LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Upcoming Events | Tags: Agua Spanish Restaurant, Chef Jordi, Daniel Urdaneta, Food with Friends, Jordi Valles, Mosto, Nali Patio | 1 Comment »
LumDimSum | Filed under: Charity, Foodies & Dining Scene, Upcoming Events | Tags: Alice Reston, Barbara O'Connell, BEAM, Bridging Education and Mobility, Burger Bar, Charity, Cookie Monster, Cookie Monster Charity Bake-Off, Cookie's Cookie Shop, Diana Hu, Dustin Marrett, Fat Bunny Bakery, Happy Heart Collective, Hatsune, Hayden Hughes, Hélène Ponty, Hummingbird Therapeutic Spa Retreat, Jamie Chu, Jamie Kung, Jamie Penaloza, Jing Ting Cheah, Joanna Crain, Jon Ellis, Juice by Melissa, Kelvin Goh, Lollipop Bakery, Lucia Wang, Mandy Van Veen, Meilian Tan, Melissa McKenna, Middle Kingdom Fitness, Nia China, Nola, Peyton Cheong, Pie Squared Pizza, Punjabi, raffle, Rebecca Ruskin, Sesame Street, Sharee Hebert, Sienna Parulis-Cook, Sweet Tooth Bakery, The Hutong, Tim Hill, Two Guys and a Pie, YCIS Beijing, Yoga | 7 Comments »
ME WANT COOKIE!! ME EAT COOKIE!! ”OMM-nom-nom-nom…“
Blue and fuzzy with an insatiable appetite, Cookie Monster has always been my absolute favorite Sesame Street character. I can relate to his voracious appetite and sympathize with his addiction to cookies. It’s no wonder Cookie Monster, the most iconic, lovable muppet ever to be created, makes the perfect spokesperson for our cookie contest!
Designed for both cookie addicts (like Cookie Monster) and for those who stand tall and proud by their superb baking skills, LumDimSum and The Hutong have teamed up to host our first ever Cookie Monster Charity Bake-Off. We’re inviting Beijing’s best bakers to compete for the top 20 spots for our Cookie Monster Competition and all of Beijing’s cookie-munching sweet tooths to determine which cookie would make Cookie Monster most excited.
The concept is simple. The Hutong will be hosting a Charity Bake-Off to indulge Beijing’s most avid cookie monsters by showcasing some of Beijing’s Best Bakers to support a wonderful community charity – a non-profit called Bridging Education and Mobility (BEAM).
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Upcoming Events | Tags: Global Hanukkah Feast, Katharine Schub, The Hutong | 1 Comment »
From Odessa to Casablanca, The Hutong’s Global Hanukkah Feast keeps the spirit of joyful feasting alive post-Thanksgiving week of turkey galore.
Taking place this Thursday, December 5 from 7PM-9:30PM, this feast is full of family favorites, “the culinary culmination of two Jews from different backgrounds: The Hutong’s Culinary Manager Katharine Schub is a Russian-American Jew who grew up on herrings and schmaltz and Yves’ roots are in Morocco and was weaned on the beef shank and chickpea stew deemed dafina, the most famous Jewish Moroccan dish”.
Global Hanukkah 7-course Dinner Menu
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene | Tags: Bao Yuan Dumpling House 宝源饺子屋, Chaoyang Park West Gate, izakaya, Japanese food, Kagen, Maizidian, Middle Kingdom Fitness, Tim Hill, Tori Tei BBQ, Vin Vie, wine, Yakitori | 1 Comment »
You Know You’ve Found Something Special When You Step Inside Vin Vie
I was just recently introduced to Vin Vie 萬火and it blew me away. I can’t remember the last time I was this excited about a new find. And it isn’t even new. It’s been around for at least a couple of years, but its inconspicuous location tucked behind a narrow, dark alley in Maizidian (not far from Baoyuan Dumplings) near Chaoyang Park West Gate ensures that only the most adamant and determined foodies will be rewarded with the knowledge that such a special gem exists in Beijing.
I’ve heard Vin Vie’s name thrown about here and there, I’ve heard people sing its praises, but with such a long list of restaurants on my “To Taste List”, it just unfortunately got pulled down the pecking order until it was almost forgotten about. That was, until fellow foodie Tim Hill, of Middle Kingdom Fitness put Vin Vie back on my radar by including it as one of his top three favorite restaurants in Beijing. With someone who’s been there before, I was on a mission to see what the fuss was all about.
…and it was a mission to find! When I say that it’s tucked away and hidden, I’m really not exaggerating. I definitely recommend memorizing the map below to make sure you don’t waste hours wandering around lost in Maizidian. When you’re looking down the little hutong it’s on, all that indicates its existence is a little red light box at its entrance door.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Hot Tips, Special Events, Upcoming Events | Tags: 4corners 肆角餐吧, Back Alley Bistro, Brandon Trowbridge, Capital M, Chef Too, Great Leap Brewing, Jeff Powell, Max Levy, Meilian Tan, Nola, Okra Works, Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Pie Puff, Sanlitun, Sweet Tooth Bakery, Thanksgiving, The Big Smoke, The Bookworm, The Local, The Opposite House, Traitor Zhou's Kaifeng Nonkosher Delicatessen, Two Guys and a Pie, Village Cafe | 2 Comments »
Beijing’s Best Thanksgiving Feasts 2013
With terrific Thanksgiving spreads available around town throughout the week, there’s no reason why you have to pressure yourself into picking just one Thanksgiving meal. We’ve waited all year long for this incredible turkey feast to come around again so make the most of it this year and sign yourself up for as many as you can stuff yourself with.
Whether you’re American is irrelevant because no matter where you’re from, everyone can appreciate a holiday focused on phenomenal food and good company, and celebrate Thanksgiving with a home-style meal even if they are so far away from home.
Last year, my gang of foodies managed to eat through two turkey feasts in one day. Some might call us guilty of gluttony, but I just say we were fully embracing the spirit of Thanksgiving. A very special time of year for foodies like us, it’s a time where diets are thrown out the window and you indulge guilt-free in anything and everything that is Thanksgiving goodness.
LumDimSum | Filed under: A Day In My Life, Foodies & Dining Scene, Hot Tips | Tags: Adam Murray, American, Dustin Merrett, Home Plate Bar B-Que, Home Plate Hoedown, Hutong Yellow Weasels, Michael Ismerio, South Sanlitun | 2 Comments »
Home Plate Hosts a One-Night-Only Hoedown in New Sanlitun Venue
Gearing up for the venue’s opening, Home Plate‘s new location in South Sanlitun hosted a one-night-only Hoedown last Thursday, November 21st.
NOTE: The venue is NOT yet officially open, this was just a night “to welcome curious souls and seekers of unpretentious, old-fashioned square-dancing fun”.
But seeing as the Hoedown sold out a week before the party and was completely full, I can guarantee they have a bright future in South Sanlitun.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Hot Tips | Tags: Biscuits and Gravy, carrot cake, Great Leap Brewing, Kin Hong, Liz Phung, new menu, Rickshaw Roasters, Sweet Tooth Bakery, Waffles with Slow Roasted Pork Belly, Weekend Brunch | 1 Comment »
Waffles + Slow Roasted Pork Belly: Weekend Brunch Hangover Cure
There’s something about weekend brunch that makes for strong cravings for hearty comfort food and Great Leap Brewing‘s new Weekend Brunch menu does just that.
After a couple weeks of test runs and tastings to critique their new creations, they are now ready for brunch business starting this weekend, November 23 and 24th (and here on out)!
To give you a better idea of what you can expect to find on their new Weekend Brunch Menu, I’ll walk you through the brunch tasting I recently did to get the scoop on their new list of brunch offerings.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Hot Tips, Upcoming Events | Tags: Alex Molina, Anniversary Dinner, CityWeekend, Daniel Urdaneta, Miele Guide, Modo Urban Deli, MOKA Bros, Mosto, TATLER Restaurant Guide, theBeijinger | No Comments »
Restaurant of the Year 2013, City Weekend – Editor’s Pick