LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Hot Tips, Upcoming Events | Tags: All-you-can-eat, Great Smokeout, Home Plate Bar B-Que, Home Plate BBQ, Orange Bud, Pig Out | No Comments »
LumDimSum | Filed under: Charity, Foodies & Dining Scene, Hot Tips, Upcoming Events | Tags: Beibingyang Sorbet, BJ Foodies, Cacha Cacha, Charity Dinner, Chef Tom Samranjit, Chiang Mai, Colibri, curry, Lanna cuisine, Leo Wu, Let's Burger Plus, Northern Thai, Sanlitun Village North, Taikoo Li North, Thai food, Thai Tea, Thirst, Transit, World Economic Forum's Young Global Leaders | 4 Comments »
Cacha Cacha’s Authentic Northern Thai is Giving North Sanlitun an Extra Dose of Spice!
Taikoo Li North has started to see a revival in the past 6 months. I can remember the days when Beijingers would flock to the North end of the village and were obsessed with the Colibri cupcakes. In the intervening 5 years alas, I haven’t ventured up there much. With the revitalisation of Colibri and the introduction of Cacha Cacha, alongside the long-term solid performer Transit, things are looking up.
Cacha Cacha is a Northern Thai restaurant (think Chiang Mai) and the food is by a very talented chef Tom Samranjit who boasts both an impressive and extensive culinary track record, mostly working with big name hotels in Hong Kong. Breaking free to do what he knows best, Cacha Cacha’s menu is distinctively different from other Thai restaurants in Beijing using treasured family recipes.
“We specialize in authentic Lanna (Northern Thai) cuisine by our proprietor chef Tom Samranjit. As a second generation Thai chef, Tom brings his exotic recipes inherited from his family legacy of more than 50 years.” - Leo Wu, Partner of Cacha Cacha
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Upcoming Events | Tags: Alan Wong, Hatsune, Hatsune Kerry, Japanese, off-menu dishes, sake culture, Sake Sensei Dinner Party, sake tasting, sushi | No Comments »
Sign Up for Hatsune’s Sake Sensei Dinner Party
Sake can be intimidating. A drink most people would happily cheers to (sake bomb anyone?), but would you know how to order it? Do you more often drink hot or cold sake and do you know the difference other than the temperature?
Hatsune takes as much pride in its sake list as they do with the creative California-style sushi rolls that they’re so widely known for. Offering different varieties of sake ranging in price and taste, they try to make sake as accessible as possible to their sushi-crazed fans.
On a mission to share their love and appreciation for sake, Hatsune’s owner Alan Wong is taking charge by hosting a dinner party focused entirely on sake (supplemented by full dinner menu of course).
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Hot Tips, Upcoming Events | Tags: Baochao Hutong, Big Ass Prawns, boutique hotel, Gulou, Joel Shucat, Middle Eastern, New Dinner Menu, Tasting Menu, The Orchid, The Taco Bar, Toast Restaurant | 3 Comments »
Be Among the First to Test Taste The Orchid’s New Dinner Menu!
Every time I go to The Orchid, I leave wishing I spent more time there. Sadly, it seems everyone else feels the same way as the place is almost always booked solid. The good news is that even if you can’t get a reservation to stay, they have made some new renovations and are opening a full kitchen. The Orchid’s Toast Restaurant’s weekend brunch is already drawing in crowds beyond their hotel guests, but this dinner concept featuring bold Middle Eastern flavours is looking like it will turn out to be a killer addition.
Still Finishing Final Touches, The Orchid’s Expanded Dining Area
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene | Tags: Andrew Moo, bar, Big Bear Baked Goods, Buena Onda, clams, Cookie Monster Charity Bake-Off, ice cream sandwich, James Johnson, Jon Ellis, Mighty Mo's, Mighty Mo's Mussels + Beer Bar, New Zealand craft beer, New Zealand green shell mussels, ping pong table, Pop-Up Restaurant, soft launch, Soul Bowls, The Hatchery, Tuanjiehu | 1 Comment »
The Hatchery F&B Incubator Launches with Mean Mussels by Mighty Mo’s Mussels + Beer Bar
From the people who brought you Buena Onda and Soul Bowls, comes an exciting new concept, the first of its kind in Beijing. A culinary incubator called The Hatchery. Designed to showcase new concepts and ideas, the incubator aims to nurture culinary creativity and they’re already off to a great start this 2016 with the launch of their first in-house pop-up: Mighty Mo’s Mussels + Beer Bar!
“Having started off doing a number of our own pop-ups across Beijing, we’re excited to open the doors of our own space. Over the course of the coming year we’ll be launching a number of new concepts at Hatchery and look forward to continuing to be apart of Beijing’s ever-changing food scene.” - Andrew Moo, Marketing Manager
Excited to share with you my first dining experience at The Hatchery just before they closed for the Chinese New Year holiday, I’m also here to update everyone on their adjusted soft-launch promo deal! From February 19-29th, they’ll be open for business between the hours of 6-9PM and they’ll be extending their 50% off All Food Menu deal. To score this deal, you need to make your reservation via email – firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your table.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Hot Tips, Upcoming Events | Tags: 8-Bit, Beijing, Capital M, Hatsune, Karaiya Spice House, LDS Top Picks, Migas, Mosto, Obentos 本之味, Okra 1949, roseonly, Sureno, The Georg, The Opposite House, Valentine's Day, Valentine's Day 2016 | No Comments »
Beijing is Spoiling Love Birds for Choice with Romantic Dinners for Two
Beijing is not the most romantic of places even at the best of times but on Valentine’s Day, there are hundreds of restaurants all around town ready and willing to do all the swooning for you.
Glasses of champagne to start, a red rose to make your heart flutter, hundreds of candles to set the mood, and a little momento to take home, these restaurants have plenty of tricks up their sleeves to make this day as special as can be.
Here is a curated list of recommended places for you to kindle that spark this Valentine’s Day.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene | Tags: Agua, Migas, MOKA Bros, Mosto, Nali Patio, Niajo, Particles Kitchen, Sanlitun, Soft Opening, theBeijinger, Velvet | No Comments »
Particles Kitchen Falls Short on Big Promises
Always on the look out for new restaurants to try, we heard from a fellow foodie birdie that Particles Kitchen (PK) was a fresh new spot in Sanlitun’s Nali Patio with a very reasonable lunch set and soft-opening discount specials. She went for lunch and had the Smoked Salmon Salad. Reported back that it was a bit too sweet for her taste with mango dressing in addition to fruit in the salad, but she thought the portion was a decent size for a light lunch. For those who like a more substantial lunch, she said they also offer a combo lunch deal – where you can have your protein of choice along with your choice of sides (which are displayed for viewing pleasure).
With a bright and airy space and industrial feel, we were excited about the discovery of a hip new spot and keen to get the full dinner experience.
Coming during their soft opening period, note that our dining experience at PK may not be representative of the finished product. On our visit, we noticed that they have quite different menus for lunch and dinner – lunch is “casual” and dinner is “fine dining” so our dinner experience may also not be representative of a lunch at PK either.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Hot Tips, Upcoming Events | Tags: Andrew Moo, craft beer, Hatchery, James Johnson, Mighty Mo's, mussels, New Zealand, Soul Bowls, Tuanjiehu, Weekend Brunch | 1 Comment »