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Blissful Nom Noms

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Blissful Nom Noms: Where: 1/F, Bldg. 38 Sanlitun Lu Nan, 三里屯路南38号楼一层 Tel: 159-0108-1523 Location and setting: Blissful Nom Noms is located in the small alley that connects Xindong Lu to Sanlitun. A very convenient location and in a popular spot on the Sanlitun Bar Street (heart of Sanlitun), it is a hole-in-the wall type of restaurant with a homey feel that dishes up …

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Seafood Feast at EAST

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Love seafood? Then you have to try the Feast by EAST seafood night, available every Friday. I personally love seafood and find it hard to find good quality seafood that is also affordable in Beijing. The seafood night is a semi buffet style that serves all seafood that runs the gamut from mussels and calamari to lobster and crawfish. After …

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Bistrot B at The Rosewood

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In the foyer of the gorgeous Rosewood hotel lies Bistrot B, one of my new favourite restaurants. Careful thought and planning has gone into every detail of the restaurant, as evidenced by the adorable kitschy plates monogrammed with “B”, and the beautiful open air kitchen. You know the meal is going to be good when the bread they place at …

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Sushi Making at Hatsune


If you’ve been in Beijing for a while, it’s guaranteed you will have heard of Hatsune, an extremely popular Japanese restaurant known for its American style sushi. My friends and I are huge fans of Hatsune and go often, so when we heard about a sushi-making class Hatsune was offering in collaboration with Lumdimsum, we jumped at the chance. We …

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Bites Around Beijing: Palms and Hatsune Edition


If you’re a foodie, chances are you’ll have heard of Palms. Palms is a new, hip restaurant in Gulou serving up incredible Korean/Mexican fusion cuisine. Try the baked bibimbap (48 RMB) and you will not be disappointed. A generous serving of well-seasoned rice topped with slow-cooked pork and gooey cheese, toasted seaweed, kimchi AND a fried egg. Each mouthful bursts …

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Baoyuan Jiaozi Wu 宝源饺子屋

The star attraction

Dumplings are a staple of Beijing cuisine, but if you are looking for something other than your regular pork and cabbage filling, it can be difficult to find places that have a variety of different fillings. For vegetarians, it can be especially difficult to find dumplings without meat or seafood. However at Baoyuan Jiaozi Wu 宝源饺子屋, there is a huge selections …

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Mercante: Authentic Italian Food in Beijing

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Mercante, a comforting, rustic trattoria situated down the middle of an old hutong, serves homemade, beautifully done Italian food. The space itself is small, but instead of feeling crowded, it feels cosy and intimate. After being led to our table (reservations are recommended – there is only around two dozen seats), we were promptly given menus. Adding to the ambiance, …

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Beijing Restaurant Week: Factory by Salt

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Restaurant week is when I usually try places a bit out of my comfort zone – meaning anywhere that isn’t convenient for me to get to. Factory (by Salt) is located in 797, the apparently little known neighbouring street to 798. Asking for directions there resulted in me receiving numerous confused responses, the most common being, “You mean 798 right?”. …

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Bites Around Beijing: The Taco Bar and Jing Yaa Tang Edition

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The new brunch menu at the Taco Bar is perfect for those days when you’ve had a big night and want some comfort food, or even just as a chilled out spot for a lazy brunch. The Tortitas de maiz dulce (55 RMB), sweet corn pancakes, arrive stacked on a blue porcelain plate and are soft and fluffy, sprinkled liberally with …

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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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Nola – New Orleans Cuisine in Beijing

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New Orleans cuisine is as vibrant and colourful as the city itself. The food draws inspiration from French, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, Native American, African and Cajun styles of cooking – the word melting pot has never been more apt. What I imagine about New Orleans cuisine is this: Heaving bowls of gumbo bursting with plump shrimp and juicy chicken, steaming …

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Set Lunch at Migas Beijing

Roasted dory fish with quinoa (Sadly, I was just reminded of Dory from Finding Nemo)

Set Lunch at Migas Beijing   Beijing is full of amazing lunch deals and perennial favourite Migas has long been known for its affordable and delicious set lunch. The menu changes regularly and when I went, Migas was offering dishes ranging from filled zucchini to beef empanadas. A three-course lunch will set you back a very decent 95 RMB, and …

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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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Bites around Beijing: Spoonful of Sugar and Fat Duck Edition


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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