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LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Upcoming Events | Tags: 1949-The Hidden City, Arepera, Chef Rob Cunningham, Drink Beer + Curry On, East Hotel, Flying Fist IPA, Hagaki, infusion beer, Jing-A Brewing Co., Kitchen Takeover, MOKA Bros, Pak Pak Thai Restaurant, Thai Curry, Thai food | 1 Comment »
Pak Pak Takes Over Jing-A’s Kitchen
Home of my choice Thai in Beijing, Pak Pak is branching out from its venue in the CBD (just across from the back entrance of The Place Shopping Mall) to take over Jing-A‘s kitchen for one night only this coming Thursday, August 20th from 7PM onwards.
Part of an ongoing series of “Kichen Takeovers”, 京A previously hosted some of Beijing’s most beloved restaurants to mix things up in their kitchen. From Moka Bros Arepera night complete with a beauty pageant to Hagaki (East Hotel)‘s Japanese night with sumo wrestling blow-up suits, I’ll be looking forward to see what Pak Pak has in store for their kitchen takeover. Though I’m sure they’ve got some good surprises up their sleeves, you can count on Pak Pak to start things off right by heating up 京A’s Kitchen with some bold and vibrant Thai flavors.
A set dinner menu inclusive of various Thai curries to choose from, two veggie sides and a dessert, this menu was designed to match 京A’s hoppier beers like the Flying Fist IPA, but according to my inside sources at 京A Taproom, they’re already working on an infusion beer specially for this event.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Upcoming Events | Tags: Bottle Boot & Cigar (BBC), Chi, Fiume, Jing-A Brewing Co., Migas, Mosto, Nobu, Okra 1949, The Taco Bar, tomatoes, Traitor Zhou's, TRB, Ugly Tomato Festival, Velvet Verde | 2 Comments »
Don’t Judge a Tomato Before You’ve Had a Taste
Are you guilty of buying only beautiful tomatoes? Quick to judge the taste of a tomato by its exterior appearance?
Traitor Zhou’s is about to blow your prior judgements of tomatoes out of the water with its 1st Annual Ugly Tomato Festival. They’re here to celebrate tomatoes that may be ugly on the outside but absolutely delicious on the inside. Collaborating with organic farm Little Willow Farm, Traitor Zhou’s will be providing ugly organic tomatoes of all sizes and varieties to 11 different restaurants and bars around Beijing throughout the months of August and September.
“Too often we jump to judge based on looks rather than what lies deep inside. We pick those perfectly round and firm ones that are around all year only to find out later that they have sucked our bank accounts dry and moved onto the burger. While that imperfect and a little soft and chubby (on certain scales!) gem is there for a short period each year, bursting with natural sugars and flavours for us.” – Traitor Zhou’s
LumDimSum | Filed under: Charity, Foodies & Dining Scene, Hot Tips, Upcoming Events | Tags: American Fusion, BJ Foodies, Casa Pagoda, Crabmon Salad, Eric Li, Fatbuddha, Fatface, Fatface Dining, House Ribs, Hsu Li, Musana, Remade Carbonara, Signature Steak, Taiwanese-American, Taozi Tree Yoga, The Smokeyard, The Yoganda Project, Theresa Pauline, Uganda | 3 Comments »
The Smokeyard Sanlitun Branch Soft Opening Launch
The Smokeyard is a restaurant concept started by the friendly duo behind Fatface Dining catering and events, two Taiwanese-American brothers Eric and Hsu “Fatbuddha” Li. Not only have they made the big move from organizing many fun community dining events around town to opening their own restaurant, they are simultaneously opening two branches with one in Wudaokou and one on South Sanlitun Road, just next to Casa Pagoda furniture shop.
Last week, both restaurants opened with very soft-opening trials and I was lucky enough to snag a seat last Thursday evening at their Sanlitun branch because our party of four opted for a late dinner at 9PM. By the time we arrived, both floors were buzzing with happy diners and fellow foodies congratulating both Chef Eric and Hsu on their busy opening.
Spread across two floors, the venue design is a playful mix of brick accents, wooden tables and floor panels, bold red couches and chairs, a bright blue ceiling and nice graphic artwork on both the opposite facing tall 2-story walls. Like the restaurants owners, the vibe is welcoming and comfortable. It’s very much got an American vibe with the red, white and blue color theme and with a name like The Smokeyard, you wouldn’t expect anything different.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Upcoming Events | Tags: BBQ, Chef Sue Zhou, DJ Tiger Snake, farm animals, Hani GeJiu 哈尼个旧, Instagram, Moon River Farm, Mr. Shi's Dumplings, organic, Picnic, Shunyi, Suer Zhou, SueZhouDoesFood, Summer Organic BBQ, Superwoman Sue Zhou, The Hutong Education, WeChat | 2 Comments »
Get Ready for Beijing’s Countryside Summer BBQ on an Organic Farm
A woman of many culinary talents from teaching to cooking and hosting, Sue Zhou seems to do it all.
She has her hand in many different culinary projects including the yummy Yunnan restaurant by the Bell Tower Hani Gejiu, she’s hosts culinary cooking camps, and she’s got her own brand of catering for events SueZhouDoesFood. If you follow her on social media like Instagram and WeChat ID: suezhoudoesfood, you’ll start to get a sense of not only how driven and hardworking she is and how much care she puts into sourcing wholesome and quality ingredients, but also how drool-worthy and delicious all her creative fusion dishes are.
She laughs when I call her Superwoman Chef Sue Zhou, but there are not many who are so passionate and brave enough to take on a full-day BBQ feast for 100+ people all on her own.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Special Events, Upcoming Events | Tags: Anniversary, Gung Ho! Gourmet Pizza Factory, Gung Ho! Pizza, Keep Calm and Gung Ho!, Month Long Specials | No Comments »
“Five years of being Beijing’s brightest pizza bearers and hardest-trying hangover curers. It’s a huge milestone and we couldn’t be more proud of our little pizza store.” – Gung Ho! Pizza
Gung Ho! isn’t like most pizza stores with their “Dare to be Different” slogan, creative pizza toppings, whole wheat crust option (the first to offer this healthier option in Beijing), and hot pink everything, so it’s no brainer that they’d be unlike others in how they choose to celebrate their big half-decade mark.
Celebrating 5 years since they opened their Sanlitun store branch, they’re launching a handful of month-long specials…“the Gung Ho! way”.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Special Events, Upcoming Events | Tags: "Dive In", Alex Molina, Chef Daniel Urdaneta, DJ Alex Molina, DJ Nassdak, E-West Club, Executive Chef Aitor Olabegoya, Guru Ciccio, M5, Migas, Modo Urban Deli, MOKA Bros, Mosto | No Comments »
Summer “Dive In” Pool Party by M5
There are a whole lot of M’s where this pool party is concerned when you combine the entire Modo/Mosto/Moka Bros family together with the mighty fine Migas Bar + Restaurant clan.
Bringing together the talents of Chef Daniel Urdaneta and Chef Aitor Olabegoya, both have put their creative brains to work in putting together Beijing’s most kick-ass summer BBQ menus complete with Wagyu beef burgers, giant pans of paella, oysters, the whole nine yards!
More than just a handful of the coolest, trend-setting restaurants in Sanlitun (which pretty much elevates their status to the top tier of the best of the best in Beijing), this is bringing together some of the most hospitable and generous hosts imaginable in a drop-dead gorgeous setting complete with a pool, BBQ, dance-worthy beats and free-flow booze.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Upcoming Events | Tags: Alan Wong, Hatsune, Hatsune Kerry, Japanese, sake culture, Sake Samurai, Sake Sensei Dinner Party, sake tasting | No Comments »