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Mighty Hunk of Crispy Pork Knuckle
Crispy and crunchy on the outside while remaining moist and tender on the inside, you can never go wrong with this desired combination of textures. That is one of the magical components that makes Schindler’s in-beer-made Pork Knuckle (photo above) so addictive and irresistible.
While Schindler’s remains a place I like to frequent regularly for their super-size-me-lunch buffet, their pork knuckle is probably the only menu item that keeps me coming back in the evenings. They run a pretty popular buffet lunch deal with all the embassies in the neighborhood within walking distance, but I was actually a bit surprised to hear that we’d need to wait 45 minutes for a table when we strolled over on a Friday evening. But with my heart set on having that pork knuckle, I sucked it up and sat in the freezing cold outside for just over 45 minutes. If you find yourself in this pitiful, helpless position, I recommend minimizing the torture of waiting by ordering a hot cup of mulled wine (it’s served in a huge mug that makes this great value and helps keep you a little warmer) or at least a big mug of one of their house draft beers.
LDS Snapshots of Schindler’s:
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Come and get ‘em: Traitor Zhou’s Donut Balls
If you’re a foodie in Beijing, I highly recommend following Max Levy (Chef/Owner of Okra 1949 and Traitor Zhou’s Nonkosher Delicatessen) on his Instagram account Chocolategrits. If you’re like me and one of his avid followers, I’m sure you’ve also been drooling over those homemade donut photos for the past couple of months.
Get excited sweet tooths of Beijing, Traitor Zhou’s partner in crime (and all things that make your taste buds swoon) Migas will begin selling boxes of these moreish donut balls TONIGHT!
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Mosto Remains Marvelous Post-Renovations
One thing that Mosto has down to a T is their ability to set the mood, their ability to create the desired ambiance for every occasion.
While their sunny outside terrace remains one of my favorite places to dine al fresco in summer, they can transform their interior space in winter to become one of the coziest, most merry and romantic places imaginable. Though the soft lighting wasn’t ideal for photo-taking (hence the under-exposed photos below), but it’s just the right amount of lighting to achieve that candle-lit dinner atmosphere. The chairs are soft and cozy, their floral decorations are stunning and I’m even going to go so far as to start praising their staff’s subtly stylish uniforms. Service was superb, but I’ll admit we were spoiled with the honor of having co-owner and restaurant manager Alex Molina to serve us from start to finish. Doesn’t really get much better than that!
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Showcasing Beijing’s Most Talented Bakers
Back again this year, LDS (yours truly) is teaming up with The Hutong to host their second annual Cookie Monster Bake-Off!
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Ok…for realsies now! The 3rd Great Leap Opens Their Doors!
It’s crazy how much time has passed since we last heard about Great Leap Brewing‘s 3rd location opening! I just checked and realized that the last time I wrote to announce the imminent arrival of Great Leap’s 3rd location north of Sanlitun was way back when (specifically in June last year)…seems like everyone jumped the gun a bit early on that one!
Just when you almost started to forget there was a third one on its way, half a year later and… BOOM! Great Leap surprises all with its last-minute announcement that they’re finally ready to start hosting guests this weekend for soft opening tastings- January 24 & 25th!
If you’re in town and keen to check out one of Beijing’s most highly anticipated openings, be sure you rally up friends (best if it’s in groupings of 8) and be the cool one in your group to take charge in making a booking in advance!
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The trilogy. The most awaited piece of writing since George RR Martin secured a TV contract.
Today, Opera Bombana. (Read part one of the Parkview Green Lunch Series here about Café FLO and part two at Alfie’s by Alfred Dunhill)
The most expensive of the 3 choices Opera is located on the first floor of Parkview Green, next Din Tai Fung and a giant piece of artwork satirising Bernie Madoff. It’s quite distinctive.
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