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LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene | Tags: Caribeño, CBD, China Overseas Plaza, China World Summit Wing, CityWeekend, Cuban, Cuban Restaurant, DJ "Mambo" Jack, Guanghua Lu SOHO, Roja Vieja, Salsa Dance, Set Lunch Meal, theBeijinger, Weekday Lunch Deal | No Comments »
Vibrant, Authentic Cuban Food in Beijing’s CBD
*I’m going to preface this post by disclosing that I went for dinner at Caribeño mid-December 2013, but I wanted to wait for my trusted foodie friend to return for a second try and I’m pleased to report that after a month after our first visit together, he’s confirmed that the quality and taste of the set lunch meal yesterday was up to par with expectations.
After hearing (and reading) pretty praise-worthy reviews of Caribeño Cuban restaurant, I knew it would be worth the effort to find it. I didn’t know where the China Overseas Plaza building was, but I figured it couldn’t be too hard to find as it’s on Guanghua Lu. I assumed it would be just one of the tall buildings between Guanghua Lu SOHO and China World Summit Wing…and it is…kinda. After cycling our bikes between the few buildings (it was dark = more difficult to navigate), turns out it’s down some small alleyways that loop around the west side of China World Summit Wing.
Once we did find the building, I admit I was baffled that I had never noticed this building before (it’s huge!), never knew it even existed. It’s so centrally located in the CBD, and yet, it’s still such a random location for this newly opened Cuban restaurant. Placed in the corner of your average office building, you see two heavy doors propped open for all to see inside along with its menu translated into Chinese on a standing pull-up poster (I’m assuming this is for many of the building’s office workers passing by the restaurant doors daily).
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2013 came and went faster than most of us would have liked, but here’s to the passing of another eventful year and the beginnings of a bright and exciting 2014 ahead!
After stuffing ourselves silly at Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, I’m not sure how many want to indulge in lavish multiple-course meals again this New Year’s Eve but there are plenty of fancy dinners available at many of Beijing’s top restaurants followed by a range of different NYE parties including both upscale, dress-up parties and wild, packed-out dance parties with the city’s top DJ’s playing straight into 2014.
There’s plenty out there, but here goes the LDS breakdown of Top 10 Events to ring in 2014 -
LDS’ Top 10 Picks for New Year’s Eve:
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Celebrate Christmas with Cheery Feasts in Beijing’s Best Dining Establishments!
Christmas is literally just around the corner (sorry for not getting this live earlier!), but hopefully this reaches all Beijingers before it’s too late! If you don’t have Christmas plans yet and you’re looking for something worth splurging on, there’s still plenty of quality options for special Christmas Eve and Christmas Day lunch & dinner menus at Beijing’s top dining destinations.
Merry Christmas and with only a few days left, I hope you all make the best of the rest of 2013!
Christmas Dinner Break Down: (in alphabetical order)
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Hot Tips, Upcoming Events | Tags: Alex Molina, Anniversary Dinner, CityWeekend, Daniel Urdaneta, Miele Guide, Modo Urban Deli, MOKA Bros, Mosto, TATLER Restaurant Guide, theBeijinger | No Comments »
Restaurant of the Year 2013, City Weekend – Editor’s Pick
Restaurant of the Year 2013, City Weekend – Editor’s Pick
Restaurant of the Year 2013, theBeijinger – Outstanding
Listed in TATLER Restaurant Guide China 2013
Listed in the top 500 best restaurant Asia – MIELE Guide
After 5 years, Beijing’s beloved Mosto Restaurant is as strong and as popular as ever and with two more successful restaurants to add to their list of achievements, co-owners Alex Molina (General Manager/Creative Director) + award-winning chef Daniel Urdaneta of the Mosto/MODO Urban Deli/MOKA Bros Group have a lot to celebrate!
“1 Crown Princess, 1 Olympic team, 2 heartfelt charities, 2 new restaurants, 5 summers, 5 winters, 43 awards, and countless joyous moments after: here we are, celebrating the Big 5 for the mother of all, Mosto.” – Team Mosto/MODO/MOKA Bros
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Before trying Juice by Melissa‘s 3-day Purification Juice Cleanse, I have not not eaten longer than a few hours in a day. I’ve never tried fasting, I’ve never even considered any form of diet that didn’t allow me to continue eating.
But a juice cleanse is not a diet. Its goal is not for you to lose weight, it’s more about detoxing and re-booting your body by cleaning out that funky gunk in your system and giving your digestive tract a well-deserved break.
I was first introduced to the very lovely Melissa McKenna, founder of Juice by Melissa through a personal recommendation (big thanks to Michael Crain, founder of Chi Fan for Charity and fellow Crossfit addict at Middle Kingdom Fitness).
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With a handful of Halloween parties that took place last weekend and more than a handful in the next 5 days ahead, it looks like this haunted holiday is really starting to take off in Beijing!
I still remember Halloween in 2006 was a big mishmash mess with Christmas lights and Easter eggs on display. We’re now seeing a lot more variety with various events happening all over town – a mix of costume contests, autumn-themed meals, haunted houses and magnificent masquerades in a ridiculously over-the-top castle! See below my top picks for events starting this Thursday, October 31st!
LDS’ Top Picks for this Wicked Week of Halloween:
Thursday, October 31st:
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