LumDimSum | Filed under: Charity, Foodies & Dining Scene, Special Events, Upcoming Events | Tags: Abigail Arterburn, Afternoon Tea, Ahava Bistro & Cafe, Anete Elken, Audrey Tao, Bamiyan Afghan Restaurant, BEAM, Becca Ruskin, Beijing Cultural Heritage Protection Center (CHP), Bethel, Britt Langford, Cafe Zarah, Charlotte Arneson, CHP, Cookie Monster Charity Bake-Off, East Hotel, Greta Bradford, Gretchen Johnson, Hatsune, Hot Chocolate, Hot Toddy, Ivy Wang, Jamie Kung, Jing-A Brewing Co., Josh Kernan, Juice by Melissa, Julie Bonanno, Kelvin Goh, Kyla McIntyre, Laurey Lou, Malou Claessens, Matthew Edmondston, Melissa McKenna, Migas, Mosto, Obentos, Pak Pak Thai Restaurant, Peter VanderMeulen, Punjabi, Punjabi Indian restaurant, Rachel Friedman, Raffle Prizes, Rager Pie, Shirley Fan, Sugar & Spice, SuSu, Sweet Tart Bakery, Sydney Hess, Tea with Georg, The Georg, The Hatchery, The Hutong, The Taco Bar, This City Art, Traitor Zhou's, Warm Milk | No Comments »
LumDimSum | Filed under: Charity, Foodies & Dining Scene, Hot Tips, Upcoming Events | Tags: Beibingyang Sorbet, BJ Foodies, Cacha Cacha, Charity Dinner, Chef Tom Samranjit, Chiang Mai, Colibri, curry, Lanna cuisine, Leo Wu, Let's Burger Plus, Northern Thai, Sanlitun Village North, Taikoo Li North, Thai food, Thai Tea, Thirst, Transit, World Economic Forum's Young Global Leaders | 4 Comments »
Cacha Cacha’s Authentic Northern Thai is Giving North Sanlitun an Extra Dose of Spice!
Taikoo Li North has started to see a revival in the past 6 months. I can remember the days when Beijingers would flock to the North end of the village and were obsessed with the Colibri cupcakes. In the intervening 5 years alas, I haven’t ventured up there much. With the revitalisation of Colibri and the introduction of Cacha Cacha, alongside the long-term solid performer Transit, things are looking up.
Cacha Cacha is a Northern Thai restaurant (think Chiang Mai) and the food is by a very talented chef Tom Samranjit who boasts both an impressive and extensive culinary track record, mostly working with big name hotels in Hong Kong. Breaking free to do what he knows best, Cacha Cacha’s menu is distinctively different from other Thai restaurants in Beijing using treasured family recipes.
“We specialize in authentic Lanna (Northern Thai) cuisine by our proprietor chef Tom Samranjit. As a second generation Thai chef, Tom brings his exotic recipes inherited from his family legacy of more than 50 years.” - Leo Wu, Partner of Cacha Cacha
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Don’t Miss 2016′s First Beijing Flea Market at The Bookworm!
The very first Beijing Flea Market of 2016, Thrift and The Bookworm are back to host another market with more than 25 local vendors on deck proudly showcasing their very own handmade products, craft goods and affordable clothing and accessories!
While it’s still a too cold to host this fayre on The Bookworm’s rooftop deck, they’ll making room throughout their indoor space for everyone to swing by for some tasty beverages and the rare opportunity to swoop up some awesome products that can only be discovered in this kind of uniquely curated platform.
In addition to scoring some great finds, The Bookworm has a bunch of 2nd hand books for sale. For anyone also wanting to unload a bunch of unwanted clothing, bring them to this flea market!
LumDimSum | Filed under: Charity, Upcoming Events | Tags: Beijing Postcards, Biteapitta, Christmas, Great Leap Brewing, mulled wine, PARWAAZ Spice Route Concepts, Sweet Tooth Bakery, Taozi Tree Yoga, Tea Journeys, The Hutong, This City Art, Two Guys and a Pie, Winter Fayre, Yellow Pommelo | 1 Comment »
The Hutong’s Winter Fayre is one of their biggest community events of the year and it also happens to be where I end up doing most of my Christmas shopping every year.
Most of Beijing’s Christmas bazaars and fairs have all been taking place across the city in various embassies and hotels over the past couple weekends, but The Hutong’s Winter Fayre is the LAST Christmas Bazaar of the year and it’s taking place this Saturday, December 12th from 11AM-4PM.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Charity, Foodies & Dining Scene, Upcoming Events | Tags: Alex Acker, Beijing, Bethel China, CFFC, CFFC 2015, Chi Fan for Charity (CFFC), East Hotel, Educating Girls of Rural China, EGRC, Elizabeth Koch, Eric Schmidt, Hong Kong, Julia Lim, Kristian Li, Live Music, Love is Blind Project, Michael Crain, Ray Kelly, Roberta Lipson, Shanghai, Sophie Van Pelt, Sylvia Liu, Tyde Pimsey, Xian Bar | No Comments »
Last Chance for Tickets to CFFC 2015 on November 7th in Beijing
Only one week left before one of Beijing’s most fabulous events the of the year - Chi Fan for Charity (CFFC) 2015! A charity dinner event that started in Beijing by Michael Crain back in 2009, the event has grown to Shanghai and Hong Kong as well and throughout the past 6 years, they have raised over RMB 3.7 million!
CFFC is Taking Place Saturday, Nov. 7 (Beijing), Nov. 14 (Shanghai) & Nov. 7 (Hong Kong)
LumDimSum | Filed under: Charity, Foodies & Dining Scene, Upcoming Events | Tags: Best Fine Dining Restaurants Worldwide, BJ Foodies, Charity Dinner, Daxing District, Forbidden City, Ignace Lecleir, indulge for a cause, migrant school, nonprofit educational institute, Temple Restaurant Beijing (TRB), The Dandelion School, TRB Bites, TRB Bites@The Courtyard, TripAdvisor, TripAdvisor's Traveler's Choice 2015 | No Comments »
BJ FOoDiEs Takes Over TRB Bites for their October Charity Dinner
After LDS broke the shocking news this summer that Ignace Lecleir’s famed Temple Restaurant Beijing (TRB) team was taking over Brian McKenna’s suddenly closed Courtyard restaurant location on the east gate of the Forbidden City, the entire foodie community was rejoicing by the happy ending for this foodie story.
“Reinventing a venue that has played home to many legendary dining institutions, TRB Bites is a convivial refuge that we refer to as “A Casual and Modern Eatery”: where we envision our guests enjoying themselves in a relaxed and chic setting while we serve up tasty treats that are prepared with passion.” – TRB Bites@The Courtyard
In soft opening period since early September, TRB Bites@The Courtyard is quickly making a name for itself as Beijing’s best value fine dining restaurant in the capital. After a full-on feast tasting almost ever dish listed on their menu (read all about it here), we couldn’t believe we were eating Temple quality dishes at only RMB 188/248/288 for any 3/4/5 courses (of course we went for the 5 course option).
LumDimSum | Filed under: Bars & Nightlife, Charity, Hot Tips, Upcoming Events | Tags: 4 Corners, Al Bar Italia, Aotu Studio, Arrow Factory Brewing, Baitasi, Beijing Design Week, Capital M, Caravan, Charity, Charity Pub Crawl, Cheers, Cuju, Distillery, DRINK'N' HOPe, Haven, HOPe Clinic, Hopping Pass, Hot Spot, Janes & Hooch, Lulu Li, Mai Bar, Mas, Matteo Labate, Migas, Modernista, Moujiti, Old What, Ramo, TCM, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Zarah, 京A Brewery | No Comments »
Join Beijing Design Week’s Charity Pub Crawl DRINK’N’ HOPe
Beijing is really coming together for this year’s Beijing Design Week and while I’ll give you an overview of the many sights to see and things to do during this week of creativity on over-drive, I’d like to first bring your attention to this kick-@$$ charity pub crawl – DRINK’N’ HOPe.
19 of Beijing’s most crafty cocktail bars are teaming up to make this city-wide charity pub crawl the coolest thing that Beijing’s bar scene has seen since craft beer became a thing in this corner of the world. Taking place from September 24-27, you’ll have 4 full days (including the weekend) to sample your way through all 19 bars. 4-5 drinks across 4 days is totally doable even for a drinking whimp like me.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Bars & Nightlife, Charity, Foodies & Dining Scene, Upcoming Events | Tags: BJ Foodies, Charity Dinner, China AIDS Walk, East Shore Live Jazz Cafe, Haven, Haven Bar Beijing, Houhai, Houhai Lake, Nanluoguxiang, NLGX, roast suckling pig | No Comments »