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Shanghai Hot Dog Shop Channels A Futuristic American West. It's Kinda Weird.

Lone Ranger sells pork and vanilla sausage, too
Feb 23, 2015 2:00 pm

This Chinese corn-dog shop is a far cry from New York's classic hot dog stands, with a fresh, modern design inspired by the American West — with a few unexpected twists. Besides being a hip Chinese corn-dog shop.  

Pichet Ong On How To Eat Around Shanghai By Taxi, Train And Foot

Unforgettable dishes from a very hungry city
Feb 11, 2015 9:00 am

New York pastry chef Pichet Ong grew up in Thailand, Hong Kong and Singapore and has toured the world extensively in search of the best things to eat. With Fantasy Travel Week upon us, we asked our friend to write about one of his favorite cities in Asia.

For A Stiffer Cocktail in Shanghai, Just Hit This Sandwich Shop's Coke Machine

A speakeasy hidden behind a friendly red door
Jan 20, 2015 1:00 pm

We've seen various iterations of the old-timey speakeasy with a wink-wink secret entrance, yet there's something enduringly fun  that keeps these enterprises packed with patrons. And while it's true that Shanghai's latest version, Flask, probably is no more a secret address than the White House, the execution definitely praise for maintaining that clandestine feeling.

These Are The 10 Places To Find Great Cocktails And Vibes In Hong Kong

Taverns, hotels and roof-top lounges
Dec 17, 2014 12:00 pm

One can find a little of everything in Hong Kong. A truly international city, it’s packed with restaurants representing a broad range of cuisines and some of the best third-wave coffee shops in the world. The cocktail scene continues to grow with exciting new spots, classic destinations and hidden lounges in highrises, many of them with rooftop patios. Here are 10 of Hong Kong’s best for cocktail lovers and seekers of the refined, the unusual and the highly potent.

A Peking Duck Museum Opens In Beijing. We Approve Of This.

Food Republic 100% endorses this kind of museum
Jul 11, 2014 9:00 am

We’ll be the first to admit that we’re not the most well versed when it comes to museums here at Food Republic. There are, of course, a few exceptions to this statement. For example, word comes from The Wall Street Journal that a roast duck museum has opened to the public in Beijing. Now, that is our type of museum. Read on.

How To Get The Most Out Of Your International Butcher Shop

Translating these unique cuts for the home kitchen
Mar 5, 2014 9:00 am
Photo: Roger Walch on Flickr

There are 50 ways to butcher an animal. A "correct" way? Fat chance. Which makes things really interesting. “Most cultures that haven’t been globalized, like say the Japanese, give a lot of value to premium cuts, but they also deem every single part desirable,” says Tom Mylan, co-owner of The Meat Hook in Brooklyn. “It’s much more nose to tail in other cultures outside the United States.” With that, here’s the breakdown of six key butchering cultures — and how it all translates to your home kitchen.

Are These Really The Top 100 Restaurants In Hong Kong?

Interest in the Chinese city state is exploding
Mar 4, 2014 12:00 pm

Last week we told you about how Hong Kong is fast become the go-to food/travel destination in all of East Asia. The Chinese city-state is one of the world’s most exciting places to eat and the American media and air carriers have taken notice (ramping up non-stop flights and marketing the food angle pretty hard). And while the 9 restaurants we wrote about are all worth a visit, we sort of knew that it was only scratching the surface. Earlier today, the surface was smashed through with the announcement of Hong Kong's top 100 tables. Do you agree with the picks?

9 Places To Eat And Drink Incredibly Well In Hong Kong

There's so much food buzz in Asia's Skyscraper City
Feb 25, 2014 2:00 pm

You already know all about the Rolex shops, rooftop bars and high-rise hotels. But there is more to Asia’s Skyscraper City than meets the Chanel eyewear. From the best dim sum on earth to star-studded international imports, the Chinese city-state is one of the world’s most exciting places to eat right now. It's Fantasy Travel Week on Food Republic, so here are 9 places to eat and drink incredibly well in Hong Kong.

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