Restaurant Reviews

Serves All Day Meals Plus Evening Drinks

Mid-September has finally brought some moderation to Dongguan’s weather, and the occasion was opportune to visit Pauly’s Kitchen and sample the impressive menu of Mediterranean fares. Although the name and

Impressive menu of Mediterranean dishes

Mid-September has finally brought some moderation to Dongguan’s weather, and the occasion was opportune to visit Pauly’s Kitchen and sample the impressive menu of Mediterranean fares. Although the name and

On The Up: Uptown 26 Review

For readers who missed the recent craft beer festival in Dongcheng, there is another reason to visit the newly renovated industrial area known as HERE! Square. Located in 33 Town,

Fine Hospitality at Hostaria Restaurant & Wine Bar

Italian eateries are seemingly more commonplace with every passing year in Dongguan. I firmly believe that to make it in the F&B industry these days takes a combination of impressive

Spot on or Not on? Boton Restaurant

For six years I have dined in and written about countless venues, around the many townships of Dongguan. There is one restaurant that has regularly reared its head. “Boton” may

A Little Slice of Lagos: Caleb Pizza & Cafe

After numerous complaints from its residents following a pronunciation mix up of the written characters, the neighborhood formally known as “Hadi” is now officially called “Gedi,” with all metro signs

Taste the Real DG: Lao Guancheng Restaurant

Walking along Zhen Hua Road, a sweet smell hangs in the air, coming from a pot of tong bat lat (glutinous rice balls boiled in hot syrup) and by a

Purple Buns and All: Homie Hot Dog

We can talk about fine dining another time, because this place deserves its acclaim this month—Homie Hot Dog in Moon Bay Plaza, Dongcheng. With such a catchy name, yes, it

America in Houjie: Dreams

Houjie struggles to cater to Western palates compared to bountiful Dongcheng, so it was a pleasant surprise when I recently heard that it has its first restaurant-bar run by a

South-East Eats: Saigon (Houjie)

Welcome to “Saigon,” the former title of the city that Vietnamese leader Ho Chi Minh’s name was bestowed upon in 1976. The restaurant is situated on Houjie Avenue, adjacent to