LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene | Tags: 9cm Bagel, bagel chips, bagel party, bagel spreads, bagels, creative flavors, Gingerbread Bagels, Mini Stuffed Bagel Bombs, New York-style bagels, pop-up shop, Pringles, Sanlitun, Sugar Roasted Chestnut Bagels, Tigris Coffee, Tofutti, Yashow | No Comments »
LumDimSum | Filed under: Bars & Nightlife | Tags: 8-Bit, Arrow Factory Brewing, bar, Beiluoguxiang, bromance, burgers, craft beer, Donkey Kong Country, F-Zero, Fifa, Grand Theft Auto, Gulou, Killer Instinct, Mario, Mario Kart, Mega Man, Metal Slug, Metriod, Mortal Kombat, N64, NBA Jam, Odd Job for Goldeneye, Pac Man, Playstation 3, Primal Rage, Smash TV, Sonic, Starwing, Street Fighter 2, Streets of Rage, Super Bomberman, sushi, sushi burritos, Sushirritos, Tetris, video games, Wii | No Comments »
8-Bit: Complete with Video Games Galore, Craft Beer + Sushi
Located on the north end of Beiluoguxiang, near the 2nd ring road, 8-Bit is a novel concept for Beijing.
“Beijing’s first retro game bar, 8-BIT provides comfortable surroundings, a full array of quality alcohol and, of course, a classic lineup of 80s and 90s consoles, games and competitions. Providing genuine retro gaming on original old-skool consoles (none of that simulator bullsh*t), 8 BIT Bar has invested in collectible, fully working versions of vintage favorites like the NES, SNES, Atari, Mega Drive and the (Super) Game Boy.” - 8-Bit’s Facebook Page
Spread over 3 floors, it is a video gaming bar, another video gaming bar and a rooftop terrace. The ground floor has Arrow Factory beers on tap and a selection of 7 different gaming options including N64, Gamecube, PlayStation 2 amongst others.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene | Tags: 5 year anniversary, Alex Molina, Anniversary, desserts, Eva Biörck, Healthy, Modo, Modo Urban Deli, Quinoa, salads, Sanlitun Taikoo Li, Swedish meatballs | 1 Comment »
Modo Celebrates its 5th Anniversary with an Updated Menu!
We recently had the pleasure of being invited to Modo‘s 5th anniversary party where we toasted to their success and tried out their new, updated menu.
Modo has survived some and thrived where many others have not. Reaching the 5 year mark in Beijing despite the fire regulations forcing a major renovation in Taikoo Li is a worthy achievement and long may it continue!
While we’ve always stuck to a handful of tried and true items on Modo’s healthy menu (their Quinoa Salad with Warm Roasted Veggies (RMB 68) is an all-time fav), we were delighted to try a few new dishes that are designed to warm you up this chilly winter season!
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Hot Tips | Tags: Activated Charcoal Pizza Dough, Baci Milano, Bottega, Burrata, Daniele Salvo, David Connolly, Fratelli Salvo, gnocchi, Half Price Monday Promo, Italian, New Dishes, new menu, Paulo Salvo, Sanlitun, Tronchetto, winter promo | No Comments »
Bottega’s Braised Pork Shoulder Gnocchi is a Winner
One of the best new restaurants to enter Beijing’s dynamic F&B scene in 2015, Bottega is killing it and at this rate, these guys are unstoppable. From a fantastic first impression, every return visit introduces fresh changes, new dishes and another memorable dining experience.
Having first visited in April this year, Bottega blew us away with their authentic Neapolitan pizza dough, imported premium olive oils and tasty tomato paste. On our most recent visit at the end of 2015, we were delighted to see a brand new menu complete with mouth-watering photos for some serious eye candy.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Hot Tips | Tags: Bistrot B, Chef Jarrod Verbiak, Côte de Bœuf, French food, Le Fromager De Pekin, Set Lunch Meal, The Rosewood Beijing, Wagyu Beef Burger | 1 Comment »
Bistrot B’s Wagyu Burger is Well Worth the Price Tag
There has been an awakening over the past couple of years in the Beijing dining scene. The Rosewood Beijing‘s Bistro B casual French restaurant represents a welcome development in the city. Unpretentious, high quality and locally sourced food that will be gratifying to any who find themselves overwhelmed by the fast pace of change in China. The focus is on French cuisine, but this is far from dogmatic and the menu accounts for all tastes.
Head Chef Jarrod Verbiak earned his stripes working under Daniel Boulud at Daniel in New York. The Rosewood Beijing as a whole made a commitment to sourcing locally wherever possible and Jarrod is no exception. He is clearly passionate about and supporting local farms and artisans with produce coming from farms in Shunyi out by the airport and cheeses made locally by Le Fromagier De Pekin. Seasonality is another priority, and the menu changes regularly to reflect this.
With an expansive open kitchen, a large display of fresh seafood and the smell of crisp baked bread, your senses will be alert from the get-go. A team of chefs buzzes busily around preparing and plating food. It’s another touch of honesty about the food that is nice to see.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene | Tags: Cicada Ultra Lounge, creativity, ma la, Sanlitun North Village, Sichuan, Sichuan peppercorns, Spicy, Taikoo Li North, Transit, Transit 渡金湖 | No Comments »
A Creative Take on Fiery Sichuan in North Sanlitun
Transit 渡金湖 is a long time (for Beijing) favorite and a revisit was long overdue. First started in 2002, the original location in Gongti is no more, but the spacious new digs in Sanlitun North Village may look cold as ice, but the fiery Sichuan fare keeps this respected establishment a destination for spice lovers.
Transit’s Sleek Entrance on the 3rd floor of Sanlitun North Village
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Hot Tips, Upcoming Events | Tags: Capital M, Christmas, Christmas Brunch, Christmas Dinner, Christmas Eve, Christmas Menus, CityWeekend, Hatsune, Home Plate, Migas, Mosto, Temple Restaurant Beijing (TRB), That's Beijing, The Georg, theBeijinger, Time Out Beijing, TRB Bites, TRB Bites@The Courtyard | No Comments »
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, Travel | Tags: Cantonese, Chengdu, Chinese, City of Gastronomy, duck egg, egg tarts, KFC, Li Xuan, Matsutake mushrooms, Ossetra Caviar, Ritz-Carlton, Sichuan, Sichuan Tea Marinated Boneless Wagyu, Sichuanese, UNESCO, Wagyu Beef Short Ribs, Ya Jia restaurant | No Comments »