LumDimSum | Filed under: Charity, Foodies & Dining Scene, Special Events, Upcoming Events | Tags: Abigail Arterburn, Afternoon Tea, Ahava Bistro & Cafe, Anete Elken, Audrey Tao, Bamiyan Afghan Restaurant, BEAM, Becca Ruskin, Beijing Cultural Heritage Protection Center (CHP), Bethel, Britt Langford, Cafe Zarah, Charlotte Arneson, CHP, Cookie Monster Charity Bake-Off, East Hotel, Greta Bradford, Gretchen Johnson, Hatsune, Hot Chocolate, Hot Toddy, Ivy Wang, Jamie Kung, Jing-A Brewing Co., Josh Kernan, Juice by Melissa, Julie Bonanno, Kelvin Goh, Kyla McIntyre, Laurey Lou, Malou Claessens, Matthew Edmondston, Melissa McKenna, Migas, Mosto, Obentos, Pak Pak Thai Restaurant, Peter VanderMeulen, Punjabi, Punjabi Indian restaurant, Rachel Friedman, Raffle Prizes, Rager Pie, Shirley Fan, Sugar & Spice, SuSu, Sweet Tart Bakery, Sydney Hess, Tea with Georg, The Georg, The Hatchery, The Hutong, The Taco Bar, This City Art, Traitor Zhou's, Warm Milk | No Comments »
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Hot Tips | Tags: Buffet, Channa Chat, Gireesh Chowdhury, gluten-free, Hara Bhara, healthy salads, Indian, Ladoo, Meatless Mondays, Missi Roti, Punjabi, Punjabi Indian restaurant, salads, Veg Seekh Kebab | No Comments »
Make Your Mondays Meatfree at Punjabi’s Vegan Buffet
In an effort to promote more sustainable practices into your daily lifestyle and reduce carbon footprint, owner of Punjabi Indian restaurant’s Gireesh Chowdhury is proud to showcase his weekly Meatless Monday Vegan Buffet.
Every Monday night, head to Punjabi for a Variety of Vegan Dishes
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Special Events, Upcoming Events | Tags: Anniversary Party, Bamiyan Afghan Restaurant, Bamiyan Lounge, Beijing, Bollywood, Chaoyang Park West Gate, Gireesh Chowdhury, Indian, Kristen's Kathi Roll, Lucky Street, Mango Lassi, Punjabi | 1 Comment »
Let’s Raise a Glass for Punjabi’s 8th Anniversary!
(Photo from Chi Fan for Charity Dinner 2012)
This Wednesday, April 8th marks the 8th anniversary of my favorite Indian restaurant in Beijing – Punjabi! With my close proximity to Punjabi’s location at the south end of Lucky Street (the strip of restaurants just north of Chaoyang Park West Gate), this restaurant is not only my go-to place when I’m craving curries but it’s also now become my favorite delivery service when I want amazing food fast (recommended if you live in the Chaoyang Park neighborhood).
Having been open in Beijing before the Olympic mad rush that consequently led to a flurry in the capital’s F&B industries, Punjabi has flourished under the test of time, in spite of the Beijing food scene’s fickle tendencies. And what I admire and respect most about Punjabi is that they are always looking to improve and innovate with new dishes and drinks on a regular basis (which keeps me coming back time and again). Most recently, they’ve been hard at work getting ready for the upcoming launch of their upstairs modern Afghan Lounge concept called Bamiyan -another event to look forward to!
But this Wednesday, it’s time to raise a glass and celebrate all the feasts, parties and good times Punjabi has hosted over the past 8 years with a full-on Bollywood bash!
LumDimSum | Filed under: Charity, Foodies & Dining Scene | Tags: Andrew Gilliland, Bamiyan Afghan Restaurant, Big Bear Baked Goods, Britt Langford, Cara Gleeson, Charlotte Arneson, Chef Sue Zhou, Clare He, Cookie Monster, Cookie Monster Charity Bake-Off, Corner Melt, Daisy, East Hotel, Grace Yang, Hatsune, Jacob Miller, Jing-A Brewing Co., Jon Ellis, Jordan Silva, Josh Kernan, Juice by Melissa, Kelvin Goh, Kinsey Morrow, Kitty 李坤, Lory, Lotus Qi, LumDimSum, Marte van Os, Maya Jing 亚静马, Michelle Tang, Middle Kingdom Fitness, Migas, Miho Lai, Mosto, Obentos, Pantry Dropper Cookies, Punjabi, Robynne Tindall, Split Works, Sue Zhou Does Food, Sunila Cook, Sweet Tart Bakery, Sweet Tooth Bakery, The Hutong, The Taco Bar, theBeijinger, Traitor Zhou's, Tribe, Two Guys and a Pie, 狂聚派 Rager Pie | 6 Comments »
LumDimSum & The Hutong Host their 2nd Annual Cookie Monster Bake-Off!
Cookie Monster’s DREAM-COME-TRUE, the 2nd annual Cookie Monster bake-off’s display of drool-inducing cookies was unparalleled in both talent and creativity.
Having taken place this past Saturday, March 14, the event was co-hosted by LDS (yours truly)+ The Hutong featuring 19 different baking contestants (18 of which were brand new to sign up!). These were the baking finalists who made it through a tough screening process in order for us to present the best of the best cookies we could find.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Upcoming Events | Tags: BJ Foodies, Bread of Life Bakery, Capital M, Carnivore Club, Chef Rob Cunningham, East Hotel, FEAST (Food by East), Lido, Pak Pak Thai Restaurant, Pavlova, Punjabi, The Big Smoke | 2 Comments »
BJ FOoDiES Take On Guinea Pig Role for FEAST’s Carnivore Club
Their first charity dinner of 2014 and the Year of the Horse, BJ FOoDiEs is back with a bang as they’ve managed to lock in a pretty sweet deal with the innovative culinary team at FEAST by EAST Hotel in Lido.
Headed by Executive Chef Rob Cunningham (former chef of Capital M), the restaurant’s motto is “Simple things, done well” and with a new menu concept in the works, Rob has generously offered to test his new Carnivore Club Menu out on a group of foodies gone guinea pigs.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Charity, Foodies & Dining Scene | Tags: Alice Retson, Barbara O'Connell, Brandon Trowbridge, Burger Bar, Cookie Monster, Cookies, Fat Bunny Bakery, Happy Heart Collective, Hatsune, Hayden Hughes, Hélène Ponty, Jamie Chu, Jamie Kung, Jamie Penaloza, Jing Ting Cheah, Joanna Crain, Jon Ellis, Juice by Melissa, Katharine Schub, Kelvin Goh, Lexie Morris, Lollipop Bakery, Lucia Wang, Mandy Van Veen, Meilian Tan, Middle Kingdom Fitness, Nia China, Nola, Peyton Cheong, Pie Squared Pizza, Punjabi, Rebecca Ruskin, Sharee Hebert, Sienna Parulis-Cook, Sweet Tooth Bakery, The Hutong, Two Guys and a Pie | 9 Comments »
LDS + The Hutong Team Up to Create Beijing’s 1st Cookie Monster Charity Bake-Off!
On Saturday, December 7, The Hutong Community Center hosted its first ever Cookie Monster Charity Bake-Off!
A creation by yours truly, this event showcased many of Beijing’s Best Bakers (both professional and up-and-coming) to indulge the city’s most avid cookie monsters in an effort to support a wonderful community charity – a non-profit organization called Bridging Education and Mobility (BEAM) that seeks to connect teachers in rural and migrant schools with the resources to help their classrooms succeed.
Through the event’s raffle ticket sales, a portion of the total bake sales throughout the day and entrance tickets, we raised over RMB 7,560 to fund at least 5 upcoming education projects for BEAM – to support and provide resources to educators in rural and migrant schools in China for BEAM!
LumDimSum | Filed under: Charity, Foodies & Dining Scene, Upcoming Events | Tags: Amy Li, BJ Foodies, Handicap International (HI), Pak Pak Thai Restaurant, Punjabi, SuSu, Thai food, Vietnamese cuisine | No Comments »
Pak Pak Hosts the Final BJ FOoDiEs Charity Dinner of 2013
A sister restaurant of Susu Vietnamese restaurant, which also happens to be one of my favorite restaurants in Beijing, Pak Pak is an authentic Thai restaurant based in Wangjing that will be hosting the final BJ FOoDiEs charity dinner of 2013!
I’d normally worry for a restaurant to perform and live up to high expectations with this kind of pressure building up, but after seeing the magnificent 9-dish menu they will be serving up alongside photos of the stunning space, I can’t imagine a better place for the BJ FOoDieS group to treat their die-hard following of foodies for a final 2013 feed!
Although Pak Pak is fundamentally very different from Susu – it’s actually dedicated to an entirely different Southeast Asian cuisine (Thai vs. Vietnamese) and in a completely different part of town (tiny tucked away hutong vs. Wangjing), they still share one essential thing in common – owner Amy Li is behind both establishments which means that authenticity, quality and presentation will be top-notch and worth the effort to get there.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Charity, Foodies & Dining Scene, Upcoming Events | Tags: Alice Reston, Barbara O'Connell, BEAM, Bridging Education and Mobility, Burger Bar, Charity, Cookie Monster, Cookie Monster Charity Bake-Off, Cookie's Cookie Shop, Diana Hu, Dustin Marrett, Fat Bunny Bakery, Happy Heart Collective, Hatsune, Hayden Hughes, Hélène Ponty, Hummingbird Therapeutic Spa Retreat, Jamie Chu, Jamie Kung, Jamie Penaloza, Jing Ting Cheah, Joanna Crain, Jon Ellis, Juice by Melissa, Kelvin Goh, Lollipop Bakery, Lucia Wang, Mandy Van Veen, Meilian Tan, Melissa McKenna, Middle Kingdom Fitness, Nia China, Nola, Peyton Cheong, Pie Squared Pizza, Punjabi, raffle, Rebecca Ruskin, Sesame Street, Sharee Hebert, Sienna Parulis-Cook, Sweet Tooth Bakery, The Hutong, Tim Hill, Two Guys and a Pie, YCIS Beijing, Yoga | 7 Comments »