LumDimSum | Filed under: Charity, Upcoming Events | Tags: 9cm, Antonia Sampson Jewelry, Beijing Bikini, Beijing Postcards, candy&caviar, Caravan, Chef Reshma Khan, Cuju, Education In Sight (EIS), Fengtong Jewelry, Fresh Prints, Jing-A Brewing Co., Liuba Draws, Mantra Sunglasses, MoxiMoxi 摩西摩西, Red Star Works, RuKis, Shangrila Farms, Summer Fayre, Summer Fruit Punch, Tai Tai, Taozi Tree Yoga, Tea Journeys, The Hutong, theBeijinger, This City Art, Ubi Gallery, Yellow Pummelo, 棒奶奶果酱 Bonne Nani Fresh Fruit Jams, 燕麦小姐 Miss Muesli | No Comments »
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Upcoming Events | Tags: Alan Wong, Anna Lin Yip, carpaccio, Ceviche, Chef Daniel Urdaneta, Chef Juan Mateus, Hatsune, llamas, Mosto, Nikkei, oysters, Pisco Sour, RAW, RAW Peruvian Pop-Up, raw seafood bar, Tiradito, Yerba Mate | 2 Comments »
RAW by Mosto: A Peruvian Pop-Up!
Ever since the dream pop-up dinner once upon a time called Nikkei (a collab dinner between Mosto & Hatsune), I’ve never let go of that vibrant and colorful tiradito bursting with flavors, a dish that’s a mix between Japanese sashimi and Peruvian ceviche which has come to define a signature style of Peruvian cuisine combining raw produce with fresh Peruvian produce.
Hatsune’s Alan Wong working side-by-side on this incredible Tiradito dish with Chef Daniel Urdaneta of Mosto/Modo/Moka Bros Fame
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Upcoming Events | Tags: Basque, Codorniu Mediterranea Cava, dessert, Free-Flow, Josper oven, Migas, Pintxos & Tapas, Spanish cuisine, Weekend Brunch, white chocolate brownie | 1 Comment »
Now that the temperature has hit 30 degrees, Beijing’s 2 week long Spring is over and we are into Summer!
To celebrate the warmth, Migas have updated their already stellar “El Asador” meat-fueled brunch with a new Pintxos & Tapas Weekend Brunch. Widely regarded as having one of the best terraces in the city, now there is no reason to ever leave! Arrive for a late brunch on Saturday afternoon, enjoy a bit of day drinking and then just continue straight on into the evening! Migas, we know your dastardly plan!
We All Can’t Seem to Get Enough of Migas
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Upcoming Events | Tags: Arrow Factory Brewing, Arrow Factory Taproom, BJ Foodies, Liangmahe, Liangmahe Canal, Stuff'd, Stuff'd Sausages, Thomas Gaestadius, Will Yorke, Wudaoying | 1 Comment »
Previously known as Vineyard Cafe on the River, the new Arrow Factory has taken over this gorgeous space located along the lovely tree-lined Liangmahe River Canal. The smaller Arrow Factory Taproom still remains tucked inside Stuff’d on Jian Chang Hutong 箭厂胡同 (just around the corner from Wudaoying Hutong).
Part of the same family as the Vineyard and Stuff’d by partners Will Yorke and Thomas Gaestadius, the taproom finally has room to stretch its arms out with this lovely 3-story building.
Snapshots of the New Arrow Factory Brewing:
LumDimSum | Filed under: Food For Thought, Hot Tips, Upcoming Events | Tags: Beijing Postcards, Beijing Railway Station, Bespoke Beijing, brothels, Capital M, Gothic Church, Historic Maps, hutong streets, Lars Ulrik Thom, Midnight in Peking, Old Peking, opium dens, Paul French, Sarah Keenlyside, The Badlands | 1 Comment »
Midnight in Peking still stands as my favorite China book. A true story about the horrific murder of a young expat girl in the late 1930’s of old Beijing, this story still haunts me but I love recommending it to everyone I know. It’s one of those books you just can’t put down (I think I read the whole thing in 72 hours and I’m sure there are many others who have done the same).
The book begins with the discovery of her dead, mutilated body found at the base of a haunted watchtower and the conclusions of her autopsy, so the scariest part is pretty much over after the first chapter (no need for spoiler alerts), but it really draws its readers deep into the twisted plot of this story as the murder mystery unfolds. While offering fresh insights into pre-war Peking, it’s incredible to learn about how Beijing’s network of alleys that surrounded the privileged and exclusive Legation Quarter was a seedy mix of brothels, dive bars and opium dens. In this tragic quest for justice, you have to just remind yourself that this isn’t fiction.
Not to be morbid, but the year that I read Midnight in Peking, I went to the Bookworm and bought 5 copies for family and friends back home as Christmas gifts. I was also one of the first people to sign up for Paul French’s walking tour. Not only did this walking tour through the back alleyways of old Peking bring the story to life, it was pretty awesome to have the privilege to meet the talented author of this gripping tale.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Hot Tips, Upcoming Events | Tags: A Tribe Called Quest, al fresco, Beats, Easter Sunday, Garden Brunch, Georg Jensen, homemade breads, Mad Pancake, Poached Egg, rhymes and brunch, Rhymes and Life, Rooftop Terrace, Sunday Brunch, The Georg | 3 Comments »
Garden Brunch at the Georg Every Sunday
The boys at the Georg seem to do things their own way and their approach to Sunday brunch is exactly in line with the playful yet focused take on food that’s been generating such a buzz around what seems to be Beijing’s most talked about new restaurant.
Far from a hotel-style buffet brunch (thank goodness!), the feeling of the Georg’s newly launched Garden Brunch is as fresh in its attitude as it is to the dishes you are served. The title of their menu pretty much sums it up – “beats, rhymes and brunch”.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Art, Hot Tips, Upcoming Events | Tags: &Lin Jewelry, 9cm Bagel, Ahava Cafe & Bistro, Alchemy, Antonia Sampson Jewelry, Beijing Flea Market, Big Bear Baked Goods, candy&caviar, Culturally Confused Design, Flamingo Plaza, Happy Tape, Leon Fenster, Liuba Draws, Living Project x Nepal, Nong Chao, Palma En Boutique, Shangrila Farms, Springsations, The Bookworm, The Yoganda Project, Ulee, V-Design, Wolperdinger, Xiu Yang's Jewelry, Yellow Pummelo, 燕麦小姐 Miss Muesli | No Comments »
Suns Out! Beijing Flea Market Takes Over The Bookworm this Sat from 12-5PM
Back again with more craft goods, hand-drawn art, fashion pieces and accessories, gorgeous jewelry and tasty bites, Thrift is back at The Bookworm for another Beijing Flea Market this Saturday, April 2nd from 12PM-5PM.
With over 30 unique vendors showcasing their products, they will be rejoicing the long-awaited arrival of Spring with half of the vendors taking over their sunny rooftop deck!
“Come join the fun on the Bookworm’s rooftop terrace for a handmade market featuring a mix of independent designers and familiar faces. Indulge in drink specials all afternoon!” – The Bookworm
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Hot Tips, Upcoming Events | Tags: Andrew Moo, Dave Ball, James Johnson, Soft Opening, Soul Bowls, The Hatchery | 1 Comment »