Trying the Signature Tasting Menu at Mr & Mrs Bund Shanghai

Mr Mrs Bund COVERRR - Trying the Signature Tasting Menu at Mr & Mrs Bund Shanghai

In the second installment of bougie AF places I get to visit when I travel with my Dad, I’ll be talking about the meal I had in a restaurant called Mr & Mrs Bund in Shanghai. It’s a concept by Chef Paul Pairet, whose other eatery in the city holds the distinction of three Michelin stars. Though Mr & Mrs Bund is not a Michelin rated restaurant, it has received a good number of accolades over the years. It even became part of ‘Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants’ in previous years.

It’s only recently that I’ve learned to see value in having “splurge meals” when I travel. I feel like I’ve been working hard enough to deserve at least one extra special meal per trip. In this instance though, I wasn’t really preparing for any fancy meals. Prior to this, I was too busy with work to even think about this business trip. But then a week before leaving for Shanghai, my Dad sent me the link to this restaurant. He told me he wanted to try this place out based on the recommendations of his friends.

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I checked the reviews to find that the feedback for this restaurant is actually quite good. So I went ahead and booked a schedule for Brunch because the Dinner rate is way higher than my conscience would allow me to pay for lol. They send you a confirmation email almost immediately. I think they accept walk-ins if there are tables available, but they do prefer clients to reserve in advance.

Visiting the Shanghai Starbucks Reserve Roastery

Starbucks Shanghai COVERR - Visiting the Shanghai Starbucks Reserve Roastery

On a hot sunny September day during a business trip with my Dad, we snuck out from the convention we were attending to visit the Shanghai Starbucks Reserve Roastery. To be fair, it was my Dad’s idea. He’s never been a coffee drinker, ever, but he seems to have gained this new obsession with Starbucks Roasteries ever since his visit to the Milan one. And so off to ‘Xing Ba Khe’ we went.

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We took the metro to Nanjing West Road. The line with the nearest exit is Line 13 (Exit 3), but taking Line 2 or Line 12 is fine as well, depending on where you’re coming from. We actually took Line 2 and exited from Exit 2. Following the map, we walked the perimeter of the building with the GAP Store and the ICBC (Industrial & Commercial Bank of China), then crossed a plaza onto an intersection. You will immediately see the domed building of the Shanghai Starbucks Reserve Roastery.

5-Day Sample Sapporo Itinerary for a September Summer Trip

Sapporo Itinerary - 5-Day Sample Sapporo Itinerary for a September Summer Trip

To say my planned Sapporo Itinerary for this trip fell into pieces may seem a bit melodramatic, but that was how it felt to me at the time. None of us could have predicted that we would experience a (hopefully once in a lifetime) major earthquake on our very first night in Sapporo. It caused pretty much the entire island to shut down for approximately 24 hours, more or less.

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We spent nearly two days in limbo, and once the electricity and modes of public transport were restored, things were understandably not yet completely normal. Lots of special events got cancelled and most of the tourist spots were still closed and were being examined for any possible damages. Erring on the side of safety is always a good idea, but it was still quite a sad thing to have our carefully constructed trip thrown out the window.

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To tell you the truth, I wasn’t supposed to write this Sapporo Itinerary anymore. But taking into account the limited but still fun things we managed to enjoy at the tail end of our trip, I find myself able to make enough recommendations to fill five leisurely days in Sapporo, including visits to nearby places.

My Sapporo 2018 Summer Snack Haul [Japanese Snacks Vol. 5]

Sapporo Souvenirs COVER - My Sapporo 2018 Summer Snack Haul [Japanese Snacks Vol. 5]

Japanese snacks! I love them because they are always so interesting and so high-quality, but I also hate them because I can’t stop myself from, well, snacking. I know, it’s such a dilemma lol. Whenever I go on trips to Japan, I always go home with a suitcase twice as heavy, filled with snacks and food items. Literally half my suitcase would be empty when I leave, and they’d be close to popping when I come home. It’s insane, but I love it lol. Eye-catching packaging aside, they manage to come up with these interesting concepts and flavors that I never see anywhere else. Stuff like that are always a foodie’s weakness.

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Pocky haul from a previous trip to Fukuoka

And I’m not just talking about the sweet Japanese snacks like Kit-Kat and Pocky. There’s coffee and chocolates as well. Even cereal! I simply cannot stop myself from feeling curious about Japanese food products. I honestly have no idea if you guys enjoy these kinds of posts, but I figured since I am already on Volume 5 and nobody has ever commented negatively on these posts, I’ll just keep on making them for as long as there are snacks to try!

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