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Mao Mao Chong’s Newest Homemade Creations
From a distance, these could be confused for egg tarts (or maybe I just have a thing for egg tarts). But look a little closer and they’re actually homemade beef and veggie pies by Mao Mao Chong (MMC) 毛毛虫.
Known for their creative house-infused cocktails and late-night pizzas that some would argue are the best in Beijing, Mao Mao Chong is as crafty with their food creations as they are with their drinks. Most recently, they’re proud to announce the arrival of their newest homemade recipes - “homemade chunky red wine beef pie (45RMB) and Veggie Pie (40RMB)”.
The initiation of these newest items will begin this Sunday and I have no doubt these these chunky pies will fit right in to their current menu selection of pizzas and brunch spread of homemade fruit bread and sausage rolls.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Food For Thought, Foodies & Dining Scene, Upcoming Events | Tags: Brett Rierson, Capital M, Dr. Shi Yan, Food Revolution Week, Laura Fanelli, M Restaurant Group, Michelle Garnaut, Pavlova, Shared Harvest CSA, Spring Menu, UN World Food Program, vegan | 2 Comments »
Taste M’s New Spring/Summer Menu
From a vibrant green organic salad sprinkled with pretty pink petals to a “Variety of Eggplant Dishes” or as I like to call “a party of eggplants and everyone’s invited”, Capital M‘s new Spring/Summer menu is a delightful new addition of sure-to-be-new-favorites on their classic menu of modern European cuisine.
Gathering a table of foodies together, we sampled our way through a medley of M’s proud new menu additions including 4 different starters and 3 mains before topping it all off with their marvelous Grand Dessert Platter (as if we weren’t being spoiled enough)!
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene | Tags: Beijing Nutritionist Club, Emile Otte, Hilton Beijing, Lisa Chien, Maverick Wine, Natural & Organic Menu, Natural Grass-Fed Beef from Australia, One East (Hilton), organic, Organic Beer, Organic Olive Oil | 3 Comments »
The Hilton Beijing’s New Natural & Organic Menu at One East
I appreciate that the Hilton Beijing makes an effort to be different. A lot of the major hotel chains in Beijing can be quite stiff and cookie-cutter boring, but not the Hilton Beijing. These are the same guys known to host pole dancing competitions and bring in a mechanical bull for their annual Texan Rodeo Charity Event, which was not only hilarious, but super fun to get whipped off a spinning and jerking giant, fake bull. As I said, not your typical hotel chain branch. I was quite curious when I heard about their new “Natural and Organic Promotion” in their Louisiana-style American restaurant One East.
One East adapts the style of a Louisiana mansion with dark wood and louvered windows
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Off-the-Menu Chef’s Dinner for serious Hatsune Addicts
It’s not every day that you will catch Hatsune Restaurant Owner Alan Wong slaving away in the kitchen (he has his team of sushi samurais to take on most of the grunt work), but when he is in the kitchen, everyone knows something special is in the making.
Always inventing and recreating new (and often one-off) dishes, it would be a shame to let these beautiful creations slip away unnoticed so I’ve taken it upon myself to organize small dinners for our die-hard Hatsune sushi addicts to present an exclusive dinner of “Off Menu Creations”.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene | Tags: British School of Beijing, HeyRunning, HeyRunning Spring Camp, Linus Holmsater, Neil Fraser, Sanlitun, Urban Run Mondays | No Comments »
Summer Tip-Top Shape
Warmer weather means a change in wardrobe (no more puffy jackets and multiple layers of pants), but in bringing back out those short shorts and fitted t-shirts, you quickly realize that things might have fit a bit better last summer. Less clothing means it’s time to get in shape for summer!
Spring was a poor show with unexpected temperature drops, strong gusty winds and fuzz balls that attack your nasal passageways, but summer looks promising and after a never-ending winter, all I want to do is spend my summer outdoors and HeyRunning is a perfect solution to get fit, spend extra hours outdoors and start “sweating like a Swede”.
The enthusiastic, energetic team led by Swedish fitness God Linus Holmsater is back in full force and sign-ups have already begun for their Summer 2013 HeyRunning Camp.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene | Tags: 798 Art District, Hentai Maki, Max Levy, Okra Works, Spoonful of Sugar, Traitor Zhou's Kaifeng Nonkosher Delicatessen, Weekend Brunch | No Comments »
Traitor Zhou’s Kaifeng Nonkosher Delicatessen has just launched a weekend brunch with some pretty intriguing, diverse dishes on their menu that range from New Orleans Style French Toast to Hentai Maki Fried Chicken and Crazy Catalan Sausage. Drinks are equally as unique with everything from Cafe Diablo (coffee with rum) to Retired Aitor’s Sangria (aged one year in their ham room) and The Pickled Jew (their version of a Bloody Mary with pickled okra and tomato shochu).
“There won’t be any giant frozen seafood platters or waiters in not very clever t-shirts filling empty bottles of champagne with Watson’s soda water and Dragonseal White. What you will find: REAL FOOD, REAL COCKTAILS and an IPAD FILLED WITH ALL THE GREATEST MOVIE SOUNDTRACKS OF THE EIGHTIES.
As well as all the food being made from our great selection of house cured, organic meats and our cocktails being made from all our own pickles, bitters and syrups, we have Ocean Grounds coffee on grind and the only HENTAI CHICKEN MAKI this side of Sandy Beach.” – Max Levy, Okra Works
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Upcoming Events | Tags: Baking Made Easy series, Chef Ali, Cookie Monster, Cookies, Friends TV Series, Girl Scout Cookies, Girl Scouts USA, Samoas, Tagalongs, The Hutong, The Hutong Kitchen, Thin Mints | No Comments »