LumDimSum | Filed under: Charity, Foodies & Dining Scene, Upcoming Events | Tags: A Salty Surprise, Abigail Arterburn, Anete Elken, Audrey Tao, BEAM, Becca Ruskin, Beijing Cultural Heritage Protection Center, Bethel China, Charlotte Arneson, CHP, Cookie Monster Charity Bake-Off, East Hotel, Grace Yang, Greta Bradford, Jamie Kung, Juice by Melissa, Kyla McIntyre, Laurey Lou, LumDimSum, Malou Claessens, Matthew Edmondston, Peter VanderMeulen, Queen of the Cookie Jar, Rachel Friedman, Rager Pie, Sugar & Spice, Sweet Tart Bakery, Sydney Hess, The Hutong, YinYang Shortbread Cookies, Zhaoyi | 1 Comment »
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 »
Get that Glass of Milk Ready, You’re About to Enter Cookie Heaven
Cookie Monster’s dream-come-true, Beijing’s sweet tooths are in for a real treat this coming weekend. An event designed for insatiable cookie addicts and have a bottomless pit for homemade, stuff-your-face-silly cookies, we’re all about that cookie.
But I’m not just talking about any cookie. I’m talking 20 different types of creative cookies, each one made from scratch by 20 brilliant bakers based in Beijing. There will be more than your fair share of cookies to munch your way through, it really doesn’t get much better than this!
From chewy and gooey to salty cookies, vegan cookies and crafty variations of your classic Chocolate Chip cookies, we are very proud to announce the top contestants who have made the cut and will be competing in this year’s Cookie Monster Charity Bake-Off!
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene | Tags: authentic Sichuan, Boboji, cheap Chinese, Fensiting Hutong, Gulou, hole-in-the-wall, Hui Guo Rou 回锅肉, Jiaodaokou, Katchup, local, Rager Pie, Sichuan, Spicy, That's Beijing, Zhang Mama, 张妈妈小炒, 张妈妈特色川味馆, 钵钵鸡 | 3 Comments »
Zhang Mama: a better, spicier version of home-cooking
I’ll admit I can be skeptical when it comes to Chinese restaurants. All too often I hear people get excited about a restaurant that is simply not bad. And when I say not bad I mean not actively bad. I find that that there are only a handful of trusted restaurants that I would ever consider taking out of town guests to, because most places are just not up to scratch.
With that in mind, I approached Zhang Mama 张妈妈特色川味馆 hesitantly both because I thought it might be over-hyped and also the idea of waiting outside in the cold for an indefinite amount of time sounded unbearably frustrating. But I’m a sucker for peer pressure and there were more than several trusted foodies raving about the place. With a newly updated Restaurant Hit List for 2016 and Zhang Mama right at the top, it was time. …and the promise of a pre-dinner wine guzzle to warm us up for the cold wait, I was inevitably coaxed into going. It was worth it. And now I’m kicking myself for not getting myself here sooner.
So a few things about the place: first up, there are 2 locations. The original on Fensiting Hutong (across from Rager Pie), where you are almost guaranteed not to get a table, and the new location on Jiaodaokou (across from Katchup), where you might be able to. They don’t take reservations so plan accordingly.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene | Tags: 4corners, 4corners 肆角餐吧, Baller Brunch, Chunky Tomato, Dianping.com, Hot as Balls, meatballs, Pesto Balls, Rager Pie, Skillet Style, The Ladle & Spice Collection, The Meatball Company, WeChat Wallet | Comments Off
Eat These Bad@$$ Hipster Balls by The Meatball Company
Located in the Gulou area, next to 4Corners, The Meatball Company is tucked away in a small shopfront on Dashibei Hutong.
The entire concept is based around ball shaped foods and puns abound on the menu and in the space itself. Thankfully, despite the simple concept, it is carried off with aplomb and well worth a visit if you are in the area. This is not merely a toothless hipster project.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, LDS Interviews | Tags: 3rd Wave Coffee, American pies, barista, Bulletproof Coffee, cafe, Chunky Punkin’, coffee, Colombia, Costa Rica, Don't Rage Alone, Empie儿, Farm to Neighbors Organic Market, Folgers, Frito Pie Pie, JAKA 扎咖, Jeremy Wood, JUE 觉 Creative Market, Kenya, Lamburger, Mandeling, Maxwell House, Minotaur, nitrogen cold brew coffee, Pecandrogynous, Pie Day Fridays, Rager Pie, Ragerhaus, Starbucks, whole wheat crust, Wilson Hailey, Yirgacheffe, 狂聚派 Rager Pie | 4 Comments »
Drool-Worthy Homemade Pies & Ice Cream by Rager Pie
The most popular person at last year’s Thanksgiving party was the girl who brought a Rager Pie in hand. And she wasn’t the only one who turned up with a Pumpkin Pie or some kind of sweet dessert, but after sampling through everything, Rager was all anyone talked about.
What is Rager Pie? When did it open? How did she know about it? Is she friends with them? How can we get more?!
Along with everyone else who was lucky enough to snag a bite before it was devoured, I was hooked.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Upcoming Events | Tags: Andy's Craft Sausages, Antonia Sampson, Arrow Factory Brewing, Beijing Postcards, Big Bear Baked Goods, Cebula, Chef Reshma Khan, Community, Cookie Monster Charity Bake-Off, culture, Desiree, Estonian Rye, Filippo Fiori, JAKA 扎咖, JeeLi 工坊 Leather Bags, Johana de la Torre, Jon Ellis, Mr. Bagel, Rager Pie, Recette Camille Pâté, Reshma Khan, RuKis, Summer Fayre, Sweet Tooth Bakery, Taozi Tree Yoga, Tea Journeys, The Hutong, TooToo Organic Farm, 燕麦小姐 Miss Muesli | 1 Comment »
The Hutong’s Gorgeous Rooftop will Host a Summer Fayre this Sunday!
Known for hosting one of the most jolly and delightful Christmas Fayres in Beijing, The Hutong will be rounding up some of the craftiest food and product vendors for a splendid Summer Fayre this Sunday, June 7th!
Swap out their addictive mulled wine for a refreshing glass of Summer Fruit Punch (spiked of course!).
“Here comes the sun! To celebrate all things summer, we will be serving attendees a free glass of our secret-recipe Hutong Summer Fruit Punch. Make a toast with your ice-cold glass, taste gourmet goodies from Beijing culinary artisans and restaurateurs, savor some of the capital’s best local brews, and try out some summertime jewelry and apparel.” - The Hutong
LumDimSum | Filed under: Bars & Nightlife, Foodies & Dining Scene, Upcoming Events | Tags: 2015 Bar and Club Awards, Andy's Craft Sausages, Asiniuniu, Aux Delices, Blue Balcony, Blue Frog, Caravan, Cheers, Duvel, Eatalia, Fly Pizza & Hoodadak Chicken, Galaxy SOHO, Ganges, Gung Ho! Pizza, High Altitude Coffee, Home Plate Bar B-Que, International Foodie Weekend, J.P. Chenet, Luga's, Lusitana, Miss Muesli, Pizza Plus, Q Mex, Rager Pie, Summer Lotus, Sweet Tooth Bakery, Tavey Lean & The Solid Gold Dream Machine, The Beijing Beatles, The Local, theBeijinger, Two Guys and a Pie, Vai Milano, Warteg 25, Zan BBQ, 燕麦小姐 Miss Muesli, 狂聚派 Rager Pie | No Comments »
theBeijinger Hosts Over 30 International Food Vendors
Foodies unite! theBeijinger is launching their first ever International Foodie Weekend, a F&B extravaganza taking place this weekend (May 30-31 from 11AM-8PM) at Galaxy SOHO (southwest of Chaoyangmen Subway).
They’ve signed up over 30 international food vendors – from pizza to Portuguese, American BBQ, Aussie Meat Pies, Greek, Indonesian, Mexican and plenty of decadent desserts, they’ve covered many of their favorite international eateries in Beijing. And to showcase some specialty Chinese bites, they’ll also be featuring Asiniuniu‘s Yi minority cuisine from Liangshan in Sichuan and Susongfu‘s traditional Shanghainese shengjianbao.
LumDimSum | Filed under: A Day In My Life, Special Events | Tags: Andy's Sausages, Big Bear Baked Goods, Chef Sue Zhou, Creative Market, Cuju, Cycling T-shirts, donuts, Jing-A Brewing Co., Jon Ellis, JUE Music + Art Festival, JUE 觉, Khunu, Migas, Milana, Nori Bagel, Palms L.A., Rager Pie, Sue Zhou Does Food, The Bookworm Literary Festival, The Hutong, The Meatball Company, Traitor Zhou's, Two Guys and a Pie, Ubi Gallery, Wawaya, Yetang.com | 4 Comments »