LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Hot Tips, Upcoming Events | Tags: 1949-The Hidden City, Beer Belly-ni, Beergarita, Brewer's Brunch, Eggs Benedict, Flying Fist IPA, Hungry Man's Hash, ice cream sandwich, soft launch, Traitor Zhou's Bagels, Weekend Brunch, 京A Capital Brewing Co., 京A Taproom | No Comments »
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene | Tags: B. Ooger, Cafe de la Poste, French food, French wine, Gongti, Guest Contributor, La Taverne | No Comments »
tl;dr Solid French fare. Simple mains and well put together desserts.
Not to be confused with Taverna in 1949-The Hidden City in South Sanlitun, La Taverne is situated on Gongti Xi Lu opposite garish neon lights of the assorted nightclubs with Chinese characteristics. It is a French restaurant in the same sort of vein as Cafe de la Poste. Similar food options and price point, albeit with a slightly more subdued atmosphere.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Hot Tips | Tags: Crab Hot Pot, Hatsune, Miso-Glazed Sashimi Stone Rice Bowl, Okinawa Ramen, Secret Dish, Secret Menu | No Comments »
Hot Tip: Hatsune’s Secret Dish of the Month REVEALED!
Continuing to create new off-menu dishes to keep their sushi addicts on their toes, the Hatsune Restaurant Group has been discreetly sharing new dishes with their regulars, keeping it all very low-profile and only known by word of mouth.
“Inspired by travel, new kitchen gadgets or seasonal ingredients, each secret off-menu dish is available for only a set period of time (generally a couple of weeks) and a limited supply available each day.” - The Hatsune Team
They’ve already shared a Crab Hot Pot and Okinawa Ramen to warm up guests during Beijing’s colder months, but this April’s secret menu dish is so fresh and vibrant, it puts Spring’s flower buds to shame. But even more short-lived than the cherry blossoms that grace our presence this time of year, this dish will only be available until the end of April – that’s right people, you have a week left!
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene | Tags: Cantonese food, Central Park, claypot rice, dumplings, flowers, garden, Jamaica Blue, Lime Cafe, MySoup 卖汤, Obentos, Seafood, soup noodles | No Comments »
I’ve Never Seen a Restaurant Filled with So Many Flowers
Known to serve healthy, well-prepared Cantonese cuisine, MySoup 卖汤 restaurant in Central Park (just next to Jamaica Blue and Lime Cafe Thai restaurant) is much more than its name implies. Their menu covers seafood dishes, claypot rice dishes and both soup noodles and boiled dumplings. Their featured soup of the day (RMB 68) changes regularly, but you can always order their Fish Maw Chicken Bouillon Soup (RMB 88).
Ok, but enough about the food because what struck me most about MySoup was not what’s on the menu, but what you see once you step inside.
Walk through the tall glass doors of MySoup is an unbelievable amount of plants, trees, bushes and flowers hanging from the ceiling, from the walls, on the tables, beside your seat, everywhere. It’s an incredible sight and to dine surrounded by so much floral foliage is a luxury that we Beijingers are very much deprived of.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Charity, Foodies & Dining Scene, Upcoming Events | Tags: BJ Foodies, Charity Dinner, Education In Sight, Spring Menu, SuSu, Vietnamese cuisine, Yoopay | No Comments »
While the monthly BJ FOoDiEs charity group dinners are often hosted in newly-opened restaurants eager to spread the word of their new business to the foodies scene in Beijing, they’ve managed to lock in one of my all-time favorite spots to impress out-of-town guests – the stunning hutong Vietnamese restaurant Susu to host their next event on Sunday, April 26th!
Ready to show off their new Spring-inspired menu, this dinner menu features basically all my favorite Susu dishes from their Shrimp Salad, Salmon Spring Roll, La Vong fish dish and that incredible Lemongrass Tofu that will convert anyone who questions whether or not they like tofu.
With limited seating, I’d recommend booking seats in advance. After the last BJ FOoDiEs dinner at Caravan booked out in just 4 days, this Spring menu by Susu is sure to book out just as quickly!
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene | Tags: American, American BBQ, B. Ooger, bar, By The Tree, chopped brisket, cocktails, Fish Nation, Guest Contributor, Home Plate Bar B-Que, Home Plate BBQ, Home Plate Clone, imported beers, pool table, pork ribs, rib tips platter, Sanlitun, smoked sausage, Smokehouse, Smugglers Bar, The Bar-BQ, The Bar-BQ Smokehouse | No Comments »
tl;dr version: The Bar-BQ is a Chinese version of Home Plate BBQ and should be treated as such. The food isn’t bad but don’t go looking for authenticity.
How to find the Bar-BQ: walk through TaiKoo Li, past the apple store and down Bar Street. Turn left into the small alley with Fish Nation and Smugglers bar and turn left at the end of the alley. The Bar-BQ is just around that corner on the 2nd floor of the building.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene | Tags: Andrew Hsu, Australian Natural, California, Californian, Californian food, Deli, Farm to Neighbors Organic Market, Gourmet, Le Fromager De Pekin, Napa Artisan Cooking, organic, organic wines, salads, Take-Away | No Comments »
Napa Artisan Cooking Brings California’s Healthy Eating to Beijing
A couple weekends back, Napa Artisan Cooking hosted a few foodie friends for a few nibbles of their signature bites and a few sips of the organic wines by Australian Natural in their new spot on Chunxiu Lu (just northwest of the Gongti intersection). Having tried for months to unsuccessfully nab a reservation to one of their raved about weekend brunches, I was glad for the opportunity to finally chat with Andrew and Colin about their gourmet food deli and take-away concept and learn more about their grand master plans.
“Napa is a Californian cuisine restaurant, focused on using organic, local, and seasonal ingredients to make farm-to-table food that is convenient and affordable. Our gourmet salads, soups, and warm foods are inspired by dishes from around the world, and were all created with take-away and delivery in mind.” – Andrew Hsu, Co-Founder & Co-Owner of Napa Artisan Cooking
Though they have every intention to open a full-service restaurant and our own delivery team within the next few months, they’re currently operating out of a separate kitchen and cozy take-away gourmet deli.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Hot Tips | Tags: Burros, Kin Hong, Margaritas, outside deck, piñata, summer dishes, summer salad, Taco Bar Godfather, The Taco Bar, Verduras a la Plancha | 1 Comment »