LumDimSum | Filed under: Charity, Upcoming Events | Tags: 9cm, Antonia Sampson Jewelry, Beijing Bikini, Beijing Postcards, candy&caviar, Caravan, Chef Reshma Khan, Cuju, Education In Sight (EIS), Fengtong Jewelry, Fresh Prints, Jing-A Brewing Co., Liuba Draws, Mantra Sunglasses, MoxiMoxi 摩西摩西, Red Star Works, RuKis, Shangrila Farms, Summer Fayre, Summer Fruit Punch, Tai Tai, Taozi Tree Yoga, Tea Journeys, The Hutong, theBeijinger, This City Art, Ubi Gallery, Yellow Pummelo, 棒奶奶果酱 Bonne Nani Fresh Fruit Jams, 燕麦小姐 Miss Muesli | No Comments »
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene | Tags: Agua, Migas, MOKA Bros, Mosto, Nali Patio, Niajo, Particles Kitchen, Sanlitun, Soft Opening, theBeijinger, Velvet | No Comments »
Particles Kitchen Falls Short on Big Promises
Always on the look out for new restaurants to try, we heard from a fellow foodie birdie that Particles Kitchen (PK) was a fresh new spot in Sanlitun’s Nali Patio with a very reasonable lunch set and soft-opening discount specials. She went for lunch and had the Smoked Salmon Salad. Reported back that it was a bit too sweet for her taste with mango dressing in addition to fruit in the salad, but she thought the portion was a decent size for a light lunch. For those who like a more substantial lunch, she said they also offer a combo lunch deal – where you can have your protein of choice along with your choice of sides (which are displayed for viewing pleasure).
With a bright and airy space and industrial feel, we were excited about the discovery of a hip new spot and keen to get the full dinner experience.
Coming during their soft opening period, note that our dining experience at PK may not be representative of the finished product. On our visit, we noticed that they have quite different menus for lunch and dinner – lunch is “casual” and dinner is “fine dining” so our dinner experience may also not be representative of a lunch at PK either.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Hot Tips, Upcoming Events | Tags: Capital M, Christmas, Christmas Brunch, Christmas Dinner, Christmas Eve, Christmas Menus, CityWeekend, Hatsune, Home Plate, Migas, Mosto, Temple Restaurant Beijing (TRB), That's Beijing, The Georg, theBeijinger, Time Out Beijing, TRB Bites, TRB Bites@The Courtyard | No Comments »
LDS Top Picks for Christmas 2015
With Christmas just a couple days away, here’s my curated list of Beijing’s best value and most special Christmas dinners to consider in your holiday plans this week! *Note that festivities begin Christmas Eve and continue through the 25th and brunch on the 26th! (NYE events to follow next!)
Even if you’re feeling a bit lonely in a city far from home without any set Christmas plans, fear not as there are so many festive options available to you. Whether you’re looking for a casual party or something worth splurging on, something more traditional or something sassy and Spanish or sushi at Hatsune, there’s still plenty of delightful options for special Christmas Eve and Christmas Day lunch & dinner menus at Beijing’s most charming dining destinations.
Here’s to wishing you all a very Merry Christmas with loved ones!
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Hot Tips | Tags: 2-for-1 Happy Hour Drinks, 2015 Pizza Cup, Annie's Family Italian, Bottega, Clark, Great Leap Brewing #45, Gung Ho! Gourmet Pizza Factory, Gung Ho! Pizza, Half Price Pizza, Happy Hour, Holiday Turkey Pizza, Lido, Pizza Buona, Pizza Cup Champions, Pizza Plus, Sanlitun, Shuangjing, theBeijinger, Tube Station | 1 Comment »
Celebrate Gung Ho Pizza’s Victory with Half Price Pizzas All Week!
For the second year running, Gung Ho! Pizza have won theBeijinger‘s annual Pizza Cup competition! Up against some serious competition, Gung Ho! has managed to keep the crown once again!
“The Gungsters were nearly toppled this year by a resurgent Annie’s, who was knocked out in earlier rounds in 2014. The final tally was 53 percent for Gung Ho and 44 percent for Annie’s (with three percent reporting that they hadn’t tried them both). Gung Ho, who started as the top seed in the Pizza Specialists division, made their way through the bracket with victories over some of the city’s best: Pizza Buona, Bottega, Pizza Plus, Tube Station, Great Leap Brewing #45, and finally, Annie’s.” – TheBeijinger, Read FULL article here!
For those who are not familiar with the brilliant and very lovable Gung Ho! Pizza brand, they’re unlike every other pizza in Beijing. Nothing like traditional Italian pizza and it’s not like the pizza Americans are used to either, Gung Ho! Pizza is its very own thing. For starters, they have whole wheat and gluten-free pizza crusts and they’re always changing up their menu with new creations popping up left and right. I certainly don’t see anyone else in town serving up a Holiday Turkey Pizza topped with “ender roast turkey and spiced pumpkin, creamy mashed potato and sweet sweet cranberry sauce. It’s even served with a side of gravy!”.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Upcoming Events | Tags: 2015 Pizza Cup, Best Pizza, Bottega, Pie Squared Pizza, pizza, Pizza Fest Launch Party, theBeijinger | 3 Comments »
theBeijinger Rallies Together Beijing’s Best Pizzas to Launch their Pizza Cup 2015!
After theBeijinger‘s “Battle of the Buns” Burger Cup (click to see this year’s burger winner!), they’ve launched straight from burgers to their other guilty-pleasure comfort food tournament – PIZZAAAAA!
This year’s Beijinger Pizza Cup Competition will once again battle it out between all the incredible amount of pizza options China’s capital has to offer and determine who will be crowned pizza champion of Beijing!
“That’s right folks, the Pizza Cup is back for 2015 and slice-for-slice it is going to be bigger and better than ever! We’re kicking off the festivities with the Beijinger Pizza Fest Launch Party, the biggest gathering of pizzas in 5,000 years of Chinese history“ - Robynne Tindall, theBeijinger’s Dining Editor
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: 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 | Tags: Canelitas, funnel cake dessert, Gingko Tree, Home Plate Bar B-Que, Italian, Italian pasta, Italian pizza, Jean-Georges, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Mercato, Opera Bombana, Park 17, Park17, Prince Kung's Mansion, SmartBeijing, South Sanlitun, The Local, The Taco Bar, theBeijinger | 1 Comment »