I have an intolerance to MSG – monosodium glutamate. Especially in Asia, my guard is constantly up. I flow between states of fearful fasting and ecstatic indulging. When I was in Shanghai this April, I...

I made the 110 km journey from Shanghai to the city of Suzhou in 25 minutes. China’s high-speed trains are a marvel. As British poet John Betjeman wrote: “Trains are made for meditation”. Betjeman was writing...

The Chinese characters for Fu He Hui, Shanghai’s one Michelin-starred temple to vegetarian food, represent Fortune, Harmony and Wisdom. What more do you need in life! This discrete restaurant stretches across three floors. The building overlooks...

With 7 days to discover the world's biggest city, Shanghai, I only had enough time this April to dart around the art scene.  Shanghai is home to a lot of wealth, and where there is wealth...