For the Foodie Dogs

For all the dogs out there who’ve grown tired of the average treat, this will be a happy day. The aptly named Lip-Smacking is Dongguan’s first specifically doggie treat bakery,

Bass, Beats, Melody: Gangster Bar

Imagine a club-slash-bar-slash-underground haven. Then, picture being there. Then, imagine it’s here, it’s now and it’s in Batou at your friendly neighbourhood: Loft 8. And a river runs through it.

Try Angry Tea

The Japan-originated stick figure “Orz” representing a guy kneeling and bending his head down is often used to show frustration in Internet speak. In Chinese, “Cha” means tea. Based on

Raise Your Glass: Cheer Bar

The wow factor is definitely there as you walk in—lights, beers, friendly staff, immediate service, a red pool table, big screen, proper tables and to top it all off, a

East-West Vegetarian: Ru Shi Su (汝是素)

Ordering protein dishes in China can be challenging. Will the chicken come chopped with bones? How will I cut up the meat with a lone pair of chopsticks? Will it

Cool off This Summer

Ice Star skating rink laid smack dab in the middle of Nancheng’s upscale One Mall might just be a clever replacement for the movies to beat the summer heat. Featuring

A Modern Steakhouse: Reform Angus steak & wine bar

Just a few steps beyond Dynacity Mall (i.e. uncharted Dongcheng), awaits a lively new eatery. Walking in, you might need a double take as you glance around the walls filled

Batou Goes global: Enjoy Bar, Xiaba Fang (Batou)

Batou, or Xiaba Fang, has got to be the most fun, versatile and mysterious playground in Dongguan, for no matter where one goes here, one stands in awe of the

A Modern Utopia? Utopia Stubborn Style

  I love exploring the town of Houjie—the further you go, the more shops, bars and restaurants (old and new) you seem to find. Just a 5-minute stroll from the

This is the Bomb(ay): Brother’s indian cuisine & bar

If you live in Houjie, your average Friday evening may include a leisurely stroll, wondering what to eat. This past weekend, I found myself yearning for a curry and eventually