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Palms L.A. Kitchen and Bar

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Korean-Mexican fusion. It sounds like it could be amazing, but it also sounds like it could potentially be a bit strange. Apparently Korean-Mexican fusion has been a trend in California for a while, but it has only recently been brought to Beijing in the form of Palms LA Kitchen and Bar. Disclaimer: before I start writing about the food, I …

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Pastry Class at Migas

These tasted just as good as they looked

I’ve read about the Pastry class at Migas and finally got to try it this Saturday. (Be warned – the classes are popular and it is recommended that you book in advance). Our 5 person class was small and intimate and our lesson was held in a cosy, spotlessly clean kitchen called the Aula OiLab. Our teacher for the afternoon, chef …

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Expat Profile: Colin Friedman

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Name: Colin Friedman Job: CEO – Beijing Ai Fu Shi Consulting Ltd (aka FCGroup) Hi Colin! Can you tell us a bit about your background and what made you decide to move to Beijing? By trade I am an irrigation engineer (MSc) and I am a UK Chartered Environmentalist. I started working in China in 1998 at the request (insistence) …

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Hong Kong Eats: Fu Lu Shou

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Hong Kong Eats: Fu Lu Shou   Having never been to Hong Kong before, I was beyond excited to check out a city I had heard so much about. With just three days to explore the sights and take in the hustle and bustle, I hit the ground running straight off the plane. But like any good tourist I had …

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Agua Infinity Brunch Beijing

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Agua Infinity Brunch Beijing The reputation of Agua’s infinity brunch precedes it. I had stalked numerous instagrams (#agua #infinitybrunch #yummy #aguayum etc etc), wasting time staring at pictures of the mouth-watering dishes and so awaited the arrival of my Agua brunch date with anticipation. The concept of the brunch is a simple one – for a set price (298 RMB …

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Company Profile: COB Originals

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Names: Chris O’Brien and Deanna Wong Founders of COB ORIGINALS Why did you decide to move to Beijing? How long ago was that? Deanna: Although we didn’t know each other at the time, we both moved to Beijing for the same reasons. We’d both recently graduated from university and were on career paths that didn’t suit us. We both came …

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Avoid these Nonverbal Job Interview Mistakes

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Avoid these Nonverbal Job Interview Mistakes – Advice for new Jobseekers     1) An astonishing 67% of candidates fail to deliver on one of the most important components of making a good first impression – eye contact. Strong eye contact shows that you have confidence in yourself and more importantly, that you have the ability to engage successfully with …

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Caribeño – A Cuban experience in Beijing

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Caribeño – Cuban food in Beijing   Cuban food in Beijing – it sort of sounds like it wouldn’t work right? So when I heard about, Caribeno, a restaurant serving up regional Cuban cuisine, I was eager to go. Stepping into the restaurant is like stepping into a little corner of Havana. The walls are decorated with brightly, Mardi-Gras coloured …

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Social Networking Events and Shanghai Job Fair, July 16 – September 20

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Social Networking in Beijing and Shanghai Job Fair, July 16 – September 20 This week we’ve included notable networking events and job fairs in both Shanghai and Beijing. July 16th, Wednesday. 15:30-17:30.  Employee Retention: Retaining and Keeping happy Local Talent. The European Chamber of Commerce is pleased to invite you to attend the second edition of People Matters series of …

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Making the most of your Study Abroad in China (Part 1)

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Making the most of your Study Abroad in China   China is gaining increasing popularity as a location for overseas students to study abroad. This is hardly surprising considering China’s recent and continuing economic boom and the fact that Mandarin is now one of the languages most widely spoken around the world. Being able to speak Mandarin is an asset …

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Rumi Beijing 入迷

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Rumi Beijing – Middle Eastern Cuisine   When I first moved to Beijing, I remember walking past Rumi and thinking – I have to try that place. And I finally did, last week. It’s located right next to Taikoo Li, in a row of Turkish/Middle Eastern restaurants. The restaurant itself is beautiful, especially with its outdoor seating area. Walking in, …

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The Importance of Office Politics

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Growing up, you may have thought the most important tools to get a good job were a solid education and a glowing resume. No matter how much talent you have, or how much confidence you have in yourself, if you want to make it in today’s workplace, you must be able to navigate the often-tumultuous world of workplace dynamics. This …

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Career Networking and Wine Tasting, July 2nd-July 16th

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July 2nd, Wednesday. 18:30-21:00. Joint-Chamber Networking for Young Professionals (BritCham). Looking for chilled after-work drinks in a classy and comfortable atmosphere in a secret alleyway in Sanlitun? Then Parlor is your place! We’ve negotiated the perfect deal for you with the help of our friends at the Benelux and German chambers. On 2 July, Parlor will exclusively open its doors for up …

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Bites around Beijing: Spoonful of Sugar and Fat Duck Edition

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Bites around Beijing: Spoonful of Sugar and Fat Duck (Renaissance Hotel) Edition With Beijing starting to heat up, I am constantly in the mood for a refreshing, light summer salad. And I found exactly that in the form of the Chali 2na 查理吞拿 (38 RMB), served at Spoonful of Sugar. A delicate, rejuvenating mixture of glass noodles, spicy tuna, summer asparagus, …

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Downing College Choir and Networking, June 26th-July 9th

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June 26th, Thursday. 18:30-21:30. Ladies After Work. The unmissable gathering for working women in Beijing is back again! Summer holidays are coming soon, so SwissCham has organized a night where ladies gather, mingle and enjoy a good time along with drinks and finger foods! Looking for a new style? Try a hairstyle or makeup test for free! For more information, click here. …

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Swagat Beijing – Indian Cuisine

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Swagat – Indian Cuisine in Beijing   Swagat is one of those restaurants that I stumbled upon when the restaurant I was going to eat at was unexpectedly closed. It turned out to be a happy accident, as Swagat has become a favourite of mine whenever I’m in the mood for consistently yummy, affordable Indian food. Walking into Swagat, I …

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Ippudo 一风堂

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Hakata Ippudo is a Japanese ramen restaurant chain with a reputation that precedes them so naturally when it opened its flagship store in Beijing the excitement in the air was palpable. Before the arrival of Ippudo, I had had many disappointing bowls of ramen and was excited to see if Ippudo lived up to its acclaim. Arriving late on Thursday …

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Company Profile: Big Bear Baked Goods

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Name: Jon Ellis Job: Founder of Big Bear Baked Goods What inspired your move to China? I had been doing a lot of jobs in Chicago before. I was a carpenter, I had worked on restorative properties in the suburbs, I was a barista and I worked at a gym and I just had a lot of jobs that just …

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Annual Summer Garden Party and Swiss Day, June 12th – July 5th

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June 12th, Thursday. 14:30-21:00.  Swiss Day at Beihang University. For Swiss people, the moon looks like Swiss cheese. For Chinese people, it certainly looks like moon cake. When China and Switzerland come together, how would the “moon cheese” taste like? Swissnex China holds “Swiss Day” events to promote Swiss higher education and technology to the students and professors from first-class …

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