BJ FOoDieS Returns to the Reinvented SSAM restaurant now called One Pot
SSAM is not a new restaurant in Beijing, but it’s been reinvented into One Pot 一锅 by SSAM and I’m delighted to share that the BJ FOoDiEs team is hosting their next dinner here on Sunday, August 31st from 7:30-9:30PM.
Though the restaurant’s popular whole roasted beer chicken has received decent media coverage across various magazines and blogs, I still don’t think that this restaurant has reached the mainstream foodie scene so I’m hoping that this upcoming event will make a splash because Chef Andrew Ahn of One Pot by SSAM is a very talented chef who deserves much more credit and praise (this is the same chef that is currently corresponding with Chef Rob Cunningham of EAST hotel in Lido to organize the menu for their upcoming Carnivore Club feast).
“For those of you dedicated FOoDiEs who have been around since the beginning, you might have remember the previous BJ FOoDiEs dinner here in March 2011. Yup, 3 years ago, the team hosted a unique meal here under the restaurant’s previous concept of “molecular Korean cuisine” with teeny-tiny portions that has now been successfully swapped out with reinventing staple Korean street snacks and specialty Korean hot pot, soups, toppoki (rice cake) soaked in Korean chili sauce, bimbaps, jeon (pancakes) and kim bap (seaweed rolls).” - BJ FOoDiEs Team
KRANKIN’ KOREAN BY ONE POT BY SSAM
Crispy Shrimp with Spicy Mayonnaise, Noodles Salad wrap in Nori,
Yam & Cooked Tuna Salad, Tomato, Cauliflower Kimchi
Mussel Seaweed Soup
Seared Pork Neck, Dean-Jang (Korean Miso) Sauce, Crispy Rice, Spicy Turnip & Pear Salad, Chinese Chive
Sweet Potato Mouse Cake with Fruit
Beverage: Yuzu Rice Beer or Coke/Spirit (Non-alcoholic option)
RMB 100/head includes Set Dinner Menu + 1 Drink of Choice
“Indulge for a Cause”
Found in the basement of Sanlitun SOHO, One Pot by SSAM is a Korean restaurant gem
Knowing that BJ FOoDiEs has arranged such a steal of a dinner deal for you this Sunday, please come prepared to donate a bit extra to this month’s charity of choice- Krankin Thru China, an organization founded by disabled athlete Domonic Corradin and world traveler Joshua Dominick who are working hard to to bring the sport of handcycling to China and with it a more active, healthier lifestyle for people with disabilities that live in that country.
Please take a minute to pre-pay online with seats first come first served through online bookings on Yoopay. Thanks to the Yoopay team, all foodies can pay with both local AND international credit and debit cards. Yoopay Link to book your FOoDiEs seat here.
**For anyone who prefers to pay CASH, please email me firstname.lastname@example.org and they can try to sort out a time/place to meet on Friday this week
Date: Sunday, August 31, 2014
Location: One Pot by SSAM (B1 of Sanlitun SOHO complex)
Address: Go downstairs of Sanlitun SOHO complex and you’ll find One Pot in Tower 2 which is the second building on the left side of the complex. B1-238 Tower 2, Sanlitun SOHO, 朝阳区工体北路8号三里屯SOHO2号楼B1-238
Cost: RMB 100 includes dinner menu + drink – Yoopay link here.
RSVP: E-mail BJ Foodies Team - email@example.com
August’s Charity of Choice: Contribute to Krankin’ Thru China
Formed through the collaborative efforts of disabled athlete Domonic Corradin and long-time China resident and world traveler Joshua Dominick, Krankin’ thru China is a movement to bring the sport of handcycling to China and with it a more active, healthier lifestyle for people with disabilities that live in that country.
Krankin’ thru China works to hold both large and small interactive events throughout the year in China, getting people out and aware of possibilities that exist to improve their lives. They continue to meet with people to help them push their own limits and explore their individual potential.
For more info, you can visit their Website: http://www.krankinthruchina.com, FB: https://www.facebook.com/ChinaKrankin
About BJ Foodies Group:
Organizing monthly group meals at about RMB 100-150/head with food/drinks included, this group of dedicated foodies is all about “satiating their inner-foodie appetites for good quality food, conversation & fine wining/sake-ing/cocktailing/beering while indulging for a cause”.
BJ FOODIES PURPOSE: 1. Just to eat a nice meal & catch up with real people & friends outside worklife and boozy nightlife. 2. Opportunity to contribute our little bits to society while doing something we love – EATING. The Charity aspect is a supplementary & added bonus BUT NOT the main purpose of the group.