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August 2012



August 2012



What’s Happening: Our picks for the month Beijing Folk: A high-rise window cleaner Going Underground: Tuanjiehu, Line 10 Scene & Heard: Go ahead, flip to the pretty pictures … plus your chance to win great prizes


We interview hair stylists, provide some useful phrases for your next trip to a Chinese salon, and brave the barber’s chair for a wet shave.

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What’s New: Wagas, Pavillion Grille, Iki Barbeque, Ahava Bistro & Cafe, Red Tree, Lucky Lopez, The Corner, Plan B, Cru Wine Bar, 99 Degrees, Just Salad and Ashen Back For More: Nuage Alleyway Gourmet: 61 Leg of Lamb Just Desserts: Ice cream sandwich at Nola Bar of the Month: Fez Cocktail of the Month: Scrumpy Pitcher Dining Feature: DIY chuanr Drinks Feature: Non-alcoholic drinks Grape Press: Thirst quenchers Wokipedia: B is for ... bocai, beancurd, basi, bai Last Orders: Brendan O’Kane, translator A Drink With: Shane O’Neill, barber-DJ Dining Q&A: Chef Hans Hao from Hilton Doubletree Taste Test: Iced teas … plus what we’ve loved eating this month

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What’s New: Isofit, Dong Ying Spa and Oysho Get the Look: Uptown gypsy Inspect a Gadget: Haircare gadgets and hair apps Album Review: And So I Watch You From Afar Backstage Pass: Marketa Irglova Head of the Queue: DJ Shadow Giveaways: Acupuncture, Suzie Wong’s, Kerry Hotel, Ganges and Best Brews Hands On: Escape the room! Feature: White-collar boxing … plus where we wish we were this month Playlist: Paul Mathew of Flamme Uniformity: Cici Fang of Elements e-club Bookshelf: Josh Kernan of The Hutong Mastermind: Brandon Blackburn-Dwyer of CRI Q&A: William Vanbergen teaches Britishness, Yue Xu gives dating advice, and we chat with Cloud Atlas author David Mitchell and Submarine author Joe Dunthorne Feature: Puzzle out China’s brightest medal hopes


Feature: China Going Green is making strange bedfellows of environmentalists and entrepreneurs


EVENTS: Day-by-day listings for August THE DIRECTORY: Venues, venues, venues



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Peking Man: George gets a haircut he’ll never forget

sep events deadline: aug 13


This month’s cover, featuring Shane O’Neill and Tom Yuen, was shot by Judy Zhou.

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The most important dates this month



Five years is a lifetime in the Beijing bar scene but former oiler Tim has racked up that long with his Texas BarB-Q. He’s fixing a feast from 6-9pm. Yeehaw!

Purists may love German opera but the public prefers Italian, and none more so than Verdi’s. Glory in the NCPA’s union with Japan’s New National Theater for Aida.


Who needs Valentine’s Day when you’ve got Qixi? Restaurants such as Aroma, Barolo, China Grill and Le Pre Lenotre will help you celebrate the romantic Chinese holiday in style.



Josh Davis as a name may mean nothing to you but his alter-ego DJ Shadow speaks volumes. The trip-hop veteran returns to Beijing at Yugong Yishan.

Thigh-flashers of the world, unite … to celebrate Mary Quant. She invented the mini-skirt 50 years ago and Modernista feels like showing off. Crossdressers encouraged.


Some people you can’t imagine paying to listen to. Others have done things you can’t imagine – and you’re happy to hear them talk. David O’Dell shares great stories about China’s early punk rock scene at The Bookworm.


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What’s more hip and Beijing than a drive-in movie screening? A bike-in movie screening! Join Three Shadows for Annie Hall at their photography art center. Half-price for cyclists at RMB 20.



Mix has been in the, ahem, mix for exactly one whole decade. Now that really is cause for putting some fireworks on a bottle of liquor and making a show of yourself.


Do you like good beer? Do you like artisanal food? Do you like new music? If the answer to at least one of those questions is “yes,” then come to the Beijinger’s New Music Showcase at 2 Kolegas starting at 4pm.


Did you know that the last British Prime Minister not to have a wife was Margaret Thatcher? Share this at the British Club Coffee Morning. See for the venue.

It's the time of year when you're itching to get out of the city. Nightclubs feel the same way. Join Haze for Haze Out, a DJ and BBQ camping trip, where you can dance under the stars.


Football returns after a summer relaxing around a pool in Marbella fielding calls from its agent. Kick off the new season with ClubFootball tonight.

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CITY SCENE Start as you mean to go on


The Summer Games, THEN AND NOW Beijing 2008

London 2012

37 (31 in Beijing, 6 outside)

total number of venues

43 (33 in London, 10 outside)


number of sports



number of times hosting the Olympic Games

3 (in 1908, 1949 and 2012)

450,000 applied, only 100,000 needed

number of volunteers

240,000 applied, only 70,000 needed

USD 44 billion

total budget to host the Games

USD 17.4 billion

USD 423 million

total budget for main stadium

USD 981.8 million

USD 100 million

total budget for Opening Ceremony

USD 42 million

RMB 5,000 (GBP 355 pounds)

highest ticket price (face value) for Opening Ceremony

RMB 19,725 (GBP 2,012)


number of seats in the main stadium



number of Olympic torchbearers


137,000 km over 130 days

total distance that the Olympic torch was carried

12,800 km over 70 days

Sources:,, Reuters, BBC Online, The Telegraph, The Guardian



oth my sisters were born with healthy heads of hair. Cynthia, older than me by six years, came out of the womb with thick stubborn locks that my father snipped into a bowl cut a year later. My younger sister Carleen made her debut with full-bodied waves that stuck straight up into the air, giving off the impression that she’d been badly electrocuted. But I entered the world with barely-there tufts – no, wisps – of hair framing a shiny round head. Later my mother confessed that she had agonized over my early baldness for years. Perhaps that’s why she let me get a perm when I was only in the second grade. When you’re that young, you just don’t know any better. It didn’t help that I’d had my tresses chopped into a short bob a couple weeks before the treatment. Did you know that when you curl your hair, you lose several inches in length? Yep. I learned that the hard way. I looked like the Asian Orphan Annie for a good deal of my childhood.


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And then when I least expected it, my mane naturally and inexplicably thickened out. Suddenly I had to learn how to deal with frizz and volume, when I was used to hair so thin I could clutch it all comfortably in one fist. At first I tried brushing it more often, which only seemed to make it worse. Then came the series of experiments with hair products: gel (too sticky), mousse (too clumpy), hairspray (ineffective). It took years to arrive at my current hair regimen which, ironically, involves doing nothing at all. Of course, things aren’t perfect. There are days when my messy locks more closely resemble a lion mane than the bedhead look I am aiming for. That’s life. In Beijing, on top of the usual concerns that accompany a haircut, we have to worry about language barriers and cultural differences in aesthetic preferences. But that means we sometimes neglect the benefits of this arrangement. Long-term eyelash extensions and 15 kuai street haircuts? (See our Cover Feature

for our take on the latter experience.) And that’s just the beginning. The point is, hair will always be an ongoing battle, and we should be grateful for it. There will come a day when we don’t have any, and take my word for it, that’s far worse. Enjoy our hair issue – while you still can.

Tiffany Wang Style and Living Editor CORRECTION Last month, we mistakenly referred to “Dave” as bar manager of XP. In fact, Josh Feola manages the bar as XP’s general manager. Sorry.

Beijing folk

Beijing SpidermAn Qu Yong, high-rise window cleaner by Max Wu


indow cleaners in Beijing are called spidermen for a reason – they dangle from buildings and they’re intrepid (ahem) grimefighters. Qu Yong first learned the ropes 12 years ago. We asked him to share his high-altitude experiences with us. What’s the tallest building you’ve cleaned? I’ve worked on Guomao I and II, the CCTV Tower, Park Hyatt at Yintai, Pangu and others. The tallest was Yintai – it has 66 floors.

with less pollution? Not really. The nature of our job is cleaning, to make the city better and look nicer. What’s the trickiest building you’ve ever cleaned? At Pangu Hotel, the sticking-out part is impossible to clean if you are sent down from the top. So we asked the management for permission to go out from the inside. Is one of your arms bigger than the other? You don’t just use one arm. If you are cleaning the left side, it doesn’t make sense to use your right arm, right?

How do you get up there? If a building doesn’t have the elevating car t, we use ropes. We set a “once i did get on a device on top of Do you have an roller coaster. the building; fasuncontrollable tened to it is our nature to clean i was so scared” safety rope, which windows now? we use to go down. We also wear a A little bit. If I see a really dirty buildsafety harness. Together with a Uing, I will go in and ask whether they lock, it’s pretty safe. need any services.


What happens if you have to relieve yourself while you’re up there? We tr y to go to the washroom beforehand. Besides, you’re on the ground again after two or three hours. What’s the worst weather? Winter. Sometimes when it gets down to -4 or -5 degrees, we have to use alcohol and anti-icing fluid to clean the windows. When liquid freezes on the glass, it’s bad. Do you wish you worked in a city

Ever tried skydiving or bungee jumping? That I haven’t tried yet. It’s not a priority for me. Although once I did get on a roller coaster [in Chaoyang Park]. I was so scared. Do you believe eyes are the window of the soul? When you talk like that, it gets too hard for me to understand. If you are saying you can tell good people from the bad ones, I don’t see anything like that. Bad people don’t have the word “bad” carved on their faces.

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NEWSBITES WATERCOOLER CHAT Watch what you’re doing with your Sina Weibo account. That’s the message that the US Consulate in Shanghai has had to learn the hard way, as Sina decided to delete their account without telling them. So much for the Weibo Points System. After overcoming their most recent legal issues, Apple rolled out the new iPad last month. If you see queues outside the store in Sanlitun Village, it’s safe to say that the new reserve-and-pick up system clearly didn’t work. A school in Ningbo has taken to locking up their basketball hoops to prevent non-students from playing. Hopefully such measures will not be enacted in Beijing, especially as basketball is the most accessible sport up here in the north.

from Aug 11-Sep 30, will provide a comprehensive overview of photography curation. The Dark Knight Rises and the new Amazing Spider-Man will hit theaters in Beijing on Aug 30. We’d love to speculate about who would win in a Batman-Spiderman matchup, but even in our imaginations we can’t bring ourselves to commit copyright infringement. I t ’s a big month for book talks, with authors David Mitchell, A. S. Byatt and Joe Dunthorne coming to town. At time of press, their full program of events was still to be confirmed but we’ll have full details on

Nike Lab at Shunyi’s Qiaobo Snow & Ice World. There’s bound to be another this month, but the park is open regardless. Beijing Sailing Center is hosting its fourth annual member’s regatta on August 4-5. The event will be an Omega race for a maximum of seven teams (of 2-3 people). There’s prizes to be won and BBQ to be munched. Get more info on weekend packages at  The Beijing Softball League returns to the swing of things at the end of the month at WAB. They’re accepting new teams right now so if you have other ten friends who want to play then hit up the Comish at

Beijing Olympic closing ceremony star Leona Lewis was back in town last month for the BMW Olympic Joy Festival. She sang her hits, spread the Olympic spirit and pocketed a large amount of corporate cash.

Woodward Beijing launched its first summer camp last month. You know what that means, right? Its skateboarding (and golfing, bowling, badminton, ping pong and indoor swimming pool) facilities are now ready for the public. Beijing hosted China’s first-ever international American football game last month. The Philippine Punishers touched down in town to take on our Beijing Guardians on July 28 at Beijing’s home of football, the Tongzhou Canal Sports Park Stadium. Well done/good try to the Guardians on the result, as appropriate.

Three Shadows aren’t happy just being Beijing’s best photography gallery. They want to play a part in educating the next generation, too. They’re starting educational programs, with each course lasting 5-7 weeks. The first one, which runs


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The Olympics are underway. Check out where to catch the action at

ON THE HORIZON The NBA is on their way back to China for their usual October jaunt. This time, they are upping the stakes by bringing the Miami Heat to face the LA Clippers at the MasterCard Center on Oct 11. We’ll have ticket details for you as soon as we get them.

Beijing’s been attracting a lot of top electro outfits to town recently. German electro-house behemoths Digitalism keep the trend going – they’ll play a show in Beijing next month. Catch ’em at Lantern on Sep 28.

OPENINGS & CLOSINGS Follow lingerie brand TMI on Weibo (@TMI意大利) or Twitter (@ tmistyle) for daily deals. You can make purchases at and pick them up at their Sanyuanqiao shop within three days. The NCPA will be hosting a Chorus Festival on Aug 2-11. If you’re a fan of voices, you can enjoy a sampling of an all-male chorus from the UK, a native folk song troupe from Taipei, a cappella singers with a sense of humor from Spain, and more. NLGX Design Store’s new T-shirt designs will be unveiled at the end of this month. Creative Director Michel Sutyadi tells us this season’s inspiration ranged from ping-pong to pigeons. K-fU is launching its latest shoe models (RMB 180-240) at NLGX Design Store this month. The mob isn’t letting the summer stop snowboarding. They’ve been running events at the or find them on Facebook and LinkedIn. Oi! David O’Dell – author of Inseparable – The Memoirs of an American and the Story of Chinese Punk Rock hosts a punk rock concert and charity auction on Aug 11. Proceeds to go to Half The Sky. Tickets are RMB 80 at the door, or RMB 60 on Taobao. Doors open at 4pm and the event goes until 2am. If you want more info on the auction items, visit the Beijinger’s very first music showcase will take place on Aug 18 at 2 Kolegas. Tickets to the all-day event get you more drink than a roadie can stomach and a passport to the hottest new bands in Beijing. The HeyRunning Camp has partnered up with Nike and VitaminWater, and is the official training program for the 2012 Beijing International Marathon. Though the Marathon’s completely booked, HeyRunning

Vega Zaishi Wang moved her shop from Jianwai Soho to Yanyue Hutong (on Dongsinan Dajie) last month. She was still moving in when we last went but her staff assured us that it will be business as usual by August. Australian luxury accessories brand Oroton is opening its first shop in China online via Look out for our interview with creative director Ana Maria Escobar on Wudaoying Hutong faced a major loss last month when stalwar t Dong Liang Studio relocated to Central Park. Freediving China has opened its doors to teach Beijingers the art of freediving. They have teamed up with the scuba schools of the city to offer classes at Xizhimen, Wu d a o k o u , Wo r k e r s’ S t a d i u m and the Olympic Park. We’ll dive into a session for you in the near future.



The Olympics is coming to life in Beijing from Aug 8-Oct 8 with “My Olympic Spor ts Exp erience.” Aimed at the young (and youngat-heart), the event offers everybody the chance to experience sports and Olympic-related jobs at the Bird’s Nest and its surrounds. Tickets are available at the Olympic Park.

The NFL Experience is co m i n g to tow n n e x t month with cheerleaders in tow. The extravaganza will be held at WAB on Sep 8. Full details will be on NFLinChina. com this month. If you go, you’ll be able to catch the Beijing Guardians take on the Shanghai Nighthawks for the second Founder’s Bowl. You may also catch someone reciting Al Pacino’s speech from Any Given Sunday.

Shanghai travelers hoping to get away to the Jersey shore hit some turbulence last month. Over 200 United Airlines passengers had a three-day delay on their flight to Newark. There probably isn’t an airline compensation policy that can deal with having to stay three more days in Shanghai. By now, the world will know whether Liu Xiang shook off the injury that kept him out of a pre-Olympic meet. The “Flying Man,” as the press are calling him, famously won gold in Athens eight years ago. More famously, he missed the Beijing Games.

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Going Underground

Tuanjiehu, Line 10 SELLING POINT

Tuanjiehu may be your gateway to The Village and Bar Street and Sanlitun South and Gongti, but there’s much more to this neighborhood than expat excess.


Tuanjiehu’s northeastern reaches offer sustenance for hunters and foragers alike. In the red corner is Chaoshan Beef Ball Hot Pot, where diners congregate over steaming cauldrons in a massive hall that may or may not have been converted from a swimming pool. And in the green corner, Pure Lotus – Beijing’s finest purveyors of veg parading as meat.


Chaoyang Kosaido Golf Club is ideal for a quick round – go midweek to avoid paying big money to shoot the nine holes. The alternative for those with shallower pockets or less patience is to enjoy the driving range.

Cheaper and no waiting around for your turn.


The Olympics are here, and naturally, you want to (literally) wrap yourself in your nation’s flag. But where to procure your patriotic pennant? Stroll due south of Tuanjiehu station to SLS Flags. They will help you raise your standards.


Tuanjiehu Park can be all things to all men. In the mornings, seniors bellow “red songs” at the top of their lungs, kids swarm Beijing’s best beach during the day, and as dusk falls, the entire neighborhood turns out at the east gate to watch the niuyangge dancers with their brisk steps and jaunty fans.

generation gap

Nice flat top.

It’s a Beijing classic.

Tell Us a Joke Marcel Kloet, Food & Beverage Services Manager, The Westin Beijing Financial Street Q: What kind of lettuce did they serve on the Titanic? A: Iceberg! Sink your teeth into the food at The Westin Beijing Financial Street.

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Canucks and maple syrup lovers turned out to celebrate FĂŞte du Canada Day at the Canadian International School of Beijing on Jun 30. Photos by Sui

The Swamp Soccer World Championships were held outside the Bird’s Nest on Jul 5-12. Photos courtesy of the organizers

On Jun 9, Chinese menswear designer Chi Zhang showed his A/W 2012-2013 collection at 798. Photos courtesy of Chi Zhang

adidas launched their adiBand with Olympian athletes, Fan Bingbing and Yao Chen on Jul 17 in Sanlitun Village. Photos courtesy of adidas

The 2012 Martell Artists of the Year award ceremony took place at Today Art Museum on Jun 26. Photos courtesy of Ogilvy

Swissotel Beijing celebrated the opening of their Biergarten on Jun 20. Photos courtesy of Swissotel

Ellen Allien brought her German electro beats to Haze on Jun 23. Photos courtesy of Haze


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LUVON by Liu Lu teamed up with Oh My Dog! to host a canine fashion show on the rooftop of her studio in Jianwai Soho on Jun 15. Photos courtesy of Oh My Dog!

The FC Group’s monthly networking event Headhunter and HR Networking returned on Jun 12. Photos courtesy of FC Group

John Rice, Area Manager and General Manager of China World Hotel, welcomed Wayne Swan, Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer of Australia on Jul 13. Photo courtesy of China World Hotel.

Intercontinental Beijing Financial Street celebrated the fifth anniversary of the Steak Exchange on Jul 6. Photos courtesy of Intercontinental Beijing Financial Street

China World Hotel appointed David Pooley as Chef de Cuisine at Aria. Photo courtesy of China World Hotel

Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town hosted the 2012 Miss World City China Pageant press conference on Jul 5. Photo courtesy of Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town

Fashionistas flocked to the Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel on Jun 15 to bid on Hong Kong designer Jean Lauie’s latest designs. Photos courtesy of ralfebyralf

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Tom Yuen of Hair and Beauty by Hummingbird

Martin Harper of TATA Salon

Martin Harper, technical director of TATA Salon

The oddest thing a client has ever asked me to do is between me and them ... client confidentiality. To evaluate another stylist, I would ask, “Where do you find your inspiration when taking care of clients?” Clients see a magazine picture and fall in love with the image. That’s not always attainable. Every mistake is a big mistake, even the small ones. The most challenging thing I’ve ever done for a client was correcting a bright blue hair color. It took hours.

Tom Yuen, celebrity stylist and creative director of Hair and Beauty by Hummingbird A woman once asked me to spit on her hair before cutting it. Have I ever made a client cry? Whenever I told my customers that I was leaving the country or city for good. I am passionate about creating a new look. My least favorite part of the job is dealing with indecisive customers. The most challenging thing I’ve ever done for a client was to straighten Afro hair. The biggest mistake customers make is going to the wrong hair-

“Cutting hair is like Chinese kung fu. If you devote yourself to it for ten years, you will naturally see results”


air’s a big deal to most people. (That’s what our balding friends tell us.) The problem in Beijing is that hair care, with its myriad local providers and the language barrier, is just another reason to pull your hair out. We rounded up some of the city’s most respected friends of the follicle and asked them everything you’d ever wanted to know about getting a good haircut. 12

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It’s not always the hair type that matters. Most times, it depends on your ability to understand the client and their needs. The largest length of hair I’ve ever cut off is 16 inches. A good stylist never stops learning ... but a good foundation can take 3-5 years. If I could give new stylists one piece of advice, it would be to treat every client like it’s the first time you’ve met them. Then your energy and detail will be great. If I could only give one haircut for the rest of my life, it would be a classic graduated bob, as this will never lose its style.

dresser, who is unable to understand the requirements and to deliver what the client seeks in the first place. The biggest mistake I’ve ever made? “Mistaken identity”! I thought she was a man. Anyway, she loved her new men’s haircut and has been back since. To evaluate another stylist’s ability, I would ask: “Why do I want my hair done by you?” and I would look for the overall hygiene of the workspace, the stylist’s image and their mannerisms. Do I ever cut my own hair? Yes, all the time. The largest length of hair I’ve ever

cut off is one meter. I was trained at Vidal Sassoon in London. It was a close encounter with “the man” himself. Many commercial hair studios here have formed their own training schools and turned into an “academy” overnight, but there isn’t any real professional academy in China due to the local regulations. If I could give new stylists one piece of advice, it would be this: “A good foundation is the key to

to understand people’s minds. I do not like when people do not have a clear idea of what they want. If they are confused, they cannot give clear guidelines and sometimes misunderstandings can happen. You must understand why the customer has come to the salon – if she just needs a haircut for hygiene reasons or if there is a psychological reason behind it. In both cases, you have to make the customer walk out feeling happy and beautiful.

services (color, perm, etc.) and finally I had 18 months as a salon manager in Paris. I also ran for different competitions, such as the World’s Best Stylist – which I won. The largest length of hair I’ve ever cut off is about 1.2 meters. In China, hairstyling is based on

Anglo-Saxon techniques, which are quite different from the French ones. Indeed, for them, the cut is the most important while for the French it is the customer who is more important. The problem is that an amazing cut from a technical point of view is not a good one if it does not fit the customer.

Martha Makuena of Paulma Hair Salon

“An amazing cut from a technical point of view is not a good one if it does not fit the customer” mastering the art of hairdressing. Learn from the right shifu!” Who would I trust to cut my own hair? The late Mr. Vidal Sassoon. If I could only do one haircut for the rest of my life, it would be shaving the hair with my initials “TY” on it!

Eric Constantino, founder of Eric Paris Salon

To evaluate another stylist’s ability, I would ask him how long he has been a hairstylist and give him a complicated technical case to solve. I would also look at the cleanliness of his working tools. Do I ever cut my own hair? Never. I really like working with different kinds of characters and that I have

The biggest mistake customers make is washing their hair too often. The most challenging thing I’ve ever done for a client was completely changing the customer’s hairstyle by working on the color, highlights and shape. And in the end, having the customer realize that it was exactly what he or she has been his or her whole life. Hairstyling is not an art exercise, it is about satisfying the customer. I was trained in France, then in London and New York. Actually, it took me three years to be a hairstylist, then two more years to get the certification to open my own salon. After that, I studied two more years to pass my master in technical Eric Constantino of Eric Paris Salon

Frankie Chan, creative director of mainland China for Toni&Guy Have I ever made a client cry? Yes, but they were tears of joy! To evaluate another stylist, I would simply check out if they keep their workspace clean and tidy all the time. The best thing about being a hairdresser is to see my clients walk out with a big smile on their face. Sometimes we don’t have time

“It’s a daily task fixing hair disasters” to eat properly, and that’s what I like least about being a hairdresser. Which other profession is most similar to hairstyling? Perhaps a surgeon, I would say. The biggest mistake that customers make is trying to cut their hair by themselves. The biggest mistake I’ve ever made? I picked up the wrong styling product when finishing the haircut. I’ve never had a bad haircut, but I

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had a horrible experience getting a haircut from a friend who was absolutely drunk when he cut my hair, and I had to guide him through it. The longest I’ve ever spent on a haircut is one hour. It’s all hair at the end of the day, so as long as you apply the right technique on the right hair, there ain’t much difference, to be honest. How long to become a good hairdresser? It really depends on how much effort you put in. If I could give new stylists one piece of advice, it would be: Never stop learning!

Martha Makuena, owner of Paulma Hair Salon The largest length of hair I’ve ever cut off? There was a lady last week – we cut maybe ten inches. She looks like an African man now. Before I came to China, when I did hair at my house, I had to do long

Scarlet Salmons of TicTac

frustrating sometimes because you can’t have both. But I guess only braiding one side of the head is the style now. The profession most similar to hairstyling is being a taxi driver, because they also receive all kinds of people and hear all kinds of stories. There was a Caucasian lady who adopted an African girl; she couldn’t figure out how to do her baby’s hair, and she was so happy to find us. One woman had been wearing the same weave for almost seven months. She was so afraid and ashamed to show her hair that I had to undo her weave in a private room. She was so happy with the results

hid my face the entire ride and then rushed off when it was my stop. I would never do that at home, but in China, no one knows what the hair is supposed to look like, so they think it’s a new style.

Scarlet Salmons, creative director of TicTac hair studio The oddest thing a client has ever asked me to do whilst working in Toni&Guy was to make her look like a toy. Who would I consider a wellcoiffed man or woman? Vidal Sassoon was the best male, and Joan Collins, of course! With Dame Edna Everage a close second.

“I can tell if a stylist is experienced or not just by how they’re holding the comb”

Frankie Chan of Toni&Guy

braids by myself. It took from 9am to 10pm to finish. But at the salon, there’s always help from the staff, so it doesn’t take too long. Though sometimes we have to go slower if


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the customer has a sensitive scalp. Sometimes they say “I only want one side of my hair braided.” They’re usually Chinese, and they don’t want extra hair added, but they also don’t want their skin showing, and it’s

that she told me she hoped our salon would be around forever and that we would never close. I have women with coarse hair who wish they had Caucasian hair because it would be easier to brush. And I have women with silky hair who wish for coarse hair. Have I ever tried to cut my own hair? Never, never, never. I can braid my own hair, color it, perm it, but I never, never try to cut my own hair. I like my hair! It’s like my fourth baby. When there are no customers, my staff does my hair, and then when a customer comes, we stop. Sometimes, my hair is only half-done. The other day, I had to go home on the bus with only half of my head braided. I was scared someone would take my picture and put it on Weibo, so I

The best thing about my job is meeting multinational clients and transforming their image. The worst thing about my job is looking in the mirror all day when I’m due for Botox! Which other profession is most similar to hairstyling? Composer, as my work is about performing art. My best advice to any trainee: “The salon floor is your stage, your client’s head is your canvas.” The biggest mistake clients make is cutting corners by going to bad salons, bringing me a battlefield. Unfortunately, it’s a daily task fixing hair disasters. I’ve never had a bad hairstyle. I’m a fashion guru with a selection of wigs. I have never tried to cut my own hair – it’s impossible – but I have been

known to snip my wigs. My favorite haircut is an asymmetric graduated bob. Sharp and clean! My most challenging task was blowing out Cherie Blair’s locks. My longest haircut took two days during my Vidal Sassoon training. How long does it take to become a good hairdresser? You can’t put a time on it. You either have the talent or you don’t.

Fidele Essan, stylist at Majesty Salon The most popular haircuts that our customers ask for? Women mostly get weaves. Men get cornrows or dreadlocks.

The most difficult type of hair to work with is soft hair. Could be Caucasian, could be Asian – as long as it’s soft, it’s harder to work with. It’s easier to be expressive with African hair because of its hardness. Someone told me she went all the way to the United States, and still no one could do her hair like I could. I also get a lot of marriage proposals from guys. Many, many, many. Who would I consider a wellcoiffed man or woman? Rihanna, Beyonce and R. Kelly. My advice for new stylists would be: “Be very attentive and respectful towards the client.” If I could only do one hairstyle

Wave styles from the ’70s and ’80s. To evaluate another stylist’s ability, I would ask: “Do you know about recent music history?” And I would watch to see whether they can design a hair style with just a pair of scissors and a comb. The best part about my job is being able to work all day in natural

sunlight with green plants and good speakers and music. What’s not ideal is the noisy environment. The biggest mistake that customers make is being afraid to show their face because they think it is too big. The biggest mistake I’ve ever

Fidele Essan of Majesty Salon

“I never, never try to cut my own hair. It’s like my fourth baby” To evaluate another stylist, I would ask them to pick up a comb, and I can tell if they’re experienced or not just by how they’re holding the comb. The oddest thing a client has ever asked me to do? Some guy asked for really long hair extensions to look like a woman. The biggest mistake clients make is either negligence or they’ll use fake products that aren’t good for their hair. Then I have to fix it for them. The longest I’ve ever spent on a hairstyle is six hours doing dreadlocks.

for the rest of my life, it would be dreadlocks. The profession most similar to hairstyling is composer, because they’re both creative and artistic. With both, you’re creating something new. I never make mistakes. I’m flawless.

Daczong, founder and top stylist of Wukan All our customers tend to follow the suggestions of our stylists. For men, we like to recommend more hairstyles from the ’50s and ’60s (e.g. rockabilly). For women, New Daczong of Wukan

made is overestimating the customer’s aesthetic standards. The most challenging thing I’ve ever done for a client was to shave off all his hair except what was on the crown of his head. The hair left on the top of the head then “umbrella-ed” over the shaved scalp, like the reverse of a monk’s tonsure. Picture a young boy ’s bowl-cut placed on the head of a very large man – it looked like that. The longest I’ve ever spent on a haircut is ten hours. The easiest type of hair I ever worked with was long hair that had been bleached four times. The most difficult is hair that has been straightened. I’ve been cutting my hair since I was in the fifth grade. I had three years of training for hair design at Beijing Minzhu Professional High School. In 1998, I first came into contact with Vidal Sassoon’s techniques. In 2010, I had the good fortune to work with the international hair stylist Suki, from whom I learned a lot. Cutting hair is like Chinese kung fu. If you devote yourself to it for ten years, you will naturally see results.

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Shaving Face The World’s Oldest Barbershop Vs. The Street by Jonathan White and Iain Shaw


ot towels were where it all started. Quite an unusual experience, like a sauna for your face, and superb for hangovers. I couldn’t see anything and I could barely talk but it felt somehow proper. And more than a little indulgent. Three steamy towels later, I felt that I was probably more properly ready for a shave than ever before. Meanwhile, Shane had been mixing the shaving cream in the sink – to a consistency that resembled more a paste, like clotted cream at afternoon tea, than aerosol shaving foam. It was then smeared over me with a badger hair brush. And then the blade came out. It all happened in a flash. This felt nothing like any shave I ever had. It was all being done for me. I was reclined. The conversation was entertaining – if a little one-sided. Shaving is usually a pain in the proverbial but this was a pleasure. The blade was wielded so smoothly. The hair came off even smoother. My skin felt the smoothest. Then it was finished. I was clean-shaven. This is what a life of reading aspirational men’s magazines had prepared me for – if not outright demanded that I do – in order to become a gentleman. I had just experienced the finer things. It turns out I could get used to this. But Shane wasn’t finished yet. There were more towels, which I think were cold. There was then some lotion and a bit of “light slapping” that could be viewed as a facial massage. This was aftercare. I have no idea how long this process took. Minutes? An hour? It didn’t matter. I felt clear-headed and shiny and really clean. I felt like a new man. Well, I felt like a new boy. I looked about 12. Truefitt & Hill’s shaves begin at RMB 300.


slipped on the white gown with “Toni & Guy” printed across the front, and settled into the chair. Mrs. Jian filled a bowl with some hot water and began to mix up a lather with a shaving brush. The lather, only slightly thicker than regular handsoap, was applied to my face and left to soak in, softening my beard while she got on with cutting my hair. Finally, Mrs. Jian got out the razor. She swept it back and forth over a taut strip of leather, and set to work. The noise was a dreadful scraping. I’ve always loved the crackle of a razor being drawn smoothly across stubble. This was like the evil older brother to that sound: bigger, sleazier and slightly menacing. I held my face as still as possible. With Mrs. Jian’s features hidden behind that huge, reflective visor, it felt like a scene from a farcical Bmovie: UFO Death Barbers, or something like that. The razor struggled to make much impact on the moustache, but Mrs. Jian continued to plow away. To give herself a clear run at the most stubborn patches, she held the skin down to keep it flat, pushing her fingers apart as if zooming in on a touchscreen. Having done all she could, she ditched the razor and rubbed an electric shaver intensely over my face. It was at this point I really started to wonder if she intended to kill me. “Your hair is too hard!” she declared. Back at the office, another colleague asked whether the razor had been washed. I realized I didn’t know. I immediately washed my face with antiseptic handwash. A close shave in both senses of the idiom. There were moments when I would have sacrificed a smooth chin in an instant for the assurance of a narrow escape, but overall an experience worth enduring. Once. Street haircuts start at RMB 4. For a shave, add RMB 2.


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What at the VOCABULARY bangs 刘海儿 liúhǎir curls 卷发 juǎnfà barrettes 条形发卡 tiáoxíng fàqiǎ extensions 接发 jiē fà beard 连鬓胡子 liánbìn húzi goatee 山羊胡 shānyánghú black hair 黑发 hēifà mustache 小胡子 xiǎohúzi blonde 金(黄色头)发的 jīn (huángsè tóu) fa de part 头发分界 tóufà fēnjiè redhead 红褐色头发的 hónghèsè tóufa de brunette 深褐色头发的 shēnhèsè tóufa de sideburns 鬓角 bìnjiǎo clips 夹子 jiāzi split ends 发尾分岔 fàwěi fēnchà curlers 卷发夹子 juǎnfà jiāzi tips 发梢 fàshāo

SENTENCES Can I get … 我想要... Wǒ xiǎngyào … • a hair cut 剪发 jiǎnfà • a hair wash 洗头 xǐtóu • “the works” (wash/cut/blowdry) 洗剪吹 xǐ jiǎn chuī • a solid-color hair dye 单色染 dānsè rǎn • highlights 挑染 tiǎo rǎn • a rinse (light color to hide some gray) 火局油 huǒjūyóu • a perm 烫发 tàngfà • my hair straightened 拉直 lā zhí • braids 梳辫子 shū biànzi • dreadlocks 骇人发咎 hàirén fàjiū • cornrows 玉米辫子头 yùmǐ biànzi tóu • a combover 地方支持中央式发型 dìfāng zhīchí zhōngyāng shì fàxíng • my head shaved bald 剃光头 tì guāngtóu • my hair cut long with varying lengths 剪长碎 jiǎn chángsuì • a steaming treatment 蒸汽加热 zhēngqì jiārè Do you have books or magazines I can look through to find the style I want? 你有没有书或者杂志?我可以在里面找找喜

to Say Salon

欢的发型 Nǐ yǒu méiyǒu shū huòzhě zázhì? Wǒ kěyǐ zài lǐmiàn zhǎozhao xǐhuan de fàxíng Do you have foreign hair stylists? 你们有外国发型师吗? Nǐmen yǒu wàiguó fàxíngshī ma? Just take a little off the top 把上面稍微 剪掉一些就行 Bǎ shàngmiàn shāowēi jiǎn diào yīxiē jiù xíng Don’t … 别... Bié … • thin it out too much 打得太薄 dǎ de tài báo • cut it too short 剪得太短 jiǎn de tài duǎn Can you make it … ? 能不能把它弄成... néng bùnéng bǎ tā nòng chéng… • shorter on the back and sides 后面和两边短一点 hòumiàn hé liǎngbiān duǎn yī diǎn • look like this picture 像这个图里的一样 xiàng zhège túlǐ de yīyàng • hip/fashionable 时尚一点 shíshàng yì diǎn • curly 卷一点儿 juǎn yī diǎnr • mullet (aka “business in front, party in back”) 前短后长的发型 qián duǎn hòu cháng de fàxíng Can you make the back … 能不能把后面剪得... Néng bùnéng bǎ hòumian jiǎn de … • very short 很短 hěn duǎn • square 齐一点儿 qí yìdiǎnr • round 圆一点儿 yuán yìdiǎnr I have … 我的头发... Wǒ de tóufa … • oily hair 很油 hěn yóu • dry hair 很干 hěn gān • split ends 发梢分岔了 fàshāo fēnchà le • dandruff 有头皮屑 yǒu tóupíxiè • lice 有虱子 yǒu shīzi Please do not use the razor/clippers 请别用剃刀/大剪刀 Qǐng bié (yòng tìdāo/ dà jiǎndāo)

I don’t want my hair to be uneven all over 我不想让我的头发分得这么偏 Wǒ bù xiǎng ràng wǒ de tóufa fēn dé zhème piān I only want a haircut, no massage please 我只想剪头, 不要按摩 Wǒ zhǐ xiǎng jiǎntóu, bú yào ànmó I’m in a hurry – can you make it a quickie? 我赶时间, 你能不能快点儿? Wǒ gǎn shíjiān, nǐ néng bùnéng kuài diǎnr?

LISTEN FOR THIS Nǐ xiǎng liú … 你想留... ... do you want it? • duōduǎn? 多短? How short • duōcháng? 多长? How long Shénme yàngshì? 什么样式? What style? Cóng zhè běn shū lǐ tiāo yí gè ba 从这本 书里挑一个吧 Pick one from this book Nǐ yào xǐtóu ma? 你要洗头吗? Do you want your hair washed? Zhè shì nǐ tóufà de běnsè ma? 这是你头发的本色吗? Is that your natural hair color? Nǐ rǎn guò fà ma? 你染过发吗? Have you dyed your hair? Nǐ xiǎng … ma ? 你想...吗? Do you want your hair … ? • piǎo fà 漂发 bleached • tàng fà 烫发 permed Nǐ yào yòng … ma? 你要用...吗? Do you want us to use … ? • xǐfàshuǐ 洗发水 shampoo • hùfàsù 护发素 conditioner • mósī 摩丝 hair mousse • zhěli 嗜喱 hair gel • fàjiāo 发胶 hair spray • ruǎnhuà jì 软化剂 softener • yíngyǎng hùlǐ 营养护理 nutrient protection

From the Immersion Guides Mandarin Phrasebook

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“The Olympic Stadium” by Katographer of IGers Beijing

trivia travails Each month we run a series of questions based on the content of the issue. Answer them correctly and win free stuff! This month’s prize are two vouchers (value RMB 500 each) for treatments at Toni&Guy. Answers to

WIn stuff 1. What budget airline now flies out of Beijing? a) Air Asia b) Jet Star c) Spring Airlines d) Lion Air 2. Isofit offers what type of classes? a) tai chi b) feng shui c) Pilates d) cooking 3. What was the name of the wine bar that previously occupied the space where Plan B is now? a) Wo Zhidao b) Mei Wenti c) Dao Le d) Bu Xihuan

Answers for last month: 1. c) D-22 2. d) Red House Painters 3. d) chocolate 4. b) breasts 5. a) “a wild party” 6. c) rum 7. d) nothing 8. b) the smell Last month’s winner was Klara Kristjansdottir.


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4. Where does the band And So I Watch You From Afar hail from? a) Dublin b) Derry c) Belfast d) Cardiff

5. Who is China’s best boxing medal hope at the Summer Olympics? a) Li Na b) Liu Xiang c) Lin Dan d) Zuo Shiming 6. What book did Josh Kernan last read? a) The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown b) We Can’t All Be Astronauts by Tim Clare c) Matilda by Roald Dahl d) Room by Emma Donoghue 7. What flavor of ice cream can you get at Nola? a) green tea b) coffee c) cookies and cream d) Southern Comfort 8) What did our Dining Contributor find in the mutton that he bought from Dongjiao Market? a) flowers b) gold c) bones d) a fly

Win two vouchers (value RMB 500 each) for treatments at Toni&Guy by correctly answering the questions in Trivia Travails. Be first to spot this month’s Bogus Ad and win a pair of vouchers for massages at Origin Spa. Answer the question at the end of Mastermind to win a Hoegaarden gift pack Up for grabs in the Go section: a table, a bottle of vodka, and free entrance for four at Suzie Wong’s, six tickets to Lantern’s second anniversary party and six Acupuncture Records albums, eight tickets (value RMB 168 each) to Four Points Hotels’ Best Brew BBQ, a night’s stay for two in the Club Rooms (value RMB 3,800) at the Kerry Hotel, and a meal voucher of RMB 2,000 for Ganges’ new branch at Shimao Department Store.


Sip, nibble, gulp, chew, guzzle, savor, feast

DIY CHUANR // SALADS // ICED TEA // TEETOTAL SIPS // ICE CREAM SANDWICH NEW openings Xiao Shuai has opened his El Nido Bistro, just a bit further down Fangjia Hutong from his bar. He’s serving up pizza, steak, lasagna and more. Chez Julien is the newest neighbor on the block at Lucky Street. Owner Julien Gaudfroy tells us it’ll be a cozy Parisian-style bistro with simple fare like quiche and pot-au-feu. He’s preparing for a mid-August soft open. The new Kris Ryan spots Uncle Otis and the Big Smoke are open. Uncle Otis offers rotisserie chicken, mostly for takeout, while the Big Smoke offers barbecue in a larger, industrial-chic dining room.

COMING UP Daccapo at The Regent Hotel has moved to another location within the hotel, leaving its previous space for a new Morton’s The Steakhouse, due to open in October. Wudaokou Italian eatery Eatalia is opening a new location at Di’anmen. The new venue will scale up their authentic, affordable Italian eats with more wine and drink offerings and not one but two rooftop areas. They plan to open in September.

last call for s.t.a.y.'s summer menu at the shangri-la hotel

Capital Bites


Marilyn Mai is wielding her dinglehopper

photo: courtesy of shangri-la hotel


air and food have a troubled relationship. We don’t like it much when we find a strand in our soup. But is it really that gross? It’s just protein, right? In fact, it’s so rich in protein that some enterprising folks in China began using human hair to produce amino acid-rich food additives. You might remember them being the base of a soy sauce story back in 2004, in which these hairy amino acids were used to make the dark, salty brew. That’s a little extreme, sure, but the fact that we’re so squeamish about a little hair in our food is funny. Ever notice how somehow it’s not so bad if it’s our own? OK, I’ll stop. Perhaps hair just doesn’t add much to our food. But luckily, food can add quite a lot to our hair. When we turn this relationship upside down, then we’ve got

something to talk about. You can never understate the importance of a proper diet, but this is certainly true for its effects on our tresses. Everyone wants a full, shiny head of hair, and not everyone wants to achieve it with expensive salon visits or incessant preening. If you like feeding yourself to begin with, why not let your food feed your hair, too? Luckily for you, the next few pages are packed with food recommendations that can also contribute to luscious locks. For instance, Pavillion Grill’s foie gras delivers a potent shot of folic acid, which encourages hair growth. Who needs Rogaine when you’ve got goose liver? There’s also the new Wagas, rife with hair-happy options. Have a slice of their sunflower and grain bread; the sunflower provides yet more

Jeff Powell of Flamme fame is aiming to open his Back Alley Bistro next door to his other venture, Frost Coffee, Nails and Cocktails, later this August.

folic acid while the whole grains’ vitamin B6 helps oxygenate your scalp. Then get a slice of carrot cake, whose beta-carotene will help keep your hair moisturized. At Red Tree, the new French restaurant in Shuangjing, a slice of quiche should include egg yolks rich in biotin – a nutrient that aids follicle repair. The candied pecans in Ahava’s steak and white salad will provide some omega-3 fatty acids, which keeps hair from going brittle. And if you’ve just had a bad haircut and can’t wait for it to grow back out, just head to Iki Barbecue and protein-load so your body has plenty of raw material to work with. Another great way to get lots of protein? Grilling your own lamb skewers. Our intrepid Dining Contributor Josh Ong shows you how (see p28). Don’t forget to wear a hairnet.

Over in Shuangjing, Unconditional Love is now serving chili dogs and sausage sandwiches, with pulled pork to come. Badr will be serving up Moroccan food at his bar, Cu Ju. He also claims they have China’s largest rum selection. Only one way to find out. Great Leap’s teamed up with Boxing Cat Brewery to offer an ale on tap from the Shanghai brewery at their bar. They’ll also be tapping a joint brew from the two brewers in August. Slowboat is now at 12 locations around Beijing and has plans of spreading to Shanghai and Tianjin. Jing A are the new brewing kids on the block. Look out for them. Mao Mao Chong has introduced a new Sunday brunch. It’s RMB 85 for the alcoholic option and RMB 60 for the non-alcoholic one, if your Saturday night was a bit much. They’re also doing another parma night on Sunday, August 5 starting at 7pm, which means no pizza that night, but plenty of cheesy chicken, eggplant and pancetta.

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WHAT’S NEW restaurants

Salad Daze Ca fés + Te ah o us e s

Wagas Daily 8am-10.30pm. S8-33, 3/F, Bldg 8, Sanlitun Village South, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District (6416 5829) 朝阳区三里屯路19号三里屯Village南区8号楼3层S8-33 800m west of Tuanjiehu station (Line 10)



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portions of a sandwich and salad, are ready to take away – perhaps Wagas’ most significant contribution to food options in the Village. Brunch is available from 8am-5pm on weekends, with a dedicated menu offering berry banana crepes (RMB 58), omelets, French toast and the English breakfast-style “Wagas Big Breakfast” (RMB 78). The counter displays croissants (RMB 10), muffins and other pastries, while the generous slices of carrot cake are among the highlights of the dessert selection. Wagas is going to be that place where – week in, week out – friends tell you to meet them on a Saturday afternoon. Sometimes it may be so crowded you’ll have to go somewhere else. But wherever you end up, you’ll be tormented by thoughts of that pesto chicken wrap or enticing carrot cake, and sooner or later you’ll return to get your hit. Yes, for many of us, Wagas is already well on its way to becoming a habit. Iain Shaw Also try: Bocata, Livewell, Element Fresh

photos: judy zhou

he new Wagas is already repeating the trick Element Fresh pulled when it launched in Beijing in 2008. People are once again irrationally excited about sandwiches and lettuce, and with good reason. With a choice of four breads for each combination of sandwich fillings, there’s no danger of getting bored. The tuna jalapeno salad on carrot ciabatta (RMB 48) was spicy and stuffed with fresh cucumber, red pepper and spinach, although a little more tuna would have been appreciated. The spinach wrap with green pesto chicken, shreds of bacon, tomato and lettuce (RMB 50) also stood out – its spongy, fluffy laffa bread is excellent. Salads are large enough to share and certainly enough for one hungry diner. The chicken, mango and avocado salad (RMB 56) is refreshing. The sundried tomato dressing served with the Wagas salad (RMB 48) was slightly too tart for me, but the salad itself has lots to keep you busy, with cashews, seeds, chunks of pumpkin and sweet potato, green beans and mixed lettuce. The “lunch box” options (RMB 55), which include half-

WHAT’S NEW restaurants

Bibimbap to the Top Ko r e an

Iki Daily noon-11pm. Unit 111, Bldg 3, China View, Gongti Donglu, Chaoyang District (152 1006 4588) 朝阳区中国红街大厦三号楼111号 1km west of Tuanjiehu station (Line 10)


k i ’s first location pick ed up enough of a steady following from its Shuangjing neighbors last year to be packed on most

nights. Now that they’ve expanded to Sanlitun, expect this well-kept secret to permeate the masses like wood-charcoal smoke on a fitted cardigan. Grilled meat will be the main draw for most. The meat is of good quality and is competitively priced. L.A.-style marinated short ribs (RMB 79) were choice chunks and worth the upgrade from the sliced beef options (RMB 46-48). We were also pleased with the Taiwanese minced garlic pork sausage (RMB 42) and the Iki selected pork belly slice (RMB 39). I’m surprised to say that it’s the bibimbap stone pot rice that will keep me coming back again and again. At RMB 30, the traditional beef bibimbap is a steal, but I recommend paying the extra RMB 7 to have them

mutton chops

stir in some mozzarella. In the days since my visit, I’ve caught myself daydreaming more than once about that interplay of gooey cheese and crisped rice. The salmon steak and roe bibimbap (RMB 48) is another nice option; the salmon adds refinement when it’s mixed into the earthy dish. If your inner child is still alive and well, treat it to an order of s’mores (RMB 60) that you can toast

on the grill yourself. I know of no other place in Beijing that offers this campfire treat, though I will warn you that it’s a more grownup version: Arnott’s water crackers replace the graham variety and the chocolate is a Belgian dark. Hard to complain when you’re enjoying a melty toasted marshmallow, though, isn’t it? Josh Ong Also try: Ssam, Tantan Dalu

THE GRILL GATSBY E u r o p ean

Pavillion Grill Daily 1.30-9.30pm. Gongti Xilu (opposite the west gate of Worker’s Stadium), Chaoyang District (6507 2617) 朝阳区工体西路(工人体育场西门对面) 1km southeast of Dongsishitiao station (Line 2)

photos: judy zhou


ecent financial upheaval has dampened the kind of opulent Gatsbyesque lifestyle that glories in caviar and champagne, but Pavillion Grill, put together by Chef Billy Bolton of Chef Too, is an in-your-face denial of that postrecession asceticism. Rebuilt nearly from the ground up, the restaurant and its gilded interior border on gaudy. Given some Beijing restaurants’ propensity for dinge, I can live with the ostentation. If the weather’s decent, try and snag a seat outside, as the patio serves as a secluded mini-retreat. The menu skews European and is mostly what you’d expect: marketprice lobster, filet mignon with foie gras (RMB 368), sole in caviar (RMB 328) and crab risotto (RMB 298). The filet sliced like a dream, and the foie gras was very generous – perhaps overly so, as I prefer it in smaller doses. Grilled skewers, prepared by

a veteran Azerbaijani grillmaster, seemed like a pricey non sequitur at first. But the chicken skewer (RMB 148), with its juicy minced meat and novel blend of spices, had my mouth humming with pleasure. Pavillion’s bartenders have been painstakingly trained by consultant Bob Louison. The cocktail menu tends toward new takes on the classics, and the Gin Fizz (RMB 78) was refreshing and dangerously easy to drink. Chef Billy’s vision for Pavillion Grill was to recreate in Beijing what Tavern on the Green was to New York City – an unabashedly “upperclass” venue that ultimately became iconic. It should have no trouble attracting its target clientele, but let’s hope it escapes the Tavern’s ultimate fate. We can all use a place where we can enjoy the illusion of hobnobbing with the elite. Josh Ong Also try: Chef Too, Brasserie Flo

azerbaijani grill platter

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WHAT’S NEW restaurants

french kiss

lemon tart meringue


Red Tree Daily 8am-2am. 37 Baiziwan Lu (opposite Jingliang Dasha), Pingod, Chaoyang District (133 5295 1003) 朝阳区平果社区百子湾路37号(北京京粮大厦对面) 900m north of Shuangjing station (Line 10)


ith white, elegant tables, comfor table sofas and shiny chandeliers, Red Tree is the perfect place either to have

an intimate meal with a partner or to drink a glass of wine with friends. The restaurant combines an airy, nouveau-French style with a varied menu that includes omelettes, sandwiches, salads, pasta and fish or meat main courses. I was in the mood for a downhome French specialty, so I went for the classic quiche (RMB 48). The tiny, golden brown pie filled with ham, bacon and parmesan cheese was pleasantly pungent and, despite its modest dimensions, filled me up quite quickly – a satisfying if brief experience. I wish I’d had enough space to try one of the omelettes too, but the prospect of tasting several French desserts created by a Cordon Bleu chef absorbed my attention towards the end of the meal. chicken burrito

The lemon tart meringue (RMB 32) was a visual feast of colors and shapes, involving sliced fruit, little pink meringues and caramelized lemon peels. I was smiling long before I even tasted the crunchy tartlet with its fresh lemon cream. Sometimes appearances – especially overly done-up ones – can be

deceiving, but here this is not the case. Drop your guard and enjoy food which is as much a joy for the eyes as a pleasure for the palate. Annachiara Biondi Also try: Le Petit Gourmand, Café de la Poste

GET LUCKY C e n t r a l a n d S o ut h A m e r i ca n

Lucky Lopez Daily 11am-8pm. Rm 0827, 1/F, Bldg 8, Jianwai Soho, Henghui Donglu, Chaoyang District (5900 0820) 朝阳区朝阳区恒惠东路建外Soho8号楼1层0827号 500m southwest of Guomao stop, Exit C (Lines 1 & 10)



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14) for the lighter eaters and chili (RMB 20) for the Tex-Mex types, but their spicy minced chicken tamales (RMB 12) are the best benchmark for what they’re trying to do: honest, just-like-back-home food that nourishes without trying to gouge you for it. There have been some consistency issues – meat a little lukewarm here, a little overly salty there, but we’ve worked our way through the menu and have been genuinely pleased with most of it. As a hearty, healthier lunchtime option, it ’s a welcome addition to the CBD. Manager Schubert Chow is friendly and open to suggestions, so if you find anything lacking, let him know. We’re hoping Lucky Lopez sticks it out so we can enjoy its generous, meaty burritos for years to come. Marilyn Mai Also try: Avocado Tree, Q Mex

photos: sui and annachiara biondi

hile proper dinner time Mexican food (the kind that comes on a plate) is really starting to get fleshed out in this town, we’re all still hungering for more fast-food Mexican (the kind that comes wrapped in foil). Even better if there’s an assembly line involved. Lucky Lopez is a solid step in that direction. They offer four options: carnitas pork (RMB 24), barbacoa beef (RMB 26), grilled chicken (RMB 24) and vegetarian (RMB 20). Each can be enjoyed as a burrito, rice bowl, two tacos or a salad bowl that come with your choice of cilantro-lime rice (yep, another nod to US chain Chipotle), black beans, refried beans, cheese, lettuce and your choice of salsa. Guacamole and sour cream are extra (RMB 14 and 4, respectively), but at these prices, that’s more than forgivable. They’ve also got fish tacos (RMB

WHAT’S NEW restaurants


Ahava Dream Cafés + Te ah o us e s

Ahava Bistro & Cafe Daily 9am-11pm. 17 Huixin Dongjie (in the alley just north of the Beijing Huiqiao Hotel), Chaoyang District (135 2105 5392) 朝阳区惠新东街17号(惠桥饭店北面小巷里) 900m northeast of Huixin Xijie Nankou station (Lines 5 and 10)


side from the occasional 72hour stomach bug that hits with all the force of a Jedi, homesickitis is the most widespread illness affecting our quality of life here in Beijing. Fear not – heartfelt food from this new café offers a temporary salve. We recently divided and conquered the sandwich and panini list. My personal favorite was the California turkey panini (RMB 30), which targeted the avocado-shaped hole in my heart with generous wedges of the fruit. Others might prefer the bold, brassy flavors of the Cuban panini (RMB 24). Most intriguing was the odd combination of strawberry jam, cream cheese and turkey in the Elena Ruz sandwich (RMB 28). The one salad we tried, the steak and white salad, was a filling combination of meat, greens, candied

pecans, sun dried tomatoes and Swiss cheese that was drawn into focus by a slightly sweet vinegar and oil dressing. Leave room for dessert. With a homier feel than the higher-volume bakeries, Ahava’s goods are a treat. Visit on a Saturday if you’re into cinnamon rolls (RMB 15), as they’re baked fresh that day only. The cookies are a must. We recommend you take several with you, but also order one as a pizookie (RMB 20), where it comes warm in a pan with a melty scoop of ice cream on top. Though it’s a bit out of the way, Ahava is comfort food at its absolute best: simple and healthy at incredible value. Just be aware: You might replace your homesickness with a new condition: food coma. Josh Ong Also try: Moment Cafe, Wagas pizookie

In the Clouds Vi etnam ese

Nuage 庆云楼 Daily 11am-11pm. 22 Qianhai Dongyan (near Kaorou Ji), Xicheng District (6401 9581) 西城区前海东沿22号(烤肉季附近) 1.2km south of Gulou Dajie station (Line 2)

photos: judy zhou


alk ing up to Nuage in Houhai posed a dilemma. I wanted to try their lesstalked-about imperial Shandong food, which hearkens back to the venue’s Qing dynasty architectural roots, but my dining companion was feeling the pull of the Vietnamese food upstairs. The hostess informed us that we’d have to choose one or the other. Our persistence eventually paid off – they agreed to deliver up a dish from the first floor to the second floor. I’m glad we fought for it because the dish we did order, the “crispy fried marinade chicken” (香酥鸡 xiangsu ji, RMB 58/half, RMB 85/whole), lived up to its name. Next time, I’ll see if they’ll send up basi (拔丝, RMB 48), the cavity-inducing combination of spun sugar caramel and deep-fried sweet potato, yam, apple or banana that the province is known for.

As for the Vietnamese food, we enjoyed the Saigon sizzling beef (RMB 65), though were slightly put off by the mushiness of the flour coating. Beef noodle soup (RMB 45) was an admirable effort, particularly the tender meatballs, but overall it left me wishing I’d gone up the road to 4corners for pho instead. A small ramekin of ginger chicken rice (RMB 35) was an unexpected high note of the night with its simple punches of gingery spice. Nuage’s rooftop, with its gorgeous views of the lake, is still the best reason to go. They know it, too – hence the 15 percent service charge for rooftop diners. But if you’ll join us in demanding the food from their promising Shandong menu, we might finally be able to combine better food with those views. Josh Ong Also try: 4corners, Susu

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The Best Laid Plans Plan B Daily 5pm-late. Unit 2-012 (east of the Today Art Museum), 22 International Art Plaza, Pingod, 32 Baiziwan Lu, Chaoyang District (5821 1353) 百子湾路32号苹果社区22院街艺术区2-012(今日美术馆东侧)

hen things didn’t quite go according to plan with his first tilt at the bar industry, Trevor Metz set straight to work on a new project. Just a couple of weeks after leaving Grinders, Plan B was born. At breakneck speed, it has taken over the space once occupied by Dao Le wine bar. Already it bears no resemblance to its predecessor. The Canadian hockey flags from Grinders have followed to Metz’s new spot, which will also focus on sport, but that’s as far as comparisons go. An intimate atmosphere for people to talk and enjoy quality food and drink at a reasonable price is the cited MO, a realistic aim given the smaller space. A wide selection of beers (RMB 20-50) and hearty fare consisting of sloppy joes, BBQ pulled pork and spicy chicken curry sandwiches will do away with the pretension of the former proprietors, and suddenly Plan B doesn’t seem like a bad alternative at all. Paul Ryding Also try: The Green Cap Bar, 12SQM 750m northeast from Shuangjing station (Line 10)

Cru Wine Bar Daily 6pm-late. 1 Gongti Beilu (next to Sanlitun Youth Hostel, off Chunxiu Lu), Chaoyang District (6416 4699) 东城区工体北路1号院青年旅店院内 800m east of Dongsishitiao station (Line 2)


here some new wine bars have employed sommeliers to curate a list to provide a gentler introduction to the city’s burgeoning wine scene, others, like Cru Wine Bar, have instead opted to bowl you over with the vastness of their selection. Upwards of 90 different wines feature on the ever-growing list, though a limited sampling are available by the glass. House pours are priced at RMB 48 and RMB 50. If wine’s not your thing, the usual range of cocktails (RMB 28-48) and bottled beers (RMB 25-

50) is available. A wood and stone interior leads up to a medieval-style arch doorway that opens onto an extended room, which was doubling as a private banquet hall on the night I visited. Management say they’re looking to offer wines not found elsewhere in the city. It’s a path that risks overwhelming an uninitiated crowd, but in terms of choice, Cru trumps the competition. Paul Ryding Also try: Bar Veloce

The Corner Bar & Cafe Daily 10am-2am. Unit 1-19, 2B Hairun International Apartment, Jiangtai Lu, Chaoyang District (5135 7607) 朝阳区将台路海润国际公寓乙2号商业1-19 3.6km northeast of Sanyuanqiao station (Line 10)


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in natural light. Sit back and study the small, well-crafted menu. The spicy chicken burger (RMB 58) shines with a crisp and juicy fillet, but the true star is the homemade tiramisu (RMB 45). The Corner has the potential to liven up the neighborhood by being the first bar in the area to focus on cocktails. After all, nothing brings out the girls like a Mai Tai in a pineapple (RMB 58). Lillian Li Also try: Loading Lounge

photos: mitchell pe masilun, judy zhou and sui


uted lights, high tables, and a sleek bar furnish the first half of the room. Sidle up to the bar and order a signature cocktail, such as the violently violet Purple Haze (RMB 45). Along with the standard list, the bar also serves a selection of imported UK beers (Greene King and Old Speckled Hen, to name but two). Venture farther into the room, and watch as night turns to day. Mirrors and potted plants brighten up the space, and large windows let


raising the bar Ashen Daily 3pm-late. Unit 2-11, Bldg 2, Tianzhi Jiaozi, 31 Guangqu Lu (northeast corner of Shuangjing Qiao), Chaoyang District 朝阳区双井桥东北角广渠路31号院天之骄子2号楼底商2-11 400m northeast of Shuangjing station (Line 10)


normally wouldn’t have a nice thing to say about a place where I have to stand at the bar for five minutes on a slow night waiting for my drink. However, Ashen’s me-

ticulous attention to detail in the craft of cocktail preparation was a joy to behold. I never begrudge a bartender taking his time to prepare me a drink when the construction phase is so action-packed. The glass was prepared and mounted atop an underlit bar panel; then the ice ball was shaved to fit; the cocktailmixing itself was charged with masterful zesting and slicing, and the shoulder-dislocating cocktail dance that ensures the mix is fused to perfection. Tight and tasty, my Old Fashioned was worth the wait, while my companion’s mojito hit just the right balance between mintily refreshing and zesty. And at a very reasonable RMB 45, I didn’t even dislike the worst part of a bar room transaction. Paul Ryding Also try: George’s, Mai

Just Salad 酒沙拉吧 Daily 1pm-2am. 33 Dashibei Hutong (next to 4corners), Houhai, Xicheng District (134 8871 3633) 西城区大石碑胡同33号(近四角餐厅) 1km south of Gulou Dajie station (Line 2)


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ust Salad’s model of combining salad and alcohol would seem ideal for ladies who lunch. Except that the bar resembles a bungalow decorated by a hipster grandmother and her post-grad granddaughter. The flowery armchair and kitschy figurines? Those would be grandma’s. And the collection of mix CDs and manga on the second floor look like they resided in a dorm room not too long ago. Those society ladies would look askance at this cozy hangout, but everybody else will be charmed by

the tasty fare. Try the curry chicken salad (RMB 38), which is both tender and crunchy. The alcohol selection is limited to the usual cocktails with a handful of original creations, such as the Dangerous Marcelo (RMB 35), a potent pink concoction. Enjoy your drink indoors or on the rooftop patio. Just Salad might be a work-inprogress, but the laidback atmosphere and quirky décor will make you miss both your grandma’s house and your early twenties. Lillian Li Also try: Alba, Irresistible Cafe

99 DEGREES Daily 6pm-late. 4/F, Youyi Youth Hostel (100m west of Sanlitun Bar Street, east of Sanlitun Hospital), Chaoyang District (6416 9971) 朝阳区三里屯酒吧街往西100米三里屯医院东面友谊旅馆4层 800m west of Tuanjiehu station (Line 10)


his whiskey and cocktail bar atop the Youyi Youth Hostel hits many of the right notes. The lower level is an elegant lounge filled with leather seating. Upstairs, the large roof terrace looks like a modest cross between Fez and Xiu. While I worked at a decent Manhattan (RMB 80), industrious bar staff were earnestly practicing stirs and shakes, and sniffing at shots of whiskey. The long cocktail list (average RMB 65-80) features inviting drinks like a vanilla jasmine martini and cocktails featuring basil leaves – rarely a bad thing.

The whiskey list is for the connoisseur – 19 types of Bruichladdich alone – but here’s one problem: Is this the right location for such a high-end venue? Are customers discerning enough to order a whiskey aged in a bourbon cask (as opposed to a sherry cask) going to walk Sanlitun’s backstreets and up a fire escape-style staircase for that privilege? I have my doubts. Still, I hope to be pleasantly surprised, because this is a likeable bar. Iain Shaw Also try: Glen, The Malt

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Grape Press

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Beat the Heat Thirst-quenching bottles by Edward Ragg


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If you want to find out about even more new restaurants and bars, head to for the latest reviews.


B IS FOR … … bocai 菠菜 Popeye’s favorite pick-me-up was introduced to China over a dozen centuries ago, by way of the Middle East and India – hence the plant’s original moniker of 波斯菜 (bosicai), or “Persian vegetable.” Now the name’s been shortened, but its list of uses has not. It’s good blanched and served cold with peanuts, mixed into your hot pot, stir-fried with garlic or topping a bowl of noodles. Not to sound like your mother, but you really should be eating this stuff.

… basi 拔丝 How can it be a bad idea to take a popular fruit and batter it, deep fry it, then coat it with melted sugar?


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Doctors, don’t answer that. The rest of us are busy pulling chunks of bananas apart from each other and plopping them in cold water to seal the caramel coating before the whole plate becomes one giant, sticky mass. We really can’t afford any distractions. … bai 掰 This is a very useful verb if you’re involved in any part of the food process that precedes eating it. For example, if you were harvesting corn by hand, bai is to snap the cob off the stalk. Bai can also describe the action of breaking off – using your thumb and forefinger – the tails of mung bean sprouts, the stems of green beans or the inedible ends of other types of produce. Really, you can use this verb to describe the action of breaking something off of just about anything. Like a piece of chocolate-covered wafer, for instance. I can hear it now: “Gimme a ‘bai,’ gimme a ‘bai’ … ‘bai’ me off a piece of that Kit Kat bar.”

ONE TO QUAFF 2011 Dominio del Plata Crios de Susana Balbo Torrontes, Argentina (EMW, RMB 192) Available at SALT, Yuan Yuan (Huamao location) Torrontes is a very aromatic white grape which thrives in Argentina.

Susana Balbo is the winemaker responsible for this gold-green wine. It has pronounced orange blossom, grapey and perfumed aromas followed by a medium-bodied palate with low acidity and good length. ONE TO DRINK 2010 Reichsrat Von Buhl Riesling Trocken, Mosel, Germany (La Bin, RMB 350) Available at Vinolia, Ellingen Brauhaus One of the stars of the Mosel, this is a dry thirst-quenching Riesling. Medium green-gold with attractive green apple and mineral aromas, the palate is light-bodied with zippy high acidity, delicate fruit and impressive length. ONE TO SAVOR 2008 Misha’s Vineyard “The High Note” Pinot Noir, Central Otago, New Zealand (Jebsen, RMB 495) Available at China World Hotel, Beijing Hong Kong Jockey Club Central Otago can produce rather rich styles of Pinot Noir, but this is a more delicate, perfumed example suitable for summer drinking. Medium ruby in color, the nose offers floral red cherry fruit with integrated spicy oak. The palate is medium-bodied with silky, soft tannins, bright acidity and very good length.

Edward Ragg is co-founder, with Fongyee Walker, of Dragon Phoenix Wine Consulting, China’s leading independent wine consultancy and education service ( They write for the world’s wine magazines and several publications in China.

photos: courtesy of the suppliers

… beancurd There’s a running joke among old Chinese folks that making tofu is the best line of work, because there’s no mistake you can’t sell. Too soft? You’ve made douhua (豆花), which is great for breakfast – sweet or salty. Too dry? That’s dougan (豆干). Slice it up and stir-fry it with celery and peppers for a fragrant, nutritious dish. Gone a little stinky? Fry up that chou doufu (臭豆腐) and serve it with some hot sauce! It’s like small business insurance, only tastier.


ugust is one of the toughest months for the sheer heat of the Chinese summer. Although alcohol is, of course, dehydrating – and there’s no substitute for water when you’re parched – there are “summer wines” that can prove refreshing. Most wine lovers gravitate to whites and rosés in the heat, although there are few quality rosés in China. Whites from grapes like Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc provide zesty fruit and acidity that can refresh the palate. Typically, in warmer climes, it’s preferable to go for these acidic and usually not-tooalcoholic options. For red wine lovers, though, there are various summer reds to pick, usually made from lower tannin grapes like Gamay, Pinot Noir and Tempranillo. Especially in styles without much oak, these wines can often be lightly chilled and make pleasant drinking with summer dishes. All of this month’s selections will make welcome distractions from the heat.



Scrumpy Pitcher



ike the older, popular brother who introduces you to great music before you grow taller than him, Fez sits unassumingly just over the shoulder of Migas at the summit of Nali Patio. Even as the young upstart’s star continues to rise, Fez displays an effortless confidence that the cool crowd craves.

warming up at Fez

The style Sophisticated but not pretentious

Most likely celebrity customer Antonio Banderas

The punters A little more chilled than a Migas crowd, though they may be just

If you like Fez, you’ll probably like … Q Bar, Migas

ider is a seasonal delight, but despite China being the planet’s largest producer of apples, there is precious little of the fruity ale about in Beijing. Each new shipment is met with whoops of delight before rabid hordes quickly quaff the pricey consignment. The Scrumpy Pitcher combines what we do have to fine effect to provide a tasty, crisp cocktail option. Created for this summer by master mixologist Paul Mathew, it combines Calvados apple brandy, dry New Zealand cider, Grand Marnier, apple juice and

lemonade. In creating this seasonal cocktail, Mathew looked to his English childhood for inspiration; he, like most kids, grew up drinking cider, and says that’s the reason for the scrumpy-style kick to the blend. WHERE TO GET IT Flamme Where better to sample the Scrumpy Pitcher than in the lab of the inventor? Paul Mathew ser ves up the delicious original in a pitcher for two at RMB 99 (RMB 50 during happy hour).

The music Fresh mixes of unintrusive house Go to Hang out in a relaxed but stylish environment

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Drink Bottle service mixed drinks

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Stick It to the Man The quest to make our own chuanr by Josh Ong


’ll hazard a guess that 串 (chuan), the Chinese character for “skewer,” is one of the first that most expats learn when they’re fresh off the plane. Elegant, minimalist lines sketched in not-so-elegant red rope lights offer the promise of late-night satisfaction and the threat of morning-after regret. Perhaps it’s the inevitable slowing of my metabolism, or the whispers that the meat is not quite what it seems, but I’ve found myself eating those ubiquitous lamb skewers less and less. That’s a problem I set out to fix by learning to make them myself.

DAY 1 While searching Dongjiao Market (东 郊市场) for baskets for last month’s picnic feature (see “Picni-pedia,” p30, July 2012), I chanced upon a row of vendors selling chuanr grills, which I’ve affectionately dubbed chuanrbecues. It’s the only place that I recall seeing the same kind of grills

that I’ve seen on the street, though it’s likely that other wholesale markets like Jin Wu Xing (金五星) at Dazhongsi would have them too. The first stall I passed had flimsy chuanr-becues made out of sheet metal for RMB 20-70. Visions of hot coals tumbling onto my feet danced through my head. A second stall along the zhongwai wei (中 外 围 51-52号) had a sturdier cast-iron version (钢板 gangban). The pricing jumped up quite a bit for the thicker grill (RMB 130-180), but I’d gladly trade a red bill to avoid accidentally burning down my neighborhood. I opted for a 50cm iron grill and a matching stand for a grand total of RMB 180, after some half-hearted bargaining. Grilling accessories like tongs and spice cans came cheap. It’s worth noting, though, that a bag of Safeway-brand charcoal briquettes (RMB 15) actually turned out to be logs of machine-processed charcoal.

I bought spices from a stall inside Dongjiao’s fish and meat market. Machine-smashed cumin (碎孜然 sui ziran) and ground chilli (辣椒 lajiao) cost RMB 3 per 50g. I also picked up skewers (RMB 3 for a bundle of about 150 sticks) and some wood charcoal (木炭 mutan, RMB 3 per jin). I asked a nearby meat vendor (Stall 377) which cut of lamb they’d recommend for yangrou chuanr and she pointed to an ashen slab of lamb leg (羊腿 yangtui) for RMB 24 per jin. While she cut the meat into bite-sized chunks for me, I noticed a suspicious-looking black speck tumbling in the pile. At home, I mournfully flicked a dead fly off a piece of fat. That night, I tried to light a test round of charcoal, but I got hungry and gave up. DAY 2 Discouraged by yesterday’s failed

attempts at starting a fire, I decided to take the easy route and make a batch of skewers on the stove. I added oil to a stainless steel pan and brought it to medium heat. Once the pan was hot, I laid my mini-skewers in – I had cut them down to fit inside the pan – and cooked them until the meat was done (about 5 minutes), flipping occasionally with tongs and dusting liberally with salt, cumin and red pepper. The meat itself was gamy, but all in all, the trial run turned out better than I expected. Even so, I was unable to get over the trauma of the dead fly enough to actually enjoy the batch. DAY 5 The grill sat untouched for a few days while I plotted where to set up my next experiment. Every spot around my apartment seemed to be under watch by some combination of security guards, rival vendors

photos: sui and marilyn mai


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Neighborhood chuanr lady zhang peipei

and the police. Any benefits from the thrill of grill-squatting were outweighed by the risk of getting skewered in the eye by a jealous chuanr cartel. I finally swallowed my pride and built up the courage to ask my neighborhood chuanr lady if I could set up next to her. She gave me a funny look. “You want to pay me money to bring your own grill, charcoal and meat and cook the skewers yourself?” she asked. “Yes.” “And you’ll pay me, right?” “Yes.” “In money?” “Yes.” “Okay. Mei wenti.” DAY 6 Time to grill. After my Dongjiao meat market experience, I wanted to try for some high-end skewers, so I headed over to Boucherie Michel, the French butcher near Sanlitun. Lamb leg there costs RMB 10.8 per 100g, roughly twice as much as Chinese supermarket Jingkelong (RMB 25.3 per jin). When I arrived with my grill, my new friends showed me how to light the coal: Take a handful of old skewers and light them on fire with the charcoal on top. I offered to plug in the hairdryer I brought, but they said a fan would produce better results. They then debated the relative merits of underhand and overhand fan technique like a pair of retired

Olympic ping-pong players. Once my fire was happily burning, we broke up the coals and spread them out across my grill. They showed me how to season the meat as it cooked: salt first, then plenty of cumin when it was nearly done, and finally pepper to taste. The manager of the restaurant inspected our meat and disparaged my French butcher lamb as too lean. My test subjects were ecstatic about it, though, and thought it made for more of a Brazilian barbecue feel. When I brought out kebabs of zucchini, bell pepper and eggplant, our helpers were so incredulous I imagined creating a series of “Will it chuanr?” viral videos on Youku. Eventually they just shrugged and left us to our own fate, a fate that turned out to be both delicious and daubed in Chinese hot sauce. We went out in an expat burst of glory by roasting our own marshmallows over the grill. A few curious locals gathered around to watch us make s’mores. One chuanr guy tried roasting his own and quickly found himself in a sticky situation as strings of melty ’mallow clung to the sides of his grill. At the end of the night, the lady asked for RMB 60 in exchange for helping me grill my stuff. I went home to brag about my newfound chuanr skills. She probably went home to tell her friends about the easy money to be made from foreigners who will pay to cook their own food.

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Snip the Sips

Non-alcoholic drinks in Beijing by Lauren McCarthy


In the bar Is there a more daunting locale


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to turn down a drink? You’re surrounded by friends chatting over pints or watching trained bar staff meticulously add a bit of rum here and some whiskey there. At times like these, abstaining from alcohol can seem downright dull. Luckily, some bars offer options for the sober set that are just as well-crafted, and often even tastier. At Twilight, flip past the tipples to the mocktails and try the Basil Apple Soda (RMB 50). A precise blend of homemade basil syrup, apple juice, lemon, and soda results in a drink that I found preferable to my drinking partner’s rum daiquiri. The light,

crisp flavors allow the basil to stand out with its herbal licorice-like tang. Paper-thin apple slices top the drink, but if you want to nibble, grab them before they’re on the bottom with the leftover ice. One of our favorite newcomers on the craft cocktail scene, Mai Bar, also offers delicious alcohol-free options. Go for their Ginger Highball (RMB 30), a blend of their in-house ginger beer (the adult equivalent of root beer that replaces sweet with spicy) mixed with elderflower syrup and lemon juice. On its own, ginger beer can make you feel like an amateur boxer getting in the ring with

a heavyweight, but with a touch of fragrant sweetness and some acidity to add balance, the drink doesn’t pack as hard a punch. In the restaurant News of Q Mex’s authentic tostadas and taquitos has spread like wildfire, but what about the liquid side of the menu? Don’t miss their horchata (RMB 45), a traditional Mexican drink we haven’t found elsewhere in Beijing. The Sanlitun South eatery makes their version with a base of ground rice and almond, giving the drink a milky appearance but without the heavy creaminess of dairy.

photos: judy zhou and mitchell pe masilun

air’s not the only thing that does well with being cut periodically – the same can be said for drinking as well. That’s no easy task, though, considering how many Beijing expat events revolve around alcohol. So, rather than have to drastically chop off all the fun and nights out, we just wanted a slight trim on our drinks order. We set out to find non-alcoholic options that give their liquored counterparts a run for their money.

Drinks FEATURE Vanilla and cinnamon spice up this ice-cold beverage that’ll help you cool off from the heat. At Home Plate Bar-B-Que, the fresh-squeezed lemonade and Southern-style sweet tea are each commendable options, but why choose when you can get both in the same glass? The Arnold Palmer (RMB 20), made up of equal parts lemonade and iced tea, balances sweet and tart. Some may protest the very idea of barbecue without beer, but we think the golfer-inspired potable will leave you more room for the pulled pork and ribs. Meanwhile, Central Park’s Obentos is winning us over with the fresh fruit in their drinks. The bento-box purveyor is known for its healthy lunch options, so it’s no surprise that their drinks follow suit. Fresh grapefruit soda (RMB 28) is a glass of pale pink carbonation with grapefruit pulp floating amid the ice. If you like tart over sweet, sip away. If, like me, you go for the 100 percent sugar option at iced tea stalls, pour in the side vessel of simple syrup or adjust to fit your own preference. As it should, the syrup balances out the grapefruit flavor instead of just adding sugariness. This concoction is one of the most refreshing drinks

in the city – it’ll give you a boost before you head back out into the sweltering heat. On the street Nothing is as quaint and lowbrow as drinking on the street (particularly if there’s a brown bag involved). Trade in the Tsingtao and go for a local brand, Beijing’s own Beibingyang, aka Arctic Ocean Soda (RMB 3.5). Relaunched in 2011 after a 15-year hiatus, the brand’s David and Goliath story involves a Pepsi takeover, being phased out and eventually being bought back by the original owners. The fizzy pop, which comes in orange and tangerine, is mainly found at local shops and restaurants. Expect more carbonation than the mainstream brands and a finish that’s more refreshing than the sickly-sweet syrupy taste of Sprite or Coke. Some vendors may allow you to take your drink away with a one kuai deposit, while others prefer you to finish the drink on the premises and hand over the bottle before leaving. In that case, just pull up a rickety stool or pick a spot on the curb and sip away. For venue info, see Directory.

the ginger highball at mai

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A Leg Up

Roast meat make man out of you by Marilyn Mai



alling all those who crave the occasional Flintstones dining experience! About halfway down Fangjia Hutong, right next door to El Nido, sits 61 Leg of Lamb. The shop’s specialty is a whole roast leg of lamb served on a spit over a rectangular bed of charcoals. The trick is to slice away thin chunks of meat as you go, revealing rarer meat underneath which then gets its chance at a good char. When one plate of meat empties, it’s time to carve another layer off. There’s no shortage of good grilled lamb in this town, but the juicy mutton here will make you put down your chopsticks, close your eyes and thank the heavens that you’re at the top of the food chain. Just for a second, though, ’cause you’ll have to exit the reverie to fight for your next piece. As befits its humble demeanor, this little shop is strictly a family operation. Jin Bo lives at the address with his family, and the secret to his lamb’s savory succulence is a basting liquid developed by his little brother. He claims ignorance about the full recipe, but he did admit to salt, black pepper and oil. For the non- cavemen, there are other, less meaty dishes to be

enjoyed. Like platefuls of boiled peanuts and edamame beans (RMB 8 each), heaping piles of the garlicky cold cucumbers (RMB 8), grilled eggplant and enoki mushrooms (RMB 10 each) and large mantou slices toasted to goldenbrown perfection. Depending on just how carnivorous your group is, you can get away with spending very little or end up splashing out quite a bit for this roadside meal. The leg of lamb comes in at RMB 42 per jin, with each leg weighing in between three to four jin. Drinks from El Nido next door can be purchased for a 20 percent discount if you’re taking away, which is a happy convenience. Once you’ve made quick work of the hefty slab of meat, Jin Bo will offer to divvy up the bones. Say yes, let the bones sit on the grill for a minute, then chomp away. Don’t forget to grunt happily as you leave. 61 Leg of Lamb. Daily 3pmmidnight. 61 Fangjia Hutong, Dongcheng District (139 0133 3774) 六十一号院碳烤羊腿, 同61号


800m northwest of Beixinqiao station (Line 5)

What’s Black and White … … and creamy all over? by Lauren McCarthy



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anything else. But as the sandwich thaws, the brownie becomes gooey and chocolate bits begin to melt, making the overall consistency a bit more fudgy. The ice cream also softens up. Luckily, its slower melting speed will allow you to indulge in the childhood treat without looking too much like a messy kid. If an ice cream sandwich is too much of a “meal” for you, a scoop (RMB 15) of one of the more grownup ice creams, like Southern Comfort (tagged “Soco”) or Mint Julep, isn’t a bad choice either as you head off into the warm night. Nola. Mon-Fri 8am-11pm, Sat-Sun 10.30am-11pm. 11A Xiushui Nanjie, Chaoyang District (8563 6215) 朝阳区秀水南街11号

750m west of Yonganli station (Line 1)

photos: sui and marilyn mai

he paper-wrapped ice cream sandwiches instantly drew me in with nostalgic thoughts of school vacations, running through the sprinkler and being bribed to get out into the yard with an ice cream that would make a mess of me instead of the house. Looking to relive a bit of summer sweetness, I quickly ordered one of the blackand-white creations from Nola’s ice cream case. These dessert sandwiches (RMB 30) consist of a slab of vanilla ice cream between two thick, cakey chocolate slices. At Nola, the sandwich “bread,” best described as a brownie, is much thicker than that of the store-bought brands. The ice cream is speckled with vanilla bean bits whose flavor comes through in each bite. It’s best left to warm up before eating; dive in too soon and you’ll get a mouthful of cold more than

Last orders

Brendan O’Kane Translator, Paper Republic

Every month, we ask noteworthy Beijingers to imagine their final meal before leaving the city for good.


illenarian Taoists in yellow do-rags are marching on the capital. Line 1 is deserted. The end is nigh. I always said it’d take something major to dislodge me from Beijing, and now the universe is calling my bluff.

PHOTOs: sui

The starters The ground shakes; blood rains from the sky; there are no cabs. My wife Li and I bike to Xiao Shan Wa (小陕 娃) on Meishuguan Dongjie, whose cheap bowls of biangbiang noodles (油泼扯面) have gotten me through rough times before. Li orders a roujiamo (肉夹馍) and I put two in my pockets. They’ll be better than money once the economy craters. The mains Our friends join us at Zhang Mama’s (张妈妈) on Fensiting Hutong, where we still have to wait for a table, apocalypse or no apocalypse. A combination of spice, light oil, and crispy paichar  (排叉儿) makes the twice-cooked pork (回锅肉) handsdown the best in what’s left of town. The house stir-fried pork with chillis (张妈妈小炒) is great for people who don’t have to worry about tomorrow, lotus root with pickled peppers

(泡椒藕片) cools things down, and everyone loves the vegetable skewers in chicken broth (钵钵鸡). It’d be nice to sit and chat afterwards, but huge clouds of steam are rising off to the west – Houhai and Xihai boiling away – and time is clearly not on our side. The desserts We head to the rooftop terrace at Alba. The almond tofu (杏仁豆 腐) here is nicer than just about anywhere else, and the chocolate pudding is good too. Some skinny guy in a black hoodie is riding a white horse down Gulou Dongdajie. A scenester girl tries to pet the horse and her eyes roll back behind her lensless glasses. “Vanity!” she shrieks. “All is vanity!” Tipplers among us order from Alba’s menu of well-made cocktails, while non-drinkers go for the delicious homemade ginger ale or lemonade. Some people head to Amilal, where there are cats and a good scotch selection. The rest of us settle back and raise our glasses in memory of what was in retrospect really a pretty good universe. Overhead, one by one, the stars are winking out.

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Shane O’Neill The disc-spinning barber


hane O’Neill has a secret life. When he’s not working as a classic gentlemen’s barber, he is a DJ who has played sets at Burning Man festival, on a battleship, in the desert and on a porn shoot. We had a drink with him and this is what was fit to print.

On the similarities of cutting records and hair … “With both of them, you need to know when to cut and when not to cut. You need to know how to achieve a perfect blend and a seamless finish.” On his childhood in Ireland … “I was the oldest of five boys. The only problem with that was as my brothers got younger, they got taller. In most houses, siblings were getting hand-me-downs but in my house I was getting hand-me-ups.” On singing in the shower … “I don’t really sing in the shower – I do more of a whistle or a hum and it’s usually the Gremlins theme tune! Don’t ask me why!” On the album he’d save in a fire … “Probably my family photo album. If that wasn’t an option, I would probably take Leftism by Leftfield.”


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On getting into electronic music … “In my early teens, I was into rock and metal. I had long hair, ripped jeans and all that goes with it. Then a friend gave me a Prodigy album. I loved it so much I went down to the barber shop, got my hair cut, bought some Xworks jeans, and overnight became a raver!” On becoming a barber … “I left school when I was 15 and needed to get myself a job. I had an interview set up with a gas company laying pipes or something. I needed to get my hair cut for the interview, so I went down to the local barbershop. I told the barber why I needed a haircut. He told me he was thinking of taking on an apprentice and asked me if I was interested. I thought about it for five minutes and said ‘Yeah, why not?’ I started the next day and that was that!” See Shane cutting hair at Truefitt & Hill or cutting records at Fez (Fri & Sat only).

Shane’s Cutthroat Playlist “Let It Bleed” by the Rolling Stones “Relax” by Frankie Goes to Hollywood “Comfortably Numb” by Pink Floyd “Clean-Cut Kid” by Bob Dylan “Closer” by Kings of Leon

photo: judy zhou

What’s is the stupidest thing you’ve done while drunk in Beijing? “Besides breaking my leg and leaving my laptop and DJ mixer in a taxi, it must be roof-surfing up Sanlitun

Lu on a limo at 9am after a good night out!”


All Hans on Deck Hilton Doubletree Chef Hans Hao by Lillian Li


xecutive Chef Hans Hao runs a tight ship at the hotel’s “Hot and Wet” BBQ Pool Party. We chatted with him about being German at heart and his pet pooches.

pressure to make every dish perfect. We were a bit shaken, but he sent a very thankful email to our GM, so it was all okay.

PHOTO: courtesy of doubletree by hilton

What celebrity do you most wish Who gave you the name “Hans”? would turn up at the pool party? Well, I studied in Germany and once Michael Jordan. He’s just amazwent with some friends to Munich ing. I don’t have another word to for Oktoberfest, where a GM from describe him. Burger King told me, “I’ll give you a name, as a gift.” So he gave me the What would he be wearing? name “Hans,” because he thought The 23 jersey, because 23 is Michael my personality was very German. Jordan and Michael Jordan is 23. And because my body looks like Nothing can change that in my a strongman’s. I was only 17, so I mind. thought, “Okay, Hans, good name. Easy to “I thought, ‘Okay, Which animal pronounce.” would you invite to Hans, good swim and play with name. Easy to your guests? You used to work for Royal Caribbean pronounce.’” A dog. I have three Cruises. How does dogs at my house. cooking on a boat compare? They’re very loyal. On the boat, the production galley is like a factory. Every day we were Can you bring your dogs to the serving 6,000 people, producing pool party? over 200 gallons of sauce per day. No, they’re not allowed. They ’re When you start service, it’s like an loyal to me, but maybe not to other army lining up. And in order to people! maintain food quality, you have to cook it all last-minute. Doesn’t eating make pool parties less sexy? What was it like to cook for No. Even though we call it a pool George W. Bush? party, not many people – almost It was at the St. Regis. That night, I none – are eating in the pool. All was in charge of pasta and grill items the guests are usually enjoying the when 40 room service orders were sunshine on the green grass, enjoyplaced – a combination of rib-eye ing the beautiful food. steaks, spaghetti bolognaise and some salads. One was for Mr. Bush DoubleTree by Hilton’s “Hot and Wet” but for security reasons they couldn’t BBQ Pool Par ty takes place every tell us which one, so we had a lot of Sunday.

August 2012



It’s Tea Time

Putting iced teas to the test


f we had it our way, we’d be drinking real iced teas from a giant, dewy pitcher while sitting on a porch overlooking golden waves of grain. Instead, we’re drinking bottled stuff out of tiny Capri Sun cups. But hey, if life gives you tea leaves …

Tong Yi Green Tea, Low-Sugar Jasmine Flavor 统一绿茶低糖茉莉花味 RMB 2.5 (500mL)

Lipton Quality Mellow Lemon Flavor Sri Lanka Tea 立顿柠檬味斯里兰卡红茶饮料 RMB 2.8 (450mL)

“Nice bouquet. But the flavor doesn’t follow through” “You think you’re walking into a lush garden but instead there’s just a wilting flower in the corner” “It’s like taking a really quick shower for your internal organs” “This tastes like someone just made some tea and then left it in a plastic flask”

“Starts off really sweet, but at least there’s a flavor: genetically engineered lemons” “This one is more refreshing for a really hot day” “It’s really sweet, but the tartness makes it like a musical chord, instead of just one note” “It activates more parts of your mouth, really gets the saliva going”

Kang Shifu Iron Goddess Tea 康师傅铁观音茶 RMB 2.5 (500mL)

Suntory Oolong Tea 三得利乌龙茶 RMB 3.5 (500mL) “Almost a graham cracker taste to this, but with no sugar” “It sternly reminds you that tea has tannins” “You think it’s going to be tea but then it rips off the mask and instead you get bark” “This is definitely an iced tea for adults … adults who never really had a childhood”

Kang Shifu Jasmine Honey Tea 康师傅茉莉蜜茶 RMB 2.5 (500mL) “Tastes like a popsicle melted in a puddle of perfume” “No, it tastes like a melted throat lozenge” “If you don’t have money for perfume, just dab this behind your ears” “That is like iced tea that’s bad for children and they’re still convincing them to drink it”

“Tastes like a watermelon seed” “The goddess Guanyin herself would have no mercy for the producers of this tea” “There’s a bit of PlayDoh flavor – a crafty, primary-school taste” “A bit more robust – a tea that would rouse a man at breakfast”

Lipton Quality Mellow London Style Tea 立顿经典红茶 RMB 2.8 (450 mL)

Oriental Leaf Jasmine Zero Calorie Tea 东方树叶茉莉花茶0卡路里 RMB 2.9 (480mL)

“Is this tea? It tastes like shampoo” “If the lemon one was a musical chord, this one would sound like a child riding a dog over the keyboard” “I used to have a scented My Little Pony with a cherry on its hindquarters. This tastes exactly like how that smelled” “It also tastes like the burnt outside of a tanghulu, but mixed with a lot of water”

“Don’t they collect this in bags from junior schools?” “Mmm … mouthwash” “I feel like an elderly person is trying to impress us but didn’t have enough tea leaves” “This one tastes like a monkey punching you in the tongue, while making you smell a bouquet with his other hand”

The Verdict


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photos: sui

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Despite its industrial lemon taste, the clear winner was the Lipton Lemon, with Suntory’s sugarless Oolong a surprising second. Funnily enough, the other Lipton, once stripped of its citrus stylings, shared the least favorite spot with the beautifully packaged but sorely lacking Oriental Leaf tea.

p.s. we ate you

staff recommendations pork knuckle and fava bean salad Sweet Spot, RMB 32 The label actually says “pork knuckle and horse bean salad” but that doesn’t sound nearly as appetizing. Yes, we are pretty much just working our way through the salads at this bakery, as they are delicious and filling at a great price. We suggest you eat this one as a wrap using the included tortillas.
 fried wild kale with shiping tofu Middle 8th, RMB 39 Bitter bites of nutrient-rich wild kale come up against the funk of a mildly fermented tofu. It’s not easy food like french fries, but give it a try and see if you can resist a second bite. triple meat pizza Twilight, RMB 80 Salami, prosciutto and chorizo sitting pretty on a flavorful crisp crust make this pizza a must-try on their summer menu. Despite the meatiness, it’s not greasy or heavy at all – we swear. Get it before it’s gone.

gyoza Invincible Ramen, RMB 18 We’re often disappointed by the potstickers at even the best ramen places, but on our last trip to Invincible’s new Sanlitun location, we couldn’t resist trying again. Boy, did we not regret it. A perfect little row of six dumplings showed up with just the right mix of crunch, juiciness and thin springy dough. Score. mango pomelo sago pitcher Ri Chang, RMB 38 Some may argue this is not technically food, but there’s stuff in there to chew, so we’re going with it. Next time you go, lighten up your meal with a big pitcher of this for the table. Drink it all before the ice melts, then order another. pure fillet steak The Tree, RMB 115 There’s more to The Tree than pizza and Belgian beers. This steak comes with cucumber and tomato salad and french fries, which makes for a pretty sweet deal.

chicken and camembert pizza Gung Ho! Pizza, RMB 46/63 When a menu is constantly expanding, things can fall off the radar. This topping was an early favorite when Gung Ho! first opened, but we reminded ourselves why we loved it – booze-soaked berries are a great contrast to some stinky cheese.

beef avocado sandwich Brussels, RMB 50 Is everyone aware of the extraordinary food deals available here? This sandwich is massive (seriously, the size of your arm) and comes with fries. Even crazier: On Tuesdays, it’s half-price!

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Things to do, places to be, stuff to buy

Want to know what this man is shouting about? See p44



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WHAT’S NEW Venues & shops

Straighten Up Isofit Pilates Studio See website for schedule; pre-booking is required. Rm 86, Bldg C-2, Upper East Side, Dongsihuan Beilu, Chaoyang District (5208 9818) 朝阳区东四环北路阳光上东C-2号楼86号 2km northeast of Sanyuanqiao station (Line 10)


ocated in the Upper East Side complex, Isofit reinvigorates the usual fitness center with a

spa-inspired look. The shower stalls are spacious, with a changing room attached for extra privacy. Orchids are scattered throughout the studio like Easter eggs. And owner Lili Schloss clearly got the memo that the color green is relaxing. The walls and even the equipment, from the wunda chairs to the trapeze tables, sport this verdant hue. The center gives private (RMB 750), semi-private (RMB 500), and group sessions (RMB 180-250). Pilates mat, Gyrokinesis, yoga, and reformer sessions are all offered as group classes. The lessons are conducted by internationally qualified instructors in both Chinese and English. And intimate class sizes (six to eight students per class, on average) ensure that no one gets overlooked. If you’re new to Pilates, don’t worry. The patient teachers

and easy-to-follow instructions will soon put you at ease. With a lively staff, a calming atmosphere, and air that smells faintly floral, Isofit provides an experience that is not only relaxing,

but transformative. You’ll walk out with a straight back, feeling taller already. Lillian Li Also try: Alona Pilates, Yoga Yard

Dong Ying Spa Daily 10am-10pm. 45 Xinyuan Lu, Chaoyang District (8448 7268)  朝阳区新源路45号 800m northwest of Liangmaqiao station (Line 10)


photos: judy zhou and courtesy of Oysho

he newest Dong Ying Spa branch captures the Bali spirit with a life-size model of a peacock standing by the window. A magnolia design decorates the floor, which is visibly raised to give you the feeling of walking along an island dock. Treat yourself to the Yunnan Hani herbal bath (RMB 396).The feeling is akin to floating in fragrant tea. Or choose the aromatherapy back massage (RMB 280), which combines aromatherapy with TCM to soothe what ails you. And those who believe in putting “their best face

forward” should try the Methode Brigitte Kettner (MBK) moisturizing facial treatment (RMB 480). Tailored to your skin type, the procedure leaves your skin feeling as smooth as a peeled egg.  The service is cheerful, wellorganized, and most of all, personal. The care your beautician pays to your every move will make you feel like a precious jewel. And after one of their treatments, you’re liable to look exactly like how you feel. Lillian Li Also try: I Spa, Bodhi Sense

Oysho Daily 10am-10pm. SM-33, 1/F, Solana Mall, 6 Chaoyang Gongyuan Lu, Chaoyang District (5905 6830)  朝阳区朝阳公园路6号蓝色港湾地下1层SM-33 1.5km east of Liangmaqiao station (Line 10)


ummer offers the per fec t excuse to strip down to barelyt h e re b i k i n i s, s o f t c o t to n lounge wear and lac y linger ie. Oysho, Zara’s scantily clad little sister, offers exactly what you need to show some skin. Swimsuit options offer a more fashionable range than you’ll find at other shops in the city. Gals looking for the tiniest of tan lines can opt for the Brazilian bikini bottoms or mix and match the tops (RMB 169-222) and bottoms (RMB 139-159). Onepiece cuts, including the ultra-trendy

“trikini,” go for RMB 299-349. Oysho’s arrival at Solana will also help fill the gap for women who have been looking for Westernstyle underwear, though bras are only stocked in B and C cups. The selection ranges from neutral microfiber pieces to a playful palette of sherbet-hued bras (RMB 149) and matching briefs (RMB 69-89) in cotton and lace, letting you look sexy and stylish while beating the heat. Lauren McCarthy Also try: 6ixty 8ight, H&M

August 2012



In the Club

Win a RMB 3,800 Kerry Hotel staycation

T Brew Ha Ha Win beer & BBQ for eight


or the last five years, Four Points hotels have appealed to the beery-eyed traveler with their Best Brews program. They’ve put a focus on beer, so much so that they are the only hotel worldwide with a Chief Beer Officer (CBO). If a hotel takes their beer seriously enough to dedicate a job to it, then we’re willing to take them seriously. Their latest event is the Best Brew BBQ. They’ve combined the joys of the grill with 12 different varieties of draft and bottled beer, every single night. What’s not to like? Teetotal

he Kerr y Hotel is a Beijing institution. Home to perennial award-winner Centro and to many of the Beijing expat balls, the hotel and its outlets were sorely missed when it began its lengthy renovation project last year. Since then, the hotel has come back stronger than ever. The latest addition is the Kerry’s Club Rooms, which are equipped with all the amenities that matter, including evening cocktails and canapés at

the Club Lounge. The Kerry Hotel would like to offer one lucky reader a night’s stay for two in the Club Rooms. For your chance to win this staycation, just tell us: In your opinion, what is the best fictional hotel and why? The best answer gets the keys to the Kerry. Send your answer to win@thebeijinger. com before Aug 31. The prize is valid until Feb 28, 2013. Good luck!

vegans aside, this is a sizzling deal for RMB 168, but Four Points have been kind enough to give us eight tickets so that one lucky winner can treat seven friends to a solid meating. To win the tickets, just answer this simple question, you boozehound: Which sport do the Milwaukee Brewers play? Email answers to win@thebeijinger. com before August 10. The prize must be redeemed before the Best Brew BBQ promotion ends on August 31.

Indian Summer

Win an RMB 2,000 feast at Ganges

T glow in the dark Win a night out at Suzie Wong’s


uzie Wong’s has been going for nearly 11 years – they celebrate that anniversary this October – but it’s still as popular as ever. The number of people who stop you around Chaoyang West Gate to ask you how to get to Suzie’s tells you that much. It’s one of the few nightspots in town that has a dress code (i.e. no flip-flops) yet it still fills up with Beijing’s beautiful people. It must make other clubs sick with envy. This month’s extravaganza is the Neon Night on August 20. They


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were tight-lipped as to what would exactly we could all expect but they’ve promised that one of the noble gases will be there in full effect. Suzie Wong’s wants to share this with one lucky reader. They are giving away free entrance for four people, a table and a bottle of vodka plus mixers. For your chance to win, just tell us: How many noble gases are there? Send your answer to win@thebeijinger. com before Aug 10. Good luck!

o millions worldwide, the Ganges is a sacred river and a lifegiving source of water. To Beijingers, Ganges means a damn fine meal. Ganges Indian Restaurant recently opened their fifth branch in Sanlitun’s Shimao department store. They’d like to commemorate that auspicious occasion by offering one lucky winner an RMB 2,000 feast to enjoy at that location. That’s a whole lot of onion bhajis!

But before you start salivating or picking the friends you’ll share it with, you need to win. To do that, we want you to tell us: If you were going to open your own Indian restaurant, what would you name it? The answer that impresses us the most will win this incredible feast. Send your answer to win@thebeijinger. com before Aug 31. The prize is valid until Feb 28, 2013. Good luck!

FLORAL HEAD WRAP Forever 21. RMB 28.90 Wild hair is hard to tame, but a colorful hair accessory can help.

BUTTON TANK TOP Topshop. RMB 239 The cross straps will play up your sensuality.

THE INSPIRATION Pucci Spring/Summer 2012

PAISLEY BIKINI H&M. Price TBD Folk-inspired prints will show off your quirky side.


PEASANT TUNIC Bershka. RMB 199 The delicate lace trim will make you look deceptively sweet.

ptown U Gypsy

CROCHET KNIT FLARES RMB 616 The whimsical cut manages to make knit fabric look sexy.

by Tiffany Wang

photos: courtesy of, fei space, forever 21,,, pull & bear, and American Apparel


ur fanciful ideas of what constitutes a gypsy accounts for their enduring allure in the fashion world. Exotic and free-spirited, these nomadic peoples have long lived by their own rules. With them, the more drama, the better – so long as you’re unrestricted in your movements. Take a cue from them and smear on some smoky eyeshadow, swathe your wrists in gold bangles, and throw on a breezy skirt. The key is looking sexy, yet decidedly comfortable in your own skin.

CUT-OUT MAXI SKIRT Michael Kors at RMB 1,985 A feminine skirt helps you maintain your modesty, while ensuring the rest of your outfit isn’t too “va-va-voom.”

EMBROIDERED CROP TOP Zara. RMB 999 Keep all eyes on you with this shiny belly-baring shirt.

COTTON BLOUSE DRESS This Is YOU’Z Clothing at RMB 1,888 Skim dangerously close to dowdy with this dress – then pair it with wedge heels and a sassy attitude.

WEDGE HEELS Lane Crawford. RMB 380 Get the height without the discomfort.

GOLD PLATED EARRINGS Belita Jewelry. RMB 1,045 When you’re piling on the accessories, don’t forget the oversized earrings.

PAISLEY SHIRT Zara. RMB 349 Paisley works just as well on men, too, for those who dare to wear it.

PATTERNED DRESS Gar-de at BNC. RMB 1,818 The whimsical pattern, peek-a-boo crochet and flowy skirt deliver just the right amount of mischief.

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Marketa Irglova

T GANGS AND SO I WATCH YOU FROM AFAR Not the most accessible brand of music, is it, instrumental rock? Hard to delineate a sound when there’s no direct communication is what I’ve often found to be the case. I need to be spoon-fed, and so I usually cast off instrumental rock with the likes of happy hardcore as musical forms that sweep over my head and float away to burn noisily in the sun’s atmosphere. Gangs may cause me to rethink all this. I found the experience of listening to it both intense and captivating – so much so that its standout cut, “7 Billion People All Alive at Once,” a wonderfully joyous waltz that brings to mind images of a floating circus at its crescendo, is sneakily weaving its way up my Top 50 Most Played. Gangs is a confident record of energetic soaring riffs and contagious melodies, and I’ve found myself waking in the morning humming it. It is truly one of life’s great joys to go into something you’re dreading, and come out feeling like you’ve made a discovery with far-reaching consequences. I always like to feel like I’ve learned something. Today’s lesson: Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it. Now where did I throw that old Helter Skelter album? Paul Ryding

he Czech singer-songwriter burst to prominence as a cherubic 18-year-old who was handpicked to star alongside Glen Hansard (formerly of The Commitments) for a small independent movIe named Once. The film, made on a shoestring budget of EUR 130,000, went on to gross over USD 20 million, and earned Irglova and Hansard a 2007 Oscar for Best Original Song. The buzz Since Once, Irglova’s career has gone from strength to strength. She released her debut solo album Anar

(the Persian word for “pomegranate”) in October of last year. Key tracks “Your Company,” “ We Are Good,” “Divine Timing” She says: “I aim for peaceful and harmonious sounds of all the instruments and vocals coming together.” We say: Her subtle, gossamer melodies are an easy-listening delight. See her at: Yugong Yishan on Aug 17

Standout tracks: “7 Billion People All Alive at Once,” “BEAUTIFULUNIVERSEMASTERCHAMPION,” “Homes – …Samara to Belfast” See them live at: MAO Livehouse on Aug 17



Raise the Lantern Acupuncture’s club turns two

M DJ Shadow the shadow knows


lukewarm reception, but he has an embarrassment of seminal material to draw on and his Beijing shows never fail to sell out. Quickly.

Reasons to go His last release may have gotten a

When and where? Aug 11 at Yugong Yishan


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Reasons to avoid … are thin on the ground. Erm, how about: You hate incredible music? After the show you’ll wish … You’d become a trip-hop beathead sooner and that DJ Shadow was a resident spinner in Beijing instead of just a frequent visitor.

club, Lantern, turns two years old. As the many Beijing nightclubs in the sky will testify, this is no mean feat. What’s the prize? Acupuncture wants to share the party with one lucky reader and five of their friends. They’re offering six tickets to Lantern’s second anniversary on August 25 plus six Acupuncture Records albums. How to win? Simply tell us: Who directed the 1991 movie Raise the Red Lantern? Email us at before Aug 15.

photos: courtesy of the organizers

t’ll be good to catch up with our old friend Shads again when he returns to Yugong Yishan this month. Surely he ought to have been granted an honorary Chinese citizenship by now? Or at least the key to the city of Beijing for his services to genius? Anyhow, he’s back (again) and we never grow tired of his flying visits. If you haven’t had the chance to see him spin live yet, you should definitely catch this show.

ost of us have some story to tell about dance music in Beijing. We’ve all had some wild nights, seen some incredible DJs and partied through the day at events like INTRO. Through it all, the Acupuncture Records crew has been at the forefront. Many of the team behind Beijing’s homegrown techno label have been part of the electronic music scene since the early days – Weng Weng was already DJing on the regular back when the Beijinger was still in diapers. This month, Acupuncture celebrates an historic landmark as their

INSPECT A GADGET Bad Hair Day? Philips DIY Hair Clipper Never let your mom cut your hair, they say. Now you can do it yourself – the 180-degree rotating head makes it easy. Variable lengths plus a precision trimmer for sideburns and hairline.

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August 2012




The Great Brawl Boxing comes to Beijing


postcards past a fresh look at an ancient city by Simon Ostheimer



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graphers, and tweets are broadcast to the entire world, the days of buying a card with a photo on it, writing down a few sentences about where you are, and then posting it in a box to be delivered halfway around the world, is a rather quaint – if romantic – idea. However, as the foreword to Old Beijing points out: “This book ... will help future generations understand the pleasure and excitement caused by the sending and receiving of a few words scribbled on a small, bright picture from a faraway place.” T h i s re m a r k a b l e c o l l e c t i o n helps remind us of the magical moment when we first watched the sun set over the Forbidden City, strolled through the Long Corridor at the Summer Palace, and climbed the Great Wall. It turns us all into tourists again. Old Beijing: Postcards From the Imperial City is available at Page One.

been promised a similar standard here, so you’ll be in safe gloves. Things you should know • The program is open to all men and women between the ages of 20 and 50 • Fighters will be separated into weight divisions • Bouts are three t wo -minute rounds • Scoring is by three judges, with 20 points per round • The referee will stop the contest after three standing eight counts Brawl on the Wall will follow much the same model as previous Brawls on the Bund – the last of which drew a crowd of 1,000. A lavish black-tie dinner, booze and a fight card that features your friends, rivals and peers is what attendees get for their RMB 9,000-12,000 per table of ten. If you need any more persuading, consider that these gala events always benefit a local charity. By the time that you read this, White Collar Boxing’s Director Shane Benis will have finalized the Beijing beneficiary. A dash of philanthropy with your fisticuffs ... it doesn’t get more gallant than that. What are you waiting for? You can sign up until Aug 16 at Glee Gym or by calling Monica on 135 1166 2995. Training starts on Aug 17.

photos: courtesy of cnPIEC and white collar boxing china

here are many who claim to be Old China Hands, but none can match the claim of Felicitas Titus, who was raised in the Hankow (Wuhan) foreign concession, studied in Beijing during Japan’s WWII occupation, and worked in the countr y until 1949. Her historic and unparalleled collection of 355 black-and-white and hand-tinted postcards give us all insight into the capital’s past. Old Beijing: Postcards From the Imperial City is divided into 25 chapters, which cover well-known areas such as the Legation Quarter and the Drum and Bell Towers, as well as the less familiar – Peking Union Medical College and “luxury hotels for foreigners.” Beyond the history lesson of buildings and people long gone, however, is a reminder of a much more recent disappearance – the lost art of postcard writing. In an age where FaceTime has replaced actual face time, iPhones have turned us all into photo-

he “sweet science” has undergone many changes over the years. It started as bareknuckle prizefights fought by men called Fatt y but somehow, it ’s evolved into multimillion-dollar pay-per-view purses. (The Marquess of Queensbury’s rules for politesociety pugilism had something to do with it, surely, but we’re still trying to puzzle it out.) After five years brawling on the Bund, White Collar Boxing China is bringing north their concept of pitting white-collar workers against one another. They host their inaugural Brawl on the Wall this November at the Renaissance Beijing Capital. It’ll be a black-tie affair, but before all of the tuxedos, the ring girls and the ringside champagne, they need you. They’re looking for boxers. More accurately, they are looking for people who want to get in great shape and learn some discipline by signing up for training – the best of whom will make the card for fight night. They don’t demand that you have a desk job, only that you are willing to commit to training with their pro trainers three times a week (Tue & Thu night, Sat afternoon) for the next three months at Chaowai Soho’s Glee Gym. The program costs RMB 1,500 but the benefits are priceless: improved health, the ability to defend yourself and the utmost in stress relief. The Shanghai trainers include ex-champions, and we’ve


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Drinking it all in at the Qingdao International Beer Festival, Aug 11-16.

Fighting with food at La Tomatina, Valencia, Spain, Aug 29. Cheering at the ICC World Twenty20, Sri Lanka, Sep 18-Oct 7. see

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No Escape

When online gaming comes to life by Jonathan White


f you are not familiar with online “escape the room” games, then stop reading this right now. Get online and play one. Then play another. Right, glad you’re back and apologies to the friends, family and work colleagues that you let down while you were fixated on finding the clues to escape all of those rooms. Do you now see logic puzzles everywhere? Are you wondering what’s hidden in the room you’re sitting in right now? Are you obsessed with making the connections that are tickling the edge of your brain? Escaping the room is all you can think about. That’s how we felt after immersing ourselves (and a few too many of our work hours) in these escape games. Imagine our excitement in finding out that not only were there live-action versions but that we could play them right here in Beijing. And so it was that we found ourselves in Haidian one night, in a rundown apartment in an ordinarylooking block, with a door being slammed shut behind us and an hour ticking away. This is what happened when the Beijinger team tried to escape the room. Names have been deliberately left out so you don’t think less of our staff. Be warned, it’s a little bit Blair Witch. “Is that a clue over there?”


And so it begins. The room is turned upside down faster than chimps strip parked cars in safari parks. The bed, wardrobe, desk and hatstand are treated to the kind of search that would do airport security proud.


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“AAAAIIIEEE!!!” 3:09 “What happened there?” “We found a Scream mask. He jumped and I s**t myself.” People are on edge. There are a lot of fraught nerves in the room. Grown men may get frightened. “Right. What have we found– “ ... and where did we find it?” “Erm …”

In the attempt to find clues, everything is tried. Including turning off the lights. Of course, nobody bothered to warn anyone else beforehand. “It can’t be this easy.” 12:43 “There’s bound to be more clues inside this bag.”

5:30 We’ve found a bag locked with a combination lock and we’re ever so proud of ourselves.

Keep track of the clues you find by putting them in a central pile. “Tip #2: Bring someone very tall.”

[laughter] ”Oooh, the panic in your voice …”

“Where did we get the numbers?” “Look at where we found the clues.” “Try 2-2-2.”


Everyone likes self-commentary. This is the part where we did that. Also, tall people can prove useful for searching the top of wardrobes.

We need numbers. It happens that there are numbers all over the room. Wherever we look, we are finding them. Rightly or wrongly. In most cases, wrongly. “Maybe this one’s a red herring?”

“How many water bottles did we find?” 8:59 “Um, I might have brought that bottle in with me.” “What about that one?” “Yeah, that might be mine too.” There are ten people in this room. Each one of them brought a bag. Some of these bags happen to be open and have spilled their contents on the floor. This makes it hard to tell what are actual clues. [The room suddenly goes dark.] “HEY! Who’s done that?!!!”




This may be the wisest thing anyone has ever said. Even if no false clues were planted, you’re so highly strung that you think everything is a clue. Everything. “8, 3 and 2 are definite clues.” “Right. The others are found numbers. Remember where we found them.”


We feel good about three numbers for the 4-digit combination lock. We’re happy because we arrived at

them via the clues (puzzles involving a tape measure, water bottle and an alarm clock) rather than finding them written on the furniture.

“Right, it should only be numbers that we arrived at on our own.” Had they been eavesdropping on us?

“Yes! Progress!”


We’ve found another bag with a combination lock on it. It quite obviously contains a key. The trouble is that we’re no closer to finding the correct code for the first lock. “There’s so many clues now.”

[Staffer mentions an essential clue.] 39:37 “So there’s another slip of paper that we haven’t found yet ... is that what she’s saying?” “I wish she wouldn’t help us. Tell her to get out of here.” [Staffer exits, locking the door again.]

19:00 Pride comes before a fall.

[The staffer enters.] “What, is it over already?” “No, there’s one minute left.” “Two on my watch.” “Let’s ask her something.”


The human animal has a remarkable talent for inane small talk even in the face of impending failure. “We found this 5 mao coin.” 57:18 “Yeah, under the bed. Is this one of the clues?” [The staffer is startled by our question.] “I guess not, then.”

In fact, we have more clues than sense. “Let’s take a step back.” 19:21 “Put everything back where we found it.” If at first you don’t succeed … wait 19 minutes and start all over again. “How does this lock work?” 22:11 “Wait, how many different combinations can there be?”

“Now what?” 46:17 “You guys sure these numbers on the furniture don’t matter?” [Everybody else] “YES.” “Have we not looked absolutely everywhere?” [Everybody else] “NO.” First comes denial. Then anger. Then bargaining ...

[Our mistakes are pointed out.] 1:01:03 “She says there are seven pages in total in that chapter, so 7 was one of the key numbers.” “Oh for heaven’s sake.”

“What does the map mean?” 27:31 “It doesn’t have to mean anything.” “So why would they include a map?” “Well, they also wrote the words ‘teasing you’ on the bottom of these drawers.” “Cheeky buggers.”

The first lock is unlocked. We open the bag to find ... a pile of other puzzles. We had been nowhere near freeing the key in the other bag. “Gosh.” 1:05:02 “We were well and truly beaten, team.” “How did we not find that one crucial slip of paper?” “Don’t even know where she pulled it from.” “She’s slipped it in when we weren’t looking!”

Puzzle makers enjoy what they do. They don’t want you to succeed too easily (or at all). 32:40

There are good losers and bad losers, but show me a good loser and I’ll show you a cliché about losers.

For every voice of reason, there is an equal and opposite voice of mayhem. “Another clue!’” “Where was it?” “Seriously? But I already checked there.”

[The staffer produces the missing clue.] 58:56 “What?!” “No way.” “She just pulled it right out of that corner.” Everything is easy to find when you know where it is.

Two things highlight our stupidity. One, we don’t really know how to use a combination lock (blame white-collar work). Two, we can’t realistically fathom the number of combinations for a 4-digit lock. (Hint: It’s 10,000.)

“Slow down. Put these drawers back.” “Can we pull the bed out?”

Once again: Not everything is a clue. Even if you are attached to the idea of it being one. For a whole hour.

“But I checked that spot!” “You got us, girl. You got us.”



Have everyone check everything. People check in different ways. Some check thoroughly while others don’t really check at all. “They could be measurements …” 35:49 “I think those numbers were already written there, before the escape room.” “Again, let’s differentiate between numbers that are found and numbers that are arrived at.” You can read anything into anything after you’ve been locked in a room for 35 minutes. There needs to be someone calm and logical with you. Puzzles are logical. [The door opens.] 38:33 “Aroo?!” [That’s the Scooby Doo noise. –Ed.] [The staffer asks us if we have any questions.] “Um, ask her about the numbers …” [She explains.] “Ah. So the ones on the furniture don’t matter.”

“We’re screwed.” 47:28 “We did not make good use of that staffer.” “I know, but you wanted her out.” “So did I, but now …” Blaming one another becomes second nature. If this were any longer than an hour, we may well have eaten one another. “Hey, we found a dead mosquito.” 50:16 “How many legs does the mosquito have?” In desperation, you’ll think that anything is a clue. “Are there any loose bricks?”


And you thought we were desperate before … “How much time do we have left?” 56:04 “I think we should stop looking for that clue and start cranking the numbers on that lock.” Yet more desperation – we attempt to free the key by sheer 1-in-10,000 fluke.

Yes, she did. But there are plenty of escape rooms in the city and we would not be beaten. Not for long. A week later, we ventured to a Dongzhimen apartment for The Real Escape Game, another challenge set by the original Japanese inventors of live-action escape. Unlike the first room, where locations and games change every two weeks, theirs will run for the next three months. We can’t tell you much without writing SPOILER ALERT in huge letters. But there’s one piece of information that we’re happy to share: We escaped that second room. WANT TO ESCAPE? To see our interview with the mastermind behind the escape game described in this article, see p54. To register for his current escape-room game, go to or (Chinese-only). To register for The Real Escape G ame: (Chinese-only).

August 2012



Introducing the people that matter "i'm just not very good at dogs." SEE p52 "to be honest, i couldn't wait to take it off." SEE p51 "i'd break them down and make them cry." SEE p54 "but i can't help that i'm european." SEE p49 "people overseas say i fight like a pirate." SEE p53







The "Flying Man" was the first Chinese athlete to become a world record holder, world champion and Olympic champion. His gold in Athens 2004 was China's first in track & field. Injury robbed him of his chance for glory at Beijing 2008. What does London 2012 hold in store for him? photo: courtesy of nike


August 2012


Joe Dunthorne author of submarine


he indie movie based on his debut novel, Submarine, was a cult hit. We chat with Joe about his greatest football goal and fellow author and philanthropist, Dave Eggers.

photos: angus muir and murdo macleod

How autobiographical is Submarine? The protagonist, Oliver, is approximately 42 percent me. I was definitely weird and self-obsessed (and sex-obsessed) at that age, but I never took to stalking my mum’s friends. I also got to visit the set a couple of times, which was unforgettable. It was like being a guest inside my own skull.   Tell us about playing with the England Writers’ Football Team. In the writers’ World Cup we lost to Sweden but, in doing so, injured so many of their players that in the semifinal, they had to recruit some England players for their team. I was one of the chosen and I scored my greatest international goal wearing a Sweden shirt.   What’s been the greatest achievement of Homework, your “monthly night of literary miscellany”? Our greatest achievement was having 150 people, all wearing Tom Cruise masks, chanting the poem that Tom’s character reads in the film Cocktail. It was the culmination of a project where we invited people to

rewrite that poem – “the worst poem of all time” – to see if something beautiful could come of it.   Is Dave Eggers a particular inspiration? He is, but he’s not the only one. I love David Berman and Foster Wallace and DeLillo and Frederick Seidel and Ali Smith and David Mitchell and Don Paterson ... the list goes on.   You could live anywhere in the world, but you choose East London. Why? With London, the more energy you put in, the more you get out. As long as I’ve got the will to keep exploring it, there will always be new things to find: food, music, theatre, literature, people, subcultures. Something about the grim weather and the grim landscapes, gives an edge to much of the creativity in the city – I like that.    How do you feel about the upcoming Olympics? I think I might be one of the few East London residents who is excited. I can’t wait. It won’t be as spectacular as Beijing but hopefully we’ll play to our strengths and it’ll be a showcase for East London’s creativity. Plus, I’m looking forward to seeing the ping-pong. Joe Dunthorne appears at two book talks on Aug 19. See Events for details.

David Mitchell Author of Cloud Atlas


hen your novel has been made into a film starring To m H a n k s a n d H u g h Grant, it’s safe to say that you’ve made it big. David Mitchell visits Beijing this month, but before he arrived we had a chat about bilingualism, Asia and the wondrous addiction known as reading.

On bilingualism “On the one hand, Anglophones are fortunate, but they’re also impoverished. This poverty of language, at least in the school system in the UK and in the States as well … it’s a moderate form of child abuse, not to teach kids how to speak another language and not teach it well so that they want to.”

On going from English teaching to novel-writing “I used the isolation that you feel as a hulking big Caucasian in an East Asian country to make my life more hermit-like and really teach myself how to write. I was in my twenties, had no clue how the world worked, but I got some lucky breaks and here I am.”

On why the novel will survive “The imagination says ‘Feed me, feed me.’ Angry Birds doesn’t cut the mustard, and not even World of Warcraft works the same way as a novel. J. K. Rowling or Stephen King, any of these successful blighters, are drug pushers of the most benign sort – this wonderful drug called reading that has no negative side effects and only positive ones. Once kids get a taste of it, I don’t think it’s amazing that they get hooked and I don’t think it’s amazing that they want this and are nourished by this. Novels provide vitamins that digital art can’t really do.”

On the difference between Japan and China “Japan can be so Germanic in terms of efficiency and systems. A Japanese builder might say, I will start this house at half past 11 on July 14 and it will be finished August 31 at noon, and it really will be. In my limited experience with China, it felt more Mediterranean in this respect. Of course, this is a highly Eurocentric metaphor, but I can’t help that I’m European.” On his favorite kanji character while learning Japanese “Oh, that’s lovely. Tennka, the word for ‘ignite.’ It starts off as a little spot, and then it goes boom. It’s gorgeous, it’s a visual explosion.”

On his best Chinese meal “I once climbed Emei Shan and stayed at a monastery, where they fed us bamboo shoots, chopped chilli and mountain vegetables whipped up with eggs on a metal plate. It was plain, but in that frigid dawn on the mountain … time and place are the best spices.” Catch David Mitchell at his book talks on Aug 11 and 12. See Events for details.

August 2012



Eton Out of His Hand Will Vanbergen on an education IN BRITISHNESS


illiam Vanbergen is an Old Etonian. He claims to have sat next to Prince William in Latin. It’s for this kind of reason that Britain’s Daily Mail and The Telegraph have focused on Vanbergen’s China-based education business., BE Education. Oh, and because they claim that he teaches Chinese children Britishness – something that they decry the absence of among Britain’s youth. What the devil is Vanbergen up to over here? We wanted to get to the bottom of it and why anyone would abandon Beijing for Shanghai. He was kind enough to indulge us. What makes you an authority on Britishness? The Daily Mail! The Telegraph also branded me as “loved by Tiger Mums,” which is quite a scary thought. How stiff is your upper lip? At times, very. It needs to be to get over all the interesting challenges that you encounter doing business in China!

Do you coach the students on British cuisine? No, we do give them a warning, though! 


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How much would you pay to learn essential Chineseness? A lot. I’ve bought lots of books on the subject and I read at a snail’s pace, so that’s a lot of time invested as well. I’d easily pay our most expensive fee for knowing ten years ago what I know now.

Tell us about some success stories. We’ve got students in every top school and university in the UK. The highlights are students winning scholarships to Eton, Winchester and Wycombe Abbey. But the things that stand out are seeing the kids develop. We had one girl who was academically brilliant but so shy when she started that she couldn’t look at you while talking; within two years, her confidence had “i have yet to hear of What miscongrown so that ceptions do a chinese person she was able to students have argue her points wanting their kid about the UK? class at the That ever yone to be more french” in top girls’ school is like Mr. Darcy in the country. and Harry Potter! That was fantastic Actually, to be fair, quite a few of the

What differences do you see between Beijing and Shanghai? In Shanghai, you don’t have to set off for a supper meeting straight after you finish lunch! Also, the Shanghai air is much cleaner due to the sea breeze, but Beijing has better weather in the summer. In Beijing you have to travel a lot by car due to the way the city is laid out, but in Shanghai you hardly have to leave Jing’an District, which means you can get around efficiently on an electric scooter, adding a muchneeded dose of fear and adrenaline to wake you up in the morning, which is obviously more healthy as you need less coffee first thing.

Do parents ever sit in on these cultural tutoring sessions? Our lessons focus much more on subject-specific knowledge (maths, physics, history, etc.) and getting students used to the Western style of learning – inquiry and discussion vs. rote, as well as interview techniques and critical thinking. Outside of the Daily Mail pages, we really don’t teach how to make afternoon tea!

schools are fairly similar to Hogwarts. Also they all believe that London is the “foggy city,” which I think implies that their textbooks haven’t been updated since the 1960s and the last of the pea soup fogs. Isn’t this the job of the British Council? They mainly focus on their member universities. When I got our first student an offer from Eton, I asked him to go over to the British Council, which was across the hallway from

Define Britishness in two words. Fair Play! How much do you think parents would pay for programs teaching essential Americanness or Frenchness? How to do business in America would go down much better. I have yet to hear of a Chinese person wanting their kid to be more French. The law of supply and demand might be fairly brutal on that course.

If Beijing was a town in Britain, it would be ... I’m torn between London and Milton Keynes. Based on being the capital and neatly planned grid layout… Five phrases to help you sound more British, courtesy of William Vanbergen • “I say!” • “This is interesting weather! Do you think it will stop raining?” • “Where does this queue end?” • “Jolly good show!” • “I’m from London …” Find the full interview at

photo: courtesy of william vanbergen

What aspect of Britishness do Chinese kids struggle with the most? The sense of “humor can be pretty interesting. For older students, we recommend a diet of Blackadder, Fawlty Towers, Monty Python and James Bond.

our office in Guangzhou, to ask them if he could go to Eton as a bit of market research. He returned 15 minutes later, wondering if he really was going, as he was told there was no way on earth a student from China could get in. After Eton, he went to Imperial and then Cambridge.

Do you coach the students on afternoon tea? No, this was something the Daily Mail created. I did take some parents for afternoon tea in the Dorchester once, but they didn’t seem to appreciate it half as much as the dim sum in the Royal China the next day.



Cici Fang

Deputy general manager, Elements e-Club


e a s k e d C i c i Fa n g o f Elements e-club to think back over all the uniforms she’s ever had to wear. Which uniform was the worst fit? There was this one event I attended – I won’t mention which – where I had to dress as a crocodile! The outfit had lots of different parts, and every one was ill-fitting. I had to basically hold it on myself!

Which uniform did you resent wearing the most? When I was younger, I was a cheerleader. I absolutely loved all the costumes we wore and the routines we did. One time, though, our dance coordinator entered us into a show and decided to completely redesign our costumes. Everyone absolutely hated the new design: a sparkling pink top and tassels on the skirt. Even the boys had to wear pink! She completely ignored our protests. It was probably the most embarrassing show we ever did.

Which uniform were you most mocked for wearing? Once we had a clown-themed party for my niece, but at the last minute, Tell us a story about a uniform the clown didn’t show that made you feel up. I was the eldest and out of place. “I looked tallest there, so I was I wore this really beauridiculous made to dress up as the tiful red silk qipao to a clown. At first I wasn’t so Chinese 1930s-themed covered in keen, but after seeing p a r t y. Pe o p l e w e r e cake and the kids’ faces I couldn’t commenting on how disappoint them. Early strange it was to see ice cream” on, there were only me in something so trachildren at the party, ditional, which made me feel quite but later more of our friends came awkward. I had to wear it all day and by. They laughed so hard at me. I all night for the event. To be honest, looked ridiculous covered in cake I couldn’t wait to take it off. and ice cream playing with the children and jumping about on the Which uniform would be considbouncy castle. ered the least fashionable? Our uniform in high school. We all Which uniform do you feel most had to wear the same white shirt sentimental about? with a long woolen black skirt. All Probably my graduation outfit. I can say is that I hope no one ever It was really moving to see all finds those photos! these people who I had grown up with moving on and starting Cici makes sure there’s nothing their careers. It was truly a point uniform about Elements e-Club. of change and is something I will never forget.

Paul Mathew Drinks consultant, Flamme What would be your dream cover of a song? For me it doesn’t get much better than the Reel Big Fish cover of A-Ha’s “Take on Me.”

What is your favorite TV theme tune? RJD2 on Mad Men (see below) or else “Peppa Pig” (see the daughter comment).

What is your favorite music video? I (very) rarely watch music videos, but Mark Ronson shot the video to “The Bike Song” around the part of London where I have a bar and used to live and cycle, so that’s always good if I’m feeling nostalgic.

Which artist would you most like to go for a drink with? I’ve been enjoying Carlos Santana’s tequila brand over at Q Mex recently (Casa Noble) – I wouldn’t mind sharing one or two with him. 

What record are you most embarrassed about having on your iPod? I have a 2-year-old daughter – there is a lot on there that would be highly embarrassing if it came up on random shuffle. But there are a fair few ’80s numbers I’m not proud of either. 

What song would you want to have played at your funeral? I’m not sure I’d mind too much by that point. If you were a boxer, what would be your entrance music? “Just Dance” by Lady Gaga. If I was fighting in Beijing, at least the crowd would be more likely to be on my side after that! 

PAUL MATHEW’S 5-SONG PLAYLIST “Insomnia” by Faithless Came out on the White Label during my first year at university and was a prelude to some great nights. The original version at almost nine minutes is epic.

photos: judy zhou

“A Beautiful Mine” by RJD2 I played a lot of RJD2 when I opened my cocktail bar in London, so found it quite fitting when this track was used for the series Mad Men and became synonymous with classic cocktails.

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“Stuck” by Caro Emerald A modern take on ’40s/’50s jazz that’s just great fun and brightens your mood. “Boy Lilikoi” by Jónsi Icelandic pop that is on my running playlist – never fails to put a bit of a spring in my step. “Cocktails for Two” by Spike Jones Craz y 1940s version of a 1930s cocktail-time song. Full of chinking glasses, glugs and hiccups.

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Josh Kernan

Director of Educational Programs, The Hutong The book on my shelf with the most sentimental value is an old English dictionar y that my grandmother gave me when I was a young lad. The person in Beijing whose bookshelf I’d most like a peek at is Kadi Hughes (director of the Bookworm International Literary Festival). I reckon it would be a varied and extensive collection of great classics and unearthed gems, but it’s probably also riddled with some complete trash!

Contestant: Brandon Blackburn-Dwyer, CRI host Specialist Subject: Star Trek GENERAL KNOWLEDGE


Who won the first-ever international cricket match? I’m an American, first of all! Pakistan? I’ll go with Britain.

The first interracial kiss on American TV was between which two Star Trek characters? James T. Kirk and Uhura. That’s actually one I know.


How many letters are in the Russian alphabet? It’s either 28 or 24, and I think it’s 28.


Which language does the word “cherub” come from? Latin. No. “Cherub” is Greek, isn’t it?


In Greek mythology, who hit Achilles in his heel with a poisoned arrow? Achilles ... arrow ... god! It’s the guy – he was in Troy, and it’s not Brad Pitt. Paris. I’ll say Paris but it’s not right, it’s the other one.

What is the capital of Barbados? You know, I’ve actually been there. I have literally actually been there and I can’t remember. Portsmouth? No. Not Portsmouth. I know this – I’ve read a book about Barbados, too. Portsmouth, but it’s wrong.


What is Scotty’s first name? Montgomery.

Who was originally offered the role of Spock? Before Leonard Nimoy? I actually don’t know. It wasn’t somebody else in the show was it? I’ll guess DeForest Kelley because that would make sense to some extent.


What kind of pet dog does Captain Archer have on Star Trek: Enterprise? A beagle. No, the little dog. That’s a beagle, right? Yeah, it was a beagle. I think. I can see the dog, I’m just not very good at dogs.

If you only ever read one book about the Olympics, make it A Race to Remember by Damien Johnstone and Matt Norman. The infamous Black Power salute at the 1968 Games in Mexico City was a great Olympic moment, but ver y few people know much about the white Australian silver medalist, Peter Norman, who shared the podium with them and was ostracized back home for his support of the very public protest. Incidentally, Australian musician Carus Thompson recently wrote a great song about him called “Bright Star.” My favorite books from childhood were Stig of the Dump by Clive King and anything by Roald Dahl. The last book I read was Tim Clare’s

We Can’t All Be Astronauts. The tagline on the front cover says, “All your friends are successes and you’re a failure. Last chance to reach for the stars!” Anybody who saw him perform during The Bookworm’s festival earlier this year will know how funny he is. A great read. The last book I bought was A Week in December by Sebastian Faulks, in a charity shop before a long bus ride last week. [Josh is currently volunteering at the Olympics. –Ed.] The book that most surprised me was Room by Emma Donoghue. The premise of the book [about a mother and her son held prisoner by a sex offender] sounded so grim, I wasn’t sure I wanted to read it. It is of course a pretty disturbing plot, but it’s so well-written and with such innovative language that I really enjoyed it.  Back home, bathroom reading was The Meaning of Liff. It’s a hilarious book that uses place names in the UK to describe those things that we don’t already have words for. For example, “Fladderbister (n.): That part of a raincoat which trails out of a car after you’ve closed the door on it.” Or “Rochester (n.): One who is able to gain occupation of the armrests on both sides of their cinema or aircraft seat.”

Where was Captain Kirk born? Iowa. I don’t know what city in Iowa, but I know it’s Iowa. It’s not Des Moines, I don’t think it’s one of the major cities. I’ll say Des Moines, Iowa.




Win a Hoegaarden gift pack by telling us: Which Grand Slam title did Li Na win last year? Answers to Answers 1) Canada 2) 33 3) Hebrew 4) Paris 5) Bridgetown 6) Kirk and Uhura 7) Montgomery 8) Martin Landau 9) beagle 10) Riverside, Iowa


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photo: paul ryding and courtesy of josh kernan

VERDICT: While Brandon’s general knowledge let him down, there’s no disputing he knows his Star Trek. His performance would have made any Trekkie proud, and brings him up to a respectable total.

Feature Liu Xiang

Chen Yibing

Li Na

Ma Long

Tong Wen

Qiu Bo

Zou Shiming

Lin Dan

Sun Yang

Cream of the Crop How well do you know Team China? by Paul Ryding


o just how much do you know about China’s Olympic prospects this year? There’s certainly enough of them – China will send a squad of 396 athletes, 29 of whom won gold medals in Beijing four years ago. But can you work out who these medal prospects are from our clues?

DOWN 1. Widely considered to be the finest shuttler in history, this 28-year-old is one of China’s most decorated sportsmen of all time and the defending Olympic champion. The badminton pin-up punched his coach on the nose in front of reporters in 2008 because he was unhappy with his team selection. 2. The jewel in China’s Olympic crown, despite his crushing withdrawal from contention in Beijing. This Shanghai native has found his best form in the run-up to the games, and faces one final showdown with Cuban rival Dayron Robles in London.

1 year, and is hungry to make up for lost time, saying: “I will sweep my opponents aside in London.” 5. A 20-year-old Olympic rookie with huge expectations on his shoulders in the pool. He broke a ten-year-old world record in his specialty event (the 1500m) in Shanghai last year, and ominously said recently: “I am ready, London. We are coming. Chinese men are coming!”

3. The first Chinese boxer to ever claim an Olympic gold medal was told at the beginning of his career that his arms were too short to be a boxer’s. He was bullied at school and dressed up as a girl by his mother. He has gone on to win three world championship titles. Recently told an interviewer: “People overseas say I fight like a pirate,” in regards to his unorthodox style. 4. This Tianjin-born judoka won the gold medal in Beijing, only to be banned from the sport for doping in 2010. The seventime world champion was reinstated last

6. This 19-year-old burst to prominence last year after winning two world championship titles and then being named the 2011 Diver of the Year. He recently claimed in an interview: “The biggest challenge is from myself – to beat myself.”

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ACROSS 2. This 30-year-old Hebei native is known for giving her husband a hard time in front of the world’s media, but became a national sporting idol after becoming the first Asian player to land a Grand Slam title last year.

7. The captain of the men’s gymnastics squad won gold in Beijing four years ago with a performance that was praised as perfect. The four-time world champion, dubbed the “Rings King,” has struggled with injury recently. He has said he will retire after the Olympics, and currently studies at Beijing Normal University. 8. This 23-year-old will make his Olympic debut in London. He is currently ranked number two in the table tennis world rankings. He became the only player to ever win a tournament without dropping a set in Sweden last year, and is considered one of China’s best hopes for table tennis glory.


Answers DOWN: 1. Lin Dan 2. Liu Xiang 3. Zou Shiming 4. Tong Wen 5. Sun Yang ACROSS: 2. Li Na 6. Qiu Bo 7. Chen Yibing 8. Ma Long

See for an Olympics viewing guide

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Mr. Mystery

Huang Weiyu, Escape room gamemaker


e never saw the man who locked us in his escape room game (see p46) – he had communicated with us over the phone. The game itself was chaos – only afterwards did we have the presence of mind to appreciate his fiendishly tricky puzzles. “He’s like our personal Moriarty,” we agreed. Who was this evil genius of a gamemaker? We dialed him up again to find out.

Is it harder to create or solve an escape room? Design is much harder. All designs need to be corrected at least 20 times.

Describe your first online escape-room experience. I think there were 13 objects in total, but I only found nine. I took a look at the walkthrough but I still couldn’t get out, and then I closed the page. I’ve never successfully escaped from an online game. My real-life escape rooms are meant for those who didn’t succeed in online games. Maybe they’ll have better luck in real life.

What does your family think about your occupation? The older generation doesn’t know what this game is. They still think I opened an arcade.

What do you wish you could add to the game that is impossible in real-life? The scary, creepy mood in online games. I still haven’t been able to achieve that yet – I’m just trying to copy it as much as I can. Have you yourself ever escaped from a real-life escape room? I attempted one, just to see what the competitors are doing. I didn’t manage to get out. How long does it take you to design a room? One week. There’s no testing, just creative ideas.

Who is your favorite detective? Sherlock Holmes. I like the way he thinks about solving crime. Are you good at chess? Don’t like it.

Do you get many foreigners? A lot … about 10 percent of the total. What’s the fastest that any team has managed to solve your puzzle? The fastest group got out of the room in 15 minutes.

New Life Centre seeking sponsors now


e spoke with NLC founder Ginny Bai about giving migrant children hope through education. Marginalized and migrant children living in Beijing are not allowed admission to city schools. NLC makes it possible for those displaced children to at least complete primary and middle school, get access to higher education, gain self-confidence and become employable. Many of the children are ver y talented with computers and accounting. One girl with good English enjoyed a course in Hotel Management while another loved her

How many locations do you have? Two in Beijing and one each in Dalian, Chengdu, Wuhan and Tianjin. In September, I’m also opening a place in Beijing with more than 1,000 square feet. It will be very similar to the online games in terms of environment and conditions.

Sign up at http://thenewlifecentre.

Yue Xu

Wants to be your dating coach


all the ads on that read “Seeking nice Chinese lady for marriage,” or “Want Chinese woman for lonely nights.” Everyone has their needs, but honestly, why limit your options to an ethnicity?

What’s a dealbreaker for you? I see a lot of foreigners in Beijing being extremely rude to the fuwuyuan. It’s just so classless and disrespectful, it makes me wonder how much of a dick they could be to me.

What’s the goal of dating? To find a co-captain on your team. This world is sometimes too much for one person to handle. Would pick up artists be able to pick you up? Absolutely, yes. But then I’d break them down and make them cry. Pick up more dating wisdom from Yue Xu on

Find the full interviews at

photos: ginny bai and yue xu

his Beijing native became a dating coach upon the request of male friends. Now she runs a high-traffic blog ( and hosts a daily show (“Microblog Buzz” on Blue Ocean Network).

Your thoughts on “yellow fever”? It’s rampant in Beijing! The thing is, there’s a huge difference between guys who only date Asian and guys who just happen to date Asian. I see

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The best way for any program to run is to have regular sponsors to cover our school house rents, staff wages, utilities, food supplies, etc. The NLC can offer sponsorship opportunities and give regular reports so the donor knows how their funds are being used and what impact they are having.

Will you ever do this in English? Or without any language barrier? The best I can do is bilingual. No language involved would be very hard to make.

To register for one of his escape games, go to


Animation Technology course. Two other boys chose Law and Engineering. All these children need is sponsors who will believe in them and be willing to pay for their annual college expenses.

PHOTO: courtesy of china vanke


china vanke's sustainable apartments

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Corporate Ecology

Leading Chinese companies go green with Eco-NGOs in Rio by Kyle Mullin


hat do you get when you mix wealthy CEOs and earnest do-gooders in Rio de Janeiro? Representatives from 21 Chinese companies attended the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (aka Rio+20, a sequel of sorts to 1992’s Earth Summit meeting) on June 18 in Rio de Janeiro. That Far East portion of the Brazilian summit was dubbed the “China Going Green” Dialogues (CGG). In addition to the presentations, nine of the conference’s big names made ecological pledges that add up to tens of millions of dollars. Those committers include real estate heavyweight China Vanke and Himin Solar, builder of the world’s largest solar-powered office building. Other attending entrepreneurs discussed the eco-investments they’ve already made. For example, Dee Poon, the CEO of Esquel Group, could point to their textile factory, which employs an above-standard wastewater treatment plant that cost millions of dollars to install (see next page). But eyebrows were truly raised by the folks that these Fortune 500 types chose to schmooze with. The roster included NGOs like Shan Shui Conservation Center, which works to preserve the remote regions that China’s pandas, snow leopards, and other endangered animals call home. One would expect such an outfit to gripe about tycoons, instead of rubbing shoulders with them. Clearly, there must be some mutual benefit motivating these two camps – usually so suspi-

cious of each other – to partner up. We asked CGG co-chair Lo Sze Ping to explain. You’re saying this is a breakthrough partnership between China’s businesses and environmentalists. What has kept it from happening before? Before, these collaborations have been mostly one-to-one, one company and one NGO forming a relationship. But this time it is a cooperation of NGOs together with a large group of corporations, all at the same time. I’m curious about the incentive for these businesses to join China Going Green. Surely it would be naïve to think it’s out of the goodness of their hearts. What’s in it for them? This is not just something they’d like to do – it’s not just their sense of normal societal responsibility. lo sze ping

It’s about competitiveness in a global economy where there is rising environmental awareness and social expectations of the consumers and the media. At the same time, it is the built-in momentum of these businesses that will truly sell “going green” to their industries, rather than feeling pressured by external factors. So they’re becoming a self-propelling force with these NGO collaborations. What do you mean by a “self-propelling force”? Tell us more about one of these commitments, and why it impressed you. China Vanke, the number-one residential apartment builder in China (and probably the world), committed to building 3,000,000sqm of “green apartments” by the end of this year. These apartments would reduce energy usage by 20 percent, water costs by 63 percent, and wood consumption by 87 percent. By doing so, Vanke is effectively raising the environmental standard for residential builders. But somebody will need to ensure these companies will fulfill their commitments. Who’s keeping them accountable? We will continue to play a monitoring role to ensure that companies are not just doing green PR or greenwashing. We are making these commitments known to the public so that they are held accountable to media and public scrutiny as well.

photos: Courtesy of Lo Sze Ping, China Vanke and Himin Solar


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himin solar's sun-powered office building, the biggest of its kind in the world

Ecologic Stimulus

Blurring the line between entrepreneur and environmentalist

photos: Courtesy of the Shan Shui Conservation Center and China Going Green

by Kyle Mullin


io+20 wasn’t without its critics. The New York Times noted that global carbon emissions have jumped 50 percent since the last time a UN climate summit was held in Brazil, 20 years ago. The Huffington Post pointed out that most Western politicians snubbed the 2012 event. Before long, the prospects for green investment seemed to be turning dismal. But China’s top entrepreneurs are still banking on a hefty return from the summit. Below, Dee Poon, CEO of the Esquel textile group, and Sun Shan, executive director of Shan Shui Conservation Center, weigh in on how this joint business venture can stimulate China’s ecological protection. How can your organization benefit from China Going Green and vice versa? How does this

become a successful transaction for both the businesses and NGOs? Sun Shan: We’re spreading the word that China has to go through this important green transformation to make its development sustainable. For CGG, our official statement is that we committed to “… conserving at least 1,000 square kilometres of forest and 10,000 square kilometres of grassland … in the Three-River Headwaters area on the Tibetan Plateau.” What environmentalist experiences qualified you to present at the Rio+20 summit? Dee Poon: Textile and garment manufacturing is an industry that uses a lot of water and energy. We understand the impact our business has on the environment and community at large .... The processes of dyeing and finishing consume lots esquel's wastewater treatment plant

of chemicals. Wastewater can cause pollution and endanger the health of communities living close to our factories. For this reason, not only have we invested in our own wastewater treatment center, but we have also established a real-time monitoring system which is linked to the local government’s water quality monitoring system. What did you learn at Rio+20? Sun Shan: The NGOs can and should work together more, and look beyond just our own small fields to achieve real breakthroughs. The complexity and interconnectiveness of today’s challenges to sustainability require creative solutions. As for corporations, we believe their learning from Rio will jump-start a new type of collaboration – with NGOs and professionals – to go beyond clichés and make real evolutionary green changes.

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Enviro-Commitments Pledges made by China Going Green’s big names by Kyle Mullin China Vanke: To build apartments that use 20 percent less energy, save 63 percent on water costs, and consume 87 percent less wood.

Quanta Computer: Disclosure of carbon emissions and improvement of carbon management information systems.

Beijing Vantone Real Estate: Developing 10 million residential square meters in compliance with certified green product standards to achieve a reduction of 2.4455 million tons of carbon emissions.

Zhejiang Dazhuang Industrial Group: Investing in research and development, use, and promotion of natural bamboo products.

Artron Enterprise (Group) Co., Ltd.: Premier Printing Company guaranteeing its materials will comply with Forest Stewardship Council of Custody standards.


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Himin Solar: Aims to achieve at least a 40 percent utilization rate of renewable energy and a 30 percent reduction of carbon emissions. Xiwang Group: Launching low-carbon ceramic household products. Made of a non-metallic

mineral (the company’s own discovery), these products can achieve 86 percent less carbon emissions in the production process as compared to traditional ceramic products. SEE Foundation: Will invest USD 80 million to support the development of environmental NGOs. Shan Shui Conservation Center: Will conserve 1,000 sq km of forest and 10,000 sq km of grassland in the Three-River Headwaters region. Source: China Going Green

china vanke's research center for housing industrialization

EVENTS What are you planning to do?

DAY-BY-DAY CALENDAR P59 // WEEKLY EVENTS P63 // ONGOING EVENTS P65 september events deadline – aug 13 send events to venue info can be found in the directory starting p68. all event details correct at time of going to press.

AUG 1 MUSIC Franz Nicolay Multi-instrumentalist Nicolay peddles a modern vaudeville act with full-throated songs and stories shamelessly strident, stentorian and more than a little sentimental. RMB 50. 9pm. Yugong Yishan (6404 2711)

AUG 3 BARS & CLUBS Cocktail Night Learn how to make cocktails using Belgian ice cream while enjoying an open bar on select drinks. Free. Time TBD. Beer Mania (6500 0559)

Pure Feeling of the Eardrum Huang Shaofeng, Wang Wei and Zhui Xing Zu feature. RMB 60, RMB 40 (advance). 9pm. Yugong Yishan (6404 2711) Rolling Bowling Tap your foot to the rockabilly and psychobilly band. RMB 50. 10pm. 2 Kolegas (6436 8998)

ARTS & CULTURE Opera: Aida The NCPA and Japan’s New National Theater team up for Verdi’s most popular opera. RMB 100-500. 7.30pm. NCPA Opera House (6655 0000)


Michael Dallin Project Singer-songwriter playing a combination of rock and the blues. Free. Time TBD. Salud (6402 5086)

EXPLORE Beidaihe and Shanhaiguan Escape Until Aug 5. Spend the summer on the shore – or at least a weekend. RMB 800. SnapAdventures (150 1036 4340)

Chinese Kitchen: Gourmet Dumplings Learn how to make delicious jiaozi with healthy local ingredients. RMB 249, RMB 200 (members). 10.30am-1pm. The Hutong (6404 3355)


Hike Huanghuacheng Great Wall Spent the day along the water and the Wall. RMB 400. 8am. China Travellers (188 0133 5578)

The twisted sisters invade Beijing this month. Swiss Kiss Presents: Mini Street Festival Pet Conspiracy, Yang Bing, Zhang Youdai, Donald Summer, and Kaize kick off the two-day festival, the last of the Swiss Kiss series. RMB 80, RMB 120 (for two-day ticket). Time TBD. Haze (5900 6128)

Tribesmen A tribal taste of blues and bossa nova. Free. 9.30pm. Temple (131 6107 0713)



EXPLORE Hutong Tour: Prophets, Prostitutes and Spies Delve into the city’s sometimes seedy past. RMB 120, RMB 100 (members). 10am. The Hutong (6404 3355; see Living directory)


aug 21: cocorosie

The Detroit Series featuring Dave Spivey Listen to the soulful tracks of veteran DJ Dave Spivey as the popular series continues. RMB 30. 10pm-3am. Migas (5208 6061)

Film: Breathless See the seeds of French New Wave in Godard’s first feature-length film. Free. 8pm. The Bookworm (6503 9507)

ARTS & CULTURE Film: Piratas en el Callao One of Latin America’s first animated films includes pirates and time travel. With English and Chinese subtitles. Free. 4pm. Instituto Cervantes Pekín (5879 9666)


Beijing Creatives V2.0 The second meeting of this informal platform aiming to bring together local creatives features another exciting line-up of speakers, from animation artists to furniture designers. Free. 7.30-8.30pm. Bed Bar (8400 1554)

Shushufufu The duo of guitarist Nico Torrese and violinist Stefan explore the roots of the gypsy music genre. Free. 9.30pm. Modernista (136 9142 5744)

Reggae Party Live music and sound systems, with Meiwenti Sound and Roots Dubsteppa. RMB 50, Free (before 9pm). 10pm. 2 Kolegas (6436 8998)

Global Kitchen: Indian Cuisine Curry and spice make everything nice. RMB 249, RMB 200 (members). 10am-12.30pm. The Hutong (6404 3355)



King Size China Presenting Sparrow and Daiwahmui. Free. 9.30pm. Temple (131 6107 0713)

Opera: Aida See Aug 3.

The Intrepid Adventurers A mix of blues, funk, disco & rock ’n’ roll. Free. 9.30pm. Temple (131 6107 0713)

Talk: Smartphone Photography Tips on making the most out of your phone’s camera. RMB 35. 7.30-8.30pm. Culture Yard (8404 4166)

Danadri Warm, surprising sounds from the Barbados and Cape Verde islands playing to remind you of spring. Free. 9.30pm. Modernista (136 9142 5744)

Indie Disco Night Finnish DJ Jytä Pötkö aka Basso Nova descends to perform an eclectic set of house jazz and indie disco. Free. 9.30pm. Modernista (136 9142 5744) Kickass Hard rockers with an eclectic sound. Free. 9.45pm. Hot Cat Club (6400 7868) Meng Qi & Liu Kun and Li Tieqiao Meng and Liu bring the ambience, while Li Tieqiao turns the night experimental. RMB 30. 9pm. Zajia Lab (156 0112 2252)


Chinese Kitchen: Cantonese Seafood and stir-fries galore. RMB 249, RMB 200 (members). 10.30am-1pm. The Hutong (6404 3355)

AUG 4 BARS & CLUBS Black Eyeliner The seventh event in the series consisting of an electro/industrial/coldwave mashup. Free. 9pm. Siif (6406 9496)

Matcha and Traditional Japanese Dessert Service The new sushi bar invites guest dessert chef Yuka to help serve up matcha and dessert in a traditional ceremony. RMB 68. 2-5pm. Timezone 8 Sushi Bar (5762 6208)

MUSIC Streets Kill Strange Animals and Low Bow A night of indie rock. RMB 30. 8.30pm. Zajia Lab (156 0112 2252)


DJ Paul Harding DJ Paul Harding spins cool grooves for a chilled summer night. Free. 10pm-2am. Q Mex (5620 3759)

Opera: Aida See Aug 3.

Swiss Kiss Presents: Mini Street Festival Maelstrom, Dirty Bird, Sound Pellegrino, Mickey Zhang, and Weng Weng finish off the two-day festival, the last of the Swiss Kiss series. RMB 80, RMB 120 (for two-day ticket). Time TBD. Haze (5900 6128)

Mahjong Workshop: Part One Learn the history and symbolism behind the game. RMB 200 (2 sessions; see Aug 12), RMB 160 (CY students). 9.30am-12 .30pm. Culture Yard (8404 4166)

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events RMB 150 (includes a drink & appetizers). 7pm. Location TBD

Free. 9.30pm. Temple (131 6107 0713) Soul Decree Funk Big Band There ain’t nothing that can keep you from dancing to Beijing’s best new funk tower of power sensation. RMB 50. 10pm. V. A. Bar (5844 3638)

Tea Market Tour to Maliandao Taste teas and buy teaware. RMB 249 (includes lunch), RMB 200 (members). 10am-3pm. The Hutong (6404 3355)



Nine-Eye Tower Hike and Brazier Hot-Pot Dinner Reward yourself after a full-day hike. RMB 450. 8am. China Travellers (188 0133 5578)

Book Talk: David Mitchell and Xu Zechen Two weathered authors bring their different experiences and cultural backgrounds to discuss the challenges of novel writing. Free. 2.30pm. Sculpting in Time (8403 6986)


Film Festival: Future Shorts Find out what happens when a New Yorker meets a chicken, a Korean teenager surprises his dad’s mistress and a kid dreams during Biology class. RMB 15, RMB 10 (students), free (members). 2pm. UCCA (8459 9269)

EXPLORE Sleeping on the Great Wall Jinshanling Until Aug 7. Spend the night up on the Wall, in a tower or a tent. RMB 1,200, RMB 850 (children 11 and under). 2pm. China Culture Center (6432 9341; see Living directory)

AUG 7 ARTS & CULTURE Workshop: Singing and Dancing for Stage Beijing Playhouse offers a free workshop for those who can sing and dance but are strangers to the stage. Free. 7pm. Nearby the Tree (1890 8922)

LIVING Cooking Class: With Color Pick up Chinese multi-hued recipes. RMB 300. 10am-1pm. Black Sesame Kitchen (136 9147 4408) Global Kitchen: Thai Cuisine Learn how to make favorites like pad thai and curry. RMB 249, RMB 200 (members). 7-9.30pm. The Hutong (6404 3355)

AUG 8 BARS & CLUBS Fourth Anniversary of Luga’s Villa Celebrate with RMB 5 tequila shots, RMB 108 Corona buckets and half-price nachos all day long and party with a live Spanish band after 10pm. Free. 11am-2am. Luga’s Villa (6416 2575)

MUSIC Summerstone A Beijing three-piece acoustic, jazz, funk, folk-rock outfit. Thoughtful, upbeat music and smooth, three-part harmonies to get you dancing and smiling. Free. Time TBD. Salud (6402 5086)

ARTS & CULTURE Film: Chariots of Fire Electric Shadows kicks off a sports film series with this inspiring tale of runner Eric Liddell. Start humming that theme song. RMB 40 (includes coffee or tea). 7.30pm. Riverbank Cafe (6506 8277)

LIVING Chinese Kitchen: Gourmet Dumplings See Aug 1. 2.30-5pm.


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aug 11: five-day great wall hiking Get used to the view.

Jamie Hutchings The former frontman of renowned Australian rock group Bluebottle Kiss will be playing songs from his new solo album, Avalon Cassettes. Price and time TBD. Jianghu (6401 5269) Matthew Parker’s Bossa Jazz Duo Enjoy a relaxed, romantic summer evening with Parker performing smooth jazz and bossa nova licks. Free. 9.30pm. Modernista (136 9142 5744) Sixteen Mins Described as “Radiohead playing the blues,” Sixteen Mins brings its blend of trip-hop, industrial, and stoner rock to Temple. Free. 9.30pm. Temple (131 6107 0713)

ARTS & CULTURE Book Talk: From One Life to Live to Four Corners How do you go from writing soap operas to novels? Mike Malone discusses. RMB 30, RMB 20 (members). 7.30pm. The Bookworm (6503 9507)

LIVING Cooking Class: Kungpao Chicken Master the dish we all know and love. RMB 120. 2-4pm. Beijing Mandarin School, E-Tower (6508 1026) Cooking Class: Sichuan Favorites Add spice to your life. RMB 300. 10am-1pm. Black Sesame Kitchen (136 9147 4408) INN Trekkie: Purple Bamboo Park Make new friends and explore the secret gems of Beijing together. RSVP by Aug 7 to Free. 9.30am-2pm. Purple Bamboo Park (no tel)

AUG 10 BARS & CLUBS I-Robots Special Five-Hour Set DJ I-Robots show us why Italians do it better. RMB 80. 10pm-5am. Haze (5900 6128) La Noche Latina with DJ Juan Cardona Come out for a full night of Latin beats. Take the occasional break for shots. Free. 10pm-2am. Q Mex (5620 3759) Mix Ten-Year Anniversary Hip-hop stars Ji Qi, Big Dog, SBAZZO, and Krayzie Actor, to name a few, have

been invited to join the Gongti giant’s anniversary party. Price and time TBD. Club Mix (6530 2889) Ramon Tapia The DJ/producer they call “E; Carlitto” makes his Beijing bow to huge fanfare after a series of successful remixes for some of the world’s biggest names. RMB 150, RMB 100 (advance). Time TBD. Lantern (135 0134 8785)

MUSIC Jamie Hutchings See Aug 9. RMB 40. 9.45pm. Hot Cat Club (6400 7868) Summerstone A Beijing three-piece acoustic, jazz, funk, folk-rock outfit. Thoughtful, upbeat music and smooth, three-part harmonies to get you dancing and smiling. Free. 9.30pm. Modernista (136 9142 5744) The Amazing Insurance Man Chu Kou A supports The Amazing Insurance Salesman for a night of post-punk. RMB 50. 10pm. 2 Kolegas (6436 8998)

EXPLORE Buddhist Culture in Datong Until Aug 12. Experience over 1,000 years of spiritual history. RMB 1,350. SnapAdventures (150 1036 4340)

AUG 11 BARS & CLUBS Mix Ten-Year Anniversary See Aug 10. Price and time TBD. Club Mix (6530 2889)

MUSIC Banbian Punk Rock Charity Concert and Auction Punk rockers Discord, Flyx, Rustic, Gao Wei, Catcher in the Rye, and Misandao amongst others join forces in aid of Half the Sky Children’s Orphanage. RMB 80. 4pm. 2 Kolegas (6436 8998) DJ Shadow Seminal Californian trip-hopster makes a triumphant return to Beijing. RMB 280, RMB 200 (advance). 10pm. Yugong Yishan (6404 2711) Rolling Bowling Foot-tapping rockabilly and psychobilly.

Departing from China With Pets Experts share the latest 2012 regulations and step-by-step instructions for taking your pets overseas. Free. 11am-noon. ICVS (8456 1939/1940/1941)

EXPLORE Experience Xilin Gol Inner Mongolia Grassland Until Aug 12. Is the grass greener on the other side? RMB 3,400, RMB 3,200 (advance). China Culture Center (6432 9341; see Living directory) Five-Day Great Wall Hiking Until Aug 15. Start in Gubeikou, end at Jiankou. RMB 3,500. 8.30am. China Travellers (188 0133 5578) Great Wall Camping Expedition Until Apr 12. Take a trip out to the breathtaking Jiankou section for an unforgettable night of camping out on the Wall. RMB 500. SnapAdventures (150 1036 4340)

AUG 12 DINING Mexican Cooking Class with Chef Karla Castillo Reyes Learn the basics of Mexican cooking – and try and get her to give you her rice pudding recipe while you’re at it. RMB 300. 3-6pm. Q Mex (6585 3828)

MUSIC Experimental Music Session A space to abuse musical instruments in peace. RMB 40, RMB 30 (student). 8.30pm. Zajia Lab (156 0112 2252)

ARTS & CULTURE Book Talk: David Mitchell The Booker-nominated author speaks to a small audience. Topic to be determined. Free. 7pm. UCCA (8459 9269)

LIVING HeyRunning Marathon Camp Join HeyRunning’s 10-week marathon camp, the official training program for the 2012 Beijing International Marathon). Open to runners at any level. Register at RMB 700, RMB 500 (before Aug 11). Time and location TBD Mahjong Workshop: Part One See Aug 5. Visit a local playhouse to play as the locals do.

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events EXPLORE Hutong Tour: Prophets, Prostitutes and Spies See Aug 2.

AUG 13 DINING Scarlett Set Menu Four courses, limited seats available. Reserve at RMB 328. Scarlett, Hotel G Beijing (6552 2880)

AUG 14 BARS & CLUBS Green Drinks Rooftop Informal drinks at the local eco-community’s monthly meet-and-greet. Happy hour promotions apply. Free. 7.30pm. The Bookworm (6503 2050)

ARTS & CULTURE Book Talk: The Story of Chinese Punk David O’Dell tells all about the early days of China’s punk rock scene. RMB 30, RMB 20 (members). 7.30pm. The Bookworm (6503 9507)

LIVING Cooking Class: Imperial Chinese Make food that’s fit for an emperor. RMB 300. 10am-1pm. Black Sesame Kitchen (136 9147 4408) Green Drinks Join Beijing’s green community at their monthly meet-and-greet. Happy hour promotions apply. Free. 7.30pm. The Bookworm (6586 9507; see Dining directory)

AUG 15 MUSIC Classic Beijing Punk DJ Night An evening of classic Beijing punk cuts on the DJ decks and a slideshow of oldschool Chinese punk featuring the work of photographers Wang Di and Katharina Hesse. RMB 10 (minimum donation to Half the Sky). 9pm. XP (6404 9947) Mama Funker A mix of funk, rock, blues and jazz (all in Portuguese) invading your bloodstream with crazy grooves and plenty of distortion. Price and time TBD. Salud (6402 5086) MONO As part of their five-city China tour, Mono brings their electric live performance to Beijing. RMB 220, RMB 180 (advance). 9pm. Yugong Yishan (6404 2711)

ARTS & CULTURE Film: Gaea Girls Dive into Japan’s own version of the WWF – where the wrestlers are women. RMB 40 (includes coffee or tea). 7.30pm. Riverbank Café (6506 8277)

LIVING British Club Coffee Morning Join for an informal coffee and chat. For more information, see www.britishclubbj. org. Free. 10am-noon. Venue TBD Global Kitchen: Malaysian Cuisine A diverse cuisine that isn’t shy with the spices. RMB 249, RMB 200 (members). 7-9.30pm. The Hutong (6404 3355)

INN Coffee Morning: Chaoyang Park Meet people in the neighborhood. Pack your own lunch. RMB 5 (park entrance). 10am-noon. Chaoyang Park South Gate (opposite Palm Springs International Apartments) or in the event of rain: The Rug (8550 2722) LGBT Talk and Workshop: Xiyadie, Papercut Artist One of Beijing’s most renowned papercut artists talks about using a traditional art form to portray modern life. RMB 30, RMB 20 (members). 7.30pm. The Bookworm (6586 9507; see Dining directory)

AUG 16 MUSIC Bob Coecke The Belgian one-man industrial guitar band performs. Free. 9.30pm. Temple (131 6107 0713) Celebrating Mary Quant: 50 Years of Mini Skirt Girl Night A celebration of the mini-skirt. Wear one (even if you’re a guy) and get a buy-oneget-one-free cocktail, with DJ Peter Stone blasting beats. Free. 9.30pm. Modernista (136 9142 5744) Powerman 5000 Industrial metal band whose front man, Spider One, is Rob Zombie’s younger brother. RMB 200, RMB 150 (presale). 9pm. Yugong Yishan (6404 2711)

ARTS & CULTURE Film: It Happened One Night Claudette Colbert teaches us to hitch a ride by showing some leg in this Oscarwinning romantic comedy. Free. 8pm. The Bookworm (6503 9507)

LIVING Chinese Kitchen: Gourmet Pancakes One of China’s best-kept culinary secrets: dough stuffed full of chives, pork, eggs, spicy tofu – the list goes on. RMB 249, RMB 200 (members). 10.30am-1pm. The Hutong (6404 3355) Chinese Landscape Painting Class Try your hand at this age-old art tradition. RMB 120 (includes materials). 1.30-3.30pm. Beijing Mandarin School, Guangming Hotel (6508 1026) INN Coffee Morning: Shunyi See Aug 15. Starbucks Pinnacle Plaza (8046 4360)

AUG 17 BARS & CLUBS Dance Dangereux XIII with Rodion The Italo-disco cowboy is set to embrace you with his musical lasso, with support from Metro Tokyo and Boflex. RMB 40. 10pm. Migas (5208 6061) Luke from Horse Meat Disco A member of London’s Horse Meat Disco crew spins at Migas. Price and time TBD. Migas (5208 6061)

MUSIC Knucklebone Oscar & Not There If Chuck Berry went electronic, this is how it would sound. Finnish electro-rockers return to China with support from local livetronica group Not There. RMB 40. 9.40pm. Hot Cat Club (6400 7868) Marketa Irglova Twenty-three-year old Oscar-winning

singer-songwriter Marketa Irglova, of Once fame, starts her first China tour. RMB 150, RMB 100 (advance). 8pm. Yugong Yishan (6404 2711) And So I Watch You From Afar Northern Ireland’s premier instrumental rock outfit continues its tour through the west of China. RMB 80, RMB 50 (students). 9pm. MAO Livehouse (6402 5080) Whai Experimental electro folk rock. Free. 9.30pm. Temple (131 6107 0713) Wu & The Side Effects, The Beijing Beatles & Mademoiselle et son Orchestre An eclectic night of aural delight. RMB 60. 10pm. 2 Kolegas (6436 8998)

EXPLORE Inner Mongolian Grasslands, Erguna Wetland & Russian Village Until Aug 19. Go all the way to the edge – of China. RMB 6,400, RMB 6,100 (advance). China Culture Center (6432 9341; see Living directory)

AUG 18 BARS & CLUBS DJ Paul Harding See Aug 4. Free. 10pm-2am. Q Mex (5620 3759) Haze Out DJs, BBQ, and camping in Huairou with the Haze crew. Price and time TBD. Haze (5900 6128) Tequila Flights with Paul Mathew: Intro to Tequila Mixologist Paul Mathew will guide you through the terrain of Tequila and Mezcal. RMB 300. 4-6pm. Q Mex (5620 3759)

MUSIC Elliot the Bull The six-piece from the Central Coast of NSW are a melting pot of muses – fusing folk, rockabilly, punk and indie pop to create a pleasurable sound. Price and time TBD. Jianghu (6401 5269) Moonglow Burlesque Presents: Back in the 60s Golden oldies will be blaring as go-go dancers have at it. Dress in ’60 style (no hippies!) to get a free special “shot of the day.” Free. 10pm. Modernista (136 9142 5744) Next Year’s Love EP Release Shanghai post-punk-power-pop-perfection trio return to Beijing. RMB 40, RMB 30 (students), RMB 50 (including EP). 9.30pm. XP (6404 9947) The Beijinger’s Summer 2012 New Music Festival A day of craft beer, artisanal food & the best new music in Beijing! Showcasing some of the brightest new talent in the city. RMB 150. 4pm. 2 Kolegas (6436 8998) The Red Pirates, Liu Yusi, & 16 Minutes Yaoyao (drummer of the Red Pirates) and Yusi celebrate a birthday, and want to celebrate with a show. Friends of the Pirates will also join the party. Free. 9.45pm. Hot Cat Club (6400 7868) Skyscraper Groovy blues with truthful lyrics. RMB 40. 10pm. V. A. Bar (5844 3638)

LIVING Chinese Kitchen: Gourmet Dumplings

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See Aug 1. 10am-12.30pm. Cooking Class: Savory Sweet Learn to make dishes that balance out the flavors. RMB 300. 10am-1pm. Black Sesame Kitchen (136 9147 4408)

EXPLORE Beidaihe and Shanhaiguan Escape Until Aug 19. See Aug 4 for details. Hike Huanghuacheng Great Wall See Aug 4. A Short Hop to Tianjin Until Aug 19. Spend a relaxed weekend exploring Tianjin’s architectural legacies. RMB 700. SnapAdventures (150 1036 4340)

AUG 19 MUSIC Elliot the Bull See Aug 18. Price and time TBD. V. A. Bar (5844 3638)

ARTS & CULTURE Book Talk: Joe Dunthorne in Conversation with Zhang Yueran An informal chat between two authors born in 1982 – one British, the other Chinese, both wildly successful. Price TBD. 2.30-4pm. Zajia (156 0112 2252) Book Talk: Wild Abandon with Joe Dunthorne The Welshman impressed with his first novel, the quirky cult hit, Submarine. Here he opens up about his recent work, Wild Abandon. RMB 30, RMB 20 (members). 7.30pm. The Bookworm (6503 9507) Food, Film, & Friends: Malaysia Spicy Malay treats paired with the violent yet pensive Bunohan. RMB 240, RMB 200 (members), RMB 30 (screening only). 5 pm, 7.30pm (screening only). The Hutong (6615 8691)

LIVING Introduction to Chinese Calligraphy Try your hand at one of China’s oldest art traditions. RMB 120. 9.30am-12.30pm. Culture Yard (8404 4166) Tea Market Tour to Maliandao See Aug 5.

EXPLORE Backstreet Beijing Walk: Peking University Campus Head back to school. RMB 100, RMB 70 (children 6-12). 2.30-5pm. China Culture Center (6432 9341; see Living directory) Nine-Eye Tower Hike and Brazier Hot-Pot Dinner See Aug 5.

AUG 20 LIVING Chinese Kitchen: Vegetarian Pick up both non-meat recipes as well as classic Chinese dishes with a vegetarian twist. RMB 249, RMB 200 (members). 2.305pm. The Hutong (6404 3355) Global Kitchen: A Cookie Story Flavors and recipes from all over the world get reinvented into everyone’s favorite baked treat. RMB 280, RMB 220 (members). 7-9.30pm. The Hutong (6404 3355)

EXPLORE Sleeping on the Great Wall Jinshan-

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events ling See Aug 6.

bikinis, wet T-shirts, cool drinks, live music and water awareness. Free. 9pm-midnight. Q Mex (5620 3759)

AUG 21



Kero One San Francisco rapper/producer/DJ Kero One performing his mix of jazz and hiphop. Price and time TBD. Yugong Yishan (6404 2711)

CocoRosie CocoRosie were named the 16th most influential artists of the decade by betterPropaganda in 2009. Now they return to Beijing almost a year after their last visit. RMB 220, RMB 160 (presale). 9pm. Yugong Yishan (6404 2711)

Lantern Club Second Anniversary Two years in a blink of an eye. DJs Weng Weng, Elvis. T, X.L.F., OuYang, ShenYue, QQ, Demone, Jackson Lee, Blue and VJ Clockwork Q hold high the flame, and light the spark on a new era. RMB 80, RMB 50 (advance). TBD. Lantern (135 0134 8785)

LIVING INN Coffee Morning: Sanlitun See Aug 15. The Bookworm (6586 9507; see Dining directory)

Planet Mini Electronics Music Festival A two-day dance party on the lawn with all the usual trimmings, including a whole lamb roasted on the spit. RMB 80, RMB 140 (two-day ticket). 4pm-3am. 2 Kolegas (6436 8998)

AUG 22 MUSIC Peaches DJ Extravaganza Canadian electronic musician known for brash lyrics and in-your-face beats returns for a DJ set. RMB 220, RMB 160 (presale). 9pm. Yugong Yishan (6404 2711)

ARTS & CULTURE Film: Cool Runnings Feel the rhythm, feel the ride, get on down, it’s bobsled time! RMB 40 (includes coffee or tea). 7.30pm. Riverbank Cafe (6506 8277)

LIVING Chinese Kitchen: Knife Skills Learn three new local dishes that will be sure to hone your cleaver skills. RMB 330 (class and cleaver), RMB 249 (class only). 2.30pm. The Hutong (6404 3355)

AUG 23 DINING Aroma Sweet Dinner Buffet An international array of cuisines, plus champagne, a rose and chocolate for the happy couple. RMB 998+15% for two. 6-10pm. Aroma, Ritz-Carlton Beijing (5908 8161) Barolo Candle Light Dinner When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, it’s a sign to go Italian for Chinese Valentine’s Day. RMB 1,888+15% for two. 6-10pm. Barolo, Ritz-Carlton Beijing (5908 8151) Love on Top of Chang’an Avenue Enjoy beef tenderloin, foie gras, Boston lobster and a dessert platter overlooking the Beijing skyline. RMB 800-1,200+15% per person. China Grill, Park Hyatt Beijing (8567 1838 ext 40) Qixi – Chinese Valentine’s Day Enjoy six courses and a glass of champagne at one of Beijing’s most delightful French restaurants. RMB 2488 for two. Le Pré Lenôtre (8599 6666 ext 6528)

MUSIC Ember Swift Canadian songbird performs. Free. 9.30pm. Temple (131 6107 0713) Matthew Parker’s Bossa Jazz Duo See Aug 9. Free. 9.30pm. Modernista (136 9142 5744)


August 2012

ongoing until aug 30: painting lesson II Do some whale-watching at the Today Art Museum. Chinese Kitchen: Gourmet Dumplings See Aug 1. 10.30am-1pm. Cooking Class: Savory Sweet See Aug 18. INN Coffee Morning: Lido See Aug 15. Maan Coffee (8457 3470; see Dining directory) Paper Cutting Class This local folk art class will have you snipping masterpieces. Free. 1.30-3.30pm. Beijing Mandarin School, E-Tower (6508 1026)

AUG 24 DINING Tim’s Texas Bar-B-Q 5th Anniversary Enjoy free BBQ, beer, and soft drinks to celebrate one of Beijing’s best and earliest Tex-Mex joints. 6-9pm (live music from 8pm). Tim’s Texas Bar-B-Q (6591 9161)

MUSIC I Love Beijing Party Do you love Beijing? Then come out and party with Whai and DJ Mickey Zhang. Free. 10pm. 2 Kolegas (6436 8998) Infected Mushroom Electronic music revolutionaries Infected Mushroom look to spread “Psychedelic Trance” to Beijing. RMB 280 (RMB 200 advance). 10pm. Yugong Yishan (6404 2711) Mademoiselle et Son Orchestre French chanson, marble tables and absinthe drinkers bringing you the Old World atmosphere. Free. 9.30pm. Temple (131 6107 0713)

EXPLORE Ningxia and Inner Mongolia Until Aug 26. Discover Muslim culture and visit Inner Mongolia’s sand dunes. RMB 5,900, RMB 5,500 (advance). China Culture Center (6432 9341; see Living directory) Seven Days in Tibet Tour Until Sep 2. Explore the temples of Tibet. RMB 12,000. SnapAdventures (150 1036 4340) Two-Day Tour of Datong Until Aug 26. Explore the Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Monastery. RMB 2,700, RMB 2,600 (advance). China Culture Center (6432 9341; see Living directory)

AUG 24-26 MUSIC Fun Festival 2012 Spend three days in the sun with the sounds of French electro-rockers Success, London bad boys The Fangs, French disco goddess Marie Madeleine and dozens of other local and international acts. Price and time TBD. Wanmu Binhe Park

AUG 25 DINING Terra Summer Party The cevicheria celebrates two years with caipirinha specials, Slow Boat beers, capoeira and swing dancing, and BBQ bites to boot. Free to attend. 3pm. Terra (6591 9148)


Miss Lulu Galore’s Ukulele Ladies Band The irresistible Lulu’s trio will be performing classic songs full of beautiful hula sounds. Free. 9.30pm. Modernista (136 9142 5744)

Belly Dancing Competition It’ll be a magical ride through the kingdoms of the Middle East. Price and time TBD. Zeta Bar (5865 5050)

Perpetual Motion Machine Local rock band with a tight, distinctive sound. Free. 9.45pm. Hot Cat Club (6400 7868)

Circus Night Clowns, jugglers, acrobats, and an illusion show await you at Xiu. RMB 100. 6pm-2am. Xiu, Park Hyatt Beijing (8567 1108)

Zhang Qianqian Folk music. RMB 60, RMB 30 (student). 9pm. Zajia Lab (156 0112 2252)

Get Wet In co-operation with “Thirst,” a global water awareness initiative of the Young Global Leaders, Q Mex presents a night of

Q Live Presents: CNdY & Not There Two of the most energetic electronic bands in Beijing take to the stage. RMB 40. 9.45pm. Hot Cat Club (6400 7868) Rockabilly Party with Rolling Bowling Olivia Newton-Johns and John Travoltas who show up dressed in a rockabilly style will get a free “pink thing” bubble-gum shot. Free. 9.30pm. Modernista (136 9142 5744)

ARTS & CULTURE Bike-In Film Screening: Annie Hall Tiger Beer, Beijing snacks and Woody Allen’s Annie Hall make for a fun afternoon. RMB 40, RMB 20 (arrive by bike). 5pm, 8pm (film starts). Three Shadows Photography Art Center (6432 2663)

LIVING Global Kitchen: Gourmet Cupcakes Bake and decorate your very own cupcakes. RMB 280, RMB 220 (members). 2-4.30pm. The Hutong (6404 3355) Heyrobics and Hey Circle Training Animated teachers in pink shorts will lead two hours of training, push-ups and sprints. RSVP at Free. The Swedish Embassy (135 8197 4260) Intro to Yoga Weekend Workshop Until Aug 26. Perfect for newbs or those wanting to brush up on their asanas (postures). RMB 360 (includes materials). 12-1.30pm. Yoga Yard (6413 0774) Trap-Neuter-Return Workshop Learn how to effectively and humanely manage Beijing’s stray cat population. RSVP by Aug 22 at icvs_china@yahoo. com. Free. 11am-12.30pm. ICVS (8456 1939/1940/1941)

EXPLORE Adventure Weekend in Shidu Until Aug 26. Enjoy a weekend of outdoor fun in Shidu with river rafting, bungee jumping, beer and BBQ. RMB 500. SnapAdventures (150 1036 4340) Five-Day Great Wall Hiking Until Aug 29. See Aug 11 for details. Hike Red Cliff Village & White Rock Wall Red cliffs, white walls … will there also be blue skies and lots of green? RMB 280, RMB 200 (children 6-12). 9am-5pm. China Culture Center (6432 9341; see Living directory)

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events AUG 26




Mexican Pub Quiz Test your wits and knowledge of Mexican history, culture, and trivia, and enjoy drink specials as you vie for prizes. Free. 8-10pm. Q Mex (5620 3759)

Steak Night Buy-one-get-one-free on Flamme’s house steak. Free. Flamme (6417 8608) Tuesday Half-Price All food at the Belgian eatery is half-price. 5-10pm. Brussels Bar & Restaurant (6591 9525)

MUSIC Other Lives + PS I Love You + Daniel Hart Their music was featured on Grey’s Anatomy and Ugly Betty. Now Other Lives make their Beijing bow with two great support acts. Not to be missed. Price and time TBD. Yugong Yishan (6404 2711)

BARS & CLUBS Black Sun Quiz Night Testing times at Chaoyang Park West Gate. Free. 8.30pm. Black Sun (6593 6909) Mesh Cocktail Tuesday Two-for-one on both passion fruit and lychee martinis. Free. Mesh (6417 6688)

Planet Mini Electronics Music Festival See Aug 25. RMB 80, RMB 140 (two day). 4pm-3am. 2 Kolegas (6436 8998)

LIVING Intro to Yoga Weekend Workshop See Aug 25. 12-2.30pm.

EXPLORE Tour Tianjin Concessions & Colonial Architecture Spend the day getting to know our neighbor to the southeast. RMB 580, RMB 450 (children under 12). 8.30am-7pm. China Culture Center (6432 9341; see Living directory)

AUG 27 DINING Scarlett Set Menu See Aug 13.

LIVING INN Meeting: Arrival Survival All you need to know on getting settled into Beijing, from buying a phone to opening up a bank account. RMB 50 (includes coffee and pastries). 10am-noon. The Capital Club Athletic Center (8486 2225 ext 136)

AUG 28 ARTS & CULTURE Concert: I Sing Beijing The unprecedented program returns as singers from the US, Europe and South America learn to sing in Mandarin. This year’s finale concert is open to the public. RMB 50-200. 7.30pm. NCPA (6655 0000)

LIVING Chinese Kitchen: Vegetarian See Aug 20. 7-9.30pm. Heyrobics: Sanlitun Reopens Get in on Beijing’s cult fitness trend. RMB 20. The British School of Beijing (135 8197 4260) INN Night Out! Meet up with newcomers and long-term residents to swap tales about living in the nation’s capital. RSVP by Aug 26 to Free. 7-9pm. Location TBD (


Ongoing: Vietnam: hanoi and halong bay Hopefully, it won’t be a rocky cruise. True Live & Mr. Graceless w/ Marie-Madeleine & Sir Alice True Live will join hands with local rock & roll vanguards Mr. Graceless to open their tour. Marie Madeleine and Sir Alice will also be there to rock the stage. RMB 70, RMB 50 (student and advance). 8.30pm. Yugong Yishan (6404 2711)

ARTS & CULTURE Film: Escape to Victory Where football and WWII collide. RMB 40 (includes coffee or tea). 7.30pm. Riverbank Cafe (6506 8277)

AUG 30 BARS & CLUBS Café de la Poste Party They’re calling it a “special party.” Price and time TBD. Café de la Poste (6402 7047)

MUSIC Sir Alice & Marie-Madeleine w/ Nova Heart The tour continues apace. RMB 50. 8.30pm. 2 Kolegas (6436 8998)

ARTS & CULTURE Film: The Wizard of Oz There’s no place like home. And no dog like Toto. Free. 8pm. The Bookworm (6503 9507)

AUG 31

Rock, blues and punk from the Devils. Free. 9.30pm. Temple (131 6107 0713) Mademoiselle et Son Orchestre See Aug 24. Free. 9.30pm. Modernista (136 9142 5744)

EXPLORE Qingdao: Beach, Beer and Buildings Until Sep 2. Soak up the sun and see the colonial sights. RMB 4,100, RMB 3,900 (advance). China Culture Center (6432 9341; see Living directory)

MONDAYS DINING Alameda Specials Night Live bossa nova and jazz. Buy a bottle of wine and get a free plate of finger foods. Alameda (6417 8084)

BARS & CLUBS All You Can Drink RMB 100 gets you all-you-can-drink draft Stella with free-flow potato chips. All night. Flamme (6417 8608) The Bookworm Pub Quiz Intellectually dominate all of your peers through six rounds of trivia. Drink prizes up for grabs all night. Free. 8pm. The Bookworm (6503 2050) Couples Night Guys and girls coming together, buy-twoget-two-free (classics, house wine, frozen special, local beer and mystery cocktail). 9pm-midnight. Hidden Lounge (8772 1613)

BARS & CLUBS Louis La Roche Come out to hear the French wunderkind’s slick Nu Disco beats. RMB 30. 9.30pm. Migas (5208 6061)

MUSIC Open Jazz Jam Session Hosted by Liang Jun, V.A Bar’s jazz jam session welcomes musicians and fans. Free. Time TBD. V. A. Bar (5844 3638)

MUSIC The Ah-Q Jazz Arkestra Performing an eclectic mix of straightahead, modern, funk and Latin jazz compositions, the Arkestra brings creative improvisation to V.A. RMB 40. 10pm. V. A. Bar (5844 3638)

LIVING Life Drawing Club Meet others and draw live models. Beginners welcome. Register at RMB 70, RMB 60 (members). 7.30-9.30pm. The Hutong (6404 3355)

Devils at the Crossroad

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Networking Night Make business contacts at Hidden Lounge where RMB 380 buys admission for four people. RMB 50 pays for any additional networkers. 10pm-midnight. Hidden Lounge (8772 1613) Quiz Night How many, when and where? Free. 8pm. Tim’s Texas Bar-B-Q (6591 9161) Taco y Tequila Tuesdays All tacos and selected tequila shots at RMB 20. 5-7pm. Q Mex (5620 3759) Tightass Tuesdays Happy hour all day – and all of the night. Two-for-one drinks, two-for-one on ceviches if you get hungry. Free. Terra (6591 9148)

MUSIC Gypsy Jam Session Jam starts at 10 pm. Free beers for musicians playing. Free. 9pm. Salud (6402 5086) Live Music at Migas Everything from jazz to R&B, blues to reggae, as well as funk and soul, up on the terrace as the long summer nights roll around. Free. 9-11.30pm. Migas (5208 6061)

STYLE Back to School: Hair Deal Aug 15-31. Teachers get 15 percent off all hair treatments. Eric Paris Salon (135 0137 2971) Diplomats Special Spa Day All embassy employees (with work ID) enjoy buy-one-get-one-free on all treatments. Aqua Salus Urban Retreat, Sanlitun (6501 2881)

LIVING Chinese Corner Make new friends and practice your Chinese. Free. 1-3pm. Beijing Mandarin School (6508 1026) Exploring Chinese Social Trends A chance to improve your conversational Chinese. RMB 50, RMB 35 (CY students). 7-8.40pm. Culture Yard (8404 4166)

WEDNESDAYS DINING Curry Wednesday Three different curries offered. RMB 98. Village Cafe (6410 5210) It’s a Steak Out! Sirloin steak with a bowl of soup and a glass of house wine. RMB 180. Blue Frog (8561 2665)

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events FRIDAYS

Wine and Dine Free glass of wine with every three-course set dinner. Free. Terra (6591 9148)



MEAT Me! Australian tenderloin features in this meatheavy buffet. RMB 328+15%, RMB 108 extra for free-flow house wine and Stella Artois. 6-11pm. Elements, Hilton Beijing (5865 5020)

All You Can Drink Take advantage of Hidden Lounge’s night of excess where guys pay RMB 100, while gals get in half-price. 9pm-midnight. Hidden Lounge (8772 1613)

Seafood Grill Fridays Fresh spread of just-caught lobster, fish, crab and other underwater delights, plus the regular buffet. RMB 268+15%, RMB 398+15% (includes one lobster and access to seafood grill). 5.30-10pm. Kranzler’s, Kempinski Hotel Beijing (6465 3388)

Divas’ Wednesday With every purchase of a glass or bottle of Moët & Chandon Imperial or Chandon Rosé, the second glass or bottle is on the house. Free. 9pm-midnight. Xiu, Park Hyatt Beijing (8567 1108) Hutong School Nights Wind back the clock to your school days aided by RMB 20 Stella and mixed drinks. Time TBD. Beer Mania (6500 0559) Ladies’ Night Ladies drink free from a select list of drinks – sip your cocktail and enjoy a modeling show on the club’s runway. Price and time TBD. Club Suzie Wong (6500 3377) Ladies’ Night at Ciro’s Two-for-one cocktails and jazz. Free. 6pm-midnight (band starts 9.30pm). Ciro’s Pomodoro (5208 6008) Lush Pub Quiz How many students does it take to change a light bulb? Come early for a seat. Winners take home a bottle of Jack Daniels. Free. 8pm. Lush (8286 3566) Margaritas for Señoritas All ladies in the house who buy one margarita get a second margarita free. Groups of four or more ladies get a plate of tostadas or a guacamole on the house. Free. 8-10pm. Q Mex (5620 3759) Martini Night Grey Goose martinis for RMB 70. 6pm-2am. Atmosphere, China World Summit Wing (6505 2299 ext 6433)

MUSIC The Hot Club of Beijing The ’20s Swing Live nights are back. Go dance to the gypsy jazz band. Free. 9.30pm. Modernista (136 9142 5744)

BARS & CLUBS Gone With the Live Music See Thursdays. Free (canapés RMB 168). 5.30-10.30pm. Rendez-Vous Bar & Lounge (6465 3388 ext 4225)


bers). 9-10.30pm. The Hutong (6404 3355)

EXPLORE Beijing Hikers Midweek treks every week at different locations around Beijing. Prices vary by hike. See for specific trips. Beijing Hikers (6432 2786; see Sports directory) Dandelion Hiking Join them for weekly excursions to the Wall or other locations. See Chinahiking. cn for specific hikes and to make reservations. Dandelion Hiking (131 2478 8581; see Sports directory)


Live Music at Migas See Tuesdays.

Beef It As You Want Your choice of Prime Australian beef cuts with choice of sides and a glass of house red wine. RMB 288. 6-10pm. Scarlett, Hotel G Beijing (6552 2880)

Live Music Session An ever-changing selection of talented musicians, playing everything from jazz to rock, as well as Latin and reggae. Free. 9.30pm. Salud (6402 5086)

Prime Rib Night Enjoy 250-day Australian Stockyard prime rib. RMB 260 (includes one beer or glass of wine). The Cut, Fairmont Beijing (8507 3617)

Open Mic Night All types of music welcome, original, covers, jazz, pop, folk ... anything goes! Free. 9pm. V. A. Bar (5844 3638)

Steak at Café de la Poste The chef will recommend steak dishes for an omnivore’s buffet. RMB 328 (cash only). 8pm-closing. Café de la Poste (6402 7047)

ARTS & CULTURE Riverbank Cine Club London Olympic fever means we’re craving great sports movies, and this weekly screening series delivers. See Aug 8, 15, 22, 29 for details. RMB 40. 7.30pm. Riverbank Bar & Cafe (6506 8277)

STYLE Free Bubbly Get complimentary glasses of bubbly for any hair service. 5-8pm. Eric Paris Salon (135 0137 2971)

LIVING Culinary Market Tour Become an expert on food combining and seasonal shopping at your local market in just one hour. RMB 100, RMB 80 (mem-


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Ladies Night Put on your favorite dress and heels and enjoy unlimited sparkling wine and special cocktails. Free. 9pm-midnight. Loong Bar (5908 8906)

ongoing: dim sum menu at chynna

Steak Thursday Enjoy tenderloin with a bowl of soup. RMB 148 (includes glass of house wine), RMB 108 (no wine). Village Cafe (6410 5210)

BARS & CLUBS Girls’ Night Out Two free drinks for every lady. Price and time TBD. Xiu, Park Hyatt Beijing (8567 1108) Gone With the Live Music Smooth summer tunes will play as you relax with signature cocktails and specially made canapés. Free (canapés RMB 168). 5.30-10.30pm. Rendez-Vous Bar & Lounge (6465 3388 ext 4225) Green Cap Quiz Night Where did she go? Free. 7.30pm. The Green Cap (186 1174 7939)

Kro’s Quiz Night Anthony and Jim rock the trivia. Free. 8pm. Kro’s Nest, Xiaoyun Lu (8391 3131) Ladies’ Night Ladies get all the luck. Half-price on all drinks between 5pm and midnight. Free. 5pm. Brussels (6591 9525) Ladies’ Night Free quaffing for ladies. 9pm-midnight. Hidden Lounge (8772 1613) Lindemans Ladies’ Nights Buy two Lindemans Fruit Beers and get a free Belgian ice cream. Beer Mania (6500 0559) Lost In China Live Latin music. Free. 9.30pm-12.30am. Ciro’s Pomodoro (5208 6008)

Pink Fridays LGBT-friendly evening showcasing pink Piscos, Cosmos and daiquiris. Free. 5pm. Terra (6591 9148)

LIVING Community Yoga Not only will you become more limber, but you’ll also be giving back to society. All proceeds go to charity. RMB 50 (requested donation). 11am-12.30pm. Yoga Yard (6413 0774)


Mesh Cocktail Thursday Passionfruit & Lychee Martini two-for-one until midnight every Thursday. Mesh (6410 5220)

Dim Sum Brunch All-you-can-eat dim sum. RMB 108+15%. 11am-2.30pm. Horizon, Kerry Centre Hotel (8565 2188)

Sparkling & Canapes Titular food and wine flow freely. RMB 280. 7-10pm. Terra (6591 9148)

Feijoada Saturdays Start off your weekend with the traditional Brazilian stew. RMB 128. 11.30am-3pm. Alameda (6417 8084)

Thursday Night Fever Playing music from the ’80s and ’90s and bringing back some memories. Price and time TBD. Club Suzie Wong (6500 3377)

MUSIC Music Open Mic All comers welcome to take to the mic. Free. 9.30pm. Hot Cat Club (6400 7868)

STYLE Teachers Special Spa Day All teachers (with work ID) enjoy buy-oneget-one-free on all treatments. Aqua Salus Urban Retreat, Sanlitun (6501 2881)

LIVING Chinese Corner See Tuesdays.

EXPLORE Great Wall Mutianyu & Ming Tombs Tour Climb this less-commercialized section of the Great Wall and visit the Ming Tombs in Changping. RMB 480, RMB 300 (children under 12). 9am-6.30pm. China Culture Center (6432 9341; see Living directory)

Mexican Saturdays Fresh tortilla wraps with meat, seafood and vegetable fillings, quesadillas, guacamole and margaritas. RMB 366+15% (regular buffet plus “Mexican Saturday” offerings), RMB 268+15% (regular buffet only). 5.30-10pm. Kranzler’s Restaurant & Bar, Kempinski Hotel Beijing (6465 3388) SALT BBQ on the Terrace Beef tenderloin and baby beer chicken, prawns, grilled vegetables, Belgian beer and more. RMB 188-288. Noon-3pm. SALT (6437 8457) Sunken Garden Tapas Tapas await as Sureño opens their summer terrace. RMB 158 and up. Noon-3pm. Sureño, The Opposite House (6410 5240)

BARS & CLUBS Champagne Cocktails Special cocktails made from fruit purees, and 15% discounts on bottles of bubbly. 6pm-2am. Atmosphere, China World Summit Wing (6505 2299 ext 6433) Elliot Johnson and the Taste of Soul Band Chicago blues. Free. 9.30pm-12.30am. Ciro’s Pomodoro (5208 6008)

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events LIVING

ext 1726) Discover the Arts of Aria Three choices for starter, main course and dessert. RMB 250+15%. Aria, China World Hotel (6505 2266 ext 36)

Culinary Market Tour See Wednesdays. 12.30-2pm. Survival Chinese Know enough to scrape by. RMB 200, RMB 600 (4 sessions). 10am-noon. Culture Yard (8404 4166)

Garden BBQ Fri-Sat, through Sep. Meat and seafood off the grill with salads and desserts. RMB 160. 6-10pm. Radisson Blu Hotel Beijing (5922 3399)


Grinders Brunch Four-egg omelets, breakfast burritos, champagne specials and Expee’s Hungry Dog Breakfast. 10.30am-2.30pm. Grinders (8775 1847)

DINING 360° Champagne Brunch Enjoy a fine brunch spread, Mumm champagne and the best homemade ice cream in town. RMB 298-368+15%. 11.30am-3pm. 360°, Hilton Beijing Capital Airport (6458 8888)

I Love Dim Sum All-you-can-eat dim sum and congee at wallet-friendly prices. RMB 99. Noon-2pm. Sun Palace, Crowne Plaza Sun Palace Beijing (6429 8888 ext 6332)

American Sunday Roast prime beef rib cut tableside with all the trimmings. RMB 198+15%, RMB 98+15% extra for wine buffet. Noon-3pm. One East, Hilton Beijing (5865 5030) Barolo Family Sunday Fresh pasta and risotto, with classic Italian desserts and free-flow Italian wines. RMB 388+15%. 11.30am-2pm, 6-10pm. Barolo, Ritz-Carlton Beijing (5908 8151) Bubbly Sundays Caviar, live seafood, tartare stations, make-your-own sushi rolls, teppanyaki ice cream and much more. RMB 398+15% (includes free flow of champagne), RMB 328+15% (free-flow wine and beer), RMB 168+15% (kids under 12), free (kids under 6). 11.30am-3pm. Senses, Westin Financial Street (6629 7810) Bubbalicious Free-flow champagne and Grand Marnier cocktails, an array of cold and hot dishes and desserts, along with juice and smoothie stations. RMB 468+15% (includes free-flow champagne). 11.30am-3.30pm. Seasonal Tastes, Westin Beijing Chaoyang (5922 8880) Champagne Brunch Sundays don’t get better than Veuve Clicquot champagne with oysters, grilled meat, fresh cheese and luscious desserts. RMB 428-528+15%. 11.30am-3pm. Garden Court, St. Regis (6460 6688) Dim Sum Feast Sunday All-you-can-eat dim sum, with Dom Perignon if you like. RMB 288+15% (two people), RMB 1,998+15% (two people, includes free-flow Dom Perignon). Qi, Ritz-Carlton Beijing Financial Street (6601 6666) FIZZtastic Champagne Brunch Mumm Champagne on free-flow and a lip-smacking array of international gastronomy, including lobsters and assorted goodies brought direct to your table. RMB 458+15%. 11.30am-3pm. Vasco’s, Hilton Wangfujing (5812 8888 ext 8411 Grand CRU Brunch One of Beijing’s most indulgent Sunday brunches. Enjoy Beluga caviar, winter black truffle and live lobster. RMB 688+15% (includes free-flow champagne, wine and martinis), kids 6-12 half price. 11.30am3pm. CRU Steakhouse, JW Marriott Beijing (5908 8995) “Hot and Wet” BBQ Pool Party Burgers, grilled meats and seafood and a full salad bar for those in bikinis. Free-flow drinks to boot. RMB 268. Noon-4pm. Doubletree by Hilton Beijing (6338 1999 ext 1628) Italian Aperitivo All-you-can-eat authentic Italian bites. RMB 80. 6-9pm. Modernista (136 9142 5744)

Aug 23: love on top of chang’an avenue Pray for a Blue Sky night.

Latin Brunch Enjoy a seafood platter and choose up to six dishes from a selection with Latin, European and Asian influences. RMB 288 (free-flow prosecco, red & white wine), RMB 228 (free-flow non-alcoholic drinks). Noon-4pm. Alameda (6417 8084) Luce Sunday Brunch Choose two, three or four courses of fresh, flavorful Italian cuisine. RMB 110-150. 11am-4pm. Luce (8402 4417) Mosto Brunch Add RMB 158 to the cost of your brunch for free-flow sparkling wine, house wines, Bellinis and mimosas. Noon-3pm. Mosto (5208 6030) S.T.A.Y. Sunday Brunch Order a la carte, and add RMB 200 for free-flow champagne. RMB 468+15%. 11am-4pm. S.T.A.Y., Shangri-La (6841 2211 ext 6727) SALT Bubbly Sundays Two- or three-course brunches to round off a relaxing weekend. Pick from the new wine list, splash out with a slightly indulgent cocktail or two or add RMB 150 for free-flow drinking. RMB 168 (two courses), RMB 188 (three courses). SALT (6437 8457) soFEASTication Brunch Boston lobster, tomahawk steak, fresh oysters and free-flow Taittinger. RMB 428488+15%. 11.30am-3pm. Feast, Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng (5798 8908) Sunday Brunch Appetizer buffet, limitless entrees madeto-order and fantastic desserts. Add RMB 70 for free-flow bubbly. RMB 388+15%. The Cut, Fairmont Beijing (8507 3630) Sunday Brunch One of the best champagne brunches in town relies on quality rather than quantity. RMB 428+15% per person (includes freeflow champagne). VIC, Sofitel (8599 6666) Sunday Brunch Bliss A feast of meats, seafood and luscious desserts. RMB 438+15% (includes champagne), RMB 348+15% (includes wine and draft beer). 11.30am-3.30pm. Asia Bistro, JW Marriott (5908 8995) Sunday Lunch Buffet at Greenfish Appetizers and seafood from the buffet plus your choice of main course. RMB 218+15% (includes soft drinks, coffee and tea). 11.30am-2.30pm. Greenfish, Ritz- Carlton Beijing Financial Street (6629 6990)

Ultimate Sunday Brunch The organic station and superfood bar at this sumptuous buffet means you can have your cake and eat it too. RMB 268+15% (includes wine and beer), RMB 368+15% (includes free-flow Veuve Clicquot). 11.30am-3pm. BLD Cafe, Renaissance Beijing Capital (5863 8223)

BARS & CLUBS Beat the Heat Cool down on Sunday nights with RMB 10 frozen drinks or try a mystery cocktail. 9pm-midnight. Hidden Lounge (8772 1613) Sunday Night Jam Session The Taste of Soul Band play out the weekend. Free. 9.30pm-midnight. Ciro’s Pomodoro (5208 6008) Sunday Session: Free Flow Beer and bubbly till you drop. RMB 200. 5-8pm. Terra (6591 9148)

LIVING Survival Chinese See Saturdays.

WEEKENDS DINING Alaska Sea Cucumber Until Aug 31. It’s the best time of the year for the catch in Alaska,. Summer Palace, China World Hotel (6505 2266 ext 34) Aroma Gourmet Brunch Lobster, oysters, foie gras, international cheeses and a Sunday roast. RMB 558+15% (includes unlimited Piper Heidsieck champagne). 11.30am-3pm. Aroma, Ritz-Carlton Beijing (5908 8161) At-Home Cooking Class Through Sep. Book one of the Ritz-Carlton’s world-class chefs and learn to make roast beef with Yorkshire pudding, prawn cocktail langoustine with lobster, beef carpaccio or other classic dishes. By appointment only. RMB 10,000+15% (for group of 4-6). Ritz-Carlton Beijing (6601 6666) Dim Sum Brunch More than 40 kinds of dim sum, plus a buffet of cold appetizers, congee and desserts, with free-flow tea. RMB 128+15%. 10.30am-2.30pm. Sui Yuan Restaurant, DoubleTree by Hilton Beijing (6338 1999

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Luxurious Brunch at Maison Boulud Pick and choose from an array of delectable courses. RMB 258 (four courses), RMB 218 (three courses), RMB 168 (two courses). 11am-4pm. Maison Boulud (6559 9200) Pizza and Pasta Mania Unlimited pizza and pasta. RMB 189+15% (includes free-flow beer and soft drinks). Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 6-10pm. Prego, Westin Financial Street (6629 7815) Seafood Fascination Fri-Sat. Indulge in seafood to ease yourself into the weekend. Dinner only. RMB 328+15%. Feast, Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng (5798 8888) Seafood Weekend Buffet Fri-Sat. Fresh oysters and an entire Boston lobster per diner. Dinner only. RMB 498+15%, RMB 199+15% (6-12 yrs). Greenfish, Ritz-Carlton Financial Street (6601 6666 ext 6255) Set Summer Brunch Escape for the weekend in the middle of the city. Two courses: RMB 158, RMB 328 (free-flow beer and bubbly); three courses: RMB 178, RMB 358 (free-flow beer and bubbly). 11am-4pm. Terra (6591 9148) Summer Barbeque Spend your Saturday or Sunday afternoon hanging out on the deck, with a selection of sausages, lamb, steaks, ribs and grilled vegetables on the menu and Stella Artois on tap. Village Cafe, The Opposite House (6410 5210) Tea at Tiananmen Enjoy a luxurious afternoon – nibble on an array of freshly baked scones, finger sandwiches, delectable cakes and pastries. RMB 138. 3.30-5.30pm. Capital M (6702 2727)

EXPLORE Beijing Hikers Choose from two Saturday and two Sunday treks to suit all levels. Prices vary by hike. See for specific trips. Beijing Hikers (6432 2786; see Sports directory) Dandelion Hiking Saturday hikes and Sat-Sun camping trips available. See for specific hikes and to make reservations. Dandelion Hiking (131 2478 8581; see Sports directory)

ONGOING DINING 50% Off at CBD International Cuisine Until Aug 31. For one month only, enjoy the spread at this buffet for half the price. (Discount does not extend to 15% service

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events charge.) CBD International Cuisine, Grand Millennium Beijing (8587 6888 ext 3012)

258 (3 courses). 6-7pm. Mosto (5208 6030) Mughal’s Buffet Lunch Mon-Fri. Indian and Pakistani curries, vegetable dishes and more. Noon-2.30pm. Mughal’s (6638 2160)

A Feast of Five Senses Until Aug 31. A set menu that appeals to all five senses. A rainbow summer salad delights the eyes, while a dim sum platter satisfies touch. Price TBD. Zen5es, Westin Beijing Chaoyang (5922 8880)

Mumbai at Taj Pavilion Aug 17-31. Taste the flavors of the capital city, including several stuffed versions of the puffy puri pastry. 11.30am-2.30pm, 6-10.30pm. Taj Pavilion (6505 5866)

Afternoon Tea at The Library All month. Three menus to choose from, from the chocolatey indulgence to the tradition of scones. There’s even a healthy option. 2.30-5.30pm. The Library, Hilton Wangfujing (5812 8888 ext 8406)

New Menu at Daccapo Restaurant All month. Enjoy a revamped menu in the Italian restaurant’s brand-new surroundings. Daccapo, Regent Beijing (8522 1789)

Agua Set Lunch All month. Menus rotated weekly. RMB 88 (two courses), RMB 99 (three courses). Noon-2pm. Agua (5208 6198)

New Menu at Writers Bar All month. If you’re ready to splurge on satisfying down-home comfort food, try the hot dog, burger, caprese salad or cheesecake. Writers Bar, Raffles Beijing Hotel (6526 3388 ext 4181)

Alameda Lunch Rapido Mon-Fri. Two- and three-course set lunches. RMB 79-98. 11.30am-3pm. Alameda (6417 8084) Australian Beef All month. Try a 300g Australian short rib steak for RMB 168+15%, or a 200g beef fillet for RMB 198+15%. Meats served with choice of sauce; salad buffet included. 11.30am-2pm, 5.30-10.30pm. Texan Bar & Grill, Metropark Lido Hotel (6437 6688 ext 1849) BBQ Buffet Dinner Thu-Sat. Hearty German dishes, with meat, seafood, salads and desserts. RMB 168+15% (includes beer). 6-9pm. Villa Castanea (6272 0130) The Beauty of Korean Style Until Aug 31. Korean BBQ, kimchi and bibimbap, along with a chance to win a two-night stay at the JW Marriott Hotel Seoul, including roundtrip airfare for two. RMB 168 (lunch), RMB 198 (dinner). 11.30am-10pm. Renaissance Café, Renaissance Hotel (6468 9999 ext 3121) The Big Blue All month. Generous 4-course lunch or dinner set menu with wine pairing options starting at an additional RMB 248. RMB 688+15%. Le Pré Lenôtre, Sofitel (8599 6666 ext 6528) Cepe Business Lunch Mon-Fri. Three courses, with a fine selection of antipasti and main courses. RMB 328+15%. 11.30am-2.30pm. Cepe, RitzCarlton Beijing Financial Street (6629 6996) Chef’s Menu All month. Six-course tasting menu from Chef Daniel Urdaneta. RMB 338, RMB 458 (includes free-flow sparkling and house wines). Modo (6415 7207)

aug 22: peaches dj extravaganza A night of knob-twiddling.

Dumpling Deluge All month. Both classics and new dim sum dishes available for a la carte or all-you-can-eat. RMB 108+15% (set menu). 11.30am-2pm. Choy’s Seafood, Beijing Marriott Hotel Northeast (5927 8888/8320) Exquisite Mooncake Until Sep 20. Flavors from the traditional (lotus with egg yolk) to the more creative (tiramisu, charcoal peanuts). RMB 138 (deluxe package), RMB 188 (luxurious package). Beijing Marriott Hotel City Wall (5811 8200) Feast Business Lunch Mon-Fri. Choose a main course, then go wild with the fabulous buffet selection. RMB 138+15%. Feast, Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng (5798 8888) Feast Dinner Buffet Mon-Thu. New buffet restaurant Feast showcases one of Beijing’s most lavish dinner spreads for a less-lavish price. RMB 288+15%. Feast, Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng (5798 8888) Flavor of Punjab Until Aug 26. Punjabi specialties like tandoori chicken, makke di roti and more. Tadka, Beijing Marriott Hotel Northeast (5927 8888) Fresh Mushroom Specials All month. Amazing seasonal mushrooms have popped up on the menu. Cepe, Ritz-Carlton Beijing, Financial Street (6601 6666)

Chocolicious All month. Afternoon tea with desserts featuring Valrhona French and Felchlin Swiss fine chocolate. Add RMB 100 for a glass of champagne. RMB 298+15% (two people, tea included). 3-6pm. Lobby Lounge, RitzCarlton Beijing Financial Street (6601 6666)

Ganges All-You-Can Eat Lunch Buffet Tue-Thu. Gorge on butter chicken and naan. Only available at The Place and Dongzhimenwai branches. RMB 60. 11.30am-1.30pm. Ganges (6587 2999, 6417 0900)

Classic Afternoon Tea All month. The Ritz-Carlton ramps up their tea with new desserts, sandwiches and scones. RMB 208+15%. Daily 2.30-5.30pm. The Lounge, Ritz-Carlton Beijing (5908 8180)

Healthy Living at the Park Until Sep. Getting in shape can still be delicious, with salads, light seafood dishes and peach-champagne sorbet. RMB 65240 +15%. All day. The Lounge, Park Hyatt Beijing (8567 1838/40)

Colibri Set Lunch All month. Mix and match sandwiches, baked potatoes, soups, salads and quiches. RMB 48. Colibri Cafe (6417 0808)

Healthy Menu All month. Antioxidant-packed black garlic and North American wild rice on Chef Jimmy’s new menu make fine dining good for you, too. Qi, Ritz-Carlton Financial Street (6601 6666)

Dim Sum Menu at Chynna All month. New housemade dim sum offerings like crispy shrimp rice rolls and fresh almond tea give you more reason to visit this revamped restaurant. Chynna, Hilton Beijing Wangfujing (5812 8888 ext 8411)


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Heavenly Mooncakes All month. The daring among you can skip the lotus and egg yolk and try the red wine strawberry or rose crystal crisp instead.

Get up to 40% off for advance purchase. RMB 188 and up. Westin Beijing Financial Street (6629 7777) Hungry for Hummus? Mon-Fri. Middle Eastern favorite Rumi offers a lunch buffet featuring many of their most popular menu items. RMB 88. 11.30am-2.30pm. Rumi (8454 3838) London Olympics 2012 Broadcast Live Until Aug 13. Watch your favorite events with English snacks and wine specials on offer. Crystal Bar, Ritz-Carlton Beijing, Financial Street (6601 6666) Lunch Express Mon-Fri. Two or three courses of pizza, pasta and more Italian classics, plus coffee or tea – and no service charge. RMB 118168. 11.30am-2pm. Bene, Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng (5798 5888) Lunch For Life at Lunar 8 All month. Three-course business lunch to set you up for the afternoon. RMB 88 (includes donation to Special Commune). Noon-2.30pm. Lunar 8, The Fairmont Beijing (8507 3618) Lunch It All month. Choose two courses and get a dessert for 50% off RMB 88. 12-3pm. Scarlett, Hotel G (6552 3600) Lunch Reward at Grange Grill Until Aug 31. Lunch diners will receive a RMB 100 wine voucher to use for your next dinner visit. Grange Grill, Westin Beijing Chaoyang (5922 8880) Mad Hatter’s Tea Party Until Aug 31. Take your imagination down the rabbit hole with this Alice in Wonderland-themed afternoon tea. RMB 298+15%. Lobby Lounge, China World Hotel (6505 2266 ext 37) Mid-Autumn Festival at the Ritz-Carlton, Beijing Until Sep 30. Impress with these gift boxes that include mooncake flavors like egg yolk and red lotus, creamy custard and roasted Japanese tea. Get 30% off on orders before Aug 15. RMB 218-588. Yu, Ritz-Carlton, Beijing (5908 8777) Modo Happy Hour Dinner Set All month. The perfect excuse to have an early dinner. RMB 148 (2 courses), RMB 168 (3 courses). 6-7pm. Modo (6415 7207) Mosto at 6 All month. Dine al fresco as the sun sets over Nali Patio. RMB 218 (2 courses), RMB

New Menu at Wu Li Xiang All month. A dramatic dim sum platter and luxe seafood dishes amp up their new offerings. Wu Li Xiang, Traders Upper East Hotel (5907 8888) Olé! Business Lunch All month. A quick two-course lunch. RMB 60, RMB 70 (includes glass of wine). 11am3.30pm. Olé! (6595 9677) Olympic Summer at City Wall Bistro Until Aug 12. Celebrate this year’s host city with a buffet of fish and chips, bountiful seafood and traditional afternoon tea. RMB 288. 5.30-10pm. City Wall Bistro, Beijing Marriott Hotel City Wall (5811 8200) One East Set Lunch Mon-Fri. A light American set lunch. RMB 128+15% (two courses), RMB 138+15% (three courses). Noon-2pm. One East, Hilton Beijing (5865 5030) Oodles of Shanxi Noodles Aug 13-26. Slurp fresh hand-made noodles as you watch the chef twirl and pull with aplomb. RMB 298+15%. Scene a Café, China World Hotel (6505 2266 ext 35) Relive the Beijing Olympics! Until Aug 12. Enjoy the nine-course menu that was served to the heads of state at the official Beijing Olympics Confirmation Dinner in 2008. RMB 988+15%. Dragon Palace, Kempinski Hotel Beijing (6465 3388 ext 4217) Salad Bar at Scarlett All month. Just what this city needs: unlimited servings of salad. Add an entrée for RMB 30 more, or try one of their gazpacho specials for RMB 38. RMB 58. Noon-3pm. Scarlett, Hotel G Beijing (6552 2880) SALT Summer Days Mon-Fri. Add RMB 30 to your set lunch for a glass of wine or beer. RMB 98 (two courses), RMB 118 (three courses). Noon3pm. SALT (6437 8457) Seasoning All-Day Dining International Buffet All month. Enjoy fish, scallops, lamb chops, chicken and beef hot off the grill, along with other international options. RMB 198+15%. 6-9.30pm. Holiday Inn Beijing Focus Square (6473 3333 ext 6310) Set Summer Lunch Tue-Fri. Two or three courses with a glass of wine, local beer, or juice. RMB 98 (two courses), RMB 128 (three courses). 11am2pm. Terra (6591 9148) Simply Dim Sum All month. Endless samples for dim sum lovers. RMB 118+15% (per person, weekdays), RMB 218+15% (two people, weekends). 11.30am-2pm. Zen5es, Westin Beijing Chaoyang (5922 8880)

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events India’s contemporary art (sculpture, photography, installations and more) in this exciting new exhibit. RMB 10, free (Thu). UCCA (8459 9269)

Special Mooncake Discount for Early Birds Until Aug 26. Book early and enjoy a 30% discount. Kempinski Hotel Beijing (6465 3388 ext 4200)

Curated By Wang Xingwei: Specificity Jul 21-Aug 30. Five unknown painters from Wang’s hometown get their big break. Free. UCCA (8459 9269)

Station-to-Station All month. Sixteen fresh gourmet stations, each with its own specialization: foie gras, seafood, rotisserie, Chinese barbecue, dim sum and more. RMB 288+15%, RMB 158+15% (kids under 12). 6-10pm. Jing, The Peninsula Beijing (8516 2888)

Wang Mai: Dire Straits Jul 21-Aug 30. A huge, absurdist forest embedded with traditional materials will be installed in the Nave. RMB 10, free (Thu). UCCA (8459 9269)

Summer Black Truffle All month. Enjoy the earthy treat in special dishes featuring black truffles imported from Burgundy. Le Pré Lenôtre (8599 6666 ext 6528)

Nobuyoshi Araki: Sentimental Journey/Decadence in Paradise 1971-2012 Until Aug 31. Early works and a recent series on the Japanese tsunami by the prolific photographer. Free. Three Shadows Photography Art Centre (6432 2663)

Summer Breeze Afternoon Tea All month. Sandwiches, pastries and miniature scones with live classical music. RMB 298+15%. Lobby Lounge, China World Hotel (6505 2266 ext 37) Summer Light Carpaccio Until Aug 31. Depart from the usual beef with tuna carpaccio, fig carpaccios and honey melon carpaccio, among others. Kranzler’s, Kempinski Hotel Beijing (6465 3388 ext 4215)

ongoing: new menu at daccapo restaurant Scallops. It’s what’s for dinner.


Summer Menu at S.T.A.Y. All month. Artichoke and black truffle soup and smoked eel and beetroot terrine among more traditional French classics. S.T.A.Y., Shangri-La Hotel (6841 2211 ext 6989)

Aria Bar Cool Summer Cocktails Countless reasons for drinking cool cocktails, such as the Mint and Cucumber Martini, the Cloudy Bay Cocktail and the Grand Marnier Sour. Prices starting at RMB 80. Aria Bar (6505 2266 ext 36)

Sureño Set Lunch Mon-Fri. Two or three courses. RMB 128-158+15%. Noon-2.30pm. Sureño, The Opposite House (6410 5240)

Brenda Vaughn Performs The lady shows off her pipes. Free. Time TBD. CJW (6587 1222)

Taking Time for Lunch Mon-Sat. 11.30am-2.30pm. Luxe lunch menus, Italian-style. RMB 148+15% (two courses), RMB 168+15% (three courses), RMB 188+15% (four courses). Barolo, RitzCarlton Beijing (5908 8777) Tomahawk All month. Get your teeth into an enormous, 30cm-long slab of 70-day-old grain-fed beef. Grange Grill, Westin Beijing Chaoyang (5922 8880) Ven Pronto All month. A bargain four-course set menu for early diners – as long as you finish by 7.30pm. Reservations essential. RMB 248. Agua (5208 6188) Vino & Tostas Mon-Fri. Free special toast tapas with purchase of any bottle of wine. Noon10.30pm. Niajo (5208 6052) Wine Ritual All month. Unwind in sophisticated surroundings with free-flowing wines and cocktails. Canapes and snacks also provided. RMB 198+15%. 5.30-7pm. Press Club Bar, St. Regis Hotel (6460 6688 ext 2360) Wine Tasting Classes All month. Learn how to taste wines like the experts, and get your Wine & Spirit Education Trust certification. Class fees for each of the three levels include all study materials, exam fees, and of course, wines. Dragon Phoenix Fine Wine Consulting (5960 4050, Yum Cha Dim Sum All month. All-you-can-eat dim sum. No service charge. RMB 98. 11.30am-2pm. Yue, Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng (5798 8888) Yummy Yum Cha Start your day off in proper Cantonese style with unlimited dim sum delicacies. RMB 108+15%. 7-10am. Jewel, Westin Beijing Financial Street (6629 7820)

Cigars and Mojitos Enjoy the finer things in life with a wide selection of cigars, paired with the perfect summertime drink. Free. 5pm-midnight. Cigar Lounge (6460 6688 ext 2709) Loong Bar Happy Hour 50% off drinks. 5.30-9pm. Loong Bar (5908 8520) Modo Happy Hour Enjoy summer cocktails, wines and more drinks on Modo’s terrace. Free. 5-8pm. Modo (6415 7207) Mojito Twist Start off your summer night with an exciting selection of mojitos, while you unwind with soothing live jazz from soulful vocalist Sunny Daye. Enjoy 50% off the Mojito of the Day. Free. 5-9pm. Mix, Westin Beijing Chaoyang (5922 8880) Mosto Happy Hour Relax on Mosto’s balcony terrace for summer cocktails, wines and more drinks. Free. 6-8pm. Mosto (5208 6030) Paulaner “Biergarten” Beer and BBQ to finish off your perfect summer’s day. Free. 11am-1am. Paulaner Brauhaus, Kempinski Hotel Beijing (6465 3388 ext 4212) Q Mex Happy Hour Reduced prices on selected drinks. MonThu. Free. 5-8pm. Q Mex (5620 3759) Radlers Bavarian “radlers” were created in the Alps for hikers and cyclists seeking refreshment. Try Paulaner draft or weissbier mixed with a variety of fruit juices and sodas. Price TBD. 11am-1am. Paulaner Brauhaus, Kempinski Hotel Beijing (6465 3388 ext 4212) Salud Happy Hour Mon-Fri. Price TBD. 3-7pm. Salud (6402 5086) Premier League at Black Sun From Aug 18, Watch, cheer, and drink beer. Free. Time TBD. Black Sun (6593 6909)

Olympics in the Black Sun Beer Garden The title says it all. Free. From 4pm (weekdays) and 12pm (weekends). Black Sun (6593 6909) Summer Cocktails Bringing you special cocktails to cool your summer – St. Regis Martini, Daiquiri, and the signature Great Wall Bloody Mary. Free. 8.30am-12.30am. Press Club Bar, St. Regis Beijing (6460 6688 ext 2361) The Long Cool Taste of Beer Head to Havana and you’ll receive a complimentary glass of Tiger or Heineken beer for every three that you order. Free. Time TBD. Havana, Renaissance Hotel Beijing (8587 6888 ext 3015) Wine Ritual In-residence guests are invited to explore a world of refined wines and cocktails. RMB 198. 5.30-7.30pm. Press Club Bar, St. Regis Beijing (6460 6688 ext 2361) Xiu Hour From Monday to Thursday, it’s buy-oneget-one-free on selected drinks. Free. 6-9pm. Xiu, Park Hyatt Beijing (8567 1108)

ARTS & CULTURE Painting Project Until Aug 11. Jin Shangyi and Zhang Shujian collaborate on a series of portrait paintings. Free. Taikang Space (5127 3173)

Adolf Graessmann: 2012 Human Relations Aug 11-Sep 11. Abstract sculptures in this little gallery off the beaten path. Free. XYZ Gallery (5762 3017) Future Curators Course Aug 11-Sep 30. Three Shadows is taking students. In this weekend course, learn the history of art photography and how to curate your own exhibit from international experts. See for more info. Three Shadows Photography Art Centre (6432 2663) Liu Qinghe: Piao Until Sep 30. The sculptor’s languorous yet anxious scene of swimmers in a pond fetishizes the rural ideal. Free. The Opposite House (6417 6688) Stripping Eve Jul 23-Oct 14. A collection of female artists deconstruct the feminine mystique. Free. Instituto Cervantes (5879 9666 ext3032/11) Painting Lesson II Until Aug 30. Arist Bao Dong explores the finer points of contemporary painting, presenting eight artists’ works. RMB 20, RMB 10 (students, seniors, military). Today Art Museum (5862 1100) Passion for Porcelain: Masterpieces of Ceramics Until Jan 6. The story of China’s porcelain capturing minds, hearts and pocketbooks in Europe, told through the finest pieces from the British Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum. Part of the UK Now Festival. Free. National Museum of China (6512 8910)


NCPA Chorus Festival 2012 Aug 2-11. Singers from China, the UK, Germany and Spain bring a mix of choral and a cappella performances. See www. for details. RMB 50-200. Times TBD. NCPA Concert Hall (6655 0000)

Hiking Hulun Buir Grassland, Manzhouli, and Ershan Loop Line Visit the vast landscapes of Inner Mongolia. RMB 7,500. See for schedule. Beijing Tourism Group (150 1008 9588)

Osman Bozkurt: How to Turn the World by Hand – Anatomy of a Deal Until Aug 13. Bozkurt concludes a year-long collaboration among art spaces in Beijing, Istanbul and Edinburgh with a study of the calculator. Free. Arrow Factory (no tel)

Guizhou and Guilin/Yangshuo Tour A popular spot for outdoor adventurers. RMB 8,000, RMB 7,000 (groups of four and larger). See for schedule. Beijing Tourism Group (150 1008 9588)

Do Not Erase Until Aug 18. Work by artists from France, Switzerland, Brazil and the US in the largest show of street art to hit Beijing. Free. G-Dot Art Space (6057 3345) Eltono: 1/1 Until Aug 26. The geometrically-inclined street artist posts his first solo show in Beijing since he’s called the city his home. Free. C-Space (5127 3248) Indian Highway Until Aug 26. It’s time to shine a light on

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Vietnam: Hanoi and Halong Bay Hit the Vietnamese shore known for its limestone karsts. Prices starting from RMB 8,095. Country Holidays (+21 3222 0616) Laos Tour of Luang Prabang Buddhist temples and monks populate this northern city. Prices starting from RMB 7,900. Country Holidays (+21 3222 0616) Malaysia Tour of Kota Kinabalu Hit the beaches in Borneo. Prices starting from RMB 12,950. Country Holidays (+21 3222 0616)

August 2012


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Danieli’s – Italian Dareen Coffee – Middle Eastern Detour – Yunnan Dian Feng Lou – Yunnan Dianke Dianlai – Yunnan Din Tai Fung – Dumplings Dongbabuluo Yunnan Restaurant – Yunnan Dragon Palace – Cantonese Duck de Chine – Beijing Duck Du Shang Yuan – Homestyle and Private Cuisine East 33 – Buffets Eatalia – Italian El Nido Bistro – European Element Fresh – American Elements – Cantonese Ellingen Brauhaus – German Enoterra – European Essence – Buffets Exchange – Cafes & Teahouses Fatburger – American Feast – Buffets Flamme International Grill – Steakhouses Florence – Taiwanese Fook Lam Moon – Cantonese Fratelli Fresh – Italian Fuel - Contemporary International Fu Man Yuan – Homestyle and Private Cuisine Ganges Indian Restaurant – Indian/Pakistani Garden Court – Buffets Geba Geba – Japanese Genjudi Restaurant – Homestyle and Private Cuisine Giggle Bar & Restaurant – American Golden Peacock Dai Ethnic Flavour – Yunnan Gongting Xiangsu Niuroubing – Xinjiang and Muslim Gori – Contemporary International Grand Cafe – Buffets Grandma’s Kitchen – American Grange Grill – Steakhouses Green Bites Dumpling Bar – Dumplings Greenfish – Buffets The Grill – Steakhouses Grill 79 – Contemporary International Grinders – American Gung Ho! Gourmet Pizza Factory – Pizza Guo Jia Cai – Homestyle and Private Cuisine Haidilao Hot Pot – Hot Pot Haloing the Past – Homestyle and Private Cuisine Haney Restaurant – Yunnan Hanteng Geli – Xinjiang & Muslim Hard Rock Cafe – American Haru Teppanyaki & Sushi Bar - Japanese Hatsune – Japanese Hawka – Southeast Asian Hengshan Hui – Cantonese Hinode – Japanese Home Plate Bar-B-Que – American Honzen – Japanese Horizon – Cantonese Hua Jia Yi Yuan – Homestyle and Private Cuisine Huanghe Shui Shaanxi Mianguan – Shaanxi Huang Ting – Cantonese Hujiang Xiangmanlou – Shanghai IFW – Contemporary Chinese In & Out – Yunnan Invincible Ramen – Japanese Jaan – French Jade Garden – Shanghai Jewel – Cantonese Jing – Buffets Jinjiang Xiyu Restaurant – Xinjiang & Muslim Kagen – Japanese Kaorou Ji – Xinjiang & Muslim Karaiya Spice House – Hunan & Hubei Kashgar Restaurant – Xinjiang & Muslim Ke Jia Yuan Restaurant – Hakka Kejia Cai – Hakka Kejia Xiao Zhen – Hakka Kempi Deli – Bakeries, Delis & Candy

Kerry’s Kitchen – Buffets Kerry’s Pantry – Bakeries, Delis and Candy Khajuraho – Indian/Pakistani Khatoon - Middle Eastern Kranzler’s – Buffets The Kro’s Nest – Pizza Kura Kura – Japanese Kurazen – Japanese Kyline Pavilion – Homestyle and Private Cuisine La Gondola, Kempinski Beijing – Italian La Pizza – Pizza Lao Nong Tang Restaurant – Shanghai Lau Pa Sak – Southeast Asian Le Cabernet – French Le Fromager de Pekin – Bakeries, Delis & Candy Le Little Saigon – French Le Petit Gourmand – French Le Pre Lenotre – French Let’s Seafood – Contemporary International The Library, Hilton Wangfujing – Cafes and Teahouses Lian Yunnan – Yunnan Little Yunnan – Yunnan Lobby Lounge, China World Hotel – Cafes and Teahouses Lobby Lounge, Ritz-Carlton Beijing Financial Street – Cafes and Teahouses Long Xingsheng Snack Shop – Xinjiang and Muslim Lost Heaven – Yunnan Luce – Italian Luga’s – Central and South American Luga’s Little Italy – Italian Luga’s Pho Pho – Vietnamese Luga’s Villa – Central and South American Lu Lu – Shanghai Lunar 8 – Fusion Made in China – Beijing Duck Maison Boulud – French Malacca Legend – Southeast Asian Mei Mansion – Shanghai Mei Wei Zhai – Shanghai Meiming’r Shengjian – Shanghai Menya Tsubame – Japanese Middle 8th Restaurant – Yunnan Migas Restaurant & Lounge – Spanish Milly’s Cakes – Bakeries, Delis & Candy Ming Court – Cantonese Mirch Masala – Indian/Pakistani Mitao Restaurant – Yunnan Miyabi - Japanese Modo – Contemporary International Moment Cafe – Cafes & Teahouses Monsoon – Buffets Morel’s – European Moscow Restaurant – Russian Mosto – Contemporary International Mughal’s Restaurant – Indian & Pakistani My China – Beijing Nadaman, China World Summit Wing – Japanese Nathan’s Famous – American Niajo – Spanish Nishimura – Japanese No. 9 Kitchen – Homestyle and Private Cuisine No Name Restaurant – Yunnan Noble Court – Cantonese Nola – American Nyonya Kitchen – Southeast Asian Olé Spanish Restaurant – Spanish One East – American Park Side Bar & Grill – European Paulaner Brauhaus – German The Pavillion Grill – European Pekotan – Bakeries, Delis & Candy Pizza by LMPlus – Pizza The Pizza Company – Pizza Prego – Italian Punjabi Indian Restaurant – Indian & Pakistani Purple Haze Restaurant & Bar – Thai Q Mex – Central and South American Qi – Cantonese Radio – American Rainbow – Yunnan Red Capital Residence – Cafes & Teahouses Red Orange – Buffet Remote City – Yunnan

Renaissance Cafe – Buffet Rendez-vous Bar & Lounge, Kempinski Beijing – Cafes and Teahouses Ri Chang – Cantonese Ristorante Sadler – Italian The Roadhouse at Mutianyu – Beijing RoomBeijing – Contemporary International Rug Bagel & Café – Cafés and Teahouses Rumi – Middle Eastern The Saddle Cantina – Central and South American SALT – Contemporary International San Yang Cai – Sichuan Scarlett – Contemporary International Scene a Café – European Schindler’s Anlegestelle (Schindler’s Docking Station) – German Seasonal Tastes – Buffets Seasoning - Buffets Senses (DoubleTree by Hilton Langfang) – Buffets Senses (Westin Beijing) – Buffets Shanghai Flavor – Shanghai Shanghai Min (Xiao Nan Guo) – Shanghai Sherpa’s – Deliveries Shin Yeh – Taiwanese Sincere Shanghai Restaurant – Shanghai Sizzler – American South German Bakery, Cafe Konstanz and Bodenseestube – German South Silk Road – Yunnan Spice Factory – Thai S.T.A.Y (Simple Table Alleno Yannick) – French Starfish – Seafood Steak Exchange + Bar – Steakhouses Sui Yuan Restaurant, DoubleTree by Hilton Beijing – Cantonese Summer Palace – Huaiyang Sun Palace – Cantonese Sureño – Mediterranean Susu – Vietnamese Suzumei – Japanese The Sweet Spot – Bakeries, Delis & Candy Switch! Grill - Steakhouses Tadka – Indian/Pakistani Taipei Kitchen – Taiwanese The Taj Pavilion – Indian/Pakistani Tang Palace – Cantonese Tavola Italian Dining – Italian Temple Restaurant Beijing – European Terra – Central & South American Texan Bar & Grill, Metropark Lido Hotel – American TGI Friday’s – American Thai Express – Thai Three Guizhou Men – Guizhou & Guangxi Tian De Wan – Hakka Tim’s Texas Bar-B-Q – American Timezone 8 Sushi Bar – Japanese Trattoria La Gondola – Italian Turkish Mum – Middle Eastern Umami Ramen – Japanese Unconditional Love Coffee – Cafes & Teahouses Union Bar & Grille – American Utopia Chinese Restaurant – Beijing Duck Va Piano – Italian Vasco’s – Buffets The Veggie Table – Vegetarian VIC – Buffets Villa Castanea – German Village Cafe – Cafes & Teahouses The Vineleaf – European Vineyard Cafe – European Wangjing Yihao – Sichuan Wang Pangzi Water – Contemporary International Writers Bar – European Wu Li Xiang – Cantonese Wuchanju – Yunnan Wuyishan Nongjiacai – Hakka Xiangcao Xiangcao Yunnan Hotpot – Yunnan Xiao Shaan Wa – Shaanxi Xiao Wang Fu – Homestyle and Private Cuisine Xiao Xiao Jiu Jia – Homestyle and Private Cuisine Xiaodiao Litang Snack Shop – Shanghai Xin Ji Shi – Shanghai

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Radio Unit H-1, 2 Caochangdi, Hegezhuang Village, Chaoyang District (5206 0774) 朝阳区 崔各庄乡草场地红2号院H-1号

July 16 to the end of September. Usual hours: Mon-Fri 10am-11pm, Sat-Sun 7am-11pm. Shop 833, Bldg 8, The Village at Sanlitun, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6417 1318) 新元素, 1) 朝阳区将太路6号; 2) 朝阳区三里屯路19号The Village南区8号楼833单元

American Ahava Bistro + Cafe Daily 10am-11pm. 17 Huixin East Street (Near UIBE West Gate) South Side of Yinghua Hotel, Chaoyang District. (13521055392) 爱哈 瓦西式小厨, 朝阳区惠新东街17号(对外经济贸 易大学西门对面樱花宾馆南侧)

Blue Frog 1) Daily 10am-late. 167, 1/F, Indigo, 18 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (8426 0017,; 2) Daily 10am-late. 1/F, Bldg 1, U-Town, Sanfeng Beili, Chaoyang District. (8561 2665, info@bluefrog.; 3) Daily 10am-late. S4-30, 3/F, Bldg 4, Sanlitun Village South, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6417 4030, info@bluefrog. 蓝蛙, 1) 朝阳 区颐堤港店酒仙桥路18号1层167号; 2) 朝阳区三 丰北里悠唐生活广场1号楼1层; 3) 朝阳区三里屯 北路19号三里屯Village南区4号楼3层S4-30

Fatburger American diner serving lean Australian beef burgers, freshly ground daily and cooked to order. Burgers are accompanied by fries or homemade onion rings and hot wings. Voted “Outstanding Burger“ in our 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. 1) Daily 11am-10pm. 1-LB01, The Grand Summit, Liangmaqiao Diplomatic Compound (300 m north of the Kempinski Hotel’s main entrance), 19 East Dongfang Lu, Chaoyang District. (8532 1878) 2) EB103, B1/F, Bldg 1, China World Mall, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6505 7789) 1) 朝阳区东方东路19号亮马乔外交 公寓1号楼会所1层1号铺; 2) 朝阳区建国门外大 街1号国贸商城地下1层EB103

Giggle Bar & Restaurant 10.30am-2am. Yonghegong Dajie and Beixinqiao Toutiao, above the 7-11, Dongcheng District. (6409 3066) 乐儿餐厅, 东城区雍和宫和北新桥头条交 叉口,7-11楼上

Chef Too Tue-Fri 11am-2pm, 5-10pm; Sat-Sun 9.30am-3pm, 5-10pm. Chaoyang Gongyuan Xilu (north of Block 8), Chaoyang District. (6591 8676) 美西西餐厅, 朝阳区朝阳公园西路枣 营南里小区东门南侧

Grandma’s Kitchen 1) Daily 9am-10pm. 47-2 Nanchizi Dajie, Dongcheng District. (6528 2790); 2) Daily 10am-10pm. 28 Shique Hutong, Dongcheng District. (8403 9452); 3) Daily 10am-11pm. 5/F, Wudaokou Shopping Mall, Haidian District. (6266 6105); 4) Daily 7.30am11pm. 11A Xiushui Nanjie, Jianguomenwai, Chaoyang District. (6503 2893); 5) Daily 7.30am-11pm. 1-2/F, Bldg B, Jianwai Soho, 39 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (5869 3055/3056) 祖母厨房, 1) 东城区南池子 大街47-2号; 2) 东城区北新桥石雀胡同28号; 3) 海淀区五道口购物中心5层; 4) 朝阳区建国门 外秀水南街甲11号(友谊商店后面); 5) 朝阳区东 三环中路39号建外SohoB座1-2层

Hard Rock Cafe Daily 11.30am-2am. 1/F, Landmark Towers, 8 Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6590 6688 ext 2571) 硬石餐 厅, 朝阳区东三环北路8号亮马河大厦西大堂1层

Home Plate Bar-B-Que Daily 11am-10pm. 35 Xiaoyun Lu courtyard (from Dongsanhuan Beilu, head 20m north of Xiaoyun Lu intersection and take the first right), Chaoyang District. (5128 5584, 本 垒美国餐, 朝阳区霄云路35号院(东三环北路,过 霄云路路口,往北走20米,到第一个路口右转)

Nathan's Famous Daily 9.30am-9.30pm. 1) B107, B1/F, Raffles City, 1 Dongzhimen Nandajie, Dongcheng District. (8409 8960); 2) Wanli Shopping Center, 2 Bagou Lu (exit from Bagou station), Haidian District. (8256 6163) www. 1) 东城区东直门南大街1 Element Fresh American salads, smoothies, sandwiches and more. Popular weekend brunch menu. Voted “Best American,” “Best Brunch (Affordable),” “Best Sandwiches,” “Outstanding Family-Friendly Restaurant,“ and “Outstanding Vegetarian“ in our 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. 1) 10am-11pm. 6 Jiangtai Lu, Chaoyang District. (6433 5058); 2) The Sanlitun location is closed for renovation from

号来福士购物中心B1-07; 2) 海淀区巴沟路2号 北京华联万柳购物中心

Nola Daily 10.30am-11pm. 11A Xiushui Nanjie, Chaoyang District. (8563 6215) 朝阳区秀水 南街11号

One East Mon-Fri noon-2pm, 6-10.30pm. 2/F, Hilton Beijing, 1 Dongfang Lu, Chaoyang District. (5865 5000 ext 5030) 东方路一号, 朝

Sizzler Enjoy unlimited trips to the salad bar along with steaks, seafood, ribs and other grilled treats at this American chain. 1) Daily 11am-9pm. 2/F, Jiamao Shopping Mall, 33 Guangshun Beidajie, Wangjing, Chaoyang District. (6471 3876); 2) Daily 10am-10pm. B1-30 Glory Mall, 18 Chongwenmenwai Dajie, Chongwen District. (6714 0399); 3) Daily 11am9.30pm. FF16, Food Forum, B1/F, The Malls at Oriental Plaza, Dongcheng District. (8518 6315); 4) Daily 11am-10.30pm. International Club, 21 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6532 0475); 5) Daily 11am-10pm. 2/F, Anzhen Hualian Department Store, Anzhen Xili, Chaoyang District. (6441 9996) 时时乐, 1) 朝阳区望京广顺北大街嘉茂购物中心二层; 2) 崇 文区崇文门外大街18号 国瑞城购物中心 B1-30; 3) 东城区东方新天地1区地铁层食通天大街FF16 商铺; 4) 朝阳区建国门外大街21号(国际俱乐部 旁边); 5) 朝阳区安贞西里华联商厦2层

Texan Bar and Grill Daily 11.30am-2pm, 5.30-10.30pm. 1/F, Metropark Lido Hotel, Jichang Lu, Jiangtai Lu, Chaoyang District. (6437 6688 ext 1971/1975) 德克萨斯扒房, 朝阳 区机场路将台路丽都大酒店1层

TGI Friday’s 1) Daily 11.30am-midnight. 1/F, Grand Skylight Catic Hotel, 18 Beichen Donglu, Chaoyang District. (8497 0650); 2) Daily 11.30am-midnight. 9-2 Jinchengfang Jie, Xicheng District. (6622 0880); 3) Daily 11.30am-midnight. Bldg C, Beijing International Plaza, 19 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (8526 3388); 4) Daily 11am-11.30pm. Beijing Friendship Hotel, 1 Zhongguancun Nandajie, Haidian District. (6849 8738) 星期五 餐厅, 1) 朝阳区北辰东路18号凯迪克格兰云天大 酒店1层; 2) 西城区金城坊街9-2号; 3) 朝阳区 建国门外大街19号国际大厦C座; 4) 海淀区中关 村南大街1号北京友谊宾馆

Tim’s Texas Bar-B-Q Daily 9am-midnight. 14 Dongdaqiao Lu (on the corner of Guanghua Lu), Chaoyang District. (6591 9161) www. Tim’s 熏烤房, 朝阳区东大桥路 14号贵友大厦正北200米

Union Bar & Grille Mon-Fri 11am-11pm,SatSun 11am-12pm. S6-31, 3/F, Bldg 6, Sanlitun Village, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6415 9117) 优年美式餐厅, 朝阳区三里屯路19号 三里屯Village6号楼3层S6-31

Comptoirs de France 1) Daily 8.30am-9pm. Stalls 1 & 2, 1/F, Silk Market (east side), 8 Xiushui Dongjie, Chaoyang District. (5169 9298); 2) Daily 7am-8.30pm. Daily 7am-8.30pm. Beijing United Family Hospital and Clinics Shop Number 1, Chaoyang District. (5927 7597); 3) Daily 7am-8.30pm. (opening soon) Beijing United Family Hospital and Clinics Shop Number 2, 2 Jiangtai Lu, Chaoyang District.; 4) Daily 7am-8.30pm. 1/F, Bldg 5, Hairun International Apartment, 2B Jiangtai Lu, Chaoyang District. (5135 7645); 5) Daily 7am-8.30pm. 55-1, Xingfucun Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (6416 2853); 6) Daily 7am-8.30pm. 2/F Riviera Plaza, 5 Laiguangying Donglu, Chaoyang District. (8470 2347); 7) Daily 7am-8.30pm. 1/F, East Lake Club, 35 Dongzhimenwai Dajie, Dongcheng District. (6461 1525); 8) Daily 7am8.30pm. 4 Ritan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (8562 3355); 9) Daily 7am-8.30pm. L-111, Europlaza, 99 Yuxiang Lu, Tianzhu Zhen, Shunyi District. (8046 6309); 10) Daily 7am-8.30pm. Rm 102, 1/F, Bldg 15, China Central Place, 89 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (6530 5480) 法派, 1) 朝阳区秀水东街8号 秀水大厦东区一层1,2号; 2) 朝阳区将台路2号北 京和睦家医院店; 3) 朝阳区将台路2号北京和睦 家医院2店; 4) 朝阳区将台路乙2号海润国际公寓 商业5号楼1层; 5) 朝阳区幸福村中路55-1号; 6) 朝阳区来广营东路5号2楼东侧; 7) 东城区东直门 外大街35号东湖俱乐部1层; 8) 朝阳区日坛北路 4号; 9) 顺义区裕翔路99号天竺镇欧陆广场L111 室; 10) 朝阳区建国路89号华贸中心15号楼102

Daily Treats Daily 6.30am-8pm. The Westin Beijing Chaoyang, 7 Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (5922 8888 ext 8191) 朝阳区 东三环北路7号金茂北京威斯汀大饭店

Kempi Deli Daily 7am-10pm. 1/F, Kempinski Hotel, Chaoyang District. (6465 3388 ext 5741) 凯宾美食廊, 朝阳区凯宾斯基饭店1层

Kerry’s Pantry 1/F, Kerry Hotel, 1 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (6561 8833) 朝阳区光 华路1号

Le Fromager De Pekin Milly's Cakes Custom cakes, sweets and all-day brunch in a clean, relaxing space. Nali Patio C308,Sanlitun North Street Chaoyang District 三里屯路81号那里花园C308 朝阳区 Neighborhood: Sanlitun 三里屯 Hours: 11am10pm Daily Phone: 5208 6071 Pekotan Daily 7am-10pm. Store 21-22, Bldg 12, Central Park, 6 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6533 6605) 配口堂, 朝阳区 朝阳门外大街6号新城国际12号楼21-22号

Bakeries, Delis & candy A Food Affaire Daily 8am-11pm. 1/F, 5 Xingfuyicunxili, Chaoyang District. (135 0107 1114) 朝阳区幸福一村西里5号绿叶子食品店

Augustin by Amandine Unit B1-07, The Gate City Mall, Zhongguancun Dajie, Haidian District. 海淀区海淀区中关村大街新中关购物 中心B1-07

Bonbon Bins (8525 3566) www.bonbonbins. com Boucherie Francaise Chez Gerarde Daily 10am-9pm. 40 Jianchang Hutong (east of the Yonghe Villas, just south of the Yongkang Hutong intersection), Dongcheng District. (6415 0118) 东城区东城区简厂胡同40号 CCSweets Daily 10am-8pm. Unit 109, Bldg 11, Central Park, 6 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6533 6973) 喜喜饼,朝阳朝 阳门外大街6号新城国际11号楼109

Colibri Cafe Daily 10am-10pm. LG51, Sanlitun Village North, 11 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6417 0808) 蜂鸟, 朝阳区三里屯路11号 三里屯Village北区地下1层

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The Sweet Spot Daily 9am-11.30pm. EB118, B1/F, China World Mall, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6505 0885) 朝阳区建国门外 大街1号国贸商城地1层EB118

The Swiss Deli Daily 7am-10pm. 1/F Swissotel, 2 Chaoyangmen Bei Dajie, Dongcheng District. (6553 2288 ext 2127) 东城区潮阳门北大 街2号港澳中心瑞士酒店1层

BEIJING Baodu Jinshenglong Daily 11am-10.30pm. 65-8 Lipukang, Ande Lu, Xicheng District. (133 0111 8396) 爆肚金生隆, 西城区安德路六 铺炕65-8

My China Daily 11.30am-10pm. Hilton Beijing Capital Airport, Terminal 3, Capital International Airport, Chaoyang District. (6450 4889, 6458 8888 ext 8901) 腾香居, 朝阳区首都机场3 号航站希尔顿酒店

The Roadhouse at Mutianyu Sat-Sun and holidays 11am-3pm, or by prior appointment. 12 Mutianyu Village, Huairou District. (6162 6506) www.roadhouseatmutianyu.com大路馆 儿, 怀柔区慕田峪村12号

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DIRECTORY Beijing Duck

Liujie, Chaoyang District. (6531 3492) 朝阳区三 里屯西六街甲3 2号楼

Bianyifang Daily 11am-9.30pm. for locations.


Da Dong Roast Duck Daily 11am-10pm. 1) 5/F, Jinbao Dasha, Jinbao Jie, Dongcheng District. (8522 1234); 2) 1-2/F, Nanxincang International Plaza, 22A Dongsishitiao, Dongcheng District. (5169 0329); 3) 3 Tuanjiehu Beikou, Dongsanhuan Lu, Chaoyang District. (6582 2892/4003) 北京大董烤鸭店, 1) 东城区

Celestial Court Mon-Fri 11.30am-2.30pm, 6-10pm. 2/F, St Regis Hotel, 21 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6460 6688 ext 2460 or 2462) 天宝阁, 朝阳区建国门外大街21号北京 国际俱乐部饭店2层

Choy’s Seafood Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.3010.30pm. 2/F, Marriott Beijing Northeast, 26A Xiaoyun Lu, Chaoyang District. (5927 8888) 采

金宝街金宝大厦5层; 2) 东城区东四十条甲22号 南新仓国际大厦1~2楼; 3) 朝阳区团结湖北口3 号楼东三环路


Duck De Chine Daily 11am-2.30pm, 5.30-10 .30pm. 1949, Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu (opposite the south gate of Pacific Century Place Mall), Chaoyang District (6501 8881) 朝阳区工

Dragon Palace Daily 11.30am-2pm, 6-10pm. 1/F, Kempinski Hotel, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6465 3388 ext 4217) 龙苑中

体北路4号院 (太平洋百货南门对面)

Fook Lam Moon Mon-Fri 11.30am-3pm, 5.30-10.30pm. 4/F, China World Summit Wing, 1 Jianguomen Waidajie, Chaoyang District. (6505 2299 ext 6411) 福临门,朝阳区建国门外大

餐厅, 朝阳区亮马桥路50号凯宾斯基饭店1层

Made in China Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-10.30pm. 1/F, Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1 Dongchang’an Jie, Dongcheng District. (6510 9608) 长安一号, 东城区东长安街1号东方广场北



Utopia Chinese Restaurant Daily 11am-2pm, 5.30-9.30pm. 4/F Novotel Beijing Xinqiao, 1 Chongwenmen Xidajie, Dongcheng District. (6513 3366 ext 2401/2402) 蓬莱阁中餐厅, 东城 区崇文门西大街1号北京新侨诺富特饭店4层

Buffets 360 Casual Dining Daily 24hrs. Hilton Beijing Capital Airport, Terminal 3, Capital International Airport, Chaoyang District. (6458 8888) 朝阳区首都机场3号航站希尔顿酒店

Aroma Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 6-10.30pm. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 83A Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (5908 8161) 香溢, 朝阳区华贸中心建国 路甲83号丽思卡尔顿酒店

Asia Bistro Daily 6am-midnight.. Lobby, JW Marriott Hotel, 83 Jianguo Lu, China Central Place, Chaoyang District. (5908 8511) 朝阳区建 国路83号JW万豪酒店

Beijing Bistro 2/F, Beijing Marriott Hotel Northeast, 26A Xiaoyun Lu, Chaoyang District. (5927 8888) 朝阳区霄云路甲26号海航大厦万豪

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Dongcheng, 36 North Third Ring Road East, Dongcheng District. (5798 8888) 东城区东城 区北三环路36号

Garden Court Daily 6-10am,11.30am-2pm,611pm. St. Regis Hotel, 21 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6460 6688 ext 2340) 景苑咖 啡厅, 朝阳区建国门外大街21号国际俱乐部饭店

Grand Cafe Daily 24hrs (buffet 6.30-10 .30am, 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-10pm). Grand Hyatt, Oriental Plaza, 1 Dongchang’an Jie, Dongcheng District. (8518 1234 ext 3628) 凯菲 厅, 东城区东长安街1号东方广场东方君悦大酒店

Greenfish Daily 6.30am-11pm. The RitzCarlton Financial Street, 1 Jinchengfang Dongjie, Jinrong Jie, Xicheng District. (6601 6666 ext 6255) 四季汇, 西城区金城坊东街1号北 京金融街丽思卡顿酒店

BLD Cafe All day dining with international breakfast, business buffet lunch and an extensive a la carte menu. Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel, 61 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (5863 8223) 朝阳区东三环中路61号

Jing Daily 5.30am-11.30pm. Basement of The Peninsula Beijing, 8 Jinyu Hutong, Wangfujing, Dongcheng District. (6559 2888 ext 6714) 京,

Cafe Cha Daily 6-10am, 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-9.30pm. Shangri-La Hotel, 29 Zizhuyuan Lu, Haidian District. (6841 2211 ext 2715) 咖啡 Cha, 海淀区紫竹院路29号香格里拉饭店

Café on the 6 Crowne Plaza Chaoyang U-Town, 3 Sanfeng Beilu (opposite Cashbox KTV), Chaoyang District. (5909 6688) 慕尼黑啤 酒屋, 北京朝阳悠唐皇冠假日朝阳区三丰北里3号 (钱柜KTV对面)

CBD International Cuisine Daily 6.30am-11pm. Grand Millennium Beijing, Fortune Plaza, 7 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (6530 9383) 朝阳区东三环中路7号财富中心北京 千禧大酒店

Citrus Restaurant Daily 24hrs (buffet 11.30am-2pm, 5.30-10pm). Novotel Beijing Xinqiao (lobby west side), 1 Chongwenmen Xidajie, Chongwen District. (6513 3366 ext 2001) 春晓西餐厅, 崇文区崇文门西大街1号北京 新侨诺富特饭店大堂西侧

City Wall Bistro Daily 6am-11am,noonmidnight. Beijing Marriott Hotel City Wall, 7 Jianguomen Nandajie, Dongcheng District. (5811 8255) 城墙小馆, 东城区建国门南大街7号 北京万豪酒店

East 33 Daily 6.30am-10.30pm. Raffles Beijing Hotel, 33 Dongchangan Jie, Dongcheng District. (6526 3388 ext 5171) 东三十三, 东城区 东长安街33号北京饭店莱佛士

Elements Daily 6-10am, noon-2.30pm, 6-10pm. 2/F, Hilton Beijing, 1 Dongfang Lu, Chaoyang District. (5865 5000 ext 5020) 元素 阁, 朝阳区东方路1号希尔顿酒店2层

Essence Daily 24hrs. Lobby level of Crowne Plaza Beijing, 48 Wangfujing Avenue, Dongcheng District. (6513 3388 ext 3) 西餐厅, 东城区王府井大街48号国际艺苑皇冠假日酒店内

Feast Great lunch and dinner buffet options with sushi, roast chicken, steak, dim sum and more. Sunday brunch offers lobster and free-flow champagne. Sheraton Beijing


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Horizon Daily 11am-2.30pm, 5.30-10pm. 1/F, Shangri-La’s Kerry Hotel, 1 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (6561 8833 ext 41) 海天阁,

Billy Idol and his Power Rangers.



Hengshan Hui Daily 1 0.30am-11.30pm. 1/F, Kerry EAS Logistics Building (entrance at back of building), 21 Xiaoyun Lu, Chaoyang District (6466 1211) 朝阳区霄云路21号嘉里大通附楼1楼

6-11pm. 5/F, Hilton Beijing Wangfujing, 8 Wangfujing Dongjie, Dongcheng District. (5812 8888) 东城区王府井东街8号希尔顿北京王 府井酒店5层

VIC Mon-Fri noon-2.30pm, 6-10.30pm, SatSun 6-10.30pm. 6/F, Sofitel Hotel, Tower C, Wanda Plaza, 93 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (8599 6666) VIC国际美食, 朝阳区建国路93号万 达广场C座6层

Alba Daily 8am-2am. 70 Gulou Dongdajie (east of Nanluogu Xiang), Dongcheng District. (6407 3730) 东城区鼓楼东大街70号 Cafe Noir Daily 6.30am-midnight. Traders Upper East Hotel, 2 Dongsihuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (5907 8888) 朝阳区东四环北路2号上 东盛贸酒店


Kranzler’s Daily 6am-midnight. 1/F, Kempinski Hotel, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District (6465 3388 ext 4222) 朝阳区亮马桥路50

Exchange Daily 8am-midnight. 1/F, The Westin Beijing Chaoyang, 7 Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (5922 8888 ext 8191)

Kerry’s Kitchen 1/F, Kerry Hotel, 1 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (6561 8833) 朝阳区光 华路1号

Monsoon Daily 6-10.30am, 11.30am-2pm, 5.30-10pm. InterContinental Beijing Financial Street, 11 Jinrong Jie, Xicheng District. (5852 5916) 季候风, 西城区金融街11号洲际酒店 Red Orange Daily 24hrs. 1/F, Crowne Plaza Sun Palace Beijing, Yunnan Dasha, Northeast corner of Taiyanggong Qiao and Xibahe, Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6429 8888 ext 6328) 红橙, 新云南皇冠假日酒店1层, 朝阳区东北三环西坝河太阳宫桥东北角

Renaissance Cafe 6am-midnight. Renaissance Beijing Hotel, 36 Xiaoyun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6468 9999 ext.3121) 朝阳区朝阳区 霄云路36号 北京国航万丽酒店

Senses (Westin Beijing) Daily 6.30-10 .30am, 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-10pm.. 1/F, The Westin Beijing, 9B Jinrong Jie, Xicheng District. (6629 7810) 味, 西城区金融大街乙9号北京金融 街威斯汀大酒店1层

Senses (DoubleTree by Hilton Langfang) DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Langfang, Bldg A, Wanda Plaza, 50 Xinhua Lu, Guangyang District, Langfang, Hebei province (+316 555 9999 ext 6001, 逸咖 啡, 河北省廊坊市广阳区新华路50号万达广场A座 廊坊万达希尔顿逸林酒店

Seasonal Tastes Daily 6.30-10.30am, 11.30am-3pm, 5.30-11pm. 2/F, Westin Beijing Chaoyang, 7 Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (5922 8888 ext 8102) 朝阳区东三环北路 7号金茂北京威斯汀大饭店2层

Seasoning Holiday Inn Beijing Focus Square, Bldg 3, 6 Futong Dongdajie, Chaoyang District. (6473 3333 ext 6310) 朝阳区通东大街6号院3号 Vasco’s Daily 6.30-10am, 11.30am-2.30pm,


Jewel Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-10.30pm. 1/F, The Westin Beijing, 9B Jinrong Jie, Xicheng District. (6606 8866 ext 7820) 金城阁, 西城区金 融大街乙9号北京金融街威斯汀大酒店1层

Cafes & teahouses

Cafe Zarah Daily 9.30am-midnight. 42 Gulou Dongdajie, Dongcheng District. (8403 9807) 东城区鼓楼东大街42号



Huang Ting Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 6-10pm. B2/F, The Peninsula Beijing, 8 Jinyu Hutong, Wangfujing Jie, Dongcheng District. (8516 2888 ext 6707) 凰庭, 东城区王府井大街金鱼胡


The Library Hilton Beijing Wangfujing, 8 Wangfujing Dongjie, Dongcheng District. (5812 8888) 书 阁, 东 城区王府井东街8号希尔顿北京王府井酒店

Lobby Lounge (China World Hotel) 1/F, China World Hotel, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6505 2266) 朝阳区建国门外

Ming Court Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-10 .30pm. 1 Er Jing Road, Langham Place, Beijing Capital Airport. Chaoyang District. (6457 5555) 明阁, 朝阳区首都机场二经路1号朗豪酒店

Noble Court Mon-Fri 11.30am-2.30pm, SatSun 10.30am-2.30pm; daily 5.30-10pm. B1/F, Grand Hyatt Beijing Hotel, Oriental Plaza, 1 Dongchang’an Jie, Dongcheng District. (8518 1234 ext 3822) 悦庭, 东城区东长安街1号东方广 场北京东方君悦大酒店地下1层

Qi Daily 11.30am-2pm, 5.30-10pm. 2/F, The Ritz-Carlton, Financial Street, 1 Jinchengfang Dongjie, Jinrong Jie, Xicheng District. (6601 6666) 金阁, 西城区金城坊东街1号金融街丽思 卡顿酒店2层

Ri Chang Daily 11am-3am. 72 Dongdan Beidajie, at the corner of Waijiaobu Hutong, Dongcheng District (6525 1783) 东城区东单北 大街72号外交部口内

Sui Yuan Daily 11.30am-2.30pm,5.30-10pm. 3/F, Doubletree by Hilton, Beijing, 168 Guang’anmenwai Dajie, Xuanwu District. (6338 1888) 宣



Lobby Lounge (Ritz-Carlton Financial Street) 1 Jinchengfang Dongjie, Financial Street, Xicheng District. (6601 6666)

Sun Palace Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.3010pm. 4/F, Crowne Plaza Sun Palace Beijing, Yunnan Dasha, Northeast corner of Taiyanggong Qiao and Xibahe, Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6429 8888 ext 6332) 太阳宫


Moment Cafe Daily noon-10pm. B1-525, Sanlitun Soho, Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (8590 0724) 朝阳区工体北路三里屯Soho B1-525 Red Capital Residence Daily 10am-midnight. 9 Dongsi Liutiao, Dongcheng District. (8403 5308) 新红资客栈, 东城区东四六条9号 Rendez-vous Bar & Lounge Kempinski Hotel, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6465 3388 ext 4200) 朝阳区凯宾斯基饭店亮 马桥路50号

Rug Bagel & Café Tue-Sun 11.30am-10pm. Bldg 4, Lishui Jiayuan, Chaoyang Gongyuan Nanlu (opposite South Gate of Chaoyang Park) Chaoyang District (8550 2722) 朝阳区朝阳公园 南路丽水嘉园4号楼(朝阳公园南门对面)

Unconditional Love Coffee Daily 8ammidnight. Today Art Museum, Pingod, 32 Baiziwan Lu, Chaoyang District. (5826 3652, 朝阳区朝阳区百

中餐厅, 新云南皇冠假日酒店4层, 朝阳区东北三 环西坝河太阳宫桥东北角

Tang Palace Daily 7.30am-10.30pm. 1/F, Haoyue Jianguo Hotel, 17 Jianguomennei Dajie, Dongcheng District (6513 1288) 东城区东 城区建国门内大街17号好苑建国商务酒店1楼

Wu Li Xiang Mon-Fri 11am-2pm, 5-10pm,SatSun 9am-4pm,5-10pm. Traders Upper East Hotel, Beijing, 2 Dongsihuan Beilu (intersection of Xiaoyun Qiao and Fangyuan Xilu near Upper East Side), Chaoyang District (5907 8406) 朝阳 区东四环北路2号(霄云桥和芳园西十字路口)北京 上东盛贸饭店 2-3 层

Yao Chi Daily 11am-2.30pm,5.30-10pm. Grand Millennium Beijing, Fortune Plaza, 7 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (8587 6888) 瑶池中餐厅, 朝阳区东三环中路7号


Yu Daily 11.30am-2pm, 6-10pm. 83A Jianguo Lu (inside the Ritz-Carlton Hotel), Chaoyang District. (5908 8111) 玉, 朝阳区建国路甲83号

Village Cafe Daily 24hrs. 1/F, The Opposite House, Bldg 1, Sanlitun Village, 11 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6410 5210) 朝阳区三里屯路

Yue Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng, 36 North Third Ring Road East, Dongcheng District. (5798 8888) 东城区东城区北三环路36号


ZEN Daily 11.30am-2pm, 5.30-10pm. InterContinental Beijing Financial Street, 11 Financial Street, Xicheng District. (5852 5918) 西城区金融

Zest M-F, 7am-7pm. Bldg 2, 3A Sanlitun Xi

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Zen5es Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-10.30pm. 4/F, Westin Beijing Chaoyang, 7 Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (5922 8888 ext 8121) 朝阳区东三环北路7号金茂北京威斯汀大饭店

Central & South American Avocado Tree Daily 11.30am-9.30pm.. 37 Xiaoyun Lu courtyard (from Dongsanhuan Beilu, head 20m north of Xiaoyun Lu intersection and take the first right), Chaoyang District. (133 9172 9760) 油梨树, 朝阳区霄云路37号院( 东三环北路,过霄云路路口,往北走20米,到第一 个路口右转)

Office Park (Yuanyang Guanghua Guoji), 10 Jintong Xilu (near The Place), Chaoyang District. (8590 6266) 朝阳区金桐西路10号远洋光华国际




Grill 79 Mon-Thu & Sun noon-2am; Fri-Sat noon-4am. 79/F, China World Summit Wing, China World Trade Center Phase 3, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6505 2299 ext 6424) 朝阳区朝阳区建国门外大街1号国 贸大酒店79楼

Let’s Seafood Daily 11.30am-midnight. 1/F, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (5208 6038) 朝阳区三里屯北街81号那里花园1层

Brazillian Churrascos Daily 11.30am-2 .30pm, 5.30-10pm. 1/F, Crowne Plaza Wuzhou, 8 Beisihuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (8498 2288) 朝阳区北四环中路8号五洲皇冠假

Park Side Bar & Grill Daily 10am-late. 9-6 Jiangtai Xilu (opposite Rosedale Hotel), Chaoyang District. (6444 6555) 园景, 朝阳区


Sherpa’s Daily 9.30am-10.30pm (40 0600 6209)

Luga’s Daily 10am-3am. Sanlitun Houjie (opposite Aperitivo), Chaoyang District. (6413 2786) 朝阳区三里屯后街同里对面


Luga’s Villa Daily 11am-3am. 7 Sanlitun Beijie (behind 3.3 Shopping Center), Chaoyang District. (6416 2575) 朝阳区三里屯北街7号3.3

Black Soil Impressions Daily 11am-10pm. Building 1, Anhuili 2nd Qu, Huizhong Lu, Chaoyang District (6498 5015) 朝阳区慧忠路安



The Saddle Cantina Daily 11am-late. Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Beilu (south of 3.3 Shopping Center), Chaoyang District. (5208 6005) 朝阳区 三里屯北路81号北京那里花园内西侧二层小楼

TERRA Cevicheria and bar by the team behind SALT. Offering contemporary Peruvian cuisine and innovative cocktails. Tue-Sun 11am-1am. 1 Sanlitun Nan Lu, Beijing, Chaoyang District. (6591 9148) 朝阳区三里屯 南路1号

Q Mex 5620 3759. Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu (under Kro’s Nest), Chaoyang District. 朝阳区工 体北路4号院 (下乌巢)

Dumplings Modo Modern wine bar serving well over a dozen wines by the glass, as well as small plates of tasty contemporary European cuisine. Also features Enomatic wine dispensers to allow people to explore different wines. Voted “Best New Retaurant (Non-Chinese)“ in our 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. SunThu noon-10pm, Fri-Sat noon-10.30pm. 3/F, Sanlitun Village South, Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6415 7207) 朝阳区三里屯路19号三里屯

The Pavillion Grill Steaks, an abundance of seafood and antipasti-style openers are among the hallmarks of this fine dining restaurant from Chef William Bolton. There’s a good wine selection, and the bar offers a well-considered cocktail list combining classic drinks and the venue’s own appealing signatures. Mon-Fri 11am-11pm, Sat-Sun 11am-11pm. Gongti Xilu (opposite west gate of Workers’ Stadium), Chaoyang District. (6551 6680) 朝阳区工体西路(工体西门对面)


Contemporary Chinese Chynna Daily 10.30am-2pm.5.30-11pm. 5/F Hilton Hotel Wangfujing, 8 Wangfujing Dongjie, Dongcheng District. (5812 8888) 东城 区王府井希尔顿酒店王府井东街8号

Green T. House Daily 11am-11pm. 6 Gongti Xilu, Chaoyang District. (6552 8310, 6552 8311) 紫云轩, 朝阳区工体西路6号

My China Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30pm to 10pm. 2/F, Hilton Beiing Capital Airport. (6458 8888 ext 8901) 北京首都机场希尔顿酒店2层 IFW Mon-Fri 7.30am-10pm, Sat-Sun 10.30am10pm. B1/F, Park Life, Yintai Center, 2 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (8567 1568) 悦食悦香, 朝阳区朝阳区建国门外大街2号 北京银泰中心悦·生活地下1层

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Mosto Inventive, exciting contemporary food with a South American touch. Voted “Best Business Lunch,” “Best Steak,” “Outstanding Restaurant of the Year (Non-Chinese),“ “Outstanding For a Romantic Meal“ and “Outstanding Steak“ in our 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily noon-2.30pm, 6-10.30pm. 3/F, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Beilu, Chaoyang District. (5208 6030) 摸石头, 朝阳区三里屯北路81号那 里花园3层

Din Tai Fung Taste just one dumpling to know why they’re famous around the world. Voted “Best Dim Sum” in our 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. 1) Mon-Fri 11.30am-9 .30pm, Sat-Sun 11am-10pm. 7/F, Dangdai Shangcheng, 40 Zhongguancun Dajie, Haidian District. (6269 6726); 2) Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 5-10pm. 24 Xinyuan Xili Zhongjie, Chaoyang District. (6462 4502); 3) Daily 11.30am-9.30pm. 6/F, Shin Kong Place, China Central Place, 87 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (6533 1536); 4) B1-1/F, Grand Pacific Mall, 133 Xidan Beidajie, Xicheng District. (6615 9028) 鼎泰丰, 1) 海淀 区中关村大街40号当代商城7层; 2) 朝阳区新源 西里中街24号; 3) 朝阳区建国路87号华贸中心新 光天地6层; 4) 西城区西单北大街133号君太百 货地下1层及1层

Green Bites Dumpling Bar Healthy steamed dumplings & slow-cooked soup delivered to your door. Daily 10.30am-9.30pm. Unit 5-106, 1/F, Sanlitun Soho, Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (8590 0475) 绿盒子蒸饺,朝 阳区工体北路三里屯Soho 1层5-106室

Scene a Cafe Daily 6am-1am. China World Hotel, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6505 2266 ext 35) 咖啡苑, 朝阳区建 国门外大街1号中国大饭店

Temple Restaurant Beijing Mon-Sat 11.30am-2.30pm, 6-10pm, Sun 11.30am-2 .30pm. 23 Songzhusi Temple, Shatan Beijie, Dongcheng District (8400 2232)东城区沙滩北 街嵩祝寺23号

The Vineleaf Daily (closed Tuesdays) 11.30am-2.45pm, 6-10.15pm. 9 Jianchang Hutong (east of Yonghe Villas), Dongcheng District (6407 6308) 东城区箭厂胡同9号(近五 道营胡同))

Vineyard Cafe Tue-Sun 11.30am-10.30pm, closed Mon. 31 Wudaoying Hutong, Dongcheng District. (6402 7961) 葡萄院儿, 东城区五道营胡同31号

Writers Bar Daily noon-midnight. Raffles Beijing Hotel, Main Lobby, 33 Dongchang’an Jie, Dongcheng District. (6526 3388 ext 4181) 作家酒吧, 东城区东长安街33号, 北京 饭店莱佛士一层

European Aria Mon-Fri 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-10pm; Sat-Sun 5.30-10pm. 2/F, China World Hotel, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6505 2266 ext 38, 6505 3318) 阿郦雅, 朝阳区 建国门外大街1号中国大饭店二层

Capital M Mon-Fri 11am-2.30pm, 6-10.30pm, Sat-Sun 11.30am-5pm, 6-10.30pm. 3/F, 2 Qianmen Pedestrian Street, Chongwen District. (6702 2727) 崇文区前门步行街2号3层



Compass Grill Daily 5.30-11pm. Hilton Beiing Capital Airport. (6458 8888 ext 8901) 北京首都 机场希尔顿酒店

Fuel Daily 11am-late. 1/F, Langham Place, 1 Erjing Lu, Beijing Capital International Airport, Chaoyang District. (6457 5555) 朝阳区首都机场 二经路1号朗豪酒店

Gori Daily 11am-midnight. 1/F, Tower AB, The


Café Swiss Daily 6:30am-10pm. Swissotel, 2 Chaoyangmen Bei Dajie, Dongcheng District. (6553 2288) 东城区潮阳门北大街2号

Alameda Contemporary fine dining with a Brazilian twist. Voted “Outstanding Business Lunch” in our 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily 11.30am-3pm, 6-10.30pm. Sanlitun Beijie, Chaoyang District. (6417 8084) 朝阳区 China Grill Daily 6-10.30am, 11.30am-2 .30pm, 5.30-10.30pm. 66/F, Park Hyatt Hotel, 2 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (8567 1234) 北京亮, 朝阳区建国门外大街2号柏

YellowStone Restaurant & Bar Daily 9am1am. Crowne Plaza Park View Wuzhou, Bldg 28, 8 Beichen Donglu, Chaoyang District. (6481 7000) 黄玉石, 朝阳区北辰东路8

SALT Innovative restaurant in a fresh modern minimalist setting has weekly two-course or three-course set meals. Voted “Outstanding Business Lunch” and “Outstanding Steak” in our 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. Mon-Sat noon-3pm, 6-10.30pm, Sun Brunch noon4pm. 2/F, 9 Jiangtai Xilu (west of Rosedale Hotel), Chaoyang District. (6437 8457) 盐, 朝 阳区将台西路9号2层(珀丽酒店西边)

Scarlett Daily 6pm-3am. Hotel G, 7A Gongti Xilu, Chaoyang District. (6552 2880) 朝阳区工

El Nido Bistro 64 Fangjia Hutong, Dongcheng District, Dongcheng District. 东城 区东城区方家胡同64号

Enoterra Daily 10am-2am. D405, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (5208 6076) 朝阳区三里屯路81号那里花园D405室

Morel’s Mon-Sat 11.30am-1am. Gongti Beilu (opposite Workers’ Gymnasium North Gate, northwest corner of Chunxiu Lu), Dongcheng District. (6416 8802) 东城区莫劳龙玺西餐, 工 体北路春秀路西北角工人体育馆北门对面

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Brasserie Flo Owned by the powerful Flo Group, and now a Beijing institution. French classics include the onion soup and profiteroles. Voted “Best French (Affordable)” in our

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DIRECTORY 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. 18 Xiaoyun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6595 5135) 北京福楼餐

tun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6415 3535) 朝阳区 朝阳区三里屯路19号The Village南区8号楼


Xixiangzi 36 Dingfu Jie, Xicheng District. (no tel) 西城区定阜街36号(庆王府旁)

Cafe de la Poste Daily noon-3pm, 6pm-late. 58 Yonghegong Dajie, Dongcheng District. (6402 7047) 东城区雍和宫大街58号


Crepanini Sun-Thu 9am-midnight, Fri-Sat 9am-2am. Unit A110, 1/F, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Beijie, Chaoyang District. (5208 6092/93) 可

Ganges Indian Restaurant Daily 11am-11pm. 1) Stall 202, 2/F, Bldg 1, Shimao Department Store, 13 Gongti Beilu Chaoyang District (6416 0181); 2) 6/F, Wudaokou U-Center, Chengfu Lu Haidian District (6262 7944); 3) 2/F, Paddy O’Shea’s, 28 Dongzhimenwai Dajie Chaoyang District (6417 0900); 4) 138A, B1/F, The Place, 9 Guanghua Lu Chaoyang District (6587 2999); 5) 5/B, Hairun International Apartment, 2 Jiangtai Lu Chaoyang District. (5135 8353) 恒河印度餐厅, 1)工体北路13号世

百尼尼, 朝阳区三里屯北路81号那里花园1层酒 吧街对面

Jaan Daily noon-2pm, 6.30-10pm. Raffles Beijing Hotel, 33 Dongchang’an Jie, Dongcheng District. (8500 4186, 6526 3388 ext 4186) 家安, 东城区东长安街33号北京饭店莱佛士

Le Cabernet Daily 9am-midnight. Novotel Peace Beijing, 3 Jinyu Hutong, Wangfujing, Dongcheng District. (6512 8833 ext 7621) 卡

贸百货1号楼2层202 朝阳区; 2)成府路五道口 U-Center6层 海淀区五道口; 3) 东直门外大街 28号爱尔兰酒吧2层 朝阳区东直门外; 4) 光华 路9号世贸天阶地下1层138A 朝阳区世贸天街新 城国际; 5) 朝阳区将台路2号海润国际公寓底商 5号 朝阳区丽都

本妮法餐厅, 东城区王府井金鱼胡同3号诺富特 和平宾馆

Le Little Saigon Daily 11.30-midnight. 141 Jiugulou Dajie, Dongcheng District. (6401 8465) 西贡在巴黎, 东城区旧鼓楼大街141号 Le Petit Gourmand Sun-Thu 9.30am-midnight, Fri-Sat 9.30am-1am. 3/F, Tongli Studios, Sanlitun Houjie, Chaoyang District. (6417 6095, fax 6413 0765) www.lepetitigourmand. 小美食家, 朝阳区三里屯后街同里3层 Le Pré Lenôtre Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 6.30-11.30pm. 6/F, Sofitel Hotel, Bldg C, Wanda Plaza, 93 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (8599 6666) 朝阳区建国路93号万达广场C座6层 Maison Boulud Mon-Fri 11.30am-2pm, 6-10.30pm, Sat-Sun 11am-4pm, 6-10.30pm. Ch’ien Men 23, 23 Qianmen Dongdajie, Dongcheng District. (6559 9200) 布鲁宫法餐 厅, 东城区前门东大街23号

S.T.A.Y (Simple Table Alleno Yannick) Simple, communal-style French food by a Michelin Chef. Tue-Sat 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-10pm, Sun 11am-4pm. Valley Wing 1/F, Shangri-La Hotel, 29 Zizhuyuan Lu, Haidian District. (8882 6727) 海淀区紫竹院路29号北京香 格里拉饭店新阁一层

Fusion CHAO Daily 11am-11pm. RS-17, Bldg 11, Solana, 6 Chaoyang Gongyuan Lu, Chaoyang District. (5905 1778) 潮, 朝阳区朝阳公园路6号 蓝色港湾11栋RS-17号

Lunar 8 Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 6-10.30pm. The Fairmont Beijing, 8 Yong’an Dongli, Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (8507 3618) 朝阳区建国门外大街,永安东里8号

German Ellingen Brauhaus Daily 11am-2am. B114B115, Financial Street Shopping mall, Xicheng District Paulaner Brauhaus Daily 11am-1am. Kempinski Hotel, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6465 3388 ext 5732) 普拉那啤酒坊餐 厅, 朝阳区亮马桥路50号凯宾斯基饭店

Schindler’s Anlegestelle (Schindler’s Docking Station) Daily 11am-late. 10 Sanlitun Beixiaojie, Chaoyang District. (6463 1108) 申德勒码头餐厅, 朝阳区三里屯北小街10号

South German Bakery, Cafe Konstanz and Bodenseestube Restaurant daily 9am10pm. Bakery daily 7am-10pm. 27 Haoyun Jie (Lucky Street), 29 Zaoying Lu, Chaoyang District. (5867 0201) 德南面包房, 朝阳区枣营路 29号好运街27号

Villa Castanea Daily 11am-10pm. 266 Wan’an Donglu, Pu‘an Dian, Haidian District. (6272 0130; 6272 0131) 七叶香山, 海淀区万安东 路普安店266号

guizhou & guangxi Three Guizhou Men Bldg 2, Nalisha Dasha, 1 Guangshun Nandajie (near Capita Retail Mall), Chaoyang District. (6470 7288, 6470 5008) 朝 阳区广顺南大街1号娜丽莎大厦2楼(近凯德Mall)

Hakka Ke Jia Yuan Restaurant Tuanjiehu Beilu (southeast corner of Changhong Qiao, a few doors south of Da Dong), Chaoyang District. (6582 5010) 客家园, 朝阳区朝阳区团结湖北路甲 2-2号(长虹桥东南角)

Kejia Cai North side of Guangming Qiao, Dong Erhuan, Chaoyang District. (6771 9866) 客家菜, 朝阳区朝阳区东二环光明桥北辅路东侧


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Khajuraho Taking inspiration from ancient town of Khajuraho, this brand-new Sanlitun Soho restaurant serves healthy Indian food. Daily 11.30am-10.30pm. 1122-1-2, Bldg 1, Sanlitun Soho, Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District (8527 0464) 朝阳区工体北路三里屯soho1号楼

weekends: at-home cooking class No need for a hairnet with Chef Omar.


Kejia Xiao Zhen 103 Nanheyan Dajie, Dongcheng District. (6522 8993) 客家小镇, 东 城区东城区南河沿大街103号

Tian De Wan 3 Guangqu Donglu (at the entrance of Jingyuan compound), Chaoyang District. (8721 5586, 8721 5616) 天得湾美食餐 厅, 朝阳区朝阳区广渠东路3号竞园园区门口(大 郊亭桥东路北)

Wuyishan Nongjiacai Daily 11am-9pm. Maliandao Hutong (enter from Maliandao Lu and walk about 300m), Xuanwu District. (131 2669 6251) 武夷山农家菜, 宣武区马连道胡同

homestyle & private cuisine Bai Zhou Xiang 1) Open daily 24 hours. 1/F Bldg A, Eastgate Plaza, 9 Dongzhong Jie, Dongcheng District. (6418 5681); 2) Daily 24 hours. 6 Zaoying Beili (1/F, Boning Park), Chaoyang District. (6507 9656) 百粥乡, 1) 东 城区东中街9号东环广场A座一层; 2) 朝阳区枣 营北里6号(佰宁花园一层)

Baoyue Chupin Daily 10am-2pm, 4-10pm. 19 Tang Gong Hutong (in the hutong on south side of Luce), Jiu Gulou Dajie, Xicheng District. (6404 0722) 西城区旧鼓楼大街汤公胡同19号 Billy Zhan Private Cuisine Store 9, Bldg 3A (west of Today Art Museum), 22 Art Street, Pingod, 32 Baiziwan Lu, Chaoyang District. (5876 9276) Billy Zhan 私房菜馆, 朝阳区朝阳区 百子湾路32号苹果社区北区3号楼A座009室

Du Shang Yuan Daily 11am-5am. Bldg 7, Julong Huayuan, 68 Xinzhong Jie, Dongcheng District. (6553 2270, 6551 5366) 都尚园, 东城区 新中街68号聚龙花园7号楼


Kyline Pavilion Daily 10am-2pm, 5.309.30pm. 6 Qilin Bei Hutong, Kuan Jie, Dongcheng District. (6407 3516) 麒麟阁, 东城 区宽街麒麟碑胡同6号

No. 9 Kitchen 9 Baofang Hutong, Dongsi Nandajie, Dongcheng District. (6512 9192) 9号 食库, 东城区东城区东四南大街报房胡同9号

Wang Pangzi 1) Daily 9.30am-10pm. 86 Gulou Xidajie, Xicheng District. (8672 7507); 2) 92 Dongsi Dajie, Dongcheng District. (131 2156 5643); 3) 71 Shoupakou Nanjie, Xuanwu District. (8301 3885); 4) 113 Huguosi Jie, Xicheng District. (137 1793 4855) 王胖子, 1) 西城区西城区鼓楼西大街86号; 2) 东城区东城区 东四北大街92号; 3) 宣武区宣武区手帕口南街71 号; 4) 西城区西城区护国寺街113号

Xiao Wang Fu 1) Daily 11am-2pm, 5-9.30pm. 2/F of Crown Plaza Hotel, 48 Wangfujing Dajie, Dongcheng District. (5911 9985/6); 2) Daily 11.30am-2pm, 5.30-10pm. Inside the North Gate of Ritan Park, Ritan Lu, Chaoyang District. (8561 5985); 3) Daily 11am-10.30pm. Bldg 2, Guanghua Lu Dongli, Chaoyang District. (6591 3255); 4) Daily 5.30pm-1am. 15 Qianhai Beiyan, Xicheng District. (6617 5558) 小王府, 1) 东城 区王府井大街48号国际艺苑皇冠假日酒店二层; 2) 朝阳区日坛路日坛公园北门内; 3) 朝阳区光 华路东里2号楼; 4) 西城区前海北沿15号

Xiao Xiao Jiu Jia Daily 10am-10pm. A03 Bldg 3, Pingod (North side), 32 Baiziwan Lu, Chaoyang District. (5826 3987, 138 0110 1809) 小小酒家, 朝阳区朝阳区百字湾路32号苹果社区 3号楼A座103室

Fu Man Yuan 10 Xinyuanli Nanlu (across from Shi Fang Hao Ting), Chaoyang District. (6461 8656) 福满园, 朝阳区朝阳区新源南路10号

Xu Yuan Daily 10am-11pm. 18 Xilouxiang Hutong (across the street from Lotus Lane on the same side as Ri Chang), Dongcheng District. (6404 4330) 煦园, 东城区西城区地安门



Genjudi Restaurant Daily 9.30am-9.30pm. East of Jinxing Crossroad, Xihongmen Zhen, Daxing District. (6128 2066/5088) 根据地饭店, 大兴区大兴区西红门镇金星十字路口东

Guo Jia Cai Daily 11.30am-2pm, 5-9.30pm. Inside De Yun She theatre, 4 Gongti Donglu (opposite Yashow Market), Chaoyang District. (6592 8816/7) 郭家菜, 朝阳区工人体育场东路4 号德云社内(雅秀对面)

Haloing the Past Tue-Sun, 12.30 pm- 3pm, 6-10pm. 3 Dajingguangxi Hutong, Gulou Dongdajie, Dongcheng District. (6406 5852)

门内大街235号; 2) 东城区东直门内大街5号; 3) 朝阳区静安里党校路3号(家乐福对面); 4) 朝 阳区东大桥路8号Soho尚都西塔5层; 5) 朝阳区


Mughal’s Restaurant Daily 11am-3pm, 6-11pm. 4/F, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (5208 6082/134) 朝阳区三里 屯路81号那里花园4层

Punjabi Indian Restaurant Daily 11.15am11.15pm. C-8, 2/F, Lucky Street, Chaoyang Gongyuan Lu, Chaoyang District. (5867 0221/23) 本杰比, 朝阳区朝阳公园路好运街2 楼C-8号

Tadka Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-10.30pm. 2/F, Beijing Marriott Hotel Northeast, 26A Xiaoyun Lu, Chaoyang District. (5927 8888) 朝 阳区霄云路甲26号海航大厦万豪酒店2层

The Taj Pavilion Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 6-10.30pm. 1) L222, Europlaza, 99 Yuxiang Lu, Tianzhu Zhen, Shunyi District. (8046 3238); 2) China Overseas Plaza, Chaoyang District. (136 9302 8663); 3) 3/F, Holiday Inn Lido, Jiangtai Lu, Shoudu Jichang Lu, Chaoyang District. (6436 7678, 6437 6688 ext 3811) 泰姬楼印度 餐厅, 1) 顺义区天竺镇裕翔路99号欧陆时尚购 物中心L222室; 2) 朝阳区国贸往西北中海广 场; 3) 朝阳区首都机场路将台路丽都假日酒店 广场缤纷廊3层

Italian Alio Olio West gate of Chaoyang Park, Chaoyang District. (6594 0938) 朝阳区朝阳 公园西门

Hot Pot Haidilao Hot Pot 1) Daily 24hrs. 2A Baijiazhuang Lu, Chaoyang District. (6595 2982); 2) Daily 24hrs. 7/F, New Wedding Shopping Center, 109 Xidan Beidajie, Xicheng District. (6617 4063); 3) Daily 10.30am-3am. 3/F, Beiyue Dasha, 2A Huixin Dongjie, Chaoyang District. (8463 9300) 海底捞火锅, 1) 朝阳区白家庄路甲 2号; 2) 西城区西单北大街109号婚庆大楼7层; 3) 朝阳区惠新东街甲2号北奥大厦3层


昔巷, 东城区鼓楼东大街大经厂西巷3号

Hua Jia Yi Yuan 1) Daily 24 hours. 235 Dongzhimennei Dajie, Dongcheng District. (6405 1908); 2) Daily 10.30am-2.30am. 5 Dongzhimennei Dajie, Dongcheng District. (8407 8281/88); 3) Daily 10am-10pm. 3 Dangxiao Lu, Jing’anli, Chaoyang District. (8451 8809); 4) Daily 10.30am-11pm. 5/F, West Tower, Shangdu Soho, 8 Dongdaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (5900 3055); 5) Daily 10am-10pm. Shimao Tower, 92A Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (8580 9010) 花家怡园, 1) 东城区东直

Mirch Masala Daily 11am-10.30pm. 1 Jingyang Hutong (50m west off Nanluogu Xiang) Dongcheng District. (6406 4347) 东城区景阳胡

Summer Palace Daily 11.30am-2pm, 6-10pm. Lobby, China World Hotel, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6505 2266 ext 34) 夏宫中餐厅, 朝阳区建国门外大街1 号中国大饭店大堂

Wumingju Daily 11am-2pm, 5-9.30pm. 32 Zaoying Beili, Maizidian Jie, Chaoyang District. (6502 1568) 无名居,朝阳区麦子店街枣营北 里32号

Hunan & Hubei Karaiya Spice House Daily 11.30am-2pm, 5.30-10pm. Bldg 8, Sanlitun Village, 19 Sanli-

Annie’s Voted “Best Family-Friendly Restaurant” and “Best Italian (Affordable)” in our 2012 Reader Restaurant Awards. 1) 1/F Ruisai Business Building (opposite Ascott Beijing), Chaoyang District. (6568 5890); 2) Daily 11am-11pm. 2/F Daimler Tower, 8 Wangjing Jie, Chaoyang District. (8476 0398); 3) Daily 11am-11pm. 1/F, Tower AB, The Office Park (Yuanyang Guanghua International), 10 Jintong Xilu (near Central Park/The Place), Chaoyang District.; 4) 105, Bldg 3, China View, 2C Gongti Donglu, Chaoyang District. (8587 1469); 5) Daily 11am-11pm. West Gate of Soho New Town, 88 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (8589 8366); 6) Daily 11am-11pm. Chaoyang Gongyuan Xilu (next to Chaoyang Park West

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DIRECTORY Gate), Chaoyang District. (6591 1931); 7) Daily 11am-11pm. Across from Western Academy Beijing, 5 Laiguangying Donglu, Chaoyang District. (8470 4768); 8) 11am-11pm. Unit 2-3-93, Ritan Highlife, (opposite north gate of Ritan Park), 39 Shenlu Jie, Chaoyang District. (8569 3031); 9) Daily 11am-11pm. Jiuxianqiao, Jiangtai Lu, Shangye Jie, Chaoyang District. (6436 3735) 安妮意大 利餐厅, 1) 朝阳区瑞赛大厦商务楼一层(北京雅 诗阁服务公寓对面); 2) 朝阳区望京街8号利星行 广场奔驰展厅2层; 3) 朝阳区金桐西路10号远洋 光华国际AB座1楼(近新城国际/世贸天阶); 4) 朝阳区工体东路丙2号中国红街大厦3号楼105室; 5) 朝阳区建国路88号Soho现代城西门; 6) 朝阳 区朝阳公园西路(朝阳公园西门); 7) 朝阳区来 广营东路5号京西学校对面; 8) 朝阳区神路街39 号日坛公园北门对面日坛上街2-3-93号; 9) 朝 阳区酒仙桥将台路商业街

Barolo Mon-Sat 11.30am-2pm, 6-10pm. 2/F, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, China Central Place, 83A Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (5908 8151)

“Outstanding Italian (High-End)“ in our 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily 11.30am-2 .30pm, 6pm-10.30pm. 2/F, The Grand Summit, Section B, Liangmaqiao Diplomatic Mansion, 19 Dongfang Donglu, Chaoyang District. (8532 5068) 塔沃拉意大利餐厅, 朝阳区东方东路19号 亮马桥外交公寓会所2层

Trattoria La Gondola Daily 11.30am-2.30pm and 5.30-11pm. Lufthansa Center, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6465 3388 ext 5707) 意大利威尼斯餐厅,朝阳区凯宾斯基饭店 亮马桥路50号

Va Piano Daily 5.30-10pm. InterContinental Beichen, 8 Beichen Xilu, Chaoyang District. (8437 1360) 朝阳区北辰西路8号北京北辰洲 际酒店

Japanese Bei Daily 5.30-10.30pm. B1/F, The Opposite House, Bldg 1, Sanlitun Village, 11 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6410 5230) 北, 朝阳区三里

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Bene Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng, 36 North Third Ring Road East, Dongcheng District. (5798 8888) 东城区东城区北三环路36号

Geba Geba Daily 11.30am-2pm, 5.30-11pm. 23 Guandongdian Beijie, Chaoyang District. (6592 4305) 朝阳区关东店北街23号

Cepe Daily 11am-2.30pm, 6-10.30pm. The Ritz-Carlton Financial Street, 1 Jinchengfang Dongjie, Jinrong Jie, Xicheng District. (6629 6996) 意味轩, 西城区金城坊东街1号北京金融街

Haru Teppanyaki and Sushi Bar Daily 11.30am-2pm, 5.30pm-10pm. 1) Unit N4-30, 3/F, Sanlitun Village North, 11 Sanlitun Road, Chaoyang District. (6415 2112); 2) 902 Pinnacle Plaza, Jingshun Lu, Shunyi District. (8046 5112)


Ciro’s Pomodoro Daily 11am-3am. 81 Sanlitun Beilu, Chaoyang District. (5208 6008) 波莫 多洛, 朝阳区三里屯北路81号

Cornerstone Daily 10am-11pm. Unit 105, World Financial Center, 1 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (8587 8488) 朝阳 区东三环中路1号环球金融中心105

Daccapo Daily noon-2.30pm, 6-10.30pm. 2/F, The Regent Beijing, 99 Jinbao Jie, Dongcheng District. (8522 1789) 迪卡博意大利餐厅, 东城区 金宝街99号北京丽晶酒店2层

Danieli’s Mon-Fri 11.30am-2pm, 6-10pm, Sat-Sun 6-10pm. 2/F, St Regis Hotel, 21 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6460 6688 ext 2441) 丹尼艾丽意大利餐厅, 朝阳区建 国门外大街21号国际俱乐部饭店2层

Eatalia Daily 11.30am-midnight. 10-12 Huaqing Jiayuan, Haidian District. (151 1026 2017) 海淀区华清嘉园10-12号

Fratelli Fresh Daily 10.30am-2.30pm, 5-10.30pm. 1/F, Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel, 61 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (5863 8203) 朝阳区朝阳区东三环中路61 号北京富力万丽酒店1层

La Gondola Daily 11.30am-2.30pm and 5.30-11pm. Lufthansa Center, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6465 3388 ext 5707) 意大利威尼斯餐厅, 朝阳区凯宾斯基饭店亮马 桥路50号

Luce Sun-Thu noon-2am; Fri-Sat noon-4am. 138 Jiugulou Dajie, Dongcheng District. (8402 4417) 路溪, 东城区旧鼓

尚水长廊铁板烧餐厅, 1) 朝阳区三里屯路11号院 (Village北区)能号楼3层N4-30单元; 2) 顺义区 天竺镇开发区荣祥广场902

Hatsune Daily 11.30am-2pm, 5.30-10pm. 1) 2/F, Heqiao Bldg C, 8A Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (6581 3939); 2) S8-30 (Opposite Element Fresh), Bldg 8, Sanlitun Village, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6415 3939) 隐泉日本料理, 1) 朝阳区光华路甲8号和乔大厦 C座2层; 2) 朝阳区三里屯路19号The Village南 区8号楼S8-30

Hinode Fangyuan Xilu (50m northeast of Fangyuan Xilu and Jiangtai Lu intersection), Chaoyang District. (6438 6892) 日出拉面, 朝阳 芳园西路(芳园西路和将台路路口往东北50米)

Honzen Mon-Sat 11.30am-2pm, 5.30-10pm. Kempinski Hotel, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6465 3388 ext 4200) 朝阳 区亮马桥路50号凯宾斯基饭店

Invincible Ramen Daily 11am-10.30pm. 32 Xiaoyun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6467 7688) 无 敌家 浜骨汤创作面坊, 朝阳区霄云路32号

Kagen Daily 10.30am-2pm, 5.30-9.30pm. B1/F, Bldg C, Heqiao Dasha, 8 Guanghua Donglu, Chaoyang District. (6583 6830) 火源, 朝阳区光华东路8号和乔大厦C座地下1层

Kura Kura Daily 10.30am-1am. Unit 1-101, 29 Sanlitun Beijie, Chaoyang District. (6415 1550) 藏藏, 朝阳区三里屯路29号楼1-101

Kurazen Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-10 .30pm. 21 Haoyun Jie, Zaoying Lu, Chaoyang District. (5867 0281/2) 藏善日本料理店, 朝阳区



Luga’s Little Italy Daily 11am-11pm. Above Luga’s Villa, Sanlitun Houjie, Chaoyang District. (6413 2786) 朝阳区三里屯后街

Menya Tsubame Daily 11am-1.30am. Unit 2-4, Bldg 1, Guandongdian (opposite World Financial Center), Chaoyang District. (6501 1389) 燕

Prego Daily 11am-11.30pm. 1/F, The Westin Beijing, 9B Jinrong Jie, Xicheng District. (6606 8866 ext 7815) 意大利餐厅, 西城区金融大街乙9 号北京金融街威斯汀大酒店1层

Ristorante Sadler Daily noon-2pm, 6.30-10 .30pm. Ch’ien Men 23, 23 Qianmen Dongdajie, Dongcheng District. (6559 1399) 东城区前门 东大街23号

屋面, 朝阳区朝阳路关东店1号楼2-4室

Miyabi Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng, 36 North Third Ring Road East, Dongcheng District. (5798 8888) 东城区东城区北三环路36号 Nadaman Daily 11.30am-2pm, 2.30-10pm. 4/F, China World Summit Wing, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6505 2299 ext 6407) 滩万日餐厅, 朝阳区建国门外大街1号国 贸大酒店4楼

Nishimura Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 6-10pm. Shangri-La Hotel, 29 Zizhuyuan Lu, Haidian District. (6841 2211 ext 2719) 西村餐厅, 海淀区 紫竹院路29号香格里拉饭店2层

Suzumei Mon-Sat 5pm-midnight. Mon-Sat 5pm-midnight. 1/F, Bldg 6, Sanyuanli residential compound (north side), 2 Xinyuan Jie, Chaoyang District. (6466 0204) 朝阳区新源街2 号三源里小区6号楼1层北侧

Timezone 8 Sushi Bar Daily 11.30am-11 .30pm. 4 Jiuxianqiao Lu (across from the UCCA), 798 Art District, Dashanzi, Chaoyang District. (5762 6208, artbeijing798@gmail. com) 东八时区创作日本料理, 朝阳区酒仙桥路4 号,798工厂院内,尤伦斯艺术���心对面

Tavola Excellent Neapolitan-style Italian cuisine in a setting that works equally well for intimate dinners or group events. Voted

Umami Ramen 7 Guanghualu (near Silk Market 2), Chaoyang District. 旨味拉面, 朝阳 区光华路7号(近秀水2号)

Yotsuba 1) Tue-Sun 5-11pm. Next to Bldg

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DIRECTORY 2, Xinyuan Xili Zhongjie (near Xindong Lu), Chaoyang District. (6467 1837); 2) Daily 11.30am-2pm, 5-10pm. 2/F, Bldg 8, Lakeview Place, Dragon Bay Villa, Shayu Huanlu, Houshayu, Shunyi District. (8042 2284) 四叶,


Wangjing Yihao Daily 11am-11pm. 1 Da Wangjing Cun, Dongxindian (near the side road of Wuyuan Qiao), Chaoyang District. (6432 0332) 望京一号, 朝阳区东辛店大望京村1

1) 朝阳区新源西里中街2号楼旁(近新东路); 2) 顺义区后沙峪镇沙峪环路8号楼2层


Zhang Mama Daily 10am-11pm. 4 Fensiting Hutong (west off Andingmennei Dajie), Dongcheng District. 张妈妈特色川味馆, 东城区

Mediterranean George’s Mediterranean Cuisine Daily noon-3pm, 6-10pm. 1A Fangcaodi Beixiang, Chaoyang District. (8561 3357) 佐治地中海餐


Southeast Asian

厅, 朝阳区芳草地北巷甲1号

4corners Daily 11am-midnight. 27 Dashibei Hutong (near west end of Yandai Xiejie), Xicheng District (6401 7797) 西城区大石碑胡同

Sureño Daily noon-3.30pm, 6-10.30pm. B1/F, The Opposite House, Sanlitun Village, 11 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6410 5240) 朝阳区



Hawka Beijing Marriott Hotel City Wall, 7 Jianguomen Nandajie, Dongcheng District (5811 8888 ext 8266) 东城区建国门南大街7号

Middle Eastern 1001 Nights Daily 11am-2am. Gongti Beilu (opposite Zhaolong Hotel), Chaoyang District. (6532 4050) 夜, 朝阳区工体北路兆龙饭店对面


Lau Pa Sak Daily 11am-11pm. Xindong Lu (opposite Canadian Embassy), Chaoyang District (6417 0952) 朝阳区新东路加拿大使馆对面

Biteapitta Daily 11am-11pm. 2/F, Tongli Studio, Sanlitun Houjie, Chaoyang District. (6467 2961) 吧嗒饼, 朝阳区三里屯后街同里2层 Cedar’s West side of Yashow Market, Chaoyang District, Chaoyang District. (6417 9048) 松树咖啡, 朝阳区雅秀市场西边 Dareen Coffee Daily 7am-midnight. 29 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6415 0557) 达 琳咖啡, 朝阳区三里屯路29号

aug 25: zeta bar’s belly dancing competition Not a beer belly in sight.

Chaoyang District. (5905 6106); 2) 1/F, 3.3 Mall, 33 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (5136 5582) 1) 朝阳区朝阳公园路6号蓝色港湾国际商区3号楼 SA-48; 2) 朝阳区朝阳区三里屯路33号3.3服装 大厦西北角底商

Pizza by LMPlus Daily 11am-11pm. Unit 111, Tower 11, Central Park, Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6597 0108) 朝阳区朝 阳门外大街6号新城国际11号楼111号

Khatoon Persian restaurant serving hearty, traditional fare. Daily 11am-4pm, 6-11pm. North side of Waijiao Apartments, 1 Xindong Lu, Chaoyang District. (8532 1071, 8532 5335) 朝阳区新东路1号 外交公寓亮马河南岸

Rumi Daily 11.30am-midnight. 1A Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (8454 3838) 入迷, 朝

The Pizza Company (4008 113 113) 1) West of Hualian department store, 2/F, 102 Lishi Beilu, Xicheng District; 2) 1/F, 40 Chongwai Daijie, Chongwen District; 3) West of Wumei department store, 3-5 Fang Zhuang Xin Shi Dai, 9 Pufang Lu, Fengtai District; 4) Unit B, Bldg 7, Huaqingjiayuan, Wudaokou, Haidian District; 5) SO801, Zone A, Soho New Town, Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District; 6) B1/F, Times Square, Changan Xiejie, Xicheng District; 7) Stall 0102, 2/F, Zone A, Jianwai Soho, 39 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District; 8) B1-25, Glory Mall, 18 Chongwai Dajie, Chongwen District; 9) B-10 U-Town, Sanfeng Beili, Chaoyang District; 10) 100m east of Caihong Xincheng, Huang Village, Daxing District; 11) 1/F Xi Rong Ge, West Fourth Ring Road North, Haidian District; 12) Bldg 5 Jiangtai Lu, Chaoyang District; 13) 102, Zone A, Shifengguoji Bldg, Pingfang Xiang Huangshan Mudian, Chaoyang District; 14) 14 Shunyuanli, Chaoyang District. 1) 西城 区阜成门华联商厦西侧二层 ; 2) 崇文区崇文外 搜秀商城一层; 3) 丰台区蒲方路9号方庄新世代 大厦一层; 4)海淀区五道口华清嘉圆7号楼B号; 5) 朝阳区建国路88号 现代城A区SO801 ; 6) 西 城区西长安街首都时代广场地下一层; 7) 朝阳区 东三环中路39号建外SOHO A座2层0102; 8) 崇 文区崇外大街18号国瑞购物中心地下 一层25号 商铺B1-25; 9) 朝阳区三丰北里1-3号楼悠唐生 活广场地下 一层B10 ; 10) 大兴区黄村镇彩虹 新城北门物美东100米 ; 11) 海淀区西四环北路 136号西荣阁大厦; 12) 朝阳区蒋台路商业街5号 楼; 13) 朝阳区平房乡黄杉木店世丰国际大厦A 座 102号; 14) 朝阳区顺源里14号


Turkish Mum Daily 11.30am-11.30pm. 3 Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (8532 3979) 土 耳其妈妈, 朝阳区工体北路3号


RUSSIAN Moscow Restaurant Daily 11am-2pm, 5-9pm. 135 Xizhimenwai Dajie (inside Beijing Exhibition Center), Xicheng District (6835 4454) 西城区西直门外大街135号北展中心内

Gung Ho! Gourmet Pizza Factory 1) Daily 11am-11pm. Bldg. 3, China View, Gongti Donglu, Chaoyang District. (8587 1404/1370); 2) Daily 11am-11pm.Shop 2, Hairun International Apartments, corner Jiangtai Lu and Fangyuan Xilu, Chaoyang District (5135 8557)

Traktirr Pushkin Daily 10am-10pm. 5-15 Dongzhimennei Dajie, Dongcheng District (8407 8158) 彼得堡俄餐厅, 东城区东直门内大

叫板!比萨 1) 朝阳区工体东路中国红街3号楼; 2) 朝阳区将台路2号海润国际公寓(将台路和方园 西路的十字路口)

Starfish Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 6-10pm. 22-1 Dongzhimenwai Dajie (opposite Canadian embassy), Chaoyang District (6416 9838)朝阳

The Kro’s Nest 1) Daily 10-2am (kitchen closes 11pm). Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu (across from Salsa Caribe), Chaoyang District. (8523 6655); 2) Mon-Thu 10am-midnight, Fri-Sun 101am. 35 Xiaoyun Lu, Chaoyang District. (8391 3131) 乌巢, 1) 朝阳区工体北路4号院 (卡利宾拉


丁舞俱乐部对面); 2) 朝阳区霄云路35号

La Pizza Daily 10.30am-3pm, 6-11pm. SA-48, Bldg 3, Solana Mall, 6 Chaoyang Gongyuan Lu,


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Shanghai Jade Garden Daily 11am-10.30pm. Bldg 6, Jiqingli, Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6552 8688) 苏浙汇, 朝阳区朝外大街 吉庆里6号楼

Meiming'r Shengjian 1) Daily 8am-8pm.. Rm

1356, 1/F, Bldg 13, Jianwai Soho west area, 39 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District.; 2) Daily 10am-9pm. Gulou Xidajie (near Ganlu Hutong), Xicheng District. (8408 3133) 没名儿 生煎, 1) 朝阳区东三环中路39号建外Soho1356 号; 2) 西城区鼓楼西大街 (近甘露胡同)

Shanghai Min (Xiao Nan Guo) 1) 3/F, Bldg 1, Sanlitun SOHO, 8 Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (400 820 9777); 2) Stall 401-A, 4/F, IFC Mall, 1-3 Xinyuan Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (400 820 9777); 3) 5/F, Raffles City Beijing Shopping Center, 1 Dongzhimen Nandajie, Dongcheng District. (400 820 9777); 4) Stall CC16, B1/F, Oriental Plaza, Wangfujing Dajie, Dongcheng District. (400 820 9777); 5) Rm 301, 3/F, China Life Center, 17 Jinrong Dajie, Xicheng District. (400 820 9777); 6) 2/F, Jinbao Plaza, 89 Jingbao Jie, Dongcheng District. (400 820 9777); 7) Rm 402, 4/F U-Town Phase 2, 7 Sanfeng Beili, Chaoyang District. (400 820 9777); 8) 28 Zhanlanguan Lu, Xicheng District. (400 820 9777) 小南国, 1) 朝阳区工体北路8号 三里屯SOHO一栋3楼; 2) 朝阳区新源南路1-3 号都汇天地商场4层401-A号铺; 3) 东城区东直 门南大街1号北京来福士购物中心5楼04-05号铺; 4) 东城区王府井大街东方新天地广场地下一层 CC18号铺; 5) 西城区金融大街17号中国人寿中 心3楼301; 6) 东城区金宝街89号金宝大厦2楼; 7) 朝阳区三丰北里7号悠唐广场二期4层402室; 8) 西城区展览馆路28号

Xiaodiao Litang Snack Shop Daily 9am10pm. Zhongguancun Baofu Temple 66 (near Zhongguancun Nanertiao), Haidian District. (6264 8616) 小吊梨汤私家小吃店, 海淀区近中关

Malacca Legend Elaborate Malaysian restaurant boasts serene water views (Luoma Lake location) and zesty Southeast Asian cuisine. Daily 11am-10pm. 1) 1/F Building B, Ocean International Center, 58 East 4th Ring Road, Chaoyang District. (5908 0075); 2) On the banks of Luoma lake, Houshayu, Shunyi District. (8049 8902) 马六甲传奇, 1) 朝阳区朝 阳区东四环路58号远洋国际中心B座1层; 2) 顺义 区后沙峪镇罗马湖畔

Nyonya Kitchen B1/F (near the Line 10 Subway entrance), China World Mall, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6505 0376) 娘惹厨房, 朝阳区建国门外大街1号 国贸商城B1楼

Spanish Agua 4/F, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (5208 6188) 朝阳区三里屯路81号那里 花园4层

Carmen Daily 11am-2am. Beside Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Beijie, Chaoyang District. (6417 8038) 朝阳区三里屯北街81号(哪里花园边)


Ole Spanish Restaurant Sun-Wed 11ammidnight, Thu 11am-2am, Fri- Sat 11am-4am. Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu (next to Salsa Caribe), Chaoyang District. (6595 9677) 朝阳区

Yuan Yuan Daily 11am-11pm. 16 Dongsanhuan (at Tuanjiehu Park's west gate), Chaoyang District. (6508 2202) 圆苑, 朝阳区东

Migas Restaurant & Lounge 6/F, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (5208 6061)


Yipin Xiaolong Daily 11am-2am. 81 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6413 0957) 一品小笼,


shaanxi Huanghe Shui Shaanxi Mianguan Daily 24 hours. 1) 24 Meishuguan Dongjie, Dongcheng District. (6404 4526); 2) 6 Workers’ Stadium East Gate (inside the east gate on the north side of the stadium), Chaoyang District. (5842 6260) 黄河水陕西面馆, 1) 东城区美术馆东街甲 24号; 2) 朝阳区工人体育场东门内6号看台北侧

Xiao Shaan Wa Daily 24 hours. 21 Meishuguan Dongjie (across from Sanlian Book Store), Dongcheng District. (6402 9799) 小陕 娃, 东城区美术馆东街21号(三联书店对面)

Sichuan Chuan Ban Mon-Fri 7-9am, 10.50am-2pm, 4.50-9.30pm; Sat-Sun 7am-10pm. 5 Gongyuan Toutiao, Jianguomennei Dajie, Dongcheng District. (6512 2277 ext 6101) 川办餐厅, 东城区 建国门内贡院头条5号

San Yang Cai Daily 24hrs. North Gate of Workers’ Stadium (beside Latte), 8 Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6552 3499; 6552 6499) 三样菜, 朝阳区工体北路8号工人体育


米家思, 朝阳区三里屯路81号那里花园6层

Niajo Daily 11am-3pm, 6-11pm. 3/F, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (5208 6052) 朝阳区三里屯路81号那 里花园3层

Steakhouses The Astor Grill Mon-Fri 11.30am-2pm; daily 6-10pm. 3/F, St. Regis Hotel Apartments, 21 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6460 6688 ext 2637) 艾斯特扒房, 朝阳区建国 门外大街21号国际俱乐部饭店公寓3层

CRU Steakhouse Daily 11.30am-2pm, 6-10pm. 2/F, JW Marriott Hotel, China Central Place, 83 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (5908 8530) 朝阳区建国路83号华贸中心JW万 豪酒店2层

The CUT Steak & Seafood Grill The main menu features a wide selection of prime imported beef, market-fresh seafood and poultry roasted to perfection. Tue-Sat 6-11pm. Fairmont Beijing Hotel, 8 Yong’an Dongli, Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (8507 3630) 刃, 朝阳区建国门外大街永安东里8 号华彬费尔蒙酒店

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DIRECTORY Flamme International Grill This stylish two-floor bar and grill features American steaks. Voted “Outstanding New Restaurant (Non-Chinese)“ and “Outstanding Steak“ in our 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily 11am-midnight. S4-33, Sanlitun Village, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6417 8608) 朝

Jinjiang Xiyu Restaurant 1) 203, Bldg C, New Oriental Media Center (between Wanda Plaza and Guanghua Lu), Chaoyang District. (8571 8410/20); 2) 411, Section 4, Beichen Donglu (at the Datun intersection), Chaoyang District. (6486 2555) 金疆西域食府, 1) 朝阳区 朝阳区光华路4号东方梅地亚大厦C座203室(近阳 光100); 2) 朝阳区朝阳区北辰东路四区411号底 商(大屯路口)


Grange Grill Mon-Fri 11.30-3pm (lunch), daily 5.30-11pm (dinner). 2/F, Westin Beijing Chaoyang, 7 Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (5922 8888) 朝阳区东三环北路7号金茂

Kaorou Ji Daily 11am-11pm. 14 Qianhai Dongyan, Xicheng District. (6404 2554) 烤肉 季, 西城区前海东沿14号


Kashgar Restaurant 10am-9.30pm. 60 Pen’er Hutong (on the east end of Wanshou Park on the southwest Second Ring Rd), Xuanwu District. (6358 2243) 喀什饭庄, 宣武 区盆儿胡同60号

Long Xingsheng Snack Shop Daily 5.30am-9pm. 19 Ya’er Hutong (near Yinding Qiao), Houhai, Xicheng District. (8403 1024) 隆 兴盛名优小吃, 西城区西城区后海鸦儿胡同19号 (近银锭桥)

Xinjiang Fanzhuang Daily 11am-9.30pm. 1 Chegongzhuang Beili, Xicheng District. (6836 2795) 新疆饭庄, 西城区车公庄大街北里1号 Xinjiang Flavour Delicious Ya’er Hutong, Xicheng District. 西城区帽儿胡同

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Xinjiang Islam Restaurant Daily 11am-10 .30pm. Xinjiang Provincial Government Office, 7 Sanlihe Lu, Xicheng District. (6830 1820) 新疆

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Gongti 100 bowling alley), Chaoyang District. (6552 5066); 2) Daily 11am-10pm. Bldg 4, Xinzhongguancun Dasha, 19 Zhongguancun Dajie, Haidian District. (8248 6288) 欣叶, 1) 朝阳区工体西路6号(工体100一层); 2) 海淀区中 关村大街19号新中关大厦4楼

simpler curries and a commendable Pad Thai. Daily 11am-10.30pm. 21 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District (next to the International Club) (8532-1073) 朝阳区建国门外大街21号(国 际俱乐部旁边)


Taipei Kitchen Daily 11am-2pm, 5-9.30pm. 9 Yonganli Xijie (behind the New China Insurance Building), Chaoyang District. (5717 4863)

路2号; 2) 朝阳区团结湖南路48号; 3) 朝阳区 红庙北里85号楼

The Grill Steaks and seafood grilled on an open flame with a Scandinavian twist, with Chinese dishes also available. Daily 3-11pm. Radisson Blu Hotel Beijing, 6A East Beisanhuan Road, Chaoyang District. (5922 3440) 朝

Yunnan Aimo Town Daily 11am-10pm. Bldg G, 46 Fangjia Hutong (just south of Guozijian Jie), Dongcheng District. (6400 1725) 埃蒙小镇, 东



Taiwanese Bellagio Daily 11am-4am. 35 Xiaoyun Lu, Chaoyang District. (8451 9988); 2) Daily 11am10pm. Rm 6, 5/F, 1 Dongzhimen Nandajie, Dongcheng District. (8409 8075); 3) Daily 11am-4am. 6 Gongti Xilu, south of the Gongti 100 Bowling Alley, Chaoyang District. (6551 3533); 4) Daily 11am-10pm. R-25 Zhongguancun Plaza, 15 Zhongguancun Dajie, Haidian District. (5172 1340); 5) Daily 10am-10pm. 6F-19, 131 Xidan Beidajie, Xicheng District. (5971 6529); 6) Daily 10am-10pm. 1/F, Bldg 1, 16 Guangshun Dajie, Chaoyang District. (8476 4645); 7) Daily 11am-2am. Bldg 4, Area 2 Anhui Beili, Yayuncun, Chaoyang District. (6489 4300); 8) Daily 11am-10pm. 6/F, Shin Kong Place, 87 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (6530 5658) 鹿港小镇, 1) 朝阳区霄云路35号; 2) 东

Purple Haze Restaurant & Bar Thai cuisine served amongst purple hues. Books, coffee and Wi-Fi create the perfect atmosphere for a lazy afternoon. Voted “Best Thai” in our 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily 11am-11 .30pm. Opposite the north gate of the Workers’ Stadium (behind ICBC Bank), Chaoyang District. (6413 0899) 紫苏庭, 朝阳区工体北门对 面胡同工商银行后

Purple Haze Courtyard Authentic Thai cuisine in rustic hutong digs. Voted “Best Thai” in our 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily 11am-11.30pm. 1 Dongsi Liutiao, Dongcheng District. (6501 9345) 紫苏庭, 东城区东四六 条1号

Spice Factory Daily 6-10pm. Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu (above d lounge), Chaoyang District. (6585 2386) 朝阳区工体北路4号院 (d lounge 楼上)


Vietnamese Luga’s Pho Pho Daily 10am-3am. Above Luga’s, Sanlitun Houjie, Chaoyang District. (6413 2786) 朝阳区三里屯后街同里对面 Susu Tue-Sun 11am-11pm. 10 Qianliang Hutong Xixiang, Dongcheng District. (8400 2699) 苏苏会, 东城区钱粮胡同西巷10号

Xinjiang AND muslim Afunti Daily 10.30am-11pm. 166 Chaoyangmennei Dajie, Dongcheng District. (6527 2288, 6525 1071) 阿凡提, 东城区朝内大街166号


Crescent Moon Muslim Restaurant Daily 11am-11.30pm. 16 Dongsi Liutiao (alley number six, 100m west of Chaonei Beixiaojie), Dongcheng District. (6400 5281) 弯弯的月亮, 东城区东四六条16号

Da Shun Tang Daily 10.30am-2.30pm, 5pm-9pm. 1/F, Bldg 5, Fayuansi Xili, Xuanwu District. (6353 0644) 大顺堂, 宣武区法源寺西 里5号楼1层

Gongting Xiangsu Niuroubing 131 Di’anmenwai Dajie, Xicheng District (no tel) 宫

Florence Daily 11am-11pm. Bldg 69, 4 Nansanlitun Lu (south of Casa Pagoda), Chaoyang District. (6500 2216) 翡冷翠台式餐 Shin Yeh Daily 11.30am-3pm, 5.30pmmidnight. 6 Gongti Xilu (ground floor of the

The Veggie Table Award-winning, fresh, safe, and sustainable vegan cuisine using high-quality ingredients. New seasonal organic menu to go along with old favorites. Try the organic mixed salad, organic pakora, and organic vegan chocolate cake. 25% off on all cake and drinks after 10pm (Sun-Thu). Wed-Mon 11am-11pm. 19 Wudaoying Hutong, Dongcheng District. (6446 2073) 吃素的, 东城

BLCU Xinjiang Restaurant 15 Xueyuan Lu, Haidian District. 北京语言大学新疆饭馆, 海淀

城区东直门南大街1号5层6号; 3) 朝阳区工体西 路6号(工体100南边); 4) 海淀区中关村大街15 号中关村广场商业步行街R-25号; 5) 西城区西 单北大街131号6F-19号; 6) 朝阳区广顺大街16 号院1号楼1层; 7) 朝阳区亚运村安慧北里2区4 号楼(炎黄艺术馆斜对面); 8) 朝阳区建国路87 号新光天地6层

厅, 朝阳区南三里屯路4号院69号楼

Yong Sheng Zhai Daily 9am-9pm. 40 Qihelou Dajie, Dongcheng District. (6522 4647) 永 Zi Guang Yuan 1) Daily 10.30am-10pm. 2 Dongdaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6593 3280); 2) 10am-10:30pm. 48 Tuanjiehu Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (8598 9661); 3) Daily 10am10:30pm. Bldg 85, Hongmiao Beili, Chaoyang District. (6502 5745) 紫光园, 1) 朝阳区东大桥


Switch! Grill Daily 11am-10pm. 1/F, Regent Land, 66 Gongti Beilu (east of the Swissotel), Chaoyang District. (6553 5691) 朝阳区工体北路


盛斋, 东城区骑河楼大街40号

台北厨坊, 朝阳区永安里西街9号(新华保险后)

Steak Exchange Restaurant + Bar With an open kitchen and live entertainment, this restaurant serves 250-day, grain-fed Australian Angus steaks, charcoal grilled to perfection. There’s also a fantastic wine selection, and some incredible desserts. Daily 11.30am-2pm, 5.30-10.30pm. InterContinental Beijing Financial Street, 11 Financial Street, Xicheng District. (5852 5921) 西城区金融街11号洲际酒店

伊斯兰饭庄, 西城区三里河路7号

Xinjiang Red Rose Daily 10.30am-11pm. Inside 7 Xingfu Yicun alley, opposite Workers’ Stadium North Gate, Chaoyang District. (6415 5741) 新疆红玫瑰餐厅, 朝阳区工人体育场北门对

廷香酥牛肉饼, 西城区地安门外大街甲131号

Thai Express Convenience and speed are the essence here, with efficient service and a chilli-coded menu. Strengths lie in their

Hanteng Geli Daily 11am-2pm, 5-9pm. 1/F, Xinjiang Hotel, 7 Sanlihe Lu, Xicheng District. (6833 5599 ext 8288) 汗腾格里, 西城区三里河 路7号新疆饭店1层

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Cai Yunjian Daily 11am-11pm. Lanqiying, Chengfu Lu, Haidian District. (6261 0731) 彩云 间云南傣族菜馆, 海淀区成府路蓝旗营

Club Camp Daily 11.30am-1am. 6/F, 8 Gongti Xilu (above Coco Banana), Chaoyang District. (6552 4945) 朝阳区工体西路8号楼6层 Dali Courtyard Daily 10am-9.30pm. 67 Xiaojingchang Hutong, Gulou Dongdajie, Dongcheng District. (8404 1430) 大理, 东城区 鼓楼东大街小经厂胡同67号

Dali Renjia Daily 10.30am-11pm. Baochao Hutong (100m north of Gulou Dongdajie), Dongcheng District. (158 1039 2366) 大理人 家, 东城区东城区宝钞胡同80号(鼓楼东大街往 北走100米)

Dali Su 1 Beixiawazi Hutong, Dongcheng District. (8404 6913) 大里院子 2, 东城区北下 洼子胡同1号

Detour Daily 11am-2pm, 5-11pm. 57 Jiaodaokou Beisantiao (off Dongsi Beidajie, north of Beixinqiao subway station), Dongcheng District. (6402 7482) 乐都餐吧, 东城区交道口 北三条57号

Dian Feng Lou Bldg 1 Huadu Tuanti, 75 Bing Jiao Kou Hutong, Deshengmen Wai Dajie, Xicheng District. (8208 8909) 滇峰楼, 西城区西 城区德胜门外冰窖口胡同75号华都集团1楼

Dianke Dianlai Daily 11am-11pm. 8 Dafangjia Hutong (off Chaoyangmen Nanxiaojie), Dongcheng District. (6512 0930) 滇客滇来, 东 城区大方家胡同8号(朝阳门地铁站南)

Dongbabuluo Yunnan Restaurant Daily 10am-10pm. West of the zoo’s main gate, 141D Xizhimenwai Dajie, Xicheng District. (6831 9358) 东巴部落云南菜馆, 西城区西城区西直门 外大街丁141号(动物园正门西)

Golden Peacock Dai Ethnic Flavour Daily 11am-9.15pm. 16 Minzu Daxue Beilu, Weigongcun, Haidian District. (6893 2030) 金 孔雀傣家风味餐厅, 海淀区魏公村民族大学北 路16号楼

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DIRECTORY Haney Restaurant Daily 11am-midnight. 107 Baochao Hutong, Gulou Dongdajie, Dongcheng District. (6401 3318) 哈尼个旧云南


By The Tree Wed-Sun 6pm-late. 2/F, Youyi Youth Hostel (100m west of Sanlitun Bar Street, east of Sanlitun Hospital), Chaoyang District. (6415 1954) 朝阳区三里屯酒吧街往西

餐吧, 东城区鼓楼东大街宝钞胡同107号

In & Out Daily 11am-10pm. 1 Sanlitun Beixiaojie, Chaoyang District. (8454 0086/6467 5235) 一坐一忘, 朝阳区三里屯北小街1号


Lian Yunnan 117 Nanluogu Xiang, Dongcheng District. (6402 7087) 恋云南, 东城

Cafe del Mar Daily 9am-2am. Hairun International Apartment, 2A Jiangtai Lu, Chaoyang District. (5135 7028) 海润天缘, 朝阳



Little Yunnan Daily 11am-midnight. 28 Donghuangchenggen Beijie, Dongcheng District. (6401 9498, 小云南, 东城区

Centro Daily 24hrs. 1/F, Kerry Hotel, 1 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (6561 8833 ext 42) 炫酷, 朝阳区光华路1号嘉里中心饭店1层

Champagne Bar Daily 6pm-midnight. 2/F, Fairmont Beijing, 8 Yong’an Dongli, Chaoyang District. (8511 7777) 朝阳区建国门外大街永安东



Cheers The cheapest wine store in town. Unit 102, Door 6, 29 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (8532 2935) 朝阳区三里 屯路29号楼6门102室

China Bar Daily 5pm-1am. 65/F, Park Hyatt, 2 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (8567 1234) 朝阳区建国门外大街2号

ongoing: special mooncake discount for early birds Head to the Kempinski while they’re 30% off.

Chocolate Daily 7pm-6am. 19 Ritan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (8561 3988) 朝阳区日坛 北路19号

Lost Heaven A hip new Yunnan restaurant and bar with crowd-pleasing ethnic minority cuisine and great drinks. Daily, noon-2pm, 5pm-1am (kitchen closes at 10.30pm). Ch’ien Men 23, 23 Qianmen Dongdajie, Dongcheng District. 花马天堂, 东城区前门东大街23号

Yunnan Crossing Bridge Noodles Daily 24 hours. 1) 15 Dongzhimennei Dajie, Dongcheng District. (8167-2567); 2) 133 Di’anmenwai Dajie, Xicheng District. (6401 6680) 云南过桥米线, 1) 东城区东城区东直门 内大街15号; 2) 西城区西城区地安门外大街 甲133号

Yunnan Weidao Daily 10am-1am. 104 Gulou Xidajie, Dongcheng District. (131 2040 9942) 云南味道, 东城区鼓楼西大街104号

Mitao Restaurant Daily 10am-10pm. 1) Unit 1330, 3/F, West Tower, Soho Shangdu, 8 Dongdaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (5900 3106); 2) 6/F, Chaoyang Joy City, 28 Qingnian Lu, Chaoyang District. (8552 3418) 蜜桃餐厅,

Yunteng Shifu Daily 11am-10pm (Hall 2), 11.30am-1.30pm, 5.30-10pm (Hall 1). Yunnan Provincial Government Office, 7 Donghuashi Beili Dongqu, Chongwen District. (6711 3322 ext 7105) 云腾宾馆食府, 崇文区东花市北里

1) 朝阳区东大桥路8号Soho尚都西塔3层1330号; 2) 朝阳区青年路28号朝阳大悦城6层


Middle 8th Restaurant 1) Daily 11am-11 .30pm. Zhongba Lou, Sanlitun Zhongjie, Chaoyang District. (6413 0629); 2) Daily 11am10.30pm. R17, Zhongguancun Pedestrian Mall, 15 Zhongguancun Dajie, Haidian District. (5172 1728) 中八楼, 1) 朝阳区三里屯中街中 八楼; 2) 海淀区中关村大街15号中关村广场步 行街R17

No Name Restaurant Daily 10.30am-2am. 1 Dajinsi Hutong, Xicheng District. (8328 3061) 无名云南餐吧, 西城区大金丝胡同1号

Rainbow Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-10pm. 5/F, Crowne Plaza Sun Palace Beijing, Yunnan Dasha, Northeast corner of Taiyanggong Qiao and Xibahe, Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6429 8888 ext 6425) 彩云天, 新云南 皇冠假日酒店5层, 朝阳区东北三环西坝河太阳 宫桥东北角

South Silk Road 1) 1/F, 58 bldg, Worker’s Stadium (near the west gate), Chaoyang District. (8580 4287); 2) Daily 10.30am-10.30pm. 2-3/F, North Bldg 4, Area 2, Anhuili, Chaoyang District. (6481 3261); 3) Daily 10.30am-10pm. 5/F, APM Mall, Wangfujing Dajie, Dongcheng District. (6526 8401); 4) Daily 11am-10.30pm. 3/F, Bldg D, Soho New Town, 88 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (8580 4286) 茶马古道, 1) 朝阳区工人体育场58栋1楼(工体西门); 2) 朝阳 区安慧里2区4号北楼3层; 3) 东城区王府井大街 新东安广场5层; 4) 朝阳区建国路88号Soho现代 城D座3层会所

Wuchanju Daily 11am-11pm. 67 Dayabao Hutong (off Jinbao Jie), Dongcheng District, Dongcheng District. (6559 4158) 无禅居, 东城 区东城区金宝街大雅宝胡同67号

Xiangcao Xiangcao Yunnan Hotpot Daily 10am-11pm. 1) 2/F Mingshang Building, 55 Suzhou Jie near west gate of People’s University, Haidian District. (8262 1976, 8261 8299); 2) 2/F Xiashing Guoji Zhongxin (below Tumaris), 237 Chaoyang Beilu (south of and across the street from Chaoyang Hospital East Gate), Chaoyang District. (6585 1976) 香草香草云南原生态火锅, 1) 海淀区海淀区苏州街55号名商大厦2楼(近人民 大学西门); 2) 朝阳区朝阳区朝阳北路237号复星 国际中心2楼(朝阳医院东门斜对面)

Yun Hai Yao Daily 9.30am-11pm. 10 Qianhai Dongyan (north of Yinding Bridge between Houhai and Qianhai), Dongcheng District. (8404 8710) 云海肴, 东城区前海东沿10号(什刹 海银锭桥头)


August 2012

NIGHTLIFE bars & clubs 12SQM Daily noon-1am. Corner of Nanluogu Xiang and Fuxiang Hutong, Dongcheng District. (6402 1554, 东城区南锣鼓巷福祥1号 13 Club Sun-Thu 8pm-2am, Fri-Sat 8pm-3am. 161 Chengfu Lu (Lanqiying bus stop; doorway is recessed in a small alley next to Da Waguan Restaurant), Haidian District. (8261 9267) 13俱 乐部, 海淀区成府路蓝旗营车站下车,马路南边 即是(瓦罐饭馆的西边)

2 Kolegas 21 Liangmaqiao Lu (inside the drive-in movie theater park), Chaoyang District. (6436 8998, 两个好朋友, 朝阳区亮马桥 路21号(燕莎桥往东1500米路北汽车电影院内)

2F Sun-Thu 6pm-2am, Fri-Sat 6pm-4am. Sanlitun Houjie (south of 3.3 Shopping Center), Chaoyang District. (6416 4549) 贰楼, 朝阳区三 里屯北街3.3服装大厦南侧

4corners Daily 11am-midnight. 27 Dashibei Hutong (near west end of Yandai Xiejie), Xicheng District (6401 7797) 西城区大石碑胡同 27号(烟袋斜街西口附近)

99 Degrees Daily 6pm-late. 4/F, Youyi Youth Hostel (100m west of Sanlitun Bar Street, east of Sanlitun Hospital), Chaoyang District (6416 9971) 朝阳区三里屯酒吧街往西100米三里屯医院 东面友谊旅馆4层

Amilal Daily 2pm-late. 48 Shoubi Hutong (southeast of 66 Gulou Dongdajie), Dongcheng District. (8404 1416) 东城区鼓楼东 大街66号东南侧寿比胡同48号院内

Aperitivo Daily 10am-late. 43 Sanlitun Houjie (next to Tongli Studio), Chaoyang District. (6417 7793) 意式餐吧, 朝阳区三里屯后街43号 同里旁边

Apothecary Tue-Sat 7pm-late, Sun 6pm-late (kitchen closes 1am). 3/F, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Beilu, Chaoyang District. (5208 6040) 朝阳 区三里屯北路81号那里花园3层

Aria See Dining Directory under “European.” Atmosphere Bar Daily noon-2am. 80/F, China World Summit Wing, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6505 2299 ext 6433) 朝阳区光华路国贸3期80层(中国大饭店北侧)

Ashen Daily 3pm-late. Unit 2-11, Bldg 2, Tianzhi Jiaozi, 31 Guangqu Lu (northeast corner of Shuangjing Qiao), Chaoyang District (136 8155 5650) 朝阳区双井桥东北角广渠路31号 院天之骄子2号楼底商2-11

Ball House Daily 3pm-late. 40 Zhonglouwan Hutong (directly east of the Bell Tower), Xicheng District. (6407 4051) 西城区旧鼓楼大街 钟楼湾胡同40号

Bang! Bang! Pizza Daily 11am-2am. Rm 103, Bldg 24, Hopson International Park, Shuanghuayuan Nanli Area 3 (west of Renaissance Hotel), Shuangjing, Chaoyang District. (8776 4533) 朝阳区双井双花园南里3 区(北京富力万丽酒店)合生国际家园24号楼 103单元

The Bar at Migas Sun-Wed 6pm-2am, ThuFri 6pm-late. 6/F, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (5208 6061) 朝阳区三里屯路 81号那里花园6层

Bar Blu Daily 6.30pm-late. 4/F, Tongli Studio, Sanlitun Houjie, Chaoyang District. (6417 4124, 蓝吧, 朝阳区三里屯后 街同里4层

Beer Mania Daily 2pm-late. 1/F, Taiyue Fang, Nansanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6500 0559) 欧月啤酒吧, 朝阳区南三里屯路泰乐坊1层 Bed Daily 3pm-1.30am. 17 Zhangwang Hutong, Xicheng District. (8400 1554) 床吧, 西城区旧鼓楼大街张旺胡同17号

Beiluo Cafe and Bar Daily 9-2am. 70 Beiluogu Xiang, Dongcheng District. (8402 1126) 北锣咖啡, 东城区北锣鼓巷甲70号 Black Sun Bar Daily 5.30pm-3am. West gate of Chaoyang Park, Chaoyang District. (6593 6909) 黑太阳, 朝阳区朝阳公园西门 Blue Frog See Dining Directory under “American.” Blue Stream 183 Jiugulou Dajie (Intersection of Gulou Xidajie and Jiugulou Dajie), Xicheng District. (6403 2597) 蓝溪酒吧,西城区旧鼓楼大 街183号(旧鼓楼大街和鼓楼西大街路口

The Bookworm See Dining Directory under “Cafes & Teahouses” The Brick Daily 4pm-late. Unit 2-11, Bldg 2, Tianzhi Jiaozi, 31 Guangqu Lu (northeast corner of Shuangjing Qiao), Chaoyang District. (134 2616 6677) 朝阳区双井桥东北角广渠路31号 院天之骄子2号楼底商2-11

Brussels Bar & Restaurant Daily 6pm-2am. Courtyard 4 (opposite west entrance of 1949 - The Hidden City), Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6591 9525) 朝阳区工体北路4号院 (1949西门对面)

Bu Zhi Dao Thu-Sat 7pm-midnight. 56 Dongsijiutiao, Dongcheng District. (6405 5510, 不知道, 东城 区东四九条56号

Bubbling Space Noon-late. 1 Houhai Nanyan Jia, Xicheng District. (01083225133, bubblingspace 西城区后海南沿甲1号 Buzz Mon-Sat 6pm-1.30am. 1/F, The Westin Beijing, 9B Financial Street, Xicheng District. (6606 8866 ext 7825) 西城区金融大街乙9号北京

Cigar Lounge, St. Regis Beijing Daily 4.30pm-1am. 21 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District (6460 6688 ext 2709) 建国门 外大街21号, 朝阳区

CJW Daily 11.30am-2am. L-137, The Place, 9 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (6587 1222) 雪茄爵士酒吧, 朝阳区世贸天阶 L-137 光华 路9号

Club LA Daily 10pm-late. 8 Gongti Xilu, Chaoyang District. (6552 9998) 朝阳区工体 西路8号

Coco Banana Daily 9pm-late. 8 Gongti Xilu, Chaoyang District. (8599 9999) 朝阳区工体 西路8号

Crystal Bar & Lounge Daily 7.30am1am. Ritz-Carlton Beijing Financial Street, 1 Jinchengfang Jie, Jinrong Jie, Xicheng District. (6601 6666 ext 6231) 西城区金城坊东 街1号北京金融街丽资卡尔顿酒店大堂

Cu Ju Beijing 6pm till late. 28 Xiguan Hutong, Dongcheng District. (186 0114 3837) 蹴鞠北京, 东城区细管胡同28号

Cru Wine Bar 1 Gongti Beilu (next to Sanlitun Youth Hostel, off Chunxiu Lu), Chaoyang District (6416 4699) (6416 4699) 东城区工体北 路1号院青年旅店院内

d lounge Daily 8pm-late. Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu (across from Rock & Roll Club), Chaoyang District. (6593 7710) 朝阳区工体北路4号 The Den Daily 24hrs. 4 Gongti Donglu (next to City Hotel’s main entrance), Chaoyang District. (6592 6290) 敦煌, 朝阳区工体东路4号 城市宾馆正门旁边

Destination Sun-Thu 8pm-2am; Fri-Sat 8pm-late. 7 Gongti Xilu, Chaoyang District. (6552 8180) index_en.htm 目的地, 朝阳区工体西路7号 Drei Kronen 1308 Brauhaus Daily 11am2am. 1/F, Bldg 5, China View, Gongti Donglu, Chaoyang District. (6503 5555) 皇冠自酿啤酒 坊, 朝阳区工体东路中国红街5号楼1层

Drum and Bell Daily 1pm-2am. 41 Zhonglouwan Hutong, Dongcheng District. (8403 3600) 鼓钟咖啡馆, 东城区钟楼湾胡同 41号

Elements, e-Club Wed-Sun 9pm-late. Gongti Xilu (east side, 100m north of Workers' Stadium West Gate, next to Lantern), Chaoyang District. (135 6552 6223) 朝阳区工体 西路(工体西门往北走100米)

Entero Daily 7pm-3am. 1 Xinyuanli, Chaoyang District. (8451 0554) 朝阳区新源 里1号

The Drive-Thru Sun-Thu 10am-10pm, Fri-Sat 10am-midnight. 3/F, Bldg 5, Sanlitun Soho, Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (139 1113 6564) 朝阳区工体北路三里屯Soho5号楼3层 Earl Bar Daily 6.30pm-2am. 1 Dongdan Beidajie next to Peninsula Hotel, Dongcheng District. (8511 6646/51) 伯爵酒吧, 东城区东单 北大街1号王府饭店东侧胡同内

East Shore Live Jazz Cafe Daily 2.30pm-2am. 2/F, 2 Qianhai Nanyanlu (just to the west of the post office on Di’anmenwai Dajie), Xicheng District. (8403 2131) 东岸咖啡, 西城区 地安门外大街前海南沿2号楼2层

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DIRECTORY El Nido/Bar No. 59 Daily 4pm-late. 59 Fangjia Hutong (enter from Andingmennei Dajie), Dongcheng District. (8402 9495) 东城区 方家胡同59号(丛安定门内大街往东走20米)

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Shuangjing, Chaoyang District. (8772 1613) 朝 阳区双花园南里二区CBD2总部公寓8号楼101室

Enoterra Daily 10am-2am. 4/F, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Beilu, Chaoyang District. (5208 6076)

Hopfenstube 3 Sanfeng Beilu (opposite Cashbox KTV), Chaoyang District. (5909 6666/5909 6622) 慕尼黑啤酒屋, 朝阳区三丰北



Eudora Station Bar and Restaurant American food, a great terrace and live music. Greg Carroll Band featuring singer Greg Carroll (who formerly performed with Robert Palmer), plays a mix of Latin-influenced blues, jazz and rock & roll Wed-Sat 9.30pm-1am. Daily 9am2am. 6 Fangyuan Xilu (opposite Lido Plaza), Chaoyang District. (6437 8331/8813) 朝阳区芳

Hot Cat Club Daily 10am-late. 46 Fangjia Hutong (just south of Guozijian Jie), Dongcheng District. (6400 7868) 东城区方家胡 同46号艺术园区(国子监南临) 小美食家, 朝阳区三里屯后街同里3层

The Little Easy Daily 11am-late. 54 Sanlitun Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6417 4643) 朝阳区 三里屯北街54号

Lobby Lounge (Grand Millennium) 1/F, Grand Millennium Beijing, Fortune Plaza, 7 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (6530 9383) 朝阳区东三环中路7号财富中心 Long Bar Daily 4pm-1am. Hilton Beijing Capital Airport, Terminal 3, Capital International Airport, Chaoyang District. (6458 8888) 朝阳区



Exchange Daily 8am-midnight. 1/F, The Westin Beijing Chaoyang, 7 Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (5922 8888 ext 8191)

Loong Bar Daily 5.30pm-2am. 2/F, JW Marriott Hotel, 83 Jianguo Lu, China Central Place, Chaoyang District. (5908 8906) 龙吧, 朝阳区华



Face Daily 2pm-late. 26 Dongcaoyuan, Gongti Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (6551 6738) 妃思, 朝阳区工体南路东

The Lounge (China World Summit Wing) Daily 6.30am-1am. 80/F, China World Summit Wing Hotel, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6505 2299 ext 6431) 酒廊,



Fez Sun-Thu 5pm-1am, Fri-Sat 5pm-2am. 6/F, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (5208 6188, 5208 6198) 朝阳区三里屯路81号那

Luga’s Daily 10am-3am. Opposite Tongli Studio, Sanlitun Houjie, Chaoyang District. (6415 4005) 朝阳区三里屯后街同里对面


First Floor Sun-Thu 11am-2am, Fri-Sat 11am-4am. 1/F, Tongli Studio (southwest of 3.3 Shopping Mall), Sanlitun Houjie, Chaoyang District. (6413 0587) 朝阳区三里屯 后街同里1层

Flames Daily 11am-1am. Hilton Beijing Wangfujing, 8 Wangfujing Dongjie, Dongcheng District. (5812 8888) 东城区王府井东街8号北京 王府井西尔顿

Flensburger Brauhaus Unit 105, World Financial Center, 1 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (85878488) 朝阳区东三环 中路1号环球金融中心105

Four Points by Sheraton Sun 11am-4pm. 25 Yuanda Lu, Haidian District. (8889 8888) 海

Huxley’s Shut Up and Drink: Not much more need be said. Daily 6pm-late. Yandai Xiejie (the street running diagonally between the Drum Tower and Yinding Bridge), Xicheng District. (6402 7825) 德彼酒吧, 西城区烟袋 斜街16号

Mai Sun-Thu 6pm-1am, Fri-Sat 6pm-2am. 40 Beiluogu Xiang, Dongcheng District. (138 1125 2641) 麦, 东城区北锣鼓巷40号


Maison Camus Daily 4pm-midnight. 4/F, Reignwood Center, 8 Yong’an Dongli, Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (8523 5703, 8528 9518) 卡慕世家酒廊, 朝阳区建国门

The James Joyce Daily 11am-2am. 14 Xindong Lu, Chaoyang District. (6415 9125) 朝



Frost Coffee, Nails and Cocktails Mon-Fri 7.30am-2am, Sat-Sun 11am-2am. 55 Xingfucun Zhonglu (in the alleyway 20m west of Argana), Chaoyang District. (6417 5430, 朝阳区幸福村中路55

Jiang Hu Liveshow Bar Daily 7pm-2am. 7 Dongmianhua Hutong, Jiaodaokou Nandajie, Dongcheng District. (6401 4611) 江湖酒吧, 东

George’s Daily 3pm-2am. Near Gate 12, east side of Workers’ Stadium, Gongti Donglu, Chaoyang District. (6553 6299) 朝阳区工体东路

Jipangu Daily 7pm-2am. 2/F, Huakang Binguan, Nongzhanguan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6586 6541) 朝阳区农展馆北路华康




Glen Daily 6pm-2am. 203, Taiyue Suites, 16 Nansanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6591 1191)

Juicy Daily 6pm-late. 2-3/F, 2 Chaoyang Xilu (30m south of Chaoyang Park West Gate), Chaoyang District. (6593 0610) 朝阳区朝阳公园

Great Leap Brewing Thu-Fri 7pm-midnight. 6 Doujiao Hutong (from Di’anmenwai Dajie, walk east down Fangzhuanchang Hutong until you hit Doujiao Hutong. Turn right then follow the road round to the left), Dongcheng District. (5717 1399) 大跃, 东城区豆角胡同6号

西路2号楼2-3层 (朝阳公园西门往南30米)

The Green Cap Bar Tue-Sun noon-late. Beside Western Academy of Beijing, Laiguangying Donglu (off the Airport Expressway), Chaoyang District. 爱尔兰老人酒吧, 朝阳区来

Kokomo Sun-Thu 6pm-2am, Fri-Sat 6pm4am. 4/F, Tongli Studios, Sanlitun Houjie, Chaoyang District. (6413 1019, 朝



Grinders Daily 10am-2am. Unit 3-02, Bldg 2, Tianzhi Jiaozi, 31 Guangqu Lu (northeast corner of Shuangjing Qiao), Chaoyang District. (8775 1847) 朝阳区双井桥东北角广渠路31号院天

Kura Kura Daily 10.30am-1am. Unit 1-101, 29 Sanlitun Beijie, Chaoyang District. (6415 1550)


Havana Bar Daily 5pm-1.30am. Grand Millennium Beijing, Fortune Plaza, 7 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (6530 9383) 朝阳 区东三环中路7号财富中心

Haze Thu-Sat 9pm-late. B1/F, On the Corner Cafe, Guanghualu Soho, Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. 朝阳区光华路光华路Soho 地下1层

Helen’s Cafe Daily 11am-late. 200m south of Wudaokou subway station intersection, Chengfu Lu, Haidian District. (8286 7558) 海 淀区成府路五道口城铁站路口往南走200米

Hidden Lounge Daily 6pm-1am. Rm 101, Bldg 8, CBD2 Apartments (400m west of

Lush Daily 24hrs. 2/F, Bldg 1, Huaqing Jiayuan, Chengfu Lu (across from the Wudaokou light-rail station), Haidian District. (8286 3566) 海淀区成府路华清嘉园1

The Irish Volunteer Daily 9am-2am. Jiangtai Lu (opposite the east gate of the Lido Hotel), Chaoyang District. 朝阳区高家园小区平房311号

Frank’s Place Daily 24hrs. Jiangtai Xilu, west of Rosedale Hotel, Chaoyang District. (6437 8399) 朝阳区丽都将台西路

GT Banana Weekdays 8.30pm-4.30am, weekends 8.30pm-5am. Scitech Hotel, 22 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6528 3636) 巴那那, 朝阳区建国门外大街22号



Jam Daily 7pm-2am. 2/F, Bldg C, 206 Gulou Dongdajie, Dongcheng District. (6424 8218) 东


Luga’s Villa Daily 11am-2am. 2/F, 7 Sanlitun Houjie (10m from northwest corner of 3.3 Shopping Center), Chaoyang District. (6416 2575) 朝阳区三里屯后

Ichikura 2/F (entrance via stairs at south wall of Chaoyang Theater), Chaoyang Theater, 36 Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6507 1107) 朝阳区东三环北路36号朝阳剧场南侧

淀区福朋喜来登永泰酒店, 海淀区远大路25号

格兰高地, 朝阳区南三里屯16号泰悦豪庭2层203


Little Britain Fangyuan Xilu and Jiangtai Lu intersection, Chaoyang District. (186 1174 0582) 朝阳区芳园西路和将台路路口东北角

Just Salad Daily 1pm-2am. 100 meters west into Dashibei Hutong North entrance, Gulou, Xicheng District, Xicheng District. (134 8871 3633) 洒沙拉吧, 西城区西城区鼓楼往西100米大 石碑胡同北口

藏藏, 朝阳区三里屯路29号楼1-101

Lagoon Mon-Sat 6pm-2am. 3/F (above Ichikura), south side of Chaoyang Theater, 36 Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6507 1013) 朝阳区东三环北路36号朝阳剧场南侧3层 LAN Club Daily 11am-10.45pm. 4/F, LG Twin Towers, 12B Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (5109 6012/13) 兰会所, 朝阳区建国门外大街乙12号LG双子座4层

Lantern Daily 9pm-late. 100m north of Workers’ Stadium West Gate, (in the basement behind Xuxian Lou restaurant), Gongti Xilu, Chaoyang District. (135 0134 8785) 灯笼, 朝


Mako Live House Daily 5pm-late. Inside Hongdian Art Factory, Courtyard 36, Guangqu Lu, Chaoyang District. (5205 1112/3) 麻雀, 朝 阳区广渠路36号院红点艺术工厂内(幸福贝贝 南边)

MAO Livehouse Daily 4pm-late. 111 Gulou Dongdajie, Dongcheng District. (6402 5080) 光芒, 东城区鼓楼东大街111号

Mao Mao Chong Wed-Thu 7pm-midnight, Fri-Sat 7.30pm-1am. 12 Banchang Hutong (east off Nanluogu Xiang), Dongcheng District. (159 9264 6024) 毛毛虫, 东城区板厂胡同 12号(南锣鼓巷往东走)

Más Tue-Wed 6pm-midnight, Thu-Sat 6pm-2am, Sun 6pm-midnight. 25 Beixinqiao Toutiao (behind Guijie, near Beixinqiao subway exit B), Dongcheng District. (6405 4337) 东城区北京市东城区北新桥头条25号 Mesh Daily 5pm-2am. 1/F, The Opposite House, Bldg 1, Sanlitun Village, 11 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6417 6688) 朝阳区三里屯路 11号三里屯Village1号楼瑜舍1层

Migas Daily 10am-3pm, 5-11pm. 6/F, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (5208 6061) 米家思, 朝阳区三里屯路81号那里花园6层 Mix (Gongti) Daily 8pm-late. Inside the north gate of Workers’ Stadium, Chaoyang District. (6530 2889) 密克斯, 朝阳区工体北门内 Mix (Westin Chaoyang) Live jazz in the evenings and an extensive selection of champagnes, wines and whiskey. Daily 5pm-1am. 1/F, Westin Beijing Chaoyang, 7 Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (5922 8000) 朝阳区东 三环北路7号金茂北京威斯汀大饭店

Mo Lounge Sun-Thu 6pm-2am, Fri-Sat 6pm-4am. 4/F, Tongli Studios, Sanlitun Houjie, Chaoyang District. (6413 1019) 朝阳区三里屯 后街同里4层

阳区工体西路工体西门往北走100米(许仙楼后 面地下1层)

Modernista Tues-Sun 3pm-3am. 44 Baochao Hutong, Gulou Dongdajie, Dongcheng District. (136 7127 4747) 东城区鼓楼东大街宝

Latte North Gate of Workers’ Stadium (behind Mix), Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District (6551 8881) 朝阳区工体北路工体北门内(Mix后面)

Mokihi Daily 6pm-3am. 3/F, C12 Haoyun Jie, Chaoyang District. (5867 0244) 朝阳区好运街

Le Petit Gourmand Sun-Thu 9.30am-midnight, Fri-Sat 9.30am-1am. 3/F, Tongli Studios, Sanlitun Houjie, Chaoyang District. (6417 6095, fax 6413 0765) www.lepetitigourmand.

Morrell English Pub Daily 6pm-2am. Rm 206, 2/F Taiyue Suites, 16 Nansanlitun Lu Chaoyang District. (5612 5636) 南三里屯路16



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Nanjie Two floors packed with exchange students. Low prices. Daily 5pm-5am. Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu (opposite to Banana Leaf), Chaoyang District. (6413 0963) 南街, 朝阳区工 体北路4号院蕉叶对面

Nashville Bar & Restaurant Daily 11am3am. Haoyun Jie, 29 Zaoying Lu, Chaoyang District. (5867 0298) 乡 谣, 朝阳区枣营路29号好运街

Nearby the Tree Daily 11am-11pm; bar is open until 2am. Xingfu Sancun 3 Xiang (behind Yashow, west of Tongli), Chaoyang District. (6413 1522/87) www.nearbythetree. com 树旁边酒吧, 朝阳区幸福三村三巷三里屯南 33号院内(雅秀后边同里西边)

Nola Mon-Fri 8am-11pm, Sat-Sun 10.30am11pm. 11A Xiushui Nanjie, Chaoyang District. (8563 6215) 朝阳区秀水南街11号 Paddy O’Shea’s Daily 10am-late. 28 Dongzhimenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6415 6389) 朝阳区东 直门外大街28号

Park Side Bar & Grill Daily 10am-late. 9-6 Jiangtai Xilu (opposite Rosedale Hotel), Chaoyang District. (6444 6555, info@ www.parksidebeijing. com 园景, 朝阳区将台西路9-6号(珀丽酒店 对面)

Paulaner Brauhaus Daily 11am-1am. Kempinski Hotel, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6465 3388 ext 5732) 普拉那啤酒坊餐 厅, 朝阳区亮马桥路50号凯宾斯基饭店

Plan B Daily 5pm-late. 2-012, 22 International Art Plaza, Pingod, 32 Baiziwan Lu, (east of the Today Art Museum) (5821 1353) 百子湾路 32号苹果社区22院街艺术区2-012(今日美术 馆东侧)

Plush Daily 7am-1am. 1/F, The Westin Beijing, 9B Financial Street, Xicheng District. (6606 8866 ext 7825) 西城区金融大街乙9号北京金融街 威斯汀大酒店1层

The Pool Bar Daily 6pm-2am. 106 Gulou Dongdajie, Dongcheng District. (8404 7956) 东城区鼓楼东大街106号

Press Club Bar Daily 5pm-1am. 1/F, St. Regis Hotel Beijing, 21 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Dongcheng District. (6460 6688 ext 2360) 记 者吧, 东城区建国门外大街21号北京国际俱乐 部饭店1层

Propaganda Mon-Fri 8pm-4.30am, Sat-Sun 8pm-5am. 100m north of the east gate of Huaqing Jiayuan, Wudaokou, Haidian District. (8286 3991) 海淀区五道口华清嘉园东门往北 100米

Q Bar Daily 5pm-2am. Top floor of Eastern Inn Hotel, 6 Baijiazhuang Lu (the south end of Sanlitun Nanlu), Chaoyang District. (6595 9239) 朝阳区百家庄6号(朝阳门医院北门东100 米)三里屯南路逸羽连锁酒店顶楼

R Lounge 4/F, Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel, 61 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. 朝阳区东三环中路61号北京富力万丽 酒店4层

Red House 1) Daily noon-1am. Shizipo Jie (20m west of Chunxiu Lu and Xingfucun Zhonglu intersection), Chaoyang District. (6415 9982); 2) Daily noon-midnight. Wangzhuang Lu (20m north of Chengfu Lu intersection), Haidian District. (6291 3350) 1) 朝阳区十字坡街(春秀路幸福村中路路口往 西20米); 2) 海淀区五道口王庄路(成府路路 口往北20米)

Redmoon Daily 5pm-1am. 1/F, Grand Hyatt Hotel, Beijing Oriental Plaza, 1 Dongchang’an Jie, Dongcheng District. (6510 9366, 8518 1234 ext 6366) 东方亮, 东城区东长安街1号东 方君悦酒店大厅

August 2012


DIRECTORY Rendez-vous Bar & Lounge Kempinski Hotel, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6465 3388 ext 4200) 朝阳区凯宾斯基饭店亮

101, Bldg 4, Central Park, 6 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6597 0579) 朝阳区朝 阳门外大街6号新城国际4号楼101号


Beijing Salon Vajra Mon-Sat 10am-8pm. S106, Glory World Apartments, 18 Gongti Xilu, Chaoyang District. (6551 6461/2/3) www. 画间沙龙, 朝阳区工体西路18号光

Revolution Daily noon-1am. West side of Yashow Market, Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6415 8776) 朝阳区工体北路雅秀市场西侧


The Ritz-Carlton Bar Daily 6pm-1am. The Ritz-Carlton Beijing, 83A Jianguo Road, Chaoyang District. (5908 8131) 丽思卡尔顿吧,

Bodhi Sense Daily 11am-12.30am. 2/F, Somerset Grand Fortune Garden, 46 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (8440 1495) 朝阳区亮马



Riverbank Café & Bar 1/F, FX Hotel, 39 Maizidian Xijie, Chaoyang District. (6506 8277) 朝阳区麦子店西街39号富驿时尚酒店1层

Bodhi Therapeutic Retreat Daily 11am12.30am. 17 Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6417 9595) 菩提会所, 朝 阳区工体北路17号

Salsa Caribe Daily 6pm-2am. Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu (across from The Loft), Chaoyang District. (6507 7821) 卡利宾拉丁舞俱乐部, 朝阳

Catherine de France Hair and Beauty Salon Daily 10am-8pm. 2/F, Riviera Plaza, 5 Laiguangying Donglu, Chaoyang District. (8470 4639, 150 1081 6856, riviera@cdefrance. com) 朝阳区来广营东路5号香江广场2层


Salud Mon-Fri 3pm-late, Sat-Sun noon-late. 1) Opposite Tongli Studio, Sanlitun Houjie, Chaoyang District.; 2) 66 Nanluogu Xiang, Dongcheng District. (6402 5086) 老伍, 1) 朝 阳区三里屯后街同里对面; 2) 东城区南锣鼓 巷66号

Scarlett Daily 6pm-3am. Hotel G, 7A Gongti Xilu (in the alley leading to Julong Garden), Chaoyang District. (6552 2880) www.hotel-g. com 朝阳区工体西路甲7号北京极栈内 Schindler’s Tankstelle Daily 10am-midnight. 15A Guanghua Lu (200m east of Ritan Park South Gate), Chaoyang District. (8562 6439) 申德勒加油站, 朝阳区光华路甲15号(日坛南门往东200米)

School Bar Daily 8pm-late. 53 Wudaoying Hutong, Chaoyang District. (6402 8881) 朝阳 区五道营胡同53号

Siif Daily 1pm-2am. 67 Beiluogu Xiang, Dongcheng District. (6406 9496) 如果, 东城区 鼓楼东大街北锣鼓巷67号

The Smuggler’s 43 Sanlitun Houjie, Chaoyang District. (138 0107 1230) 朝阳区三 里屯后街43号

Souk Lounge Daily 4pm-late. Chaoyang Park West Gate (in the alley behind Annie’s), Chaoyang District. (6506 7309) 苏克会馆, 朝阳区朝阳公园西门( 安妮后面)

Soul n’ Pepper Afternoon-late. 4 Xinyuan Xili Zhongjie, Chaoyang District. (6468 8016, 朝阳区新源西 里中街4号

Spark B108, The Place, 9 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. 朝阳区光华路9号世贸天 阶B108

The World of Suzie Wong Club Daily 8.30pm-late. 1A Nongzhanguan Lu (west gate of Chaoyang Park), Chaoyang District. (6500 3377) 苏西黄, 朝阳区农展馆路甲1号朝 阳公园西门

The Corner Daily 10am-2am. Commercial 1-19, No. 2, Hairun International Condominium, Jiang Tai Lu, Chaoyang District,. (5135 7607) 朝阳区朝阳区将台路海润国际公寓 乙2号商业1-19

The Stumble Inn Daily 10am-2am. S3-31, 3/F, Sanlitun Village South, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6417 7794) 朝阳区三里屯路 19号三里屯Village南区3号楼3层S3-31

The Swan With Two Necks Daily 11am-late. Pinnacle Plaza (adjacent to Jenny Lou’s), Tianzhu Real Estate Development Zone, Shunyi District. (8046 7057) 顺义区天竺开发 区荣祥广场

Tango Daily 24hrs. 1) South Gate of Ditan Park (next to Jin Ding Xuan restaurant), Dongcheng District. (6425 5677/6428 2288); 2) Gongti Xilu (beneath Gongti 100 bowling alley), Chaoyang District. (6551 9988) 糖果, 1) 东城区地坛公园南门; 2) 朝阳区工体西路工体 100保龄球馆下面

Temple Daily 7pm-late. B202, 206 Gulou Dongdajie, Dongcheng District. (131 6107 0713) 东城区鼓楼东大街206号B202 Terra See Dining directory under “Central & South American.” Tim’s Texas Bar-B-Q Daily 9am-midnight. 14 Dongdaqiao Lu (on the corner of Guanghua Lu), Chaoyang District. (6591 9161) Tim’s 熏烤房, 朝阳区东大桥路14号贵友大厦正北200米

Tonic Lounge Daily 10am-12.30am. Lobby Level of Hilton Beijing, 1 Dongfang Lu, Chaoyang District. (5865 5000 ext 5060) 汤尼


August 2012

db tanning Daily 11am-9pm. Rm 307, Bldg 4, Jianwai Soho, 39 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu,, Chaoyang District. (5900 0427) db 日晒沙龙, 朝阳区东三环中路39号建外Soho4号楼307商铺

ongoing: painting project Someone needs a hairdresser. 酒廊, 朝阳区北京希尔顿酒店大堂

The Tree Daily noon-2am. 100m west of Sanlitun Bar Street, Youyi Youth Hostel, behind Poachers Inn), Chaoyang District. (6415 1954) 隐蔽的树, 朝 阳区三里屯酒吧街往西100米友谊旅馆后面三里 屯医院东面

The World of Suzie Wong Club Daily 8.30pm-late. 1A Nongzhanguan Lu (west gate of Chaoyang Park), Chaoyang District. (6500 3377, www. 苏西黄, 朝阳区农展馆路甲

Antiques Furniture, 69 Gaobeidian Furniture Street, Chaoyang District. (157 1112 8542) 1) 朝阳区三里屯北街南43号 楼巴黎爱丽克美发沙龙一层; 2) 朝阳区高碑店家 俱一条街69号华伦古典家具

D-SATA by CuR: DimSum of all things Asian Daily 1-9pm or by appointment. Unit A116, 1/F, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (5208 6066, 134 3966 4067,, 朝阳区三里屯路81号那里花园A116室


Twilight Mon-Sat 11.30am-2.30pm, 6pm2am. (Behind Starbucks) 3/F, 0102, Bldg 5, Jianwai Soho, 39 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (5900 5376) 暮光, 朝阳区东 V.A. Cafe & Bar Daily 2pm-late. 13 Wudaoying Hutong, Dongcheng District. (5844 3638) Vinejoy Wine Bar & Cellar Daily 10am-late. Rm 108-109, Bojing Haoting, 8 Shizipo Jie Dongcheng District. (6416 0523) 十字坡街8号

爱丽克美容美发, 1) 西城区西城区金融大街乙9 号威斯汀大酒店5层; 2) 朝阳区三里屯后街43号; 3) 朝阳区机场路112号丽都饭店

铂晶豪庭108-109室 东城区东直门外

What Bar Daily 4pm-late. 72 Beichang Jie (just north of the west gate of the Forbidden City), Xicheng District. (133 4112 2757) 什么酒

作家酒吧, 东城区东长安街33号, 北京饭店莱 佛士一层

Xiu Mon-Fri 11.30am-2.30pm, 6pm-late, Sat-Sun 6pm-late. Park Hyatt (entrance across from the hotel lobby), 2 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (5867 1108) 秀, 朝阳 区朝阳区建国门外大街2号

XP Daily 1pm - 2am. At the intersection between Di'anmen Wai, Nei, Dong and Xidajie, Xicheng District. (6404 9947) 地安门口秋栗香 后边西城区

Yugong Yishan Daily 7pm-late. 3-2 Zhangzizhong Lu (100m west of Zhangzizhong Lu subway station), Dongcheng District. (6404 2711) 愚公移山, 东城区平安大道张自忠路3-2号 (地铁五号线张自忠路站往西100米)

Zeta Bar Mon-Thu 6pm-2am, Fri-Sun 6pm-3am, Sun close. 2/F, Hilton Beijing, 1 Dongfang Lu, Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (5865 5050) 颐达吧, 朝阳区东三环北路东方路1 号希尔顿饭店2层

Zuiyuefang Bar Daily 4.30pm-late. 18 Andingmen Xidajie (30m east from north end of Beiluogu Xiang), Dongcheng District. (6405 4482) 醉乐坊, 东城区安定门西大街18号(北锣鼓 巷北口东侧30米)

STYLE Accessories & jewelry Belita Jewelry Daily 10am-8pm. 1) 1/F, Eric Paris Salon, South Bldg 43, Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (157 1112 8542); 2) Lily’s

Dragonfly Therapeutic Retreat Daily 10am1am. 1) 1/F, Grand Summit Plaza, 19 Dongfang Donglu (100m north of Lufthansa Center), Chaoyang District. (8532 3122); 2) 60 Donghuamen Ave (near The Peninsula Hotel and Oriental Plaza), Dongcheng District. (6527 9368); 3) B1/F, Eastern Hotel, Nansanlitun Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (6593 6066) 悠庭保

Eric Paris Salon Daily 10am-8pm. 1) 5/F, Westin Beijing Financial Street, 9B Jinrong Jie (Financial Street), Xicheng District. (139 1162 6051); 2) 43 Sanlitun Houjie, Chaoyang District. (135 0137 2971); 3) Lido Hotel, 112 Jichang Lu, Chaoyang District. (135 0107 5843)


Writers Bar Daily noon-midnight. Raffles Beijing Hotel, Main Lobby, 33 Dongchang’an Jie, Dongcheng District. (6526 3388 ext 4181)

国际SPA养, 1) 朝阳区麦子店街53号; 2) 朝阳 区新源路45号

健会所, 1) 朝阳区朝阳区燕莎桥东方东路19号外 交会所1层(燕莎中心路北100米); 2) 东城区 东城区东华门大街60号(近王府饭店和东方广场); 3) 朝阳区朝阳区三里屯南路逸羽酒店1层


吧, 西城区北长街72号(故宫西门往北)

Dong Ying Spa Founded in 1994, this spa boasts more than 10,000 members and over six branches around the capital. The business concept focuses on art and humanity, often inviting cosmetic professionals to give lectures on essential oils, women's health and beauty. Daily 10am-10pm. 1) 53 Maizidian Jie, Chaoyang District. (6591 6661); 2) 45 Xinyuan Lu, Chaoyang District. (8448 7268) 北京东英

Kavenna Diamond Provides high-class diamond accessories, classical engagement and wedding rings. Unique, personalized orders including re-styling are gladly accepted. Daily 10.30am-7.30pm. Unit 23, 1/F, Fortune Mall (behind the Millennium Hotel), 7 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (6533 0236, 137 0120 0304, kavenna@163. com) 卡文那钻石, 朝阳区东三环中路7号北京财 富购物中心一层23号

BEAUTY PARLORS & SPAS 99 Massage and Spa Center Daily 11ammidnight. Rm 703, E-Tower C12, Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (6501 0799) 99按摩中心,

essensuals 1) Daily 10am-10pm. Rm. 105106, Tower F, Sunshine 100, 2 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District (6585 9288, fax 6585 9388); 2) Daily 10am-9pm. Unit 303, 3/F, IFC Mall, 1-3 Xinyuan Nanlu, Chaoyang District (8444 2388, fax 8444 2488); 3) Daily 9am-10pm. Unit 15/16, 4/F, Chaoyang Joy City, Chaoyang Beilu,Chaoyang District (8551 5800); 4) Daily 10am-9pm. Unit 228, B1, Tower B, Sanlitun Soho, 8 Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District (5935 9717) 彩秀, 1) 朝阳区光华路2号阳光100国际公 寓F座1层105-106; 2) 朝阳区新源南路1-3号都 汇天地商场3层303号; 3) 朝阳区朝阳北路101号 朝阳大悦城4层15/16号; 4)朝阳区工人体育场北 路8号院三里屯Soho B座B1-228室

Franck Provost Daily 10am-10pm. Shop D2001-1, 2/F, Shin Kong Place, 87 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (6530 7696/7669) 朝阳区建

朝阳区光华路丙12号数码01大厦703室(嘉里中心 与国贸之间)


Anantara Spa Daily 10am-10pm (flexible opening hours on request). The Commune, Shuiguan Great Wall, Badaling Gaosulu, Yanqing County. (8118 1888 ext 5100/01, 延庆县八

Frost Coffee, Nails and Cocktails MonFri 7.30am-2am, Sat & Sun 11am-2am. 55 Xingfucun Zhonglu (in the alleyway 20m west of Argana), Chaoyang District. (6417 5430, 朝阳区幸

达岭高速路水关长城出口长城脚下的公社凯宾 斯基饭店

Angel Hands Daily 24hrs. Rm 1801, Bldg 2, Jianwai Soho, 39 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (8631 0801) 朝阳区东三环中


Hair & Beauty by Hummingbird Daily 10am-midnight. Unit 103, Bldg 3, Central Park, 6 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6597 9119) 朝阳区朝阳门外大街6号新城国际



Aqua Salus Urban Retreat 1) Daily noonmidnight. 1-17 Lucky Street, 1 Chaoyang Gongyuan Lu, Chaoyang District. (6501 6639,; 2) Taiyue Height 106, 16 Sanlitun Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (6501-2881, www. 良泉都市怡疗三里屯会馆, 1) 朝

Heavenly Spa by Westin Daily 9am-10pm. 1) The Westin Beijing Chaoyang, 7 Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (5922 8888); 2) Daily 9am-10pm. The Westin Beijing Financial Street, 9B Jinrong Jie, Xicheng District. (6629 7878) 威斯汀天梦水疗中心, 1) 朝阳区朝阳区东

阳区朝阳公园路1号 好运街1-17号; 2) 朝阳区 朝阳区南三里屯16号泰悦豪庭底商106

Bangs Hair Salon Tue-Sun 10am-9pm. Stall

三环北路7号金茂北京威斯汀大饭店; 2) 西城区 西城区威斯汀大酒店金融街9B

Herborist Spa Daily 10am-10pm. S9-30, Sanlitun Village South, 19 Sanlitun Beilu,

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Quan Spa at Marriott Beijing City Wall Daily 3pm-midnight. 7 Jianguomen Nandajie, Dongcheng District. (5811 8187) 东城区建国

I.O Spa Inside Workers’ Stadium East Gate (towards south), Chaoyang District. (6588 3228/82) 私人会所, 朝阳区工体东南边茉莉 餐厅旁边

I Spa 1) Daily 11am-11pm. 1/F, Yuyuanhui Club, South of Gongdesi Bridge (northwest to Summer Palace), Haidian District. (6287 9868); 2) 6/F, Hilton Beijing Capital Airport,Terminal 3, Beijing Capital International Airport, Shunyi District. (6450 4777); 3) 10am-midnight. B1/F, Traders Upper East Hotel, Lido, Dongsihuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (5907 8877); 4) 2/F, JW Marriott Hotel Beijing, China Central Place, 83 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (5908 8380); 5) 1/F, Gehua New Century Hotel, 19 Gulouwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6202 8888 ext 6666); 6) Daily noon-11pm. 5/F, Tower 2, Taiyue Suites, Sanlitun Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (6507 1517, 8595 2277 ext 5666) www. 泰美好, 1) 海淀区功德寺桥南御园汇会 所1层(颐和园西北角); 2) 顺义区北京首都机场 3号航站楼北京机场希尔顿酒店6层(3号航站楼附 近); 3) 朝阳区东四环北路阳光上东上东盛贸饭 店地下1层; 4) 朝阳区华贸中心建国路83号北京 JW万豪酒店2层; 5) 朝阳区鼓楼外大街19号歌华 开元大酒店1层 (原华北大酒店); 6) 朝阳区三里 屯南路泰悦豪庭2座5层

I-Spa Daily 10.30am-midnight (last appointment 11pm). 6/F, InterContinental Financial Street Beijing, 11 Jinrong Jie, Xicheng District. (5852 5888 ext 5601) 西城区金融街11号金融街 洲际酒店6层

Kocoon Tue-Sun 10.30am-8.30pm. B1/F, The Opposite House, Sanlitun Village North, 11 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6417 6688 ext 5008) 朝阳区三 里屯路11号三里屯Village北区瑜舍地下1层

LeSpa Daily 11am-11pm. 5/F, Sofitel Beijing, Bldg C, Wanda Plaza, 93 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (8599 6666) 朝阳区建国路93号万达广场C座索菲特酒店5层

Long Island Massage & Spa 1) Daily 11am2am. 14A Guanghua Lu (5/F, Nuo’an Bldg, southwest of the Kerry Centre), Chaoyang District. (5130 9718, 6591 6247); 2) Daily 11am-1am. B1/F, Jiahui Center, 6 Jiqingli, Dongcheng District. (6551 6112/13) www.longislandspa. 长岛健身, 1) 朝阳区光华路甲14号(嘉 里中心西南侧诺安大厦5层); 2) 东城区吉庆里6 号佳汇中心地下1层

The Luxury Massage Center Rm 2121, Van Palace Center (East Tower), Guandongdian Nanjie, Chaoyang District. (136 8335 2960) 朝 阳区关东店南街旺座中心东塔2121室

Majesty Salon A116, Shifang Haoting, 16 Xinyuanli, Chaoyang District. (5946 7177) 朝阳 区新源里16号世方豪庭A116

The Meridian Daily 10am-11pm. 9-10-A, Si’de Park, Fangyuan Xilu, Dongsihuan, Chaoyang District. (8456 7010) 朝阳区东四环芳园西路四 得公园9-10-A

Oriental Taipan Massage and Spa 1) Daily 11am-12.30am. 2/F, Block 9, Lido Place, 2A Fangyuan Xilu, Chaoyang District. (6437 6299); 2) Daily 11am-12.30am. B1/F, 1 Xindong Lu (next to Shenji Best Soup), Chaoyang District. (8532 2177); 3) Daily 11am-3am. Sunjoy Mansion, 6 Ritan Lu, Chaoyang District. (6502 5722); 4) Daily 10am-12.30am. B/1-3F, Shuncheng Hotel, 26A Financial Street, Xicheng District. (6621 8622); 5) Daily 10am-12 .30am. Bldg 25, Central Park Phase 3, 6 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6597 0015); 6) Daily 11am-1am. Rm 101, Bldg B, Winterless Center, 1 Xidawang Lu, Chaoyang District. (6538 8086) 东方 大班保健休闲会所, 1) 朝阳区芳园西路甲2号丽 都广场9号公寓2层; 2) 朝阳区新东路1号沈记靓 汤旁; 3) 朝阳区日坛路6号新族大厦院内; 4) 西 城区西城区金融街甲26号顺成饭店地下一层; 5) 朝阳区朝外大街6号新城国际公寓三期25号楼; 6) 朝阳区西大望路1号温特莱中心B座101

Origin Spa Daily 11am-12.30am. 2/F, Bldg AB, Lan Chou Ming Zuo, Jiqingli, Chaowai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6552 9599) www. 本源, 朝阳区朝外大街吉庆 里蓝筹名座AB座2层

Paulma Hair Salon B153, B1/F, North Tower, Soho Shangdu, 8 Dongdaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (5869 0841, 宝乐码, 朝阳区朝阳区 东大桥路8号院Soho尚都北塔B153

Peninsula Spa by ESPA 3/F, The Peninsula, 8 Jinyuhutong, Wangfujing, Dongcheng


The Ritz-Carlton Spa China Central Place, 83A Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District (5908 8080/8081) 朝阳区建国路83号华贸中心 Salon 88 Daily 9am-10pm. 1) 6712 6081. 118 Carrefour Fu Gui Yuan, Block 3, South DongHuaShi, Chongwen District.; 2) 394 Zhongtancun, East Xiaokou Town, Changping District. (139 1135 2069); 3) PJWJ 103, Huacai Center, 16 Guangshun Dajie, Chaoyang District. (136 0115 0326); 4) Daily 9am-10pm. 1/F, Chuangyijia Carrefour, 6B Beisanhuan Donglu, Chaoyang District. (139 1055 3427); 5) Daily 9am-10pm. Store 310, Tongzhou Carrefour, 48 Jiukeshu Xilu, Tongzhou District. (137 0117 9323); 6) Daily 9am-10pm. 109, Shuangjing Carrefour, Jiulong Shangsha, 31 Guangqu Lu, Chaoyang District. (139 1016 9259); 7) Daily 9am-10pm. 107-108, Maliandao Carrefour, 11 Maliandao Lu, Xuanwu District. (135 0101 1627); 8) Daily 9am-10pm. B1/F, 1516, Zhongguancun Carrefour, Zhongguancun Xiqu, Haidian District. (136 0139 2562) 1) 崇 文区东花市南里三区底商裙房富贵苑家乐福118 号; 2) 昌平区东小口镇中滩村394号家乐福购物 中心No.212; 3) 朝阳区广顺大街16号华彩中心 PJWJ 103; 4) 朝阳区北三环东路乙6号创益佳 家乐福一层; 5) 通州区九棵树西路48号通州家乐 福310号; 6) 朝阳区广渠路31号九龙商厦双井家 乐福109号; 7) 宣武区马连道路11号马连道家乐 福107-108; 8) 海淀区中关村西区中关村家乐福 地下一层15&16号

Salon de France Hair and Beauty Salon Daily 10am-8pm. Nali Mall, Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6417 3029, 159 0146 0954, 138 1037 4763, com) 风色云边美容美发中心, 朝阳区三里屯路 那里市场内

The Spa at Hilton Beijing Wangfujing Daily 10am-11pm. 6/F, Hilton Beijing Wangfujing, 8 Wangfujing East Street, Dongcheng District. (5812 8888 ext 8560) 东城区王府井东 大街8号北京王府井希尔顿6层

Spa de Feng Daily noon-midnight. 1) C306, Sunshine 100, 2 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (5100 1330, reservation@spadefeng. com); 2) Binduyuan A204, 15 Zaoying Beili, Nongzhanguan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6501 6639, 临枫男士健康会馆, 1) 朝阳区光华路2号阳光100 C306; 2) 朝阳区农展 北路枣营北里宾都苑204室

Tai Dian Massage Salon Daily 10am-2am. Rm 305, Bldg 6, Jianwai Soho, 39 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (5869 8200, 5869 0707) 泰殿养生会馆, 朝阳区东三环中路39 号建外Soho6号楼305室

TATA Daily 10am-10pm. Workers’ Stadium North Gate, Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (8511 3880) 朝阳区工体北路工人体育场北门 TicTac Daily 10am-9pm. Suite 2-06, Tower AB, The Office Park, 10 Jintong Xilu, Chaoyang District. (8590 6899) 朝阳区金桐西路10号远洋 光华国际AB座2层06单元

Toni & Guy 1) Daily 10am-10pm. 3 Units, 3/F, Tower 8, South Area, Sanlitun Village, Chaoyang District. (6417 4188); 2) Daily 10am9pm. 1/F, Hilton Beijing, 1 Dongfang Lu, Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6461 8368); 3) Unit 303, Tower C Office Bldg, Yintai Center, 2 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (8517 1292); 4) Daily 10am-9pm. 4/F Seasons Place Shopping Centre, 2 Jinchengfang Jie, Xicheng District. (6622 0316); 5) Daily 10am-9pm. Rm105-106, Block F, Sunshine 100, 2 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (6585 9288); 6) Daily 10am-9pm. 1/F, Oriental Plaza, 1 Dongchang’an Jie, Dongcheng District. (8518 2646); 7) Daily 10am-10pm. Units F4-04 & 05, ECMall, 1A Danling Jie, Haidian District (8248 3435, fax 8248 3301) 托尼英盖, 1) 朝阳 区三里屯Village南区8号楼3层3单元; 2) 朝阳区 朝阳区东三环北路东方路1号希尔顿酒店大堂1层; 3) 朝阳区建国门外大街2号银泰中心写字楼C座3 层303商铺; 4) 西城区金城纺街2号金融街购物中 心四层L404; 5) 朝阳区光华路2号阳光100国际 公寓F座105-106号; 6) 东城区东长安街1号东方 广场汇贤豪庭1层; 7) 海淀区丹棱街甲1号欧美汇 购物中心4层04-05

The Wellness Spa by Hummingbird Bldg 26, Central Park, 6 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6533 6922) 朝阳区朝阳门外 大街6号新城国际26号楼

Willow Stream Spa Fairmont Beijing, 8 Yongan Dongli, Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. 朝阳区建国门外大街永安东

Dong Liang Studio Daily 11am-9pm. 26 Wudaoying Hutong, Dongcheng District. (8404 7648) 东城区五道营胡同26号


Dragon House 76 Fangjia Hutong, Dongcheng District. 东城区方家胡同76

Wonderful Massage Center Rm 101, 1/F, Bldg 13, West Gate of Central Park, Chaowai Dajie (across from World City), Chaoyang District. (5243 7258, 133 9161 6582) 朝阳区朝外大 街新城国际西门13号楼1层101室(世界城对面)

Wukan Daily 11am-late. East of Beixinqiao intersection (Exit C of Beixinqiao subway stop), Dongcheng District. (138 0135 2593) 芜, 东城区北新桥十字楼路口东南角 Yishengyuan-Beijing Health Center Mon-Wed, Sat-Sun 8.30am-5.30pm, Thu-Fri 8.30am-9.30pm. 8 Fangjiayuan Hutong, Chaoyangmennei Nanxiaojie, Dongcheng District. (6514 0806) http://english.hcpcm. com 颐生院-中医养生保健, 东城区朝阳门内南 小街大方家胡同芳嘉园甲8号

BODY & HEALTH Elite Nutrition Center 1) Daily 7am-10pm. D-Space, Bldg 7, Richmond Park, 9 Fangyuan Xili, Jiangtai Lu, Chaoyang District. (8457 8258,; 2) Mon-Fri 10am-8pm, Sat-Sun 10.30am-7.30pm. Unit 0159A, Bldg C, Chaowai Soho, 6 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (5900 4538, www. 盈奥营养中心, 1) 朝阳区将 台路芳园南里9号院7号楼; 2) 朝阳区朝阳门外大 街6号朝外SohoC座0159A

Creation Tattoo Daily 11am-8pm. Rm 4309, 3/F, Bldg 4, Jianwai Soho, 39 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (5869 1886, www.tianxiciqing. com 天喜刺青, 朝阳区朝阳区东三环中路39号建 外Soho4号楼3层4309号

Boutiques & specialty shops Aura Daily 11am-9pm. 12 Workers’ Stadium, Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6551 0822) 朝阳区工体北路工人 体育场12号

Brand New China (BNC) Unit NLG-09, B/1F, Sanlitun Village North, Chaoyang District. (6416 9045) 薄荷糯米葱, 朝阳区三里屯Village 北区地下1层NLG-09

Brand Nu Tue-Sun, 10am-10pm, closed Mon. 61 Wudaoying Hutong (just west of Vineyard Cafe), Dongcheng District. (150 1115 3421) Brand 女, 东城区东城区五道营胡同61号

D:FUSE Scandinavian shoe brand for women. 1) 1/F, Cuiwei-Longde Department Store, 186 Litang Lu, Changping District. (8482 3835); 2) Shimao Department Store, 13 Gongti Beilu, Sanlitun, Chaoyang District.; 3) 1/F, Yayuncun Huatang, 108 Beisihuan Donglu, Chaoyang District.; 4) HQ Department Store, Unit D, Dazhongsi, 23 Beisanhuan Xilu, Haidian District.; 5) SM2-09, 2/F, Block 1, Solana, 6 Chaoyang Gongyuan Lu, Chaoyang District.; 6) 3/F, Beijing Sogo, 8 Xuanwumenwai Dajie, Xuanwu District. (6310 7140); 7) Bldg 3, Shuangan Department Store, 38 Beisanhuan Xilu, Haidian District.; 8) Bldg 3, Wangfujing Department Store, 243 Wangfujing Dajie, Dongcheng District. (139 1166 2712); 9) 2/F, 2 New World Department Store, 5 Chongwenmenwai Dajie, Chongwen District. (6709 2377); 10) 1/F, New World Department Store, 3-A Chongwenmenwai Dajie, Chongwen District. (6708 4829); 11) 1/F, Zhongyou Department Store, 175 Xidanbei Dajie, Xicheng District. (6612 8707); 12) 1/F, Shin Kong Place, 87 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (6530 5850); 13) 112 Xizhimenwai Dajie (across from the Beijing Expo), Xicheng District. (6833 3516); 14) L323, 19 Zhongguancun Dajie, Haidian District. (8248 6270) 1) 昌平区立汤路186号翠微商场龙德店一层; 2) 朝阳区三里屯工体北路13号世茂工三; 3) 朝阳 区北四环东路108号千鹤家园亚运村华堂店铺一 层; 4) 海淀区北三环西路23号大钟寺中坤广场D 座HQ井尚客百货; 5) 朝阳区朝阳公园路6号院蓝 色港湾国际商区一栋二层SM2-09号; 6) 宣武区 宣武门外大街8号庄胜崇光三层; 7) 海淀区北三 环西路38号双安商场3楼; 8) 东城区王府井大街 253号王府井百货大楼3楼; 9) 崇文区崇文门外大 街5号新世界二期负一层; 10) 崇文区崇文门外大 街3号-A 新世界商场一层; 11) 西城区西单北大 街175号中友百货一层; 12) 朝阳区建国路87号 一层鞋区D:FUSE专柜; 13) 西城区西直门外大 街112号(北京展览馆对面); 14) 海淀区中关 村大街19号L323

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Exception de Mixmind Daily 9.30am-9 .30pm. Rm BB104, B1/F, China World Shopping Mall, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie,, Chaoyang District. (6505 2268) 朝阳区建国门外大街1号国贸 商城地下1层BB104

FEI Space Tues-Sun 10.30am-5pm. B-01, Dashanzi 798 Art District, 4 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (5978 9580) 朝阳区酒仙桥路 4号798艺术区B-01

Good Goods Commune 141 Gulou Dongdajie, Dongcheng District. (8400 2628) 东城区鼓楼东大街141号

Joyce Daily 10am-9.30pm. Shop 3L103-104, Block 3, China World Shopping Mall, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6288 8383) 朝阳区建国门外大街1号 国贸商城3L103-4

Lane Crawford Daily 10am-9pm. L130, Seasons Place, 2 Jinchengfang Jie, Financial Street, Xicheng District. (6622 0808) 西城区金 independent apparel brand and design community. Sun-Thu 9.30am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11ammidnight. 33 Nanluogu Xiang, Dongcheng District. (6404 8088) 东城区南 锣鼓巷33号

Mega Mega Vintage 241 Guloudong Dajie, Dongcheng District. (8404 5637) 东城区鼓楼 东大街241号

Natooke 19-1 Wudaoying Hutong, Dongcheng District. (8402 6925, 东城区东城区五道营胡同甲19-1号 NLGX Design Store 1) Daily 6.30am-8 .30pm. Terminal 3 (next to Gate E29), Beijing Capital International Airport, Shunyi District. (; 2) Sun-Thu 9.30am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-midnight. 33 Nanluogu Xiang, Dongcheng District. (6404 8088, info@nlgx. com) 1) 顺义区首都机场3号航 站; 2) 东城区南锣鼓巷33号

Plastered T-shirts Daily 10am-10pm. 61 Nanluogu Xiang, Dongcheng District. (134 8884 8855) 东城区 南锣鼓巷61号

PMT Art Shop Interesting Chinese photos, original wood furniture, leather goods and ceramics. 1) Daily 10am-7pm. 2 Zhongjie, 798 Art District, 4 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (5762 6364); 2) Daily 10am-11pm. 75 Nanluogu Xiang, Dongcheng District. (6400 8520), 1) 朝阳区酒仙桥路4号798艺 术区中二街; 2) 东城区南锣鼓巷75号

Underground Kidz Daily 10am-10pm. 147 Gulou Dongdajie, Dongcheng District. 东城区 鼓楼东大街147号

Vega Zaishi Wang Daily 10am-7pm. 63 Yanyue Hutong, Dongsi Nandajie, Dongcheng District. (5900 2279) www.vegazaishiwang. com 东城区东四南大街南大街演乐乐胡同63 Wuhao Wed-Sun 2-8pm, or by appointment. 35 Mao’er Hutong, Dongcheng District. (6400 5435; 189 1135 5035) 吾号, 东城区帽儿胡同35号

Zakka Daily 10am-11pm. Beiluogu Xiang, about 30m from crossing with Gulou Dongdajie, Dongcheng District. (18611446625) 多肉植 物馆, 东城区北锣鼓巷

FAST-FASHION American Apparel 1) Daily 11am-10pm. Room C101, 1/F, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (5208 6022); 2) Daily 10am9.30pm. B1/F, China World Shopping Mall, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6505 5540) 1) 朝阳区三里屯路81号那里花 园1层C101; 2) 朝阳区建国门外大街国贸商城 地下1层

Bershka Daily 10am-10pm. B1/F, Solana Mall, 6 Chaoyang Gongyuan Lu, Chaoyang District. (5905 6923) 朝阳区朝阳公园路6号蓝 色港湾地下1层

Forever 21 Daily 10am-10pm. Beijing APM, 138 Wangfujing Dajie, Dongcheng District. 东城区王府井大街138号新 东安广场311号

Gap Daily 10am-10pm. 1) 131 Xidan Beidajie, Xicheng District.; 2) Unit 136A-140, Beijing APM, 138 Wangfujing Dajie, Dongcheng District.; 3) Unit 1101, 1/F, Joy City Chaoyang,

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DIRECTORY 101 Chaoyang Beilu (at the intersection of Qingnian Lu), Chaoyang District. com 1) 西城区西单北大街131号; 2) 东城区王 府井大街138号北京新东安广场136A-140; 3) 朝 阳区朝阳北路101 (青年路口东北角) 朝阳北路 大悦城1层1101

H&M Daily 10am-10pm. 1) Xidan Joy City, 131 Xidan Beidajie, Xicheng District. (6706 0508); 2) Glory Mall, 18 Chongwenmen Dajie, Chongwen District. (6715 6676); 3) Raffles City, 1 Dongzhimen Nandajie, Dongcheng District. (8409 4199); 4) Oumeihui Shopping Mall, A1 Danling Jie, Haidian District. (8248 8976); 5) Qianmen Avenue Store, Building A16, Qianmen Dajie, Dongcheng District. (6706 0508) 1) 西城区西单北大街131号西单大悦城; 2) 崇 文区崇文门大街18号国瑞城; 3) 东城区东直门 南大街1号来福士广场; 4) 海淀区丹棱街甲1号 欧美汇购物中心

Pull and Bear Daily 10am-10pm. 1) SM1/16, Solana Mall, 6 Chaoyang Gongyuan Lu, Chaoyang District. (5905 6940); 2) 137A137B, U-town Lifestyle Center, Sanfeng Bell, Chaoyang District. (5977 5650) 1) 朝阳区朝阳 公园路6号蓝色港湾SM1/16; 2) 朝阳区朝阳区 三丰北里悠唐生活广场137A-137B

Uniqlo Bldg 10, South District, Sanlitun Village, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6413 1320) 朝阳区三里屯路19号三 里屯Village南区10号楼

Jie, Xicheng District. (6622 0179,; 5) 4/F, Europlaza, 99 Yuxiang Lu, Tianzhu, Shunyi District. (6457 1922, info@ 1) 朝阳 区亮马桥路52号燕莎友谊商城5层; 2) 朝阳区建 国路87号新光天地5层生活家电区; 3) 朝阳区霄 云路36号国航大厦2201-02室; 4) 西城区金城坊 街金融街417号四层; 5) 顺义区天竺镇裕翔路99 号欧陆广场4层

Lily’s Antiques Furniture 1) Daily 8.30am6pm. Gaobeidian Showroom, 69 Gaobeidian Furniture Street, Chaoyang District. Contact Lily Quan (138 0139 6309) (8579 2458); 2) Visit by Appointment. Factory and Warehouse Address, Baimiao industry area, Songzhuang town, Tongzhou District. Contact Lily Quan (138 0139 6309) 华伦古 典家具, 1) 朝阳区高碑店家俱一条街69号; 2) 通州区工厂地址,通州区宋庄镇白庙村工业大院

Linfeng Tibetan Artistic Firm 1) Daily 8.30am-8.30 pm. Stall 1, Row B, Panjiayuan Market, Chaoyang District. (139 1173 9981, lf@; 2) 158 Gaobeidian Furniture Street, Chaoyang District. (139 1173 9981, lf@ 北京灵峰 藏艺古典家具店, 1) 朝阳区潘家园市���乙排1号; 2) 朝阳区高碑店家具街158号

Piin Daily 10am-10pm. 3/F, U-Town Shopping Center, 2 Sanfeng Beili, Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (8562 5325) 朝阳区朝

1 Xiangheyuan Lu, Dongzhimen, Chaoyang District. (8438 8258) 当 代MOMA百老汇电影中心, 朝阳区东直门香河园 路1号, 万国城北区(二环路东北角)

Galleries 798 Space Daily 11am-9pm. Dashanzi art district, 4 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6438 4862, 6437 6248)


Alexander Ochs Gallery Tues-Sun 10am-6pm. 255 Caochangdi, Jichang Fulu, Chaoyang District. (8456 2054,

Jiali Gallery Thu-Sat 2-7pm, and by appointment. 4 Beijixiang Hutong, Dongcheng District. (8402 5613), www. 家里画廊, 东城区

Alliance Française de Pekin 1) 103 Deshengmennei Dajie, Xihai, Xicheng District. (6404 2643); 2) Rm 421, Block 2, Beijing Language and Culture University, 15 Xueyuan Lu, Haidian District. (8230 3619); 3) 18 Gongti Xilu, Guangcai International Mansion, Chaoyang District. (6553 2678) 北京法语培训中心, 1) 西

La Plantation Gallery Tue-Sun 10am-7pm; Bar Tue-Sun 10am-11pm; Art Shop Tue-Sun 10am-7pm. D Area, Art base 1, Hegezhuang Village, Cuigezhuang Township, Chaoyang District. (6433 6920, 6433 6913, 朝阳区D区,1号

城区德胜门内大街103号; 2) 海淀区学院路15号 北京语言文化大学教学2号楼421室; 3) 朝阳区工 体西路18号光彩国际公寓

Arario Beijing Tue-Sun 10am-7pm. Inside Chaoyang Liquor Factory, Beihuqu, Anwaibeiyuan, Chaoyang District. (5202 3800, info@ 朝

Zara 1) Unit 63-65, Viva Plaza, Fulicheng, Zhong Dongsanhuan Lu, Chaoyang District.; 2) Mon-Thu 11am-9pm, Fri-Sun 11am-10pm. 1B1-6, Solana, 6 Chaoyang Gongyuan Lu, Chaoyang District. (5905 6100); 3) Daily 10am10pm. The Place, 9A Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (6587 1341/49); 4) Daily 10am-10pm. Joy City, 131 Xidan Beidajie, Xicheng District. (5971 6350) 1) 朝阳区东三环双


PMT Art Shop Interesting Chinese photos, original wood furniture, leather goods and ceramics. 1) Daily 10am-7pm. 2 Zhongjie, 798 Art District, 4 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (5762 6364); 2) Daily 10am-11pm. 75 Nanluogu Xiang, Dongcheng District. (6400 8520), http://site. 1) 朝阳区酒仙桥路4号

Arrow Factory 38 Jianchang Hutong (Off Guozijian Jie), Dongcheng District. 箭厂空间, 东城区箭厂胡同38

井富力城63-65号; 2) 朝阳区朝阳公园路6号蓝 色港湾国际商区1B1-6; 3) 朝阳区光华路甲9号 世贸天阶; 4) 西城区西单北大街131号大悦城

798艺术街区中二街; 2) 东城区南锣鼓巷75号

Art Base 1 Area D, Shunbai Lu, Hegezhuang Village, Cuigezhuang, Chaoyang District. (6433 6920) 一号地国际艺术区, 朝阳区崔各庄乡

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Chambers Fine Art Tue-Sun 10am-6pm. Red No.1-D, Caochangdi, Chaoyang District. (5127 3298, www. 前波画廊, 朝阳区草场


Chang & Biorck Daily 10am-10pm. 2-19A, 1/F, Bldg 2, Sanlitun Village South, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (8400 2296) 朝阳区三里屯南 路19号三里屯Village南区2号楼1层2-19A单元

Villa Lifestyles Villa Lifestyles has been serving the Beijing community for more than five years. Providing you with quality name brand products backed by great service, they have the widest selection of BBQs and accessories, the Mosquito Magnet, trampolines, IQAir air purifiers, Bissell Vacuums and more. Stop by their Shunyi showroom or visit their website to have a look at what’s new. 4/F, Europlaza, 99 Yuxiang Lu, Tianzhu Town, Shunyi District. (8046 1260, 6457 1922, 顺义区天竺镇裕翔路99 号欧陆广场4层

Arts & Culture

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Beijing Center for the Arts Daily 10am10pm. 23, Qianmen Dongdajie, Dongcheng District. (6559 8008) 天安时间当代艺术中心, 东

Casa Pagoda Mon-Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 11am-8pm. 6 Sanlitun Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (6591 3491) 朝


ArtMia Tue-Sun 10am-6pm. 261 Caochangdi, Cuigezhuang, Chaoyang District. (8457 4550) 朝阳区机场辅路崔各庄草场地

间, 朝阳区朝阳区三里屯北路11号三里屯Village 北区N2-40单元

广场308室; 2) 顺义区天竺镇裕翔路99号欧陆 广场L1-110

IQ Air While little can be done about outdoor air pollution, you can certainly make a difference with the air you breathe in your home or office. IQAir has been the top-rated air purifier brand for more than a decade. The Health Pro 250 is their most popular product and is considered by most to be the best all-around air cleaning system available. With their HyperHEPA technology, you are guaranteed near perfect levels of efficiency for the life of your machine. IQAir China specializes in bringing clean air solutions to both residential and commercial users. 1) 5/F, Household Appliance Area, Youyi Shopping City, 52 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (158 0136 1601, info@; 2) 5/F, Shin Kong Place, 87 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (5738 2401,; 3) Rm 2201, Air China Plaza, 36 Xiaoyun Lu, Chaoyang District. (8447 5800, 400 650 1266,; 4) 4/F, 417 Seasons Place, 2 Jinchengfang


Babu Space Daily 10.30am-9pm. N2-40, Sanlitun Village North, 11 Sanlitun Beilu, Chaoyang District., Chaoyang District. (6415 8616) Babu泛视觉空

Beijing Torana Clean Air Center 1) 10.30am-6.30pm. Unit 308, Pinnacle Plaza, Shunyi District. (8046 1091); 2) 10am-8.30pm. Unit L1-110, 1/F, Europlaza Mall, Shunyi District. (8459 0785) index.html 1) 顺义区天竺镇花梨坎村南“荣祥



Instituto Cervantes 1A Gongti Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (5879 9666) www.pekin. 北京塞万提斯学院, 朝阳区工体

798 时态空间, 朝阳区酒仙桥路4号798大山子 艺术区


Torana Tibetan Rugs Daily 10am-8.30pm. Unit L1-110, 1/F, Europlaza Mall, Shunyi District. (8459 0785) 顺义区天竺镇裕翔路99号欧

Imagine Gallery Tue-Sun 10.30am-5.30pm. 8 Feijiacun Yishu Gongzuoshi, Feijiacun, Laiguangying Donglu, Chaoyang District. (6438 5747, 139 1091 7965, laetitia.gauden@ www.imagine-gallery. com 想象画廊, 朝阳区来广营东路同达生态园对



Liangdian Design Center Mon-Fri 9am-6pm. 94 Dongsishitiao, Dongcheng District. (8950 8996/97, www.lddc. 东城区东四十条94号 Long March Space Tue-Sun 11am-7pm. Dashanzi art district, 4 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (5978 9768, 长征空间, 朝阳区大山子艺术区

Mizuma & One Gallery Wed-Sun 10am6pm. 241-15 Caochangdi, Cuigezhuang, Chaoyang District. (5127 3267, 朝阳区机场 辅路崔各庄草场地241-15号

O Gallery 9/F Huali Dasha, 58 Jinbao Jie, Dongcheng District. (8520 6000) 奥美零空间画 廊, 东城区金宝街58号华丽大厦9层

Pekin Fine Arts Wed-Sun 10am-6pm. 241,Caochangdi, Cuigezhuang,, Chaoyang District. (5127 3220) 艺门画廊, 朝阳区崔各庄乡草场地村241号

Red Gate Gallery Daily 9am-5pm. 1/F & 4/F, Dongbianmen Watchtower, Chongwenmen Dongdajie, Chongwen District. (6525 1005) 红门画廊, 崇文区崇 文门东大街东便门角楼楼上

Taikang Space One of Beijing’s unsung but stalwart art organizations, with one of the most solid collections of Chinese contemporary art. Tues-Sat, 10am-5.30pm, Sun by appt.. Red No.1-B2, Caochangdi, Cuigezhuang Village, Chaoyang District. (5127 3173, 135 2250 3389) 泰康空间, 朝阳区崔各庄乡草场地



China Art Archives and Warehouse WedSun 1-6pm, or by appointment. Opposite the Nangao Police Station,Caochangdi, (take the Airport Service road one exit past Wuhuan Lu, then take the first right past the Chang Jian Driving School), Chaoyang District. (8456 5152/5153, 艺术文化仓库, 朝阳区机

Tang Contemporary Gallery Tue-Sun 10.30am-6.30pm. Dashanzi art district, 2 Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang District. (6436 3518/3658, 当代唐人艺术中

场辅路草场地村南皋派出所对面(机场辅路由南往 北五环外第一个路口)

C-Space Tue-Sun 11am-6pm. C1 and C2, Red No.1,Caochangdi, Chaoyang District. (5127 3248, C-空间, 朝阳区草场地艺术 区红1号C1,C2座

G-Dot Art Space Central Gallery Street, Songzhuang Art District, Tongzhou District. (6057 3345, 贵点艺术空间, 通州 区通州区宋庄画家村艺术东区中心画廊街

心, 朝阳区酒仙桥路2号, 大山子艺术区

Three Shadows Photography Art Centre Tue-Sun 10am-6pm. 155 East End Art, Caochangdi Village (Next to Platform China), Chaoyang District. (6432 2663) www. 三影堂摄影艺术中心, 朝阳区 草场地艺术东区155号(站台中国旁)

Where Where Art Space 319-1 East End Art (Zone A), Caochangdi Village, Chaoyang District, Chaoyang District. (159 1080 3790) 哪 里哪里艺术空间, 朝阳区草场地村319-1 艺术东 区A区内 (机场辅路由南往北五环外第一个路口 路东, 长建驾校对面路口)

White Space Beijing Tue-Sun noon-6pm. Airport Service Road, No. 255 Caochangdi, Chaoyang District. (8456 2054) 空白空间, 朝阳区机场辅

The Bookworm 1) Mon-Sat 8am-8pm, Sun 8am-5pm. First courtyard, Hegezhuang Village, Shunyi District. (6431 2108, books@; 2) Daily 9am-2am. Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6586 9507) 书虫书吧, 1) 顺义区崔各庄乡,何

Galerie Paris-Beijing Mon-Sun 11am-7pm. 798 Dashanzi Art District, 4 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District, Chaoyang District. (5978 9262, 巴

各庄村一号院; 2) 朝阳区工体北路4号院

Galerie Urs Meile Lucerne-Beijing TueSun 11am-6.30pm. 104 Caochangdi Village, Cuigezhuang, Chaoyang District. (6433 3393, fax 6433 0203) 麦勒


画廊, 朝阳区草场地村104号


Page One Daily 10am-9.30pm. B2/F, China World Summit Wing, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (8535 1055, page1_cwtc@ www.pageonegroup. com 朝阳区建国门外大街1号国贸商城三期地 下2层

Cinemas Broadway Cinematheque MOMA (BC MOMA) North area of Dongzhimen MOMA,

黎•北京画廊, 朝阳区朝阳区酒仙桥路4号大山 子艺术区

Green T. House Gallery 1) Daily 11.30am-11 .30pm. 318 Hegezhuang Village, Cuigezhuang, Chaoyang District. (8456 4922 ext 8); 2) Daily 10.30am-2.30pm, 6pm-midnight. 6 Gongti Xilu, Chaoyang District. (6552 8310/8311) 紫云轩, 1) 朝 阳区崔各庄乡合各庄村318号; 2) 朝阳区工体 西路6号


XYZ Gallery Daily 10.30am-6.30pm. Dashanzi art district, 2 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (8459 9299) 朝阳区酒仙桥路2号大山 Yuanfen Flow Qixing Donglu (off 4 Jiuxianqiao Lu, near At Cafe), Chaoyang District. 缘分汇, 朝阳区4酒仙桥

miscellaneous Beijing American Center Jingguang Center, Suite 2801, Chaoyang District. 朝阳区京广中 心,2801室

Gallery Hotel Inside the north gate of Workers’ Stadium, Chaoyang District (no tel) 瑞居酒

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Landgent Center 20 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (8771 5506) 乐成中心, 朝阳

Peking University Hall Inside Peking University, 5A Yiheyuan Lu, Haidian District. (6275 1278) 北大百年纪念礼堂,



Mandarin Plus B1-535, Sanlitun Soho, Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (5785 3361, contact@

PLA Song and Dance Theater 60 Deshengmennei Dajie, southeast corner of Jishuitan Bridge, Xicheng District. (8322 0726, 6613 1718) 解放军歌舞剧院,

卓一汇众, 朝阳区工体北路三里屯Soho, B1-535

Sculpting in Time 22 Meishuguan Dongjie, Dongcheng District. (8403 6986) 雕刻时光, 东 城区美术馆东街22号

The Opposite House Bldg 1, Sanlitun Village North, 11 Sanlitun Lu (north of 3.3 Shopping Center), Chaoyang District. (6417 6688, 朝阳区三里屯路11号三里屯 Village北区1号楼

Yishu 8 Former Sino-French University, 20A Donghuangcheng Gen Beijie, Dongcheng District. (6581 9058,, 艺术 8, 东城区东皇城根北街甲20号(原中法大学)

Zajia 1pm- late. Hong En Daoist Temple (behind Bell Tower, beside Dia market and Contempio bar) Doufuchi Hutong, Xicheng District. ((English) 15601122252, zajialab@126. com), http:// Space 杂家, 西城区旧鼓楼大街豆腐池胡同宏恩 观前殿 (钟楼菜市场旁) 地铁鼓楼大街站B口出向 南200米路东胡同内100米

Museums Beijing World Art Museum Daily 9am- 6pm. 9A Fuxing Lu, Haidian District. (5980 2222) 中华世纪坛世界艺术 馆, 海淀区复兴路甲9号

CAFA Art Museum Tue-Sun 9.30am-5 .30pm (last ticket at 5pm). 8 Huajiadi Nanjie, Chaoyang District. (6477 1575) 中央美术学院美 术馆, 朝阳区朝阳区花家地南街8号

China Millennium Monument Museum of Digital Arts (CMoDA) B1/F, Area A, Bldg 9A, China Millennium Monument, Fuxing Lu, Xicheng District. (5980 2315) 中华世纪坛数字艺


Plato Theater 3/F, Bldg B, Oriental Media Center, 4 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (400 000 0404) 北京戏逍堂柏拉图剧场, 朝阳区

Tianqiao Acrobatics Theater 95 Tianqiao Shichang Lu (east end of Beiwei Lu, opposite Tianqiao Theater), Xuanwu District. (6303 7449) 天桥杂技剧场, 宣武区北纬路东口天桥


Zhengyici Peking Opera Theatre 220 Xiheyan Dajie, Xuanwu District. (8315 1649) 正乙 祠戏楼, 宣武区宣武区西河沿大街220号

SPORTS GOLF Beijing Golfers Club Beijing Ladies Golf (beijingladiesgolf@

Dandelion Hiking (131 2478 8581) www. 蒲公英远足

scuba Diving SinoScuba (135 0116 3629,

TEAM SPORTS Aardvarks Rugby Club (135 2224 8133, 地豚橄榄球俱乐部 Beijing Devils Rugby Football Club ( www. Bejiing Bombers Xiaowuji Football Ground, Xiaowuji Lu, just east of Xiaowuji Qiao on the East Fourth Ring Road, Chaoyang District. ( 小武基足球场, 朝 阳区东四环路小武基桥往东

Beijing Concert Hall 1 Beixinhuajie, Xicheng District. (6605 7006/5812) 北京音乐厅, 西城区

Beijing Cricket ( 北京板球俱乐部


Beijing Gaelic Football Club (beijingaa@ 爱尔兰足球

Beijing Exhibition Theater 135 Xizhimenwai Dajie, Xicheng District. (6835 4455) 北京展览馆 剧场, 西城区西直门外大街135号

Forbidden City Concert Hall Inside Zhongshan Park, Xichang’an Jie, Xicheng District. (6559 8285) 中山公园音乐堂, 西城区西长安街中山公园内

Great Hall of the People Daily 8.30am-3pm, but closed during government meetings. RMB 30, RMB 15 (children). West side of Tian’anmen Square, Dongcheng District. (6309 6156) 人民 大会堂, 东城区天安门广场西侧

National Centre For The Performing Arts (NCPA) 2 Chang’an Jie, Xicheng District. (6655 0000) 国家大剧院, 西 城区西长安街2号

区西大望路蓝堡国际中心会所2号楼16层; 2) 朝 阳区景华南街1号旺座中心东塔2层

Beijing Guardians (beijingguardians@ ClubFootball 9am-6pm. Unit A212, Door 3, A1 Zone, Huadeng Building, 14 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (5130 6893/4/5/6, www.clubfootball. 万国群星足球俱乐部, 朝阳区酒仙桥路14

COOKING SCHOOLS Black Sesame Kitchen 3 Heizhima Hutong, Dongcheng District. (136 9147 4408, 东城区黑芝麻胡同3号 The Hutong 1 Jiudaowan Zhongxiang Hutong (southeast of Beixinqiao subway station), Dongcheng District. (6404 3355, info@ 东城区


普通话学校, 朝阳区光华路数码01大厦9层904

Mandarin Plus B1-535, Sanlitun Soho, Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (5785 3361, Contact@ 卓一汇众, 朝阳区工体北路三里屯Soho, B1-535

Rutgers EMBA Program 5/F, China Life Tower, 16 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (5877 1706/7) Prana Vikasa Yoga Shala One of the only non-commercial yoga schools in Beijing dedicated to teaching the traditional and pure form of Indian yoga. Their yogi masters help pave the way to better understanding yourself and your potential for happiness and health. Special courses include: Ashtanga, Hatha, Pranayama, Meditation, Kriyas, P.V. Back Bends, Prana Yoga and P.V. therapy class. Mon-Fri 9am-9pm, Sat-Sun 9am-6.30pm. Rm 2409, North Tower, Soho Shangdu, 8 Dongdaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (5869 6438, info@ 朝阳

新泽西州立大学EMBA项目, 朝阳区朝阳门外大 街16号中国人寿大厦5层

Medical Services Amcare Women’s & Children’s Hospital Daily 8am-4.30pm. 9 Fangyuan Xilu, Chaoyang District. (6434 2388 24hr hotline, 800 610 6200) 北京美中 宜和妇儿医院, 朝阳区朝阳区芳园西路9号


Soma Hot Yoga With Huiping Mo Daily 10am-6.45pm. 5/F, Bldg E, Pacific Century Place, 2A Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6539 3434, 139 1051 3285) somahotyoga. com PCC盈科会所, 朝阳区工体北路甲2号盈科 中心E座5层

Yoga Yard Mon-Thu 7.15am-9.30pm, Fri-Sun 7.15am-8pm. 6/F, Bldg 17 Gongti Beilu (across from the north gate of Workers’ Stadium), Chaoyang District. (6413 0774, info@yogayard. com) 瑜珈苑, 朝阳区工体 北路17号楼6层工人体育场北门对面

VENUES Beijing Shougang Basketball Center 159 Fushi Lu, Shijingshan District. (8829 6158) 北京


首钢篮球中心, 石景山区阜石路159号

Woodward Beijing Panggezhuang, Daxing District. 大兴区魏善 庄(星明湖度假村内 WOODWARD北京)



Beijing Mandarin School Rm 904, 9/F, ETower, Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (6508 1026) 北京

Heyrobics International Friendship Football Club (IFFC) (1571 005 0115,

International Newcomers’ Network Function Room, 3/F, Athletic Center, Capital Mansion, 6 Xinyuan Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (8486 2225 ext 110, 朝阳区新源南路6号京城大


HIKING & camping

Si Shang Art Museum By appointment. Huosi Lu Dong, Zhangxizhuang, Shunyi District. (6949 1028) 寺上美术馆,


Fine Yoga Offers traditional ashtanga yoga for all levels, with experienced instructors. They also offer vinyasa flow, anusara, hot yoga, kids’ yoga, yin and hatha yoga and prenatal yoga. Classes offered throughout the day and evening. 1) Mon-Fri 7am-8.30pm, Sun-Sat 8am-6pm. 16/F, Tower 2, Blue Castle International Center, 3 Xi Dawang Lu, Chaoyang District. (8599 9566, 139 1120 9563); 2) 2/F, East Tower, Van Palace Apartment, 1 Jinghua Nanjie, Chaoyang District. (139 1120 9563) 梵音瑜珈, 1) 朝阳




Fishbowl Events

Health Club Daily 6am-11pm. 6/F, Beijing Marriott Hotel, 26 Xiaoyun Lu, Chaoyang District. (5927 8888) 朝阳区霄云路甲26号海航大厦

家博物馆, 东城区天安门广场东侧

White Box Museum of Art B07, 2 Jiauxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (5978 4800) 白盒子艺术馆, 朝阳区

FC Group (139 1109 8002 [Colin], colin@


Beijing Hikers Suite 1907, Bldg 107, Jiangfu Jiayuan, Tuofangying Lu, Jiuxianqiao, Chaoyang District. (6432 2786, 朝阳区

中心, 朝阳区酒仙桥路4号大山子艺术区

Culture Yard Daily 9am-late. 10 Shique Hutong, Dongcheng District. (8404 4166, 东

Trojan House Theater 22 International Art Street, Pingod, 32 Baiziwan Lu, Chaoyang District, Chaoyang District. (5711 0860/5711 2128) 木马剧场, 朝阳区朝阳区百子湾路32号22

National Museum of China Free to the public. Daily 8.30am-4.30pm. East side of Tian’anmen Square, Dongcheng District. (6512 8910, fax 6525 6774) 中国国

美术馆, 朝阳区百子湾路32号

京同志中心, 朝阳区柳芳北街光熙家园3号楼C 单元302室



Iberia Center for Contemporary Art Tue-Sun 10am-6pm. Dashanzi art district, 4, Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (5978 9530, 伊比利亚

Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) Tue-Sun 10am-7pm. Dashanzi Art District, 4 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (8459 9269) 尤伦斯当代艺术

Community Groups Beijing LGBT Center Rm 302, Unit C, Bldg 3, Guangxi Jiayuan, Liufang Beijie, Chaoyang District. (5903 3730, 150 0114 5911, bjlgbt@ 北

China Culture Center (CCC) Kent Center, 29 Anjialou, Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6432 9341/1041, 朝阳区亮马桥路


Iso Fit Units C-2-86, Upper East Side, Dongsihuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (info@pilates. cn) 朝阳区阳光上东东四环北路



The Capital Club 50/F, Capital Mansion, 6 Xinyuan Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (8486 2225 ext 260, www.



Today Art Museum Daily 9am-5pm. Pingod Space, 32 Baiziwan Lu, Chaoyang District. (5862 1100) 今日


Poly Theatre Poly Plaza, 14 Dongzhimen Nandajie, Dongcheng District. (6500 1188 ext 5126/5127) 保利剧院,

术馆, 西城区复兴路甲9号中华世纪坛A区B1层

当代艺术中心, 朝阳区酒仙桥路4号大山子艺术区

Alona Pilates Studio Specializing in both Mat Pilates and Reformers Pilates classes with experienced and talented English speaking instructors. Reformers and other Pilates equipment are available for private and semi-private instruction sessions in Westin Studio. 7.30am – 9.30pm. F/5, Heavenly Spa, 1 Xinyuan Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (139 1029 0260, www. 朝阳区新源南路一

Workers’ Stadium Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6501 6655 ext 5033) 工人体育场, 朝

Bayley & Jackson Medical Center Founded in Hong Kong in 1958, Bayley & Jackson has grown into a comprehensive health care provider that accepts over 40 major international insurance plans. Services include (but are not limited to) Family Medicine, Dental, Health Checkups, Pediatrics, Obgyn, General Surgery, Staff Dietician and TCM. Mon-Sat 9am-6pm. 7 Ritan Donglu, Chaoyang District. (8562 9998, 庇 利积臣医疗中心, 朝阳区日坛东路7号


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DIRECTORY in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Pediatrics. A2 Xiaoguan Beili, Beiyuan Lu, Chaoyang District. (6499 0000, 朝阳区北苑路小关北里甲2号 Beijing International SOS Clinic Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat-Sun 9am-6pm. Suite 105, Wing 1, Kunsha Building, 16 Xinyuanli, Chaoyang District. (Clinic: 6462 9112, 24hr hotline 6462 9100,, 北京国际救援中心, 朝阳区新源里 16号琨莎中心一座105室

Beijing 21st Century Hospital A comprehensive healthcare facility providing health screening services, medical care and health management by a team of internationally experienced physicians and nurses. Languages spoken: English, Japanese, Korean, German, Chinese. Mon-Fri 9am-7pm, Sat-Sun 9am-6pm; 24-hr house call service. 1-2/F, 21st Century Plaza, A40 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (8444 6168 (English/Chinese), 8444 6169 (Japanese/Korean)) 朝阳区亮马桥路甲40号21世纪大厦1-2楼

Beijing International SOS Dental, Orthodontics Clinic Mon-Sat 9am-5pm. Suite 105, Wing 1, Kunsha Building, 16 Xinyuanli, Chaoyang District. (6462 0333) 北京国际SOS齿科,畸齿矫正诊所, 朝阳区新源里16号琨莎中心一座105室

Beijing New Century Harmony Pediatric Clinic Daily 24hrs. K-01, Bldg 19, Harmony Business Center, Liyuan Street, Tianzhu Zhen, Shunyi District. (6456 2599) cn 北京新世纪荣和儿科门诊部, 顺义区天竺镇丽

CMS Clinic Beijing Tower (Chang’an Club Bldg) 7/F, Suite 701, 10 Dongchang’an Jie, Dongcheng District. (6559 6769) 北京西美斯医疗美容诊所, 东城区东 城区长安街10号长安俱乐部7层

Cosmetic Surgery Center 38 Shangdi Xinxi Lu, Haidian District. (8289 0216) cn 北医三院上地门诊部医学美容中心, 海淀区上 地信息路38号上地数码大厦B座

Hong Kong International Medical Clinic, Beijing Daily 9am-9pm (after 9pm minimal staff on duty). 9/F, office tower of the Swissotel, 2 Chaoyangmen Beidajie, Dongcheng District. (6501 4260, 6553 2288 ext 2345/6/7) 北京港澳国际医务诊所, 东 城区朝阳门北大街2号港澳中心瑞士酒店办公 楼9层

International Medical Center (IMC) Daily 24hrs. S106, S111 Lufthansa Center, 50 Liangmahe Lu, Chaoyang District. (6465 1561/2/3, 6465 1384/28, 北 京国际医疗中心,朝阳 区亮马桥路50号燕莎中心 写字楼1层S106


Beijing Puhua International Clinic Mon-Sun 9am-6pm. 54 Wusheng Beilu, Dongsanhuan, Chaoyang District. (8773 5522, 8911 6665 (24hr hotline)) www.puhuaclinic. com 北京普华门诊, 朝阳区东三环武圣北路54号 Beijing Puhua International Hospital 12 Tiantan Nanli (800m west of the South Gate of the Temple of Heaven), Chongwen District. (8911 6665 (24hr hotline)) www.puhuachina. com 崇文区天坛南里12号(天坛南门往西800米) Beijing United Family Shunyi Clinic Mon -Thu 9:30am - 7:30pm, Fri-Sun 9.30am-4 .30pm. Unit 818, Pinnacle Plaza, Tianzhu Real Estate Development Zone, Shunyi District. (8046 5432, fax 8046 4383) 北京和睦家医院诊所, 顺义区天 竺开发区荣祥广场818号

Beijing Aier-Intech Eye Hospital 15 years of eye care experience, including emergency treatment, telephone consultations, laser vision corrective surgery and preventative care. On-site shop sells frames and lenses. The VIP clinic has English-speaking staff, many trained overseas. Can direct bill to many international insurance companies. Daily 8.30am-4.30pm. 1,4,5/F Panjiayuan Plaza, 12 Panjiayuan Nanli, Chaoyang District. (6773 2700, 英

Mental Health Services

May Flower Dental 1) Rm 03-06, 3/F, Tower 2, China World Office, Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6505 8033, info@; 2) 3/F, Bldg 2, Yingtai Business Center, 28 Financial Street, Xicheng District. (6657 8833, www. 五月花口腔诊所, 1)

New Century International Children’s Hospital (NCICH) Daily 8am-5pm (full services), daily 24hrs (A+E services). 56 Nanlishi Lu (next to the east gate of the Beijing Children’s Hospital), Xicheng District. (6802 5588) 北京新世纪国际儿童医院, 西城区南礼士路56号 (北京儿童医院东门南侧)

Beijing DCN Orthopedic Hospital Daily 24hrs. 19 Fushi Lu, Haidian District. (5271 3366, 5271 3366 (fax), www. 德尔康尼骨科医院版权所有, 海淀 区阜石路19号

Beijing Dental Beijing Dental is a reservation service to help patients make appointments with dentists, including bookings for dental fillings, teeth cleaning, whitening, teeth correction, implants, and dentures. (186 1846 3696, 8581 8320 weekdays only,

Beijing United Family Hospital International-standard hospital with inpatient and outpatient services. Wide range of medical and surgical specialties provided, emergency room and ICU open 24 hours. Mon-Sat 8.30am-5.30pm. 24-hour emergency care. 2 Jiangtai Lu (in the Lido area), Chaoyang District. (5927 7000, 5927 7120 (ER ), fax 5927 7200) 北京和

OASIS Dental Clinic With internationally trained dentists and state-of-the-art equipment, OASIS Dental provides complete dental care for the whole family. Dr. Lee, an American dentist and ADA member, and his team adhere to the highest dental standards and offer exceptional service that is never rushed and always gentle. Treatments include routine cleanings, fillings, root canals, crowns and bridges, veneers, whitening, orthodontics, prevention orthodontics, periodontics, and implants. Our practice emphasizes lasting solutions and the prevention and control of tooth and gum disease to avoid serious and costly dental problems. Whatever your dental needs, we are here to assist. Located near 798 Art District. For dental emergencies, call our 24-hour hospital line at 400 876 2747. Open Mon-Sat 9am-6pm. For appointments call 5985 0305. 9 Jiuxianqiao Beilu, Chaoyang District. (5985 0305) 朝阳区酒仙桥北路9号

睦家医院, 朝阳区将台路2号

Beijing HarMoniCare Women and Children’s Hospital (HMC) Beijing HarMoniCare Women and Children’s Hospital (HMC) offers medical services both Chinese and western families with JCI (Joint Commission International) standard. HMC is strategic partner of PHMI and cooperates with Teaching Hospital of Harvard Medical School—Boston Women’s Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital. Located next to Olympic Forest Park, HMC covers an area of 13,000 square meters. HMC is a medical center


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Bioscor Beijing Clinic Rm 1008, E-Tower, 12 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (6503 5706/7, www.bioscor. 澳保加医疗美容诊所, 朝阳区光华路12号 数码01大厦1008室(嘉里中心对面)

Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Tue, Wed, Thur and Sat 9.30am-6.30pm,. Beijing Internal Medical Center, S110, 1/F, Lufthansa Center Office building, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6464 9828, 8448 3449) 朝阳区北京国 际医疗中心中国北京朝阳区亮马桥路50号燕莎中 心写字楼一层 S110


Vista Medical Center Medical services including family and internal medicine, OB/ GYN, pediatrics, dentistry, ophthalmology, dermatology, ENT, TCM, physiotherapy, psychiatry, imaging laboratory and pharmacy service. Also offers pre- and postnatal care and infant health check-ups. English-speaking staff onsite 24hrs a day. A consultation with a GP costs RMB 660. Direct billing with more than 40 international insurance providers. Daily 24hrs. 3/F, Kerry Centre, 1 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (8529 6618, fax 8529 6615, 维 世达诊所, 朝阳区光华路1号嘉里中心3层

朝阳区建国门外大街国贸写字楼2座3层03-06; 2) 西城区金融大街28号盈泰中心2号楼3层

智眼科医院, 朝阳区潘家园南里12号潘家园大 厦1,4,5层

medical care.Our international medical team provides patient-centered care in a comforting and stress free atmosphere. OASIS offers a full array of inpatient and outpatient services under one roof. Departments include dental, dermatology, emergency care, ENT, mental health, OB/GYN, orthopedics, opthalmology, pediatrics, surgery, traditional Chinese medicine, urology, and more. The state-of-the-art hospital features surgical theaters, ER, ICU, NICU, and a medical imaging center with MRI and CT. Homelike private rooms and delivery suites offer comfort, safety, and privacy for patients and their guests. Direct billing is available for most insurance providers. Daily 24hrs (emergency care), Mon-Fri 9am- 6pm, Sun 8.30-12.30am. 9 Jiuxianqiao Beilu, Chaoyang District, Chaoyang District. (400 UR OASIS (876 2747)) 明德医院, 朝阳区

Beijing International SOS Clinic Family Counseling Center Suite 105, Bldg 1, Kunsha Building, 16 Xinyuanli, Chaoyang District. (6462 0333, china.inquiries@internationalsos. com), 北京国际救援中心, 朝阳区新源 里16号琨莎中心一座105室

Beijing United Psychological Health Center (5927 7067) 1) Inside Beijing United Family Shunyi Clinic, Unit 818, Pinnacle Plaza, Tianzhu Real Estate Development Zone, Shunyi District. (; 2) Inside Beijing United Family Jianguomen Health & Wellness Center, B1/F, The St. Regis Residence, St. Regis Hotel, 21 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (fcreception@; 3) Inside Beijing United Family Hospital, 2 Jiangtai Lu (in the Lido area), Chaoyang District. ( 北京和睦家 医院诊所, 1) 顺义区天竺开发区荣祥广场818单 元北京和睦家医院诊所内; 2) 朝阳区建国门外 大街21号北京国际俱乐部饭店公寓楼地下1层北 京和睦家健康中心内; 3) 朝阳区将台路2号北京 和睦家医院内

IMC Psychological and Family Counseling Services Daily 24hrs. S106, 1/F, Lufthansa Center, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (158 0131 9796, 6465 1561/2/3) 朝阳区亮马桥 路50号燕莎中心写字楼1层S106

Peking University Sixth Hospital (Institute of Mental Health) Mon-Fri 8-11.30am and 1.30-5pm, Sat 8-11.30am. 51 Huayuanbeilu (100m north of Peking University Third Hospital), Haidian District. (8280 1989 (English), Chinese (8280 1984), 北京大学第六医院(精神卫生 研究所), 海淀区花园北路51号 (北医三院西 侧100米路北)

Vista Medical Center Vista’s mental health care team includes a psychiatrist, two psychologists and a counselor. They offer counseling for interpersonal issues, including marriage, divorce and parenting, emotional disorders including depression, grief, anxiety, as well as stress and anger management. They also specialize in working with children and their families as they navigate expat life in China. They work with individuals, couples, families and groups. Our counseling services are available in English, Japanese, Persian, Hindi and Chinese. Medical prescriptions are available. Daily 24hrs. 3/F, Kerry Centre, 1 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (8529 6618, fax 8529 6615, www. 维世达诊所, 朝阳区光华路1号 嘉里中心3层

OASIS Healthcare OASIS is a full-service private hospital with international standard

MOVING AND LOGISTICS Koala Mini Storage Beijing’s first professional self-storage provider. Bldg 10, 3 Qing-

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DIRECTORY nian Lu Xili, Chaoyang District. (5206 2430, www. 考拉迷你仓, 朝阳区青 年路西里3号院10号楼

Pet Care/Animal Welfare Doctors Beck & Stone Pet Health Care Center 1) Unit 104, Tower B, Bldg 3, Hou Xiandai Cheng, BaiziwanLu, Chaoyang District, Chaoyang District. (8774 8653, 135 0103 0572 (emergencies),; 2) Daily 9am-7pm. Shop 0153, Tower B, Chaowai Soho, 6 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (5869 6401, 400 103 8686 (for appointments, pet pick-up and emergencies),; 3) Daily 9am-9pm. Unit 104, Bldg 7, Compound 9,Fangyuan Nanli, Chaoyang District. (8457 8233, 400 103 8686 (for appointments, pet pick-up and emergencies),; 4) Shop LB05, Euro Plaza,99 Yu Xiang Lu, Shunyi District, Shunyi District. (8046 2886, 135 0103 0572 (emergencies), 思威(北京)国际动物医院有限 公司, 1) 朝阳区百子湾路后现代城3栋B座104 底商; 2) 朝阳区朝阳门外大街6号朝外SohoB号 楼0153; 3) 朝阳区芳园南里9号院7号楼104; 4) 顺义区顺义区天竺镇 裕祥路99号欧陆广场LB05

International Center for Veterinary Services (ICVS) Mon-Sat 8am-8pm; Sun 10am-7pm (by appointment). 13-16 Rongke Ganlan Chengshang Jie, Futongxi Dajie, Wangjing, Chaoyang District. (8456 1939/40/41, ICVS_ 北 京新天地国际动物医院, 朝阳区望京阜通西大街, 融科橄榄城商街13-16号

Lee Pet 1) Mon-Fri 10am-9pm, Sat-Sun 10am-9.30pm. Unit 3097, Bldg A, Chaowai Soho, 6 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (5900 5499); 2) Rm 4119, 4/F, Golden Resources Shopping Mall, 1 Yuanda Lu, Haidian District. (8887 0706); 3) B118, B1/F, Longde Square Shopping Mall, 186 Litang Lu, Changping District. (8484 1916); 4) Bldg 4, Landgent Chateau, 33 Guangqu Lu, Chaoyang District. (8776 9602) 乐宠, 1)朝阳区

Dongcheng District. (6403 6532, 6403 6632

(fax)) 北京文化遗产保护中 心, 东城区方家胡同46号艺术园区(国子监南 临)E座309室

Beijing Donation Centers 1) 5 Nanfaxin Section, Xinshun Lu, Shunyi District. (6947 1156); 2) 5/F Shuguang Office Building, 1 Landianchang Xilu, Haidian District. (8886 2474); 3) Aux. Bldg 6, Daojian Yuan, Chaoyang District. (6500 9266); 4) 18 Chongxiao Hutong, Baiguang Lu, Xuanwu District. (6355 6360); 5) 10-2 Zhushikou Dongdajie, Chongwen District. (6707 5870); 6) Rm 630, 20 Xizhimen Nanxiaojie, Xicheng District. (6620 6345); 7) 32 Dongsi Shisantiao, Dongcheng District. (6402 1638) Beijing Fengtai Lizhi Healing Center A boarding school for mentally disabled adults that focuses on teaching vocational skills and self-care. 93 Fengxi Beili (southeast of Fengxi Tielu Dongxiaoqu), Fengtai District. (5185 6801, fax 8360 2479) 北京丰 台利智康复中心, 丰台区丰西北里93号(丰西铁 路东小区东南角)

Beijing Foundation Beijing Horizon Educational Center (BHEC) Rm 302, Bldg 2, Liheng Mingyuan, 23 Nanbinhe Lu, Xuanwu District. (6348 0852, 北京泓德中育文 化发展中心, 宣武区南滨河路23号立恒名苑23 号楼302室

Beijing Huiling Community Services (BJHL) Unit 307, Yanle Business Bldg, 100 Yanle Hutong, Dongcheng District. (8402 9532, cn 东城区演乐胡同100号演乐商务楼307 Beijing Human and Animal Environmental Education Center (BHAEEC) www. 北京人与动物环保科普中心 Bethel China Foundation Doudianzhen Jiaodao, Liugu Daocun, Fangshan District. (8031 0383, 8031 0683 (guest house), 8031 0483 (medical house), 房山区房山区窦店镇交 Chi Heng Foundation Rm 801, Bldg 6, Wanda Plaza, 93 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (5820 8574, www. 智行基金会, 朝阳区建国路93号万 达广场6楼801.

China Chaoyang AIDS Volunteer Organization Rm 1002, Chaoyang District Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 25 Huaweili, Panjiayuan, Chaoyang District. (8096 8456, 8778 9709,, 朝阳华人AIDS干预工作 组, 朝阳区潘家园华威里25号朝阳区疾病预防 控制中心1002

China Charity Federation 7/F, Xinlong Mansion, 33A Erlong Lu, Xicheng District. (6608 3260) 中华慈善总 会, 西城区二龙路甲33号新龙大厦7层

China Environment and Sustainable Development Reference and Research Center (CESDRRC) 7/F, Rm 701, ChinaJapan Friendship Environmental Protection Center, 1 Yuhui Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (8463 6353) 中国环 境与可持续发展资料研究中心, 朝阳区育慧南路 1号中日友好环境保护中心701室

China HIV/AIDS Information Network (CHAIN) Unit 7-101, Bldg 1, Courtyard 68, Fuchang Jie, Xuanwu District. (8313 3253, cn 中国红丝带网, 宣武区福长街68号院1号楼 7单元101室

Chinese Juvenile Rights Protection Center 4/F, Attachment Bldg, 212 Zhouzhuangzi, Fengbei Lu, Fengtai District. (6381 3995/3362, Fax 6383 5279) 中国青少年维权中心, 丰台区丰北路 周庄子212号附属楼4层

Compassion for Migrant Children MonFri 8.30am-5.30pm. Rm 233, 2/F, Xintai Building, 8 Xiaguangli, Chaoyang District. (6465 6100/1, www. 打工子弟爱心会, 朝阳区霞光里 8号鑫泰大厦2层233室

Crazy Bake (137 1821 1334) www.crazybake. com

朝阳门外大街6号朝外SOHO A座3层3097; 2)海 淀区远大路1号金源新燕莎4层4119; 3)昌平区立 汤路186号龙德广场地下1层B118; 4)朝阳区广渠 路33号石韵浩庭4号楼4底商


Lee Pet Animal Hospital Daily 24hrs. Unit 5-6, 9 Lincui Lu, Chaoyang District. (5821 3503) 乐宠丽派特动物医院, 朝阳区林萃路9号

Bread of Life Bakery (137 2262 2865, 031 6608 3407,


Building Opportunity With Support (BOWS) (136 4125 2617, info.bows@gmail. com)

Dongjen Center for Human Rights Education and Action 19 Dashiqiao Hutong, Jiu Gulou Dajie, Xicheng District. (8403 4803) 西

CAI (8454 9633, www. 儿童才艺行动


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RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS Niujie Mosque Daily 24hrs. RMB 2 (locals), RMB 10 (foreigners). 18 Niujie, Xuanwu District. (6353 2564) 牛街清真寺, 宣武区牛街18号 The River of Grace Church 2/F, Great Hotel, 1 Zuojiazhuang, Chaoyang District. (6466 1680) 朝阳 区左家庄1号北京贵国酒店二层

Volunteer and NGOs Beijing 1+1 Rm 604, Bldg 22, Area 2, Xiluoyuan, Fengtai District. (6725 9507, fax 6725 9407, 北京一加一文 化交流中心, 丰台区西罗园二区22号楼604室

Beijing Cultural Heritage Protection Center (CHP) Rm 309, Bldg E, 46 Fangjia Hutong (just south of Guozijian Jie),

BICCO (Beijing International Committee for Chinese Orphans) ( 北京国际援助中国孤儿委员会

Care for Children 1 Xindong Lu, Chaoyang District. (8470 2735) www.careforchildren. com 朝阳区新东路1号 Cat Friends Contact Scarlett (135 0131 5988) Chaoyang Chinese AIDS Volunteer Organization Rm 1003, Chaoyang District Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 25 Huaweili, Panjiayuan, Chaoyang District. (6777 3527, 朝阳华人AIDS干预工作组 Chaoyang Library Retirees English Language Club (beijingirishconnections@

The Culture Development Center for Rural Women Rm 301, Bldg A, Jiali Dasha, 180 Beiyuanlu, Chaoyang District. (6498 0110, Fax 6498 3764, www.nongjianv. org 北京农家女文化发展中心, 朝阳区北苑路180

Friends of Nature Rm 301, Wanbo Office Bldg, 53 Ganyu Hutong, Dongcheng District. (6523 2040, 6512 0929, Fax 6528 6069, office@ 自然之友, 东城区 甘雨胡同53号万博写字楼368室

FutureGenerations 6U Beijing Fortune Plaza, 7 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (6533 0451, Gift of Hope ( Global Village Beijing Rm 301, Bldg C, Huazhan International Department, 12 Yumin Lu, Chaoyang District. (8225 2046/2047, Fax 8225 2045) 北京地球

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村环境文化中心, 朝阳区裕民路12号华展国际 公寓C座301室

Green Drinks (134 2636 9618, Green Earth Volunteers (GEV) 21 Paoju Hutong, Dongcheng District. (8403 9930, 绿家 园志愿者, 东城区炮局胡同21

Greenpeace 19/F, Bldg E-2, Lanchou Mingzuo, Jiqingli, Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6554 6931, Fax 6554 6932) 朝阳区朝阳门外大 街吉庆里蓝筹名座E座2单元19层

Handicap International (6532 0219/0221, Hope Foster Home/New Hope Foundation 97 Zhongxin Jie, Guojiawu Cun, Shunyi District. (6142 4156 ext. 76, 希 望, 顺义区顺义区郭家务村中心街97号

Hua Dan Project (8175 3894, 158 0144 7681, International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR) 8 Futong Dongdajie, Wangjing, Chaoyang District. (6470 6161, 国际竹藤组织, 朝阳区望京阜通东大街8号

JGI China – Roots & Shoots Rm 1309, Beijing City International School (BCIS), 77 Baiziwan Naner Lu, Chaoyang District. (6778 3115/5802, fax 6778 2757, 珍古道尔 / 根与芽, 朝阳区 百子湾南2路77号北京乐成国际学校1309室

Jinde Charities (8686 0053, JUMP! Foundation House of Knowledge, Victoria Gardens, Chaoyang Park, 15 Xilu, Chaoyang District. (6538 6482) 朝阳区朝阳公园西路15号维多 利亚花园公寓

Kaifeng Deaf School (KDS) (, Lasso Guide to Charity in China (info@ Little Flower Projects ( www.littleflowerprojects. org 小花 Lotus Educational Foundation Suite 1201, Building C XiWu Plaza, 12 Suzhou Jie, Haidian District. (8287 2866, info@lotuseducation. org) 海淀区海淀区苏 州街12号西屋国际C座1201室

Magic Hospital Unit 1402, Xingfuyuan Gongyu, 16 Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. ( 朝阳区工体北路16号幸福 园公寓1402

Migrant Children’s Foundation (MCF) morning tears Unit 7I, Bldg 7, Julong Garden, 68 Xinzhong Jie, Dongcheng District. (8406 2467, www. 晨露国际, 东城区新中街 68号聚龙花园7号楼7I室

Moving Mountains New Life Centre www.asianservicesand-

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DIRECTORY Operation Blessing Beijing Rm 106, Golden Land Bldg, 32 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6466 9296, fax 6466 9256, info@ 视博恩, 朝阳 区亮马桥路32号高斓大厦106室

Operation Smile China, Peace for Humanity Plan China C-305, Baijiazhuang Business Center, 3 Baijiazhuang Lu, Chaoyang District. (6592 1333, fax 6592 8228, www.plan-international. 国际计划中国, 朝阳区白家庄路甲3号白 家庄商务中心C-305

Rotary Club of Beijing (139 1072 9087, www.beijingrotary. org 北京扶轮社 Roundabout Mon-Sat 9.30am-5.30pm. 10 Anhua Jie (Opposite the East Gate of the International School of Beijing), Shunyi District. (137 1801 1124 (English), 137 1805 3814 (Chinese only), roundaboutchina@gmail. com) 顺义区安华 街10号(北京顺义国际学校东门的对面)

Rural China Education Foundation www. 乡村教育促进会 Salvation Army Rm 102, Unit D, Jinmao Apt., 2 Guanghuali, Chaoyang District. (6586 9331) 救世军, 朝阳区光华里2 号金贸公寓D门102室

Save China’s Tigers PO Box 1928, Chinese Forestry Academy, Haidian District. (6286 6588, 133 6683 5722) www.savechinastigers. net 拯救中国虎, 海淀区中国林业科学研究院北 京1928信箱

Shao Foundation Mon-Fri 2-8pm. 5/F, Tower 1, Zhongguo Hongjie (China View), Jia 2 Gongti Dong Lu, Chaoyang District. (6561 0361, http:// 邵忠基金会, 朝阳区朝 阳区工体东路甲二号中国红街一座五层

Shelterbox ( www. The Library Project (159 2955 6183, jason@ The Starfish Project ( To Africa with Love (info@toafricawithlove. net) Tree Birds 26/F, Bldg A, North Tower, SOHO Shangdu, 8 Dongdaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (5900 2770, 鸟语林, 朝阳区朝阳区东大 桥路8号SOHO尚都北塔A座26层

UNICEF 12 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6532 3131) 朝阳区三里屯 路12号

Upcycle Box Rm 1210, Lucky Tower A, 3 Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (108 448 3025, www. 百变宝盒, 朝阳区东三环北路3号 辛福大厦A座1210室

Wuxun Education Foundation ( WWF-China Wen Hua Gong, Working People’s Cultural Palace (east of Tiananmen Square), Dongcheng District. (6511 6211) 世界自然基金会, 东城区天 安门东侧劳动人民文化宫东门内文华宫世界自然 基金会北京办事处

Air Canada Rm C201, Lufthansa Center, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (400 811 2001) 加拿大航空, 朝阳区 亮马桥路50号燕莎中心C201

Air France Rm 1609, 16/F, Bldg 1, Kuntai International Mansion, 12A Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (400 880 8808) 法国航空, 朝阳区朝阳 门外大街甲12号昆泰国际大厦1号楼1609室

Emirates Mon-Fri 9am-6pm. 1003, Tower A, Eagle Run Plaza, 26 Xiao Yun Road, Chao Yang District, Chaoyang District. (400 882 2380) Korean Air 901-3, Hyundai Motor Towers, 38 Xiaoyun Lu, Chaoyang District. (8453 8137, 40065 88888) 朝阳区 霄云路38号现代汽车大厦901-3号

Turkish Airlines W103, Lufthansa Center, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6465 1867) 土耳其航空, 亮马桥路50 号燕莎中心W103

United Airlines C/D1, 15/F, Tower A, Gateway Plaza, 18 Xiaguangli, Dongsanhuan Lu, Chaoyang District. (8468 6666) www.united. com 美国联合航空, 朝阳区东三环路霞光里18号 佳程广场A座15层C/D1

Travel Agencies Beijing Citybus Tour Service Daily 9am-8pm. Rm 1207, Scitech Tower, 22 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (400 650 0760) 北京赛 笛芭诗城市观光旅行社, 朝阳区建国门外大街22 号赛特大厦1207室

Beijing Tourism Group (BTG) 18 Chaoyangmen Nandajie, Chaoyang District (150 1008 9588) 朝阳 区朝阳门 南大街 18号

China Travellers (chinatravellers88@gmail. com) Context Travel (+1 215 392 0303, info@ Country Holidays Rm 2804, Bldg 11, Jianwai Soho, 39 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District (+21 3222 0616, www. 朝阳区东三环中路39 号建外Soho11号楼2804

Kingdom Travel Apt 718, Bldg 2, Guanghualu Soho, 22 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (5870 3388, fit@ www.kingdomtravel. 中侨国旅, 朝阳区光华路22号光华路 SOHO 2号楼718室

Koryo Tours 27 Beisanlitun Nan, Chaoyang District. (6416 7544,, www.koryostudio. com 朝阳区北三里屯南27号东侧院 Ninety Percent Travel (151 1791 6648, SnapAdventures (150 1036 4340, info@ www.snapadventures. com Wan Lin Tours (186 0112 6254, wanlin@ Sunflower Travel 22D, Bldg B, Ginza Mall, 48 Dongzhimenwai Dajie (8447 6361) www., Dongcheng District. (8447 6361) 东城区东直门外大街48号东方银 座B座22D)

Xingfu Gongcheng (Program of Happiness) 12 Dahui Donglu, Haidian District. (6217 9760, fax 6217 3494) 幸福工程,

TUI China Travel Co. Ltd. Unit 921-926, Bright China Chang An Bldg, Tower 2, 7 Jianguomennei Dajie, Dongcheng District. (8519 8800, cn 途易, 东城区建国门内大街7号光华长安大厦



The Yin Yang Community Center Mon-Sat 8am-8pm, Sun 8am-5pm. The First Courtyard, Hegezhuang Village (across from The Orchard; call for directions), Chaoyang District. (6431 2108) 易阴阳社区中 心, 朝阳区崔各庄乡何各庄村一号院(果园对面)

EXPLORE Airlines Air Asia Mon-Fri 9am-8pm Sat-Sun 10am6pm. 0163A, Bldg C, Chaowai Soho, 6B Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District, Chaoyang District 朝阳 区北京市, 朝阳区, 朝外大街朝外SOHO, C座 0163A底商


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Commercial and service classifieds cost RMB 300 for the first 20 words, and RMB 15 for each additional word. To submit a classified ad: 1) e-mail:; 2) submit your ad directly on line at www.; 3) fax to 5820 7895. Free ads will be placed on a space-available basis and at the discretion of the editor. Deadline: the 15th of each month. For more information on how to place a classified advertisement in The Beijinger call our new number: 5820 7700-822 Jobs Offered - Professional see more at TATA International Salon is recruiting talented stylists: Requirements: English speaking, good foundation skills & team-oriented spirit If interested please send resume & portfolio at Windsor Bilingual Kindergarten, a sister school of the well-known Dulwich College Beijing is currently looking for qualified and enthusiastic teachers to work within our dynamic, multi-cultural team. Qualifications: 1. Bachelor’s degree or above (early years education would be an advantage); 2. At least two years working experience with young children; 3. Passionate, love to work with children and willing to devote time and effort for the benefit of both children and parents; 4. Good use of the English language (speaking, reading and writing), English native speaker would be preferable; 5. Able to work under pressure with a strong work ethic in a supportive environment; 6. Team player with good interpersonal and leadership skills; Please send your CV and a cover letter to emphasize why you are fit for the position of Early Years at Windsor. Please contact Raymond Zhang at or visit for more details. MaxEn Education ( is a joint venture formed by McGraw-Hill Education ( and New Oriental Education& Technology Group(www. . It provides premier, after-school program to advance the 21st century skills of young learners between 4 and 17 years old, teaching English language, math and science in a full immersion environment. At present MaxEn has opened teaching centers in Beijing, Tianjin, Fuzhou and Chengdu. Working Location: Beijing, China Working hours: 40 hours per week  Qualification Requirements:  Native English Speakers  2 years of working experience after college graduation  Education major preferred  TEFL or TESOL preferred MaxEn Offer: New Teacher: 13,000 RMB per month before tax. Contact: Please send your resume, first page of passport and 1 current picture to Ashley Jia (HR Staff) at Services - Accommodation see more at  Beijing Service Apartment for Rent Daily/Monthly/Yearly @ Sublet.CN FULL SERVICE: 24H Hotline: 008610-6493-8285, 6491-2993 Email:

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Dongzhimen/Sanlitun Area: Seasons Park - 海晟名苑: Studio, 47m² with open kitchen, ¥399/ night or ¥6,000/month; 1 Br, 65-75m², ¥580/night or ¥7,500-8,500/ month; 2 Br, 100m², ¥11,500 2 Br, 128m², ¥13,000 2+1 Br, 148m², ¥15,000 3 Br, 160m², ¥15,000 4 Br, 250m², ¥28,000 East Avenue – 逸盛阁: 1 Br, 85m², from ¥ 10,000 1 Br, 100m², ¥ 12,000 2 Br, 130m², ¥ 15,000 Shimao Gongsan Plaza – 世茂工三: Studio, 64 – 90 m², from ¥ 9,000 1 Br, 103 – 112 m², from ¥ 13,000 2 Br, 140 m², from ¥18,000 Tunsanli/Yongli International - 屯三 里/永利国际: Studio, 64-70m², from ¥8,000 1 Br LOFT, 110m², from ¥12,000 New MOMA - 万国城: Studio, 100m², ¥8,000 2 Br, 140m², ¥14,000 3 Br, 245m², ¥20,000 Sanlitun SOHO - 三里屯SOHO: 1 Br, 120m², ¥15,000 2 Br, 150m², ¥18,000 2 Br, 170m² ¥20,000 3+1 Br, 245m², ¥33,000 3+1 Br, 260m², ¥35,000 International Wonderland - 首开幸 福广场: 1 Br, 95-120m², ¥8,000 2 Br, 125 - 140m², ¥12,000 Regentland/Worker Stadium/ DongsishItiao - 瑞士公寓: 1 Br, 80 - 95m², ¥11,000 2 Br, 125m², ¥15,000 3 Br, 140m², ¥18,000 Guangcai Int’l Apartment - 光彩国际: 3 Br. 217m², ¥23,000 4 Br. 270m², ¥25,000 Lufthansa Area: Beijing SOHO Residences - SOHO 北京公馆: 1 Br. 80m², ¥13,000 3 Br. 245m², ¥ 25,000 Gemini Grove - 星源汇 1 Br. 80m², ¥11,000 1 Br. 90m², ¥12,000 CBD Area: Central Park - 新城国际: Studio, 75m², ¥9,000 1 Br. 90m², ¥12,000 2 Br. 125m², ¥17,000 2 Br. 130m² duplex, ¥17,000 3 Br. 190m², ¥23,000 3 Br. 220m², ¥ 25,000 4 Br. 265m², ¥33,000 Windsor Avenue - 温莎大道: 1 Br. 90m², ¥10,000 2 Br. 158m², ¥14,500 3 Br. 300m², ¥25,000 Fortune Plaza - 财富中心: Studio, 70m², ¥9,000 1 Br. 90m², ¥12,000 2 Br. 140m², ¥15,000 3 Br. 205m², ¥19,000 Global Trade Mansion - 世贸国际: Studio. 80m², ¥9,000 2 Br. 170m², ¥17,000 3 Br. 260m², ¥20,000 CBD Private Castle - 圣世一品: 2 Br. 115m², ¥10,000 2 Br. 148m², ¥12,000 3 Br. 170m², ¥15,000

Chaoyang Park Area: Palm Spring - 棕榈泉: 2 Br. 138m², ¥15,000 3 Br. 192m², ¥20,000 3 Br. 218m², ¥25,000 Park Avenue - 公园大道: 2 Br. 174m², ¥16,000 3 Br. 180m², ¥18,000 3 Br. 193m², ¥26,000 Oceanwide Int’l Residential District - 泛海国际: 3 Br. 185m², ¥16,000 4 Br. 245m², ¥23,000 Greenlake Place - 观湖国际: 3 Br. 173m², ¥14,000 3 Br. 192m², ¥16,000 4 Br. 260m², ¥26,000 Beijing Golf Palace - 高尔夫公寓: 3 Br. 270m², ¥29,000 Star River - 星河湾: 3+1 Br. 260m², ¥26,000 Courtyard for Lease: Dongzhimen 3 Br Courtyard, 160m², ¥25,000 Lama Temple 4 Br 320m² Courtyard, ¥45,000

1. Office standard Package 7 RMB /sqm per day leasing for tenant (including property management fee) 2. Virtual office Package Domiciliation service---a business address that’s just like being there yourself; Bilingual telephone answering support; Fax and Mail handling service 3. Hot-desking Package 1-week lease: 1500 RMB/workstation; 2-weeks up lease: 1500 RMB/workstation for 1st week, followed by 1000 RMB since the 2nd week 4. Conference room service Well-equipped with audio-visual facilities, projector and IT infrastructure, give your meetings a new dimension in comfort. (50 % discount for the tenants) 5. Technology transfer business development support Technology showcase: LCD display, panel display, prototype show; Chinese Biz Guide: Newsletter Circulation on tech request and business opportunity in Chinese market; B2B Online System; Networking and partnering support. 6. One-Stop Solution service Registration, accounting, translation, HR & logistic, legal and IPR expertise, and administrative support

Dawanglu Area: China Central Place - 华贸中心: 1 Br. 90m², ¥9,000 2 Br. 125m², ¥14,000 3 Br. 165m², ¥17,000 Gemdale Int›l Garden - 金地国际: 2 Br. 148m², ¥17,000 3 Br. 199m², ¥22,000 Service - Agents: Real Estate see more at Real Estate Law Service Our experienced real estate attorneys provide quality legal services to help foreign citizens to purchase and sell real properties in China. We also do related litigations. 10th Floor, China World Tower, No.1 Jianguo Menwai Avenue,Beijing 100004. Tel: (8610) 5706 8302. Email: Website: www. JRE Corporate has rapidly expanded since its foundation into one of the largest real estate companies focusing on residential services. We boast the widest range of properties, the lowest prices and the value-added complete after-sales services throughout the whole lease term. Tel:5108 8028, 5108 8048, 13701080877 Fax: 5108 8039 Email: Joanna@joannarealestate. Services - Business Center see more at  ITTN Business Center, based on E-Top Electronic City in China Silicon Valley Zhongguancun Innovation Zone, occupying 2,000sqm on 20th floor, is scheduled to expand to the whole building(F1-F20) by the end of 2013. * Neighbored with top academic and research institutes, including Peking University, Qinghua University, China Academy of Science, etc… * Highly accessible by subway lines 4 and 10, 30 mins to the airport and walking distances to hotels. * A flexible and cost effective way to have your Full time office, Virtual office, and Hotdesking, sign today, start tomorrow. * Practical, hands-on support service for tenants, including tech showcase, China business guide, B2B online system access, networking and partnering, market research, due diligence, business development, etc… * Government subsidy for rental & funding available for successful tech transfer deal

Regus is the world’s largest provider of workplace solutions, with products and services ranging from fully equipped offices to professional meeting rooms, business lounges and the world’s largest network of video communication studios. Tel: +86 400 120 1205, 1. Regus China Life Tower: 5/F China Life Tower, 16 Chaoyangmenwai Street, Chaoyang District. 中国北京朝阳区朝阳门外大街16号中 国人寿大厦5层 2. Regus China World Tower 3:15/F China World Tower 3, 1Jianguomenwai Avenue, Chaoyang District. 中国北京朝阳区建国门外大 街1号国贸中心3座15层 3. Regus IFC [New]: 10/F, IFC East Tower, 8 Jianguomenwai Avenue, Chaoyang District中国北 京朝阳区建国门外大街8号国际金融中心10层 4. Regus Kerry Centre: 11/F Kerry Centre,North Tower, 1 Guanghua Road, Chaoyang District中 国北京朝阳区光华路1号嘉里中心北楼11层 5. Regus Lufthansa Center: C203 Lufthansa Center, 50 Liangmaqiao Road, Chaoyang District中国北京朝阳区亮马桥路50号燕莎 中心C203 6. Regus NCI Tower: 15/F NCI Tower, 12 A Jianguomenwai Avenue, Chaoyang District 中国北京朝阳区建国门外大街甲12号新华保 险大厦15层 7. Regus Pacific Century Place: 14/F IBM Tower, PCP, 2A Workers Stadium Road North, Chaoyang District 中国北京朝阳区工体北路甲 2号IBM大厦14层 8. Regus Prosper Center [New]: 6/F Tower 2, Prosper Center: No.5 Guang Hua Road, Chaoyang District 中国北京朝阳区光华路5号世界财 富中心2号楼6层 9. Regus Financial Street Excel Centre: 12/F Financial Street Excel Centre,6 Wudinghou

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Classifieds Street, Xicheng District 中国北京西城区武定 侯街6号卓著国际金融中心12层 10. Regus Zhongguancun Metropolis Tower: 7/F Metropolis Tower,2 Dongsan Street, Zhongguancun Xi Zone, Haidian District 中国北京海淀区中关村西区东三街2号欧美 汇大厦7层 11. Regus China Central Place [Coming soon] 9/F Tower 2 China Central Place, 79 Jianguo Road, Chaoyang District 中国北京市朝阳区建国路79号华贸中心(2号 楼)9层100025 12. Regus Parkview Green [Coming soon] 15/F Office Building A, Parkview Green, 9 Dongdaqiao Road, Chaoyang District 中国北京市朝阳区东大桥路8号芳草地办公楼 A座15楼100020 SBC Business Service (Beijing) Co., Ltd. Hotline: +86 10 59231166 Http: SBC was founded in 1995 as a leading business service and company register agency in Hong Kong. SBC is your best partner in setting up your representative office and in looking for instant office or virtual office services. In Beijing, SBC provides 52 offices to you, with over 2300sqm space. At SBC, our mission is to facilitate you to open the door to the world of maximum possibilities with minimum cost. Top Product: 1. Instant Office, 2. Virtual Office , 3. Conference Service, 4. Registration Support. Add: 11/F, Tower A, Gateway, No. 18 Xiaguangli, North Road, East Third Ring, Chaoyang District, Beijing. Vantone Commercial Center provides tenants a fully serviced office and conference center environment in the heart of both Chaoyang Business District and Financial Street. Our center located on the top floors of Vantone Center Tower D offers you fantastic panoramic views with professionally trained staff to support all your daily business needs. New World Vantone Business Center is ideally situated along the 2nd Ring Rd inside a landmark building. In addition, we have inhouse catering available to offer you the convenience of hosting events without seeking outside vendors. The Center is outfitted with high-end telecommunication, conference audio, video, lighting and office equipment ensuring unsurpassed quality and efficiency. Tel: 010 8804 7200,5905 5905 Services - Ayi / Housekeeping see more at  Beijing Ex-PATS Service Healthy, reliable, experienced, Englishspeaking housemaid/ nanny. Free agency and 24- hour English service. Medical and Accident insurance covered. EXPATS Life Group also serves with Mandarin, car leasing, Visa, English-speaking driver, driving license, vehicle registration. Tel: 64381634, 13501237292, service@ Beijing Ayi Service Company Beijing Ayi Service Company provides the experienced and professional ayis, drivers and western chefs for expatriate families. Western cooking lessons are also available.(6040 9096, 13641137690) 24 hours., Easy Life-Maid service Professional & reliable English speaking maid (Ayi) available. Customers’ satisfaction guaranteed. Full time & part time. Housecleaning, Babysitting, Ironing, Chinese-western cooking, Call 13811227395 www.maidservicebj. com email: Beijing Sunnyhome Housekeeping Service Co., Ltd: Professional team provides reliable experienced Ayi Service, Driver, Car rental, tourist information, Theatre Tickets Booking ( Acrobatic, Peking opera, Kungfu) etc. Tel: 010-52884727 13621188413 (24hours) Website:

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We are BTHIC International Service Center. Our ayi have been trained professionally and can offer excellent service to you. Website: Tele: 010-85289532 cell phone: 13691466053 Email: JNY Home service  Experienced English-speaking or non-Englishspeaking nannies (ayis) with reference letters are available for chores, babysitting etc. 24-hour translation service. www.saybeijing. cn 13426362833 Services - Air Purifiers see more at  IQAir: Air pollution is a major environmental concern for everyone. The air we breath effects our health and well-being. IQAir has been providing clean air solutions for more than 45 years. With a certified actual efficiency of at least 99.97%, our Health Pro 250 model has received more #1 ratings than any other product on the market. Call today for a free air quality assessment of your home or office. The IQAir Store: Room 2201-02, Air China Plaza, 36 Xiao Yun Lu, Chao Yang District, Beijing 北京 市朝阳区霄云路36号国航大厦2201-02室 Tel: 010-8447 5800 / 5488 Service Hotline: 4006501266 E-mail: info@ Services - network services see more at  Network services: Unblock websites, securing web surf, Access to your favor sites such as Facebook, Youtube or Twitter etc. for RMB30/month. Also, offer VoIP services and use mobile make international call without using a calling card or broadband internet connection as low as RMB0.15/minute. Contact Roger @186.6435.8006 or ip2telephone@

Beijing Top Rated Car Rental Service Co. Ltd. We will provide you with: * Long/Short term leasing * Daily car service * Sight-seeing car service, Tailor-made car service * Airport-Pick up / Drop off * Sedan (AudiA6, AudiA6L, Passat, Accord, Lacross2.4 ,BenzMB100,Benz Vito, Hyundai) and Buses * Native drivers with good English More information please: Tel.: 86-10-65047266 / 65047256 Tel. For free: 400-004-1910, 13031160727(Eng) Web: E-mail: Address: Room 1012 Huaye Center Building B Mid East 4th Ring Road 39 Chaoyang District Beijing Beijing CYTS car rental service group Luxury car rental promotion Big car rental brand, unbeatable price  Brand new vehicle fleet, full insurance Professional, experienced staff, local trained English-speaking driver Multi-language tour guide Tailor-made solution 24*7 standing by Contact us for more discount information  T: 57458067, 13718943926 Beijing Top Level Car Rental Service Co,.Ltd Long term and Short term Car Leasing for business or family travel Airport pick up/ drop off Sight-seeing / Business Buick /Honda /Toyota/Faw volkswagen/Hyundai More information please call 13911206276(24 hours) Address:Room 3005,Guangchen Building,No.16 Zuojiazhuang Road,Chaoyang District,Beijing. Services - Yoga see more at

Services - General see more at DishHD provides the ultimate television experience. Rediscover television with DishHD! More and more TV users are switching from dream satellite TV or local cable TV to DishHD! Why choose DishHD? 1.It has the most HD channels in Asia, with 6 times the picture quality of cable TV or dream satellite TV; 2. With 50+ English TV channels, it is the best choice for expats in Beijing; 3. Dishnetwork (US) offers the most stable satellite TV system; 4. User-friendly EPG keeps track of your viewing schedule; 5. With DVR, you don’t need to be worried about missing your favorite show; With only a 0.45 metre dish installation, you will have access to HBO HD, FOX Movies HD, Star Movies HD, CNN HD, Fox News HD, Sky News, Channel News Asia, Bloomberg, ASN, Golf HD, NBA HD, NHL, Star World HD, FOX, FX HD, Fashion HD, Discovery HD, Nat Geo HD, Fox Crime, Disney, Playhouse Disney, Nickelodeon, DW TV, Australia Network. More info at ; Mobile: 133 716 00100 or Mobile: 139 1188 5499 Services - car rental see more at Beijing TOP-A Vehicle Service Co., Ltd Beijing TOP-A Vehicle Service provides: ﹡English-speaking driver ﹡Long-short term leasing ﹡Airport-Pick up/Drop off ﹡Sedan, Van and Bus We, EX-PATS Life Group, also serves with Mandarin, housemaid, Visa, driver, driving license, vehicle registration service. Tel: 64381634, 13501237292, service@ Beijing Executive Services Car service - Van and car rental with English speaking drivers; Fair price with long term contract and short term sightseeing. Buick Honda Audi etc. Many choices.  Email: Cell: 138 0122 7668 Web:

He-Yoga Studio Promotion 100RMB per class Monthly: 500RMB   Trimestral: 1000RMB * Body Beautification * Vertebrate-Ovarian Care Yoga * Figure Training Ballet * Children Ballet * Pilates * Maternity Yoga Address: Oakwood, GuangMing Villa, Sheraton Hotel 13811402080 Services - Relocation Firms see more at Seven Seas Worldwide Save up to 50%! We’re the first choice when it comes to moving baggage internationally from one box up to 2M3. We offer a global, door-to-door service with prices starting from RMB 999 by sea and RMB 1580 by air. Call our 24/7 multilingual hotline now on 400 181 6698 for an instant quote or book online at

Lee Pet PetSmart, America’s largest retailer of pet products and services, operates on this side of the globe under the name Lee Pet. Its Chaowai Soho branch is now Beijing’s largest pet store, offering not only a diverse range of imported products, but also in-house grooming,photography and kennel services. Mon-Fri 10am-9pm, Sat-Sun 10am-9.30pm. Unit 3097, Bldg A, Chaowai Soho, 6 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District (5900 5499) 朝阳区 朝阳门外大街6号朝外SOHO A座3层3097 Leepet chain stores’ location: 1. Golden Resources Shopping Mall 4th floor; Suite: 4119 乐宠金源新燕莎MALL店: 北 京市海淀区远大路1号金源燕莎购物中心 4层西侧4119 (停车楼4层E28口) 电话: 01088870706 2. Longde Square Shopping Mall  Suite: B118,tangli road, Changpin district 龙德广场 店: 北京市昌平区立汤路186号龙德广场地下一 层B118铺位, 电话: 010-84841916 3. Land gent chateau store #4 building, guangqu road, Chaoyang district.  石韵浩庭 店: 北京市朝阳区广渠路33号石韵浩庭04号楼 04底商, 电话: 010-87769602 4. Leepet animal hospital ( 24 hours)  #9 Lincui Street, Chaoyang District 乐宠丽派特动物医 院: 北京市朝阳区林萃路9号院5-6底商, 电话: 010-58213503 Hotline:  English: 138 1029 5757 International Center for Veterinary Services (ICVS) ICVS is a professionally managed and affordable full service international standard animal hospital and pet care facility. All doctors are legally licensed in the PRC. Services include internal medicine, hospitalization, spay/ neuter, soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries, dentistry, dermatology, blood tests, laboratory diagnostics, X-rays, ultrasound, legal vaccinations, prescription pet foods, behavior counseling and obedience training, import/ export advice, pet adoption counseling and more. Boarding kennel, grooming salon, SAFE pet foods and pet shop available. All services in Mandarin and English. Licensed rabies vaccinations for export. Kent Center, 29 Liangmaqiao Lu, Anjialou (shares a courtyard with China Culture Center), Chaoyang District. Mon-Sat 8am-8pm; Sun 10am-7pm (by appointment) 010-8456 1939/1940/1941 Services - Translation/Writing see more at  PrimeTrans offers comprehensive translation services that help you overcome your business barriers. Quality, prompt and worry-free! Call George: 010 81732035, 13501089053, primetrans2000@ Micromice Translation: Free for First 100 Words! Staffs from China Daily offer you most reliable and qualified translation. 100 language,5000 linguistic experts, all types of files and meetings. 13801130910, Services - IT / Computer see more at 

Asian Express is an expert in international, domestic, local household goods and office moving, storage and full relocation services. We have been servicing Mainland China since 1979, which makes us one of the most experienced moving companies. Call today and get an obligation FREE quotation from our multilingual expat staff. Tel: (010) 8580-1471 Fax: (010) 8580-1475 Email: beijing@aemovers. Website: SERVICE - PET CARE see more at Doctors Beck and Stone Pet Health Care Center Get full, international standard, pet care with open Western and highly trained Chinese veterinarians, nurses and medical technicians. Hospitals are also emergency crisis centers. Ambulances available for collection and drop off of pets. Daily, 24 hours. Shop 0153, Tower B, Chaowai Soho, 6 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. Daily 9am-7pm 5869 6401, 400 103 8686 (for appointments, pet pick-up and emergencies)

Your preferred IT partner in China: CANDIS Group is a one stop shop for all your IT needs at affordable rates, making us the IT Gateway with China for many international companies. Our services include top tier Hosting environments in China and abroad, Office network design and construction, Proactive Network IT Management, Office network support, Security audits, IT needs assessment, broadband connectivity, and much more. All our staff is bilingual and we provide a 24/7 support hotline to all our clients. Contact us for more details: 400 680 5025

Classifieds IT is so easy – CenturyTang provide IT Outsourcing Service from ¥300/ month for enterprise, IT Outsourcing include: Server maintenance & troubleshooting; PC maintenance & troubleshooting; Software troubleshooting & update; Printer & Network equipment maintenance; Enterprise level Anti-virus; Weekly/Monthly backup/restore. Contact Eric Wu at 1350 120 8862 or 010-5979 5301. Website: Services - Language Training see more at

The Bridge School Guangming Hotel: Room503, 5/F. Tel: 84517605 Fax: 64680287. E-tower: Room903, 9/F. Tel: 65064409 Fax: 65046389. Capital Paradise Club: Tel: 80466114 Fax: 80461707. Riviera Resident Service Center: Tel: 84703587 Fax: 84308068 Sanlitun Tongguang Tower: Room 8013, Tel: 65389422 fax: 65389455 Dongzhimen Yufei Building Room 901 Tel: 15712845017, 64163990 The Bridge School has a history of 19 years and 6 locations in Beijing, has been voted the Best Chinese Language School in the City Weekend reader’s choice survey. There are about 150 committed teachers and over 60 contracted companies/ embassies. Our own textbooks including memory cards and CDs are published by Beijing Culture and Language University, and we are the official test centre for HSK and BCT exam. There are over 5000 worldwide students studying at The Bridge School annually. Beijing Mandarin School Mandarin is a difficult language, so don’t make it any harder. Join the team that knows how to make learning easier. Our effective teaching methods have students speaking 60% of the time in class and communicating more in the everyday world. 15 years of history, 1000’s of students from over 50 countries and more than 70 companies and embassies have successfully learned with us each year. Join us now. New group classes (Beginner to Advanced) start on August 6th, 14thand 20th, VIP private classes start anytime, register 120 hours get 20 hours free. Free BMS Club - Chinese Traditional Paper-cutting - on August 23rd13:3015:30pm, Room 904 at E-Tower School. Call us to get more information or for a free trial lesson. VISA and accommodation service available. E-tower: Room 904-905, 9/F Tel: 6508 1026 Fax: 6508 1126 Guangming Hotel: Room 0709, 7/F Tel: 8441 8391 /186 1173 6419 Skype ID: beijingmandarinschool1998 The Frontiers School- Makes Chinese Easy Founded in 2003 by a team of dedicated language teachers, we offer full and part time courses as well as programs tailored specifically to you or your company’s requirements – backed up by after-course support and competitive pricing in Beijing’s most accessible location. Make the right choice for your Chinese Language Journey –choose The Frontiers School. 3rd Floor, Building 30, Dongzhong St. Dongzhiwai St. (next to Dongzhimen subway station)

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Imagine Photography Studio is a children-oriented photography studio, and we have gained a lot of popularity among the foreign families in Shunyi Villa areas over the 4 years since our establishment. Beside the family photos, we also have business relations with many international school.10am-6pm, Unit 503, Pinnacle Plaza, Shunyi District. 84727478 info@imaginestudio SERVICE - Health see more at Angel Hands Enjoy vigorous deep-tissue massage, soothing and gentle massage, or a combination of both. Daily 24 hours. Rm 1801, Bldg 2, Jianwai Soho, 39 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (8631 0801) 朝阳 区东三环中路39号建外Soho2号楼1801室

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August 2012




The haircut he’ll never forget by George Ding



August 2012

He asked if I wanted the regular kind or the more expensive one that would stay in longer. Nice try, Ken, I thought to myself. I might be young but I’m not stupid. I knew how these things worked. You buy the car and then they try to sell you the rust proofing. I told him I’d take the first one. So they bleached my hair, then turned it electric blue. He showed me in the mirror. I had to admit, it looked pretty cool. Best 35 kuai haircut ever! But again, as I was about to get out of the chair, Ken asked if I wanted a perm. Again, I thought, Why the hell not? It’s only four dollars. You only live once!

I might be young but I’m not stupid. I knew how these things worked So they put my hair in rolls, covered it in tin foil like some futuristic sushi, and put me under a perm machine. They left me there for what felt like an eternity. Every time I nodded off, my head would hit the metal casing and it would burn me awake. When they finally took the curlers out of my hair, the light outside had faded. Ken spun me around for one final look in the mirror. My hair stuck straight up and then dipped across the left side of my face like a crashing wave. In the middle of this was a zig-zag lightning bolt of sharp blue. I looked like the bassist in Ken’s emo band. To be honest, it wasn’t really my style but for 35 kuai, I couldn’t complain. I walked to the register and pulled out a 50-kuai bill. They’ve done such a good job, I might just give them a tip, I said to myself. The cashier punched some numbers into a

calculator and then showed me the readout. It was three digits which formed an integer close to the maximum number that could be formed with three digits. I asked, in retrospect, maybe the stupidest question of my life: “Wasn’t this haircut 35 yuan?” In my memory, everyone in the salon stops and laughs but in reality they were probably doing their best to restrain themselves. The cashier carefully explained to me that the perm was three-hundred-something, the bleaching was one-hundred-something, and the dye job was another three-hundred-something. But yes, the haircut itself was 35 yuan. This was the first mention of money in nearly five hours and now I owed these people RMB 888. I opened my wallet. I had two hundred-kuai notes. Seeing my financial predicament, the cashier said, “Tell you what, just give us RMB 880.” I thought about breaking the window open with a barber chair and seeing how far I could run. In the end, I called my aunt who was on her way home from work. I sat down on the cushions next to the window and waited. No one wanted to make eye contact with me, even with my sweet new hair. Eventually my aunt showed up and paid the bill. I promised to pay her back. She shot me a look like, What the f**k were you thinking? and dragged me out of the salon. It was an expensive lesson but I learned it well that day: Just because someone doesn’t mention money doesn’t mean it’s free. Ken was waiting for us at the door. As I trudged out, face ripening with embarrassment, he smiled warmly and gave me his card. I wonder if it’s still where I left it, at the bottom of the nearest trash can in Xidan.


even or eight years ago, when I was in Beijing during summer vacation, I asked my male cousin, who styled his hair meticulously to resemble his idol Jay Chou, where I should go for a quality haircut that was relatively cheap. He recommended an upscale place in Xidan called Mubei – they had a promotion where haircuts were only RMB 35. Mubei was a well-lit salon located in the 77th Street mall, with a curved bank of windows facing a legion of hydraulic barber chairs. “Welcome!” shouted one of the employees as she opened the door for me. Even then, hair salons were the most overstaffed places in China. I told her I wanted to get my hair cut. She led me to an empty seat. “It’s 35 kuai, right?” I asked. “Indeed,” she confirmed. “Is there someone specific you’d like to cut your hair?” “It’s my first time here. Anyone is fine,” I said. She nodded. Before long, I was greeted by a man with bangs sweeping across the side of his face like the lead singer of an emo band. “I’m Ken.” He had a great smile. He asked if I wanted my hair cut a certain way. I thought, What the hell, it’s 35 kuai, do your worst. “I trust your judgment,” I said. “Do whatever looks good.” I knew this meant that he’d give me the haircut he had. Sure enough, I felt one side of my head become a lot lighter than the other. After about an hour, he showed me my haircut in the mirror. I gave him the nod of approval but, instead of ushering me out of the chair, he grinned and asked, “Do you want to dye your hair?” I thought about this for a moment. I’d never gotten my hair dyed before. I looked at Ken. He made a face like, Come on, give it a shot! I nodded. After all, this was only 35 yuan, right? Ken went off and returned with two tubes of dye.

the Beijinger August 2012