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HOMETOWN HANKERINGS Nanjing boasts some of the best universities in China and a sizable population of foreign students. As a result, there is also a great demand for cheap, Western-style food. I know because, six years ago, I was one of these culture-shocked scholars myself. At that time, the only Western choice available was McDonald's. What we would have given for the Skyways Bakery in my day! This inconspicuous café and deli is tucked among the Chinese restaurants and vendors lining West Hankou Street, offering classic homesickness remedies such as roast beef sandwiches and Italian ice cream sundaes.

Skyways has a comfortable,...

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