LumDimSum | Filed under: Hot Tips, Travel | Tags: Baochao Hutong, Bell Tower, boutique hotel, fully equipped kitchen, Hani GeJiu 哈尼个旧, Iron Frittata, private residence, Residence #46, Residence #63, Rooftop Terrace, staycation, The Full Chinglish, The Orchid, Toast Restaurant, Weekend Brunch | 1 Comment »
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Hot Tips, Upcoming Events | Tags: Baochao Hutong, Big Ass Prawns, boutique hotel, Gulou, Joel Shucat, Middle Eastern, New Dinner Menu, Tasting Menu, The Orchid, The Taco Bar, Toast Restaurant | 3 Comments »
Be Among the First to Test Taste The Orchid’s New Dinner Menu!
Every time I go to The Orchid, I leave wishing I spent more time there. Sadly, it seems everyone else feels the same way as the place is almost always booked solid. The good news is that even if you can’t get a reservation to stay, they have made some new renovations and are opening a full kitchen. The Orchid’s Toast Restaurant’s weekend brunch is already drawing in crowds beyond their hotel guests, but this dinner concept featuring bold Middle Eastern flavours is looking like it will turn out to be a killer addition.
Still Finishing Final Touches, The Orchid’s Expanded Dining Area
LumDimSum | Filed under: Fashion | Tags: Anntian, Baochao Hutong, BDW, Beijing, Beijing Design Week, Bless, Chengdu, clothing label, Daniel Palillo, Dashilar, Design, Designers Against AIDs, Facehunter, Fashion, Fashionary, ffiXXed, Henrik Vibskov, independent designers, Nomad Store projects, Paris Fashion Week, Ritchie Chan, Shanghai, Taobao, Triple Major, University of Southern California (USC), WOK, Wut Berlin, “Project White T-Shirt” | 2 Comments »
Triple-Major Multi-Brand Fashion Concept Boutique in Beijing
For anyone who knows anything about the fashion industry in China, Triple-Major is a well-respected fashion boutique brand known for their range of specifically curated independent local and stand-out international designers. And after only been open for a few years (since 2010), they’ve already got three branches spread across China to showcase for their growing name – in Beijing, Shanghai and Chengdu.
“Triple-Major is involved in the fashion industry across a wide-spread field with its primary concept being ‘reinventing popular culture’. As a retailer, a fashion label and a creative studio, we aim to challenge the creative limits of fashion and to propose new perspectives on design.”
LumDimSum | Filed under: Food For Thought, Foodies & Dining Scene, Upcoming Events | Tags: Baochao Hutong, Climate Change, Guloudongdajie, Meltdown, photographer, Pulitzer Center, Sean Gallagher, Southern Barbarian, Tibetan Plateau, Yunnan Cuisine | 1 Comment »
Climate Change on the Tibetan Plateau by Photographer Sean Gallagher
“The Tibetan Plateau covers approximately 25 percent of China’s surface area, spreading out over 2.5 million sq. km in the west of the country. It is home to the largest store of freshwater outside of the North and South Poles, feeding water into Asia’s major rivers which supply water to over a billion people.” - Sean Gallagher, Pulitzer Center Grantee
British photographer and videographer Sean Gallagher is a two-time Pulitzer Center Travel Grant Recipient whose work specializes on reporting social and environmental issues in Asia, with specific emphasis on China. He will host an exhibition showcasing his most recent photographs from his reporting project “Meltdown: Climate Change & Environmental Degradation on the Tibetan Plateau” this Saturday, April 20th from 3PM-6PM at Southern Barbarian restaurant on Baochao Hutong (off Gulou Dongdajie).
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene | Tags: Ai Mo Town, Baochao Hutong, Basil Drop, Bespoke Beijing, Dali 2, Dali Courtyard, Feng Jianwen, Mengzi, Mr. Shi's Dumplings, Southern Barbarian, The Orchid, Time Out Beijing, Yun Er Town 云洱小镇, Yunnan Cuisine | 2 Comments »
From Shanghai to Beijing: Southern Barbarian Moves into BaoChao Hutong
Close to the Drum and Bell Tower, down the little Baochao hutong alley 宝钞胡同 just north of Mr. Shi’s Dumplings and The Orchid Boutique Hotel, Southern Barbarian is actually in the same spot that was once a different Yunnan restaurant called Hani GeJiu 哈尼个旧, a humble little hutong find with Yunnan posters plastered across the walls, decorative lights and Yunnanese decor throughout the restaurant.
Sadly, the restaurant didn’t last long as restauranteur Feng Jianwen was quick to swoop in, gut the place entirely and insert his tried and true recipe used in his first two Southern Barbarian restaurants in Shanghai.
“Restaurateur Feng is originally from the city of Mengzi in Yunnan province, a stone’s throw from Vietnam, and home of the famed ‘cross the bridge noodles’. After finishing his training as an artist in Kunming, Feng traded his painter’s palette for pleasing other people’s palates with the storied tastes of his home at Southern Barbarian.” – Time Out Beijing Review of Southern Barbarian
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene | Tags: Bao Yuan Dumpling House 宝源饺子屋, Baochao Hutong, Chinese food, dumplings, Eileen Eats, Eileen Wen Mooney, hutong, Mr. Shi's Dumplings, The Orchid, Xian Lao Man 馅老满, 老石饺子 | 8 Comments »