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LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Special Events | Tags: Anniversary Party, ceramic sake shot glass rings, DJ Patrick Yu, Hatsune Kerry, Hatsune Sanlitun, Japanese, Karaiya Spice House, Summergate Wines, sushi, sushi head photobooth, Sushi Samurai | No Comments »
Hatsune Celebrates its 13 Year Anniversary!
Entering a corridor lined with strings of origami cranes, guests were given a ceramic sake shot glass ring upon arrival to help themselves to our free-flow drum sake wells. Following the pathway of colorful lanterns and Hatsune’s signature school of ceramic fish led guests into the main party area where guests went crazy for our Sushi Head Photobooth and DJ Patrick Yu was playing everything from classic hip hop jams to old school rock.
Hatsune’s annual anniversary bash celebrates everything we love about Hatsune – tasty sushi rolls, great cocktails, free-flow sake and awesome sushi heads who know how to party. It’s been an eventful year with the opening of Hatsune’s newest restaurant branch in Kerry Shopping Mall and renovations of both Hatsune Taikoo Li Sanlitun branch and Karaiya Spice House, it’s only appropriate for the Hatsune team to host an extra awesome birthday bash as they have a lot to be proud of achieving in just a year’s time!
Continuing in their tradition to innovate and impress guests with new surprises – this year’s sushi head photobooth and sake shot rings were as precious as they were adorable and the photo results below say it all!
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After wiping away any remaining traces of dust, construction is complete for Jing-A‘s Pop Up Taproom!
What was once Bar Veloce in 1949 – The Hidden City in South Sanlitun (next to Okra 1949 and Duck de Chine), this gorgeous courtyard/former factory space is a snag.
“We have 16 taps, pouring more Jing-A beer than anywhere else in town (including small batches available only at our taproom) and some exciting guest brews that we’ll be bringing to Beijing for the first time. We’ll also be offering be the first craft brewery to offer the option of nitro taps, serving beers with that creamy Guinness-like consistency. Great for trying a beer you already love in a new way.” - Alex Acker, Jing-A’s Co-founder (alongside Kristian Li)
Here are some exclusive photos of Jing-A’s taproom under construction:
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Starting September 25, Mosto is “shedding its skin”
Just announced by Mosto/Modo/Moka Bros’ Marketing Manager Anna Lin Yip, Mosto is taking a leap of faith to change the already winning recipe to revamp its space into a more hip and casual. With extended dining hours, they plan to start hosting early brunches and late-nights at their bar.
“At Mosto, we pride ourselves of never being afraid to renew and redefine. 6 years, 50 awards and a lifetime of happiness after, we feel it’s time. Mosto is shedding its skin, getting a new dress, embracing the change that is due.”
From the 25th September, Mosto is scheduled to undergo a thorough renovation. You can expect a lively re-opening party post-National Day holiday to see first-hand the unveiling of the new transformed space.
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September 4-14th: 10 Days of Fine Dining at Affordable Prices
DiningCity‘s upcoming Restaurant Week fall edition starts tomorrow! With many of the popular restaurants already getting booked up, you’ll want to be quick and try to squeeze in some last minute bookings while you still can.
After running a couple of years already, they are back with bigger list than ever before – a grand total of 63 participating restaurants, each restaurant preparing exclusive set menus priced at two tiers – RMB 78 or RMB 128 for lunch and RMB 168 or 258 for dinner.
“Restaurants are preparing a special tasting menu for this week only. During Restaurant Week you can try the best 3-course set menus in town, starting at RMB 78 for lunch and RMB 168 for dinner.” – DiningCity.com
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Sake Manzo’s Long Sushi Bar
I like to think of Sake Manzo as my little neighborhood’s hidden secret (it’s literally a 2 minute walk from my apartment complex), but I’m reminded how wrong I am every time I go because it’s packed all the time. It’s so popular among both locals and foreigners alike even though no one really ever seems to talk about it. Maybe it’s because we all share the mentality of wanting to keep Sake Manzo our own secret, but based on the steady flow of regulars, the word is out.
Owned by a Japanese sake distributor with the biggest stock of premium sake bottles available in the city and the ingrained trait for being passionate about food quality (as you would expect from a meticulous and hard-working Japanese restaurant owner). Reading through Sake Manzo’s extensive menu, you can read all about their promise to follow the Slow Food movement. They strive as much as they can to support local farmers and serve food that is seasonal, local, fresh and wholesome.
Most of the staff are Chinese-speaking but the menus are all in Japanese, Chinese and English so communication isn’t an issue. Having said that, be sure to ask for the English version of the daily specials on offer (though I had difficulty understanding what most dishes were as only the Japanese name was given). I’ve tried making an effort to order a couple dishes off their daily specials menu, but every time, I revert back to a few spectacular dishes they have on their regular menu that are tough to beat.
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The Hutong’s India Culinary Expedition
“Our tour is specially designed for travelers and food lovers who are venturing into India for the first time. We’ve picked destinations that will ensure that the traveler can sample the rich cultural heritage, the numerous religions, traditional folk arts, the varied terrains and above all the diversity of its multi layered cuisine.”
India has been at the top of my bucket list for the past 2 years but the big question for me has always been – how do I eat my way through India’s incredible cuisines without getting sick? How would I know where to go for the best local specialties and what’s best to avoid? I’ve heard of so many horror stories of India trips being ruined by immobilizing stomach bugs and that’s the worst.
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