LumDimSum | Filed under: Film & Movie Reviews, Upcoming Events | Tags: 798 Art District, Beijing American Centre, Boxing for Freedom, Bryony Thorpe, China Women's Film Festival, Crossroads Centre, CWFF, Ending Violence and Discrimination Against Women, Feminism, Filmmaker in Focus, Gender in Contemporary Film, Guest Contributor, HeForShe, India's Daughter, Lotus, Of Girls and Horses, Penghao Theater, Polish Embassy, Queer Women, Sachi Hamano, Swedish Embassy, UCCA, UCCA Art Cinema, We Are Here, Zhang Yini | No Comments »
LumDimSum | Filed under: Art, Upcoming Events | Tags: Arabica Roasters, Art, Art Exhibition, Brian Wallace, Dongbianmen Watchtower, Grand Opening Party, Gung Ho! Pizza, private contemporary art gallery, Purchase Pick-Up Party, Red Gate Gallery, SURGE Art, SURGE Beijing, The Wine Republic, 嘭! Out of the Box! | No Comments »
The opening of SURGE Art’s exhibition ”嘭! Out of the Box!” at Red Gate Gallery
Hosted by SURGE Art, “嘭！Out of the Box!” is an exciting art exhibition that will be displaying the works of over forty young contemporary Chinese artists at Red Gate Gallery starting this Saturday, September 19 through September 27th.
“With these selected artists all part of the post 80’s ‘Me’ generation, they have grown up in the age of the information super highway, mobile phones and digital media. Not constrained by dogma, their refreshing works are full of fantasy, imagination and creative style.”
LumDimSum | Filed under: Bars & Nightlife, Charity, Foodies & Dining Scene, Upcoming Events | Tags: BJ Foodies, Charity Dinner, China AIDS Walk, East Shore Live Jazz Cafe, Haven, Haven Bar Beijing, Houhai, Houhai Lake, Nanluoguxiang, NLGX, roast suckling pig | No Comments »
I’ll be the first to admit that what kept me from being the first to test of Haven was its location in Houhai. Which is really a shame because Houhai has the potential to be one of Beijing’s best escapes from the hustle and bustle of an urban metropolis. But instead, Houhai is my worst nightmare (yes, it’s worse than Nanluoguxiang) in that it’s horrendously crowded and noisy and while you’re trying to walk past people walking at the rate of a tortoise, you’re dodging e-bikes whizzing past at frightening close calls.
But what I realized when I finally did make it to Haven is that you don’t have to experience any of the chaotic stress that has consumed Houhai. With it’s location just next to East Shore Live Jazz Cafe, you can hop right into Haven, dash up those stairs and bask in the beauty of Houhai, away from the madness just below. The photo above was taken just recently and I’ve left the photo exactly as is because I really wouldn’t want it any other way. It’s stunning and speaks volumes for Haven.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Upcoming Events | Tags: Alan Wong, Become a Sushi Samurai, Chef Bruce Yan, Hatsune, Hatsune Kerry, sushi making class, Sushi Samurai | 1 Comment »
Owner & Sushi Samurai Alan-san Teaches his Sushi Secrets
Famous for their unique and playful signature sushi rolls, Hatsune is the original California-style sushi creators in China.
And with over half of the sushi rolls listed on Hatsune’s menu already named after and created by their die-hard, loyal customers over the years, they know that their sushi lovers are as crafty as they are insatiable. Hatsune doesn’t like playing by the rules because as long as the ingredients are attainable, anything is fair game. The biggest limiting factor is really only your imagination when it comes to creating your ultimate dream sushi roll.
“Since Hatsune first opened over 14 years ago (in 2001), we’ve built a tremendously close community of sushi addicts whose opinions we respect, feedback we value, and for successful sushi ideas that have come to them over the years, we also give due credit, rewarding each with name recognition on our menu every time they came to us with their own dream sushi creation. Some of our most popular sushi rolls are dedicated to our valued addicts – from the Moto-Roll, Pastor Roll, Clayton Roll and Amy Roll, these are all real addicts who either created or inspired these creations.” - Hatsune
LumDimSum | Filed under: Upcoming Events | Tags: Anthony Tao, Beijing Cream, Comedy Central, Comedy Show, D.L. Hughley, Damon Wayans, Def Comedy Jam, Des Bishop, Gabriel Iglesias, Katt Williams, Kungfu Komedy, LDS Hook-Up, SHOWTIME, Stand Up Comedy, The Bookworm, The Humor Section, The Underground, Wayan Brothers, Wil Sylvince | 5 Comments »
Stand-Up Comedian Wil Sylvince
Writer for sketch shows like Chapelle’s Show on Comedy Central and Damon Wayan’s The Underground, comedian Wil Sylvince was born and raised in Brooklyn and has been a returning star of New York’s top comedy clubs along with being one of the highest booked comedians at college campuses across the US.
An international headlining act that Beijingers will have the privilege to see perform, Wil Sylvince will be on stage at The Bookworm‘s Kung Fu Komedy Show for one night only, Sunday, September 20th at 8PM!
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Upcoming Events | Tags: Alejandro Sanchez, Alex Sanchez, Culinary Collaboration, Dinner Event, Fiume, Happi Sake, Italian, Japanese, Mercante, Niajo, Niajo Spanish restaurant, Omar Maseroli, Paella, Rice Flavored Ice Cream, rice pudding, Sake Manzo, Spain, Spanish, Taka Yamamoto, Temari Sushi, The World of Rice, Valencia, Wine Pairing | No Comments »
The Triple Threat: Alejandro Sanchez (Niajo), Taka Yamamoto (Sake Manzo) + Omar Maseroli (Mercante + Fiume)
The first of most likely three collaboration dinner series between three very talented chefs, The World of Rice is a special 6-course rice and wine-paired dinner menu created by Alejandro Sanchez (owner and executive chef of Niajo Spanish restaurant), Taka Yamamoto (International Wine Challenge (IWC) sake judge, Sake master and owner of Sake Manzo + Happi Sake restaurants) and Omar Maseroli (founder and head chef of Mercante and Fiume Italian restaurants).
Each of these master chefs are known and very much praised for their authentic and drool-worthy cooking and I have no doubt that this culinary collaboration event will be a spectacular eye-opening experience. More than just Japanese sushi and paellas (more obvious examples of dishes made with a rice base), they will be creating a unique menu that will change the way you think about rice.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Upcoming Events | Tags: American food, BJ Foodies, CandleX, comfort food, community workshop, Element Fresh, healthy salads, Julia Child, LAD, Lily's American Diner, mental illness, Paul's Steak & Eggs, Rug Cafe, Sanlitun, Shuangjing, Sihui, Western Breakfast, Xiaojie Qin | 1 Comment »
American Comfort Food Done Right + Great Value
Lily’s American Diner (LAD) first opened in Beijing in September 2009 and made a name for itself in Shuangjing. Since then, they’ve branched out to a total of 3 restaurant locations around town (Shuangjing, Sihui and Sanlitun).
“We think of LAD as a small restaurant with a big heart. The main goal of Lily’s is simple – to make our customers happy by focusing on good service and quality food. We also want to continue to offer new dishes and we are always looking for ways to improve every aspect of our restaurant operations. ” – Lily’s American Diner (LAD)
LAD is not flashy and it isn’t trendy, so while I suspect some foodies may overlook LAD thinking that it’s not “catchy” enough, I really quite like how simple and straight-forward it is. All about comfort American diner food, it just hits the spot in a way that I never felt Paul’s Steak & Eggs (RIP) did. And with many establishments like Element Fresh and Rug Cafe serving the same food at double the price, LAD has positioned itself smartly and rather discreetly in this competitive F&B scene.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Health & Fitness, Upcoming Events | Tags: bodyweight, Bon Juice, cardio, Chef Sue Zhou, Crossfit, Crossfit Slash, field trip, Hani Gejiu, Heaven Supermarket, high-intensity workout, Instagram, Moon River Farm, organic farm, Outside the Box, Spirit Nutrition, SueZhouDoesFood | 1 Comment »