Mexican Food Like You’ve Never Experienced Before At Bésame Mucho

Mexican cuisine is one of the most loved foods in the world, and it’s not hard to see why there are so many restaurants now. As popular as these places are, outside of Mexico, they rarely truly represent what Mexican cuisine is. There are so many more ingredients, shapes, flavors, and colors. By looking deeper, you can find the real Mexico. At Bésame Mucho , you can try Mexican food like you’ve never experienced before.

From the moment I heard about Bésame Mucho, I knew I was in for something special.

The first thing that caught my attention was the location. Situated in the up-and-coming area of Nanshan, the restaurant is surrounded by the offices of the biggest tech companies in China. Bésame Mucho occupies a relaxing spot in the new Kaide Park shopping mall, just off the high street.

The restaurant boasts a cool outdoor seating area, which on the evenings is occupied with expats and locals alike enjoying dinner or just chilling with a couple of drinks. Inside, it’s clear that they are going for a modern, clean style. From the open kitchen and slick bar top to the windows the length of the wall and the second-floor stage that looks down on the restaurant. Think less family taqueria, and more hip bar.

The second thing that made me stand up and pay attention to the restaurant was the people involved. Bésame Mucho is the idea of Christian Saldaña. When it comes to introducing Mexican cuisine and culture, Christian has shown over the years that he is a true ambassador for his country. What’s more, the guy knows how to organize a party.

The third thing was the food. When I started seeing photos all over my social media of what was coming out of the kitchen there, I knew I had to get myself down to Bésame Mucho. These were dishes I had never seen before. There were so many vibrant colors and the sort of presentation that demands your attention. This was Mexican food, but not as we knew it.

So there we were, to find out for ourselves. After several looks of the menu, we still couldn’t settle on what to order. So, we deferred to Christian to decide for us. We were not disappointed.

The first dish to arrive was the Aguachile. This is a real seafood treat originating from the north of Mexico. They take fresh shrimp, marinate it in citrus juices and pulverized chili, and then submerge it along with onions and cucumber. Think of it like the spicier, older sister of Ceviche that you wish were dating instead.

Next up is the Tuna Tostada, but with a brand new makeover. The chef has taken this old classic and has given it a modern twist by completely inverting the presentation. Where the tostada should be on the bottom, here it is on the top, and the toppings are on the bottom. And what toppings they are. You have the freshest tuna and avocado marinated with a tangy Ponzu sauce along with carrots, cucumber, and spring onions. By the time I’ve finished, it makes me wish I’d been eating all my tostadas upside down all along.

As we finished off our Tuna Tostada, the next dish arrived. It’s the first time I’ve ever laid eyes on a Tlayuda, but I like what I see.  Originating from Oaxaca, It’s a large crispy corn tortilla topped with chorizo, grilled tomatoes, refried beans, onions, and homemade mole sauce. The tortilla can be easily broken up to share amongst a group and is a perfect party starter.

Of course, no trip to a Mexican restaurant can be complete without trying the tacos. The menu has six signature tacos and while reading the descriptions makes me want to order all of them, we end up limiting ourselves to the Carne Asada and Mayan Pork. The Mayan Pork drips with habanero chili, red onions, and lemon, which is so good it makes me want to order another just to wipe up the first with. Still, I think the Carne Asada has to be my favorite. The slices of grilled beef steak are really something else.

Finally, is our dessert, the Avocado Popsicle, which is a mouthwatering mix of avocado, dulce de leche, some lemon zest and dried berries, and the smallest amount of chocolate. In appearance, it looks like an ice pop, but it’s actually soft and can be scooped with a spoon much like a mousse. I think the Avocado Popsicle from Bésame Mucho is my favorite dessert in all of Shenzhen. For the freshness, for the creativity, for the originality, and quite simply, for the taste.

While as amazing as the food is – and it is amazing – Bésame Mucho is more than a restaurant. It’s a place for people to come and just hang out and meet new people.

If you are feeling lucky, then on Wednesdays you should head down to La Loteria nights. Think of it like bingo, but instead of using numbers, they use some cool retro illustrated cards with even cooler names. The games are free for customers to join and you can win anything from a drink to 10% off your bill and more.

On Thursdays, Bésame Mucho makes the most of its stage space with their Acoustic Session by Mark’s Music & Art Jam. Every week, some of the city’s most talented and creative musicians come down to jam and experiment. You may even catch Christian up there singing a tune or two.

Bésame Mucho is the place to be on Fridays. From 7 to 9:30 pm, there is an international meet & greet, where people hailing from all over the world can get to know each other. The evening continues with live music from 9:30 pm and then a Latin party from 10:30 pm till late, late into the night.

Bésame Mucho is not solely about partying though. Every Sunday from 4 pm, there is a free Spanish class available to customers. You can come, learn a few words, and then feel free to practice with Christian and the rest of the staff.

So come and stop by at Bésame Mucho. Experience Mexican food like you’ve never experienced it before, and stay to enjoy the fantastic company and, who knows, you may even make a friend or two you didn’t have before the evening had started.

Address:  Chuang ye Lu 3023 Ipark, Nanshan District 深圳市南山区南海大道,创业路3023号交汇處 凯德公园一号L1-06号铺

Opening Hours: 17:00 – 02:00

Tel: 13828721312

Flash Sale丨Unlimited Seafood & Meat Buffet

Summertime is for Chilling & Grilling!

Fire up your summer nights with an unlimited freshly-grilled seafood and meat buffet – a perfect retreat for all the family,friends especially Seafood & Meat lovers.

Alenha is a churrascaria themed restaurant and it’s situated within the ground floor of the Shenzhen InterContinental hotel.
The restaurant has very exotic atomosphere, a very true discovery of Brazilian delights enhanced with extraordinary decoration, as you arrive you will have to walk past two buffet-style stands, these contain a number of salad, soup & dessert options . the soup options are Bazil Mixed Beef & Oxtail Bone Soup & Brazil Vegetable Soup.
We were not here for soups, not dessert, I mean we REALLY aren’t here for salads.

Summer BBQ Time 2018

Everything Stops for BBQ.

More than 50 kinds of food and 4 kinds of optional sauce for you.

Flash Sale

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Classic Brazilian Grill Buffet  CNY218 CNY382

Seafood &Meat Combination Buffet CNY288 CNY465

Griled Fresh Oyster

Brazil Style Roast Prawns

Banana Leaf Grilled Sole Fish Fillet

Roast Scallop Mussel With Special Brazil Sauce


What better way to enjoy the night than with UNLIMITED grilled seafood and NEVER-ENDING plate of juicy and tender BBQ meat?

Highly Recommended

Slow Roasted Beef Bibs With Crystal Salt

 (240 minutes)

Hot Sale 

Lamb Sirloin

New Zealand 8 Rib Lamb Chops

Beef Tenderloin

Lamb Leg

Black Pepper Sausage


Feel a bit guilty after eating too much meat?

Roasted vegeatables with special Brazil sauce taste really amazing!

Alenha Chef will bring the freshest Brazilian cuts of grilled meat straight here to your table as much as you want. We feature all your favorites and guarantee you will leave full and very satisfy.

Night Falls In Alenha

Forget Pressure During The Day

Listening To Passionate Latin Music

Let’s Make Food Jump Samba on the

 Tip Of Tongue.

Let’s Party!

Seafood & Meat Buffet

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Alenha restaurant invites you to join our summer BBQ buffet.A bustling culinary food hall, BBQ seafood buffet & meat original selections for every appetite. Selling price(Per Person)

Classic Brazilian Grill Buffet: RMB 218 net

Seafood&Meat Combination Buffet: RMB288 net


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Take A Tour Of Italy With Oggi Enoteca

When done well, nothing quite compares to Italian food. It could be Black Squid Ink Risotto at a Michelin-starred restaurant in a luxury five-star hotel in Milan. It may be a plate of Linguine Pasta with Seafood at a tiny family-run restaurant in a small town in Abruzzo tucked away off the street. It might even be at a friend’s apartment in Rome who has prepared a home-cooked classic Mushroom Lasagna with Mozzarella and Parmesan Cheese.

Like a glass of Barolo or a bottle of Ferrari Brut, once you have tried Italian food as it was truly meant to be, it’s hard to go back to the way you knew it before. What a delight it is then, to have found Oggi Enoteca.


I must admit, I was excited to hear that the Oggi group was opening a new restaurant in Shenzhen. Oggi opened its first branch in Guangzhou in 2005. Over a decade later, the Italian brand has opened another four restaurants in Guangzhou and one other in Shekou. Each branch represents a different aspect of Italian culture and cuisine, but they have all become synonymous with quality in the dining scene of Southern China.

Their restaurants are the places to be seen and the guest list on any given night can be like a who’s who of some of the most famous people in the city. The likes of World Cup winning football coaches Marcelo Lippi and Luiz Felipe Scolari, Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey, and world-renowned pianist Maksim Mrvica are all counted amongst Oggi’s guests.


In UpperHills, Oggi has found the perfect place to open their latest restaurant. Boasting some of the most exclusive fashion brands and the world’s first ever Muji hotel, the newly opened complex is fast becoming one of the hippest areas in town.

The layout and furniture are exactly what we’ve come to expect from the Oggi name. From the simple and clean modern seating to the touch of quality you can feel when you take your seat or run your hand across the table top. The lighting is set perfectly to a warm glow. The music is at a volume where it can be enjoyed without it impeding on the conversation. Oh, it’s Andrea Bocelli, in case you were curious.


What is most striking about the restaurant is the wine collection located on the second-floor balcony. Accessed by a spiral staircase, those who ascend the steps are rewarded with one of the finest selections of wines this side of Tuscany. For Oggi Enoteca, which Enoteca translates as Wine Shop, wine is at the heart of their concept for the restaurant.

In fact, speak to the staff and they will be on hand to recommend a bottle of wine that pairs perfectly with any of the dishes. Speaking of which…


The food menu is like a tour of Italy. Reading through the dishes you get a real sense of the history and the culture of the country. Unsure of which part of the Beautiful Country to visit, we ask the manager, Alessandro  Petrini to be our guide and to select some dishes for us.

There are several famous quotes included in Oggi’s menu. From Irish poets to Italian proverbs, they are full of wit and no small amount of wisdom. One in particular reads, “You don’t age while seated for a meal”.


As the chef prepares our dishes, we have fascinating chat with Alessandro. We talk about Italian politics, football, and everything in between. And true to the quote in the menu, by the time our meal arrives, I do not feel I aged one bit. It’s a welcome reminder that a good conversation can be as nourishing as a Calzone Folded Pizza or a Seafood Stew from Tuscany.

Another quote from the menu reads, ‘One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one hasn’t eaten well’. After the meal we were about to enjoy, we would have no problem doing any of the aforementioned.

The starting courses set the bar high. Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Avocado and Quinoa Salad arrive alongside Seared Tuna peppered in Pistachio Crust with Sweet Peppers Cream and Sicilian Caponata. The salad is rich with hearty and fresh ingredients, but it is the tuna dish that really captures the imagination with its mix of European and Middle Eastern flavors.


The starters leave us wanting more, and thankfully, more dishes promptly arrive. A risotto, a dish that is hard to find in China the way it is intended, and a ravioli, a dish I struggle to find in China at all. The Radicchio Risotto is a piece of art in balancing the bitter Italian chicory and the bite of the gorgonzola. While the black colored ravioli catches the eye, it is the inspired filling of poached salmon and mascarpone cheese that stays with you long after your last bite.

 There is still more to come, however, as the Pan-Fried Sea Bass Fillet and the Roasted Rack Of Lamb appears. The Sea Bass comes with roasted potatoes and a sauce of made from capers, olives, and oregano. The pan-fried fish is locally caught, but tasting it you would be forgiven to feel you were in a restaurant on the Amalfi Coast. The Rack Of Lamb is served with a puffy potato sufflè and a Montepulciano red wine reduction. Farmed in New Zealand, it is truly a superior cut of meat.


All good things must come to an end. Unfortunately, that includes a meal at Oggi Enoteca. Yet it’s no time to despair because before we leave there is still the desserts to sample. The selection proves to be inspired as the rest of the courses. The Fresh Strawberry Tiramisu is recommended for two, but you would be forgiven if you wanted to order one of these all for yourself. The Hot Chocolate Cake is served with Vanilla Ice Cream, providing the kind of contrast that all fine desserts have.

After I take my last spoonful of tiramisu, I am left with an unfamiliar feeling. My heart and stomach could not be more content, but as I cast a glance at the menu on the table, I see so many more dishes I still wish to try. And as I leave, I’m already planning my next visit.


Oggi Enoteca truly is a tour of Italy and its rich and beautiful cuisine. One evening you come and through the Radicchio Risotto take a trip through Northern Italy. Come for lunch and explore Sicily by sampling the Seared Tuna with Pistachio Crust or the Melanzane alla Parmigiana.

So, what are you waiting for? Begin your tour of Italy today with Oggi Enoteca.

Address: S205, 2nd Floor, UpperHills, No.5001 Huanggang Road, Futian District, Shenzhen (深圳市福田区黄岗路5001号深业上城二层S205)

Tel: +86 (755) 88662289


At Oggi Enoteca, they believe each dish has a wine that it is meant to be paired with. Chef Giuseppe Di Silvestro shared with us his recommendations…



A new concept of salad following the latest healthy trends using wholesome ingredients like quinoa and avocado.



Grape variety: Sauvignon Blanc/Chardonnay/Pinot Grigio



That definitely a plate inspired by Sicilian tradition with middle-east influences. The sweet and sour of eggplants reminds to the Arabic domination of Sicily.


CUVEE ROSÉ “Santa Margherita” IGT – (ITALY)

Grape variety: Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon



Typical risotto from north of Italy (Veneto), which balances brilliantly the bitterness of radicchio and the spiciness of Gorgonzola cheese.



Grape variety: Sangiovese



Strikingly looking black handmade ravioli with squid ink, poached salmon, and mascarpone cheese filling with a reduction of prawns bisque and cherry tomatoes.



Grape variety: Sauvignon Blanc



Pan-fried local caught sea-bass with crispy potatoes and Mediterranean tomato sauce with capers, olives, and oregano.



Grape variety: Pinot Grigio



New-Zealand farmed rack of lamb with a puffy potato sufflè and Montepulciano red wine reduction.



Grape variety: Merlot/Shiraz

All You Can Eat Steak Eating Competition At Wyndham Grand

There I am. Staring at one of the biggest Tomahawk steaks I’ve ever seen. I hold my knife and fork in my hands as all those around me go as fast as they can to finish so they are served another steak. Upon the wall, the timer continues to countdown. I was going to have to go faster if I wanted to win the Steak Tomahawk Competition.

This wasn’t what I had expected when I was invited for dinner at the Grand Kitchen at the international 5-star Wyndham Grand. Then again, it’s not every day that they hold a Tomahawk Steak Eating Competition.

The Tomahawk Steak Competition was launched by Wyndham Grand last year. The concept was simple. Every evening, diners would be invited to join a steak eating competition. They would have thirty minutes to eat as much steak as possible. Those who ate the most would be able to enjoy their meal that evening free of charge.

After the promotion proved to be very popular with diners, it was brought back once more. Returning for its second year, the promotion is overseen by Executive Chef Teddy Li, who boasts more than 10 years experience in Western cuisine for hotels such as Marriott and Intercontinental. The competition is back and bigger and better than before. With even higher quality cuts of beef and more contestants competing, you won’t find many restaurants in Shenzhen doing anything like this.

The Grand Kitchen is what you come to expect from a restaurant from an international brand five-star hotel. It’s a stylish setting with an ambient atmosphere. On one end of the restaurant is where the stage has been set for the Tomahawk Steak Competition, and it’s where I am lead to join the others after agreeing to take part in the event.

It seems improper, a crime almost, to eat beef of this quality without stopping to appreciate it, but my competitive streak soon kicks in as I see the man sat next to me near the end of his first plate and that the petite girl across the table is even beating me.

Despite a spirited late effort, I’m unable to make up the gap between myself and the leaders. Even as the champions celebrate winning and being able to enjoy the rest of their meal for free, I still feel like something of a winner myself. By holding back in the steak eating competition, I can fully appreciate the buffet dinner I am about to enjoy.

Walking around the buffet, the eye is immediately drawn to the selection of seafood on display. A large area of the restaurant is dedicated to the cuisine, which includes New Zealand Oysters, Snow Crab Legs, Sea Yellow Snails, Monkey Shrimps, Tiger Crabs, amongst the other shellfish classics. There is also a sushi station, where the chef is on hand to prepare fresh cuts of salmon, tuna, and sea bream. Be sure to take a glance over the creatively crafted sushi items too.

That being said, there is still plenty else on offer for those who wish to enjoy something other than seafood.

Grand Kitchen offers diners a Teppanyaki grill, where a dedicated chef is available to prepare whatever you wish. Choose from a range that includes Roasted Oysters with Garlic, Bai Cang Fish, and Mutton String. The standout dish, however, is the New Zealand Lamb Chops. A must try for any lamb lovers.

There are also a number of complimentary dishes available including perfectly roasted potatoes with onion, buttery broccoli and cauliflower, and a choice of red wine and black pepper sauce to top it all off. Every night there is different specialty available at the pasta station and that evening, diners are treated to a faithful recreation of the classic Spaghetti Bolognese.

Grand Kitchen also pays respect to local dishes too and every evening you can find several of your favorite Chinese dishes. On any given night you can find Chongqing-style Fish Stew with Chili, Sichuan-style Beef Stew, Braised Pork Knuckle with Soy Sauce, and even Fried Squid with XO Sauce.

It’s a testament to the desserts that despite a steak eating competition and a full buffet, I still can’t wait to try the cakes and sweets when the time arrives.

The eye-catching desserts have been crafted into creative shapes and are full of vibrant colors. In particular, the mousses stood out with the blueberry mouse presented like a white popsicle on a stick or the heart-shaped raspberry mouse. In a city full of hotel buffets and dessert tables, this is one that stands out more than others. The taste does not disappoint either.

Oh, and if by some minor miracle you still have space for more, then grab a bowl or cone and head over to the Movenpick ice cream stand.

So, if you think you have what it takes to win the Tomahawk Steak Competition then head on down to the Grand Kitchen at the Wyndham Grand. If you win, then you can enjoy the rest of your meal free of charge. If you don’t, allow yourself the consolation of being able to enjoy one of the top hotel restaurant dining experiences around. It sounds like a win-win situation to me.

The Tomahawk Steak Competition takes place during the buffet dinner. The winning competitors can enjoy their meal free of charge. Dinner is served between 18:00 and 21:30. The promotion runs from the July 15th to the August 15th.

From Monday to Thursday, the buffet is RMB268, and RMB318 between Friday and Sunday. All diners are also welcome to enjoy one complimentary glass of wine. Prices are subject to 10% service charge and 6% VAT.

 Address: 3rd Floor, Wyndham Grand Hotel, 2009 Caitian Road, Futian, Shenzhen (深圳温德姆至尊酒店三层,中国广东省深圳市福田区彩田路2009 )

Tel: +86 755 8299 8888 (EXT 8560)


Enjoy Brunch, Beach, And Pool At Sheraton Dameisha Resort

It’s not really in a writer’s self-interest to say that a review is easy or that some reviews write themselves, but you do occasionally have the opportunity to write about a place you are sure readers will love. The Sunday Brunch at Capri at Sheraton Dameisha Resort is one such place.

Living in Shenzhen can be stressful and tiring. We live busy lives in a city that doesn’t seem to sleep. Even the best of us can feel like we need a holiday or a break from it all sometimes. With Capri’s Sunday Brunch, you can feel like you’re taking a holiday without having to leave Shenzhen.

For RMB464, diners can enjoy an all you can eat brunch buffet in the hotel’s Capri restaurant. The brunch runs from 11:30 to 15:00. After which, diners are free to enjoy the hotel’s swimming pools and also the beach for the rest of the day. The brunch at the Sheraton Dameisha Resort is so much more than a meal. It’s an amazing day out. There’s a reason why it’s one of the top-ranked restaurants on TripAdvisor in the city.

As you arrive at the Sheraton Dameisha Resort, you would be forgiven for thinking you’ve entered into a luxury resort in Thailand or Vietnam. Driving into the hotel, you can catch a glimpse of the sun shimmering off the clear blue sea. The waves lap onto the quiet and clean sand. It’s a good day to go to the beach.

Upon entering the restaurant, there is a children’s play area. The kids will be occupied for hours drawing pictures and watching movies. All the while, they are being taken care of by the childminders provided by the hotel. In the middle of the restaurant is the stage where the band plays a hit-filled set and the Colombian musicians provide a soundtrack to the brunch.

The first thing you notice, however, is the restaurant’s stunning, panoramic view of Dameisha beach. With the option too of dining outside on the balcony, diners can really soak in the atmosphere.

All along the other side of the restaurant is the brunch buffet. And what a spread it is.

The buffet begins with the drinks bar as you enter the restaurant. There you will find it generously stocked with ice cold bottled beer, bottles of the house red and white, and the ability to make your own cocktails from the choice of spirits. There are also soft drinks and fresh fruit juices available.

From there we head to the would-be starters. Some highlights include the Greek Salad with Feta Cheese, Roasted Lamb Loin with Cherry Tomatoes, and Marinated Tuna Fillet with Mustard Honey Sauce. The cold cuts and cheese board is worth a visit also. Choose from the likes of Toscano Ham, Smoked Pork Loin, and Capocollo. Pair that with a cheese board offering Camembert, Gouda, Emmental, and Gruyere.

With the sea so near, it’s perhaps no surprise that seafood features heavily on the brunch menu at Capri. And the restaurant does not disappoint.

The sushi station is one of the busiest areas of the buffet and with good reason too. The chef is on hand to make cuts from the selection of the freshest Tuna, Salmon, Sea Bream, and White Tuna. Positioned right beside the sushi and sashimi, diners can find the shellfish chilled on ice. The selection there reads like a wish list of any seafood lover. Choose from Prawns, Conch, Alaskan King Crab, French Oyster, and Scallop, to name just a few. All are presented in the eye-catching centerpiece replica fishing boat.

Capri also showcases local seafood delicacies. One chef stands by a dedicated station where he conjures up local favorite Sea Urchin Fried Rice on the spot, while on the other side, another chef is preparing Abalone dishes.

There are plenty of options too for those who would prefer something other than seafood. Western diners can make up a Sunday Roast to rival that they are used to back home. Choose from Grilled Beef Steak and racks of Lamb with Olive Lamb Jus to pair with Parsley Baby Potatoes, Butter Vegetables, and Grilled Mushrooms.

Meanwhile, there is more Chinese fare to be savored. Try the juicy Shanxi Hamburger, delicious Peking Duck, or make your own bowl at the Noodle Station. Capri even has its Dim Sum so make sure to try the Har Gow or Char Siu Bao.

The staff also provide table service too as they bring round Baked Lobster with Garlic Sauce and chilled bottles of prosecco for guests.

Be sure to save room for dessert too. After all, being at the beach is the perfect excuse to have some ice cream. You might need to get a bigger bowl once you see the flavors on offer from New Zealand Natural. For those with an insatiable sweet tooth, there are still plenty of other desserts to explore from Black Forest Cake and Strawberry Cheese Cake to Walnut Brownies and Napoleon Slice.

It’s truly a brunch to be savored at a leisurely pace. Relax with the family or catch up with friends. With the brunch running for over three hours, there is plenty of time to sample all the dishes on offer and make the most of the open bar.

Once you have finished your brunch, that is where the fun really begins and where Sheraton Dameisha Resort truly distinguishes itself. That is because all diners at the Sunday Brunch can also enjoy all-day access to Sheraton’s swimming pools and also the beach.

So head for a quiet stroll along the secluded beach. Take that rare opportunity to go for a dip in the sea. Play in the giant swimming pool with the kids or grab a drink with your partner at the poolside bar. Alternatively, relax on a lounger poolside and catch up with the latest book from your favorite author.

There really is no other brunch experience like it in the city. In fact, there’s nowhere else in the city where you can relax, unwind, and treat yourself like you can at the Sunday brunch at Capri at Sheraton Dameisha Resort.

Brunch is served on Sundays from 11:30 to 15:00

Buffet + Soft drinks and local beer: RMB464 (Net)

Buffet + Soft drinks and premium alcohol: RMB535 (Net)

For reservation, call 0755-88886688. For 10 people or more, please contact Ms. Ginny Xu.


Outdoor pool opening times: 06:00 – 22:00 (Summer)

Indoor pool opening times: 06:00 – 23:00 (Summer)



Hilton X Chuanchuan – Guest Chef from Tasty China at Kitchencraft Restaurant

[Shenzhen, China] The most influential Chinese documentary Tasty China brings Chuanchuan of Sichuan to the public at the beginning of this year, meanwhile, also introduced the Niuhua Bapo brand and the couple’s story famed among the country.

The Kitchencraft Restaurant of Hilton Shenzhen recently invite the Niuhua Bapo and the couple Mr. and Mrs. Dai to Shenzhen as the guest Chef onsite to present the original taste of Sichuan and Tasty China.


Selling period, from 21 June to 20 July, offer 100 seats per day.

Hilton Shenzhen Shekou Nanhai 

Ideally located in the core area of Shenzhen’s western coastal city belt, the Hilton Shenzhen Shekou Nanhai hotel faces Shenzhen Bay on the west, takes only 5 minutes to reach Shekou Ferry Terminal metro station and 15 minutes’ drive to Shekou Cruise Centre, offering easy access to Hong Kong International Airport in 30 minutes. Guest can also easily reach Hong Kong Central, Macau and Zhuhai via one hour ferry transfers. Locates in an established, expatriate-friendly international community near many shopping and leisure options, guests could go to V&A museum, historical attractions for leisure and relaxation. Kitchencraft, located on the 1F of Nanhai Wing, has been awarded by Thats “Ambiance Restaurant of the Year 2017”.

Hilton X 串串


【中国 深圳】年初的《舌尖3》带火了乐山的“牛华八婆”,也带火了四川的“串串”。今夏,深圳蛇口希尔顿南海酒店南海翼厨艺餐厅特邀“牛华八婆”品牌,及《舌尖3》主人公代克勤、张爱佳夫妇客座厨艺餐厅,为深圳食客带来最正宗的舌尖及乐山味道。





Place Name: Kitchencraft (Hilton Shenzhen Shekou Nanhai – Nanhai Wing) 厨艺餐厅【深圳蛇口希尔顿南海酒店-南海翼】
Place Address: G Floor, Nanhai Wing, Hilton Shenzhen Shekou Nanhai, No.1177 Wanghai Rd, Nanshan District, Shenzhen
Place Phone:  +86 (755) 2162 8888 – 5569

Successful Swiss foodservice concept comes to China

Marché Mövenpick UpperHills Opening Ceremony
Media dinner

Marché Mövenpick opens marketplace restaurant in UpperHills, Shenzhen

China’s first Marché Mövenpick restaurant opens today in the emerging financial quarter of UpperHills. The popular marketplace concept with Swiss roots welcomes guests with a wide variety of food and drinks, made lovingly by hand by the restaurant team. Culinary highlights include crispy Swiss potato rösti, freshly caught seafood, meat from the open grill, handpulled pizza, homemade pasta, European patisserie specialties and many more. There’s something for everyone!

Success through a focus on freshness

“Our guests stroll between inviting market stands and choose customized dishes from a plethora of fresh, high-quality products, which build the foundation of our concept,” says Tony Leong, Quality Manager of the Marché Mövenpick UpperHills. “You can experience the carefully prepared homemade meals ‘live’ at the open show kitchens,” he adds. In addition to Marché classics like crunchy salads and popular Swiss rösti, the restaurant team offers an array of other European treats such as the finest meat from the grill, freshly caught seafood, homemade pizza, pasta and Belgian waffles, irresistible sweet crêpes and Mövenpick ice cream. This delightful assortment is completed by a wide selection of fresh juices, refreshing beers, coffee and teas and exquisite wines.

Modern Flair and Swiss Hospitality

The new Marché Mövenpick’s interior resembles a European marketplace and features individual Alpine elements that evoke a sense of Swiss congeniality. Natural materials such as wood, decorative earthenware pots and straw baskets can be found throughout in an urban contemporary design with modern concrete tiles and brickwork, creating a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. A wooden fence with typical Swiss silhouette motifs is a special feature of the design. The restaurant seats up to 250 guests in its approx. 800 m2 space and has its own spacious kids’ corner with plenty of space to paint and play. Additional Marché Mövenpick locations in Asia can be found in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.

Opening hours:
11am – 10pm   Mon- Fri
10am – 10pm   Sat, Sun & Public Holidays

Place Name:  漫食乐深业上城 Marché Mövenpick UpperHills
Place Address:  L224,Level2, Mall, UpperHills, 5001 Huanggang Road, Futian District, Shenzhen 深圳市福田区皇岗路5001号深业上城商场L2层L224铺
Place Phone:0755-82578305 / 82577991

Marché International

Marché International is a global company that develops innovative foodservice solutions characterized by absolute freshness and quality. Through its well-known brand names, including Marché Mövenpick, Palavrion Grill and Cindy’s Diner, the company with Swiss roots operates restaurants in Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Norway, Hungary, Croatia, Singapore, Indonesia and Canada and employs around 2,800 members of staff. The foodservice company is a leading restaurant operator on highways, in airports and in selected city center locations. It generated brand sales of CHF 259 million in 2017. Marché International is part of the Mövenpick Group. Its head office is in Kemptthal, Switzerland.

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Unlimited World Cup BBQ & Beer at the Wyndham Grand

The Wyndham Grand is a well-known international 5-star hotel. Open in Futian CBD, since January 2015, the Wyndham Grand never ceases to impress, and this summer is no exception. To celebrate the FIFA 2018 World Cup beginning on 14th June, the Wyndham Grand is hosting a summer barbeque buffet with free-flow craft beer for the bargain price of RMB188 per person.Wyndham GrandWorld Cup BBQ

Situated in the picturesque outdoor garden of Vintage Bar on the ground floor, the barbeque buffet offer will begin on 13th June and run until 15th July when the World Cup ends. Matches will be shown live on televisions in the only outdoor hotel garden in Shenzhen. What better way to enjoy the game than with unlimited glasses of ice-cold craft beer and a never-ending plate of tasty barbeque food?World Cup Combo at the Wyndham Grand

As well as free-flow craft beer or soft drinks, there is a delightful range of barbeque foods cooked fresh to order. Shrimp, squid, oyster and Japanese mackerel are the seafood delicacies you can sample, along with a variety of beef, lamb, chicken and pork barbeque dishes, all seasoned deliciously. If vegetables are more your style, try the barbeque corn-on-the-cob or roasted garlic eggplant. All of these dishes will be cooked as you order them to ensure the freshness of the food and that they are prepared to your requirements.

Before and between the matches there will be the opportunity to play games and win prizes. For every match you can predict who you think will win and each entry will have the chance to win a voucher for RMB500 that can be spent in any of the Wyndham Grand’s bars or restaurants. Whoever predicts the winner of the final will be in with a chance to win RMB3000 voucher plus free-flow beer at Vintage Bar until the end of 2018! A fantastic prize, by any standard. In addition, there will be smaller prizes on offer for customers who score a goal in the Wyndham Grand mini-goal.

Vintage Bar outdoor garden

Director of Food and Beverage from the Wyndham Grand, Shenzhen, Roy Huang has worked in the hospitality industry for more than 15 years and joined this hotel about 2 years ago. He shared with us his aim is to have the best outdoor bar in Futian CBD, and he understands that the key element is staff. To that end, all new staff have at least two whole day’s training in the first month before they are assigned to the appropriate position to provide quality service. All employees also have training once a month to ensure the highest standards are maintained. This process is obviously working as there has been an excellent retention of staff since opening.Roy Huang, DFB

The Vintage Bar and attached open-air garden is a stylish setting, suitable for any event. The Wyndham Grand is in an ideal location in central Futian, easy to get to by metro (Gangxia station) or by taxi. A warm welcome will greet you as you enter the foyer and on your left you will see the distinctive sign of Vintage Bar. A list of match dates and times will be on display in the entrance to the bar, so you can keep track of who is playing when. Due to the time difference between here and Russia, some of the matches will be on well past midnight; however, Vintage Bar – and the barbeque – will stay open until the last match finishes each night.World Cup BBQ

Whether you enjoy football (or soccer, as some people call it) or not, the Wyndham Grand World Cup Combo offer is one not to be missed. Bring your friends, play some games, win some prizes, and enjoy 5-star food and drink in an exclusive setting, all at the same time and for the great price of RMB188+10%+6% per person. . What more could you ask for?

For reservations or enquiries call 0755 82998888 ext.8550.

Address: 2009 Caitian Road, Futian CBD, Shenzhen.

T’ang Court at The Langham, Shenzhen Named “Restaurant of the Year’’ by Restaurant Review

Spring is a season of colours and celebration. In April 2018, T’ang Court at The Langham, Shenzhen was named “Restaurant of the Year” by Restaurant Review as part of the magazine’s “2017-2018 Chinese Restaurant Award”.

                                                           “Restaurant of the Year”   

As China’s first dedicated restaurant review magazine, Restaurant Review is widely regarded as an authoritative and objective guide that provides readers with useful and interesting reviews and information. The “2017-2018 Chinese Restaurant Award” started in the second half of 2017 and after eight months of voting, the award winners were announced.

As the sibling restaurant of the Michelin 3-Star restaurants in Hong Kong and Shanghai, T’ang Court at The Langham, Shenzhen is known for its perfect interpretation of Cantonese cuisine, delivering a refined dining experience with masterful cooking skills, the freshest ingredients and wonderful service.

                                                                            T’ang Court

T’ang Court’s Executive Chinese Chef, Mr. Tsang Chiu King, a celebrity in the culinary scene in mainland China and Hong Kong, is the soul behind the Michelin starred restaurant. By combining the essence of traditional Cantonese cuisine with unique culinary ideas, Chef Tsang and his team tantalised many taste buds with their ingenious creations. Classics such as Baked Crab Stuffed with Cheese, Stir Fried Shrimps with Egg White and Fried Rice with Silkie Chicken won over the palate of many food enthusiasts.

                                                             Chef Tsang Chiu King    

It was no surprise then that T’ang Court at The Langham, Shenzhen was awarded as the “Restaurant of the Year” by Restaurant Review during the “2017-2018 Chinese Restaurant Award”.

Located on the 3rd floor of The Langham, Shenzhen, T’ang Court integrates traditional architectural elements with modern, luxurious furnishings to create a tranquil, peaceful retreat for diners. The experienced chef team offers a wide selection of lunch and dinner menus. Those looking for a more private space for a business dinner, romantic getaway or family gathering can book one of the six well-decorated rooms, each named after a famous poet.

                                                  Stir Fried Shrimps with Egg White 

About Langham Hospitality Group 

As the wholly-owned subsidiary of Great Eagle Holdings, Langham Hospitality Group encompasses a family of distinctive hotels under the Langham Hotels and Resorts and Cordis Hotels brands with more than 50 projects currently either confirmed or in a developed stage of negotiation from Asia, Europe and North America to the Middle East. The Group takes its name from the legendary Langham in London which was widely recognized as Europe’s first Grand Hotel. For 150 years, this flagship hotel has represented sophisticated and gracious hospitality, a philosophy that reflects elegance in design, innovation in hospitality, genuine service and captivation of the senses across all properties. For more information, please access the website at

Place Address: Level 3, The Langham, Shenzhen, 7888 Shennan Boulevard, Futian District, Shenzhen 518040
深圳市福田区深南大道7888号, 深圳东海朗廷酒店, 3层
Place Phone:  86 (755) 8828 9888 ext.8923

Social at The St. Regis Shenzhen – World-Class View, Five-Star Cuisine

From my table on the 95th floor of the KK100, I can just about see all of Shenzhen. I understand now why people say that Social has the best dining view in the city. Yet there is plenty more to enjoy about the all-day dining restaurant at The St. Regis Shenzhen in Luohu.

That evening we had come to sample The St. Regis’ Russian Gourmet Festival. The hotel had invited three of the top chefs in Moscow to showcase the finest that Russian cuisine had to offer. Coming all the way from The St. Regis Moscow were Executive Sous Chef Alexey Smakhtalin, Junior Pastry Sous Chef Alexander Soin, and Sous Chef Dmitriy Golubev.

Together they provided Shenzhen with a unique opportunity to sample a cuisine that is rarely available in the city. From cured and pickled meats to delicate and delectable pastries, the guest chefs promised to indulge guests with their modern interpretation of Russian cuisine whilst staying loyal to the core principles of the time-honored classics.

Throughout the meal, we were treated to a sumptuous cross-section of Russian cuisine by the three chefs. No showcase of Russian cuisine could be said to be quite complete without the presence of Chicken Kiev. With tender chicken and delicate breadcrumbs, the breaded chicken fillet has rarely tasted this exquisite. Just when I thought I had sampled all that was on offer, I was presented with a Pork Stuffed Pig Bread. This playful little pastry comes in the guise of a little pig including a little snout and pair of ears. This Russian specialty is every bit delicious as it is cute.

Yet to say the evening was solely about the Russian dishes would be to do Social a great disservice. In fact, the food festival made up but a small portion of the culinary delights on offer.

While Social offers a DIY salad bar to appease even the most discerning healthy eaters, you would be forgiven to skip it altogether once you spied the sushi and sashimi on offer. Boasting the freshest cuts from the sea, it is one of the most popular food stations at Social and, having sampled the salmon and tuna, it is understandably so.

Next waiting for you is a real culinary treat in the form of Social’s renowned seafood bazaar. The station is truly a shellfish lover’s dream complete with Australian oysters on ice, steamed prawns, crab, and Alaskan king crab leg. You will find them perfectly paired with enough sauces to satisfy the most discerning of palates.

Next is a little something that I can’t say I’ve seen elsewhere in the city’s illustrious hotel restaurants. Social has a spinning Shawarma machine where you can enjoy pita wraps dripping with delicious meats and vegetable fillings. The vertical spit is a particular highlight in an already stellar buffet experience.

It’s not only the Shawarma machine that catches the eye. In the corner of the buffet, diners can find a traditional oven where Beijing Peking Duck is prepared. Cooked live in front of guests, the duck is then wrapped in a freshly steamed pancake with scallions, cucumber, and homemade Tian Mian sauce.

The Beijing Duck Rolls are just one of many authentically recreated traditional Chinese dishes. Diners can also enjoy Ma La Tang, the iconic hot pot broth. With a choice between the fiery Sichuan style and the more savory Guangdong broth, there is something for everyone’s tastes. Once you’ve chosen your soup base, you can then customize your hot pot from a choice of over 20 different meats, fish, shellfish, and vegetables.

If by some miracle you’ve managed to resist temptation and save some room for dessert, then you will be richly rewarded. Diners can choose from a selection of chocolate and cheesecakes to a wide array of flavors of Movenpick ice cream.

The choices on offer are quite simply overwhelming in the best, most mouthwatering way possible.

Yet what really makes Social stand out as a dining experience is the details. From the Beijing Duck Oven to the attentive staff there to refill your glass.From the Shawarma Stand to the charming and helpful Restaurant & Bar manager hailing from Ireland.

Social at St. Regis is a truly unmissable dining experience in Shenzhen. Come for the panoramic view. Stay for the world-class cuisine.

Buffet Lunch: Weekday: RMB418 +10% +6%, Weekend: RMB508 +10% +6%

Buffet Dinner: Weekday: RMB558 +10% +6%, Weekend: RMB628 +10% +6%

Address: 95TH Floor, The St. Regis Shenzhen, No. 5016, Shennan Road East,Luohu District, Shenzhen (深圳市罗湖区深南东路5016号深圳瑞吉酒)

Tel: +86 (755) 830 88888

Mr. 吾Five Bites – Don’t Judge A Hotdog Restaurant By It’s Entrance

Written by Eddy

Nothing beats a good hotdog. There are those who talk about ribeye steaks from Australia or the freshest oysters from France, but give me a New York style hotdog any day of the week over them.

The challenge in China, however, can be finding one. The photos on a menu can often be very different from what arrives on your plate and even when your order looks like what you expect it to, it can still taste like something entirely different.

I had actually passed Mr. 吾Five Bites at Coastal City a few times before I finally went in. The restaurant was busy with local customers and the hotdogs they were eating looked like the real deal, but I had been hurt before and I didn’t want to give myself false hope. I needn’t have had any doubts.

It’s clear from the restaurant that there is a deep love of hotdogs at play here, from the traditional hot dog stand to the extensive menu of different hot dogs. Mr. Five Bites is also a clear ode to the city of New York, which can be seen in the pop art wallpaper and the bright color signage. The bustling young crowd sat outside only serve to add to The Big Apple vibe. It didn’t surprise me one bit when I later discover the owner used to live in New York.

Passing an eye over the menu, however, you quickly realize this is no place merely looking to imitate the classics. There is plenty of fusion and creativity going on here. Check out Tokyo Hot, mixing sole fish tempura, wasabi mayonnaise and teriyaki sauce with a hotdog. You can also give Crawfish Dog a whirl with its spicy crawfish and scallion, or the alluringly named Miss Hong Kong, which boasts scrambled eggs, crispy bacon, and a cheeky sprinkling of corn cereal.

The tastes are always rotating and I’m told that Mr. Five Bites have showcased over 80 signature dogs over the years. This relentless reinvention can be accredited to their Food Director, Sky. Sky cut his culinary teeth as a chef on The Bund in Shanghai before later coming to Shenzhen to work at Shark. He uses his experience to cram in as much originality into each hotdog bun as he can.

Sky’s abilities, however, are not limited to just hotdogs. Mr. 吾Five Bites serves plenty of other dishes too. There is the hearty Five Bites All Day Breakfast, a selection of pastas including Spaghetti Arrabiata, and six types of French fries.

But in the end, I have to admit that I’m a sucker for a classic. Sowhen the time comes, I order the classic New York style Five Bites hotdog along with a nice, cold bottle of Corona. After my first bite and a swig of my beer, I’m in no doubt that these guys are the real deal. And it’s while I am sitting back to enjoy my snack and beverage that something catches my eye.

A waiter approaches the door to go inside the staff-only area of the restaurant. He takes a quick look around to check if anyone is looking and then enters a code into the keypad. The door opens and the waiter quickly enters before the door shuts behind. Unbeknownst to him, this eagle-eyed writer was watching. I quickly follow behind and enter the same code. The door opens…

In one moment I am sat outside at a hotdog restaurant, the next I am transported to a speakeasy bar. The lighting is dark, but a video that stretches across three walls offers enough illumination to see the lounge seating surrounding glass tables loaded with vintage whiskeys, and the long bar stocked with enough spirits to make all manner of cocktails.

The bar is lively. Young couples huddle together at the corner tables while in the middle of the bar are groups of people in suits who look like they’ve come from a business dinner.

The soundtrack for the evening is hip-hop, the West Coast variety. While the likes of Kendrick Lamar and Tyler The Creator keep the night moving along, I take up a seat at the bar. I’m greeted by the bartender, Jean, and when I ask what’s good, a mischievous smile creeps on to her face.

There are plenty of endlessly inventive cocktails including the aptly named Cloudy Day In Shenzhen, made from osmanthus-infused tequila, blue cuarcao, lemon juice, homemade raisin-nut syrup, and even some cotton candy. If you are feeling like a walk on the wild side, why not try Kiss By The Green Devil. This deceptively potent concoction mixes absinthe with lavender syrup, lemon juice, and egg white. For something a little different, there is always the Breakfast Martini, which combines bacon-infused bourbon whiskey with olive juice, white vermouth, and original bitter.

The night goes by nice and slow. Just the way it ought to. No moment outstays it’s welcome. Every conversation is savored. I enjoy some cocktails, some solid beats, and most of all, good company. Not too bad of a night considering all I came in for was a hotdog…

If you are interested to know the secret code at Mr.吾 Five Bites,  just mention Shenzhen Party for the latest password.

Meanwhile, the top 20 Wechat reposters can enjoy a special promotional voucher that gives the holder 2 free beers at Mr. 吾Five Bites only if share this post at your Wechat moment. We will also randomly pick 2 lucky winners to win a cash coupon to the value of RMB300

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Average Spending per Head:


Bar: 100rmb

Business Hours:10am-2am

Address: No. 288, 2/F, Coastal City, Nanshan, Shenzhen (深圳市南山区海岸城购物中心2楼天台广场288)

Tel: 0755-86559701

Additional Resources

Congrats to Mambo on their 1 year anniversary serving Mexican food

Just stopped at Mambo and noticed they made it through a full year. Congrats to them on serving great Mexican cuisine with creative flair. It is a difficult feat for most Shenzhen restaurants.

Tacos at Mambo
Tacos at Mambo

Located in Shuiwei it is a fun place to meet some friends and nibble on their 7 kinds of tacos. Reasonably priced wine by the glass and other creative cocktails are on the drink menu.

Fajitas at Mambo
Fajitas at Mambo

Now that Trafalgar has opened across the street it is a good destination area with Evil Duck and Braceria Pugliese on the parallel street.

Chicken Skewer
Chicken Skewer

Original Review of Mambo Mexican restaurant

Magpie where food meets art in the Oct Loft art area

Written by Mark
Revised by Brent Deverman

OCT Loft is known for creativity and art galleries. What if that art was applied to the food there? If an artist combined two cuisines together would he/she think to choose Chinese Northeastern (Dongbei) flavors and western food? Let’s face it, Shenzhen has so many places to eat, picking one can drive the sanest person crazy – but when I heard about the opening night of this new trendy artsy restaurant – Magpie – we had to check it out.

The team behind the concept

Tucked away in the beautiful surroundings of OCT LOFT, the Magpie restaurant – brainchild of head chef Cadence Gao – is ideally situated, serving traditional Dong Bei food styled with a contemporary western edge – the perfect escape from the hectic city lifestyle.

Cadence Gao Chef & Artist
Cadence Gao Chef & Artist
The team behind Magpie: Eric-Cadence-Amir (from left to right)
The team behind Magpie: Eric-Cadence-Amir (from left to right) (Photo from Magpie’s official Wechat)

We heard about the team creating a restaurant something like 3 years ago so it is great to see that it has finally come together and that their skills all compliment each other to build a concept that is greater than the sum of the individual parts.

The decoration and ambiance

The first thing that grabs your attention is the relaxing ambiance and modern decoration which gel together perfectly. The staff were genuine and friendly and even though busy, were tentative and helpful.

Communal tables make Magpie a great place for dinner with friends.
Communal tables make Magpie a great place for dinner with friends.  (Photo from Magpie’s official Wechat)
Grey and blue title make for a nice clean look.
Clean grey and blue title make for a nice clean look.
Attention to detail is taken seriously at Magpie
Attention to detail is taken seriously at Magpie (Photo from Magpie’s official Wechat)
Best to make a reservation as word of mouth is getting around.
Best to make a reservation as word of mouth is getting around.

Drinks and cocktails

The menu offers something for everyone, beautifully presented and skillfully written, complimented with a collection alcoholic beverages including some of the finest cocktails, carefully chosen and sculpted by talented mixologists.

Sit at the bar and order a cocktail.
Sit at the bar and order a cocktail. (Photo from Magpie’s official Wechat)
Mixologists create cocktails specially concocted for Magpai.

Best Selling Cocktails:

Cotton Candy Cocktail – RMB 85 (made up of fresh lemon juice, vermouth, and homemade Limonchelo) Flavor: Sweet, fruity, sour
Volcanic White Wine – RMB 85 (made up of white wine, citrus peels) Flavor: sweet, fruity

Bartender’s Favourite:

Bartender's Favourite:
Burning Pine – RMB 85(made up of roasted pine nuts, burnt rosemary, Moscatel and a bit of rum) Flavor: sweet, aromatic

Wine by the bottle is also reasonably priced with a bottle of Artero Tempranillo going for 185RMB.

Biting into a painting

The food was succulent and juicy, each dish freshly prepared and cooked to perfection. – My favourite dishes included “Who killed my duck?” – “Belly full of Scallops” and “The Obligatory Steak” but to name a few.

The menu is seasonal and may not be the same when you visit as they were just finishing their winter menu.

Who Killed My Duck – fowl murdered on your plate – 85RMB
Catch if the day scallops
Catch of the day scallops – 125RMB

Maybe it was the attention to detail, the mouth-watering food or the delicious candyfloss cocktails that made my visit so memorable – whatever it was, the entire dining experience at the Magpie restaurant was exquisite and I look forward to visiting again soon.

Starters to share

Food for thought - Fried pigs brains
Food for thought – Fried pigs brains – 35RMB
Rabbit food (not on the menu)
Rabbit food (not on the menu)
A poached egg
A poached egg – 25RMB

Main dishes:

Venison Bolognese
Venison Bolognese – 75RMB
Pasta with whatever
Pasta with whatever – 60RMB
Coal Oil Tartare - 75RMB
Coal Oil Tartare – 75RMB

Dessert Art

Moss and Soil - 50RMB
Yuan Xiao – 50RMB
Orange Creamsicle - 50RMB
Orange Creamsicle – 50RMB

Restaurant Name: Magpie 喜鹊派

Place Address: Oct B Loft A5 125 深圳华侨城创意园北区A5125(旧天堂书店背面)

Place Phone: +86755-86528782(14:00-02:00)

Business Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 17:00-02:00

Map to Magpie

Additional Resources

What should I have for dinner tonight in Futian?

Our friend asked us for dining recommendations in Futian district for dinner tonight. Here are some suggestions we came up with.
 Butao Ramen  – Popular Ramen chain from Japan that just opened in the Ping’an building.
 Mambo  – Mexican fare in the Shuiwei village area
 Braceria Pugliese  – Italian food from a real Italian owner always keeping the quality very high.
 Kitchen Rouge  – Mauritian Chef with a fusion mix of cusines.
Have a glance at more Shenzhen restaurants in our restaurant listings.

Try Something New For Lunch Every Day At Marco Polo’s Deli Grab & Go

There is a certain satisfaction in finding somewhere you can go to regularly for a late breakfast or work lunch. Whether it’s a place you know you can grab a late breakfast and it will hit the spot or it’s a restaurant that has that meal you always end up grabbing during lunch at work.

The thing is, even your favorite snack or your go-to lunch spot can begin to lose its appeal if you are ordering the same thing, day in and day out. You find that where you used to scoff down that muffin, you now end up leaving half on the plate. That smoothie milkshake that you used to rave about is starting to taste a bit bland.

With the opening of Deli Grab & Go in the Marco Polo Shenzhen, a fresh new concept is being introduced that promises a constantly changing and evolving menu that will keep customers coming back time after time. This corner of the Lobby area offers both sit-down and take-out options, as well as cuts or scoops.

The concept is the brainchild of Michael Loh. Having worked under Michelin star winning chef Richard Ekkebus in Amber restaurant in The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, he has brought his wealth of ideas and experience to Deli Grab & Go.

At Deli Grab & Go, the menu is never the same two days in a row. Customers can still choose from a selection of sandwiches, salads, cakes, and other baked goods, while there are coffee, smoothies, and milkshakes on offer to drink. Rather than provide set menu items, however, what is on offer each day will depend on the ingredients they choose and the new concepts they wish to introduce.

Each day, the staff selects what the ingredients will be and using what they have, conjure up some creative and new specials for customers to enjoy. It’s an approach that Michael believes reaps the best results. “I love to encourage staff creativity, where they can make what they love and enjoy what they are doing with food rather than following instruction and doing the same thing every day.”

The menu promises to continue to evolve, but for now, Michael has recommended three signature items of Deli Grab & Go. There is the Apple Pouch, which is an apple pie with a twist. In Chinese, apple pouch can mean a bag of lucky money, which this sweet baked good also resembles in appearance.

Continuing the trend of playful designs is the aptly named Chocolate Hat. On a base of cookie crunch, sits a peanut butter and coffee mousse, which is finished off with a charming little top hat consisting of white marshmallow.

Last, but certainly not least, is the Tiramisu Cup. This jar of sweetness is not just for those with a sweet tooth, but also perfect for those looking for an afternoon boost of energy.

What can be assured is that no matter what ingredients are available that day and what specials are on offer, customers will get the same high quality, day in and day out. As Michael puts it, “The most important thing for the staff is to show love of the product. For Deli Grab & Go, this is more than a business. It’s a labor of love.”

So if you are in the area of Futian looking for somewhere to get lunch or grab a quick drink, why not give Deli Grab & Go at Marco Polo Shenzhen a try? Who knows for sure what will be on the menu, but then again, isn’t that just what makes a normal day that bit more interesting?

Address: 28 Fuhua 1st Road, Futian CBD, Shenzhen, China 518048

(深圳市福田中心区 福华一路28 邮编: 518048 )

Tel: (0755) 8298-9888

Trafalgar New Menu

We serve a delicious range of fine, traditional British food in our pub restaurant, such as Fish & Chips, Yorkshire Pudding and a range of other authentic fare. Our carefully crafted drinks list includes a great selection of premium beers and ales.

SW Food Menu

炸薯皮    35
Potato Skin
(如需菇素,请告知我们) (For vegetarian, please inform our staff to exclude bacon)

酥炸洋葱圈 35
Onion Rings

墨西哥玉米片 62
(另加¥25配辣牛肉酱 )  ( Add chili con carne ¥25 )

英式芝士薯条 45
Engilsh Chunky Chips with Melted Cheese

炸薯角 35
Potato Wedges

蒜蓉包 28
Garlic Bread

迷你汉堡(3个) 58
Mini Burgers

手指鱼条 45
Fish Fingers

香炸鸡柳 45
Chicken Fingers

原只德国咸猪手 108
Pork Knuckle

鸡翅(5只) 45
Chicken Wings (5pcs)

Buffalo, Spicy garlic, Honey mustard


凯撒沙拉 48
Caesar Salad
(另加¥25可加配牛肉, 鸡肉或烟三文鱼) Add grilled beef or grilled chicken or smoked salmon for only ¥25

厨师沙拉 68
Chef Salad

烟三文鱼沙拉 58
Smoked Salmon Salad


是日例汤 45
Soup of the Day

Please refer to our staff

蘑菇浓汤 45
Wild Mushroom Soup


Served with Chips or Mashed Potato

招牌汉堡 118
The Trafalgar Burger


Beef patty, with sautéed mushrooms,  bacon, cheddar cheese, pineapple and egg, served with chips … it’s BIG!

牛肉大虾汉堡 88
Beef & Shrimp Burger

早餐汉堡 78
Bistro Breakfast Burger

辣牛肉芝士蘑菇汉堡 88
Spicy Beef with Mushroom & Swiss Cheese

肉食者汉堡 98
Meat Lover

经典芝士汉堡 78
Classic Cheese Burger

双层芝士汉堡 118
Double Cheese Burger

烤鸡汉堡 68
Grilled Chicken Burger


牛扒三明治 88
Steak Sandwich

火腿芝士三明治 72
Ham and Cheese Sandwich

烤鸡肉三明治 72
Grilled Chicken Sandwich

俱乐部三明治 88
Club Sandwich

牛肉法棍 88
Beef Dip

培根生菜番茄三明治 72 BLT Sandwich


俱乐部肉卷 82
Club Wrap

鸡肉法基塔卷 75
Chicken Fajita Wrap

虾肉卷 88
Shrimp Wrap

炸鱼塔可卷 78
Fish Taco Wrap


Seafood Risotto卡邦尼意粉 72
Spaghetti Carbonara

茄汁肉酱意粉 65
Spaghetti Bolognaise

蕃茄酱海鲜扁意粉 108
Linguine Seafood Marinara

奶油牛肉牛肝菌宽粉 118
Fettuccine in Cream Sauce with Beef and Bolete

鸡肉蔬菜长通粉     72

Chicken & Vegetable Pasta with Cream
or Tomato Sauce

海鲜烩意大利饭 88
Wild Mushroom Risotto

牛肝菌意大利饭 88
Wild Mushroom Risotto


炸鱼薯条 78

Fish & Chips

美式酱烧排骨 118

Finger-Licking BBQ Ribs

香肠土豆泥 88

Bangers and Mash

招牌全日早餐 98
Trafalgar All-day Breakfast

Sausage, egg, bacon, hash brown, mushroom, toast, grilled tomato and baked beans

招牌煎蛋卷 78
Trafalgar Omelette

墨西哥鸡肉薄饼 72
Half Moon Chicken Quesadilla

墨西哥蔬菜薄饼 72
Half Moon Veggie Quesadilla

什锦德国烤香肠 108
German Mixed Sausages

英式牧羊派 88
Cottage Pie


玛格丽特披萨 88
Margherita Pizza

辣肉肠披萨 88
Pepperoni Pizza

鸡肉披萨 88
Chicken & Jalapeño

菠菜飞达芝士披萨 88
Spinach & Feta

芝士四重奏披萨 88
Four Cheeses

肉食者披萨 88
Meat Lover

海鲜披萨 88

芝麻菜帕马火腿披萨 88
Rocket & Parma Ham


Served with Chips or Mashed Potato

新西兰肉眼牛排 138
New Zealand Rib Eye Steak

美国上等肉眼扒 238
U.S Prime Rib Eye

新西兰战斧扒 588
New Zealand Tomahawk

需提早一天预约  One day appointment

三文鱼扒 118
Salmon Fillet

龙俐鱼扒 98
Sole Fillet


澳式烩海鲜 188
Mixed Seafood Gambas

香辣茄汁烩蛤蜊 88
Clam in Spicy Tomato Sauce

白酒烩青口 78
Mussels in White Wine

奶油培根烩青口 78
Mussels in Cream Sauce with Bacon

意式番茄酱烩青口  78
Mussels Marinara


自制巧克力布朗尼配雪糕 38
Homemade Chocolate Brownie with Ice Cream

石板街 38
Rocky Road

SW Drink Menu


HH: before 9pm,欢乐时光: 九点前


HH         NH

黄金猎犬皮尔森啤酒        28       33
Golden Mushroom Pilsner 4.9%


伯爵野兔艾尔           35         40
Badger Hopping Hare 4.4%

伯爵鼬鼠琥珀           35       40
Badger Fursty Ferret 4.4%

伯爵金色荣誉艾尔       35       40
Badger Golden Glory 4.5%

桑布鲁克沙俄帝国世涛黑啤 40       46
Sambrook’s Imperial Stout 10.4%

桑布鲁克伦敦艾尔        40       46
Sambrook’s Pale Ale 4.5%

沃德沃思6X艾尔            35       40
Wadworth 6X 4.5%

查尔斯•威尔斯拉格啤酒    35       40
Charlie Wells Dry Hopped Lager 4.7%

查尔斯•威尔斯印度淡艾尔    35       40
Charlie Wells Triple Hopped IPA 5.2%

兰卡斯特金色艾尔         35       40
Lancaster Blonde 4.0%

Theakston Old Peculier 5.6%     38        43

Sambrook’s IPA 6.2%           40        46


兄弟焦糖苹果味酒         38      43
Brothers Toffe Apple Premium
Cider 4.0%

瓶装啤酒· Bottled Beer
HH: before 9pm,欢乐时光: 九点前

伯爵狐狸艾尔 (橙花)         35      40
Badger Firkin Fox 4.6%

伯爵来电者棕艾尔 (橙味)     35      40
Badger First Call 4.0%

伯爵侵略者棕艾尔 (梨香)     35      40
Badger Poachers Choice 5.7%

扑克牌系列 梅花10黑色啤酒 40      46
Belgisch Speciaalbier KlevereTien Zwart & Straf (10)  10.0%

扑克牌系列 黑桃J三料啤酒  40      46
Belgisch Speciaalbier Schuppen Tripel (J) 8.0%

扑克牌系列 紅桃K苦酿啤酒 40      46
Belgisch Speciaalbier HertenHeer Blond & Bitter (K) 6.5%

扑克牌系列 黑桃1琥珀啤酒 40   46
Belgisch Speciaalbier Schuppen Aas (A)  9.0%

洛克星夜琥珀啤酒          40      46
Nuit Etoilee Amber 9.0%

德朗克 XX苦酿啤酒          40      46
Br. Deranke XX Bitter 6.0%

伯汀汉斯三料啤酒          40       46
Bertinchamps Triple Hops 8.0%

伯汀汉斯金啤酒               40   46
Bertinchamps Blonde 6.2%

伯汀汉斯棕啤酒               40   46
Bertinchamps Brune 7.0%

洛克修道院金啤酒           40   46
Abbage des Rocs Blonde (330ml) 7.0%

堪培斯之火三料啤酒           40   46
Kempich Buur Triple 7.5%

堪培斯之火三重料啤酒       40   46
Kempich Buur 3-Double 7.5%

堪培斯之火哈弗世都啤酒       40   46
Kempich Buur Haver Stout 6.5%

罗蔓汉伯森啤酒               40   46
Gentse Strop 6.9%

罗蔓艾纳娒金啤酒           40   46
Ename 6.5%

兰卡斯特琥珀艾尔啤酒       35   40
Lancaster Amber 3.6%

兰卡斯特金色艾尔啤酒       35   40
Lancaster Blonde 4.0%

兰卡斯特黑色世涛啤酒       35      40
Lancaster Black 4.5%

兰卡斯特红色艾尔啤酒       35   40
Lancaster Red 4.8%

维尔斯香蕉面包艾尔啤酒       35   40
Wells Banana Bread Beer 5.2%

阳斯双重巧克力黑啤           35   40
Young’s Double Chocolate Stout 5.2%

HH: before 9pm,欢乐时光: 九点前

兄弟苹果味酒             28     33
Brothers Apple Cider

兄弟草莓味酒             28     33
Brothers Strawberry Cider

兄弟野果味酒             28     33
Brothers Wild Fruit Cider

兄弟焦糖苹果味酒         28     33
Brothers Toffee Apple Cider

艾斯卡柠檬姜味酒         38     43
Alska Lemon & Ginger Cider

艾斯卡梨荔枝味酒         38     43

艾斯卡水蜜桃树莓味酒     38     43
Alska Peach & Raspberry Cider

艾斯卡草莓青柠味酒         38     43
Alska Strawberry & Lime Cider

艾斯卡北欧莓果味酒         38     43
Alska Nordic Berry Cider

国王苹果味酒            28     33
Kings Apple Cider

国王野果味酒            28     33
Kings Wild Berry Cider


Add ¥10,serve with soft drinks 搭配软饮加¥10

HH: before 9pm,欢乐时光: 九点前


独家威士忌           35    40

百富12年           45    51
The Balrenie 12yrs

Glenfiddich 12yrs        38       43


独家波本           35   40
House Bourbon

杰克丹尼田纳西州   40   46
Jack Daniel’s

占边肯塔基纯正       40      46
Jim Beam

美格威              51   58
Maker’s Mark


独家伏特加          35       40
House Vodka

俄罗斯雪树         45       51


独家金酒         35      40
House Gin

孟买蓝宝石         43      49
Bombay Sapphire

哥顿            43      49
Gordon’s Gin

伦敦干味         43      49
Tanqueray London Dry

Hendrick’s Scotch Gin   43    49


Captain Morgan        40       46

独家朗姆          35       40
House Rum

百加得白朗姆      38       43


独家龙舌兰         35        40
House Tequila

Agavales Blanco        40         46

独家白兰地          35         40

House Brandy

万事好              35         40
Raynal & Cie V.S.O.P

必得利              35         40
Bardinet V.S.O.P


百利               35     40
Bailey’s Irish Cream

君度力娇酒           43     49

甘露咖啡力娇       43     49
Kahlua Coffee

马天尼-白威末/干威末/红威末 43 49
Martini – Bianco/ Extra Dry/ Rosso

波士力娇           35      43
Bols Liqueurs

Cocktail 鸡尾酒

HH: before 9pm,欢乐时光: 九点前

杏仁酸酒          35        40
Amaretto SourA

篮球              35        45

恐布玛莉         39        45
Bloody Mary

蓝色拉贡         39        45
Blue Lagoon

蓝色夏威尔         39        45
Blue Hawaiil

黑俄罗斯人         39         45
Black Russian

自由者             39        45

大中国之蓝         39        45
China Blue

台克利             39        45

(with Frozen & Fresh Fruit +15 RMB : strawberry/ blueberry/ pineapple)

冰和鮮: 草莓/蓝莓/菠芕 + 15元

(only Frozen Fruit +$10 RMB) 冰加 10元

冷金酒            39        45
Fizz, Gin

小型侦察机        39        45
Flying Grasshopper

黄金梦            39       45
Golden Dream

蚂蚱            39        45

夏薇华饼屋        39        45
Harvey Wallbanger

热托蒂            39        45
Hot Toddy

爱尔兰咖啡        45       51
Irish Coffee

Irish Car Bomb       51         58

咖啡牛奶        39       45
Kahlua Milk

卡玛卡西        39       45

吉珥            39       45

Kir Royal           45         39

蓝宝坚尼       81      93

长岛冰茶       71      81
Long Island Iced Tea

马丁尼伏特加   41      47
Martini, Vodka

干马丁尼      41        47
Martini, Dry

薄荷宾治      35        45
Mint Punch

迈泰          39        45
Mai Tai

曼哈顿          39        45

玛格烈特      39        45

(with Frozen & Fresh Fruit +12 RMB : strawberry/ blueberry/ pineapple)

冰和鮮 草莓 蓝莓 菠萝 + 12元

莫吉托          39        45

马里布菠萝汁  39         45
Malibu Pineapple

古典热潮       39     45
Old Fashioned

英式开胃酒      39         45
Primm’s No.1

椰汁酒          39         45
Pina Colada

锈钉          39         45
Rusty Nail

雪球          35         45

香格利亚      39         45

醉司机           39     45
Screw Driver

性爱海滩         39     45
Sex on the Beach

性爱小岛滩       39     45
Sex on Long Island Beach

新加坡司令       39     45
Singapore Sling

Sea Breeze         39        45

龙舌兰日出       39     45
Tequila Sunrise

激情           39     45

青柠伏特加       39     45
Vodka Lime

白俄罗斯人       39      45
White Russian

黄雀           39     45
Yellow Bird

僵尸           39     45

Shooters 子弹酒

HH: before 9pm,欢乐时光: 九点前

八点后          35       40

After 8

宝马          35       40

口交          35       40
Blow Job

军炸机          35    40

大脑出血      35     40
Brain Haemorrhage

牛仔煮很烂      35     40
Cocksucking Cowboy

呆傻子       35     40

彩虹         35      40


HH: before 9pm,欢乐时光: 九点前

咖啡 (热/冻)     30     34
Coffee (hot/ iced)

泡沫咖啡     35     40

单一浓缩咖啡 22    25
Single Espresso

双重浓缩     25    29
Double Espresso

拿铁        35   40
Latte (hot/ Iced)

焦糖咖啡    41   47
Caffè Mocha

红茶 (热/冻)      28     32
Tea (hot/ iced)

柠檬茶 (热/冻) 28    32
Lemon Tea (hot/ iced)

英式早茶     36     50
English Breakfast Tea

伯爵茶        36     50
Earl Grey Tea

薄荷茶         36     50
Peppermint Tea

茉梨花         36     50
Jasmine Tea

绿茶         35     40
Green Tea

果汁        30     34
Fruit Juice

(orange 橙汁/ cranberry 紅莓汁/ pineapple 菠萝汁/ tomato 蕃茄汁)

矿泉水        25     29
Mineral Water

(still 无汽/ sparkling有汽)

苏打水       28    32
Soda Water

姜水      28       32
Ginger Ale

可乐      28       32

可乐低糖  28       32
Coke Light

七喜     28      32

汤力  28     32
Tonic Water

红牛 35     40
Red Bull


HH: before 9pm,欢乐时光: 九点前


HH          NH          BOTTLE

独家白葡萄酒                        35         40         218
House White Wine

品塔格拉白葡萄酒(葡萄牙)                                      218
Pinta Negra White Wine (Portugal)

迪腾庄园赛美容长相思白葡萄酒(澳大利亚)                     218
Dee Vine Estate Semillon Sauvignon Blanc(Australia)


独家红葡萄酒                       35         40         218
House Red Wine

品塔格拉红葡萄酒(葡萄牙)                              218
Pinta Negra Red Wine (Portugal)

迪腾庄园设拉子红葡萄酒 (澳大利亚)                             218
Dee Vine Estate Shiraz(Australia)

迪腾庄园赤霞珠红葡萄酒(澳大利亚)                           218
Dee Vine Estate Cabernet Sauvignon(Australia)

黄袋鼠设拉子红葡萄酒(澳大利亚)                             218
Yellow Tail Shiraz(Australia)

黄袋鼠赤霞珠红葡萄酒(澳大利亚)                             218
Yellow Tail Cabernet Sauvignon (Australia)

黄袋鼠梅洛红葡萄酒(澳大利亚)                               218
Yellow Tail Merlot (Australia)

香槟&气泡酒Champagne & Sparkling Wine

独家气泡酒                             46       53        278
House Sparkling Wine

Place Name: The Trafalgar Brewing Company 广场餐厅
Place Address: 97, Shui Wei Qi Jie, Futian District, Shenzhen 深圳市福田区 水围7街97号
Place Phone: +86 (755) 23603770


PACF mall restaurants in Ping An Finance Centre

Dining options are now available in the new PACF shopping mall located at the base of Ping An Finance Centre. The tallest building in Shenzhen is now lit-up and welcoming customers for dinner and lunch. It is just across the street from the mall so popular even cab drivers can say the English name: Coco Park Shopping Mall.

Four of the new restaurants opening have been Michelin-starred restaurants in other cities.

Notable eateries come from Chicago, Singapore, Hong Kong and Shanghai.

Din Tai Fung

This Taiwanese restaurant that is often mentioned on CNN Travel including one of the 20 best franchises for travelers.


This classic Chicago steak house makes its first appearance in Shenzhen. It adds to the many steak house options such as Grange Grill

Butao Ramen

In year 2013, Butao Ramen has won “ The Best Japanese Restaurant Rewards” of OpenRice for three consecutive years; besides, the Causeway Bay shop has also been awarded “The Best Restaurant in Causeway Bay” two times in a row. In the same year, Butao Ramen received “U Favorite Food Awards” three years in a row from U Magazine, and got his maiden “100 Cuisine | The best food in Hong Kong” award. Meanwhile, Butao first time received the recognitation of  “The Best Ever Dining Award – Japanese Ramen 2015” of Weekend Weekly Magazine in 2015. Now finally, we have the first Butao Ramen in Shenzhen!

Paulaner Brauhaus

German Beer will be brewing here.

Opening soon by the looks of the photo. Paulaner Brauhaus crosses the city from Shekou to brew up some German beer in PACF mall.

The Butcher’s Club

Hong Kong burger specialists The Butcher’s Club announced they will be opening their first outlet in Shenzhen. Since the announcement says late 2017 looks like they are behind schedule but this is normal for these openings. The Butcher’s Club has procured a 1967 Citroen H Van all the way from France and will park it on the terrace of the restaurant used as a bar to serve drinks. No doubt the Shenzhen club will love it for their WeChat moments.

When I’m craving for a burger in Futian I will have to think thrice among Baia Burger, Mash and Butcher’s Club to find the best burger in Futian.

La Maison D’Éléphant

Looking up from base of tower

Looking up at the Ping An Finance Centre

The Ping An Finance tower will be a beautiful site to sit under drinking cocktails this summer as these outlets open up.

More about Ping An Finance Centre

Chomping on Xinjiang Yangrouchuan’r in Shenzhen

Every couple months I have to go to get lamb BBQ (羊肉串) at my preferred Xinjiang restaurant. Yidigudeqing Restaurant is located in the Honey Lake holiday village restaurant area. The restaurant has a variety of lamb dishes and key being the lamb skewers. The restaurant is organized into yurts. One main public one and other private dining rooms.

Lamb dumplings great with vinegar
Fried bread and Lamb

The main dining room is usually a good choice even on the weekends you don’t have to wait for a table. The place is easiest to find if you get the taxi driver to drop you off at the back of Honey Lake holiday village. Of course you can take the metro too and walk all he way through to the back.

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Muji Launches First Ever Hotel in Shenzhen

Japanese retailer Muji have built a global reputation for their minimalistic designs with no-logo policy and for an emphasis on recycling and avoiding waste in both production and packaging. It is a corporate approach that has made them a market leader and given them a style that is instantly recognizable.

Until recently, Muji had focused on the retail market, but this month they caught the attention of the world when they announced they would be taking their first steps into the hospitality industry with the launch of their first ever MUJI hotel in Shenzhen. Reports from The Guardian were followed by coverage from CNN, as details emerged about the hotel that opened on the 18th January in Futian district.

The first ever Muji hotel is faithful and true to the aesthetics and style associated with all Muji products. The hotel “seeks to provide a space supporting both body and mind while away from home” and “a physical experience of the Muji philosophy through the sensation of towels, the placement of outlets and light switches, restaurants and menus, spaces, and more”. In short, the ethos of the hotel is summed up as, “anti-gorgeous, anti-cheap”.

The hotel consists of 79 rooms and there are five different room types to choose from. In line with Muji’s minimalistic and no-logo approach, the room types are simply designated as Type A, B, C, D, and E. For those wishing to have an idea of what each room is equivalent to in a more traditional hotel, the sizes of the rooms increase with A being the smallest to E being the largest. All rooms are furnished with Muji products that are available to purchase through the brand’s main store. Room rates are currently available from around RMB950.

Guests will also be able to enjoy the classic hallmarks of the Muji brand through the facilities and amenities available in the hotel. Located on the 3rd floor is the Muji Diner, where visitors can enjoy freshly prepared nutritious and delicious meals inspired by home cooking from all over the world. The restaurant is open Sunday to Thursday from 06:30 to 23:00 and 06:30 to 24:00 on Fridays and Saturday.

No Muji establishment could be complete without a Muji store, and the Muji hotel in Shenzhen is no different. With a floor space of 1,726 square meters spread over the 2nd and 3rd floors, the store at the hotel is one of the brand’s largest across all of China.

On the 3rd floor, there is also a small-scale gym offering running machines and aero-bikes while there are also three meeting rooms on the same floor that are available for booking. Another way that the Muji hotel sets itself apart from traditional hotels is with its Library. Muji Books can be found in the public space on the 3rd floor and is open 24 hours. Guests are sure to find something to read amongst the 650 volumes available to borrow.

By choosing Shenzhen as the location for their first ever hotel, Muji has underlined the importance and relevance of the city on the world stage. Be one of the first to experience this unique hotel experience today.

Photo Gallery: MUJI Hotel Shenzhen

Address: Upper Hills, 5001 Huanggang Road, Futian District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, People’s Republic of China (中国广东省深圳市福田区皇岗路5001号深业上城(UpperHills)内)

Tel: +86 755 83212281


El Toro Comes Charging Into Houhai With Authentic Spanish Cuisine

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These days, Shenzhen has so many different restaurants offering all kinds of cuisine from all over the world. You can find almost anything you desire from the more popular Italian and French restaurants to the up and coming styles from the Middle East and also South America.

One cuisine that has been conspicuous by its absence in Shenzhen, however, is Spanish food. For all the Italian pastas and Indian curries you can try, the city has been criminally short of places offering pinchos or paella. That is all about to change with the arrival of El Toro in Houhai.

Opening in the bustling hub of Houhai, El Toro is situated just beneath Coastal City. The restaurant façade stands out from the other shops with its silhouette of a stampeding bull.

Inside, the tables are decked out with dinner mats made from the red and yellow of the national flag of Spain. The bar is reminiscent of some cantina in a small town in the countryside, with a couple of plates of omelet tortilla left out to be washed down with beer from one of the three taps of draft.

Above the bar are a row of photos showcasing El Toro’s signature dishes, while the Rojigualda flags on the table double as menus. They reveal an extensive list of authentic Spanish dishes that hail from all over the country from the greenery of Galicia, through the heart of Catalonia, to the sleepy seaside towns of Valencia.

Salim, one of the restaurant’s owners, is on hand to introduce the menu. Raised in Madrid, but with family from Barcelona, there were always arguments when El Clasico was being played. Yet it also meant that Salim grew up enjoying food from both the Castile and Catalonia regions, which later saw him develop a passion for the cuisines from all over the Iberian Peninsula.

Working alongside Salim is his chef, Alejandro. With Basque roots, Alejandro arrives at El Toro having spent years working as a chef in Spanish restaurants across the world. Time spent in restaurant kitchens across Central America was followed by two years at a restaurant in Tokyo, before Salim brought him to Shenzhen to help him realize his vision.

A selection of dishes are ordered based on the recommendations from Salim, and while Alejandro prepares the meal, a jug of homemade Sangria is brought to the table and shared. The punch drink, made of wine, mixed fruits, sprite, and no small amount of vodka, is enjoyed all over the Iberian Peninsula whether it is day or night. This pitcher, prepared by Salim personally, goes down deceptively easily.

As another round of Sangria is poured, the dishes begun to arrive. The first to be presented is the Mix Salad and Garlic Shrimp. Garlic Shrimp is a favorite of the Andalusia region and is authentically and lovingly recreated here, while the Mix Salad consists of tuna resting on a bed of the freshest tomato and crispest lettuce.

Next served is the Omelet Tortilla, a true staple of Spanish cuisine. The famous Tortilla Espanola is served cold just like it would be found if you walked into any local cantina back in Spain.

Not long after, Salim returns from the kitchen with one of El Toro’s signature dishes and what would be described by many as the national dish of Spain. It is of course, the rice dish of paella. The Chicken & Rabbit Paella is served, but there are five varieties in total to try on the menu from including the Spicy Shellfish, the Black Rice with Squid, Chicken, Pork & Shellfish, and the iconic Valencian Fiduea.

After much food and conversation, the plates are cleared away and stories are shared about time spent in Barcelona over another cup of Sangria. Just when it seems not possible to eat anymore, three delectable looking desserts are brought out and quite miraculously everyone has rediscovered their appetite. The Catalan Cream is perfectly sweet, and although the Bread Pudding and the Tarta Santiago prove popular too, there is no beating the crème brulee from Catalonia.

El Toro is the Spanish restaurant that Shenzhen has long been crying out for. With an owner from Madrid and a chef from the Basque country serving up dishes from Galicia to Catalonia, you are unlikely to find a more authentic Spanish dining experience in the city.

Average Spend per Head: 80RMB

Address: Room 122-123 East Block, Coast Building, 3rd Haide Avenue, Nanshan (深圳市南山区海德三道海岸大厦东座一楼122—123)
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