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Schindler’s Weekday Lunch Buffet is Great Value
I went through a phase of being very anti-buffets, but in an effort to prove me wrong, my foodie confidant has been slowly introducing me to weekday lunch buffets around town. Highly skeptical at first, I’ve grown an appreciation for good value, unlimited portions and have realized that buffets are not always “quantity over quality”.
The first of a series I shall call “Super-Size-Me Lunch Buffets”, Schindlers Tankstelle is a long-standing German dining and drinking institution with a reputation for “great beer and hearty German hospitality”.
Easy to find, Schindlers Tankstelle is located just steps from Ritan Park (200m east) on Guanghua Lu. Step inside and you’ll find the entire interior of the restaurant is shaped pretty much exactly like its arched entrance. Though it felt more like an underground wine cellar covered in Bavarian-kitsch, it’s actually meant to be “den-style decor” with an arched-brick ceiling, protruding clunky stone walls and something meant to replicate the den of a medieval castle.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene | Tags: Alex Molina, Daniel Urdaneta, Modo Urban Deli, MOKA Bros, Mosto, New Opening, Solana | No Comments »
MOKA Bros’ Second Branch Opens in Solana
Moka Bros is the third restaurant concept by the wildly popular Modo Urban Deli & Mosto team but also the only one to be destined to franchise into multiple branches starting with their first branch in Nali Patio in Sanlitun followed by a second branch that has just opened in the south side of Solana shopping mall on Chaoyang West Gate.
Created by an unstoppable team started by co-founders Chef Daniel Urdaneta & Alex Molina, MOKA Bros has enjoyed instantaneous success from pretty much day 1. From the minute MOKA Bros opened in Nali Patio in September 2013, they had a packed house. A healthy, street-style casual cafe with fresh juices, smoothies, salads, power bowls, wraps, sandwiches, sweet and savory crepes and a delectable dessert display at awesome value prices, now you can choose between two branches to get your Moka Bros fix.
Launching with a chilled-out opening party this past Friday night with bubbles for all, MOKA Bros officially announced their official opening to the public on Sunday, July 27th.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene | Tags: American, Burger Cup, burgers, diner, fresh juice, Great Leap Brewing, Gulou, Home Plate Bar B-Que, Jiaodaokou, Katchup, Plan B, Robynne Tindall, rooftop, The Local, theBeijinger, wifi | 1 Comment »
If it doesn’t get all over the place…
Burgers were all the rage about 2-3 years ago with burger joints popping up left and right all over town competing to be Beijing’s best.
And though the race still continues on theBeijinger’s annual Burger wars to win the highly sought-after Burger Cup title, I can’t say there are that many new contenders this year. Last year, Home Plate Bar-B-Que narrowly won 1st place over Plan B, which was followed by The Local and Great Leap Brewing not far behind in 3rd and 4th place. This year, I’m pretty certain these 4 burger joints will remain among the top 10 rated burgers but I’d definitely like to highlight a recently discovered burger joint in Gulou worth mentioning.
This year, theBeijinger will be narrowing down a list of 64 burger joints and I’m pretty sure Katchup will be a top contender this year.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene | Tags: Beijing Duck, BJ Foodies, Jane Goodall, Jing Yaa Tang, Jonas Lind, Roots & Shoots, Sanlitun, Swire Properties, The Opposite House, Yoopay | 2 Comments »
A gorgeous setting for a BJ FOoDiEs Dinner Event, Jing Yaa Tang is Built to Impress
The first time I stepped into Sanlitun’s boutique luxury hotel, The Opposite House‘s Jing Yaa Tang Chinese restaurant, I knew it would be an ideal setting for a BJ FOoDiEs charity dinner and I’m delighted to share that the time has finally come!
Showcasing their signature duck (already praised by many as one Beijing’s very best!) and minced pork rice, Jing Yaa Tang is spoiling foodies with the choice of two set menus (see below).
“Feelin a little fancy this July, BJ FOoDiEs is classing it up with our upcoming charity dinner at The Opposite House Luxury Boutique Hotel’s upscale Chinese restaurant Jing Yaa Tang. Taking place next Sunday, July 27th from 7:30-9:30PM, diners will have the luxury of choosing between two 4-course menus, both highlighting their signature restaurant dishes.” – BJ FOoDiEs
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene | Tags: breakfast tacos, chilaquiles al forno, Home Plate Bar B-Que, Kin Hong, Migas Rancheros, South Sanlitun, Sweet Corn Banana Pancakes, tacos, Weekend Brunch | 1 Comment »
The Taco Bar’s Breakfast Taco Set
Last week marked The Taco Bar‘s opening festivities with a week of drink specials – I blame their bottomless pitcher drink deal for keeping us at The Taco Bar until almost 3am on Saturday night, which surprisingly left me hangover free to enjoy the rest of the weekend!
Back again not even 12 hours later, I was back to snap up shots of their new weekend brunch menu!
Even after spending both Saturday night and Sunday noon at Taco Bar, I regret missing their taco eating competition on Saturday where I would have witnessed about 15 people stuffing their faces in fury (the best kind of people watching). Getting a recap from Taco Man Kin Hong, it was reported that the winner (a guy named Jack) managed to pack away 36 tacos! In case you were wondering, second place finished 24 tacos (not a very tight race) and the average was about 16 tacos – decent.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene | Tags: 2011 Pizza World Championship, Chaoyang Park, Countryside Pizza, Delivery, dessert pizza, Dongzhimen, Fabrizio Montori, Forest Pizza, Italian food, Italian pizza, Nutella Pizza, pizza, Pizza Plus, Shuangjing | No Comments »
“World Champion Italian Handmade Pizza” – Pizza+ Slogan
Since one of LDS’ guest contributors covered an introductory article to Pizza+ early this year, there have been quite a few noteworthy updates in the world of Pizza+, one of the only pizza joints in Beijing where you can order pizza by the slice.
1. Pizza+ has a new branch open in Shuangjing (upping their restaurant grand total to 3 in Beijing! See below all 3 Pizza+ branch addresses + contact details)
2. New pizza menu flavors, prices, etc!
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene | Tags: Andrew Ahn, Contemporary Korean, Korean, One Pot 一锅 by SSAM, Roasted Beer Chicken, Sanlitun SOHO, SSAM, Topokki, whole roasted chicken, 一锅 | No Comments »