LumDimSum | Filed under: Hot Tips, Upcoming Events | Tags: Anthony Tao, Beijing Cream, California, Carson, Des Bishop, Kung Fu Komedy, Lopez Tonight, Ruben Paul, Russell Peters, Stand Up Comedy, The Bookworm, The Bookworm Literary Festival, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson | 5 Comments »
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, 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 »
After months of waiting in anticipation for the talented and innovative team behind much talked about Buena Onda and Soul Bowls Pop-Up concepts to announce their next move, the answer is even better than anything they’ve done thus far. Isn’t 2016 off to an exciting start?!
Not only are they launching their next pop-up food concept Mighty Mo’s serving New Zealand mussels and craft beers, they’ll be doing it in their very own culinary space named Hatchery, a design by Elisa Chan and created with the purpose to support China’s F&B start-ups.
“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
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LDS Top Picks for Christmas 2015
With Christmas just a couple days away, here’s my curated list of Beijing’s best value and most special Christmas dinners to consider in your holiday plans this week! *Note that festivities begin Christmas Eve and continue through the 25th and brunch on the 26th! (NYE events to follow next!)
Even if you’re feeling a bit lonely in a city far from home without any set Christmas plans, fear not as there are so many festive options available to you. Whether you’re looking for a casual party or something worth splurging on, something more traditional or something sassy and Spanish or sushi at Hatsune, there’s still plenty of delightful options for special Christmas Eve and Christmas Day lunch & dinner menus at Beijing’s most charming dining destinations.
Here’s to wishing you all a very Merry Christmas with loved ones!
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Hot Tips, Upcoming Events | Tags: Buena Onda, Causa de Salmon Tartar, Ceviche, China Central Place, Dave Ball, Empanada de Carne, Francisco Chia, James Johnson, Locura de Navidad, Passion Sour, Pisco Sour, Sangria, Soul Bowls, The Bookworm, wine | No Comments »
Locura de Navidad: The Return of Buena Onda Pop-Up!
I could never have too much mulled wine and spiced cider. For me, it’s one of the best treats of the holiday season, just after honey-glazed ham and presents piled under the Christmas tree.
But it’s nice to mix things up every now and again and the team behind Buena Onda and Soul Bowls Pop-Up concepts (currently based out of The Bookworm in south Sanlitun) are bringing back the beloved Buena Onda pisco and ceviche concept for one night only – this Friday, December 18th!
“Nothing screams Christmas spirit like Pisco, so we’ve decided to throw an impromptu Christmas fiesta filled with our Classic Ceviche, Causa de Salmon Tartar and Empanada de Carne with salsa de aji verde. Wash these down with some Pisco Sour’s, Sangria, Beer or Wine, and salsa the night away to our funky latino beats.” – James Johnson, partner of Buena Onda & Soul Bowls
LumDimSum | Filed under: Charity, Upcoming Events | Tags: Beijing Postcards, Biteapitta, Christmas, Great Leap Brewing, mulled wine, PARWAAZ Spice Route Concepts, Sweet Tooth Bakery, Taozi Tree Yoga, Tea Journeys, The Hutong, This City Art, Two Guys and a Pie, Winter Fayre, Yellow Pommelo | 1 Comment »
The Hutong’s Winter Fayre is one of their biggest community events of the year and it also happens to be where I end up doing most of my Christmas shopping every year.
Most of Beijing’s Christmas bazaars and fairs have all been taking place across the city in various embassies and hotels over the past couple weekends, but The Hutong’s Winter Fayre is the LAST Christmas Bazaar of the year and it’s taking place this Saturday, December 12th from 11AM-4PM.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Hot Tips, Upcoming Events | Tags: Anthony Tao, Beijing Cream, Comedy Show, Des Bishop, Glenn Wool, Kemin Zhang, Kung Fu Komedy, LDS Hook-Up, Marc Marons, Paul Johnson, Richard Herrings, Stand Up Comedy, The Bookworm, Time Out Shanghai, Yoopay | 1 Comment »
From Canada to the UK and now US, Comedian Glenn Wool Stops in Beijing for One Night
Originally from Vancouver, Glenn moved London where he made his name in the international comedy circuit there, traveling the world from Singapore to Holland, Dubai, and South Africa. He’s currently living in Los Angeles and is often performing at summer music festivals and has had many TV appearances along with podcasts by Marc Marons WTF?, Richard Herring‘s As It Occurs To Me, and The Late Night Comedy Show for Radio 1.
Known for material ranging between sagely political and delightfully silly, you’ll find Wool discussing both the pop group Franz Ferdinand and the Pope‘s contribution to cryogenics programmes during a performance.
“Glenn’s a well traveled comedian and has the material to reflect it. We’re talking about everything from swan fucking to the Pope. He’s Canadian, worked in London, lived in California, and has seemingly been everywhere in between, so he’ll work really well for Beijing’s international audience.” – Anthony Tao of Beijing Cream
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Last Chance for Tickets to CFFC 2015 on November 7th in Beijing
Only one week left before one of Beijing’s most fabulous events the of the year - Chi Fan for Charity (CFFC) 2015! A charity dinner event that started in Beijing by Michael Crain back in 2009, the event has grown to Shanghai and Hong Kong as well and throughout the past 6 years, they have raised over RMB 3.7 million!