LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene | Tags: Ben Kalman, BIGG66, blast chill, clean eating, delivery service, flash frozen, food delivery, Living BIGG, Mr. Shi, nutritious, Power Box, Sanlitun, WeChat | 1 Comment »
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 | Tags: Chef Andrew Ahn, Contemporary Korean, Fruit Soju, One Pot, One Pot 一锅 by SSAM, Roasted Beer Chicken, Sanlitun, Sanlitun SOHO, SSAM, Yuzu Cocktail | 1 Comment »
Load Up on These Fruity Soju Cocktails Every Friday and Saturday
Known for its creative take on contemporary Korean, One Pot 一锅 by SSAM is no one-hit wonder and with a newly expanded menu and weekend drink special, it’s time to head back for more.
Many foodies come crawling back for more of their mouth-watering Roasted Beer Chicken (RMB 118) impressively served standing on a platter filled with golden potato wedges, salad and 3 signature sauces for dipping. It’s not hard to see why people start salivating uncontrollably as soon as they just see the photos. Honestly, unless you’re vegetarian, this juicy, scrumptious plump chicken is irresistible.
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 | Tags: Boulangerie, Brasserie Flo, Café Flo, Crispy Suckling Pig, Escargot, French Embassy, French food, French wines, Liangmaqiao, Outdoor Patio, Xiaoyun Lu | No Comments »
As if time freezes when you walk through these tall glass doors
In a fast-paced city like Beijing where sky-high buildings shoot up faster than you can turn your head, Brasserie Flo feels like a warped dimension, like the only place in Beijing where any sense of time is frozen. As you step through that glamorous entrance, you can’t help but pause to admire the tall ceilings and beautiful chandeliers and you realize you’ve gotten used to living surrounded by confined congestion and what a luxury it is to have space to breathe. This establishment has the power to transport you straight out of Beijing into a truly traditional French brasserie.
Now I say this with the utmost respect when I say that Flo is old. Having first opened its doors in 1999, that puts Flo into a league of its own, making it older than most of the other restaurants in Beijing combined. That tells you one of 2 things. Either they are pretty damn good at what they do, or they have some outrageous guanxi. Having never eaten here before and having done so now, I’d say that it’s pretty damn good.
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Hatsune Hosts a Sake Sensei Dinner Party
When you go to your favorite Japanese restaurant, can you work your way through a sake list as you would a wine list?
Do you prefer your sake hot or iced? Do you know which is better and why?
Do you know how sake is made and what distinguishes the different classes of sake?
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Hot Tips | Tags: 10 Mezze Dishes, Baba Ganoush, Biteapitta, healthy salads, House Specials, Hummus, Lumdimsum Discovery, Middle Eastern, pitta sandwiches, Signature Dishes, Stuffed Chicken, Stuffed Lamb Neck, Tabbouleh Salad | No Comments »
Don’t Miss Biteapitta’s House Specials
Since Biteapitta’s come out with a new menu featuring some very mouth-watering photos, I’ve started to branch out more and more from my regular 5 staple dishes that I’ve been so content ordering time and time again after all these years (scroll down for Top Hits List).
I’ve previously steered clear of these “house specials” since these prices are quite a jump up from their list of salads, pitta sandwiches, stuffed vegetables that all stand at great value at about RMB 40-50 per person per meal. But what I’ve since realized is that the portion of these signature Biteapitta dishes are enough to feed 2-3 adults or a small family and they are just so so so YUM! With two options for half portion for whole, I say make the leap and go big so you can take the leftovers home! And both the stuffed chicken and stuffed lamb neck come with a generous side of Tabbouleh Salad.
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