 近延安东路 ) Las Tapas Typical Spanish tapas served in a pleasant, if slightly predictable atmosphere. 1) C6, Building 59, 570 Huaihai Xi Lu, by Kaixuan Lu ( ) 2) 259 Hongfeng Lu, by Biyun Lu ( ) 3) House33, Laowai jie, 3338 Hongmei Lu, by Yan an Xi Lu. Daily 11-12am 4) Building 32, Sinan Mansion, 45 Sinan Lu, by Fuxing Zhong Lu ( ) 1) 淮海西路 570 号红坊 59 幢 C6, 近凯旋路 2) 红枫路 259 号, 近碧云路 3) 虹梅路 3338 弄老外街 33 号, 近延安西路 4) 思南路 45 号思南公馆 32 幢, 近复兴中路 El Patio Set in a lovely villa Chef Franki offers fun modern and traditional Spanish dishes. Terraces abound, wine mark-ups don t. 110 Fengyang Lu, by Fuxing Zhong Lu ( ) Sun-Thu: 11am-1am, Fri-Sat: 11am- 2am 汾阳路 110 号, 近复兴中路 el Willy 5/F, 22 Zhongshan Dong Er Lu, by Xin Yong an Lu ( ) 中山东二路 22 号 5 楼, 近新永安路 Gran Bodega Gran Bodega serves famous Spanish wines and authentic tapas. Don t miss their grilled goose liver with apple and black paella. 1/F, Royalton hotel, 789 Wuyi Lu, by Zhongshan Xi Lu ( , ) Daily 11am-2.30pm 6-11pm 武夷路 789 号 1 楼, 近中山西路 Restaurant Martin Spanish celebrity chef Martin Berasatagui s Shanghai outpostfeatures fine modern Spanish cuisine and impressive wine list. 811 Hengshan Lu, by Yuqing Lu, inside Xujiahui Park ( ) Daily, Lunch 11.30am-2.30pm Dinner 6pm pm 衡山路 811 号, 徐家汇公园内, 近余庆路 Wine & Tapas Just as the name suggests, you come here for the wine, finger food and fun location. 333 Chang Le Lu, by Xiangyang Bei Lu ( ) Daily 10am-11pm 长乐路 333 号, 近襄阳北路 Speciality Food Shops Amphora As a chain of specialty stores that brings healthy food from Greece and the Mediterranean world, the Amphora stands for the Best from Greece and provides authentic, premium and healthy products to customers in China. 1) 409 Shanxi Bei Lu, by Beijing Xi Lu ( ) 2) Shaanxi Nan Lu, by Yongjia Lu ( ) 3) 330 Madang Lu, by Xintiandi ( ) 4) 7-1 Taojiang Lu, by Fenyang Lu ( ) 5) 3899 Hongmei Lu, by Yan an Xi Lu ( ) 6) 611 Changle Lu, by Donghu Lu ( ) 7) 907 Yuyuan Lu, by Jiangsu Lu ( ) 8) 230 Danshui Lu, by Zizhong Lu ( ) 9) 151&148a, B1, Himalaya Center, Fangdian Lu, by Meihua Lu 1) 陕西北路 409 号, 近北京西路 2) 陕西南路 434-1, 近永嘉路 3) 马当路 330 号, 近新天地 4) 桃江路 7-1, 近汾阳路 5) 虹梅路 3899 号, 近延安西路 6) 长乐路 611 号, 近东湖路 7) 愚园路 907 号, 近江苏路 8) 淡水路 230 号, 近自忠路 9) 芳甸路 1088 号喜马拉雅中心 B1, 近梅花路 City Super Shanghai Offers a one-stop shopping for both groceries and prepared foods from around the world. LG 2, Shanghai IFC Mall, 8 Shiji Dadao, by Lujiazui Huan Lu ( ) Daily: 10am-10pm www. citysuper.com. 世纪大道 8 号国金中心商场地下 2 楼, 近陆家嘴环路 Feidan 1) 153 Anfu Lu, by Wulumuqi Lu ( ) Daily 8am-10pm. 2) 283 Jianguo Xi Lu, by Jiashan Lu ( ) Daily 9am-10pm. 3) 332 Jinyan Lu, inside Shanghai Lujiazui Center Palace ( ) Daily 9.30am 10pm. 4) Dagu Lu, by Chengdu Bei Lu ( ) Daily 9.30am- 10pm 1) 安福路 153 号, 近乌鲁木齐路 2) 建国西路 283 号, 近嘉善路 3) 锦延路 332 号, 陆家嘴中央公寓 4) 大沽路 号, 近成都北路 FIELDS China A premier online grocery store based in Shanghai who provides healthy and safe options for all your grocery needs, including vegetables, fruits, meat & poultry, fish & seafood, dairies, bakeries and personal care products. Seasonal produce and ready-to-serve dishes are also available. With same day delivery on orders in Shanghai, FIELDS makes it convenient and affordable for you to have healthy and safe organic, imported food items in China , fieldschina.com. Green & Safe With an organic farm in Kunshan, this organic store provides daily delivered vegetables and a variety of local 108 December 2013 //

111 and imported organic goods, such as organic extra virgin olive oil, white and red balsamic vinegar, organic pasta, muesli and more. 1) 6 Dongping Lu, by Hengshan Lu , 1/F: 8am-10pm; 2/F: 6.30pm- 12am 2) 2) 4/F, 1438 Hongqiao Lu, by Hongbaoshi Lu 10am 9.30pm 1) 东平路 6 号, 近衡山路 2) 虹桥路 1438 号 4 楼, 近红宝石路 Mahota Kitchen The farm-to-city store carries fresh traceable farm produce from Mahota Farm in Chongming island to be brought home or be enjoyed in the hot pot restaurant. Taste the difference in quality as the produce are harvested and delivered to the store within 24 hours. 1) 10-1F, M-Town, 1580 Kaixuan Lu, by Huaihai Xi Lu ( ) 2) B1-101/102, 660 Dapu Lu, by Longhua Dong Lu ( , www. themahota.com ) 1) 凯旋路 1580 号新淮海坊, 近淮海西路 2) 打浦路 660 号 B1-101/102, 近龙华东路 号, 近铜仁路 The Grill With a central grill, rotisserie and a large built-in marble displaying the freshest seafood, it is a contemporary and colorful venue for guests in search of the freshest seafood and succulent prime grade meats grilled right in front of them in the open kitchen. 56/F Jin Mao Tower, Grand Hyatt Shanghai, 88 Shiji Dadao, by Dongtai Lu ( ) Lunch: Daily 11.30am-2.30pm; Dinner: Daily pm 世纪大道 88 号金茂君悦大酒店 56 楼, 近东泰路 The MEET The Kerry Hotel s meat mecca, make sure you take a peek into their meat locker to see your dinner up close and personal Huamu Lu, by Fangdian Lu ( ) pm 花木路 1388 号, 近芳甸路 Thai Lan an Lu ( , ) Mon- Sun: 11am-11pm. 5) 4/F IFC, 8 Shiji Dadao, by Yincheng Zhong Lu ( , ) www. simplythai-sh.com Mon-Sun: 11am-10pm 6) Unit 312A, 3/F, L Avenue Shanghai, 99 Xianxia Lu, by Zunyi Lu ( , delivery: , www. simplythai-sh.com) Mon-Sun: 11am-10pm 1) 东平路 5 号 C 座, 近岳阳路 2) 马当路 159 号, 近兴业路 3) 虹梅路 3338 弄老外街 28 号, 近延安中路 4) 蓝天路 600 号碧云休闲体育中心 A6, 近蓝桉路 5) 世纪大道 8 号上海国金中心四层, 近银城中路 6) 仙霞路 99 号上海尚嘉中心 3 层 312A 单元, 近遵义路 nightlife Bars Steakhouses Char Grill Located inside of the Hotel Indigo, this beautiful steakhouse serves up a lovely view and lots of haute meat / F, Hotel Indigo, 585 Zhongshan Dong Er Lu, by Dongmen Lu ( ) Daily, Dining Room, pm Bar, 6pm-late 中山东二路 585 号 楼, 近东门路 Jimmy s Kitchen The classic Western restaurant invites you in for an ultimate melt-in-your-mouth steak experience with prize wining dry-aged free-range beef. 1/F, Cathay Building, Old Jin Jiang Hotel, 59 Mao Ming Nan Lu, by Changle Lu ( ) Daily pm, pm 茂名南路 59 号老锦江宾馆 ( 锦北楼 )1 楼, 近长乐路 Monty s Steakhouse Feels a bit like an office party at the UN: American food, Asian decor, Swiss management and a Filipino hostess. band 2/F, 69 Yandang Lu, by Nanchang Lu ( ) Daily 6-10pm 雁荡路 69 号 2 楼, 近南昌路 Morton s The Steakhouse The first Morton s in Chinese mainland specializes in classic, hearty American cuisine including the grain-fed prime aged Australian beef, fresh seafood and spectacular desserts served in generous portions. 1) 4/F, IFC Mall, 8 Shiji Dadao, by Lujiazui Huan Lu ( ) Sun- Thurs 11.30am-10pm; Fri-Sat 11.30am-11pm 2) 4/F, iapm Mall, 999 Huaihai Zhong Lu, by Shaanxi Nan Lu ( ) Daily 11.30am-midnight 1) 世纪大道 8 号, 国金中心 IFC 商场 4 楼, 近陆家嘴环路 2) 淮海中路 999 号环贸广场 4 楼, 近陕西南路 Prime 1921 Elegant steakhouse on the 2/ F of the old Soong Mansion. Classically inspired with a modern twist, there s more than just Australian beef that s worthwhile to eat on the menu. Daily, 6pm 11pm. 2/F, Sasha s Restaurant & Bar, 11 Dongping Lu, by Hengshan Lu ( ) 东平路 11 号 2 楼, 近衡山路 President Steakhouse A modern interpretation of authentic Taiwanese steakhouse perfect for those first dates and first impressions where service and taste blend perfectly in this casually stylish yet graceful gem in the heart of Huangpu district. 691 Jiujiang Lu, by Guangxi Bei Lu ( ) 11am-11pm 九江路 691 号, 近广西北路 Roosevelt Prime Steakhouse Thick, juicy prime steaks from a custom stone oven. All- American beef. Enjoy martins and California wines on the backlit bar. Frequented by the Shanghai elite and those with expensive tastes. 160 Taiyuan Lu, by Yongjia Lu ( ) Sun-Thurs: 5-10pm; Fri-Sat: 5-11pm rooseveltsteakhouse.com 太原路 160 号, 近永嘉路 The 1515 WEST, Chophouse & Bar In The 1515 WEST CHOPHOUSE & BAR, an appetite for premium Australian beef, Americansized desserts, signature drinks and a classic bar awaits you. Jing An Shangri-La, West Shanghai, 1218 Yan'an Zhong Lu, by Tong Ren Road ( , 静安香格里拉大酒店, 延安中路 1218 Coconut Paradise Housed in an elegant French house with two floors, a garden and a separate bar annex. 1) 38 Fumin Lu, by Yan an Zhong Lu ( ) 2) 2/F, 378 Wukang Lu, by Hunan Lu ( ) Daily 11am-2pm; 5-11pm gmail.com html 1) 富民路 38 号, 近延安中路 2) 武康路 378 号 2 楼, 近湖南路 Greyhound Café was the first fashion café in Bangkok offering the fashion, service and food concept - 'Thai with a twist' as a casual dining experience. With various outlets between Hong Kong, Beijing and now Shanghai - Greyhound Café is the modern take on Thai cuisine. 11am-midnight. 503, IAPM, 999 Huaihai Zhong Lu, by Shaanxi Nan Lu ( , 淮海中路 999 号 IAPM mall 503 商铺, 近陕西南路 Herbs With a Thai owner at the helm and a Thai chef manning the furnace, their fivepage menu showcases some of the best this nation has to offer, with brash yet often subtle execution. 1/F, Mayfair Tower, 768 Julu Lu, by Fumin Lu ( ) 巨鹿路 768 号 1 楼, 近富民路 Lapis Thai 1) 285 Hunan Lu, by Gaoyou Lu ( ) Daily 11.30am-2.30pm; 6-10pm 2) 3/F, No.19, Lane 199 Fangdian Lu, by Dingxiang Lu ( ) Daily 11.30am- 2.30pm; 6-10pm 3) No.14, Lane 248 Taikang Lu, by Ruijin Er Lu ( ) Daily 11.30am-2.30pm; 6-10pm 4) L109, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Xikang Lu ( ) Daily 11.00am-Late 1) 湖南路 285 号, 近高邮路 2) 芳甸路 199 弄 19 号 3 楼, 大拇指广场, 近丁香路 3) 泰康路 248 弄 14 号, 近瑞金二路 4) 南京西路 1376 号 109 室, 近西康路 Lapis Thai Kitchen 1) 6/F, 818 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Shimen Yi Lu ( ) 2) 7/F, 1438 Hongqiao Lu, by Gubei Lu ( ) 1) 南京西路 818 号 6 楼, 近石门一路 2) 虹桥路 1438 号 7 楼, 近古北路 Simply thai 1) 5C Dongping Lu, by Yueyang Lu ( , ) Sun- Thurs:11am-11pm;Fri & Sat: 11am-midnight 2) 159 Madang Lu, by Xingye Lu ( , ) Mon-Sun: 11am-midnight 3) No.28 Laowai Jie, lane 3338 Hongmei Lu ( , ) Sun-Thurs: 11am- 11pm; Fri & Sat: 11am-midnight 4) A6 Green Sports & Leisure Center, 600 Lantian Lu, by Simply Thai 1) Level 8, S801-1A, Jiu Guang Department Store, 1618 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Jingan Temple 2) Level 4, N4-11, Shanghai Kerry Centre, 1515 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Tongren Lu 3) Ciros Plaza, Level 3, Nanjing Xi Lu,by Huangpi Bei Lu 1) 南京西路 1618 号久光百货 8 楼 S801-1A, 近静安寺 2) 南京西路 1515 号静安嘉里中心 4 楼 N4-11, 近铜仁路 3) 南京西路 388 号仙乐斯广场 3 楼 Thai Gallery Thai Gallery Those well-versed in Thai food will admire the authenticity of these dishes. Creative art covers the walls Datian Lu, by Beijing Xi Lu ( ) Daily 11am-3pm; 5.30pm-12am 大田路 号, 近北京西路 Thai Loft Express Quick, easy and well priced Thai food. If you don t want Thai, you can also order Vietnamese. 105B, Kerry centre lobby, 1515 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Tongren Lu ( ) Daily 11am-9.30pm 南京西路 1515 号嘉里中心大堂 105B, 近铜仁路 Urban Thai Tiny Thai restaurant with excellent steamed sea bass and authentic curries. Their Thai iced tea is the best in town. 938 Changle Lu, by Wulumuqi Lu ( ) Daily 11;30am-11pm urban-thai.com/ 长乐路 938 号, 近乌鲁木齐路 vietnamese B REAL Refer to Delivery for more information. Pho Real Some of Shanghai s finest pho and Bánh mì, with high-quality ingredients and a young, hip environment. 1) 166 Fumin Lu, by Changle Lu ( ) Mon-Fri: 11am -2 pm, 5.30pm -10pm; weekends: 11am -10pm 2) 1465 Fuxing Zhong Lu by Huaihai Zhong Lu ( ) Mon-Fri: 11am -2 pm, 6pm -10pm; weekends: 11am -3.30pm, 6pm- 10pm 1) 富民路 166 号, 近长乐路 2) 复兴中路 1465 号, 近淮海中路 Pho Season With 20-years experience in South-East Asian cooking, theirfrenchborn-south Asian chef has all the South- East Asianspecialties Vietnamese Pho, Cambodian Loc Lac and Thai Pad Thai. 427 Dagu Lu, by Chengdu Bei Lu ( ) Daily 11am-11pm 大沽路 427 号, 近成都北路 PHOCO Set in a pretty lane house, the enormous outdoor courtyard is the spot s most attractive attribute, which is graced with bamboo gardens and features mainly Vietnamese dishes and western fusion cuisine including steaks and pasta. No.1, Lane 920 Changle Lu, by Wulumuqi Lu ( ) 长乐路 920 弄 1 号, 近乌鲁木齐路 Avenue Joffre BAR Started by cocktail master Munenori Harada, formerly of el Coctel, this 1920 s Shanghai-style bar mixes highquality cocktails in a relaxed and refined environment. Specializes in gin with over 20 types from all over the world. Daily 7pm- 3am 1/F,Unit 5, 570 Yongjia Lu, by Yueyang Lu ( ) 永嘉路 570 号 5 号楼 1 楼, 近岳阳路 B&C Bar A fun little 1970 s London dive bar with cheap drinks and lots of specials. 940 Changde Lu, by Changping Lu ( ) 4pm-2am 常德路 940 号, 近昌平路 Backroom Lounge at K5 An intimate yet glitzy lounge, decorated with velvety red curtains, still-life paintings and rich earth tones. 5/F,Shanghai Art Museum, 325 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Xinchang Lu ( ) Daily 5.30pm-2am 南京西路 325 号, 上海美术馆 5 楼, 近新昌路 Bar Fly A chill bar/lounge with a lovely terrace overlooking the former French Concession. A pretty cigar room (Salon Harcout) and a few private rooms for the big wigs. 6/F, 35 Shaanxi Nan Lu, by Changle Lu ( ) Daily 6pm-2am maisonpourcel.com 陕西南路 35 号 6 楼, 近长乐路 Barbarossa Restaurant & Lounge Stand by the lake inside People s Park, the threestory Barbarossa restaurant and lounge offers an array of fine food, cocktails, shisha, tapas and live entertainment in an exotic ambience. 231 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Huangpi Bei Lu ( ) Restaurant: 11am-11pm; Bar: 5pm-2am. 南京西路 231 号, 近黄陂北路 Beernest Tiny bar and shop boasting a huge selection of imported beers Zhaozhou Lu, by Xizang Nan Lu ( ) Mon- Sat (closed on Sun) Summer: 5pm-12.30am; Winter: 4-11pm com 肇周路 号, 近西藏南路 BELGA a new authentic Belgian bistro serving home made food and more than 40 Belgian beers. this homey, casual restaurant is all white walls, wood tables and decoration brought from Belgian.Half of the 85-seating is outdoors on the intimate first floor garden or the sun-drenched second floor terrace. Fuxing xi Lu 133, by Yongfu Lu ( ) Mon-Fri: 11 am -11 pm, weekends: 11am -2 am ( snacks available) 复兴西路 133 号, 近永福路 Bin 74 A slick, cozy, glass-encased wine bar+shop in the heart of the French Concession. 74 Fuxing Xi Lu, by Yongfu Lu ( ) Daily 2pm-1am 复兴西路 74 号, 近永福路 Bounty Rhumerie A French-owned, piratethemed rum bar that is surprisingly low in cheese and high in atmosphere. You can get just about any type of rum cocktail ever conceived by man and then a few more. 47 Yongfu Lu, by Fuxing Xi Lu ( ) Daily 6pm-late bountybar.cn 永福路 47 号, 近复兴西路 Constellation Bar A quiet bar with lowkey 30 s ambiance. Known for its unique cocktails and ice-making technique, this is the perfect place for lovers and friends get-together. 1) 1-2/F, 33 Yongjia Lu, by Maoming Nan Lu ( ) Daily 7pm- 2am 2) 86 Xinle Lu, by Xiangyang Bei Lu ( ) Daily 7pm- 2am 3) 251Huangpi Bei Lu, by Jiangyin Lu ( ) Mon-Sun: 7pm-2am 1) 永嘉路 33 号 1-2 楼, 近茂名南路 2) 新乐路 86 号, 近襄阳北路 3) 黄陂北路 251 号, 近江阴路 Cotton s A charming bar with Jazz played in the garden, you can smell relaxed December 2013 // 109

112 listings ambiance in the air. 1) 132 Anting Lu, by Jianguo Xi Lu ( ) Mon-Fri: 4pm- 2am; Sat-Sun: 11:30am-2am 2) 294 Xinhua Lu, by Panyu Lu ( ) Mon-Fri: 4pm- 2am; Sat-Sun: 11:30am-2am 1) 安亭路 132 号, 近建国西路 2) 新华路 294 号, 近番禺路 De Refter A cozy Belgian style Brasserie boasting more than 50 Belgian beers, De Refter offers an intimate, friendly and relaxed atmosphere mixed with a classy crowd equaling the perfect spot for enjoying the evening with friends, colleagues or a good book. 181 Jinxian Lu, by Maoming Nan Lu ( ) 进贤路 181 号, 近茂名南路 Dr Bar This hidden matchbox of a bar is arguably the only place in all of Xintiandi with any character. That s probably because it s owned by Ben Wood, Xintiandi s architect. Try their monstrous martinis. House 15, North Block Xintiandi, Lane 181 Taicang Lu, by Madang Lu ( ) 5pm- 2am 太仓路 181 弄新天地北里 15 号, 近马当路 El Cóctel From virtuoso Spanish chef Willy Trullas Moreno comes this super swank cocktail lounge. Expect specialty drinks mixed with surgical precision. Reservations recommended. 2/F, 47Yongfu Lu, by Fuxing Xi Lu ( ) Daily 5pm-3am www. elwilly.com.cn 永福路 47 号 2 楼, 近复兴西路 I Love Shanghai With a solid events lineup, stiff drinks and a fiercely loyal crowd of regulars, ILS is one of the city s best come as you are watering holes. 2-3F, 1788 Xinzha Lu, by Jiaozhou Lu ( ) Daily 5pm- 4am 新闸路 1788 号 2-3 楼, 近胶州路 Judy s One of Shanghai s oldest watering holes and a Readers Choice Hall of Famer, this institution is perpetually packed with rowdy punters to the wee hours. 142 Tongren Lu, by Nanjing Xi Lu ( ) Daily 11am-late 铜仁路 Jenny s Blue Bar Second home to hordes of blokes who regularly stop by for a drink or a home-made snack. A free foosball table, classic rock and a big screen showing ESPN and Star Sports channels. 7 Donghu Lu, by Huaihai Zhong Lu ( ) Daily 1pm- 2am 东湖路 7 号, 近淮海中路 142 号, 近南京西路 Kaiba Belgian Beer Bar 739 Dingxi Lu by Yan an Xi Lu ( ) Sun-Thurs 4pm- 12am; Fri-Sat 4pm-2am 定西路 739 号, 近延安西路 Kiitos Part of the Japanese micro-bar trend, Kiitos brings exacting standards to its impressive cocktail, and fine spirits menu. The perfect choice for discerning drinkers who relish an intimate, low-key atmosphere. 127 Yongfu Lu, by Fuxing Xi Lu ( ) Daily 7pm-2am 永福路 127 号, 近复兴西路 La Cocina A spanish restaurant with a authentic pinchos bar at first floor.la Cocina serves Pinchos,Tapas,Sangria, Cocktail and wines. 9 DongPing Lu, by HengShan Lu ( ) Daily 11am - 2am 东平路 9 号, 近衡山路 Le Petit Franck A tiny, quaint cocktail lounge with a retro speak-easy feel serving classic cocktails, slightly pricey beers and upscale snacks. Ferguson Lane,376 Wukang Lu, by Hunan Lu ( ) Tue-Sun 12pm-1am 武康路 376 号, 近湖南路 Malabar A cozyand exquisite Spanish tapas bar with nice food in a good value. Try the Spanish beer and wines plus excellent pinchos and tapas Wuding Lu, by Jiaozhou Lu ( ) Mon 17:00-01:00 Tue 12:00-01:00 Wed 12:00-01:00 Thu 12:00-01:00 Fri 12:00-02:00 Sat 12:00-02:00 Sun 12:00-01:00 武定路 1081 号, 近胶州路 Mokkos Bar With a Japanese husband and wife team behind the bar, reggae rhythms on the sound system and a cold glass of shochu in your hand, you ll agree that this is one of the coolest little bars in town. Room 103, 1245 Wuding Xi Lu, by Wan Hang Du Lu ( ) Wed-Mon 7pm-2am, Closed on Tuesday 武定西路 1245 号 103 室, 近万航渡路 Mural The best Latin-themed underground Buddhist temple, looking all-you-can-drink Friday night bars in Shanghai. Hands down! 10 Hengshan Lu, by Yongjia Lu ( ) 8pm-4am, closed on Tuesdays. muralbar.com 衡山路 10 号, 近永嘉路 Number 5 Bistro An unpretentious underground bar with free pool, inexpensive drinks and good bar food to boot. B/F, 20 Guangdong Lu, by Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu ( ) Daily 10am-2am 广东路 20 号地下一层, 近中山东一路 Pokernuts A professional cocktail bar, and a classy booze paradise with polite services, a dizzying array of whiskies and a striking poker table. Offers premium French oysters, 5J Iberian ham, and a nice selection of wines and Cuban cigars. Free fun Hold em poker games available. Well worth of an ALL-IN night in Pokernuts. C-103, Jinghongqiao Square, 682 Wuzhong Lu, by Hongxu Lu 6pm-2am ( ) 吴中路 682 号金虹桥广场 C 座 103 室, 近虹许路 Pulse A sweet stop-off point where you can enjoy savories, afternoon tea and cocktails in the evening. Tower 2, 1st Floor, 1116 East Hongsong Lu, by Songyuan Lu ( ) 10:00am-01:00am 红松东路 1116 号 2 号楼 1 楼, 近宋园路 Red Corner Situated at the eastern end of Dagu Lu, Red Corner is a craft cocktail lounge which provides a solid selection of classic drinks like the vesper, old fashioned Pimm's cup and pisco sour. They also do quite a few tiki drinks served in novelty vessels like ceramic skulls and Polynesian gods. 117 Chengdu Bei Lu,by Dagu Lu ( ) 4pm-2am, 成都北路 117 号, 近大沽路 Riverdeck ON THE BUND A nostalgic bar located on the third floor of RIVIERA SONGHELOU boasting breathtaking scenery of both sides of the Bund. Riverdeck ON THE BUND serves as a perfect spot for after-work drinks and friends' get-togethers. 3F, 505 Zhongshan Dong Er Lu, by Xinkaihe Lu ( , ) 中山东二路 505 号三楼, 近新开河路 Roosevelt Sky Bar Enjoy rooftop bar with the best view on the Bund and airconditioned glass atrium. 9 /F, The House of Roosevelt, 27 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Beijing Dong Lu( ) com, 中山东一路 ( 外滩 )27 号罗斯福公馆 9 楼, 近北京东路 Sasha s Steeped in history, this hugely popular bar is located in a 1920 s mansion that formerly housed the famous Soong sisters and boasts one of Shanghai s largest and favorite alfresco terraces. Huge beer list, diverse food offering and 24 wines by the glass. 11 Dongping Lu, by Hengshan Lu daily 11am 2am ( ) 东平路 11 号, 近衡山路 Shiva Lounge Owned by a yoga instructor, Shiva Lounge is decked out in batiks, candles and many handed Hindu gods. In the early hours it has the character of a laid back lounge. Come midnight however, they crank up the electro-house and the place turns into a small Room 102, 47 Yongfu Lu, by Fuxing Xi Lu ( ) Sun-Thu10pm- 2.00am, Fri- Sat 10pm-5am 永福路 47 号 102 室, 近复兴西路 The Apartment The boho decor, quirky furniture, classy rooftop terrace and expertly mixed cocktails just might fool you into thinking you re at the loft party of a SoHo socialite. Not to be missed. 3/F, 47 Yongfu Lu, by Fuxing Xi Lu ( ) Sun- Thurs: 11am-2am; Fri-Sat: 11am-3am www. theapartment-shanghai.com 永福路 47 号 3 楼, 近复兴西路 The BREW Try one of their six home-brewed beers and you ll never go back to bottles of Qingdao again. Warm wood interior, right on the edge of Century Park. The Kerry Hotel, 1388 Huamu Lu, by Fangdian Lu ( ) Daily 11am 2am 花木路 1388 号, 近芳甸路 The Bund Brewery This off-bund pub brews it s own German style lagers. Pair them off with some hearty pub fare. A less flashy alternative to the typical Bund pretension. The Custom House, 11 Hankou Lu, by Sichuan Zhong Lu ( ) Fri-Sat 11am - 2am; Sun-Thu 11am - 1am com.cn 汉口路 11 号, 近四川中路 The Chalet Not exactly a loveshack but a good example of how to build a bar in a box. 385 Yongjia Lu, by Taiyuan Lu ( ) Daily 3pm-3am 永嘉路 385 号, 近太原路 The Glamour Bar Owned by M on the Bund, this bar is a magnet for uptowners and well out of towners out to dress and impress. Expect impeccable service, in-novative drinks and occasional live music.( (after 4pm); (until 4pm)) 6/F, No. 5 the Bund, by Guangdong Lu ( , ) Daily 4pm-late com 中山东一路, 外滩 5 号 6 楼, 近广东路 The Park Tavern Stained wood panelling, billiards, darts and a solid selection of whiskey and beer all make this a proper pub in a neighbourhood that desperately needs one. 840 Hengshan Lu, by Tianping Lu ( ) Mon-Thu: 11am-2am, Fri-Sun: 11amlate 衡山路 840 号, 近天平路 Tango Bang This Argentinian bar and restaurant has a broad menu and a spacious dance floor upstairs. The staff are friendly and helpful. Happy hours are long. Tango lessons are available throughout the week. Yu Jing Fang, 1F, 545 Pudong Da Dao, by Dongfang Lu ( ) Daily 11am-2-am 浦东大道 545 号裕景坊 1 楼, 近东方路 Windows Scoreboard With the same rough and ready atmosphere as its three sisters, this branch adds multiple, big screen monitors to watch the game, with the usual cheap drinks. 11/F, 527 Huaihai Zhong Lu, by Chengdu Lu ( ) Daily: 5pm-late 淮海中路 527 号 11 楼, 近成都路 Windows underground With the abrupt closure of Window s Too, this basement dweller up the street has taken on the mantle of Shanghai s premier place to get down and dirty with cheap drinks and all night beats. 698 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Wujiang Lu ( ) Daily 10am-late 南京西路 698 号, 近吴江路 YU Located on 28th floor, YU offers an inspiring view of the Lupu Bridge and elegant cocktails. 99 Jiangbin Lu, by Dapu Lu ( ) 江滨路 99 号, 近打浦路 Yucca A funky, beautiful bar by Laris that serves up Latin inspired drinks and snacks. Sinan Mansions 3/F, Fuxing Zhong Lu, by Sinan Lu ( ) Mon-Sat: 6pmlate 思南公馆, 复兴中路 号, 近思南路 Zapata s Classic Spring Break party bar, where anything goes bartop dancing, tequila girls, TOP 40, you name it. 5 Hengshan Lu, by Dongping Lu ( , ) Daily 5pm-late 衡山路 5 号, 近东平路 Clubs Bar Rouge The go-to spot for Shanghai s glitterati, this chic lounge offers expertly mixed cocktails, the latest electro beats and one of the best views on the Bund. 7/F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Nanjing Dong Lu ( ) Sun-Wed: 6pm-3am; Thu-Sat: 6pm-late 中山东一路 18 号 7 楼, 近南京东路 Cirque Le Soir Experience China s first boutique circus themed club in the historical Bund 22 building with a vibrant twist to the Bund s nightlife scene. Guests are paraded with live world-class circus performances by the mind-boggling cast of performers. Unparalleled music is also provided by talented local and International DJs. Wed Sat 9pm-4am; Sun Tues for private booking: RSVP Cirquelesoirshanghai.com. 4/ F, Zhongshan Dong Er Lu 22, by Xin Yong An Lu ( ) 中山东二路 22 号 4 楼, 近新永安路 M1NT Winner of 2009 Readers Choice Award for Club of the Year.Join the posh and the poser alike in this quasi exclusive nightclub, where a chic dining room offering up superb Asian inspired fusion and grilled fare are a;sp available. 24/F, 318 Fuzhou Lu, by Hankou Lu ( ) Lunch: Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm; Dinner: Mon-Sat 6-11pm; Club: Wed-Sat 9:30pm-late m1ntglobal.com 福州路 318 号高腾大厦 24 层, 近汉口路 M2 Following footsteps of its enormously successful sibling-- Muse, the excellent drinks and energetic, crowd-pleasing mixer offers a distinctive scene. 4/F Hong Kong Plaza, 283 Huaihai Zhong Lu, by Huangpi Nan Lu ( ) Daily 8pm-late 淮海中路 283 号香港广场 4 楼, 近黄陂南路 Muse at Park 97 Art deco lounge overlooking Fuxing Park hoping to develop ameaningful relationship with expatriate wallets. Live jazz and a nice balcony. 2/F, 2 Gaolan Lu, by Sinan Lu ( ) Daily 9pm-4am 皋兰路 2 号 2 楼, 近思南路 MYST Daily 9:30pm-late 1123 Yanan Zhong Lu, by Fumin Lu ( ) 延安中路 1123 号, 近富民路 No. 88 Bar This beautifully bonkers bar has everything from DJs to Live dance acts to... Magicians? It shouldn t work, but strangely it does. Don t be put off by the kitch. Just give in and thank us later. 2/F, 291 Fumin Lu, by Changle Lu ( ) Daily 7.30pm- 12am 富民路 291 号 2 楼, 近长乐路 THE 7th FLOOR 7F, No.8 Huaihai Zhong Lu, by Liulin Lu ( ) 淮海中路 8 号 7 楼, 近柳林路 Hotel Bars 789 Nanjing Lu Bar & Lounge An upscale hotel bar with 360-degree floor-to-ceiling windows, an iced seafood bar and cool lounge music /F, 789 Nanjing Dong Lu, by Xizang Zhong Lu ( ) Mon-Thurs 5pm-1am; Fri-Sat 5pm- 2am com starwoodhotels.com/lemeridien/ royalshanghai 南京东路 789 号 楼, 近西藏中路 Andaz Lounge Specialises in its unique Kir Royale and other cocktails from Andaz hotels around the world, it offers a full range of tea, coffee, cocktails and mocktails as well. 1/F, Andaz Shanghai, 88 Songshan Lu, by Taicang Lu ( ) 7am-11pm 嵩山路 88 号 1 楼, 近太仓路 Banyan Tree Located on the rooftop of Banyan Tree Shanghai on the Bund, TOPS is the first open rooftop bar with full 180 unobstructed view in Shanghai, offering a breathtaking panorama spanning across the Bund. 19 Gongping Lu, by Haiping Lu ( ) Tue-Sun, 2.30pm-1am 公平路 19 号, 近海平路 Cigar and Dim Sum Executive Chef Peter prepares daily fresh baked, steamed and deep fried lobster Dim Sum platter for your taste buds. Finish it with an excellent cigar Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No. 2. Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel, 159 He nan Nan Lu, by Fuyou Lu ( ) 2-10pm 上海豫园万丽酒店, 河南南路 159 号, 近福佑路 Cin Cin The mezzanine level of the Fairmont offers luxury wines and cigars plus a variety of areas to relax in. Choose from their cocktail bar, refined wine cellar or their warm cigar lounge. 1/F, Fairmont Peace Hotel, 20 Nanjing Dong Lu, by Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu ( ) Daily 6pm-2am 南京东路 20 号 1 楼和平饭店, 近中山东一路 Cloud 9 Located on Level 87 of Jin Mao Tower, this sky lounge has magnificent views of the entire city, where guests can enjoy a wide collection of creative cocktails, champagnes and Asian Tapas. The floorto-ceiling glassed double-height section also holds a hide-away mezzanine bar. 87/F Grand Hyatt, Jin Mao Tower, 88 Shiji Dadao, by Dongtai Lu ( ) Mon-Fri 5pm- 1am; Sat-Sun 2pm-1am 世纪大道 88 号金茂大厦 87 楼, 近东泰路 The Compass Bar This unique bar offers an extensive collection of marine memorabilia to celebrates Shanghai s maritime history, also check out the open-air promenade. The 110 December 2013 //

113 Peninsula Hotel 1/F, 32 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Beijing Dong Lu ( ) Daily: 11am-2am 中山东一路 32 号上海半岛酒店一层, 近北京东路 Jade on 36 Bar Breathtaking views, creative cocktails and stunning interior design make this a must-see venue. Sunday Brunch: RMB % service charge per person, effective 28th October /F Grand Tower, Pudong Shangri-la, 33 Fucheng Lu, by Lujiazui Xi Lu ( ) 5.30pm-1am (weekends until 2am) shangri-la.com com/aspx/restaurantbarjade36bar.aspx 富城路 33 号香格里拉大酒店紫金楼 36 楼, 近陆家嘴西路 JW Lounge Bar Popular with high-flyers, this lofty lounge boasts panoramic city views and offers an extensive champagne list, either by the glass or the by bottle. Live music six days a week. 40/F, JW Marriott, 399 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Huangpi Bei Lu ( ) Daily 5.30pm-2am www. jwmarriottshanghai.com 南京西路 399 号 JW 万豪酒店 40 楼, 近黄陂北路 Liquor Factory Offering extensive cocktail and wine selection with a touch of Cuba. Lobby level, InterContinental Shanghai Expo,1188 Xueye Lu, by Shibo Dadao ( ) Daily 11-2am 雪野路 1188 号上海世博洲际酒店 1 楼, 近世博大道 Long Bar Offering a good selection of cocktails, deluxe oysters and premium cigars, legendary Long Bar remains to be a part of the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund after architectural restoration. Lobby, 2 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Guangdong Lu ( ) Mon-Sat 4pm-1am; Sun 2pm- 1am 中山东一路 2 号外滩华尔道夫酒店大堂, 近广东路 Salon de Ning Inspired by an elegant drawing room in a 30s private Shanghairesidence, this lounge bar offers a wild range of signature cocktails and tasty snacks. B1/ F, The Peninsula Shanghai, 32 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Nanjing Dong Lu ( ) Tue-Sat 8pm-1am, Closed on Mon and Sun 中山东一路 32 号上海半岛酒店 B1 楼, 近南京东路 XTD elevated Casual, stylish and unique, that s what XTD elevated is all about. Enjoy cool cocktails and an extensive BBQ menu while sitting back and relaxing on day beds and cabanas. Daily, 5pm till late. 5/F, 99 Madang Lu, The Langham Xintiandi, by Huaihai Zhong Lu ( ) 上海新天地朗廷酒店 5 楼, 马当路 99 号, 近淮海中路 Zpark Bar Locates on the 25th floor of the Renaissance Zhongshan Park, it offers great view with cool cocktail sellections. There s a big variety of bar food including check satay, Vietnamese Spring roll, Buffalo check wing and more. Sip hand crafted cocktails with panoramic views and discover a brand new sound. Every Tuesday to Saturday from 8.30pm onwards, join Kelly, the runnerup winner of the popular TV Show SUPER DIVA, who ll stimulate your senses with her soulful tunes spanning a variety of genres. 25/F, Renaissance Shanghai Zhongshan Park Hotel, 1018 Changning Lu, by Kaixuan Lu ( ) 长宁路 1018 号 25 楼, 近凯旋路 Live Music Brown Sugar An upscale jazz club featuring top-shelf cocktails, simple food and live entertainment. Building 15, Xintiandi North Block, Lane181 Taicang Lu, by Huangpi Nan Lu ( ) Daily 6pm- 1am service. www. brownsugarlive.com 太仓路 181 弄新天地北里 15 号, 近黄陂南路 JZ Club Shanghai s true jazz scene has finally arrived. Check it out and dig the vibe. 46 Fuxing Xi Lu, by Yongfu Lu ( ) Daily 7pm-2am 复兴西路 46 号, 近永福路 La Pedrera Join jazz nights in La Pedrera every Friday and Saturday and enjoy performances brought by JJ Duet, an experienced singer who used to perform in five-star hotels and bars. Special promotion is offered with selected cocktails, beer, wines and French & Australian oysters buy-twoget-one free. 33 Sichuan Zhong Lu, by Yan an Dong Lu ( ) 四川中路 33 号, 近延安东路 LOgO 298 Xingfu Lu, by Pingwu Lu 幸福路 298 号, 近平武路 Mao Livehouse Shanghai Formerly WTF Club, this mid-sized performance space has nowbeen taken over by the local rockers at Soma Records, who promise plenty of live music madness, with the backing of the Japanese investors behind the successful MAO Livehouse in Beijing. 3/F, 308 Chongqing Nan Lu, by Jianguo Zhong Lu ( ) Open for events only 重庆南路 308 号 3 楼, 近建国中路 Music Room Live Show The leading DJ Keto from Taiwan brings his hottest music to the highest bar in the city on each Wednesday night where ladies get free-flow sparkling wines. Enjoy the amazing voice of renowned vocal artist and saxophone player Wink with his latest band from Monday to Saturday from 8pm until late. 92/F, 100 Shiji Dadao, by Dongtai Lu ( ) Mon-Fri 8pm-1am; Sat 8pm-2am; Sunday closed 世纪大道 100 号环球金融中心 92 楼, 近东泰路 The Ritz Bar Mixologists create uber cool drinks and special martinis made to order or select from an impressive collection of malt whiskies. Shanghai s favorite Jazz King, George Butts is making a comeback this autumn to The Ritz Bar. Call to reserve. 2/ F, The Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Xikang Lu ( ) Daily 5.30pm -1am every Monday to Sunday 上海波特曼丽思卡尔顿酒店二楼, 南京西路 1376 号, 近西康路 The Shelter This former bomb shelter is THE place for alternative electronic music in Shanghai. Low/no cover and good drinks prices make this an indie haven. 5 Yongfu Lu, by Fuxing Xi Lu ( ) Wed-Sat 9pm-late 永福路 5 号, 近复兴西路 Yu Yin Tang Warehouse music space run by the Yu Yin Tang collective, filled with a motley crüe of rock aficionados at the forefront of shanghai s burgeoning hardcore scene. 851 Kaixuan Lu, by Yan an Xi Lu ( ) Tue-Sun: 8pm-2am; closed on Mon. 凯旋路 851 号, 近延安西路 Outdoor Seating Abbey Road An ideal pub where you can turn off your mind, relax and float downstream or come together with some mates. Come for the tasty brews and pub grub, stay for the bamboo garden in the shade. 45 Yueyang Lu, by Dongping Lu ( ) Mon-Fri: 4pm-2am; Sat-Sun: 8.30am- 2am 岳阳路 45 号, 近东平路 Archie s Friendly neighbourhood bar with big screen TVs, outdoor seating and cheap drinks. Giant View, 15, Lane 1520, Huashan Lu, by Huaihai Xi Lu ( , ) Daily 12pm-2am 华山路 1520 弄 15 号时尚虹景大酒店, 近淮海西路. Art Deco Garden Café & Bar A lesserknown clean and quiet occupant of the Ruijin Guesthouse. Good for couples who want a simple sip, stare and sigh sort of night. Bldg 3, Ruijin Guest House,118 Ruijin Er Lu, by Maoming Nan Lu ( ) Daily 9.30pm-12am 瑞金二路 118 号瑞金宾馆 3 号楼, 近茂名南路 The Fat Olive This Greek-themed wine and mezze by David Laris features a lovely terrace ideal for relaxing with a glass of wine and warm pita bread. 1) 2/F, Unit 26A, Sinan Mansions, Fuxing Zhong Lu by Sinan Lu ( ) Daily 11-late www. thefatolive.com 2) 6/F, Silver Court Complex, 228 Xizang Nan Lu, by Huaihai Zhong Lu ( ) Daily 11-1am 1) 复兴中路 号思南公馆 26A 号楼 2 楼, 近思南路 2) 西藏南路 228 号 6 楼, 近淮海中路 La Terraza This terrace lounge offers a nice chill-out place. Besides, free snacks are passing around every night. 17 Yongjia Lu, by Maoming Nan Lu ( ) Daily 4pm- 4am 永嘉路 17 号天台, 近茂名南路 The Roof at Waterhouse The Roof at Waterhouse, a rooftop cocktail bar, offers a splendid view of the Huangpu River and serves up the most creative concoctions and delectable appetizers to guests who come to this perfect cozy getaway in the city. 4/F, 1-3 Maojiayuan Lu, by Zhongshan Nan Lu ( ext. 919, com) Daily 6.30pm-1.30am 毛家园路 1-3 号水舍酒店, 近中山南路 Sports Bars Big Bamboo A sports bar offering an expanded food menu, with entertainment including pool tables and flat screen televisions. Big Bamboo pulls large crowds for events like the World Cup and Superbowl. 1) Hong Mei Entertainment Street, No. 20, Lane 3338 Hongmei Lu, by Yan an Xi Lu ( ) Daily: 11am-late cn 2) 132 Nanyang Lu, by Tongren Lu ( ) Daily: 2pm-4am asia 3) 381 Hongfeng Lu, by Biyun Lu ( ) Sun-Thu: 11am-2am; Fri-Sat: 11am- 3am 1) 虹梅路 3338 弄虹梅休闲街 20 号, 近延安西路 2) 南阳路 132 号, 近铜仁路 3) 红枫路 381 号, 近碧云路 Boxing Cat Brewery 1) Unit 26A, Sinan Mansions, Fuxing Zhong Lu, by Sinan Lu ( ) Mon-Fri: 5pm-2am; Sat- Sun: 10am-2am 2) 82 Fuxing Xi Lu, by Yongfu Lu ( ) Mon-Thu: 5pm- 2am; Fri: 3pm-2am; Sat-Sun: 11am-2am 1) 复兴中路 号思南公馆 26A, 近思南路 2) 复兴西路 82 号, 近永福路 Koala Bar Friendly local bar with big screen televisions, a pool table and loads of drink/ food specials. Caters to the clientele coming from the nearby Jiaotong University. 280 Huaihai Xi Lu, by Panyu Lu ( , ) 11am-2am 淮海西路 280 号, 近番禺路 Malone s Popular American-style bar and winner 2009 Readers Choice Award for best pub. Come for the burgers, stay for the live music and TV sports. 1) 255 Tongren Lu, by Nanjing Xi Lu ( ) Daily 11am-2am 2) 2/F, shop 17 Thumb Plaza, 199 Fangdian Lu, by Yanggao Zhong Lu ( ) Mon-Fri: 11am-2am; Sat-Sun: 9:30am-2am 1) 铜仁路 255 号, 近南京西路 2) 大拇指广场 17 号 2 楼, 芳甸路 199 号, 近杨高中路 The Camel Bar The screens, hot-blooded crowd and happy hour specials make this a fun place to meet and watch a game. 1) 1 Yueyang Lu, by Dongping Lu ( ) Daily 10am-2am 2) 116 Weifang Xi Lu, by Pudong Nan Lu ( ) Daily 10am-2am 1) 岳阳路 1 号, 近东平路 2) 潍坊西路 116 号, 近浦东南路 The Max Pub With over eight years history, the Max Pub is one of the coziest sports bars in Huangpu district. Great western food, plenty of big screens playing your favorite sports, free pool, endless cocktails and draft beers. 188 Fujianzhong Lu, by Fuzhou Lu ( ) 福建中路 188 号, 近福州路 The Rocks Grill & Bar A sports bar with a big garden, views of the Huangpu River, snooker and ball games on TV. 5-9pm, house wine buy-one-get-one free. TowerB, Block10, 505 Zhongshan Nan Lu, by Waima Lu ( ) 中山南路 505 号老码头 10 号楼 B 座, 近外马路 Shanghai Brewery Microbrewery restaurant and sports bar with the chef from Michelin two-star restaurant. Great hand-crafted beer (6 styles), tasty food with international flavors and live sports on big screens. 1) 15 Dongping Lu, by Hengshan Lu ( ) Daily: 10am-2am com 2) 21C, Hongmei Entertainment Street, 3338 Hongmei Lu, by Yan an Xi Lu ( ) Sun-Thu: 10am - 2am; Fri-Sat 10am- 3am 1) 东平路 15 号, 近衡山路 2) 虹梅路 3338 号, 虹梅休闲街 21C, 近延安西路 Ricky s Sports Bar & Grill With live bands, big screens and pool tables, the Ricky s is a relaxing sports bar providing not just live sports on screen, but fresh and high quality food for lunch and dinner plus late night snacks. 930 Pudong Dadao, by Yuanshen Lu ( ) 浦东大道 930 号, 近源深路 Wine Bars Brick Restaurant and Wine Lounge Quaint, cozy, comfortable and cool, Brick also offers a jazz scene. Get a table by the piano, tuck into some Mediterranean-style cuisine. 30 Sinan Lu, by Huaihai Zhong Lu ( ) Daily 11-2am 思南路 30 号, 近淮海中路 Burdigala Bordeaux Wine Bistrot In partnership with the CIVB and initiated by private investor Franck Boudot, the Burdigala Bordeaux wine Bistrot offers some fifty châteaux and brands reflecting the whole Bordeaux range: red, dry, sweet, rosé and Crémant de Bordeaux wines. 550 Wuding Lu, by Shaanxi Bei Lu ( ) 11am - 1pm ww.theburdigala. com 武定路 550 号, 近陕西北路 Dr Wine This sumptuous wine bar has bottles from RMB118 (a French Cab Sauv) to RMB45,000 for a 1982 Chateau Lafite. Don t worry if the selection overwhelms you, someone will be there to hold your hand. 177 Fumin Lu, by Julu Lu ( ) Sun-Sat 5pm-2am 富民路 177 号, 近巨鹿路 Epicvre Wines and spirits imported from France, delicious imported jams and marmalades all make it worth a visit to this gourmet shop/wine bar. 98 Xinle Lu,by Xiangyang Lu ( ) Daily 11am- 11pm 新乐路 98 号, 近襄阳路 Glo Wine Bar Arriving August 8thLooking for the perfect place to meet friends, unwind from work, de-brief during the day? Then Glo Wine Bar is the perfect destination. Whether you want to catch up over cocktails, share a well chosen bottle of wine or enjoy our International tapas & platters, you will find the perfect solution in Glo Wine Bar. 3/F,1 Wulumuqi Nan Lu, by Dongping Lu ( , glolondon.com Mon- Sun: 4pm-late 乌鲁木齐南路 1 号 3 楼, 近东平路 Globus Wine 1) Ferguson Lane, 376 Wukang Lu, by Hunan Lu ( ) Daily 12-10pm 2) 83 Jianguo Xi Lu, by Xiangyang Lu ( ) Daily 12-10pm 1) 武康路 376 号, 近湖南路 2) 建国西路 283 弄 5 号楼, 近襄阳路 How Bar A specialized organic and biodynamic wine bar where each bottle is thoughtfully selected and imported directly from boutique French vineyards. 7/ F, 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Guangdong Lu ( ) Tue-Sat, 5pm-1am www. threeonthebund.com 中山东一路 3 号, 外滩三号 7 楼, 近广东路 L Aveue A classy and trendy wine bistro in Xintiandi offering a selection of home-made tapas, dips, pizza, sharing plates and wines in a comfortable and warm atmosphere. 1/ F, 333 Huangpi Nan Lu, by Taicang Lu ( ) 24/7, 11-2am 黄陂南路 333 号 1 楼, 近太仓路 Roosevelt Wine Cellar The Largest Wine Cellar in Town with over 4,000 labels. Every Wednesday is Winesday pm. The House of Roosevelt, 2/F, 27 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Beijing Dong Lu ( ) 中山东一路 ( 外滩 )27 号罗斯福公馆 2 楼, 近北京东路 HoF A popular wine bar that provides super tasty chocolate and cakes for afternoon tea, featuring chocolate velvet cakes, death by chocolate, etc. A variety of wines and cocktails are provided at night. B1/ F, DBS Building, 1318 Lujiazui Huan Lu, by Dongyuan Lu ( ) Mon-Sat: 3pm- 10pm 陆家嘴环路 1318 号 B1 层, 近东园路 Wine Must With an original winery décor, this cozy spot features a pretty outdoor terrace tucked in central Jing an, who serves up lunch on workdays and brunch at the weekend with a good selection of traditional home cooked sharing food and wines. 1/F, Bld 2, 881 Wuding Lu, by Changde Lu ( ) Tue-Sat: 11-1am; Sun-Mon: 11am- 11pm 武定路 881 号 2 号楼 1 楼, 近常德路 Vine Chic wine bar with a large selection of old & new world wines. Asian & Westernstyle nibbles also served. Tower 1, 1st Floor, 1116 East Hongsong Lu, by Songyuan Lu ( ) 5:00pm-01:00am SHASH. shanghaihongqiao/restaurants 红松东路 1116 号 2 号楼 1 楼, 近宋园路 Wine Shops ENOTECA 1) Shop No.L4-402, Level 4, Shanghai iapm shop, 999 Huaihai Zhong lu, by shaanxi Nan Lu ( ) 2)Shop No.L4-21, 4/F, IFC, 8 Shiji Dadao, by Yincheng Zhong Lu ( ) 3) B1/F, TAKASHIMAYA department store, 1438 Hongqiao Lu, by Manao Lu ( ) 4) B1/F, Sogo Department store, 1618 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Huashan Lu ( ) 1) 淮海中路 999 号环贸广场 L4-402, 近陕西南路 2) 世纪大道 8 号上海国金中心 L4-21 铺, 近银城中路 3) 虹桥路 1438 号古北国际财富中心 2 期裙房 B1-010, 近玛瑙路 4) 南京西路 1618 号上海久光百货 B1 楼 DB12 店铺, 近华山路 Everwines Shop A cheery, laid back wine bar and shop, with a nice terrace and frequent wine classes. 200 Taizhou Lu, by Kangding Lu ( ) Daily 12pm-12am everwines.com 泰州路 200 号, 近康定路 GLADYS With selected fine wine from Australia, France and the rest of the world, the neighborhood friendly wine shop also provides quality imported food and beverages which are available for delivery. 12am-10pm daily. 71 Zhaohua Dong Lu, by Zhening Lu ( ) 昭化东路 71 号, 近镇宁路 Vins Descombe A wine bar and retail space that hosts regular tastings and events. Also sells box wine. 372 Dagu Lu, by Shimen Yi Lu ( ) Tues-Sun 12-10pm 大沽路 372 号, 近石门一路 W&W Fine Wines and Whiskies Professional butler service and selection, high quality of fine wines & single malt whisky. An awesome selection of whiskies and wines for decent prices (Napa Valley vintages start at RMB98, Glenfidditch 12 yr RMB260) - Also a bar where you can sip. 779 Beijing Xi Lu, by Shimen Er Lu ( ) 北京西路 779 号, December 2013 // 111

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Rm809, 82 Anyuan Lu, by Changhua Lu ( , ) 10am-10pm 安远路 82 号 809 室, 近昌化路 Helen Nail Spa A long-time favorite among locals and expats alike, Helen Nail Spa is much more than a nail spa; they have a variety of pampering treatments and excellent waxing services. 1) 120 Nanchang Lu, by Yandang Lu ( ) Daily 10am- 10pm 2) No 6, Lane 819 Julu Lu, by Fumin Lu ( ) 3) 70 Shimen yi Lu, by Dagu Lu. 1) 南昌路 120 号, 近雁荡路 2) 巨鹿路 819 弄 6 号, 近富民路 3) 石门一路 70 号, 近大沽路 Lily Nails With more than ten years history in Beijing, Lily Nails provides professional mani & pedi, gel/acrylic nails, eyelash extension, waxing and massages at an affordable price. Services are up to 40 percent off with free wifi. 1) Hongmei Lu, by Yan an Zhong Lu ( ) 2) 318, 3/F Hongqiao International Pearl City, 3721 Hongmei Lu, by Yan an Xi Lu ( , ) 11am-11pm 1) 虹梅路 号, 近延安西路 2) 虹梅路 3721 号虹桥国际珍珠城 3 楼 318, 近延安西路 Chinese Medicine Dr. Li Jie Chinese Medicine Clinic Trained at the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and with 28 years of experience, Dr. Li owns this well-licensed clinic that offers a full range of Chinese medical services and courses for both expats and locals: herb medicines, acupuncture and moxibusion, tui na ( Chinese massage for adult and childs), gua sha (scraping method), cupping, point application of drugs, Chinese medicated diet, Qi gong, reflexology (foot massage) and life cultivation (keep good health and long life) etc. Appointment only. 5C, No.28, Lane18 Hongqiao Lu, by Caoxi Bei Lu ( ) 虹桥路 18 弄 28 号 5C, 近漕溪北路 Professional Chinese Medicine Founded in Qing Dynasty, this 205 year-old pharmacy still uses authentic ingredients for TCM healing. 2/F, Tong Han Chun, 20 Yuyuan Xin Lu, by Fuyou Lu ( ) Daily 8.30am-4.30pm 豫园新路 20 号童涵春国药 2 楼, 近福佑路 The Mahota Health Management Center Health Management Center inspires you to lead a new sustainable, healthy lifestyle with experienced medical professionals integrating natural therapies, modern life sciences with Traditional Chinese Medicine. 12-2F, M-Town, 1580 Kaixuan Lu, by Huaihai Xi Lu ( ; Mon-Fri: 10am-8pm; Sat- Sun 10am-6pm 凯旋路 1580 号新淮海坊 12-2, 近淮海西路 DENTAL Dr.Harriet Jin s Dental Surgery Dr.Harriet Jin s Dental Surgery offers special care for every patient. Comfortable environment and good service are also what you can enjoy here. Rm1904, Hui Yin Plaza, 2088 Huashan Lu, by Guangyuan Xi Lu ( ) 9am 6pm www. drharrietdental.com/ 华山路 2088 号汇银广场 1904 室, 近广元西路 Global HealthCare Medical & Dental Center Puxi Suite 303, Eco City 1788Nanjing Xi Lu, by Wulumuqi Bei Lu ( , ) 南京西路 1788 号 1788 国际中心 303 室, 近乌鲁木齐北路 Global HealthCare Medical & Dental Center Pudong Shop 212, Shanghai World Financial Center, 100 Shiji Dadao, by Lujiazui Huan Lu ( , ) 世纪大道 100 号上海环球金融中心商场 212 室, 近陆家嘴环路 Parkway Health Dental Centers Parkway Health offers premium dental services to its patients with their staff of internationally qualified dentists and state-of-theart equipment. ParkwayHealth meets the strict international hygiene regulations and ensures their patients receive the very best level of dental care possible. 1) 51 Hongfeng Lu, by Lantian Lu Mon-Fri: 9am-7pm; Sat 9am-5pm 2) Rm204, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Xikang Lu ( ) Mon-Sat 8.30am- 6.30pm 1) 红枫路 51 号, 近蓝天路 2) 南京西路 1376 号上海商城西峰 204 室, 近西康路 Shanghai DeltaWest Clinic Shanghai Delta West Clinic offers 24/7 service. Building B-5F, 2558 West Yan an Road, by Gubei Road ( , ) deltahealth.com.cn 延安西路 2558 号 B 座 5 层, 近古北路 United Family Quankou Clinic - Dental Clinic 8 Quankou Lu, by Linquan Lu, Changning District ( ) Mon-Sat: 8am-5.30pm 上海和睦家医院口腔美容中心, 泉口路 8 号, 近林泉路 Hairdressers Peter salon With a range of professional hairstylists from around the word, Peter Salon offers top quality services in haircut, perm, base color, nail and makeups. 80 Wulumuqi Zhong Lu, by Anfu Lu 10am-10pm ( ) 乌鲁木齐中路 80 号, 近安福路 Showcase Hair Salon 1) 1/F, 1099 Meihua Lu, by Fangdian Lu 2) RoomA02,Hotel lobby, 778 Dongfang Lu, Grand Trustel Purple Mountain Hotel, by ZhangyangLu ( ) 1) 梅花路 1099 号 1 楼, 近芳甸路 2) 东方路 778 号紫金山大酒店, 酒店大堂 A02 室, 近张杨路 Toni and Guy 1) 1380 Dingxiang Lu, by Yingchun Lu ( ) 2) Unit F1A-06, B2, Super Brand Mall, 168 Lujiazui Xi Lu, by Fucheng Lu ( ) 3) 4/F, River Wing Pudong Shangri-La, 33 Fucheng Lu, by Mingshang Lu ( ) 1) 丁香路 1380 号, 近迎春路 2) 陆家嘴西路 168 号正大广场 B2F1A- 06, 近富城路 3) 富城路 33 号香格里拉大酒店浦江楼 4 楼, 近名商路 Health Services AmMed Cancer Center 20/F, ShanghaiRuijin Hospital OPD, 197 Rui Jin Er Lu, by Yongjia Lu ( ) 瑞金二路 197 号瑞金医院门诊大楼 20 楼, 近永嘉路 Body & Soul Medical Clinics 1) 211 Chengjiaqiao Zhi Lu, by Hongmei Lu ( ) Mon- Fri: 9am-6pm; Sat: 10am-3pm 2) 14/F, An Ji Plaza, 760 Xizang Nan Lu, by Jian guo Xin Lu ( ) Mon-Wed & Fri: 9am- 6pm; Thu: 9am-8pm; Sat: 10am-3pm 3) 6/F, Four Seasons Hotel, 500 Weihai Lu, by Shimen Yi Lu ( ) Tue & Thu 10am- 8pm; Wed-Fri: 10am-6pm; Sat: 10am-7pm 4) Rm1303 Jin Ying Bld. (B), 1518 Minsheng Lu, by Hanxiao Lu ( ) Mon- Fri: 9am- 6pm; Sat: 10am-3pm com.cn 1) 程家桥支路 211 号, 近虹梅路 2) 西藏南路 760 号安基大厦 14 楼 5 室, 近建国新路 3) 威海路 500 号四季酒店 6 楼, 近石门一路 4) 民生路 1518 号金鹰大厦 B 座 1303 室, 近含笑路 Cosmetic Plastic & Laser Center BIOSCOR Shanghai Clinic Cosmetic Surgery Botox & Dermafiller Laser Skin Center Cosmetic Dentistry Bioscor Shanghai Clinic No.5, Lane89 Xingguo Lu, by Hunan Lu ( ) 9am- 6pm cn. 兴国路 89 弄 5 号, 近湖南路 Evercare Ganghua Cosmetic Hospital Established in 1997, EMI (EverCare Medical Institute), a China-based joint venture company, is now one of the world leading plastic surgery hospitals and a distributor of world renowned medical/cosmoceutical products and beauty therapy equipments. EMI cur 100Wuyi Lu, by Yan an Xi Lu ( , , ) 9am- 6am shanghai. evercare.com.cn 武夷路 100 号, 近延安西路 Global HealthCare Medical & Dental Center Puxi Suite 303, Eco City 1788Nanjing Xi Lu, by Wulumuqi Bei Lu ( , ) 南京西路 1788 号 1788 国际中心 303 室, 近乌鲁木齐北路 Global HealthCare Medical & Dental Center Pudong Shop 212, Shanghai World Financial Center, 100 Shiji Dadao, by Lujiazui Huan Lu ( , ) 世纪大道 100 号上海环球金融中心商场 212 室, 近陆家嘴环路 Guang Ci Memorial Hospital Located at Rui Jin Hospital, Guang Ci Memorial Hospital is a foreigners clinic that provides a full range of inpatient and outpatient services, including medical and surgical, laboratory and pharmacy services. Many English and French speaking doctors on s 197 RuijinEr Lu, by Yongjia Lu ( ) Mon-Fri 8am- 4.30pm 瑞金二路 197 号, 近永嘉路 Huashan Hospital: Foreigners Clinic Previously known as the general hospital of the Chinese Red Cross Association and founded in 1907, this century-old hospital is in the heart of the city on Wulumuqi Lu and Huashan Lu Changle Lu (Foreigner s Ward) ( ) Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm www. sh-hwmc.com.cn 长乐路 1068 号 ParkwayHealth Medical Centers 1) 2258 Hongqiao Lu, by Jianhe Lu Mon-Fri 9am- 7pm; Sat-Sun 9am-5pm 2) 51 Hongfeng Lu, by Lantian Lu Mon-Fri 8.30am-7pm; Sat- Sun 9am-5pm; Dental: Mon- Fri 9am-7pm; Sat 9am-5pm 3) Rm30 Mandarine City, 788Hongxu Lu, by Zhonghuan Lu Mon-Fri 9am- 5pm; Sat-Sun 9am-5pm 4) Rm , 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Xikang Lu Medical: Mon-Fri 9am-7pm; Sat-Sun 9am-5pm; Dental: Mon-Sat 8.30am- 6.30pm 5) Specialty and Inpatient Center (Women s Health & Birthing Center): 2-3F, 170Danshui Lu, by Xingye Lu Mon-Sat 9am-7pm; Primary Care: Mon-Sun 7pm-9am 6) Shanghai Gleneagles Medical and Surgical Center, 4/F Tomorrow Square, 389 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Huangpi Bei Lu ( ) Mon-Fri 9am-5pm; Sat 9am-5pm 7) Gate 15, Jin Mao Tower, 88 Shiji Dadao, by Dongtai Lu Mon-Fri 9am-7pm; Sat 9am-5pm ( , 1) 虹桥路 2258 号, 近剑河路 2) 红枫路 51 号, 近蓝天路 3) 虹许路 788 号名都城 30 号底层, 近中环路 4) 南京西路 1376 号西峰 室, 近西康路 5) 淡水路 170 号 2-3 楼, 近兴业路 6) 南京西路 389 号明天广场裙房 4 楼, 近黄陂北路 7) 世纪大道 88 号金茂大厦 15 号门, 近东泰路 Renai International Patient Center (RIPC) Renai International Patient Center is specialized in serving the expatriate community with highly experienced expat doctors and friendly English-speaking staff. They also have staff that speak Russian, German, Japanese Korean and Hindi. 133 Caoxi Lu, by Tianlin Dong Lu ( ) 24/7 www. en.renai.cn 漕溪路 133 号, 近田林东路 Shanghai Aier Eye Hospital Shanghai Aier Eye Hospital, which was founded by the largest chain ophthalmology center in China, is a first-rate, comprehensive ophthalmic medical center and hospital that provides excellent English service for expats. 1286Hongqiao Lu, by Songyuan Lu ( ) Mon-Sun: 8.30am-5.30pm aier021.com en.aier021.com/ 虹桥路 1286 号, 近宋园路 Shanghai DeltaWest Clinic 5/F Tower B, 2558 Yan an Xi Lu, by Gubei Lu ( / ) com.cn 24/7 延安西路 2558 号 B 座 5 层, 近古北路 Shanghai Redleaf Women and Infants Center; Shanghai Redleaf Women's Hospital 1209 Huaihai Zhong Lu, by Donghu Lu 8am-5pm, 24/7 ( ) www. redleafhosptial.com 淮海中路 1209 号, 近东湖路 Shanghai United Family Hospital and Clinics 1) 1139 Xianxia Lu, by Qingxi Lu ( , ) Mon-Sat: 8.30am-5.30pm 2) Shanghai Racquet Club, Lane 555 Jinfeng Lu, by Baole Lu Mon-Sat 9am-5pm 3) 1/F, area A & B, 525 Hongfeng Lu, by Mingyue Lu ( ) Mon-Sun: 8.30am-5.30pm 4) 8 Quankou Lu, by Linquan Lu Mon-Sat: 8am- 5.30pm 1) 仙霞路 1139 号, 近青溪路 2) 金丰路 555 弄上海网球俱乐部内, 近保乐路 3) 红枫路 525 号 A&B 区 1 楼, 近明月路 4) 泉口路 8 号, 近林泉路 WorldPath Clinic International WorldPath Clinic International is a comprehensive multi-specialty clinic, conveniently located in Pudong. 399 Nanquan Bei Lu, by Shiji Dadao ( ) Mon-Fri 9am-8pm; Sat-Sun 9am- December 2013 // 113

116 listings 4pm www. worldpathclinic.com 南泉北路 399 号, 近世纪大道 Massage & Spa Chi Spa CHI, the Spa at Shangri-La, offers massages and treatments that are based on authentic natural healing methods found in the traditional well-being practices shared by many Asian cultures. 6/F, Tower 2, Pudong Shangri-La, 33 Fucheng Lu, by Mingshang Lu ( ) 10-12am www. shangri-la.com/en/corporate/chi 富城路 33 号上海浦东香格里拉大酒店二座 6 楼, 近名商路 Chuan Spa This world-class spa located within the new Langham Hotel specializes in traditional Chinese treatments. 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There are currently nine branches in Shanghai. 1) 84 Ziyun Xi Lu, by Loushanguan Lu ( ) 10-2am 2) 28 Xingeng Lu, by Wanping Nan Lu ( ) 10-2am 3) 935 Xinzha Lu, by Taixing Lu ( ) 4) 75 Shuicheng Nan Lu, by Yan an Xi Lu ( ) 5) 4F, No HongMei Lu (City shop) ( , ) 6) 2/F,17 Shuicheng Nan Lu, by Ronghua Dong Dao ( , ) 7) 2/F Goldren Bridge Mansion, 2077 Yan an Xi Lu, by Zunyi Nan Lu ( ) 8) 68 Taicang Lu, by Shunchang Lu ( ) 9) 2F, Wujin Century Mansion, No.291, Fumin Lu, close to Changle Lu ( ) www. shylxl.com 1) 紫云西路 84 号, 近娄山关路 2) 辛耕路 28 号, 近宛平南路 3) 新闸路 935 号, 近泰兴路 4) 水城南路 75 号, 近延安西路 5) 虹梅路 3211 号 4F 城市超市楼上 6) 水城南路 17 号万科广场东南 2 楼, 近荣华东道 7) 延安西路 2077 号金桥大厦 2 楼, 近遵义南路 8) 太仓路 68 号, 近顺昌路 9) 富民路 291 号悟锦世纪大楼 2 楼, 近长乐路 SPA AT KERRY SPORTS A multi-disciplinary approach to holistic well-being with physiotherapy,restorative massage, skincare and body treatments. 4/F, Kerry Hotel Pudong, 1388 Hua Mu Lu, by Fangdian Lu ( ) am com/en/corporate/kerry 浦东嘉里大酒店 4 楼, 花木路 1388 号, 近芳甸路 Urban Retreat Wellness & Spa Located inside the luxe Shanghai Centre, this spa and "health culture centre" is as plush as its surroundings. Enjoy a selection of muscle-melting massages, facials and the like. Shanghai Centre, East Tower, 8/F, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Xikang Lu ( , 南京西路 1376 号上海商城东翼 8 楼, 近西康路 Talise Spa located in Jumeirah Himalayas Shanghai, it is an oasis of Oriental healing combining traditional wellbeing wisdom. With the latest international high-tech products and spa luxuries, Talise Spa offers a wide range of facials and Talise massages. Guests of Talise Spa also get access to the hotel s 24-hour fitness centre, indoor swimming pool, etc. Advanced reservation is required Mei Hua Lu, by Fangdian Lu ( ext. 7200, com) 10.30am-10.30pm 梅花路 1108 号, 近芳甸路 Waldorf Astoria Spa The Waldorf Astoria Spa offers an international elixir of luxury spa experiences delivered by a team of highly skilled therapists. Each experience is enhanced by purest exquisite products selected from around the globe, sending you on a journey of enlightenment. 3/F, 2 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Guangdong Lu ( ) Daily10am-10pm 中山东一路 2 号外滩华尔道夫酒店 3 楼, 近广东路 Water s Edge Spa Up on the 85th floor in the Park Hyatt Hotel you ll find the world s highest spa including a 20-meter infinity swimming pool, whirlpool, tai chi courtyard and steam rooms. Offering the typically luxurious treatments such as massage, facial, body and TCM 85/F, Park Hyatt Hotel, Shanghai World Financial Center, 100 Century Avenue, near Dongtai Lu ( ) 6am -11pm shanghai.park.hyatt.com/ hyatt/pure/spas/index.jsp 世纪大道 100 号环球金融中心 85 楼, 近东泰路 Yu Massage Step into a tranquil dynastic setting when you cross the threshold of this spa, adorned in antique Chinesestyle decorations. Matching the decor, the services are primarily Chinese, offering Chinese massage, aroma oil massage and foot massage. Freshly mad 366 Wuyuan Lu, by Wukang Lu ( ) 11-1:30am www. yumassage.cn 五原路 366 号, 近武康路 Yuan Spa Yuan Spa, located the in the swanky Hyatt on the Bund, is one of the biggest spas in the city, covering over 3,000 sqm of recreational and wellness space including 12 spa treatment rooms, a 24hour fitness center, an indoor swimming pool, whirlpool, steam Lower Lobby, Hyatton the Bund, 199 Huangpu Lu,by Qingpu Lu ( ) 10am -12am shanghai. bund.hyatt.com/hyatt/pure/spas 黄浦路 199 号外滩茂悦大酒店 B1 楼近青浦路 Zen Massage Escape the rigor and stress of life in the city and restore yourself in body, mind, and spirit at Massage. Professionally trained therapists, highest quality imported oils, and a unique environment that features hardwood floors, alabaster walls, fine linens, and fresh flowers combine to soothe and relax. 1) 210 Wuyuan Lu, by Wulumuqi Lu. ( ) 1) 五原路 210 弄 1 号, 近乌鲁木齐路 Pregnancy Health Service American-Sino OB/GYN/Pediatrics Services ASOG was founded in We provide a comprehensive array of on-site services for women and children by certified specialists from overseas and China. Our facilities located in the city center are comfortable and equipped with state-of-the-art technology. We are committed to providing quality, compassionate, and personalized healthcare with international standards. Our medical staffs are bilingual in English and Chinese.Opening Hours Monday-Friday 9:00--20:00 Saturday-Sunday9:00--17:00 Vaccination for children is not available after 5pm Direct billing with over 30 international insurance companies 1) Inpatient: 14/F, Complex Building Huashan Hospital, 12 Wulumuqi Zhong Lu, by Changle Lu ( , ) 2) Outpatient: 3/F, Block 6, Clove Apartment, 800 Huashan Lu, by Zhenning Lu ( ) Mon-Fri 9am-8pm, Sat- Sun 9am-5pm 1) 乌鲁木齐中路 12 号华山医院综合楼 14 楼, 近长乐路. 2) 华山路 800 弄丁香公寓 6 号裙楼 3 楼近镇宁路 Shanghai East International Medical Center Since 2003, Shanghai East International Medical Center has been providing 24- hour out-patient and in-patient care to the international community not only in Shanghai, but also surrounding provinces. The dedicated team of multilingual medical professionals 551 Pudong Nan Lu, by Pudong Dadao ( ) 24/7 seimc.com.cn 浦东南路 551 号, 近浦东大道 Shanghai Redleaf Women and Infants Center; Shanghai Redleaf Women's Hospital 1209 Huaihai Zhong Lu, by Donghu Lu 8am-5pm, 24/7 ( ) redleafhospital.com com 淮海中路 1209 号, 近东湖路 VIP Maternity&GYN Center This is a reputable chain of hotel-style VIP Maternity & GYN Centres delivering premium Obstetric and Gynaecological ( OB/GYN ) services. There services include prenatal examinations, examinations, genetic consulting, general examinations, minor operatio VIP13-15/F, 1961 Huashan Lu, by Changle Lu ( , ) Daily 8am-10pm 华山路 1961 号贵宾楼 层, 近长乐路 Yoga Ashtanga Yoga Shanghai 8 Park Avenue, Club House, 650 Wuding Lu, by Xikang Lu ( ) 7am-9pm 武定路 650 号近西康路 Aumnie Aumnie is a Canadian born, health and wellness inspired clothing line. With quality and style right up there with Lulu Lemon, you ll be wearing these pieces to way more than just yoga and pilates classes. 3/F, 60 Xinle Lu, by Xiangyang Bei Lu ( , ) Daily, 10:30AM to 8PM 新乐路 60 号 3 楼, 近襄阳北路 Karma Life Yoga This large newly renovated high-end studio in Pudong offers a diverse range of styles and classes, including Ashtanga, Anusara, Hot yoga, soft Yin and Basics. The teachers are top notch and international, with world-renowned visiting guest teachers offering workshops and teacher trainings. Classrooms are spacious and bright, and changing areas are clean and stylish. Classes taught in both Chinese and English. 160 Pucheng Lu, by Shangcheng Lu ( , ) Daily 9am-10pm com.cn 浦城路 160 号, 近商城路 Y+ Yoga Centre Whether you are looking to develop your spiritual wellbeing, body toning or just socialise with the hip young crowd, Y + Yoga Centre will have the right class for you. 1) 2/F, Bldg2, 299Fuxing Xi Lu, by Huashan Lu ( ) Daily 6.45am pm com.cn 2) 3/F, 308 Anfu Lu, by Wukang Lu ( ) 3) 2/F, 202 Hubin Lu, by Shunchang Lu ( ) Daily 7.30am-8.45pm 1) 复兴西路 299 号 2 号楼 2 楼, 近华山路 2) 安福路 308 号 3 楼, 近武康路 3) 湖滨路 202 号 2 楼, 近顺昌路 Yoga Garden With top-notch classes taught by overseas teachers in a beautiful boutique studio in the heart of the former French concession, the Yoga Garden offers a range of classes including ashtanga, yin, hatha and hatha vinyas, pilates and more and is in the process of building a 'Yoga Library' to share with the community. 3/F, 100 Fuxing Xi Lu, by Yongfu Lu ( ) 复兴西路 100 号 3 楼, 近永福路 Yogiyoga True boutique style yoga in the heart of Jing an, located in an old lane house. Yogiyoga has mostly a Chinese clientele and classes average about eight people. Their instructors come from all over the world, including India, and teach a wide range of cla No.1, Lane22 FuminLu, by Yan an Zhong Lu ( ) Mon-Fri 8am- 9pm; Sat-Sun 8am-6pm 富民路 22 弄 1 号, 近延安中路 Yuan Fitness at Hyatt on the Bund The fitness center of the luxurious Hyatt on the 114 December 2013 //

117 Bund hotel, Yuan has fantastic machines and a sophisticated environment. The 24-hour center features equipment by the US Brand Star Trac, including cross trainers, steppers and exclusive spinning bikes. Mac Lower Lobby, Hyatton the Bund. 199 Huangpu Lu, near Wuchang Lu ( ) 24 hours bund.hyatt.com 外滩茂悦大酒店黄浦路 199 号, 近武昌路 sports GYM Cuttingup Fitness Studio Rm , 500 Xiangyang Nan Lu, by Jian guo Xi Lu ( ) 24/7, 襄阳南路 500 号巴黎时韵大厦 室, 近建国西路 Health Club A stylish gym boasting stylish indoor and outdoor swimming pools, pampering jacuzzi and steam rooms, brand new change room facilities and top class gym equipments. 7/F, The Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Xikang Lu ( *5922) 南京西路 1376 号上海波特曼丽思卡尔顿酒店 7 楼健身中心, 近西康路 Shanghai Hengyi (Jin Qiao) Indoor Rock Climbing Gym 2/F, Sports Center, 1777 Jingao Lu, Pudong( ), 上海恒毅攀岩馆金桥馆 ) ( 上海市浦东新区金高路 1777 号文体中心 2 楼 203) Jae Hun Kim Taekwon-do Institute Lane 108, Weifang Xi Lu, by Pudong Nan Lu ( ) Mon-Fri: 11am-10pm, Sat,Sun: 9am-6pm, 金载跆拳道场, 潍坊西路 108 弄, 近浦东南路. Kerry Sports Kerry sports is an incredibly beautiful gym with top-notch facilities. Overlooking Century Park, the luxurious 6000 m2 sports center has a tons of machines, a pool, spinning classes, yoga, aaerobics, climbing wall and an outdoor track. It s ideal for families living in Pudong. 4/F,Kerry Hotel Pudong, 1388 Huamu Lu, by Fangdian Lu ( 上海浦东嘉里大酒店内 4 楼, 花木路 1388 号, 近芳甸路 youth Colleges & Universities Euromed Management Shanghai Campus Euromed Management Ecole de Maseille is the first (hence, the oldest) graduate business school in France. Euromed Management is one of the top ten French business schools. The full time and part-time MBA is ranked 5th and 8th respectively in France. Aft Rm103, 535 Fahua Zhen Lu, by Dingxi Lu ( ) 法国马赛商学院上海学校, 法华镇路 535 号 103 室, 近定西路 Fudan University 220 Handan Lu, by Guoshun Lu ( ) edu.cn 复旦大学, 邯郸路 220 号, 近国顺路 IFA Paris In partnership with the Shanghai University of Engineering Sciences, IFA Paris established its school in Shanghai in 2002 as the first Sino-French joint venture in fashion education to be approved by the Chinese government. IFA Paris has become the leadin 350 Xianxia Lu, by Gubei Lu ( ) 东华大学 - 莱佛士国际设计专修学院, 仙霞路 350 号, 近古北路 Livingston American School 580 Ganxi Lu, by Xiehe Lu ( ) 李文斯顿美国学校, 甘溪路 580 号, 近协和路 Raffles Design Institute Raffles Design Institute, Shanghai was founded by Donghua University and Raffles Design Institute, Singapore in The fashion school currently offers a total of six 3-year programs, with more than 150 academic staff from across 30 different countries, 832 Xinhua Lu, by Zhongshan Xi Lu, Xuhui district ( ) 东华大学 - 莱佛士国际设计专修学院, 徐汇区新华路 832 号, 近中山西路 Shanghai Conservatory of Music With over 1,200 enrolled students, Shanghai Conservatory of Music has 14 different departments across musical theory, creation and performing arts, on western music and traditional Chinese music, and on teaching and practice. The school is qualified to c 20 Fenyang Lu, by Huaihai Zhong Lu ( ) shcmusic.edu.cn 上海音乐学院, 徐汇区汾阳路 20 号, 近淮海中路 Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade 620 Gubei Lu, by Xianxia Lu, Changning District ( ) 上海对外贸易学院, 长宁区古北路 620 号, 近仙霞路 Shanghai International Studies University 550 Dalian Xi Lu, by Tiyuhui Lu, Hongkou District ( ) cn 上海外国语大学, 虹口区大连西路 550 号, 近体育会路 Shanghai Jianqiao College 1500 Kangqiao Lu, by Yuxiu Lu ( ) gench.com.cn 上海建桥学院, 康桥路 1500 号, 近御秀路 Shanghai Jiaotong University 1) 1954 Huashan Lu, by Guangyuan Xi Lu ( ) 2) 800 Dongchuan Lu, by Jingqin Lu 上海交通大学, 1) 华山路 1954 号, 近广元西路 2) 东川路 800 号, 近精勤路 Shanghai Lixin University of Commerce 2230 Zhongshan Xi Lu, by Yishan Lu ( ) 上海立信会计学院, 中山西路 2230 号, 近宜山路 Shanghai Normal University 100 Guilin Lu, near Guilin Park ( ) shtu.edu.cn 上海师范大学, 桂林路 100 号, 近桂林公园 Shanghai University 1) 149 Yanchang Lu, by Guangyan Lu ( ) 2) 99 Shangda Lu, by Nanchen Lu ( ) 上海大学, 1) 延长路 149 号, 近广延路 2) 上大路 99 号, 近南陈路 The Sino-British College 1195 Fuxing Zhong Lu, by Shanxi Nan Lu ( ) sbc-usst.edu.cn 上海理工大学中英学校, 复兴中路 1195 号, 近陕西南路 International Schools Britannica International School Shanghai 1881 Gubei Lu, by Wuzhong Lu ( /8991) 古北路 1881 号, 近吴中路 Concordia International School Shanghai 999 Mingyue Lu, by Yunshan Lu ( ) com.cn 上海协和国际学校, 明月路 999 号, 近云山路 Deutsche Schule Shanghai 437 Jinhui Lu, by Wuzhong Lu ( ) org.cn 上海德国学校, 金汇路 437 号, 近吴中路 Dulwich College International School 266 Lan an Lu, by Mingyue Lu ( ) 上海德威英国国际学校, 蓝桉路 266 号, 近明月路 Fudan International School 384 Guoquan Lu, by Handan Lu ( , ) 复旦大学附属中学国际部, 国权路 384 号, 近邯郸路 Lycée Francais de Shanghai 1) No.30, Lane 399 Zhuguang Lu, by Gaoguang Lu ( ) 2) Bldg D, 1555 Jufeng Lu, by Shenjiang Lu ( ) 上海法语学校, 1) 诸光路 399 弄 30 号, 近高光路 2) 巨峰路 1555 号 D 楼, 近申江路 Rainbow Bridge International School 2381 Hongqiao Lu, by Hongjing Lu ( ) 虹桥国际学校, 虹桥路 2381 号, 近虹井路 Shanghai American School 1) 1600 Lingbai Gong Lu, by Chaoyang Lu ( ) 2) 258 Jinfeng Lu, by Beiqing Gong Lu ( ) 上海美国学校, 1) 凌白公路 1600 号, 近朝阳路 2) 金丰路 258 号, 近北青公路 Shanghai Community International School 1) 1161 Hongqiao Lu, by Yan an Xi Lu ( ) 2) 800 Xiuyan Lu, by Hunan Gong Lu ( ) 3) 78 Dongxin Jie, by Puyan Lu, Binjiang District Hangzhou ( ) 上海长宁国际学校, 1) 虹桥路 1161 号, 近延安西路 2) 秀沿路 800 号, 近沪南公路 3) 杭州滨江区东信大道 78 号, 近浦沿路 Shanghai High School International division 400 Shangzhong Lu, by Longchuan Bei Lu ( ) 上海中学国际部, 上中路 400 号, 近龙川北路 Shanghai Rego International School 1) 159 Diannan Lu, by Shuying Lu ( ) 2) 189 Dongzha Lu, by Shuying Lu ( ) 上海瑞金国际学校, 1) 华庄镇淀南路 159 号, 近疏影路 2) 东闸路 189 号, 近疏影路 Shanghai Singapore International School 1) 301 Zhujian Lu, by Lianyou Lu ( ) 2) 1455 Huajing Lu, by Lao Humin Lu ( ) 上海新加坡国际学校, 1) 朱建路 301 号, 近联友路 2) 华泾路 1455 号, 近老沪闵路 Shanghai United International School 1) 999 Hongquan Lu, by Jinhui Lu ( ) 2) 248 Hongsong Dong Lu, by Yaohong Lu ( ) 3) 48 Xueye Lu, by Yuntai Lu ( ) 4) 185 Longming Lu, by Baochun Lu ( ) 5) 55 Wanyuan Lu, by Tianlin Lu ( ) 上海协和双语学校, 1) 虹泉路 999 号, 近金汇路 2) 红松东路 248 号, 近姚虹路 3) 雪野路 48 号, 近云台路 4) 龙茗路 185 号, 近报春路 5) 万源路 55 号, 近田林路 The British International School 1) 111 Jinguang Lu, Huacao Town, by Baole Lu ( ) 2) 600 Cambridge Forest New Town, 2729 Hunan Gong Lu, by Xiukang Lu ( ) 上海英国学校浦西校区, 1) 华漕镇金光路 111 号, 近保乐路 2) 沪南公路 2729 弄康桥半岛 600 号, 近秀康路 Western International School of Shanghai The Western International School of Shanghai (WISS) is an IB world school dedicated to preparing childern through the ages of 3 to 18 for there future and the 21st century 555 Lianmin Lu, by Huqingping Highway ( , , ) 上海西华国际学校, 联民路 555 号, 近沪青平公路 Yew Chung International School of Shanghai 1) 18 Ronghua Xi Dao, by Guyang Lu ( ) 2) 1433 Dongxiu Lu, by Yanggao Nan Lu ( ) 3) 11 Shuicheng Lu, by Hongqiao Lu ( ) 4) 1817 Huamu Lu, by Liushan Lu ( ) 耀中国际学校, 1) 荣华西道 18 号, 近古羊路 2) 东绣路 1433 号, 近杨高南路 3) 水城路 11 号, 近虹桥路 4) 花木路 1817 号, 近柳杉路 YK Pao school This is a school offering a bilingual programme integrating Chinese students with international cultures. It was founded in memory of businessman, statesman and philanthropist Sir Yue-Kong Pao, and prides itself in involving students community service as No.20, Lane1251, Wudingxi Lu, by Jiangsu Lu ( ) ykpaoschool.cn/ 包玉刚实验学校, 武定西路 1251 弄 20 号, 近江苏路 Find That's here 1933 Main Hall, Block 1, 611 Liyang Lu, by Haining Lu( ) 溧阳路 611 号 1933 老场坊 1 号楼大堂, 近海宁路 The Lounge Pingwu Lu, by Panyu Lu ( ) 平武路 29 号, 近番禺路 A thousand and one nights restaurants 4 Hengshan Lu, by Wulumuqi Nan Lu ( ) 衡山路 4 号, 近乌鲁木齐南路 Agile Binhai Golf Club5333 Dongda Gong Lu, by Binguo Gong Lu ( ) 东大公路 5333 弄, 近滨果公路 BaBBo 1023 Kangding Lu, by Taizhou Lu ( ) 康定路 1023 号, 近泰州路 BAFS YACHT CLUB 1162 Waima Lu, by Duojia Lu ( ) 外马路 1162 号, 近多稼路 Beauty Factory 5B, The Thumb Plaza, Lane 199 Fangdian Lu, by Dingxiang Lu ( ) 芳甸路 199 弄 5 号 B 座, 近丁香路 Bistrosambal Bld 6, 485 Fenglin Lu, by Zhaojiabang Lu ( ) 枫林路 485 弄 6 号楼, 近肇嘉浜路 Birtro Burger 291 Fumin Lu, by Changle Lu ( ) 富民路 291 号, 近长乐路 Cafe Montmartre Wulumuqi Zhong Lu, by Changle Lu ( ) 乌鲁木齐中路 号, 近长乐路 CinCin 1/F, 9 Ji nan Lu, by Taicang Lu ( ) 济南路 9 号 1 楼, 近太仓路 Dian Dao 1025 Kangding Lu, by Taizhou Lu ( ) 康定路 1025 号, 近泰州路 Gokurakuyu Spa 600 Xinjinqiao Lu, by Jinzang Lu ( ) 新金桥路 600 号, 近金藏路 HAMBURG HOUSE 399 Baotun Lu, by Xietu Dong Lu( ) 保屯路 399 号, 近斜土东路 Hutong School 2/F, No.16, Lane 76 Wuyuan Lu ( ) 五原路 76 弄 16 号 2 楼, 近常熟路 Ibis Hotels 858 Panyu Lu, by Huaihai Xi Lu ( ) 番禺路 858 号, 近淮海西路 Ifood 1) 120 Weifang Xi Lu, by Pudong Nan Lu ( ) 2) 115 Huangyang Lu, by Biyun Lu ( ) 1) 潍坊西路 120 号, 近浦东南路 2) 黄杨路 115 号, 近碧云路 Judy's142 Tongren Lu, by Nanjing Xi Lu ( ) 铜仁路 142 号, 近南京西路 JZ club 46 Fuxing Xi Lu, by Yongfu Lu ( ) 复兴西路 46 号, 近永福路 JZ latino 21/F, Renaissance Shanghai Yuyuan Hotel, 159 Henan Nan Lu, by Renmin Lu ( ) 河南南路 159 号豫园万丽大酒店 21 楼, 近人民路 Kussnacht B101, 1438 Hongqiao Lu, by Manao Lu ( ) 虹桥路 1438 号古北财富中心 B101, 近玛瑙路 La Creperie 1/F, 1601 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Changde Lu ( ) 南京西路 1601 号 1 楼 D 座, 近常德路 La Douceur Unit 105, Block 1,1933 Shanghai,611 Liyang Lu, by Haining Lu ( ) 溧阳路 611 号 1933 老场坊 1 号楼 105 单元, 近海宁路 Lily s Antiques 1037 Biyun Lu, by Huangyang Lu ( ) 碧云路 1037 号, 近黄杨路 ON STAGE A2 Red Town, 570 Huaihai Xi Lu, by Kaixuan Lu ( ) 淮海西路 570 号红坊 A2, 近凯旋路 PHOCO No.1, Lane 920 Changle Lu, by Wulumuqi Zhong Lu ( ) 长乐路 920 弄 1 号, 近乌鲁木齐中路 Pink dolphin salon 1) B1, 12 Hengshan Lu, by Gao an Lu ( ) 2) Unit34, 4/F, 5001 Dushi Lu, by Mingdu Lu ( ) 1) 衡山路 12 号 B1 楼, 近高安路 2) 都市路 5001 号 4 楼 34 室, 近名都路 Pinmarket 1) No.18, Lane896, Jianhe Lu, by Longxi Lu ( ) 2) 223 Xikang Lu, by Beijing Xi Lu ( ) 3) B1-10, 633,Biyun Lu, by Lan an Lu ( ) 4) 427 Jinfeng Lu, by Xingle Lu ( ) 1) 剑河路 896 弄 18 号, 近龙溪路 2) 西康路 223 号, 近北京西路 3) 碧云路 633 号碧云休闲中心 B1-10, 近蓝桉路 4) 金丰路 427 号, 近幸乐路 Red Cliff Old Battlefield Chibi town Chibi city, Hubei Province ( ) 湖北省赤壁市赤壁镇 Sitka Coffee , 207 Mengzi Lu, by Liyuan Lu ( ) 蒙自路 207 号 , 近丽园路 STARR HOTEL SHANGHAI 386 Zhijiang Xi Lu, by Datong Lu ( ) 芷江西路 386 号, 近大统路 Tattoo family 260 Xiangyang Nan Lu, by Fuxing Zhong Lu ( ) 襄阳南路 260 号, 近复兴中路 The Camel Sports Bar 1 Yueyang Lu, by Dongping Lu ( ) 岳阳路 1 号, 近东平路 The Irishman s Pub No.20, Lane 199 Fangdian Lu, by Yingchun Lu ( ) 芳甸路 199 弄 20 号, 近迎春路 The Spot 331 Tongren Lu, by Beijing Xi Lu ( ) 铜仁路 331 号, 近北京西路 Wooden box café 9 Qinghai Lu, by Wujiang Lu ( ) 青海路 9 号, 近吴江路 Yuan Oyster &Cocktail Lounge No.2, Lane 17 Xiangyang Bei Lu, by Changle Lu ( ) 襄阳北路 17-2, 近长乐路 December 2013 // 115

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CALL US FOR MORE INFORMA- TION:(8621) No.1703,Lane 1883,Huamu Road, Pudong New District,Shanghai,201303,PRC Serviced residences at Kerry Parkside Kerry Parkside prides itself in providing residents with all the comforts of home, in every one of our 182 fully furnished premium serviced apartments over 28 floors. Choose from spacious and efficient 1-bedroom to 4-bedroom penthouse units to suit your particular lifestyle needs. The Premier Penthouse units come with their own spacious rooftop terraces. Lease terms are flexible, marking the Residences at Kerry Parkside an ideal choice for both short and long-term stays. No.1398 Huamu Lu, Pudong, by Fangdian Lu, Metro Line 7 Huamu Lu Station Tel: , Shops at Kerry Parkside Kerry Parkside Shops has 45,000 m2 of retail and leisure space, out of a fully integrated development of 330, 000 m2. The shopping centre offers a largescale premium supermarket, a myriad of casual and fine dining choices, top international fashion brands, personal and beauty services, toys and children s wear and many more, amounting to well over a hundred shops all working together to become the newest and most desired community hub. 10am-10pm. Pudong> No.1378 Huamu Lu, Pudong, by Fangdian Lu, Metro Line 7 Huamu Lu Station Tel: com Sun & Associates is an interior design firm that specializes in high-level residential and office interior design, luxury villas, hotel clubs and apartments. Design services include interior planning, decoration, art consultation, purchasing and project management. 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Tel: Kerry Center Level 29 Shanghai Kerry Centre 1515 Nanjing West Road Jing An District, Shanghai Close to Jing An station (Line 2,7) 嘉里中心 29 楼南京西路 1515 号中国上海市静安区靠近静安寺地铁站 (2 号线 ) Servcorp At the Bund 5th Floor Somekh Building, Bund 149 Yuanmingyuan Road Huangpu District Shanghai Close to People Square Station (Line 1,2,8) 圆明园路 149 号外滩哈密大楼 5 楼中国上海黄浦区靠近人民广场地铁站 (1 号线 ) Citigroup Tower Level 23, Citigroup Tower 33 Huayuanshiqiao Road Pudong, Shanghai Close to Lujiazui Station (Line 2) 花旗集团大厦 23 楼花园石桥路 33 号中国上海浦东靠近陆家嘴地铁站 (2 号线 ) Shanghai Business Center 第一商务中心 CBD, Grade A Building, Serviced Office Lujiazui, Huaihai Road, West Nanjing Road, Hongqiao, Xujiahui Free Service, Impartial Assessment, Best Offer Call Green To Viewing: The Executive Centre International Finance Center 德事商务中心 - 上海国金中心 Level 8 & 36, Tower 2, International Finance Center 116 December 2013 //

119 No.8 Century Avenue, Pudong, Shanghai (Lujiazui Station, Line 2) 上海市浦东新区世纪大道 8 号, 上海国金中心二期 8 楼 / 36 楼 ( 地铁二号线陆家嘴站 ) The Executive Centre CITIC Square 德事商务中心 - 中信泰富广场 Level 35, CITIC Square No.1168 West Nanjing Road, Jing an District, Shanghai (West Nanjing Road Station, Line 2) 上海市静安区南京西路 1168 号, 中信泰富广场 35 楼 ( 地铁二号线南京西路站 ) The Executive Centre Xintiandi 德事商务中心 - 新天地 Level 5, Xintiandi No.159 Madang Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai (South Huangpi Road Station, Line 1) 上海市黄埔区马当路 159 号, 新天地 5 楼 ( 地铁一号线黄陂南路站 ) The Executive Centre The Center 德事商务中心 - 世纪商贸广场 Level 20, The Center No.989 Changle Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai (Changshu Road Station, Line 1) 上海市徐汇区长乐路 989 号, 世纪商贸广场 20 楼 ( 地铁一号线常熟路站 ) The Executive Centre - Chong Hing Finance Center 德事商务中心 - 创兴金融中心 Level 12, Chong Hing Finance Center No.288 West Nanjing Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai (People Square Station, Line 1) 上海市黄浦区南京西路 288 号, 创兴金融中心 12 楼 ( 地铁一号线人民广场站 ) TINVEST Tinvest Group- boutique serviced office ( Former French concession) or T288 9F/10F,Dramatic Art Center 288 Anfu Rd,Xuhui District,Shanghai Close to Changshu station (Line 1&7), Close to Shanghai library station (line 10) T297 #297,Wuyuan Rd Close to Changshu station (Line 1&7), Close to Shanghai library station (line 10) Car rental services RISING SHANGHAI CAR RENTAL CO., LTD. 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Tel: ; Harris Corporate Services Ltd Shanghai Beijing Guangzhou Hong Kong Established since 1972 WFOE & Rep. Office Set Up Accounting & Tax Compliance Payroll, HR & Visa Solutions Hong Kong & Offshore Company Registration Hong Kong & China Bank Account Opening Serving all your business needs for investing in China. Call us for a free consultation. Tel: (86) Mobile: Shanghai: Suite 904, OOCL Plaza, 841 Yan An Zhong Road, Jing-An District, Shanghai, PRC. 上海市静安区延安中路 841 号东方海外大厦 904 室 Beijing: Room 2302, E-Tower, No.12 Guanghua Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, PRC. 北京市朝阳区光华路 12 号数码 01 大厦 2302 室 Tel: (86) Mobile: Guangzhou: Room D-E, 11/F., Yueyun Building,3 Zhongshan 2nd Road, Guangzhou, PRC. 广州市中山二路 3 号 ( 东山口 ) 粤运大厦 11 楼 D-E 室 Tel: (86) Mobile: Hong Kong: 7/F., Hong Kong Trade Centre, Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong. 香港德辅道中 号香港贸易中心 7 楼 Tel: (852) Educational Services AIA AIA CFO Forum on Dec 15 This is the 14th CFO Forum AIA (the Association of International Accountant) has held in Shanghai. This time we invite Yu Chun, a director of one international accounting firm to share her view on bank fraud. Tel: Free, 2:00-3:30pm. 10F, Towel 2, No. 2230, Zhongshan Road West, close to Yi Shan Road Station(Line3, 4, 9) 徐汇区中山西路 2230 号 2 号楼 10 楼, 靠近宜山路地铁站 (3 4 9 号线 ) Hutong School With 8 years' experience, Hutong School provides Mandarin courses for everyone eager to learn Chinese. We offer standard daily Chinese classes as well as tailor-made courses for companies and individuals. We offer private or group classes, at all levels, whenever (weekdays or at weekends) and wherever (at our school, your office or home). Tel: (21) Web: Wuyuan Lu, House 16, 2F, near Wulumuqi Lu, Xuhui District, Shanghai Mandarin School 60 days for Step by Step Chinese Course A miracle of Chinese learning achievements! We are tailor making the STEP BY STEP courses for your situation in China like transportation, shopping, accommodation, oversea travel or any other real personal needs. Huaihai Road Campus No.28 Gaolan Road(Near By Ruijin 2 Road) Tel: Yaohan Campus Suite 1103, Build B, Tomson Centre, No.188 Zhangyang Road(Near by Puming Road) Tel: Zhongshan Park Campus Room 401, Build No.1, No1221 Yuyuan Road(Near by Anxi Road) Tel: i Mandarin Ting Bu Dong is Long gone! Shanghai Centre Campus Rm720, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Xikang Lu 南京西路 1376 号上海商城西峰 720 室, 近西康路 Tel: Xintiandi Campus Suite1708, 333 Huaihai Zhong Lu, by Huangpi Nan Lu 淮海中路 333 号瑞安广场 1708 室, 近黄陂南路 Tel: Zhongyin Campus Suite2312, 200 Yincheng Zhong Lu, by Shiji Dadao 银城中路 200 号中银大厦 2312 室, 近世纪大道 Tel: Jinqiao Campus 1779 Yunshan, by Biyun Lu 云山路 1779 号, 近碧云路 Tel: Yuandong Campus Rm1916, Bldg B, 317 Xianxia Lu, by Gubei Lu 仙霞路 317 号远东国际广场 B 座 1916 室, 近古北路 Tel: Hongqiao Campus RmC207, Shang-Mi Ra Commercial Centre, 2633 Yan an Xi Lu, by Shuicheng Nan Lu 延安西路 2633 号美丽华商务中心 C207 室, 近水城南路 Tel: Mandarin City Mandarin City is dedicated to providing high quality and professional Chinese courses for foreigners. It has a good reputation for achieving results through excellent teaching and considerate service! Mandarin City also can sent teachers to your office or home for your convenience! Address: No.40, Lane 56 Yandang Road (Close to Middle Huaihai Road) Tel: , Shanghai International MBA A two-year Part-time MBA designed for multinational managers Classes are taught in English by international professors on average 4 consecutive days per month Tel: +86 (21) Web: Room A309,Sino-French Center, Tongji University,1239 Siping Road, Shanghai , China 同济大学上海国际 MBA, 中国上海四平路 1239 号同济大学中法中心 A309 室 YouMandarin Whatever your objectives - personal training, corporate training, cultural acclimation, providing your children with an opportunity for a head start, or even just fine-tuning your accent- our customized training system ensures that all your needs can be met in a timely fashion. Quality assurance is our foremost concern Jing an Campus: Suite 4I, Crystal Century Tower, 567 Weihai Road Tel: Hongqiao Campus: Suite 1812, Tower A, City Center, 100 Zunyi Road Tel: Website: Mandarin House Chinese Schools International quality accredited Chinese language programs. Whether at your office, home, or our convenientlylocated schools; learn practical and modern Chinese with experienced teachers. Effective courses include: Conversational Chinese, Written Chinese, Business Chinese, HSK Preparation and tailor-made Private Tutoring to meet your specific needs. Mandarin House is an official registered HSK testing center as well. Call us or visit our school and see why more than 20,000 people have chosen Mandarin House for learning Chinese! People s Square: 12F, Asia Mansion, 650 Hankou Road 汉口路 650 号亚洲大厦 12 楼 Tel: Hongqiao: Suite 1203, Shenggao International Bldg, 137 Xianxia Road 上海市仙霞路 137 号盛高国际大厦 1203 室 Tel: MEIZHI MANDARIN MEIZHI MANDARIN is an institution with long history,high education quality and outstanding fame.allmeizhi's fulltime professional teachers will provide you with qualified kids, pinyin,c haracter,grammar,dailyconversation,bu siness,hsk lecture, etc. XUJIAHUI CENTER: Room505 No45 West Guang Yuan Road Xuhui District HONGQIAO/GUBEI CENTER: Room508 No96 East RongHua Road Changning District TE: MOB: (ENGLISH) HP: Panda Chinese Language Institute Expert Teaching and Competitively Priced With 8 years of teaching experience, 4 campuses and over 5000 satisfied graduates, the Panda Chinese Language Institute in Shanghai is the only source you need for effective Mandarin Chinese instruction or Chinese cultural training, whether for business or personal enrichment. 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To understand Minyuan 33 s history, we must go back to the days when Tianjin was a bustling port city situated at a nexus of important mairtime and rail trade routes. Strict restrictions on European trade began to ease after China suffered military setbacks, and in the last century of the Qing Dynasty ( ), zones were approved for foreign trade Changde Rd. Wudadao Heping District massage VIP Romantic Massage ( ) feel tired? We have good massage services. Come to your place. Let me know your needs. We give you a surprise. Add: 328 Nanjing East Road, near Radisson Hotel & JW Marriot. Also available in Suzhou and Hangzhou Hi, guys! My name is seven! I am a nice girl come to your hotel or home. I m gorgeous and great body shape. I m tall and slim not fat. Please call me at for more information. Moving + Shipping ASIAN EXPRESS is an expert in international, domestic, local household goods and office moving, storage and full relocation services. 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