LumDimSum | Filed under: Charity, Upcoming Events | Tags: 9cm, Antonia Sampson Jewelry, Beijing Bikini, Beijing Postcards, candy&caviar, Caravan, Chef Reshma Khan, Cuju, Education In Sight (EIS), Fengtong Jewelry, Fresh Prints, Jing-A Brewing Co., Liuba Draws, Mantra Sunglasses, MoxiMoxi 摩西摩西, Red Star Works, RuKis, Shangrila Farms, Summer Fayre, Summer Fruit Punch, Tai Tai, Taozi Tree Yoga, Tea Journeys, The Hutong, theBeijinger, This City Art, Ubi Gallery, Yellow Pummelo, 棒奶奶果酱 Bonne Nani Fresh Fruit Jams, 燕麦小姐 Miss Muesli | No Comments »
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Upcoming Events | Tags: Alan Wong, Anna Lin Yip, carpaccio, Ceviche, Chef Daniel Urdaneta, Chef Juan Mateus, Hatsune, llamas, Mosto, Nikkei, oysters, Pisco Sour, RAW, RAW Peruvian Pop-Up, raw seafood bar, Tiradito, Yerba Mate | 2 Comments »
RAW by Mosto: A Peruvian Pop-Up!
Ever since the dream pop-up dinner once upon a time called Nikkei (a collab dinner between Mosto & Hatsune), I’ve never let go of that vibrant and colorful tiradito bursting with flavors, a dish that’s a mix between Japanese sashimi and Peruvian ceviche which has come to define a signature style of Peruvian cuisine combining raw produce with fresh Peruvian produce.
Hatsune’s Alan Wong working side-by-side on this incredible Tiradito dish with Chef Daniel Urdaneta of Mosto/Modo/Moka Bros Fame
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Special Events | Tags: Copper, Harold Broese van Groenou, Kitchen X, Kontrast, L’Imperatrice Fine Wines, Supper Club, The Georg, Time Out Beijing, XIX Spirit, Yishu 8 | No Comments »
The equally exciting, equally mysterious Kitchen X by Time Out Beijing returned last week to mark its first event of 2016.
“Time Out is proud to present Kitchen X – an exclusive, secret ‘supper club’ series that teams up with the top minds in the hospitality world to craft an evening that combines the key elements that make wining and dining so special: anticipation, mystery, indulgence, spontaneity, flavour and, of course, attention to detail. This new dining concept offers the best the city has to offer – with a twist.” - Time Out’s Introduction of Kitchen X
After the refined luxury in Copper last time, the team at Time Out wanted to throw in a few surprises for their loyal and adventurous fine-dining guests this second time around.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Upcoming Events | Tags: Basque, Codorniu Mediterranea Cava, dessert, Free-Flow, Josper oven, Migas, Pintxos & Tapas, Spanish cuisine, Weekend Brunch, white chocolate brownie | 1 Comment »
Now that the temperature has hit 30 degrees, Beijing’s 2 week long Spring is over and we are into Summer!
To celebrate the warmth, Migas have updated their already stellar “El Asador” meat-fueled brunch with a new Pintxos & Tapas Weekend Brunch. Widely regarded as having one of the best terraces in the city, now there is no reason to ever leave! Arrive for a late brunch on Saturday afternoon, enjoy a bit of day drinking and then just continue straight on into the evening! Migas, we know your dastardly plan!
We All Can’t Seem to Get Enough of Migas
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Upcoming Events | Tags: Arrow Factory Brewing, Arrow Factory Taproom, BJ Foodies, Liangmahe, Liangmahe Canal, Stuff'd, Stuff'd Sausages, Thomas Gaestadius, Will Yorke, Wudaoying | 1 Comment »
Previously known as Vineyard Cafe on the River, the new Arrow Factory has taken over this gorgeous space located along the lovely tree-lined Liangmahe River Canal. The smaller Arrow Factory Taproom still remains tucked inside Stuff’d on Jian Chang Hutong 箭厂胡同 (just around the corner from Wudaoying Hutong).
Part of the same family as the Vineyard and Stuff’d by partners Will Yorke and Thomas Gaestadius, the taproom finally has room to stretch its arms out with this lovely 3-story building.
Snapshots of the New Arrow Factory Brewing:
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Is There Such a Thing as Too Much Fun? Latitude Tests Your “Fun” Limits
I have to warn you that after years in Beijing, many of you may struggle to handle this much fun.
If you do go to Latitude, try to ease into the fun gently. Don’t burn out in the first 10 minutes! I went with a bunch of CrossFitters (thanks to CrossFit Slash for organizing such an awesome field trip) and even they were pooped and ready to go home after just a few hours.
Latitude is an Australian trampoline center (Melbourne to be specific) that has made its way over to Beijing. Sensibly situated in Shunyi (sorry central Beijingers…), Latitude is bound to be a hit with families and o̶v̶e̶r̶g̶r̶o̶w̶n̶ ̶c̶h̶i̶l̶d̶r̶e̶n̶ adults everywhere.
As you can see from the pictures there is a lot of space and plenty of places to bounce. They have an airbag to practice flopping onto, basketball hoops to fulfill your lifelong dream of still-failing-to-dunk-like-Jordan, climbing walls, gladiator balancing beams with cushy long battle sticks (see photo above), and much much more.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Food For Thought, Hot Tips, Upcoming Events | Tags: Beijing Postcards, Beijing Railway Station, Bespoke Beijing, brothels, Capital M, Gothic Church, Historic Maps, hutong streets, Lars Ulrik Thom, Midnight in Peking, Old Peking, opium dens, Paul French, Sarah Keenlyside, The Badlands | 1 Comment »
Midnight in Peking still stands as my favorite China book. A true story about the horrific murder of a young expat girl in the late 1930’s of old Beijing, this story still haunts me but I love recommending it to everyone I know. It’s one of those books you just can’t put down (I think I read the whole thing in 72 hours and I’m sure there are many others who have done the same).
The book begins with the discovery of her dead, mutilated body found at the base of a haunted watchtower and the conclusions of her autopsy, so the scariest part is pretty much over after the first chapter (no need for spoiler alerts), but it really draws its readers deep into the twisted plot of this story as the murder mystery unfolds. While offering fresh insights into pre-war Peking, it’s incredible to learn about how Beijing’s network of alleys that surrounded the privileged and exclusive Legation Quarter was a seedy mix of brothels, dive bars and opium dens. In this tragic quest for justice, you have to just remind yourself that this isn’t fiction.
Not to be morbid, but the year that I read Midnight in Peking, I went to the Bookworm and bought 5 copies for family and friends back home as Christmas gifts. I was also one of the first people to sign up for Paul French’s walking tour. Not only did this walking tour through the back alleyways of old Peking bring the story to life, it was pretty awesome to have the privilege to meet the talented author of this gripping tale.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Hot Tips, Upcoming Events | Tags: A Tribe Called Quest, al fresco, Beats, Easter Sunday, Garden Brunch, Georg Jensen, homemade breads, Mad Pancake, Poached Egg, rhymes and brunch, Rhymes and Life, Rooftop Terrace, Sunday Brunch, The Georg | 4 Comments »