Midweek Deliciousness!

After much persuasion from John and almost desperate attempts to convince me that Indian was the best way forward, we trekked to our new found Indian Restaurant. It is set in a mall so not the best location but the food is pretty good – some of the best we have had in China.

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We love getting a variety of food. We ordered butter chicken, chana masala and another chicken dish. We had a vegetable biryani to go with it too.

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A food we discovered in India last year was masala poppadums. We ate lots and lots of them there and have ordered them whenever we have Indian food since. This restaurant serve theirs loaded with cucumber, tomato and onion all dressed in a delicious sauce.

 

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When it comes to bread, John and I have quite different tastes. I love kheema naan bread with the spicy, flavourful meat inside the bread itself. John however prefers stuffed parathas.

Even though this restaurant is in a mall and mainly frequented by local Chinese it has a really nice Indian feel and the food is very good. We will be back!

Christmas

My first post!

Christmas Market
Christmas Market

We spent this weekend in Shanghai, it makes a very welcome change from Qingdao. We got into the spirit of Christmas by visiting the Christkindlmarkt at the Paulaner Brauhaus in the French Concession.

Glühwein
Christkindlmarkt

The Glühwein was hot, fruity and delicious and came in a souvenir cup. It was the perfect drink to chase away the cold.

Fried Camembert
Christkindlmarkt

Along with the hot wine and beer there were some delicious foods on offer. I went for fried camembert to begin with. It was pretty good, not quite having that ooozing centre you would expect. The cranberry sauce that accompanied was a good contrast to the cheese though.

Bratwurst
Christkindlmarkt

John went for a traditional German bratwurst – they were delicious, especially with the mustard alongside.

John enjoying his Glühwein.
John enjoying his Glühwein.

We stayed for a couple of hours enjoying the atmosphere and interesting christmas music before heading off to find warmth.