LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Upcoming Events | Tags: BJ Foodies, Bread of Life Bakery, Capital M, Carnivore Club, Chef Rob Cunningham, East Hotel, FEAST (Food by East), Lido, Pak Pak Thai Restaurant, Pavlova, Punjabi, The Big Smoke | No Comments »
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Hot Tips | Tags: breakfast, Breakfast Wrap, BRO'NOLA, coffee, green smoothies, juice, MOKA Bros, MOKA Coffee, Nali Patio, Sanlitun, smoothies, Vegetarian | 1 Comment »
Breakfast at MOKA Bro’s: Open Everyday from 8AM-10:30AM
One of Sanlitun’s most popular lunch spots and work cafes has just extended their hours to include breakfast EVERY DAY from 8AM-10:30AM. MOKA Bro’s launched their breakfast menu just last week, but this past weekend was their first weekend including breakfast hours after such a strong positive response.
Not an early riser? Moka’s new breakfast menu is a reason to start your day a little earlier!
*For those looking for an all-day cafe to spend breakfast, lunch and dinner, MOKA Bro’s has said that they’ve tweaked their internet to run much more smoothly than before and I’m pleased to report that their atmosphere is more toned down (less disco dance music), making it more conducive for freelancers looking for a reliable work space.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Hot Tips, Upcoming Events | Tags: Keanu Reeves, Kin Hong, New Venue, Newsletter, Pop-Up Restaurant, Re-Opening, Rocky, Sanlitun, tacos, The Orchid, The Taco Bar, Website | No Comments »
Get on The Taco Bar’s Guestlist!
The Taco Bar has just announced that they’re hoping to break ground on construction soon for their new venue location!
I can’t give away too much yet as dates of their re-opening are still tentative, location is being kept hushed (no peekaboo faces watching their every move), but what I CAN tell you is that -
1. The landing page of their website is LIVE - http://www.tacobarchina.com/
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene | Tags: Back Alley Bistro, Big Smoke, Côte de Bœuf, French Bistrot, French food, French Fries, Modo, Morton's Steakhouse, Mosto, mustard sauce, O'Steak, Set Lunch Meal, Steak, TripAdvisor, Weekday Lunch Deal | No Comments »
Cafe de la Poste was always one of Beijing’s solid steak options and the lively (at times, rambunctious) atmosphere was part of its style and charm. Expanding beyond its little nook in Beixinqiao, the same team is behind O’Steak Bistrot, one of the newest additions to the up-and-coming Xingfucun dining strip across from April Gourmet and around the corner from Big Smoke and Back Alley Bistro.
Though O’Steak has been only been open for about 6 months, they’ve got a ton of reviews online (see below for list of links) and they’re ranked #12 out of over 9,000 restaurants in Beijing on TripAdvisor with title headline in bold across their page “Best Steak house in Beijing”. Bold claims to shout but it also got me geared up for my first dining experience.
LDS Snapshots of O’Steak:
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Upcoming Events | Tags: cocktails, crafty cocktails, Janes & Hooch, Milan Sekulic, Spirited Dinner, Temple Restaurant Beijing, TRB, Warren Pang | No Comments »
TRB Hosts its Spirited Dinner with Cocktail Mixologists from Janes & Hooch this Wednesday, February 26
Though fine wines are often the drink of choice alongside an upscale, multi-course European meal, don’t underestimate the combination of beautifully mixed cocktails with fine foods.
Temple Restaurant Beijing (TRB)‘s Spirited Dinners are a highlight of my foodie calendar for 3 irresistible reasons: The combination of a fantastic 5-course menu paired with 5 crafty cocktail creations for a fraction of what this exact same meal would cost you on a normal evening.
While I can’t deny a delight in splurging every now and again with an indulgent meal at TRB when the occasion arises, I make the extra effort when they put on a special dinner event where you can be sure to be getting the same quality dishes on their a la carte menu with the added bonus of delicious drinks and a discount to boot.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Hot Tips, Upcoming Events | Tags: Agua, Brian McKenna @ The Courtyard, Capital M, Great Leap Brewing, Hatsune, Lollipop Bakery, Migas, Mosto, Niajo, Okra 1949, Spanish Restaurant, Valentine's Day | No Comments »
Learn Embrace Valentine’s Day with Commonalities
It’s really a shame that there is so much angst and feelings of frustration and rejection that envelop Valentine’s Day. For many of my single ladies (and men!) out there, it’s like the dreaded day that reminds us how lonely singledom can be.
But instead of focusing on all the negative sentiments that surround the V-day holiday, we should instead change our mind set to think of it like Christmas, Thanksgiving and every other happy holiday that’s focused on celebrating love. It doesn’t have to be the mushy-gushy romantic-type love, it can be the love we share between friends and family too!
I’m a big advocate of sharing equal responsibility for this holiday. We should do everyone a favor and relieve men of this overwhelming pressure to take on all the stress of making this holiday special, memorable, thoughtful, etc. etc. Women are equally capable (if not even more so!) of doing the same for the wonderful male friends, mentors, and figures in their life. Who doesn’t love a surprise switcheroo?!
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Hot Tips | Tags: fried chicken, Korean, Suutak, Wangjing, world beer | 5 Comments »
Finger Lickin’ Fried Chicken that will get all over your face
I would travel far for good fried chicken and so we did as soon as I first heard wind of Suutak. A little Korean fusion restaurant, Suutak is a gem of a find tucked away inside an apartment building’s car park in Wangjing.
It’s not convenient to get to and it’s a good thing we went with a Suutak regular who guided us to the restaurant’s doorstep because I’m pretty sure I would have never been able to find it on my own without him leading the way. Our trusty foodie guide has been raving about these chicken wings being the best in Beijing and so it was no brainer that I had to get me some of that finger licking goodness. The trek out to Wangjing in the middle of winter to get our fill of good fried chicken was just part of the adventure.
Step inside Suutak and you will find a super casual dining spot with a cozy, cheery ambience packed with young Korean hipsters with insatiable appetites for fried chicken and beer. The place was pretty packed out on a given Tuesday night just before CNY and we found ourselves feeling lucky there was an open table just big enough for our group of three.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene | Tags: Ai Mo Town, Dali Courtyard, Hani GeJiu 哈尼个旧, Hatsune Sanlitun, Lemongrass Chicken, Lijiang Fish Soup in Copper Pot, Middle 8, Taikoo Li Sanlitun, Yunnan Cuisine, Yunnan Rice Wine, 中八楼 | 1 Comment »