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The Hutong’s Winter Fayre is one of their biggest community events of the year and it also happens to be where I end up doing most of my Christmas shopping every year.
Most of Beijing’s Christmas bazaars and fairs have all been taking place across the city in various embassies and hotels over the past couple weekends, but The Hutong’s Winter Fayre is the LAST Christmas Bazaar of the year and it’s taking place this Saturday, December 12th from 11AM-4PM.
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Treat Yourself (and others!) to a Scrumptious Autumn Luncheon at Capital M
For my dear poor friend who just happened to be in Beijing on a very grey and gloomy day that was wet and rainy and just blah, I knew just the place to brighten her spirits. A very special place in Beijing, Capital M is a guaranteed show-stopper. Everything from its stunning design to the five-star service and beautiful dishes, it’s always at the top of my list to impress guests and show them a side of Beijing that’s anything but grey.
As soon as my friend stepped into Capital M, I could see it in her eyes, she was in absolute awe. As an aspiring illustrator, she was delighted to see all the beautiful, vibrant colors that fill the walls of Capital M and the cozy fireplaces was exactly what we both needed to defrost and reboot.
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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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