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 »
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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: 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 »
Snapshots from JUE’s Creative Market
Yesterday saw one of the most popular JUE 觉 Festival events thus far – their Creative Market featuring over 80 food and creative booths! This family-friendly event drew in massive crowds to LANNG Art Center (just southeast of Guomao) and was a weekend highlight for many.
Running between The Bookworm’s Literary Festival events and other happenings around town, I was only able to swing by for an hour in the later part of the afternoon to check out the many creative stall, snap a few photos and grab one of the very last Nori Bagels by Migas + Traitor Zhou‘s (something I’ve been keeping my eye out for all week – see pics below).
In addition to all the creative and boutique vendors selling unique gifts and crafts, they also hosted workshops that introduce participants to: Contact Improv, Salsa dancing, Poi, NIa, along with musical performances, square dancing and body-painting. From what I saw, square dancing with the Yellow Weasels was a big hit and of course all that great food – Cuju, Rager Pie, Big Bear Baked Goods, etc. I’m actually relieved most of the food was sold out by the time I arrived as I definitely would have gone to town at each and every stall if I had the stomach space.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Upcoming Events | Tags: Andrew Gilliland, Britt Langford, Cara Gleeson, Charlotte Arneson, Clare He, Cookie Monster, Cookie Monster Charity Bake-Off, Daisy, Grace Yang, Jacob Miller, Jimi Sides, Jordan Silva, Kelvin Goh, Kinsey Morrow, Kitty, Lory, Lotus Qi, Marte van Os, Maya Jing, Miho Lai, Sophie Haas, Sue Zhou, Sunila Cook, Sweet Tart Bakery, The Hutong | No Comments »
COOKIES!!!!! GET IN MY BELLYYYYYYY!!!
20 different types of cookies to munch your way through, it really doesn’t get much better than this.
From chewy and gooey to “no bake” cookies, healthy cookies and crunchy cookies, we are very proud to announce our top 20 bakers to compete in this year’s Cookie Monster Charity Bake-Off!
Designed for both cookie addicts (like Cookie Monster) and for those who stand tall and proud by their superb baking skills, LumDimSum and The Hutong are joining forces for their second annual baking bonanza this Saturday, March 14th from 2PM-5PM.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene | Tags: Chef Reshma Khan, curry, Khan Baba, Pakistani cuisine, Sanlitun SOHO, The Hutong, Weekday Lunch Buffet | 2 Comments »
Pakistani Dinner Spread at Khan Baba
Khan Baba came highly recommended to me by someone who was born and raised in Pakistan and now resides with his family in Beijing. After asking others and hearing nothing but positive remarks, Khan Baba jumped to the top of my restaurant hit list. Ready with an appetite for a full spread after my role model Chef Reshma Khan (who teaches Indian and Pakistani cooking classes at The Hutong) gave me a list of her favorite dishes to try there, I’m happy to introduce fellow foodies to try Khan Baba Pakistani Restaurant.
Located on the top floor of the sadly desolate Sanlitun SOHO, Khan Baba is definitely a destination venue for people who are not fussy about a flashy entrance or dazzling ambiance and all about tasty and authentic Pakistani cuisine. For those who work nearby, take advantage of their awesome lunch deal. Monday through Friday, Khan Baba offers a big lunch buffet for only RMB 55 per person (will need to come back and LDS that).
LDS Snapshots of Khan Baba:
LumDimSum | Filed under: Charity, Hot Tips, Upcoming Events | Tags: baking, Bethel China, Big Bear Baked Goods, Charity, Cookie Monster, Cookie Monster Charity Bake-Off, Jon Ellis, LumDimSum, Meilian Tan, Sweet Tooth Bakery, The Hutong | 2 Comments »
Showcasing Beijing’s Most Talented Bakers
Back again this year, LDS (yours truly) is teaming up with The Hutong to host their second annual Cookie Monster Bake-Off!
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Upcoming Events | Tags: Great Leap Brewing, Jing-A Brewing Co., LDS Hook-Up, Mitch Masilun, Pies & Ales, Slow Boat Brewery, The Beijing Homebrew Association, The Hutong, Two Guys and a Pie | No Comments »
Celebrating Home-Baked Pies and Crafty Beer Creations
(photo by Mitch Masilun)
This coming Sunday, December 7th, The Hutong Community & Culture Center is hosting one of my all-time favorite events: Pies & Ales Night which brings together two independently awesome things that pair together for an even more remarkable match-made-to-be.
Homemade Australian meat (and dessert!) pies come courtesy of Two Guys and a Pie will be serving up loads of their popular classic “Slow-Loving Aussie” meat pie made from 100% pure beef brisket, fried onions in a slow simmered, homemade beef reduction, their popular Honey-Soy Chicken Pies, Chicken Cream Sage Pies, a vegetarian option and, last but not least, their irresistible sweet apple pie to top you off for the ultimate pie feast.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Hot Tips, Travel, Upcoming Events | Tags: Chef Reshma Khan, Culinary Excursion, culinary expedition, India, Indian food, spice markets, The Hutong | No Comments »
The Hutong’s India Culinary Expedition