I think it is a blast to take a tuk tuk instead of the usual cab ride. They come as a motorized vehicle or you can get a guy who peddles you all the way home.
At the cost of 5-10 yuen ($0.75-1.00) what the heck. Ride in the open air and forget about the traffic.
There are many little eateries around the hotel areas. For breakfast we went to "Big Mouth"
and had coffee and fried rice. In the afternoon we would find other local places.
There are of course other euro/medditeranean places to go too.
Dio Coffee is more European and cost 3-5 time more than Chinese food. Eventhough it still serves a cesar salad more like something chinese than european.
Favorite Dish: Sticking with chinese food most of the time will yield better results. There is such a variety of things that having an interpreter really helps
There is a little square off the beaten path where there is line dancing at night. It is in an area near the grand mall where there are local wholesale shops. At night the people show up to get a little exercise and street vendors show some of their wares.
Dress Code: Everyone goes as they please. Kids, grandparents, mommies and daddies, young hipsters and people watchers.