Prince Roy's Adventures in Shanghai

Taiwan-based blogger Prince Roy visited Shanghai recently. It’s weird, because I’ve “known” the guy for about five years through the internet, but we only just met face to face.

On his blog he writes about his impressions of Shanghai in one post, and his encounters with John B, Micah, ChinesePod, and me in another post. Prince Roy talks about food a lot, so I’m happy that he wasn’t disappointed with the Hunanese restaurant I took him to.

He took some nice shots of the food:

Yum. Yes, it’s nice to be able to eat food this good any time you want, and to pay next to nothing for it.


John Pasden

John is a Shanghai-based linguist and entrepreneur, founder of AllSet Learning.


  1. that was a very good Hunan joint. I’m sure it would earn the Spicygirl Seal of Approval. You’re not kidding at what a great value that place is: Thao flipped when I gave her back the change the following day.

  2. That food looks excellent. If you get the chance can you try to talk some of the employees into to emigrating to Chicago and open up a Hunan restaurant here. We have a bazillion Cantonese joints, a handful of Sichuan ones, and no Hunan….those 豆角 are making my mouth water!

  3. Second from left is my favorite dish. 娃娃菜.

    I think I’m going to order this stuff for dinner tonight! (They deliver.)

  4. any idea why they call it that?

  5. Prince Roy,

    I didn’t know myself, but allegedly 百度知道:


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