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LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Hot Tips | Tags: Agua Spanish Restaurant, Beyond Yakitori, Chris Niu, Ding Tai Feng, Hatsune, Horizon Restaurant, Karaiya Spice House, Lei Garden, Long Jing, Mercedes Me, Mio Italian Restaurant, Okra 1949, The Taco Bar, Topwin Center, Yakitori, Zen Sushi | 5 Comments »
Before I begin this review, note that everything that was seen and eaten was a preview version of the restaurant and may not be entirely representative of the final product, but based on the strength of our first tasting, I strongly urge all foodies to make Beyond Yakitori a priority visit once it soft-opens on July 2nd (they plan to officially open mid-July).
Located in the Topwin Centre (same building as the Mercedes Me project), Beyond Yakitori is on the 3rd floor alongside a bunch of other restaurants who also seem to be just opened or in the process of opening very soon. It specialises, as you might have guessed, in Yakitori; aka Japanese chuanr.
LDS Snapshots of Beyond Yakitori:
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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, Hot Tips, Upcoming Events | Tags: Baochao Hutong, Big Ass Prawns, boutique hotel, Gulou, Joel Shucat, Middle Eastern, New Dinner Menu, Tasting Menu, The Orchid, The Taco Bar, Toast Restaurant | 3 Comments »
Be Among the First to Test Taste The Orchid’s New Dinner Menu!
Every time I go to The Orchid, I leave wishing I spent more time there. Sadly, it seems everyone else feels the same way as the place is almost always booked solid. The good news is that even if you can’t get a reservation to stay, they have made some new renovations and are opening a full kitchen. The Orchid’s Toast Restaurant’s weekend brunch is already drawing in crowds beyond their hotel guests, but this dinner concept featuring bold Middle Eastern flavours is looking like it will turn out to be a killer addition.
Still Finishing Final Touches, The Orchid’s Expanded Dining Area
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Health & Fitness | Tags: beef tongue, Hatsune, Hatsune Beijing, Hatsune Restaurant Group, lengua, Sanlitun, sushi, The Taco Bar | No Comments »
Introducing Hatsune’s January Specialty Dish of the Month
I’ve been switched on to Beef Tongue ever since The Taco Bar introduced their Lengua Tacos into my life. So for anyone who thinks Beef Tongue sounds weird, think again.
I find that it doesn’t matter where I am in the world, many different cuisines will feature beef tongue on their menus. And whenever I order a beef tongue dish, it’s guaranteed to be juicy and tender. And Hatsune’s Sizzling Beef Tongue Rice Bowl is no exception.
Showcased as their monthly featured dish of the month, this off-menu dish is worth a trip to Hatsune alone. No longer will you be only craving their California-style sushi creations. The well-marbled beef over a bed of rice and topped with diced spring onions and nori strips is served to your table still very pink. Don’t be alarmed, your server will then politely ask you for permission to pour in a small cup of thick Yakiniku sauce covered in sesame seeds. Once the sauce is poured right on top, your server will proceed to thoroughly mix up all the ingredients in the hot stone pot, which turns the beef tongue to a light brown color.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene | Tags: Bottega, butchers bowl, Cafe Flat White, Dali Courtyard, fresh juices, Healthy, house cured organic bacon, house made paleo granola, Jing-A Brewing Co., Michael Hong Fu, Mooi, organic, Rickshaw Roasters, Smoothie bowl, smoothies, Soul Bowls, The Bookworm, The Taco Bar, Zhang Mama | 8 Comments »
Only Until Dec. 20th: Soul Bowls Pop-Up at The Bookworm
Meet James and Dave (photo below). These are the guys I’ve heard so much about this past year and it’s an absolute pleasure to finally have the chance to officially introduce them both to you and all my lovely, insatiable LDS foodies.
Though many of you may know James and Dave from their last pop-up Buena Onda in China Central Place (huamao in Dawanglu), you’re all going to find out about their newest project called Soul Bowls in The Bookworm.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Charity, Fashion | Tags: Charity, global connection, In and Out, indiegogo, Musana, sustainable, Taozi Tree Yoga, The Taco Bar, The Yoganda Project, Theresa Pauline, Uganda, YiHe Hot Yoga, Yoga, Yoga Yard | 3 Comments »
The Yoganda Project by Taozi Tree Yoga’s Founder Theresa Pauline
The first time I laid eyes on these gorgeous, vibrant Yoganda yoga bags was at The Hutong‘s annual and festive winter fayre. With so many bright colors, these bags popped out among all the other merchandise for sale and I couldn’t help but admire all the colorful patterns and and learn more about this passion project.
Started by yogi and world traveler Theresa Pauline, who is also founder of Taozi Tree Yoga, she wanted to find a self-sustainable solution to bringing vulnerable women out of extreme poverty in Uganda. A project that developed after several trips to Uganda, this is a project that remains very close to her heart as Uganda is where Theresa’s sister is the founder and head of the Musana project.
“Musana is a non-profit organization led and run by community members that creates local businesses to generate income that will sustain all outreach projects that cater towards the community’s needs. These initiatives include educating vulnerable children and orphans about God’s love while building them into knowledgeable leaders with integrity, empowering women through skill development and employment, and enlightening the community on how to live holistic, healthy lives.”
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene | Tags: B. Ooger, dessert, Flan Moreliano, Guest Contributor, Mexican, Mexican food, tamales, The Taco Bar, Xalapa | No Comments »