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Expat Profile: Brick O'Neal

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  Name: Brick O’Neal Job: Founder of TROUBLE BAR imports Hi Brick! Can you tell us a bit about your background and what made you decide to move to Beijing? Let’s rewind back to when I graduated from Sullivan University in Louisville Kentucky back in 2002 and went on to do an apprenticeship at 610 Magnolia (610 Magnolia St Louisville …

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Sushi Making at Hatsune

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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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Opera Bombana

The chocolate ice cream cannelloni was sweet and chewy, but not overpoweringly so

Opera Bombana is renowned chef Umberto Bombana’s first restaurant foray in Beijing. He is perhaps best known for his triple Michelin star restaurant 8½ Otto e Mezzo in Hong Kong. Opera Bombana is situated in Parkview Green, a beautiful high-end shopping mall filled with various bizarre sculptures, but thanks to its location and design, you do not feel like you …

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Expat Profile: Sophie D'Agostino

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Name: Sophie D’Agostino Age: 25 Job: Graphic Designer Hi Sophie! Can you tell us a bit about your background and what made you decide to move to Beijing? I was just about to graduate from art college in Scotland, when my boyfriend, who was working in Scotland at the time, was contacted out of the blue about a job opportunity in …

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Refreshing Eats at Moka Bros

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Moka Bros is the new venture of the founders behind the ever popular Mosto and MODO Urban Deli. The idea behind Moka Bros is to take food back to a simpler place, using fresh ingredients and simple, wholesome cooking, and this is certainly reflected in the menu. The backgrounds of Chef Daniel Urdaneta and Alex Molina also played a large …

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Farm to Table Dinner and Career Development, 21st May – 5th June

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May 21st, Wednesday. 20:00. Whose Line is it Anyway? 4 brave performers will arrive from England with no script and not the faintest idea of what will happen. Willed on by a supportive crowd, through improvisation they create whole sketches and comic dramas that are amazingly inventive and sometimes take off into flights of surreal brilliance. The US TV show …

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Bites Around Beijing: Alibi and Sureño Edition

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If greasy, delicious American-style food is your thing, try the Cheese Monster (45 RMB) at Alibi. Two juicy patties sandwich a generous amount of cheese, which means that each mouthful of your burger is full of oozy, juicy yumminess. To make things even better, the patties are topped with a giant onion ring and pickles. To round off your meal, …

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Bites Around Beijing: Palms and Hatsune Edition

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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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Affordable Art and the 3rd Beijing Environment and Healthy Lifestyle Fair, June 5th-June 28th

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June 5th, Thursday. 19:00-23:00. Affordable Art Sale. Interested in art but find the prices too high? Don’t miss this opportunity to buy amazing work from local artists at Beijing’s newest creative hub, the Meridian Space. Location: the Meridian Space, Building 8, C&C Park, 77 Meishuguan Hou Jie,  Dongcheng district June 6th, Friday. 12:15. Old China Hands Monthly Luncheon. A monthly lunch get together …

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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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The Taco Bar Beijing

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I’m sure that by now you’ll have heard of The Taco Bar. This once-elusive joint, famous for authentic tacos and cheap tequila, has now opened shop in Sanlitun, right next to Home Plate. Taco Bar is best enjoyed with a large group of friends. The service is friendly and swift, and the music and relaxed atmosphere provide the perfect ambiance …

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Social Networking Events Beijing, September 11-October 31

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September 11th, Thursday. Trekkie – Gaobeidian Antique Furniture Street. INN Trekkies are on a shopping excursion (or a great look and see). Come join Theresa and other INN members for a morning of treasure hunting! Gaobeidian Antique Furniture Street 高碑店明清家具一条街 This famous antique furniture market in Beijing overflows with reproductions of Ming and Qing furniture: opium beds, traditional tables, stools, benches, stools, …

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Bao House – Gourmet Baozi in Beijing

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Taking advantage of Beijing’s beautiful summer, The Opposite House at Taikoo Li has opened Bao House, a glossy, modern food truck. Situated in the sunny courtyard of The Opposite House serves gourmet baozi (think black truffle and kaffir lime) and elegant mantou sandwiches, alongside Slow Boat brews. The menu is small but sweet (baozi and mantou only), filled with traditional …

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Kooka Drinks and Welcome Back Networking, August 21-September 13

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August 21st, Thursday. 14:30-17:30. BritCham’s Briefing on New UK Visa Services Britain’s Super Priority 24-hour visa service will be launched in August, and significant improvements have been made to the online application process, as announced by Theresa May, the Home Secretary, at the “UK-Chinese Visa Alliance” event on Monday 16 June. We are pleased to invite Lee Edwards, Head of …

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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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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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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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