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New recipe – Bacon and cheese stuffed pizza rolls!food

New recipe – Bacon and cheese stuffed pizza rolls!

April 8, 2013 at 10:23 pm

If you didn’t know (and HOW DARE YOU NOT KNOW?!) I have a food website called ‘It’s Not Rocket Salad’. There are lots of recipes [...]

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Summer of fooddiary

Summer of food

August 20, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Even though I don’t technically have a ‘job’, it feels like today is ‘back to work’ day.

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Raw dealdiary

Raw deal

November 20, 2011 at 1:35 am

Since I’ve been in France, I’ve started eating a lot more beef.

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Pizza timediary

Pizza time

November 9, 2011 at 1:50 am

One of the highlights of summer (well, the end of summer) was buying an outdoor pizza oven.

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A very serious issue – 一个非常严重的问题chinese

A very serious issue – 一个非常严重的问题

July 20, 2010 at 6:42 pm

Chinese cultural society has evolved very quickly over the past twenty years, and people are now being forced to deal with issues that perhaps 20 [...]

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Celebrity Lookalike – 相像的名人chinese

Celebrity Lookalike – 相像的名人

July 13, 2010 at 2:41 pm

I’ve seen a few lookalikes in my time in China, but this one has to be the closest to ‘separated at birth’ I’ve seen so [...]

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Lawsuit Waiting To Happen – 等着起诉的发生chinese

Lawsuit Waiting To Happen – 等着起诉的发生

June 9, 2010 at 1:16 pm

I noticed that one of my favourite eateries, Mike’s, has had its trademark infringed by a soulless multinational from the USA! I’m not going to [...]

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Worst Price Promise Ever – 最烂的承诺chinese

Worst Price Promise Ever – 最烂的承诺

June 3, 2010 at 2:18 pm

Already famous for their strange customer service, Croissants de France Shanghai (or CDF as they like to be known) have tried to go one better [...]

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Terrible flavour decisions – 可怕的怪口味chinese

Terrible flavour decisions – 可怕的怪口味

May 17, 2010 at 1:40 pm

Anyone who knows me knows that I love Doraemon. Anyone who has lived or worked with me in the past knows that I love jelly [...]

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United Nations (Bye Onur!) – 联合国(再见,Onur!)chinese

United Nations (Bye Onur!) – 联合国(再见,Onur!)

April 8, 2010 at 9:52 am

We went out for teppanyaki the other night to celebrate…errr…I mean…commiserate the departure of BRO-nur to Turkey. It was a great meal, made even better [...]

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Weird menu – 奇怪的菜单chinese

Weird menu – 奇怪的菜单

March 5, 2010 at 3:56 pm

I can’t believe it’s been so long since I wrote here – so many people have called me ‘lazy’…and it’s sort of true! My head’s [...]

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What have those crazy Japs done now? (那些疯狂小日本都做了些什么?)chinese

What have those crazy Japs done now? (那些疯狂小日本都做了些什么?)

December 19, 2009 at 3:00 pm

I didn’t realise until recently (my history knowledge is a little poor) that China and Japan are not exactly the best of friends. I’m not [...]

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Chris Cafe, Shanghai (上海基斯餐厅)chinese

Chris Cafe, Shanghai (上海基斯餐厅)

September 13, 2009 at 4:38 pm

Today we went for lunch at Chris Cafe, on Shanghai’s Nan Hui Lu near Beijing Xi Lu (behind Plaza 66). It looks pretty crappy from [...]

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New Shanghai brothel (新上海妓院)chinese

New Shanghai brothel (新上海妓院)

July 18, 2009 at 1:09 pm

After uncovering the Shanghai Male Escort Service, I was even more shocked to find that a new brothel has recently opened right next to Hongkou [...]

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Not all of China is being Westernized (中国不是所有的东西都在西方化)diary

Not all of China is being Westernized (中国不是所有的东西都在西方化)

June 15, 2009 at 1:11 am

Even though a lot of people complain that China (and Shanghai in particular) is becoming the 52nd State, it’s refreshing to see that some products [...]

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Combo combo combo (套餐 套餐 套餐)chinese

Combo combo combo (套餐 套餐 套餐)

May 30, 2009 at 12:51 pm

So we went to Babela’s kitchen the other day…if you don’t know it’s a weird “western-fusion” (read: cheap italian) restaurant that serves LOADS of different [...]

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