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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 | 1 Comment »
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
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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.
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“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!
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Roasted Chicken in All Her Glory
Previously known as SSAM, One Pot 一锅 by SSAM has completely reinvented itself for the better. The location and design of the venue is pretty much the same as I remember it from when it first opened in 2011, but the previous concept of “molecular Korean cuisine” with teeny-tiny portions has now been swapped out with reinventing staple Korean street snacks and specialty Korean hot pot, soups, toppoki (rice cake) soaked in Korean chili sauce, bimbaps, jeon (pancakes) and kim bap (seaweed rolls).
The menu is as diverse as ever (over 10 pages of Korean goodies) but less fancy-pantsy with much-too-complicated dish names. Everything now is clearly more straight-forward and the prices are incredible value for what you’re getting. I love places that give great value and One Pot has hit the mark smack dab in the middle.
I’ll be honest, before I would have questioned SSAM’s chance to last the test of time in Beijing’s fickle and cut-throat dining scene where restaurants seem to be closing as quickly as new ones are popping up but now I pray that it will because I truly believe it deserves to have a permanent place in Beijing.
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Hallelujah for Traditional Hainan Chicken
Recommended by Singaporeans who have been dying for more restaurant options serving traditional home-style, authentic comfort foods, I discovered Koo Kee. The first time I went, I only knew to call it “the Hainan chicken rice place” ever since my friends have been promising to take me to taste Beijing’s best Hainan chicken.
I actually didn’t know anything about the chain, so I looked it up and turns out this Singaporean chain is a hybrid concept restaurant that combines different food concepts together so that it’s not only about Singaporean classics but also a fusion of other Asian cuisines including Japanese. But that’s not very descriptive of Beijing’s branch, which is pretty much all about “re-creating the taste of local and authentic Singapore food in a comfortable setting”.
“Singapore is a melting pot of different cuisines due to its cultural and ethnic diversity comprising of a mix of Chinese, Malays, Indians, Peranakans and more. Therefore, food plays a crucial role in Singapore’s national identity, contributing to Singapore’s reputation as a culinary destination among tourists. This has inspired creative Singaporeans to mix and match various flavours to create mouth-watering delights such as Bak Kut Teh, Laksa and Curry Chicken. We have identified the potential for Singapore food within Beijing – it will be well received among the strong Singapore community who crave for local Singapore food and at the same time, we can reach out to the locals and promote Singapore food. This marked the birth of PEK-SG Koo Kee Restaurant in March, which was conceptualised to merge our specialty Hainanese Chicken Rice together with other local Singapore delicacies under one roof.” – PEK-SG Koo Kee Restaurant
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Tell Your Friends: The Taco Bar is READY for Your Arrival
Starting this Tuesday, July 15, The Taco Bar will begin its Official Opening festivities.
That’s right people – whether you’ve been holding out and waiting for this moment (or been stuffing yourself silly with tacos at every pre-opening tasting you can invite yourself along to), The Taco Bar is now ready for one and all to storm their way towards taco heaven.
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