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Stat: Are there more expats or millionaires in Beijing? Beijing Folk: Yan Zhaodong, dough sculptor Going Underground: Taiyanggong, Line 10 Scene & Heard: Snaps from our 11th Anniversary Party What’s Happening: Our picks for the month … plus your chance to win great prizes
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It’s dough time. See what happens when things get all wrapped up in the world of flour. Plus, dumplingmaking tips, dough scenery and illustrated recipes. What’s New: Back Alley Bistro, Eatalia, Feast, Marugame Seimen, Jamaica Me Crazy, Two Guys and a Pie, Cafe CD Blues, D Pub, Xian, Malty Dog Back for More: Niajo Alleyway Gourmet: When xiaolong bao are not enough Just Desserts: Pies from Bread of Life Cocktail Profiler: The Todd Akin Cocktail, The Gentlewoman, and the Autumn Belle Julep Dining Feature: Pumpkin vs. pumpkin Drinks Feature: The best collections in town Grape Press: Wine-dumpling pairings Wokipedia: E is for … egg, eggplant, Erguotou, egan Last Orders: Julian Tavalin of Tavalin Bagels Dining Q&A: Maxime Gilbert of S.T.A.Y Taste Test: Instant ramen … plus what we’ve loved eating this month Inspect a Gadget: Gizmos and apps for bakers What’s New: Fulun Bikes, The Dept, Cashmere Crush Music Review: The Fray Backstage Pass: Elton John Head of the Queue: Dark Funeral Giveaways: Ritz-Carlton Beijing, Green T. Living, Kocoon, Catherine de France, Paul Van Dyk Features: Movember, diabetes prevention, DIY jam, and reviews of recent books … plus where we wish we were this month
50 Playlist: Troy Reilly of The Beijing Beatles Uniformity: Mariatu Kargbo, singer Bookshelf: Paloma Sanchez, jewelry designer Mastermind: David Nowak of the InterContinental Beichen Screentime: Fan Popo, filmmaker A Drink With: Martin Budzinski of the British Charity Ball 2012 Q&A: Yung Ho Chang, architect, talks about hutongs and Ewan Smith, Chieftain of the Beijing Caledonian Society, previews the St. Andrew’s Ball Feature: Jane Goodall uses her Roots and Shoots power to protect the sharks. Also, outer space is filled with more junk than you’d think. EVENTS: Day-by-day listings for November THE DIRECTORY: Venues, venues, venues Peking Man: George attends a midnight screening and gets much more than he bargained for
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This month’s cover, featuring bagel maestro Julian Tavalin, was shot by Mitchell Pe Masilun
The most important dates this month
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Forty years of silence seems like hell on earth to us but not to Philippe Bizot. The French mime has been speaking volumes while saying nothing. Expect such favorites as “not getting out of the box” at Penghao Theater tonight.
If your camera skills are not up to par, check out the work of Martin Parr. His photos have been described as anthropological and weirdly intimate. Hear him talk about his current display at Pékin Fine Arts.
No one likes to say goodbye but the Beijing Music Festival’s farewell sweetens the sorrow. Names don’t come much bigger than Michael Bolton and he’s joined by more musical megastars in the form of Andrew Mok and China’s Philharmonic.
Sir Elton John is a Knight of the Realm as well as the world’s foremost poprock singer-songwriter. Come and see Brooklyn Beckham’s godfather perform his vast array of hits at the MasterCard Center. Not to be missed.
When a band decides that the name "Funeral" would be too cheery, you know you’re in for a treat. Dark Funeral brings their satanic noise to help celebrate Painkiller’s 12th birthday.
Belgium King’s Day. It sounds like a street gang jamboree but it promises to be even more fun. The Belgian Embassy takes a day off from championing mayo on fries to bring you some nu-disco dancing celebrations at Haze.
Simon Van Booy has penned award-winning short stories and books of philosophy called Why We Fight, Why We Need Love, and Why Our Decisions Don't Matter. He kicks off his writing workshop series with a session on The Basics.
China Cuckoo clocks the rise and fall and rise of Mark Kitto. Boy, has this guy got some cautionary tales for you about doing business in China. Catch him at this Bookworm talk before he bounces.
You may deride it, but Erguotou is what the people drink. Learn all about “China’s vodka” – even though you’ll probably forget all of it after the free samples on this factory tour. Starts at 9am.
We love a celebration, and never more so than when it’s Modernista’s. The hutong bar turns one this month with a jam-packed evening of free beer, very violent films and all-you-can-drink specials.
The Syndicate are not as shadowy as they’d like you to believe. They’re the drum & bass collective that you could take home to your momma. They’re celebrating the launch of Syndicate 2.0 at Syndicate SucSession. Join them at Dada.
Pyongyang is our second-favorite East Asian capital. It might well become our favorite based on Pyongyang Nalpharam. The film has martial arts, mistaken identity, poison and revenge. For more events, see p59.
CITY SCENE Start as you mean to go on
DOUGH SCULPTOR // TAIYANGGONG // WIN STUFF // NEWSBITES // SCENE & HEARD
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number of multimillionaires who live in Beijing
number of foreign residents who live in Beijing
10,500 number of super-rich who live in Beijing
A multimillionaire is an individual with more than RMB 10 million (equivalent to USD 1.6 million) A “super-rich” individual is defined as having RMB 100 million (equivalent to USD 16 million) China now has a million multimillionaires – that works out to one multimillionaire for every 1,300 people. Sources: Jing Daily, Hurun Report, Gov.cn
was eating all this stuff. It’s amazing that I never developed childhood obesity. Must have been all that math homework keeping me in shape. Dough is magical. Just think: In the Chinese tradition, all it takes is flour and water, and you’ve got hundreds of ways to feed yourself without ever getting bored. Thus we bring you our Doughvember issue, dedicated to the sticky, primordial blobs and the foods they become. Now, we know that all of doughdom couldn’t possibly fit in these pages, and we trust you’re smart enough to select the “noodle” category on our online directory if restaurants are what you’re looking for. Instead, we’ve taken what we hope are some creative approaches, in hopes of getting a rise out of you. So turn to p12 to get started with our portraits of all that happens when dough and filling meet cute. We’ve also got some delightful illustrated dough recipes (p16), and a tried-and-true trick to folding great-looking dumplings (p17) every time. No more sad sacks for you.
And if you’re feeling the need to knead, we also round up a few of the spots around town that will let you get your hands dirty. If you’re a dough virgin, we think it’s time for a good de-flouring. OK, you’ve probably had enough dough puns. Let’s just turn the page and get rolling.
Marilyn Mai Dining Editor CORRECTION: In last month’s issue, we mistakenly said that Matthew Niederhauser’s home state was Virginia. In fact, he was born and raised in West Virginia. Apologies.
s a kid, there were two things I always looked forward to: math homework, and seeing plump lumps of dough resting in a bowl. My grandmother used to say she was giving them a chance to “wake up” – and a good thing, too, because those lumps had a long day ahead of them. Her able hands would soon be pummeling, kneading, stretching and rolling them into a seemingly inexhaustible list of edibles. Steamed mantou, spring rolls studded with green onion, pork and cabbage baozi, scallion pancakes, leek pockets (aka jiucai hezi), chunbing pancakes alongside heaping plates of stir-fries – and her absolute specialty: shaobing with infinite layers of sesame paste spread on impossibly thin dough. Often, she’d let me help pull noodles, wrap dumplings or scatter the sesame seeds on top of the shaobing, but there was nothing better than rolling my stubby thumbs across little cubes of dough until they curled into “cat’s ears” under my fingers. No, that’s not true. What was better
Mr. Malleable Yan Zhaodong, dough sculptor by Max Wu
f some of your happiest childhood memories involve Play-Doh – pinching it, rolling it, smashing it – you’ll be very envious of Yan Zhaodong, who makes his living turning dough into tiny, lifelike sculptures. Tell me about your skills. Right now, as we’re sitting here, I could sculpt your face as we talk. Or, if you gave me a photo and took a walk, I’d be finished by the time you came back.
Have you ever purchased dough figurines from other artists? Actually, that ’s how I star ted: I bought a lot to study the material and shape. I’d met with several famous masters to try to become their apprentice. Unfortunately, no one wanted to accept me because I was not family.
How many figurines have you made in total over the years? Countless. My apartment is full of these figures in glass boxes. Every night, I have to look at them all; I can’t go to sleep without doing so. And if I go more than a day without sculpting, my fingers get itchy to work with dough. What’s the strangest request you’ve ever gotten? Demons. I was asked to sculpt a hero from Romance of the Three Kingdoms capturing demons in his hands. I have not seen a demon with my own eyes; I don’t know what they look like. Maybe toothy with twisted faces? The client didn’t go into specifics, so I looked up some references
and used my imagination. What’s the most common request? Guan Yu from Romance of the Three Kingdoms. Chinese people lik e to have him because he’s a good guardian for the home. His image is known for its power to dispel demons and stop bad things from happening in the house. Foreigners buy these figurines because they like the appearance, but for Chinese, it’s actually for practical purposes. What’s the best way to take care of these figurines? You can put them anywhere where a human being would survive. Not under direct sunlight for too long or in the freezer. Room temperature will do. What’s your favorite doughbased food? Shanxi hand-pulled noodles – we call it la tiaozi. When I was a kid, we were making noodles at home and some fell on the floor. I began playing with the dough using my foot and realized this texture would be good for sculpting. That’s how obsessed I was at the time. My head was full of ideas about making dough figures even though no one in my family was in this business or had any crafty genes. Yan Zhaodong will be holding a workshop on Nov 24. To learn more, contact The Gift of Hope (www. giftofhope-ysy.com), a collective of artists with disabilities who are dedicated to promoting traditional crafts.
NEWSBITES WATERCOOLER CHAT If you’re curious about whether you can use those new rental bikes that are springing up all over town, then read on. First, you need a yikatong IC card with a “C” mark on the corner and at least RMB 30 of credit. Secondly, find a designated volunteer near the bike racks, show them your original ID (and Temporary Residence Permit) and bring RMB 200-400 as a cash deposit. Thirdly, realize that your foreign passport doesn’t currently qualify as ID, sigh loudly and wait for the system to learn how to recognize passports. (They swear that they’re working on this.) Look for updates on TheBeijinger.com. Beijing’s 72-hour visa-free stay has been approved. Not that it’s much help to us residents of the city but tourists on a layover now have the option of squeezing in a trip to the Wall and a duck dinner.
Skyfall, the next installment of the Bond series, lands in Beijing’s theaters on November 2. It will be battling it out in the box office against Twilight: Breaking Dawn, Part 1, which hit cinemas on October 23. Be warned: This is the part in the series where Bella and Edward go on their infamous honeymoon. Greening the Beige is joining up with BJ Green Drinks to bring us “Sustainable Beijing” on November 13, asking: “What will life be like in the capital in 2022?” Expert speakers will be on hand to ponder the question. If you’re shivering and trying to remember when the heating will finally come on, the day to mark on your calendar is November 15. Unless the temperature drops to an average of 5˚C for five straight days before mid-November.
November is National Novel Writing Month, in which prolific scribblers challenge themselves to finish 50,000 words in a calendar month. Beijing’s NaNoWriMo scene is not as big as other international cities, but how is that ever going to change unless you aspiring novelists stop procrastinating already? Check out the various NaNoWriMo forums online or start your own support group using the Beijinger’s online classifieds or forum. Spark celebrates a year in Beijing with an epic birthday blowout that lasts from November 16-18. Also marking many-happy-returns this month are Modernista and Centro. The European Union Film Festival (EUFF) hits town this month, with a huge collection of otherwise hard-to-find
the rza is the man with the iron fists
A recent PWC study has ranked Beijing as the 17th most opportunity-filled city in the world. If you think that’s good, wait till you see us in 2025. The average Chinese only has to work for ten minutes to earn enough to buy half a liter of beer – so says The Economist. The world average is 20 minutes, so we’re all doing something right. Pity those poor Indians who have to do the needful for nearly an hour to afford a drink.
TCM may inveigh against drinking cold liquids in the morning, but we suspect that expats will never forsake their cold-milk-and-cornflakes love affair. Intriguing news, then, that Kellogg has formed a joint venture to expand distribution of breakfast cereals in China. This could happen as early as next year. Sihui is now home to Beijing’s largest traffic hub, integrating the subway, long-distance bus, taxi, city bus and bicycle systems. Traffic volume at peak times is expected to reach over 60,000 passengers per hour. Will Dongzhimen ever grab the crown back?
Slow Boat Brewery’s planning a public vote this month to determine Beijing’s first-ever crowd-sourced beer. Some of the beers you can pick from: White Squall IPA, Black Butte IPA, Sea Anchor Imperial Vanilla Stout, Rowlock Rauch Beer and Eye Splice Beer. Updates at TheBeijinger.com. Paul French’s new book, The Badlands: Decadent Playground of Old Peking, will be on sale soon. The follow-up to Midnight in Peking is being released by Penguin as an e-book internationally but here in Asia we can take it home in a lovely hardback limited edition. Spoiler alert: There’s at least one Russian hermaphrodite.
Stay tuned for news about our annual Charity Super Quiz, coming next month.
NEW ON THE SCENE The new Apple store that opened on October 20 on Wangfujing is reportedly the largest in Asia. American Apparel has opened its biggest international location right here in Beijing – in Parkview Green, to be specific.
In the US, Thanksgiving always falls on the fourth Thursday of November. Americans, start strategizing where you’ll be feasting on turkey on November 22. Non-Americans are strongly encouraged to gobble gobble as well. Belita Jewelry in Sanlitun is bringing more Thanksgiving tradition to Beijing, with their Black Friday sale (Nov 1625). Save up to 50 percent on handbags and jewelry. Lots of Christmas bazaars are happening this month. Complain if you must about the early-birdification of the holiday shopping season, but expats do benefit from it. Many of us need to be reminded to finish our shopping early so that we have time to mail the goods home. Bethel China Foundation’s annual charity calendar is on sale now. The blind orphans supported by the NGO created the artwork that graces the 2013 calendar. Contact zach@bethelchina. org to find out more.
films. We’ve listed some of their screenings in our events listings, but please note that at time of print, many of the screening details were still forthcoming. See TheBeijinger.com for updates.
ON THE HORIZON The Man With the Iron Fists – the longawaited, much-anticipated and soonto-be massively overhyped kung-fu epic from the RZA – premieres in the States on November 2. Will it get an official release here? We’ve got our iron fingers crossed. The trailer is as exciting as Wu-Tang circa ’93. Line 6 subway stations have started popping up along Chaoyangmen Dajie (both nei and wai) and Chaoyang Beilu. The east-west line’s December opening date fast approaches – we can barely wait. Beijing has broken ground on its third airport, which will cover an area bigger
Need more biking and hiking options? Beijing Outdoor Adventure Club brings together folks who think of the great outdoors as their playground. Look for them on www.meetup.com. Adoptaman is dead, long live Event Animals. The dating-flavored events site has joined up with the people who brought us rooftop mud wrestling. Expect an increase in sports content for all, which started with last month’s Zombie Run. Compassion for Migrant Children has changed its name to Included. Learn more about that at w w w. included.org. Mellowparks.cn has released their annual DVD. This year’s is called Xing. The full DVD comes packaged with a history of the Red Bull Nanshan Open but you can snatch snippets of this snowboarding travelogue on Youku. Have you seen the Beijinger’s Gangnam-style tribute yet? Look for our “Beijing Style” video, starring Pancake Lee of Acupuncture, on Youku.
The NCPA’s 2012 Dance Festival continues this month with dance productions of Farewell My Concubine, The Lady of the Camellias, The Rite of Spring and The Little Mermaid.
The NBA are planning to build a complex on the outskirts of Beijing. The NBA Center will include “a gym and an NBA-themed cafe, a restaurant and a store as well as an interactive gaming area and a children’s zone.” No timeframe yet, but we’ll keep you updated on developments.
More new books for history buffs: My Last Empress, about a Connecticut Yankee in the Imperial Chinese court, and When America First Met China: An Exotic History of Tea, Drugs, and Money in the Age of Sail.
A local Beijinger challenged a nonlocal Beijing resident to a fight in Chaoyang Park after their war of words on Weibo. The pair didn’t see eye to eye on education, so the local wanted to school the other chap with his fists. In the end, neither combatant turned up. Beijing is building more women’s toilets, though our city has a way to go before we achieve “potty parity,” a female-to-male stall ratio of 2-to-1. There are also plans for a new SMS service to alert tourists to the location of the nearest public lavatory, but they’ll have to hold on until 2015.
than Bermuda and be able to handle 130 million passengers a year. The Daxing District behemoth will open in 2017.
Taiyanggong, Line 10 SELLING POINT
If you’re looking for a place to frolic without the inevitable hangover of Sanlitun, head to Taiyanggong and unleash your inner child.
Though you may not wanna grow up, you now can be a “Toys ‘R’ Us” kid … with a credit card. Head over to the toy megastore at CapitaMall (Exit C) and revel in your ability to get anything you want without a tantrum.
If your antic energy is wearing off, head up to the fourth floor for a beach-bonfire lunch at Fish Mama and watch your seafood cook on upright skewers around a heap of blazing coals. Ooh and ahh as the juices of the roasting fish sizzle and pop. Then treat yourself to a big blue drink at BreadTalk and see what color it turns your tongue.
After you’re done bouncing off the walls, head to Yu Kids Earth on the third floor to watch the masters at work. Imagine giant lollipopcarousels; now imagine very young children trying to grab onto the slippery candy-colored sur faces and slowly sliding off. (You’re welcome.) If you’re looking to get out of the mall, caper your way through Taiyanggong Park (Exit B). Just off the far west corner of the park, you’ll hit the ultimate romper room, Ikea, where you can play house or join in on naptime.
generation gap I make so much dough at work!
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Tell Us a Joke Mu Yu, Marketing Manager of SALT/Terra Q: A hipster ant sits on the beach enjoying several beers. After he leaves, the only trace left in the sand is a straight line. Why? A: He was riding a fixed-gear bike. Hop on your bike and head to SALT and Terra.
SCENE & HEARD would like to thank Photos from our 11th Anniversary party on Oct 18 at Elements, e-club
Photographers: Abdel Beldy, Andreea Hriscu, Katographer, Lova, Mitchell Pe Masilun, Sophie Zhu and Sui
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Photos by: Lova, Jacopo, Joey Guo, Marilyn Mai
ou all know jiaozi and baozi, but have you met the rest of the clan? A wrapper of dough can hug any number of fillings in China, and pretty soon one things leads to another and you’ve got more offspring than you can fit in the steamer. We introduce you to some of the extended family of dough-wrapped treats, from the classic to the lesser-known. malantou hundun 马兰头馄饨 with its wild herb and pine nut filling, this is the eccentric wonton aunt Try it at: A Chun Jia
ye’er ba 叶儿粑 glutinous rice babies with sweet or pork fillings, swaddled in banana leaves Try it at: Shunxing Chuancai
guantang bao 灌汤包 xiaolong bao’s big brother, who will bully you into submission with a mouthful of soup Try it at: Wangfujing Snack Street
ough is also just plain fun to squeeze between your fingers and work into any shape you can imagine. We took that a step further and took a trip around Beijing with our dough. So let’s go sightseeing together. Can you guess the famous Beijing venue in each dough sculpture?
hongtang guokui 红糖锅盔 the sweet tooth of the family, with its brown sugar filling liusha bao 流沙包 filled with creamy custard with salted duck egg yolk ... just try to resist pinching their cheeks! Try it at: Jin Ding Xuan
jiucai hezi 韭菜盒子 the hippie big sister with her veggie chive-and-egg filling
Try it at: San Yang Cai
guotie 锅贴 Granddaddy Potsticker, the pan-fried classic
Try it at: Black Soil Impressions zishu bing 紫薯饼 its purple yam and sticky rice shell always bring color to the family reunions
Try it at: Nanjing Impressions
dalian huoshao 褡裢火烧 the guotie that’s so embarrassed by its growth spurt that it tucks in its ends Try it at: Zuo Lin You She
Try it at: San Yang Cai
xiaolong bao 小笼包 cradle these delicate ones with care, or the spoiled brats will spill hot soup on you Try it at: Din Tai Fung
xiajiao 虾饺 this shrimp dumpling scandalizes the doughy elders with its see-through skin Try it at: Yu, Ritz-Carlton Beijing
long chaoshou 龙抄手 the softie aunt who comes bearing a bowl of soup Try it at: San Yang Cai
chunjuan 春卷 the crispy cousin who’s spent a lot of time abroad under aliases like “spring roll” and “egg roll” Try it at: Tang Palace
huangmi baozi 黄米包子 everyone’s nagging this one to quit the carbs, but it persists with its glutinous millet filling
maqiu 麻球 once you get past their armor, you’ll find a real sweetheart
Try it at: San Yang Cai
Try it at: Nanjing Impressions
yinsijuan 银丝卷 the philosophy major asks: if your filling is just more dough, then who are you at your core?
nuomi shaomai 糯米烧卖 with his sticky rice filling, he’ll always be in the shadow of his popular porky brother
Try it at: Tong He Ju
Try it at: Meiming’r Shengjian
shengjian bao 生煎包 with its thicker skin and crusty mien, this is a xiaolong bao who’s had some hard knocks Try it at: Meiming’r Shengjian
chashao su 叉烧酥 flaky pastry and BBQ pork in a single bite. it’s like being spoiled by your rich uncle Try it at: Cuisine Cuisine
chashao bao 叉烧包 cherry-red pork and a fluffy exterior: as sweet and fun as a teenybopper Try it at: Jin Ding Xuan
1) CCTV headquarters 2) Great Wall 3) Yuan Ming Yuan 4) Temple of Heaven 5) Olympic Stadium 6) Water Cube 7) Tiananmen Gate
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he first time I ever saw Chinese art of dumpling-making up close, it was through a glass window on a restaurant kitchen. A team of chefs assembled dozens of jiaozi in the time it took the staff to get a table ready. Hands and rolling pins flew. A ball of dough was squashed into a smooth flattened disc, then flicked away like a Frisbee while another mound was already under the pin. Another set of hands added a precise dollop of filling, the palms clamped down upon it suddenly, and what emerged was a perfectly formed dumpling. I was awed. This was enough to get me to sign up for The Hutong’s Gourmet Dumpling class. Though I was familiar enough working with dough (pizza, bread, pie), I had never tried my hand at any Chinese recipes. As I took my place at my work station, I quickly realized that exact measurements of grams and teaspoons wouldn’t factor into this cooking session. The recipe could not be absolutely precise, we were told, because the ratio of flour and water would always be affected by ambient humidity and temperature; however, mistakes could be easily fixed. As I incorporated the flour and carrot juice with my fingers, I found myself working solely off touch. As the powdery mixture started to clump and take on an orange hue, another tablespoon of water was added. Too many dry clumps remained scattered across the bottom of the bowl; I tossed in another few teaspoons. Hoping the proportions were right, I pushed the mass together and moved it to the tabletop. The delicate dough required a gentle touch that was less of a forceful knead and more of a pressured caress that quickly transformed the substance from stickiness to the supple smoothness that my hands instantly recognized as the texture they were waiting for.
After some rolling, sectioning and cutting, each of us turned our own big lump of dough into a dozen or so small balls; we were now ready to start morphing those clumps into thin wrappers. Slack-jawed, I watched the instructor deftly showand-tell the simultaneous flattening and rotating of the steadily widening circle. My hands moved with far less speed and even less certainty, but I slowly saw my own dough take form, as I ran my fingers over the palm-sized disc to feel for the thicker center and thinner edge. I was now ready to make use of the fillings we had prepared at the start of the class: egg and chive; pork with lotus root, ginger and leek. With a spoonful of the mashed-up mixture centered on the wrap, I pinched the top shut and then, with a series of folds and squeezes, sealed the edge to form the auspicious crescent shape. As my hands learned the correct rhythm, they moved more confidently. I started to know once I had achieved the proper thinness of the wrapper and to judge exactly how much filling I could squeeze into the bulging case so it sat up nice and plump. As my own dumplings were added to the steadily growing pile, I was able to compare my orange-skinned handiwork (I was the only person that had used carrot juice) with my classmates’ white and green-tinted efforts. Some dumplings clearly consisted of mostly dough, with only the slightest indentation hinting at some protein tucked inside, while other wrappers strained to envelop their mound of filling, like a suitcase overfilled with goodies from a trip back home. The multicolored products were then boiled, fried and steamed. Despite the imperfections in shape and size, all the dumplings tasted better for the work that had put into each savory package.
Recipe: Courtesy of Yu, Ritz-Carlton Beijing. Illustration: Sun Zheng
Recipe: Courtesy of Noodle Bar at 1949â€“The Hidden City. Illustration: Elsie Mort
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Ingredients: Courtesy of Baoyuan Jiaozi Wu. Illustration: Elsie Mort
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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 is a dinner buffet for two at Salt & Pepper Restaurant at Holiday Inn Central Plaza Beijing. Answers to firstname.lastname@example.org.
WIn stuff 1. What is the name of The Fray’s latest record? a) Cars & Glories b) Stars & Tories c) Mars & Aries d) Scars & Stories 2. Yung Ho Chang grew up near ____________. a) Sanlitun b) Dongzhimen c) Qianmen d) Wangfujing 3. What venue offers a Gourmet Pancake class? a) Black Sesame Kitchen b) The Hutong c) China Culture Center d) Culture Yard
Answers to October’s Trivia Travails: 1. b) Shanghai 2. d) flower pot 3. b) freediving 4. c) German 5. a) red 6. a) Oct 8 7. a) Sunshine and Technology 8. b) RMB 700 Last month’s winner was Andrea Guran.
4. Who did Elton John duet with on “Written in the Stars”? a) Britney Spears b) Shania Twain c) LeAnn Rimes d) Mandy Moore
5. Which Scandinavian country does Dark Funeral hail from? a) Sweden b) Finland c) Iceland d) Norway 6. Cashmere Crush uses what fiber in its cashmereblends? a) alpaca b) mohair c) angora d) merino 7. Which nonprofit organization sells baked goods to support charities for orphaned children? a) Bread of Giving b) Bread of Life c) Bread of Charity d) Bread of Hope 8) A Chun Jia is most famous for its __________. a) hot waitresses b) hairy crab shengjian bao c) roast duck d) singing chefs
Win a dinner buffet for two at Salt & Pepper Restaurant in the Holiday Inn Beijing Central Square by correctly answering all 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: four VIP tickets to see Paul van Dyk (value RMB 2,000), dim sum brunch for four at Yu (value RMB 1,785) at the Ritz-Carlton Beijing, dinner for four (value RMB 1,785) at Green T. Living, a haircut with a master stylist and a moisturizing treatment (value RMB 1,130) at Catherine de France, and a 60-minute Kocoon Signature Massage by Elemental Herbology (RMB 595), plus a Diamond & Pearls Facial (RMB 520) or a Gentlemen’s Facial (RMB 480) at Kocoon Spa Lounge & Elixirs.
FOOD & DRINK
Sip, nibble, gulp, chew, guzzle, savor, feast
BAGELS // JERK CHICKEN // UDON // PUMPKIN FIGHT // PIES // INSTANT RAMEN OPENINGS Sl ow B o at B rewe r y h a s f i n a l l y dropped anchor. They opened the doors to their new Qianmen brewery on Tieshu Hutong last month. We’ll be checking it out soon. Morton’s, the Steakhouse opens officially on November 18 at The Regent. Alfie’s will open soon at Parkview Green. The ultracool crowd in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Dubai are well-acquainted with this bar and restaurant from the Dunhill group – now it’s our turn. Also on the horizon is a restaurant opened by Umberto Bombana, the star chef of 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana restaurants.
HAPPENINGS If you didn’t snag a seat for Chi Fan for Charity on November 10, there’s always the afterparty at Hatsune. And check out TheBeijinger.com for interviews with the two benefiting charities ( The Starfish Project and Little Flower Projects) and several of the CFFC table hosts. Speaking of charity, SALT’s celebrating five years with their own annual charity party (Nov 29). It’s RMB 200 for advance tickets and RMB 250 at the door. Proceeds will go to UNICEF.
chef nathan of cepe cooks his ravioli sunny side up
Paul Ryding is not letting SAD get him down
photo: courtesy of ritz-carlton financial street
n t h e c h a l k b o a rd s, t h e names of exotic summer cocktails are replaced by mulled mixtures. Shorts go back under the bed as long johns are dug out. The bicycle gets chained up, and we start using cabs again. Sunglasses are replaced with scarves, flip-flops with Uggs, and the dodgy plumbing in my apartment (I only get stone-cold water from my bathroom taps) really begins to get my goat. And it all happens in the space of a fortnight, thanks to our fleeting fall season. It catches me on the hop every year, and I always seem to be the last person out on the street wearing shorts when everyone else is wrapped up tight. I’d expect, given our cursory autumn, that Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is highly
prevalent in the capital. Luckily, the city giveth as it taketh away. As our summer is stolen and winter sweeps in, we’re offered a degree of relief from the elements – mainly in the form of opportunities to drink and be merry. Be it through a bunch of first-rate events or a slew of new venues to check out, the city’s boozy backdrop has never been in ruder health. Regardless of how you like your truth juice, the options continue to expand, so much so that we can barely keep up with the number of new openings (p24-25). This month, we review Malty Dog, a new craft beer bar in the hutongs; the resurrected Cafe CD Blues; and Xian, a hotel bar that can boast an impressive whiskey selection. S p e a k i n g o f b o a s t i n g, t h i s
month’s Drinks Feature (p30) is a guide to the venues that can legitimately crow about having the finest whiskey, tequila, gin, vodka, brandy and rum collections in all the 14 districts of Beijing. We also welcome a newbie to the lineup this month. After a successful trial run in our October issue, Cocktail Profiler makes its debut as a permanent signing (p27). This month we’ve also arranged for you to be rewarded with grog for doing good – and by doing good we mean by not shaving for a month. If you support Movember in November, ten bars in the city will show their appreciation by plying you with discounted drink. For all the details, see p48.
Canadian Thanksgiving’s come and gone, but Americans are set to celebrate on November 22. Brussels, SALT, Modo and Mosto will be serving a special turkey menu, as will restaurants at the Ritz-Carlton Financial Street, Westin Chaoyang, China World Hotel, Grand Millennium and more. Stay tuned to TheBeijinger.com for updates.
UPDATES Plan B and Gongti night spot Lantern are among the bars that have undergone a winter makeover. The changes should be in place by the time you read this, but they’re planning to install four fireplaces to keep out the frost at the Shuangjing hangout. They’re also launching their weekly quiz night starting on November 7. Central Park bakery CC Sweets is now serving up bagels.
CLOSINGS Hard Rock Cafe has closed its doors. It follows an alleged “raid” by masked thieves last month. Staff are seeking legal advice after being laid off overnight. Sanlitun’s Salud took a turn for the worse and has closed down, citing ill health. The NLGX branch is still as hale as ever, though.
WHAT’S NEW restaurants
Alley-Oop A m e r i can
Back Alley Bistro Tue-Sun 11.30am-2pm, 5.30pm-10.30pm. 55 Xingfucun Zhonglu (next door to Frost Nails in the alleyway across from April Gourmet), Chaoyang District (6417 5430) 朝阳区幸福村中路55 1.2 km northeast of Dongsishitiao station (Line 2)
duck two ways
bottom of a bowl of andouille sausage and chicken gumbo (RMB 38), I was already pining for more of the smoky broth and its peppery heat. The highlight of our meal was a moist Chicken Under a Brick (RMB 128), which we’re told is marinated for 32 hours and then pinned on to the grill by, yes, a brick. The germophobe in me was hoping it was a hospital-grade slab, though the meat was so tender and juicy that I quickly forgot about the brick’s provenance. The apple crisp (RMB 38) was also a marvel,
walking the tightrope between sweet and tart flavors, and crunchy, silky and (ice) creamy textures. I normally associate fruit crisps with home baking, but this was one I’d happily – and repeatedly – pay money for. If you can make it there for lunch, don’t miss the Back Alley Bistro Sandwich (RMB 98). Deepfried softshell crab, cool avocado and a layer of pancetta – California cuisine is here. Josh Ong Also try: Flamme, The Loop
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hef Jeff Powell has opened up a small bistro next door to his Frost Nails bar/ salon. With only about 32 seats, including a private chef’s table for eight, expect these seats to be in high demand once word gets out. Several of his dishes are good enough to prompt a descent into competitive gluttony. For instance, a calamari lite fry (RMB 58) – tiny curls of crackly calamari on a bed of mustard aioli had us passing the plate around for easy shoveling into our mouths. As my spoon clinked against the
WHAT’S NEW restaurants
Now Udon It Japan e s e
Marugame Seimen 丸龟制面 Daily 10am-10pm. 1/F (next to Paris Baguette), Huapu Dasha, 19 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District (6580 2191) 朝阳区朝外大街19号华普国际大厦 400m east of Chaoyangmen station (Line 2)
or many of us, udon is an underachiever : that thick , listless noodle in a salty but boring broth that you used to order when others wanted sushi but you were still grossed out by raw fish. Once you learned to love all the other stuff on a Japanese menu,
brown bread with cold cuts
you probably never gave it a second thought. But at Marugame Seimen, the fat noodle takes center stage. They serve up Sanuki udon – one of Japan’s most legendary styles, prized for its combination of silkiness and al dente bite. For all the noodle’s craftsmanship, it’s not fussy. In fact, Marugame hits the trifecta: fast, cheap, and healthful. You pull up to a counter and order a medium or large bowl and add tasty accompaniments such as tempura vegetables, fried bean curd, or omusubi – wobblycute triangles of rice and cooked fish wrapped in seaweed. You then scooch to the condiment bar and top your noodles with crispy tempura scraps, ginger, garlic, soy sauce, wasabi and more. What you’ll order depends on
your penchant for purity. They recommend the guolao udon (锅捞乌 东面, RMB 15), in which they scoop the noodles straight from the pot and into a wooden bowl – nothin’ but noodle. Next on the spectrum: the qingtang udon (清汤乌东面, RMB 15), which comes in a clear bonito-and-seaweed broth. This is the classic udon flavor, but here the balance of sweet, salty and umami is so delicate you almost wouldn’t recognize it. The gaotang udon (高
汤乌东面, RMB 25) ups the satisfaction factor, with a thick bone broth that clings to the noodles. And finally, the danban udon (蛋拌乌 东面, RMB 18) is a carbonara-esque heap that banishes any last thoughts that Japanese food is all lightness and propriety. So toss out your memories of lackluster udon and get to know them all over again. Marilyn Mai Also try: Nadaman
brilliant Jerks Ca r i b b ean
Jamaica Me Crazy Daily 10am-10pm. Cheniandian Hutong (west of Guozijian, near Andingmennei), Dongcheng District (8403 6640) 东城区安定门内大街车辇店胡同 500m southwest of Andingmen station (Line 2)
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amaica Me Crazy comes to us courtesy of Rose Lin Zamoa of Rose’s Private Kitchen, so it’s no surprise that it still feels like walking into her personal cooking space, where you’re enveloped by the tantalizing smell of simmering meats and the warmth of the imposing bread oven. Tucked amid local food stalls, this Caribbean restaurant is not much larger than some kitchens and is designed primarily for takeaway, though you’re welcome to eat on the spot. Frequent diners will soon discover it’s a good idea to call ahead to make sure Rose hasn’t sold out of your favorite bite. If it’s still available, grab their signature jerk chicken (RMB 3848), featuring wood-fired bone-in chicken. The rich spiced sauce has a deep smokiness that prioritizes flavor over heat, though it carries both
in satisfying measure. The chicken is served on a generous helping of “rice and peas” (red beans), which act as hundreds of little vessels for scooping up every last bit of that sauce. For a calmer flavor, the stewed rice (RMB 38-48) is another poultry option, topped with a tomato-based sauce. After stuffing ourselves happy, we grabbed some carrot cake (RMB 20) and soft buns (RMB 10/half dozen) to go. A perfect late-night snack, the cake is cloaked in a layer of crushed walnuts, studded with bits of carrot and more walnuts and topped with a sweet, dense layer of cream cheese frosting. The flourdusted rolls, seasoned with cinnamon and nutmeg were – just as Rose promised – perfect with coffee the next morning. Lauren McCarthy Also try: Uncle Otis
WHAT’S NEW restaurants
Tame the Feast C o nt e m po r ary I nte r n ati o n a l
Feast (Food by EAST) Daily 6am-10.30am, 11.30am-3pm, 5.30-10.30pm (weekend brunch 11am-3.30pm). 2/F, EAST Beijing, 22 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District (8414 9820) 朝阳区酒仙桥路22号东隅北京酒店2层 4km northeast of Sanyuanqiao station (Line 10)
s the flagship restaurant at one of the city’s trendiest new hotels, Feast has some great expectations to live up to. Luck ily, Chef Rob Cunningham (formerly of Capital M) and his team are up for the task and they’ve hit the ground sprinting. Take, for example, the confident execution of the pan-fried foie gras with crisp pears and aged balsamic (RMB 108). A toasty outside pushes back, like a doting mom resisting a petulant child, before giving in to an inside that, like the kid, is both delicate and rich. One of my favorites was the Feast Wagyu burger (RMB 118), appropriately indulgent with bacon and cheese and a side of crunchy steak fries. For a higher-end protein, step up to the rib-eye bordelaise
(RMB 248), which is matched up with brassy flavors from a red-wine sauce, roasted shallots and a side of poached bone marrow. The bouillabaisse (RMB 398) is a marine-life jackpot that’s a delight to dig into with a friend. Your feast wouldn’t be complete without an order of pavlova (RMB 58), which tastes like some cherubs whipped up a batch of giggles into meringue form. The oolong crème brûlée (RMB 48), less sweet, picks up depth from the black tea. Their brunch (RMB 188) is also a great new option for a lazy weekend, with all-you-can-eat appetizers and your choice of a made-to-order entree. Josh Ong Also try: Mosto, Capital M, Village Cafe
Seize the Day I ta li a n
Eatalia Carpe Diem Daily 11.30am-10pm. 18 Xilou Xiang (southwest corner of Di’anmen Xidajie and Di’anmenwai Dajie), Xicheng District (6401 3263) 西城区地安门外大街西楼巷18号(近秋栗香) 1.8km west of Zhangzizhonglu station (Line 5)
applaud the use of processed sausage in place of fresh ground meat. Dessert was an intriguing white chocolate and truffle oil creme brûlée. Some might bristle at the thought of the funky, fungal flavor meddling with the delicate taste and texture of the custard, but Eatalia has gotten the proportions just right, sending your taste buds for a loop before cradling them in a lovely space between earth and cream. The restaurant’s design preserves the building’s courtyard origins while adding some modern styling, playing up a campy East-meetsWest vibe. The upstairs veranda may not see much action in the winter months, but a covered indoor garden will be a cozier way to pretend you’re dining alfresco. Josh Ong Also try: Mercante, Scott’s Family Restaurant
photos: mitchell pe masilun and lova
hen you’ve seen the potential of a restaurant like Eatalia in Wudaokou, which distinguishes itself from other expat student fare with down-home Italian takes on ravioli, fresh pasta and thin-crust pizza, you find yourself rooting for them to do more with their talent. The time has come. The new branch at Houhai features a bigger menu, with gnocchi, white pizzas and entrees on top of their usual fresh pasta offerings. They’ve also extended their wine list, encouraging longer, more languorous dining experiences. The gnocchi trentino (RMB 68) were a delight – luscious little pasta pillows hiding a creamy and subtly savory blend of gorgonzola, speck and rosemary. The Marione white pizza (medium slice RMB 18), with its roasted potatoes, was a carb lover’s dream, though we couldn’t really
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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 900m northwest of Tuanjiehu station (Line 10)
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Two Guys and a Pie Tue-Thu 5-11pm, Fri 5pm-4am, Sat 11am-4am, Sun 11am-11pm. Xingfu Sancun 3 Xiang (behind Yashow, across from Heaven Supermarket), Sanlitun, Chaoyang District (138 0106 9721) 朝阳区幸福三村三巷(雅秀后边天堂便利店对面)
iajo got a new look this summer before celebrating its third birthday in October. The renovation is mature, with accents of color among muted brick that are enough to spark an atmosphere without overdoing it. The biggest draw of this Valencian restaurant continues to be its paella, which arrives in massive cast-iron pans. The paella del sinoret (RMB 238) is royal fare, with king prawns garnishing the top and a complement of seafood mixed into the rice. We would have enjoyed a tad more crunch to the edges of the rice, but the taste was on point. Th e t a p a s m e n u i s d i v i d e d between traditional Spanish and modern options. Iberico ham and chicken croquettes (RMB 69) are meltingly good with a crusty armor. On the modern side, an esgarraet (RMB 95), a combination of dried
tuna and codfish, was puzzlingly devoid of salt, though a sea bass with lentils (RMB 98) made up for it by pairing a lofty piece of fish with a helping of earthy legumes. We tried the chocolate coulant with red and white grape ice cream (RMB 70) and were quickly licking the plate. The grape flavor comes through surprisingly strong in the ice cream, and it tucked into the molten chocolate with all the finesse of a Chinese Olympic diver. With a wine list comprised of Spanish wines, Niajo is deeply faithful to its motherland. It’s arguably the most rustic and traditional of all the Spanish restaurants in Nali Patio, but it’s hard to consider that a bad thing when you’re loosening your belt after a third helping of paella. Josh Ong Also try: Carmen, Saffron
900m northwest of Tuanjiehu station (Line 10)
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y relocating their meat pie delivery business from the CBD into a small shop in Sanlitun, Two Guys and a Pie are coming to where the party is. Delivery’s on hold for now (call to check), so you’ll have to drop in to eat at their standing counter or grab some pies as takeout.
The “Slow Lovin’ Aussie” (RMB 25) is a classic pie with beef brisket and onion. You’ll want to splurge for mashed potatoes and gravy (sides are RMB 5 each). The side of mushy peas is nice enough, but it didn’t really do much for me. To my surprise, I preferred the “Sweet Tweet,” a combination of honey, soy sauce and chicken. When topped with sweet potato mash and gravy, it was all bursts of steamy flavor with tickles of sweetness. A vegetarian “Garden of Pie” may satisfy some, but it lacks much of the belly-filling properties of the other two. The guys are also whipping up some great apple pies (RMB 30) – lovely roasted fruit under a pleasingly flaky crust. My brain tells me the price is a bit steep, but that would hardly stop me from stuffing my face with one again. I’d also recommend bringing your own metal utensils if you’re going to eat in, as the plastics they handed out weren’t quite up for the task. That might seem a bit obsessive, but all of you pie-rou-maniacs will thank me for the tip. Josh Ong Also try: The Vineleaf, Lido Deli
paella del sinoret
WHAT’S NEW BARS & CLUBS
Mon-Fri 5pm-late, Sat-Sun 2pm-late. 1/F, EAST Beijing, 22 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District (8414 9810) 朝阳区酒仙桥路22号东隅北京酒店1层 4km northeast of Sanyuanqiao station (Line 10)
for RMB 70. The martini edged it, but both had a well-balanced punch, and I wouldn’t need persuading to try the other cocktails. Slow Boat beers (RMB 35) are on tap, and I’ll return to try the pizzas, starting with the prosciutto, cherry tomato, mozzarella and rocket. If you don’t fancy pizza, alternative snacks on offer include spring rolls, potstickers and sliders (RMB 25-88). There’s lots going on at Xian, but the highlight is the whiskey bar, which demands repeat custom with malts and blends from Scotland,
Japan, Canada, the US and Ireland. They were still stocking up when we visited, but when they reach their goal of 180 whiskeys, Xian will eclipse most bars in Beijing for choice. Downstairs, the games room is the kind of place where Tom Hanks might have hung out in Big. Playing vintage 1990s arcade games like Outrun free of charge, with foosball and pool also available, is the icing on top of Xian’s sweet, multi-layered cake. Iain Shaw Also try: The Malt, Fuel
photo: courtesy of xian
he Jiuxianqiao-Lido area has a new whiskey bar, a live music venue, a pizza joint and a pub sports lounge. Impressively, they’re all under a single roof at Xian, which stretches out across a sequence of well-designed lounges, with private spaces on the upper level. Time your first visit to coincide with the 6-8pm happy hour (Monday-Friday), when there’s a buy-one-get-one-free deal on selected cocktails, wines and beers. I used this to try a blueberry and lavender martini and the “Archer’s Soul” (Remy Martin VSOP, lychee and lychee liqueur)
WHAT’S NEW BARS & CLUBS
blues clues Cafe CD Blues Daily 4pm-late. Unit 1-28/29, Bldg 2, 39 Shenlu Jie, Ritan Highlife, Chaoyang District (6506 8288) 朝阳区日坛上街神路街39号院2号楼1-28/29
1.5km southeast of Chaoyangmen station (Line 2)
he shuttering of CD Blues in May was mourned … by a niche clientele. Many hadn’t stopped by for a while but remembered how it was the place for live music when they first arrived in the capital. The new CD Blues offers the chance of a fresh start. Different neighborhood, different clientele
– though Big John, the likable manager, still draws a fair number of his old regulars in, there’s a lot more Russians in the space now. And he seemed a little reticent to admit it, but yes, John says he will be more open with the music he hosts. A talented blues musician himself, he had considered it a personal mission to maintain the integrity of Beijing’s jazz/blues scene, but realizes that there are many options for live music lovers in town these days, and he has to move with the times. The look of CD Blues 2.0 says it all: Where the original was cave-like and earthy with an air of exclusivity, the reboot is bigger, brighter and more open. A blues-themed menu is already on offer and the expansive second-floor space will eventually double as a full-fledged restaurant. Paul Ryding Also try: East Shore Live Jazz Café
Malty Dog Bar & Brewery Tue-Fri 6pm-midnight, Sat-Sun 1pm-midnight. 51 Beiluogu Xiang, Dongcheng District (no tel) 东城区北锣鼓巷51号 1km southwest of Andingmen station (Line 2)
M D Pub Daily 6pm-4am. Sanlitun Houjie (across from 3.3 Mall), Chaoyang District (no tel) 朝阳区三里屯侯街(近3.3服装大厦) 900m northwest of Tuanjiehu station (Line 10)
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odging balloon-sellers, boy racers behind tinted windows, and handcarts loaded with smoking regalia, we mused on the sad, steady demise of Sanlitun Houjie. What was once the bustling hub of good-natured adolescent frolics has relapsed into the moribund back alley we now realize it always was. Marred by violent episodes and possibly poisonous alcohol, Sanlitun Houjie is the hangout of choice only for the truly uninitiated of the school-aged drinking set. But suddenly there’s a new cat in the alley. Where once stood the DVD shop now stands D Pub. With a drinks menu inspired by the eternally popular The Tree around the corner,
it’ll be interesting to observe if it can alter the alley’s failing fortunes. Draft Hoegaarden and Stella feature alongside a vast selection of bottled Belgians, including Leffe Blonde and Brune, Duvel, Kwak, Tripel Karmeliet, Delirium, Franziskaner, Lindemans and the obligatory variants of Chimay (RMB 40-50). There’s a smart, if basic, red brick interior; French doors open onto an outside deck area. But with little to look at beyond the ghosts of dive bars past, it was agreed by all to be too soon to revisit that particular chapter. Wounds still itch. Paul Ryding
alt’s the name of the game here, where dimmed lightbulbs, wooden furnishings and an exposed brick bar finally gives beer the type of setting that has more often been reserved for wines and top-shelf cocktails (like Mai Bar, another project by owner Jeff Ji). This will cheer anyone who’s looking for a quiet spot to sip and savor a craft brew, bottled beer or tumbler of whiskey (neat or on the rocks). Fridges are stocked with a wide range of imported beers, while the
unmarked taps at the bar dispense Jeff ’s own craft ales. We recently sampled a crisp, slightly sweetmalted Trappist Double (RMB 35); the Smoky Dog (RMB 40), a dark ale produced with smoked malt; and Christmas in July, a seasonal ale punctuated with the warming tones of cinnamon and cloves (RMB 35). Rounding out the tipple choices are a shelf of single malt scotch and bourbons. Lauren McCarthy Also try: Great Leap Brewing, Slow Boat Brewery
Also try: Kai Bar, Cheers
what's new: Bars & restaurants
Dip and Sip
Wines for Your Favorite Dumplings by Edward Ragg
jamaica me crazy back alley bistro
Two guys and a pie Eatalia carpe diem
cafe cd blues
Third Ring Road
Second Ring Road
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e IS FOR … … eggplant 茄子 Eggplant, or qiezi, are to Chinese cuisine what shrimp was to Bubba in Forrest Gump. Eggplant can be steamed or sauteed, battered and deep-fried, or stir-fried and then flavored with chilli sauce, meat, garlic, broad bean paste or tomato paste. You can make it extremely spicy or keep it pleasantly mild, almost bland. You can serve it cold or hot, over noodles or in soup, chopped up in tiny pieces or in long stringy strips. Even though this fruit (yes, it’s technically a fruit) is native to India, China’s now the world’s largest producer, having turned out 24 million tons in 2010.
amino acid your body needs – in one big, slippery bite. … Erguotou 二锅头 If you’ve been to any banquet hosted by a Chinese person, you’ve probably been offered all manner of fancy baijiu. But Erguotou, which effectively means “twice distilled,” is the brawny blue-collar version associated with our city. Next time you’re heading to a friend’s house for dumplings, pick up a bottle of Red Star on your way. It’s about as Beijing as showing up on your Flying Pigeon. … egan 鹅肝 The Chinese are no strangers to goose liver, or egan. For decades, southerners have put it to use filling tasty sausages. That said, Chinese folks are also developing quite a taste for French versions of the fancy offal. China’s now among the top five or six in the world for both producing and consuming the rich, creamy stuff. Guess it’s time you learned how to say it in Mandarin.
ONE TO QUAFF 2011 Trivento Torrontes, Mendoza, Argentina (Pudao Wines, RMB 98) Available at Nola
Torrontes is native to Argentina. This example is pale green-gold with characteristic notes of white flowers, perfume and white peach. Medium-bodied with bags of flavor, lifting medium acidity and quite good length. Torrontes can match just about any dumpling filling. ONE TO DRINK 2010 Santa Rita Reserva Merlot, Maipo, Chile (ASC Fine Wines, RMB 147) Available at 1949–Jinbao Jie, CJW Deep ruby with generous red and black plum fruit with a hint of herbaceousness. This is medium-bodied with lush fruit, medium chewy tannins, a nice line of medium acidity and attractive length. Chilean Merlot complements heavier dumplings. ONE TO SAVOR 2009 Angove’s Vineyard Select Shiraz, McLaren Vale, South Australia (Mercuris, RMB 350) Available at Jenny Lou’s Winemaker Tony Ingle makes sumptuous wines with a distinct sense of place. Deep ruby, this has lovely blueberry and black cherry with pleasant vanilla oak. Full-bodied with dense but bright fruit, well-balanced medium acidity, ripe medium chewy tannins and persistent length. Pair with lamb-and-carrot.
Edward Ragg is co-founder, with Fongyee Walker, of Dragon Phoenix Wine Consulting, China’s leading independent wine consultancy and education service (www.longfengwines.com). They write for the world’s wine magazines and several publications in China.
photos: courtesy of the suppliers
… egg 鸡蛋 There are few cultures that don’t feature chicken eggs in their diet, but China has certainly put its own spin on them. There are revelations like custardy steamed egg, tea-braised eggs (chaye dan), salted duck eggs and even the polarizing century egg (pidan) – which, when done right, tastes so much milder and creamier than it looks. Then, of course, there’s the real kicker: eggs soaked in the urine of young boys. Before you wrinkle your nose, just remember that any egg gives you every single
hether you prefer jiaozi or xiaolongbao, wine is a fitting alcoholic beverage to accompany just about any dumpling. While a cold beer may suffice, wine’s inherent acidity provides a refreshing foil to the chewy texture of a dumpling wrapper, and the flavors, aromas and textures of wine are various enough to match just about any filling. Consider the accompaniments on hand for your preferred dumpling of choice. Black vinegar, like wine, provides an acidic contrast; raw ginger and garlic are both also acidic, while being strongly flavored in their own right. Meat-filled dumplings, whether or not they contain a soup, typically require full-flavored reds, although oaked Chardonnay may also work. The trick with the reds is to avoid very tannic wines. Fish-filled dumplings suit aromatic or oaked whites and also lighter reds, say, from Pinot Noir. This month’s selections are all tried and tested wines for Beijing’s classic jiaozi, from pork-and-cabbage to lamb-and-carrot.
very month we’ll be asking one of the city’s expert mixologists to profile a selection of Beijingers based on a single snapshot and a brief factoid. This month we asked Leon Lee, the drinks expert at Apothecary and Bar Veloce, to profile three eager cocktail lovers through the medium of
drink. Leon was able to draw on some rather exotic ingredients to capture the nuances of our profilee’s personalities, and our subjects were thrilled with the results. If you’d like to be in next month’s Cocktail Profiler, email us a photo and an interesting fact about yourself to email@example.com.
Interesting facts: Tanner grew up in rural Missouri, and is an only child who plays guitar, loves movies, and does a spot of acting.
Interesting fact: Aleeza came in as a last-minute substitute.
The resulting drink: The Todd Akin Cocktail
Ingredients: Plum Eau du Vie Mount Gay Eclipse rum (from Barbados) mint leaves mint syrup
Ingredients: Appleton Estate Reserve rum (from Jamaica) Captain Morgan Private Stock rum Cinzano sweet vermouth Served: Stirred with an orange twist in a cocktail glass “Amazing. It’s delicious. It’s definitely a drink I’d order. I really like rum, and the different flavors are just right and complement each other.”
The resulting drink: Autumn Belle Julep
Juli Interesting fact: Juli likes to keep things simple, sensual and refined. Also, despite not liking tequila (a fact she initially failed to mention), Juli’s concoction contained a lot of it! The resulting drink: The Gentlewoman
Served: In a julep cup, topped with chopped ice and a splash of rose water “I normally drink mint julepzs when I go out, so I like the flavor. It’s really good. You can really taste the variation on a regular julep. More florid.”
Ingredients: José Cuervo Black Medallion añejo tequila Cynar Amaro maraschino liqueur housemade orange bitters
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Served: Stirred in an Old Fashioned glass, with a bar spoon float of Laphroaig 10 and an orange twist “It’s very smoky! I usually start with something sour and refreshing, before moving on to something a little heavier. It depends if I’ve eaten or not. It’s definitely something I’d order when I was drunk.”
Pumpkin vs. Pumpkin A battle between savory and sweet by Josh Ong
n the orange corner, we have savory pumpkin, harbinger of autumn with its earthy, serious flavors. Whether smoky from roasting or melty in a soup, it’s backed by a posse of herbs and cheeses. Meanwhile, in the (erm) other orange corner, we have sweet
pumpkin, with its hints of nutty caramel and its willing surrender to cinnamon and nutmeg. The sweet vs. savory argument has been waged for millennia, and pumpkin has been caught in the middle like the family dog in a messy divorce. Some might call it a victim
of its own versatility. We say: Let the games begin! Pumpkin soup vs. pumpkin zhou The pulpy meatiness of pumpkin cooks down into some fantastic savory soups. La Pizza’s creamy pumpkin and carrot soup (RMB 35) is exemplary,
though you could hit up the golden soup at Wagas (RMB 16) if you’re on a budget. Plenty of other popular restaurants, like SALT and Mosto, rotate a pumpkin soup through their fall menus, so ’tis the season. Representing the sweeties, pumpkin porridge (南瓜粥 nangua zhou)
is a common find at Chinese restaurants. Meimingr Shengjian’s version features petals of lily bulbs (RMB 6). Lightly sweet with a floral hint, this rice porridge with chunks of pumpkin is a pleasing way to end a meal after getting up close and personal with their pan-fried buns (生煎包 shengjian bao). For a sweet porridge that is essentially a pumpkin puree, try the free bowl of viscous amber that serves as an appetizer at Korean barbecue restaurants like Tantan Dalu or Huoluhuo. Fair warning: The Wangjing branch of Huoluhuo keeps it pretty pure while the Wudaokou location’s thinner version dilutes the pumpkin’s good name. Winner: Savory pumpkin soup takes this round. Imagine a steamy bowl warming dem bones during the autumn chill – it’s enough to make you throw on a scarf and go jump in some leaves. Nangua bing vs. pumpkin pasta Chinese-style pumpkin pastries (南 瓜饼 nangua bing), made from deepfried sticky rice, are relatively easy to find at restaurants. The version at the T6 hotpot chain is respectable (RMB 8.6), though my favorite is the one from the sassily named chain Hot & Spicy Bar (RMB 18 per order). Fried, puffy and coated with flaky bread crumbs and sugar, it’s an airy thing of wonder. This isn’t an exact match, but the pumpkin and parmesan ravioli with a butter sage sauce at Eatalia (RMB 24-42) has a similar shape and concept to a pumpkin cake. While pumpkin and sage go very well together, those flavors in ravioli end up a bit flat. Texturally, the pasta also isn’t quite as satisfying to bite into. While we’re on the subject of pasta, Blue Frog offers a penne tossed with roasted pumpkin, feta, garlic and lemon juice and topped with pine nuts (RMB 75). It might not be as manly a choice as their Montana burger, but it does have clean flavors that brighten up the earthiness of the pumpkin.
it out. If you feel like sharing with a crowd, Pantry’s Best (the bakery formerly known as Pie House) offers a more substantial nine-inch pie for RMB 200. The filling tends to be on the darker side and the crust is thicker and not as sweet. If you’re feeling a bit less traditional, Pantry ’s Best makes an intriguing salted caramel pumpkin mousse cake that uses “pearlized” pumpkin juice; it starts at RMB 189 for six inches. Lollipop Bakery offers a seasonal pumpkin spice cupcake during the autumn months. A dozen will set you back RMB 250. If you want your pumpkin on a savory pie, head back to La Pizza for its rich pumpkin and ricotta pizza (small RMB 78, large RMB 188), or turn to Gung Ho for its earthy pumpkin and sweet potato pizza (small RMB 63, large RMB 80) with rosemary, spinach and pine nuts. Winner: The old-fashioned hermit in me wants to give the points to sweet pumpkin pie on this one, but La Pizza’s ricotta pumpkin pizza really is a remarkable achievement, so I’ll have to vote savory.
Winner: Nangua bing. I’ll probably take some heat for this, but I’d take a freshly fried pumpkin cake over pasta most days of the week. Granted, if you let it sit, it will get soggy, but that’s not a problem I’m in the habit of having.
Honorable mentions Savory won out two-to-one in our three (totally arbitrary) rounds. Since most of us can only take so much dessert, let’s take a look at a few more hearty pumpkin dishes: Wagas has a special affinity for this orange squash. Pumpkin shows up in the Wagas salad (RMB 48) and a curry chicken wrap (RMB 50). It also features in a Turkish panini (RMB 48) with sprigs of cilantro, almonds and Gouda. When those ingredients are in proportion, it makes for roundflavored bites, though the caramel flavor of the roast pumpkin can overpower the other components. If you’re staying healthy this fall, Obentos makes a guilt-free pumpkin tofu salad (small RMB 28, large RMB 48) in which the gingery accents of its dressing counter the natural sugars of the pumpkin. Finally, the award for M ost Ambitious Pumpkin Dish should go to Southern Barbarian for its whole steamed pumpkin stuffed with truffle-studded minced pork (RMB 108). I have yet to try it, but I’m having a hard time imagining how this could be anything short of awesome.
Pumpkin pie vs. pumpkin pie Fall simply isn’t complete without a slice of pumpkin pie. The Bridge Cafe in Wudaokou has one of my favorites at RMB 22 a slice. The crust is sweet, almost like a sugar cookie, but the restrained filling balances
Hail to the King It’s time to crown the pumpkin king … and I’m going to give it to you, the eater. After all, these multifarious pumpkin dishes would just go to waste without you – so rise, Your Highness. Go forth and eat.
Alcohol By Volume
A. Chocolate B. Migas C. Q Mex D. Cu Ju E. The Malt F. Maison Camus
Playing the numbers game by Paul Ryding
ince time immemorial, bars have boasted of having the town’s biggest collection of drink. But we’ve been surprised at just how often we were hearing these lofty claims. Ever skeptical, we set about investigating just who in Beijing actually has the biggest collections of whiskey, gin, tequila, vodka, rum and gin. Here’s what we found. WHISKEY: The Malt When it opened last winter, The Malt grabbed attention for some eyewatering prices (e.g. a 65-year-old bottle of Glenlivet at RMB 180,000), but enquiries into the breadth of its collection yielded some equally startling findings.
Exclusivity: The Maccalan 55 is the cream of the crop. The Longmorn, Talisker, Highland Park, Linkwood, Tomintoul and Bowmore are each
Availability: Each item in the collection is available by the glass. Collector’s choice: Curator Ralph Liu lists the rare malts – sherry cask and cask strength – among his favorite drops in the haul. VODKA: Chocolate In looking for the biggest vodka stash in town, you might think first of Russian stalwarts White Nights and Moscow. In the end, you would find your way to Chocolate. Variety: 17 different varieties from across the old Eastern Bloc. RMB 180-2,800 per bottle. Exclusivity: Chacha is a variety of Georgian vodka made from the residue of the wine-making process. Binekhi Estragon, an award-winning variant, is hot property whenever a bottle comes through Beijing, usually in the carry-on luggage of a Trans-Siberian commuter. Less than 20,000 bottles of Kauffman Private Collection are produced per year, so this selection cashes in at a cool RMB 2,800 per bottle, while Siberian
mainstay Pyat Ozer is available at RMB 180 per bottle. Availability: All 17 varieties are available by the glass. Collector’s choice: Elizabeth Martimonycheva, the assistant manager at Chocolate, favors the smooth finish of a Finlandia or a Russian Standard. TEQUILA: Q Mex Q Mex’s collection of tequila and mezcal is something to behold. Variety: Q Mex currently stocks 100 different tequilas. RMB 35-350 per glass. Exclusivity: Tequila is tough to come by in China. Most of Q Mex’s collection comes in “the hard way.” We’ll leave it to your imagination to figure out the ins and outs of that method. The most expensive piece in the collection is the Herradura Selection Supreme, made from the best agave plants, in the oldest ovens, by the most talented of distilling masters and rested the longest. Availability: Each option is available
by the glass. Not content with housing the biggest tequila selection in China (so they say), they’re aiming to have the biggest in Asia by the end of next year. Collector’s choice: Though curator Echo Sun says she is still figuring out her personal favorite, she has a soft spot for the Ilegal Mezcal Añejo, a small-batch artisanal variety from Tlacolula, Oaxaca, Mexico. GIN: Migas Given the paucity of quality gin in Beijing, we very nearly scrapped it from the reckoning. Then we discovered that Spaniards are crazy for gin. Enter Eduardo Gutierrez of Migas, with his handpicked selection. Variety: 17 different gins. RMB 50150 per glass. E xc l u s i v i t y : T h e j e we l i n t h e crown is Gin Mare, a premium olive, rosemary, thyme and basil infusion that Migas recently managed to obtain 36 bottles of. Interestingly, it’s quality tonic water, gin’s regular bedfellow, which is the really difficult commodity to source. Customs
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Variety: Approximately 300 options. RMB 1,000-100,000 per bottle. The Malt is “aggressively” looking to extend its collection to 1,000 varieties.
aged over 40 years.
technicalities limit most bars to the ubiquitous and frankly subpar options of Watson’s and Schweppes. Don’t tell the feds, but “friends” of Migas recently managed to smuggle 200 bottles of high-quality Tonic 1724 into the country.
Collector’s choice: Collection curator Phil Lu says off-menu selections can be ordered from the Cognac region of France on request; his favorite of the house collection is the Camus Extra Elegance.
Availability: Each item of the collection is available in either Migas or The Bar at Migas. They are always looking to augment their collection but are hamstrung by a serious lack of demand among suppliers in the Middle Kingdom. For now, hairy runins with airport customs will remain an occupational hazard.
RUM: Cu Ju New-bar-on-the-block Cu Ju claimed it would offer Beijing’s biggest rum collection. They weren’t lying.
Collector’s choice: Gutierrez says his favorites are Mar tin Miller ’s and Monkey 47. BRANDY: Maison Camus In this category, Maison Camus is the clear winner. The luxury lounge, a subsidiary of the Camus Cognac Group, specializes in obscure but exceptional brands. Variety: 20 variants of brandy, predominantly cognac. RMB 650-92,000 per bottle. Exclusivity: The pièce de résistance is the Camus Cuvee 4.176, so named to reflect the four eaux de vie from the esteemed Petite Champagne, and the 176 years which equals the sum of their ages. Availability: Only five varieties of the selection are available by the glass. But that may change when they launch a new menu in March.
Variety: 72 varieties of rum from all over the world (including one from Yunnan). RMB 20-140 per glass. Exclusivity: The rarest gems in the Cu Ju coffers are the Tahiti Dark Rum and Seven Tiki Fiji Aged Rum, both discontinued in 2009; China currently has some of the last remaining stock in the world. They also have some Caribbean rums not currently available anywhere else this side of the world, such as Flor de Cana 12 Year Old and El Dorado 15 Year Old. Availability: 80% of the selection is available by the glass. The rest is rare enough, says proprietor Badr Benjelloun, that he reserves the right to sell it only to people who can appreciate its quality. Collector’s choice: Benjelloun likes Damoiseau Vieux from Martinique: “It’s just honest! It’s a French-style rum that ranks amongst the purest expressions of rum in the world.” *Disclosure: Badr Benjelloun is True Run Media’s CTO.
Just DESSERTs pecan pie
Giving Thanks For traditional American pies by Lauren McCarthy
apple of my eye. The heart of the pie, chunks of stewed and cinnamonspiced apples dripping in thick syrup, is as delicious as ever and instead of a thick, sodden bottom crust, a paper-thin layer of flakiness offers a most minimal foundation for the pie. The strudel-crumb topping gives the dessert more crunch and sweetness than the basic butter crust I grew up with. At Home Plate, one of their distribution points, it’s served with a dollop of whipped cream that counterbalances the piping hot filling. The pie disappeared as quickly as my mouth could make it, but luckily I now have an altruistic excuse for ordering a few more of these over the next two months. Bread of Life. Orders can be placed by phone (137 2262 2865) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Some of their desserts can also be enjoyed at Home Plate Bar-B-Que.
hanksgiving is about gluttony, but it’s also about gratefully giving back to our community. For example, in my hometown, there’s an annual charity run called the Turkey Trot, which I’ve participated in a couple of times. While that’s not an option in Beijing on November 22, there are certainly alternate (and tasty) ways of helping out. The Bread of Life Bakery, which provides jobs for disabled orphans and supports the Agape Family Life House, sells American-style cakes along with a more comprehensive range of muffins, cookies and breads than most other bake shops in the city. But with the holiday feasts of Thanskgiving and Christmas looming, it’s their pies that will be getting a lot more attention – and orders. Bread of Life offers pumpkin and pecan, but their apple crumb pie (RMB 100), which offers a twist on the familiar formula, is the new
Beyond the Crab Trotters, wontons and more by Marilyn Mai
ungry people are lining up outside locations of A Chun Jia all around the country, vying for a taste of their signature hairy crab and abalone shengjian bao. Sure, it’s an unctuous treat, but one can only eat so many of them before you get crabby yourself – especially since their “limited edition” system means that the more baozi you order, the more you pay for each one (RMB 7 for 4, RMB 16 for 8, RMB 27 for 12, etc.). So the question is: What else will you order? The hongshao niurou bao (RMB 25) aren’t much to look at, so gobble them down instead: fluffy-toothy dough encasing rich, melty chunks of soy sauce-simmered beef. Despite its humble character, there’s impressive depth of flavor. They also serve a down-home pork trotter in a buckwheat noodle soup (RMB 18). Most people can be understandably squeamish about gnawing on pig’s feet, but for those who love the treat, there’s nothing else like it. A Chun Jia’s version does not disappoint. It’s comfortingly homestyle, with snappy sk in and flavor ful bones that make the chewing and crevice-digging a heck of a good time. Their buckwheat noodles, freshly extruded from a big wooden contraption in the middle of the restaurant, are pliant with just a bit of resistance. You can also order the noodles topped with braised beef
(RMB 30). Also of note: the wontons. The cloudlike dumplings swim in a clear, fragrant broth and come filled with either shrimp (RMB 20) or malantou herb with pine nuts (RMB 18) – almost a Chinese pesto, if you will. The shape and structure of the wontons differ with each filling: boxier for the malantou, and longer, wispier “tails” of wonton skin on the shrimp. While the restaurant takes pride in its sourcing of ingredients and masterful shengjian bao technique, don’t be misled by our rhapsodizing. This is not fancy dining, and is unlikely at first glance to impress any visitors. It’s a down-to-earth chain where you order at the front and dine on stools pulled up to high tables. But the food is indeed satisfying, and the complimentary bar of side dishes (cold cucumbers, pickled garlic and free-flowing chilled date soup) is a generous touch. Pretty soon, you’ll find yourself there, thinking, “Hairy crab who?” A Chun Jia. Daily 7am-10pm. Next door to KFC, Unit B, Soho New Town, 88 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District (8589 1088) 朝阳区建国路88号Soho现代城B座(近 KFC） Just west of Dawanglu station, Exit B (Line 1)
buckwheat noodles with beef
Julian Tavalin Founder, Tavalin Bagels
Every month, we ask noteworthy Beijingers to imagine their final meal before leaving the city for good. The venue Our first stop would have to be our local hole-in-the-wall, Hangzhou Xiaochi, across from the Sanlitun police station. I’ve become friends with the owners over the years (I eat there literally every day) and their food is cheap, standard and doesn’t make you sick. As my friend Ben puts it: “You never have to worry about the woks being clean because the turnover there is so high they’re washed with food.” The starters We would start with di san xian, tudou jiding, and yuxiang qiezi, and while waiting the customary two minutes for the dishes to come, we’ll send somebody to Heaven Supermarket to get some Budvars. As we chat with the guys at Hangzhou and they find out it’s our last night, they’ll force some of their weird Hangzhou overly-sweet wine down us. Then we’ll head east to Sanlitun bar street.
The desserts Lastly we would go to Crescent Moon and order some kao baozi. The waitresses there will ignore us completely, but then, when we are just about to lose hope, they’ll tell us they happen to have six left and we can have them all. We would then spend the next eight minutes trying to get one of those Xinjiang yellow beers, also with success. Something from your own kitchen? My last dish from our venue would have to be a sesame seed bagel with chive cream cheese and a slice of tomato. It reminds me of being a kid. The music After finishing up our kao baozi, we’ll jump in a cab and head to Party World KTV on Chaowai, where we’d crash into each other, roll around on the floor, bang the tambourines, dance on the little ledges built into the walls and sing the same songs we sing every time. We’ll sing ’til dawn in the classic Beijing sendoff. At this point, I would either stop or start sobbing.
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The mains We’ll dip into the hutong just north of the frame shop and across from 3.3 Mall and head to Middle 8th. The place will be extremely crowded as usual, making it impossible to get a table, so we’ll ask for one of their mushroom dishes to go. When I
found out a few years ago that mushrooms could taste like that, it changed everything.
What’s Eating Gilbert? Chef Maxime Gilbert of S.T.A.Y. by Lillian Li
t’s not every day you come across a French chef who’ll tell it like it is about French cuisine. Maxime Gilbert, who mans the burners at Yannick Alleno’s Beijing restaurant, opens up about snails and cooking for Jacques Chirac.
I just can’t eat them.
PHOTO: courtesy of Shangri-la Hotel
If you weren’t a chef, what would you be? A lawyer. No. [Laughs]. I would be a musician. I would love to play the saxophone or the piano. It’s one of my biggest regrets. When I was Can you seduce someone with seven, my mom put me in a piano your food? class. I was lazy, so I would complain, Of course. When I met my wife, I “Mami, my hands hurt,” and she cooked her many fine dishes. Florian would say, “No, you need to learn,” [Couteau, the pastry chef but after ten times she let at S.T.A.Y.] does the same. “girls me stop. Now every time I It’s usually easier for him see her, I say, “Why did you love because girls love deslet me stop? I would now sert. But it’s true. That’s dessert” be able to play piano.” why you can have a special connection with some very Who was the most famous perimportant people that come to son you’ve ever served? restaurants. The French president. Both Chirac and Sarkozy. It was when I was in In your opinion, what is the Morocco. I ser ved Chirac in my worst thing about French food? restaurant, with his wife and his Thinking that we are the best. Yeah, friend. And the night after, I served French cuisine is good. But Italian Sarkozy, who was with the king cuisine is beautiful. Spanish is beauof Morocco. We really meet some tiful. Chinese, Taiwanese, Moroccan. famous people, and they’ll shake We just have a different culture, your hand and congratulate you. with different produce and different They don’t congratulate people styles of cooking. every day, yet you’re just someone who cooked him a nice meal. That’s If you could avoid eating one the kind of connection I was talking thing for the rest of your life, about before. what would it be? Snail. I cook snail, and my dad makes So you seduced Chirac! them in the best way possible, but And his wife. ever since I was a kid, I couldn’t stomach them. Because where I Let Chef Maxime beguile with his grew up, we’d go into the forest and Sunday brunch at S.T. A.Y. at the grab them live. And you’d see them Shangri-La Hotel. crawling around. They’re good, but
Rockin’ Ramen when Instant noodles tangle
y the time these noodles are deep-fried, preserved and packaged, their connection to dough is tenuous at best. But we couldn’t let this issue go by without an homage to that hardiest of survival foods. So, we braved the perils of MSG shock to boldly go where every college student has repeatedly been before. Behold, instant ramen.
zhajiang mian, RMB 4.3 “They’ve left out essentials like the cucumber, leaving a lazy, dull sea of noodles and sauce. The eating experience ranks somewhere up there with cleaning your room” “What’s up with the mala buzz? It’s trying too hard to fit in, like that guy who shows up at a hip-hop club wearing a backwards baseball cap” “The noodles look enticing but they disappoint. It’s even worse than the Star Wars prequels” “I’m getting a bit of shampoo flavor on the nose”
sweet-and-sour ribs, RMB 3.9
crossing-the-bridge noodles, RMB 4.5
“The noodles are nice and chewy, and the vinegar is quite a refreshing change for a convenience noodle”
“Looks like the hair of a horror film witch”
“Really? I think it just singed a few of my nose hairs off. It’s like noodles took a bath in hot baijiu”
“There’s some flavor from the soup that’s unwilling to leave my mouth. It’s like when I made noodles but accidentally put in some industrial salt”
“If you play with vinegar, you’re going to get acid-burned” “Smells of meat, but tastes more like someone’s armpit” “Somewhere, an angry housewife is waiting to punish her tardy, philandering husband with a bowl of this”
“This is ramen for people who still believe in the Atkins diet”
“It’s like eating plastic strings. I think it’s making me hate the world” “Uh-oh. One spoon of this and I’m already feeling the MSG buzz ... “
pork-intestine rice vermicelli, RMB 5.2 “Trying to scoop up these noodles is like dredging corpses from a mass grave for octopuses” “Just spicy enough, and there seems to be some TCM action going on” “What kind of Chinese medicine makes your face sweat? It’s a TCM cure for a problem that didn’t exist” “It’s like dating someone who’s hot, mature, exotic and a little rude. You can’t promise you wouldn’t fall for her charms again”
“Soup tastes almost exactly like the shuizhu yu at the corner restaurant. Is that a compli ment to these noodles or a condemnation of the restaurant?“
tonkotsu ramen, RMB 7.5 “Lifeless and wooden noodles, yet the soup is pretty good. It’s like Keanu Reeves playing the lead in Hamlet, with Gong Li in a supporting role as the spicy queen” “The soup is nice and thick. Tastes like a pig drowned in it, and I mean that in the best way possible” “As a facsimile of real Japanese ramen, this is fairly convincing at first” “As freakish as the vacuum-sealed meat looked, it’s actually a decent sliver of meat and fat. OK, mostly fat” “The goji berries really class up the joint”
red-braised beef noodles (with vacuum-sealed braised egg), RMB 3.7 “It has more ringlets and flounce than a ‘50s Hollywood musical. Fun noodle texture. But ultimately, it’s pretty forgettable” “I’d be OK with eating these if I were trapped in solitary confinement” “Respectable, classic, you can eat it any time, good value for money!” “There’s enough spice, and the noodles are chewy. This is the safe choice. If you failed in all your other wanderings, you could marry this one. It even comes with an egg”
mala beef-flavored corn noodles, RMB 4.8 “Like a summer hangover suffered in an Iowa cornfield” “Way too spicy, like I just ate a rocket” “That dry burning reminds me of the droughts ravaging Kansas. And these noodles are about as successful as ethanol subsidies” “I can’t tell if I’m eating an eraser or uncooked cereal” “I feel like a dog trying to chew through my leash, which has been treated with a healthy dose of pepper spray”
mushroom beef noodles, RMB 5.5 “If they made Spongebob Squarepants into noodles, this is probably what it would taste like” “The noodle texture is unsettling, like when you’re forced to stick your hands into a black box and blindly feel what’s inside” “Hmm, stamp-shaped sliver of carrot, dehydrated spring onion ... yep, it’s like showing up at a party and realizing all the people you feel lukewarm about are there” “But the mushroom bits are my favorites!” “Compared to its sister flavor (kimchi), it’s got a little less sass. If I met the two in a pub, I’d pick up Kimchi instead”
yangrou paomo, RMB 8
lurou mixed noodle, RMB 4.5
“The bread didn’t soak long enough to be soft, but that’s the least of its problems”
“Mr. Spice is knocking ever-so-gently at the door”
“Looks like the contents of a dumpster around the back of a restaurant”
“This tastes like those musty Peking opera costumes”
“It’s like I’m cliff-diving – fighting every natural instinct just to get the stuff in my mouth. But there’s no exhilarating payoff” “Oh, why must human beings have noses?” “It’s like a soccer team that’s short a player grabbed anyone near the field and the guy turns out to be a zombie. That’s what this tastes like”
“But the noodles are buoyant and lively, like the joyful first half hour of a train journey. Most fangbian mian are like the deathly ‘Are we there yet?’ of the final hour”
The Verdict Through our sodium-addled haze, it became clear that the red-braised beef noodle and the tonkotsu ramen were battling it out for first place, though we did get one dark horse vote for the acerbic sweetand-sour ribs noodles. And no surprise here: The absolute worst performer was the dreaded lamb paomo, which we all agreed we wouldn’t eat again even if the Mayans did turn out to be right about 2012.
p.s. we ate you Every month, we like to shine a spotlight on some of the most delicious dishes we’ve stumbled upon recently. Dig in!
chili cheese fries Blue Frog, RMB 55 It’s Burger Burger Monday at the Frog, and you’re rolling in with odd numbers. Who goes burgerless? One trick I’ve been applying is to order these for dinner. You still get the meat, the cheese and your order of fries, but you don’t have to deal with those damn buns, or picking out the onions. piaoxiang ji Bakeli Xinjiang Restaurant, RMB 68 A whole chicken, roasted to a satisfying crisp and served with a lipsmacking seasoning of chilli pepper flakes, salt, pepper (and, let’s face it, probably MSG), which you can apply at your leisure. If you’ve ever needed a reason to spend more time at Ritan Highlife, this is it. tostada de cueritos Q Mex, RMB 45 A glorious mountain of shredded pork, refried beans, lettuce, onion, tomato, sour cream, fresh Mexican cheese and salsa verde studded
with pickled jalapenos, all sitting on a beautifully fried fresh corn tortilla which magically manages to maintain its crisp under the other ingredients. More colors and textures than the perfect quinceañera dress. It’s not easy to share, so you have the perfect excuse to just eat the whole thing yourself. mushroom pasta Beiluo Bread Bar, RMB 45 Immediately after you’ve placed your order, the fresh pasta dough gets rolled out, cut and dropped into the boiling water. The al dente noodles are coated in a rich cream sauce and topped with sun-dried tomatoes and deliciously roasted mushrooms. lamb rogan josh Ganges, RMB 65 Tender, creamy and spicy. Autumn is all about meat dishes and the rich taste of this curry is just what you’ll need for a boost on a dreary day. curry rice Marugame Seimen, RMB 24
Arriving 20 minutes before closing time meant the restaurant’s signature noodles were sold out. However, since I enjoy a Japanese curry rice, this was a fair compromise and one of the best I’ve had in a long time. A robust, rich curry sauce tops a hefty serving of white rice. Beef and thin-sliced strips of onion add texture and flavor to the dish barbecue cheese fries Home Plate BBQ, RMB 35 A guilty pleasure, but deal with that guilt. I prefer the brisket over the pulled pork option (save the pulled pork for a sandwich), with lashings of that sweet and smoky house sauce. blueberry muffin Sun Fish Hut, RMB 18 Fate can be cruel to blueberries; some end up as a shriveled clump – or worse, as nothing more than a greenish-blue smear somewhere. How much better to find their fruity apotheosis in this muffin, where the fresh berries stay juicy, tart and cute.
cereals yogurt A Qiu La Ga Qingzang Suannai, RMB 28 In this parfait, layers of hearty granola serve as levees that keep the massive dollops of yogurt at bay. And then you storm the crunchy barricades with your mighty spade-spoon. Destruction was never so delicious. kejia niangdoufu bao Shizi Tianxia, RMB 38 Big-chunk tofu stuffed with meat, braised and served up in a claypot with the gravy a-sizzle. Perfectly warming.
Things to do, places to be, stuff to try To look at the works of Salvador Dali, head to Parkview Green. To look like Salvador Dali this month, see p48.
photo: courtesy of the euff
THE FRAY // MOVEMBER // DIY JAM // CASHMERE // COOL WHEELS // DIABETES DAY
Letters to Father Jaakob shows as part of this month's EU Film Festival November 2012
WHAT’S NEW Venues & shops
Tour de Force Fulun Bikes Daily 10.30am-7.30pm. B1/F, B1-329, Sanlitun Soho, 8 Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District (5785 3008, 135 0137 9294) 朝阳区工体北路8号三里屯Soho 下沉广场西侧B1-329商铺 900m west of Tuanjiehu station (Line 10)
feature most heavily. The lion’s share of the shop is given over to ready-built road, track and mountain bikes (RMB 4,600-13,000) but every conceivable spare part sits shining in the glass display cases. You’ll also find a selection of cycling clothes and accessories that will make you the freshest-dressed when that inevitable early-’90s-era hip-hop revival comes back around the way. There’s a necessary workshop feel to the space, where every surface has been used for some purpose. Aluminum and carbon fiber frames hang from the ceiling; the floor is littered
with tools and half-assembled bikes. The iconic world-champion rainbow stripes zip along the picture rail and the walls are plastered with pictures of cycling champions like Miguel “Big Lungs” Indurain, calling on you to relive history and embrace possibility. These bikes might not get you to work quicker, but if you are a twowheeled weekend warrior, they can turn every ride into your own heroic Tour of Beijing. Lyle A. Scott Also try: Serk, Natooke, The Drive-Thru, Giant, Trek
photos: joey guo
eijing’s torrid love affair with the motorcar has pushed her long history with the humble bicycle to the side. Even so, there have been stirrings of a revival as fixed-gear bikes have become the hipsters’ belles du jour. Meanwhile, two-wheelers of a more high-spec bent have languished for lack of attention. Fulun Bikes is here to change all that. The online store that evolved out of a Chinese-language cycling discussion forum has brought their brick-andmortar hub to Sanlitun. Serious brands are the order of the day – America’s Cannondale and Italy ’s Colnago
WHAT’S NEW Venues & shops
wool gathering Cashmere Crush Tue-Sun 10am-10pm. Shop 3-B-511, Pingod, 32 Baiziwan Lu, Chaoyang District (5876 9730) www.cashmerecrush.com 朝阳区百子湾路32号苹果社区店号3-B-511 1.2km northeast of Shuangjing station (Line 10)
mid the galleries and coffee shops in Pingod’s Art Plaza stands a bright showroom for luxury knits, the flagship store for Cashmere Crush. Lined with wool garments in neutral shades and bright hues, the uncluttered space draws shoppers in to gaze (and paw) at the cashmere. The focus is effortless chic. All
of the pieces are either 100 percent cashmere or merino wool-cashmere 70/30 blends. Subtle silk and leather accents are the sole embellishments. Designer Prisca Daehn is eager to chat with shoppers, recommending pieces and discussing how to style the versatile designs. Her personal input and the clothing’s excellent construction are exactly what will reassure women who are considering investing in these garments. Shrugs (RMB 940) and cardigans (RMB 1,012) will appeal to those who want simple pieces to add to their winter wardrobe, while those who want to lavishly enshroud themselves in the soft knitwear can choose from dresses (RMB 1,632), ponchos (RMB 1,660) and sweaters. Lauren McCarthy Also try: Erdos
Deep in Dept The Dept Daily 11am-8pm. A-0120, Chaowai Soho, 6 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District (186 0119 1385) 朝阳区朝阳门外大街乙6号朝外Soho A-0120室
1km west of Hujialou station (Line 10)
photos: lova and courtesy of the dept
eijing is becoming ever more boutique. From hotels to cupcakes, it is the artisanal, the specialist and the bespoke that is becoming de rigueur among the CBD’s free-spending young urbanites. The Dept is aiming directly at that market. For a similar concept, think London’s infamous Oki-Ni – all established brands and progressive designers, innovative products and comprehensive lifestyle solutions. The Dept’s manager, Paul Cheng, has a background in high-end fashion at outfits such as Lane Crawford in Hong Kong and his experience in window dressing informs the look of the shop. Faux-brick flooring gives the feel of a gentrified pedestrian shopping street while the polished-industrial racks and shelving hints more accurately at the stock’s nature. Paul has handpicked menswear and womenswear, all of which are either black or vivaciously
colorful. The initial stock errs heavily on the side of black. Pieces from the unisex-inspired collection of Jordanian-Canadian Rad Hourani, the Silent by Damir Doma line and Japan’s leather-heavy Dressedundressed all feature heavily. Aside from the high-concept clothing, there are also accessories (sunglasses by Germany’s Mykita and Italy’s RetroSuperFuture) and imported collaborative electronics – iPhones (circa RMB 10,000), MacBooks (circa RMB 30,000) and Dyson’s air multipliers with custom paint jobs. And then there’s the wallpaper. You can clothe your walls with the latest from Dutch designers Piet Boon’s concrete or Piet Hein Eek’s scrapwood collections, starting at RMB 2,480 per roll. Keep an eye on The Dept. Jovan Belev Also try: Lane Crawford, Dong Liang Studio
an you remember the last time a group of Satanists came to town? Swedish black metal rockers Dark Funeral will help celebrate Painkiller Magazine’s 12th anniversary as part of Painkiller Fest 2012. We’re expecting quite a raucous congregation.
SCARS & STORIES THE FRAY American alternative rock has always puzzled me as a genre. Sure, there are usually guitars and drums, but there’s also often a puberphonic falsetto lead singer, a few too many slow numbers, and increasingly, a piano. Is it supposed to be an alternative to rock, or an amalgamation of both? Alternative rock musicians, of course, tend to reject labels, but how would The Fray lead singer Isaac Slade respond if I asked him: “What genre is The Fray?” Then again, I don’t suppose it matters when your legion of fans (mainly young women) can’t get enough of your albums. Scars & Stories, released in February, is the third offering from the Coloradan quartet. Overall the album’s reception was mixed. But then it’s sensationally uncool to admit to liking American alternative rock if you work in the musical press. You’d be cold in the ground before a music reviewer revealed Train, Matchbox Twenty or Hoobastank to be among their favorite bands. A criticism often leveled at The Fray is that they’re a tad too earnest, a theory they did little to crush on S&S by revealing that the album is about journeys actual, emotional, and metaphorical. But they’ve hit on a winning formula that has kept them consistently at the summit of US pop charts for the last seven years and S&S does little to stymie their flow. Paul Ryding
The buzz Fresh off a tour of the US, and with the plaudits for their 2009 album Angelus Exuro pro Eternus still ringing in their ears, Lord Ahriman and his band of not-so-merry men hit China for the first time. The band has recovered well from losing their controversial frontman, Emperor Magus Caligula, in 2010. (If you’re
wondering what prompted the Emperor’s departure, it’s that he wanted to get married and settle down. Awww.) Key tracks “My Funeral,” “Stigmata” They say: “I’m totally against censorship. The way I see it, as long as it’s not illegal, if you find something on the Internet you don’t like, just don’t f***ing watch it!” We say: We hope we never meet black metal’s Dowager Countess. See them at: MAO Livehouse on Nov 11
Standout tracks: “Heartbeat,” “Munich,” “The Fighter” See The Fray live at: Tango on November 14
HEAD OF THE QUEUE
Paul Van Dyk VIP tickets to see the DJ
Elton John The rumors are true
Reasons to go “Your Song,” “Benny and the Jets,” “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting,” “Pinball Wizard,” “Something About the Way You Look Tonight.” Need we go on?
Reasons to avoid Although an incredible performer, Sir Elton has become quick to temper as the years have gone on. No one likes a stroppy millionaire. After the show, you’ll wish … That your mother were in town so that you could have shared the experience. When and where? Nov 25 at Wukesong Mastercard Arena. Where to get tickets? GetTickets.cn or Piao.com.cn
in the DJ game. We’ve managed to get our hands on a set of four VIP tickets for his Dec 1 show. For your chance to win them, simply answer this question: What track would you like to hear remixed by Paul van Dyk and why? The tickets will go to the person with the most inspired answer. Send you answer to win@thebeijinger. com before Nov 24. Good luck!
photos: courtesy of the organizers
his one has been talked about for as long as we can remember. In fact, we were so convinced that it would never happen that even when we broke the news of his visit last month, we were pretty dubious. Plenty can still happen between now and November 25, so it’s probably best to just keep our fingers crossed.
aul van Dyk is no stranger to Beijing. The Grammy-nominated audio architect returns to Beijing as part of his “2012 Evolution Tour” when he plays Tango on December 1. PvD (as his friends know him) has twice been voted DJ of the year in DJ Magazine; his two decades in electronic music have yielded no fewer than six studio albums that have sold in excess of 4.5 million units, winning him 66 DJ accolades. It’s fair to say he’s as big as they come
INSPECT A GADGET Kitchen Gizmos ACA Bread Machine As long as you feed it the right ingredients and push the right buttons, this snazzy bread machine will conjure up bread, cake, jam and even glutinous rice cake. www.acachina.com RMB 500
Delonghi Pangourmet EOB2071 Ideal for cookie rookies. This multifunctional oven/breadmaker will bring the heat when you’re baking from scratch. Use their automated programs to produce baguettes, ciabatta, cake and pizza with a crust as light or dark as you prefer. www.aegovens.com RMB 2,999
Philips Viva Hand Blender Collection
With a blade that cuts both horizontally and vertically, this 16-speed hand blender will reduce your solids to liquids in seconds. Accessories include an anti-splash blade guard, whisk and chopper.
Weigh to go! Baking’s an exact science, so make sure that your ingredient amounts are accurate.
www.philips.com.cn RMB 1,498
www.taobao.com RMB 40
All featured items also available on www.taobao.com
Oven Apps by Joey Guo Pastry Chef Elite Ever ything you might ever need to k now to get your baking life on track. You’ll find recipes and beautiful photos for over 60 desserts, cakes and fancies – they run the gamut from chiffon cake and graham crackers to Calvados sauce, Grand Marnier ice cream and rum balls. There’s also useful tools like in-app measurement and temperature conversion, not to mention an appendix with a glossary of terms. With the promise of new recipes in the future, this should sell like hot cakes. iPhone, iPad RMB 25
Desserts with Love
This app comes from Rita Ho, the food columnist for Hong Kong‘s Ming Pao newspaper and AM730. Beautifully designed, with easy-to-learn recipes for green tea chiffon cake, orange soufflé, cheesecake and more. Available in Chinese and English versions.
This is a little encyclopedia of Chinese flour-based treats: breads, cakes, noodles, etc. You’ll definitely need your oven but be prepared to practice steaming, boiling and frying techniques as well. This is quite the bargain and a good substitute for not having a Chinese grandma.
iPhone, iPad Free
iPhone, iPad RMB 6
Delicate bites at the Ritz-Carlton
T T for Four
Seven courses of Zen-like cuisine
reen T. House has been a favorite of Beijing’s in-theknow eaters for years now, but anybody who hasn’t dined in the rarefied surroundings of Green T. House Living, the sprawling bathhouse and retreat on the outskirts of town, has a whole new experience to look forward to. The dining table and chairs, the silverware, the serving platters and centerpieces are all designed along the principle of wabi-sabi: simple, naturalist and
he Ritz-Carlton Beijing is unveiling a new Cantonese dim sum menu this month at Yu, and they are celebrating by launching the unlimited Dim Sum Brunch. Every Saturday and Sunday, from 11.30am till 2.30pm, Yu welcomes patrons to sample the new dim sum menu. Their dim sum master, Chef Ku, provided the chashao bao (BBQ pork bun) recipe for our dough cover feature (see p17) so we can vouch for
the quality of his sweet and savory dumplings, buns and cakes. Now we have vouchers for four people to enjoy the new brunch menu at Yu. For your chance to win, simply tell us: What nontraditional ingredient would you most like to see used in dim sum? We’ll award the vouchers to the most innovative idea we receive. Send your answer to win@thebeijinger. com before Nov 30. Good luck!
lovable in its imperfection. The food follows suit: playful, simple takes on Chinese cuisine but with creative twists often pivoting on tea and its natural benefits. For your chance to win a sevencourse set dinner for you and three friends at Green T. House Living, just tell us: What is Mr. T’s real name? Send your answer to win@thebeijinger. com before Nov 30. Good luck!
Live Forever? get elemental at Kocoon
T RMB 1,130
Vive La C. de France Get your hair cut by the master
their international and local customers, be they men, women or children. The team at the new flagship store will greet you with open arms and waiting scissors. To prove how much they want you to come, they are giving one lucky reader the chance to experience a haircut with a master stylist and a moisturizing treatment with a specific shampoo – a package worth RMB 1,130. To win the treatment, just answer this question: What is the motto of the French Republic? (En francais, s’il vous plait.) Send your answer to win@thebeijinger. com before Nov 30. Bonne chance!
offers not only waxings and facials, but also wellness activities in English, French, Chinese and Japanese. And now they are offering you lucky readers a 60-minute Kocoon Signature Massage by Elemental Herbology (RMB 595), using your choice of oil from the five elements (wood, fire, water, metal, earth), plus a Diamond & Pearls Facial by Elemental Herbology (RMB 520) or a Gentlemen’s Facial by Elemental Herbology (RMB 480). For your chance to win, tell us: Who directed the film Cocoon? Send your answer to win@thebeijinger. com before Nov 30. Good luck!
photos: courtesy of the venues
he last famous Catherine-ofanywhere before Catherine de France was Catherine of Aragon. There are some charming similarities. Both are women in a foreign land and much loved by its subjects but, thankfully, both stories don’t have to end sadly. No, Catherine de France has gone from strength to strength here in Beijing. The company which bears her name recently opened its latest and most stylish outlet yet at the Catherine de France Hair & Beauty Salon at East Avenue on Xindong Lu, just around the corner from Sanlitun. They guarantee glamorous hair for
he word “cocoon” conjures up images of an ’80s sci-fi classic about wrinkly old people. It’s little wonder that the brains behind Sanlitun’s Kocoon Spa Lounge & Elixirs had the good sense to spell their name like a home-schooled rapper. You wouldn’t want one of Beijing’s premier pampering premises being confused with the St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club, would you? Located on the pool level of The Opposite House, Kocoon calls itself as a French holistic boutique spa, definitely a step up for those of us more used to blind masseurs manhandling our vertebrae. Kocoon
WISH WE WERE THERE
Breaking out our ponchos at La Fiesta de la Tradición, Nov 3-11, Argentina
PHOTOS: Solofemaletraveler.com, Shanghaifocus.com, Globalimages.net, Familyfirst.com, Cafferosso.ca, Recorridosfotograficos.blogspot.com
Experiencing luxury on the lake with the Shangri-la’s Impression West Lake Package. Book at Shangri-la.com
Parading down Fifth Avenue with the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Nov 22, New York, NY
Fueling up on art at the World Latte Art Championships, Nov 1-4, Seoul, South Korea
Zoomin’ at the 2012 F1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Nov 2-4. Find deals at Etihadairways.com
Making the rounds of Fujian, Nov 16-18. Sign up at Chinaculturecenter.org
beat diabetes Advice on dodging the bullet by Jonathan White
ovember 14 is World Diabetes Day, a time to reflec t on sobering statistics (e.g. the WHO predicts that diabetic deaths globally will increase by two-thirds between 2008 and 2030) and to resolve to become healthier. We spoke to Dr. Michael Couturie, visiting doctor at International SOS about what risks we as expats face and what we can do about it. On bad habits … “It’s a disease that is more and more frequently diagnosed in one’s 20s and 30s. There’s a mentality, at least in younger expats, that moving to a new country is like a vacation from your normal habits, e.g. ‘I’m going to eat more of the local food,’ ‘I’m going to be a lot looser with my normal habits,’ ‘When I return to my home country, I can always restart and be healthy again.’ If only the body worked that way. We store fat; those fat cells become expanded and don’t go away; it becomes harder to lose weight as we get older. Increasing weight, especially in men around the waist, increases your risk of getting diabetes later.” On why Alzheimer’s is sometimes called “Type 3 Diabetes” … “Yeah. It’s certainly very clear that having diabetes – or just insulin resistance – increases your risks of certain types of dementia.” On eating … “It’s not that 200 years ago we didn’t want to eat as much as we could and feel full. There were obese people back then who had diabetes as well, but we’ve seen dramatic increases over the past 100 years, and it’s very likely that has something to do with how we process food. We’re able to make these very caloriedense foods that outsmart our body’s ability to recognize when we’re full. So we end up storing a lot more calories, or energy, as fat and that seems to lead to diabetes.” On dangerous short-term thinking … “If you’re walking around with a BMI [Body Mass Index] greater than 30, which is obese, you are setting yourself up for diabetes. Maintaining a healthy weight, maintaining a healthy diet and exercising, these are things that we all know to do. It’s a short-term cost
to get a long-term reward, whereas we’re more interested in short-term rewards and postponing the cost to later. That’s why we all have credit cards. But once you have diabetes, it’s very, very hard to evade the damage that comes with it. We have medication that we know will decrease the risk of kidney disease, decrease the risk of having eye disease and decrease the risk of getting an amputation, but it does not decrease the risk of heart attack for diabetics, it doesn’t decrease the risk of stroke and it doesn’t change the mortality.” On staying optimistic ... “I am not aware of any data that suggests that pre-diabetes increases your cardiovascular risk. You can get back to a normal glycemia. You can prevent the diabetes from getting there.” On quitting smoking … “If I can get a diabetic to quit smoking, that’s like the holy grail. It’s pretty much the only thing that I can do to reduce his risk.” On smoking … “I have patients who smoke and complain about the pollution. But the pollution in Beijing is like one-sixth of a cigarette. I am an ex-smoker. I know all of the reasons why smokers smoke, but if you want to decrease the risk of dying, there really is no other option. You have to stop. Checking your cholesterol, losing weight, it’s all a waste of time if you continue to smoke.” On dialysis … “People can live on dialysis. They typically don’t live as long.” On the First World health paradox … “The problem is the same as with all First World medical problems: Now that you don’t die of an infection, you die of something that happens 20-30 years after you develop the habits that led to it. If you smoke, you’re going to get cancer, cardiovascular disease, emphysema … but not for 20 or 30 years, so puff away. If you get fat, you’re going to get diabetes, chronic osteoarthritis, breathing problems because you can’t open your windpipe … but not for 20 or 30 years, so have another Big Mac.”
On feeling immortal … “We, especially people in the 20s and 30s, when we’re still feeling like we’re never going to die, are psychologically not designed to picture the world without us. It’s hard to adjust to the possibility that that’s a possibility.” On what you should start doing … “Eat lots of vegetables, not a lot of oil, not a lot of baked goods, have a glass of wine once a night (red wine, preferably), eat fish. It sounds so blasé, but it’s just that we know that a healthy diet will lower the risk of being obese – and that lowers the risk of diabetes.” On cure vs. prevention … “You have to ask yourself what kind of society we’ve designed where all of these resources are focused on undoing the things that we’ve spent most of our lives doing, as opposed to putting our research dollars and efforts into preventing this kind of stuff.” On eating right … “Why is it so hard for people to eat a normal diet? That’s what I’d ask your readers: Why is it so difficult?” On the limits of medicine … “People tend to think that medicine can fix problems: We go to the doctor and the doctor makes us better. Diabetes is not like that. It’s a chronic disease. Once you have tipped over into diabetes, you have shortened your life.”
Get screened for diabetes and pre-diabetes if you ... are obese have high blood pressure have high cholesterol have a family history of diabetes On Nov 14, International SOS will offer free glucose testing (including blood pressure test, a finger-prick test and a short diabetes risk factor questionnaire) to all of its members. Learn more at www.internationalsos.com/clinicsinchina/ en/Beijing.aspx
by Simone Nakal
Don’t be a jam fool! Fruits differ in their concentrations of pectin – the binding agent that, when combined with sugar, gives preserves/jams their sticky thickness. By combining fruits with high pectin concentrations with fruits with low pectin, you can make a fantastic jam!
Clean and dice three cups of papaya and two cups of kiwi.
how to make per fect preser ves step-by-step.
he rule is,” according to the White Queen of Wonderland, “jam to-morrow and jam yesterday – but never jam to-day.” We disagree. Jam today, we say. And so do our friends at Laji Couture. Mostly because they want us to reuse all those old glass jars. Below, Miranda Mullet, Laji’s jammaker du jour, takes you through
Make preserves with Laji Couture
apple high pectin
In A Jam
Add the papaya and kiwi to 1.5 cups of water and 1/8 of a cup of lemon juice. Bring to a simmer.
When it becomes a mush (after about 30 minutes of simmering), add one cup of white sugar.
Simmer for another 20 minutes until it thickens. Ladle the jam into recycled glass jars.
NB: This jam contains no preservatives. Consume within 10 days. This recipe will make about 2.5 cups of jam. Join Laji Couture’s Afterwork Club for an evening of casual networking and drinks at Migas on Nov 28 from 6-9.30pm. Fifty percent of all Heineken sales on the night will go to The Library Project.
Get a Handle(bar) on Movember Grow a moustache, save a life by Paul Ryding What is Movember? Movember is an annual month-long international initiative wherein participants grow and maintain a moustache for the duration of November in order to raise awareness and money for prostate and testicular cancer charities. It was started in Australia in 2004 and has since grown to become a global event. The Movember MO is to “change the face of men’s health.” What kind of moustache should I grow? Pencil, Mexican, handlebar, toothbrush, chevron, Dali, English, Fu-Manchu … these are just a few of the options. There are variants in color, thickness and length. You could even opt for alternative designs on the left and the right. If you’re endowed with the requisite level of testosterone, the options are (almost) limitless. Of course, not everyone is bestowed with the ability to grow facial hair any more substantial than vellus. You have several options: Take a dark-colored (water-based) marker and fashion one of the smaller moustache styles. Don’t plump for anything more substantial than an English or a Dali lest you run the risk of being found out. The only thing more embarrassing than having to draw on your face
to assume a moustache is everyone knowing you’ve done so. Buy – or create – your own cookie duster. Face merkins are widely available. Chest hair is a suitable substitute for facial hair, having a similar thickness and level of curl. Though if you can’t grow your own facial hair, it’s unlikely you can grow your own chest hair. In this eventuality, ask a hirsute friend to lend you some. Ensure said friend’s chest hair is close to your coloring. Cut out one of our examples pictured on the next page. Note: it will quite quickly become obvious that you are walking around with a piece of paper attached to your lip. Be prepared for the cruel taunts of man. Only for the rhinoskinned. Finally, there are the inbetweeners, like me. A stiff breeze could blow a fortnight’s growth from my face, and my flavor saver is more Hercule Poirot than it is Magnum, P.I. The only solace we can draw from our affliction is that it’s good enough. We look silly, no doubt, but our sub-par face furniture is still enough for us to reap the benefits of having taken part in the initiative. What are the benefits? We asked a selection of the city’s most potentially
flocculent barkeeps if they would lend their support to our own campaign to raise awareness and hopefully some funds for the charities. They each agreed, not only to grow a moustache but also to shower “Mo Bros” with drinks discounts throughout the month of November. If you’d like to donate, visit www.movember. com/ex/donate for more details. If you’d like to take your support even further by growing your own snot mop throughout the month of November, you’ll be rewarded with great discounts at the following bars: Paddy O’ Shea’s Black Sun Bar The Green Cap Bar Serk Brussels Mao Mao Chong Beer Mania Plan B The Brick Slow Boat Brewery For more information on the rewards available at individual establishments, check out TheBeijinger. com. We’ll also have updates on Movember-themed events, including a celebratory bash on Nov 30.
Cut-out-and-keep moustaches the imperial
f you’ve been looking for a good read to settle down with, we’ve got two for you this month. One is an icy whodunit of unsolved murder in the Northeast, and the other is a steamy tell-all about China’s history when it comes to knockin’ boots.
Hanging Devils He Jiahong the wing commander
Hong Jun is a private lawyer, educated in Chicago and just returned to Beijing to help build the rule of law in the new China of the 1990s. With these lofty ideals, he takes on the job of overturning a verdict on a peculiar case, in which a young woman was raped and murdered in a village in the Heilongjiang mountains ten years ago. The man jailed for the crime nursed an unrequited love for the girl and even confessed, but most (including her actual lover, also a suspect) assumed that it wasn’t that simple. As Hong Jun tries to unravel the icy cold case (this is the bitter Northeast, after all), he comes across a rainbow of contemporary society: plucky assistants, nouveau riche construction magnates, reticent government officials, burly mountaineers and even a bona-fide crazy lady. While author He Jiahong sheds much light on China’s legal system of the time, the world he creates is like a bouncy castle: a neat ecosystem where all the important characters seem to bump into one another with alarming ease. For a crime noir, he also punctures suspense too willingly, sometimes spoiling his own plot points. That aside, the case is based on true events, and the story itself is enough to keep those pages turning, making for a great fireside (or heaterside?) read. Marilyn Mai
Behind the Red Door Richard Burger
One thing I’ll say about this book: It certainly is comprehensive. Some will roll their eyes and others perk up to hear that someone has written the tell-all book about sex in China, but we really should be grateful that Burger has taken the effort to gather so much fascinating information in one place. And the best thing when it comes to talking about sex? There’s usually something in it for everyone. Burger’s book not only gives us the skinny on the horizontal hokey-pokey in this country, but by using sex as an incisive cross-section, we get a peek at everything from Internet regulation to pop culture, from migrant worker behavior to top-down social policy. One minute, he’s telling us about the development of the Qing legal system with regards to penile penetration (male-on-male homosexuality was a punishable crime, but not female-on-female) and the next, he’s discussing one of China’s earliest sex-focused radio shows, “Midnight Whispers,” in which nightly anonymous calls about adultery and orgasms revealed a much more active sex life than anybody would have imagined. Burger covers the gamut, even waxing academic on topics like “yellow fever” (the common yet controversial coupling of white men with Chinese women) and hymen regeneration. Even if you’re not much of a nonfiction reader, this book will no doubt keep you engaged. If you do decide to pick it up, you can also be grateful that cover’s not bawdier. Just imagine what he could have done with it. Marilyn Mai
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Martin Budzinski British Charity Ball 2012 Vice-Chair
artin Budzinski recently moved back to Blighty from Beijing. When he wasn’t telling everyone about this year’s British Charity Ball’s “Shaken Not Stirred” James Bond theme, he’d be found supping ale in Shunyi.
The St. Andrew’s Day Ball
s Chieftain of the Beijing Caledonian Society, Ewan Smith oversees a year-round slate of events that exist to remind Scots of home and to show others there’s more to Scotland than Mel Gibson, heroin addiction and deepfried Mars bars. Most recently, Smith has been busy preparing for the St. Andrew’s Ball, an annual celebration of Scottish food and drink, music and dance, culture and humor. How many times have you been asked about your kilt? I take it when you say “asked about your kilt,” you mean “invited to prove your authenticity as a Scotsman.” I’m invited to prove myself every single time I wear the kilt, without exception. Nowadays, my response is to politely decline.
photos: courtesy of ewan smith and Martin Budzinski
Describe the St. Andrew’s Ball in three words. Dinner. Dervish. Dipsomania. Are Sassenachs welcome? Sassenachs [Gaelic word for “Saxons” or “English people”] are very welcome. If you’re looking for an opportunity to celebrate your Celtic racial purity in a Sassenach-free environment, this isn’t the place for you. Indeed, if that’s what you really want, the place for you is probably St. Kilda. Good luck there. Will there be any of Scotland’s famous cuisine on offer? There’s whisky in just about everything. Is it hard to learn the dances? Find the full interviews at TheBeijinger.com
Depends how anxious you are about putting a foot wrong. At one end of the scale, nobody’s going to judge you, and it’s easier to talk to strangers after you’ve already embarrassed yourself in front of them. But if you want to learn a few dances, we’ll be running free dance evenings for beginners at the Capital Club every Thursday in November. What does St. Andrew mean to Scots? Will St. Andrew’s Day ever achieve the fame of the university or the golf course? St. Andrew is a key part of our national story, and was himself a keen golfer in his day. Who’s the best Scottish band ever – and can we expect to boogie down to them at the Ball? Our unique combination of low natural daylight, high unemployment and alcoholism has given us a fantastic musical heritage – bands like Simple Minds, the Jesus and Mary Chain, Belle and Sebastian, Primal Scream, Texas, Travis, Glasvegas, the Bay City Rollers, the Proclaimers and Susan Boyle. But music is seriously contentious stuff, so we will be flying in the John Stewart Band – five brilliant traditional Scottish musicians – especially for this year’s ball.
the authorities and luck? What was your first drink? My mother’s milk. Where’s the dumbest place you’ve gone drinking? The Vatican. I ran out of wine.
What’s your idea of a good night You’re hosting a cocktail party. out? What are you making? Other than the British Charity Ball at A Vesper Martini. It’s three parts gin the Kerry Hotel? That depends if it’s to one part vodka plus dash of Kina with or without the wife. Tasty food Lillet shaken with crushed ice and and something wet in the hand ... poured. It probably won’t be availa drink, dummy! Perhaps a show able at the Ball! and a good cigar? Or waking up in the morning at home with a clear What kind of drink are you? head, everyone talking to me having Bollinger ’64 … had an evening of suave, sophisticheerful banter, fine “don’t go to the cated, well-aged dining, fine wines mother-in-law’s!” and fizzy! and positivity! Who would you most like to go out drinking with? Pussy Galore. If you could only imbibe one drink for the rest of your life, what would it be? Polish Zubrowka vodka martini. Shaken not stirred, obviously. Vodka martinis, probably with Russian vodka, will be available at the Bondthemed ball. Tell us about the first time you were drunk. Probably nothing to be proud of, given it would have involved puking, distorting the truth and a massive headache. Not forgetting the bollocking and the end of life at the time! Did I mention embarrassment,
What’s your golden rule of drinking? Make a plan beforehand, but if you don’t make it home, at least don’t go to the mother-in-law’s! A glass of yogurt before going out and a pint of water with Alka-Seltzer before you pass out. Where’s your favorite place to go drinking? Paddy O’Shea’s, The Swan (with the Golden Gun) and London’s West End. The British Charity Ball 2012 takes place on November 10 at the Kerry Hotel Beijing. Tickets (RMB 1,000) are available from email@example.com or the Kerry Hotel.
The St. Andrew’s Ball takes place on November 24 at the China World Hotel. Tickets (RMB 1,000) can be purchased at www.beijingcaledoniansociety. com or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fan Popo LGBT filmmaker
What movie can you recite the most lines from? I really like a sentence in East Palace, West Palace, the first Chinese gay movie: “Death row loves the executioner, the thief loves the detective, we love you! Do I have any other choice?” This was my BBS signature for a long time.
Yung Ho Chang Wants to level the city
hina’s most internationally revered architect continues his landmark retrospective at the UCCA this month. Here, he tells us all about ... ... his childhood home “I grew up very near Wangfujing, on a little street called Naizifu (which means “the Empress nanny’s palace”). But sadly, it’s gone now.” ... modern life in the old city “The old fabric of Beijing is perfectly capable of providing space for a contemporary, cosmopolitan lifestyle. I mean, look at Wudaoying Hutong, where you can enjoy seafood paella at Saffron. Food is a great illustration of this very cosmopolitan life that can happen in the old hutongs and courtyards.”
... his ideal vision of Beijing in 20 years “I’d want to take out all the skyscrapers. That would be a good contribution to humanity, I think.
... why homogeneity can work for cities “Modern cities are like that crazy tourist who brought back his souvenirs from everywhere and put them all on the same shelf. You’ve got the Eiffel Tower here and this over there. It’s a mess. Cities should be homogenous within themselves. It’s the only way they’ll be distinguishable from each other. When I was young, I’d go to the top of Jingshan Park and look out over the city and see only grey rooftops, like waves of the ocean as far as the eye could see, dotted with green trees. That sensation was greater than anything you’d feel looking at the CCTV Tower. Beijing was planned beautifully then, everything unified. You couldn’t find another city like it in the world.”
What is the slowest-paced movie that you still enjoyed? The River, by Taiwanese filmmaker Tsai Ming-liang. There’s a scene in the dark room of a gay bathhouse, you can see almost nothing in this long shot. But when the light turned on – oops, the father had sex with his son … He slapped him in the face when the father found this. Are you a rewatcher of films? Yes! I watched 8 Femmes eight times. We all watched It Happened One Night repeatedly in film school. What film would you change the ending of? I really don’t like the ending of Farewell My Concubine! Why should
What was the first movie that you saw with a date? My first boyfriend was a very arty guy. When we started to date, we went to the French Culture Center to watch Madame Bovary. I would say it was not suitable for dating at all. What’s the last movie that made you cry? When I visited the Museum of Communism in Prague, they were showing a documentary about the Velvet Revolution. I sat there with some other tourists watching it, and I was not the only one crying. Was there a film or TV show that helped you through a difficult period? 2009 was my animal year – I was ill in bed for two months. I gained strength from Rainer Werner Fassbinder films. My favorite one was In a Year With 13 Moons. I would play music from his films to help me go to sleep. Did you ever sneak snacks into the movie theater? I never eat in theaters. And I hope someone can create a new popular food that won’t make any sound. I’m just picky about noise when watching movies. Look out for Fan Popo’s ongoing collaborations with Electric Shadows.
photos: courtesy of fan popo and ucca
... the mysteriously halted “new Beijing” “We could have been like Rome and Paris. They kept their old cities and built new cities outside. Actually there was a new Beijing being built outside of the old city for years, from Sanlihe to Erligou [in Xicheng District]. But unfortunately the project was halted.”
We really need to narrow the streets, develop the public transportation a lot more and densify certain parts of the city so that we can enjoy some real urbanity. Now you can’t walk, it’s not that easy to shop. One must overcome too many difficulties in order to live in Beijing …. Right now, people treat buildings like trophies. Liu Xiang runs and when he wins, he gets a trophy, right? If we run and run and run and make a lot of money, what do we do? We get a trophy – a giant building.”
Is there any film music that you use to get yourself into a certain mood? The soundtrack of Brokeback Mountain can easily make me sad. I cry and say “Ennis, you sonofawhoreson bitch! I wish I knew how to quit you.” Just like I’m in the middle of the USA, with lakes and mountains around me. I remember every scene of the film. Especially when Jack met Ennis again after many years, my heart was so warm – but why they were treated like that?
Cheng Dieyi kill himself? It is just so artificial. In the original novel, the two main characters just met each other in a bathhouse – it’s much closer to reality.
Yung Ho Chang’s “Material-ism” exhibit runs until Dec 2 at the UCCA. Find the full interviews at TheBeijinger.com
Mariatu Kargbo Afro-Chinese Singer
nown as the “Black Pearl of China” to her millions of Chinese fans, Mariatu K argbo is also a Guinness World Record holder, former Miss World finalist and Sierra Leone’s Cultural Ambassador at Large. She shared some of her uniformed past with us. Which uniform was the worst fit? My school uniform. Because it had to last a long time, it was very big for me at the beginning. Two years later, it was very small and very worn. There was a brief time in the middle when it fit well.
Director of F&B, Intercontinental Beichen Specialist Subject: American Fast Food
Real big ... Mars.
Which Alice Walker novel was made into a film starring Whoopi Goldberg? I have no idea who Alice Walker is. If I had to pick a Whoopi Goldberg film that I’ve watched, then probably the last one was The Nun. She’s been in Glee, The Nun, The Nun 2 ... The Color Purple. It’s probably The Color Purple.
Which city’s film festival culminates in a Golden Bear Award? [Mouths the word “bear” several times] California. They’ve got a bear on the flag. No idea.
What is the chemical symbol for gold? The dollar sign. I’d use a dollar sign.
How many lines are there in a limerick? Three. Erm, 32. Eighteen?
Where is Olympus Mons, the largest volcano known to man?
In which state was Coca-Cola invented? Michigan. Sorry, Michigan’s not a state. Yeah, it is. Michigan.
What kind of dog used to be in Taco Bell ads? St. Bernard. It’s either that or a beagle.
In which film did Morgan Spurlock document himself eating only McDonald’s for a month? Super Size Me? Super Size You? Super Size Me.
Which uniform do you feel sentimental about? The dress I wore at the Miss World finals in 2009, which won the award for Best Design. It is a stunning creation: blue, mauve, black and silver, tight at the top and flared at the bottom. It comes with a small coat studded with diamonds. It was by a Lebanese designer who has designed many dresses for Miss China and other celebrities. Which uniform did you resent wearing the most? There was a TV station in a small city which made a dress for my performance. They didn’t know, but it had all the features I hate most. It was brown, it was ill-fitting with no shape and it came to just below the knee. I had to wear it, but I would
resist fiercely if anyone tried that again. Actually, that reminds me of another incident on a TV show, when the director choreographed a performance that required 15 or 20 singers to dress like street cleaners, with big overalls. We all spend a lot of time and money to look our best for a performance and none of us liked that. Still, we put on a smiling face. Which uniform did you have the most fun in? I loved the uniforms we wore for the sports competition at Miss World 2009. White and blue sportswear, basically a tight T-shirt and tight shorts with sneakers. Nowhere to hide. It was fun for me because all 118 finalists had a chance to show their athletic ability. Which uniform were you the most mocked for wearing? When I was small, my friends at school laughed at me not just for my uniform, but for my shoes as well. I remember one pair that was borrowed and too big for me and had two holes in the front. They used to call me “Old Granny Shoes” and I used to cry a lot. Thanks for bringing that up. Maria’s debut album, Thank You China (玛丽亚 谢谢你中国), can be purchased on Taobao and at all good record shops.
Where is the world’s largest McDonald’s? Biggest? Square footage? Number of covers? [psssh] Las Vegas.
Which fast-food chain invented the slider? White House? White? Yeah, White Castle.
Verdict: A very respectable score puts the former pastry chef mid-table. If only we’d asked the Buffalo, New York native questions about Buffalo wings. Or about the calorie count of Cheetos, as David suggested afterwards.
Win a Hoegaarden gift pack by telling us: Which film soundtrack makes Fan Popo sad? Answers to email@example.com Answers 1) The Color Purple 2) Berlin 3) Au 4) 5 5) Mars 6) Georgia 7) chihuahua 8) Super Size Me 9) London (Olympic Park) 10) White Castle
photos: lova and coutesy of mariatu kargbo
FINAL SCORE: 4/10
Find the full interviews at TheBeijinger.com
Paloma Sanchez Jewelry designer
If you only ever read one book about jewelry, make it ... Gems & Gemology, the journal of Gemological Institute of America. The book on my shelf with the most sentimental value is my father ’s love letters to my mum before they married. He published them when my mother died and gave each one of his children one book. There are more than 500 letters – one per day! The last book I read was I, Claudius by Robert Graves.
troy reilly guitarist, beijing beatles What would be your dream cover of a song? Recently I spotted pop star Robbie Williams wearing a Carlton Football Club uniform backstage at a UNICEF concert. I thought about taking this concept one step further and having one of my favorite singers of all time – Chris Cornell – update my beloved Richmond football club’s theme song, “We’re from Tigerland.” What is your favorite music video? The video for “Smells Like Teen Spirit” still brings back fond memories for me. Kurt Cobain was the voice of my generation, marking the beginning of a new decade in which alternative rock ruled the airwaves in Australia.
Which character from a song would you most like to meet? John Lennon in the song “Nowhere Man.” Probably written about himself. I can completely relate to this song at this point in my life. It would be comforting right now to meet John and share a likeminded moment in time. What song would you want to be played at your funeral? Who wouldn’t want “My Way” By Frank Sinatra played at their funeral? Then again, if I chose this approach towards life, I don’t know how many people would be in attendance at my funeral! Troy and the Beijing Beatles play Temple Bar on Nov 9.
The last book I bought was Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin. The book that I pretend to have read is The Divine Comedy by Dante. What’s my subway reading? I never take the subway.
have so much in common! The fictional character I’ve had a crush on is Colin, in L’Ecume des Jours by Boris Vian. The sweetest character ever! That’s also the book that I wish I had written. The book with the best beginning is Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Suskind. The book with the best ending is any one that requires you to read Part II. The fictional “world” that I would most like to be part of? I’d like to live in Mount Olympus with the gods, as depicted in Homer’s Odyssey. The book that surprised me the most was Le Traité sur la tolérance (Treatise on Tolerance) by Voltaire.
My favorite book from childhood was White Fang by Jack London. I won it for being the first in my class when I was eight years old. Also, The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. I still read it from time to time.
If I could choose one book to be adapted into a film, it would be The Golden Fleece by Robert Graves.
The book I’m saving for old age is the Bible.
A good book to read during airplane turbulence? Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach.
The book that changed my life is my family book, when I added my son to it! The fictional character that I’d like to meet would be the rabbit in Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. We
The book that I brought with me on my latest travels was Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarden.
My favorite line from a book is: “Ladran, luego cabalgamos” from Don Quixote. It means: “They bark – that means we are moving.” Visit Paloma at her Nali Patio store.
TROY REILLY’S 5-SONG PLAYLIST “Come Together” by John Lennon
“Get Back” by Paul McCartney
Another cover that I enjoy performing, especially the bluesy lead guitar parts that I have had to interpret in the absence of the funky keyboard solo from Billy Preston. “Somebody That I Used to Know” by Gotye
I was blown away by Walk Off the Earth’s cover of this song – five
people playing one guitar. “The Wealth” by John Devlin
John plays the part of Raul McCarthy in our band. On his debut album, Contraplans, he sings: “Help yourself to the wealth – if you don’t, they will / We should have seen it coming but they left us with nothing.” I am sure there are plenty of people around here feel the same way.
photos: courtesy of troy reilly and paloma sanchez
The message rings true for me each time our lead singer Don Lemmon cries out at the end of the second verse: “One thing I can tell you is / You got to be free.”
“Alive” by Pearl Jam
One of the most influential rock bands of all time. I used to attend many of their concerts in Melbourne. They inspired me to start playing electric guitar. Find the full interviews at TheBeijinger.com
PHOTO: european space agency
“Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth.” –Henry David Thoreau
an artist's impression of the space debris orbiting planet earth
a 250kg stainless steel satellite fuel tank crashed near georgetown, tx in 1997
trashing to earth not so empty space by Kyle Mullin
sor and a former US Air Force orbital tracker, and asked him about the impact of orbital litter. Why do we need to further our research about space junk? What is the threat? The Earth’s orbit is a pretty unique environment, and we derive a lot of benefits from it. There are about a thousand active satellites currently in orbit around the Earth providing services like weather monitoring and forecasting, climate monitoring and science, TV, phone services, broadband Internet, navigation, and natural resource management. There’s also the science we get from satellites that are used to study the universe, such as the Hubble Space Telescope, as well as the activities on the International Space Station. Finally, satellites and space-based applications play a big
role in many national security areas. The concern is that as more countries launch and operate satellites to take advantage of all these benefits, increased congestion might jeopardize the long-term sustainability of key parts of our orbit and our ability to get all these benefits in the future. What can the Space Sustainability Conference do to help combat this issue? The purpose of this conference is to discuss several elements of the long-term sustainability of space. Space debris is part of this, but we’re also asking questions like “How do we know what’s in orbit? How do we track all the debris?” We’ll also delve into law and policy topics, such as liability issues for accidents in space and national
PHOTOs: courtesy of nasa and the european space agency
or a moment, forget the litter on the ground. We have a futuristic trash problem that’s reaching stratospheric heights. Space junk is clogging up our planet’s orbit, leaving the GPS, telecommunications, and weather forecasting technology that we take for granted at risk – not to mention the lives of astronauts. Bringing sustainability to our intergalactic environment is the focus of the 2012 Beijing Space Sustainability Conference, to be held from November 8-9 in Beijing. The event is organized by Beihang University, the International Space University, and American think tank Secure World Foundation (SWF). We recently met up with this year’s conference organizer Brian Weeden, who also happens to be the current SWF technical advi-
regulations and law, and also some discussion of responsible behavior in space. How does China factor into the space junk conversation â€“ is it a major orbital polluter? It depends on who you ask. Many in America would say that China is a big polluter, and in fact its 2007 anti-satellite missile test created about 3,000 pieces of debris in low Earth orbit (LEO) and is the single biggest debris cloud in history. However, measured by the actual amount of space debris, the US and Russia are responsible for more. Just how much depends on how you count. By number [of pieces] of space debris, Russia is responsible for about 38 percent, the US about 30 percent, and China about 22 percent. But counting by total mass in space, Russia has by far the most with 53 percent, the US with 19 percent, and China only 4 percent. This is because the US and Russia have been operating in space for nearly 50 years and over that
time have launched a lot of satellites, and generated a lot of debris. By contrast, China is a relatively new player and doesnâ€™t have as many satellites. However, China is rapidly developing its space capabilities and has plans to launch a lot of satellites over the coming decades. And while current launch rates are far below the Cold War peaks, in 2011 China had about the same number of space launches as the US or Russia. So we feel it is important to have China included in this conversation, so that they can be informed about the situation and so that the rest of the international community can have an opportunity to hear a Chinese perspective on these issues and what they are working on in these areas. The 2012 Beijing Space Sustainability Conference will be held from Nov 8-9 at Beihang University. Register at http://swfound.org/events/2012/2012-beijingspace-sustainability-conference.
the radar in spain that tracks orbital debris
souperwoman Jane Goodall fights for the sharks by Kyle Mullin
hen we hear the name Jane Goodall, we picture a gentle, silver-haired lady charming the chimpanzees. But if you were to start thinking of her as a champion of sharks – a crusader against the brutal finning that leaves those fierce creatures broken and rudderless – Goodall would hardly mind. The lauded anthropologist and ethologist has spent a significant portion of her career as a broader ecological activist, with start-ups like the Roots & Shoots worldwide conservationist youth group. Below, she tells the Beijinger what brought on that change, and how she hopes to help sink shark finning with appearances this month at the Hilton Beijing and at the Beijing Roots & Shoots Summit.
Detractors say anti-shark-finning campaigns like yours threaten fishermen’s livelihoods. Our TACARE program in Africa works with commu-
How will you get that message across during your Beijing speaking engagements? I will discuss the importance of young people in the conservation efforts we must all undertake to make this a better planet for all living things. Time is running out and the crossroads are ahead of us, but if we can get a critical mass of youth to realize that there is more to life than material belongings, then we will start healing the planet in time. You had that realization yourself at an early age. You had a toy, a stuffed chimpanzee named Jubilee, about whom you’ve said: “My mother’s friends were horrified … thinking it would frighten me and give me nightmares.” How did Jubilee help you realize you were an animal lover? Jubilee was my first encounter with a primate, but I didn’t find him scary because I could see resemblances to the people I knew as my family and friends. That was when I was 11 years old, and that was when I decided I was going to go to Africa when I grew up and live with animals, and write books about them. Not surprisingly, everybody laughed at me, not only because it was during World War II and Africa at the time was still thought of as a place of pumas and poisoned arrows, but
also because I was the wrong sex. The one person who never laughed at me was my mother. The “Evening With Jane Goodall” gala dinner will be held at the Hilton Beijing on Nov 3. Tickets are RMB 1,000 and can be purchased at The Bookworm (Sanlitun and Shunyi branches), ICVS Wangjing, Hilton Beijing, and the Roots & Shoots office. Goodall will also appear at the Roots and Shoots China Summit on Nov 4. For more info, visit www.genyuya.org.
photo: naris.go.kr and courtesy of jane goodall
How does the world’s most famous primatologist get involved in an anti-shark-finning campaign? Because it is an unchecked, unsustainable practice. More than 30 Roots & Shoots groups managed by our Beijing office are making efforts to raise awareness and reduce consumption by collecting pledges from the public through the No Shark Fin Project. It was for this kind of reason that I started Roots & Shoots, our global youth environmental program, years ago. I realized I had to leave my dream life of working with chimpanzees, and now I tell young people all around the world why it is important for them to protect the environment.
nities where chimpanzees are poached for livelihoods. We have trained and hired ex-poachers to be park rangers. This model works because they know exactly where the poachers are and can effectively stop them. For the shark fin industry, we can help these people find more sustainable ways of earning a living that can help the environment, not destroy it.
EVENTS What are you planning to do?
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DAY-BY-DAY CALENDAR P59 // WEEKLY EVENTS P65 // ONGOING EVENTS P68 December events deadline – Nov 12 send events to firstname.lastname@example.org venue info can be found in the directory starting p70.
NOV 1 DINING Chateau Gruaud Larose Wine Dinner Have your fill of world-class Bordeaux at this exclusive dinner featuring five Chateau Gruaud Larose wines to taste. RMB 488+15%. 7pm. Kerry’s Kitchen, Kerry Hotel (8565 2088)
BARS & CLUBS Comedy Club China Presents An evening of tears and laughter with Beijing’s best stand-up comics. Free. 9.30pm. Modernista (136 9142 5744)
MUSIC Back to the Future: Michael Bolton Michael Bolton returns as part of the 15th Annual Beijing Music Festival. RMB 80-180. 7.30pm. Poly Theatre (6500 1188)
PSMS – Mike Portnoy’s Super Band Legendary instrumentalists in their own fields, Mike Portnoy, Billy Sheehan, Tony MackAlpine and Derek Sherinian come together this autumn for a tour of Asia. RMB 390, RMB 290 (advance), RMB 990 (VIP). 8pm. Yugong Yishan (6404 2711)
ARTS & CULTURE Dance: Cloud Gate 2 Cloud Gate gets huge buzz all around the world. Here’s another chance to see them in Beijing, as part of the NCPA’s 2012 Dance Festival. RMB 180-580. 7.30pm. NCPA (6655 0000) Dinner with Barbara Demick Hear all about the award-winning journalist’s tenure in China. For updated info, see www.85broadsbeijing.com. RMB 200 (members), RMB 250 (non-members), additional RMB 50 at the door. 6.30-9.30pm. Venue TBD
This filmed theatrical production is a psychological study of darkness from the innovative Gecko Theatre. Part of the UK Now Festival. RMB 50, RMB 40 (students), RMB 25-30 (members). Time TBD. BC MOMA (8438 8258) Mime: Invisible Bridge French mime Philippe Bizot celebrates his 40 years in “the speechless art.” Price TBD. 7.30pm. Penghao Theater (6400 6452) Musical: The Monster in the Hall David Greig’s wildly popular romp from the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Part of the UK Now Festival. Price and time TBD. Nine Theater (8599 1188) Talk: Musicals in China Musical director-actor-writer Joseph Graves discusses bringing Broadway to China. RMB 30, RMB 20 (members). 7.30pm. The Bookworm (6503 2050)
EXPLORE Southern Water Towns Until Nov 4. Unwind by the waters of Suzhou, Wuzhen and Hangzhou. Price TBD. China Culture Center (6432 9341; see Living directory)
NOV 2 BARS & CLUBS B-Side China Tour 2012 Pancake Lee and his trusted sidekicks VJ Sonar LJ and Huang Wei Wei hit the road with his minimal techno sound for his China tour. First stop: Haze. RMB 70, RMB 50 (advance). Time TBD. Haze (5900 6128) Kollection A musical-love-in presented by a gross of your favorite local spinners, including Elvis.T, Suiki, Sageera, QQ, Eddie Lv, Jackson Lee and Weng Weng amongst others. RMB 50. 9pm. Lantern (135 0134 8785) Sacco’s Moonwalker ’80s Nite A night of guilty pleasures: pure cheese and ironic ’80s pop music. Free. 9pm. Dada (183 1108 0818) The Bar Kick-Off Party The Bar at Migas launches the indoor party season with a bunch of DJs rocking the house, as well as some live licks. Free. 10pm. Migas (5208 6061)
MUSIC Elaine Paige The first lady of musical theatre, of 22
European Union Film Festival (Nov 1-30) Fish ‘n Chips (Cyprus) Nov 1: RMB 40. 7pm. Sanlitun Megabox (6417 6118) Nov 2: RMB 40. 2pm. Sanlitun Megabox (6417 6118) Orient Express (Romania) Nov 1: RMB 15. 7pm. UCCA (8459 9269) Nov 25: Free. 7.30pm. Embassy of Poland (6532 1235 ext 281) Lessons of a Dream (Germany; German with Chinese subtitles only) Nov 2: RMB 40. 7pm. Sanlitun Megabox (6417 6118) Nov 3: RMB 40. 2pm. Sanlitun Megabox (6417 6118) Simon and the Oak (Sweden)
Nov 2: RMB 15. 7pm. UCCA (8459 9269) Nov 26: Free. 7.30pm. Alliance Francaise (Gongti) (6553 2678) Letters to Father Jacob (Finland) Nov 3: RMB 15. 2pm. UCCA (8459 9269) The Bug Trainer (Lithuania) Nov 3: RMB 15. 3pm. UCCA (8459 9269) Nov 23: Free. 7.30pm. Alliance Francaise (Gongti) (6553 2678) Tous Les Soleils (France) Nov 3: RMB 40. 7pm. Sanlitun Megabox (6417 6118) Nov 4: RMB 40. 2pm. Sanlitun Megabox (6417 6118) Nov 29: Free. 7.30pm. Embassy of Poland (6532 1235 ext 281) Pa Negro (Spain)
Nov 4: RMB 40. 7pm. Sanlitun Megabox
Nov 5: RMB 40. 2pm. Sanlitun Megabox (6417 6118) Nov 23: Free. 7.30pm. Instituto Cervantes (5879 9666) In a Better World (Denmark) Nov 4: RMB 15. 7pm. UCCA (8459 9269) Quartier Lontain (Luxembourg) Nov 5: RMB 40. 7pm. Sanlitun Megabox (6417 6118) Nov 6: RMB 40. 2pm. Sanlitun Megabox (6417 6118) The Runway (Ireland) Nov 6: RMB 40. 7pm. Sanlitun Megabox (6417 6118) Nov 7: RMB 40. 2pm. Sanlitun Megabox (6417 6118) Essential Killing (Poland)
Nov 7: RMB 40. 7pm. Sanlitun Megabox (6417 6118)
Nov 8: RMB 40. 2pm. Sanlitun Megabox (6417 6118) Nov 30: Free. 7.30pm. Alliance Francaise (Gongti) (6553 2678) Anonymous (UK) Nov 8: RMB 40. 7pm. Sanlitun Megabox (6417 6118) Nov 9: RMB 40. 2pm. Sanlitun Megabox (6417 6118) Michael (Austria)
Nov 8: RMB 15. 7pm. UCCA (8459 9269) Nov 19: Free. 7.30pm. Italian Embassy Cultural Office (6532 5015) Sonny Boy (The Netherlands)
Nov 9: RMB 40. 7pm. Sanlitun Megabox (6417 6118) Nov 10: RMB 40. 2pm. Sanlitun Megabox (6417 6118) Empties (Czech Republic)
Nov 9: RMB 15. 7pm. UCCA (8459 9269) N ov 20: Free. 7.30pm. Instituto Cervantes (5879 9666) Turquaze (Belgium) Nov 10: RMB 40. 7pm. Sanlitun Megabox (6417 6118) Nov 11: RMB 40. 2pm. Sanlitun Megabox (6417 6118) EUFF Shorts
Nov 10: RMB 15. 7pm. UCCA (8459 9269) Nov 11: RMB 15. 6.30pm, 8pm. UCCA (8459 9269) The Graveyard Keeper’s Daughter (Estonia) Nov 11: RMB 40. 7pm. Sanlitun Megabox (6417 6118) Nov 12: RMB 40. 2pm. Sanlitun Megabox (6417 6118) Something More About Love (Bulgaria) Nov 12: Free. 7.30pm. Italian Embassy Cultural Office (6532 5015) Nov 20: Free. 7.30pm. Embassy of Poland (6532 1235 ext 281) In a Better World (Denmark)
Nov 13: Free. 7.30pm. Embassy of Poland (6532 1235 ext 281) Nov 25: Free. 5pm. Instituto Cervantes (5879 9666)
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Nine and a Half Dates (Hungary)
Nov 14: Free. 7.30pm. Alliance Francaise (Gongti) (6553 2678)
Nov 22: Free. 7.30pm. Italian Embassy Cultural Office (6532 5015) La Kryptonite (Italy)
Nov 15: Free. 7.30pm. Italian Embassy Cultural Office (6532 5015) Nov 21: Free. 7.30pm. Alliance Francaise (Gongti) (6553 2678) Goodnight, Missy (Slovenia)
Nov 16: Free. 7.30pm. Embassy of Poland (6532 1235 ext 281) Nov 26: Free. 7.30pm. Instituto Cervantes (5879 9666) The Phoenicians (Malta) Nov 17: Free. 6pm. Instituto Cervantes (5879 9666) Nov 24: Free. 6.30pm. Italian Embassy Cultural Office (6532 5015) Love (Slovakia) Nov 17: Free. 7pm. Instituto Cervantes (5879 9666) Nov 28: Free. 7.30pm. Italian Embassy Cultural Office (6532 5015) Hard Goodbye, My Father (Greece) Nov 17: Free. 7.30pm. Alliance Francaise (Gongti) (6553 2678) Nov 24: Free. 7.30pm. Alliance Francaise (Gongti) (6553 2678) Alice (Portugal) Nov 18: Free. 7.30pm. Alliance Francaise (Gongti) (6553 2678) Nov 24: Free. 7.30pm. Italian Embassy Cultural Office (6532 5015)
events NOV 5
records, stops off in Beijing. RMB 2801,680. Time TBD. Beijing Olympic Center Gymnasium
ARTS & CULTURE
Glow Curve & The Dyne Two of Beijing’s best post-rock bands unite for a special performance at XP. RMB 30, RMB 20 (students). 9.30pm. XP (6404 9947)
Documentary/Talk: Spanish Expeditions Through the Himalayas A group of Spanish explorers show you the hidden mountains of the Tibetan plateau. Free. 7pm. Instituto Cervantes (5879 9666)
Latin Music Night: Danadri The sounds of Barbados and the Cape Verde Islands rekindle the summer. Free. 9.30pm. Modernista (136 9142 5744)
Film: The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye A performance artist and his wife undergo daring sexual transformations for their art project, “Pandrogyne.” In French with Chinese and English subtitles. Free. 7.30pm. Alliance Française, Gongti location (6553 2678)
The Amazing Insurance Salesmen Experimental rock from Djang San and Co, supported by Me Too. RMB 60, RMB 40 (advance). 9pm. Yugong Yishan (6404 2711)
ARTS & CULTURE Beijing Music Festival: Closing Concert Say goodbye to this year’s festival with tenor Warren Mok, American crooner Michael Bolton and the China Philharmonic Orchestra. RMB 80-180. 8pm. Forbidden City Concert Hall (6559 8285) Dance Drama: Farewell My Concubine You’ve seen the film, now watch the Beijing Friendship Dance Company’s take on the tragic love story. Part of the NCPA Dance Festival. RMB 100-500. Time TBD. NCPA Opera House (6655 0000) Drama: The Monster in the Hall See Nov 1. Elaine Paige The UK’s queen of musical theater takes the stage. RMB 480-1,680. Time TBD. Beijing Olympic Center Stadium (6491 2233) Film: Missing See Nov 1. Mime: Invisible Bridge See Nov 1.
EXPLORE Backstreet Beijing Walk: Legation Quarter What hidden secrets lie around Qianmen? RMB 150, RMB 100 (children 6-11). 10am1pm. China Culture Center (6432 9341; see Living directory) Qingdao: Beach, Beer and Buildings Until Nov 4. Soak up the sun and see the colonial sights. Price TBD. China Culture Center (6432 9341; see Living directory) Two-Day Tour of Datong Until Nov 4. Explore the Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Monastery. RMB 2,800. China Culture Center (6432 9341; see Living directory)
NOV 3 BARS & CLUBS Agaric Prepare for an energetic set from the Swedish spinsman. RMB 50. 9pm. Lantern (135 0134 8785) Bassjackers House duo whose breakout year was 2011 when their tunes were sampled by a host of top DJs. RMB 100 (ladies), RMB 200 (men) (includes two drinks). 9pm. Spark (186 1841 5929) Dim Sum Disco Dim Sum Disco has survived one year of dancing, drinking and debauchery. Celebrate the landmark with DJs Tobias Patrick, Boflex and Donald Summer. RMB 50 (free before midnight). 11pm. Haze (5900 6128)
Film: Labyrinth David Bowie and Muppet-like creatures … what’s not to love? Free. 9pm. Dada (183 1108 0818; see Nightlife directory)
LIVING nov 1: barbara demick @ 85broads North Korea, Sarajevo ... she’s seen it all. Doshy The return of the Berlin bass music maestro. Free. 9pm. Dada (183 1108 0818) Mojito Night The signature cocktail is twice as attractive with a buy-one-get-one-free offer. Scarlett (6552 2880) The Detroit Series featuring Alton Miller The popular party series continues as the Nali nightspot invites Detroit dance-scene stalwart Alton Miller to the decks. RMB 50. 10pm. Migas (5208 6061) The Drop #19 The regular dance bash welcomes UK bass scene veteran and producer Warrior One to town for its 19th edition, supported by The Drop regulars Oshi, Yauman and Donkey Tonk. RMB 60 (free before 11pm). Lantern (135 0134 8785)
MUSIC Casino Demon’s Unplugged A night of rock at the Beijing Project Space. RMB 50. 9pm. Zajia Lab (156 0112 2252) Girl Kill Girl Girl Kill Girl mix minimalist rock ‘n’ roll with experimental noise supported by You Xi and Cloud Choir. RMB 40, RMB 30 (students). 9.30pm. XP (6404 9947) Hong Qi Traditional Chinese folk musician Hong Qi performs promoting his fifth release, Sheep, his blusiest effort yet. RMB 100. 9pm. Yugong Yishan (6404 2711)
ARTS & CULTURE Dance Drama: Farewell My Concubine See Nov 2. Mime: Invisible Bridge See Nov 1.
LIVING Creative Hutong Golf Crazy golf? More like craziest golf. Compete in live-action challenges as you explore the hutongs. Proceeds go to Chi Fan For Charity 2012. RMB 50. 2pm. The Hutong (6403 8670)
EXPLORE Enamel Art Factory Visit Beijing’s earliest and largest cloisonné
factory. RMB 150. 9am-noon. China Culture Center (6432 9341; see Living directory) Two-Day Great Wall Trek Until Nov 5. Get ready to tackle the wildest and steepest parts of the Wall. Price and time TBD. Cycle China (6402 5653)
NOV 4 MUSIC Kenny G The smooth soprano saxophonist returns to Beijing. RMB 180-1,080. Time TBD. MasterCard Center (6828 6386) Kikuyu Sez Wilks, aka Kikuya, embarks on a China jaunt after touring her album “Hunter Gathered” through her native Australia and New Zealand. Supported by Jia Hui Zhen and Baby Formula. RMB 40, RMB 30 (students). 4pm. XP (6404 9947) Sick Times The east German punks provide a dose of hardcore on their debut China jaunt with the help of local acts Gumbleed and Discord. Price and time TBD. Temple (131 6107 0713)
ARTS & CULTURE Dance Drama: Farewell My Concubine See Nov 2. Film: Gordo Calvo y Bajito Spain’s answer to The 40-Year-Old Virgin. In Spanish with Chinese and English subtitles. Free. 5pm. Instituto Cervantes (5879 9666) Mime: Invisible Bridge See Nov 1.
Herbal Medicine TCM for those in it for the long haul. RMB 1,500 (8 sessions). 1-3pm. China Culture Center (6432 9341)
NOV 6 MUSIC Emilie Calme Jazz Band Flutist and singer Emilie Calme provides a cozy French jazz bossa trio session with drummer Nico Mese and Pierre Pradat on keyboard. Free. 9.30pm. Modernista (136 9142 5744)
ARTS & CULTURE Photography Talk: Martin Parr The prolific photographer discusses his works, including the pieces currently on show at Pékin Fine Arts. RMB 30, RMB 20 (members). 7.30pm. The Bookworm (6503 2050)
NOV 7 ARTS & CULTURE Book Talk: China Cuckoo Mark Kitto dishes on his rise and fall (and rise and fall) in China. RMB 30, RMB 20 (members). 7.30pm. The Bookworm (6503 2050) Film: The Game of Their Lives Meet the seven surviving members of the North Korean football team who made it to the World Cup quarterfinal in 1966. RMB 40. 7.30pm. Riverbank Bar & Cafe (6506 8277; see Nightlife directory) Film: Glenn Gould: Hereafter A look back at the musical genius, made as if narrated by Gould himself and using a wealth of archival material. In French with Chinese and English subtitles. Free. 7.30pm. Alliance Française, Gongti location (6553 2678)
Ancient Horse Trail of Western Beijing Don’t be fooled by the name – it’s still a hike. RMB 280, RMB 200 (children under 12). 8.30am-4.30pm. China Culture Center (6432 9341; see Living directory)
Mime: Postscript of the Kids French mime Bizot shows us what happens to the heroes of books and films after the story ends. Price TBD. 7.30pm. Penghao Theater (6400 6452)
Visual Feast of Red Leaves Head out to Huangcaoliang Mountain to see the autumn colors on the leaves. RMB 400. 7.30am-7pm. China Travellers (188 0133 5578)
Herbal Medicine See Nov 5.
LIVING Talk: Chinese Dietary Therapy Alex Tan drops more TCM knowledge for you to chew over. Price TBD. 10am. The Hutong (6403 8670)
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events French with Chinese and English subtitles. Free. 7.30pm. Alliance Française, Gongti location (6553 2678)
Workshop: Immortality Exercise Hong Kong’s Ruby Ong comes up to teach meditation. Price TBD. 8-9.30pm. Kocoon (6410 5016)
Mime: Postscript of the Kids See Nov 7.
Mashup Beer Pong Everything they learned at college at a fraction of the cost. Price and time TBD. Kokomo (6413 1019)
Spanish Wine Tasting Taste your way through the Gil Family Estates paired with tapas. Reservation and pre-payment required. RMB 350 (ten glasses), RMB 550 (includes workshop). 6-8.30pm. China Bar, Park Hyatt (8567 1838/40)
LIVING British Charity Ball 2012 Will you dress as a Bond girl, a Bond villain or 007 himself? Tickets at britishball@ gmail.com and the Kerry Hotel. RMB 1,000. 6.30pm. Kerry Hotel Beijing
MUSIC Big D And The Kids Table Boston ska punk legends make it to Beijing as part of their China tour with support from The K. RMB 80, RMB 60 (advance). 9pm. Yugong Yishan (6404 2711) The Beijing Old Dixieland Band The exciting sounds of the old Dixieland come to Beijing with the help of trumpet maestro Matthew Parker. Free. 9.30pm. Modernista (136 9142 5744)
ARTS & CULTURE Ballet: Lady of the Camellias It’s La Traviata, but with tutus. Courtesy of the Stuttgart Ballet. Part of the NCPA Dance Festival. Price and time TBD. NCPA Opera House (6655 0000) Basically Beethoven Beijing’s only classical music open-mic. Free. 7.30pm. The Bookworm (6503 2050) Cinequeer: Graupel As Leung and Ming pursue dreams of acting in the big city, a new intimacy develops between them. Free. 7.30pm. Caffe O’Henry (138 1169 1305; see Dining directory) Mime: Postscript of the Kids See Nov 7.
EXPLORE Tsinghua University Campus Walk Go back to school, just for the morning. RMB 100, RMB 70 (children 6-12). 10.30amnoon. China Culture Center (6432 9341)
NOV 9 BARS & CLUBS Black Eyeliner The popular party series continues in the Gulou hip spot, featuring new wave, cold wave, dark wave and post-punk with DJs Benjamin Bacon, Attacks Unicorns, and Apocalypse Chow. Free. 9pm. Dada (183 1108 0818) Cuba Night Q Mex hosts the first of a regular themed night. Expect Cuban music and free Cuban-themed cocktails for the ladies. RSVP at www.qmex.co. Free. 9.30pm. Q Mex (6585 3828) Housing the Bar A group of local DJs combine house with live musical elements to bring you soulful house and disco grooves, as well as some classics. Free. 10pm. Migas (5208 6061) Ice Beats Sensation Hot electro, tech-house and dirty Dutch beats offer some comfort against the elements. Price TBD. 9pm. Lantern (135 0134 8785) The Juan Maclean
Talk: Departing From China With Pets Find out how to take Mr. Tiddles back home. Free. 11am-noon. ICVS (8456 1939) Talk: Where Is My Soft and Healthy Skin? Herbs and spices for healthy skin. RMB 150. 3-5pm. Green T. House (6552 8310; see Dining Directory)
nov 2: pancake lee @ haze
This is one pancake that never falls flat. US electronic/dance punk spinner, a former bandmate of LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy, hits Beijing. RMB 150, RMB 100 (advance). Time TBD. Haze (5900 6128)
MUSIC Jamie Woon Emerging British R&B star Jamie Woon plays Beijing as part of the UK Now series after the successful release of his debut album. RMB 80, RMB 50 (students). MAO Livehouse (6402 5080) Mademoiselle Et Son Orchestre French Chanson, marble tables and absinthe drinkers revert us to the Old World atmosphere. Free. 9.30pm. Modernista (136 9142 5744) X is Y Shanghai post-rock duo X is Y return with a new album (free with entrance ticket), supported by Alpine Decline and Skip Skip Ben Ben. RMB 30, RMB 20 (students). 9.30pm. XP (6404 9947)
ARTS & CULTURE Ballet: Lady of the Camellias See Nov 8. Film: The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye See Nov 5. 5pm. Mime: Postscript of the Kids See Nov 7.
LIVING FCCC Happy Hour Join the foreign correspondents for their monthly get-together. 6.30-10.30pm. The Bookworm (6586 9507)
EXPLORE Ancient City Xi’an Until Nov 11. Isn’t time you saw those terracotta warriors? RMB 3,600, RMB 3,400 (book before Nov 2). China Culture Center (6432 9341; see Living directory)
NOV 10 DINING Chi Fan for Charity Count your blessings while making your contributions count (100% of ticket costs, to be precise) toward this year’s charities,
the Starfish Project and Little Flower Projects. For more info, go to Chifanforcharity.org. RMB 500-1,000. 7.30pm. Various venues
BARS & CLUBS Chi Fan for Charity After-Party The annual charity gala of 40 of Beijing’s top restaurants winds down with a good old Sanlitun blowout. RMB 100. 10pm. Hatsune (Sanlitun) (6415 3939) Ramiro Lopez Well-travelled Spanish spinner Ramiro Lopez makes it to China with a suitcase chock full of house tunes. RMB 50. 9pm. Lantern (135 0134 8785) Stockholm Syndrome Tzusing and VJ Olivepixel bring one of Shanghai’s better party nights to Beijing, slamming underground techno, dark cyber-punk vibes and moody rock nuances. Free. 9pm. Dada (183 1108 0818) Tobias Patrick Bringing early dance music and contemporary sounds, Patrick brings the funk supported by Nassdak and Bite-Size Buddha. Free. 10pm. Migas (5208 6061)
MUSIC Brain Failure New Record Release Party The Beijing punks perform tracks from their new record “Dare To Be Tous Les Jours.” RMB 100, RMB 80 (advance). Time TBD. Tango (6425 5677) Wu & The Side Effects Beijing blues funksters play the Drive In supported by Rustic and The End of the World. RMB 60. 9pm. 2 Kolegas (6436 8998)
EXPLORE Explore Ancient Xi’an Until Nov 12. See the warriors and cycle on the city wall. RMB 2,900. Cycle China (6402 5653) Old Village by the Great Wall Changyucheng Explore village life and try your hand at farming. RMB 350, RMB 250 (children under 12). 8.30am-7pm. China Culture Center (6432 9341; see Living directory)
NOV 11 DINING Singles’ Special Package Celebrate singleness with pork ribs, whisky applesauce, chicken wings and two glasses of Stella on draft. RMB 198. Time TBD. Flamme (6417 8608)
BARS & CLUBS Modernista First Anniversary Party An evening of fun including cheap beer, movie screenings and live music as the Baochao hangout turns one year old. Free. 6pm. Modernista (136 9142 5744)
MUSIC Dark Funeral The Swedish black metal group brings their terrifying live show to Beijing as part of Painkiller Magazine’s 12th anniversary celebrations. RMB 260, RMB 180 (advance), RMB 600 (VIP). 8.30pm. MAO Livehouse (6402 5080)
Ballet: Lady of the Camellias See Nov 8.
Not There Beijing dance rockers fuse a range of styles including funk, house, reggae and krautrock. RMB 30, RMB 20 (advance). 4pm. XP (6404 9947)
Film: Bluff A building is slated for demolition until an inspector finds something shocking in the basement. In Spanish with Chinese and English subtitles. Free. 6pm. Instituto Cervantes (5879 9666)
Zhen Ren Old Blues Band Authentic Beijing blues with American finger picking guitarist Peter Murchison, Xiao Song on harmonica and guitarist Nico Torrese. Free. 10pm. Modernista (136 9142 5744)
ARTS & CULTURE
Film: Glenn Gould: Hereafter See Nov 7. 5pm. Film: Same Old Song Odile fights a dull marriage while her sister Camille wards off untrustworthy suitors. In
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ARTS & CULTURE Film: Les Desmoiselles de Rochefort Catherine Deneuve stars in this languorous film about looking for love. In French with Chinese and English subtitles. Free.
events 3pm. Alliance Française, Gongti location (6553 2678)
Electro Night Beijing underground electro pioneers Noise & Noise and Zaliva-D curate their third consecutive monthly night of electronica. RMB 40, RMB 30 (students). 9.30pm. XP (6404 9947)
Film: Mamà, tòmate la sopa A bald and aging mama’s boy falls for the owner of a beauty salon. In Spanish with Chinese and English subtitles. Free. 5pm. Instituto Cervantes (5879 9666)
Miss Lulu Galore & The Sweet Leaf Beijing’s most fascinating jazz performer returns to captivate the Baochao Hutong audience. Free. 9.30pm. Modernista (136 9142 5744)
Film: Same Old Song See Nov 10. 5pm. Mime: Postscript of the Kids See Nov 7.
The Randy Able Stable Bluegrass stalwarts bring the sound of hillbilly folk to Gulou. Price and time TBD. Temple (131 6107 0713)
EXPLORE Erguotou Liquor Factory Tour See what goes into what you ganbei. RMB 180. 9am-1pm. China Culture Center (6432 9341; see Living directory)
ARTS & CULTURE Film: Les Desmoiselles de Rochefort See Nov 11. 7.30pm
Visual Feast of Red Leaves See Nov 4.
Mime: Forty Years of Silence Four decades is a long time to go without speaking. Price TBD. 7.30pm. Penghao Theater (6400 6452)
NOV 12 ARTS & CULTURE Film: Ms. 45 A mute seamstress goes on a killing spree. Free. 9pm. Dada (183 1108 0818; see Nightlife directory) Film: Same Old Song See Nov 10.
LIVING Herbal Medicine See Nov 5.
NOV 13 LIVING Green Drinks The city’s eco-minded get together. Free. 7.30pm. The Bookworm (6586 9507) Talk: Back Pain Get back your get-up-and-go. Free. 6-7.30pm. International SOS (6462 9112) Sustainable Beijing Greening the Beige joins up with BJ Green Drinks to host speakers on the city’s future. Free. 7.30-9.30pm. The Bookworm (6586 9507)
NOV 14 MUSIC The Fray Alt rock superstardom rolls up in Beijing as the Coloradan band of such hits as “How To Save a Life,” and “Heartbeat” make their Beijing bow. RMB 260, RMB 200 (advance). Time TBD. Tango (6425 5677)
ARTS & CULTURE Film: A State of Mind Follow two young gymnasts and their families in the lead-up to the Mass Games. RMB 40. 7.30pm. Riverbank Bar & Cafe (6506 8277; see Nightlife directory) Mime: You and Me Louise loves Sara, but does Sara love Louise? Price TBD. 7.30pm. Penghao Theater (6400 6452)
LIVING Benefits of Breathwork Breathing is underrated. Find out more with Alex Tan. Price TBD. 2pm. The Hutong (6403 8670) Herbal Medicine
Writing Workshop: The Basics Simon Van Booy teaches you how to create space for your writing and avoid distraction. Price TBD. 9am-noon. Temple Hotel (8400 2232)
Nov 27: blue
I guess that’s why they call them the Blue. See Nov 5.
NOV 15 DINING 2012 Beaujolais Nouveau Arrival Enoterra celebrates the start of the new French vintage year with a complementary buffet for those who purchase a bottle of Le Beaujolais. RMB 200/bottle. Enoterra (5208 6076) Beaujolais Nouveau Party with the French during the yearly festival celebrating the new wine season. Free. Café de la Poste (6402 7047)
Chuckie for Sunday, Spark celebrates its first year in style. Friday, Saturday: RMB 200 (men), RMB 100 (women) (includes two drinks), Sunday: RMB 300 (men), RMB 200 (women) (includes one free drink). 9pm. Spark (186 1841 5929)
Nov 16 BARS & CLUBS Belgium King’s Day In collaboration with UBBA and the Belgian Embassy, Belgian nu disco heroes Attari and Mickey join the celebrations. RMB 80, RMB 50 (advance). Time TBD. Haze (5900 6128)
Blackwater Authentic Irish music with the charismatic trio. Free. 9.30pm. Modernista (136 9142 5744)
Indoor Moonlighting DJs Usami and Patrick Yu are back to continue their successful summer Moonlighting series. This month, they come in out of the cold and into the Migas bar. Price TBD. 10pm. Migas (5208 6061)
Sound Sculpture Workstation Sculptured experimental music courtesy of Fenni, Song Zhao and HuGeJiLeTu. RMB 50, RMB 30 (students). 9pm. Zajia Lab (156 0112 2252)
Kode 9 Dubbed “the godfather of dubstep,” annual Shanghai guest Kode 9 hits Beijing for his first show since ’09. RMB 80, RMB 60 (advance). 9pm. Dada (183 1108 0818)
ARTS & CULTURE
La Noche Latina with DJ Juan Cardona A full night of Latin beats, with the occasional break for shots. Free. 10pm-2am. Q Mex (6585 3828)
Beijing Postcards Topic TBD. RMB 30, RMB 20 (members). 7.30pm. The Bookworm (6503 2050) Mime: You and Me See Nov 14.
LIVING Thanksgiving Pumpkin Extravaganza Hey, pumpkin fans, just remember: This month, it’s baking, not carving. So put the knife down and get out the oven gloves. RMB 280, RMB 220 (members). 7-8.30pm. The Hutong (6403 8670)
NOV 16-18 BARS & CLUBS Spark One-Year Anniversary Party Extravaganza Weekend Welcoming DJ Politik all the way from LA for the Friday bash, Taiwan’s DJ Junior for Saturday, and Dutch house architect
Steve Rachmad Dutch electronic legend Steve Rachmad hits town touring his new album “Secret Life of Machines.” RMB 100, RMB 70 (advance). 9pm. Lantern (135 0134 8785)
MUSIC Buyi Band Ningxia folk transplants Buyi Band play their regular spot supported by Perpetual Motion Machine and The Amazing Insurance Salesmen. RMB 80. 9pm. 2 Kolegas (6436 8998) Chui Wan & Psychic Ills Beijing psychedelic rockers Chui Wan team up with their New York-based counterparts for a nine-date tour through the Middle Kingdom, kicking off in Gulou. RMB 80, RMB 60 (advance and students). Time TBD. Yugong Yishan (6404 2711)
EXPLORE Datong Cultural Tour Experience over a thousand years of Buddhist history in spiritually charged Datong. RMB 1,200 (book by Nov 4). SnapAdventures (150 1036 4340) Shaolin Temple & Luoyang Longmen Grottos Until Nov 18. Head to Henan for a look at ancient cultural sites. Price TBD. China Culture Center (6432 9341; see Living directory) Subtropical Hakka Round Buildings & City Xiamen Until Nov 18. Go round in circles in Fujian’s iconic buildings. RMB 5,900, RMB 5,700 (book by Oct 31). China Culture Center (6432 9341; see Living directory)
NOV 17 BARS & CLUBS ’80s Party with The Warriors Gulou Street Gang 4corners, Modernista, Temple, Cu Ju or Salud? Join one of the Gulou bar gangs, take up your arms and hit the streets in the craziest game party of the year, all while DJ Peter Stone bangs out the ’80s hits. Free. 9.30pm. Modernista (136 9142 5744) Christian Prommer Munich-based DJ, percussionist and producer fuses his jazz roots with his love of dance music and electronica. RMB 100, RMB 60 (advance). Time TBD. Lan Club (5109 6012) DJ Hell The German techno house DJ, largely credited with instigating the Berlin electroclash movement of the mid-’90s, makes it to Beijing. RMB 250, RMB 150 (advance). Time TBD. Haze (5900 6128) G-Session: Spanish Night A Spanish-flavored night where guests can enjoy a free flow of fruity wine and live music. RMB 88. 9pm-1am. Scarlett (6552 2880) Funk Fever featuring Natasha Diggs The Funky fellas are back, and this time they are joined by a special guest from New York City who brings her super stash of records here. Free. 10pm. Migas (5208
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giving spread, plus free-flow beer and house wine. RMB 518. 6-10.30pm. Aroma, Ritz-Carlton Beijing (5908 8161)
SALT Thanksgiving Class up your thanksgiving feast with foie gras, poached lobster and wild pigeon accompanying your roast turkey. RMB 438. 6pm. SALT (6437 8457)
Steely Heart & Residence A A night of kick-ass rock with new wave rockers Steely Heart teaming up with indie darlings Residence A supported by The K and Devils At The Crossroad. RMB 60. 9pm. 2 Kolegas (6436 8998)
Thanksgiving It’s all here: roast turkey, honey-glazed ham, chestnuts, cranberry relish and pumpkin pie. RMB 388+15%. 6-10pm. East 33, Raffles Beijing (6526 3388 ext 5171)
ARTS & CULTURE Film: Glenn Gould: Hereafter See Nov 7. 3pm.
Thanksgiving Sit down with your family and friends at this lovely five-course set dinner. Turkey, traditional sides and wine pairings. Price and time TBD. Grange Grill, Westin Beijing Chaoyang (5922 8880)
Mime: Forty Years of Silence See Nov 16. Mime: You and Me See Nov 14. 2.30pm. Talk: The Importance of Daydreaming Simon Van Booy thinks truly creative people twiddle their thumbs. Price TBD. 7.30pm. Temple Hotel (8400 2232) Writing Workshop: Story Simon Van Booy teaches you how to look for stories and stay inspired. Price TBD. 9am-noon. Temple Hotel (8400 2232)
LIVING Chinese Bird-Flower Painting Get schooled in how our avian friends should look among the flora. RMB 180. 10am-noon. China Culture Center (6432 9341) Talk: Trap-Neuter-Return Learn how to humanely handle Beijing’s cat population. Free. 1-2.30pm. ICVS (8456 1939) White Collar Boxing: Brawl on the Wall Tickets at email@example.com. 6.30pm. Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel (5863 8241)
EXPLORE Experience Ancient Village & Monk’s Life in Bailin Monastery Until Nov 18. Meditate the weekend away. RMB 1,600, RMB 1,500 (book by Nov 1). China Culture Center (6432 9341; see Living directory) Tianjin Concessions & Colonial Architecture Tour Take the fast train to explore the city’s colonial neighborhoods. RMB 750, RMB 600 (children under 12). 8.30am-7pm. China Culture Center (6432 9341; see Living directory)
NOV 18 MUSIC Data Wave A night of impromptu experimental stylings including hardware noise, ambient, minimalist, instrumental and sound art brought to you by gogoj, Loga, Jfi, Li Zenghui, Meng Qi and VAVABOND. RMB 50. 9pm. Zajia Lab (156 0112 2252)
ARTS & CULTURE Film: Les Desmoiselles de Rochefort See Nov 11. 5pm. Food, Film and Friends: Great Britain Cook some British classics, then watch comedians Steven Coogan and Rob Brydon take a parodic restaurant tour of northern England in The Trip. RMB 240, RMB 200 (members), RMB 30 (screening only). 5pm (cooking class), 7.30pm (screening). The Hutong (6404 3355)
Thanksgiving The traditional lunch or dinner with a refined, French twist. RMB 198+15% (3-course lunch), RMB 688+15% (5-course dinner). Jaan, Raffles Beijing (8500 4186)
from nov 17: charlotte guibe at jiali gallery There’s something haunting about this picnic. Mime: Forty Years of Silence See Nov 16. Writing Workshop: Characters Simon Van Booy teaches you how to bring characters to life and develop them. Price TBD. 9am-noon. Temple Hotel (8400 2232)
EXPLORE Eunuch Tombs, Mural and Temple Tour Learn what it was like to go under the knife. RMB 320, RMB 250 (children 6-12). 9.30am-3.30pm. China Culture Center (6432 9341)
NOV 19 ARTS & CULTURE Dance: Rite of Spring / Folding Chinese-American choreographer Shen Wei re-imagines Stravinsky’s ballet and pairs modern dance with Tibetan Buddhist chants. Part of the NCPA Dance Festival. RMB 120-480. Time TBD. NCPA Opera House (6655 0000) Film: King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters Do you have what it takes to be a Donkey Kong champion? Free. 9pm. Dada (183 1108 0818; see Nightlife directory) Talk: The Nature of Self-Perception Simon Van Booy uses anthropology, anatomy and even economic theory to ask: “Who are we?” Price TBD. 7.30pm. Temple Hotel (8400 2232) Writing Workshop: Plot Simon Van Booy teaches you how to plot your story and control your reveals. Price TBD. 9am-noon. Temple Hotel (8400 2232)
NOV 20 ARTS & CULTURE Book Talk: Photography From the Loess Plateau Chinese photographer Li Ju shows us how the plateau has changed. RMB 30, RMB 20 (members). 7.30pm. The Bookworm (6503 2050) Dance: Rite of Spring / Folding See Nov 19.
Writing Workshop: Finishing Touches Simon Van Booy teaches you how to wrap it all up in a manuscript. Price TBD. 10amnoon. Temple Hotel (8400 2232)
LIVING Chinese Calligraphy Write real nice characters with some real nice characters. RMB 180. 10am-11.30am. China Culture Center (6432 9341) INN Coffee Morning Are you new? Join them. Free. 10am-noon. The Bookworm (6586 9507)
NOV 21 ARTS & CULTURE Film: Crossing the Line Christian Slater narrates a documentary about an ex-US Army soldier who defected to North Korea in 1962. RMB 40. 7.30pm. Riverbank Bar & Cafe (6506 8277; see Nightlife directory)
LIVING Chinese Landscape Painting Learn how to paint what you look at every single day. RMB 180. 10am-noon. China Culture Center (6432 9341) Minority Day Find out more about China’s 57 minorities. In Chinese. Free. 6-8pm. Dongjen Book Club (8403 4803) Rainbow Worm: Horror Stories Dating nightmares that also happen to be gay. RMB 30, RMB 20 (advance). 7.30pm. The Bookworm (6586 9507) Talk: Introduction to Chinese Herbs Sage advice on local herbs. Price TBD. 10am. The Hutong (6403 8670) Tying Chinese Knots: Bracelets Traditional Chinese handicrafts in time for the holidays. RMB 160. 1.30-3.30pm. China Culture Center (6432 9341)
NOV 22 DINING Peaceful Thanksgiving Day Give thanks for an all-you-can-eat Thanks-
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Thanksgiving The most affordable turkey dinner in town, with bird, sides and dessert. Takeaway options also available. RMB 109. Lily’s American Diner (6592 5548) Thanksgiving A Thanksgiving buffet dinner spread with turkey carving station and all the fixin’s. Price and time TBD. Seasonal Tastes, Westin Beijing Chaoyang (5922 8880) Thanksgiving Celebration Chase that food coma with turkey fresh from the carving station and as many slices of classic pumpkin pie as you desire. RMB 328+15%. Scene a Cafe, China World Hotel (6505 2266 ext 6644) Thanksgiving Dinner Choose turkey or ham (or splurge for both) with all-you-can-eat sides topped off with a slice of pumpkin pie. RMB 188-268. Brussels (6591 9525) Thanksgiving Lunch Buffet Until Nov 25. Those from the South know Thanksgiving’s about lunch, not dinner. RMB 358+15%. Greenfish, Ritz-Carlton Financial Street (6601 6666 ext 6255)
BARS & CLUBS Ladies’ Night: Remembering Marilyn Monroe Party Special performances, lipstick and movie screenings to remember the sexiest woman that ever existed. Free. 9.30pm. Modernista (136 9142 5744)
ARTS & CULTURE Cinequeer: My Beautiful Laundrette Now that you’ve seen Daniel Day-Lewis as the venerable Abraham Lincoln, see him playing a street punk in the film that launched his career. Free. 7.30pm. Caffe O’Henry (138 1169 1305; see Dining directory) Drama: King Lear TNT’s production of the Shakespeare classic integrates live music and dynamic action. Part of the UK Now Festival. RMB 120-380, RMB 60 (students). 7.30pm. Nine Theater (8599 1188)
NOV 23 DINING Thanksgiving Lunch Buffet See Nov 22.
BARS & CLUBS November 2012
Dance Dangereux XV with Daniel Wang The last time Daniel Wang hit Migas, things got messy. This show has a lot to live up to. RMB 50. 10pm. Migas (5208 6061)
Songzhuang Contemporary Artists Village Tour Step inside the studios of contemporary working artists. RMB 250. 9am-4pm. China Culture Center (6432 9341)
Footprint First Anniversary DJs Mickey Zhang, WengWeng, QQ, Eric Lee, ShenYue, Sean.C, Demone and Andy perform to celebrate a whole year of Footprint. Price TBD. 9pm. Lantern (135 0134 8785)
NOV 26 EXPLORE
Howie Lee The Beijing stalwart is leaving town to study music in the UK, this is his send off party. Free. 10pm. Dada (183 1108 0818)
Tianjin Concessions & Colonial Architecture Tour See Nov 17.
Resident Night The safe hands of DJs Yang Bing, Donald Summer and Kaize get back on the decks. RMB 50 (free before midnight). Time TBD. Haze (5900 6128)
Yunnan’s Yuanyang (Hani Rice Terrace) & Tropical Xishuangbanna Until Dec 2. Discover Yunnan’s lessexplored southern sections. Price TBD. China Culture Center (6432 9341)
MUSIC Matthew Parker Swing Trio Australian trumpeter Matthew Parker returns with a new swing line up including guitarist Doug Martin and double bass ET. Free. 9.30pm. Modernista (136 9142 5744) WHAI Experimental rock fuses with straight up dance as techno house merchant DJ Mickey Zhang joins WHAI. RMB 80, RMB 60 (advance). 10pm. 2 Kolegas (6436 8998)
ARTS & CULTURE Ballet: The Little Mermaid Don’t expect Sebastian and Flounder in this production, brought to you by the National Ballet of China. Part of the NCPA Dance Festival. RMB 80-480. Time TBD. NCPA Opera House (6655 0000) Drama: King Lear See Nov 22. Film: The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye See Nov 5. 5pm. Meet the Filmmaker: The Black & White Milk Cow Can a dropout make a life for himself with a cow and a substitute-teaching job? Q&A with director Yang Jin to follow. Reservations required. RMB 60, RMB 40 (students, advance). 8-10pm. Culture Yard (8404 4166)
EXPLORE Pingyao Town Until Nov 25. Visit Shanxi’s traditional walled city. RMB 2,500, RMB 2,400 (book by Nov 6). China Culture Center (6432 9341)
NOV 24 DINING Thanksgiving Lunch Buffet See Nov 22.
BARS & CLUBS ’80s Night with DJ Paul Harding Get into the groove after with DJ Paul Harding throwing back to the ’80s. With a prize on offer at midnight for best ’80s garb. Free. 10pm-1am. Q Mex (6585 3828) Haze Club Night Jiong Jiong, Maggie and Diva take the wheels, while it’s buy-two-get-one-free on pink mojitos up at the bar. RMB 50 (free before midnight). Time TBD. Haze (5900 6128) Moonglow Cabaret 1955 A full-scale cabaret production with
NOV 27 nov 4: kenny g @ the Mastercard center The cab drivers’ favorite returns.
musical accompaniment from Big John’s Blues Band. RMB 200 (includes one drink), RMB 150 (advance). 9-12pm. Cafe CD Blues (6506 8288) Syndicate SucSession Every eight years, The Syndicate remodels to keep in line with a harmonious society. The time has come for a Syndicate reboot. They’ll celebrate with a Syndicate 2.0 launch party featuring some old favorites including founder member DJ Elemental, as well as DJs Marsko, Blackie, Donkey Tonk and Clir. RMB 30. 10.30pm. Dada (183 1108 0818)
MUSIC Ember Swift 2 Kolegas gets back to roots as it hosts Canadian songbird Ember Swift and bluegrass folksters The Randy Abel Stable. RMB 60. 10pm. 2 Kolegas (6436 8998) The Fever Machine Shanghai stoner trio release their new EP “La Chupacabra” with support from BJ rock ‘n’ rollers Devils At The Crossroad. Free. Time TBD. Temple (131 6107 0713)
ARTS & CULTURE Ballet: The Little Mermaid See Nov 23.
LIVING 2012 Rotary Club of Beijing Charity Bazaar Christmas gifts and good cheer for a good cause. 11am-5pm. Kempinski Hotel Beijing (6465 3388) Facebook Live Real-life interaction with actual humans. Who’d have thought it? Proceeds to Hui Ling. RMB 50 (includes one drink), free (members). 5.30pm. The Hutong (6403 8670) Chinese Bird-Flower Painting See Nov 17. Dough Figure Sculpture Sign-up to learn from a master in his hutong home. RMB 160. 2pm. Gift of Hope (firstname.lastname@example.org) St. Andrew’s Ball Beijing’s lads and lassies get together to celebrate their golfing patron saint. RMB 1,000. 7pm. China World Hotel (6505 2266)
Talk: Bacteria, Stay Away! Healthy eating tips for a healthy body. RMB 150. 3-5pm. The Hutong (6403 8670) Workshop: Intro to Yoga Break yourself in gently. RMB 360. Noon1.30pm. Yoga Yard (6413 0774)
EXPLORE Backstreet Beijing: Thousand-Year Pagoda & White Cloud Taoist Temple See what southwest Beijing has in store. RMB 150, RMB 100 (children 6-11). 2-5.30pm. China Culture Center (6432 9341) Chinese Tea Tour to Maliandao Market Tea time. RMB 280. 10am-4pm. China Culture Center (6432 9341) Wild Great Wall Bike and Hike Start with a 30km ride, refuel with a rustic country lunch and then tackle the Yellow Flower section of the Great Wall. RMB 680, RMB 420 (with groups of five or more). Reservations required. Cycle China (6402 5653)
NOV 25 DINING Thanksgiving Lunch Buffet See Nov 22.
MUSIC Elton John Sir Elton finally makes it to Beijing, putting to bed years of speculation. RMB 280 - RMB 1680. 7.30pm. MasterCard Center (6828 6386)
ARTS & CULTURE Film: The 36th Chamber of Shaolin The monks were hoping for 37 chambers, but the alms weren’t so good that year. Free. 9pm. Dada (183 1108 0818; see Nightlife directory)
LIVING 2012 Rotary Club of Beijing Charity Bazaar See Nov 24. Workshop: Intro to Yoga See Nov 24. Noon-2.30pm.
MUSIC Blue The English boy band re-formed in ’09 and with a new album on the horizon, have embarked on a world tour. RMB 380- 880. Time TBD. Beijing Workers Gymnasium (6501 6300)
LIVING Chinese Calligraphy See Nov 20. Talk: Men’s Health Men, this is for you. Don’t miss it. Free. 6-7.30pm. International SOS (6462 9112)
NOV 28 ARTS & CULTURE Film: Pyongyang Nalpharam An ancient martial art, a killer mistaken for a childhood sweetheart, poison and revenge. RMB 40. 7.30pm. Riverbank Bar & Cafe (6506 8277; see Nightlife directory)
LIVING Chinese Landscape Painting See Nov 21.
NOV 29 DINING Fifth Year Anniversary Charity Party Say “Happy Birthday” to SALT with freeflow canapés, bubbly and beer, plus live music and lucky draw. All proceeds go to UNICEF. RMB 250, RMB 200 (advance). 6-10pm. SALT (6437 8457)
MUSIC Brandt Brauer Frick & Nova Heart The latest “wunderkinder” of the German electronic scene, BBF are garnering a lot of international recognition. Here they team up with Beijing’s own electro doyens, Nova Heart. RMB 150, RMB 100 (advance, students). 10pm. Yugong Yishan (6404 2711)
LIVING British Embassy Christmas Bazaar Ding-dong merrily on high. There’ll be mince pies, mulled wine and carols galore … and perhaps Beijing’s only tombola. Foreign passport-holders only. 10am-2pm. British Embassy (5192 4000)
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events NOV 30
BARS & CLUBS
Los Residentes Residents Nassdak and Bite-Size Buddha light up the Migas dance floor with fresh sounds. Free. 10pm. Migas (5208 6061)
Bodega Fever Free-flow tapas. For an additional RMB 128, you can share a jug of sangria with friends. RMB 118. 6-10pm. Scarlett, Hotel G (6552 3600 ext 3307)
Tiga Montreal-born tech house DJ Tiga, one of the city’s rave trailblazers back in the day, sets up decks at The Place. RMB 250, RMB 150 (advance). Time TBD. Haze (5900 6128)
Curry Wednesday Three different curries to choose from. RMB 98. Village Cafe (6410 5210) It’s a Steak Out! Sirloin or rib-eye steak with a bowl of soup and a glass of house wine. RMB 180. Blue Frog (8561 2665)
MUSIC Maksim Mrvica Award-winning, contemporary Croatian pianist Maksim, one of the fastest-selling classical recording artists in his home country, makes it to Beijing. RMB 180 – 980. Time TBD. MasterCard Center (6828 6386) Maybe Mars’ First Winter Show P.K.14, Rustic and Skip Skip Ben Ben front the indie labels first hot showcase and the weather cools off. RMB 100, RMB 80 (advance). 9.30pm. XP (6404 9947)
LIVING Friday Get-Together It’s a fun-down at sundown. Free. 6-8pm. Dongjen Book Club (8403 4803)
EXPLORE Ancient City Xi’an Until Dec 2. See Nov 9.
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) Monday Wine Fever A huge selection of bottled wines plus free-flow tapas all night. RMB 250. Enoterra (5208 6076)
BARS & CLUBS
Wine and Dine Free glass of wine with every three-course set dinner. Free. Terra (6591 9148)
nov 22: Lollipop bakery’s thanksgiving cupcakes Gobble it up.
dodgeball is actually a child’s sport from America. Price and time TBD. Canadian International School (6465 7788)
LIVING Evening Zen Meditation Calm down. RMB 150. 7.30-9.30pm. China Culture Center (6432 9341) Life Drawing Club Meet fellow artists and draw some models. Beginners welcome but all attendees must register for the class. RMB 60, RMB 50 (members). 7.30-9.30pm. The Hutong (6404 3355) Metaphysics Walks TCM expert Alex Tan takes you on a physical walk. Then it gets meta. Free. 8-10am. The Hutong (6404 3355)
Industry Night at Xiu Hospitality or airline industry workers enjoy discounts on drink all night long. Xiu, Park Hyatt Beijing (8567 1108)
Happy Tuesday Buy-one-get-one-free on snacks (11am4pm) and couscous (6-11pm). Le Petit Gourmand (6417 6095)
Temptation Monday 30% off on bottles of wine from Mosto’s outstanding wine list all day. Mosto (5208 6030)
Steak Night Buy-one-get-one-free on Flamme’s house steak. Free. 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)
MUSIC Open Jazz Jam Session The Wudaoying Hutong venue welcomes jazz musicians and fans to jam. Free. Time TBD. V.A. Cafe & Bar (5844 3638)
Tuesday Half-Price All food at the Belgian eatery is half-price. 5-10pm. Brussels Bar & Restaurant (6591 9525)
BARS & CLUBS Black Sun Quiz Night Testing times at Chaoyang Park West Gate. Free. 8.30pm. Black Sun (6593 6909)
ARTS & CULTURE
Game Night Play poker and mahjong tournaments for free drink prizes. Whiskeys also half-price from 8pm-midnight. Free. 8pm-late. Modernista (136 9142 5744)
Sub-Cinema at Dada Explore the underground film scene: kung fu faves, cult films, blaxploitation classics, indie documentaries, etc. Free. 9pm. Dada (183 1108 0818; see Nightlife directory)
It’s Your Day! Every week, one name is chosen and on that Tuesday, those with that name can learn how to make cocktails and get a 50% off all orders. Just Salad (134 8871 3633)
SPORT Mashup Dodgeball Made famous by the film Mr. Woodcock,
Mesh Cocktail Tuesday Two-for-one on both passion fruit and lychee martinis. Free. Mesh (6417 6688) Stumble Inn Quiz
Get along to the Village for the weekly quiz and get a burger and a pint for RMB 70. Free. 8.30pm. Stumble Inn (6417 7794) Taco y Tequila Tuesdays All tacos and selected tequila shots at RMB 20. 5-7pm. Q Mex (5620 3759) Temptation Tuesday 30% off on bottles of wine from Modo’s awarded wine list all day. Modo (6415 7207) 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) Tim’s Texas Quiz Night How many, when and where? Free. 8pm. Tim’s Texas Bar-B-Q (6591 9161)
MUSIC Gypsy Jazz Jam Session The Hot Club of Beijing hosts the weekly jam. 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. Free. 9-11.30pm. Migas (5208 6061)
SPORT Aardvarks Rugby Training Get in shape for the rugger season in the CBD. 8pm. Location TBD (134 3670 1915) email@example.com Beijing Devils Rugby training. Meet from 7pm at The Den (6592 6290) www.beijingdevils.com Mashup Dodgeball League Until early December. Relive high school or Hollywood, depending on your dodgeball experience. Signup at Mashupsorts.com. Venue TBD.
EXPLORE Beijing Hutong Bike Tour Explore the hutongs by bike. No bike? No problem. They’ll have one for you there. RMB 210. Chihaner (5713 3232) Great Wall Mutianyu, Summer Palace and Olympic Venues Go from some of Beijing’s oldest architecture to its newest. RMB 450, RMB 300 (children under 12). 9am-6pm. China Culture Center (6432 9341)
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Wine n’ Dine A communal ten-course Chinese dinner paired with two New World wines around a warming open kitchen. RMB 300. 7-10pm. Black Sesame Kitchen (136 9147 4408)
BARS & CLUBS 100 Kuai Pitchers One red bill gets you a pitcher of ale. Why not? Free. 5pm-midnight. Brussels Bar & Restaurant (6591 9525) Divas’ Wednesday With every purchase of a glass or bottle of Moet & Chandon Imperial or Chandon Rose, 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. Suzie Wong (6500 3377) 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 Senoritas All ladies in the house who buy one margarita will 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 Hot Club play a regular ’20s swing dance party Free. 9.30pm. Modernista (136 9142 5744) Live Music at Migas See Tuesdays. 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) Open Mic Night All types of music welcome: original, covers, jazz, pop, folk ... anything goes! Free. 9pm. V. A. Bar (5844 3638)
ARTS & CULTURE Riverbank Cine Club
events This month the Cine Club takes us over the border to the DPRK. For details, see Nov 7, 14, 21 and 28. RMB 40. 7.30pm. Riverbank Bar & Café (6506 8277; see Nightlife directory)
one of the best fish ‘n’ chip deals in town. RMB 58. 5pm-late. Brussels Bar & Restaurant (6591 9525) Fish ‘n’ Chips Friday Soup, fish ‘n’ chips and a dessert. RMB 88. Village Cafe, The Opposite House (6410 5210)
SPORT Mashup Pickup Basketball Open to all who are alley-oop for it. Price and time TBD. BCIS (8771 7171)
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)
LIVING Culinary Walking Tour Walk the streets and source the ingredients to make classic dishes. RMB 100, RMB 80 (members). 9-10.30am. The Hutong (6404 3355)
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)
Metaphysics Walks See Mondays. 2-4pm.
EXPLORE Beijing Hikers Midweek treks every week at different locations around Beijing. Prices vary by hike. See Beijinghikers.com for specific trips. Beijing Hikers (6432 2786; see Sports directory) Dandelion Hiking Join for weekly excursions to the Wall or other locations. RMB 380. See Chinahiking. cn for specific hikes and to make reservations. Dandelion Hiking (131 2478 8581; see Sports directory) Gubeikou Great Wall Hiking Take a midweek break to the Wall. RMB 420. Chihaner (5713 3232) Huanghuacheng Great Wall Make your way through six forts, six passes, 12 beacon towers, and 32 guard towers. RMB 400. 8.30am. China Travellers (188 0133 5578) Pedicab Hutong Family Visit, Tiananmen Square & Forbidden City Fill your day with a tour of Beijing’s alleyways plus visits to a traditional courtyard house, an herbal pharmacy and a porcelain museum. RMB 350, RMB 250 (children 5-11). 9.30am-4.30pm. China Culture Center (6432 9341; see Living directory)
THURSDAYS DINING 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) Free-Flow Cheese If you’ve ever dreamt of sailing to heaven on rivers of cheese, here’s your chance to make it come true. RMB 150. 8-10pm. Enoterra (5208 6076) 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) Steak Thursday Enjoy tenderloin with a bowl of soup. RMB 148 (includes glass of house wine), RMB 108 (no wine). Village Café, The Opposite House (6410 5210)
BARS & CLUBS Beer Pong Win glory, the respect of the opposite sex, and a bottle of booze – all in one night. Free. 8pm. Pyro Pizza (8286 6240) Champagne Night @ Xian
Wine n’ Dine A communal ten-course Chinese dinner paired with two New World wines around a warming open kitchen. RMB 300. 7-10pm. Black Sesame Kitchen (136 9147 4408)
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Young Jamie’s putting the woon in swoon. Two-for-one on Moet by the glass or bottle all night long. Xian, East (8414 9810) Girls’ Night Out Two free drinks for every lady. Time TBD. Xiu, Park Hyatt Beijing (8567 1108) Gone With the Live Music Smooth tunes will play as you relax with signature cocktails and specially made canapés (RMB 168). Free. 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 Half-price on all drinks between 5pm and midnight. Free. 5pm. Brussels (6591 9525)
Get in shape for the rugger season in the CBD. 8.30pm. Location TBD (134 3670 1915) firstname.lastname@example.org Angels Basketball Wings not essential. Venue is located near the Temple of Heaven. RMB 80. 7pm. Contact email@example.com to play. Beijing Devils See Tuesdays. Beijing Ladies Golf Play with the ladies at some of the best courses of the city. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. Expat Squash League Squash with expats in a league format. Court rental costs shared. Email email@example.com to sign up. 6.30pm. Asia Pacific Building (near Ritan Park)
Lindemans Ladies’ Nights Buy two Lindemans Fruit Beers and get a free Belgian ice cream. Beer Mania (6500 0559)
Anti-Discrimination Salons The French Embassy support this event on tolerance for all. Free. 6-8pm. Dongjen Book Club (8403 4803)
Mesh Cocktail Thursday Passionfruit and lychee martini two-forone until midnight every Thursday. Mesh (6410 5220)
LGBTalk Interesting members of the community are brought into focus. RMB 10. 7.30-9.30pm. LGBT Center (5903 3730)
Over the Rainbow LGBT Night Quality drinks and music are promised at the city’s newest LGBT night. RMB 40 (includes one drink). 9pm. Lantern (135 0134 8785)
Scottish Dance Evenings Give it a whirl. Free (with price of ticket to St. Andrew’s Ball). 7-9pm. The Capital Athletic Club (8486 2225)
Second Hand Sounds The Bar at Migas hosts your favorite Beijing-based DJs playing the music they love (but don’t normally get the chance to play). Free. 10pm. Migas (5208 6061) Sparkling & Canapes Titular food and wine flow freely. RMB 280. 7-10pm. Terra (6591 9148) Thrifty Thursdays Regular happy hour from 5-9pm, but from 9pm to midnight mixed drinks and cocktail of the day are just RMB 25. 5pm-minight. Brussels Bar & Restaurant (6591 9525)
MUSIC Music Open Mic All comers welcome to take to the mic. Free. 9.30pm. Hot Cat Club (6400 7868)
SPORT Aardvarks Rugby Training
EXPLORE Beijing Hutong Bike Tour See Tuesdays.
BARS & CLUBS Bubble Night Get a bottle of Duval Leroy Champagne for RMB 500 to celebrate the weekend. 9pmmidnight. Mesh (6417 6688) Free Sangria for the Ladies Drop by the Shuangjing joint to enjoy free drink if you’re a lady – or a cross-dressing man. 6pm. Plan B (5821 1353) Gone With the Live Music See Thursdays. Ladies Night @ Brussels All cocktails and mixed drinks, house specials and martinis are half price for ladies. While on the hour, every hour (after 9pm) all the ladies in the house get a shot drunker. 9pm-midnight. Brussels Bar & Restaurant (6591 9525) Ladies Night @ Loong Bar Put on your favorite dress and heels and enjoy unlimited sparkling wine and special cocktails. 9pm-midnight. Loong Bar (5908 8906) Pink Fridays LGBT-friendly evening showcasing pink Piscos, Cosmos and daiquiris. 5pm. Terra (6591 9148) TGIF: Thank God It’s Friday! A live DJ from 9pm and all standard drinks at RMB 30. A fine way to welcome the weekend. 7-11pm. Scarlett (6552 2880)
LIVING Hand-pulled Noodles and Dumplings Get digital with your dough. RMB 250. 6-8pm. China Culture Center (6432 9341)
Qilianguan-Mutianyu Hike Should you hike the wild Wall or a restored section? Why not mix it up with a bit of both? RMB 400. 8.30am. China Travellers (188 0133 5578)
Temple of Heaven, Flea Market and Art District Trek across the city, from the Tiantan to Panjiayuan to 798. RMB 350, RMB 250 (children under 12). 9am-6pm. China Culture Center (6432 9341; see Living directory)
Dim Sum Brunch All-you-can-eat dim sum. RMB 108+15%. 11am-2.30pm. Horizon, Kerry Centre Hotel (8565 2188)
FRIDAYS DINING Fish Fry Choose from breaded or beer-battered for
Feijoada Saturdays Start off your weekend with the traditional Brazilian stew. RMB 128. 11.30am-3pm. Alameda (6417 8084) Honzen’s Sushi Saturdays Brunch for sushi fanatics. RMB 188+15%. 11am-3pm. Honzen, Kempinski Hotel Beijing (6465 3388 ext 4220) Mexican Saturdays
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events Fresh tortilla wraps with meat, seafood and vegetable fillings, quesadillas, guacamole and margaritas. RMB 366+15%. 5.30-10pm. Kranzler’s Restaurant & Bar, Kempinski Hotel Beijing (6465 3388)
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) Sweet Escape Lavish food and live jazz. RMB 348+15%, RMB 388+15% (unlimited Paulaner beer, and sparkling, red and white wines). 11.30am-3pm. Kranzler’s, Kempinski Hotel Beijing (6465 3388 ext 4217)
Seafood Dinner Buffet For those who are more surf than turf. RMB 518+15%. 6-10pm. Aroma, Ritz-Carlton Beijing (5908 8161) Taste Brazil: Feijoada Braised black beans, crispy pork crackling and ribs, spring greens, farofa and more. RMB 188 per person. SALT (6437 8457)
Ultimate Sunday Brunch The organic station and superfood bar at this sumptuous buffet mean 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 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) Mojito Hour Hot on the heels of the house happy hour is the 10 kuai mojito deal with “no skimping” on quality. 9-10pm. Brussels Bar & Restaurant (6591 9525)
SPORT Mashup Basketball League Find out whether you have been hiding your talent like Jeremy Lin. Sign up at Mashupsorts.com. Venue TBD. Mashup Flag Football League Join a team for Mashup’s friendlier form of football. 1-4pm. Ditan Stadium (info@ mashupasia.com) The Peloton Beijing Road Bike Cycling Club Road cycling for the serious and enthusiastic alike. Bikes are available for hire. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Price TBD. 7am. Ride begins and ends at the TREK store near Chaoyang Park South Gate. www.beijingpeloton.com
LIVING Culinary Walking Tour See Wednesdays. 12.30-2pm. Lez Party Beijing’s best lala party, with drinks specials for all. RMB 50 (includes drink). 9pm-late. Alfa (6413 0086)
EXPLORE Beijing Hutong Bike Tour Explore the hutongs on two wheels. No bike? No problem. They’ll have one for you there. RMB 210. Chihaner (5713 3232) Great Wall Hiking + Hot Springs Until Sun. Spent Saturday on the Wall before retiring to a hot springs retreat for the evening. RMB 1,100. See Chinahiking. cn for specific hikes and to make reservations. Dandelion Hiking (131 2478 8581; see Sports directory) Gubeikou Winding Wall and Meal Start with a farmhouse lunch before beginning the hike. RMB 400. 8.30am. China Travellers (188 0133 5578)
SUNDAYS DINING 360° Champagne Brunch A fine 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) American Sunday Roast prime beef rib cut tableside with all the trimmings. RMB 198+15%, RMB
BARS & CLUBS Q Mex Pub Quiz The newest quiz night in town. See how it sizes up. Free. 5pm. Q Mex (6585 3828)
until nov 23: ma dan – an exploration from the clouds Blue sky thinking at Dialogue Space. 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, 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 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. 11.30am-3pm. CRU Steakhouse, JW Marriott Beijing (5908 8995) ext 1628) Italian Aperitivo All-you-can-eat authentic Italian bites. RMB 80. 7-9pm. Modernista (136 9142 5744) 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 110150. 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) pentabrunch Sunday Rehab The place to recover from your Saturday night shenanigans. Hearty comfort food, hangover cocktails and even ice packs at the ready – all at a great price. RMB 128. 11am- 3pm. pentahotel Beijing (6708 8118)
SPORT The Beijing Bunch Rides Beijing Triathlon and Serk join forces; the ride is open to anyone with a bike and a helmet. It also sounds like a cool gang. 6am. Serk (134 2647 4634) www.tribeijing. org Beijing Ducks Water Polo Make a splash in the hardest game underwater. 12.30pm. International School of Beijing. For more details, contact Gabor at email@example.com Beijing Golfers Golf with fellow walk-spoilers. Prizes to be won for members. Details at golf@ beijinggolfers-club.org. Beijing Hockey Club Mixed-level field hockey for all. Pitch costs split. 11am-1pm. Sessions take place at Taiyuan Diplomatic Compound or Olympic Training Centre. Info at bjhockeyclub@ hotmail.com
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)
Expat Squash League Squash with expats in a league format. Court rental costs shared. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. 7pm. Dongzhimen area
SALT Bubbly Sundays Two- or three-course brunches. Pick from the wine list, splash out with a slightly indulgent cocktail or add RMB 150 for freeflow drinking. RMB 198 (two courses), RMB 228 (three courses). SALT (6437 8457)
Mashup Basketball League Sign up on Mashupasia.com or go straight to the court and strong arm a brother. Price and time TBD. BCIS (8771 7171)
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 A phenomenal value. Enjoy an appetizer buffet, limitless made-to-order entrees and 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 from the buffet plus your
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Mashup Ultimate Frisbee Pickups Frisbee for all. It’s like the first day of college before everyone has a clique. RMB 50. Time TBD. Chaoyang Park East Gate (info@ mashupasia.com)
LIVING Metaphysics Walks See Mondays. Chinese Tea Course For those who prefer their caffeine from leaves, not beans. RMB 1,500 (4 sessions). 10am-noon. China Culture Center (6432 9341) Survival Chinese Does your current level of Chinese make you fear for your life? This class guarantees survival. RMB 150, RMB 100 (if you bring a friend). 10pm-noon. Culture Yard (8404 4166)
WEEKENDS DINING Aroma Gourmet Brunch
events Boston lobster, Australian oysters, French foie gras, international cheeses and more. RMB 518+15%. 11.30am-3pm. Aroma, RitzCarlton Beijing (5908 8161)
Golden Autumn Hairy Crabs Until Nov 30. Have your hairy crabs steamed, sautéed, braised or consomméd this season. Choy’s Seafood, Beijing Marriott Northeast (5927 8888)
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 ext 1726)
Hairy Crabs Return All month. Our favorite hirsute crustaceans are back, at both Qi and Cepe. RMB 288750. The Ritz-Carlton Beijing (6629 6660) Hairy Crab Season Until Nov 15. Enjoy them whole or in a quartet of hairy crab-based dishes. RMB 228+15% (whole male crab), RMB 198+15% (whole female crab). Grand Millennium Beijing (8587 6888 ext 3013)
Dim Sum Brunch Try out Yu’s new menu by indulging in their unlimited dim sum. RMB 388+15%. 11.30am-2.30pm. Yu, Ritz-Carlton Beijing (5908 8111)
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)
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) 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) SALT Bubbly Brunch Two- or three-course brunches. Pick from the wine list, splash out with a slightly indulgent cocktail or add RMB 150 for freeflow drinking. RMB 198 (two courses), RMB 228 (three courses). SALT (6437 8457) 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) Weekend Barbeque 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) Weekend Brunch Omelets, poached eggs, scrambled eggs on rye toast, croissanwiches and waffles. Choose any dish and add a coffee for RMB 10. RMB 48. 9am-2pm. Colibri (6417 0808) Weekend Brunch Choose from four different brunch styles: American, Enoterra Classic, French and Health. Add RMB 88 for free-flow sparkling wine. 11am-3pm. Enoterra (5208 6076) Weekend Brunch Enjoy all-you-can-eat appetizers or pastries, then order a generous a la carte entrée. RMB 160+15% (2-course), RMB 208+15% (3-course). 11am-3pm. Feast, EAST (8414 9820) 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 Beijinghikers.com for specific trips. Beijing Hikers (6432 2786; see Sports directory)
nov 1: southern water towns If Venice disappears, here’s the backup. Weekend Hikes Four weekends in November mean eight different spots to hike. RMB 400. 8.30am. China Travellers (188 0133 5578)
ONGOING DINING All-You-Can-Eat Dim Sum Lunch daily, dinner on weekends. Get your fill of shrimp dumplings, BBQ pork buns – and for the more adventurous, chicken feet and tripe, too. RMB 128+15%. Wanli, Renaissance Beijing Chaoyang Hotel (6468 9999 ext 3131) Australian Beef All month. Try a 300g Australian short rib steak for RMB 168+15%, or a 200g beef fillet for RMB 198+15%. Salad buffet included. 11.30am-2pm, 5.30-10.30pm. Texan Bar & Grill, Metropark Lido Hotel (6437 6688 ext 1849) Barolo New Menu Mon-Sat. Don’t miss the squid ink tagliolini with Dungeness crab. 11.30am-2.30pm, 6-10pm. Barolo, Ritz-Carlton Beijing (5908 8151) 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 Big Blue All month. Generous four-course lunch or dinner set menu with wine pairing options starting at an additional RMB 248. RMB 688+15%. Le Pré Lenotre, Sofitel (8599 6666 ext 6528) Bollywood Dance Thu-Sun. Belly-baring performances to enjoy during dinner. Free. Ganges, Shimao Department Store (6416 0181) and The Place (6587 2999) Business Lunch All month. Choose from six starts, eight mains and four desserts at one of Beijing’s best restaurants. RMB 198+15%. Aria, China World Hotel (6505 2266 ext 6644) 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) Cheese/Chocolate Pots Nov 1-Dec 31. Warm up this winter with
Indian Buffet Mon-Fri. One of the best deals in town, with free masala tea if you mention the Beijinger. RMB 60. 11.30am-1.30pm. Ganges, Shimao Department Store (6416 0181)
four types of cheese fondue and dark and white chocolate pots for dessert. Price TBD. Grange Grill, Westin Beijing Chaoyang (5922 8880)
It’s Crab Time of the Year All month. Enjoy a special menu celebrating hairy crab season, including crab steamed with huadiao wine. Summer Palace, China World Hotel (6505 2266 ext 34)
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)
Kempinski 20 Years Anniversary Wine All month. Celebrate 20 years with two newly created anniversary wines: one Pinot Noir, one Riesling. Kempinski Hotel Beijing (6465 3388 ext 4217)
Dim Sum Menu at Chynna All month. New housemade dim sum offerings like crispy shrimp rice rolls and fresh almond tea give you more reasons to visit this revamped restaurant. Chynna, Hilton Beijing Wangfujing (5812 8888 ext 8411)
Lunch Express All month. For a great lunch deal, choose from set meals at any of their four restaurants: Cantonese at Yue, Japanese at Miyabi, Italian at Bene and international cuisine at Feast. RMB 98. Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng (5798 8888)
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) 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) Feast on Hairy Crab All month. Get the hairy guys from Yangcheng Lake a la carte or as part of a set menu. Zen5es, Westin Beijing Chaoyang (5922 8880) Flavor of the Month: Cappuccino Nov 1-30. Have your cupcake and your coffee in one. RMB 250/dozen. Lollipop Bakery (135 5277 2683) Free Beer and Wine All month. For anyone ordering off the menu at their newest location. Free. Ganges, Shimao Department Store (6416 0181) Free Bruschetta Sampler All month. Buy any bottle of wine and receive a sampling plate of their delicious bruschettas. Bar Veloce (6586 1006) 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)
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) Morning Coffee All month. Free pastry with every purchase of a takeaway coffee. 7am-10.30am. Domain, EAST (6417 6688) Mosto at 6 All month. Dine alfresco as the sun sets over Nali Patio. RMB 218 (2 courses), RMB 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) Red Afternoon Tea All month. Strawberry cheesecake, raspberry tarts and red chocolate pralines help you blend in with the falling leaves. RMB 298+15%. The Lobby Lounge, China World Hotel (6505 2266 ext 37) SALT Autumn Days Mon-Fri. Sample their seasonal menu, and add RMB 30 to your set lunch for a glass of wine or beer. RMB 118 (two courses), RMB 138 (three courses). Noon-3pm. SALT (6437 8457) SALTastation All month. Five courses paired with New and Old World wines. This fall, enjoy restaurateur Gaby’s emphasis on wild game and produce. RMB 568 (food and wine), RMB 368 (food only). 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
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events Focus Square (6473 3333 ext 6310)
Light All month. Chow brings her Taiwanese, South American and New York sensibilities to Beijing with a series of oil paintings and wooden blocks. Temple Hotel (8400 2232)
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)
Yung Ho Chang: Material-ism Until Dec 2. China’s first international architect turns the Great Hall into a modern hutong, with each subspace reflecting an area of his practice. RMB 10, free (Thu). 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)
Charlote Guibe: Dinners (Wan Can) Nov 17-Dec 15. A series of 30 works show abstract plays on still lifes, all centered around the ritual of gathering for dinner. Free. Jiali Gallery (8402 5613)
Tasting Menu All month. Taste what their new chef can do. RMB 600+15%, RMB 1,000+15% (with paired wines). Aria, China World Hotel (6505 2266 ext 36) Thanksgiving Cupcakes Nov 1-30. All you’ll say when you see the adorable turkey cupcakes is, “Gobble, gobble.” RMB 399/dozen. Lollipop Bakery (135 5277 2683) Tomahawk All month. Get your teeth into an enormous, 30cm-long slab of 70-dayold grain-fed beef. Grange Grill, Westin Beijing Chaoyang (5922 8880)
Tour Modernity: Three Centuries of British Art Nov 14-Dec 21. Manchester and neighboring cities display their collections of oil paintings, watercolors and drawings. Part of the UK Now Festival. Free. Beijing World Art Museum (5980 2222)
nov 22: thanksgiving at raffles beijing We wouldn’t mind winning this in a raffle. All month. All-you-can-eat dim sum. No service charge. RMB 98. 11.30am-2pm. Yue, Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng (5798 8888)
Ultimate Seafood Buffet Dinner Mon-Sat, until Nov 25. An abundant spread of crabs, oysters, scallops, conches and more. RMB 188+15% (free-flow beer and soft drinks). Renaissance Cafe, Renaissance Beijing Chaoyang Hotel (6468 9999 ext 3121)
Yummy Yum Cha All month. 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)
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)
Absinthe Green Hour Daily. Up to 25% discount on their absinthe selection Free. 6-8pm. Modernista (136 9142 5744)
Vino & Tostas Mon-Fri. Free special toast tapas with purchase of any bottle of wine. Noon- 10 .30pm. Niajo (5208 6052) White Truffle Extravaganza All month. Add the luxurious fungus to the wonderful Italian creations at Cepe. RMB 150 (per gram)+15%. Cepe, Ritz-Carlton Financial Street (6601 6666) White Truffle from Alba Until Nov 30. The treasures of the earth have been imported from Alba, Italy and are ready to grace your plate. Le Pre Lenotre, Sofitel (8599 6666 ext 6528) 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, info@longfengwines. com) Winter Warmers Nov 1-30. Enjoy special dishes to warm your bones, like oxtail minestrone, clam chowder, beer-braised short ribs and more. Aria, China World Hotel (6505 2266 ext 6644) Ya Yuan Roast Duck All month. An excellent duck spread, with crisp skin, moist, savory flesh and thin but toothsome pancakes. RMB 268+15% (6 servings), RMB 188+15% (single serving). Horizon, Kerry Hotel (8529 2188) Yum Cha Dim Sum
BARS & CLUBS
Crazy Hour Mon-Fri. Tsingtao RMB 10 and mojitos. RMB 25. 6-7pm. Black Sun (6593 6909) Premier League at Black Sun Daily. Watch, cheer, and drink beer throughout the week. Free. Time TBD. Black Sun (6593 6909) Weekday 241 @ Xian Mon-Fri. Exactly what it says on the tin: Buy one selected drink, get one selected drink free at Xian. 6-8pm. Xian (8414 9810)
MUSIC Regi Brown Tue-Sat. The sassy jazz vocalist returns for autumn. Free. 8.30pm. Mix, Westin Beijing Chaoyang (5922 8000) Zoomin’ Night Tuesdays. Every Tuesday XP welcomes a selection of the cream of the city’s electro pioneers for regular performances, the night made famous at the erstwhile D22. RMB 30, RMB 20 (students). 9pm. XP (6404 9947)
ARTS & CULTURE Words We Have Learned Since 9-11 Until Nov 3. Los Angeles-based visual artist Clayton Campbell started this participatory photo project in 2004, and this marks its first entry into China (see p40). Free. Three Shadows Photography Art Centre (6432 2663) Axel Gerber: Shadows/Highlights Until Nov 10. The painter from Berlin shows off his playful studies of opposites. Free. XYZ Gallery (5762 3017) Kan Xuan: Millet Mound Until Nov 10. Kan’s stop-motion photography of historic burial sites fuses past and present. RMB 10, free (Thu). UCCA (8459
9269) Fashion Film Until Nov 11. An extensive exhibit bringing together fashion films from the UK and China. Part of the UK Now Festival. RMB 10, free (students). UCCA (8459 9269) Guillaume Janot Until Nov 11. Abstract photographer that plays with a mini Arc de Triomphe, a cement tree and Ikea landscapes. Free. Imagine Gallery (6438 5747) He Xiangyu Until Nov 11. No title, no details save a miniature silicone self-sculpture and a promise that the artist is turning himself into a viewer. Free. White Space Beijing (8456 2054) Yang Jian: Simple Mechanical Until Nov 11. Video and installation art focusing on themes of elapsed time and destruction. Free. White Space Beijing (8456 2054) Hiroyuki Togashi: View with Tibetan Winds Until Nov 15. A Tibetan-themed photography exhibit by the Japanese photographer and former Beijing resident. Free. Modernista (136 9142 5744; see Nightlife directory) Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners: From the House to the City Until Nov 18. A well-produced architecture exhibit featuring the work of a prominent, socially conscious British firm. Free. 9am5pm (Tue-Sun). Capital Museum (6337 0491/2) Yu Fan: On High Oct 28-Nov 18. This year’s Nomination Exhibition highlights the semi-surrealist sculptor who graduated from CAFA and now teaches at the famed art institute. Free. CAFA Art Museum (6477 1575) Yu Xiao: Nursery Rhymes Until Nov 18. Her photos point to this Shandong native’s childhood, but with a sharp, futuristic edge. Free. 798 Photo Gallery (6438 1784, 5978 9188) Wang Yuanzheng: Two Bananas Until Nov 20. Wang’s most recent paintings will explore themes of family and Westernization. Free. MOUart (5762 6056) Martin Parr: Luxury and Beaches Nov 3-26. The British documentary photographer captures modern life like you’ve never seen it. Free. Pekin Fine Arts (5127 3220)
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 the Victoria and Albert Museum. Part of the UK Now Festival. Free. National Museum of China (6512 8910)
SPORT ClubFootball Men’s 5-a-side Leagues All month. Players and teams welcome for all 12 divisions on weeknights. Register by calling 5130 6893/4/5/6, or email play@ wanguoqunxing.com. More info at www. clubfootball.com.cn. C X Games Nov 1-4. Challenge Skateboards and Skate Deck Art bring you this extreme sports competition at the Bird’s Nest. Tickets and more information at www.cx-open.com/ english.
LIVING Black Sesame Cooking Class Scheduled classes every Tue, Thu and Sat or private classes at your convenience. This month’s topics include knife skills, backto-basics, Sichuan and Imperial dishes. RMB 300. 10am-1pm for scheduled classes. Black Sesame Kitchen (136 9147 4408) The Chinese Kitchen All month. If you want to cook it, The Hutong will teach you how. Their range of workshops covers the basics (the essentials, knife skills), regional specialties (Beijing, Sichuan, Cantonese, Hunan, dim sum, ethnic minority cuisine), doughbased treats (dumplings, hand-pulled noodles, pancakes, baozi) and other categories (vegetarian, street food, TCM cooking, contemporary Chinese cuisine). Morning, afternoon and evening classes available. For the full schedule, see www. thehutongkitchen.com. RMB 249, RMB 200 (members). The Hutong (6404 3355) Tuina Massage Tue & Thu. Put some elbow grease into those TCM meridians. RMB 1,500 (8 sessions). 10am-noon. China Culture Center (6432 9341)
EXPLORE Hutong Exploration by Bicycle Investigate Beijing on two wheels. Offered daily. Reservations required. RMB 150. 1pm. Cycle China (6402 5653)
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DINING P70 // NIGHTLIFE P77 // STYLE P79 // ARTS & CULTURE P81 // SPORTS P81 // LIVING P82 // EXPLORE P84 DINING Dining Directory Index 360 Casual Dining – Buffets 4corners – Southeast Asian 1001 Nights – Middle Eastern A Chun Jia – Dumplings A Food Affaire – Bakeries, Delis & Candy A Qiu La Ga Qingzang Suannai – Bakeries, Deli & Candy Afunti – Xinjiang & Muslim Agua – Spanish Ahava Bistro + Cafe – American Aili Bakery – Bakeries, Delis & Candy Aimo Town – Yunnan Alameda – Contemporary International Alba – Cafes & Teahouses Alio Olio – Italian Annie’s – Italian Aria – European Aroma – Buffets Asia Bistro – Buffets The Astor Grill – Steakhouses Avocado Tree – Central and South American Bakeli Xinjiang Restaurant – Xinjiang & Muslim Baozi Pu – Shanxi & Shaanxi Bar Veloce – see Nightlife directory Barolo – Italian Bei – Japanese Beijing Cook – Shanghai Beiluo Bread Bar – Cafes & Teahouses Bene – Italian Bianyifang – Beijing Duck Biteapitta – Middle Eastern Black Sesame Kitchen – see Living directory Black Soil Impressions – Dongbei BLD Cafe – Buffet Blue Frog – American The Bookworm – Cafes & Teahouses Boucherie Francaise Chez Gerarde – Bakeries, Delis & Candy Brasserie Flo – French Brazillian Churrascos – Central & South American The Bridge Café – Cafes & Teahouses Brussels – see Nightlife directory Cafe Cha – Buffets Cafe de la Poste – French Cafe Noir – Cafes & Teahouses Cafe on the 6 – Buffets Cafe O2 – Cafes & Teahouses Cafe Swiss – European Cafe Zarah – Cafes & Teahouses Capital M – European Carmen – Spanish CBD International Cuisine – Buffets CCSweets – Bakeries, Delis & Candy Cedar’s – Middle Eastern Celestial Court – Cantonese Cepe – Italian Chef Too – American Chengdu Representative Office Restaurant – Sichuan Chez Julien – French China Bar, Park Hyatt – see Nightlife directory China Grill – Contemporary International Choy’s Seafood – Cantonese Chuan Ban – Sichuan Chuan Cheng Yuan – Sichuan Chynna – Contemporary Chinese Citrus Restaurant – Buffets City Wall Bistro – Buffets Colibri Cafe – Bakeries, Delis & Candy Collagen Hotpot – Hot Pot Compass Grill - Contemporary International Comptoirs de France – Bakeries, Delis & Candy Crepanini – French Crescent Moon Muslim Restaurant – Xinjiang and Muslim CRU Steakhouse – Steakhouses The CUT Steak & Seafood Grill – Steakhouses Da Dong Roast Duck – Beijing Duck Daccapo, The Regent Beijing – Italian Daily Treats – Bakeries, Delis And Candy Dali Courtyard – Yunnan Dali Renjia – Yunnan
Danieli’s – Italian Dareen Coffee – Middle Eastern Di – Cantonese Dianke Dianlai – Yunnan Din Tai Fung – Dumplings Ding Ding Xiang – Hot Pot Domain, EAST Beijing – Cafes & Teahouses Dragon Palace – Cantonese Duck de Chine – Beijing Duck 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 Feast (Food by EAST) - Contemporary International Flamme International Grill – Steakhouses Fook Lam Moon – Cantonese Fratelli Fresh – Italian Fuel – Contemporary International Ganges Indian Restaurant – Indian/Pakistani Garden Court – Buffets Golden Peacock Dai Ethnic Flavour – Yunnan 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 Haidilao Hot Pot – Hot Pot Hatsune – Japanese Hawka – Southeast Asian Hengshan Hui – Cantonese Hercules – Cafes & Teahouses Home Plate Bar-B-Que – American Hongyuan Nanmen Hotpot – Hot Pot Honzen – Japanese Horizon – Cantonese Hot & Spicy Bar – Hunan & Hubei Huanghe Shui Shaanxi Mianguan – Shaanxi Huang Ting – Cantonese Hujiang Xiangmanlou – Shanghai Huoluhuo – Korean I Rock My Pot – Hot Pot IFW – Contemporary Chinese In & Out – Yunnan Invincible Ramen – Japanese Italian Trattoria – Italian Jaan – French Jade Garden – Shanghai Jewel – Cantonese Jin Ding Xuan – Cantonese Jin Shan Cheng– Sichuan Jing – Buffets Jingui Guijie Xiaoshancheng – Hot Pot Kagen – Japanese Kempi Deli – Bakeries, Delis & Candy Kerry’s Kitchen – Buffets Kerry’s Pantry – Bakeries, Delis & Candy Khajuraho – Indian/Pakistani Khatoon - Middle Eastern Kranzler’s – Buffets The Kro’s Nest – Pizza Kura Kura – Japanese 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 Petit Gourmand – French Le Pre Lenotre – French The Library, Hilton Wangfujing – Cafes and Teahouses
Lily’s American Diner – American Little Sheep – Hot Pot Little Yunnan – Yunnan Lobby Lounge (China World Hotel) – Cafes and Teahouses Lobby Lounge (Grand Millennium Beijing) – Cafes & Teahouses Lobby Lounge (InterContinental Beijing Beichen) – Cafes & Teahouses Lobby Lounge (Ritz-Carlton Beijing Financial Street) – Cafes and Teahouses Lollipop Bakery – Bakeries, Delis and Candy Long Xingsheng Snack Shop – Xinjiang and Muslim Lost Heaven – Yunnan Luce – Italian Lucky Lopez Mexican Grill – Central and South American Luga’s Villa – Central and South American Lunar 8 – Fusion Made in China – Beijing Duck Maison Boulud – French Mala Youhuo (Spice Spirit) – Sichuan Malacca Legend – Southeast Asian Mei Mansion – Shanghai Mei Wei Zhai – Shanghai Meiming’r Shengjian – Shanghai Middle 8th Restaurant – Yunnan Migas Restaurant & Lounge – Spanish Milly’s Cakes – Bakeries, Delis & Candy Ming Court – Cantonese Miyabi - Japanese Modernista – see Nightlife directory Modo – Contemporary International Moment Cafe – Cafes & Teahouses Monsoon – Buffets Morel’s – European Morton’s the Steakhouse – Steakhouses Mosto – Contemporary International Mughal’s – Indian/Pakistani My China – Beijing Nadaman, China World Summit Wing – Japanese Nanjing Impressions – Jiangsu Niajo – Spanish Nishimura – Japanese No Name Restaurant – Yunnan Noble Court – Cantonese Nola – American Noodle Bar (1949–The Hidden City) – Beijing Noodle Bar (pentahotel) – Beijing Nyonya Kitchen – Southeast Asian Obentos – Japanese Olé Spanish Restaurant – Spanish One East – American Orient Kitchen – Contemporary Chinese Pantry’s Best – Bakeries, Delis & Candy Park Side Bar & Grill – European Paulaner Brauhaus – German The Pavillion Grill – European Pekotan – Bakeries, Delis & Candy Pita O Pie Grill – Middle Eastern Pizza by LMPlus – Pizza Prego – Italian Press Club Bar – see Nightlife directory Punjabi Indian Restaurant – Indian & Pakistani Purple Haze Restaurant & Bar – Thai Q Mex – Central and South American Qi – Cantonese 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 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 Sanlitun Noodle Bar – Sichuan
Scarlett – Contemporary International Scene a Café – European Schindler’s Anlegestelle (Schindler’s Docking Station) – German Scott’s Family Restaurants - Italian 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 Shizi Shanxia – Cantonese Shun Xing Chuan Cai – Sichuan Sincere Shanghai Restaurant – Shanghai Sizzler – American The Source– Sichuan South German Bakery, Cafe Konstanz and Bodenseestube – German South Silk Road – Yunnan Southern Barbarian – Yunnan S.T.A.Y (Simple Table Alleno Yannick) – French Starfish – Seafood Steak Exchange + Bar – Steakhouses Sui Yuan Restaurant, DoubleTree by Hilton Beijing – Cantonese SunFishHut – Bakeries, Delis & Candy Summer Palace – Huaiyang Sun Palace – Cantonese Sureño – Mediterranean The Sweet Spot – Bakeries, Delis & Candy Switch! Café – American Switch! Grill - Steakhouses T6 Hot Pot – Hot Pot Tadka – Indian/Pakistani Taiwan Xiabu Xiabu Hotpot – Hot Pot The Taj Pavilion – Indian/Pakistani The Tandoor – Indian Tang Palace – Cantonese Tantan Dalu – Korean Taverna - European Tavola Italian Dining – Italian Temple Restaurant Beijing – European Terra – Central & South American Texan Bar & Grill, Metropark Lido Hotel – American Thai Express – Thai Tim’s Texas Bar-B-Q – American Timezone 8 Sushi Bar – Japanese Tong He Ju – Shandong Transit - Sichuan Trattoria La Gondola – Italian Turkish Mum – Middle Eastern Unconditional Love Coffee – Cafes & Teahouses Union Bar & Grille – American Utopia Chinese Restaurant – Beijing Duck Vasco’s – Buffets The Veggie Table – Vegetarian VIC – Buffets Villa Castanea – German Village Cafe – Cafes & Teahouses The Vineleaf – European Vineyard Cafe – European Wagas – Cafes & Teahouses Wanli, Renaissance Beijing Chaoyang Hotel – Cantonese Wish – Contemporary Chinese Writers Bar – European Wu Li Xiang – Cantonese Xiao Shaan Wa – Shaanxi Xin Ji Shi – Shanghai Xinjiang Islam Restaurant – Xinjiang & Muslim Xinjiang Red Rose – Xinjiang & Muslim Xiongdi Chuancai – Sichuan Yao Chi – Cantonese YellowStone Restaurant & Bar – European Yotsuba – Japanese Yu – Cantonese Yue – Cantonese Yunteng Shifu –Yunnan ZEN – Cantonese Zen5es – Cantonese Zest – Cafes and Teahouses Zuo Lin You She – Beijing
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DIRECTORY American Ahava Bistro + Cafe Daily 10am-11pm. 17 Huixin East Street (Near UIBE West Gate) South Side of Yinghua Hotel, Chaoyang District. (13521055392) www.ahavabistrocafe.com 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, email@example.com); 2) Daily 10am-late. 1/F, Bldg 1, U-Town, Sanfeng Beili, Chaoyang District. (8561 2665, info@bluefrog. com.cn); 3) Daily 10am-late. S4-30, 3/F, Bldg 4, Sanlitun Village South, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6417 4030, info@bluefrog. com.cn) www.bluefrog.com.cn 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
(6505 7789, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com); 3) Daily 11am-9pm. 1-LB01 The Grand Summit, Liangmaqiao Diplomatic Compound (in the same building as Tavola and Starbucks, across the street and 300 m north of the Kempinski Hotel’s main entrance), 19 East Dongfang Lu, Chaoyang District. (8532 1878, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com) www.fatburger.com 1) 朝阳区建国 路91号金地中心C座B1楼; 2) 朝阳区建国门外大 街1号国贸商城B1楼; 3) 朝阳区东方东路19号亮 马桥外交公寓1号楼会所1层1号铺
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org) 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)
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
Lily’s American Diner 1) Daily 10ammidnight. 200m east from north gate of Jindi Mingjing Xiaoqu, exit E of Sihui subway station, Chaoyang District. (lilysdelivery@yahoo. com); 2) Daily 8am-midnight. Unit 2-18, Bldg 2, Tianzhi Jiaozi, 31 Guangqu Lu (northeast corner of Shuangjing Qiao), Chaoyang District. (6592 5548, email@example.com) www. lilysbeijing.com 1) 朝阳区四惠地铁北E出口金
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 Tim’s Texas Bar-B-Q Daily 9am-midnight. 14 Dongdaqiao Lu (on the corner of Guanghua Lu), Chaoyang District. (6591 9161) www. timsbarbq.com 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
Lu, Chaoyang District. (6561 8833) 朝阳区光 华路1号
Le Fromager De Pekin www.lefromagerdepekin.com Lollipop Bakery Reserve 24 hrs in advance. Also available at Crepanini, Fisheye Café, and Secrets From Africa. (135 5277 2683, firstname.lastname@example.org) www.lollipopbakery. cn 朝阳区可百尼尼，鱼眼咖啡和亦有售
Bakeries, Delis & candy
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
A Food Affaire Daily 8am-11pm. 1/F, 5 Xingfuyicunxili, Chaoyang District. (135 0107 1114)
Pantry’s Best Daily 9am-9pm. (5166 4464) http://www.piehouse.com.cn 派悦坊
Pekotan Daily 7am-10pm. Store 21-22, Bldg 12, Central Park, 6 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6533 6605) 配口堂, 朝阳区
A Qiu La Ga Qingzang Suannai China Central Place, 89 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (5969 6296) 阿秋拉尕青藏酸奶, 朝阳区建国路 89号华贸商业街
Aili Bakery 7.30am-10pm. 2105-2121 Soho Shangdu, North Tower, Bldg 1, 8 Dongdaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (5869 9400) 爱的礼 物, 朝阳区东大桥路8号SOHO尚都北塔1楼 2105-2121室
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
地名京小区北门对面往东200米; 2) 朝阳区双井 桥东北角广渠路31号院天之骄子2号楼底商2-18
Nola Daily 10.30am-11pm. 11A Xiushui Nanjie, Chaoyang District. (8563 6215) 朝阳区秀水
Pita O Pie Grill 7 Guanghua Lu (near Xiushui 2), Chaoyang District. (136 8111 8043) 朝阳区光 华路7号(近秀水2号)
SunFishHut Bakery Unit 125, Section B, The Place, Chaowai Soho, Chaowai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (400 671 7517) 朝阳区 朝外大街乙6号朝外SOHO大厦B座0125室(近世 贸天阶)
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 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
Noodle Bar (1949 – The Hidden City) Daily 11am-10pm. 1949 – The Hidden City, Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu (behind Pacific Century Place), Chaoyang District. (6501 1949) 面吧, 朝阳区工
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
Noodle Bar (pentahotel) 7am-11.30pm. 3-18 Chongwenmenwai Dajie, Dongcheng District. (6708 1188) 东城区崇文门外大街3-18号
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 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
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 11am9pm. B1/F, Bldg C, Gemdale Plaza, 91 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (8571 2797, jwu@ fatburger.com, email@example.com); 2) Daily 10am-10pm. B1/F, China World Mall, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District.
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, CapitaMall Wangjing, 33 Guangshun Beidajie, Chaoyang District. (6471 3876); 2) Daily 11am-9pm. B1/F, B1-B10, U-Town, Chaowai Shichang Jie, Chaoyang District. (5975 4478); 3) Daily 11am-9pm. 5/F, BHG WanLiu Mall, 2 Ba Gou Lu, Haidian District. (8258 9406); 4) Daily 10am-10pm. B1-30 Glory Mall, 18 Chongwenmenwai Dajie, Chongwen District. (6714 0399); 5) Daily 11am-9.30pm. FF16, Food Forum, B1/F, The Malls at Oriental Plaza, Dongcheng District. (8518 6315); 6) Daily 11am-10.30pm. International Club, 21 Jianguomenwai Dajie (next to St. Regis Hotel), Chaoyang District. (6532 0475) 时时乐, 1) 朝 阳区望京广顺北大街33号凯德Mall望京二层; 2) 朝阳区朝外市场街悠唐生活广场B1-B10; 3) 海 淀区巴沟路2号 华联万柳购物中心5层; 4) 崇文 区崇文门外大街18号 国瑞城购物中心 B1-30; 5) 东城区东方新天地1区地铁层食通天大街FF16 商铺; 6) 朝阳区建国门外大街21号(国际俱乐 部旁边)
Switch! Cafe 10am-9pm. 1/F, No 1 Bldg, 6 Xiangjiang Lu, Chaoyang District. (137 1878 0944) http://www.switchrestaurants.com 朝阳 区香江路6号（观唐广场）1号楼1层
Texan Bar and Grill Daily 11.30am-2pm, 5.30-10.30pm. 1/F, Metropark Lido Hotel,
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) www.comptoirsdefrance.com 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
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
Beijing Duck Bianyifang Daily 11am-9.30pm. www.bianyifang.com 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 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 体北路4号院 (太平洋百货南门对面)
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 京东方君悦大酒店1层
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
Daily Treats Daily 6.30am-8pm. The Westin Beijing Chaoyang, 7 Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (5922 8888 ext 8191) 朝阳区
Zuo Lin You She 11am-9.30pm. 50 Meishuguan Houjie, across from the Inner Mongolia Hostel, Dongcheng District. (8404 2321) 佐邻
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
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Buffets 360 Casual Dining Daily 24hrs. Hilton Beijing
DIRECTORY Capital Airport, Terminal 3, Capital International Airport, Chaoyang District. (6458 8888)
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
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
Asia Bistro Daily 6am-midnight.. Lobby, JW Marriott Hotel, 83 Jianguo Lu, China Central Place, Chaoyang District. (5908 8511) 朝阳区建
Choy’s Seafood Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.3010.30pm. 2/F, Marriott Beijing Northeast, 26A Xiaoyun Lu, Chaoyang District. (5927 8888) 采
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
Di Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-10pm. InterContinental Beijing Beichen, 8 Beichen Xilu, Chaoyang District. (8437 1334) 粤秀轩中餐厅,
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) www.renaissancebeijingcapital.com 朝阳区东三环中路61号
Dragon Palace Daily 11.30am-2pm, 6-10pm. 1/F, Kempinski Hotel, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6465 3388 ext 4217) 龙苑中 餐厅, 朝阳区亮马桥路50号凯宾斯基饭店1层
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,朝阳区建国门外大街1号
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
Café on the 6 Crowne Plaza Chaoyang UTown, 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 freeflow champagne. 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 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
Jing Daily 5.30am-11.30pm. Basement of The Peninsula Beijing, 8 Jinyu Hutong, Wangfujing, Dongcheng District. (6559 2888 ext 6714) 京, 东城区王府井金鱼胡同8号王府半岛酒店地下1层
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号凯宾 斯基饭店1层
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
ALL MONTH: CHristina chow – there would be light Temple Hotel hosts this modern-day Mondrian. 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 6.3010.30am, 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, Langfang.firstname.lastname@example.org) www. langfang.doubletreebyhilton.com 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, 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, Sat-Sun 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
Cafes & teahouses 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 Beiluo Bread Bar Mon-Sun 10am-12am. 70A Beiluogu Xiang, Dongcheng District. (8408 3069) 东城区北锣鼓巷甲70号(近南锣鼓巷) The Bridge Café Daily 24hrs. Rm 8, Bldg 12, Huaqing Jiayuan, Chengfu Lu (west of Wudaokou subway station), Haidian District. (8286 7026) 桥咖啡, 海淀区成府路五道口华清嘉 园12号楼8号（五道口城铁站西边）
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
Cafe O2 Daily 6am-11pm. InterContinental Beijing Beichen, 8 Beichen Xilu, Chaoyang District. (8437 1345) 朝阳区北辰西路8号 Cafe Zarah Daily 9.30am-midnight. 42 Gulou Dongdajie, Dongcheng District. (8403 9807) www.cafezarah.com 东城区鼓楼东大街42号
Domain Daily 6am-10pm. 2/F, EAST Beijing, 22 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6417 6688) 朝阳区酒仙桥路22号东隅北京酒店2层
Exchange Daily 8am-midnight. 1/F, 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1层
Hercules Daily 11am-midnight. 1) Bldg 1, Indigo Shopping Mall, 18 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District.; 2) 2/F, Tongli Studio, Sanlitun, Chaoyang District. (6415 0299) 1)朝阳 区酒仙桥路18号颐堤港商业中心1楼; 2) 朝阳区 三里屯同里2楼
The Library Hilton Beijing Wangfujing, 8 Wangfujing Dongjie, Dongcheng District. (5812 8888) www.pentabeijing.com 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 大街1号中国大饭店1层
Lobby Lounge (Grand Millennium) 7 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (8587 6888 ext 3011) 朝阳区东三环中路7号 Lobby Lounge (InterContinental Beijing Beichen) 9am-1am. InterContinental Beijing Beichen, 8 Beichen Xilu, Chaoyang District. (8437 1381) 朝阳区北辰西路8号院4号楼，北京 北辰洲际酒店
Lobby Lounge (Ritz-Carlton Financial Street) 1 Jinchengfang Dongjie, Financial Street, Xicheng District. (6601 6666) ww.ritzcarlton.com/hotels/beijing_financial 西 城区金城坊东街1号.
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, ULCoffeeBeijing@gmail.com) 朝阳区朝阳区百 子湾路32号苹果社区今日美术馆往东100米
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 11号三里屯Village1号楼瑜舍1层
Wagas Daily 8am-10.30pm. S833, Bldg 8, 3/F, Sanlitun Village South, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6416 5829) 沃歌斯, 朝阳区 三里屯路19号三里屯Village南区8号楼S8-33
Zest M-F, 7am-7pm. Bldg 2, 3A Sanlitun Xi Liujie, Chaoyang District. (6531 3492) 朝阳区三
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 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, 朝阳区光华路1号嘉里中心饭店1层
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同8号 王府半岛酒店地下2层
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
Jin Ding Xuan 1) Daily 24hrs. 77 Hepingli Xijie, Dongcheng District.; 2) Daily 24hrs. 16 Pufang Lu, across from Carrefour, Fengtai District.; 3) Daily 24hrs. 1/F, Entrance B03, north corner of Jinyuan Shopping Mall, 1 Yuanda Lu, Haidian District.; 4) Daily 24hrs. Yiyuan No.15, Anhuibeili, Yayuncun, Chaoyang District.; 5) Daily 24hrs. 15 Tuanjiehu Nanlu, Chaoyang District.; 6) D122 B/1 Huamao Shopping Center, 87 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (40067 66111) 金鼎轩酒楼, 1) 东城区和平里西街77号; 2) 丰 台区方庄蒲芳路16号 (家乐福对面); 3) 海淀区 远大路1号金源时代购物中心北侧1层B03入口; 4) 朝阳区亚运村安慧北里逸园15号; 5) 朝阳区团 结湖南路15号; 6) 朝阳区建国路87号华贸购物中 心B1楼D122号
Ming Court Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.3010.30pm. 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
Shizi Shanxia Daily 10am-10pm. 1) Unit 15, Bldg 22A, Gucang Qun, Nanxingcang, Dongsishitiao, Dongcheng District. (6409 6560); 2) In the alleyway south of The Bookworm, Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6586 3749, 6586 3948) 狮子山下, 1) 东城区东 四十条南新仓谷仓群甲22A15号; 2) 朝阳区工 体北路4号院
Sui Yuan Daily 11.30am-2.30pm,5.30-10pm. 3/F, Doubletree by Hilton, Beijing, 168 Guang’anmenwai Dajie, Xuanwu District. (6338 1888) www.beijing.doubletreebyhilton.com 宣 武区广安门外大街168号
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
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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
Wanli Chinese Restaurant 3/F, Renaissance Beijing Chaoyang Hotel, 36 Xiaoyun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6468 9999 ext 3131) 万
Wish Daily 11.30am-midnight. 6 Fangyuan Xilu, Lido Garden (700m east of Xiaoyun Qiao on the Eastern Fourth Ring Road), Chaoyang District. (6438 1118/8883ï¼Œ 133 0112 2787 (English Service), zhuyunyun@wutong-wish. com) www.wutong-wish.com 梧桐, 朝阳区芳园 西路6号东四环霄云桥东700米路北丽都花园南门
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 体西路甲7号北京极栈内
丽轩中餐厅, 朝阳区霄云路36号北京国航万丽 酒店三层
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)
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
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
ZEN Daily 11.30am-2pm, 5.30-10pm. InterContinental Beijing Financial Street, 11 Financial Street, Xicheng District. (5852 5918) 西城区金融 街11号洲际酒店
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 三里屯北街
Zen5es Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-10.30pm. 4/F, Westin Beijing Chaoyang, 7 Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (5922 8888 ext 8121)
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
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）
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号五洲皇冠假日酒店1层
Lucky Lopez Mexican Grill 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
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 购物中心后
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)
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
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
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
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
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
Feast (Food by EAST) Daily 6am-3pm, 5.30pm-10.30pm. 2/F, EAST Beijing, 22 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6417 6688, www. east-beijing.com) 朝阳区酒仙桥路22号东隅北
Sherpa’s Daily 9.30am-10.30pm (40 0600 6209) www.sherpa.com.cn
Dongbei Black Soil Impressions (Heitu Yinxiang) Building 1, Anhuili 2nd Qu, Huizhong Lu, Chaoyang District. (6498 5015) 黑土印象, 朝 阳区慧忠路安慧里二区1号楼(近北苑路)
Dumplings A Chun Jia Daily 7am-10pm. Unit B (inside KFC), New World City, 88 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (8589 1088) 阿春家蟹黄鲍 鱼生煎包, 朝阳区建国路88号SOHO现代城B座 (近KFC)
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 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 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
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
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
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. Sun-Thu 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Village南区3楼
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
Park Side Bar & Grill Daily 10am-late. 9-6 Jiangtai Xilu (opposite Rosedale Hotel), Chaoyang District. (6444 6555) 园景, 朝阳区将 台西路9-6号(珀丽酒店对面)
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
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
IFW Mon-Fri 7.30am-10pm, Sat-Sun 10.30am-10pm. 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
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 Orient Kitchen 1) 10am-11pm. 3 Jinrong Jie (Across from the Financial Street Shopping Center), Xicheng District. (6622 0072); 2) Daily 11am-11pm. S4-31, Bldg 4, Sanlitun Village South, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6417 4070) 小城知味, 1) 西城区金融街3号,金融街 购物中心对面; 2) 朝阳区三里屯路19号三里屯 Village南区4号楼S4-31
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
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Hongyuan Nanmen Hotpot 1) Daily 10am10pm. 9 Ritan Donglu (East Gate of Ritan Park), Chaoyang District. (8322 7033); 2) Daily 10ammidnight. 1 Nanguanfang Hutong, Shichahai, Xicheng District. (6616 7033) 宏源南门涮肉, 1) 朝阳区日坛东路9（日坛公园东侧）; 2) 西城区 什刹海南官房胡同1号
I Rock My Pot Daily 10.30am-2pm, 5-10pm. 37-38 Chaowai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (5879 0999) 锅儿滚, 朝阳区朝外大街37-38号(昆泰国 际中心步行街)
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） 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
Taverna Daily noon-2.30pm, 6-10.30pm. 1949 – The Hidden City, Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu (behind Pacific Century Place), Chaoyang District. (6501 8882, email@example.com) www.elite-concepts.com 朝阳区工体北路4号院
Jingui Guijie Xiaoshancheng Daily 24 hours. 1) 183 Dongzhimennei Dajie, Dongcheng District. (6407 6570); 2) 253 Dongzhimennei Dajie, Dongcheng District. (8402 0856); 3) 27 Dongzhimenwai Dajie, Dongcheng District. (8455 2729); 4) 111 Huizhong Beili, Yayuncun, Chaoyang District. (6480 0595) 金簋簋街小山城, 1) 东城区东直 门内大街183号; 2) 东城区东直门内大街253号; 3) 东城区东直门外大街27号; 4) 朝阳区亚运村 惠中北里11号
nov 22: thanksgiving celebration at scene a Cafe Turkey. Get used to seeing more of it over the next month or so. Beijie, Chaoyang District. (5208 6092/93) 可 百尼尼, 朝阳区三里屯北路81号那里花园1层酒 吧街对面
Collagen Hotpot 11:00 am -2:00 am the next day. Station 1 of Workers’ Stadium, Gongti Bei Lu, Chaoyang District. (6553 9997) 旬鲜胶
Jaan Daily noon-2pm, 6.30-10pm. Raffles Beijing Hotel, 33 Dongchang’an Jie, Dongcheng District. (8500 4186, 6526 3388 ext 4186) 家安,
原蛋白火锅, 朝阳区朝阳区工体北路工人体育 场北门内1号
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
Le Cabernet Daily 9am-midnight. Novotel Peace Beijing, 3 Jinyu Hutong, Wangfujing, Dongcheng District. (6512 8833 ext 7621) 卡
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
YellowStone Restaurant & Bar Daily 9am-1am. 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
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 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. com.cn 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 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
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 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. 18 Xiaoyun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6595 5135) 北京福楼餐 厅,朝阳区霄云路18号
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 Chez Julien B12 Lucky Street, 1 Chaoyang Gongyuan Xilu, Chaoyang District. 朝阳区朝阳 公园西路1号，好运街B12单元
Crepanini Sun-Thu 9am-midnight, Fri-Sat 9am-2am. Unit A110, 1/F, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun
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
Ding Ding Xiang 1) Daily 11am-10pm. 2/F, Yuanjia International Apartments, Dongzhimenwai, Dongzhong Jie (opposite East Gate Plaza), Dongcheng District. (6417 9289); 2) 1/F West Tower, 8 Dongdaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (5900 3137/3079); 3) Daily 11.30am-11pm. 1/F, 14 Dongzhong Jie, Dongzhimenwai, Dongcheng District. (6417 2546); 4) Daily 11am-10pm. Bldg 7, Guoxing Jiayuan, Shouti Nanlu, Haidian District. (8835 7775/7779); 5) Daily 11am-10pm. 6/F, Shin Kong Place, 87 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (6530 5997/7172) http://www.dingdingxiang.com. cn/ 鼎鼎香, 1) 东城区东直门外东中街东环广场 对面元嘉国际公寓2层; 2) 朝阳区东大桥路8号 SOHO尚都西塔一层; 3) 东城区东直门外东中街 14号1层; 4) 海淀区首体南路国兴家园7号楼1-2 层; 5) 朝阳区建国路87号新光天地6楼D6006号
Haidilao Hot Pot 1) 2 Dahuisi Lu, Haidian District. (6213 3511); 2) 26-2 Pufang Lu, Fengtai District.; 3) 2/F, 11 Majiapu Lu, Fengtai District. (6757 7027); 4) Unit C, Bldg 4, Wanda Plaza, 18 Shijingshan Lu, Shijingshan District. (8868 9559); 5) 4/F Hulian Wanliu Shopping Center, 2 Bagou Lu, Haidian District. (8258 9332); 6) 4/F Jiamao Shopping Center, 5 Cuiwei Lu, Haidian District. (6821 8532); 7) 2/F Donghua Shang Dasha, 2 Yanjing Xili, Hongmiao, Chaoyang District. (6506 0403); 8) 29 Nanmofang Lu Pingle Yuan, Chaoyang District. (8779 8911); 9) 8/F Tianyingtai Dept Store, 88 Wangfujing Dajie, Dongcheng District. (5762 0153); 10) 4/F Suning Electrical Appliance Store, Section 1, 4 Beiwa Lu, Zizhuyuan Lu, Haidian District. (6871 6676); 11) 4/F Wangjing Guoji Shangye Zhongxin, 9 Wangjing Dongjie, Chaoyang District. (5920 3512); 12) 1-2/F Zhongjian Er Ju Dasha, 42 Guanganmen Nanjie, Xuanwu District. (5181 6880); 13) Daily 24hrs. Bldg 7, Xixi Friendship Store (just north of Xidan Shopping Mall), 109 Xidan Dajie, Xicheng District. (6617 4043); 14) 10.30am-11pm. 31 Huayuan Donglu (north of Peony Hotel), Haidian District. (6203 3112); 15) Daily 24hrs. 2A Baijiazhuang Lu (next to No. 80 Middle School), Chaoyang District. (6595 2982); 16) Daily 10.30am-3am. 3/F, Beiyue Dasha, 2A Huixin Dongjie, Chaoyang District. (8463 9300) www.haidilaohuoguo.com 海底捞火锅, 1) 海淀区海淀区大慧寺路2号; 2) 丰台区丰台区 蒲芳路26-2号; 3) 丰台区丰台区马家堡西路11 号2楼; 4) 石景山区石景山区石景山路乙18号万 达广场c栋4楼; 5) 海淀区海淀区巴沟路2号华联 万柳购物中心4楼; 6) 海淀区海淀区翠微路5号嘉 购物中心4楼; 7) 朝阳区朝阳区红庙延静西里2号 东华商大厦2楼; 8) 朝阳区朝阳区南磨房路平乐 园29号; 9) 东城区东城区王府井大街88号乐天银 泰百货8楼; 10) 海淀区海淀区紫竹院路北洼路4 号1区195号楼苏宁电器4楼; 11) 朝阳区朝阳区望 京街9号望京国际商业中心4楼; 12) 宣武区宣武 区广安门南街42号中建二局大厦1-2楼; 13) 西 城区西单北大街109号西西友谊商场7楼西单商场 北边; 14) 海淀区花园东路31号牡丹宾馆北; 15) 朝阳区白家庄路甲2号 (八十中学西侧); 16) 朝
Little Sheep 1) Daily 24hours. 209 Dongzhimennei Dajie, Dongcheng District. (8400 1669); 2) Bldg 3, Courtyard 19, Jiangtai Xilu (100m west of Guobin Building), Chaoyang District. (8456 3495); 3) 500m east of Xidan Sales Market, Xicheng District. (8944 9618); 4) Daily 11am-midnight. Northwest corner of Caishikou intersection, Xuanwu District. (6316 6668) http://www.littlesheephotpot.com 小 肥羊, 1) 东城区东直门内大街209号; 2) 朝阳 区将台西路19号院3号楼国宾大厦西100米; 3) 西城区西单大卖场东500米; 4) 宣武区菜市口 路口西北角
T6 Hot Pot 1) Daily 10am-11pm. 3/F, Bldg 8, Jianwai Soho, 39 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (5900 0560); 2) Daily 11am-11pm. 2/F, Bldg 10, Tianshuiyuan Dongjie, Chaoyang District. (6591 4800); 3) Daily 10am-11pm. Bldg 420, Area 4, Wangjing Xincheng, Chaoyang District. (8586 9568); 4) Daily 11.30am-11pm. Bldg 12 Huaqing Jiayuan, Chengfu Lu, Haidian District. (8286 5074); 5) Daily 10am-10pm. Rm 3401, Bldg B, Area A, Soho New Town, 88 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (8580 6014) T6香辣火锅, 1) 朝阳区东 三环中路39号建外Soho8号楼3层; 2) 朝阳区甜 水园东街10号楼2层; 3) 朝阳区望京新城4区420 号楼(移动通讯大厦对面); 4) 海淀区成府路华清 嘉园12号楼底商(城铁斜对面); 5) 朝阳区建国路 88号Soho现代城A区B座S-3401室
Taiwan Xiabu Xiabu Hotpot 1) B1/F Oriental Kenzo Mall, 48 Dongzhimenwai Dajie, Dongcheng District.; 2) B1/F Shin Kong Place, 87 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District.; 3) 5/F Guiyou Dasha, Jianguomen Wai Dajie, Chaoyang District.; 4) 1/F Kuntai Dasha, Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District.; 5) Gongmei Dasha, Dongcheng District.; 6) P1 Oriental Plaza, Dongcheng District.; 7) Xin Dong'an Plaza, Dongcheng District.; 8) 2/F Henderson Center, Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. http://www.xiabu.com/xiabu2008/sc/ 台湾呷哺呷哺涮涮锅, 1) 东城区东城区东直门外 大街48号银座MALL B1楼; 2) 朝阳区建国路87 号新光天地B1楼; 3) 朝阳区建国门贵友大厦五 层; 4) 朝阳区北京朝外昆泰商城一层; 5) 东城 区北京王府井工美大厦食街; 6) 东城区东方广场 花花食界P一层; 7) 东城区北京王府井大街新东 安市场; 8) 朝阳区北京恒基中心二层
Huaiyang 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 Hot & Spicy Bar 6A Huguang Zhongjie, Ganglü Dasha, Dazhong Electronics Bldg 1, Chaoyang District. (8471 8413) 湘西土菜, 朝阳 区望京湖光中街甲6号港旅大厦大中电器1楼
Indian/Pakistani 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
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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 1122－1－2
Mughal`s Restaurant Daily 11am-3pm, 6-11pm. 4/F, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (5208 6082/134 , 6638 2160, firstname.lastname@example.org) www. mughalsrestaurant.net 莫卧尔印度餐厅, 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
The Tandoor Daily 11.30am-2pm, 5.3010.30pm. 1/F, Zhaolong Hotel, 2 Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6597 2211, 6597 2299 ext 2112) 天都里印度餐厅, 朝阳区工体北路2号兆 龙饭店1层
Italian Alio Olio West gate of Chaoyang Park, Chaoyang District. (6594 0938) 朝阳区朝阳 公园西门
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 Daily 11.30am-2pm, 6-10pm. 2/F, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, China Central Place, 83A Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (5908 8151, email@example.com) www.ritz-carlton.com 巴 罗洛, 朝阳区建国路甲83
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 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 丽思卡顿酒店大堂
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. 1) 18 Xilou Gang (next door to XP at southwest corner of Di’anmen Xidajie and Di’anmenwai Dajie), Xicheng District. (6401 3263); 2) 10-12 Huaqing Jiayuan, Haidian District. (151 1026 2017) 1) 西 城区西楼巷18号(近秋栗香); 2) 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
Italian Trattoria 5:30-10pm. InterContinental Beijing Beichen, 8 Beichen Xilu, Bldg 4, Chaoyang District. (8437 1360) 朝阳区北辰西路 8号院4号楼，北京北辰洲际酒店
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
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
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
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) www.khatoonrestaurant.org 朝阳区新东路1号
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
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
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
Obentos 106/107, Bdg 9, Central Park, Chaoyang District. (6597 0085/0223) www. obentos.com 朝阳区新城国际，9号楼 106/107 铺
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
Yotsuba 1) Tue-Sun 5-11pm. Next to Bldg 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,
阳区建国门外秀水南街28号(近友谊商店); 2) 朝 阳区幸福41路号
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)
Luce Sun-Thu noon-2am; Fri-Sat noon-4am. 138 Jiugulou Dajie, Dongcheng District. (8402 4417) www.luceluna.com 路溪, 东城区旧鼓
Scott’s Family Italian Cuisine and Bar 1) Daily 11am-11pm. 28 Xiushui Nanjie, Jianguomen Wai (near the Friendship Store), Chaoyang District. (5285 4988); 2) Daily 10.30am-11pm. 41 Xingfu Lu (250m south of Dongzhimenwai in the alley west of Paddy O’Shea’s), Chaoyang District. (6416 0600) 1) 朝
Dareen Coffee Daily 7am-midnight. 29 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6415 0557) 达
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
9048) 松树咖啡, 朝阳区雅秀市场西边
Rumi Daily 11.30am-midnight. 1A Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (8454 3838) 入迷, 朝 阳区工体北路甲1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
Pizza 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) 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)
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, 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
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
Jiangsu Nanjing Impressions Mon-Fri 11am-2pm, 5-9.30pm, Sat-Sun 11am-10pm. 4/F, Shimao Department Store, 13 Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (8405 9777) 南京大排挡, 朝阳区工体北 路13号世茂百货4楼
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 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) www.annies.com.cn/en/ 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
KOREAN Huo Lu Huo 4.30-10.30pm. 2/F, 424 Wangjing Xingcheng, Chaoyang District. (6474 4834) 朝 阳区朝阳区望京新城424号二层
Tantan Dalu 11am-11pm. 4/F, Dongyuan Dasha, 35 Chengfu Lu, Haidian District. (6256 0471) 坦坦大炉, 海淀区成府路35号东源大厦4楼
Mediterranean 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 三里屯路11号三里屯Village瑜舍地下1层
Tavola Excellent Neapolitan-style Italian cuisine in a setting that works equally well for intimate dinners or group events. Voted “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
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 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
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Pizza Plus Shizipo Jie, Dongcheng District. (6413 0991) 东城区十字坡街8号
SEAFOOD Starfish Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 6-10pm. 22-1 Dongzhimenwai Dajie (opposite Canadian embassy), Chaoyang District (6416 9838)朝阳 区东直门外大街22-1号(加拿大使馆对面)
Shandong Tong He Ju Daily 10.30am-1.30pm, 5-8pm. Bldg B, 71 Yueyun Nanjie, Sanlihe, Xicheng District. (6852 2917) 同和局, 西城区三里河月 云南街乙71号
Shanghai Jade Garden Daily 11am-10.30pm. Bldg 6,
DIRECTORY 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
Shanxi & shaanxi Baozi Pu Daily 6.30am-9pm. 108 Gulou Dongdajie (at the entrance to Nanluogu Xiang), Dongcheng District. (no tel) 包子铺, 东 城区鼓楼东大街108号
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 Chengdu Representative Office Restaurant Shudu Hotel, 30 Shatan Houjie, Dongcheng District. (6403 4440 ext 2241) 成都 驻京办餐厅, 东城区沙滩后街30号蜀都宾馆
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
Chuan Cheng Yuan 1) B1 Guorui Shopping Center, 18 Chongwenmenwai Dajie, Chongwen District. (6714 7859); 2) A 106 Jianwai Soho, 39 Sanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (5869 9986); 3) 323 3/F Viva Shopping Mall, Fuli City, 65 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Shuangjing, Chaoyang District. (5903 7388); 4) B1-15A Wangjing Jiamao Shopping Center, 33 Guangshun Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6475 5385); 5) B1 Food Court, Zhongguancun Shopping Center, 15 Zhongguancun Dajie, Haidian District. (5986 3783); 6) L4-29 Jiamao Shopping Center, 1 Xizhimenwai Dajie, Xicheng District. (5830 2423); 7) 116 B1 Huamao Shopping Center, 81 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (5876 4619) 川成元麻辣香锅, 1) 崇文区崇文 区崇文门外大街18号国瑞购物中心B1楼; 2) 朝 阳区朝阳区东三环中路39号建外SOHO A座106 室; 3) 朝阳区朝阳区东三环中路65号富力广场 南区3楼323号; 4) 朝阳区朝阳区广顺北大街33 号望京嘉茂购物中心B1-15A; 5) 海淀区海淀区 中关村大街15号中关村广场购物中心B1楼大食代 内; 6) 西城区西城区西直门外大街1号嘉茂购物 中心L4-29; 7) 朝阳区朝阳区建国路81号华贸购 物中心B1楼116号
Jin Shan Cheng Daily 10.30am-10.30pm. 1) 105, Bldg 16, Fangyuan Sanli, Fangzhuang, Fengtai District. (6768 6369); 2) 12 Beiwa Lu, Haidian District. (6845 0770); 3) 1/F Tianran Fandian, 18 Gongti Donglu, Chaoyang District. (6592 4939); 4) 34 Beisanhuan Xilu, Haidian District. (6216 8357); 5) 15 Xiaoyun L, Chaoyang District. (8451 8913); 6) 2/F China Garments Bldg, 99 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (6581 1598) 金山城, 1) 丰台区丰台区 方庄芳城园三区16号楼105室; 2) 海淀区海淀区
北洼路12号; 3) 朝阳区东城区工体东路18号天照 饭店1楼; 4) 海淀区海淀区北三环西路34号; 5) 朝阳区朝阳区霄云路15号; 6) 朝阳区朝阳区建国 路99号中服大厦2楼
Mala Youhuo (Spice Spirit) 1) S2-30, The Village at Sanlitun, Chaoyang District. (6413 2908); 2) Daily 11am-midnight. 3/F, Sky Plaza, Dongzhimenwai Dajie, Dongcheng District. (8460 8558); 3) Daily 11am-10pm. 7/F, Grand Pacific Mall, 133 Xidan Beidajie, Xicheng District. (8265 6688); 4) Daily 11am-10.30pm. West gate of the Taiyang Yuan Xiaoqu, Dazhong Si, Haidian District. (8211 9966) www.spicespirit. com 麻辣诱惑, 1) 朝阳区朝阳区三里屯路太
Xicheng District (6401 7797) 西城区大石碑胡同 27号（烟袋斜街西口附近)
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 北京万豪酒店
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
谷广昌南区2号楼3层; 2) 东城区东直门外大街 天恒大厦3层(东方银座东); 3) 西城区西单北 大街133号君太百货7层; 4) 海淀区大钟寺太阳 园小区西门
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 阳区北三环东路甲6号,北京皇家大饭店
Morton’s Steak House 2/F, Regent Hotel, 99 Jinbao Jie, Dongcheng District. (8522 1888) 莫 尔顿牛排坊, 东城区金宝街99号丽晶酒店2楼
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 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
Noodle Bar (pentahotel) 7am-11.30pm. 3-18 Chongwenmenwai Dajie, Dongcheng District. (6708 1188) 东城区崇文门外大街3-18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
Sanlitun Noodle Bar 1) Bldg 2 (across from Tongli Studios), Sanlitun Bar Street, Chaoyang District. (6415 8098); 2) Unit 5007, 5/F (next to Lily Nails), 3.3 Shopping Mall, Sanlitun Beilu, Chaoyang District. (5136 5108) 三里屯面馆, 1) 朝阳区三里屯3.3后门临街居民楼2楼(同里对面); 2) 朝阳区三里屯北路3.3商场5楼5007室
Shunxing Chuancai Daily 11am-9.30pm. Bldg 3, Courtyard 16A, Xi Dawang Lu, Chaoyang District. (8795 8288) 顺兴川菜, 朝阳 区西大望路甲16号院3号楼
The Source Daily 11am-2pm, 5-10.30pm. 14 Banchang Hutong (next to the Lüsongyuan Hotel), Nanluogu Xiang, Kuanjie, Dongcheng District. (6400 3736, sacue_beijing@hotmail. com) 都江源, 东城区宽街南锣鼓巷板厂胡同14号 South Beauty 1) Daily 11am-10pm. 2/F, West Wing, China World Shopping Mall, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6505 0809); 2) Daily 11am-11pm. B1, Kerry Centre Mall, 1 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (8529 9458); 3) Daily 11am-10pm. 1/F, Henderson Shopping Mall Center, Jiangguomennei Dajie, Dongcheng District. (6518 7603); 4) Daily 11am-11pm. 2/F, Manhattan CNT Building Beijing (south of Swissotel), Dongcheng District. (8528 2330); 5) Daily 11am-10pm. Across from the International Hotel, Chaoyang District. (6518 7603); 6) Daily 11am-10pm. 7-1, 7 Huayuan Lu, Xidan (west of Bank of China Tower), Xicheng District. (5851 8498/9); 7) Daily 10.30am-10.30pm. Sunshine Plaza (east door), 68 Anli Lu, Chaoyang District. (6495 1201); 8) Daily 11am-10pm. 4/F, Oriental Kenzo (Ginza Mall), 21 Dongzhimenwai Zhongjie, Dongcheng District. (8447 6171); 9) Daily 11am-10pm. BB88, B1/F, Oriental Plaza, 1 Dongchang’an Jie, Dongcheng District. (8518 6971); 10) Daily 6am-10.30pm. 1/F, Shuncheng Hotel, 16 Financial Street, Xicheng District. (6622 8989); 11) Daily 11am-11pm. 3/F, Pacific Century Place, Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6539 3502); 12) Daily 10.30am-10.30pm. 1/F, Tower A, Raycom Info-Tech Park, 2 Kexue Nanlu, Haidian District. (8286 1698) 俏江南, 1) 朝阳区建国门外大街1号国贸西楼2层; 2) 朝 阳区光华路1号嘉里商场B1北侧; 3) 东城区建国 门内大街恒基中心商场首层; 4) 东城区首创大厦 2层(港澳中心瑞士酒店南侧); 5) 朝阳区国际饭 店对面; 6) 西城区华远路7号7-1（西单中国银 行总部西测）; 7) 朝阳区安立路68号漂亮阳光广 场东侧门; 8) 东城区东直门外中街21号东方银座 广场4层; 9) 东城区东长安街1号东方广场地下1 层BB88; 10) 西城区金融大街甲16号顺成饭店( 平安大厦东侧对面顺成酒店南门); 11) 朝阳区工 体北路太平洋百货3层; 12) 海淀区中关村融科资 讯中心A座北侧(海淀区科学院南路2号)
Transit Daily 6-10pm. N4-36, Sanlintun Village North, 11 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6417 9090) 渡金湖, 朝阳区三里屯路11号三里屯 Village北区N4-36号
Xiongdi Chuancai 1) 9.30 - 3am. 162 Dongzhimennei Dajie, Dongcheng District, Dongcheng District. (8402 5686); 2) 9.30 - 1am. 121 Gulou Dongdajie, Dongcheng District, Dongcheng District. (6405 6681) 兄弟川菜, 1) 东城区东城区东直门内大街162号; 2) 东城区东 城区鼓楼东大街121号(北锣鼓巷口)
Southeast Asian 4corners Daily 11am-midnight. 27 Dashibei Hutong (near west end of Yandai Xiejie),
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)
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
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 工体北路4号院(卡利宾旁边)
Migas Restaurant & Lounge 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
Niajo Daily 11am-3pm, 6-11pm. 3/F, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (5208 6052) www.niajo.com 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
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 阳区三里屯路19号三里屯Village3楼S4-33室
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
Thai Express Convenience and speed are the essence here, with efficient service and a chilli-coded menu. Strengths lie in their 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)
Vegetarian 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 区五道营胡同19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 Bakeli Xinjiang Restaurant 11am-midnight. Ritan High Life, 39 Shenlu Jie, Bldg 1, Chaoyang District. (8563 3928) 巴克里新疆餐
厅, 朝阳区神路街39号院1号楼日坛上街(近朝 阳政府南门)
The Grill Steaks and seafood grilled on an
Crescent Moon Muslim Restaurant
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DIRECTORY Daily 4.30pm-1am. 21 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District (6460 6688 ext 2709) 建国门
Daily 11am-11.30pm. 16 Dongsi Liutiao (alley number six, 100m west of Chaonei Beixiaojie), Dongcheng District. (6400 5281) 弯弯的月亮,
CJW Daily 11.30am-2am. L-137, The Place, 9 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (6587 1222)
Long Xingsheng Snack Shop Daily 5.30am-9pm. 19 Ya’er Hutong (near Yinding Qiao), Houhai, Xicheng District. (8403 1024) 隆
雪茄爵士酒吧, 朝阳区世贸天阶 L-137 光华 路9号
兴盛名优小吃, 西城区西城区后海鸦儿胡同19号 (近银锭桥)
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
Xinjiang Islam Restaurant Daily 11am-10 .30pm. Xinjiang Provincial Government Office, 7 Sanlihe Lu, Xicheng District. (6830 1820) 新疆
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
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
Cu Ju Beijing 6pm till late. 28 Xiguan Hutong, Dongcheng District. (186 0114 3837)
Aimo Town Daily 11am-10pm. Bldg G, 46 Fangjia Hutong (just south of Guozijian Jie), Dongcheng District. (6400 1725) 埃蒙小镇, 东
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
城区方家胡同46号艺术园区 (国子监南临) G座
Dali Courtyard Daily 10am-9.30pm. 67 Xiaojingchang Hutong, Gulou Dongdajie, Dongcheng District. (8404 1430) 大理, 东城区
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
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）
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)
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
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 Little Yunnan Daily 11am-midnight. 28 Donghuangchenggen Beijie, Dongcheng District. (6401 9498, firstname.lastname@example.org) http://www.littleyunnan.com 小云南, 东城区
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The risks of knowing what other people are thinking. 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
Southern Barbarian Daily 11am-11pm. 107 Baochao Hutong, Dongcheng District. (6401 3318) 南蛮子, 东城区鼓楼东大街宝钞胡同107号 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 东区7号
bars & clubs 2 Kolegas 21 Liangmaqiao Lu (inside the drive-in movie theater park), Chaoyang District. (6436 8998, email@example.com) www.2kolegas.com 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)
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 Middle 8th Restaurant 1) Daily 11am11.30pm. 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
Ala House Daily 6pm-2am. Unit 102, Bldg 21, Central Park, 6 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6533 6661) 朝阳区朝阳区朝 阳门外大街新城国际21号楼102室
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
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
Bar Veloce Courtyard 4 (opposite west entrance of 1949 - The Hidden City), Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6586 1006) www. barvelocechina.com 朝阳区工体北路4号院 （1949西门对面）
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 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.” 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, firstname.lastname@example.org) 不知道, 东城 区东四九条56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 金融街威斯汀大酒店1层
Cafe CD Blues Daily 4pm-late. Unit 1-28/29, Bldg 2, 39 Shenlu Jie, Chaoyang District. (6506 8288) 熙地布鲁斯餐厅, 朝阳区神路街39号院2 号楼1-28/29
Cafe del Mar Daily 9am-2am. Hairun International Apartment, 2A Jiangtai Lu, Chaoyang District. (5135 7028) 海润天缘, 朝阳 区将台路甲2号海润国际公寓
Centro Daily 24hrs. 1/F, Kerry Hotel, 1 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (6561 8833 ext 42)
Destination Sun-Thu 8pm-2am; Fri-Sat 8pm-late. 7 Gongti Xilu, Chaoyang District. (6552 8180) http://www.bjdestination.com/ 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
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 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
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
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）
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)
Enoterra Daily 10am-2am. 4/F, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Beilu, Chaoyang District. (5208 6076) 朝阳区三里屯北路81号那里花园4层
Entero Daily 7pm-3am. 1 Xinyuanli, Chaoyang District. (8451 0554) 朝阳区新源 里1号
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 里8号北京华彬费尔蒙酒店2层
Cheers The cheapest wine store in town. Unit 102, Door 6, 29 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (8532 2935) cheers-wines.com/en 朝阳区三里 屯路29号楼6门102室
Chill Café Bar Daily 2pm-2am. 2 Andingmennei Xidajie (50m west from southwest corner of Andingmen Qiao), Dongcheng District. 东城区安定门内西大街2号 （安定门桥西南边往西走50米）
Tue-Sun 2pm-1am. 1/F, InterContinental Beijing Beichen, 8 Beichen Xilu, Chaoyang District. (8437 1386) 朝阳区北辰西路8号北京
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
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
Dada Sun-Fri 9pm-2am, Sat 9pm-5am Unit 101, Bldg B, 206 Gulou Dongdajie (near Temple Bar), Dongcheng District. (183 1108 0818) 东城区鼓楼东大街206号B栋
The Bar (InterContinental Beichen)
D Pub Sanlitun Houjie (near back door of 3.3 Mall), Chaoyang District. 朝阳区三里屯侯街(近 3.3服装大厦)
Chocolate Daily 7pm-6am. 19 Ritan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (8561 3988) 朝阳区日坛 北路19号
Cigar Lounge, St. Regis Beijing
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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
DIRECTORY rock & roll Wed-Sat 9.30pm-1am. Daily 9am2am. 6 Fangyuan Xilu (opposite Lido Plaza), Chaoyang District. (6437 8331/8813) 朝阳区芳
light-rail station), Haidian District. (8286 3566)
www.lushbeijing.com 海淀区成府路华清嘉园1 号楼2层（五道口城铁站对面）
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
Everwines Daily noon-midnight. B1-102,
B1/F, East Avenue Apartments, 10 Xindong Lu, Chaoyang District. (8442 5008) 朝阳区新
Maison Camus Daily 4pm-midnight. 4/F, Reignwood Center, 8 Yong’an Dongli, Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (8528 9518) 卡慕世家酒廊, 朝阳区建国门外大街永安
Exchange Daily 8am-midnight. 1/F, The Westin Beijing Chaoyang, 7 Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (5922 8888 ext 8191)
Mako Live House Daily 5pm-late. Inside Hongdian Art Factory, Courtyard 36, Guangqu Lu, Chaoyang District. (5205 1112/3) 麻雀, 朝
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
The Malt Daily 11am-late. Bldg 15, 6 Langjiayuan, Jianguo Lu (south side, opposite Sofitel), Chaoyang District. (8589 0377, 8589 2655) 朝
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
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
Flamme International Grill Mon-Sat 11am11pm. S4-33, Sanlitun Village, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6417 8608) 朝阳区三里屯路 19号三里屯Village3楼S4室
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 淀区福朋喜来登永泰酒店, 海淀区远大路25号
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, email@example.com) 朝阳区幸福村中路55 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
Malty Dog Bar & Brewery 51 Beiluogu Xiang, Dongcheng District. 东城区北锣鼓巷
nov 8: spanish wine tasting at china bar Say hola to some of your new favorite vino. 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 Third Ring Road), Shuanghuayuan Nanli Erqu, 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
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 里3号（钱柜KTV对面）
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)
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
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
Helen’s Cafe Daily 11am-late. 200m south of Wudaokou subway station intersection, Chengfu Lu, Haidian District. (8286 7558) 海
Kokomo Sun-Thu 6pm-2am, Fri-Sat 6pm4am. 4/F, Tongli Studios, Sanlitun Houjie, Chaoyang District. (6413 1019, firstname.lastname@example.org) www.kokomobeijing.com 朝
LAN Club Daily 11am-10.45pm. 4/F, LG Twin Towers, 12B Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (5109 6012/13) www.lan-global.com
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
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
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
Kura Kura Daily 10.30am-1am. Unit 1-101, 29 Sanlitun Beijie, Chaoyang District. (6415 1550)
Glen Daily 6pm-2am. 203, Taiyue Suites, 16 Nansanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6591 1191)
Havana Bar Daily 5pm-1.30am. Grand Millennium Beijing, Fortune Plaza, 7 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (6530 9383) 朝阳
The James Joyce Daily 11am-2am. 14 Xindong Lu, Chaoyang District. (6415 9125) 朝
Lu (opposite the east gate of the Lido Hotel), Chaoyang District. 朝阳区高家园小区平房311号
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
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 The Irish Volunteer Daily 9am-2am. Jiangtai
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. com.cn 小美食家, 朝阳区三里屯后街同里3层
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
Modernista Tues-Sun 3pm-3am. 44 Baochao Hutong, Gulou Dongdajie, Dongcheng District. (136 7127 4747) 东城区鼓楼东大街宝 钞胡同44号
Mokihi Daily 6pm-3am. 3/F, C12 Haoyun Jie, Chaoyang District. (5867 0244) 朝阳区好运街 C12商铺3层
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 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 Lobby Lounge (InterContinental Beijing Beichen) 9am-1am. InterContinental Beijing Beichen, 8 Beichen Xilu, Chaoyang District. (8437 1381) 朝阳区北辰西路8号院4号楼，北京 北辰洲际酒店
Long Bar Daily 4pm-1am. 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
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 贸中心建国路83号JW万豪酒店2层
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, 朝阳区建国门外大街1号国贸大酒店80层
Luga’s Villa Daily 11am-2am. 2/F, 7 Sanlitun Houjie (10m from northwest corner of 3.3 Shopping Center), Chaoyang District. (6416 2575) www.lugas-beijing.com 朝阳区三里屯后 街7号2层(离3.3购物中心西北角10米)
Lush Daily 24hrs. 2/F, Bldg 1, Huaqing Jiayuan, Chengfu Lu (across from the Wudaokou
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
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) www.paddyosheas.com 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@ parksidebeijing.com) www.parksidebeijing. com 园景, 朝阳区将台西路9-6号（珀丽酒店 对面）
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DIRECTORY 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
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
Tango Daily 24hrs. South Gate of Ditan Park (next to Jin Ding Xuan restaurant), Dongcheng District. (6425 5677/6428 2288) 糖果,东城区
99 Massage and Spa Center Daily 11ammidnight. Rm 703, E-Tower C12, Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (6501 0799) 99按摩中心,
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)
Paulaner Brauhaus Daily 11am-1am. Kempinski Hotel, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6465 3388 ext 5732) 普拉那啤酒坊餐
pentalounge Unique for its open floor plan, pentalounge is as chill as it gets. Share drinks with friends or tuck into the comforting bar food. 6am-midnight (a la carte hours 11.30am11.30pm). pentahotel, 3-18 Chongwenmenwai Dajie, Dongcheng District. (6708 1188) 东城区
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
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
Q Mex Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu (nearby The Bookworm and d lounge, under Kro’s Nest; see map on their website for more detailed directions), Chaoyang District. www.qmex.co (6585 3828) 朝阳区工体北路4号院 (近老书虫与 滚石，下乌巢;如需更详细解释请看Q Mex网站)
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
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
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
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, 朝阳区朝阳区建国路93号华贸中心
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 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 区工体北路4号院（藏酷斜对面）
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
Spark B108, The Place, 9 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. 朝阳区光华路9号世贸天
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
The World of Suzie Wong Club Daily 8.30pm-late. 1A Nongzhanguan Lu (west gate of Chaoyang Park), Chaoyang District. (6500 3377, email@example.com) www. suziewong.com.cn 苏西黄, 朝阳区农展馆路甲 1号朝阳公园西门
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
Wukesong MasterCard Center See Sports directory Würzburger Hofbräu 10.30am-1.30am. Unit 38-4, Bldg 38 (next to Bank of China), Xingfu Ercun, Xindong Lu, Chaoyang District. (8444 4506) 朝阳区新东路幸福二村38号楼38-4 (中 国银行隔壁)
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
Soccer Bar Daily 5pm-late. Worker’s Stadium East Gate (Gate 5-6), Chaoyang District. (6552 8389) 朝阳区工人体育馆5-6号看台 Soul n’ Pepper Afternoon-late. 4 Xinyuan Xili Zhongjie, Chaoyang District. (6468 8016, Soul-n-Pepper@hotmail.com) 朝阳区新源西
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, firstname.lastname@example.org) 朝阳区幸
School Bar Daily 8pm-late. 53 Wudaoying Hutong, Chaoyang District. (6402 8881) 朝阳
V.A. Cafe & Bar Daily 2pm-late. 13 Wudaoying Hutong, Dongcheng District. (5844 3638)
Westside Mon-Fri 10am-10pm, Sat-Sun 2-10pm. 1/F, Bldg 2, Prosper Center (west wing), 5 Guanghua Lu (west of Kerry Centre), Chaoyang District. (5920 4298) 朝阳区光华路5
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
STYLE Accessories & jewelry
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
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
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
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
Twilight Mon-Sat 11.30am-2.30pm, 6pm-2am. (Behind Starbucks) 3/F, 0102, Bldg 5, Jianwai Soho, 39 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (5900 5376) 暮光, 朝阳区东三环中路39
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
Siif Daily 1pm-2am. 67 Beiluogu Xiang, Dongcheng District. (6406 9496) 如果, 东城区
Schindler’s Tankstelle Daily 10am-midnight. 15A Guanghua Lu (200m east of Ritan Park South Gate), Chaoyang District. (8562 6439) www.schindlersinfo.de 申德勒加油站,
11am-late 40-2 Beixinqiao Santiao, Dongcheng District. (134 2647 4634) www.serk.cc 东城
Anantara Spa Daily 10am-10pm (flexible opening hours on request). The Commune, Shuiguan Great Wall, Badaling Gaosulu, Yanqing County. (8118 1888 ext 5100/01, email@example.com) 延庆县八
The Tree Daily noon-2am. 100m west of Sanlitun Bar Street, Youyi Youth Hostel, behind Poachers Inn), Chaoyang District. (6415 1954) www.treebeijing.com.cn 隐蔽的树, 朝
Xian Mon-Fri 5pm-late, Sat-Sun 2pm-late. 1/F, EAST Beijing, 22 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District (8414 9810), Chaoyang District. 朝阳区
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
Serk Mon-Wed 11am-1pm, Thu-Sat
BEAUTY PARLORS & SPAS
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
Angel Hands Daily 24hrs. 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
Aqua Salus Urban Retreat 1) Daily noonmidnight. 1-17 Lucky Street, 1 Chaoyang Gongyuan Lu, Chaoyang District. (6501 6639, firstname.lastname@example.org); 2) Taiyue Height 106, 16 Sanlitun Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (6501-2881, email@example.com) www. aquasalus.cn 良泉都市怡疗三里屯会馆, 1) 朝 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 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. vajra.com.hk 画间沙龙, 朝阳区工体西路18号光 彩国际公寓S106
Bodhi Sense Daily 11am-12.30am. 2/F, Somerset Grand Fortune Garden, 46 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (8440 1495) 朝阳区亮马 桥路46号盛捷副景苑公寓2层
Bodhi Therapeutic Retreat Daily 11am12.30am. 17 Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6417 9595) www.bodhi.com.cn 菩提会所, 朝 阳区工体北路17号
Catherine de France Hair & Beauty Salon Tue-Sat 10am-8pm, Sun-Mon 11am-6pm. B1/F, East Avenue Apartments, 10 Xindong Lu, Chaoyang District. (139 1097 1473, 8470 4639, firstname.lastname@example.org) www. catherinedefrance.com 法式美容美发沙龙, 朝 阳区新东路10号逸盛阁地下1层
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
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 国际SPA养, 1) 朝阳区麦子店街53号; 2) 朝阳 区新源路45号
Dragonfly Therapeutic Retreat Daily 10am1am. 1) 1/F, Grand Summit Plaza, 19 Dongfang Donglu (100m north of Lufthansa Center),
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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 3号楼103
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 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, Chaoyang District. (6416 5179, 6416 5962, 400 888 2155) www.herborist-spa.com 朝阳区三里 屯Village 南区9号楼 S9-30
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. ispa.cn 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) www.kocoonspalounge.com 朝阳区三 里屯路11号三里屯Village北区瑜舍地下1层
DIRECTORY independent apparel brand and design community. Sun-Thu 9.30am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11ammidnight. 33 Nanluogu Xiang, Dongcheng District. (6404 8088) www.nlgx.org 东城区南
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. com.cn 长岛健身, 1) 朝阳区光华路甲14号（嘉
LUVON by Liu Lu Unit 501, Bldg 10, Jianwai Soho West, Chaoyang District. (5869 5951) www.luvonbyliulu.com 朝阳区建外SOHO西区 10号楼501室
NLGX Design Store 1) Daily 6.30am-8 .30pm. Terminal 3 (next to Gate E29), Beijing Capital International Airport, Shunyi District. (email@example.com); 2) Sun-Thu 9.30am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-midnight. 33 Nanluogu Xiang, Dongcheng District. (6404 8088, info@nlgx. com) www.nlgx.com 1) 顺义区首都机场3号航
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
站; 2) 东城区南锣鼓巷33号
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
Plastered T-shirts Daily 10am-10pm. 61 Nanluogu Xiang, Dongcheng District. (134 8884 8855) www.plasteredtshirts.com 东城区
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) www.taipan.com.cn 东方
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) www.pmtphoto.com, http://site.douban.com/163407/ 1) 朝阳区酒仙桥路4号798艺
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. benyuan2011.com 本源, 朝阳区朝外大街吉庆 里蓝筹名座AB座2层
Peninsula Spa by ESPA 3/F, The Peninsula, 8 Jinyuhutong, Wangfujing, Dongcheng District. (8516 2888 ext 6090) 东城区东城区王 府井金鱼胡同8号2王府半岛酒店三层
Quan Spa at Marriott Beijing City Wall Daily 3pm-midnight. 7 Jianguomen Nandajie, Dongcheng District. (5811 8187) 东城区建国 门南大街7号
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, salondefrance.bj@gmail. 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,
Nov 11: flamme singles day menu At least you don’t have to share your food. Sunshine 100, 2 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (5100 1330, reservation@spadefeng. com); 2) Binduyuan A204, 15 Zaoying Beili, Nongzhanguan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6501 6639, firstname.lastname@example.org) www.spadefeng.com 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
术区中二街; 2) 东城区南锣鼓巷75号
Elite Nutrition Center 1) Daily 7am-10pm. D-Space, Bldg 7, Richmond Park, 9 Fangyuan Xili, Jiangtai Lu, Chaoyang District. (8457 8258, email@example.com); 2) Mon-Fri 10am-8pm, Sat-Sun 10.30am-7.30pm. Unit 0159A, Bldg C, Chaowai Soho, 6 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (5900 4538, firstname.lastname@example.org) www. chinaenc.com.cn 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, email@example.com) www.tianxiciqing. com 天喜刺青, 朝阳区朝阳区东三环中路39号建
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
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
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 里8号北京华彬费尔蒙酒店
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）
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
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Underground Kidz Daily 10am-10pm. 147 Gulou Dongdajie, Dongcheng District. 东城区 鼓楼东大街147号
FAST-FASHION American Eagle Outfitters Daily 10am-10pm. SA-36B, Solana Mall, 6 Chaoyang Gongyuan Lu, Chaoyang District. (5905 6252) www. ae.com/web/international/index.jsp 朝阳区朝 阳公园路6号蓝色港湾国际商区SA-36B
Forever 21 Daily 10am-10pm. Beijing APM, 138 Wangfujing Dajie, Dongcheng District. www.forever21.cn 东城区王府井大街138号新 东安广场311号
H&M Daily 10am-10pm. Raffles City, 1 Dongzhimen Nandajie, Dongcheng District. (8409 4199) 东城区东直门南大街1号来福士广场 Stradivarius Daily 10am-10pm. Unit 101, Bldg 1, U-Town Shopping Center, 2 Sanfeng Beili, Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (5977 5780) STR悠唐, 朝阳区朝外大街三
Cashmere Crush Tue-Sun 10am-10pm. Shop 3-B-511, Pingod, 32 Baiziwan Lu, Chaoyang District (5876 9730) www.cashmerecrush.com
Zara Daily 10am-10pm. Joy City, 131 Xidan Beidajie, Xicheng District. (5971 6350) www. zara.com 西城区西单北大街131号大悦城
The Dept Daily 11am-8pm. A-0120, Chaowai Soho, 6 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District (186 0119 1385) 朝阳区朝阳门外大街乙6 号朝外Soho A-0120室
Dong Liang Studio Daily 11am-9pm. 26 Wudaoying Hutong, Dongcheng District. (8404 7648) 东城区五道营胡同26号 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
Fulun Bikes Daily 10.30am-7.30pm. B1/F, B1-329, Sanlitun Soho, 8 Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District (5785 3008, 135 0137 9294) 朝阳区工体北路8号三里屯Soho 下沉广场西侧 B1-329商铺
Good Goods Commune 141 Gulou Dongdajie, Dongcheng District. (8400 2628)
Home Decor 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) www.toranacleanair.com/ index.html 1) 顺义区天竺镇花梨坎村南“荣祥 广场308室; 2) 顺义区天竺镇裕翔路99号欧陆 广场L1-110
Casa Pagoda Mon-Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 11am-8pm. 6 Sanlitun Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (6591 3491) www.casapagoda.com 朝 阳区三里屯南路6号
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
Jan & Iti Daily 11am-9.30pm. Rm 0106A, Villa 5, Jianwai Soho, 39 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (5869 6210) 朝阳区朝阳区 东三环中路39号建外Soho5号别墅104
Jose Acosta 1) Mon-Sat 9am-5.30pm. 350 Gaobeidian, Chaoyang District. (8575 8864); 2) By appointment only. D0738, Bldg D, Chaowai Soho, 6 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (137 1793 5156) www.thebauerco.com 1) 朝阳区高碑店350号; 2) 朝阳 区朝阳门外大街6号朝外SOHO D座0738
Joyce Daily 10am-9.30pm. Shop 3L103-104, Block 3, China World Shopping Mall, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6288 8383) www.joyce.com 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
IQ Air Swiss precision and technology have been bringing air-cleaning solutions inside our homes since 1963. 1) Daily 10am10pm. 5/F, Household Appliance Area, Youyi Shopping City, 52 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang
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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) www.lilysantiques.com 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@ lftibetanart.cn); 2) 158 Gaobeidian Furniture Street, Chaoyang District. (139 1173 9981, lf@ lftibetanart.cn) www.lftibetanart.cn 北京灵峰 藏艺古典家具店, 1) 朝阳区潘家园市场乙排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 阳门外大街三丰北里悠唐广场二期3层
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) www.pmtphoto.com, http://site. douban.com/163407/ 1) 朝阳区酒仙桥路4号 798艺术街区中二街; 2) 东城区南锣鼓巷75号
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 陆广场L1-110
malls & markets Indigo 18 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. www.indigobeijing.com 颐堤港, 朝阳区酒 仙桥路18
Yashow Market Daily 9.30am-9pm. 58 Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6415 1726) 雅秀市场, 朝阳区工体北路58号
Arts & Culture Bookstores The Bookworm 1) Mon-Sat 8am-8pm, Sun 8am-5pm. First courtyard, Hegezhuang Village, Shunyi District. (6431 2108, books@ beijingbookworm.com); 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 各庄村一号院; 2) 朝阳区工体北路4号院
Page One Daily 10am-9.30pm. B2/F, China World Summit Wing, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (8535 1055, page1_cwtc@ pageonegroup.com) 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, 1 Xiangheyuan Lu, Dongzhimen, Chaoyang District. (8438 8258) www.sagacinema.com 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）
EU Film festival 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 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
Embassy of Poland Ritan Lu, Jianguomenwai, Chaoyang District. (6532 1235 ext 281) 朝阳区建国门外日坛路1号
Instituto Cervantes 1A Gongti Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (5879 9666) www.pekin. cervantes.es 北京塞万提斯学院, 朝阳区工体 南路甲1号
Italian Embassy Cultural Office 2 Sanlitun Dong Er Jie, Chaoyang District. (6532 5015, email@example.com) www.iicpechino.esteri.it 意大利大使馆文化处, 朝阳区三里屯东二街2号
Megabox 1) B1/F, Sanlitun Village South, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6417 6118); 2) 3/F, Area C, Zhongguancun Mall (West of Dinghao Mall), Haidian District. (5986 3777) www.imegabox.com 美嘉欢乐影城, 1) 朝阳区 三里屯路19号三里屯Village南区地下1层; 2) 海 淀区中关村广场购物中心C区三层（鼎好西侧）
Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) Tue-Sun 10am-7pm. Dashanzi Art District, 4 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (8459 9269) www.ucca.org.cn 尤伦斯当代艺术 中心, 朝阳区酒仙桥路4号大山子艺术区
Galleries 798 Photo Gallery Daily 10am-6pm. Dashanzi art district, 4 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6438 1784, 6437 5284) www.798photogallery.cn 百年印象摄影画廊, 朝阳区酒仙桥路4号798大山子艺术区
Alexander Ochs Gallery Tues-Sun 10am-6pm. 255 Caochangdi, Jichang Fulu, Chaoyang District. (8456 2054, firstname.lastname@example.org) www.alexanderochs-galleries.com Arrow Factory 38 Jianchang Hutong (Off Guozijian Jie), Dongcheng District. www.arrowfactory.org.cn 箭厂空间, 东城区箭厂胡同38 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. Daily 10am-9pm. B1/F, 03A Europlaza, 99 Yuxiang Lu, Tianzhu Town, Shunyi District. (6457 1922, email@example.com) www.villalifestyles.cn 顺义区天竺 镇裕翔路99号欧陆广场地下1层03A
Artist Village Gallery Daily 9am-midnight. North of Rencun, Song Village, Tong County, Tongzhou District. (6959 8343, 139 0124 4283) www.artistvillagegallery.com 宋庄画家村画廊,
(5127 3298, firstname.lastname@example.org) www. chambersfineart.com 前波画廊, 朝阳区草场 Dialogue Space Tue-Sun 10.30 am-6.30pm. 6-99,22 International Art Plaza,32 Baiziwan Lu, Chaoyang District. (5876 9392, contact@ dialoguespace.com) www.dialoguespace.com 对画空间, 朝阳区百子湾路32号二十二院街艺术 区6-99（今日美术馆南侧）
EGG Gallery 327 Caochangdi, Cuigezhuang, Chaoyang District. (6432 8089, eggartgallery@ sina.com) www.eggartgallery.cn 朝阳区朝阳 区草场地327号
Faurschou Gallery Beijing Tue-Sun 10am6pm. Dashanzi art district, 4, Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (8459 9316/14) www. faurschou.com 林冠画廊, 朝阳区酒仙桥路4号 大山子艺术区
G-Dot Art Space Central Gallery Street, Songzhuang Art District, Tongzhou District. (6057 3345, email@example.com) www.g-dotartspace.com 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
Galerie Urs Meile Lucerne-Beijing TueSun 11am-6.30pm. 104 Caochangdi Village, Cuigezhuang, Chaoyang District. (6433 3393, fax 6433 0203) www.galerieursmeile.com 麦勒 画廊, 朝阳区草场地村104号
Imagine Gallery Tue-Sun, 10.30am-5.30pm. 8 Feijiacun Yishu Gongzuoshi, Feijiacun, Laiguangying Donglu, Chaoyang District. (6438 5747, 139 1091 7965, laetitia. firstname.lastname@example.org) www.imaginegallery.com 想象画廊, 朝阳区来广营东路同达生 态园对面费家村东路8号艺术工作室
Capital Museum Tue-Sun 9am-5pm. 16 Fuxingmenwai Dajie, Xicheng District. (6337 0491/2) www.capitalmuseum.org.cn 首都博物 馆, 西城区复兴门外大街 16号
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) www.nmch.gov.cn 中国国 家博物馆, 东城区天安门广场东侧
Theaters Beijing Concert Hall 1 Beixinhuajie, Xicheng District. (6605 7006/5812) 北京音乐厅, 西城区 北新华街1号
Beijing Olympic Center Stadium 1 Anli Lu, Haidian District. (6491 2233) 国家奥林匹克中 心体育场, 海淀区安立路1号
Forbidden City Concert Hall Inside Zhongshan Park, Xichang’an Jie, Xicheng District. (6559 8285) www.fcchbj.com 中山公园音乐 堂, 西城区西长安街中山公园内
Mei Lanfang Grand Theater 32 Ping’anli Dajie (southeast of Guanyuan Qiao), Xicheng District. (5833 1288/1388) www.mlfdjy.cn 梅兰芳大剧院, 西城区平安里西大街32号(官园 桥东南角)
National Centre For The Performing Arts (NCPA) 2 Chang’an Jie, Xicheng District. (6655 0000) www.chncpa.org 国家大剧院, 西
MOUart Gallery 2/F, Zone B, 798 Art District, 2 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Dazhanzi, Chaoyang District. (5762 6056) 妙有艺术, 朝阳区酒仙桥
Oriental Pioneer Theatre 8-2 Dongdan Santiao (northeast corner of Oriental Plaza), Dongcheng District. (6527 6911, 6559 7394) 东方先锋剧场, 东城区东单三条8-2号东
Red Gate Gallery Daily 9am-5pm. 1/F & 4/F, Dongbianmen Watchtower, Chongwenmen Dongdajie, Chongwen District. (6525 1005) www.redgategallery.com 红门画廊, 崇文区崇
Penghao Theater 35 Dongmianhua Hutong (south gate of the Central Academy of Drama, between Nanluogu Xiang and Jiaodaokou Nandajie), Dongcheng District. (6400 6452/72) 蓬蒿剧场, 东城区东棉花胡同35号(中
Three Shadows Photography Art Centre Tue-Sun 10am-6pm. 155 East End Art, Caochangdi Village (Next to Platform China), Chaoyang District. (6432 2663) www. threeshadows.cn 三影堂摄影艺术中心, 朝阳区
Xiao Ke Theater 4 Jiuxianqiao Lu, 751 D-Park, Chaoyang District. (8459 9339) 小 柯剧场, 朝阳区酒仙桥路4号751时尚设计广场 （798内）
White Space Beijing Tue-Sun noon-6pm. Airport Service Road, No. 255 Caochangdi, Chaoyang District. (8456 2054) www.alexanderochs-galleries.de 空白空间, 朝阳区机场辅 路草场地255号
XYZ Gallery Daily 10.30am-6.30pm. Dashanzi art district, 2 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (8459 9299) 朝阳区酒仙桥
SPORTS GOLF Beijing Golfers Club www.beijing-golfersclub.org Beijing Ladies Golf (beijingladiesgolf@ gmail.com) www.beijingladiesgolf.org
Yan Club Arts Center Mon-Sun 10.30am6pm. 4 Jiuxianqiao, Dashanzi Art District, Chaoyang District. (5978 9172, gallery@ yanclub.com) www.yanclub.com 仁艺术中心, 朝阳区酒仙桥路4号大山子艺术区
miscellaneous Caffe O’Henry’s Tue-Fri 4pm-midnight, SatSun 10am-midnight. Rm 201, Bldg 2, China View, 1 Gongti East Road, Chaoyang District. (138 1169 1305, projectohenry@gmail. com) 朝阳区工人体育场东路1号中国红街大厦 2号楼201室
Parkview Green Daily 10am-10pm. 9 Dongdaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6500 5511) 芳草地, 朝阳区东大桥路9号 RAWR! Innovation Lab Unit B4, Hongyihaoyuan, Caochangdi, Chaoyang District. (email@example.com) www.rawr-labs.com 朝 阳区草场地村红一号院B4
St. Joseph’s Wangfujing Church (Dongtang Cathedral) 74 Wangfujing Dajie, Dongcheng District. (6524 0634) 东堂, 东城 区王府井大街74号
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
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://site.douban.com/124288/, http:// www.facebook.com/Zajia.Beijing.Project. Space 杂家, 西城区旧鼓楼大街豆腐池胡同宏恩
Chambers Fine Art Tue-Sun 10am-6pm. Red No.1-D, Caochangdi, Chaoyang District.
Museums Beijing World Art Museum Daily 9am- 6pm. 9A Fuxing Lu, Haidian District. (5980 2222) www.worldartmuseum.cn 中华世纪坛世界艺术
Jiali Gallery Thu-Sat 2-7pm, and by appointment. 4 Beijixiang Hutong, Dongcheng District. (8402 5613) www.jialigallery.com, www. facebook.com/JialiGallery 家里画廊, 东城区
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
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GYMS & FITNESS CENTERS 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 万豪酒店6层健身房
Iso Fit Units C-2-86, Upper East Side, Dongsihuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (info@pilates. cn) www.pilates.cn 朝阳区阳光上东东四环北路
HIKING & camping Beijing Hikers Suite 1907, Bldg 107, Jiangfu Jiayuan, Tuofangying Lu, Jiuxianqiao, Chaoyang District. (6432 2786, firstname.lastname@example.org) www.beijinghikers.com 朝阳区 酒仙桥驼房营路将府家园107号楼1907
Dandelion Hiking (131 2478 8581) www. chinahiking.cn 蒲公英远足
scuba Diving SinoScuba (135 0116 3629, email@example.com) www.sinoscuba.com
ski & snowboard Nanshan Ski Village Beijing Nanshan Ski Village lies in the south of Miyun County, 108km from Siyuan Bridge and is one of the area’s top ski resorts, Nanshan has ten well-groomed trails for skiers of all levels and a snowboard park (Nanshan Mellow Park) with a halfpipe, four kickers and six rails – all served by a quad-
DIRECTORY ruple chairlift, a double chairlift and nine Tbars. Admission RMB 20. Rental RMB 100/2hr, RMB 150/2hr (weekend) or RMB 160/2hr (holidays). Lodging available. Take the shuttle bus (RMB 40 round trip) from Dongzhimen, 8.30am every Sat and Sun. 8.30am-5.30pm. Shengshuitou Cun, Henanzhai Town, Miyun County. (8909 1909) 密云县河南寨镇圣水头村
9563) www.fine-yoga.com 梵音瑜珈, 1) 朝阳 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
The Hutong 1 Jiudaowan Zhongxiang Hutong (southeast of Beixinqiao subway station), Dongcheng District. (6404 3355, info@ the-hutong.com) www.thehutong.com 东城区
Nike Nanshan Park Opening December 17th and located within Nanshan Ski Village, the NIKE Nanshan Park features a medium & large double kicker line, a plethora of rail & jiboptions, and constantly updates itself as the season progresses. As the most meticulously maintained park in China, there’s something for everyone with beginner jumps and boxes to learn on, as well more serious features that will challenge advanced riders. Nanshan Ski Village, Shengshuitou Village, Henanzhai Town, Miyun County. (8909 1909 ski resort, 138 1045 9745 park) 南山公园, 密云 县河南寨圣水头村
Qiaobo Ice and Snow World Daily 9am10pm. 6 Shunan Lu, Shunyi District. (6941 1991) www.qbski.com 乔波冰雪世界, 顺义区 顺安路6号
TEAM SPORTS Aardvarks Rugby Club (135 2224 8133, firstname.lastname@example.org) 地豚橄榄球俱乐部 Beijing Devils Rugby Football Club (email@example.com) www. beijingdevils.com Bejiing Bombers Xiaowuji Football Ground, Xiaowuji Lu, just east of Xiaowuji Qiao on the East Fourth Ring Road, Chaoyang District. (firstname.lastname@example.org) 小武基足球场, 朝 阳区东四环路小武基桥往东
Beijing Cricket (email@example.com) www.bjcricketclub.org 北京板球俱乐部 Beijing Gaelic Football Club (beijingaa@ yahoo.com) www.beijinggaa.org 爱尔兰足球 Beijing Guardians (beijingguardians@ gmail.com)
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@ pranavikasa.com) www.pranavikasa.com 朝阳 区东大桥路8号Soho尚都北塔楼2409
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) www.yogayard.com 瑜珈苑, 朝阳区工体
Woodward Beijing Panggezhuang, Daxing District. www.woodwardbeijing.cn 大兴区魏善 庄(星明湖度假村内 WOODWARD北京)
YOGA & PILATES
VENUES Beijing Shougang Basketball Center 159 Fushi Lu, Shijingshan District. (8829 6158) 北京
Workers’ Stadium Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6501 6655 ext 5033) 工人体育场, 朝 阳区工体北路
Wukesong MasterCard Center Hosts sport events and concerts. 69 Fuxing Lu, Haidian District. (6828 6386) 海淀区复兴路69号
The British School of Beijing 1) 7 Sanlitun Beixiaojie, Chaoyang District. (8532 5320, firstname.lastname@example.org); 2) South Side, 9 Anhua Lu, Shunyi District. (8047 3588, email@example.com); 3) 5 Sanlitun Xiliujie, Chaoyang District. (8532 3088, firstname.lastname@example.org) www. britishschool.org.cn 北京英国学校, 1) 朝阳 区三里屯北小街7号; 2) 顺义区安华路9号南院; 3) 朝阳区三里屯西六街5号
Mandarin Plus B1-535, Sanlitun Soho, Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (5785 3361, Contact@ mandarin-plus.org) www.mandarin-plus.org 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) www.rutgersinasia.com 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) www.amcare.com.cn 北京美中 宜和妇儿医院, 朝阳区朝阳区芳园西路9号
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, email@example.com) www.bjhealthcare.com 庇 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)) http://www.21-hospital.com 朝阳区亮马桥路甲40号21世纪大厦1-2楼
Community Groups Beijing Hutongren Courtyard Hotel 71 Xiao Ju’er Hutong, Nanluogu Xiang, Gulou Dongdajie, Dongcheng District. (8402 4218/5238, firstname.lastname@example.org) www.hutongren.com.cn 北京胡同仁庭院酒店, 东城区鼓楼东大街南锣鼓巷小菊儿胡同71号
China Culture Center (CCC) Kent Center, 29 Anjialou, Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6432 9341/1041, email@example.com) www.chinaculturecenter.org 朝阳区亮马桥路
FC Group (139 1109 8002 [Colin], colin@ fcgroup.org) Fishbowl Events fishbowlevents.com International Newcomers’ Network Function Room, 3/F, Athletic Center, Capital Mansion, 6 Xinyuan Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (8486 2225 ext 110, firstname.lastname@example.org) www.innbeijing.org 朝阳区新源南路6号京城大 厦康乐中心3层
Beijing International SOS Clinic One of the world’s leading international healthcare, medical and security assistance company with 66% of the world’s Fortune 500 companies choosing International SOS. Since 1989, International SOS has led international-standard medical care in China, with a 24/7 alarm center hotline, a dedicated air ambulance, four international quality clinics staffed with expat and foreign doctors and 200+ network of medical service partners. Offers 24/7 Emergency Services, GP, Pediatrics, Gynecology, specialists, Pharmacy, Psychology, Physiotherapy, Dentistry and Orthodontics, Optometry. 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, email@example.com) www.clinicsinchina.com, www.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
Culture Yard Daily 9am-late. 10 Shique Hutong, Dongcheng District. (8404 4166, firstname.lastname@example.org) www.cultureyard.net 东
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 in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Pediatrics. A2 Xiaoguan Beili, Beiyuan Lu, Chaoyang District. (6499 0000, email@example.com) www.hmcare.net 朝阳区北苑路小关北里甲2号
The Capital Club 50/F, Capital Mansion, 6 Xinyuan Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (8486 2225 ext 260, firstname.lastname@example.org) www. thecapitalclub.com
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
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, email@example.com) www.beijingdental.com
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 â€“ 9.30pm. F/5, Heavenly Spa, 1 Xinyuan Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (139 1029 0260, firstname.lastname@example.org) www. alonastudiobeijing.com 朝阳区新源南路一
dcn.org.cn 德尔康尼骨科医院版权所有, 海淀 区阜石路19号
Beijing Mandarin School Rm 904, 9/F, ETower, Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (6508 1026) www.beijingmandarinschool.com 北京
ClubFootball 9am-6pm. Unit A212, Door 3, A1 Zone, Huadeng Building, 14 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (5130 6893/4/5/6, email@example.com) www.clubfootball. com.cn 万国群星足球俱乐部, 朝阳区酒仙桥路14
International Friendship Football Club (IFFC) (1571 005 0115, firstname.lastname@example.org) www.iffc1994.com
Black Sesame Kitchen 3 Heizhima Hutong, Dongcheng District. (136 9147 4408, email@example.com) www.blacksesamekitchen.com 东城区黑芝麻胡同3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, firstname.lastname@example.org) www.intecheye.com 英 智眼科医院, 朝阳区潘家园南里12号潘家园大 厦1，4，5层
Beijing DCN Orthopedic Hospital Daily 24hrs. 19 Fushi Lu, Haidian District. (5271 3366, 5271 3366 (fax), email@example.com) www.
Beijing International SOS Dental, Orthodontics Clinic Mon-Sat 9am-5pm. Suite 105, Wing 1, Kunsha Building, 16 Xinyuanli, Chaoyang District. (6462 0333) www.clinicsinchina.com 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) www.ncich.com. cn 北京新世纪荣和儿科门诊部, 顺义区天竺镇丽 苑街荣和商业中心19号楼K-01
Beijing Puhua International Clinic Mon-Sun 9am-6pm. 54 Wusheng Beilu, Dongsanhuan, Chaoyang District. (8773 5522, 8911 6665 (24hr hotline)) www.puhuaclinic.
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DIRECTORY com 北京普华门诊, 朝阳区东三环武圣北路54号
(6462 0333, china.inquiries@internationalsos. com) www.internationalsos.com, www.clinicsinchina.com 北京国际救援中心, 朝阳区新源
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 Psychological Health Center (5927 7067) 1) Inside Beijing United Family Shunyi Clinic, Unit 818, Pinnacle Plaza, Tianzhu Real Estate Development Zone, Shunyi District. (firstname.lastname@example.org); 2) Inside Beijing United Family Jianguomen Health & Wellness Center, B1/F, The St. Regis Residence, St. Regis Hotel, 21 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (fcreception@ ufh.com.cn); 3) Inside Beijing United Family Hospital, 2 Jiangtai Lu (in the Lido area), Chaoyang District. (email@example.com) www.unitedfamilyhospitals.com 北京和睦家
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) www.unitedfamilyhospitals.com 北京和睦家医院诊所, 顺义区天 竺开发区荣祥广场818号
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) www.imcclinics.com 朝阳区亮马桥
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Would these kids be able to order from the half-price menu? 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
CMS Clinic Beijing Tower (Chang’an Club Bldg) 7/F, Suite 701, 10 Dongchang’an Jie, Dongcheng District. (6559 6769) www.cmsclinic.com 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) www.sar.com. cn 北医三院上地门诊部医学美容中心, 海淀区上
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. 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
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) www.hkclinic.com 北京港澳国际医务诊所, 东 Beijing United Family Hospital Beijing’s only private, international-standard hospital offering the full spectrum of inpatient and outpatient services. BJU has a team of over 60 certified expatriate and internationally trained physicians and surgeons. Clinics include pediatrics, OB/GYN, dental, ophthalmology, counseling, ENT, physiotherapy, TCM chiropractics and dermatology. The ICU and emergency room are open 24hrs. 1) Mon-Fri9.30-7.30pm, Sat-Sun 9.30am-4.30pm. 818, Pinnacle Plaza, Tianzhu Real Estate Development Zone, Shunyi District. (8046 5432); 2) Mon-Fri 8.30am-5pm. DRC, Liangma Qiao, Chaoyang District. (5927 7005); 3) Mon-Sun8.30am-3 .30pm. St Regis Wellness Center. B1/F, 21 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (8532 1678); 4) 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) www.ufh.com.cn 北 京和睦家医院, 1) 顺义区顺义区天竺房地产开发 区日荣祥广场818号; 2) 朝阳区亮马桥外交公寓; 3) 朝阳区朝阳区建国门外大街21号国际俱乐部饭 店地下1层; 4) 朝阳区将台路2号
Bioscor Beijing Clinic Rm 1008, E-Tower, 12 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (6503 5706/7, firstname.lastname@example.org) www.bioscor. com.cn 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
International Medical Center (IMC) Foreign doctors on-site offering a wide range of medical services, including family medicine, psychological services, dental, Ob/Gyn, pediatrics and TCM. Drop-in services for travelers; x-rays and ultrasounds available on-site. English, Chinese, Arabic and Russian spoken. Daily 24hrs. S106, S111 Lufthansa Center, 50 Liangmahe Lu, Chaoyang District. (6465 1561/2/3, 6465 1384/28, email@example.com) 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
May Flower Dental Through the integration of expertise and technique, advanced facilities, and excellent service, May Flower Dental has established a high-end brand known for its high quality dental care in Beijing. May Flower is a multi-functional dental care office that provides services including dental implants, crowns, bridges, root canals, gum surgery, oral surgery, braces, teeth whitening,and cosmetic dentistry. 1) Rm 03-06, 3/F, Tower 2, China World Office, Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6505 8033, firstname.lastname@example.org); 2) 3/F, Bldg 2, Yingtai Business Center, 28 Financial Street, Xicheng District. (6657 8833, info@ mayflowerdental.com.cn) www.mayflowerdental.com.cn 五月花口腔诊所, 1) 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
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) www.ncich.com.cn 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)
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,
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), email@example.com) www.pkuh6.cn 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, firstname.lastname@example.org) www. vista-china.net 维世达诊所, 朝阳区光华路1号 嘉里中心3层
Pet Care/Animal Welfare OASIS Healthcare OASIS is a full-service private hospital with international standard 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)) www.oasishealth.cn 明德医院, 朝阳区 朝阳区酒仙桥北路9号
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, email@example.com) www.vista-china.net 维 世达诊所, 朝阳区光华路1号嘉里中心3层
Mental Health Services Beijing International SOS Clinic Family Counseling Center Suite 105, Bldg 1, Kunsha Building, 16 Xinyuanli, Chaoyang District.
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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_ CHINA@yahoo.com) www.ICVSASIA.com 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) www.leepet.com 乐宠, 1)朝阳区 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
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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 5-6底商. 电话
UNICEF 12 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6532 3131) www.unicef.org 朝阳区三里屯
WWF-China Wen Hua Gong, Working People’s Cultural Palace (east of Tiananmen Square), Dongcheng District. (6511 6211) www.wwfchina.org 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
Xingfu Gongcheng (Program of Happiness) 12 Dahui Donglu, Haidian District. (6217 9760, fax 6217 3494) www.cpwf.org.cn/xf 幸福 工程, 海淀区大慧东路12号
EXPLORE Airlines Congregation of the Good Shepherd Congregation of the Good Shepherd (COGS) is an active faith community of expatriate Christians. We embrace denominational diversity; affirm a common, Biblical faith as set out in the historic creeds; and offer a Christ-centered, liturgical worship. Weekly worship is complemented by Sunday School for children, along with opportunities for participation through service projects, small groups, choir and other activities. 10am at the Capital Club Athletic Center. 3/F, Athletic Club, Capital Mansion, 6 Xinyuan Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (firstname.lastname@example.org) www.cogs-bj.org 朝阳区新源南路京城俱乐部3层
Beijing International Christian Fellowship (BICF) BICF (Beijing International Christian Fellowship) is an international nondenominational church in Beijing China with people from over 70 nations. It is Multicultural, Bible-centered gathering for foreign passport holders. Services are conducted in 9 different languages including Korean, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, English, Chinese, Frech, etc. Visitors can attend Sunday services and classes in multiple locations. (8454 3468, email@example.com) www.bicf.org 北京国际 基督教联合会
Volunteer and NGOs Beijing 1+1 Rm 604, Bldg 22, Area 2, Xiluoyuan, Fengtai District. (6725 9507, fax 6725 9407, www.oneplusone.org.cn) 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), Dongcheng District. (6403 6532, 6403 6632 (fax)) www.bjchp.org 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 Fengtai Lizhi Healing Center 93 Fengxi Beili (southeast of Fengxi Tielu Dongxiaoqu), Fengtai District. (5185 6801, fax 8360 2479) www.bjlizhi.org 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 Horizon Educational Center (BHEC) Rm 302, Bldg 2, Liheng Mingyuan, 23 Nanbinhe Lu, Xuanwu District. (6348 0852, firstname.lastname@example.org) 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, email@example.com) www.huiling.org.cn 东城区演乐胡同100号演乐商务楼307
Bethel China Foundation Doudianzhen Jiaodao, Liugu Daocun, Fangshan District. (8031 0383, 8031 0683 (guest house), 8031 0483 (medical house), firstname.lastname@example.org) www.bethelchina.org 房山区房山区窦店镇交 道六股道村
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Chi Heng Foundation Rm 801, Bldg 6, Wanda Plaza, 93 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (5820 8574, firstname.lastname@example.org) www.chiheng.org 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, email@example.com, www. hivolunt.net) 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 HIV/AIDS Information Network (CHAIN) 7-101, Bldg 1, Courtyard 68, Fuchang Jie, Xuanwu District. (8313 3253, postmaster@ chain.net.cn) www.chain.net.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) www.chinachild.org 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
The Culture Development Center for Rural Women Rm 301, Bldg A, Jiali Dasha, 180 Beiyuanlu, Chaoyang District. (6498 0110, Fax 6498 3764, firstname.lastname@example.org) www.nongjianv. org 北京农家女文化发展中心, 朝阳区北苑路180 号加利大厦A座301室
Dongjen Center for Human Rights Education and Action 19 Dashiqiao Hutong, Jiu Gulou Dajie, Xicheng District. (8403 4803) 西城 区旧鼓楼大街大石桥胡同18号
Friends of Nature Rm 301, Wanbo Office Bldg, 53 Ganyu Hutong, Dongcheng District. (6523 2040, 6512 0929, Fax 6528 6069, office@ fon.org.cn) www.fon.org.cn 自然之友, 东城区 甘雨胡同53号万博写字楼368室
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Green Earth Volunteers (GEV) 21 Paoju Hutong, Dongcheng District. (8403 9930, firstname.lastname@example.org) eng.greensos.cn 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) www.greenpeace.org/china 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, public@ handicap-int.org.cn) www.handicap.be International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR) 8 Futong Dongdajie, Wangjing, Chaoyang District. (6470 6161, email@example.com) www.inbar.int 国际竹藤组织,
JUMP! Foundation House of Knowledge, Victoria Gardens, Chaoyang Park, 15 Xilu, Chaoyang District. (6538 6482) www. jumpfoundation.org 朝阳区朝阳公园西路15号 维多利亚花园公寓
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Migrant Children’s Foundation (MCF) www.mcfchina.org Operation Blessing Beijing Rm 106, Golden Land Bldg, 32 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6466 9296, fax 6466 9256, firstname.lastname@example.org) www.obchina.org 视博恩, 朝阳区亮马桥路32号高斓大厦106室
Operation Smile China (ssnyder@ operationsmile.org) www.operationsmile.org, operationsmile.org.hk Plan China C-305, Baijiazhuang Business Center, 3 Baijiazhuang Lu, Chaoyang District. (6592 1333, fax 6592 8228, email@example.com) www.plan-international. org.cn 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 Meets 12.30 every Tue at the Kempinski Hotel. (139 1072 9087, firstname.lastname@example.org) www.beijingrotary. org 北京扶轮社 Rural China Education Foundation www. ruralchina.org 乡村教育促进会 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
The Library Project (159 2955 6183, jason@ library-project.org) www.library-project.org The Starfish Project Founded in 2006, this socially responsible jewelry business developed in order to provide exploited women in Asia with alternate employment. Besides helping them to build sustainable livelihoods, the Starfish Project also offers
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Air France Rm 1609, 16/F, Bldg 1, Kuntai International Mansion, 12A Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (400 880 8808) www.airfrance.com.cn 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) www.emirates.com Korean Air 901-3, Hyundai Motor Towers, 38 Xiaoyun Lu, Chaoyang District. (8453 8137, 40065 88888) www.koreanair.com.cn 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) www.thy.com 土耳其航空, 亮马桥路50 号燕莎中心W103
Travel Agencies Beijing Citybus Tour Service Daily 9am-8pm. Rm 1207, Scitech Tower, 22 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (400 650 0760) www.citybustour.com 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) www.travelingislife.com 朝阳 区朝阳门 南大街 18号
Country Holidays Rm 2804, Bldg 11, Jianwai Soho, 39 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District (+21 3222 0616, email@example.com) www. countryholidays.com.cn 朝阳区东三环中路39 号建外Soho11号楼2804
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Services - Business Center Dongzhimen/Sanlitun Area: Seasons Park - 海晟名苑: Studio, 47m² with open kitchen, ¥399/ night or ¥6,200/month; 1 Br, 65-75m², ¥580/night or ¥8,500-9,000/ month; 2 Br, 100m², ¥12,000 2 Br, 128m², ¥13,500 2+1 Br, 148m², ¥15,000 3 Br, 160m², ¥16,000 3 Br, 205m², ¥24,000 East Avenue – 逸盛阁: 1 Br, 85m², from ¥ 9,500 1 Br, 100m², ¥ 12,000 2 Br, 130m², ¥ 15,000 Shimao Gongsan Plaza – 世茂工三: Studio, 64 – 90 m², from ¥ 9,500 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 – 70 m², from ¥ 8,000 1 Br LOFT, 110 m², from ¥ 13,000 New MOMA –万国城: Studio, 100m², ¥8,500 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, ¥8,500 2 Br, 125 - 140m², ¥13,000 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, ¥13,000 CBD Area: Central Park - 新城国际： Studio, 75m², ¥9,500 1 Br. 90m², ¥13,000 2 Br. 125m², ¥17,000 2 Br. 130m² duplex, ¥18,000 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. 90 m², ¥12,000 2 Br. 140m², ¥16,000 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
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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 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, 150m2, ¥30,000 Forbidden City 5 Br Villa 320m2 Courtyard, ¥60,000
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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 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 SBC Business Service (Beijing) Co., Ltd. Hotline: +86 10 59231166 Http: www.sbc.com.hk 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.
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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,
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the dark night of Negotiation by George Ding
wo months ago, I went to watch The Amazing Spiderman and The D ark Knight Rises at Shuangjing UME. It was the midnight premiere and they were showing the movies in IMAX, one after the other. for RMB 200. Spiderman played without incident, but about 40 minutes into The Dark Knight Rises, the sound slipped out of sync. Christian Bale’s mouth moved but Marion Cotillard’s voice came through, like some strangely dubbed kung fu movie. I looked at my phone. It was past three in the morning. After a while the screen went black and the house lights came on. Popcorn and water bottles were thrown at the screen. Eventually, a theater employee in a yellow shirt walked in. He had the look of someone chosen to be ritually sacrificed. “Could I have everyone’s attention?” His voice echoed in the cavernous theater. “There is a technical problem with the projector. We are very sorry.” A silence hung in the air. The employee just kind of stood there, like he was waiting for us to leave. Suddenly, a voice boomed from the back. “Are you asking us to leave? You owe us a movie!” The man, named Mr. Hu, was pissed. “Umm … okay then,” the employee stammered. “Please be patient. We’ll try to fix the projector.” He scurried off. Over the next hour, the film started, restarted, skipped forward and jumped backward, but Bruce Wayne still sounded like Miranda Tate. People began to trickle out of the nearly full theater, but not Hu. His indignation rose with each failed attempt to fix the projection. His curses grew louder and he paced back and forth, waiting for the employee to return. He assured us that we’d get compensation, but only if we stuck together. He was like a Chinese Cesar Chavez. Around 4am, Yellow Shirt reappeared. He was greeted with chants of “Give us our money back!” but he was clearly not in a position to authorize such a deal.
“All I can do is move you to Theater 2. You can finish watching the movie there,” he said. Hu, who by now was acting as our unelected union representative, immediately snapped, “Is Theater 2 IMAX?” “No …” “Then why would I go there? Did I spend 200 yuan on an IMAX ticket to watch the movie on a regular screen?” “Sir, there’s no other way …” “There is another way. Give us our money back.” “I can’t. The box office is closed.” “Then call someone who can open it up.” “I can’t. The person with the key won’t be in until morning.” At this point, Hu got right up in Yellow Shirt’s face and started yelling. “You can end this right now,” he said. “But if you keep stalling, the price is going to go up.” This seemed to resonate and Yellow Shirt disappeared again, but not before promising to call his manager. As the night wore on, more and more people left, to Hu’s dismay. He reminded us that, as often with disagreements in China, whichever group had the most people shouting was likely to win the argument. Every person that walked out the door hurt our bargaining position. Around 5am, a manager in a white shirt and tie walked in, flanked by a row of theater employees, including Yellow Shirt. They stood in a line behind him, blocking the exit. We had entered the endgame. The manager was met by Mr. Hu and our dwindling mob of irate theatergoers. Less than a quarter of the original crowd remained – we were nearly outnumbered. If we were going to see a dime, we’d have to end this now. “First, I’d like to express my apologies,” said the manager. “What I can do is offer everyone here two free movie tickets.” “Why the hell would we want to come back to this place?” Hu asked. “Are we masochists?” Point Hu. “Then what do you want?” “Double our money back.” The manager scoffed. “That’s not possible.” Shouts from the crowd.
But Hu was unfazed. After thinking for a moment, he announced resolutely: “The fact that we are here right now should tell you two things. First, we have enough money to be here, so you aren’t going to just brush us away like peasants. Second, we came to watch two movies at midnight, which means we don’t have anything to do tomorrow.” This was a bluff, but the manager seemed to buy it. Sensing an opportunity, Hu doubled down. “Who isn’t working tomorrow?” he asked the audience. Hands went up. “Who is willing to take a day off work and stay here?” More hands. “When’s your next showing? 9am? That’s about four hours from now. Maybe we’ll just camp out here until then and see if you’ve fixed it. If not, then we’ll stay for the next showing at noon. We’ll send someone out to McDonald’s for breakfast and stay here all day. How much money will you have lost then?” That was the genius of Mr. Hu. He understood something very deep about customer service in China: The customer is always wrong, until they start threatening profit margins. The moment the manager heard our plan to Occupy UME, his eyes went wide. Only then did he start to earnestly search for a solution. From there, it was simple. The manager stepped out, made a call to his boss and, within 15 minutes, we were walking out of the theater and handing the employees our ticket stubs. They wrote a note on each one, promising a refund twice the face value of the ticket. Though we were tired and most of us had work in a couple of hours, we felt pretty good. We had stood up for our rights. We had fought The Man and won. That warm feeling lasted until later that day, when, bleary-eyed and comatose, I read about a similar incident in Tianjin. The audience there had also stayed in the theater for hours. But in the end, they had gotten five times their money back.