LumDimSum | Filed under: Charity, Hot Tips, Upcoming Events | Tags: baking, Bethel China, Big Bear Baked Goods, Charity, Cookie Monster, Cookie Monster Charity Bake-Off, Jon Ellis, LumDimSum, Meilian Tan, Sweet Tooth Bakery, The Hutong | 2 Comments »
LumDimSum | Filed under: Charity, Foodies & Dining Scene, Hot Tips, Upcoming Events | Tags: Amy Li, BJ Foodies, Charity, Charity Dinner, coconut, crafty cocktails, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Jonathan Ansfield, Pak Pak, Pak Pak Thai Kitchen, Thai Curry, Thai food, Yoopay | 5 Comments »
By the same culinary geniuses behind Susu Vietnamese restaurant (which just so happens to be one of my all-time favorite restaurant destinations in Beijing), Pak Pak’s owners Amy Li and Jonathan Ansfield have thankfully decided to open up a second branch of Pak Pak Thai Kitchen in the CBD’s Guanghua International Building just across the street from the east entrance of The Place Shopping Mall, just south of Central Park.
With the original branch in Wangjing, I admit I only made it out to that location once in spite of how wonderful I thought it was. From the restaurant’s authentic Thai dishes to its elegant wood-paneled venue design, it was all fine and dandy…but it was in Wangjing, a place that I realize isn’t as far as some like to think, but still not nearly as convenient for those of us living close to Sanlitun.
Aside from both restaurants named with 2 syllable repeat words that are fun to say, Pak Pak is fundamentally very different from Susu. Dedicated to an entirely different Southeast Asian cuisine (Thai vs. Vietnamese) and located in completely different parts of Beijing (Susu’s tiny tucked away hutong spot vs. Pak Pak’s big branches in Wangjing and now CBD), they still share one essential thing in common – owner Amy Li and Jonathan Ansfield are behind both establishments which means that authenticity, quality and presentation will be top-notch and worthy of many return visits.
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京A Taproom Welcomes BJ FOoDiEs with Full Menu Tasting Dinner
November 30 is the final day of Movember (your last night to proudly show off that sexy facial hair) and also marks the final day of Beijing’s “Maovember: ‘Stache for Cash” campaign. In an effort to raise as much money for this year’s chosen charity Orbis, BJ FOoDiEs will be rallying their loyal following of die-hard foodies for a final feast at 京A Taproom in 1949 The Hidden City in South Sanlitun together with George Smith, managing director of Orbis North Asia.
All Donations Raised Will Go to Treating Blindness by Orbis
LumDimSum | Filed under: Charity, Upcoming Events | Tags: Christmas Bazaar, Embassy House, Mary Kate Brown, Pinotage, Roundabout | No Comments »
While most of Beijing’s Christmas Charity Bazaars are happening this weekend and next (with the last one of the year happening at The Hutong on Saturday, December 13th), the Embassy House is the first to host a 3-day shopping spree during the week.
The first two days of the bazaar will be held at the Embassy House and the third day will move over to Pinotage Restaurant & Wine Bar in Sanlitun (north of North Village, at the southwest corner of Sanlitun and Dongzhimen).
Promising loads of jewelry, candles, cashmeres, silks and lots of Christmas-perfect gifts at this holiday bazaar (there will be 22 different vendors!), stop by with friends this Wednesday, November 19th from 10AM-4PM and check out the goods!
LumDimSum | Filed under: Charity, Foodies & Dining Scene, Upcoming Events | Tags: BJ Foodies, Business Lunch, Charity Dinner, Daxing District, Italian food, Lawrence Masili, LMPLUS, Massimo Masili, migrant school, Sardinia, The Dandelion School, Upper East Side, Yoopay | No Comments »
Support Dandelion Migrant School at this month’s BJ FOoDieS Dinner @LMPLUS
An adorable Italian restaurant that started in 2010 and has quickly grown into 3 different Beijing branches, LMPLUS’ owners Lawrence & Massimo Masili are from Sardinia and they they pride their restaurant in using high quality ingredients “with the right amount of extra virgin olive oil and passion in every dish”.
With one of Beijing’s best business lunch deals in town, LMPLUS never fails to impress and deliver consistently incredible Italian creations, which is why I’m pretty stoked to that BJ FOoDiEs will be hosting their next monthly charity dinner at LMPLUS’ Upper East Side location (it’s their biggest one!)
LumDimSum | Filed under: Charity, Foodies & Dining Scene, Upcoming Events | Tags: Chi Fan for Charity (CFFC), Chin-EASE, Hatsune Sanlitun, Lakshitha Yapa, Michael Crain, Morning Tears, The Coming Home Program, United Foundation for China's Health, Wheels for Life | 3 Comments »
Tickets Now on Sale for CFFC 2014 on November 8th in Beijing
Tickets go on sale TODAY (Monday, October 6th) for the highly anticipated Chi Fan for Charity (CFFC) annual charity dinner event, which is taking place in Beijing on Saturday, November 8th! Just about a month away, you’ll want to start figuring out which restaurant and table host you’ll want to book while they’re still available online!
An event praised for bringing together local opinion leaders, celebrities and other charitable-minded individuals to raise money for worthwhile philanthropic causes at Beijing’s top restaurants, CFFC is an inspiring event that involves such a strong community of individuals that really rallies their friends and associates to make this one of the most respected and momentous events of the year.
If you are unfamiliar with CFFC, the concept is easy enough to digest:
LumDimSum | Filed under: Charity, Foodies & Dining Scene, Upcoming Events | Tags: Andrew Ahn, BJ Foodies, Carnivore Club, Chef Andrew Ahn, Chef Rob Cunningham, Domonic Corradin, FEAST (Food by East), Joshua Dominick, Korean, Krankin Thru China, One Pot 一锅 by SSAM, Sanlitun SOHO, SSAM, Yoopay | 1 Comment »
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).
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