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 »
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Don’t Miss 2016′s First Beijing Flea Market at The Bookworm!
The very first Beijing Flea Market of 2016, Thrift and The Bookworm are back to host another market with more than 25 local vendors on deck proudly showcasing their very own handmade products, craft goods and affordable clothing and accessories!
While it’s still a too cold to host this fayre on The Bookworm’s rooftop deck, they’ll making room throughout their indoor space for everyone to swing by for some tasty beverages and the rare opportunity to swoop up some awesome products that can only be discovered in this kind of uniquely curated platform.
In addition to scoring some great finds, The Bookworm has a bunch of 2nd hand books for sale. For anyone also wanting to unload a bunch of unwanted clothing, bring them to this flea market!
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 »
Comedian Ruben Paul Returns to Beijing with Kung Fu Komedy
Ruben Paul’s performance in Beijing in 2014 had me laughing until my stomach hurt. His recollections of childhood scenarios growing up in California trying to fit in were easy to relate to, but his stories about his Haitian parents still stick out in my mind as some of the funniest skits I’ve ever seen.
A fellow Californian, Ruben was born in one of the most diverse cities – Carson and lucky for all of us, he was given the gift of storytelling and the ability to relate to anyone no matter where you are from.
“I grew up in an all black neighborhood, went to an all Mexican high school, went to an all “white” church and shopped at a lot of Asian stores,” he quips. Being the youngest child of Immigrant Parents from Haiti, but the only one born in America, gives him a very interesting perspective on life. That upbringing is the foundation of Ruben’s universal appeal.”
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 »