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Bring on the Pisco Sours: Kerry’s Peruvian Food Indulgence
A diverse cuisine rich in millenary traditions, Peruvian or “criolla” cuisine takes pride in having integrated culinary influences from Spain, Moors and Africa, and believe it or not, it also shares many similarities with Chinese cuisine.
More than 160 years ago, the first wave of around 70,000 Chinese immigrants (mostly of Cantonese origin) arrived in Peru. A melting pot of culinary influences from all over the world, Peru has made the most of its waves of immigration (from China, Japan, Italy, other European countries) by blending new flavors and the local cuisine, a complex process of discovery and experimentation.
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TRB’s World-Renowned Guest Chef Olly Ceulenaere from PUBLEIK in Belgian showcases Gastronomic Talents
Part of a culinary experience series called International Impression, Temple Restaurant Beijing (TRB) just recently hosted chef Olly Ceulenaere from PUBLEIK restaurant in Belgium.
“At the heart of TRB’s core mission, lies our humble attempt to bring heart-warming hospitality and international gastronomic flavors to our guests; with such vision in mind, we have created “TRB Guest Chef” program where we invite the very best talents from around the world to Beijing to showcase their wonders in our very own kitchen.” – TRB
By regularly inviting internationally-recognized chefs from all over the world, TRB showcases the talents of these chefs with locally sourced ingredients.
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Warm Up this Winter with Obentos’ Healthy & Nutritious Grain Bowls
The beginning of November saw the launch of Obentos’ new winter menu items – including a handful of beautiful new creations spread throughout their growing menu with 4 comforting Grain Bowls and a handful of new sides and desserts!
From the start, Obentos has built its strong reputation with a solid foundation of fantastic tasting, well-balanced and well-portioned Bento Boxes and giant, gorgeous salads (perfect for summer months). For the past few years, my go-to dishes have bounced between a handful of their salads and bento boxes depending on my appetite and mood.
But with the big drop in temperature, they were smart in pushing their newest menu category – their “Grain Bowls”. Each one quite unique in flavors and texture, you have everything from their popular Teriyaki Grain Bowl to their warming Curry Bowl (now with Brown Rice!) and soupy Salmon Ochazuke Grain Bowl.
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Just a few days away, this is a last call for you to save RMB 50 and lock in your Agua 6 Year Anniversary pre-sale tickets!
I briefly mentioned this event at the bottom of my review of Agua’s new Infinity Weekend Brunch Winter Menu, but in a nutshell, this anniversary party will be an evening of free-flowing cava, wine, gin and vodka cocktails, canapes and confectioneries from 11PM-2:30AM.
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Another one bites the dust.
Open for barely one year, Parnas is officially closed now for “renovations” but rumor has it that Parnas’ owners have sold their labor of love.
Whether or not it opens again under its original name, this French Fusion gem with its gorgeous rooftop rooftop will sadly never be the same.
See previous review HERE of Parnas from just about a month ago.
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Cuju is a Miracle Find: Rummery + Sports Bar + Authentic Moroccan Cuisine
Clearly a labor of love by Beijing personality Badr Benjelloun, Cuju is looking better than ever with their new renovations and a new menu to reflect their ever-popular Sunday Casablanca Moroccan feast nights.
Tucked away just southwest of Beixinqiao, it admittedly is a bit off the beaten path, but it’s really not that difficult to find (see map below) and it’s absolutely worth the effort of finding.
When I put the message out to a handful of friends that I planned to organize a dinner feast to see how far we could eat our way down Badr’s new food menu, my reservation for 4 quickly turned into 14 without any effort at all. From what I gathered, people have all heard nothing but good things about Cuju and though it’s been on their radar for some time, it just needed a little nudge to get the ball rolling. Sometimes, it’s just a matter of taking the time to book in advance and organize a group outing (since most of us who got together don’t actually live in the hutong hoods of Gulou). Though Cuju prides itself on its sports screenings and its vast rum collection with a selection from all over the Caribbean islands, South America, Europe and Asia, I’m all about Badr’s fine-crafted menu of authentic Moroccan classics. But before we get ahead of ourselves, I’ll begin with their crafty cocktail selection and house-infused rum shots!
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