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CONTENTS 生态经济(英文版) 主管单位: 云南出版集团公司 主办单位: 云南教育出版社

Beijing Folk: Xu Duo of New Worker Art Troupe Talk About Town: Musical life and death Scene & Heard: The young and the feckless Lies, Damned Lies and … Stats about music venues … plus your chance to win great prizes Feature: How to be a responsible hiker (along with tips on the best local excursions) … plus a photo essay about China’s Solar Valley

出版: 生态经济杂志社 社长: 李安泰 主编: 高晓铃 地址: 昆明市环城西路609号云南新闻出版大楼4楼 邮政编码: 650034 国内统一刊号: CN53-1197/F

COVER FEATURE Beijing musicians revisit the sites where they played their first gigs

国际标准刊号: ISSN1673 – 0178

Editorial Planning Manager Jonathan White Deputy Editorial Planning Manager Iain Shaw Ecology and Living Editorial Planner Mary Dennis Dining Editorial Planner Tom O'Malley Arts & Culture Editorial Planner Christine Laskowski Music Editorial Planner Wang Ge Style Editorial Planner Tiffany Wang Copy Editor Lilly Chow Visual Planning Joey Guo Contributors Tiffany Ap, George Bai, Zachary Chen, Rian Dundon, Shelley Jiang, Kaiser Kuo, Jen Leung, Sophia Mansbridge, Sophie McKinnon, Edward Ragg, Pete Reilly, Joel Shuchat, Alex Tan, Emily Young, Belle Zhao Advertising Agency True Run Media 全国广告总代理: 深度体验国际广告(北京)有限公司 北京广告代理: 北京爱见达广告有限公司 地址: 北京市朝阳区建国路93号万达广场10号楼2801室 邮政编码: 100022 电话: 5820 7700, 5820 7100 传真: 5820 7895

Room 2801, Building 10, Wanda Plaza, 93 Jianguo Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100022 General Manager Michael Wester Business Development Toni Ma Editorial Director Jerry Chan Art Director Susu Luo Designers Helen He, Yuki Jia, Li Xing, Li Yang HR Assistant Alice Huang Reception Jane Feng Marketing Manager Françoise Chu Marketing Executive Clarisse Lau Marketing Assistant Donek Liu Finance Manager Alex Wang Accounting Lisa Ji, Judy Zhao System Administrator Frank Zhang IT Manager James Wang Web Managing Editor Dan Edwards Web Editor Jingjing Luan Photographers Judy Zhou, Sui Sales Manager Elena Damjanoska Account Executives Lynn Cui, Sally Fang, Gloria Hao, Maggie Qi, Sophia Zhou, Vincent Liu Sales Assistants Phoebe Li, Maggie Sun, Angela Zheng Distribution Jenny Wang, Victoria Wang General Inquiries: 5820 7700, 5820 7100 Distribution 5820 7700 Sales & Marketing 5820 7700 Fax: 5820 7895 E-mail:;;;;; Complimentary copy, not for sale.

What’s New: ROOMbeijing, Hopfenstube, Xihe Yayuan, Park Side Bar & Grill, The CUT, Mana and Luga’s Banh Mi Now Feature: Da Dong does more than duck Chef’s Selection: Adam Xiao of Toro Bar What’s New: Park Side Bar & Grill, George’s, Mango Club and Lagoon Clubhouse: Nu-Mark Give Us a Minute: Daniel Bell Party Like a … DJ Diary Have You Met: Silkfloss Playlist: Gangzi Tuliguer shares his tunes Livehouse: Usher … plus reviews of SUBS, Wu & The Side Effects, Broken Social Scene and Stringpurée Band What’s New: Collective Luxury Skincare, TATA salon, Hardly Ever’s and Last Session Inspect A Gadget: More from music Fashion 5-0: Backsides Get The Look: Military chic Features: North Korean art, Deborah Fallows and Beijing buskers Bookshelf: Aluss of Amilal … plus reviews of Under Heaven by Guy Gavriel Kay, Treme, and Piano Seven Q&A: Beijing International Darts League Feature: Tony Hawk talks about the massive new Woodward Beijing skatepark

Health Feature: Drugstore dictionary Q&A: The Library Project Hands On: We go for a TCM consultation

Long Weekend: Mongolia Feature: The white sands of Boracay

WHAT’S HAPPENING: The month at a glance EVENTS: Day-by-day listings for July THE DIRECTORY: Venues, venues, venues

Ich Bin Ein Beijinger: Kaiser shows his filial side


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That’s fluffed it. Spring ruins paint jobs. Photo by Anne Hingst. Got a Peking Pic? Send it to for a chance to win a bottle of Antoine Moueix 2006 La Grande Chappelle Bordeaux.



I You look tired ...

Tell me about it. Between the World Cup and my 6am tai chi session, I’m barely gettin’ any shut-eye.

This month’s cover image was created by our very own design diva, Susu Luo.


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f you asked me what the best song in the world is, most days I’d give you the same answer: “Atmosphere” by Joy Division. In fact, I can’t think of many circumstances where I’d put another song before it. I can’t begin to explain why I find a song about the hopelessness of social isolation to be so uplifting. I just do. Music is a very personal thing. There are many reasons why we feel how we do about certain songs. None of the reasons are ever rational. I wasn’t a big fan of Elton John’s “Candle in the Wind ’97” when it came out. And why would I have been? I was a 15-year-old republican who regarded Elton John only as a football club chairman. A decade later, I found myself crooning that tender ballad at KTV. (If I did massacre it, it was without a shred of irony.) I don’t consider the song to be one of Sir Elton’s best, but that’s only because I’m now so familiar with his back catalogue. People love some types of music as much as they do their mothers. They hate others with a passion usually reserved for anti-fascist demonstrations or Polish football matches. Last month, I wrote a dismissive review of LCD Soundsystem’s new album. People – including some whose musical tastes I respect and whose opinions I seek out – disagreed with me. Some pointed out that the global music press considers the album to be one of the best

of this year. Some shook heads. Some shook fists. No one shook hands. We’re all entitled to disagree but to say I’m wrong in such uncertain terms struck me as both emphatically teenage and latently totalitarian. Before you accuse me of hypocrisy, you should know that those are two labels that I am entirely comfortable with. Keep your iPods away from me. But this got me thinking as to how musical tastes change over time – even how albums grow on you after repeated listens. If my 15-year-old self were to judge my hard drive now (just the music, by the way), he’d have a field day. The insults would come thick and fast. What once was indefensible is now in constant rotation. Am I a disappointment to my younger self? Has my musical palate evolved over time? Does any of it matter as I’m not the clown living at home listening to Korn? This issue, we’re featuring some people who came to Beijing and got involved in the music scene. Some you’ll know, some you won’t. Give them a shot and you might find your brand-new favorite band.

Jonathan White Managing Editor

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Acupuncture’s INTRO Festival on May 22 at 751 D-Park Plaza. Photos courtesy of Raffaele Paolucci

All in white at The World of Suzie Wong’s White Party on May 28. Photos courtesy of Suzie Wong’s

Zeta Bar at Hilton Beijing hosted its Pole Dance Competition Party on May 29. Photos courtesy of Hilton Beijing


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ROOMbeijing‘s big debut featured Bob Sinclar. Photos courtesy of ROOMbeijing

Partying at The Beach in June. Photos courtesy of The Beach

Kappa and Harper’s Bazaar China joined hands to present the World Cup night at 08 Plaza, Chaoyang Park on June 11. Photos courtesy of BursonMarsteller

On Jun 13, Park Hyatt Beijing hosted a “Wedding at the Park” event to showcase its made-to-measure wedding services, featuring Julia wedding gowns and Shanghai Tang. Photos courtesy of Shanghai Tang and Park Hyatt Beijing

Robert Fabiano, General Manager of JW Marriott Hotel Beijing, welcomes US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Beijing. Photo courtesy of JW Marriott Hotel Beijing

China World Hotel General Manager John Rice greets Finnish President Tarja Halonen during her recent visit. Photo courtesy of China World Hotel China World Hotel General Manager John Rice greets Croatian President Ivo Josipovic. Photo courtesy of China World Hotel

General Manager Alex Chakrabarti with label boss Damon Dash and singer-songwriter McKenzie Eddy during their stay at Hotel G. Photo courtesy of Hotel G Staff at Beijing Marriott City Wall launch their Nobility of Nature water conservation initiative. Photo courtesy of Beijing Marriott City Wall

Philippe Starck launched his Zikmu Parrot wireless speakers at LAN Club on May 24. Photo courtesy of LAN Club “Don’t decline to shoulder responsibility” on Apr 30 at The Emperor Hotel. Photo courtesy of The Emperor Hotel

Hilton Beijing Wangfujing’s “7 Courses * 6 Maestros * 5 Stars * 1 Night Only” event on May 10. Photo courtesy of Hilton Beijing Wangfujing

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MY WENTI IS … My wife and I live in a small flat in south Beijing and have a six-month-old baby boy. We have a middle-aged neighbor, a spinster who often stays home and seems to keep her beady eye on the goings on of the whole complex. Our little boy is teething. He’s crying a lot during the night. Every time he sets off crying, the lunatic next door starts pounding on the wall. My attempts to discuss the problem in a civilized fashion

have gone nowhere. Every time we set out from the house she goes ballistic at us. I’ve said sorry countless times and told her that it’s part of life – he certainly can’t be held responsible for it, he’s only a baby. Regardless, she continues to bang away at the wall. She’s even started writing notes to us and passing them under the door. My wife’s a bag of nerves. What can I do? – Exasperated in Xuanwu


As Buddha said, “Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.” Treat your neighbor only with love to end this situation. Can you hear your neighbor’s banging and yelling with the same compassion that you extend to your baby’s crying?


You should study hard. I always tell my students this. If you study hard, you can get a good job and make money and then you can move away from your neighbor. Mark my words, all good things come from studying.


Have you thought about moving to a more family-friendly area? Shuangjing is really on the up and up.


Raying Temple (小雷音俱乐部). Rooted in the eastern suburb of Tongzhou – or, as some locals call it, “Tonglifornia” (通里福尼亚) – the recently relocated club has always been a utopia for Beijing’s experimental musicians, who hold avant-garde concerts, jam sessions and band rehearsals there. The nearby Yunjingli residential area is home to many a Beijing rock star, thanks to its cheap rents and the 938 bus service direct to Guomao. Raying Temple is also home to underground record label Nojiji, which produces compilations of some of the best noise rockers in town. Details at


Take a 6-kuai motor-tricycle, or what Beijingers prefer to call sanbengzi or bengbeng, to the west gate of Yucai

Middle School (育才中学西门). The club sits at the top of the stairway on the south side of the road.


Shanxi noodles are on offer right next to the club.


A genuine grass football pitch, open to the public for free on weekends, is available inside Yucai Middle School. Score some goals there, or go fishing at the fishpond in the alleyway to the south of Raying Temple.


“T.Z. Generation” (short for “Tongzhou Generation”) by Demerit. See event listings for shows at Raying


BEIJING FOLK thought it might be a good idea to do something musical together. Do you write most of the songs? In the beginning, yeah, but gradually other migrant workers started to take part with their poetry, family letters and personal stories.

XU DUO SINGS IT LOUD struction sites and factories; they’ve also built a school for migrant children. We talked to Xu to find out if music can make a difference in Beijing.

So music does make a difference. It does. Throughout the years, our music has been mak ing practical changes in the community, as well as expressing the demands and emotions of migrant workers.

How did NWAT get started? I met a guy named Sun Heng in an underpass near Chang’an Jie, where I regularly played as a busker, and we

What’s your daily routine in Picun? The art troupe is only a part of my work. I teach kids’ music classes as well. Along with other colleagues, I also do

by Wang Ge


ince 2005, Xu Duo has been living in the Beijing suburb of Picun (about halfway between the East Fifth and East Sixth Ring Roads). He also co-founded New Worker Art Troupe (NWAT ) – a per forming group of migrant workers and volunteers from all over the country. They perform plays, poetry and folk songs on con-


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Was it your idea to start a school for the migrant children? It was kind of everybody’s idea since we needed a consistent place to practice. We got about 70,000 kuai in royalty payments from the first album and spent it on the school.

community work as a legal consultant for migrant workers, and manage the learning center, library and cinema. How do you decide on new projects such as building a library? It’s funded by Chaoyang District Library, but we manage it ourselves. As long as it’s a public affair, we will certainly have discussions and compromise. Does any real estate developer want this place? It’s probably facing demolition since the Chaoyang government wants it as state reserve land. Now every villager here is building houses like crazy [to take advantage of state compensation granted per capita. –Ed.]. So you might be leaving soon? Yes, possibly. Do you feel at home in Beijing? I do in Picun, but I still feel dizzy in the city. Xu Duo sings with New Worker Art Troupe at Mako Live House on Jul 17.




he mythology of popular music is strewn with corpses. Some musicians were, quite frankly, asking for it, while others were just unlucky. Some even lived to see their hair turn grey. But what if you could play God and give your favorite deceased musician one last shot at the big time? And which living artist would you send to the grave? Sophia Mansbridge hit the streets to find out.

“I’d bring Britney back. Even though she isn’t dead, her career is – but her antics make great enter tainment. I’d k ill M ichael Franti because if my roommate doesn’t stop playing him on repeat, I’ll kill her ...” Lisa Farber, 22, South Africa

“I want to bring back Jeff Buckley, because he had an amazing voice and I would have loved to see how his music would have developed. I’d kill Miley Cyrus to spare her the horrible fate of washed-up Disney chicks like Britney and Lindsay Lohan.” Vicky Leigh, 22, Barbados

“Kurt Cobain, because he was unique. Paris Hilton because, unfortunately, she is considered a singer.” Fabri Massini, 26, Italy “I’d bring back Bob Marley, because he’s a legend and the O.G. King of Reggae. I’d kill Lady Gaga, because she’s to die for! Get it?” Saad Gul, 18, Pakistan “I’d bring back Paul Gray, because without their bassist, Slipknot doesn’t sound the same. Please get rid of Bill Kaulitz from Tokio Hotel – he is a freak!” Alex Petrozhytsky, 19, Ukraine

“Jamiroquai, because I love disco. Jay-Z, because I love Beyonce.” Hyunky Joo, 26, South Korea




Why do people think they can mess around with cows? These cheese peddlers are suggesting that cows play music to empty fields. Why would all the other cows leave? It makes no sense. Neither does the oneeyed cow logo or the unusable ruler with no numbers or the fact that the cheese is strawberry flavor. Udder madness.

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he breathtaking mountains, lush valleys and blue skies just outside Beijing’s urban area offer a refreshing escape from the city’s muggy, sweltering summers. But between the increased traffic in existing parks and the heavy development of previously untouched areas, the amount of pressure on China’s countryside is threatening to rob it of the very qualities that draw us out in the first place. Here are some of the best hiking spots around Beijing – and a few steps you can take to make sure they stay green.

Bring a bag for your garbage … and another one for other people’s For whatever reason, too many people find it entirely acceptable to trash their picnic site without any thought to those who will use it after them. Cleaning up other people’s mess is an odious task, but the satisfaction of leaving a place better off than you found it is inestimable. Use reusable water bottles One of the most irritatingly abundant types of litter you’ll find is the disposable plastic bottle. It is far less resource-, energy- and cash-intensive to reuse one bottle many times than to use many bottles a single time. Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. Can your butts. If you must light up while you’re out walking in the hills, be sure to do so away from hikers who came out for the fresh air. Also, be sure to properly extinguish and pack out your cigarette butts. Not only is it trashy to throw your butts in the backcountry (or anywhere, for that matter), but doing so in the dry hills around Beijing constitutes a serious fire hazard – the risk of setting a farmer’s orchard on fire is just not worth it.

Minimize your footprint. Literally. Stay on the trail in single file. Even the simple act of walking on a slope can displace soil and promote erosion. For example, while hiking the wild sections of the Great Wall, every time you kick a brick loose, you speed the structure’s decay. In certain environments, such as in the alpine zone or in extremely dry desert, plants that take decades to grow can be trampled in an instant. Spread the word! When you introduce your friends to the gorgeous places around China, show them the responsible way to enjoy them, too. Let strangers see you doing your part to clean up a picnic spot or trail. When we take steps to minimize our impact on a place, we’re doing it not just for ourselves, but also for everyone else who goes there now and in the future. Want to know more? Leave No Trace, an organization that promotes outdoor ethics, is a good resource for information on responsible travel. Check out a list of their principles at



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WHERE TO GO Miyun County is home to the reservoir from which Beijing gets much of its water. (A view of the reservoir reveals how much the water level has gone down in recent years.) The Simatai section of the Great Wall in Miyun has been closed indefinitely for renovation, but just over the border in Hebei is its lesser-known neighbor, Jinshanling (entry fee RMB 45). How to get there: The Jingcheng Expressway (京 承高速公路) now goes directly to the Simatai and Jinshanling sections of the Great Wall. Hiring a taxi to take you to Jinshanling (金山岭长城) can cost over RMB 400 (not including highway tolls) so consider bringing friends along to help defray the cost. Alternatively, you can take the 980快车 bus from Dongzhimen station to the Gulou stop in Miyun (密云鼓楼站) and hire a cab from there to the Great Wall. Taxis from this stop can also take you to the scenic nature parks along the western edge of Miyun Reservoir, such as the Peach Spring Fairy Valley (桃源仙谷). Huairou District, to the north of Beijing, is home to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall. Anyone who has been to this tourist site (entry fee RMB 50) has also seen the rugged peaks surrounding it. The Jiankou section of the Great Wall is a half-day walk from Mutianyu, but one must be careful in this area – the ridgelines can be extremely steep and dangerous, and a thunderstorm last year caused two fatalities. Huairou features other exemplary stretches of Great Wall, such as Huanghuacheng. At various points along each trail at Huanghuacheng,

TIPS you may have to pay local farmers or guesthouse proprietors between RMB 2-10 to cross their land or facilities, but you should not expect to spend more than RMB 15 in total per person. How to get there: Most drivers should be familiar with the route to the Great Wall at Mutianyu (慕田 欲), which is adjacent to the wild Jiankou (箭扣) section. Once you climb onto the Great Wall, turn left and hike until the way becomes impassable. Many drivers will also be familiar with the Huanghuacheng (黄花城) section of the Great Wall. Expect to spend at least RMB 350 if you hire a driver from the city. Once you arrive there, you have your pick of trailheads that lead up to the Great Wall and can follow them as far as you wish. You can also take Bus 916 (快车空调) from Dongzhimen to the Huairou Beidajie stop (怀柔北大 街) in the city of Huairou. From there, you can hire a taxi to take you to Mutianyu or Huanghuacheng. Mentougou District, directly west of the city, is filled with valleys, mountains and gorges. One easily reached destination is Cuandixia, a Ming-era village that has been developed to accommodate tourists and travelers wishing to spend a night in a local guesthouse. The town, nestled in a valley, is a perfect place from which to start a hike. Some distance away from the town is Huangcaoliang, one of the most beautiful spots in all of Beijing municipality. How to get there: Cuandixia (爨底峡) is easily accessible by public transportation from Beijing. In fact, here’s a bus that runs directly from the western terminus of subway Line 1 (Pingguoyuan) to a stop at the entrance to the town. Hop on Bus 929支2 at bus stop Pingguoyuan Zhan Xi (地铁苹果 园站西), and ride it all the way to the last station, in Cuandixia Village (爨底峡村). It’s over three hours away from Beijing, so either leave early in the morning or plan to spend the night.

Beijing’s best hiking is well outside the Sixth Ring Road, mostly north and west of the city. Many destinations, such as Cuandixia in Mentougou District, are directly accessible by public transportation. The easiest and most reliable way to get outdoors in Beijing is to join a trip with Beijing Hikers, who’ve been regularly organizing day hikes and overnights since 2001. They manage all the key logistics for each trip, such as transportation, water, snacks and guidance. They will also be able to take you to places that are farther off the beaten track. Featured hikes this month include trips to the White River in Miyun, the Zhenbiancheng section of Great Wall in Hebei, as well as an overnight trip in the north of Huairou (see listings for more info). Also, look for the next edition of Beijing Hikers’ book, Hiking Around Beijing, which is due to be published later this year. Overnight Accommodations As you head out into the countryside, you will frequently see signs for country guesthouses (nongjiayuanr, 农家院). These friendly facilities offer a warm meal and a bed. Note: Conditions can be extremely rustic. Common restrooms and squat toilets are the norm – many places lack plumbing altogether. Camping is only recommended for people who have a strong command of spoken Chinese and can communicate with locals about whether it is allowed. Furthermore, campsites can be extremely difficult to find, as most flat ground is actively cultivated. Bring four liters of water per person per day that you are hiking.

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ust two hours from Beijing, a revolution in green technologies is taking place in the city of Dezhou, Shandong. There, in a new USD 740 million development project dubbed “China’s Solar Valley,” domestic companies are pioneering the advancement of renewable energy in China. Spearheading the

work is Himin Solar Energy Group, the world’s largest manufacturer of solar water heaters. In recent years, Himin’s commitment to solar innovation, and its large share in the RMB 32 billion domestic water heater market, has turned this small city into a symbol of China’s race to lead the world in alternative energy production.

But the advances in Dezhou could prove futile if China is unable to curb its rabid carbon consumption. In 2009, despite an almost USD 35 billion investment, renewable energy made up just four percent of China’s total power. Meanwhile, coal continues to account for 80 percent of the country’s electricity output.

➊ 1. A man waits for a bus outside the Himin manufacturing plant. Behind him are prototypes for solar-powered street lamps. Last year, Dezhou City spent USD 10 million to install solar-powered lights along miles of its roads. 2. Workers construct a garden sculpture equipped with solar panels in a park at Himin Solar Energy Group headquarters. 3. Employees at Himin walk past the company’s headquarters. The building, covered in solar panels and vacuum tubes, houses a five-star “green” hotel. 4. Solar-powered garden sculptures at Himin headquarters. Solar-powered golf carts shuttle employees across boulevards lit by solar-powered street lamps.


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5. The entrance to China’s Solar Valley. The USD 740 million project has attracted around 100 companies specializing in solar and other green technologies. 6. A Himin solar water heater on display in the company’s showroom. China holds 80 percent of the world’s market for such water heaters, which work by using thermal vacuum tubes to trap the sun’s heat. 7. Employees of Himin congregate for morning announcements and English lessons focused on the renewable energy industry. About one in three people of working age in Dezhou are employed by the solar energy industry.

ECO STATS China has

208 national parks, and over 574 forest

or wildlife natural reserves.

China’s first national park, Pudacuo, was established in

2007 in Yunnan. The park contains 20% of China’s biodiversity and almost 100 endangered species. The Yunnan Golden Monkey lives at higher altitudes than any other primate besides humans. There are less than

2,000 left in the wild.

The Nature Conservancy

Of the

15 crane species in the world, 9 are found in China. International Fund for China’s Environment

In terms of megawatts (MW), solar energy cell production

3,304 MW in 2008, 1,729 MW and Japan at 1,172 MW . in China reached

with Europe following behind at

In the United States, cigarette-caused fires result in more than

1,000 civilian deaths, 3,000 critical injuries USD 400 million in

(many among firefighters), and

direct property damage each year. National Fire Protection Association

This May,

13-year-old Californian Jordan Romero

became the youngest person ever to summit Mt. Everest. Romero filled his backpack with trash from the mountain, which he brought back to the US to raise awareness about the effects of climate change on the Himalayas. Xinhua

10 largest renewable energy projects in the world, 5 were completed in the last 2 years. Of the top

Worldwide, the share of energy from renewables is close to

20%, with just 3% from non-hydro. China has announced it will build a solar thermal project,

2,000 MW

5 times bigger than the current

largest one, California’s Solar Energy Generating System. Forbes

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Coming down to B-E-I-J-I-N-G! B

eijing isn’t the greatest city for music ... yet. That’s not stopped out-of-towners from coming in and trying to blaze a sonic trail in the city. In a short time, the live music scene has evolved tremendously: more shows, better venues and even new record labels. Here are the tales of musicians who have taken root in Beijing, alongside photographic tribute to the venues where it all began for them.


Jonathan Leijonhufvud (drummer) Hometown: Stockholm, Sweden Member of: P.K.14

Why did you come to Beijing? I spent my first four years in China (1980-84) with my journalist parents. Drawn by the flourishing arts scene, I returned in 1999 and decided to stay. Which musician most embodies Beijing’s spirit? Tongue (舌头). Which line from a song could have been written about Beijing? “They hang like grapes on vines that shine / And warm the lovers glass like friendly wine / So, I’d give this world just to dream a dream with you / On our bed of California stars.” – Woody Guthrie Who is the single most important figure in Beijing’s musical history? Deng Xiaoping. Your Beijing supergroup – name the members. Vince Li (keys & violin), Li Weisi (bass), Ma Hui (drums) and Ai Weiwei (vocals). How does Beijing sound to you (the city itself, not the music)? Polyphonic brutalism. What do your friends and family back home think about your music? Not sure what they think but they do play our music in their cars. What are the most ridiculous places in Beijing you’ve ever played? Street curb outside West Railway bus station, and on the Great Wall.


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Li Tieqiao

(saxophonist and session musician) Hometown: Youxian, Hunan province How did you end up in Beijing? I came to Beijing in 1995. Before that I was a music teacher in a middle school, and I hated the rigid education system so much. So I left. Tell us about your first gig in Beijing. I was playing as a member of Glamorous Pharmacy, along with Wood Push Melon, Ruin, Tongue and Miserable Faith. What’s life like in your hometown? People are living happily under the gentle and warm care of the Party. Who is the single most important figure in Beijing’s musical history? Why? Zhou Yunpeng, for the song “Chinese Children.” Name the members of your Beijing supergroup. I’ll tell you when I’ve found them. What are the most ridiculous places in Beijing you’ve ever played? The Old Get Lucky Bar. There used to be more bands than the audience. Sometimes when we started to play, the only people left were families of band members and the xiaojie from the karaoke bar upstairs – even they were off for the day. Who are the unsung heroes of the Beijing music scene? A hero for only one person is also a hero.

Checo Fernandez

(guitarist, singer, bassist) Hometown: Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico Member of: Wu & The Side Effects, Chocho Maldito Why did you come to Beijing? What’s your story? I’m a hopeless Latin lover who came chasing a woman across the Pacific.

If you created a Beijing supergroup, who would be in it? Dan Shapiro on guitar, Gao Yufeng on bass, Atom on drums, and I don’t want to manage it. Which lyric could have been written about Beijing? “Now your dancing child with his Chinese suit / He spoke to me, I took his flute / No, I wasn’t very cute to him, was I?” from “I Want You” by Bob Dylan. Three words that come to mind when we say “Cui Jian.” I see red. Which musician most embodies Beijing’s spirit for you? Xiao Budian’er.

Name a track that sums up Beijing for you. “TV Show (hang the police)” by Re-TROS.

What’s life like in your hometown? Ranked one of the top three places worldwide for kidnapping last year.

What have been your favorite venues to play in? 2 Kolegas, Nameless Highland (now closed).

What do friends and family back home think about your music? My mom is a fan. My dad wishes I had a profession where beer isn’t offered as part of the payment deal.

Who are the unsung heroes of the Beijing music scene? Wu Kejia.


Marie-Claude LeBel

(singer-accordionist) Hometown: Rimouski, Quebec, Canada Member of: Mademoiselle et son Orchestre How did you end up in Beijing? What’s your story? I was teaching for immigrants in Montreal, doing a master’s in linguistics, and I met a guy who was moving here to Beijing and wanted me to come with him. That was in 2002. Which musician best embodies Beijing’s spirit for you? The old guy playing flute at night in his pajamas in the hutong, next to my place. What’s going on in your hometown? It’s the most beautiful place in the world with all these little islands in the St. Lawrence River. Describe the craziest corporate gig you’ve ever played. A show for BMW. I had to sing “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” (the f**king agent tricked me) and I didn’t know the lyrics in English, but I thought, “Whatever, make something up, use words like ‘snow,’ ‘white,’ and ‘Christmas tree’ because anyway nobody is listening and they don’t care.” When I finished my amazing performance of improvisation there was a choir of 20 little 3-yearold Chinese girls who sang the same song in English with all the lyrics. Then I understood why they were all looking at me with a “What the hell?” expression in their face when I was singing. What do people back home think of your music? Of course they love it! They are my friends and family! And I miss them.

Steve Barker

(radio and club DJ) Hometown: Brierfield, Lancashire, England How did you end up in Beijing? What’s your story? I first came here in 1998 and returned in 2002 to work on development projects. In the UK, I have a long-running BBC radio show, On the Wire. I also write the dub column for The Wire magazine and DJ out on invitation. Are you planning to stay here long? Maybe until Christmas this year. Then I’m going back to the UK. What are your favorite venues? I used to love Tree Lounge. It’s nice playing on Obiwan’s roof late on a sunny afternoon. Three words that come to mind when we say “Cui Jian.” Nice, now irrelevant. How does Beijing sound to you (the city itself, not the music)? There’s a great CD on Yan Jun’s label (Waterland Kwanyin) called Sound and the City that has a lot of typical Beijing sounds, captured forever before they disappear. What are the most ridiculous places in Beijing you’ve ever played? The strangest DJ set I ever played was the first DJ set to happen at D-22. Who are the unsung heroes of the Beijing music scene? The people who clean the clubs.



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Xiao Budian’er

(multi-instrumentalist, entertainer) Hometown: Xingyi, Guizhou province Member of: Shanren Tell us the story of how you came to Beijing. I was too curious to find out about the world outside the mountains, so I bought a train ticket Beijing with my high school enrollment fee.


Name a track that sums up Beijing for you. What about “Beijing Welcomes You” (北京欢迎你)? Three words that come to mind when we say “Cui Jian.” Nothing at all, Rocking Daddy, China. Musically, what’s going on in your hometown? There’s ethnic folk music such as the Dong Ka Lau (侗族大歌), the Miao Flying Song (苗族飞歌, aka HXak Yangt), and the Eight-Note Seated Singing (八音坐唱) from the Buyei people (布依族), etc. What do friends and family back home think of your music? At first they thought making music was not a real job. Now my musical life is also a part of their lives. Who are the unsung heroes of the Beijing music scene? A true hero wouldn’t care about this.


Hemmy Wang

(singer) Hometown: Leshan, Sichuan province Member of: DH & Chinese Hellcats Why did you come to Beijing? Beijing Normal University. Name a track that sums up Beijing for you. “Coming Down To Beijing” by Brain Failure. Which musician most embodies Beijing’s spirit? Faye Wong. Which lyric could have been written about Beijing? “[You] went away for two weeks, come back / [You] can’t find your home!” from “Coming Down To Beijing” by Brain Failure. Three words that come to mind when we say “Cui Jian.” A piece of red cloth, Da Ge Da [“big brother”], funk. What’s life like in your hometown? Beautiful people and landscapes, with genuine Sichuan food! If you created a Beijing supergroup, who would be the members? DeeDee (my husband) on guitar. On bass: Shi Xudong or Liu Min. On drum: Xu Lin or Atom. On keyboard: our guest keyboardist Jason. On vocal: Liu Donghong, Des McGarry, Wang Yue (aka Gia), Helen Feng or myself, haha! Oh, I also want blues harmonica, and orchestra instruments … Who are the unsung heroes of the Beijing music scene? There are only the exaggerated ones.


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Yan Jun

(producer, critic) Hometown: Lanzhou, Gansu province How did you end up in Beijing? I was a newspaper editor in Lanzhou. I thought I could stay in Lanzhou forever. But life changed... Which musician most embodies Beijing’s spirit? Taxi drivers. Which lyric written could have been written about Beijing? “Wo cao” from any song. Three words that come to mind when we say “Cui Jian.” Hat, norse, pouch. What’s life like in your hometown? Watermelon, mafia, alcohol, f**ked up post-industrial, lamb, pollution, crazy folk philosopher, lama, etc. Who’s the single most important figure in Beijing’s musical history? Wang Shixiang, who made us listen to the sky with his work of promoting pigeon whistles. Your Beijing supergroup? Cui Jian as spokesman, Zang Tianshuo on security, Zhang Jian on cooking, Zuoxiao Zuzhou as producer, Li Tieqiao on promotion, Zhang Fan as stage manager, Zhang Hailong on technical duties, Li Xiangting on official issues and I play solo.

Jess Meider

(singer-songwriter) Hometown: New York City, USA What are the projects or bands you’re involved with right now? Solo performance and with Organic Band, a jazz quartet, Jesslectrified and Junglecat (currently on hold). How did you end up in Beijing? What’s your story? Followed someone over from NYC, knew absolutely nothing about China. Name a track that best describes Beijing. “Welcome to Jamrock” by Damien Marley. What have been your favorite venues to play in? Keep in Touch (now closed), MAO Livehouse, 2 Kolegas, Yugong Yishan The three words that come to mind when we say “Cui Jian.” White baseball hat with red star. Nice guy. What’s going on in your hometown, both musically and otherwise? Not sure – I’m usually only home to see the fam. Which lyric could have been written about Beijing? “You come and go” from “Karma Chameleon” by Boy George.

Ou Jian aka Spectator O



Hometown: Hong Kong Member of: The Offset: Spectacles

Why did you come to Beijing? What’s your story? In 2007, I was here to perform. It was Yandai Xiejie, D-22, Beijing’s rock scene, Li Qing, P.K.14, the energetic youngsters, the spectacular sunset in autumn, and the delicious zhengjiao that made me want to stay. In February 2009, I finally made it here as a member of The Offset: Spectacles. Are you planning to stay here long? I haven’t planned that far yet. Moving takes a lot of money and it certainly makes me tired, plus I’ve also brought my cat from Hong Kong. What’s life like in your hometown? I don’t follow the news. I can’t stop once I’ve started and I feel sad afterwards.


Who is the single most important figure in Beijing’s musical history? Michael Pettis. If you were to create a Beijing supergroup, who would be the members? I need to practice my bass well enough to even think about this question. How does Beijing sound to you (the city itself, not the music)? It sounds like the ’80s.


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FIRST GIG: JUNE 10, 2008, D-22

Ben Foster

(guitarist, singer) Hometown: Leyland, Lancashire, England Member of: Boy Number Six


How did you end up in Beijing? I was travelling through Asia, looking for the world’s smallest guitar. What track sums up Beijing for you? “Don’t Stand So Close To Me” by The Police. Which musician most embodies Beijing’s spirit? Lady Gaga.


aka Zhang Si’an (guitarist, singer-songwriter) Hometown: Bordeaux, France

Your first gig in Beijing? Zhang Quan, one of the lead singers of Wild Children, asked me to play at the River Bar one Wednesday – and that’s what I did, every Wednesday, for almost a year. What track sums up Beijing? “Drum and Bell Tower” (钟鼓楼) from He Yong.

Three words that come to mind when we say “Cui Jian.” Who is he? Who is the single most important figure in Beijing’s musical history? Thanks, Bjork, you plonker. What’s the most ridiculous place in Beijing you’ve ever played? A bathtub in an apartment. We tried to get the drums in but we ended up playing an acoustic set. Who are the unsung heroes of the Beijing music scene? I don’t know. Unfortunately, they are unsung!

What’s life like in your hometown? Pretty nice. You’re at the beach in one hour, there’s almost no pollution at all, the sky is always blue, the food is good, and the city looks great with its buildings from the 18th and 19th century. It’s very calm.

Michelle Woo

(violinist) Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts, USA Member of: Girls Are Waiting To Meet You Tell us how you ended up in Beijing. I came to print art books in factories in Shenzhen and Hong Kong. I was living in London, playing in a breakbeat orchestra and working for a publishing house, traveling back and forth between the UK and China – just to deliriously adjust colors in art books in the middle of the night. Who is the single most important figure in Beijing’s musical history? The bloggers. What are the most ridiculous places in Beijing you’ve ever played? A 45-minute gig in a subway car, Line 2. Or maybe walking down Wangfujing, with an elderly sanlunche escort.

Sunny Dee

(singer, dancer, percussionist and drummer) Hometown: Born in Accra, Ghana; grew up in Nigeria Member of: Afrokoko Roots.


Are you planning to stay here long? Yes. Because this is where I started the band and there are lots of projects at hand. Now that I can’t escape, I really love it here.

Li Yan aka Lucifer

What have been your favorite venues to play in? Yugong Yishan and Africa House.

(guitarist, singer, clarinet player) Hometown: Shijiazhuang, Hebei province Member of: Rustic

Tell us how you ended up here. I grew up in a tiny village in Shijiazhuang. Everyday, I rode my big bicycle 20 minutes from the village to the school, and that was my best moment of the day. Riding in crazy traffic with my mp3 playing rock music – that was a wonderful feeling. I was either the first or the last one to leave school. That was the only way to avoid kids with mobile phones, recording me as a joke. I didn’t have any friends in those days. Then I had my band Rustic, and decided to go to Beijing after high school. But I was kicked out by my teacher, simply because I referred to Edison Chen’s sex photo scandal as an example when answering a question in my Chinese literature class. Finally, I made it to Beijing by playing clarinet. Then another round of mock ing and bullying began. Oh well …


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What do your friends and family back home think of your music? Whenever they listen to my music, they see life changing, success, hope, love and peace.


Wu Ningyue

(singer and guitarist) Hometown: Yinchuan, Ningxia province Member of: Buyi Which song lyric could have been written about Beijing? “Here we got space that is nothing new / just like the honesty of my affection to you / I used to have trouble to figure you out / but there’s only endless emptiness after in and out.” Taken from Cui Jian’s “Here We Got Space.”



Liu Min

(bassist, singer) Hometown: Leshan, Sichuan province Member of: Re-TROS Which song lyric could have been written about Beijing? “Smoke gets in your eyes, sand is in the air.” Taken from Tang Dynasty’s “A Dream Return to The Tang Dynasty” (梦回唐朝). Three words that come to mind when we say “Cui Jian.” Cui Jian, Cui Jian and Cui Jian. My imagination is very limited.

Sam Debell

(percussionist, DJ) Hometown: London, England What projec ts or bands are you involved with right now? Right now I regularly have the pleasure of working with Shanren (山人) from Yunnan, The Verse (China’s only funk big band), with Yang Meng on the Spring and Autumn Unplugged project and Toning Drum percussion group.

Li Nan

(singer) Hometown: Beijing Member of: Voodoo Kungfu

Musically, what’s going on in your hometown? Sichuanese are so used to a comfortable lifestyle, and you can’t make good music living a life like that.

How did you end up in Beijing? I studied at an Irish Catholic School, but got kicked out for believing that “God is made in flesh and blood.” I returned to China in 2000.

If you created a Beijing supergroup, who would be the members? I like the drummer of P.K.14 (Jonathan Leijonhufvud) and the guitarist of SUBS ( Wu Hao), but it’ll probably never work if you put them in one band.

Who are the unsung heroes of the Beijing music scene? Beijing has neither music scene nor heroes.



Jaime Welton

(singer, guitarist and producer) Hometown: Chicago, Illinois, USA Member of: Bad Mamasan and Black Cat Bone The unsung heroes of the Beijing music scene? Everyone other than the freakin’ indiepop-noise or DJ (wait a minute, they aren’t musicians) scene, which is all you ever read about. Boring!

Why did you come to Beijing? I only started living in Beijing last August but I have been in China for about 12 years already. Most of this time was spent in lovely Kunming, Yunnan, where I started out as a musician and bar manager. What track sums up Beijing for you? “Beijing Is Not My Home” (北京不是我 的家) by Wild Children.


Jackson Garland

(multi-instrumentalist) Hometown: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA Member of: The Redbucks, RandomK(e), jrg_one

Zoe Wang

(accordionist) Hometown: Henan province Member of: No Name Quartet, Blackwater What’s the most ridiculous gig you’ve played? In a restaurant, for a wedding party. All the guests were eating on the second floor while we were playing in front of a huge empty room on the first floor.


Joewi Verhoeven

aka Zhongwei (guitarist, singer) Hometown: Zeeland, Netherlands Member of: Arrows Made of Desire Which musician most embodies Beijing’s spirit for you? In 3’er (阴三儿).

FIRST GIG: MARCH 2007, JIANG HU BAR Photos by Judy Zhou and Sui. Read more on

What track best describes Beijing? “Spring House” (春天剧场) by White. Three words that come to mind when we say “Cui Jian.” A pioneer unseen (by me). Tell us about your hometown. Oklahoma City is known for country music and being a deep red state. The Flaming Lips continue to do interesting things there all the time, such as having a thousand people march through downtown in skeleton outfits holding torches last Halloween. The state finally made getting tattoos legal about four years ago (tattoo parlors were previously against the law). Name your Beijing supergroup. Musical fusion of White, Lonely China Day, Hanggai, Mitu, Li Tieqiao, Wu Quan and FM3, with Suffocated thrown in to provide the required heaviness.

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Current status of the venues where our Cover Feature stars played their first Beijing gigs

Win dinner at Ganges Indian Restaurant (worth RMB 300) by correctly answering this month’s Trivia Travails. Answers to Be first to spot this month’s Bogus Ad and win two vouchers for Tai Dian Spa (worth RMB 300 each). Answers to marketing@thebeijinger. com Also up for grabs this issue are: a Hoegaarden gift pack brunch at The Ritz-Carlton Beijing brunch at The Emperor Hotel discounts on dining at IFW spa vouchers for treatments at LeSpa bottles of champagne at Aria and a bottle of Antoine Moueix 2006 La Grande Chapelle Bordeaux To win these prizes, look out for the competition questions throughout this month’s magazine!

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1. Who does Nu-Mark want to play him in his biopic?

5. Which North Korean artist’s work is exhibited at Mansudae Art Gallery?

a) Robert Pattinson b) Robert De Niro c) Robert Downey, Jr. d) Robert Redford

a) Kim Jong Un b) Han Zhi c) Jin Kwon d) Sun Kwon

2. Which sport is not part of the Nadaam festival?

6. Author Deb Fallows has a Ph.D. in which field?

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7. Tony Hawk was the first man to land what in competition?

a) Sly & the Family Stone b) Fugazi c) Massive Attack d) Au Revoir Simone

a) a “900” b) a biplane c) a trout d) the aristocracy

4. The color palette for the military trend is centered on ...

8. Which of these is not key to sustainable hiking?

a) red, green and navy b) green, black and purple c) navy, khaki and orange d) khaki, navy and green


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a) reusing water bottles b) keeping in single file c) canning cigarette butts d) walking sticks

Matthew Kagler, boss of Tag Team Records “What’s the last thing a drummer says in a band?” “Hey, how about we try one of my songs?” Get more laughs from Tag Team Records at


NIBBLES ARRIVALS Remember Ras Ethiopian? Restaurateur Danny is back, this time at Chaoyang Park Nor th Gate, right beside music venue 2 Kolegas. With a new outdoor kitchen, the signature Ethiopian stews and injera flat breads are joined by kebabs and seafood fresh off the barbecue. They’ll be open all day on weekends with plenty of garden space for the kids to run riot. Upscale Shunyi eatery Haru Teppanyak i h a s o p e n e d a n e w branch in Sanlitun Village North, a smart contrast to recently opened teppanyaki party spot Tairyo. Haru comprises six elegant private rooms, offering lunch sets from RMB 85-120 and pricier dinner sets that feature foie gras and Kobe beef. Va Piano, the Italian restaurant at the InterContinental Beijing Beichen by the Olympic Park, has just completed a full facelift and is running a Sicilian food promotion all summer. Barefoot entrepreneur and student fancier Jade Gray has formed an unholy alliance with ex-Domino Sith Lord and lad-about-town John O’Loghlen to create, well, something special down Sanlitun way. Keep an eye out, especially if you see John’s black van loitering outside your house.






f music be the food of love, what does that make Phil Collins? Something between heartburn and a stomach ulcer, I’d guess. Creating the ultimate dinner party playlist is no easy task. The Smiths’“Meat is Murder” isn’t the song for a garden barbecue. Similarly, Weezer’s “Pork and Beans” is rarely a hit at a bar mitzvah. And David Bowie’s “Life on Mars,” whilst a top tune, is the sort of diet that ends with a talk show host airlifting you to a hospital. Restaurants are notoriously poor at choosing the right music, so here are some suggestions I’m putting out there. Use at your own risk, Beijing. Firstly, if it’s afternoon tea, stick to something British, so anything by either The Jam or Cream. Or just play “Afternoon Tea” by The Kinks. For

Sunday brunch buffets, “Champagne Supernova” by Oasis is much too obvious. Instead, go for “Rock Lobster” by the B52s. Better yet, “Spread” by Outkast. Sandwich joints can’t go wrong with “Mayonnaise” by the Smashing Pumpkins. “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” by the Rolling Stones might help assuage disappointed customers at Panino Giusto. And Led Zeppelin’s “How Many More Times” should be mandatory at any restaurant on its second “soft opening.” A handful of Beijing eateries go so far as to hire a live band, which to me seems all wrong. How often do you see cooking demonstrations at a rock festival? I’m told that Latin band Habana en Clave sets the house on fire at Casa Latina most nights

of the week, with raucous Cuban standards in the Buena Vista Social Club mold. On my visit, I sat through a quarter-hour bass guitar instrumental of Eric Clapton’s “Wonderful Tonight.” It really wasn’t. Carmen in Sanlitun is a venue I keep endorsing – and yes, it has live flamenco guitar music. For something a little different, Kiev has live Ukrainian organ music (though as far as I’m concerned, the only organs at a restaurant should be in the sausages). And Amigo regulars will k now that, despite boasting just one CD of well-worn Mexican standards, local bluegrass band The Redbucks have been known to break out the banjos near closing time. After one too many margaritas, that’s my exit music.

Maison Boulud is scouting for a new GM following the departure of B elgian front- of-hou s e ma es t ro Ignace Lecleir. Theresa Valiante, from Daniel Boulud’s DBGB in New York, will be taking over in the interim. Union Bar & Grille’s much-admired chef, Zachary Lewison, has moved on. The good news is he’s only moved as far as Lido, to Park Side Bar & Grill (see What’s New: Restaurants, p24). On Lewison’s watch, Union won an Expert’s Pick for “Best American” in tbj’s 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards.

NEW MENUS W Dine & Wine’s new summer menu i n c l u d e s a vo c a d o, a r u g u l a a n d cucumber soup, Alaskan crab cakes with zucchini, and new French classics like grilled sirloin with W fries.

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PARK SIDE BAR & GRILL 园景 Daily 10am-late. 9-6 Jiangtai Xilu (opposite Rosedale Hotel), Chaoyang District (6444 6555) 朝阳区将台西路9-6号(珀丽酒店对面)

Park Side ups the stakes in the pub grub battle. And “grub” shouldn’t be taken as disparaging. Chef Zach Lewison, previously of Union Bar & Grille, helms the kitchen. Try his Caesar salad, with wafer-thin slices of grilled chicken, or the plump beef medallions, perched atop mustard seedlaced mashed potatoes. The menu provides trusty classics, presented with class, but portions aren’t enormous, so don’t come to line your stomach. Park Side may be a restaurant, but it’s also a pub, and a grand-looking one. It’s hard to imagine coming for dinner without also planning to stay for several drinks. There may be diners who find TVs a turn-off, but the alfresco eating will be a unanimous hit. It’s all part of the package – good food, service and family-friendly fun, rather than Maison Boulud elegance. Iain Shaw Also try: Union Bar & Grille, Morel’s




Luga is a man after my own heart: never settling, always striving. His many transformations sometimes baffle, but I wholeheartedly approve of his latest, Banh Mi Now, where they serve this much-missed staple of Vietnamese street food. Good banh mi sandwiches are all about the ideal combination of fillings, and Luga’s gets it mostly right, with generous servings of pickled daikon radish and carrots, pate, cucumbers and cilantro, as well as your choice of protein, all on a crusty loaf (RMB 26). The grilled pork is a nicely charred, juicy delight, while fried eggs, another classic, arrived tenderly scrambled with scallions. Disappointments were few. (Unless you’ve been nursing a raging nostalgia for “white pork loaf,” I’d advise against this spongy, bland cold cut.) Do try the guava shake (RMB 25), though, after which Sanlitun Houjie might almost be mistaken for the back alleys of Hanoi. Shelley Jiang

THE CUT Daily 6-10.30pm. 2/F, The Fairmont Beijing, 8 Yong’an Dongli, Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District (8511 7777) 朝阳区建国门外大街永安东里8号


ow. I’ve just eaten a steak that cost RMB 638+15%. It was fabulous. It cost twice the price of my new bicycle. To be fair, it was a 10-ounce Wagyu rib-eye, The CUT’s flagship slab, selectively bred for its high degree of succulent marbled fat, and is flown in fresh, not frozen, from Australia (business class, I assume). Eager to break the established ranks of Steak Exchange, Grange and CRU Steak house, The

Standout dishes: Crab & coconut bisque, 7-ounce New York strip loin, “CUT” apple tart Also try: Steak Exchange, Grange, CRU Steakhouse


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Daily 10am-11pm. Above Luga’s (opposite Tongli Studio), Sanlitun Houjie, Chaoyang District (6413 2786) 朝阳区三里屯后街同里对面

Also try: Nam Nam, Muse, Nuage


Fairmont’s new restaurant seeks its niche in peerless prime cuts served in a truly intimate environment, for dinner only. The burnished gold interior, dim lights and electronic beats get the mood just right, and the service from manager Faisal Majeeth and his team is exemplary. Canadian chef Graham Kruse kicked off the meal with a delightfully deconstructed Caesar salad (RMB 95) – crisp romaine leaves and pancetta strips lay beside a puree of parmesan and anchovies, and tart, oven-dried cherry tomatoes. Foie gras on caramelized apple (RMB 135) did seem rather wintry, but the goose liver was among the finest I’ve had in Beijing. The steaks are wonderful, especially a grain-fed New York strip loin, also the cheapest on the menu at RMB 308. Of the sauces, the rich truffle morel jus, though awesomely flavor-packed, rather overpowered the meat; we found the homemade tarragon mustard a better companion. Admittedly, this tip only applies to those with the means to dine here. For the rest, be nice to your boss and maybe he’ll treat you one day. Tom O’Malley



HOPFENSTUBE 慕尼黑啤酒屋 Daily 11am-midnight. 3 Sanfeng Beilu (opposite Cashbox KTV), Chaoyang District (5909 6666/22) 朝阳区三丰北里3号(钱柜KTV对面)


sn’t this the second time ‘Go West ’ has played?” “Dunno. Maybe this one’s the World Cup

remix.” I don’t think it was. But the music shows the vibe this huge German restaurant is gunning for. With 300 seats, a dozen plasma TVs showing sports, and a copper microbrewery, it’s all about thigh-slapping, glass-chinking revelry of the Munich beer hall variety. Though not entirely. A sparse design scheme, equal parts upscale hotel buffet and Bavarian church (think stained glass and faux-medieval chandeliers), indicates a more formal dining intent. The menu is a typically red-blooded selection of sausages, steaks,

schnitzel and potato-based sides, with five soups and as many salads. Our “Bavarian Brewhouse Platter” (RMB 88), eschewing plating niceties for sheer protein, looked like someone had rolled a hand grenade into a barnyard and caught as many flying bits of animal as they could on a plate. Pork knuckle, chicken breast, frankfurter and Thueringer sausages, shards of pork crackling and processed German meatloaf were all tumbled together over mashed potato and sauerkraut. Apart from a scandalously underdone sausage, everything tasted fine, especially the tender pork knuckle with accompanying boat of meaty gravy. Prices do seem a shade higher than competing German joints, but Hopfenstube’s lunch menu is a

steal. RMB 48 affords diners unlimited trips to a salad bar of fresh greens, pickles and Swiss cheese; a bread basket with delicious salty pretzels; a daily soup and a trio of main course options (go for the Nuernberger sausage). What’s more, it’s just RMB 10 on top for a glass of excellent home-brewed beer. In fact, the only real disappointment was the apologetic splat of lukewarm mashed potato. Fortunately, this side dish turned out to be surplus to requirements … we were stuffed. Tom O’Malley Standout dishes: Bavarian Brewhouse Platter, pork escalope with French fries Also try: Schindler’s Tankstelle, Paulaner Brauhaus




Daily 11am-2pm, 5-10pm. Rm 302, 3/F, IFC Mall (opposite Kunlun Hotel, next to Jiayi Market), 1 Xinyuan Nanlu, Chaoyang District (5976 1355) 朝阳区新源南路1号都汇天地商场3楼302号(燕莎桥西)

In a city where style increasingly trumps substance, this jaded diner set little store by Xihe Yayuan’s handsome Ming nouveau decor and cushy window booths. While waiting for our duck (RMB 203), we grazed on a refreshing cold winged bean salad and a masterful rendition of daoxiao mian, thick knifeshaved noodles in a caramelized sauce of eggplant, red pepper, garlic and pork. The arrival of a bird roasted over pine wood to resplendent shades of brown and tan announced the moment of truth. As a masked chef set to carving, the manager explained that the duck had been filled with date sauce to keep

the meat tender during cooking. On his advice, we first dipped the skin in a blueberry coulis and let it melt on our tongues in sweet, rich bliss. Next, we rolled the lean breast meat with scallions and plum sauce in wonderfully textured, non-sticky pancakes (plain and spinach-flavored). By the time the juicy leg meat was served, conversation had given way to grunts of joy. Surfacing for air, one 12-year Beijing resident declared this the best duck she’d ever had. Later consensus was that Da Dong has a worthy rival indeed. George Bai Also try: Da Dong, Peking Duck Private Kitchen

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MANA Daily 11.30am-10.30pm. 2 Sanlitun Beixiaojie, Chaoyang District (6460 0799) 朝阳区三里屯北小街2号

To my mind, Mediterranean cuisine is typified by small restaurants tucked down quiet alleyways in seaside villages with menus that change according to whatever produce is available. This seems to be the thinking behind this intimate eatery on the sleepier side of Sanlitun. Having missed the prix fixe lunch (RMB 68/88), I tried an early dinner by way of the a la carte offerings. A Greek salad (RMB 39) that included watermelon – apparently a well-known Hellenic export – opened the evening. The

addition of the watermelon worked well with the other flavors but proved a little too far from my comfort zone. More traditional were the mains – an earthy roast chicken on a tagine of artichoke hearts (RMB 55) and a hearty homemade goat’s cheese ravioli with fresh sea bass (RMB 78). The dishes were well presented, tasty and playful in their use of ingredients, boding well for a second visit – most likely for lunch. Pete Reilly Also try: Alameda, Mosto


ROOMBEIJING ROOM北京 Sun-Wed 11am-2am, Thu-Sat 11am-4am (food served until 1.30am). Rm 301-302, 3/F, Park Life, Yintai Centre, 2 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District (8517 2033) 朝阳区建国门外大街2号银泰中心301-302室



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plenty of scope to flash their cash on imported Iberico ham, Wagyu steaks, fresh lobster and a huge wine list. Shades of McKenna’s molecular cooking are evident too, in particular the delectable black cod with garam masala (RMB 190), cooked sous-vide (under vacuum) at a low, constant temperature for several hours. But it’s the aesthetic touches that really impress: the funky water glasses, the hanging balloon sculptures, and the “ROOM signature fruit tree” (RMB 200), with cubes of pineapple, melon and more poked onto the end of each wire branch – sure to be a hit with Chinese guests. Up until now, few Beijing restaurants have tried this hard to cater equally to Chinese and Western customers of disparate incomes – if ROOM works, it’s sure to be a blueprint for many more venues to come. Tom O’Malley Standout dishes: Whisky-glazed roast chicken with Indonesian spices, chilli bean noodles with barbecue pork Also try: LAN, IFW (International Food Warehouse)








OOMbeijing has had a more labored opening than Edward Scissorhands getting into a Capri-Sun. Each false start (several of which we’ve publicized) only served to feed the hype bubbling around this CBD nightspot – a benefit not lost on Brian McKenna, the boss and local celeb chef. With a fortune spent on its design, the interior does a remarkable job of blending disparate elements. The bar becomes a DJ lounge, which in turn gives way to the main dining area and then a long runway of open kitchen, all unified by striking wall murals, graffiti and contemporary art pieces. The core appetizers, mains and desserts are available in small, medium or large portions, (RMB 50, 80 and 100 respectively), a neat system that aims to facilitate any dining situation from late-night tapas to a multi-course romantic soirée. I t ’s gratifying to know you can come to a place this plush, eat beef carpaccio with celeriac and wasabi followed by Asian-spiced shrimp risotto, and drop just one pink bill. That said, big spenders have




e i j i n g e r Ad a m X i a o h o n e d his knife skills for five years in Japan before landing a job at Nishimura. After nearly a decade slicing and rolling at the Shangri-La’s famous Japanese restaurant, Adam now helms the kitchen at Sanlitun’s latest sushi spot, Toro Bar. Special Occasion – Taka Kura Everything I know about Japanese cuisine I learned from the executive chef there who was my master for several years. All his sushi is fantastic, especially the goose liver sushi and mango salmon roll. He’s very strict when it comes to the ingredients, so the quality is extremely consistent. You can really experience the soul of Japanese cuisine there. Daily 11am-2pm, 5-10pm . B110, Kunlun Apartments, 2A Xinyuan Nanlu, Chaoyang District (6593 9435) 朝阳区新源南路甲2号昆仑汇B110


Top Chinese – Dazhaimen They serve private cuisine here with dishes from Sichuan and Guangdong as well as Beijing. You’re greeted by girls in traditional dress and the atmosphere is great. My favorite dish is the flavorful sweet and sour pork made with seasonal vegetables and crispy fried meat – not too sweet, not too sour … just right. Daily 11am-2.30pm, 5-10pm. Bldg 3 , H u i x i n g B e i l i ( e a s t o f Lu o m a Huayuan), Chaoyang District (6495 2166/0018) 大宅门, 朝阳区惠新北 里3号楼(罗马花园东侧)

Best Value – Xibei Youmian Cun You can find fantastic, less well-known northwestern cuisine at this restaurant, like steamed oatmeal noodles, yoghurt dishes and their signature casseroles. The decoration is Mongolian in style and my family loves it. Daily 11am-2pm, 5-9pm. 8 Anhui Beili (corner of Huizhong Beilu), Yayuncun, Chaoyang District (6498 4455) 西贝莜面村, 朝阳区亚运村安慧北里小区 安园8号楼

Guilty Pleasure – Haowei Tianxia As a chef, I know eating too many oysters can be bad for the health, but I really love this food. The place is a bit difficult to find – it’s very exclusive, shall we say – but the oysters are very fresh and juicy and the price unbeatable. I always order the grilled corn and rice too. Daily 11am-11pm. 35 Gulou Dongdajie (in the adjacent alley), Dongcheng District (8401 2437) 蚝味天下, 鼓楼东大街35号(交道口十字路 口西40米路北)

A Quick Bite – Jin Ding Xuan Each time I go, the place is always full of customers. The shrimp dumplings and spareribs with black bean sauce are my must-have dishes. It’s a great spot to catch up with friends even if you just have a glass of milk tea. The best part is they’re open 24 hours so I can come here for a late supper after work. Daily 24hrs. 77 Hepingli Xijie (north of The Star Live), Dongcheng District (6429 6888) 金鼎轩,东城区和平 里西街77号(地坛公园南门)

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he name Da Dong might be synonymous with roast duck, but Da Dong is a man. A giant of a man at 193cm tall, hence the nickname da (“big”). Dong Zhenxiang is widely regarded as one of China’s greatest chefs, with a vast repertoire of internationally influenced dishes that stretches far beyond Beijing kaoya. “Understanding Chinese food is much more difficult than understanding Wester n food,” Da Dong assures me as we slurp cappuccinos in a white-upholstered private room at his Jinbao Place restaurant. Well, he should know. The Beijing-born chef has travelled far and wide in pursuit of what his menu proclaims is his “artistic conception of Chinese cuisine,” drawing upon diverse influences, from Sichuanese peasant dishes to the molecular cooking masterminded by French chemist Hervé This. “I’m a Chinese chef, so my philosophy is to always focus on Chinese food,” he says, “but I draw upon other places and peoples, ingredients and techniques to make my food great.” Indeed, Shandong, Cantonese, Sichuan, Huaiyang and even classic French cooking are all part of the chef’s repertoire in a food career that has spanned 30 years. The only son among nine children,

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HOW CAN DA DONG’S CHEFS MAINTAIN THE QUALITY AND CONSISTENCY OF A WESTERN RESTAURANT THAT HAS A MENU ONE-TENTH OF THE SIZE? A bold claim to be sure, but one backed by scores of awards that literally wallpaper the restaurant’s reception. One seemingly inconsequential plaque simply says “12th Place.” It was awarded last year by the Miele Guide – a new, Asia-wide restaurant survey compiled by votes from 100,000 diners across the continent. Most of the other top 20 Miele winners have celebrity-chef backed kitchens (three restaurants belong to French legend and culinary super-brand Joel Robuchon). In fact, Da Dong stands out for being perhaps the least “international” big-ticket restaurant. But would Da Dong deserve any Michelin stars if – or, more likely, when – the French guidebook covers mainland China? “Michelin is a bible of Western-style dishes. If it comes here, the inspectors should be experts in Chinese food and culture in order to judge,” Da Dong answers, a shade defensively. “Ever ybody knows y o u c a n’ t j u d g e a nationality and say which is better or which is worse, and the same

applies to food.” I’m not so sure about that. I do, after all, come from the country that invented custard powder. Da Dong has a tendenc y to flit bet ween philosophical insight and cliché as he speaks, but that doesn’t stop me hanging on each softly spoken word. “Food is like language. You feel comfortable when you speak your mother tongue.” He elaborates with an example. “The sea cucumber is not easy for foreigners to accept, just like a bloody steak is problematic for the Chinese.” I second that. Especially as, moments later, I’m look ing down at a sea cucumber on my plate. “When you’re tasting it, please imagine it as caviar, truffles and the best steak in the world rolled into one,” Da Dong told me before he headed off to his next appointment, leaving me in the hands of his all-girl PR entourage. They tell me it’s the best: a thorny sea cucumber from Kato in Japan, dried and then rehydrated for several days, and finally cooked and served with braised spring onion and a zingy lemon sorbet. The first mouthful of spiky, viscous otherness slips and slides on the tongue – it’s satiny and spongy in equal measure with a lingering richness. Frankly, it’s delicious. A seemingly unending procession of dishes follows: sea urchin sashimi dressed with lime; sliced geoduck clam served inside a globe of ice; a crystalclear, intensely flavored soup of pricey matsutake mushrooms; a raw wafer of Kobe beef blowtorched tableside to a medium rare. As soon as I’m done with one course, another instantaneously appears. I’m starting to understand what an Aquitaine goose must go through in the noble pursuit of foie gras. Not everything comes off. Despite sounding a clever dish on paper, noodles made from lobster meat are overawed by a cloyingly sweet zhajiang mian-style sauce. But my breathless banquet is unquestionably Chinese. Ingredients are largely local. Service is neat and tidy with absolutely no waiting on ceremony. And the food, Zen-like in its presentation, is at worst accomplished and at best, divine. On this evidence, Da Dong really does come across as the quintessential modern Chinese restaurant. Not afraid to imitate or borrow, it prides itself on quantity as much as quality, and boasts a good deal of both. Whatever the Michelin man may think, the nightly queues here speak for themselves. And we didn’t even have the duck.



Da Dong became a chef on the advice of his father, who told him, “With that job, you’ll never go hungry.” And he wasn’t wrong. An estimated 800 ducks are roasted daily at Da Dong’s trio of restaurants. The branch we’re sitting in can handle 400 covers at a time and employs around 300 staff. Perhaps even more astonishing, the famously tome-sized menu boasts over 200 dishes, begging the question: How can his chefs maintain the quality and consistency of a Western restaurant that has a menu one-tenth of the size? “Many European chefs visit our restaurant and cannot believe the scale of our kitchen,” Da Dong replies impassively. “That’s why we’re the best – we can do many dishes well, not just a few.”




wiss-Italian chef Daniel Kuser brings his 25 years of experience to the St. Regis restaurants this month as their new executive chef. Chef Kuser is returning to Beijing after 12 years working in Egypt, Jordan and Thailand. We chatted with him recently about food and music.

What’s going to be your signature dish? It’s too early for me to determine my signature dishes. Developing a signature dish takes more time, to adjust to customer tastes in different countries, to see what ingredients are most interesting.

Do you have a philosophy that you bring to your cooking? My philosophy is to keep it simple and cook with fresh, seasonal and natural products. Now Beijing is like every other big city, and I can find almost any ingredient, such a s f re s h I t a l i a n products, easily.

Do you listen to music when you cook? At home, I like cook ing to many types of music. Sometimes Pavarotti, because it brings back good memories. S ometimes more fun music. For instance, I love [Italian pop star] Vasco Rossi because he was a rebel, and he plays music everyone can identify with.



How do you keep yourself excited about food after so many years in the industry? Gastronomy is always evolving, like fashion, and looking at all the trends, designs, and architecture in the global food industry makes me excited to evolve with them, and make them a source of inspiration. There is just so much happening around the world. What restaurants do you visit in Beijing when you’re not working? At this time of the year I enjoy al fresco dining regardless of the type of food. But honestly, I’ve been so busy this month there is no time to eat out! Sometimes dinner is just some bread and a slice of cheese.

Which real-life rock star do you most admire? This is hard to say because you can admire someone for their life or for their music. And I love many bands for their music – for instance, The Beatles, Pink Floyd … It’s impossible to name just one. Have you ever cooked for a famous musician? When I was younger, I was working at a hotel in Zurich and cooked for Elton John. But I can’t tell you where ... it’s confidential.

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s the summer temperatures rise, Beijing wine lovers typically turn to white and rosé wines for refreshment. But what if you want to drink red wines in an increasingly warm climate? Refreshing reds usually have less tannin and enough acidity to cleanse the palate. Wines made from Pinot Noir tend to fit that description, and Gamay, although less acidic than Pinot Noir, offers wines with abundant red fruits but similarly low tannins. Beyond grapes, certain styles of wine (sparkling reds, for example) are good options, such as I taly ’s Lambrusco or Australia’s sparkling Shiraz. The art of sparkling red wine-making is to extract enough color from the grapes without yielding those mouthpuckering tannins. In the searing heat of an Australian Christmas, sparkling reds are the drinks of choice. One to quaff 2007 Beaujolais-Villages, Joseph Drouhin, Burgundy, France RMB 162 (Torres) Available at Jenny Lou’s, April Gourmet, Annie’s, 1949 – The Hidden City, Brasserie Flo, Capital M From reliable Burgundy house Joseph Drouhin, this Gamay is typical of Beaujolais-Villages, but better priced than some examples in China. Attractive

red fruits, medium acidity and low tannins. One to drink 2007 Montana South Island Pinot Noir, New Zealand RMB 170 (Pernod Ricard) Available at Grand Millennium Hotel, Da Dong, Jianguo Hotel It’s not often you see New Zealand Pinot priced this favorably here. Medium red in color with perfumed red fruits, nice oak, refreshing acidity and low silky tannins. One to savor NV Mount Langi Ghiran Cliff Edge Sparkling Shiraz, Victoria, Australia RMB 338 (The Wine Republic) Available at Alameda, Capital M, Ritz-Carlton Beijing Mount Langi Ghiran is one of Australia’s top producers. This hugely drinkable sparkling Shiraz is an attractive purple color with a generous mousse (a sparkling wine’s effervescence). Lovely blueberry and black cherry fruit with various spices and a refreshing palate. Edward Ragg runs Dragon Phoenix Fine Wine Consulting, Beijing’s first independent wine consultancy (www.longfengwines. com) with Fongyee Walker. They are authors of the Dragon Phoenix Wine Blog and write for Decanter and The World of Fine Wine.



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om tam (Thai-style papaya salad) is zesty, spicy and tantalizingly tast y, not to mention great for stimulating your appetite in hot weather. This recipe serves six, so why not invite your friends over for an alfresco summer snack?


Ingredients (serves 6) 1 cup unripe papaya, shredded (青木瓜 qing mugua) 3 cloves garlic (蒜 suan) 2-10 small, fresh red chillies (红辣椒 hong lajiao; bird’s eye are best) 1 Chinese long bean, broken into 4cm pieces (长豆角 chang doujiao) 3 tbsp roasted peanuts (花生仁 huasheng ren) 1-2 tbsp sugar (糖 tang; palm sugar is best) 2 tbsp fish sauce (鱼汁 yu zhi) 2 small tomatoes, halved (小西红柿 xiao xihongshi) 1-2 limes, juiced (小酸橙 xiao suancheng) 1 tbsp dried shrimp (干虾皮 gan xiapi)

2. Place the whole garlic cloves and chillies in a ceramic mortar. Pound with the pestle a few times to mash them, then add the long bean pieces. 3. Pound the mixture few more times, and add a pinch of papaya – this helps mix the garlic and chillies. Add a spoonful of peanuts and pound some more. 4. Add the palm sugar, fish sauce or salt. Keep pounding. Make sure everything is well mixed. 5. Add the tomatoes, and – you’ve guessed it – pound some more, but not so hard. 6. Add the lime juice, dried shrimp and the rest of the papaya. Gently pound about 10-15 times while mixing with a spoon. You’ll want to evenly coat the papaya strips with the juices, but don’t pound so hard that the papaya or tomato disintegrates. Now eat! Joel Shuchat is head chef at The Hutong cooking school. For info on monthly classes and events, see www.thehutong. com or call 159 0104 6127.

Method 1. Prepare the papaya by peeling the dark green sk in. Discard the seeds and core. Use a shredder to make long strips (2-3mm wide) out o f t h e e n t i re papaya.

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GOOD FOR YOU feelings of sluggishness and apathy – making it easier not to do things than to do them. This, the most common pattern of imbalance in the developed world, is related to modern diets, excessive mental processing and relatively sedentary lifestyles. Therefore, if the wisdom of TCM can offer a single tip about getting your life together, it would be to tone the spleen/stomach, the main motor that converts fuel into energy. When you realize that balance, health and energy form the core of human happiness, productivity and success, you understand how vital it is for this motor to be working at the highest possible level. Here’s how to do it.



o you suffer from lethargy and apathy in the summer? The solution, according to Traditional Chinese Medicine ( TCM), is to tone the spleen. But what has this seemingly insignificant organ got to do with your health, life and well-being? When we say the “spleen” we are not simply talking about the physical organ but rather a set of functions and relationships that the spleen rules – think of it as the function of digestion from a Western perspective. Chinese medicine is much more about how the body

functions – its connections and relationships. The spleen is a yin organ of the Earth (central) element, which is about being grounded and solid; it rules adaptation, nourishment and support. An unhealthy environment for the spleen can give you poor digestion, flabbiness, chronic tiredness, nausea, insensitive taste buds, loose stools, abdominal distension, easy bruising, dry lips, apathy, anxiety, worry, obsessive thoughts and more. If your spleen is not working as well as it should be, we say you have “dampness” in the body. Dampness manifests in

1. Get up early with the sun, and don’t work before 9am – this is “stomach time” and is about “arriving on earth.” 2. Take gentle exercise in the morning before breakfast. 3. Maintain regular meal times. Eat a big porridge breakfast, a lunch dominated by cooked grains and vegetables, then a light, early dinner. 4. Warm food should dominate your diet. Eat fewer sandwiches, salads, fruit and juices and more porridge, soups and stews. 5. Switch off your work brain by 5pm and enjoy time with friends and family. 6. Avoid ice-cold drinks. 7. Avoid overeating, especially late in the evening. 8. Keep the feet warm (and head cool). Take hot foot baths before bed if you suffer from cold feet. 9. Avoid dampening foods in excess, especially dairy, wheat, sweets and beer (sorry, guys). 10. Make good food a central pleasure to enjoy with friends and family. Alex Tan is a TCM practitioner at The Hutong and Kocoon Spa. Contact him at





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spaghetti. And it’s possible to assemble a passable salad of cherry tomatoes, hard-boiled egg, corn and dill pickle. Combine that with lots of beer and half-decent egg tarts, and your RMB 49 seems an OK

deal. The best bit is serving yourself ice cream from the soft-serve machine. For a seven-year-old fatty having the time of his life, that would have been the biggest treat of all.


n forums, there’s a thread with the comment: “The only thing more disgusting than the food at Origus is watching fat little kids wolf down insane portions.” That fat kid was me. The year was 1985. It was my birthday party, I was buzzing on food additives and very, very happy. That was the last time I saw chicken nuggets, fish sticks, plastic pizza, ice cream and beakers of fizzy drinks on the same table. Until now. With its 40 branches around Beijing, Origus is like the children’s birthday party that never ends … only with beer. You can fill your face daily with the sort of reckless abandon your mum thought prudent to permit just once a year. The food is … generously seasoned. And sweet. Sweetest of all is the pizza. Even their meat feast equivalent, peculiarly named “Western Scenery,” tasted like cake. On a scale of “real” to “processed,” it’s somewhere down near bubble gum. Almost everything else is deep-fried, nuggetshaped and drying out under lamps. The desserts are utterly unfathomable, like a wedge of something yellow with the texture of bicycle tire, and another thing with olive slices on top. But they do have some real food: hot wings, spicy chicken breast,


C IS FOR … … Changfen 肠粉 Steamed rice rolls are a classic dim sum dish from Guangdong and Hong Kong, usually served before noon. Soft, silky rice noodle sheets wrap around fillings of shrimp, barbecue pork and spicy beef, and are topped with sweet soy sauce. Cooked in special steamers shaped like sets of drawers, the rice rolls should be eaten the instant they’re cooked. The best examples are ethereally light with a slippery, unctuous texture and savory filling. Try Xiao Che’s Dessert Shop in Dongsi (see directory under “Cantonese”) for delicious chashao (BBQ pork) rice rolls for around RMB 10. … Chuitang 吹糖 It’s remarkable that the ancient art of blowing sugar can still be seen on the streets of Beijing today. Molasses is

first heated and kept soft in a warm wok, and then the blower uses a combination of breath and fingers to shape the sticky blob into figurines, zodiac animals and other shapes. … Congee 粥 This “porridge” of boiled rice with lots of water serves as the backdrop for a host of other foods, including fish, shrimp, chicken, peanuts, sesame seed and salted duck eggs. Besides being a popular breakfast staple, congee is the proverbial “chicken soup” of China – the perfect food when you’re feeling under the weather. To make it in your rice cooker at home, use a 10:1 ratio of water to plain white rice, and boil for around 25 minutes. Serve with salty pickles or sweetened red bean paste to taste.

YOUR CALL READER REVIEWS FROM THEBEIJINGER.COM Nola American simonc: Saturday morning, 11am. Nola’s empty except for Graeme and me. We both order eggs hollandaise, mine with sausages. 20 minutes later, only one dish arrives. Eventually, yelling in the kitchen results in a bowl piled high with sausages presented to me several minutes after Graeme's finished. Exasperated, we asked for the mai dan and are overcharged. American owner was embarrassed, and his staff completely perplexed (although excellent at grinning). We won't be returning.

Sukhothai Thai rwong1628: Considering all the bastardized Thai food in Beijing. I would recommend Sukhothai. The pad Thai was perfect, the tod mun (fried fish cakes) were the right texture and included kaffir lime leaves. I would stay away from the sizzling beef steak, however, since it came covered in some sort of toxic radioactive red sauce.

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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


penness” of any kind (emotional, spiritual, the fridge door) tends to gnaw at my inner Puritan. But especially sandwiches. To me, an open sandwich is like leaving the house with no trousers on – before long, everything starts to wilt, something which no amount of mayonnaise can disguise. That was before Capital M’s Danish-style smørrebrød, however. Now I imagine the wafers of dark rye bread as little rafts upon which balance lots of delicious castaways: pinky roast beef with crisp shallot shards and horseradish cream, folds of smoked salmon with a piquant dill sauce, just-boiled egg with pearls of eel caviar, plump shrimp with miniature chicken escalope,

and more besides. Available a la carte for lunch and brunch, it contends with other sensuous summer bites like a beetroot puff pasty tart heaped with hunks of crumbly goat cheese and dark sprigs of watercress, and lemony Wiener schnitzel with capers and mustard potato salad (all RMB 128). Desserts are just as provocative, especially a dainty threesome of coffee brulee, rich chocolate mousse and apricot panna cotta (RMB 48). Beijing’s sexiest lunch? Oh dear, I think I need a lie down. Tom O’Malley Standout dishes: Danish-style smørrebrød, battered baby squid with parsley salad Also try: Domus, Maison Boulud




s summer heats up, skip the Magnum ice cream bars and cool off with one of these local chilled treats instead.

BINGFEN (冰粉) A traditional snack from Chengdu, this sweet, gloopy dessert is made in an unusual way. Plant seeds are wrapped up in clean gauze, put into cold water and rubbed by hand until the seeds secrete a sticky liquid, which turns the water into a jelly. The wobbly jelly is then carefully put in a bowl with ice cubes and sprinkled with roasted peanut powder and melted brown sugar. The way it slips and slides on the tongue, together with the aroma of roasted peanuts, makes for a delightful sensation. RMB 2

JASMINE TEA ICE CREAM (huacha bingqilin 花茶冰淇淋) Wuyutai Tea Shop was first established in 1887. The founder would probably never have imagined that one of their signature products – jasmine tea from Fuzhou and Suzhou – would be made into specialty soft-serve ice cream. Available only at two shops, the flagship Wangfujing and Qianmen branches. RMB 5 Try it: Wuyutai Tea Shop (Wangfujing branch). 186 Wangfujing Dajie, Dongcheng District (6525 3961)

Try it: Ba Yu Dandanmian. 29 Xinjiekouwai Dajie (inside the Xiaoxitian decorated archway), Haidian District (no tel)

吴裕泰茶庄(王府井店), 东城区王府井大街186号

巴渝担担面, 海淀区新街口外大街29号(小西天牌楼内)

ICED CHEESE TEA (nailao cha 奶酪茶)

Try it: Cafe de Sofa. 12 Yinding Qiao Hutong (south of Yinding Qiao), Xicheng District (6203 2905) 沙发咖啡馆, 西城区银锭桥胡同12号(银锭桥南)


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This unusual drink is the creation of a Taiwanese couple who run a cozy cafe in Houhai. Cheese and cream are beaten into a fluffy foam that floats on the surface of iced black or green tea. Don’t try to sip it – you’ll barely get any tea through the thick cheese layer. The trick is to bury your face in it, open your mouth and take a deep glug. Unlike typical sweet iced tea drinks, the cheese foam tastes lightly salty and savory, while the red tea retains its original flavor. RMB 25


FIRST ROUNDS Turay’s Africa House abandoned its old Gongti Donglu location after a fire, but has now reopened in Sanlitun International Wonderland. They do say that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. With a second-floor spot hidden from street view, Turay’s will need to draw on everything it’s got. 2/F, Unit 5, International Wonderland, 39 Xingfu Ercun, Chaoyang District 朝阳区幸福二 村39号首开广场5号单元2层

1949’s Well Bar is back to supply your alfresco liquid needs. Open until Oct 31. Daily 5pm-2am. 1949–The Hidden City, Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu (opposite the south gate of Pacific Century Place Mall), Chaoyang District (133 1126 1949) 朝阳区工体北路4号院 (太平 洋百货南门对面) 1949内

Best known as the venue for the R e n e g a d e Ce i l i d h s, Co nte m p i o Temple Bar was until recently a for-hire-only events space. They’ve recently added a new cafe-bar area that ’s open for regular business. Daily 9am-1am. 4 Zhangwang Hutong (opposite Bed Bar), Jiugulou Dajie, Xicheng District (139 1087 3833) 西城区旧鼓楼大街张旺胡同4号





wo familiar names dominate this month’s news. First, White Rabbit – which you voted “Best Nightclub” and “Best After-Hours Club” just two months ago in our 2010 Reader Bar & Club Awards – has closed its doors only six months after moving into Tongli Studio. Combined with Sanlitun’s high rents, disappointing weeknight turnouts and a cool public response to the notion of White Rabbit as a cocktail bar both contributed to the club’s demise. And so for the second time in 12 months, electronic music fans are left to mourn White Rabbit’s closure. But are they actually mourning? Many long-time fans felt the move to Sanlitun diluted the underground ethos that made White R abbit ’s reputation. Just up the road, Lantern has proved popular and undoubtedly won over part of the after-hours

crowd. Some die-hards even noted wistfully that their beloved Rabbit had become “just another club.” Given the notable stream of international DJs who’ve appeared there in 2010, I don’t think that statement rings true. However, rather than mourn the loss of this Rabbit, fans may be more inclined to find optimism in the owners’ announcement that they’re looking for a new location – perhaps one that will take White Rabbit back to its roots. A temporary blow for electronic music in Beijing, but let’s see how things pan out before reaching for the Kleenex. Ironically, as White Rabbit closes, the club that once occupied the same Tongli space has reopened. Again. After months of speculation, ChinaDoll is back in business in 3.3. The club that has had more comebacks than Jay-Z has its official reopening par-

ty on July 16, with a respectable slate of par ties lined up for July. ChinaDoll mk4 remains a compact lounge - club, but the venue has been freshened up with a new look and the addition of a terrace taking up a large chunk of the 3.3 rooftop. Spiritual leader Ai Wan is back on board and talk ing up ChinaDoll’s new “Bite the Forbidden Fruit” theme, hinted at only vaguely with typically provocative soft-focus promo shots like the one you see above. What does it all mean for the new ChinaDoll? You’ll just have to go and find out. Finally, happy birthday to a Beijing institution. Suzie Wong’s celebrates eight years of entertaining Beijing’s most glamorous (and many of the city ’s less glamorous) this month. Help Suzie blow out the candles at the anniversary party on July 3.

Club Gaga is the newest club to open on Gongti Xilu. Add it to your weekend hit list if you’re a regular at the likes of Coco Banana and Babyface. Gongti Xilu (next to Bellagio), Chaoyang District 朝阳区工体西路 Geba Geba adds to the ranks of Japanese bars located in the vicinity of Chaoyang Theater. 23 Guandongdian Beijie, Chaoyang District (6592 4305) 朝阳区关东店北街23号 Bar name of the month goes to The Awesomeness Bar on Gulou Dongdajie. A close second is the ridiculous “Obama Bar,” which opened recently in Shanghai.

TWEAKS Enoteca boss Tomaz Hladnik reckons his bar’s new Grand Mimosa – Grand Marnier, orange juice and sparkling wine – is “the perfect summer drink.” Check out Scarlett’s new outdoor terrace for some wine and tapas of a summer night. Stop by for a drink on SALT’s summer deck . Cur rent offer ings include “Gaby’s Slim Green” – Hendrick’s Gin, cucumber juice and basil – and pitchers of Pimm’s with rosemary. Look out for The Bookworm’s new rooftop terrace.

LAST ORDERS? Salsa Caribe and Ginkgo have both shut up shop for the time being. Salsa Caribe is expected to reopen after renovations, but Ginkgo’s future is less certain.

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LAGOON Mon-Sat 6pm-2am. 3/F (above Ichikura; south side of Chaoyang Theater), 36 Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District (6507 1013) 朝阳区东三环北路36号朝阳剧场南侧3层

Lagoon seems like your standard-issue Japanese bar. There are a few token tables, but you know you’re supposed to sit at the bar. There are whiskeys and sake (both from RMB 40) – although the selection is more limited than in most Japanese bars – and a number of classic cocktails (RMB 40). They also pour an ice-cold Asahi (RMB 30). But then Lagoon veers off the well-beaten path with a list of almost 100 mojitos (RMB 50-60). That’s “mojito” in the sense of any cocktail – be it gin, tequila, champagne or the traditional rum base – featuring sugar, soda, lime juice and mint leaves. Tapas, pizzas and spicy wings are sensibly priced (average RMB 30-60), and you can book in advance for packages including two hours of free-flow drinks and snacks (from RMB 150 per person). I see a return visit on the horizon. Iain Shaw Good for: Mojito lovers Also try: Twilight, Ichikura

PARKING FINE PARK SIDE BAR & GRILL 园景 Daily 10am-late. 9-6 Jiangtai Xilu (opposite Rosedale Hotel), Chaoyang District (6444 6555) 朝阳区将台西路9-6号(珀丽酒店对面)

gastropub n. Brit. A public house which specializes in serving high-quality food. – Oxford English Dictionary


f you were to ask the average Beijinger what a gastropub is, you’d rightly expect some blank looks. This is soon to change with the city’s first such venture, the Park Side Bar & Grill. Consultant Glenn Phelan has assembled a team – headed by Robbie Hennebry – that you’ll recognize from other Beijing bars. The “gastro” element rests on the shoulders of Zach Lewison (previously at Union). Drinks available include beers (RMB 25 upwards), wines (RMB 38 per glass, RMB 188 per bottle upwards), cocktails (RMB

48) and a selection of single malts. The daily happy hour (3-8pm), flat screen TVs and spacious deck won’t hurt sales to imbibers. The decor is of the standard expected in a London gastropub – clean wood, sleek leather and playful artwork. Thankfully, the marble horseshoe bar dominates the room to remind you that this is a pub first and foremost, and a nice one at that. Will Park Side become a venue that people will favor over Sanlitun? The proof of that may be in the eating. But it’s good for a drink. Jonathan White Good for: Sports fans with jobs, Shunyi/Lido locals Also try: Union Bar & Grille, The Den (during daylight)

GEORGE’S Daily 3pm-2am. Near Gate 12, east side of Workers’ Stadium, Gongti Donglu, Chaoyang District. (6553 6299) 朝阳区工体东路工人体育场东门内12号进口

Good for: Couples, people who enjoy a good drink Also try: Apothecary, Q Bar


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Daily 8.30pm-5am. 1/F, Wudaokou U-Center, 28 Chengfu Lu, Haidian District (6266 0608) 海淀区成府路28号五道口购物中心1层

Throngs of students cram Mango’s entrance and snaking stairwells, which open up to a giant pool hall/bar. The expansive space is a mishmash of various types of fun: alcohol, pool tables and even – ahem – computers. Drinks are reasonable at RMB 25-35, so toss ‘em down without guilt before venturing onto the dance floor – it’s almost twice as big as Propaganda’s, but doesn’t get as uncomfortably packed. With concrete walls and floors, the atmosphere is reminiscent of a garage – only with pulsating hip-hop beats, flashing blue lights and sweaty bodies. The few tables lining the walls are small and dismal; this clearly isn’t the place for classy bottle service. If a Wudaokou venue combining games, dancing and the devil’s sauce is what you’re after, though, you’ve met your match. Tiffany Wang Good for: Students, late-night dancing Also try: Propaganda, Bar Blu


Former Q Bar man George Zhou bounces back impressively with this Gongti East Gate cocktail bar. George’s is a low-lit lounge specializing in the quality martinis (from RMB 50) and mojitos (RMB 45) that have made Zhou’s name as one of Beijing’s top bartenders. George takes his cocktails seriously, and purists will be right at home, but there’s no shame in ordering a Tsingtao (RMB 15) or gin and tonic (RMB 30). The bar looks great, with solid wood fittings and dusky lighting. The long tables dominating the central area seem more suited to speed-dating than a relaxing drink, but are fine if you’re with a larger group. The intimate mezzanine has armchairs for cozying up, while the wall panels by the door can fold back to open out into the sunshine. Weather permiting. Iain Shaw



THE BEACH B lock 8’s other establishments have fallen by the wayside, but the rooftop at least continues to serve as the setting for The Beach. This summer favorite is back for another season of cocktails and laidback beats. We got our Speedos on and dived in. The style Ibiza chillout bar meets Maizidian skyline, complete with sand and showers The punters All ages, well-dressed and blessed with “good” genes

The music Balearic beats, piano-led electronica Go to Soothe the pain of not being able to visit an actual beach this summer Drink Martinis, champagne cocktails Most likely celebrity customers The cast of Gossip Girl If you like The Beach, you’ll probably like … Q Bar, Xiu, Face Bar






etroit minimal techno pioneer Daniel Bell is the man behind the influential Accelerate, Elevate and Seventh City record labels. After a brief hiatus from producing, and a move to Germany, he’s resumed a busy DJing schedule. Bell sat down for 60 seconds of interrogation ahead of his date with Beijing. You used to perform under the name “DBX.” What does that mean? Daniel Bell eXperiments. Right. So who are you now – DBX or Daniel Bell? Both.

techno capital, who’s president? Nobody, I hope. You’ve started up multiple record labels. Isn’t one enough? Each label has a different sound. What else are you up to right now? This week I’m finishing a track for a new Perlon Records compilation. You’re best known for your track “Losing Control.” How do you lose control? On the dance floor, lost in music. And how do you regain control? Good question. Lose control with Daniel Bell on Jul 23.

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The Spinster Diaries Memoirs of an aspiring DJ Jan 2, 2009

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Jan 4, 2009

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Feb 16, 2009

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Feb 17, 2009

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Apr 30, 2009

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Jul 21, 2009

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Sep 7, 2009

Dec 13, 2009

Dear Diary, I accepted a job for NYE but then found out I need to be able to use a CD mixer. WTF? What am I gonna do?

Dec 16, 2009

Dear Diary, Stroke of genius ņA trip home for Christmas and I dodge the inevitable emb arrassment of trying to Åmix † ņ CDs. Double plus: Get to see Mum.

Jan 7, 2010

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Feb 13, 2010

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Feb 14, 2010

Dear Diary, Whoomp! There it is. Totally kicked ass on the decks. OK, it was only a bar full of frat boys but still. Go me.

May 1, 2010

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Jun 29, 2010

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Dear Diary, Someone asked me when I was in Jenny Louņ s ÅAre † you the DJ from thingio?ÅI† wanted to scream ÅYes, † yes, yesÅat † him but I played it cool. Only seven weeks of DJing one night a week and Iņ m getting recognized. Super-stardom is surely just around the corner. Recognize.




ormer Jurassic 5 DJ/producer Nu-Mark is back in Beijing this month with his big suitcase of noise-making tricks. We interrupted him for a few minutes and asked him to mull over reunions, biopics and “quasi-lesbian” fans. Read on. First off, thanks for “Concrete Schoolyard” – I still love that track. How did the song come about? We had a meeting at [fellow Jurassic 5 DJ] Cut Chemist’s studio and went outside to take a break. We chilled out there as he played the raw beat. I knew we had to wor k on that song right away.

What are you listening to right now? I like A-Skillz, Hot 8 Brass Band, R.L. Burnside, Seu Jorge, Pac Div and NYOIL. I listen to all kinds of music, but I enjoy playing music that fits my reputation. Anything warm and funky. Name an MC who was born to rap over your tracks. I don’t think I’ve found that MC yet. There’s a lot of MCs I wanna work with – Nas, Pac Div, Diz Gibran, Haz Solo and Pharoahe Monch. Any chance of a Jurassic 5 reunion? No talk of a reunion.



When you played Song Music Bar in 2008, our reviewer commented that “Nu-Mark’s blend of funk and soul with old-school and underground hip-hop played an awkward backdrop to gay Europeans and quasilesbian Chinese women making out on a constricted dance floor.” How do you remember it? Haha, cool – I love quasi-lesbian Chinese women. Hope they come again! Everyone seemed to enjoy it. The party wasn’t that bad. Song just wasn’t the right club for the night. This time around I’m working with a promoter that understands what I do, so we’ll see how it goes. You’re known for using all sorts of toys in your sets – got anything new for Beijing this time round? Maybe I need to find a quasi-lesbian toy to fit the crowd’s mood. People seem to really like the chimp that plays the cymbals.

If you could play the lead role in the film of somebody e l s e’s l i fe, w h o would that person be? Something dramatic and comedic – that’s how my life is. Maybe a story about a troubled comedian. I could probably do Sacha Baron Cohen. And w ho would p lay you in a Nu-Mark biopic? It’d be cool to see Robert Downey, Jr. go at it. He looks like he’s always in intense thought about something. That kind of fits me. He’s a little crazy like me too. Nu-Mark plays himself on Jul 17 at Yugong Yishan.

Nu-Mark’s playlist “Vitamin C” (Can) “Magalenha” (Sergio Mendez) “More Peas” (James Brown) “Untitled” (Slum Village) “Moyege” (Tony Allen)

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ward-winning bartender George Zhou is back with a new bar – George’s. As Zhou prepared to unveil his new baby, we asked him about bartending, his controversial departure from Q Bar, and his plans for the new spot.

On getting started “My interest in the bar business started with Cocktail. I longed for the energy Tom Cruise’s character brought to the job.” “I got my first bar job in First Cafe (on the old Rickshaw site). I began washing dishes and cleaning. Later, I began to learn the skills necessary for making cocktails. After six months, I was ready to become a real bartender.”

On Beijing’s bar scene, past and present “In the past, very few places provided quality cocktails. First Cafe and Midnight (where I worked later) became beloved places for cocktail fans.” “Thanks to greater diversity and drinks being held to higher standards than before, quality is rising. Even more interesting, there’s now a collection of Japanese, American and European bartenders showcasing their own individual styles.” “I don’t really have a bar I visit regularly. If there’s a new opening I’ll check it out – mainly to understand h o w t h e m a r k e t i s d e ve l o p i n g.”

On bartending “Start out learning the e s s e n t i a l s k i l l s . I t ’s important to understand things like temperature, your ingredients, and

measuring and mixing drinks. Memorizing cocktail recipes isn’t necessarily the key to becoming a good bartender.” “On an average day, I’ll spend up to one or two hours training my employees and having them make various drinks. I’ll also do a bit of personal research.”

On cocktails “My favorite cocktail is a martini. Not a difficult drink to make, but a really good one requires a mastery of the details.” “I like making drinks that require precision – things like martinis and mai tais. I also enjoy creating personalized drinks based on my understanding of the customer and their current mood.” “I tend to stay away from making flowery, flaming-type cocktails. They’re visually stimulating, but as drinks they tend to be monotonous.”

On Q Bar and George’s “I share the same feelings about Q Bar as my two former partners there. We all treasure every moment, everything that happened at Q. We became partners because of fate, and it was fate again that made me decide to leave.” “George’s is a place for people who demand a great deal of themselves and enjoy the finer things in life. I plan to feature new creations every month, evolving based on customer preferences. Taking that f u r t h e r, I w a n t t o create a special drink for each of my regulars.”



What was the name of the first dog in space? Er, haven’t got a clue. Rover?

March 17 is a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland. Is the same true for Northern Ireland? Yes. It’s a public holiday, not a Bank Holiday. Name another place where St. Patrick’s Day is a public holiday. Oh, I know this. I know this! I’m gonna go with a country where St. Patrick is also the patron saint … Nigeria? Where was the first American St. Patrick’s Day celebration held? New York City. Wait, not a parade, just a celebration? Shit. I know it’s wrong, but New York. Holy gosh. New York. And the first city to dye its waters green for St. Patrick’s Day? Well, a lot of people say it was Chicago, Illinois, so that’s what I’ll go with. The infamous law requiring pubs in Ireland to close on March 17 was repealed in which decade? Only in the 1990s.


Which element has the chemical symbol “C” in the periodic table? Carbon.

What’s the only country in the world whose flag is not a quadrilateral? Oh! That would be the Nepalese flag. Nepal.

What book was Mark Chapman carrying when he shot John Lennon? The Catcher in the Rye.

Where was the Titanic built? The Titanic was built in Belfast, Northern Ireland.




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Verdict: Robbie’s lucky we didn’t dock a point for his use of the term “Holy gosh.” Still, a fine general knowledge round leaves him as the current leader of the Beijing bar intelligentsia.

WIN BEER! The fine gents at Vandergeeten will give a Hoegaarden gift pack to the reader who tells us which of this month’s What’s New bars offers a selection of almost 100 mojitos?

Answers 1) Laika 2) carbon 3) Nepal 4) The Catcher in the Rye 5) Belfast 6) St. Patrick’s Day is a Bank Holiday in Northern Ireland. This is a public holiday, but there is no automatic right to time off. 7) Montserrat, and the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador 8) Boston, in 1737 9) Chicago 10) 1970s


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SILKFLOSS The buzz Hear t-warming synthpop: sweet vocals, funky drumbeats, psychedelic videos and laser light effects. The Chinese … Portishead carried away by Au Revoir Simone, then both kidnapped by Air. Key track “Miracle,” “Si je t ’aime (Gavintoo Mix)” They say: “Our music is gentle, subtle and chill. We play dream-pop, lollipop and ‘warmtronica.’” We say: “Warmtronica”? See them at: Yugong Yishan on Jul 9, Mako Live House on Jul 31






robably ever yone in Beijing knows that Usher’s coming to Wukesong Arena on July 11, so I won’t say much about it since it’s meaningless to broadcast such a big event. Also, picking on pop stars has become everybody’s favorite activity, which makes it less interesting for me. What’s not interesting is my feeling for Yugong Yishan. I have nothing against the venue itself, but I simply hate going there because of the crowd who never SHUT THE F**K UP. I’ve been to enough music venues to know that it happens everywhere to some extent, but you should see the YGYS crowd’s relentless effort to talk over whatever music is playing, like spoiled brats who always try to get attention by shouting at people. Remember the Andrew Bird show? Spending 180 kuai to act as if they’re partying at Mix

(50 kuai to enter), while one of the world’s most talented indie musicians played violin on stage. Well done, you party animals. Who are these people anyway? I’ve been told that they work in embassies. For all the reasons above, July 1 (Aksar Grey Wolf, Girls Are Waiting to Meet You) and July 15 (Lonely China Day and The Offset: Spectacles) should be good days to go there because one, all these bands are talented musicians; and two, both are on Thursdays (so party animals stay in their cage). Another workday recommendation is P.K.14 on July 13, making their debut in D-22’s Tuesday night experimental series. Expect non-typical P.K.14 material. SUBS returns from tour on July 24 at MAO Livehouse, with their new album. Support comes from alt-rockers

Omnipotent Youth Society, whose guitarist played the funkiest set I’ve seen in Beijing. Someone else who’s coming home is Abigail Washburn. Oh wait, is she American? Anyway, the country singer will perform with members of Hanggai on July 9 at The One – I love the way they play horsehead fiddle and banjo in “Wayfaring Stranger.” Fo r o u t- o f - c i t y f u n , I n M u s i c Festival (Jul 30-Aug 1) is out there on the Zhangbei Grassland. Of course, local rock/folk stars are going to be there eating the dirt, but you’ve also got extra treats from Rolling Stone cover boys (a nice thing to say, in my opinion) Panic! At The Disco and CocoRosie, sisters of all weirdness. Coco and Rosie are scheduled to a m u s e B e i j i n g a g a i n i n Au g u s t , probably at Yugong Yishan. Oh well, every silver lining ...

GANGZI TULIGUER “Silent Sky ” by Daiqing Tana & Haya Band. This Mongolian girl has a crystal-clear voice, and the melody is so beautiful that it makes me feel guilty to pick on it. “Little Yur t On The Prairie” by Kongar-ol Ondar. For me, this song is a textbook piece on Mongolian hoomei (throat singing). Along with the orchestral background, the guy throat-sings throughout the track. “ B a i - L a a Ta i g a m” b y S a i n k h o Namtchylak. The 52-year-old Tuvan pearl shines for both her singing and songwriting brilliance. I like the fact that she’s using modern composition, nothing of those root music clichés. She always takes me by surprise. “Hurt” by Johnny Cash. I’ve recently watched Walk the Line, and his lyrics say so much with such little arrangement. “Teardrop” by Massive Attack. I don’t feel like using “trip-hop” as the term to define them. I feel peaceful inside every time this song plays. Gangzi Tuliguer hoomeis at Jiangjinjiu Bar on Jul 4.

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QUEEN OF XXXXING EVERYTHING 操万物女王 SUBS 杀不死 When you’ve gained a reputation for performing better at live shows than in the studio, it’s difficult to impress listeners with an album. Such is the case with SUBS. After replacing drummer Shi Xudong, these garage punksters have delivered a record in an effort to transplant their stage charm, yet it’s still not as good. The drum sounds too loose to match Kang Mao’s ruthless siren scream and Wu Hao’s spacious guitar rhythms – it’s a matter of getting more practice. But as the album’s title suggests, they’ve got pride. “It’s not like I’m asking for mainstream recognition, but I can’t swallow the fact that our efforts are unpaid,” Kang Mao said to me after a show. Well, it’s not like anyone has made any money from this yet, but a start is a start. Wang Ge Standout track: “Red Hair,” “No. 53 Station,” “Ship’s Log” Like this? Try ... The Argument (Fugazi), Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge (Mudhoney)

WU & THE SIDE EFFECTS WU & THE SIDE EFFECTS 吴的反作用 There are voices that can turn cheese into meat. Imagine making Ronan Keating (who can’t sing) sound like Nick Cave (who doesn’t smile) – if anybody could, it would be someone like Peter Gabriel or Alanis Morissette. Watching Wu & the Side Effects live makes me want to add Wu Kejia (who also doesn’t smile) to the list. That explains why I’m so harassed by the fact that his voice is programmed in “A Better Tomorrow” (英雄本色), which samples soundtrack from John Woo’s cinematic epic. Despite the flaw, this self-titled debut is a solid collection of hard partyin’ rock & roll. All those dirty faces of blues, built on psychedelic guitar, heavy bass and funky drums, have brought Southern rock to Beijing. What an old-school getaway from the indies! Wang Ge Standout track: “Train” (火车), “Beseiged On All Sides,” Lonely Star (天煞孤星) Like this? Try ... Tres Hombres (ZZ Top), Fresh (Sly & the Family Stone)

FORGIVENESS ROCK RECORD BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE In a way, Broken Social Scene defines the concept of indie rock – the fluidity of band members (everyone has multiple projects), modernized Baroque pop (tribal rhythms and a broad range of instruments), and most importantly, a sense of community. Five years without a new album is long enough to have made people think BSS was suffering from a grievous dearth of ideas, but their comeback seems fully in style, complete with numerous helping hands. Members of Stars, Metric, The Sea and Cake, and The Weakerthans collaborate on various tracks, while Lisa Lobsinger and of course, Leslie Feist, guest on vocals. During the past decade, BSS have painted the finest moments of the city of Toronto. Forgiveness, like all their previous creations, makes me want to go there. Wang Ge Standout tracks: “All To All,” “Meet Me in the Basement,” “Sweetest Kill” Like this? Try ... Funeral (Arcade Fire), Fear of God (The Bats), High Violet (The National)


Standout track: “Aino,” “Kirkonkellot” Like this? Try ... In the Court of the Crimson King (King Crimson)


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y first Usher song happened to be “Can U Help Me,” which was recorded on a pirated compilation cassette. Other songs on the tape include “I Fought in a War” by Belle & Sebastian and “Sing For the Moment” by Aerosmith, and also Sting’s “Fragile,” I think. It was more than ten years ago, so I started this interview by asking…

Soul and R&B have experienced a renaissance in the past decade. In fac t, the scene seems to be flourishing elsewhere more than in America ... I think R&B music connects with many people around the world, and this new global renaissance is just a sign of the real power of music and R&B to transcend borders and inspire people.

What have been the biggest changes for you in the past ten years? Life has changed in a massive way. If I go all the way back to Confessions, there was some thing very honest and vulnerable in that and something equally as honest in Here I Stand. But now in Raymond V Raymond, I’m able to tell both sides. Both the good and the bad, depending on how you look at it – the bad meaning good or good meaning bad. Really, the choice is up to you because I think this album speaks to all of who we are.

If you hadn’t become a musician, what would you have done differently? I’ve been a musician s i n c e I w a s ve r y young, so it is hard to say, but as you can see from my involvement in philanthropy through New Look , and in business with recording, entertainment, sports and fashion, I’m a man with many sides and interests. Brand Usher is the future. I think around 2004/2005 I really started to view myself differently as an artist and a business. While I’m compelled to do these creative things, the other side is that there are so many other things I have to offer as a businessman, as a brand in terms of taste and in terms of culture.


Tell us about working with in “OMG.” Every time Will and I got together – you know that on the last album, we worked on “What’s Your Name” – we didn’t work in the studio. With this album, at the very last minute we came together with something incredible.

Usher makes his confession at Wukesong Arena on Jul 11.


Fedja caught my ears with its improvised strings, jazzesque drums and highly orchestrated chapters. The trio, who hail from the backwoods of Finland’s Northern Savo region, operates with electric kantele (a string instrument which resonates like a bell), bass and drums. They play neither world music nor dream pop nor even Viking metal – instead, they make progressive rock that draws influence from various ’60s and ’70s legends, embellished by the originality of their instrumental charm. The nine-minute-long “Aino” is composed with the storytelling arrangements of King Crimson, the eerie ambiance of Tom Waits and the playful hippie-ness of Frank Zappa. Then the epic proceeds to the finale of a harp-sounding fairy tale in “Kirkonkellot,” sinking all rocks into the vast Scandinavian ocean. Wang Ge



LOOSE CHANGE FRESH OUT THE BOX Xidan’s Joy City has just opened a second branch in Chaoyang called Joy City Chaoyang. The new mall boasts a number of popular brands (including Sephora, H&M and Hugo Boss), a two-floor supermarket and plenty of restaurants (including Burger King). If you’ve ever hankered after the “allAmerican” teen look, you’ll be thrilled to learn that American teen apparel chain American Eagle Outfitters has plans to set up shop in Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai by early next year. For the more sophisticated, American fashion retailer The Gap is rumored to be scoping out Xidan’s Joy City for its potential first home in China, due to open next year. Spanish brand Mango, already wellestablished in Beijing, has recently extended its online shopping services to include China. Shipping fees are cheap, ranging from RMB 9-33 depending on destination – though it’s fixed at RMB 26 for all Beijing addresses. In stores, the “Waka Waka tee,” co-designed with World Cup anthem singer Shakira, have been on sale since June 10.







film of sweat, mosquitoravaged flesh and dirt-stained clothes are hardly the recipe for style and panache. It doesn’t help that the heat is driving us to either overeat or over-imbibe, so not only must we wear skimpier clothing, but we look heftier doing it. Luck ily, the stars dictate that change is in the air this month – and well, along with the Beijinger landing itself a new Style Editor (ahem), designers all around town are also launching fresh designs and collections. Perhaps there’s hope for us in looking glam this season after all. French luxur y brand Celine’s glowingly reviewed pre -Fall 2010 collection – with oodles of white lace, fringe and feathers – is now available at its China World Shopping Mall branch. In news closer to home, beloved local designer Vega Zaishi

Wang recently presented Sforzando’s Spring/Summer 2010 collection “First Love, Last Rites”; its structured red dresses with sweetheart cuts, leather inserts and padded shoulders are a bold departure from the mostly dark palette of her last line. Followers of the label, stay tuned – Ms. Wang is slated to open up her very first boutique in Jianwai Soho this September. But more on that when the time comes. ’ Tis the season for T-shirts, and Beijing stores offer plenty of choices. Diehard Twilight fans may not be able to watch the third film on the big screen in China, but they can at least flaunt their obsession by wearing Bershka’s recently released Twilightthemed tees. Meanwhile, Nanluogu Xiang T- s h i r t s h o p s s e e m i n t e n t o n paying tribute to PRC nostalgia this summer – NLGX has just unveiled

Sanlitun Village home accessories store Chang & Biorck is launching its first organic cotton lines for home styling and children’s wear. There’s floral cotton to adorn your sofa, bed or table – and cotton twill dresses, shorts and floppy hats to keep the young’uns both cool and eco-friendly throughout the summer.

its Spring/Summer 2010 lookbook at, which celebrates the PRC’s history with a new limitededition “60-year anniversar y T.” Neighbor Plastered T-shirts, too, now has a “stained glass series” featuring famous Chinese revolutionaries in brilliant jewel tones. The label’s also got music on the brain, though – just check out its new edition of band tees, in tribute to Beijing-based indie band Carsick Cars, who will headline their big Plastered Rock Weekend event in September. So it looks like we have a lot to look forward to in these coming months. Summer clothing lines, new store openings and discounts (see “Loose Change,” right), patriotic tees and fashionably inclined music events all point to a more modish future. That, along with some anti-mosquito cream, and you’ll be good to go.

In celebration of DimSum of all things Asian’s (D-SATA) one-year anniversary, they’ll be giving away either free IllyPilly clutch bags (made of hand-dyed raw Thai silk and handpolished buffalo horns) or snakeskinand-shell cardholders to anyone who spends over RMB 1,177 from July 11-August 11. Plastered T-shir ts is holding its annual super summer sale from now until July 15, with 50 percent discounts on many of their bestselling T-shirts, as well as a buy-threetees-get-one -free deal (on select items only).

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WHAT’S NEW SHOPS LAST SESSION 塞纳.左 Daily 10.30am-10pm. 1-23, Bldg 4, Wanda Plaza, 93 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District (138 1186 9405) 朝阳区建国路93号万达广场 4号楼1-23

COLLECTIVE LUXURY 蔻莲妙 Daily 11am-8pm. 6 Fangyuan Xilu (inside Lido Park), Chaoyang District (5941 1830) 朝阳区芳园西路6号丽都公园内

Collective Luxury sets a unique spa standard for mind, body and taste buds. The soothing experience begins as you walk through tranquil Lido Park, with its fresh air, lush greenery and serene lake. Then, as you check in at the spa, you’ll be asked, “Would you like a cocktail?” Try the Cleanse-tini (green tea, green wine, black pepper, honey and mint) which is part of their exclusive therapy to warm up the body. Collective Luxury’s menu of treatments for face and body features Elemental Herbology, a luxury line of

natural skincare products available nowhere else in Beijing – which ought to please even the most discerning spa fiends. Having sensitive skin, I normally experience slight redness or itching after trying new skincare products, but I had no allergic reactions to this spa’s signature Harmonizing Facial (RMB 880), which involves skin cleansing, exfoliation, detoxification and nourishment – as well as extra massages for feet and shoulders. Belle Zhao Also try: I Spa

TATA Daily 10am-10pm.Workers' Stadium North Gate, Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District (8511 3880) 朝阳区工体北路工体育场北门

Also try: Catherine de France, Toni & Guy


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Must buy: Last Session lapel-collar black mesh dress with pockets (RMB 658) Also try: Kim’s Closet, Green Sleeve

HARDLY EVER’S Daily 10.30am-11.30pm. 62 Gulou Dongdajie, Dongcheng District (153 2128 3290) 东城区鼓楼东大街62号

Men reluctant to shop secondhand finally have a reason to visit Gulou. With over 35 branches in Hong Kong, major menswe a r c h a i n H a rd l y Ever’s has just opened its first store in Beijing, delivering urban flair to a street otherwise ruled by retro vintage. Striped tees (RMB 135), black-framed aviator glasses, funky-print boxers and canvas pants are sure to gratify skaters and even passing hipsters. Jeans connoisseurs, too, will be impressed by their high-quality denim (RMB 480-1,268), which the store claims is the result of years of experiments based on washing-quality and durability. Brands in stock include HE75 denim, Teddy Family, G.I.D., Craft Collection and more – but even if none of those sound familiar, there are helpful catalogues, neatly arranged products and friendly employees to ensure a smooth sailing … er, skating, experience. Tiffany Wang Must buy: Dark-wash denim jeans (RMB 1,268) Also try: New Project Center


From a distance, you’d be forgiven for thinking Gongti has added to its agglomeration of nightspots, but TATA – with its eye-catching, panoramic floor-toceiling windows – is actually a swanky hair and nail salon. The freestanding building was constructed specifically for the salon; everything, from the heating to the water system, was envisioned with pampering in mind. For example, the water is softened to match the pH of hair and the air is kept decidedly moist. Though the environment is sleek, services here run a comfortable range – a cut begins at RMB 80, while a hairstyling by master stylist Martin Harper can cost up to RMB 880. The lower level caters to a younger crowd; the second floor comes equipped with several lavish VIP rooms. Rumors swirl about future promotions involving champagne and manicures – news that ought to excite anyone who longs to get dressed up, sloshed and out clubbing all in one space. Tiffany Ap

With over 20 locations around Beijing, the massive boutique chain L’sn splashes the streets with style in the form of flouncy skirts, sheer blouses, patterned sweaters, bleached denim and brightly colored accessories. Its newest store, Last Session, is named after its own fashion line, which occupies an entire section of the bottom floor – look out for its mesh rompers and form-fitting LBDs (from RMB 358). The rest of the stock is imported, spread over two stories of all-white interior that offsets the flurry of colors and prints. We’d advise staying away from the shoes and jewelry, which look over-embellished and out of touch with current trends. The countless floral dresses (RMB 200-500) and thin cardigans (RMB 150-400), however, are definitely worth ogling. While a visit may require patience and a skillful eye, it may turn up just the trend piece you were looking for – and at a price far more to your liking. Tiffany Wang

INSPECT A GADGET GADGETS OF THE MONTH iRiver Smart HD K1 With a 3.5-inch touchscreen that supports 720p HD video and lossless audio (e.g. FLAC and APE formats), iRiver’s latest media player is not your typical MP4 device. Customize the interface, and then listen to FM radio while you browse manga or read MS Office and PDF files. RMB 1,549 (8GB). Available at official online store:

➊ Revo Blok iPod Sound System A vintage look with rich natural sound to match. The cabinet is made of handcrafted furniture-grade walnut or oak, the panel from cast aluminum. The circular remote control has soft-touch buttons that allow you full iPod control. Blok comes with a full range of dock adaptors to play and charge all iPod models.

X-mini Max Capsule Speaker Music’s just more fun when it’s portable, isn’t it? The two X-minis are connected at the bottom by a magnetic base, making them easy to store and tote around. Each speaker is powered by a separate built-in rechargeable battery, which allows up to ten hours of continuous playtime. You can use them in stereo or as standalone mono speakers. Don’t be fooled by the size – these babies are capable of producing powerful volume and bass without distortion. RMB 368

RMB 2,900

Creative Aurvana Air Earphones Beautifully engineered to fit snugly around the ears, the ergonomic hook design is made from a lightweight nickel-titanium alloy and soft rubber tip that offer great wearing comfort over long hours of extended use. Both the design and the sound quality make the Aurvana Air ideal for people who prefer to enjoy their mobile digital entertainment with a touch of class. RMB 1,600

JBL Control NOW Speaker This speaker’s coy curves are a perfect fit for odd corners and crevices. The quarter-circle design gives you optimal installation flexibility, both indoors or outdoors. Mount it in a corner or between wall and ceiling – use it individually or combine it with its 90-degree fellows to create a semicircular or circular array. Acoustically, the arced casing also helps spread the sound around. RMB 2,900 ➎

GEAR FOR THE EARS AMPLIFY, CHANNEL AND MIX YOUR TUNES by Joey Guo SONY SOUNTINA GLASS OMNIDIRECTIONAL SPEAKER Sountina looks and acts like a massive magic wand. The glass cylinder emits sound in 360 degrees, giving all listeners equal fidelity regardless of their location in the room. In dim light, this transparent pole also resonates with ambient light that alternates between purple, blue and amber. The 6-foot speaker is available in black or silver, with a leather-clad base. RMB 59,990 Reserve at the Sony Store. L330, 3/F, South Bldg, The Place, 9 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District (6587 1350) 朝阳区光华路9号世贸商业中心南街3层L330号

SONY PCM-D50 LINEAR PCM RECORDER When you’re trying to capture a complex sound environment, where a unidirectional microphone just won’t do, you’ll appreciate the flexible rotation and high sensitivity of this recorder’s stereo microphones. You can adjust the angle of the two ’phones for different sound collecting ranges – for example, an X-Y configuration for sound sources close to the microphone or a wide stereo position for recording orchestras. Other functions include a 5-second prerecord buffer, digital pitch control and an A/B segment repeat feature. The PCM-D50 operates on four AA batteries. With the 4GB built-in memory, you can record up to 14 hours – if that’s not enough, make use of the memory stick slot. RMB 3,999 Reserve at the Sony Store. L330, 3/F, South Bldg, The Place, 9 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District (6587 1350) 朝阳区光华路9号世贸商业中心南街3层L330号

PACEMAKER DJ SYSTEM It’s like a palm-sized set of turntables! Pacemaker features a full set of audio effects, a crossfader and two independent audio channels that let you play two tracks side by side. Now beatmatching can happen at the touch of a button. All mixes can be saved to the 60GB hard drive; you can also edit and refine it all on a PC (with free editing software) before disseminating your mixset on the Internet. When fully charged, the built-in battery allows 15 hours playing time and up to five hours of mixing. RMB 3,500 All featured products are available on Taobao.

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text by Jonathan White; photos by Mary Dennis


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by Tiffany Wang

hen the military style last made its rounds, the lot of us were stuck sporting tacky camouflage prints and unflattering cargo pants. But big names Balmain, Chloé, Marc Jacobs and Rag & Bone have revamped the trend for 2010 – and this time around, it feels more sophisticated, rebellious and coquettish. Models marched down the runways in torn army tees, cadet jackets, multipocketed dresses, skintight leather leggings and combat boots, blurring gender lines and radiating tough sex appeal all the while. The highlight of a military-inspired wardrobe, however, is its utility – the

clothes blend perfectly into everyday wear. The color palette is mainly limited to green, navy and khaki hues, which pair easily with existing items in your wardrobe; meanwhile, the classic silhouettes suit both slender and curvier figures. Plus, this is one look that transitions easily from winter to spring. Whereas heavy jackets and tailored cargo pants may have been the statement pieces earlier in the year, we can continue to stay on trend in the heat with high-waisted khaki shorts, military pocket shirts and aviator sunglasses. So ready, aim and fire – the army-influenced finds shown here will ensure you won’t miss.

Dr.Martens1460boot. RMB 1,039. C.P.U.

Army-greenbutton-downshirt. RMB 149. H&M

Navy military canvas shirt. RMB 149. H&M

JBrandHoulihanskinnycargopants. RMB 3,287. High-waistedkhakishorts. RMB 199. Zara

Balmaincottonmilitary-styleshirt. RMB 27,744.

Army-greenmilitaryjacket. RMB 559. Zara



When I was a little girl, I thought I was a princess. As I grew older, I realized that a beautiful gown would do the trick. Fabrics and design is like tea and teacups – you need to get them both


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by Belle Zhao

right to enjoy a good cup of tea. Bad fabric will ruin a good design. My favorite fabric is georgette. I love the ripped-edge effect of this fabric. My inspiration comes from fairy tales, dreams and philosophy of life, including death, loneliness, sadness … The worst part of designing is that I always have too many thoughts, and I can’t always find a way to express them all in my designs. My favorite designer is Givenchy’s Ricardo Tisci. I’m in love with his romantic goth style. Surface, i-D, Wallpaper, O’Zine, The Outlook are my favorite magazines. I wanna see more feminine women in this city – not just pink Barbies. Luna Fashion Design Studio Tue-Sat 2-10pm. 180 Jiugulou Dajie, Xicheng District (134 3955 7109) http:// 西城区旧鼓楼大街180号


ike so many others, Luna Li studied overseas – intending to make her name abroad – but found herself drawn back to China instead. After graduating from the University of East London with a major in fashion design, She worked as a salesperson in a Gucci store and then as assistant to the renowned UK-based designer Ben de Lisi, who is known for his red carpet-ready couture. Increasingly convinced that Beijing – not London – was the real fashion hot spot, the 27-year-old Li returned home and set up her eponymous made-tomeasure line in 2009. One year later, her small operation in Gulou, specializing in cocktail dresses and wedding gowns, has already become a favorite of celebrities such as Vicky Zhao and Eva Huang. We paid a visit to her studio to talk about design.


Relish it. As all good things shall be chai’d, it seems. Go to Caochangdi while it’s still here – Gulou, too, and not just for the memory of them once they’re gone, but for the spectacular exhibitions and events it’s offering. C h e c k o u t C - S p a ce’s G raffitti – Blogging in the Street, featuring the work of artists Blade and Zhang Dali (through Sep 5) and if you want to party as well as do your part in preserving the historic Gulou area, Beijing Cultural Heritage Protection Center (CHP) is hosting a special auction/cocktail party on July 17. The venue is yet to be confirmed.


Tom Cruise and wifey Katie Holmes both star in big releases this month, although not together. Cruise teams up with Cameron Diaz again in Knight and Day, an action-comedy about a smokin’ hot fugitive couple, while Holmes shares her screen time with John C. Reilly in The Extra Man, about a male escort who becomes involved with an aspiring playwright. Word on the street is that our favorite little blue guys (and one little gal) – the Smurfs – will take on what the Muppets did way back in ‘84: Manhattan. It’s set for a July 2011 release date.







his month America turns 234 years old, and sadly, the preparations for the birthday party of my patria hadn’t even started before BP submerged the Gulf of Mexico in crude oil in what has been deemed the worst-ever oil slick in history. While such environmental catastrophes give us all a necessary jolt of reality about the abuse we’re inflicting on the planet, as Beijingers, the consequences are a part of daily existence. All we need do is look outside any day of the year. Or breathe. I f y o u’re l o o k i n g fo r f a c t o r s and figures about China’s environmental health, The Guardian’s Asia Environment correspondent, Jonathan Watts, will be discussing this topic at The Bookworm on July 15. From overpopulation in Henan to carbon

dependenc y or i gi n ating in the coal mines of Shaanxi and Xinjiang, Watts’ observations and conclusions come packaged in his latest book, When a Billion Chinese Jump: How China Will Either Save the World or Destroy It, a travelogue that uncovers the impact of government policy on the environment (what it has done and what it has failed to do). A few months ago, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Watts over coffee to pick his brain about the book. He told me that he had wanted to write “something accessible” about China’s environment. There’s no shortage of doom and gloom, but in Watts’ account, China’s doing a lot more than we give it credit for. Rarely do I outright endorse, but his talk is an event worth attending. Watts not only knows his

stuff, but he’s got a great sense of humor (and not just for a journalist). Be sure to ask him about how his follow-up book, Hollywood Babes: The Inside Story, is coming along. Other causes for celebration involve not a birthday but a housewarming. Beijing Dance/LDTX, one of China’s premier modern dance companies, as well as one of my favorite dance troupes of all time, is moving out of their former Shuangjing location to their new digs in Xiadianchangpo Village. According to their manager, Sarabeth Berman, the festivities will include a weekend loaded with performances and workshops (Jul 1718), as well as a personal reunion. Her best friend from college, Tze Chun, will be bringing her own dance company from NYC over for the occasion.

Summer ’s already half- over, but that doesn’t mean having a solid summer reading list is any less crucial, even if you don’t have a cool pool to read them by. Ben Greenman’s What He’s Poised to Do (Harper Perennial) masterfully casts a narrative net over North Africa in 1851 and Atlanta in 2015, and Ayelet Waldman’s novel Red Hook Road (Doubleday) chronicles the feud between two New England f a m i l i e s a g a i n s t a b a c k d ro p o f privilege and summers spent on the Cape. If you’re into Nora Roberts, she’s cranked out another thriller, The Search, due for release on July 6.


Last month heralded the most important ceremony on Broadway, the Tony Awards. I swelled with some serious hometown pride with Memphis’s wins for Best Musical and Best Musical Score. Beijing will be getting a dose of Broadway on July 31, courtesy of Capital M, who will be hosting an event with Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang, and award-winning director Leigh Silverman. I’m told that the two long-time collaborators, in town to research a new production, will be divulging the tricks of the theatrical trade.

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aybe try a little further down the street,” the host told me distractedly while waving a silver Passat into a parking space in front of the restaurant. “They usually show up around nine.” Cycling just a few restaurants further along Gui Jie’s bustling hot-pot corridor, I found them: two young men with guitars performing tableside. The shabbiness of their appearance and their gear was offset by the glowing ruby aura around them, courtesy of the street’s red lantern canopy. A man named Sen Ren is singing. His voice quivers in a moving combination of vibrato and nerves as the diner at the table lights a cigarette and stares off into the distance, avoiding eye contact with them because they play too close to the table. But that doesn’t deter his generosity. He hands them a 50 kuai bill. Otherwise known as street musicians, minstrels or troubadours, buskers perform in public for tips. The tradition of busking dates back to the beginning of performance itself, and the practice can be found in every culture – from Serbian gypsies playing concertinas to mariachi bands in Mexico City. Busking’s not to be dismissed as the last resort of the talentless, either. The entertainment industry is full of musicians and performers whose first stage was a sidewalk. Bob Dylan, Tracy Chapman, Robin Williams and Cirque du Soleil are just a few. Sen Ren is a musician from a tiny village in southern Gansu province. He tells us he’s been busking on Gui Jie for three years. Prior to that, he roamed throughout China, even venturing to Mongolia and Russia. “When I’m on the road, things inspire me,” he said. “I make better music.” Buskers are hardly ever asked to play the music that they themselves enjoy, however. Most carry with them a binder listing about 200 songs; audience requests are almost always laji gequ (“trash songs”). “Yeah, everyone wants to hear trash songs,” Sen sighs, while his partner (who

asked to remain anonymous) riffs on Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” When I ask which trash songs people request the most, they tell me “Aiqing Mai Mai” (“Love, Buy and Sell”). A woman named Murong Xiaoxiao published the song on the Internet last year, and soon afterwards, it went viral. For Sen and his partner, busking is a full-time job. From 8pm to 6am everyday, the two are at Gui Jie moving their acoustic guitar act from table to table. Sen says that the peak moneymaking time is from midnight to three in the morning, when there are more people hanging out and drinking. The generosity of drunks is unsurprisingly unreliable. “Sometimes they’ll pay you a lot and sometimes they won’t pay you anything.” Still, on average they make 100 to 200 kuai in a night, charging 20 kuai per song. “I don’t want to play in bars or venues. It’s too commercialized,” Sen said, when asked if that was his goal. “The bars are probably safer, but this offers more freedom.” “There are cops here. There are drunk people that can beat and harass you. When the police come, we have to run away,” he said. “Well, there’s only one of them who really bothers us – the rest pretty much leave us alone.” Our efforts to contact local authorities about official policy regarding busking yielded nothing but a headache. The Dongzhimen police station directed us to the Beixinqiao police station who suggested we call the general office of Urban Management who in turn said they didn’t know and directed us to the Dongzhimen Urban Management office, who simply hung up on us. The reality for Sen and fellow buskers on Gui Jie is that if they’re caught by the police, it typically means they lose their instrument. Sen tells us that he’s playing a cheap guitar because he’d had another one confiscated recently. “If he tries to take this one, I’m just going to smash it on the ground,” Sen said, laughing.


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DANDELION MIGRANT SCHOOL EXHIBITION Normally this space is exclusively for evaluations of upcoming high-art exhibitions, but this month I’m lending it to the Dandelion Middle School because it’s for a great cause. This school for migrant kids, the operation of which is funded entirely by donations, features a curriculum that departs from strict attention to math and science by exploring the enormous academic and psychological benefits that can come with exposure to the arts. This month, the skills of the school’s 7th-9th graders are being put on display in the form of sculptures and paintings made entirely from recycled materials. Gift boxes decorated in the Dandelion School’s dazzling phoenix motif are on sale for RMB 268. All proceeds benefit the school. Christine Laskowski The exhibition runs from Jul 2-4 at Today Art Museum (5876 0600)

BOOKS: UNDER HEAVEN GUY GAVRIEL KAY If you’re someone who is determined to give a book at least 100 pages before letting it collect dust, then – lover of fantasy or not – I do believe you could enjoy Under Heaven. Set in an alternate reality Tang dynasty, Guy Gavriel Kay’s book is a whopping 567-page epic that follows Tai, the son of a Kitan general, who has opted out of the war between his own people and the Tagurans by choosing instead to bury the dead regardless of affiliation. Tai’s passive resistance is compelling and attracts a sundry cast of characters that is no doubt a well-executed homage to Romance of the Three Kingdoms, albeit with more women and more empowered ones at that. Christine Laskowski Under Heaven is available for purchase at The Bookworm.

SCREEN: TREME As a The Wire junkie, I could not wait for David Simon’s follow-up, Treme. But the show thus far has been an insufficient fix – a hyped-up, attenuated dose of mini-ser ies methadone. Now, I understand that Treme is trying to forge its own identity out of sky-high expectations, with its decision to focus on New Orleans’ rich musical traditions. However, the show’s devotion to musicians not only fail to do the scene justice, but seem to function as a distraction for abysmally poor dialogue and a show that is egregiously miscast. Steve Zahn essentially plays himself, and so too does John Goodman, in the role of a Tulane professor who in frequent bursts of rage over Katrina never manages to be more articulate than stringing together variations of the word “f**k.” The corner kids of Baltimore were more thoughtful and eloquent. Christine Laskowski Look for the box set at a DVD store near you.


STAGE: PIANO SEVEN Piano Seven is offering you seven world-class pianists for the price of one. The Swiss-based ensemble, the brainchild of pianists Francois Lindemann and Sebastian Santa Maria, has toured classical halls from Belgium to Brazil since forming in 1987. They’re impressive, but seven lacquered Steinways placed in a circle on stage could hardly inspire any other reaction. The group displays extraordinary talent, but with the sheer number of pianos, the convergence of their chords can at times be an assault on the ears. I enjoy that Piano Seven swaps the formal decorum of a classical concert for a touch of rock-star lighting, video artists and percussion. But it does all feel a little Yanni. Christine Laskowski Catch Piano Seven on Jul 6 at NCPA Concert Hall.



ven after a year at home in the US, Deb Fallows is still recovering from China. “I’m still under water,” she said in a phone interview from her Washington, DC home. “I can’t find any sense of normal. Anyone who has spent a long period in China … it changes you fundamentally, forever. You find it hard to slip into the life you had before.” But surmounting culture shock is nothing new to Fallows, and in her second book, Dreaming in Chinese, she uses the l a n g u a g e, a n d its symbolically rich characters, as the key to opening the considerable nuances of Chinese culture. “Approaching it from the side of language demystifies the experience of being in China,” she said. While Dreaming tackles everything from tones to the recent creation of the feminine pronoun “ta” (她), the book does not offer the heavy theoretical analysis that I expected from a linguist with a Ph.D. When the bookseller handed me the tiny white hardback, I was crestfallen. I wanted something that demanded some serious mental mastication – what I got was light, sweet and wholesome. That said, the points Fallows makes are astute and researched, and her narrative style is charged with charm and curiosity.

Married to The Atlantic correspondent James Fallows, whose career as a journalist led the family to Malaysia for two years, followed by Japan for another two, Deborah explains that back then, the culture she was most immersed in – and preoccupied by – was that of new motherhood. “You know, Japanese was the way Chinese was – baffling and awkward – and left me with as many questions as did the culture,” Fallows said. “The difference was that when we were living there we had two small children. So much of my time was spent keeping a family afloat and surviving from day to day. ” In fact, Fallows’ decision to raise her kids while maintaining a professional life was what compelled her to write her first book, A Mother’s Work, 25 years ago. “Writing that book was therapy for myself,” she said. “I really enjoyed being a mom, but realized nobody can do all of this at one time without some cost to one part in one way or another. I quit my job, but I never stopped working, doing small projects here and there. But if you ask me what I did those 15 years? I was being a mom.”


Dreaming in Chinese is available for purchase at The Bookworm.

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n outing to a North Korean gallery near the South Fifth Ring Road leads me to a large, quiet room, lights out save for a small sign on the door that reads “Open.” A voice from the back of the room asks if I was the one who phoned for directions. When I confirm this, she moves swiftly to illuminate the room, revealing walls crowded with benign faces and gentle landscapes. The gallerist allows me to browse but maintains an air of reserve. The experience in some ways parallels the country itself – not off limits, but not exactly accessible either. The Beijing Mansudae Gallery, which has been open since 2004, is the project of a dedicated collector, himself a one of China’s ethnic Koreans. All the work, which dates from 1951 onwards, is for sale. I inquire whether there’s been much change in the art over time. The gallerist looks puzzled. “It’s not a question of progress. An artist studies a genre and then masters it. It’s a closed country, you see.” The most keenly displayed pieces are the most predictable: smiling laborers and soldiers, eyes gleaming with vitality against vivid backdrops. But the state under Kim Jong-il educates and supports hundreds of ar tists working in a variety of different styles. The range is far richer than 1970s China would

have allowed. One monumental oil painting shows a group of North Korean children cowering as a drum of “USA” kerosene spills onto them. At the center, a harrowed-looking child clutches another while staring down the viewer. The criticism is blatant – the work as a portrait of fear is very real. Can we remain open to art despite its political overtones? Artists are stateselected, trained and rewarded, aware always of their duty to serve that end because they have known nothing else. Simon Cockerell, the manager of Koryo Tours and the Pyongyang Ar t Studio, comments: “ The ar tists know their limitations and produce work t h a t re f l e c t s truths they see to the best of their ability.” The subtleties of interpretation show artists who are restricted but technically gifted. The industry may glorify the regime, but art’s function as a tool for expression still exists. One contemporary (2005) piece by Han Zhi depicts women by the waterside immersed in some routine activity. Striking is the almost sombre mood – the harmony of movement and the deft execution of nature in its raw form. The artist revels in the medium. “He has been exhibited overseas many times,” adds the gallerist.



OWNER OF AMILAL My favorite book from childhood was The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne. As a child, it made a deep impression on me. It led me to ponder the mysteries of life on the planet, and instilled a great desire to explore and understand nature.

The last book I bought was Culture b y Fre d I n g l i s. I b o u g h t i t t h i s year, but haven’t read it yet. What interested me was that the word “culture” encompasses an enormous


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If someone was to only ever read one book about China, it would have to be The Ugly Chinaman and the Crisis of Chinese Culture by Bo Yang. The book made a big splash. It was a pretty nasty appraisal about what it means to be Chinese. It helps you understand the big and the small problems that ordinary people have, including the politics. The book I hid before you came was Solitary Sex: A Cultural History o f M a s t u r b a t i o n b y T h o m a s W. Laqueur. I swear I haven’t read it yet, and it has no pictures. The reason I bought it is because Han Han [a prominent Chinese blogger] and others like him exist in a culture of masturbation. In order to understand them I have to learn about masturbation. Contemporary Chinese popular authors are, well, they’re a culture of wankers.


The book that changed my life was The Soul’s Code: In Search of Character and Calling by James Hillman. It gave me a new understanding of the human soul and one’s fate. There’s this idea that there’s things inside and that whatever happens to you, there’s an essence of you that is capable of growing, adapting and maturing and the world will work itself in relation to who you are. But in the end, it’s still a feeling. If someone’s claiming they understand the stuff clearly, they’re not even human. The moment you express it, you conceptualize it – you’re already moving away from what it is.

amount and everyone has their own ideas about what it means. There’s beer culture, even raising dogs has its own culture ... So what does it mean? I bought it because I was curious.


THE BUZZER The first-ever transfer between two Chinese amateur teams took place last month. Chengdu City League club Jinniu Jinhuitai transferred their star player to their rivals Vision Real Estate (VRE) for a nominal amount. A mere RMB 1,200 bought them the travel agent-cum-footballer Wang Xiaokun. Mauricio Sabillon of Honduras, the only CSL player in the World Cup, did not have it so good in the tournament. He did not make an appearance. Ah, well. One World Cup player who may be playing in the CSL – if rumors are true – is Theofanis Gekis of Greece. Or maybe Angelos Charisteas of Greece. Whichever. The word on the street is that Beijing Guoan are in the market for a striker and they like the look of Greeks. Beijing Coach Hong Yuanshou confirmed that Charisteas had been recommended to him. Any Greeks that Guoan manage to get hold of would be happy to join them based on their recent exploits against Tianjin TEDA. After a mean-spirited match (the usual in Tianjin), Guoan and the local police came up with a ruse. They parked a coach outside the main gate, where the Tianjin fans surrounded it and waited for Guoan to come. They waited. They waited some more. It turns out Guoan had exited stage left on another coach. 1-0 to the police and the Greens in a reverse Trojan Horse.





ickets. Any spare tickets? Buy or sell? Tickets?” If you’ve ever been to a football match in the UK, you’ll have heard this patter pittered outside the ground. I hear the same is true outside theaters, but who goes to see a play on a whim with the intention of paying over the odds for a ticket? Thespians, the lot of them. Anyway, back to the illicit sale of tickets. Barcelona are coming next month to play Beijing Guoan on August 8. It’ll probably kick off at eight minutes past eight. Tickets are now on sale but by the time you read this, the likelihood is that all of the cheapest tickets (RMB 280) will have gone – if not the next cheapest bands too. The early bird specials have gone for the China Open tennis already and that’s not played until October. All of which

brings us back to the touts. Beijing is the fan-friendliest of all the cities where I’ve had to buy tickets on the grey-to-charcoal market. Unlike the pros back home (especially the ones who travel the world selling tickets), the local touts seem to have a naïvete that there will always be a demand. Even at the Olympics, tickets were occasionally available at near (if not below) face value. And at the Women’s World Cup a couple of years ago, they were literally giving tickets away. But generally, though there’s a slight chance you might outwit the tout, it’s like Vegas: The odds are in their favor and the house always wins. So get your Barcelona tickets before the RMB 2,880 premium tickets start to seem like a bargain. It’s either that or you go watch Birmingham City.

Talk of touts reminds me that nobody American in our office had an igloo what I was going on about – the word of choice for them being “scalper” when they want to score great seats at the game. The US sporting lexicon is still vastly different to the rest of the world but it was nice to see so many supporting their team during the World Cup. There’s nothing like sport for crossing cultural divides. Good on you, sport – as an Australian might say. If you’ve become attached to watching top-class sport, then don’t worry that the World Cup has to end. This month is also the Tour de France. Pick a cyclist to cheer on and demand that the race is screened at your local sports bar.

Wang Liqin, the table tennis maestro, has come in at number four in the poll of Asia’s top 30 sexiest athletes by Liu Xiang managed to snag tenth place – not bad for a man who sang that Expo song. In the women’s contest, beach volleyballer Xue Chen bagged third spot. Xie Xingfang gained some credit for Chinese badminton with a seventhplace finish. Zheng Jie smashed her way into ninth. Lai Ying-Tzu’s gymnastics rhythm got her an 11th on the list while Guo Jingjing dived in at 12th. Team China (84 on the FIFA rankings) beat France (9 on the same rankings) in a World Cup warm-up match. It might mean nothing but it’s good for Chinese football that they now know they have the potential to trouble top teams … and France. The rumors surrounding Jun Zhu and a bid for Premier League alsorans Liverpool will just not go away. Reports suggest that the Shanghai Shenhua boss is three rounds into takeover discussions. Finally, Kiwi hitman Shane Smeltz was rejected by Chongqing Lifan earlier this season for his wage demands.

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he Beijing International Darts League has over 15 teams, which congregate at various venues (all of them bars) every Thursday. In between drinks, they throw some arrows at a cork board marked with numbers. Where are your players from? They come from all over the world but more precisely they come straight from work.




amp Woodward is famous in the US for offering training in both extreme sports and digital arts, and for creating the X-Games stars of the future. Woodward has just opened its first international facility right here in Beijing. To celebrate the opening of the impressive camp – two huge bowls, two half pipes, a modulated mini ramp and both indoor and outdoor street plazas – they brought over some of the world’s best skaters for a demo session. We caught up with perhaps the most famous of them, Tony Hawk – he of the video game series. We asked the first man to land a “900” in competition what he made of it all. W h a t ’s y o u r i m p r e s s i o n o f Woodward Beijing? It’s a bit overwhelming to be here for the first time but seeing this facility is amazing. I mean, growing up, I never thought something like this would exist in the United States, let alone in a country that really hasn’t seen much skateboarding. So it’s really exciting to be here for this – I can’t think of a better introduction.


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Is it scary? It’s scary when you try new things for the first time because you don’t know if you can get out of it safely. What do you do when you’re not skateboarding? I try to spend time at home with my kids, and I surf and snowboard quite a bit too.

How good at darts does someone need to be to get involved? Any level is good enough; we’ve seen plenty of closes by rookies! Sometimes it really is anyone’s game to win.

Does drinking make it more difficult to play darts? Au contraire! We play our best darts in what we call the “four-pint zone.” However, it’s a very difficult thing to maintain …

What about those snazzy shirts? A few teams have polo shirts and “those snazzy darts shirts.” We plan to offer a link for shirt service on the website in order to see more of them around on a Thursday night.

Is there any truth in the rumor that the winners of the league get a speedboat? It’s better to wind up the losers with a shout of “Let’s have a look at what you could have won.”

Are there any women or is it all fat men with moustaches? Plenty of both. Depends what you’re looking for.

Who is the best darts player in the world? No question! Phil “The Power” Taylor.

Should dartboards be hung lower in China? Definitely! Although it starts to matter less the more you drink ... How many nine-dart finishes do you get in the league? In Division 1, with the more “serious” dartists, they get a few occasionally. Down in the second division it’s a big cheer for anything over 100 or a close above a double 1!

Finally, who’ll win the 2011 WDC Wo r l d C u p ? T h e N e t h e r l a n d s again? Most probably. It’s all those smokes and pancakes. We’d have preferred the IOC to recognize it as an official Olympic sport for London 2012, though! New teams can register for the new season in mid-July. Free-for-all competitions begin this month. See for more.

Your (almost 2-year-old) daughter already looks like she’s quite a skater. She loves it. She gets mad at me if I don’t take her for rides. What’s the highest score you’ve ever got on your video game? Ah! You know what? I honestly don’t really know – somewhere around a million, on the first couple games. The park is open to the public - entry costs RMB 68/day. Visit www.woodward or www.campwoodward. com for more info.


What do you think of China’s skate scene? I’ve only seen this facility, and some of the local press and some of the local skaters. It seems like it’s promising, for sure, but it has a long way to go.

What’s it like to be in mid-air 20 feet off the ground? It’s fun, but you don’t really get a chance to enjoy the weightlessness of it. You’re always thinking … figuring out how you’re going to land … what you’re going to do next.

Any darts-related accidents? Something similar to football terraces in the 1970s? A long time ago, I do recall when I played in the Bell Pub (British Embassy), one of our guys put his finger over the double that a local lass needed to close on – and sure enough, the dart went straight through the tip of his finger. Spilled my beer all over their nice carpet, laughing! But that’s it.


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here are quite a few people with missing limbs who ask for spare change around my apartment in Beijing – and probably around your apartment too, I’m guessing. It makes me spend a little too much time contemplating the life of an amputee. What would it be like to walk around with a prosthesis? Could I get a springy bionic leg like that amazing Blade Runner guy? What if I didn’t have a prosthesis? What if both my legs were gone? Could I sign up for a murderball league? Or would I sit on the couch all day and get really fat? How would I make money? By selling my used underwear online to Japan? I heard about some girl in New York who bought a swimming pool that way. These useless thoughts swim around in my head for a while, but at the end of it, I’m

usually just left wishing there was a way to give everyone their limbs back. Which brings me to these awesome bomb-sniffing rats. They were mentioned recently in Nicolas Kristof’s column in the New York Times. Think of the rat from Ratatouille, with that brilliant nose of his, but as a humanitarian instead of a chef. It may seem strange to call an animal a humanitarian, but these rats, they’re light enough to run around on landmines without setting them off, and their sense of smell is strong enough to detect them. Trained to point to mines so humans can dig them up, the rats can clear as much mined land in 20 minutes as humans can in two days – and are currently being used to clear out minefields in Mozambique

and Tanzania. Just imagine a rat, like a tiny, scruffy Irish Setter, nose quivering and long pink tail held out behind him, pointing to a bomb that could have blown a child’s legs off. Yay! Go rat! You shall save the limbs of humans and I shall feed you corn. You can sponsor a rat for a year for USD 36 by going to www.globalgiving. com, a great website where you can support all sorts of aid projects. In China alone, you can provide clean water to a children’s hospital, give a girl in Ningxia an education, remove cataracts to restore somebody’s sight, send a poor Tibetan kid to summer camp, or even help save endangered monkeys. And, besides dropping a few dollars, you don’t actually have to do anything! I love the Internet.

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ess salad, more soup.” Dr. Alex Tan is telling me this during m y Tr a d i t i o n a l C h i n e s e M edicine ( TCM) consultation, apparently indifferent to the fact that it’s blazing hot out today. The consultation begins like any other visit to the doctor, with a lot of questions. He inquires about my sleep cycles, exercise habits, bowel movements – and he wants to know a lot about my diet, too, from when I have breakfast to the temperature of the food I eat. I notice him frowning as he writes down: “Snacks a lot.” After telling me my tongue is too purple, my p u l s e s l i p p e r y, and my sleeping habits a slow death sentence, Dr. Tan informs me I have liver-qi stagnation, as well as a spleen-qi deficiency. I have no real idea what this means, but I am told that I should eat less fruit, drink warmer liquids, and consume more white bread to aid my digestion. After quickly weighing my options, I decide: no. In my world, watermelon juice is to die for – or at least to suffer an imbalance for – whereas porridge is just a less gruesome word for gruel. Unless microwaved oatmeal raisin cookies are an acceptable substitute for porridge, Dr. Tan’s advice proved fruitless (notice the meaning of that word, fruit-less). However, all was not

for naught: Dr. Tan emphasizes that adding good elements to your life is more important than taking out the bad. So the smoothies can stay, as long as I’m willing to add healthy elements or adjust my habits slightly. Beer, for example, in order to aid digestion, is best consumed between 5-7pm. This means I would have to start drinking earlier – a concession I am willing to make. Dr. Tan also suggests I start doing something healthy or creative in the morning, right after waking up, to get the qi flowing. Journaling, he suggested, or yoga, or a short walk. Something about this clicked for me – a n d a s D r. Ta n says, everything you do to stay healthy should make sense to you. While I may not understand what exactly it is about a rhino horn or a snake soaked in wine that, as D r. Ta n m a i n t a i n s, i s e x t re m e l y power ful in chasing “cold,” much of the information I received made good sense. Talking to Dr. Tan gave me a better awareness of how I choose to live my life, and offered some very simple, doable changes I could make to improve my lifestyle – even if I refuse to decrease the number of mangoes I eat.

How can people in Beijing get involved with The Library Project? Beijing is a fundraising hub – a number of people have put on small charity events for The Library Project: wine tastings, poker evenings, simple dinners. In the fall we’re going to start donating to migrant elementary schools in Beijing. There’ll be a lot of volunteer opportunities at that time. And we do book collections all the time in Beijing – if you hop on our mailing list, we’ll let you know when

the next one is.


Dr. Alex Tan is available for consultations, TCM workshops and treatments. Details at


LONG OVERDUE T THE LIBRARY PROJECT LENDS KIDS A HAND om Stader is the man behind T h e L i b r a r y Pro j e c t , w h i c h provides books for children in rural elementar y schools, where opportunities for recreational reading are otherwise scarce. We asked Stader how the initiative works. What books do you provide? Children’s dictionaries, children’s encyclopedias, comic books – these are fun books that kids enjoy to read, not textbooks.

And the system works? I’m sure books go missing – when I was a kid, I stole a couple of books from the library – but it isn’t a huge number. If anything, the schools are too nice to the books. It’s like we’re dropping a Porsche in their school. We want to break them of the habit of acting like


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“IT’S LIKE WE’RE DROPPING A PORSCHE IN THEIR SCHOOL” What’s your opinion of Chinese kids’ lit? I t ’s w o r l d - c l a s s , a s f a r a s I ’ m c o n c e r n e d . Fo r i n s t a n c e , w e’r e planning on opening up a Cambodian office in a couple of years, and our biggest issue there is how we are going to get quality books in Khmer. Whereas if you go to a Xinhua bookstore, you’re going to see a children’s section about 20 times bigger than y o u r B a r n e s & N o b l e c h i l d re n’s section.

And some of the libraries are bilingual? We only provide English-language books if the schools already have an English curriculum in place. Most of our schools won’t have that – they’re quite small. They have four students, 20 students, 100 students, and maybe 1-4 teachers. For details, see


Can kids take the books home? Absolutely. It’s like a regular library – check in, check out.

these are little pieces of gold – it’s OK if the books get ripped, it’s OK if they get damaged, because that shows they’re being used. I would say 100 percent of our libraries are used every day.



MONGOLIA The cliche Burly men in tents reminiscing about Genghis Khan. The reality A nation still defined by its nomadic heritage, but slowly exploring and exploiting its resources to catch up with the modern world. The sights Get back to nature staying in a yurt on the grasslands, or visit the ruins of Karakorum, capital of the once-mighty Mongol empire. Top destination Trekking – on foot or horseback – around Lake Khovsgol’s clear waters and well-forested mountains. The food You’re going for the food? At the very least, dairy freaks and lovers of mutton will be satisfied.





aving stayed up watching goalless football games until 4.30am for most of the past month, I’m tired and irritable. And somebody’s going to pay. There are plenty of deserving targets, but I’m going to lash out at a certain national carrier’s embarrassment of a website. It’s designed like any other travel site, just with cheesier fonts. But try using it to buy tickets. The “Flight Search” function on the homepage has been completely broken for most of the past month. You can’t even choose Beijing as the departure city. Clicking through a few pages … success! … I was able to pick Ho Chi Minh City as my destination. But when the next page loaded, the quotes were for flights to Athens. If I wanted to be generous, I’d call it a novel attempt to simulate the experience of real travel – the delays,

the niggling uncertainty, the language barrier, the disorientation. Just like a journey. But to somewhere rubbish. Like Buffalo. Or Dundee. Or one of those parks filled with clumsy miniature replicas of famous buildings from around the world. Pathetic. There, I feel better already. Actually, there’s plenty to raise a smile this month. Especially if you like mustaches – and let’s face it, who doesn’t? In addition to currently offering discounts of up to 82 percent on domestic flights, online flight booker Ctrip is running a knowingly silly competition involving ginger mustaches. Simply procure a free Ctrip ’stache, take up to three snaps of yourself wearing it, and e-mail them to Ctrip. Photos will be posted online and the winner of a public vote will win travel vouchers valued at RMB 20,000. Not bad. I never thought that orange facial hair would restore our

confidence in local travel companies, but there you go. For full details on how to participate, see http://english. Here at the Beijinger, we’ve all got our mustaches at the ready, so you’re in for some stiff competition. Out at the airport, a couple of longanticipated hotel openings over the next two months will boost Capital International’s capacity for putting up business travelers, victims of flight cancellations and other people who need a bed within a stone’s throw of the airpor t. The Hilton group opens its fourth Beijing property on July 8. Meanwhile, Langham Place is getting ready to open its doors on August 16. Finally, Americans preparing to hit the airport in the near future may be cheered to know that Delta has launched a new SeattleBeijing route.

Why go now? Naadam festivals take place all over Mongolia from July 10-12, combining horse racing, wrestling and archery in one display of back-to -basics masculinity. Why you’ll want to stay The Gobi Desert and Lake Khovsgol both demand several days each. The fresh air and relief from Beijing’s pressure-cooker summer is a bonus. Why you’ll be glad to leave Anyone know the Mongolian for “infrastructure”? Exchange rate RMB 100 = 20,237 Mongolian Tugriks (MNT) Need a visa? Travelers from the United States, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Kazakhstan, Hong Kong and Israel can visit visa-free, within differing time limits. All other travelers require a visa. Call the Mongolian Embassy at 6532 1203 for more information. Getting there Screw Air China – take the more scenic Trans-Mongolian railway. Trains depart twice weekly from Beijing Railway Station; tickets start at around USD 150 and the journey takes 30 hours.

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a’am, massage!” cried a chorus of tiny Filipino women. They were almost child-like in size and had wonderfully engaging smiles – innocent enough, but I felt myself hasten my step and hurried past them down the path along White Beach. After three days in Boracay, I knew by now that if I stopped every time someone offered me an Ayurvedic massage with jasmine-scented oils, I’d never make it anywhere. Boracay’s most famous beach was every bit the picture postcard, albeit one whose tourist-friendly development won’t be to everyone’s taste. The popular western strip of the beach glinted with turquoise waters and the fine white sand from which the beach gets its name. By midday, it’s full of vacationers: Tofu-pale Asian women in their wide-brimmed hats rubbing shoulders with freckled, scruffy Australian backpackers. Closer to the water, a Filipino wedding party was getting ready for a sunset ceremony. I marveled at how the water could retain such clarity with so many people frolicking around in it.


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White Beach offers every water sport imaginable: jet-sk iing, parasailing, sailing, glass-bottom boating, you name it. Forgoing some of the goofierlooking options, like helmet diving – where a bulky helmet seals off your entire head, keeping it completely dry while you walk along the ocean floor – I joined a snorkeling trip to the surrounding keys. After that, I did as much diving as I could, plunging into the waters around Crocodile Island, swimming alongside canyon corals, photographing stingrays and sea turtles at Balinghai, and poking around the Camia II shipwreck. So much diving left me with a

giggly diver’s high that lasted several days. For a glimpse of what matters here beyond the water sports, beaches and tourist dollars, visit Willy’s Rock, a curiously shaped volcanic rock formation upon which a statue of the Virgin Mary stands. Visiting the Rock is something of a ritual for locals; most will stop by to touch the statue immediately after arriving on Boracay. Usually, the Rock juts out of the shallows, but it was low tide, so I took the chance to walk up to the shrine completely dry. I left with a tiny, humble reminder of the nation’s faith. You’d hardly tell as much from Boracay’s epicurean playground, but the Philippines is the largest Catholic country in Asia. Soon enough, even pristine White Beach gets dull.

I WOULDN’T BE EARNING ANY TRAVEL CRED WITH THE BACKPACKING SNOBS Time to get off the main shore and explore the rest of this bone-shaped island. After renting mountain bikes, we headed off down the main road to find Puka Shell Beach. Pedaling hard, every time a sidecar motorcycle – the favored mode of transport on the island – whizzed past, I’d furiously wish that I’d taken that all-terrain vehicle they’d offered me at the rental store. One hour later, coasting down the final rocky slope leading to the water, all was forgiven. As Boracay’s second-largest beach, Puka Shell is hardly a secret, but it remains relatively untouched, as most visitors never bother to venture away from White Beach. There was hardly anyone in sight, just a few local women collecting the shells that wash up onto the sands. Stepping on the coarse sand was painful, but I forgot my feet when I saw how the women had strung the puka shells together into various jewelry creations, ready for sale. The tranquil atmosphere was broken suddenly by a group of rambunctious

little boys who came dashing out, tumbling over each other into the sand. In my rush to get into the water, I had completely missed the school that sits uphill from Puka Shell Beach. Classes had just let out and children were rushing to find their mothers, the jewelry makers on the beach. Another day, after less than ten minutes of cycling, I crossed the island’s narrow breadth to reach Boracay’s windy side – and Bulabog Beach. While White Beach has luxuriously deep banks of soft sand separating ocean from land, Bulabog is less generous, with trees so close to the water line that a palm with a slight lean would just about reach out over the sea. Anyhow, the draw here isn’t the sand. The hills on the northern and southern ends of the island channel strong winds into this eastern beach, creating choppy waves ideal for kite-boarding and windsurfing. I had found where the cool kids hang. No more sun-fearing taitai and their brood. This place was all brawny bodies, sun-bleached hair, and not a face over 45. Bulabog is the stronghold of the surfer crew, simultaneously battling wind and waves. There was one more discovery. Perhaps I shouldn’t have been surprised, but there’s a Starbucks in Boracay. I stumbled upon it around the second-to-last day of my stay there. It’s on the far end of White Beach,

and is more like a stall than an actual cafe. Perhaps it was a smidge of sense on the part of the coffee chain not to install too many sofas when powdery sands lie just a few feet away. I wondered whether to share that anecdote with friends back home. They’d be sure to pounce on that detail when gleefully disparaging the “authenticity” of my Southeast Asian vacation. I somehow knew I wouldn’t be earning any travel cred with the backpacking snobs. Boracay is well-trodden territory, and the Philippines in general, where English is widely spoken, is hardly travel at its most adventurous. But I make no apologies. This island might be overrun with tourists and culturally detached from the “real” Philippines. But harpooning Boracay on those counts is like claiming New York City isn’t truly “America” because there are too many foreigners, no ranches and nobody on horseback wearing a cowboy hat. And you wouldn’t dare do that.

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Jealous hostility between two rivals for one man’s affection takes an interesting turn when one of the women becomes pregnant. An unlikely bond results. RMB 30, RMB 20 (students, seniors). 9.30pm. BC MOMA (8438 8258)

Laurent Petitgirard, the acclaimed French conductor, leads the CNO in a program featuring Debussy, Ravel and Brahms. RMB 80-880. 7.30pm. NCPA Concert Hall (6655 0000)

Film: Knitting







An aspiring actress hooks up with her boyfriend’s mother’s lover, who just happens to be a successful filmmaker. Quelle coincidence! With Chinese and English subtitles. RMB 20, RMB 10 (students). 7pm. French Cultural Centre (8532 8035)

Seven top-ranked pianists playing simultaneously, accompanied by video artists and percussion. This ain’t your run-of-the-mill classical concert. Details at RMB 80-380. 7.30pm. NCPA Concert Hall (6655 0000)

Folk singer from Yunnan brings his self-recorded EP. RMB 30. 9pm. Jiang Hu Liveshow Bar (6401 4611)

Film: Lili


Concert: Piano Seven


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Until Jul 20. Who would have imagined that portraits of children throwing tantrums could be so touching? XYZ Gallery (8459 9299)

If you get your thrills from discussing the environment and corporate social responsibility, here’s where you go to meet up with likeminded do-gooders. Free. 7.30pm. The Bookworm (6586 9507)

House veteran shows us why he’s still doing it. Free. 10pm. ROOMbeijing (8517 2033)

Kids: Wang Mao’s Artistic Journey


Green Drinks


Dimitri From Paris


Blade & Zhang Dali: Graffiti – Blogging in the Street Until Sep 5. Featuring work by Chinese artist Zhang Dali and US artist Blade, the exhibition examines how images and ideas get disseminated via graffiti and the information age. C-Space (5127 3248)


Book Talk: When a Billion Chinese Jump Jonathan Watts, correspondent for The Guardian, examines China’s options: to become either a green superpower or an agent of global ecological disaster. RMB 50, RMB 30 (members). 7.30pm. The Bookworm (6503 2050)


Deborah Brautigam tackles the myths and realities of China’s involvement with Africa – how it all fits into their “going global” strategy. RMB 50, RMB 30 (members). 7.30 pm. The Bookworm (6503 2050)

Four nights of classics by Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, Lionel Ritchie and Elton John. Tickets at www. RMB 230, RMB 200 (advance). 8.30-10.30pm (Jul 22-24), 7.30-9.30pm (Jul 25). Butterfly Lounge (5905 6399)

Concert: China National Orchestra


Abigail Washburn & Friends The country girl reunites with members of Hanggai and other local traditional instrumentalists. RMB 100, RMB 80 (advance). 9pm. The One (5914 8087)


PTS, MNT, TST Yeah, there are Mongolian hip-hop groups. Need we say more? RMB 50, RMB 40 (advance, students). 7.30pm. Mako Live House (5205 1112/3)


Pianoman: Lorenzo Chetty & Band







Flicks on the screen. Free dessert if you buy dinner between 7-9pm. Free. 8pm. Lush (8286 3566)

Sounds from Jamaica, with buy-one-get-one-free Guinness and rum and coke. Free cosmopolitans for the ladies. Free. 9pm. Bling (5905 6999)

Jul 30-Aug 1. See indie darlings Panic! At The Disco and CocoRosie, plus all-star local musicians. Details at Tickets at 8408 5551 or 400 810 1887. RMB 120-300. Zhangbei Grassland, Hebei province

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Great Wall Beach Party 2010 Beats provided by Mickey Zhang, Patrick Yu, Blackie and Ou Yang, among others. Tickets include roundtrip bus. More info at 136 8126 3981. RMB 250.




American Independence Day BBQ Sizzling steaks, ice cream and free-flowing cold beer at this eco hotel beside the Mutianyu Great Wall. RMB 168. 4-7pm. The Roadhouse at Mutianyu (6162 6506)


Guitar Concert: Finger Dialogue Finger-picking virtuosos from around the world converge on Peking University with their guitars. Tickets at 6406 8888. RMB 20-150 (per session). 2.30-5.15pm (afternoon), 7-9.45pm (evening). Peking University Hall (6275 1278)



Usher Mr. Raymond IV brings his confession to Beijing, with a new album. Tickets at 400 610 3721 or RMB 280-2,000. 8pm. Wukesong Arena (6828 6386)


Do You Hutong? This innovative fundraiser hosted by the Beijing Cultural Heritage Protection Center (CHP) blends cultural heritage, art, dialogue and interpretation in support of preserving priceless pieces of China’s past. RMB 200, RMB 150 (advance). Details at



SUBS return from tour and release Queen of XXXXing Everything, supported by psychedelic rock from Shijiazhuang. RMB 80, RMB 60 (advance). 9pm. MAO Livehouse (6402 5080)

Blues at D-22 is like metal at Jiangjinjiu Bar – it just doesn’t happen easily. RMB 40, RMB 30 (students). 9pm. D-22 (6265 3177)

SUBS, Omnipotent Youth Society, The Dancers


Hoochie Coochie Gentleman


Section 6 Mega Reggae Party The Section 6 crew get irie. RMB 50, RMB 30 (advance). 9pm. Yugong Yishan (6404 2711)


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EVENTS the rekindling of the passionate love affair they had years ago. With Chinese and English subtitles. RMB 20, RMB 10 (students). 7pm. French Cultural Centre (8532 8035)



JUL 1 BARS & CLUBS Fu Fu Fool’s Day Chad stirs it up with RMB 1 vodka mojitos. Free. 6-8pm. Fubar (6593 8227)

8599 1188. RMB 80-120, RMB 50 (students). 8pm. Nine Theater, Chaoyang Culture Center (8599 6011) Yang Yang, Li Zenghui Mafeisan frontman plays avant orchestra with experimental sax. RMB 20, RMB 10 (students). 8pm. Raying Temple (137 1698 0276)

MUSIC Askar Grey Wolf, Girls Are Waiting to Meet You, Me Too Rock and roll from the Silk Road, along with Beijing indies playing rock and folk. RMB 50, RMB 30 (advance). 9pm. Yugong Yishan (6404 2711)

LIVING FCC Happy Hour The Foreign Correspondents’ Club of China drink. Non-members are welcome. Free. 6-10pm. The Bookworm (6586 9507)

EXPLORE Ancient Xi’an Jul 2-4. Weekend trip to Xi’an, capital of 11 dynasties. RMB 3,100. CCC (6432 9341)


Tarot Saint, Larry’s Pizza, Army of Jade Kirin, Holy Love’s, Logic Lost Control, In3’er, Twisted Machine Nu-metal, thrash metal, new school punk and hip-hop … the night is getting dangerous. RMB 100, RMB 80 (advance). 8pm. Yugong Yishan (6404 2711)

Jess Meider Songbird plays her acoustic solo. Free. 8pm. Bookworm (6586 9507) Mr. Graceless, Residence A, Pacalolo, Bedstars Post-punk and electro rock sing for youth power. RMB 40, RMB 30 (students). 10pm. D-22 (6265 3177)

THROUGH JUL 16: DING BIFAN’S IMPRESSIONIST APPROACH Stark and evocative portraits of women make a splash at Yang Gallery.

THROUGH JUL 10: BAI PEI, UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL Think Jackson Pollock with a spiritual kick.


Ko Siu Lan’s installation gets those cranial cogs moving.

ARTS & CULTURE Concert: China National Orchestra Laurent Petitgirard, the acclaimed French conductor, pays Beijing a visit with a program that includes Debussy, Ravel and Brahms. RMB 80-480. 7.30pm. NCPA Concert Hall (6655 0000)

Unsafe, Cold Case, Hell City, Soju Legion Punk regulars gather at Wudaokou. RMB 30, RMB 20 (students). 10pm. D-22 (6265 3177)

Film: Judge A criminal named Qiuwu is sentenced to death for stealing two cars. A change in the law grants him the opportunity to donate a kidney in exchange for a reduced sentence, but it turns out they can only harvest the kidney once Qiuwu is executed. The decision – a life for a life – rests in the hands of the judge. Based on a true story. RMB 30, RMB 20 (students, seniors). 9.30pm. BC MOMA (8438 8258)

Xiantang Quintet Jazz mixed with Latin elements. Tickets at

Film: The Woman Next Door The tragedy of Bernard and Mathilde and


JULY 2010

Suzie Wong’s 8th Anniversary Dress to impress at Suzie’s birthday bash. “Champagne, celebrities and fast cars” provided. RMB 200. 9pm. Suzie Wong (6500 3377)

Jay Chou He’s an Usher fan, so maybe if you wait a week you’ll spot the Taiwanese superstar at Wukesong Arena. That way you see both of them – good deal, huh? Tickets at 400 610 3721. RMB 280-1,680. 7.30pm. Workers’ Stadium (6501 6655)


Slap Folksy rockers break into your courtyard. RMB 50, RMB 40 (advance, students). 9pm. Jiang Hu Liveshow Bar (6401 4611)

Mimosa Terrace Party The city’s first mimosa party, we’re told. The concoction of Grand Marnier, orange juice and sparkling is buy-one-get-onefree from 11am-9pm, free for women from 6-9pm and free with brunch for everyone. Free. 11am. Enoteca (6587 1578)

Caribou Laptop musician Dan Snaith shows how to operate between rock and electro. RMB 150, RMB 130 (advance), RMB 80 (students). 9pm. Yugong Yishan (6404 2711)

Film: Knitting Two very different women, Daping and Haili, fight for the love of one man. They make each other’s life miserable, but when their man disappears, leaving Daping pregnant, it is Haili’s strength and forceful personality that may save them all. RMB 30, RMB 20 (students, seniors). 9.30pm. BC MOMA (8438 8258)

Ember Swift She came from Canada with her folk band. RMB 40. 10pm. 2 Kolegas (6436 8998)

Independence Day Party Wear red, white and blue for free AllzAmerican shooters before 11pm. Twofor-one on Tsingtao before 11pm. Table reservations recommended; call 138 1085 8776 to book. Free. 9pm. Bling (5905 6999)

Candy Monster, Steely Heart, The K Throw those punks into the garage. RMB 40. 10pm. 2 Kolegas (6436 8998)



Ajinai Xiao Hu and his Mongolian group pays their regular visit to Wudaokou. RMB 40. 10pm. 13 Club (8261 9267)

Second Hand Rose & Friends The weirdest rock band in Beijing forces you to buy their new album – or else you don’t get in. Does it offend you, yeah? Or am I not bothered? Free (if you bought the album). 9pm. Tiny Salt Coffee Club (5900 0969)

Lantern Residents Night Keeping the techno in-house. RMB 50. 10pm. Lantern (135 0134 8785)

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Bloody Woods, Lin Mo Celtic ballads with medieval flavor, supported by acoustic folkster. RMB 40, RMB 30 (advance). 9pm. Jiang Hu Liveshow Bar (6401 4611)



JUL 3 BARS & CLUBS Flo and Ludo V. House from the Europeans, with the World Cup on the screens. Three-for-two drink specials before 11pm. Free. 10pm. Lantern (135 0134 8785) Great Wall Beach Party 2010 You voted it one of last year’s best parties. Now the best beach party in the shadow of the Wall is back for 2010. Mickey Zhang, Patrick Yu, Blackie and Ou Yang are among the crop of local legends providing the music. Tickets include roundtrip transportation. Buses leave from Huaqing Jiayuan East Gate at 5pm, and Chaoyang Park South Gate at 2pm and 5.30pm. More info at 136 8126 3981. RMB 250, RMB 200 (advance, before Jul 1). www.greatwall-

PB33 Boys and girls play electro pop. Tickets at 8599 1188. RMB 80-120, RMB 50 (students). 8pm. Nine Theater, Chaoyang Culture Center (8599 6011) Zhou Risheng, Xiang Yu, Xiaoyaowan Electronic and noise experiments in Tongzhou. RMB 20. 6pm. Raying Temple (137 1698 0276)

ARTS & CULTURE Concert: Virtuoso Paganini Works A chamber music concert featuring the best of Italian concertos for violin and guitar. RMB 65 (includes drink). 4pm. Capital M (6702 2727; see Dining Directory) Film: The Search After publishing several novels both in Tibetan and Chinese, Pema Tseden decided to devote himself to the cinema. His latest film, The Search, is a look at one man’s journey through Tibet. Free. 7pm. French Cultural Centre (8532 8035)

LIVING Tying Chinese Knots: Longevity Knot Learn to tie knots with Mrs. Wang. Then make a necklace. RMB 150, RMB 120

(under-12s). 2-4pm. China Culture Center (6432 9341)

JUL 4 DINING American Independence Day BBQ Sizzling steaks, ice cream and free-flowing cold beer at this eco hotel beside the Mutianyu Great Wall. RMB 168. 4-7pm. The Roadhouse at Mutianyu (6162 6506)

BARS & CLUBS AmCham Independence Day Celebration Food, drinks and flag-waving. Face painting and fake tattoos for kids, courtesy of beijingkids. For more info, see www., call 8519 0800 or e-mail RMB 300, RMB 200 (AmCham members). Tickets on sale at AmCham office only. 11.30am-4pm. Ch’ienmen 23 Funky Reggae Party-Q & July 4 Celebration Funk Fever and Meiwenti DJs bring funk, soul and reggae, with added barbecue. RMB 30. 3pm. 2 Kolegas (6436 8998) US Independence Day Celebration Barbecue and drink specials on the rooftop Sky Bar. Free. 4pm. ChinaDoll (5136 5871/72)

MUSIC Gangzi Tuliguer Mongolian throat-singing echoes with the bricks of Gulou. Free. 9.30pm. Jiangjinjiu Bar (8405 0124) Heidi Mortenson, Jasmina Maschina Denmark meets Australia when electronic sound hits garage rock. RMB 40, RMB 30 (students). 9pm. D-22 (6265 3177)

ARTS & CULTURE Film: Electric Shadows Monthly Shorts Program From surreal comic fantasy to the somber real-life reflection of injustice, this month’s films explore the theme of family. The usual eclectic mix of documentaries, music videos and experimental works will be featured. RMB 30. 2pm. Penghao Theatre (6400 6452) Film: Casque d’Or A story of love, death, friendship and jealousy during the Belle Epoque. With Chinese and English subtitles. RMB 20, RMB 10 (students). 7pm. French Cultural Centre (8532 8035)

JUL 5 ARTS & CULTURE Film: Lili Julien is madly in love with Lili, an aspiring actress, who is in turn fascinated by Brice, a filmmaker who doesn’t seem insensible to her charms. After Lili becomes a successful actress, what will happen when she learns that Julien is planning to make a film about her? With Chinese and English subtitles. RMB 20, RMB 10 (students). 7pm. French Cultural Centre (8532 8035)

JUL 6 MUSIC Birdstriking, Hot & Cold, Skip Skip Ben Ben, Chui Wan

Post-punk, experimental and noise rock try to make peace. RMB 30, RMB 20 (students). 9pm. D-22 (6265 3177)

ARTS & CULTURE Concert: Piano Seven With 24 years of experience and 150 concerts around the world under its belt, Piano Seven pays China a visit. Its seven top-ranked pianists, accompanied by video artists and percussion, guarantees that this will be far more funky and experimental than your run-of-the-mill classical concert. Details at RMB 80-380. 7.30pm. NCPA (6655 0000) Film: Knitting See Jul 1. 7.30pm. Poetry Reading: Tina Giannoukos Australian poet Tina Giannoukos reads from her latest collection, In a Bigger City. Giannoukos’ sophisticated, multilayered poetry explores the hard and cruel urban jungles of Melbourne, Egypt, Greece and Indonesia. Free. 7.30pm. The Bookworm (6503 2050)

JUL 7 MUSIC Nevil Lin Folk singer from Yunnan brings his self-recorded EP. RMB 30. 9pm. Jiang Hu Liveshow Bar (6401 4611) Evening News, First Day of Autumn, Mythomania Folk meets rock. RMB 30. 9pm. Yugong Yishan (6404 2711)

ARTS & CULTURE Book Talk: Ten Walks/Two Walks Andy Fitch discusses and reads from his book Ten Walks/Two Talks – a meandering and meditative travel diary mapping 21stcentury New York. The book combines a series of 60-minute, 60-sentence walks around Manhattan and a pair of dialogues about walking. RMB 30, RMB 20 (members). 7.30pm. The Bookworm (6503 2050)

JUL 8 MUSIC Dress Code Quintet French jazz musicians sneak into Dongmianhua Hutong. RMB 40, RMB 30 (advance). 9pm. Jiang Hu Liveshow Bar (6401 4611) Yugong Yishan Big Band In-house band offer a treat. Free. 9pm. Yugong Yishan (6404 2711)

ARTS & CULTURE Film: Judge See Jul 2. 9.30pm.

JUL 9 BARS & CLUBS Lantern Residents Night See Jul 2. Special Guest DJ Party Your guess is as good as ours. Free. 9pm. ChinaDoll (5136 5871/72)

MUSIC Abigail Washburn & Friends The country girl reunites with members of Hanggai and other local traditional instrumentalists. RMB 100, RMB 80 (advance).

9pm. The One (5914 8087) Bigger Bang, Old Fashion, Rubber Phonograph Needle Old-school punk boys share stage with Talking Heads followers and disco rockers. RMB 40, RMB 30 (students). 10pm. D-22 (6265 3177) Hoochie Coochie Gentleman, Jaco, Skyscraper Blues with a bit funk groove. RMB 40. 10pm. 2 Kolegas (6436 8998) Jay-Jay Johanson, Silkfloss Swedish trip-hop character stirs your mood with local electronic candies. RMB 200, RMB 150 (advance). 8pm. Yugong Yishan (6404 2711) Liu Dongming, Wan Xiaoli, Lao Lang Liu Er plays his trick, Wan Xiaoli goes mad, Lao Lang keeps it cool – folk power. Tickets at 400 810 3721. RMB 120-380. 7.30pm. No. 46 Theater (8403 3799) Long Shen Dao, Ember Swift & Band Reggae goes acoustic with a joint force from Canada. RMB 50, RMB 40 (advance, students). 9pm. Jiang Hu Liveshow Bar (6401 4611) Misandao The Chinese skinheads grow ten years young – that’s older than the Pistols. RMB 50. 9pm. MAO Livehouse (6402 5080) Saw, Nuclear Fusion - G, Ordnance, Chinatown Metal power rises in darkness. RMB 50. 10pm. 13 Club (8261 9267) Skarving Extra brass from the big ska band. Tickets at 8599 1188. RMB 80-120, RMB 50 (students). 8pm. Nine Theater, Chaoyang Culture Center (8599 6011) The Toy Captains The Chaoshan lads sing ballads of their hometown. RMB 40, RMB 30 (advance). 9pm. Tiny Salt Coffee Club (5900 0969)

ARTS & CULTURE Film: Lala’s Gun Featured in this month’s Young Chinese Filmmakers Showcase. In the Miao community of rural Guizhou, it is traditional for a boy to receive a gun from his father when he comes of age. A young orphan named Lala, afraid he’ll lose face because he has no one to bestow the honor upon him, sets out in search of the father who abandoned him. Q&A with director Ning Jingwu follows the screening. RMB 30, RMB 20 (students, seniors). 7.30pm. BC MOMA (8438 8258)

JUL 10 DINING Elixir of Life Wine Dinner Four international wine experts join the Hilton chefs for an evening of grand wines and gastronomic decadence. RMB 1,750+15% (four courses plus wine). 7pm. Hilton Beijing Sanyuanqiao (5865 5125)

BARS & CLUBS The Before Party: Act VI Donald Summer, ZhiQi and Maxime bring the BaiCai and Deep Space Mafia sound to Gulou. RMB 15 draft beer and homemade rum. Free. 5-10pm. Salud, Nanluogu Xiang (6402 5086) Hector Fonseca House for alternative minds. RMB 100 (includes one drink), RMB 40 (students, 8-10pm). Destination (6552 8180)

I Don’t Do Him, I Do G Free-flow on selected cocktails and wine. But only for ladies. Free. 9pm. Scarlett (6552 3600) Usher Pre-party Get in the mood. Table reservations recommended; call 138 1085 8776 to book. Free. 9pm. Bling (5905 6999) Wasabi Sound Spicy house from Patrick Yu, Shen Yue and friends. Free. 10pm. Lantern (135 0134 8785)

MUSIC Aural Art Jess Meider explores the art of improvisation in her new project. Free. 8pm. The Bookworm (6586 9507) Boyz & Girl, Birdstriking, Hot & Cold Taiwanese noise-rock hipsters welcomed by local similar minds. Word has it that Carsick Cars might make an appearance. RMB 40, RMB 30 (students). 10pm. D-22 (6265 3177) Demerit, The Flyx, The Discord, Cold Case Punk mainstays bring “Tongzhou Generation” back to their home. RMB 30, RMB 20 (students). 9pm. Raying Temple (137 1698 0276) Early Bus Ska in the mood for dance. RMB 30. 9pm. Hot Cat Club (6400 7868) Hummingbird Salsa from Xinjiang. Tickets at 8599 1188. RMB 80-120, RMB 50 (students). 8pm. Nine Theater, Chaoyang Culture Center (8599 6011) Jet Overhead Canadian indies rock in open air. RMB 40. 10pm. 2 Kolegas (6436 8998) Sandee Peng, Zhong Lifeng, Shao Xiaomao The folk session continues with piano and guitar ballads. Tickets at 400 810 3721. RMB 120-380. 7.30pm. No. 46 Theater (8403 3799) Shanren, Chuanzi Yunnan folkies lighten Shuangjing with soft chorus and indie rock. RMB 80, RMB 60 (advance). 8pm. Mako Live House (5205 1112/3) Waqiyige Yi folk songs from the southwestern mountains performed in chorus. RMB 100, RMB 80 (advance). 3pm. The One (5914 8087)

ARTS & CULTURE Guitar Concert: Finger Dialogue Finger-picking virtuosos from around the world converge on Peking University with their guitars. Tickets at 6406 8888. RMB 20150 (per session). 2.30-5.15pm (afternoon), 7-9.45pm (evening). Peking University Hall (6275 1278)

LIVING Trap-Neuter-Return A workshop on effectively managing the stray cat population. Free. 11am. ICVS (8456 1939)

EXPLORE Migrating Birds Island Trip Jul 10-11. A back-to-nature experience on a Bohai Bay island. See migrating birds and take part in an ecological treasure hunt. Meet in front of McDonald’s at Ginza Mall (southeast corner of Dongzhimen Qiao). RMB 890, RMB 790 (children under 16). 8am-7pm (the next day).

JULY 2010


EVENTS Ninety Percent Travel (151 1791 6648)

JUL 11 BARS & CLUBS Sundays on Top Rooftop drink specials, burgers and hot dogs, with music from DJ Wordy and Doc J. Free. 4pm. Kokomo (6413 1019)

MUSIC Sambasia The Brazilian drumming never stops on the grass. RMB 50. 4pm. 2 Kolegas (6436 8998) The Toy Captains The unknown Chaoshan folk from the south. RMB 30, RMB 20 (students). 9pm. D-22 (6265 3177) Usher Mr. Raymond IV brings his confession to Beijing, with a new album. Tickets at 400 610 3721 or RMB 2802,000. 8pm. Wukesong Arena (6828 6386) Zhu Guangyu Folk calm the metal fever. RMB 30. 10pm. 13 Club (8261 9267)

ARTS & CULTURE Chamber Music: China National Symphony Orchestra String Quartet The quartet plans to dazzle audiences with a Schubert and Beethoven tribute concert. Details at RMB 40-50. 7pm. Peking University Lecture Hall (6406 8888) Film: Lala’s Gun See Jul 9. 4pm. Piano Concert: Garrick Ohlsson’s Chopin Recital Ohlsson, the first American to win the Chopin International Piano Competition winner, has established himself worldwide as a musician of magisterial interpretive and technical prowess. To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Chopin’s birth, his recital will include the Impromptu in F sharp major, Ballade in A flat, Fantasie in F minor, and Mazurka in A minor, to name only a few. RMB 100-400. 7.30pm. NCPA Concert Hall (6655 0000)

SPORT F1 British Grand Prix The models and moguls won’t like the wet weather at Silverstone. Time TBD.

JUL 13

MUSIC P.K.14 Playing the entirety of their album Whoever, Whoever, Whoever from start to finish. RMB 30. 9pm. D-22 (6265 3177)

LIVING Green Drinks Midori, St. Patrick’s Day lager … actually a chance to meet likeminded do-gooders. Non-members are welcome. Free. 7.30pm. The Bookworm (6586 9507) Headhunter Social Networking Opportunity knocks for career development. You might find the new challenge that you’ve been looking for. All welcome. Register at or 139 1109 8002. RMB 80, RMB 50 (before Jul 12). 8pm. Flames, Hilton Wangfujing (5812 8888)

JUL 14 DINING Cooking With Tea Learn a new and healthy side to cooking at this fascinating class. RMB 220, RMB 200 (members). 7.15-9.15pm. The Hutong (159 0104 6127)

BARS & CLUBS Dimitri From Paris House veteran shows us why he’s still doing it. Free. 10pm. ROOMbeijing (8517 2033) Flashdance ’80s Party Get retro. Free. 10pm. Lantern (135 0134 8785) Love Fever Get in the mood for romance. Dress code: hot red/pink. Free. 9pm. ChinaDoll (5136 5871/72)

MUSIC Yinhe Siqin Mongolian folk group perform with grassland flair. RMB 30. 9pm. Yugong Yishan (6404 2711)

ARTS & CULTURE Film: Knitting See Jul 1. 9.30pm. (A ticket to this screening gets your companion in for free.)

SPORT MLB All-Star Game The stars of the majors get down to East vs. West. Time TBD.

JUL 15 MUSIC Lonely China Day, The Offset: Spectacles The well-shaped Chinese offspring of Radiohead and The Velvet Underground. RMB 79.9, RMB 69.9 (advance). 9pm. Yugong Yishan (6404 2711)

ARTS & CULTURE Book Talk: When a Billion Chinese Jump Jonathan Watts, award-winning correspondent for The Guardian, discusses his latest book, When a Million Chinese Jump: How China Will Either Save the World or Destroy It. Watts examines the choices available to China: to either become a green superpower or an agent of global ecological disaster. RMB 50, RMB 30 (members). 7.30pm. The Bookworm (6503 2050)

JUL 16 BARS & CLUBS ChinaDoll Grand Opening: “Bite the Forbidden Fruit” 3D Party Ai Wan’s baby is resurrected for a fresh assault on Beijing nightlife. Look out for the spectacular roof terrace. Free. 10pm. ChinaDoll (5136 5871/72) Weng Weng’s Birthday Party Acupuncture godfather gets an extra candle on his cake. You get a ten-hour set from the birthday boy. Free. 10pm. Lantern (135 0134 8785)

MUSIC Chiren Homegrown folk rockers serve Beijing flavor. RMB 50, RMB 40 (advance, students). 9pm. Jiang Hu Liveshow Bar (6401 4611) Nancheng Erge, Mythomania, Nanwu, Perdel Cross-talk, folk rock and Brit-pop. RMB 60, RMB 50 (advance, students). 9pm. MAO Livehouse (6402 5080) Pork, Cassette, Mr. Rotten Up-and-coming alternative rockers reinforce their base. RMB 40, RMB 30 (students). 10pm. D-22 (6265 3177) PTS, MNT, TST Yeah, there are Mongolian hip-hop groups. Need we say more? RMB 50, RMB 40 (advance, students). 7.30pm. Mako Live House (5205 1112/3) Sound Around Funk, Latin and blues at one go. Tickets at 8599 1188. RMB 80-120, RMB 50 (students). 8pm. Nine Theater, Chaoyang Culture Center (8599 6011)

JUL 17 BARS & CLUBS Beijing Zoo 1st Anniversary Kid Fresh is back for more, with Hong Kong’s DJ Yellow and residents Lomang and Saul D. Free. 10pm. Punk (6410 5222) Da Real Hip-hop Breakdance party featuring the Forbidden City Rockers, DJ Noodles and Beatbox Double. Table reservations recommended; call 138 1085 8776 to book. RMB 50, free (before 11pm). 9pm. Bling (5905 6999)

JUL 14: DIMITRI FROM PARIS Conductor in chief.


JULY 2010

Havana Night Buy-one-get-one-free on RMB 58 mojitos, Cuba libres and daiquiris, courtesy of

Havana Club. Free. 9pm. Scarlett (6552 3600) Udance Black Train: Dave K Driver of the train gets behind the wheels for’s latest Beijing party. Free. 10pm. Lantern (135 0134 8785) Nu-Mark Former Jurassic 5 production wizard returns to Beijing. RMB 80, RMB 50 (advance). 9pm. Yugong Yishan (6404 2711)

MUSIC I.L.T.B, Youth Qingnian Xiaohuozi Electro rock party generated by laptops and indie poppers. RMB 60, RMB 50 (advance). 9pm. MAO Livehouse (6402 5080) Mei Zhiyong Ambient musician from Changchun performs his own compositions. RMB 20. 8pm. Raying Temple (137 1698 0276) New Worker Art Troupe Folk extravaganza, singing for the migrant workers. RMB 40, RMB 30 (advance, students). 7.30pm. Mako Live House (5205 1112/3) PTS The Mongolian hip-hoppers perform their second Beijing show. RMB 30. 9pm. Jiang Hu Liveshow Bar (6401 4611) Skarving Reggae party with big band in ska rhythms. RMB 50. 10pm. 2 Kolegas (6436 8998) Xin Dongbu Quintet Jazz on a Saturday night. Tickets at 8599 1188. RMB 80-120, RMB 50 (students). 8pm. Nine Theater, Chaoyang Culture Center (8599 6011) You Mei You, Rustic, Lazy Camels, Candy Monster Hard rockers and punk heads start their anarchy in Wudaokou. RMB 40, RMB 30 (students). 10pm. D-22 (6265 3177)

ARTS & CULTURE Do You Hutong? This innovative fundraiser hosted by the Beijing Cultural Heritage Protection Center (CHP) will blend cultural heritage, art, dialogue and interpretation to create a fun and informative event in support of preserving priceless pieces of China’s past. RMB 200, RMB 150 (advance). Details at Drama: Black Light Theatre, Czech Republic A celebration of human fantasy, Black Light Theatre is among the best known representatives of Czech dramatic art in the world. Details at Price TBD. 7.30pm. PLA Song and Dance Theater (6673 6623) Film: Lala’s Gun See Jul 9. 4pm. Q&A with director Ning Jingwu follows the screening. Film: Left Alive This independent film, written and directed by Cheng Bai, chronicles the reality of artists in Songzhuang, one of Beijing’s largest art villages. By following one painter, Song Qianjin, in his decision to leave, Cheng paints a dark picture of the art world for those struggling to make it. Free. 3pm. Space for Imagination Café (6279 1280)

LIVING Do You Hutong? This innovative fundraiser hosted by the Beijing Cultural Heritage Protection Center (CHP) will blend cultural heritage, art, dialogue and interpretation to create

ARTS & CULTURE Drama: Black Light Theatre, Czech Republic See Jul 17. Film: Lala’s Gun See Jul 9. (A ticket to this screening gets your companion in for free.)

LIVING Beijing Energy Network Happy Hour Join BEN’s Energy & Environment (BEER) roundtable. Non-members are welcome. Free. 6-10pm. The Bookworm (6586 9507


Thomas Baz, Prins Nitram Danish alt rock in da house. RMB 50. 10pm. 2 Kolegas (6436 8998)

How should I eat thee? Let me count the ways. a fun and informative event in support of preserving priceless pieces of China’s past. RMB 200, RMB 150 (advance). Contempio Temple Bar (6403 6532 ext 0)

JUL 17-18 ARTS & CULTURE Modern Dance: BeijingDance/LDTX Housewarming Party In celebration of their new home, the modern dance company will be offering a weekend of dance festivities, including workshops, film screenings and performances. Details at RMB 50-100. BeijingDance/LDTX Studio (6405 4842)

MUSIC White+, Golden Driver, D-blow Mew Shouwang and Wang Xu joined by shoegazing newcomers D-blow Mew. RMB 30, RMB 20 (students). 9pm. D-22 (6265 3177)

ARTS & CULTURE Drama: Black Light Theatre, Czech Republic See Jul 17.

JUL 18

Book Talk: The Dragon’s Gift: The Real Story of China in Africa Drawing on three decades of experience, Deborah Brautigam tackles the myths and realities of China’s involvement with Africa – explaining what the Chinese are doing, how they do it, how much aid they give, and how it all fits into their “going global” strategy. RMB 50, RMB 30 (members). 7.30pm. The Bookworm (6503 2050)



Hoochie Coochie Gentleman Check out the blues.RMB 30. 9pm. Jiang Hu Liveshow Bar (6401 4611)

ARTS & CULTURE Drama: Black Light Theatre, Czech Republic See Jul 17.

LIVING Mahjong Workshop You’ll be playing independently within one hour, newbie. RMB 70. 2-4pm. China Culture Center (6432 9341) Photography Workshop Get professional advice on how to get the most out of your camera and how to develop your own style from the awardwinning Peter Carney. Participants must bring SLR or equivalent. RMB 500. 10am. Culture Yard (8404 4166)

Fashion, Media & Creative Industries Social Networking Dress glamorously to impress those who decide what’s hot and what’s not. RMB 130, RMB 80 (before Jul 19). Register at or 139 1109 8002. 7.30pm. Zeta Bar, Hilton Beijing (5865 5050) INN Coffee Morning The International Newcomers Network meet and share. All are welcome. Free. 10am. The Bookworm (6586 9507)

EXPLORE Explore Qinghai: Sacred Land & Stunning Landscapes Jul 20-25. Dive into the heart of Qinghai’s most sacred places – hidden monasteries and centuries-old stupas locked deep inside mountains and remote valleys. RMB 6,900. CCC (6432 9341)

Pianoman: Lorenzo Chetty & Band Four nights of piano sessions, singing classics by Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, Lionel Ritchie and Elton John. Tickets at www. RMB 230, RMB 200 (advance). 8.30-10.30pm (Jul 22-24), 7.30-9.30pm (Jul 25). Butterfly Lounge (5905 6399)

JUL 23 BARS & CLUBS Ai Wan in Jamaica Party ChinaDoll boss goes red, gold and green. Dress Code: Jamaican. RMB 50 (includes one drink). 9pm. ChinaDoll (5136 5871/72) Daniel Bell Detroit techno master. Price, time and venue TBD. Open House House music and beautiful people on tap. RMB 100. 9pm. Suzie Wong (6500 3377) We Play House Terry Tu and Zhi Qi fulfill their promise. Free. 10pm. Lantern (135 0134 8785)

MUSIC Buyi Indie rock veterans from Ningxia. RMB 50, RMB 40 (advance, students). 9pm. Jiang Hu Liveshow Bar (6401 4611) Doc Talk Shock, Yes No Break, The Me Guan Me’s, Me Too Dalian alternative rock flows from the seaside, sheltered by Beijing’s post-punk and electro universe. RMB 40, RMB 30 (students). 10pm. D-22 (6265 3177) Go Chic, Steely Heart, Howie Lee Taipei challenges Beijing for the honor of electro punk. RMB 80, RMB 60 (advance). 8.30pm. MAO Livehouse (6402 5080) Pianoman: Lorenzo Chetty & Band See Jul 22.

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Drama: Black Light Theatre, Czech Republic See Jul 17. Film: Casque d’Or See Jul 4. Film: Judge See Jul 2. 9.30pm.

JUL 20

Flashdance ’80s Party See Jul 14.

Bling’s Beach Babes Free champagne all night for girls in bikini

tops. Guys in bikini tops are guaranteed nothing. Table reservations are recommended; call 138 1085 8776 to book. RMB 50, free (girls all night, guys before 11pm). 9pm. Bling (5905 6999) Syndicate Sessions DJ Slide leads the drum & bass stormtroopers to a new barracks. RMB 50, free (before 11.30pm). 10pm. Lantern (135 0134 8785)

MUSIC Acid Live The acid jazz dynamites release their long-waited debut album. Fellow DJs and VJs support. RMB 100, RMB 80 (advance). 9pm. Yugong Yishan (6404 2711) Pianoman: Lorenzo Chetty & Band See Jul 22. Skarving Ska orchestra bring extra brass. RMB 30. 9pm. Hot Cat Club (6400 7868) SUBS, Omnipotent Youth Society, The Dancers SUBS return from tour and release Queen of XXXXing Everything, supported by psychedelic rock from Shijiazhuang. RMB 80, RMB 60 (advance). 9pm. MAO Livehouse (6402 5080) White+, The Molds, Golden Driver Rockabilly/roots rock tested by experimental duo. RMB 40, RMB 30 (students). 10pm. D-22 (6265 3177)

ARTS & CULTURE Film: The Woman Next Door See Jul 2. Violin Concert: Zhang Liyue’s Four Modernizations Master violinist Zhang Liyue performs a dynamic arrangement of Brahms’ Viola Sonata No. 1, Bloch’s “Suite 1919” and Fan Sanli’s “Prairie Poem.” Details at www. RMB 30-40. 7pm. Peking University Lecture Hall (6406 8888)

JUL 25 MUSIC Hoochie Coochie Gentleman Blues at D-22 is like metal at Jiangjinjiu Bar – it just doesn’t happen easily. RMB 40, RMB 30 (students). 9pm. D-22 (6265 3177) Pianoman: Lorenzo Chetty & Band See Jul 22.

ARTS & CULTURE Film: Lala’s Gun See Jul 9. 4pm.

LIVING Speed Dating Spend six minutes with each date and then decide who you might like to see again. Register at or 159 1090 8891. RMB 150. 7pm. Face Bar (6551 6738)

JUL 26 ARTS & CULTURE Film: Knitting

MUSIC Born From Pain, Unregenerate Blood Dutch metalcore makes some noise. Let’s hope the Jiaodaokou police don’t find out. RMB 80, RMB 60 (advance). 8.30pm. MAO Livehouse (6402 5080)

BRUNCHIN’ AT THE RITZ For a chance to win two brunch vouchers at The Ritz-Carlton Beijing, Financial Street, answer this question: Where was the original Ritz-Carlton located? E-mail

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JUL 30-AUG 1 MUSIC InMusic Festival Headlining this year’s festival are indie darlings Panic! At The Disco and CocoRosie, plus all-star local musicians. More on the Beijinger blog and at www.inmusicfestival. cn. Tickets at 8408 5551 or 400 810 1887. RMB 120 (per day), RMB 220 (two days), RMB 300 (three days). Zhangbei Grassland, Hebei province

JUL 31 BARS & CLUBS Dave DK Genre-twisting electronic voyager. Price TBD. 10pm. Lantern (135 0134 8785)


Get drunk and save the world. Beijing (5908 8906)

See Jul 1. 9.30pm.

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Horacio Pollard, Xingqian Chenlian, Liu Xinyu British avant sound tested. RMB 30, RMB 20 (students). 9pm. D-22 (6265 3177)

LIVING Business, Finance and Global Mobility Social Networking Make it your business to promote yourself at this opportunity to find the fulcrum to your next career path. RMB 130, RMB 80 (before Jul 26). Register at eventbj@fcclub. com or 139 1109 8002. 7.30pm. Scarlett (6552 3600; see Nightlife Directory)

JUL 28 BARS & CLUBS Flashdance ’80s Party See Jul 14.

MUSIC Horacio Pollard The British experiment gets noisier in Tongzhou. RMB 20. 8pm. Raying Temple (137 1698 0276)

ARTS & CULTURE Film: Judge See Jul 2. 9.30pm. (A ticket to this screening gets your companion in for free.)

JUL 29 MUSIC Nakoma, The Tri Post-metal veterans challenged by punk power. RMB 30, RMB 20 (students). 9pm. D-22 (6265 3177) Wang Yue (Gia), Cassette, Bai Jin Bossa nova gets along with indie rock. RMB 50, RMB 30 (advance). 9pm. Yugong Yishan (6404 2711)

LIVING ORIENTED Happy Hours Drinks-fueled networking with a lucky draw to boot. RMB 100, RMB 50 (preregistered). Reserve at www.oriented. com/rsvp. 7-9pm. Loong Bar, JW Marriott


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Acupuncture Records Label Night Acupuncture DJs keep the techno fires burning. Free. 10pm. Lantern (135 0134 8785) Hot Pot DJ Wordy presides over the monthly feast of eclectic tunes. Free. 10pm. Punk (6410 5222)

MUSIC Kalles Worldtour This Danish electro experimentalist must be on tour all the time. RMB 50. 10pm. 2 Kolegas (6436 8998) Nanwu Folk rock group make their theater debut. Tickets at 8599 1188. RMB 80-120, RMB 50 (students). 8pm. Nine Theater, Chaoyang Culture Center (8599 6011) Saw, Nuclear Fusion – G, Ordnance Metal carnival greets the everlasting summer. RMB 50. 9pm. 13 Club (8261 9267) The Verse Huang Bo & Co. get you into funk fever. RMB 40, RMB 30 (advance, students). 9pm. Jiang Hu Liveshow Bar (6401 4611) We Can & We Must, Wanderlust, Streets Kill Strange Animals Post-punk carried away by glances of shoegazing. RMB 40, RMB 30 (students). 10pm. D-22 (6265 3177) White+, Ourself Beside Me, Snapline, Guai Li The Maybe Mars collective pay Dongcheng a cult visit. RMB 80, RMB 50 (advance). 9pm. Yugong Yishan (6404 2711)

ARTS & CULTURE Film: Lili See Jul 5.

EXPLORE Horseback Photography Trip to Inner Mongolia Jul 30-Aug 1. Escape from the Beijing heat and experience horseback riding at Inner Mongolia’s ancient Royal Hunting Reserve. Meet in front of McDonald’s at Ginza Mall (southeast corner of Dongzhimen Qiao). RMB 1,900 (20% off for children under 16). Ninety Percent Travel (151 1791 6648)

Miss Bling Who’s got the most bling? The crowd’s cheers decide which contestant wins a Bling VIP card valued at RMB 5,000. Free cocktails for ladies before 11pm. Table reservations recommended; call 138 1085 8776 to book. Free. 9pm. Bling (5905 6999) Section 6 Mega Reggae Party The Section 6 crew get irie. RMB 50, RMB 30 (advance). 9pm. Yugong Yishan (6404 2711)

MUSIC Dark Haze, Nihilist, Narakam Get burnt with the flames of death metal. RMB 50. 9pm. 13 Club (8261 9267) Flyx, Discord, No Words, Trash Cat In the end, punk is still the one that best embodies the Wudaokou spirit. RMB 40, RMB 30 (students). 10pm. D-22 (6265 3177) Lacerate, Qiushui, Nightingale, GALAXY, Holy Love’s Metal from death to nu. RMB 50. 8.30pm. MAO Livehouse (6402 5080) Li Jianhong Avant guitarist plays solo, while audiences are encouraged to bring their favorite sound object, recording clips and soundtrack. RMB 50. 4pm. UCCA (8459 9269) Silkfloss Synth machine and laser lights invade Shuangjing – expect “warmtronica.” Price TBD. 8pm. Mako Live House (5205 1112/3)

ARTS & CULTURE Broadway in Beijing Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang and director Leigh Silverman are visiting China to research a new production. They’ll be discussing their collaborations on and off Broadway. RMB 65 (includes drink). 4pm. Capital M (6702 2727; see Dining Directory)

LIVING Peking Opera Workshop Learn to really appreciate this art form. RMB 150, RMB 120 (under-12s). 2-4pm. China Culture Center (6432 9341)

MONDAYS DINING Burger Burger Mondays Join Beijing Boyce for two-for-one on all signature burgers. 4pm. Blue Frog (6417 4030)


The Boardroom Buy-one-get-one-free Moët champagne cocktails, 20% discounts on all bottles of Johnnie Walker and Hennessy VSOP, and a free glass of sparkling wine for secretaries. If only all offices were like this. Free. 9.30pm. Xiu (8567 1108) Bookworm Pub Quiz Ask a silly question, get a trivial answer. Prizes to be won. Free. 7.30pm. The Bookworm (6586 9507) Movie Night Flicks on the screen. Free dessert if you buy dinner between 7-9pm. Free. 8pm. Lush (8286 3566) Tia and The KnutZ Resident band heats up the dance floor with R&B, hip-hop, jazz and more. Free. 9.30pm. Xiu (8567 1108)

TUESDAYS BARS & CLUBS Irish Volunteer Quiz How much do you get paid? 6pm. The Irish Volunteer (150 1112 4113) Mundo Latino with Magic Tequila All night long, enjoy 20% discounts on all bottles of tequila to the sound of salsa and Latin rhythms. Free. 9pm. Xiu (8567 1108) Open Mic Night Brave a demanding crowd and get a drink for your efforts. Free. 8.30pm. Paddy O’Shea’s (6415 6389) Quiz Night How many, when and where? Free. 8pm. Tim’s Texas Bar-B-Q (6591 9161)

SPORT Gaelic Football Beijing Gaelic Football Club holds weekly men’s and women’s practice games every Tuesday in the city; all skill levels are welcome. Details at beijinggaa@yahoo. com or 7pm.

EVERY TUE & THU SPORT Beijing Devils Training Rugby training out at Dulwich Legend Gardens, Shunyi. Free bus leaves The Den at 7.15pm. Women’s Rugby Rugby training out at Dulwich Legend Gardens, Shunyi. Free bus leaves The Den at 7.15pm. Contact Amy at 152 0148 7305 or

WEDNESDAYS DINING Buy One Burger, Get One Free From steakhouse to swiss & ’shrooms – double the fun at All-Star. 4pm. All-Star Sports Bar & Grill (5905 6999)

BARS & CLUBS Coquin Ladies Night Free cocktails until 1am for those of the appropriate sex. Free. 9pm. Touch, Westin Beijing Chaoyang (5922 8888 ext 8112) Divas & Champagne Buy-one-get-one-free Moët champagne cocktails and bottles. Free. 9.30pm. Xiu (8567 1108) Everything Irie Sounds from Jamaica, with buy-one-get-

one-free Guinness and rum and coke. Free cosmopolitans for the ladies. Free. 9pm. Bling (5905 6999) Flashdance ’70s/’80s Retro night. Free. 10pm. Lantern (135 0134 8785) Frank’s Quiz Where are you now? Win money. RMB 20. 8pm. Frank’s Place (6437 8399) Hump Day Mid-week drinks discounts. Free. 9pm. Pyro (8286 6240) Kitchen DJs Bitesize Buddha and Saul D cook up down and dirty funk soul disco and early hip-hop. Free. 10pm. Punk (6410 5222) Ladies’ Night House wine on the house, gender permitting. Free. 8-10pm. Dao Le (5821 1353) Love Fever Happy hour from 6-9pm, free cocktails for the ladies from 9pm-2am. Free. 9pm. ChinaDoll (5136 5871/72)



Live Blues & Jazz House bands lighten up your wine mood. Free. 8pm. Enoteca (6587 1578)


SPORT Handball Try it. Go on. Contact Guillaume at 159 0136 4769. Pitch costs are shared. 8pm. Muxiyuan Sports Technology School.



Mediterranean Buffet Savor food from Spain, Italy, Greece and North Africa, paired with wines from the region. RMB 188+15%. 6pm. Coffee Garden, Shangri-La’s Kerry Centre Hotel (8565 2188) Wind Down at the Wine Club Discover some of the world’s wine regions with sommelier Julia Zhu. Includes five wines, expert commentary and canapés. RMB 150+15%. One East, Hilton Beijing (5865 5030)

Beginner’s Samba Learn to dance the Brazilian way. RMB 80. 7.30pm. J-Ballet Studio (8453 3003) Live Zen Jul 1-29. Be guided on your spiritual journey by a Buddhist layman. RMB 150, RMB 400 (4 classes). 7.30-9.30pm. China Culture Center (6432 9341)



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. Free. 8pm. Lush (8286 3566)


LIVING Mothercraft Workshop Learn to prepare for your child-to-be. Free (RSVP to seminar@internationalsos. com required). 10.30am-12.30pm. Beijing International SOS Clinic (6462 9112)

SPORT Badminton Shuttlecock shenanigans. 7-10pm. Contact John at


Basketball Play with the Angels. 6.30pm. General Administration of Sport of China Training Centre.



Thank God It’s Friday All standard drinks for RMB 25 from 6-10pm. Plus, TGIF coupons give you the sixth drink free (coupons valid every Friday). Free. 6pm. Scarlett (6552 3600)

Pool Competition Pots mean prizes. RMB 50. 8pm. Frank’s Place (6437 8399; see Nightlife directory)


Cambodia: Angkor Wat Explore Cambodia, from Phnom Penh to Angkor Wat, on this five-day tour. RMB 5,950 (includes round-trip airfare; minimum two people). Asialive Travel (5823 7217,

Thank Funk It’s Friday Half-price drinks from 6-9pm. Free. 6pm. Zeta Bar (5865 5050)

Xia Jia Piano Trio Jazz pianist operates on his keyboards. Free. 10pm. East Shore Live Jazz Cafe (8403 2131)

University Rock Night Student bands shoot for stars. RMB 20, RMB 10 (students). 8pm. D-22 (6265 3177)


Live & Direct Live music takes you into the weekend. Free. 9pm. Lush (8286 3566)

El Johnson & The Taste of Soul Real blues. Free. 9.30pm. Frank’s Place (6437 8399)

Pomegranate Quiz How do you spell pomegranate? Free. 8pm. The Pomegranate (8046 2558)

Tai Chi Jul 14-Aug 4. For those who are not familiar with tai chi, it can be thought of as a moving form of yoga and meditation combined. RMB 150, RMB 480 (4 classes). 10-11.30am. China Culture Center (6432 9341)

House of Decadence DJ Chozie and DJ Bobby house up the sandpit. Reservations at 135 2188 2889. Free. 9pm. The Beach (6508 8585)

Defy, Mojo Rockabilly, country and blues at Fangjia Hutong. RMB 30. 9pm. Hot Cat Club (6400 7868)

Paddy’s Quiz Which quiz host swears the most? Prizes for every round and more. Free. 8.30pm. Paddy O’Shea’s (6415 6389)

Calligraphy Beginner’s Course Immerse yourself in the world of calligraphy. The only requirement is that you be able to hold a brush. RMB 480 (four classes). 7.30-9pm. China Culture Center (6432 9341)

Free Keg Night The first keg of beer is free. By the time it’s done, you’ll be ready for happy hour. Free. 8pm. Pyro (8286 6240)



Martini Wednesdays Beijing’s best martinis? Ten of them are buy-one-get-one-free tonight. Free. 6-11pm. Q Bar (6595 9239)


Barbecue and free-flow bottled beers from China, Japan, Holland, American, Australia and elsewhere. RMB 130. 6-10pm. Four Points by Sheraton

Eavesdrop on a conversation between playwright David Henry Hwang (pictured above) and award-winning director Leigh Silverman. Author Deborah Brautigam tells the real story of Sino-African relations.


Garrick Ohlsson celebrates the 200th anniversary of the virtuoso’s birth.

BARS & CLUBS Beer Pong Throw a ball into a cup, win drinks. Free. 8pm. Pyro (8286 6240) Exposed: Ladies’ Night Free VnC cocktails and second-floor “girls-only” zone. Free. 9pm. Zeta Bar (5865 5050) Girls’ Night Out Free vodka drinks from 10pm-1am for the ladies. Free. 10pm. Xiu (8567 1108) Give Me Goose Buy-one-get-one-free on bottles of Grey Goose. Free. 9pm. Bling (5905 6999) Paddy’s Networking Thursdays Work your contacts. Free. 8.30pm. Paddy O’Shea’s (6415 6389)

MUSIC Liu Yue Guitar Trio Jazz lines read by classic guitar. Free. 9.30pm. East Shore Live Jazz Cafe (8403

DINING Eating with Nemo Dive into king crabs, oysters, lobster, caviar and salmon – have it steamed, fried or roasted to your taste at live cooking stations. RMB 288+15% (including local beer), RMB 120+15% extra for free flow of wine. 6-10pm. Elements, Hilton Beijing (5865 5020) Friday Wine Fever Order a bottle from several selected wines priced at RMB 200 and waiters will bring tapas dishes to your table all night long. 8pm-midnight. Enoteca (6587 1578)

BARS & CLUBS ’80s Night The ’80s beat goes on. And on. Free. 9pm. Alfa (6413 0086) Basement Two-for-one drink specials until midnight. Free. 10pm. Punk (6410 5222) Best Brews Summer BBQ

EXPLORE Chengdu Visit Chengdu, Emei Shan and Leshan’s Giant Buddha on this threeday tour. RMB 3,100 (excludes flight). China Holidays (6409 6567, 135 2199 5912, Taiwan: Charm and Grandeur A ten-day trip exploring mystic temples, gold-mining villages and the natural beauty of southern Taiwan. RMB 12,200. TUI China (8519 8999, private-tours@tui. cn)

EVERY FRI & SAT DINING Greenfish Seafood Extravaganza Get wrecked in a briny sea of crabs, scallops, oysters and lobster, where the wine flows like the tide. RMB 328+15% (including free-flowing wine and soft drinks), kids half-price. 6-9.30pm. Greenfish, Ritz-Carlton Beijing Financial Street (6601 6666 ext 6255) Raffles Seafood Buffet King crab? Why yes, your highness. Freshly shucked oysters and Boston lobster too. RMB 368+15%. 6-10pm. East 33, Raffles Hotel (6526 3388 ext 5171)

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Black Sesame Saturday Gourmet Learn the secrets of Chinese cooking in a courtyard kitchen. Includes demonstration, hands-on cooking and a leisurely afternoon lunch. RMB 300. 1-4pm. Black Sesame Kitchen (136 9147 4408) Sealicious Seafood Buffet Lavish spread of fresh seafood with glass of welcome bubbles and free-flowing drinks. RMB 428+15%. 11.30am-3pm. Taste, Westin Chaoyang (5922 8880)

WEEKENDS SPORT The TREK Peloton Road Bike Cycling Club Rental bikes are available. Riders are divided into groups based on fitness levels and speed. More information at or at




Punk X Beijing Zoo Get animal with DJ Lomang’s hip-hop throwdown. Free. 10pm. Punk (6410 5222)

American Sunday Roast Prime beef rib cut tableside with all the trimmings, plus traditional puddings and pies. RMB 178+15%, RMB 98+15% extra for wine buffet. Noon-3pm. One East, Hilton Beijing (5865 5030)

Souled Out Sexy, funky and eclectic tunes from DJs Mo and Azat. Reservations at 135 2188 2889. Free. 9pm. The Beach (6508 8585)

MUSIC Liu Yuan Saxophone Quartet China’s jazz forefather keeps the Houhai shores smooth. Free. 10pm. East Shore Live Jazz Cafe (8403 2131)

SPORT Aussie Rules Nine-a-side on grass. No wonder they say g’day a lot. More details at 2pm. Jade Gardens Field Hockey Ice hockey minus the fights and ice. For more info, e-mail bjhockeyclub@hotmail. com. 1pm. Beijing Olympic Center Gaelic Football Men’s and women’s practice games every Sunday; all skill levels are welcome. Details at or www. 3pm. WAB (8456 4155) Golf Happy Hour Free golf lessons, for free. Free. 2-3pm. SGA (400 650 5169) Hiking Walk the great outdoors. Prices and times vary. or 136 1124 1407.

LIVING Latin & Ballroom Dance Party Dance like there’s no tomorrow. Classics include swing, Latin and disco-hustle. Dress smart, daddio. Free (RMB 30 minimum drinks spend). 8.30pm. Sino-Chu Wine Bar (8532 2418) The Saturday Schoolbus Daytrip Join The Schoolhouse on a journey to Mutianyu. They’ll pick you up in the morning and then drop you back in town in the evening. Details at www. RMB 120. Survival Chinese Workshop Attend four classes and you’ll have all you need for cross-cultural chit-chat. Topics include small talk, shopping and bargaining, transport and food. Classes are limited to 12 and include an outdoor activity. RMB 200. Culture Yard (8404 4166)

EXPLORE North Korea Discovery A four-day trip to visit China’s dear neighbor. RMB 7,900 (includes round-trip airfare; minimum two people). Asialive Travel (5823 7217,


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Apothecary Fried Chicken Share a whole fried chicken with ’slaw and buttermilk biscuits, courtesy of Louisiana chef Max Levy. RMB 200, RMB 100 (for half). Apothecary (5208 6040) Aroma Gourmet Brunch Lobster, oysters, foie gras, international cheeses and a Sunday roast. RMB 398+15% (includes unlimited Piper Heidsieck champagne). 11.30am-2.30pm. Aroma, Ritz-Carlton Beijing (5908 8161) Bubbalicious An array of cold and hot dishes and desserts, along with juice and smoothie stations. A kids’ corner entertains the young’uns. RMB 368+15% (includes unlimited Veuve Clicquot champagne), RMB 149+15% (kids 6-12). 11.30am3.30pm. Taste, Westin Beijing Chaoyang (5922 8880) Bubbly Sundays Caviar, live seafood, tartare stations, makeyour-own sushi rolls, teppanyaki ice cream and much more. RMB 368+15% (includes free flow of Pommery Pop champagne), RMB 148+15% (kids younger than 12), free (kids under 6). 11.30am-3pm. Senses, Westin Financial Street (6629 7810) FIZZtastic Champagne Brunch Premium Taittinger Champagne on free-flow and a lip-smacking array of international gastronomy. The “Kidz Paradise” features a special food buffet, cartoons and toys for the tots. RMB 368+15%. 11.30am-3pm. Penta, Hilton Wangfujing (5812 8888 ext 8411) Sunday Champagne Brunch Get your bubbly on at Greenfish’s lavish Sunday brunch featuring pan-fried foie gras, seared beef medallion and grilled lobster served tableside. RMB 348+15%. 11.30am-3pm. Greenfish, Ritz-Carlton Financial St (6601 6666 ext 6255) Sundays at St. Regis A kaleidoscope of international flavors and a view of the charming St. Regis garden. RMB 398+15% (includes champagne and cocktails). 11.30am-3pm. Garden Court, St. Regis (6460 6688 ext 2340) Sureño Set Sunday Lunch Enjoy a selection of tapas dishes, a soup and one main course from the menu. RMB 188+15%, RMB 308+15% (including champagne). Noon-3pm. Sureño, The Opposite House (6410 5240)

BARS & CLUBS Lush Open Mic Show off your talents for 15 minutes


Pack your trunks and head to Shunyi. of fame and a free beer. Past acts have ranged from free-style rap battles to tap dancing. RMB 10. 9pm. Lush (8286 3566) Sunday Barbecue Barbecue and drinks on the Sky Bar terrace. Free. 4pm. ChinaDoll (5136 5871/72)

MUSIC Moreno Donadel Trio Italian pianist collaborates with a few Beijingers. Free. 9.30pm. East Shore Live Jazz Cafe (8403 2131)

SPORT Badminton Shuttlecock shenanigans. 10am-noon. Contact John at Basketball Play with the Angels. 2pm. General Administration of Sport of China Training Centre. Flag Football The only American football group in Beijing plays flag football for weekend fun. Contact Yoyao Hsueh at yoyaoh@gmail. com or 159 0120 2499. 3pm. Chaoyang Park Hash House Harriers Run every Sunday, then drink like a sailor on leave. Meet at Tim’s Texas BBQ at 1pm. Runs usually last an hour, covering about 7-8km. Each run is RMB 20 and includes beer and water along the way. Touch Rugby You can practice touching on the free bus from The Den. Ultimate Frisbee Summer league starts June 27. All skill levels welcome. For info, e-mail Water Polo Beijing Ducks play most Sundays. All skill levels welcome. For more info, contact 2pm. International School of Beijing Women’s Lacrosse Practice takes place every Sunday at 10am. Equipment is provided. Cost of pitch fees is shared. Contact Fiona at Women’s Soccer The Odds and Ends are Beijing’s only ama-

teur 11-a-side football team for women. Suitable for all skill levels, from beginners to World Cup winners. Matches or practice every week. Free. 1pm. Beijing Geological University. Contact Wenhui at 8526 2420 ext 111 or

LIVING Intermediate Samba Continue to explore your ginga. RMB 80. 5.30pm. J-Ballet Studio (8453 3003)

ONGOING DINING Authentic Thai Cuisine Jul 1-10. A master Thai chef from Grand Hyatt Hong Kong presents an authentic homestyle Thai buffet for lunch and dinner. RMB 248+15%. Grand Café, Grand Hyatt (8518 124 ext 6024) Chinese Regional Cuisine Discover the art of chopping, marinating and stir-frying. Featured cuisines include Cantonese, Hunan, Sichuan and Beijing homestyle. RMB 220, RMB 200 (members). The Hutong (159 0104 6127) Contemporary Seafood All month. Grand seafood promotion features king clams, scallops, imported oysters, sea crabs, Australian abalone, spotted grouper and lobster. DI Chinese Restaurant, Intercontinental Beijing Beichen (8437 1334) Eel Day at Bei All month. Bei celebrates the Japanese tradition of eating eel on the hottest day of the year with a seven-course eel tasting menu. RMB 688+15%, RMB 328+15% for wine pairing. Bei (6410 5230) Haagen-Dazs Carnival All month. A rainbow of gourmet ice cream flavors on tap. Lan Club (5109 6012) Latin 2nd Year Anniversary All month. Eat meat, drink beer and make merry with the Latin music. RMB 68 (weekday lunch), RMB 78 (weekend lunch), RMB 98 (dinner). Latin Grillhouse (5905 6126) Lobster Buffet All month. Canadian lobsters cooked various ways. Price TBD. 6pm. Kranzler’s, Kempinski Hotel (6465 3388 ext 4222)

Luscious Lobster Fest All month. Lobsters served up in many delicious styles – sashimi, teppanyaki, robatayaki and tempura. Nishimura, Shangri-La Hotel, Beijing (68412211) Summer Truffle Menu All month. Indulge in a multi-course set menu celebrating this world-renowned ingredient. RMB 588+15%. Le Pre Lenotre, Sofitel (6410 5230) Westin Summer Surprise All month. Visit Grange or Zen5es, receive an RMB 100 cash voucher per table. Beijing Westin Chaoyang (5922 8880)

BARS & CLUBS 2010 World Cup at Xiu Until Jul 11. Watch it with the beautiful people. Free. Times vary. Xiu (8567 1108) Aria World Cup Happy Hour Until Jul 11. Watch all the games from the comfort of a cozy armchair. Those with World Cup red-eye are rewarded with buy-one-get-one-free drinks after 2am. Free. 7pm. Aria (6505 5838) Barbecue, Beer, Ball! Until Jul 11. Action indoors and out with barbecue on the grill, the World Cup on the TV and ice-cold beers in the fridge. Every match will feature Guess the Score games, with prizes to be won. Free. Times vary. Havana Bar, Grand Millennium Beijing (6530 9383) Joanna Racsy Mon-Sat. Jazz, pop and R&B entertains the cocktail crowd. Free. 8pm. Centro (6561 8833) Park Plaza Beer Garden All month. Watch the World Cup and drink buy-one-get-one-free beers from 5.30-7.30pm. BBQ available. Free. 5.30pm. Park Plaza (8522 1999 ext 3607) Regent Beer Garden All month. Because drinking outside is fun. 5pm. The Regent (8522 1789) Sabrina Montgomery All month. Singer with a powerful set of vocal chords belts out jazz, funk and soul standards. Free. 8pm (Sun-Thu), 9pm (Fri-Sat). China Bar (8567 1234) Shanghai Rose Duo Mon-Sat. Jazz standards to entertain the lounge set. Free. 8.30pm. Havana Bar, Grand Millennium Beijing (6530 9383) World Cup at Centro Until Jul 11. All the games live. RMB 78-88.

Centro (6561 8833) World Cup at The Lounge Until Jul 11. Late games on demand and daily specials on buckets of Budweiser and select wines. Free. 8pm. The Lounge, Beijing Marriott Northeast (5927 8308) XPRESS Tue-Sun. House band gets the cocktail crowd moving. Free. 9pm. Xiu (8567 1108)

MUSIC CJW Jazz Band All month. Musicians from America, Taiwan and Germany make the night easy listening. Free. 9.20pm. CJW (6587 1222)

ARTS & CULTURE So Far, So Close: Bao Pei Until Jul 10. Influenced heavily by Mark Rothko and Jackson Pollock, Bao Pei’s technical skills merge with abstraction. This solo show exhibits 15 oil paintings selected from her works in the past two years and reflect the spiritual journey of the artist. XYZ Gallery (8459 9299) Ding Bifan Until Jul 16. With an aesthetic reminiscent of Impressionist painters like Monet, Ding’s minimalist portraits utilize splashes of color to establish an evocative glimpse at the human experience. Yang Gallery (8957 8348) Zhang Huan: Free Tiger Returns to Mountains Until Jul 20. Zhang Huan is one of the greats of Chinese contemporary art. A pioneer of performance art, in recent years he has turned increasingly to monumental sculptural and other works produced out of his “factory” in Shanghai. Pace Beijing (5978 9781) Kids: Wang Mao’s Artistic Journey Until Jul 20. Who knew that portraits of children throwing tantrums could be so touching? XYZ Gallery (8459 9299) Don’t Think Too Much: Ko Siu Lan Until Jul 26. As explorations into perception, Ko Siu Lan’s installations make use of the possibilities created by the difficulties inherent in expression. Galerie Paris-Beijing (5978 9262) Photo by Photo: A Portrait of Spain Until Aug 8. Spain’s most renowned photographers on the changes in Spain’s cities since the 1950s. Instituto Cervantes (5879 9666)

Rem(a)inders Until Aug 29. Galleria Continua once again pulls out all the stops with this group show of leading international artists. Home-grown favorites Ai Weiwei, Sun Yuan & Peng Yu, Liu Jianhua and Zhuang Hui & Dan’Er are joined by Subodh Gupta, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Pascale Marthine Tayou and Nari Ward. Each reflected on two words – “reminders” and “remainders” – when planning their contribution. Galleria Continua (5978 9505) Blade & Zhang Dali: Graffiti – Blogging in the Street Until Sep 5. Featuring work by Chinese artist Zhang Dali and US artist Blade, the exhibition looks at the dissemination of images and ideas via graffiti and the information age. C-Space (5127 3248) Christian Lemmerz: Hypnosis Until Oct 10. For his first solo show in China, the German-born sculptor has created this over-the-top installation which seeks to confront us directly with both our lives and, through a grid of dangling skulls, our deaths. Faurschou Gallery (5978 9316) Film: The Last Airbender Opens Jul 2. The latest thriller from M. Night Shyamalan. Young Aang, the next in a long line of avatars, must grow up quickly, as he is the only one capable of controlling all the elements, and therefore winning the great war against the Fire Nation. Film: Knight and Day Opens Jul 6. Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz team up in this action-comedy about a smoking-hot fugitive couple who traverse the globe as they run from the law. At cinemas around town. Film: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice Opens Jul 14. This live-action comedyadventure is loosely based on Disney’s Fantasia. Set in modern-day Manhattan with the master sorcerer played by none other than Nicholas Cage. At cinemas around town. Film: Salt Opens Jul 23. Angelina Jolie stars as sexy agent Evelyn Salt, whose loyalty is tested when she is accused of being a spy for the Russians. (Think: Mr. & Mrs. Smith, minus the Mr.) At cinemas around town. Film: Ramona and Beezus Opens Jul 23. The darling sisters from the classic Beverly Cleary series hit the big screen in this adorable family comedy. At cinemas around town. Film: The Extra Man Opens Jul 30. Gershon (John C. Reilly), an escort to high-society Manhattanites gets involved with a young playwright (Katie Holmes). At cinemas around town.

SPORT FIFA 2010 World Cup Until July 11. The biggest game in sports looms. Games at 10pm and 2.30am. Tour de France July 3-25. A race for a yellow jersey that takes in all of France. Time TBD. The Open Championship July 15-18. Golf returns to its homeland for some summer sun. 3pm.


Beijing Hikers Every Wed, Sat & Sun. Join the club for rated rambles over varied picturesque terrain outside the city. Call ahead to ask about the hike’s degree of difficulty. RMB 250 and upwards, RMB 150 (kids under 12). Leave 8.30am sharp from the Starbucks at the Lido Holiday Inn. (6432 2786, ClubFootball Men’s 5-a-side Leagues All month. Fun in the sun. Register at 5130 6893/4/5/6, or Ultimate Frisbee All month. The Beijing Ultimate Summer League is starting up soon. Play in the weekly pickup and practice sessions to get started. Contact

EXPLORE Beijing City Bus Tour This daily bilingual city tour offers a brief introduction to Beijing’s sights and planning. RMB 380, free (children under 1.2m). Day tour (3 hours) bus departs at 9.30am, 10am, 2pm and 2.30pm. Night tour (1.5 hours) bus departs at 7pm and 7.30pm. Tour departs from Guomao Exhibition Hall. Beijing Citybus Tour (400 650 0760) www. Bird-watching at Qinghai Lake Seven-day tour includes temple visits, birds galore, and more. RMB 3,500. BTG (6299 0791) Breakaway to Dalian Take a three-day trip to China’s northeast coast. RMB 2,920. TUI China (8519 8999, Discover Tibet Visit Lhasa’s Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple, Namtso Lake and other sights on this eight-day jaunt around the plateau. Book this trip and you can join BTG’s Great Wall day tour free of charge. RMB 9,800. BTG (6299 0791) Fujian Tour Seven days of southeastern travel includes visits to Wuyishan and Gulangyu. RMB 4,300. BTG (6299 0791) Bali Hideaway Six days on Bali. English speaking tour guide available. RMB 9,990. TUI China (800 8100 127, Jiuzhaigou Valley and Chengdu Colorful forests, green lakes, snowcapped mountains and waterfalls make Jiuzhaigou one of China’s most beautiful places. Also includes a visit to the Panda Breeding & Research Center. RMB 3,600 (flight not included). Kingdom Travel (5900 6100, Lijiang Fly southwest to Yunnan and experience the unique culture of the Naxi minority group. Take a day trip to Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and visit Baisha Village. RMB 5,780. Mercury International Travel (8454 9420, cn) Shanghai Expo Yep, it’s still going on. RMB 4,450 (includes round-trip airfare and threeday Expo ticket). Asialive Travel (5823 7217, Qingdao, Beaches and Beer Visit the seaside city that was once a German colony; explore the Taoist mountain of Laoshan, the Tsingtao Beer Museum and the Badaguan colonial area. RMB 3,180. Mercury International Travel (8454 9420, cn) Zhangjiajie Adventure Visit the Zhangjiajie National Park and the ancient water town of Fenghuang. RMB 9,990. TUI China (800 8100 127,

JULY 2010



DINING DIRECTORY INDEX 1001 Nights – Middle Eastern 21 Cake – Bakeries, Delis & Candy Afunti – Xinjiang & Muslim Agrilandia – Italian Ai Jiang Shan – Korean Alameda – Contemporary International Alba – Cafes & Teahouses Alla Osteria – Italian All-Star Sports Bar & Grill – American American Steak & Eggs – American Amigo – Central & South American An Die An Niang – Shandong Annie’s – Italian Apothecary – American Argo – Mediterranean Aria – European Aroma – Buffets Asia Bistro – Buffets Asian Star – Southeast Asian Assaggi – Italian Athena – Mediterranean Bali Papaya – Southeast Asian Baoyuan Jiaozi Wu – Dumplings Barolo – Italian Bei – Contemporary International Bellagio – Taiwan Bento & Berries – Bakeries, Delis & Candy Bianyifang – Beijing Duck Biteapitta – Middle Eastern BLD Cafe – Contemporary International Blu Lobster – Contemporary International Blue Frog – American Bocata – Cafes & Teahouses Bonbon Bins – Bakeries, Delis & Candy Boucherie Michel – Bakeries, Delis & Candy Brasserie Flo – French Brazillian Churrascos – Central & South American Budapest Hungarian Restaurant – European Cafe Cha – Buffets Cafe de la Poste – French Cafe Europa – European Cafe Noir – Cafes & Teahouses Cafe Sambal – Southeast Asian Cafe Zarah – Cafes & Teahouses Cambulac Italian Wine Enoteca – Italian Capital M – European Carmen – Spanish Casa Latina – Central & South American Celestial Court – Cantonese Cepe – Italian Chao Dian – Cantonese Charcoal Bar – Korean Chef Chan – Southeast Asian Chef Too – American China Grill – Contemporary International Chongqing Fandian – Sichuan Chuan Ban – Sichuan Chynna – Contemporary Chinese Ciro’s Pomodoro – Italian Comptoirs de France – Bakeries, Delis & Candy CourtYard – Contemporary International Crepanini – French Crescent Moon Muslim Restaurant – Xinjiang & Muslim Crystal – European CRU Steakhouse – Steakhouses Crystal Jade – Cantonese Daccapo – Italian Da Dong Roast Duck – Beijing Duck Da Dongbei – Dongbei Dali Courtyard – Yunnan Danieli’s – Italian Dianke Dianlai – Yunnan Din Tai Fung – Dumplings Ding Ding Xiang – Hot Pot Domus – French Drei Kronen 1308 Brauhaus – German Drum and Gong Fusion Restaurant – Sichuan Duck de Chine – Beijing Duck East 33 – Buffets El Wajh – Middle Eastern Element Fresh – American Essence – Buffets Fangshan Restaurant – Imperial Fatburger – American Feiteng Yuxiang – Sichuan Fish Nation – European Fu Jia Lou – Beijing Ganges Indian Restaurant – Indian/Pakistani Ganglamedo – Tibetan Gaon Korean Restaurant – Korean


JULY 2010

Garden Court – Buffets German Food Center – Bakeries, Delis & Candy Gin – Japanese Grandma’s Kitchen – American Grange – Steakhouses Greek Delicacy – Mediterranean Greenfish – Buffets Green T. House – Contemporary Chinese Guanghe Chaxuan – Cantonese Haidilao Hot Pot – Hot Pot Haru Teppanyaki and Sushi Bar – Japanese Hatsune – Japanese Hazara – Indian/Pakistani Herbal Cafe – Cantonese Horizon – Cantonese Hopfenstube – German Hot Bean Cooperative – Beijing Hutong Pizza – Pizza Ibn Battouta – Middle Eastern I Rock My Pot – Hot Pot Ichigo Ichie – Japanese IF Juice – Cafes & Teahouses IFW (International Food Warehouse) – Contemporary International In & Out – Yunnan Indian Kitchen – Indian/Pakistani Invincible Ramen – Japanese Invito – Italian Isshin – Japanese Jaan – French Jade Garden – Cantonese Jade Garden – Shanghai Jewel – Cantonese Jin Ding Xuan – Cantonese Jing – Buffets JingZun Peking Duck Restaurant – Beijing Duck Jin Yang Restaurant – Shanxi & Sha’anxi Jiumen Xiaochi – Beijing J. Lucky – Dumplings Joy Luck – Buffets Kafe Peranakan – Southeast Asian Kagen – Japanese Kamat’s – Indian/Pakistani Karaiya Spice House – Hunan & Hubei Kashgar Restaurant – Xinjiang & Muslim Kempi Deli – Bakeries, Delis & Candy Kiev – Russian Kong Yiji – Zhejiang Laijin Yuxuan Fanzhuang – Imperial La Pizza – Pizza La Sushi – Japanese La Taverne – French Lan Club – Contemporary International Lan Na Thai – Thai Latin Grillhouse – Central & South American Le Little Saigon – Vietnamese Le Petit Gourmand – French Le Petit Paris – French Lei Garden – Cantonese Let’s Burger – American Let’s Seafood – Contemporary Lijiang Spareribs Hot Pot – Hot Pot Li Jia Cai – Imperial Liqun Roast Duck Restaurant – Beijing Duck L’Isola – Italian Little Sheep – Hot Pot Liujia Guo – Hunan & Hubei Longshun Yuan Mala Xiangguo – Sichuan Lotus in Moonlight – Vegetarian Luga’s Banh Mi Now – Vietnamese Luga’s Pho Pho – Vietnamese Luga’s Villa – Central and South American Madam Zhu’s Kitchen – Chinese Made in China – Beijing Duck Maison Boulud – French Makye Ame – Tibetan Mala Youhuo (Spice Spirit) – Sichuan Malacca Legend – Southeast Asian Mana – Mediterranean MARE – Spanish Matsuko – Japanese Mei Mansion – Shanghai Mei Wei Zhen – Imperial Metro – Italian Miao Minority Restaurant – Guizhou & Guangxi Middle 8th Restaurant – Yunnan Mirch Masala – Indian/Pakistani Monsoon – Buffets Morel’s – European Mosaico – Spanish Mosto – Contemporary International Mrs Shanen’s Bagels – American

Mughal’s Beijing Muse Parisian Vietnamese Brasserie – Vietnamese Nam Nam – Vietnamese Nanlaishun – Beijing Niajo – Spanish Nishimura – Japanese No Name Restaurant – Yunnan Noble Court – Cantonese Nola – American Noodle Bar – Beijing Noodle Loft – Shanxi & Sha’anxi Nuage – Vietnamese Nyonya Kitchen – Southeast Asian Oden – Japanese Olas Tapas Cafe – Spanish One East – American Orange Tree Bistro – European Panino Teca – Cafes & Teahouses Paomo Guan – Shanxi & Sha’anxi Papa John’s – Pizza Paper – Contemporary Chinese Park Side Bar & Grill - European Paulaner Brauhaus – German Peking Duck, Private Kitchen – Beijing Duck Peter’s Tex–Mex Grill – American Phrik Thai – Thai Pizza Buona – Pizza Prego – Italian Punjabi Indian Restaurant – Indian & Pakistani Pure Lotus Vegetarian – Vegetarian Purple Haze Bistro – Thai Purple Haze Restaurant & Bar – Thai Pyro Pizza – Pizza Qomolangma – Tibetan Qu Na’r – Zhejiang Quan Ju De – Beijing Duck Raj Indian Restaurant and Bar – Indian & Pakistani Red Capital Club – Imperial Red Station – Korean Regius Beef – Hot Pot Ristorante Sadler – Italian ROOMbeijing – European Rumi – Middle Eastern Saffron – Spanish SALT – Contemporary International Sapori d’Italia – Italian Scarlett – Contemporary International Schindler’s Tankstelle – German Scott’s Family Italian Cuisine and Bar – Italian Sequoia Bakery and Cafe – Cafes & Teahouses Senses – Buffets Serve the People – Thai Shin Yeh – Taiwan Sizzler – American Sorabol – Korean South Beauty – Sichuan South German Bakery, Cafe Konstanz and Bodenseestube – German South Silk Road – Yunnan Stadium Dog – American Steak Exchange – Steakhouses Sukhothai – Thai

AMERICAN All-Star Sports Bar & Grill 65 plasma screens plus fine burgers, tacos, pastas and steaks. Mon-Fri 5pm-2am, Sat-Sun 11am-2am. Bldg 5, 1/F, Solana Shopping Mall, 6 Chaoyang Gongyuan Lu, Chaoyang District. (5905 6999) 朝阳区朝阳公园路6号蓝 色港湾国际商区 5-1

Summer Palace – Huaiyang Sureño – Mediterranean Suzuki – Japanese Suzumei – Japanese Tairyo Teppanyaki – Japanese Tamarind (Marriott Northeast) – Indian/Pakistani Taste – Buffets Taverna – Mediterranean Tavola – Italian Teahouse of Fu – Cafes & Teahouses Teppanyaki Show Bar – Japanese TGI Friday’s – American The Astor Grill – Steakhouses The Bak Kut Teh Specialist – Southeast Asian The Bookworm – Cafes & Teahouses The CUT Steak & Seafood Grill – Steakhouses The Elephant – Russian The Kro’s Nest – Pizza The Mexican Kitchen – Central & South American The Olive – Mediterranean The Orchard – European The Orient Kitchen – Southeast Asian The Roadhouse at Mutianyu – Contemporary Chinese The Saddle Cantina – Central and South American The Side Saddle – Central & South American The Taj Pavilion – Indian/Pakistani The Tree – Pizza Three Guizhou Men – Guizhou & Guangxi Tong He Ju – Shandong Tori Tei – Japanese Toro Bar - Japanese Trainspotting – Contemporary Chinese Tumaris – Xinjiang & Muslim Union Bar & Grille – American Va Piano – Italian Va Va Voom – Vietnamese Vasco’s – Buffets Veg-on – Vegetarian VIC – Buffets Village Cafe – Cafes & Teahouses Vineyard Cafe – European W Dine & Wine – European Water – Contemporary International Whampoa Club – Contemporary Chinese White Nights – Russian Wu Li Xiang – Cantonese YellowStone Restaurant & Bar – European Xiang Man Lou – Beijing Duck Xiang Ming Yuan – Hunan & Hubei Xiao Che’s Dessert Shop – Cantonese Xiao Wang Fu – Homestyle Xinjiang Islam Restaurant – Xinjiang & Muslim Xinjiang Red Rose – Xinjiang & Muslim Yaoji Chaogan Dian – Beijing Yotsuba – Japanese Yunteng Shifu – Yunnan Z.Y.X. HYC – Huaiyang ZEN – Cantonese Zen5es – Cantonese

7am-midnight. 1A Rongchang Dongjie (close to Rongchang subway station), Yizhuang, Daxing District. (6582 2065); 2) Daily 6.30ammidnight. Xiushui Nanjie, Jianguomenwai (directly north of the Friendship Store, one traffic light west of Silk Market), Chaoyang District. (6592 8088/8788); 3) Mon-Fri6.30am8pm, Sat-Sun7am-8pm. 6 Wudinghou Jie, Financial Street, Xicheng District. (6629 0008/0006) 喜来中北 美西餐, 1) 大兴区亦庄荣昌东街甲1号(荣昌地 铁附近); 2) 朝阳区建国门外秀水南街(友谊商店 北面, 秀水西边第一个红绿灯); 3) 西城区金融 街武定侯街6号

Apothecary Fried chicken, jambalaya and gumbo from Bei’s Max Levy pair with throwback US cocktails. Tue-Sun 7pm-late. 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

American Steak & Eggs Chef Paul serves up affordable meals, including classic carb-heavy diner breakfasts and hearty dinner specials. Very popular among housewife expats. 1)

Blue Frog Chow down on their self-proclaimed “Best Burger in China” and see for yourself whether bigger is indeed better. Voted “Outstanding Burger” in our 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards. 1) Daily 10am-1am. L312, Europlaza, 99 Yuxiang Lu, Tianzhu Zhen, Shunyi District. (8046 6337); 2) Daily 10am-2am. S4-30, 3/F, Bldg 4, Sanlitun Village, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6417 4030) 蓝蛙, 1) 顺义区天竺 镇欲翔路99号北京欧陆时尚购物中心(欧陆广 场)L312室; 2) 朝阳区三里屯北路19号三里屯

DIRECTORY / DINING Village4号楼3层S4-30

hours in advance. Mon-Fri 7am-8pm,SatSun 8am-6pm. Ste 1002, Bldg 9, Jianwai SOHO, 39 Dong sanhuan zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (400 650 2121, 朝阳区东三环中路39号建外

Mexicano or Wagyu beef. Voted “Best Burger” in our 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily 11.30am-midnight. D101A, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Beijie, Chaoyang District. (5208 6036) 朝阳区三里屯北街81号那里花园D101a


Mrs Shanen’s Bagels Beijing’s best bagels, as well as burgers, salads and an extensive breakfast menu. Daily 7.30am-8pm. 5 Kaifa Jie, Xibaixinzhuang (next to Capital Paradise), Shunyi District. (8046 4301) 单太太贝谷面包房,

Bento & Berries This combination bakery, cafe and deli-takeout is one of the city’s best. Mon-Fri 7am-11pm, Sat-Sun 7am-7pm. 1/F, Shangri-La’s Kerry Centre Hotel, 1 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (6561 8833 ext 45) 缤味

顺义区西白辛庄开发街5号 (紧邻名都园)

美食屋, 朝阳区光华路1号嘉里中心饭店1层

Nola Sip on wine and feast on Cajun dishes including boudin balls, po’ boys and gumbo at this bar and eatery. Daily 10.30am-11pm. 11A Xiushui Nanjie, Chaoyang District. (8563 6215) 朝阳区秀水南街11号

Chef Too Chef Too impresses with its smart interior, well-trained staff and delicious Australian steaks. The wine list showcases small American vineyards. Voted “Outstanding American,” “Outstanding Burger,” “Outstanding Brunch (non-hotel),” “Outstanding Steak” and“Outstanding Chef” in our 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards. 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

Peter's Tex-Mex Grill - American The mighty Lone Star state rises again! With a menu offering burritos, fajitas and enchiladas, this eatery pays tribute to Texas' enduring popularity. Voted "Outstanding Mexican" in the Beijinger’s 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards. 1) Daily 7.30am-11.30pm. Hairun International Apartment, 2B Jiangtai Lu (southeast of Holiday Inn Lido), Chaoyang District. (5135 8187, 8627 3734); 2) Mon-Fri 9.30am-11pm, Sat-Sun 7.30am-11.30pm. 88A International Club, 21 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (8532 2449) 彼德西餐, 1) 朝阳区将台路乙2号海 润国际公寓公建2号(丽都假日酒店东南边); 2) 朝阳区建国门外大街21号国际俱乐部88A

TGI Friday’s White collar hangout exports American-style burgers, salads, “Mexican” food and desserts. Gargantuan cocktails and regular ladies’ night specials. 1) Daily 11.30am-midnight. 1/F, Grand Skylight Catic Hotel, 18 Beichen Donglu, Chaoyang District. (8497 0650); 2) Daily 11.30am-midnight. 9-2 Jinchengfang Jie, Xicheng District. (6622 0880); 3) Daily 11.30am-midnight. Bldg C, Beijing International Plaza, 19 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (8526 3388); 4) Daily 11am-11.30pm. Beijing Friendship Hotel, 1 Zhongguancun Nandajie, Haidian District. (6849 8738) 星期五餐厅, 1) 朝阳区北辰东路 18号凯迪克格兰云天大酒店1层; 2) 西城区金城 坊街9-2号; 3) 朝阳区建国门外大街19号国际大 厦C座; 4) 海淀区中关村南大街1号北京友谊宾馆

Union Bar & Grille The grill restaurant that’s classy enough to bring a date for steaks, wings, burgers and more. Nice brunch too. Mon-Fri 11am-11pm,Sat-Sun 11am-12pm. S6-31, 3/F, Bldg 6, Sanlitun Village, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6415 9117) 优年美式 餐厅, 朝阳区三里屯路19号三里屯Village6号楼 3层S6-31

BAKERIES, DELIS & CANDY 21 Cake Incredibly delicious square cakes, with creative presentations and top-notch ingredients. Delivery only. Order at least five Element Fresh This sunny Shanghai import showcases a healthier side of American food, with elaborate salads, smoothies and sandwiches. Popular weekend brunch menu. Voted “Best American,” "Best Non-Hotel Brunch," "Outstanding Family-Friendly" and “Best Sandwiches” in our Reader Restaurant Awards. 1) 10am-11pm. 6 Jiangtai Lu, Chaoyang District. (6433 5058); 2) Mon-Fri 10am-11pm, Sat-Sun 7am-11pm. Shop 833, Bldg 8, The Village at Sanlitun, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6417 1318); www. 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 Fast-casual diner with tripledecker burgers, hot wings, ice-cream shakes, onion rings and more. Daily 11am-9pm. 1-LB01 The Grand Summit, Liangmaqiao Diplomatic Compound (300 m north of the Kempinski Hotel’s main entrance), 19 East Dongfang Lu, Chaoyang District. (8532 1878) 朝阳区朝阳区东方东路 19号亮马乔外交公寓1号楼会所1层1号铺

Grandma’s Kitchen Sandwiches, gravybased dinners and high-powered desserts from middle America. Voted “Outstanding American” and“Outstanding Family Friendly” in our 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards. 1) Daily 9am-10pm. 47-2 Nanchizi Dajie, Dongcheng District. (6528 2790, bj.grandmas.; 2) Daily 10am-10pm. 28 Shique Hutong (across from Beixinqiao subway exit C), Dongcheng District. (8403 9452, com); 3) Daily 10am-11pm. 5/F, Wudaokou Shopping Mall, Haidian District. (6266 6105,; 4) Daily 7.30am-11pm. 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, bj.grandmas. 祖母厨房, 1) 东城区

Bonbon Bins American-branded candies, sweets, chocolates, nuts/dried fruits and accessories for the confectionary-crazy. Stockists located all over town include grocery stores, gift shops, bars, hotels and restaurants. Or shop online for delivery to your door. (8525 3566) Boucherie Michel Artisanal French butcher serving up quality cuts of beef, veal, lamb and pork, as well as sausages, cheese, quiche and freshly roasted chickens. Daily 9am-8pm. 1/F, Jiezuo Dasha, Xingfucun Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (6417 0489, 米歇尔肉店, 朝阳区幸福村中路杰座大厦底层

Comptoirs de France Offers a variety of freshly baked rolls, baguettes, and loaves of bread alongside tempting pastries and

Sizzler Enjoy unlimited trips to the salad bar along with steaks, seafood, ribs and other grilled treats at this American chain. 1) Daily 11am-9pm. 2/F, Jiamao Shopping Mall, 33 Guangshun Beidajie, Wangjing, Chaoyang District. (6471 3876); 2) Daily 10am-10pm. B1-30 Glory Mall, 18 Chongwenmenwai Dajie, Chongwen District. (6714 0399); 3) Daily 11am-9.30pm. FF16, Food Forum, B1/F, The Malls at Oriental Plaza, Dongcheng District. (8518 6315); 4) Daily 11am-9pm. B1/F, Grand Pacific Mall, 133 Xidan Beidajie, Xicheng District. (6651 5283); 5) Daily 11am-10.30pm. International Club, 21 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6532 0475); 6) Daily 11am10pm. 2/F, Anzhen Hualian Department Store, Anzhen Xili, Chaoyang District. (6441 9996); 7) Daily 11am-10pm. 102 Beilishi Lu , Xicheng District. (6835 0610) 时时乐, 1) 朝阳区望京广 顺北大街嘉茂购物中心二层; 2) 崇文区崇文门外 大街18号 国瑞城购物中心 B1-30; 3) 东城区东 方新天地1区地铁层食通天大街FF16商铺; 4) 西 城区君太百货地下一层; 5) 朝阳区建国门外大 街21号(国际俱乐部旁边); 6) 朝阳区安贞西里 华联商厦2层; 7) 西城区北礼士路102号阜成门 华联商场西侧

Stadium Dog The hot dogs here are a breed above your regular frank, and can be slathered with everything from onions and cheese to coleslaw, olives, jalapeños and about a dozen imported mustards. Daily 10am-2am. Gate 10, Workers’ Stadium, Chaoyang District. (6546 8364) 朝阳区朝阳区工体东路工人体育场 东门内10号进口

南池子大街47-2号; 2) 东城区北新桥石雀胡同 28号(地铁五号线北新桥站C出口); 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

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DIRECTORY / DINING chocolates. Voted “Outstanding Sandwiches” in our 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards. All stores Daily 7am-8.30pm. 1) 2/F, 5 Laiguangying Donglu, Chaoyang District. (8470 2347); 2) 4 Ritan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (8562 3355); 3) L-111, Europlaza, 99 Yuxiang Lu, Tianzhu Zhen, Shunyi District. (8046 6309); 4) 1/F, Bldg 5, Hairun International Apartment, 2B Jiangtai Lu, Chaoyang District. (5135 7645); 5) 1/F, East Lake Club, 35 Dongzhimenwai Dajie, Dongcheng District. (6461 1525); 6) Rm 102, 1/F, Bldg 15, China Central Place, 89 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (6530 5480) www. 法派, 1) 朝阳区来广

his other creations. Voted “Best Beijing Duck”, “Best Contemporary Chinese” and Chinese Restaurant of the Year” in our 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards. 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 (southeast corner of Changhong Qiao), Chaoyang District. (6582 2892/4003) 北

营东路5号2楼东侧; 2) 朝阳区日坛北路4号; 3) 顺义区裕翔路99号天竺镇欧陆广场L111室; 4) 朝 阳区将台路乙2号海润国际公寓商业5一层; 5) 东 城区东直门外大街35号东湖俱乐部1层; 6) 朝阳 区建国路89号华贸中心15号楼102

Duck de Chine Delectable roast duck in a romantic setting complete with Bollinger Champagne bar. Voted “Outstanding Beijing Duck” in our 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-10.30pm. 1949–The Hidden City, Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu (opposite the south gate of Pacific Century Place Mall), Chaoyang District. (6501 8881) 全鸭季, 朝阳区工体北路4号院 (太平洋

German Food Center The name says it all. Think sausages and sauerkraut. Daily 9.30am7pm. 105 Binduyuan Mansion, 15 Zaoying Beili, Maizidian (800m east of Nongzhanguan Beilu), Chaoyang District. (6591 9370) 德国食品 店,朝阳区麦子店枣营北里15号宾都苑公寓105号 (长城饭店南侧,农展馆北路往东走800米路北)

Kempi Deli Some of the best bread, cakes and desserts in town. Discounts after 8pm (9pm weekends). 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

BEIJING Fu Jia Lou This perennially packed restaurant specializes in old Beijing faves: noodles, soups and cold dishes. Daily 11am-2pm, 5-9.30pm. 23 Dongsishitiao (200m west of Poly Plaza), Dongcheng District. (8403 7831) 福家楼, 东城 区东四十条23号(保利大厦西200米)

Hot Bean Cooperative Run by a group of hip youngsters, the chicken wings are the main draw here. Daily 10am-10pm. Just inside Chaodou Hutong (50m north of Jiaodaokou Nandajie and Kuan Jie intersection), Dongcheng District. (8401 6165) 炒豆合作社, 东城区交道口南大街炒豆胡同

Jiumen Xiaochi Taste some of the best of Beijing’s traditional snacks at this collection of laozihao snack stalls; most relocated from Dashilan’r when the Qianmen area underwent renovation. Daily 10am-10pm. 1 Xiaoyou Hutong, Xicheng District. (6402 5858) 九门小 吃, 西城区孝友胡同1号

Noodle Bar The kung-fu chefs at this hip 12-seat bar wow all-comers with their noodlepulling skills. Daily 11am-10pm. 1949–The Hidden City, Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu (behind Pacific Century Place), Chaoyang District. (6501 1949) 面吧, 朝阳区工体北路4号 院 (太平洋百货南门对面)

Nanlaishun First opening in 1937, Nanlaishun features over 200 different types of old Beijing snack foods, including authentic hot pot. Daily 6am-9pm, 11am-2pm, 4.30-9pm. 12 Nancaiyuan Jie, Xuanwu District. (6353 4720) 南来顺饭庄, 宣武区南菜园街12号

Yaoji Chaogan Dian This old Beijing style restaurant specializes in chaogan, a breakfast dish of pork liver and intestines served in a mushroom broth thickened with mung bean starch and topped with crushed raw garlic. Daily 6am-10.30pm. 331 Gulou Dongdajie, Dongcheng District. (8401 0570) 姚记炒肝店, 东城区鼓楼东大街331号

BEIJING DUCK Bianyifang This “laozihao” (time-honored brand) restaurant has been serving up some of the capital’s finest duck since 1855, and boasts its own special slow roast technique for more mouth watering results. 1) Mon-Fri 10.30am-2pm, 5-9.30pm; Sat-Sun 10am-9pm. 6 Beisanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (8208 1019, 5857 2687); 2) Daily 11.30am-2pm, 5-9pm. 4/F, Bldg 1, Dacheng International Center, 78 Dongsihuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (5962 6999); 3) Daily 11am-9.30pm. 3/F Building 2, New World Shopping Mall, 3 Chongwenmenwai Dajie, Chongwen District. (6708 8680); 4) Daily 11am-2pm, 5-9pm. 73 Tiantan Donglu, Chongwen District. (6702 0904) 便宜坊, 1) 朝阳区北三


JingZun Peking Duck Restaurant An urbane spot that will impress business contacts and foreign guests with its traditional furniture, soigné presentation, and skillfully carved duck. Daily 11am-10pm. Bldg 6, Taipingzhuang Nanli, Chunxiu Lu (north of Xingfucun Zhonglu), Chaoyang District. (6417 4075) 京尊烤鸭, 朝阳区朝阳区春秀路太平庄南 里6号楼北侧

VIC International buffet dining with a smattering of Gallic touches. Mon-Fri 12pm2.30pm, 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


10.30pm. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 83A Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (5908 8777) 香溢, 朝阳 区华贸中心建国路甲83号丽思卡尔顿酒店

Cafe Cha A sumptuous buffet featuring a sushi and sashimi station, pasta, pizza, Malaysian laksa and tandoori specialties. Daily 6-10am, 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-9.30pm. Shangri-La Hotel, 29 Zizhuyuan Lu, Haidian District. (6841 2211 ext 2715) 咖啡Cha, 海淀区 紫竹院路29号香格里拉饭店

East 33 International buffet restaurant featuring Asian and Western treats plus a weekend seafood buffet featuring live Boston lobster. Daily 6.30am-10.30pm. Raffles Beijing Hotel, 33 Dongchangan Jie, Dongcheng District. (6526 3388 ext 5171) 东三十三, 东城区

Liqun Roast Duck Restaurant Ex Quanjude chef Li Qun serves quality ducks in a rundown but rustic courtyard - worth the trek out to Qianmen. Daily 10am-10pm. 11 Beixiangfeng, Zhengyi Lu (northeast of Qianmen), Dongcheng District. (6705 5578) 利群烤鸭店,




Made in China This stylish joint on the first floor of the Grand Hyatt boasts some of the city’s finest roast duck. Voted “Outstanding Contemporary Chinese” and “Outstanding Restaurant of the Year (Chinese)” in our 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily 11.30am2.30pm, 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

Garden Court Brasserie-style buffet featuring an extravagant Champagne brunch on Sundays. Daily 6-10am,11.30am-2pm,6-11pm. St. Regis Hotel, 21 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6460 6688 ext 2340) 景


Peking Duck, Private Kitchen Cozy CBD restaurant serving creditable duck for RMB 99 and other fowl-centric dishes. Daily 11am-2pm, 5pm-9.30pm. Vantone Center, 6A Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District, Chaoyang District. (5907 1920) 果果私房烤鸭, 朝阳区朝阳门外大街 6A号万通中心

Quanjude Quanjude’s celebrated birds have passed through the mouths of visitors from Fidel Castro to Richard Nixon. Voted “Outstanding Beijing Duck” in our 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards. 1) Daily 11am-9pm. Tower 1-3, Bldg A, Tianchuang Shiyuan, 309 Huizhong Beili, Chaoyang District. (6480 1685/6); 2) Daily 11am-3pm, 5-10pm. 57 Di’anmen Xidajie, Xicheng District. (6612 8557, 6617 1570); 3) Daily 11am-2pm, 4.30-9pm. 9 Shuaifuyuan Hutong, Wangfujing Dajie, Dongcheng District. (6525 3310); 4) Daily 10.30am-9pm. 1/F, Jingxin Dasha, 2A Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6466 0896) 全聚德, 1) 朝 阳区慧忠北里309号天创世缘A座1-3楼; 2) 西 城区地安门西大街57号; 3) 东城区王府井大街 帅府园胡同9号; 4) 朝阳区东三环北路甲2号京 信大厦1层

Xiang Man Lou Xiang Man Lou may not be the most spectacularly furbished of roast duckeries, but it’s nevertheless a decent and low-priced place for a duck feast. Daily 11am4.20pm,4.50pm-10pm. Xinyuan Xili Zhongjie (opposite Yuyang Hotel), Chaoyang District. (6460 6711) 香满楼, 朝阳区新源西里中街(渔阳 饭店斜对面)


环中路6号; 2) 朝阳区东四环中路78号大成国际 中心1号楼4层; 3) 崇文区崇文门外大街3号新世 界商场二期3层; 4) 崇文区天坛东路73号

Da Dong Roast Duck Da Dong’s “superlean” roast ducks have a reputation for being among the best in the city, but don’t overlook

Aroma Aroma offers five distinct cuisines: Japanese, Indian, Chinese, Southeast Asian, and Western favorites. Daily 11am-2.30pm, 6-

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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 (立交桥西南角); 3) 朝阳区团结湖北口3号楼东 三环路(长虹桥东南角)

Asia Bistro Hotel-restaurant specializes in cuisine from Thailand and Vietnam, with the key event being the RMB 388/288 brunch buffet (with flowing champagne and wine/with beer) 11.30am-3pm on Sunday afternoons. Voted "Outstanding Hotel Brunch" in our 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards. 11.30am-3pm on Sunday afternoons. Daily 6am-midnight.. Lobby, JW Marriott Hotel, 83 Jianguo Lu, China Central Place, Chaoyang District. (5908 8511) 朝阳区建国路83号JW万豪酒店


Daily 6.30-10am, 11.30am-2.30pm, 6-11pm. 5/F, Hilton Beijing Wangfujing, 8 Wangfujing Dongjie, Dongcheng District. (5812 8888) 东城

Essence Market-fresh daily menus and international buffets with Asian & Western delights. Daily 24hrs. Lobby level of Crowne Plaza Beijing, 48 Wangfujing Avenue, Dongcheng District. (6513 3388 ext 3) 西餐厅,

苑咖啡厅, 朝阳区建国门外大街21号国际俱乐 部饭店

Greenfish Floor-to-ceiling windows and “flexitarian” cuisine – fresh and tasty food with a focus on vegetable and seafood dishes. Seafood buffet every Friday and Saturday. Daily 6.30am-11pm. The Ritz-Carlton 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 Watch the chefs in action at this minimalist, open-plan restaurant serving decent Asian and Western cuisine. Daily 5.30am11.30pm. 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

Joy Luck The environment is “hotel buffet” chic, with cooking stations churning out sushi, pizza, dim sum, crepes and fresh juices. Prices lean towards “basement food court.” A wine bar (open late) stocks imported bottles below RMB 100. Daily 11am-10pm, wine bar open until 2am. 5/F, 3.3 Mall, 33 Sanlitun Beijie, Chaoyang District. (5136 5760) 朝阳区 三里屯北街33号3.3服饰大厦5层

Monsoon A cafe-style restaurant offering an innovative selection of Asian and Western cuisines. Daily 6-10.30am, 11.30am-2pm, 5.3011pm. InterContinental Hotel, 11 Jinrong Jie, Xicheng District. (5852 5888 ext 5916/5917) 季 候风, 西城区金融街11号洲际酒店

Senses Hosts Bubbly Sundays on Sundays, one of the most lavish brunches in town. Tied for “Best Brunch (hotel)” with Taste in our 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards. 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

Taste Interactive cooking stations and healthful “super foods” corners. On Sundays, Taste hosts Bubbalicious, which tied for “Best Brunch (hotel)” with Senses in our 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily 6.3010.30am, 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-11pm. 2/F, Westin Beijing Chaoyang, 1 Xinyuan Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (5922 8888 ext 8102) 朝阳 区新源南路1号朝阳威斯汀大酒店2层

Vasco’s International and Chinese culinary hits with a Portuguese twist. On Sundays hosts FIZZtastic, voted “Outstanding Brunch (hotel) in our 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards.

Alba Cute, cozy and cool, Alba (formerly e.a.t) invites you to while away the hours between breakfast and last call on its couches, bar stools or terrace with superior cocktails and fresh salads, sandwiches and pasta. Daily 10am-2am. 70 Gulou Dongdajie (east of Nanluogu Xiang), Dongcheng District. (6709 1383) 东城区鼓楼东大街70号

Bocata Lunch favorite for embassy staff. The white rock terrace and well-made paninis make this sandwich cafe a pleasant retreat when the climate is congenial. Daily 10am-midnight. 33 Sanlitun Lu (3.3 Shopping Center), Chaoyang District. (6417 5291) 朝阳区 三里屯路33号3.3大厦对面

The Bookworm Light sandwiches, salads and pastas as well as heartier fare. 1) Mon-Sat 8am-8pm,Sun 8am-5pm. The First Courtyard, Hegezhuang Village, Shunyi District. (6431 2108, books@beijingbookworm. com, kidsclub@beijingbookworm. com); 2) Daily 9am-2am. Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6586 9507,, www. 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

Cafe Noir Pan-Asian cuisine and European classics served with a garden view. Daily 6.30am-midnight. Traders Upper East Hotel, 2 Dongsihuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (5907 8888) 朝阳区东四环北路2号上东尚贸酒店 Cafe Zarah This cool German cafe serves cakes, soups, salads, and European-style breakfasts from the owner’s personal recipe book. Daily 9.30am-midnight. 42 Gulou Dongdajie, Dongcheng District. (8403 9807) 东城区鼓楼东大街42号 IF Juice Freshly squeezed juices and smoothies without preservatives or sugar. Sandwiches and salads available too. Daily 8am-10pm. Shop 14, Bldg 11, Central Park, 6 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6533 6569) 如果, 朝阳区朝外大街6号新城国际 11号楼14号商铺

Panino Teca This casual-chic cafe bakes its own bread daily on the premises. Voted “Outstanding Sandwiches” in our 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards. Delivery is available. 1) Daily 8.30am-midnight. S2-11, Bldg 2, Sanlitun Village, 19 Sanlitun Lu (across from Aperitivo and Nali Patio), Chaoyang District. (6416 1416); 2) Daily 8am-11pm. 1 Sanlitun Beixiaojie, Chaoyang District. (8454 1797) 品味店, 1) 朝 阳区三里屯路19号三里屯Village2号楼S2-11; 2) 朝阳区三里屯北小街1号

Sequoia Bakery and Cafe Serves up deli-style sandwiches, homemade desserts, and one of Beijing’s better cups of joe. Also delivers. 1) Daily 8am-8pm. Kerry Centre Mall, B1-36 (next to Papa John’s Pizza, 1 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (8529 6418, frank.; 2) Daily 7am-8pm. 44 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (6501 5503, www.sequoiacafe. com 美洲杉, 1) 朝阳区光华路1号北京嘉里中心 B1-36号; 2) 朝阳区光华路44号

Teahouse of Fu Classical teahouse with exquisite Ming/Qing furniture on the south

DIRECTORY / DINING bank of Houhai. 10.30am-midnight. 23-3A, Yangfang Hutong, Bajiao Ting (inside Houhai park, east of Shiqiao), Deshengmennei Dajie, Xicheng District. (6616 0725/6343) 茶家傅, 西 城区德胜门内大街石桥东后海公园内八角亭羊房 胡同甲23-3号

Village Cafe Straightforward European and Southeast Asian cuisine in a breezy, boutique space. Good lunch deals. Daily 24hr. 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

CANTONESE Celestial Court Seafood and dim sum in a luxurious setting for those on an expense account. Mon-Fri 11.30am-2.30pm, 6-10pm. 2/F, St Regis Hotel, 21 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6460 6688 ext 2460 or 2462) 天宝阁, 朝阳区建国门外大街21号北京国 际俱乐部饭店2层

Chao Dian Twin storied Cantonese dim sum house with a menu of 44 favorites like steamed BBQ pork buns and shaomai shrimp dumplings. Mon-Fri 10am-3am, Sat-Sun 9am3am. S6-32, 3/F, Bldg 6, Sanlitun Village, 19 Sanlitun Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6413 2998) 嘲点, 朝阳区三里屯北路19号三里屯Village南区 三楼S6-32单元

Crystal Jade High quality Cantonese food and good service in an opulent atmosphere. Voted “Outstanding Dim Sum” in our 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards 1) Daily 11am4pm, 5-10pm. Store BB82, Oriental Plaza, 1 Dongchang’an Jie, Dongcheng District. (8515 0238); 2) Daily 11am-10pm. 6/F, Shin Kong Place, 87 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (6533 1150/70) 翡翠皇宫酒家, 1) 东城区东长 安街1号东方广场地铁层BB82店铺; 2) 朝阳区建 国路87号新光天地6层

Guanghe Chaxuan Part of the Guangdong Provincial Government Beijing Office, this is the only place in Beijing that serves dim sum from Hong Kong-style wheel carts (before 11am). A la carte dishes are served in the afternoons. Daily 7am-midnight. 5/F, Guangzhou Dasha, 3A Heng Er Tiao, Xidan, Xicheng District. (5855 9988) 广和茶轩, 西城区西单横二 条甲3号广州大厦5层

Herbal Cafe Herbal teas, soups, dim sum, and stir-fries in a comfortable atmosphere. All MSG free. 1) Daily 8am-4am. B02, 17 Wanda Plaza, 93 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (5820 4679); 2) Daily 11am-11pm. S6-33, 3/F, Sanlitun Village, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6416 0618) 泰和草本工坊, 1) 朝阳区

critics hail as Beijing’s best. Voted “Outstanding Dim Sum” in our 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-9.30pm. 3/F, Jinbao Tower, 89 Jinbao Jie, Dongcheng District. (8522 1212) hk/~design/leigarden/beijing.html 利苑, 东 城区金宝街89号金宝大厦3楼

Noble Court Fine Cantonese cuisine featuring dim sum as well as seafood dishes. MonFri 11.30am-2.30pm, Sat-Sun 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

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

Xiao Che’s Dessert Shop The freshest rice rolls (changfen) in town, with fillings that include beef and barbecued pork. Daily 10am9.30pm. 52 Jiaozi Hutong, Dongsi Beidajie, Dongcheng District (6401 6981) 小彻甜品店, 东城区东四北大街轿子胡同52号

ZEN Revamped Si Chou Lu reinvents the dynasty look with golden opulent tones and traditional Cantonese cuisine by Chef Mark Ko from Hong Kong. 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.3010.30pm. Intercontinental Hotel, 11 Financial Street, Xicheng District. (5852 5888) 西城区金 融街11号洲际酒店

Zen5es A mix of authentic Cantonese supplemented by signature dishes from China’s other major regional cuisines - Beijing, Shanghai, Sichuan, Hunan, and Zhejiang. Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-10.30pm. 4/F, Westin Beijing Chaoyang, 1 Xinyuan Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (5922 8888 ext 8121) 朝阳区新源南路 1号,朝阳威斯汀大酒店4层

CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICAN Amigo Surprisingly authentic restaurant boasts crowd-pleasing food and huge margaritas. All drinks half price on Saturdays. Daily 11am-11pm. 95 Gulou Dongdajie, Dongcheng District. (8403 3981) 阿眯哥, 东城区阿眯哥。东 城区鼓楼东大街95号

建国路93号万达广场10号楼B02; 2) 朝阳区三里 屯路19号三里屯Village3层s6-33

Horizon Good variety of Chinese dishes; classy atmosphere. Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-10pm. 1/F, Shangri-La’s Kerry Centre 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

Jade Garden Cantonese and Shanghainese cuisine in a sophisticated setting. The place gets particularly convivial on the weekends with Cantonese families gathering for dim sum feasts. RMB 88 lunch set menu available. Daily 11am-10.30pm. Bldg 6, Jiqingli, Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6552 8688) 苏浙汇, 朝阳区朝外大街吉庆里6号楼 Jewel Well-presented authentic Cantonese cuisine and signature dishes from around China. 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 Cantonese chain that specializes in fresh, steaming baskets of dim sum. Voted “Best Dim Sum” in our 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily 24hrs. 1) 77 Hepingli Xijie, Dongcheng District. (6429 6888); 2) 1/F, Entrance B03, north corner of Jinyuan Shopping Mall, 1 Yuanda Lu, Haidian District. (8887 1155); 3) Yiyuan No.15, Anhuibeili, Yayuncun, Chaoyang District. (6497 8978); 4) 16 Pufang Lu, across from Carrefour, Fengtai District. (6761 7161); 5) 15 Tuanjiehu Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (8596 8881) 金鼎轩酒楼, 1) 东城区和 平里西街77号; 2) 海淀区远大路1号金源时代购 物中心北侧1层B03入口; 3) 朝阳区亚运村安慧北 里逸园15号; 4) 丰台区方庄蒲芳路16号 (家乐福 对面); 5) 朝阳区团结湖南路15号

Lei Garden Flawlessly presented haute Cantonese – abalone, shark’s fin, bird’s nest – and dim sum (11.30am-2.15pm) that many

Brazillian Churrascos Latin-style grill restaurant at the lobby level of the Crown Plaza. Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-10pm. 1/F, Crowne Plaza Wuzhou, 8 Beisihuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (8498 2288) www. 朝阳区北四环中路 8号五洲皇冠假日酒店1层

Casa Latina Some of Beijing's best Mexican food, though portions are on the small side. Latin cocktails carry a kick, and a Cuban band plays nightly. Daily 6pm-2am. Bar Street, Solana, 6 Chaoyang Gongyuan Lu, Chaoyang District. (5905 6201, casalatinachina@gmail. com) 卡萨拉蒂娜, 朝阳区朝阳公园路6号蓝色港 湾国际商区酒吧街

Latin Grillhouse All-you-can-eat meat, potent caipirinhas and pulsing Brazilian music. Daily 11am-3pm, 5-11pm. C1-11, Block 1, Solana, 6 Chaoyang Gongyuan Lu, Chaoyang District. (5905 6126/8) 朝阳区朝阳公园路6号蓝 色港湾国际商区1号楼C1-11

Luga's Villa Decent beers and Mexican food ranging from enchiladas and burritos, to fajitas, nachos and more. Set lunches available Mon-Fri. Daily happy hour 11am-8pm. Voted "Outstanding Mexican" in our 2010

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DIRECTORY / DINING 3/F, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Beilu, Chaoyang District. (5208 6030) 摸石

Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily 11am-2am. 7 Sanlitun Beijie (behind 3.3 Shopping Center), Chaoyang District. (6416 2575) www. 朝阳区三里屯北街7号3.3购

头, 朝阳区三里屯北路81号那里花园3层


The Mexican Kitchen Serves generous portions of flavorful Tex-Mex faves such as burritos, fajitas, and tacos. Daily 11am-9.30pm. 705 Pinnacle Plaza, Tianzhu Real Estate Development Zone, Shunyi District. (8046 4558/59) 墨 西哥厨房, 顺义区天竺开发区荣祥广场705号

The Saddle Cantina The Saddle Cantina's small ground-floor bar calls to mind Saddle's roots, while the upstairs is a spread-out dining and drinking area with a 200sqm outdoor balcony. Voted "Best Mexican" in our 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily 11am-late. West wing, 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

The Side Saddle Sanlitun shoppers can build their own mighty burritos from a selection of fillings. Daily 11am-2am. 1/F, South wing (next to Ciro’s Pomodoro), Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Beilu, Chaoyang District. (5208 6005) 朝阳区三里屯北路81号那里花园内南侧1层

CONTEMPORARY CHINESE Chynna Serving Northern Chinese cuisine and a range of other regional classics with a modern twist. Daily 10.30am-2pm.5.30-11pm. 5/F Hilton Hotel Wangfujing, 8 Wangfujing Dongjie, Dongcheng District. (5812 8888) 东城

ALL MONTH: AUTHENTIC THAI CUISINE Eat like a king at the Grand Hyatt.

10.30pm. 23A Jinrong Dajie, Xicheng District. (8808 8828) 黄浦会, 西城区金融大街甲23号



Blu Lobster Professional service and state of the art cooking techniques at this five star restaurant. Tue-Sun 5.30-11pm. Valley Wing 1/F, Shangri-La Hotel, 29 Zizhuyuan Lu, Haidian District. (6841 2211 ext 6727 / 6728) 蓝韵, 海 淀区紫竹院路29号北京香格里拉饭店新阁一层

Green T. House Tea-infused fusion cuisine served in an impressively fanciful atmosphere. Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 6-11.30pm. 6 Gongti Xilu, Chaoyang District. (6552 8310, 6552 8311) 紫云轩, 朝阳区工

China Grill Get a bird’s eye view of Beijing while dining on grilled meats, seafood and classical Chinese dishes. 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



Madam Zhu’s Kitchen A stylish restaurant serving contemporary updates of classic regional Chinese. Daily 11am-9.30pm. B1/F, Bldg D, Vantone Center, 6A Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (5907 1625) 汉舍中

CourtYard Modern European by top consultant chef Dan Segall matched with Beijing’s prettiest view across the Forbidden City’s moat. Voted “Outstanding for a Romantic Meal” in our 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily 6-9.30pm. 95 Donghuamen Dajie (north of Donghuamen parking lot at the Forbidden City), Dongcheng District. (6526 8883) 四合院, 东城区东华门大街95号 (故宫东

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Paper Newly refurbished, this sleek, urban minimalist restaurant serves contemporary Chinese cuisine, with seafood taking center stage. Daily 6pm-midnight. 138 Gulou Dongdajie, Dongcheng District. (8401 5080) 东城区鼓楼东大街138号

The Roadhouse at Mutianyu Fantastic Great Wall views and hearty Chinese country food including fresh rainbow trout. Weekends and holidays 11am-3pm, or by prior appointment. Sat-Sun and holidays 11am-3pm, or by prior appointment. 12 Mutianyu Village, Huairou District. (6162 6506) 大路馆儿, 怀柔区慕田峪村12号 Trainspotting Trendy concept restaurant delivers well-priced Southwest Chinese cooking with a contemporary twist. Daily 11am-10pm. 46 Fangjia Hutong (just south of Guozijian Jie), Dongcheng District. (6400 1725) 猜火车, 东城区方家胡同46号艺术园区 (国子监南临)

Whampoa Club Culinary mastermind Jereme Leung transforms classic Beijing comfort food into a marvel. High living comes at a price, however. Daily 11am-2.30pm, 5-


Alameda Contemporary fine dining with a Brazilian twist. Voted“Best Business Lunch” in our 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily 11.30am-3pm, 6-10.30pm. Sanlitun Beijie (beside the Nali Mall), Chaoyang District. (6417 8084, 朝 阳区三里屯北街

Bei Delectable, artfully presented North Asian cuisine in a hip, minimalist setting. Voted “Outstanding Contemporary Chinese Restaurant” in our 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards. Mon-Sat 5.30-10pm. B1/F, The Opposite House, Bldg 1, Sanlitun Village, 11 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6410 5230) www. 朝阳区三里屯路11号三里屯 Village1号楼瑜舍地下1层

BLD Cafe International buffet restaurant featuring showpiece Sunday brunch. Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel, 61 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (5863 8223) 朝阳区东 三环中路61号北京富力万丽酒店

IFW (International Food Warehouse) Managed by the Park Hyatt, IFW offers top quality choices in Japanese, Chinese, Singaporean and Western cuisines. Surprisingly affordable. Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-9.45pm. B1/F, Park Life, Yintai Center, 2 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (8567 1568) 朝阳区建 国门外大街2号北京柏悦酒店地下1层

Lan Club Voted “Best Decor” and “Outstanding for Impressing Visitors” in our 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily 9am-11pm. 4/F, LG Twin Towers, 12B Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (5109 6012/13) 兰会所, 朝阳区建国门外大街乙12号 LG双子座4层

Let’s Seafood Offers mussels, six varieties of whole fish, seafood salads and specials like bouillabaisse or Atlantic lobster, all served with rice, potatoes, fish soup and freshly baked bread. Daily 11.30am-midnight. 1/F, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Beijie, Chaoyang District. (5208 6038) 朝阳区三里屯北街81号那

SALT Innovative restaurant in a fresh modern minimalist setting has weekly two-course or three-course set meals. Voted “Outstanding Business Lunch,” “Outstanding Steak,” “Outstanding Service,” “Outstanding Restaurant of the Year (Non-Chinese)” and “Chef of the Year (Ana Esteves)” in our 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards. Mon-Sat noon-3pm, 6-10.30pm, Sun Brunch noon-4pm. 2/F, 9 Jiangtai Xilu (opposite the Japanese School, west of Rosedale Hotel), Chaoyang District. (6437 8457) www. 盐, 朝阳区将台西路 9号2层(珀丽酒店西边

Scarlett Chic wine bar and restaurant with Beijing’s best cheese selection. 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

Water Fusion cuisine by the lakeside. Specials on set meals during the week plus afternoon tea until 5pm daily. Solana 15-4, 6 Chaoyang Gongyuan Lu, Chaoyang District. (5905 6008, 137 0113 1533 English) 子水,朝阳区朝阳公园路 6号蓝色港湾国际商区15-4

DONGBEI Da Dongbei Dongbei da lapi, cold glass noodles served with a range of vegetables and shredded pork in a peanut sauce, deserves a special mention. 352 Gulou Dongdajie, Dongcheng District. (6404 1375) 大东北, 东城 区鼓楼东大街352号

East is Red Offers nightly song and dance routines straight out of the cultural revolution. Great decor and spicy fish options. Daily 10am-9.30pm. 266 Dongwuhuan Baijialou (outside Pingfang Qiao), Chaoyang District. (6574 8289/8290) 红色经典, 朝阳区东五环白 家楼266号

DUMPLINGS Baoyuan Jiaozi Wu These tasty and colorful dumplings have had their dough dyed with spinach, carrot, blueberry and grape. Daily 11am-10pm. North of 6 Maizidian Jie, Chaoyang District. (6586 4967) 宝源饺子屋, 朝 阳区麦子店街6号楼北侧


Mosto Inventive, exciting contemporary food with a South American touch. Voted “Outstanding Business Lunch,” “Outstanding Wine List,” “Outstanding Chef (Daniel Urdaneta)” and “Outstanding Restaurant of the Year (Non-Chinese)” in our 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards.Daily noon-2.30pm, 6-10.30pm.


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Din Tai Fung Taste just one dumpling to know why they’re famous around the world. Voted “Outstanding Restaurant of the Year (Chinese)” in our 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards. 1) Mon-Fri 11.30am-9.30pm, Sat-Sun 11am-10pm. 7/F, Dangdai Shangcheng, 40 Zhongguancun Dajie, Haidian District. (6269 6726); 2) Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 5-10pm. 24 Xinyuan Xili Zhongjie, Chaoyang District. (6462 4502); 3) Daily 11.30am-9.30pm. 6/F, Shin Kong Place, China Central Place, 87 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (6533 1536) 鼎泰丰, 1) 海淀区



The Domus salad is one of Beijing’s best summer signatures – lobster tail meat, fresh greens and croutons fried in melted foie gras. RMB 120


Numerous healthy and inventive salads include a refreshing shrimp and papaya offering, and a filling laffa bread salad laced with misoyogurt dressing. RMB 58-98


Capital M Classy European cooking and Beijing’s best view across Tiananmen Square. Voted “Outstanding for Impressing Visitors” and “Outstanding for a Romantic Meal” in our 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards. Mon-Fri 11am-2.30pm, 6-10.30pm, Sat-Sun 11.30am5pm, 6-10.30pm (afternoon tea between 2.30-5pm). 3/F, 2 Qianmen Pedestrian Street (southeast of Qianmen, overlooking Tian’anmen Square), Chongwen District. (6702 2727) 崇文区前门 步行街2号3层 (尽览天安门全景)

Crystal The Emperor Hotel's rooftop restaurant features an integrated bar (Yin), breakfast buffet and a la carte international cuisine. Mon-Sat 7am-12pm. 33 Qihelou Street, Dongcheng District. (6526 5566) 东城区东城区 骑河楼大街33号

Fish Nation Hearty servings of chunky chips and the largest piece of boneless fish you may ever encounter in China. 1) Sun-Thu 11am-2am, Fri-Sat 11am-4am. Sanlitun Houjie (around the corner from Poachers Inn), Chaoyang District. (6415 0119) 鱼邦, 朝阳区三 里屯后街(青年酒吧附近

The enormous signature Panino Teca salad includes everything but the kitchen sink. Scant atmosphere is compensated for by fast service and fresh ingredients. RMB 45 This all-you-can-eat salad bar is Beijing’s largest, and also includes a variety of soups, hot pasta and fresh fruit. RMB 39

J. Lucky Upmarket Tianjin-style jiaozi in the heart of Solana, with faux brushed steel floors, beaded curtains and violet chairs. Daily 10.30am-2pm, 5-10pm. DS-17, Solana (north side), 6 Chaoyang Gongyuan Lu, Chaoyang District. (5905 1708) 饺好运, 朝阳区朝阳公园路 6号蓝色港湾国际商区内

EUROPEAN Aria Inventive European food from monthly changing menus. Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 6-10pm; bar 11am-midnight. 2/F, China World Hotel, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6505 2266 ext 38, 6505 3318) 阿郦雅, 朝阳区建国门外大街1号中国大饭店二层

Morel’s Sanlitun stalwart serves Belgianstyle steak tartare from locally bred beef and tasty mussels. Voted “Outstanding Steak” in our 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards. 1) Daily 11.30am-1am. Gongti Beilu (opposite Workers’ Gymnasium North Gate, northwest corner of Chunxiu Lu), Dongcheng District. (6416 8802); 2) Tue-Sun 11.30am-11.30pm. East block, 27 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6437 3939) 1) 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; 2) 朝阳区莫劳洪玺 西餐, 亮马桥路27号东座1层



Cafe de la Poste Beijing’s French community pack in every night for steaks, salads, cheese and wine. Voted “Outstanding French” in our 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily noon-3pm, 6pm-late. 58 Yonghegong Dajie, Dongcheng District. (6402 7047) 东城区雍和宫大街58号

Jaan A light and innovative interpretation of classic French cuisine in a regal period setting. Daily noon-2pm, 6.30-10pm. Raffles Beijing Hotel, 33 Dongchang’an Jie, Dongcheng District. (8500 4186, 6526 3388 ext 4186) 家安, 东城区东长安街33号北京饭店莱佛士

La Taverne Laid-back French bistro serving traditional galette, crepes and beef fondue. Daily 10am-2.30pm, 6-10.30pm. 7 Gongti Xilu, Chaoyang District. (6551 8967) 遥远西餐吧, 朝 阳区工体西路7号

Le Petit Gourmand Good value French fare and a library of over 9,000 books. Sun-Thu 9.30am-midnight, Fri-Sat 9.30am-1am. 3/F, Tongli Studios, Sanlitun Houjie, Chaoyang District. (6417 6095, fax 6413 0765) www. 小美食家, 朝阳区三


Le Pré Lenôtre Exudes all the pomp of fine French dining and matches it with professional service and accomplished food. 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

The Orchard Difficult to find, but worth the journey for continental cuisine served in a charming country setting. Tue-Sun noon2.30pm (Sun lunch until 3pm), 2.30-6pm (coffee), 6-9pm (dinner). From Jingshun Lu, exit at Sunhe Market (we recommend calling for directions), Shunyi District. (6433 6270) 果


Cafe Europa Authentic Italian and European cuisine with an international wine bar. Features popular business lunch menu, regular wine tastings and catering. Daily 10.30am10pm. Rm 1113, Bldg 11, Jianwai Soho, 39 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (5869 5663) 朝阳区东三环

FRENCH Brasserie Flo Owned by the powerful Flo Group, and now a Beijing institution. French classics include the onion soup, steak au poivre and profiteroles. Voted “Outstanding French” in our 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards. Delivery available. Daily 11am3pm, 5.30-11pm. Rainbow Plaza (Longbo Guangchang), 16 Dongsanhuan Beilu (south of the Great Wall Sheraton), Chaoyang District. (6595 5135/9) 北京福楼餐厅,

Orange Tree Bistro Fetching Houhai courtyard serves Italian appetizers, pizza, sandwiches and grilled meats, with a good selection of bottled beers and wine. Daily 11am-11.30pm. 27 Dashibei Hutong (near Yandai Xiejie, north of Houhai lake), Xicheng District. (6401 7797) 橘子树西餐, 西城区大石碑

Park Side Bar & Grill This family-friendly restaurant features a pleasant garden terrace. Burgers, steaks, wings, salads, sandwiches, steaks and other Western fare complement a healthy wine list. Daily 10am-late. 9-6 Jiangtai Xilu (opposite Rosedale Hotel), Chaoyang District. (6444 6555, info@parksidebeijing. com) 园景, 朝阳区将



Domus Right by the Forbidden City, slick Domus is all designer furniture and “earth tones”, with an artisan French menu designed by Dan Segall. Daily 11am-11pm. 115 Nanchizi Dajie, Dongcheng District. (8511 8015) www. 东城区南池子大街115号

园, 顺义区京顺路孙河市场出口(建议给餐馆打电 话问详细地址)

Budapest Hungarian Restaurant Beijing’s first Hungarian restaurant serves goulash and other Magyar specialties. 2/F, Bldg 6, China View, Gongti Donglu, Chaoyang District. (8587 1270) 朝阳区工体东路中国红阶

YellowStone Restaurant & Bar A relaxed atmosphere for informal dining and casual drinks. Daily 9am-1am. Crowne Plaza Park View Wuzhou, Bldg 28, 8 Beichen Donglu, Chaoyang District. (6481 7000) 黄玉石, 朝阳



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

厅, 东城区东直门外大街22-1

Crepanini Savory and sweet crepes, waffles and paninis. Drinks include coffee, cider and pastis. 1/F, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Beilu, Chaoyang District. 朝阳区三里屯北路81号那里


The Vineyard offers a solid selection of classic combinations such as apple, walnut and brie, Caesar and Greek salads. RMB 15-51

lunches are popular with the embassy crowd. Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 6-10.30pm. 22-1 Dongzhimenwai Dajie (next to Jingkelong), Dongcheng District. (6416 9838) 万杰福咖啡

ROOMbeijing Restaurant and bar from former Blu Lobster chef Brian McKenna. Rm 301-302, 3/F, Park Life, Yintai Centre, 2 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District (8517 2033) ROOM北京, 朝阳区建国门外大街2号银泰中心301-302室

Vineyard Cafe Hip hutong cafe specializes in comfort food and hearty breakfasts. Voted “Outstanding Brunch (non-hotel)” in our 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards. Tue-Sun 11.30am-10.30pm, closed Mon. 31 Wudaoying Hutong (just north of the Confucius temple), Dongcheng District. (6402 7961,



Maison Boulud Famous New York chef Daniel Boulud brings his take on French food to Beijing. Excellent food and service. Voted “Best French,” "Outstaning Decor," "Best Service," "Best for a Romantic Meal," “Best Wine List” and "Non-Chinese Restaurant of the Year" in our 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards. 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

GERMAN Drei Kronen 1308 Brauhaus Traditional costume, microbrewed beer and heavy German cuisine. Sun-Thu 11.30am-midnight; Fri-Sat 11.30am-late. 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 楼5号楼1层

Hopfenstube Large German-style restaurant and microbrewery featuring live music and open cooking stations. 3 Sanfeng Beilu (opposite Cashbox KTV), Chaoyang District. (5909 6666/5909 6622) 慕尼黑啤酒屋, 朝阳区三丰北

葡萄院儿, 东城区五道营胡同31号


W Dine & Wine Smart, convivial Sanlitun eatery serving contemporary European food at mid-range prices. Good value set

Paulaner Brauhaus One of Beijing’s best choices for authentic (if pricey) German food. The Paulaner brews its own beer. Daily

11am-1am. Kempinski Hotel, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6465 3388 ext 5732) 普拉那啤酒坊餐厅, 朝阳区亮马桥路50号凯宾 斯基饭店

Schindler’s Tankstelle Hearty sausages and frosty steins of beer blend with a nice view of Ritan Park’s greenery. 1) 10 Sanlitun Beixiaojie, Chaoyang District. (6463 1108); 2) Daily 11.30am-10pm. 1 Houshayu Zhen, Shayu Lu, Shunyi District. (8042 2291); 3) Daily 11amlate. 15A Guanghua Lu (200m east of Ritan Park South Gate), Chaoyang District. (8562 6439) 申德勒加油站, 1) 朝阳区三里屯北小街 10号; 2) 顺义区沙峪路后沙峪镇1号; 3) 朝阳区 光华路甲15号(日坛南门往东200米)

South German Bakery, Cafe Konstanz and Bodenseestube Provides a variety of German and European rye, wheat and white breads, along with tasty homemade cakes and sweets. Restaurant daily 9am-10pm. 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

GUIZHOU & GUANGXI Miao Minority Restaurant Caters to the dinner-and-show crowd with its nightly minority show. Dishes include Guizhou-style dog meat hot pot. 1) Daily 10am-2pm, 4-9.30pm. 300m north of the west gate of Tsinghua University, Haidian District. (6256 9150); 2) Daily 11am1.30pm, 4-9pm. 54 Fuxingmen Dajie (across from Minzugong), Xicheng District. (6607 9738) 盛祥, 1) 海淀区清华大学西门北侧300米 路西; 2) 西城区复兴门大街54号(民族宫对面)

Three Guizhou Men Artsy-fartsy dining establishment with tasty Guizhou-style favorites. 1) Daily 10am-11pm. 2/F, Nalisa Building, 1 Guangshun Nandajie, Chaoyang District. (6470 7288); 2) Daily 24hrs. Inside the West Gate of Workers’ Stadium (above Coco Banana), Chaoyang District. (6551 8517); 3) Daily 10am-10pm. 6 Guanghua Xili, Jianguomenwai, Chaoyang District. (6502 1733); 4) Daily 11am-10pm. Bldg 7, Jianwai Soho, 39 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (5869 0598); 5) Daily 10am-2pm, 5-10pm. 58 Beisihuan Xilu (Southeast corner of Haidian Book City), Haidian District. (8260 7678); 6) Daily 9.30am-10.30pm. Bldg 3, 2 Qu, Fengya Yuan, Huilongguan, Changping District. (8171 5880) 三个贵州人, 1) 朝阳区广顺南大街 1号 娜丽萨大厦2层; 2) 朝阳区工体西门内; 3) 朝 阳区建国门外光华西里6号; 4) 朝阳区东三环 中路39建外Soho7号楼; 5) 海淀区北四环西路 58号(海淀图书城东南角); 6) 昌平区回龙观风 雅园二区3号楼

HOMESTYLE Xiao Wang Fu Down home Chinese food of consistent quality in atmospheres ranging from humble (Guanghua Lu) to elegant (Ritan). Also serves crisp-skinned roast duck. Voted “Outstanding Kung Pao Chicken” in the Beijinger’s 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards. 1) Daily 11.30am-2pm, 5.30-10pm. Inside the North Gate of Ritan Park, Ritan Lu, Chaoyang District. (8561 5985); 2) Daily 11am-10.30pm. Bldg 2, Guanghua Lu Dongli, Chaoyang District. (6591 3255); 3) Daily 5.30pm-1am. 15 Qianhai Beiyan, Xicheng District. (6617 5558) 小王府, 1) 朝阳区日坛路日坛公园北门 内; 2) 朝阳区光华路东里2号楼; 3) 西城区前 海北沿15号

HOT POT Ding Ding Xiang Popular hot pot place has delicious, savory sesame dipping sauce to accompany lots of lamb. Voted “Outstanding Hot Pot” in our 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards. 1) Daily 11am-10pm. 2/F, Yuanjia International Apartments, Dongzhimenwai, Dongzhong Jie (opposite East Gate Plaza), Dongcheng District. (6417 9289); 2) Daily 11.30am-11pm. 1/F, 14 Dongzhong Jie, Dongzhimenwai, Dongcheng District. (6417 2546); 3) Daily 11am-10pm. Bldg 7, Guoxing Jiayuan, Shouti Nanlu, Haidian District. (8835 7775/7779); 4) Daily 11am-10pm. 6/F, Shin Kong Place, 87 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (6530 5997/7172) 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) 东城 区东直门外东中街14号1层; 3) 海淀区首体南路 国兴家园7号楼1-2层; 4) 朝阳区建国路87号新 光天地6楼D6006号

Haidilao Hot Pot This popular eatery is as famous for its hospitality as it is for its

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DIRECTORY / DINING authentic Sichuan cuisine. Voted “Best Hot Pot,”“Outstanding Service” and “Outstanding Restaurant of the Year (Chinese)” in our 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards. 1) Daily 24hrs. 2A Baijiazhuang Lu (next to No. 80 Middle School), Chaoyang District. (6595 2982); 2) Daily 24hrs. 7/F, New Wedding Shopping Center, 109 Xidan Beidajie, Xicheng District. (6617 4063); 3) Daily 10.30am-3am. 3/F, Beiyue Dasha, 2A Huixin Dongjie, Chaoyang District. (8463 9300) 海底捞火锅, 1) 朝阳区白家庄路 甲2号 (八十中学西侧); 2) 西城区西单北大街 109号婚庆大楼7层; 3) 朝阳区惠新东街甲2号 北奥大厦3层

Mansions-inspired banquets and delicious steamed buns. Daily 10.30am-10pm. On the west side of Zhongshan Park, Xichang’an Jie, Xicheng District. (6605 6676) 来今雨轩饭庄, 西 城区西长安街中山公园西门内

Li Jia Cai Mr Li’s house restaurant serves set meals of Imperial-style food at prices ranging RMB 230-2,000 per person. Daily 11am-1.30pm, 5-8.30pm. 11 Yangfang Hutong, Deshengmennei Dajie, Xicheng District. (6618 0107) 厉家菜, 西城区德胜门内大街洋房 胡同11号

I Rock My Pot Choose from a dozen broths, a long bar of sauces and an extensive selection of vegetables, seafood and meats (including ostrich). 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


Regius Beef Hip decor, quality ingredients and state-of-the-art, flameless individual hot pots. Daily 10.30am-10pm. Bldg 19, Wanda Plaza, 93 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (5960 4566) 一尊皇牛, 朝阳区建国路93号万达广场 19号楼

HUAIYANG Summer Palace Light and delicious Huaiyang and Cantonese cuisine cooked with flair. Check out their daily tea cocktails and French Bordeaux selections. 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

Z.Y.X. HYC Don’t miss the “lion head” meatballs and wild mountain greens, a native specialty. Daily 9.30am-2pm, 4.30-10pm. 5 Haoyun Jie, 29 Zaoying Lu, Chaoyang District. (5867 0276) 南国紫钰轩, 朝阳区枣营路29号 好运街5号

HUNAN & HUBEI Karaiya Spice House Well-executed Hunan fare, sound service and a laidback ambience. Daily 11.30am-2pm, 5.30-10pm. Bldg 8, Sanlitun Village, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6415 3535) 朝阳区朝阳区三里屯路19号 The Village南区8号楼

Liujia Guo Hunan restaurant famous for its bu er guo – a fish soup served in a huge clay pot that can feed four. Daily 10am-11pm. 19 Nanheyan Dajie, Dongcheng District. (6524 1487) 刘家锅, 东城区南河沿大街19号 Xiang Ming Yuan Xiangcai favorites like hongshaorou (braised pork in claypot) and duojiao yutou (fish heads with sweet peppers). Daily 9.30am-2pm, 4.30-11pm. 1 Gongti Nanlu, Workers’ Stadium south gate, Chaoyang District. (6552 5493) 湘明园, 朝阳区工体南路1号

IMPERIAL Fangshan Restaurant Great service and Cixi’s favorites, for just less than the price of a marble boat. Daily 11am-2pm, 5-8pm. 1 Wenjin Jie (inside Beihai Park, enter via east gate), Xicheng District. (6401 1889) 仿膳饭庄, 西城区文津街1号北海公园东门内

Laijin Yuxuan Fanzhuang Forbidden City restaurant known for it’s Dream of Red

比, 朝阳区朝阳公园路好运街2楼C-8号

Mei Wei Zhen High-end Imperial Cuisine specialists with carrots carved like dragons and complex concoctions like “Buddha Jumps the Wall” soup. Daily 10am-10pm. 1) 48 Xihai Nanyan, Xicheng District. (8328 4099); 2) 1/F, Novotel Peace, 3 Jinyu Hutong, Dongcheng District. (6559 7672); 3) L124, 1/F, West Wing, China World Shopping Mall, 1 Jianguonemwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6505 6139) 美味珍御

Red Capital Club The courtyard setting capitalizes on nostalgic kitsch and well-known Beijing dishes. Daily 6pm-midnight. 66 Dongsi Jiutiao, Dongcheng District. (6402 7150, 8401 8886) 新红资俱乐部, 东城区东四九条66号

INDIAN/PAKISTANI Ganges Indian Restaurant Southern and northern Indian classics like chicken tikka masala and lamb rogan josh. Tied with Taj Pavilion for“Best Indian/Pakistani” in our 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily 11am11pm. 1) S93-3, Sanlitun Village, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6416 0181/6121); 2) Sancaitang Xiezi Lou, 160 Chengfu Lu, Haidian District. (6262 7944); 3) 5/B, Hairun International Apartment, 2 Jiangtai Lu, Chaoyang District. (5135 8353); 4) 138A, B1/F, The Place, 9 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (6587 2999) 恒河印度餐厅, 1) 朝阳区三里屯路19号三里屯VillageS93-3; 2) 海淀区成府路160号三才堂写字楼1层13号; 3) 朝 阳区将台路2号海润国际公寓底商5号; 4) 朝阳区 光华路9号世贸天阶地下1层138A

Hazara High quality with prices to match, served in a stylish, intimate setting. Accepts foreign currencies, Visa and Mastercard. TueSun 5.30-10.30pm. Inside Face bar, 26 Dongcaoyuan, Gongti Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (6551 6788) 朝阳区工体南路东草园26号 Indian Kitchen An assortment of spicy subcontinent specialties, but the indecisive can check out the weekday buffet lunch. Voted “Outstanding Indian/Pakistani” in our 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-11pm. 2 Sanlitun Beixiaojie (opposite Korean embassy), Chaoyang District. (6462 7255) 北京印度小厨, 朝阳区三 里屯北小街2号

Kamat’s Indian Restaurant Quality Indian fare. Irish pub downstairs offers convenient outlet for post-curry pints. Second floor of Paddy O’Shea’s, 28 Dongzhimenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. 朝阳区东直门外大街28号(爱 尔兰酒吧2层)

Mirch Masala Tasty, authentic and affordable in a pleasant, well-lit environment. Vegan friendly. Delivery also available. 1)

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CD Jazz Club), Chaoyang District. (6503 3871); 3) Daily 11am-11pm. West Gate of Soho New Town, 88 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (8589 8366); 4) Daily 11am-11pm. A1 Nongzhan Nanlu (near the west gate of Chaoyang Park), Chaoyang District. (6591 1931); 5) Daily 11am-11pm. Jiuxianqiao, Jiangtai Lu, Shangye Jie, Chaoyang District. (6436 3735); 6) Daily 11.30am-11pm. Across from Western Academy Beijing, 5 Laiguangying Donglu, Chaoyang District. (8470 4768) 安妮, 1) 朝阳区神路 街39号日坛上街2-3-93; 2) 朝阳区东三环路 16号(农展馆正门南侧); 3) 朝阳区建国路88号 Soho现代城西门; 4) 朝阳区农展南路甲1号 (朝 阳公园西门南侧); 5) 朝阳区酒仙桥将台路商业 街; 6) 朝阳区来广营东路5号京西学校对面

Assaggi Don’t miss their tasty fresh pasta and home-made bread. Voted “Outstanding Italian” in our 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily noon-2.30pm, 6.30-11pm. 1 Sanlitun Beixiaojie, Chaoyang District. (8454 4508) 尝 试, 朝阳区三里屯北小街1号

Barolo Casual yet upscale Italian with a gleaming open kitchen and superior service. Mon-Sat 11.30am-2pm, 6-10pm. 2/F, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, China Central Place, 83A Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (5908 8888) 巴 罗洛, 朝阳区建国路甲83

Cambulac Italian Wine Enoteca Specialist Italian wine wholesalers in a beautiful courtyard setting. Single bottles available to taste and purchase. Daily 10am-midnight. 32 Beibingmasi Hutong (east of Nanluogu Xiang), Dongcheng District. (6402 7707) 东城 区北兵马司胡同32号(南锣鼓巷东边)

Cepe Authentic northern Italian cuisine in a modern, trendy setting. 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

膳, 1) 西城区西海南沿48号; 2) 东城区王府井 金鱼胡同3号诺富特和平宾馆首层东侧; 3) 朝阳 区建国门外大街1号国贸西楼1层L124



Mughal's Beijing Friendly staff serve up authentic Indian and Pakistani tandoori and curry dishes. Also offers weekdays set lunch and summertime terrace seating. Voted "Outstanding Indian/Pakistani" in our 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily 11am-3pm, 6-11pm. 4/F, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (5208 6082/134 , 6638 2160, www. 朝阳区三里屯路81号那里 Punjabi Indian Restaurant The Beijing branch is the seventh store of this nationwide chain and serves up tasty Punjabi cuisine with a focus on tandoor-roasted meats. Buffet specials on Tue, Fri and Sat nights. Daily 11.15am-11.15pm. C-8, 2/F, Lucky Street, Chaoyang Gongyuan Lu, Chaoyang District. (5867 0221/23) 本杰

Lijiang Spareribs Hot Pot Yunnan-style hot pot of pork ribs or pig’s trotters with fresh, seasonal vegetables Daily 10.30am-10.30pm. 11 Dashibei Hutong, Houhai, Xicheng District. (6406 3631) 瓦猫丽江腊排骨火锅, 西城区后海

西北角; 2) 东城区东直门内大街209号

之香, 1) 朝阳区雅宝路日坛公园北门日坛上街 2号楼130号; 2) 东城区南锣鼓巷60-2号



Little Sheep Nationwide chain serves mutton hot pot with a twist: a special cuminbased broth. No dipping sauce required. Voted “Outstanding Hot Pot” in our 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards. 1) Daily 10am-midnight. Northwest corner of Caishikou intersection, Xuanwu District. (6316 6668); 2) Daily 24hours. 209 Dongzhimennei Dajie, Dongcheng District. (8400 1669) 小肥羊, 1) 宣武区菜市口路口

Mon 5-10.30pm; Tue-Sun 11am-2.30pm, 5pm-10.30pm. Unit 130, Bldg 2, Ritan Highlife, (across from the north gate of Ritan Park), Chaoyang District. (8563 6304); 2) Mon-Sat 11am-2.30pm, 5-10.30pm, Sun 11am-10.30pm. 60-2 Nanluogu Xiang, Dongcheng District. (6406 4347) 马沙拉


Raj Indian Restaurant and Bar Authentic Indian cuisine at reasonable prices. Situated in a charming courtyard the restaurant boasts a charming view. Daily 11am-11pm. 31 Gulou Xidajie (west of the Drum Tower), Xicheng District. (6401 1675, 8403 7462, cn) 拉兹印度餐厅, 西城区鼓 楼西大街31号

The Taj Pavilion Friendly management and some of Beijing’s finest Indian food in an authentic setting. Tied with Ganges for“Best Indian/Pakistani” in our 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 6-10.30pm. 1) L222, Europlaza, 99 Yuxiang Lu, Tianzhu Zhen, Shunyi District. (8046 3238); 2) 1/F, West Wing, China World Shopping Mall (next to KFC), Chaoyang District. (6505 5866); 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) 朝阳区国贸西楼1层肯德基旁边; 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

Tamarind (Marriott Northeast) Rich variety of south Asian food and four brass tandoor ovens turning out delicious kebabs and nan breads. Daily 11am-2.30pm, 7.30-10pm. 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

ITALIAN Agrilandia Fresh ingredients grown on site. Green suburban locale ensures lots of room for the kids to scamper. Daily 9am-9pm. Baigezhuangcun, Mapozhen, Shunyi District. (6940 7700, 130 0127 1094) 意大利农场, 顺义区马坡镇白各庄村

Alla Osteria A solid choice for Piemontesestyle Italian cuisine. Good value 3-course set lunches. Daily 11am-10pm. Rm 1112, Soho Shangdu, Dongdaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (5900 3112) 意尚意大利餐厅, 朝阳区东大桥路 8号Soho尚都1112号

Annie’s Unpretentious, affordable and popular Italian chain. Voted“Best Italian,” “Best Family-Friendly Restaurant” and “Outstanding Pizza” in our 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards. Free delivery. 1) 11am-11pm. Ritan High Life 2-3-93, (across from North Gate of Ritan Park), Chaoyang District. (8569 3031); 2) Daily 11.30am-11pm. 16 Dongsanhuan Lu (next to

Ciro’s Pomodoro This spacious Italian diner has nightly performances, DJs, live bands, a long extended bar, and alfresco seating. Daily 11am-3am. 81 Sanlitun Beilu, Chaoyang District. (5208 6008) 波莫多洛, 朝阳区三里屯 北路81号

Daccapo Five-star Italian seafood, pastas, gourmet pizzas (baked in a brick oven) and an enviable wine list. 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 Elegant Italian restaurant in the St. Regis hotel offers classic Italian fare, including freshly made pasta and a selection of Italian wines. Set business lunch menus are more appealing for diners on a budget. 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

Invito Stylish Italian restaurant good for both a shopping spree rest stop and a romantic evening meal. Daily 11am-10.30pm. 15-2, Solana Shopping Mall, 6 Chaoyang Gongyuan Lu, Chaoyang District. (5905 6906) 意吻陶, 朝 阳区朝阳公园路6号蓝色港湾国际商区 15-2

L'Isola Decent Italian food in a stylishlyunderstated atmosphere. Extensive drinks selection, attentive yet discreet service and great homemade bread. Voted "Outstanding Italian" in our 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 6-11pm. 201, 2/F, Pacific Century Place, 2A Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6539 3773) 益顺客, 朝阳区工体北路甲2号盈科中心2层201

Metro One of Beijing’s oldest Italian restaurants, where diners can match sauces and freshly made pastas. Mon-Fri 11.30am-2pm,

DIRECTORY / DINING 5.30-10pm; Sat-Sun 11.30am-10pm. 9 Gongti Xilu, Chaoyang District. (6552 7828) 美特柔, 朝阳区工体西路9号

Prego A modern Italian restaurant serving authentic regional home-style dishes prepared by an Italian chef. Daily 11am-11.30pm. 1/F, The Westin Beijing, 9B Jinrong Jie, Xicheng District. (6606 8866 ext 7815) 意大 利餐厅, 西城区金融大街乙9号北京金融街威斯 汀大酒店1层

Ristorante Sadler Owned by two-star Michelin chef Claudio Sadler, this restaurant delivers well-executed dishes in a contemporary fine-dining setting. Daily noon-2pm, 6.30-10.30pm. Ch’ien Men 23, 23 Qianmen Dongdajie, Dongcheng District. (6559 1399) 东城区前门东大街23号

Scott's Family Italian Cuisine and Bar Cheerful staff, reasonable prices, delivery within 5km and a menu of Beijing-Italo standards like minestrone, spaghetti bolognese and generously topped wood-fired pizzas. Daily 10.30am-11pm. 41 Xingfu Lu (250m south of Dongzhimenwai in the alley west of Paddy O'Shea's), Chaoyang District. (6416 0600) 朝阳区幸福41路号 Tavola Excellent Neapolitan-style Italian cuisine. 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) www. 朝阳区东方东路19号亮马桥外交

淀区城府路35号院(五道口城铁站旁信号灯往北 30米路西院内); 4) 朝阳区东三环中路39号建外 Soho15号楼1501

Kagen Stainless steel tables and cool electronica music accompany tasty marinated meat grilled fresh at each table. 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

La Sushi Cozy, upscale sushi restaurant specializing in the ecologically thorny bluefin tuna. Daily 11.30am-midnight. 2/F, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Beilu, Chaoyang District. (5208 6120) 朝阳区三里屯北路81号那里花园2层

呤, 朝阳区光华路12号丙数码01大厦501室

Ichigo Ichie Sushi, California rolls and a handful of hot appetizers are available at this petite, Chinese-run eatery at Nanluogu Xiang. Daily 11.30am-10pm. 73 Xiao Ju’er Hutong, Nanluogu Xiang, Dongcheng District. (134 0110 0356) 期一会, 东城区南锣鼓巷小菊儿胡 同73号

Invincible Ramen All the elements combine for Beijing’s most divine ramen. Daily 11am10.30pm. 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

Isshin Fans rave about the delicious tonkatsu, served with lashings of plum sauce, shredded cabbage, rice and miso. 1) Daily 11am-1.30pm, 5-9.30pm. 2/F, Bldg 1, Overseas Student Dormitory, Beijing Normal University, Haidian District. (5880 9785); 2) Sun-Thu 11am-2pm, 5-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-2pm, 5-11pm. Door 3, Bldg B, Ziguang Development Plaza, 11 Huixin Dongjie, Chaoyang District. (6482 3600); 3) Sun-Thu 11am-2pm, 5-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am2pm, 5-11pm. 35 Chengfu Lu (30m north of the traffic lights next to Wudaokou subway station), Haidian District. (8261 0136); 4) Daily 11.30am-2pm, 5.30-10pm. Rm 1501, Bldg 15, Jianwai Soho, 39 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (5869 5769) 一心日本料理, 1) 海淀区北京师范大学留学生公寓二层; 2) 朝 阳区惠新东街11号紫光发展大厦B座3单元; 3) 海


Tori Tei This raucous Japanese BBQ restaurant does a tasty line in chicken, beef and vegetable skewers, washed down with icecold Kirin beer and pots of sake. Daily 11ammidnight. 8, Xinyuanli Zhongjie, Chaoyang District. (6461 4513) 朝阳区新源里中街8号

Greek Delicacy All your Greek favorites served fast and easy. 1) Mon-Fri 11am9pm, Sat-Sun 11am-10pm. Solana Lifestyle Shopping Park, 6 Chaoyang Gongyuan Lu, Chaoyang District. (5905 6380); 2) Daily 10am-11pm. 5/F U-Centre, Wudaokou, Haidian District. (6266 6100) 1) 朝阳区朝阳公园路6号蓝 色港湾国际商区; 2) 海淀区五道口购物中心5层

Mana An intimate Mediterranean eatery in the sleepier side of Sanlitun. The dishes were well presented, tasty and playful in their use of ingredients. 11.30am-10.30pm. 2 Sanlitun Beixiaojie, Chaoyang District, Chaoyang District. (6460 0799) 朝阳区朝阳区三里屯北小街2号


Gin Chow down on some of Japan’s best bar snacks in the sleek dining room of this izakaya. Daily 6pm-2am. 501, E-Tower, 12C Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (6592 6198)

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

铁板烧餐吧, 朝阳区枣营路29号好运街23号

Toro Bar This smart sushi joint showcases sushi, sashimi, barbecue and a range of sake and Japanese beers. Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 6-11pm. 1949–The Hidden City, Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu (opposite the south gate of Pacific Century Place Mall), Chaoyang District. (6501 1949) 鱼吧, 朝阳区工体北路4号院 (太平


Hatsune Alan Wong’s first Beijing restaurant specializes in unique sushi and hand rolls. Voted “Best Japanese” and “Outstanding Decor” in our 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily 11.30am-2pm, 5.30-10pm. 1) 2/F, Heqiao Bldg C, 8A Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (6581 3939); 2) S8-30 (Opposite Element Fresh), Bldg 8, Sanlitun Village, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6415 3939) 隐泉日本料理, 1) 朝阳区

baklava in the kitschy, “I saw Zorba the Greek” interior of this Sanlitun area restaurant. Good value lunch buffet all week from 11.302.30pm. Voted "Outstanding Mediterranean" in our 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily 11am-11pm. 1 Sanlitun Xiwujie, Chaoyang District. (6464 6036) 雅典娜希腊餐厅, 朝阳区

区亮马桥39号(21世纪饭店对面); 2) 朝阳区星 期五餐厅对面松阪屋; 3) 朝阳区朝阳北路225号 京龙大厦2层

Va Piano Newly renovated, this hotel eatery serves freshly baked pizza, authentic pastas, sinful sweets and a long list of wines. Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-10pm. InterContinental Beichen, 8 Beichen Xilu, Chaoyang District. (8437 1188) 朝阳区北辰西路8号

尚水长廊铁板烧餐厅, 1) 朝阳区三里屯路11号院 (Village北区)能号楼3层N4-30单元; 2) 顺义区 天竺镇开发区荣祥广场902

Teppanyaki Show Bar Emphasis on “show” – teppan chefs cook up fresh, thin slices of marbled beef, lobster and abalone with aplomb for diners gathered around the grill. Daily 11am-11pm. 23 Haoyun Jie, 29 Zaoying Lu, Chaoyang District. (5867 0238) 雅玛花式

Matsuko Great lunchtime buffet with sushi, sashimi, noodles and more. Voted “Outstanding Japanese” in our 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards. Mon-Fri 11.30am-2pm, 5-10.30pm, Sat-Sun 11am-2.30pm, 5-10.30pm. 1) 39 Liangmaqiao Lu (opposite 21st Century hotel), Chaoyang District. (8453 4062); 2) Baijiazhuang (south east corner of Changhong Qiao), Chaoyang District. (6582 5208); 3) 2/F, Jinglong Dasha, 225 Chaoyang Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6509 8999) 松子, 1) 朝阳


Haru Teppanyaki and Sushi Bar Simple, elegant collection of small private rooms each featuring a teppenyaki grill as the centerpiece. Costly but delicious. Daily 11.30am-2pm, 5.30pm-10pm. 1) Unit N4-30, 3/F, Sanlitun Village North, 11 Sanlitun Road, Chaoyang District. (6415 2112); 2) 902 Pinnacle Plaza, Jingshun Lu, Shunyi District. (8046 5112)


Morio Chef Morio Sakayori offers traditional Japanese cuisine and modern updates. Fusion sashimi, fusion sushi and fatty carpaccio are signature dishes. Daily 10am-2.30pm, 5.30-10.30pm. 1/F, Hotel G, 7 Gongti Xilu, Chaoyang District (6551 6999) 朝阳区工体 西路7

Nishimura Teppanyaki, robatayaki, sushi and more in a stylish setting. Daily 11.30am2.30pm, 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

Yotsuba Incomparably fresh, traditional Japanese fare. Call ahead several days for reservations; large parties are not recommended. 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, 1) 朝阳区新源西里

The Olive Salads, sandwiches, steaks, dinner, health food, juice and desserts. Pleasant outdoor dining on the terrace. Also serves weekend brunch. Voted “Outstanding Mediterranean” in our 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily 10.30am-10.30pm. 17 Gongti Beilu (opposite north gate of Workers’ Stadium), Chaoyang District. (6417 9669) 朝阳

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

Sureño Modern Mediterranean cuisine from a beautiful open kitchen with wood-fired ovens. Voted “Best Mediterranean" in our 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily noon11.30pm. B1/F, The Opposite House, Sanlitun Village, 11 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6410 5240) 朝阳

KOREAN Ai Jiang Shan This upscale Korean barbecue and seafood restaurant in the Lido area proves that char-grilling and composure can go together. Choose from octopus, sashimi and various cuts of beef. Daily 11am-10pm. North Gate of Si’de Park, 39 Jiangtai Xilu, Chaoyang District. (8456 9511)

Oden Hearty Japanese stew and luscious sushi. The affordable sake sets are a great introduction to Japan’s national drink. Daily 6pm-late (reservations essential before 10pm). Rm 204, Taiyue Suites, 16 Nansanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6506 6700) 关东煮, 朝

爱江山, 朝阳区将台西路四德公园北门


波, 海淀区五道口清华东路1号京裕宾馆内

Suzuki Japanese regulars flock to Mr. Suzuki’s hidden office restaurant for pickled octopus, goma-doufu and Kobe beef. Daily 11am-2pm, 5-11pm. 30 Hetao Yuan, Guandongdian Beijie, Chaoyang Beilu, Chaoyang District. (5138 9826) 铃木, 朝阳区朝阳北路关东店北街核桃 园30号

Suzumei Eel over rice, curry udon, yakitori, sashimi and more at this corner nook Japanese restaurant and bar in Sanyuanli. Mon-Sat 5pm-midnight (or until last customer leaves). 1/F, Bldg 6, Sanyuanli residential compound (north side), 2 Xinyuan Jie, Chaoyang District. (6466 0204) 朝阳区新源街2号三源里小区6号 楼1层北侧

Tairyo Teppanyaki All-you-can-eat beef, lamb chops, seafood and more, expertly sliced, diced and grilled by knife-wielding chefs. Voted "Outstanding Japanese" in our 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards. 1) S2-32, 3/F, Sanlitun Village South, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6416 8075, 6416 0075); 2) 15 Wanliu Zhonglu, Haidian District. (8256 6044); 3) Building E, Shenggu Jiayuan, Anzhen Qiao, Chaoyang District. (6444 8855/66); 4) 305 China View, Gongti Donglu, Chaoyang District. (8587 1180/1); 5) 2/F, Yaxing Mansion, Maizidian Jie, Chaoyang District. (6461 2336) 大渔铁板烧, 1) 朝阳区三里屯路 19号 Sanlitun Village 南区3层S2-32; 2) 海淀 区万柳中路15号; 3) 朝阳区安贞桥胜古家园E座; 4) 朝阳区工体东路中国红街305号; 5) 朝阳区麦

Charcoal Bar Various cuts of top-grade meat and preparations of beef and pork over an open flame. Daily 10.30am-2am. Inside the Jingyu Hotel courtyard, 1 Tsinghua Donglu, Wudaokou, Haidian District. (6234 9997) 美都 Gaon Korean Restaurant The first Chinese mainland venture of this Seoul-based chain, which serves high-end, organic, classic Korean cuisine. Daily noon-2pm, 5.30-9.30pm. 5/F, East Tower, LG Twin Towers, 12B Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (5120 8899, 5828 7099) 高恩, 朝阳区建国门外大街乙12号双子座



Taverna Rustic-chic Mediterranean tavern specializes in paella, lamb dishes and roast suckling pig. Daily 11am-10.30pm. 1949–The Hidden City, Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu (behind Pacific Century Place), Chaoyang District. (6501 8882) 塔瓦娜, 朝阳区工体北路 4号院(太平洋百货南门对面)

MIDDLE EASTERN 1001 Nights Some of the best Middle Eastern food in Beijing plus nightly belly dancing. Voted “Best Middle Eastern” in our 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily 11am-2am. Gongti Beilu (opposite Zhaolong Hotel), Chaoyang District. (6532 4050) 1001 夜, 朝阳区工体北路兆龙饭店对面

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Biteapitta Falafels, hummus, sandwiches and shawarma. Set meals available. Good value for money. Voted "Outstanding Middle Eastern" in our 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily 11am-11pm. 2/F, Tongli Studio (same block as Le Petit Gourmand), Sanlitun Houjie, Chaoyang District. (6467 2961, 吧嗒饼, 朝阳区三

Sorabol High-priced chain of Korean restaurants serves standards like bulgolgi, banfan and delicious raw beef. 1) Daily 9am-10pm. 2/F, Landmark Towers, 8 Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6590 0630); 2) Daily 10am10pm. Basement, Lufthansa Centre, Chaoyang District. (6465 3388 ext 5720) 萨拉伯尔, 1) 朝

El Wajh The aromatic flavors of lamb, chicken, or fish tagines are the highlight of Face Beijing’s Moroccan dining area. Fri-Sat 5.30-11pm, Sun-Thu 5.30pm-10.30pm. Face Beijing, 26 Gongti Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (6551 6788) 朝阳区工体南路26号


Red Station Irrefutably the spiciest chicken in town. Daily 11.30am-late. 22 Zhongguancun Shangye Pedestrian Street (south side of Carrefour Shopping Center), Haidian District. (5172 1612) 红草火辣栈, 海淀区中关村商业步行

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MEDITERRANEAN Argo Technically sound Greek fare in a beautifully restored hutong setting. Daily 11.30am-11pm. 59 Wudaoying Hutong (100 meters west of Vineyard Café), Dongcheng District. (8403 9748) 东城区五道营胡同59号


Ibn Battouta Delicious and inexpensive regional specialties, including lamb couscous, tagines and hariar soup. End your meal with traditional mint tea. 4-103 China View Building (in the alley north of Danger Doyle’s across from Pullman Steak), 2 Gongti Donglu, Chaoyang District. (8587 1255, 139 1141 5052) 摩洛哥餐厅, 朝阳区朝阳区工体东路甲2号红街 大厦4-103

Athena Enjoy everything from tzatziki to

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DIRECTORY / DINING mashed potato. Daily 10.30am-midnight. 13A Beizhong Jie (off Dongzhimennei Dajie), Dongcheng District. (8402 9595) 白夜西餐, 东 城区东直门内大街北中街甲13号

SHANDONG An Die An Niang This no-frills Shandong eatery at Chaoyang Park West Gate makes great down-home zhou (rice porridge), stuffed pies (xianbing) and the biggest baozi in town. 1) Daily 10am-3am. Chaoyang Park West Gate, Chaoyang District. (6591 0231); 2) Daily 9.30am-midnight. 8A Nongzhanguan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6586 2390) 俺爹俺 娘, 1) 朝阳区朝阳公园西门; 2) 朝阳区吃饭 堂,农展馆北路甲8号

Rumi Its plush, minimalist interior is inviting, but the savory kebabs seal the deal. Voted “Outstanding Middle Eastern” in our 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily 11.30ammidnight. 1A Gongti Beilu (opposite Zhaolong Hotel), Chaoyang District. (8454 3838) www. 入迷, 朝阳区工体北路甲1号兆 龙饭店对面



Hutong Pizza Serves square pizzas, tasty veggie burgers, draft beer and wine in a beautifully restored traditional home. Local delivery available. Daily 11am-11pm. 9 Yindingqiao Hutong, Xicheng District. (8322 8916) 胡同比萨, 西城区银锭桥胡同9号

The Kro’s Nest American-styled pizza joint, serving up its infamous “gigantic” pizzas along with onion rings, fries, wings and draft beers. Voted “Outstanding Pizza” in our 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards. 1) Mon-Thu 10am10pm, Fri-Sun 10am-11pm. Inside Workers’ Stadium North Gate (next to Vics), Chaoyang District. (6553 5253); 2) Mon-Fri 10am-10pm, Sat-Sun 10am-midnight. 1 Fuyuanmen (400 meters north of Beijing University West Gate, on the northwest corner of the intersection), Haidian District. (6252 8057); 3) Tue-Thu 11am10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm. Bldg B, Youyan Dasha, 2 Beitaiping Zhuang Qiao, Xicheng District. (8201 4899) 乌 巢, 1) 朝阳区工体北门内; 2) 海淀区福缘门1号 (从北大西门往北走400米,在路口的西北角); 3) 西城区北太平庄桥2号有研大厦B座

La Pizza A large brick oven is the focal point of this jolly pizzeria, where a comically rotund Italian chef bakes 12-inch pizzas loaded with yummy toppings. Daily 10.30am-3pm, 6-11pm. SA-48, Bldg 3, Solana, 6 Chaoyang Gongyuan Lu, Chaoyang District. (5905 6106) 朝阳区朝阳公园路6号蓝色港湾国际商区3号楼 SA-48

Pizza Buona Thin crust pies with traditional toppings. Daily 10.30am-midnight. 7 Gongti Xilu, Chaoyang District. (6551 3518) 百好乐, 朝 阳区工体西路7号

Pyro Pizza Classic thin-crust pizza served up with a good selection of affordable draft beers. Daily 11am-3am. B1/F, Bldg 12, Huaqing Jiayuan, Wudaokou (5 min from Wudaokou subway station), Haidian District. (8286 6240) 海淀区五道口华清嘉园12号楼地下1层

The Tree Popular thin-crust pies, best washed down with Belgian beer. Voted “Best Pizza” in our 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily noon-2am. 43 Sanlitun Beijie (100m west of Sanlitun North Bar street, Youyi Youth Hostel, behind Poachers Inn), Chaoyang District. (6415 1954) 隐蔽的树, 朝阳区三里屯北街以西100米Poachers后面三 里屯医院旁

RUSSIAN The Elephant Good Russian food, especially the appetizers, like stuffed mushroom caps. Daily noon-midnight. In a small alley off Yabaolu (50m north of Yatai Dasha), Chaoyang District. (8561 4073) 大笨象, 朝阳区朝外头条甲 93号(雅宝路亚太大厦向北50米)

Kiev The boozy vodka kebabs and the indulgent Kiev pudding – a rich cheesecake – come highly recommended. Daily 11am-11pm. 13 Puhui Nanli, Yuyuantan Nanlu (west of the Millennium Monument), Haidian District. (6828 3482, 6827 7309) 基辅餐厅, 海淀区玉渊潭南路 普惠南里13号

White Nights Get your ruble’s worth with succulent peppercorn beef tenderloin accompanied by a working man’s serving of creamy


Tong He Ju Ignore the drab facade - this bustling laozihao, whose original branch was established in Xisi in 1822, is a great place to enjoy the salty taste of traditional Shandong cuisine. 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

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Jade Garden Cantonese and Shanghainese cuisine in a sophisticated setting. The place gets particularly convivial on the weekends with Cantonese families gathering for dim sum feasts. Daily 10.30am-10.30pm. 6 Jiqingli, Chaowai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6552 8688) 苏浙汇, 朝阳区朝外大街吉庆里6号楼

Mei Mansion Converted courtyard done up to look like a sophisticated circa-1930s Shanghai salon. Serves up delicate dishes with impressive prices to match. Daily 11.30am-2pm, 5-10.30pm. 24 Daxiangfeng Hutong (South bank of Houhai), Xicheng District. (6612 6847) 梅府家宴, 西城区后海南沿大翔凤胡同24号

SHANXI & SHA’ANXI Jin Yang Restaurant The first Shanxi restaurant to open up in Beijing after the revolution. The noodles are still very impressive but most people come for the signature duck. Daily 10.30am-2pm, 5-9pm. 241 Zhushikou Xidajie, Xuanwu District. (6303 1669) 晋阳饭店, 宣武区 珠市口西大街241号

Noodle Loft Homestyle Shanxi dishes and noodles in a posh environment. Try the youmian, a steamer basket full of shotgun shell-shaped noodles. Daily 11am-10pm. 1) 18 Baiziwan Lu (south of Soho New Town), Chaoyang District. (6774 9950/ 5372) 面酷, 1) 朝阳区百子湾路18号(Soho现代城往南

Paomo Guan An assortment of perfect, fluffy noodles with a lively, traditional ambiance. Daily 11am-2.30pm, 5-10pm. 53 Chaonei Nanxiaojie, Dongcheng District. (6525 4639) 泡馍馆, 东城区朝内南小街53号

SICHUAN Chuan Ban Its location in the first floor of Sichuan province’s Beijing rep office fuels its reputation as the most authentic Sichuan cuisine in town. Voted “Outstanding Sichuan” in our 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards. 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 Chongqing Fandian Where local Sichuanese go for numbingly spicy Sichuan peppercorns. Daily 11am-2pm, 5-9pm. 15 Guangximen Beili, Xibahe, Chaoyang District. (6422 8888) 重庆饭 店, 朝阳区西坝河光熙门北里15号

Drum and Gong Fusion Restaurant This popular restaurant with a terrace overlooking Nanluogu Xiang serves Sichuan favorites and Asian fusion cuisine. Daily 10am-midnight. 102 Nanluogu Xiang, Dongcheng District. (8402 4729) 锣鼓洞天, 东城区南锣鼓巷102号 Feiteng Yuxiang Best shuizhuyu in town. Get a balcony seat, tuck in a bib, and get messy. 1) Mon-Fri 11am-2.30pm, 4.30pm-3am; SatSun 11am-3am. Chunxiu Lu, 1 Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6415 3764); 2) Mon-Fri 11am-2.30pm, 4.30-10.30pm; Sat-Sun 11am10.30pm. Xinyuan Nanlu (opposite Kunlun Hotel), Chaoyang District. (8455 2333); 3) Mon-Fri 11am-2.30pm, 4.30-10.30pm; SatSun 11am-10.30pm. 17 Zhichun Lu, Haidian District. (8231 1286); 4) Mon-Fri 11am-2.30pm, 4.30-10pm, Sat-Sun 11am-10.30pm. B1/F, Chengming Dasha, 2 Xizhimen Nandajie (northeast corner of Xizhimen Qiao), Xicheng

District. (5190 1778); 5) Mon-Fri 11am-2.30pm, 4.30-10pm, Sat-Sun 11am-10.30pm. 4/F North Bldg, The Place Shopping Center, 9 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (6589 5588) www.ftyx. com 沸腾鱼乡, 1) 朝阳区工体北路1号春秀路; 2) 朝阳区新源南路佳亿时尚广场旁; 3) 海淀区 知春路17号; 4) 西城区西直门南大街2号成铭大 厦二楼(西直门桥东南角); 5) 朝阳区光华路9号 世贸天阶中心北楼4层

Longshun Yuan Mala Xiangguo Long Shun Yuan’s knack for impossibly potent spice has won it a devoted following. Calling ahead is recommended. Daily 9am-midnight. 1) 1 Huayuan Heyin Zhonglu, Wangjing(Near Guangshun Beidajie), Chaoyang District. (6473 3452); 2) 1/F, Tianxia Binguan, 8A Zhongguancun Nandajie, Haidian District. (6213 0489); 3) Eastern side of Anhuili, Yayuncun, Chaoyang District. (6481 0510) 龙顺园麻 辣香锅, 1) 朝阳区望京花园河荫中路东1号(近 广顺北大街); 2) 海淀区中关村南大街甲8号天 厦宾馆1层; 3) 朝阳区亚运村安慧里东(北辰购 物中心东)

Mala Youhuo (Spice Spirit) Imaginatively decorated chain of restaurants catering to a young, affluent crowd. Voted “Outstanding Sichuan” in our 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards. 1) Daily 11am-midnight. 3/F, Sky Plaza, Dongzhimenwai Dajie, Dongcheng District. (8460 8558); 2) Daily 11am-10pm. 7/F, Grand Pacific Mall, 133 Xidan Beidajie, Xicheng District. (8265 6688); 3) 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) 东城区东直门外大街天恒大厦

dish here is a Malaysian stew of pork ribs cooked for several hours in a soup of medicinal herbs and served with a chili and garlic dip. Daily 10am-10.30pm. 7-6 Xingguang Dadao, Fulicheng, Shuangjing, Chaoyang District. (134 0114 7715) 美味肉骨茶, 朝阳区双井富力城星光 大道商7 - 6号

The Orient Kitchen Affordable Asian crowdpleasers (Thai seafood salads, Japanese gyoza, Malaysian laksa, Hong Kong BBQ and Chinese rice dishes) served in a contemporary space both hip and family-friendly. Daily 11am-11pm. S4-31, 3/F, Bldg 4, Sanlitun Village, 19 Sanlitun Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6417 4070) 朝阳区里 屯北路19号三里屯Village南区4号楼3-4层

SPANISH Carmen Tapas plates, hearty salads, paella and roasted whole suckling pig. Voted “Outstanding Tapas” in our 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily 11am-2am. Nali Patio (opposite north entrance of Let’s Burger), 81 Sanlitun Beijie, Chaoyang District. (6417 8038) 朝阳区三 里屯北街81号(哪里花园边)

3层(东方银座东); 2) 西城区西单北大街133号君 太百货7层; 3) 海淀区大钟寺太阳园小区西门

South Beauty South Beauty specializes in upscale locations and gorgeous, snooty staff. Voted “Best Sichuan” and “Best Kung Pao Chicken” in our 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards. A dozen locations around town. For the full list, check 1) Daily 11am-11pm. 3/F, Pacific Century Place, Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6539 3502); 2) Daily 11am-10pm. 2/F, West Wing, China World Shopping Mall, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6505 0809); 3) Daily 6am10.30pm. 1/F, Shuncheng Hotel, 16 Financial Street, Xicheng District. (6622 8989) 俏江南, 1) 朝阳区工体北路太平洋百货3层; 2) 朝阳区 建国门外大街1号国贸西楼2层; 3) 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)

SOUTHEAST ASIAN Asian Star This long-running restaurant serves a mishmash of Indian, Thai, Singaporean and Malaysian cuisines. Daily 11am2.30pm, 5-10.30pm. 26 Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6582 5306) 亚洲之星新马 印, 朝阳区东三环北路26号

Bali Papaya Authentic Indonesian and Thai cuisine in an environment designed to transport you to the tropics: wood furniture, bright colors, a smattering of Indonesian and Thai art and contemporary gamelan music. Daily 11am-11pm. 2/F, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Beilu, Chaoyang District, Chaoyang District. (5208 6029) 朝阳区三里屯北路81号那里花园2层 Cafe Sambal Authentic up-market Malay food in a lovely courtyard. Daily noon-midnight. 43 Doufuchi Hutong (just east of Jiugulou Dajie), Xicheng District. (6400 4875) 西城区 豆腐池胡同43号(旧鼓楼大街往东走)

Chef Chan Authentic Singaporean delicacies and local Chinese favorites in a modern, comfortable setting. Daily 9am-10.30pm. B1/F, YouTown Lifestyle Center (opposite Alien Street Market, northwest of Ritan Park), 2 Sanfeng Beilu, Chaoyang District. (5977 5607) 朝阳区朝 阳区三丰北里2号楼悠唐生活广场地下1层

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

MARE Nice atmosphere. Go for tapas every day and paella on weekends. Both English and Spanish menu available. Voted “Outstanding Tapas” in our 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards. Noon-11.30pm. 1/F, E-Tower, 12C Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (6595 4178/2890) 古老海西 餐厅, 朝阳区光华路丙12号数码01大厦1层

Mosaico Spanish and Latin American dishes including tapas, Cuban-style seafood and Brazilian barbecue. Tue-Sun 11.30am-11.30pm, Mon 5-11.30pm. World City (north of The Place), 10 Dongdaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (8590 7855) 朝阳区东大桥路10号世界城商业街 (世贸天阶北)

Niajo Specializes in traditional Valencian paella and imported Spanish ham and cheeses. Daily 11am-3pm, 6-11pm. 3/F, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Beilu, Chaoyang District. (5208 6052) 朝阳区三里屯北路81号那里 花园3层

Olas Tapas Café Offers a warm ambiance, inexpensive drinks and good food. Voted “Best Tapas” in our 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily 10am-10pm. S9-10 Sanlitun Village, Sanlitun Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6417 5657) 朝阳区三里屯北路三里屯Village南区S9-10

Saffron Stylish courtyard bistro offering Spanish/Catalonian-inspired cuisine like paella and tapas. Tue-Sun Noon-2.30pm (lunch), 2-6pm (coffee/deserts), 6-10.30pm (dinner). 64 Wudaoying Hutong (150m west of Vineyard Café), Dongcheng District. (8404 4909) 藏红 花, 东城区安定门五道营胡同64号院(安定门桥 东南角)

STEAKHOUSES CRU Steakhouse The sleek, warm design of the JW Marriott’s steak restaurant is reflective of the rich, refined cuts served up by its open kitchen. 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

Grange This steakhouse serves mean and delicate cuts with dipping sauces doled out of beakers and pipettes. Daily 6am-11pm. 2/F The Westin Beijing Chaoyang, 1 Xinyuan Nan Road, Chaoyang District. (5922 8888) 朝阳区 新源南路1 号


Steak Exchange A wide variety of steaks in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-10pm. InterContinental Hotel, 11 Financial Street, Xicheng District. (5852 5888 ext 5916) 西城区金融街11号洲际酒店

The Bak Kut Teh Specialist Reminiscent of a lao Beijing hole in the wall, the eponymous

The Astor Grill Grain-fed tenderloin steak, cigars and an extensive wine list. Lovely ter-

Nyonya Kitchen Peranakan cuisine at its finest. Daily 11am-10pm. Across from Gaojiayuan Middle School, opposite the Lido Hotel, Chaoyang District. (6433 7377) 娘惹厨房, 朝阳

DIRECTORY / DINING race. 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

The CUT Steak & Seafood Grill This stylish, contemporary grill house features an open-flame kitchen offering a wide selection of prime imported beef, market-fresh seafood and poultry. Daily 6-10.30pm. Fairmont Beijing Hotel, 8 Yong’an Dongli, Jianguomenwai Dajie, 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

TAIWAN Bellagio Moneyed hipsters satisfy their midnight munchies at this hip Taiwanese eatery. Don’t miss the stunning shaved ice desserts. Voted“Outstanding Kung Pao Chicken” in our 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards.1) Daily 11am-10pm. 6/F, Shin Kong Place, 87 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (6530 5658); 2) Daily 11am-5am. 6 Gongti Xilu, south of the Gongti 100 Bowling Alley, Chaoyang District. (6551 3533); 3) Daily 11am-4am. 35 Xiaoyun Lu, beside Kiss Disco, Chaoyang District. (8451 9988); 4) Daily 11am-2am. Bldg 4, Area 2 Anhui Beili, Yayuncun, Chaoyang District. (6489 4300) 鹿港 小镇, 1) 朝阳区建国路87号新光天地6层; 2) 朝 阳区工体西路6号(工体100南边); 3) 朝阳区霄云 路35号; 4) 朝阳区亚运村安慧北里2区4号楼(炎 黄艺术馆斜对面)

Shin Yeh Authentic Taiwanese food with imported foodstuff from the island itself. Check out the seasonal dishes and drinks as well. 1) Daily 11.30am-3pm, 5.30pm-midnight. 6 Gongti Xilu (ground floor of the Gongti 100 bowling alley), Chaoyang District. (6552 5066); 2) Daily 11am-10pm. Bldg 4, Xinzhongguancun Dasha, 19 Zhongguancun Dajie, Haidian District. (8248 6288) 欣叶, 1) 朝阳区工体西路 6号(工体100一层); 2) 海淀区中关村大街19号 新中关大厦4楼

THAI Lan Na Thai A suave Thai eatery decked out with a collection of authentic Southeast Asian artifacts, serving good quality, classic Thai dishes at expensive prices. Daily noon-2.30pm, 5.30-10.30pm. 26 Dongcaoyuan, Gongti Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (6551 6788) 兰娜, 朝阳区工 体南路东草园26号

Phrik Thai Cold dishes rule here like the papaya salad and the chicken larb. Though the rest of the menu can be uneven, prices are reasonable. The Wukesong branch features daily performances. Voted "Outstanding Thai" in our 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards. 1) 11am-2.30pm, 5pm-10.30pm. 1/F, Holiday Inn, 66 Yongding Lu, Haidian District. (6813 2299); 2) Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-10.30pm. The Gateway Bldg, 10 Yabao Lu (across from the Bank of China), Chaoyang District. (8561 5236) 泰辣椒餐厅, 1) 海淀区永定路66号长风假日酒 店1层五棵松桥西500米; 2) 朝阳区雅宝路10号 凯威大厦一楼

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 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily 11am-11.30pm. Opposite the north gate of the Workers’ Stadium (in the small alley behind the ICBC Bank), Chaoyang District. (6413 0899, 8774 6387, 紫苏庭,


Serve the People Popular restaurant with a large laowai fan base and pleasant terrace. Fans laud the tom kha gai (coconut chicken soup) that offers the perfect blend of spicy, sour and sweet. Voted “Outstanding Thai” in our 2010 Restaurant Awards. Daily 11am10.30pm. 1 Sanlitun Xiwujie (next to Athena), Chaoyang District. (8454 4580) 为人民服务, 朝 阳区三里屯西五街1号

Sukhothai From the decor to the food, Sukothai is pure Thai splendor. Exotic options like Thai-style lobster alongside more traditional staples. Mon-Fri 10.30am-2.30pm, 5pm-midnight; Sat-Sun 10.30am-midnight. 19 Haoyun Jie, Zaoying Lu, Chaoyang District. (5867 0211) 粟库泰泰式餐吧, 朝阳区枣营路好运街19号

TIBETAN Ganglamedo Well-decorated branch of a Lhasa restaurant offers beautifully presented traditional Tibetan food, with ingredients flown in from the highlands. Try the “eight prosperity symbols,” tsampa, momos and yak steak. Daily 9am-2am. 1/F, Great Hyatte Int’l Apartments, 38 Zaoying Beili, Chaoyang District. (6592 3159) 冈 拉梅朵, 朝阳区枣营北里38号海悦名门公寓1号

Makye Ame Beijing’s premier Tibetan restaurant. The best dishes are curried potatoes, roasted lamb, grilled mushrooms and beef with pickled carrots. 1) Daily 11am-midnight. 2/F, Jinhuyuan Gongyu, Baijia Zhuang Dongli 23, Chaoyang District. (6508 8986); 2) Daily 11.30am-2am. 11A Xiushui Nanjie, Jianguomenwai, Chaoyang District. (6506 9616) 玛 吉阿米, 1) 朝阳区白家庄东里23号锦湖园公寓会 所2层; 2) 朝阳区建国门外秀水南街甲11号

Qomolangma Reasonably authentic Tibetan ingredients with distinctly Han presentation. Ethnic performances every Friday evening. Daily 9.30am-2pm, 5-8pm.. 149 Xigulou Dajie (inside Tibet Provincial office), Xicheng District. (6401 8822 ext 2828) 珠穆郎玛, 西城区 鼓楼西大街149号西藏驻京办事处

VEGETARIAN Lotus in Moonlight You can tell it’s the real deal by the number of monks who dine here. Hard to find, but worth the search. 1) Mon-Fri 11am-2pm and 5-9.30pm, Sat-Sun 11am9.30pm. 12 Liufang Nanli, Chaoyang District. (6465 3299); 2) Mon-Fri 11am-2pm and 5-9pm, Sat-Sun 11am-9pm. 3/F, Disanji Creative Space, 66 Beisihuan Xilu, Haidian District. (6268 0848/1318) 荷塘月色素食, 1) 朝阳区柳芳南里 12号楼; 2) 海淀区北四环西路66号第三极3层

Pure Lotus Vegetarian Creative tofu dishes will leave you with a full stomach and a clear conscience - and a considerably lightened wallet. Daily 11am-11pm. 1) Tongguang Bldg, 12 Nongzhanguan Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (6592 3627, 8703 6669); 2) 3/F, Holiday Inn Lido, Jiangtai Lu, Chaoyang District. (8703 6668, 6437 6288) 净心莲, 1) 朝

Vietnamese” in our 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards. 1) 10pm-4am. 1/F. Tongli Studios (next to Kokomo entrance), 43 Sanlitun Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6415 6388); 2) Daily 11am11pm. 1 Chaoyang Gongyuan Xilu, Chaoyang District. (6586 3188) 妙, 1) 朝阳区三里屯北路 43号同里1层; 2) 朝阳区朝阳公园西路一号

Nam Nam This two-story space offers fine Vietnamese cuisine, including Lavong Fish and beef pho. Voted “Outstanding Vietnamese” in our 2010 Restaurant Awards. Daily 10.30am10.30pm. 7 Sanlitun Lu (next to the Friendship Supermarket), Chaoyang District. (6468 6053) 那么那么, 朝阳区三里屯北路7号小友谊超市旁

Nuage Worth visiting for its chic, French colonial atmosphere and stunning lakeside location. Daily 11am-11pm. 22 Qianhai Dongyan, Xicheng District. (6401 9581) 庆云楼, 西城区 前海东沿22号

Va Va Voom Classic Vietnamese in a designer environment. Voted“Outstanding Vietnamese” in our 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily 11am-11pm. S4-32, 3/F, Bldg 4, Sanlitun Village, 19 Sanlitun Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6416 3732, 6417 2210) 越时代, 朝阳区三里屯北 路19号三里屯Village南区4号楼3层S4-32

XINJIANG & MUSLIM Afunti Over-hyped and over-priced, but busloads of tourists pack this high-end Xinjiang style restaurant every night. Daily 10.30am-11pm. 166 Chaoyangmennei Dajie, Dongcheng District. (6527 2288, 6525 1071) 阿 凡提, 东城区朝内大街166号

Crescent Moon Muslim Restaurant From the homemade yogurt and the all-Uygur staff to the king of mutton chuan’r, this little gem is as good as it gets. Voted “Outstanding Xinjiang” in our 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily 10.30am-11pm. 16 Dongsi Liutiao (alley number six, 100m west of Chaonei Beixiaojie), Dongcheng District. (6400 5281) 弯弯的月亮, 东城区东四六条16号

Kashgar Restaurant One of the best Uygur restaurants in the city offers a variety of cumin-spiced roast mutton, hand-pulled noodles, freshly baked nang and a variety of other authentic Kashgar-style snacks. 10am-9.30pm. 60 Pen’er Hutong, Xuanwu District. (6358 2243) 喀什饭庄, 宣武区盆儿胡同60号

Tumaris Fine food and Uyghur-speaking staff and customers attest to this smart restaurant’s authenticity. Daily 11am-11pm. 3/F Fuxing Guoji Zhongxin (100 m south and across the street from the east gate of Chaoyang Hospi-

tal), 237 Chaoyang Beilu, Chaoyang District. (8571 5191/2) 突玛丽斯新疆餐厅, 朝阳区朝阳北 路237号复星国际中心三层

Xinjiang Islam Restaurant Hearty Xinjiang cuisine from the people who know it best in Beijing: the staff of Xinjiang province’s Beijing representative office. Daily 11am-10pm. Xinjiang Provincial Government Office, 7 Sanlihe Lu, Xicheng District. (6830 1820) 新疆伊斯兰饭 庄, 西城区三里河路7号

Xinjiang Red Rose The rowdy Red Rose packs ‘em in with nightly music and belly dancing performances. Good for kebabs, but no place for the quiet conversationalist. Voted “Best Xinjiang” in our 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily 11am-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面幸福一 村7巷内

YUNNAN Dali Courtyard Atmospheric decor, easy-going hospitality and delicious food. Set menu only. Voted “Outstanding Yunnan” in our 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily 10am9.30pm. 67 Xiaojingchang Hutong, Gulou Dongdajie, Dongcheng District. (8404 1430) 大 理, 东城区鼓楼东大街小经厂胡同67号

Dianke Dianlai Fantastic restaurant set in a picturesque, tree-shaded courtyard. Innovative set menus include dishes like shrimp with tomato, rosemary, thyme and lemon and grilled fish stuffed with chillies and spices, Daily 10am-10pm. 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)

In & Out The seasonally rotating menu boasts Dai favorites such as fried potato balls and rice with pineapple, along with a mish-mash of Naxi, Bai, and Wa minority staples including Xishuangbanna roast fish bundled with lemongrass, and rich, leathery Shangri-La dried beef. 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 Middle 8th Restaurant Comfortable, hip Yunnan restaurant. Try the Yunnan-style spare ribs and the dragon beans. Voted “Best Yunnan” in our 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards. 1) Daily 11am-11.30pm. Zhongba Lou, Sanlitun Zhongjie, Chaoyang District. (6413 0629); 2) Daily 11am-10.30pm. R17, Zhongguancun Pedestrian Mall, 15 Zhongguancun Dajie,

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阳区农展馆南路12号(通广大厦内); 2) 朝阳区丽 都假日饭店三层,首都机场将台路

Veg-on Modest black and white décor, yummy vegetarian dishes and sweet Taiwanese desserts will have you back for more. Daily 11am-10pm. Solana, 6 Chaoyang Gongyuan Lu, Chaoyang District. (5905 6301/6) 家乡素食, 朝阳区朝阳公园路6号蓝色港湾国际商区



Le Little Saigon Cute colonial-style FrenchVietnamese bistro in the midst of Gulou hutongs. Daily 11.30-midnight. 141 Jiugulou Dajie, Dongcheng District. (6401 8465) 西贡在 巴黎, 东城区旧鼓楼大街141号

Luga’s Banh Mi Now This small restaurant serves authentic Vietnamese-style sandwiches garnished with pate, pickled carrot and daikon, and your choice of meat. Pho also on the menu. Daily 10am-11pm. Above Luga’s (opposite Tongli Studio), Sanlitun Houjie, Chaoyang District. (6413 2786) 朝阳区三里屯 后街同里对面

Luga’s Pho Pho Pho and other Vietnamese dishes from the ever-cheerful Luga. Daily 24hrs. Above Luga’s (opposite Tongli Studio), Sanlitun Houjie, Chaoyang District. (6413 2786) Purple Haze Bistro Authentic Thai cuisine in rustic hutong digs. Voted “Best Thai” in our 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily 11am-11.30pm. 1, Dongsi Liutiao (east exit), Dongcheng District. (6501 9345) 紫苏庭, 东城


Muse Parisian Vietnamese Brasserie Modish Indochine eatery with bowls of pho, spring rolls, soups and coffees of both Vietnamese and French persuasion. Voted “Best

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DIRECTORY / DINING–NIGHTLIFE Haidian District. (5172 1728) 中八楼, 1) 朝阳

Bobomee Sparkly Gongti hip-hop bar. Daily 8pm-late. 3 Gongti Xilu, Chaoyang District. (6551 9898) 朝阳区工体西路3号

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 Burrowed within Houhai’s hutongs, this stylish Yunnan eatery attracts trendsetters eager to escape Yinding Qiao’s neon, noise and tourists. Daily 10.30am-2am. 1 Dajinsi Hutong, Xicheng District. (8328 3061) 无名云南餐吧, 西城区大

Box Club Enjoy affordable cocktails from a great height. Daily 11.30am-1.30am. Rm 3105, 31/F, Bldg 6, Jianwai Soho, 39 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (5869 1798) 朝阳 区东三环中路39号建外Soho6号31层3105层

The Brick Food and cheap drink in this Shuangjing hostelry where fun is the name of the game. Daily 4pm-late. 1/F, Tianzhi Jiaozi building (northeast corner of Shuangjing Qiao), Chaoyang District. (139 1113 6564) 朝阳


South Silk Road Opened by a Beijing-based artist, this super-hip restaurant offers a minimalist interior, down-home Yunnan specialties and their own brand of rice wine. Voted “Outstanding Yunnan” in our 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards. 1) Daily 11am-10.30pm. 3/F, Bldg D, Soho New Town, 88 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (8580 4286); 2) Daily 10.30am-10pm. 5/F, APM Mall, Wangfujing Dajie, Dongcheng District. (6526 8401); 3) Daily 10.30am-10.30pm. 2-3/F, North Bldg 4, Area 2, Anhuili, Chaoyang District. (6481 3261) 茶马古道, 1) 朝阳区建国路88号Soho现代城D座 3层会所; 2) 东城区王府井大街新东安广场5层; 3) 朝阳区安慧里2区4号北楼3层

Yunteng Shifu Consistent, fresh Yunnan cuisine. Specialties include the mint leaf salad, fried goat’s cheese, pine needle salad and mushroom dishes. 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

ZHEJIANG Kong Yiji They do brisk business with their zuixia (drunken shrimp), dongporou (Dongpo Pork) and huangjiu liquor. 1) Daily 10am-2pm, 4.30-10.30pm. South shore of Shichahai, Deshengmennei Dajie, Xicheng District. (6618 4915/17); 2) Daily 10am-2pm, 4.30-10pm. 322 Dongsi Beidajie, Dongcheng District. (6404 0507); 3) Daily 11am-2pm, 4.30-10.30pm. 6 Zhushikou Dongdajie, Chongwen District. (6707 5151/5252); 4) Daily 11am-2pm, 5pmmidnight. South side of No. 8 Apartments on Chaoyang Gongyuan Xilu, Chaoyang District. (6508 2228); 5) Daily 10am-2pm, 5-10pm. 54A Anli Lu, Chaoyang District. (8480 3966/3977) 孔乙己, 1) 西城区德内大街什刹海后海南岸; 2) 东城区东四北大街322号; 3) 崇文区珠市口东大 街6号(两广路与祈年大街口); 4) 朝阳区朝阳公 园西门8号公馆内南侧; 5) 朝阳区安立路甲54号

Qu Na’r Homestyle cooking in an arty, post-modern 0environment. This is art star Ai Weiwei’s brainchild and we’re not disappointed. Try the plum wine infused with red bayberries. Daily 4pm-2am. 16 Dongsanhuan Beilu (in the alley behind the La Popo sign), Chaoyang District. (6508 1597) 去那儿, 朝阳区 东三环北路16号(辣婆婆牌子后面巷内)

NIGHTLIFE 101 Lounge Close to the 798 district, this hotel bar specializes in top-class wines from all over the world and live music. Jazz standards are arranged by Kenny Cheng for the resident Latin four-piece. Daily 4.30pm-midnight. Courtyard by Marriott – Beijing Northeast, 101 Jingshun Lu, Dashanzi, Chaoyang District. (5907 6666) 朝阳区京顺路101号 12SQM If my home were a pub with a huge selection of liquor, this place would feel just like home. Daily 5.30pm-1am. Corner of Nanluogu Xiang and Fuxiang Hutong, Dongcheng District. (6402 1554) 东城区南锣鼓巷福祥1号 13 Club Hefty, dark and covered in graffiti. Featuring mostly rock, metal and punk bands, with shows almost every night. Sun-Thu 8pm-2am, Fri-Sat 8pm-3am. 161 Chengfu Lu (Lanqiying bus stop; doorway is recessed in a small alley next to Da Waguan Restaurant), Haidian District. (8261 9267) 13俱乐部, 海淀 区成府路蓝旗营车站下车,马路南边即是(瓦罐 饭馆的西边)

1F Like 2F, but with draft beer, large food menu and a terrace. Sun-Thu 11am-2am, FriSat 11am-4am. 1/F, Tongli Studio (southwest of 3.3 Shopping Mall), Sanlitun Houjie, Chaoyang District. (6413 0587) 朝阳区三里屯 后街同里1层

2F Cozy spot serves ample measures and has hourly drinks specials on the chalkboard. 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


JULY 2010


Butterfly Lounge Bar Street, Solana, 6 Chaoyang Gongyuan Xilu, Chaoyang District.

(5905 6399) 朝阳区朝阳公园西路6号蓝色港 湾酒吧街


“If I stare at the ground long enough, maybe these idiots will leave me alone.” 2 Kolegas Intimate music venue. 21 Liangmaqiao Lu (inside the drive-in movie theater park), Chaoyang District. (6436 8998, 两 个好朋友, 朝阳区亮马桥路21号(燕莎桥往东 1500米路北汽车电影院内)

Alfa A mix of young expat professionals, students and local club-goers. Daily 4pm-2am. 6 Xingfu Yicun (in the alley opposite the north gate of Workers’ Stadium), Chaoyang District. (6413 0086) 阿尔法, 朝阳区幸福一村6号工体北 门对面的胡同里

All-Star Sports Bar & Grill See Dining Directory under “American.” Mon-Fri 5pm2am, Sat-Sun 11am-2am. Bldg 5, 1/F, Solana Shopping Mall, 6 Chaoyang Gongyuan Lu, Chaoyang District. (5905 6999) 朝阳区朝阳公园路6号蓝色港湾国 际商区 5-1

Amilal This quaint but nice Mongolianowned bar presents scotch and imported beers. Daily 2pm-late. 48 Shoubi Hutong (southeast of 66 Gulou Dongdajie), Dongcheng District. (8404 1416) 东城区鼓楼东 大街66号东南侧寿比胡同48号院内

Aperitivo Shrub-lined patio, continental atmosphere and Italian-themed drinks menu. 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 Cocktails prepared with class and care. Also features a menu of Creole dishes prepared using house-made ingredients. Tue-Sat 7pm-late, Sun 6pm-late (kitchen closes 1am). 3/F, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Beilu, Chaoyang District. (5208 6040) 朝阳区三里屯北 路81号那里花园3层

Aria See Dining Directory under “European.” Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 6-10pm; bar 11ammidnight. 2/F, China World Hotel, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6505 2266 ext 38, 6505 3318) 阿郦雅, 朝阳区建国门 外大街1号中国大饭店二层

The Astral Bar and Restaurant Stocks 17 beers, including five Aussie brews. The bar is shaped like a boomerang, and you can eat kangaroo. G’day. Daily 5pm-1am. B1/F, Tangla Hotel, 19 Fuxingmenwai Dajie, Xicheng District. (5857 6688 ext 6611) 悦筵, 西城区复兴 门外大街19号唐拉雅秀酒店地下1层

The Awesomeness Bar Go for the name. Go back if you really like the name. South side of Gulou Dongdajie (west of Nanluogu Xiang), Dongcheng District. 东城区鼓楼东大街南边(南 锣鼓巷往西)

Ball House This difficult-to-find establishment bills itself as a pool hall, but only three pool tables and a haughty air keep things from getting rowdy. Daily 2.30pm-4am. 40 Zhonglouwan Hutong (directly east of the Bell Tower), Xicheng District. (6407 4051) 波楼, 西 城区旧鼓楼大街钟楼湾胡同40号

Banana Babyface Dance to familiar hip-hop hits. Then drink Chivas and green tea. Daily 8.30pm-2am. 6 Gongti Xilu, Chaoyang District. (6551 9081, 朝阳区工 体西路6号

Bar Blu One of Beijing’s drinking hotspots with two rooms open every day, live DJs spinning two different styles of music nightly, a pool table and Western food. Bar Blu also offers one of the best terraces in town and

Buzz Chill out and relax in this intimate bar that features signature cocktails and an extensive collection of premium whiskeys, cognacs, wines and ports. 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

has something going on every night, including drinks promotions, ladies’ nights and weekly quiz nights. Sun-Thu 6pm-2am, Fri-Sat 6pm-6am. 4/F, Tongli Studio, Sanlitun Houjie, Chaoyang District. (6417 4124, info@barblu. cn) 蓝吧, 朝阳区三里屯后街同里4层

CD Blues Cafe & Bar Weekend blues performances in former jazz haunt. Daily 4pm-late. South of the Agricultural Exhibition Hall main gate, Dongsanhuan Lu, Chaoyang District. (6506 8288) 朝阳区东三环路农展馆大

Bar Promise Salaryman hang-out offers serious whiskey, a bartender with a serious collar, and tennis-ball sized ice-spheres in the drinks (seriously). Mon-Sat 7pm-2am. 1537, 2/F, Bldg 15, Jianwai Soho, 39 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (5900 0151) 朝阳区东三环中

Centro A giant bar, spacious lounging areas, a stage, a private room, a good wine and cigar selection ... The Kerry Centre’s bar is designed and branded right down to the carpets, though far from being oppressive and overdone, Centro is a surprisingly comfortable spot to down drinks from bottled beers to blue cheese martinis. Nightly live jazz performances. Daily 24hrs. 1/F, Shangri-La’s Kerry Centre Hotel, 1 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (6561 8833, ask for Centro) 炫酷, 朝阳


The Beach Sand-laden summer rooftop venue. Block 8, Apartment 8 Complex, Chaoyang Gongyuan Xilu, Chaoyang District. (6508 8585) 朝阳区朝阳公园西路8号公馆 Bed Minimalist decor is centered around beds (obviously), and cement. Daily 3pm1.30am. 17 Zhangwang Hutong, Xicheng District. (8400 1554) 床吧, 西城区旧鼓楼大街 张旺胡同17号

Beer Mania Spacious it ain’t, but Beer Mania has got everything it needs to play the role of Belgian beer purveyor par excellence. Daily 2pm-late. 1/F, Taiyue Fang, Nansanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6585 0786) 麦霓啤酒吧, 朝 阳区南三里屯路泰乐坊1层

Beijing Okhotsk Beer The three sizeable copper vats behind the bar of this microbrewery help to create one of Beijing’s most unique drinking experiences. The kitchen also offers an assortment of salads, appetizers, pasta, pizza, meat and fish dishes. Daily 11am-midnight. 7 Shangye Jie, Phoenix City, 5 Shuguang Xili, Chaoyang District. (5866 8552) 北京欧可啤酒, 朝阳区曙光西里甲5号凤凰城凤凰 新天商业街7号

Black Sun Bar Bargain-basement drinks, a pool table, darts, foosball, the original caipirinha recipe and a patio. Daily 5.30pm3am. West gate of Chaoyang Park, Chaoyang District. (6593 6909) 黑太阳, 朝阳区朝阳公



Champagne Bar Molecular mixology comes to town, plus bubbles. 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

ChinaDoll This lounge club now features one of Sanlitun’s largest rooftop terraces. Sun-Thu 6pm-late, Fri-Sat 9pm-late. 5/F, 3.3 Shopping Center, 33 Sanlitun Beijie, Chaoyang District. (5136 5871/72, 中国娃娃, 朝阳区三里屯 北街33号3.3服饰大厦5层 China Bar The best view in town. Definitely a place to impress. 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 Chocolate Join Napoleon through his conquests in this Russian bar and squat on the gold-tiled squatters. Live music and drinks at RMB 38-48. Daily 11am-6am. 19 Ritan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (8561 3988) 朝阳区日坛 北路19号

CJW Cigars, jazz, wine. Daily 11.30am-2am. L-137, The Place, 9 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (6587 1222) 雪茄


爵士酒吧, 朝阳区世贸天阶 L-137 光华路9号

Bling Hip-hop club with a Rolls Royce Phantom DJ booth. Exclusive selection of premium single malts, cognacs, and cigars. Wed-Sat 9pm-late. Solana 5-1, 6 Chaoyang Gongyuan Lu, Chaoyang District. (5905 6999) www. 朝阳区朝阳公园路6号蓝色港湾

Cloud Nine Bar This upscale bar in the Shangri-La Hotel has it all – swanky interior, an incredible drink list, and regular live music. Daily 5pm-2am. Shangri-La Hotel Beijing, 29 Zizhuyuan Lu, Haidian District. (6841 2211 ext 2723) 九霄云外, 海淀区紫竹院路29号,香格

国际商区 5-1


Blue Frog The Sanlitun branch features a cocktail-heavy drinks menu and a patio. 1) Daily 10am-1am. L312, Europlaza, 99 Yuxiang Lu, Tianzhu Zhen, Shunyi District. (8046 6337); 2) Daily 10am-2am. S4-30, 3/F, Bldg 4, Sanlitun Village South, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6417 4030) 蓝

Club Decollete Beijing’s first ladies-only bar. Champagne cocktails abound. Daily 5pm2.30am. 1949 – The Hidden City, Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu (behind Pacific Century Place), Chaoyang District. (133 1126 1949) 朝阳区工体

蛙, 1) 顺义区天竺镇欲翔路99号北京欧陆时尚购 物中心(欧陆广场)L312室; 2) 朝阳区三里屯北路 19号三里屯Village南区4号楼3层S4-30

The Beach Sand-laden summer rooftop venue. Block 8, Apartment 8 Complex, Chaoyang Gongyuan Xilu, Chaoyang District. (6508 8585) 朝阳区朝阳公园西路8号公馆 The Bookworm Bright, airy and filled with books. Wine list features 40 options. Daily 9am-2am. Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6586 9507) 书虫书吧, 朝阳区工体北路 4号院


Club Gaga 8 Gongti Xilu (next to Bellagio), Chaoyang District. (6553 8899) 朝阳区工体 西路8号

Club Juicy Spot Daily 5pm-late. 2-3/F, 2 Chaoyang Xilu (30m south of Chaoyang Park West Gate), Chaoyang District. (6593 0610) 朝 阳区朝阳公园西路2号楼2-3层 (朝阳公园西门 往南30米)

Club Le Zazou A bar of two rooms: One a stylish lounge featuring live jazz, the other a club room. Daily 8pm-3am. S1-30, 3/F, Bldg 1, Sanlitun Village South, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6413 2708, info@lezazou. com) 乐, 朝阳区三

DIRECTORY / NIGHTLIFE 里屯路19号三里屯Village南区1号楼3层S1-30


Coco Banana Coco Banana features a square bar and lounge areas around the dance floor with its modern and shining decor and go-go dancers. Beers start from RMB 30. Daily 9pmlate. 8 Gongti Xilu, Chaoyang District. (8599 9999) 朝阳区工体西路8号

Entero Cool like bebop and sunglasses and bongos. Daily 7pm-3am. 1 Xinyuanli, Chaoyang District. (8451 0554) 朝阳区新源

Contempio Temple Bar This former temple – a protected cultural heritage site – is available for private parties, with an attached lounge open for regular business. Opposite Bed Bar, 4 Zhangwang Hutong, off Jiugulou Dajie, Xicheng District. (139 1087 3833) 西城区 旧鼓楼大街张旺胡同4号

Crystal Bar A place to indulge in fine champagne, matured cigars and aged ports. Daily 8am-1am. Ritz-Carlton Beijing, 1 Jinchengfang Jie, Jinrong Jie, Xicheng District. (6601 6666 ext 6231) 西城区金城坊东街1号北京金融街丽资 卡尔顿酒店大堂

D-22 A venue for new and experimental music. Tue-Sun 7pm-2am. 242 Chengfu Lu (two doors west of 13 Club), Haidian District. (6265 3177, www. 海淀区成府路242号 Danger Doyle’s Beers, sports and pizzas. Plus a great terrace. Daily 10am-1am. 3/F, Bldg 5, China View, 2 Gongti Donglu, Chaoyang District. (6591 3337, VIP Hotline: 136 0139 1308) 朝阳区工体东路2号中国红街大楼5号楼 三层

Dao Club Gongti bling on the west side. Daily 9pm-late. 1/F, Bldg A, Triumph Plaza, 143 Xizhimenwai Dajie, Haidian District. (8801 6848) 道, 海淀区西直门外大街143号凯旋大厦 A座楼1层

Dao Le Wine bar offering everything from wine and food pairing recommendations to bottle and glass storage. Daily 11am-1.30am. 2-012, 22 International Art Plaza, Pingod, 32 Baiziwan Lu, (east of the Today Art Museum), Chaoyang District. (5821 1353) 到了, 朝阳区百 子湾路32号苹果社区二十二院街艺术区2-012(今 日美术馆东侧)

Davidoff Lounge Cigars, KTV and luxury. Daily 9pm-2am. China Central Place, 83A Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (5908 8070) 朝 阳区华贸中心建国路甲83

D Bar 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

The Den Watch sports until dawn; stick around for brunch. Daily 24hrs. 4 Gongti Donglu (next to City Hotel’s main entrance), Chaoyang District. (6592 6290) 敦煌, 朝阳区工 体东路4号城市宾馆正门旁边

Destination Men frequent this disco, and women who don’t want to be hit on do too. Destination packs in a rowdy crowd and is bursting with testosterone on weekends. Daily 8pm-late. 7 Gongti Xilu, Chaoyang District. (6552 8180) 目的地, 朝阳区工体西路7号 d lounge Beautiful place, beautiful drinks, beautiful people. Daily 8pm-late. Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu (across from Rock & Roll Club), Chaoyang District. (6593 7710) 朝阳区工体 北路4号

The Door Like its cheap and cheerful neighbors – just less cheap and more cheerful. Daily 6pm-2am. Sanlitun Houjie (next to Fish Nation), Chaoyang District. (133 1136 6410) 门, 朝阳区三里屯后街

Drei Kronen 1308 Brauhaus Three types of German beer brewed onsite. Sun-Thu 11.30am-midnight, Fri-Sat 11.30am-late. 1/F, Bldg 5, China View, Gongti Donglu, Chaoyang District. (6503 5555) 皇冠自酿啤酒坊, 朝阳区工 体东路中国红街5号楼1层

Drum and Bell The rooftop patio is a great place to catch some sunshine. Daily 1pm2am. 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 Go for the music, the vibe and the panoramic views of Qianhai. 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

Enoteca Unpretentious, reasonably priced wine bar in The Place that serves good food as well. Voted “Outstanding Wine Selection” in the Beijinger’s 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily 10am-2am. The Place, 9 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (6587 1578) 朝阳区光华路



er Intimate cocktail bar. Japanese bartenders ensure quality pours, including over 100 types of whiskey. Daily 6pm-2am. 1/F, Longbao Dasha, 36 Maizidian Jie, Chaoyang District. (6591 5926) 朝阳区麦子店街36号 龙宝大厦1层 Face An upscale bar but you can find a pint of Tetley’s. Voted “Outstanding Decor” in our 2009 Restaurant Awards. Daily 2pm-late. 26 Dongcaoyuan, Gongti Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (6551 6738) 妃思, 朝阳区工体南路东草园26号

The First Lounge Has a sophisticated yet earthy feel. Daily 9am-midnight. Inside Park Plaza Beijing, 97 Jinbao Jie, Wangfujing, Dongcheng District. (8522 1999 ext 3607) 首酒 廊, 东城区金宝街97号北京丽亭酒店内

Flames Flawlessly mixed drinks. Live performances add an air of relaxation. 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 Four Points by Sheraton With 11 different varieties on the menu, this is more accurately a beers garden. 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

Frank’s Place Lido-area sports pub. Daily 8am-2am. Jiangtai Xilu, west of Rosedale Hotel, Chaoyang District. (6437 8399) www. 朝阳区丽都将台西路 Fubar A speakeasy with a fine selection of drinks. Sun-Thu 6pm-2am, Fri-Sat 6pm-4am. Behind Stadium Dog, Gate 10, Workers’ Stadium, Chaoyang District. (6593 8227) 福吧, 朝 阳区工体东路工人体育场东门内10号进口

Geba Geba Daily 11.30am-2pm, 5.30-11pm. 23 Guandongdian Beijie, Chaoyang District. (6592 4305) 朝阳区关东店北街23号 George’s Smart cocktail bar from Beijing bar veteran George Zhou. Daily 3pm-2am. Near Gate 12, east side of Workers’ Stadium, Gongti Donglu, Chaoyang District. (6553 6299) 朝阳区 工体东路工人体育场东门内12号进口

Glen The finest collection of single malts in the city. Luxurious. Daily 6pm-2am. 203, Taiyue Suites, 16 Nansanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6591 1191) 格兰高地, 朝阳区南三里屯 16号泰悦豪庭2层203

Goose ‘n’ Duck Pub Beijing’s biggest sports bar. Daily 24hrs. S1, Green Lake International Tower (east side of Chaoyang Park), Chaoyang District. (5928 3045, www. 鹅和鸭, 朝阳区朝阳公园桥东侧 路北观湖国际大厦1号写字楼首层

GT Banana Pulsing beats, dancers in cages and a whole lot more ... World-class DJs play when they come to town. Weekdays 8.30pm4.30am, weekends 8.30pm-5am. Scitech Hotel, 22 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6528 3636) 巴那那, 朝阳区建国门外大

JUL 30: WHITE+, OURSELF BESIDE ME, SNAPLINE, GUAI LI The Maybe Mars hipsters pay Dongcheng a cult visit.


The country girl re-unites with members of Hanggai.


Panic! At The Disco and CocoRosie, plus local stars. Kong transplant’s calling cards. Daily 9.30pmlate. Northeast corner of Workers’ Stadium (next to Kro’s Nest), Chaoyang District. (6553 2228) 嘻嘻, 朝阳区工

Jipangu Sake bar with added KTV. Daily 7pm2am. 2/F, Huakang Binguan, Nongzhanguan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6586 6541) 朝阳区农


Kai Club Cheap drinks, indie rock and a comfortable lounge upstairs. Mon-Fri 7.30pm-2am, Sat-Sun 7.30pm-5am. Sanlitun Beijie (around the corner from Poachers Inn), Chaoyang District. (6416 6254) 开, 朝阳区三里

Hooters Beijing’s branch features less cleavage than its American counterparts. Duh. Daily 11am-1am. Rm 201, Bldg 1, China View, intersection of Gongti Bei and Donglu, Chaoyang District. (6585 8787) 朝阳区工人体育场东路和工人体育场 北路交接口, 中国红街1号201

Hot Cat Club Decent live music, dodgy drinks. 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)

Huxley’s Shut Up and Drink: Not much more need be said, really. Daily 6pm-late. Yandai Xiejie (the street running diagonally between the Drum Tower and Yinding Bridge), Xicheng District. (6402 7825, info@shutupjustdrink. com) 德彼酒吧, 西城区烟袋斜街16号 Ichikura This tiny bar packs in as good a variety of single malt whiskies as you’ll find in Beijing. 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



Kilimanjaro African Bar A cool place to relax and chat. Cocktails are beautiful. Mombasa street snacks are on the menu as well. Daily 2pm-1am. 138 Jiaodaokou Nandajie, Dongcheng District. (8404 2298) 非洲风情吧, 东城区交道口南大街138号

Kokomo Top-class terrace and quality cocktails. Sun-Thu 6pm-2am, Fri-Sat 6pm-4am. 4/F Tongli Studios, Sanlitun Houjie, Chaoyang District. (6413 1019, kokomobeijing@gmail. com) 朝阳区三里屯 后街同里4层

La Bamba This two-story restaurant and bar offers RMB 10 drink specials, hearty food, a pool table, foosball table, darts, and tv screens. Daily 10am-6am. 2-3/F, East gate of Huaqing Jiayuan (upstairs from Propaganda), Wudaokou, Haidian District. (8286 6755) 海淀 区五道口华清嘉园东门五角星酒吧2-3层

The Irish Volunteer This Irish bar stays true to the Irish culture, Guinness included (RMB 60). This two-room saloon also offers food. Daily 9am-2am. Jiangtai Lu (opposite the east gate of the Lido Hotel), Chaoyang District. 朝

Lagoon Japanese-run cocktail bar featuring a massive mojito selection. Mon-Sat 6pm-2am. 3/F (above Ichikura), south side of Chaoyang Theater, 36 Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6507 1013) 朝阳区东三环北路36号朝



G-Zou Tiny Japanese bar serving shochu and the coldest beer in Beijing, although there’s an RMB 40 cover charge. Daily 7pm-1am. 1/F, Bldg C, east side of Sunshine 100, 2 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (5100 3038) 朝阳区光华

Jazz-Ya Stylish, pricey eatery that strives for urban Tokyo funk. Serves a wide range of Japanese and Japanese-inspired foods in a look-at-me setting. Daily 11.30am-2am. 18 Sanlitun Beilu (North Bar Street), Chaoyang District. (6415 1227) 爵士, 朝阳区三里屯北



Hanabi Shot Bar Daily 7pm-2am. Rm 101, Bldg B, Ruichang Huiguan, Guandongdian Beijie (north side of Chaoyang Beilu, 100m west of Dongsanhuan), Chaoyang District. (5138 9870) 花火, 朝阳区关东店北街核桃园30号

Jiang Hu Liveshow Bar Live music. Daily 7pm-2am. 7 Dongmianhua Hutong, Jiaodaokou Nandajie, Dongcheng District. (6401 4611)

Lan Club Luxury venue with a restaurant, jazz lounge, oyster bar, a cocktail bar, a cigar room and 45 private VIP rooms. Voted “Outstanding for Impressing Visitors” in the Beijinger’s 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily 11am-10.45pm. 4/F, LG Twin Towers, 12B Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (5109 6012/13) 兰会所,


Gulou 121 Newly opened live music venue. 121 Jiugulou Dajie, Dongcheng District. (8404 3430) 鼓楼121, 东城区旧鼓楼大街121号


Happiness Lounge Act classy and live it up at this seven-star hotel bar. The view over the Bird’s Nest and Water Cube won’t disappoint. Daily 3pm-2am. 20/F, Pangu 7 Star Hotel, 27 Beisihuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (5906 7888) 朝阳区北四环中路 27号 Havana Bar 22 varieties of rum. Tapas at the bar and cigars in the cigar divan. Daily 5pm1.30am. Grand Millennium Beijing, Fortune Plaza, 7 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (6530 9383) 朝阳区东三环中路7号财 富中心

Hei Hei Club Neon, hip-hop, ornate chandeliers and super strong cocktails are this Hong

江湖酒吧, 东城区交道口南大街东棉花胡同7号

Jiangjinjiu Bar This intimate space offers laid-back jam sessions and often hosts ethnic minority bands. Daily 2pm-2am. 2 Zhongku Hutong, (between Drum and Bell towers on the west side, a few doors south of The Drum and Bell), Dongcheng District. (8405 0124) 将进酒吧, 东城区钟库胡同 2号 (鼓楼北门)


Lantern Club run by techno team Acupuncture. Daily 9pm-late. B1/F, 3.3 Shopping Center, 33 Sanlitun Beilu, Chaoyang District. (135 0134 8785, www. 朝阳区三里屯北路33号3.3服 饰大厦地下1层

Lantung By night, the large lakeside seating and plush couches are perfect for a drink or two. Daily 10.30am-2am. Solana, 6 Chaoyang Gongyuan Lu, Chaoyang District. (5905 6213)

FREE CHAMPAGNE AT ARIA! A bottle of house champagne is yours to enjoy at Aria if you can tell us who composed “O Mio Babbino Caro.” E-mail your answers to

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DIRECTORY / NIGHTLIFE “Vietnamese.” Daily 11am-11pm. 22 Qianhai Dongyan, Xicheng District. (6401 9581) 庆云楼, 西城区前

兰棠, 朝阳区朝阳公园路6号蓝色港湾国际商区

Laotou Like a tiny living room with a bar for extra comfort. Daily 10am-last customer leaves. West side of Bell Tower, Xicheng District. 老头儿, 西城区钟楼西边


Obiwan Absinthe cocktails down by Xihai. Fri-Sat 7pm-late, Sun 2pm-midnight. 4 Xihai Xiyan (300m from Jishuitan subway station), Xicheng District. (8322 1231, 西城区西海

Lobby Lounge A great place to meet for high tea or something a little stronger. Snacks available. Daily 6-10.30pm. 1/F, Four Points by Sheraton, Tower 1, 25 Yuanda Lu, Haidian District. (8889 8000, com) 大堂酒廊, 海淀区远大路25号1楼福朋喜


O’le Football Daily 9am-11pm. 5 Dongshimencun Lu, Baiziwan Qiao, Dongsihuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (6776 0608) 朝阳


Loong Bar A large, classy bar with the size, ambition and prices to be Centro redux. 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



Lotus Blue Bar and Restaurant Tintin-inspired bar that serves up Thai dishes and live music. Mon-Fri 1.30pm-2am, Sat-Sun 11.30am2am. 51-6, Di’anmen Dajie (Qianhaixiyan), Xicheng District. (6617 2599/2733) 蓝莲花餐 吧, 西城区地安门西大街51-6号(北海北门对面 天荷坊14内)

The Lounge Imported beers and good wine in an aquatic-themed back room. Daily 8am1am. Lobby, 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 Luce Italian restaurant by day, hosts everything from networking events to techno parties by night. Sun-Thu noon-2am; Fri- Sat noon-4am. 138 Jiugulou Dajie, Dongcheng District. (8402 4417) 路溪,


Where’s Waldo? There he is, down at the front! food. Set lunches available Mon-Fri. Daily happy hour 11am-8pm. Voted “Outstanding Mexican” in the Beijinger’s 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily 11am-2am. 7 Sanlitun Beijie (behind 3.3 Shopping Center), Chaoyang District. (6416 2575)

Miss Saigon Come for the drinks and stay for the killer view. Daily 10am-2am. 7/F, Zhongyu Plaza (Swire Building, north of The Rickshaw), corner of Gongti Beilu and Sanlitun Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (8523 6616 ext 6677) 七层


Mix (Gongti) Like Vics. 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

Lush A caffeinated study spot by day and by night a place to cut loose. Daily 24hrs. 2/F, Bldg 1, Huaqing Jiayuan, Chengfu Lu (across from the Wudaokou light-rail station), Haidian District. (8286 3566)


海淀区成府路华清嘉园1号楼2层(五道口城铁 站对面)

Lucky Man Whiskey and yakitori bar with Gulou characteristics. Daily 6pm-1am. 157 Gulou Dongdajie (north side, inside second alleyway west of Nanluogu Xiang), Dongcheng District.

Maggie’s Legendary hot dogs. No joke. SunWed, 7.30pm-4.30am; Thu-Sat, 7.30pm-5am. South Gate of Ritan Park, Chaoyang District. (8562 8142/8143) 美琪,



Luga’s Provides the simple pleasures sought by bar-goers everywhere: burritos, beer, tequila, chips and salsa, and frozen Margaritas. Daily 24hrs. Opposite Tongli Studio, Sanlitun Houjie, Chaoyang District. (6416 5154) 朝阳区

Mako Live House Mid-sized live music and events space brings the noise to Shuangjing. Daily 5pm-late. Inside Hongdian Art Factory, Courtyard 36 (500m south of Carrefour Shuangjing, inside small alley), Guangqu Lu, Chaoyang District. (5205 1112/3, 麻雀, 朝


Luga’s Basement Televised sports, Australian and American beers and bar snacks including fried chicken and hot dogs. Daily 6pm-late. 1/F (below Luga’s Villa), 7 Sanlitun Beijie (behind 3.3 Shopping Center), Chaoyang District. 朝阳区三里屯北街7号3.3购 物中心后

Luga’s Villa Cheap drinks and Mexican



Quaint courtyard setting gives you a hint that this is one of the city’s most intimate venues. (6401 4611)


Forget hipsters in Converse and lens-free spectacles; put your ear to Beijing’s musical soul at this venue. The Gulou wrecking ball may soon take it away. (8405 0124)


Shuangjing’s on the rise, they keep telling us. If that’s true, this 500capacity venue’s fine sound system will amplify the noise. (5205 1112/3)


It’s behind a bus station. But plenty of great stuff goes on round the back of bus stations. This impressively equipped club hosts everything from rock to burlesque. (5914 8087)


Salt in your coffee sounds like a bad idea. Hammering the CBD with folk music sounds like a great one. (5900 0969)


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吧, 朝阳区工体北路甲6号中宇大厦7层

Mix (Westin Chaoyang) Live jazz in the evenings and an extensive selection of champagnes, wines and whiskey. Daily 5pm-midnight. 1/F, Westin Beijing Chaoyang, 1 Xinyuan Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (5922 8000) 朝阳区 新源南路1号威斯汀酒店1层

Molly Malone’s Features everything you’d expect from an Irish pub, from Guinness and folk music to a sushi bar. Daily 10am-2am. Legendale Hotel, 90 Jinbao Jie, Dongcheng District. (6522 7258) 东城区金宝街90号

Mao Mao Chong House vodka infusions, themed music nights and house-designed Tshirts are this bar’s trademarks. Daily 5.30pmlate (closed Tuesday). 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)

M Bar This posh, expensive, decadent, wallet-emptying, cushioned, elegant womb has prices for royalty. Daily 6pm-2am. 6/F, Sofitel Beijing, Bldg C, Wanda Plaza, 93 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (8599 6666 ext 6525) 朝阳 区建国路93号万达广场C座索菲特酒店6层

Meli Melo Champagne bar. Daily 2pm1am. 16 Yonganli, West side of Jianwai Soho, Chaoyang District. (8521 9988, 朝阳区建外大街永安里16号CBD国 际大厦

Mesh Equally at home to post-retail therapy or a night on the tiles. 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

MGM Hong Kong-designed but unmistakably Beijing. 8.30pm-late. Inside the west gate of Workers’ Stadium, Chaoyang District. (6552 5556) 朝阳区工体西门内


Palace Club This dance club is like a tour of old Beijing on acid. Flair bartending shows every night. Daily 8.30pm-2am. Unit 0119, Bldg A, Chaowai Soho, 6B Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (8592 6666) 宫俱乐部, 朝阳 区朝阳门外大街乙6号朝外Soho A座0119

Palette Comfortable bar in an area short on drinking spots. Draws a crowd for its Daily 10am-1am. 1/F, Holiday Inn Beijing Deshengmen, 71 Deshengmenwai Dajie, Xicheng District. (8206 5555) 百色酒吧, 西城区德胜门外 大街71号 北京德胜门华宇假日酒店1层

Palette Vino Oenophiles recommend this siheyuan wine bar. Daily 11am-10pm. 5 Dongsi Shiyitiao, Dongcheng District. (6405 4855) 派乐坊, 东城区东四十


Park Side Bar & Grill Watch sport on the 55-inch screens in this polished, upscale gastropub. Hit the terrace in summer. 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


MAO Livehouse The capital’s premier music venue. Daily 4pm-late. 111 Gulou Dongdajie, Dongcheng District. (6402 5080) 光芒, 东城区鼓楼东大街111号

Paddy O’Shea’s The best-poured Guinness in town, and an afternoon long happy hour, you can easily get trapped into what may be the first genuine Irish pub to hit Beijing. Free quiz nights every Wed from 8pm, with well-sponsored prizes. Daily 10am-late. 28 Dongzhimenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6415 6389) 朝阳区东

Park Plaza Beer Garden Pleasant city center beer garden. Buy-one-get-one-free beers during daily 5.30-7.30pm happy hour. Daily 5.30pm-midnight. Park Plaza, 97 Jinbao Jie, Dongcheng District. (8522 1999 ext 3607)

Mako Theater Inside Hongdian Art Factory, Courtyard 36 (500m south of Carrefour Shuangjing, inside small alley), Guangqu Lu, Chaoyang District (5205 1099) www.mako001. com 朝阳区广渠路36号院红点艺术工厂内(幸福

芒果酒吧, 海淀区成府路28号五道口购物中心1层

朝阳区高碑店北路甘露园19号院5号楼(718谷地 传媒文化园内)


阳区广渠路36号院红点艺术工厂内(幸福贝贝 南边)

Mango Club Wudaokou bar combining dancing, pool, computer games and drinking. Daily 8.30pm-5am. 1/F, Wudaokou U-Center, 28 Chengfu Lu, Haidian District. (6266 0608)

The One Mid-sized eastside venue featuring quality sound system. Daily 11am-1am. 5 Good Loft, 19 Ganluyuan, Gaobeidian Beilu (inside 718 Gudi Media Culture Garden), Chaoyang District. (5914 8087)

Nanjie Two floors packed with exchange students. Low prices. Daily 5pm-5am. Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu (opposite to Banana Leaf), Chaoyang District. (6413 0963) 南街, 朝阳区工 体北路4号院蕉叶对面

Nashville Bar & Restaurant 20 percent country, 80 percent classic rock. Daily 11am3am. Haoyun Jie, 29 Zaoying Lu, Chaoyang District. (5867 0298) 乡 谣, 朝阳区枣营路29号好运街

Nearby the Tree Sister venue of The Tree has a good selection of Belgian beers. Live music on Saturday nights. Daily 11am-midnight (restaurant closes at 10pm). Xingfu Sancun 3 Xiang (behind Yashow, west of Tongli), Chaoyang District. (6413 1522 / 87) http:// 树旁边酒吧, 朝阳区幸福三 村三巷三里屯南33号院内(雅秀后边同里西边)

Ned’s Run by Aussies who love to drink. Daily 6pm-late. 84 Nanluogu Xiang, Dongcheng District. ( 东城区 南锣鼓巷84号

Nine Theater, Chaoyang Culture Center Corner of Jintai Xilu and Chaoyangmenwai Dajie (east of Jingguang Qiao), Chaoyang District (8599 6011) 朝阳文化馆, 朝 阳区朝阳门外大街和金台西路的路口

No. 46 Theater 46 Fangjia Hutong (just south of Guozijian Jie), Dongcheng District (8403 3799,号剧场, 东城区 方家胡同46号艺术园区(国子监南临)

No Name Bar Chillout lakeside lounge. Daily noon-2am. 3 Qianhai Dongyan (next to Kaorou Ji restaurant), Xicheng District. (6401 8541) 无名酒吧, 西城区前海东沿3号烤肉季隔壁 Nuage See Restaurant Directory under


Pavillion Relaxed, high-end bar for the sports and late night crowds. Daily 10am-2am. Gongti Xilu (opposite west gate of Workers’ Stadium), Chaoyang District. (6507 2617) 万龙腾飞, 朝阳区工 体西路(工人体育场西门对面)

People’s Bus Bar Cleaned-up beer fun. Daily 5pm-late. Inside the Longbo Compound, 16 Nongzhanguan, Dongsanhuan, Chaoyang District. (8705 6011) 朝阳区东三环农展馆16号 隆博广场内

Pepper The boy band of the Beijing bar scene – renowned for their nightly cocktail shows. Daily 7pm-late. North of Xijiao Hotel, Wangzhuang Lu, Wudaokou, Haidian District. (8237 2963) 辣椒, 海淀区五道口王庄路西郊 宾馆北边

Phil’s Pub High ceilings and flowery sofas, German beers and cocktails. Chocolate’s just down the road. Daily 10am-2am. 1Y31, Bldg 2, Ritan Guoji (in the pedestrianized street directly opposite Ritan Park North Gate), 17 Ritan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (8569 4651, 大斐, 朝阳区日坛北路17号日坛国际2号楼1Y31(日坛公 园北门对面的单行道)

Plush Filled with natural light and overlooking a modern zen garden. 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

Poachers Inn Consistently packed with young things flirting and dancing on the tables. Not the place to discuss Kierkegaard. Daily 8pm-late. 43 Bei Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6417 2632 ext 8506) 友谊青年酒店, 朝

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The Pomegranate All about carbo-loading with the draft beer and the sports channel here. Mon-Thu 10am-midnight, Fri 10am-2am, Sat-Sun 8am-2am. 19 Kaifa Lu, Xibaixinzhuang, Houshayu, Shunyi District. (8046 2558) 石榴园,

伍, 1) 朝阳区三里屯后街同里对面; 2) 东城区 南锣鼓巷66号

Scarlett A chic, intimate wine bar with a fine selection of imported cheese and tapas. Daily 6pm-3am. Hotel G, 7A Gongti Xilu, Chaoyang District. (6552 2880) 朝阳区



Press Club Bar Nixon drank here, you know. 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

School Wudaoying Hutong bar started by a consortium of Beijing and Shanghai-based events promoters serves as a “refuge for alternative music fans seeking electro fun.” Daily 8pm-late. 53 Wudaoying Hutong, Chaoyang District. (6402 8881, schoolbegins@gmail. com) 朝阳区五道营胡同53号


Propaganda Expect a student-heavy atmosphere. Mon-Fri 8pm-4.30am, Sat-Sun 8pm5am. 100m north of the east gate of Huaqing Jiayuan, Wudaokou, Haidian District. (8286 3991) 海淀区五道口华清嘉园东门往北100米 Provincia Beijing’s first bar and kitchen theater is quite the spectacle. Relax with offerings from the extensive wine list and cocktail menu. Mon-Sat 5pm-1am. Beijing Marriott Hotel City Wall, 7 Jianguomen Nandajie, Chaoyang District. (5811 8888 ext 8233) 朝阳区 建国门南大街7号北京万豪酒店

Punk A mixture of urban and neo-Gothic where big name DJs spin an eclectic mix. TueSat 8pm-3am. B1/F, The Opposite House, Bldg 1, Sanlitun Village, 11 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6410 5222, www. 朝阳区三里屯路11号三里屯Village1号楼瑜舍地下1层

Pyro Pizza Classic thin-crust pizza served up with a good selection of affordable draft beers. Daily 4pm-late. Happy hour daily 10pmmidnight, RMB 25 pitchers and RMB 15 mixed drinks, 6 tequila shooters for RMB 50. Daily 11am-3am. B1/F, Bldg 12, Huaqing Jiayuan, Wudaokou (5 min from Wudaokou subway station), Haidian District. (8286 6240) 海淀区五 道口华清嘉园12号楼地下1层

Q Bar Quality tunes and top-notch cocktails. Nice terrace. Daily 5pm-2am. Top floor of Eastern Inn Hotel, 6 Baijiazhuang Lu (the south end of Sanlitun Nanlu), Chaoyang District. (6595 9239) 朝阳区百家 庄6号(朝阳门医院北门东100米)三里屯南路逸 羽连锁酒店顶楼

Raying Temple Daily 4pm-midnight. East End of Qunfang Zhongyi Jie (West Gate of Yucai Middle School), Liyuan Town, Tongzhou District (137 1698 0276) 小雷音俱乐部, 通州区 梨园镇群芳中一街东首(育才学校西门)

Redmoon Redmoon at the Grand Hyatt includes a wine bar, sushi bar and cigar lounge, all sleekly designed to cater to the executive set. Daily 5pm-1am. 1/F, Grand Hyatt Hotel, Beijing Oriental Plaza, 1 Dongchang’an Jie, Dongcheng District. (6510 9366, 8518 1234 ext 6366) com/hyatt/hotels/entertainment/lounges/ index.jsp 东方亮, 东城区东长安街1号东方君 悦酒店大厅

The Regent Beer Garden Summer beer garden. There aren’t many places like this for drinking around Wangfujing. Daily 5pm-midnight. 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

The Ritz-Carlton Bar Light live music and a lounge atmosphere. Daily 5pm-1am. The RitzCarlton 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

ROOMbeijing See Dining Directory The Saddle Cantina The Saddle Cantina’s small ground-floor bar calls to mind Saddle’s roots, while the upstairs is a spread-out dining and drinking area. The 50ft retractable roof and the 200sqm outdoor balcony make Saddle prime summer-time bar-estate. Voted “Best Mexican” in the Beijinger’s 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily 11am-late. West wing, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Beilu (south of 3.3 Shopping Center), Chaoyang District. (5208 6005) www. 朝阳区三里屯北路81号北京 那里花园内西侧二层小楼

Salsa Caribe Temporarily closed for renovations. A raucous blend of sweat, sin and extremely tight pants. Daily 6pm-2am. Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu (across from The Loft), Chaoyang District. (6507 7821) www. 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 Fine rums. 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


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Single Malt Club & Bar Get more malt for your money at this affordable whisky bar. Daily 11am-1am. 1/F, Bldg 201, Huigu Yangguang, Fuan Xilu, Wangjing Dongyuan, Chaoyang District. (6470 9191 ext 919) www.singlemaltclub. net 朝阳区望京东园慧谷阳光小区201号楼1层 Souk Lounge Combines a large craft beer selection, Middle Eastern shisha cafe cool and big screens for sport. Darts and pool too. Daily 4pm-late. Chaoyang Park West Gate (in the alley behind Annie’s), Chaoyang District. (6506 7309) 苏克会馆,


The Tree This long-running Beijing pub (over eleven years and counting) specializes in Belgian beers and wood oven fired pizzas. Voted “Best Pizza” in the Beijinger’s 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily noon-2am. 43 Sanlitun Beijie (100m west of Sanlitun North Bar street, Youyi Youth Hostel, behind Poachers Inn), Chaoyang District. (6415 1954) 隐蔽的 树, 朝阳区三里屯北街以西100米Poachers后面 三里屯医院旁

Tryst Cozy cocktail cubby hole. Daily 5pm2am (call ahead for later opening). Next to Alameda, Nali Mall, Sanlitun Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6417 3092) 朝阳区三里屯北路那里 商城内

Tun A large, cavernous space with a sofaequipped mezzanine and two big screens for watching sports. Daily 6pm-late. Courtyard 4 (20m south of Salsa Caribe), Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6585 5866, tunbar@gmail. com) 屯, 朝阳区工体北路4号院 Turay’s Africa House Turay’s latest tribute to the food, culture and music of Africa. 2/F, International Wonderland, Xingfu Ercun, Chaoyang District. 图瑞非洲之家, 朝阳区幸福



The Star Live The only real medium-sized live music venue in Beijing. Opening times vary. 3/F, Tango, 79 Heping Xijie (50m north of Yonghegong subway station), Dongcheng District. (6425 5677) 星

Twilight Cocktails made with style, and hard-to-find whiskeys. Pizza, pasta and other snacks available. 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

光现场, 东城区和平西街79号糖果三层(雍和宫 桥路北50米)

The World of Suzie Wong Club Part 1930’s Shanghai opium den and part postmodern lounge. Daily 8.30pm-late. 1A Nongzhanguan Lu (west gate of Chaoyang Park), Chaoyang District. (6500 3377, 苏西黄, 朝阳区农展馆 路甲1号朝阳公园西门

Suzumei Traditional Japanese bar for the after-work set, with added reggae. Mon-Sat 5pm-midnight (or until last customer leaves). 1/F, Bldg 6, Sanyuanli residential compound (north side), 2 Xinyuan Jie, Chaoyang District. (6466 0204) 朝阳区新源街2号三源里小区6号 楼1层北侧

Tango Karaoke, with a nightclub at Yonghegong. Daily 24hrs. 1) South Gate of Ditan Park (next to Jin Ding Xuan restaurant), Dongcheng District. (6428 2288); 2) Gongti Xilu (beneath Gongti 100 bowling alley), Chaoyang District. (6551 9988) 糖果, 1) 东城 区地坛公园南门; 2) 朝阳区工体西路工体100保 龄球馆下面

Tao Yao Bar It’s quiet (miraculously), and the drinks are pretty good. Looking for a place for a date? Daily 1pm-midnight. Beiguanfang Hutong (southwest of Houhai Nanyan, 300m west of Yinding Bridge), Xicheng District. (8322 8585, 桃之夭 夭, 西城区后海南沿北官房胡同(后海南沿银锭 桥西300米)

Tim’s Texas Bar-B-Q Meat-eater friendly bar-restaurant with popular quiz night. 2 for 1 happy hour every Monday-Friday from 3-7pm. 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

Tiny Salt Coffee Club Large and open space with Hollywood blockbusters after 6pm. Relax and avoid the rush with Tsingtaos for RMB 8. Weekend live music. Tue-Sun 11.30am-late. Rm 2308, Bldg B, North Tower, Soho Shangdu, 8 Dongdaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (5900 0969) 朝阳区东大桥路8号Soho尚都北塔B座 3层2308

Tonic Lounge A modern, cozy bar offering a selection of mixed drinks, wine by the glass and aperitifs. The bar is well designed with a stunning bar counter, a low ceiling and comfortable lounge seating. Daily 10am-12.30am. Lobby Level of Hilton Beijing, 1 Dongfang Lu, Chaoyang District. (5865 5000 ext 5060) 汤尼 酒廊, 朝阳区北京希尔顿酒店大堂

Touch A cutting-edge lounge with 88 kinds of vodka, and a wide selection of vodka-infused cocktails. Sun-Thu 6pm-2am, Fri-Sat 6pm3am. 2/F, Westin Beijing Chaoyang, 1 Xinyuan Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (5922 8888 ext 8112) 朝阳区新源南路1号威斯汀酒店2层

Traders Upper East Hotel Hide from Beijing in the tree-filled beer garden. Dongsihuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (5907 8888) 朝阳区东


Uama Teppanyaki restaurant features beer garden. Daily 11.30am-2pm, 5.30-10pm. Rm 108, China View, 2 Gongti Donglu, Chaoyang District. (8587 1377) 朝阳区工体东路2号中国 红街大厦108

Uhland Bier Salon Mock Bavarian bierhaus serving five imported German beers as well as light and dark beers brewed on the premises, available in 1 liter glasses. There’s also a menu of German food. Daily 10am-2pm, 5pm-late. Next to Metro supermarket, 1 Xinjian Gongmen Lu, Haidian District. (6288 2696) 普兰达 啤酒沙龙, 海淀区新建宫门路1号 (麦德龙超 市旁边)

Union Bar & Grille Sit around the bar and watch sport on the multiple flat-screen TVs. Get the cheapest pint of Guinness in town during the 4-8pm daily happy hour. Mon-Fri 11am-11pm,Sat-Sun 11am-midnight. S6-31, 3/F, Bldg 6, Sanlitun Village South, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6415 9117) 优年美式餐 厅, 朝阳区三里屯路19号三里屯Village南区6号 楼3层S6-31

VA Cafe & Bar This small cafe-bar is well equipped for weekly flamenco and jazz performances. Daily 2pm-late. 13 Wudaoying Hutong, Dongcheng District. (5844 3638) 东城 区五道营胡同13号

Vein Garish exterior, but inside is a tiny bar serving cheap bottles of wine and quality German beers. Daily 10am-late. Xingfu Yicun (next to Alfa, in the alley opposite the north gate of Workers’ Stadium), Chaoyang District. (6416 8757) 朝阳区幸福一村(工体北门对面的 胡同里)

Vics Like Mix, albeit with a slightly more expat crowd. Daily 8.30pm-late. Inside the north gate of the Workers’ Stadium, Chaoyang District. (5293 0333) 威克斯, 朝阳 区工体北门内

Wain Wain A Japanese karaoke bar set up perfectly with private rooms for a great party. They also serve food (similar to Cash Box). Daily 11am-2.30am. Rm 3512, Bldg A, Soho New Town, 88 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (8589 4383) 朝阳区建国路88号Soho现代城A座 3512室

Water Bar & Restaurant There’s more than H₂O available at this newly opened Chaoyang Park bar. Daily 10am-2am. 6 Chaoyang Gongyuan Xilu, Chaoyang District (5905 6008/9) 朝阳

(west of Kerry Centre), Chaoyang District. (5920 4298) 朝阳区光华路5号世纪财富中心2号 楼西边1层

What Bar There’s a lot going on here, given that they’ve only got about five square meters to work with. What Bar regularly hosts local bands, and is an excellent place to get acquainted with Beijing rock. Every seat is a front-row seat! Daily 4pm-late. 72 Beichang Jie (just north of the west gate of the Forbidden City), Xicheng District. (133 4112 2757) 什么酒 吧, 西城区北长街72号(故宫西门往北)

Writers Bar Caviar and oysters complement the wide selection of cocktails and cigars. Daily noon-midnight. Raffles Beijing Hotel, Main Lobby, 33 Dongchang’an Jie, Dongcheng District. (6526 3388 ext 4181) http://www. 作家酒吧, 东城区东 长安街33号, 北京饭店莱佛士一层

w xyz Music and cocktails flow freely. Mon-Fri 5pm-midnight. 1/F, aloft Beijing, Tower 2, 25 Yuanda Lu, Haidian District. (8889 8000) 海淀 区远大路25号2号楼雅乐轩酒店1层

X’Change Bar A chic bar and lounge with a double volume glass video wall, offering the perfect setting to linger, whether it be for a daytime soiree or for late evening high energy entertainment with a live band, contemporary DJ sounds and cool, imaginative selections of new and old world wines, spirits and cocktails. Daily 10am-1am. 5/F, InterContinental Hotel, 11 Financial Street, Xicheng District. (5852 5888 ext 5920/5921) 幻吧, 西城区金融街11号 金融街洲际酒店

Xiu A summer-friendly terrace plus much more in the luxuriant lounge. Mon-Fri 11.30am-2.30pm, 6pm-late, Sat-Sun 6pm-late. Park Hyatt (entrance across from the hotel lobby), 2 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (5867 1108) 秀, 朝阳区朝阳区建国门 外大街2号

Yao Xin Bar Japanese whiskey and cocktail bar hides in Soho apartment building. Rm 0504, Bldg 2, Jianwai Soho, 39 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (5869 1580) 朝阳 区东三环中路39号建外Soho2号楼5层0504

Yin Bar Few of Beijing’s rooftop bars are distinguished by views worth scaling the stairs for, but from Yin’s patio you can see from the rooftops of the Forbidden City to Jingshan Park and Beihai’s White Dagoba. It’s pricey though: Beer starts from RMB 47 (for a Tsingtao!). Daily 11am-1am. 33 Qihelou Jie (on the roof of the Emperor Hotel), Dongcheng District. (6523 6877) 饮, 东城区骑河楼街33号(皇家驿栈顶层)

Yugong Yishan This live music venue is a perfect spot for more discriminating drunken debauchery. Daily 7pm-late. 3-2 Zhangzizhong Lu (100m west of Zhangzizhong Lu subway station), Dongcheng District. (6404 2711, www. 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 Boasts style, chrome cages that house the extensive wine collection hang from the high ceiling. Mon-Thu 6pm-2am, FriSun 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 a&! The designer of this Hong Kong label take safety belts from old automobiles and transform them into functional, stylish bags. B161 B1/F, New Gate City Mall, 19 Zhongguancun Dajie, Chaoyang District. (8575 2170) 朝阳 区海淀区中关村大街19号新中关大厦新中关购物 中心地下一层

Well Bar Summer terrace bar in the pleasant setting of 1949’s industrial yard turned upmarket dining complex. Daily 5pm-2am. 1949–The Hidden City, Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu (opposite the south gate of Pacific Century Place Mall), Chaoyang District. (133 1126 1949) 朝阳

DimSum of all things Asian (D-SATA) Korean-Canadian designer Currie Lee’s store showcases bags and jewelry of sophisticated design, all made from 100% natural and recycled material that she collected on her travels throughout Asia. Daily 1-9pm or by appointment. Unit A116, 1/F, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Beilu, Chaoyang District. (8559 1587) 亚点亚

区工体北路4号院 (太平洋百货南门对面)

心, 朝阳区三里屯北路81号那里花园A116室

Westside Upmarket British-style pub inside, great terrace with infinity pool outside. MonFri 10am-10pm, Sat-Sun 2-10pm. 1/F, Bldg 2, Prosper Center (west wing), 5 Guanghua Lu

Fengguo Box Upcoming designers and artisans rent space to display (and sell) the fruits of their creative labors – an arrangement that serves both talented designers and their fans.


DIRECTORY / STYLE Inventive accessories and trinkets abound. Daily 10am-9pm. G13, Zhongguancun Mall, 12 Zhongguancun Nandajie, Haidian District. (5172 1793) 海淀区中关村南大街12号中关村广

massage, soothing and gentle massage, or a combination of both. Daily 24 hours. Rm 1801, Bldg 2, Jianwai Soho, 39 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (8631 0801) 朝阳



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Beijing Salon Vajra Catering to clients who demand very personal service, this experienced team of British and Hong Kong stylists and colorists offers professional hairdressing services, and luxury hand and foot spa treatments. Mon-Sat 10am-8pm. S106, Glory World Apartments, 18 Gongti Xilu, Chaoyang District. (6551 6461/2/3) 画

Shanghai Trio Simple structured bags, clutches, and home decor accessories influenced by traditional Chinese craftwork and feature offbeat details and unique materials. NLG-38, Sanlitun Village North, 11 Sanlitun Beijie, Chaoyang District. (159 1050 7603) 上海 组合, 朝阳区三里屯北街11号Village北区NLG-38

UCCA Store Features a "China Design" line of limited edition original design products, merchandise and art books. Tue-Sun 10am7pm. Dashanzi Art District, 4 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (8459 9715, edition@ucca. 尤伦斯艺术商店, 朝阳区酒仙桥路4号大 山子艺术区

ANTIQUES & REPRODUCTIONS C.L. Ma Furniture Highly respected antique dealer sells antique and reproduced trunks, tables, chairs, shelves, screens etc. to an enthusiastically loyal customer base from here to Hong Kong. Daily 10am-7.30pm. Rm 116, Bldg 4, Park Avenue, 6 Chaoyang Gongyuan Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (6466 7040/6530 6475) 可乐马家俱 北京分公司, 朝阳区朝阳公园南路6号公园大道 4号楼116室

Lily’s Antiques Specializing in high class antique furniture (mainly from nothern China, in walnut and elmwood) and custom-made furniture, for the local market. Excellent service for international transportation of furniture. Furthermore a wide selection of accessories is offered. 1) Daily 8.30am-6pm. Gaobeidian Showroom, 6 Gaobeidian Furniture Street, Chaoyang District. Contact Lily Quan (6572 9746, 138 0139 6309) (8579 2458,; 2) Visit by Appointment. Factory and Warehouse Address, Baimiao industry area, Songzhuang town, Tongzhou District. Contact Lily Quan (6572 9746, 138 0139 6309) (138 0139 6309) 华伦古典家具, 1) 朝阳区高碑 店家俱一条街69号; 2) 通州区工厂地址,通州区 宋庄镇白庙村工业大院

Tanghouse Gallery Tanghouse specializes in custom-made furniture manufactured in Beijing. Their designs bridge contemporary and classic styles, characterized by clean lines and quality raw materials, including hardwoods, skins and stones. Online sales only. Daily 9.30am-6pm. Rm 1132, 11/F, Tower A, Gateway Square, Sanyuanqiao, Chaoyang District. (6764 2214, 139 1007 3689) 逸唐 居, 朝阳区三元桥佳程广场A座1132室


间沙龙, 朝阳区工体西路18号光彩国际公寓S106

Bodhi Sense Like the original branch of Bodhi on Gongti, Bodhi Sense draws inspiration from both Thai and Chinese culture, but boasts an added touch of luxury. 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 Offers a variety of professional treatments – Thai style massage (RMB 288/90 min), facials (from RMB 320), foot massages (RMB 158/85 min), and pedicures (RMB 68 at the Gongti branch only) courtesy of Anglefish Boutique – as well as complimentary food and snacks cooked up by their Thai chef. For extra luxury, try the specialty packages (from RMB 450/1.5 hours) at the swish sister spa Bodhi Sense on Liangmaqiao Lu. Daily 11am-12.30am. 17 Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6417 9595) www.bodhi. 菩提会所, 朝阳区工体北路17号 Catherine de France Hair and Beauty Salon International and local stylists, colorists and beauticians offer an holistic hair and beauty experience. The salon mixes French chic with modern simplicity to create a sophisticated yet relaxed atmosphere offering a wide range of hair services and beauty treatments, including manicures and pedicures, waxing and tanning. Referral and VIP programs available. Daily 10am-8pm. 1) 2/F, Riviera Plaza, 5 Laiguangying Donglu, Chaoyang District. (8470 4639, 150 1081 6856,; 2) Nali Mall, Sanlitun Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6417 3029, C美发沙龙, 1) 朝阳 区来广营东路5号香江广场2层; 2) 朝阳区三里屯 北路那里商城内

db tanning Good news for aspiring WAGs and tanorexics, with the arrival of this tanning salon, in the land where pale skin is revered. 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

Decleor Daily 10am-10pm. Rm 107, Villa 8, Jianwai Soho, 39 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (5869 0690) 贝黎诗, 朝阳区 东三环中路39号建外Soho8号别墅107

99 Massage and Spa Center Clean, comfortable and relaxing massage. Free food, drinks and fruit. Aromatic oil massage (RMB 200-380), body/foot massage (RMB 150/100). Single and double rooms. Daily 11am-midnight. Rm 703, E-Tower C12, Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (6501 0799) 99按摩

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

Domingo Hair Salon Japanese hair stylists in a relaxing salon on Nanluogu Xiang. All of the hair products in the salon are imported from Japan. Tue-Sun 10am-9pm. Inside Jingyang Hutong, 89 Nanluogu Xiang, Dongcheng District. (8402 6578) 东城区南锣鼓 巷89号(景阳胡同内)

Eric Paris Salon Well-trained international stylists and colorists provide hair styling and a wide-range of beauty products. Also offer beauty, nails, waxing and tanning services. Daily 10am-8pm. 1) 43 Sanlitun Houjie, Chaoyang District. (135 0137 2971); 2) Stall 123, Kerry Centre Shopping Mall, 1 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (139 1179 8376); 3) Lido Hotel, 112 Jichang Lu, Chaoyang District. (135 0107 5843) 爱丽克美容美发, 1) 朝阳区三里屯 后街43号; 2) 朝阳区光华路1号嘉里中心商场 123; 3) 朝阳区机场路112号丽都饭店

Flora Spa The emphasis here is on friendly, personalized service, rather than luxury furnishings and glamor. Daily 10am-9pm. Suite 7, 17/F, Bldg 4, China Central Place, 89 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (6530 5475) 弗洛拉, 朝阳区建国路89号华 贸中心4号楼1707

Focus Hair&Beauty Salon Since 1998, Focus Hair & Beauty Salon has soothed weary international business travelers and local expatriates. Using quality German haircare products and French skincare products, the English-speaking hairstylists and beauticians offer haircuts, perm/color, facial and nail treatments as well as foot massage. Daily 10am10pm. 1/F, Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6465 3388 ext 4856) 嘉美娜美容美发中心, 朝 阳区朝阳区亮马桥路50号燕莎中心凯宾斯基饭 店一层

Franck Provost World-famous hair salon with highly trained stylists and colorists. Hair cuts/treatments from RMB 220; perm/color from RMB 380 RMB. Daily 10am-10pm. Shop D2001-1, 2/F, Shin Kong Place, 87 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (6530 7696/7669) 朝阳区建 国路87号新光天地二层D2001-1店铺

Frost Day Spa and Wellness Center Besides offering a wide range of nail treatments, Frost Day Spa and Wellness Center recently added many other services, including facials, tanning, weight loss program, herbal face and breast lifts, etc. Daily 11.30-midnight. 2/F, Jiezuo Dasha, above O Sole Mio, Xingfucun Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (6417 9148) 朝阳 区幸福村中路杰座大厦2层

Hair Passion With timeless black-white color classics and extravagant lighting background, Hair Passion is graceful but non-demonstrative, fashionable but folksy. For more than ten years, they have been always devoting their endeavors into hairdressing career with exploration and innovation for creating a brand-new hairstyle and art for office ladies and gentlemen. Daily 10am-9.30pm. Room 107, Building 4, China Central Apartment, 89 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (5203 7887) 朝阳区朝阳区建国路89号华贸公寓4号楼107室

中心, 朝阳区光华路丙12号数码01大厦703室(嘉 里中心与国贸之间)

Anantara Spa Massages start from RMB 480 (60min) and facials are available from RMB 520. Daily 10am-10pm (flexible opening hours on request). The Commune, Shuiguan Great Wall, Badaling Gaosulu, Yanqing County. (8118 1888 ext 5100/01, anantaraspa@commune. 延庆县八达岭高速路水关长城出口长城

南区9号楼 S9-30

I Spa English-speaking staff offers aromatherapy massage, Thai massage, scrubs, wraps, facials, floral bath, steaming, TCM and foot reflexology. All the rooms are private suites. The second destination spa with hot spring facilities offers customers a chance to escape the city. Special packages for couples are also available. For promotions call ahead or log on to the website. 1) 10am-midnight. B1/F, Traders Upper East Hotel, Upper East Side, Dongsihuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (5907 8877); 2) Daily 11am-11pm. Napa Valley, 68 Shashun Lu, Xiaotangshan, Changping District. (6178 7795, 61787711); 3) Daily noon-11pm. 5/F, Tower 2, Taiyue Suites, Sanlitun Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (6507 1517, 8595 2277 ext 5666); 4) 1/F, Gehua New Century Hotel, 19 Gulouwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6202 8888 ext 6666); 5) 6/F, New Century Grand Hotel, Caishikou Dajie, Xuanwu District. (6352 7157) www.ispa. cn 泰美好, 1) 朝阳区东四环北路阳光上东上东 盛贸饭店地下1层; 2) 昌平区小汤山沙顺路68号 纳帕溪谷会所(九华山庄对面); 3) 朝阳区三里屯 南路泰悦豪庭2座5层; 4) 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); 5) 宣武 区菜市口大街开元名都大酒店6层

I-Spa There are 10 rooms, each focusing on a different treatment, including facial, tanning, foot reflexology, body massage and Vichy shower but the main attraction is the InterContinental Massage (RMB 980/1 hr 45 minutes). 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 Daily 11am-9.30pm (last appointment). Rm C301,3/F, North Bldg, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Beijie (west side), Chaoyang District. (5208 6068) 朝阳


Dragonfly Therapeutic Retreat Dragonfly’s boutique operation avoids rowdy groups and leaves ample room for relaxation and solace – something that its large-scale competitors cannot guarantee. Chinese, shiatsu and foot massages start at RMB 135 per hour and an exhaustive menu of spa packages, such as Ultimate Indulgence featuring an hour each of full-body and foot massage, start at RMB 270. Facials also available. Daily 10am-1am. 1) 1/F, Grand Summit Plaza, 19 Dongfang Donglu (100m north of Lufthansa Center), Chaoyang District. (8532 3122); 2) 60 Donghuamen Ave (near The Peninsula Hotel and Oriental Plaza), Dongcheng District. (6527 9368); 3) B1/F, Eastern Hotel, Nansanlitun Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (6593 6066) 悠庭保健会所, 1) 朝阳区 Angel Hands Enjoy vigorous deep-tissue

Herborist Spa Offers the time-honored traditional Chinese health and beauty care system. Daily 10am-10pm. S9-30, Sanlitun Village South, 19 Sanlitun Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6416 5179, 6416 5962, 400 888 2155) 朝阳区三里屯Village

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

区三里屯北街西侧81号那里花园北楼3层C301室 世贸国际公寓地下1层

Healing Touch Massage Center Experience Chinese massage, Thai massage, aroma oil massage and other services. Reservations required. 1) Room 808, Bldg 3, Jianwai Soho, Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (5869 7706); 2) Rm 1511, East Tower, Van Palace Residences, 2 Guandongdian Nanjie (near China World, 50m from Kerry Centre), Chaoyang District. (5131 6428, 5131 6433, 135 2191 4149) 1) 朝阳区东三环中路建外Soho,3号 楼808室; 2) 朝阳区关东店南街2号(嘉里中心和 中国大饭店附近)旺座中心东塔1511室

LeSpa Luxurious spa combining the finest in pampering from Western and Eastern cultures. There’s also a fitness center, sauna and heated swimming pool. 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 This large establishment offers Chinese and Thai-style massage and reflexology, as well as facials and other beauty treatments. 1) Daily 11am-2am. 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

JULY 2010


DIRECTORY / STYLE District. (6551 6112/13) www.longislandspa. 长岛健身, 1) 朝阳区光华路甲14号(嘉 里中心西南侧诺安大厦5层); 2) 东城区吉庆里 6号佳汇中心地下1层

Lovely Nails Stylish joint with professional uniformed staff offering manicures (RMB 90), pedicures (RMB 130) and other services. The Taiyue Heights location is slightly cheaper, with manicures for RMB 70 and pedicures for RMB 100. Call for reservations. 1) River Garden Clubhouse, 7 Yuyang Road, Houshayu, Shunyi District. (6458 0603/4); 2) Taiyue Suites, Nansanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6502 5989); 3) 102 Tongli Studio, Sanlitun Houjie, Chaoyang District. (6417 5812/3) 北京爱手爱脚 美甲中心, 1) 顺义区后沙峪榆阳路7号裕京花园 俱乐部; 2) 朝阳区南三里屯路泰悦豪庭1层; 3) 朝阳区三里屯后街同里1层102

The Meridian Chinese Massage Treatment Centre Health and spa services supported by top Chinese medical research institutions. After a consultation by medical physicians, your treatments include Chinese tuina and physiotherapy, cupping and scraping, herbal medicine bath, medical moxibustion. The luxurious private environment offers a physical and mental retreat. Daily 10am-11pm, 9-10-A, Si’de Park, Fangyuan Xilu, Dongsihuan, Chaoyang District. (8456 7010) 朝阳区东四环芳园西 路四得公园9-10-A

Nan Nan Nail & Hair Salon Hairdressers from Hong Kong and OPI products for your nails. Daily 10am-10pm. 4A/5A, Hairun International Apartment, 2 Jiangtai Lu, Chaoyang District. (5135 7977, 139 1091 7477) 楠楠, 朝阳 区将台路2号海润国际公寓4A/5A

Oriental Taipan Massage and Spa Relax in style among rose-scented water features, soft music and helpful, friendly staff. Private rooms are available; bring your favorite tunes or DVDs and feel those serotonin levels rise. RMB 168 buys you 90 minutes of fabulous foot massage, with healthy fruit juices and snacks included. 1) Daily 11am-12.30am. 2/F, Block 9, Lido Place, 2A Fangyuan Xilu, Chaoyang District. (6437 6299); 2) Daily 11am12.30am. 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. 东方大班保健休闲会所, 1) 朝阳区芳 园西路甲2号丽都广场9号公寓2层; 2) 朝阳区新 东路1号沈记靓汤旁; 3) 朝阳区日坛路6号新族 大厦院内; 4) 西城区西城区金融街甲26号顺成 饭店地下一层; 5) 朝阳区朝外大街6号新城国际 公寓三期25号楼; 6) 朝阳区西大望路1号温特莱 中心B座101

Peninsula Spa by ESPA Offers a luxurious, sophisticated and timeless spa retreat with an Asian Tea Lounge, heat experiences, 12 treatment rooms and private locker facilities. 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 Marriott’s Quan Spa reclaims the original meaning of the word “spa” by offering a range of therapies where guests can “take the waters.” Daily 3pm-midnight. 7 Jianguomen Nandajie, Dongcheng District. (5811 8187) 东 城区建国门南大街7号

Salon 88 An international chain of hair salons offering consistent quality at economical prices. Cuts RMB 38 and color package RMB 188. 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, 15-16, 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

Taidian Massage Salon This Japanese brand brings 25 years of expertise to town with this massage spa in Jianwai Soho. Tai Dian’s business lines in Japan encompass beauty products, flowers and restaurants, so it’s no surprise to find Tai Dian products on sale at the Beijing salon – what we hadn’t anticipated was the complimentary salad, pasta, dessert and drink offered up with our massage. The therapists are very young, but highly trained and technically versatile. 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

Toni & Guy British international hair salon chain offers haircuts for women for RMB 150 to 1,200. 1) Daily 10am-10pm. 3 Units, 3/F, Tower 8, South Area, Sanlitun Village, Chaoyang District. (6417 4188); 2) Daily 10am-9pm. 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) 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 贤豪庭一层

Viv International Medical Beauty Clinic Offers cosmetic surgery, professional skin care, dentistry and Chinese health and beauty treatments. Tue-Sun 9.30am-6.30pm. 2/F, Bldg D, Global Trade Mansion, 9 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (6530 2348, fax 6586 9965) 名会红国际医疗美容诊所, 朝阳区光华路9号世贸国际公寓D座2层

Yadia Hair Salon Daily 10am-9pm. Rm 2128, 1/F, Soho Shangdu, 8 Dongdaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (5900 5020) 朝阳区东大桥路 8号尚都2128号

Zen Spa This unique spa experience is set in a Chinese courtyard home. Treatments include body scrubs, wraps, facials, floral baths and massage; double rooms are available. Daily 11am-11pm. 1, 8A Xiaowuji Lu, Chaoyang District. (8731 2530, 朝阳区小武基路甲8号1号 院(东四环南路15号出口)

CLOTHING Bershka Spanish streetwear label Bershka offers a wide collection of playful tailored T-shirts, funky party dresses and sparkly bling. Daily 10am-10pm. B1/F, Solana Mall, 6 Chaoyang Gongyuan Lu, Chaoyang District. (5905 6923) 朝阳区朝阳公园路6号蓝色港湾地 下1层

Green Sleeve Decorated with comfy couches, antique furniture, a big TV and a Jeep – browsing through Green Sleeve is a study in garage sale chic. Though small, it has a good selection of hip yet classy street fashion. Jeans from RMB 170, shoes from RMB 180 and dresses from RMB 300. Daily 11am-10pm. D15, Bldg 6, Wanda Plaza, 93 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang

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JULY 2010

District. (5820 3005) 呗劲绿袖儿时尚服饰销售中 心, 朝阳区建国路93号万达广场6号楼D15

H&M A Swedish retailer well-known for its stylish, moderately priced clothing that appeals to young urban hipsters around the world. Daily 10am-10pm. 1) Xidan Joy City, 131 Xidan Beidajie, Xicheng District. (6706 0508); 2) Glory Mall, 18 Chongwenmen Dajie, Chongwen District. (6715 6676); 3) Raffles City, 1 Dongzhimen Nandajie, Dongcheng District. (8409 4199); 4) Oumeihui Shopping Mall, A1 Danling Jie, Haidian District. (8248 8976); 5) Qianmen Avenue Store, Building A16, Qianmen Dajie, Dongcheng District. (6706 0508) 1) 西城区西单北大街131号西单大悦城; 2) 崇 文区崇文门大街18号国瑞城; 3) 东城区东直门 南大街1号来福士广场 ; 4) 海淀区丹棱街甲1号欧 美汇购物中心

Kim’s Closet Fans of Korean fashion can get their fix here, where all the clothes are imported from Korea, including boyish thermals, floral dresses and denim blazers. Daily 10am-10pm. Rm 0910, Bldg 9, Jianwai Soho, 39 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (5869 5787) 小金衣橱, 朝阳区朝阳区东三环中路 39号建外Soho9号楼0910

Luna Fashion Design Studio Native Chinese designer Luna Li’s small operation in Gulou, specializing in cocktail dresses and wedding gowns, has already become a favorite of celebrities like Vicky Zhao and Eva Huang. Tue-Sat 2-10pm. 180 Jiugulou Dajie, Xicheng District. (134 3955 7109) 西城区旧鼓楼 大街180号

for everyone. Daily 10am-10pm. Stall 224, 2/F, South Bldg, The Place, 9A Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (6587 1255) 珂诺诗, 朝阳区 光华路甲9号世贸天阶南楼2层224号

HOME DECOR Chang & Biorck This modern home accessories store is stocked with colorful, environmentally-friendly products made by well-known designers who blend Scandinavian and Chinese concepts of style. 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

Dara Featuring Asian and European designs, this trendy expat favorite sells furniture, antique accessories, dishware, cushions, lamps, lush fabrics, mirrors, pottery and more. Daily 10am-6pm. Zone D, 798 Xijie, 798 Art District, 2 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (5978 9701) 朝阳区酒仙桥2号798艺 术新区798西街D区

Home Depot The world’s leading home improvement store is now available in Beijing. They offer innovative and ECO products with quality guarantees and competitive prices. Products range from kitchen, bath, flooring, soft décor, plumbing, electrical and millwork as well as professional design and installation services. A one-stop shopping experience. 1) 2, Chengshousi Lu, Fengtai District. (8761 0606); 2) 78 Middle West Fourth Ring Road, Fengtai District. (6822 0606) 1) 丰台区成寿寺 路2号; 2) 丰台区西四环中路78号

Mango This Iberian fashion house sells sexy clothes and must-have accessories, including pants (RMB 300 plus), leather belts (RMB 300 plus), leather coats (RMB 900 and up). 1) Daily 10am-9pm. EB 104, B1/F, China World Shopping Mall, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6505 1608); 2) Daily 9am-10.30pm. BB53, B1/F Oriental Plaza, 1 Dongchang’an Jie, Dongcheng District. (8518 6918) 芒果, 1) 朝 阳区建国门外大街1号国贸商城地下1层EB104; 2) 东城区东长安街东方新天地地下1层BB53

New Project Center Just like its thriving predecessor in Shanghai, NPC Beijing is wellstocked with street wear – including oversized graphic tees, baggy jeans, varsity jackets and special edition sneakers. Daily noon-10pm. 1/ F, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Beilu, Chaoyang District. (138 1016 4347) www.newprojectcenter. com 朝阳区三里屯北81号那里花园1层 NLGX A Beijing-based independent apparel brand and design community. Sun-Thu 9.30am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-midnight. 33 Nanluogu Xiang, Dongcheng District. (6404 8088) 东城区南锣鼓巷33号 Plastered T-shirts Plastered takes the diversity and beauty of everyday Beijing life, and turns it into funky, fun and ironic T-shirts and accessories. Daily 10am-10pm. 1) Unit D54, Main Second Street, Dashanzi Art District, 2 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (134 8884 8855); 2) 9 Yandai Xiejie, Xicheng District. (134 8884 8855); 3) 61 Nanluogu Xiang, Dongcheng District. (134 8884 8855) www. 1) 朝阳区酒仙桥路2号大山子 艺术区中二街D54; 2) 西城区烟袋斜街9号; 3) 东城区南锣鼓巷61号

Sforzando Make a statement with the original and exclusive pieces of this edgy fashion boutique-cum-studio Sforzando, run by young up-and-coming designer Vega Zaishi Wang. Daily 10am-7pm. Unit 1102/1, Bldg 1, Jianwai Soho, 39 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (5900 2279) http://www. 朝阳区东三环中路建外Soho1号 楼1102室

Zara This popular Spanish chain store is stocked with the latest chic apparel, shoes and accessories for both men and women (including a smaller section for children), with most items within the RMB 199-699 range. 1) Mon-Thu 11am-9pm, Fri-Sun 11am-10pm. 1B1-6, Solana, 6 Chaoyang Gongyuan Lu, Chaoyang District. (5905 6100); 2) Daily 10am10pm. The Place, 9A Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (6587 1341/49); 3) Daily 10am-10pm. Joy City, 131 Xidan Beidajie, Xicheng District. (5971 6350) 1) 朝阳区朝阳公 园路6号蓝色港湾国际商区1B1-6; 2) 朝阳区 光华路甲9号世贸天阶; 3) 西城区西单北大街 131号大悦城

COSMETICS Korres With over 150 skin and hair care products available, there’s something suitable

Ikea Daily 10am-10pm. 1 Taiyang Gonglu, Dongbahe (northwest corner of Siyuan Qiao), Chaoyang District. (800 810 5679) www.ikea. 宜家家居, 朝阳区东坝河太阳宫路1号( 四元桥西北角)

Ilinoi Home 1) 1/F, Aijia Shijie Furniture Exhibition Center, Dongsanhuan, Chaoyang District. (6431 7153); 2) 10 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (8771 2597); 3) 10 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (8771 2597); 4) 63-1 Xisihuan Beilu, Haidian District. (8846 5238); 5) 9 Dongsihuan Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (6730 5375/6 /7); 6) 1 Zhigang Lu, Jinzhanxiang, Chaoyang District. (8433 4969/4189) 伊力诺依, 1) 朝阳区北京爱 家汇展精品馆, 东三环爱家世界家居汇展中心 1层; 2) 朝阳区北京东三环Soho馆, 东三环中 路10号; 3) 朝阳区北京东三环Soho馆, 东三环 中路10号; 4) 海淀区京西四环生活馆, 西四环 北路63-1号; 5) 朝阳区北京东四环生活馆, 东 四环南路9号; 6) 朝阳区北京旗舰馆, 金盏乡 志港路1号

IQ Air While little can be done about outdoor air pollution, we can certainly have an impact on the air we breathe inside our homes and offices. IQ Air has been providing air-cleaning solutions for more than 45 years. Swiss precision and technology go into every unit, creating an excellent price-to-performance ratio. 1) 4/F, 417 Seasons Place, 2 Jinchengfang Jie, Xicheng District. (6622 0179, info@iqair-china. com); 2) Rm 2201-02, Air China Plaza, 36 Xiaoyun Lu, Chaoyang District. (8447 5800, 400 650 1266,; 3) 2LY1-05, Solana Lifestyle Shopping Center, 6 Chaoyang Gongyuan Lu, Chaoyang District. (5905 6768,; 4) 4/F, Europlaza, 99 Yuxiang Lu, Tianzhu, Shunyi District. (6457 1922, www.iqair-china. com 1) 西城区金城坊街金融街417号四层; 2) 朝阳区霄云路36号国航大厦2201-02室; 3) 朝阳 区朝阳公园路6号蓝色港湾购物中心2LY1-05; 4) 顺义区天竺镇裕翔路99号欧陆广场4层

Kartell Bored of leather and wood dominating your home? If so, this is the place for you – funky furniture and home fittings in colourful designs from the Italian deco specialists who made plastic fashionable. Daily 10.30am8.30pm. 1/F, Grand Summit, 19 Dongfang Donglu, Chaoyang District. (8595 8668, urban. 朝阳区亮马桥东方东路 19号官舍1层

Khawachen Sells high-end Tibetan rugs and offers made-to-order service. Daily 10am10pm. BL2-03, Solana Lifestyle Shopping Park, 6 Chaoyang Gongyuan Xilu, Chaoyang District. (5905 6311) 喀瓦坚西藏手工地毯, 朝阳区 朝阳区朝阳公园路6号蓝色港湾国际商区BL2-03

Meyer Gourmet Store High quality, innovative products for the kitchen, Meyer offers world-renowned brands such as Ruffoni, Bonjour, Anolon, Circulon, and Prestige. Find all kinds of hard-anodized, bottoms, stainless steel clad, nonstick cookware, tools and

DIRECTORY / STYLE–A&C gadgets. Unit B125, B1/F, China Central Place, 77-81 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (5969 5283) 朝阳区建国路77-81号,华贸购物中心地

Ritan Office Building Daily 10am-7pm. 15A Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (6502 1528)


Sanlitun Village 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6417 6110) 三里屯Village, 朝阳区三里

Sony Store Digital toys for big boys and girls: digital video cameras, notebook computers, DVD players, high-definition plasma TVs, the list goes on. Bring a fat bankroll or a credit card if you plan to splurge. Daily 10am10pm. L330, 3/F, South Bldg, The Place, 9 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (6587 1350) 索尼探梦, 朝阳区光华路9号世贸商业中心南街 3层L330号

Torana Gallery This popular carpet shop deals exclusively in carpets made of wool from Tibetan highland sheep and decorated with traditional regional motifs. The management insists that their carpets will last a lifetime and not fade after being washed. Daily 10.30am6.30pm. 806 Danshui Xiaozhen, 60 Shunhuang Lu, Chaoyang District. (6465 3388 ext 5542) 图

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Shin Kong Place Daily 10am-10pm. 87 Jianguo Lu (beside China Central Place), Chaoyang District. (6530 5888) www. 新光天地, 朝阳区建国路 87号 (华贸中心旁边)

Silk Market Daily 9am-9m. 8 Xiushui Dongjie, Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (5169 8800) 秀水市场, 朝阳区建国门外 大街秀水东街8号

Solana Daily 10am-10pm. 6 Chaoyang Gongyuan Lu, Chaoyang District. (5905 6565/68) web/index.asp 蓝色港湾, 朝阳区朝阳公园路 6号蓝色港湾国际商区

兰纳手工地毯, 朝阳区顺黄路60号淡水小镇806室

Villa Lifestyle They have the widest selection of BBQ’s and accessories, the Mosquito Magnet, trampolines, IQ Air Purifiers and more. Delivery and set-up are free and grills come with a one-year warranty. Daily 9am6pm. 4/F, Euro Plaza, 99 Yuxiang Lu, Tianzhu Town, Shunyi District. (6457 1922, 8046 1260,; 别墅生活方式, 顺义区顺义区天竺镇裕祥路99号 欧陆广场4层

SHOES C.P.U. Shoe store stocked full of brands like Birkenstocks, Adidas and Dr. Martens. Daily 10am-10pm. 3/F, Shin Kong Place, 87 Jianguo Lu (beside China Central Place), Chaoyang District. (6533 1545) 朝阳区建国路87号新光天地 3层(华贸中心旁边)

Huge Wave An unparalleled resource for designer shoes on the cheap; Huge Wave stocks footwear from 36-48. Brands include Guess, Cole Haan, Tory Burch, Paul Smith, Camper, Burberry, Prada and Bally. Daily 11am-11pm. 3003/3028, 3.3 Mall, 33 Sanlitun Beijie, Chaoyang District. (5136 5759) 巨浪鞋业, 朝阳 区三里屯北街33号3.3服饰大厦3003/3028室

SHOPPING MALLS & MARKETS Beijing APM Daily 10am-10pm. 138 Wangfujing Dajie, Dongcheng District. (5817 6688) 新 东安广场, 东城区王府井大街138号

China Central Place Luxury Walk Daily 10am-10pm. A6, Xidawang Lu (beside China Central Place), Chaoyang District. 华贸购物中 心, 朝阳区西大望路甲6号

China World Shopping Mall Daily 9.30am10pm. 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6505 2288) 国贸商城, 朝阳区建国门 外大街1号

Danshui Town Shopping Plaza 60 Shunhuang Lu, Chaoyang District. 淡水小镇购物广 场, 朝阳区朝阳区顺黄路60号

Joy City Chaoyang Xidan's Joy City has just opened a second branch in Chaoyang, with a number of popular brands including Sephora, Hugo Boss and H&M, plus a two-floor supermarket and plenty of restaurants. Daily 10am8pm. 101 Chaoyang Beilu (at the intersection of Qingnian Lu), Chaoyang District. (8557 9888) 大悦成潮阳北, 朝阳区朝阳北路101,青年 路口东北角

Kerry Mall Daily 10am-9pm. 1 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (8529 8418) 嘉里商场, 朝阳区光华路1号 Lufthansa Center Daily 10am-10pm. 52 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6465 1188 ext 675) 燕莎购物中心, 朝阳区亮马桥路52号 The Malls at Oriental Plaza 1 Dongchang’an Jie, Dongcheng District. (8518 6363) 东方新天地, 东城区东长安街1号 Nali Mall Sanlitun Lu (next to Jazz-Ya), Chaoyang District. 那里服装市场, 朝阳区三 里屯路

Pacific Century Place Daily 10am-10pm. 2A Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6539 3888) 太平洋百货, 朝阳区工体北路甲2号

The Peninsula Palace Beijing Shopping Arcade 8 Jinyu Hutong, Wangfujing, Dongcheng District. (6559 2888) 王府半岛酒 店, 东城区王府井金鱼胡同8号

ARTS & CULTURE GALLERIES 798 Photo Gallery Daily 10am-6pm. Dashanzi art district, 4 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6438 1784, 6437 5284) 百年印象摄影画廊,

Lu (just south of Dawanglu subway station), Chaoyang District. (8774 6332/6339, 环碧堂画廊, 朝阳区百子湾路

Instituto Cervantes 1A Gongti Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (5879 9666) www.pekin. 北京塞万提斯学院, 朝阳区工体


Joy Art Tue-Sun 10am-6pm. Dashanzi art district, 2, Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (5978 9788) 卓越艺术, 朝阳区酒仙桥路2号大

China National Convention Center (CNCC) 7 Tianchen Donglu, Chaoyang District. (8437 0696) 国家 会议中心,朝阳区天辰东路7号

China Visual Arts Center Tue-Sun 10am6pm. Zone D, Artistic Area,1, Hegezhuang Village,Cuigezhuang, Chaoyang District. (137 0107 8774, 威诺里萨艺术中心, 朝阳区崔各庄乡 何各庄村一号地艺术园区D区

C-Space Tue-Sun 11am-6pm. C1 and C2, Red No.1,Caochangdi, Chaoyang District. (5127 3248, www. C-空间, 朝阳区草场地艺 术区红1号C1,C2座

Dun Gallery Daily 10am - 7pm. Bldg 1, Lakeview Place (inside DragonBay Villa), Yuyuan Lu, HoushayuTown, Shunyi District. (8042 2395) 顺义区后沙浴镇裕园 路龙湾别墅,乐客湾1号楼

Eastlink Gallery Tue-Sun 10am-5.30pm. L314-319, Bldg 3, Europlaza, 99 Yuxiang Lu, Tianzhu Town, Shunyi District. (135 2415 2848) 顺义区天竺镇裕翔路



Amelie Gallery and Creative Studio TueSun 10am-7pm. 797 East Street, Dashanzi Art District, 2 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (5978 9698, 龙艺榜,

EGG Gallery 327 Caochangdi Village, Chaoyang District. (6432 8089) 朝阳区草场地327号


Anni Art Dashanzi art district, 2 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (8456 7783) 安妮画廊,

F2 Gallery Wed-Sun 10am-6pm. 319 Caochangdi, Chaoyang District. (6432 8831) www. F2画廊, 朝阳区朝阳区草场地 319号


Fa Fa Gallery Daily 10.30am-8pm. 4 Yuyang Lu, Houshayu Town, Shunyi District. (84302587,, www. fafagallery. com 发发画廊, 顺义区后沙峪镇榆阳路4号(优 山美地俱乐部)

Arrow Factory 38 Jianchang Hutong (Off Guozijian Jie), Dongcheng District. www. 箭厂空间, 东城区箭厂胡同

Fake Space Rm 111, Bldg 3B, Pingod (North Zone), 32, Baiziwan Lu (next to Today Art Museum), Chaoyang District. (5826 3132) 朝


Arario Beijing Tue-Sun 10am-7pm. Inside Chaoyang Liquor Factory, Beihuqu, Anwaibeiyuan, Chaoyang District. (5202 3800) 朝阳区安外北苑北湖渠


Artist Village Gallery Daily 9am-midnight. North of Rencun, Song Village, Tong County, Tongzhou District. (6959 8343, 139 0124 4283) 宋庄画家村画廊, 通州区宋庄任村北一号

Beijing Center for the Arts Tue-Sun 10am10pm. Ch’ien Men 23, 23 Qianmen Dongdajie, Dongcheng District (6559 8008) 东城区前门东大街23号 Beijing Commune Tue-Sun 11am7pm. Dashanzi art district, 4 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (8456 2862, www.beijingcommune. com 北京公社, 朝阳区酒仙桥路4号大山子 798艺术区

Beijing Tokyo Art Projects Tue-Sun 10am6.30pm. Dashanzi art district, 4 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (8457 3245) 北京东京艺术工程, 朝阳区酒仙桥 路4号798大山子艺术区

Beyond Art Space Tue-Sat 11am-6pm. 1) , Chaoyang District. (beyondartspace@gmail. com); 2) 798 art district, 4 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (5978 9561, 2) 朝阳区朝阳区酒仙桥路2号 798艺术区8502信箱

Boers-Li Gallery Tue-Sun 10am-6.30pm. Compound 8A, Airport Service Road, Caochangdi, Chaoyang District. (6432 2620, www.boersligallery. com 朝阳区机场辅路草场地甲8号院 Chambers Fine Art Tue-Sun 10am-6pm. Red No.1-D, Caochangdi, Chaoyang District. (5127 3298, www. 前波画廊, 朝阳区草 场地红一号D座

China Art Archives and Warehouse WedSun 1-6pm, or by appointment. Opposite the Nangao Police Station,Caochangdi, (take the Airport Service road one exit past Wuhuan Lu, then take the first right past the Chang Jian Driving School), Chaoyang District. (8456 5152/5153, 艺术文化仓库, 朝阳区机

The Place Daily 10am-10pm. 9A Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (6587 1188) 世贸天阶,

场辅路草场地村南皋派出所对面(机场辅路由南往 北五环外第一个路口)


China Blue Gallery Daily 9.30am-5.30pm. 2-3/F, Bldg 7, Ego Center, 16A Baiziwan

阳区百子湾32号苹果社区北区3B-0111(今日 美术馆旁)

Faurschou Gallery Beijing Tue-Sun 10am6pm. Dashanzi art district, 4, Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (8459 9316/14) www. 林冠画廊, 朝阳区酒仙桥路4号 大山子艺术区

Fun Art Space Tue -Sun11am-7pm. 2 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Dashanzi art district, Chaoyang District. (8459 9257, 方音空间, 朝阳区酒仙 桥路2号入口300米

Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne-Beijing TueSun 11am-6.30pm. 104 Caochangdi Village (take the airport service road north past the fifth Ring Road, turn right at the China Film Museum billboard and continue to the traffic light. At the light, veer right onto a slanted road and continue heading right. The gallery is the two-story gray building on the left), Chaoyang District. (6433 3393, fax 6433 0203) 麦勒画廊, 朝阳区 草场地村104号

Galleria Continua Tue-Sun 11am-6pm. Dashanzi art district, 2 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (5978 9505) 常青画廊, 朝阳区酒仙桥路2号 798大山子艺术区

Hadrien De Montferrand Gallery Dashanzi art district, 4 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (139 1165 1353) 朝阳区北京市朝阳区酒仙桥路4号 798艺术区内

Highland Gallery Tue-Sun 11am-6pm. Dashanzi art district (northeastern corner, west of the big pot), 2 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6437 7177) 高地画廊, 朝阳区798大山子艺术 区酒仙桥路2号(东北角大罐西侧 ) HT Gallery Dashanzi art district, 4 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (5978 9830) htgallery. HT 化浪潮阳区酒仙桥路4号 798大山子艺术区

Imagine Gallery Tues-Sun, 10:30am5:30pm. No 8 Feijiacun Yishu Gongzuoshi, Feijiacun, Laiguangying Donglu, Chaoyang District. (64385747 / 13910917965, laetitia. 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



Keumsan Gallery Tue-Sun 11am6pm. B-0024 Dashanzi Huantienei art district, Chaoyang District. (6436 6176, 琴山画廊, 朝阳区大山子环铁内 艺术城B0024

Mansudae Gallery 10am-5pm. 38 Guanyintang Culture Avenue, 2A Wangsiying Xiang, Chaoyang District. (6736-0289) 万寿台画廊, 朝阳区王四营乡甲2号观音堂文化大道38号

offiCina Tue-Sun noon-7pm. Dashanzi art district, 2 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (5978 9462) 意中艺术工作 室, 朝阳区酒仙路2号大山子艺术区

Onemoon Contemporary Art Tue-Sun, 10am-6pm. Inside Ditan Gongyuan (enter from the south gate), Dongcheng District. (6427 7748) 一月当代, 东城区安定门外地坛公园

Pace Beijing Dashanzi art district, 4 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (5978 9781) 朝阳区 酒仙桥路4号大山子艺术区

Paris-Beijing Photo Gallery Daily, 10am6pm. Dashanzi art district, 4 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (5978 9262 / 3,, 巴黎 北京摄影空间, 朝 阳区酒仙桥路4号798大山子艺术区

Pékin Fine Arts Wed-Sun 10am-6pm. 241,Caochangdi, Cuigezhuang,, Chaoyang District. (5127 3220) 艺门画廊, 朝阳区崔各庄乡草场地村241号

PKM Gallery Tue-Sun 10am-6pm. 46-C Caochangdi, Chaoyang District. (8456 7429) 北京朴敬美画廊, 朝阳 区草场地46号C

Platform China Tue-Sun 11am-6pm. 319-1 East End Art (Zone A), Caochangdi Village (Take the Airport Service road one exit past Wuhuan Lu, take the first right and turn north on the road opposite the Chang Jian Driving School), Chaoyang District. (6432 0169/0091, www.platformchina. org 站台 中国当代艺术机构, 朝阳区草场地村 319-1 艺术东区A区内 (机场辅路由南往北五环 外第一个路口路东, 长建驾校对面路口)

Primo Marella Gallery Tue-Sun 10am6pm. N. C01 Beigao, Cuigezhuang Country, Chaoyang District. (6433 4055) 朝阳区崔各庄乡北皋甲C01号 PYO Gallery Beijing 1) 9.30am-6.30pm. Dashanzi art district, 4 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (5978 9014); 2) Daily 9.30am-6.30pm. Liquor Factory, Beihuqu Lu, Anwaibeiyuan, Chaoyang District. (5202 3814) 表画廊, 1) 朝阳区酒仙桥 4号798大山子艺术区; 2) 朝阳区安外北苑北湖 渠酒厂艺术区

Pyongyang Art Studio Call for appointment. 43 Sanlitun Beijie (100m west of Sanlitun North Bar street, Youyi Youth Hostel, behind Poachers Inn), Chaoyang District. (6416 7544) 朝阳区三里屯 北街以西100米Poachers后面三里屯医院旁

Qin Gallery Tue- Sun 9.30am-6pm. Rm 1E, Bldg 1, Enjoy Paradise, Huaweili (north of Beijing Curio City), Chaoyang District. (8779 0461) 秦昊画廊, 朝阳区 华威里翌景嘉园1座1E室(北京古玩城北)

Red Gate Gallery Daily 10am-5pm. Levels 1 and 4, Dongbianmen Watchtower Chongwenmen, Chongwen District. (6525 1005) www. 红门画廊, 崇文区东便 门角楼

Red Star Gallery Tue-Sun 10am-7pm. Dashanzi art district, 2, Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6437 0781, redstar. 红星画廊, 朝阳区酒仙桥路2号大山 子艺术区

ShanghART Beijing Tue-Sun 11am-6pm. 261 Caochangdi, Chaoyang District. (6432 3202) 香格纳北京, 朝阳区草场地261号

Soka Art Centre/Soka Modern Tue-Sun 10am-9pm. Rm 101, Bldg B, Tianhai Shangwu Dasha, 107 Dongsi Beidajie, Dongcheng District. (8401 2377) 索卡(北

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DIRECTORY / A&C–SPORTS Central Academy of Drama Theater 39 Dongmianhua Hutong, Dongcheng District. (6407 4406) 中央戏剧学院实验小剧场, 东城区

京)艺术中心, 东城区东四北大街107号天海商务 大厦B座101房

Star Gallery Tue-Sun 11am-6pm. Dashanzi art district, 2 Jiuxianqiao Lu (inside 3818 Cool Gallery warehouse), Chaoyang District. (5978 9224) 星空间艺术中心, 朝


Century Theater 21st Century Hotel, 40 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6466 4805, 6468 3311 ext 3126) 世纪剧院, 朝阳区亮马桥路


SZ Art Center Tue-Sun 10am-6.30pm. Dashanzi art district, 4, Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (5978 9213) 圣之空间艺术中心, 朝阳区酒仙桥路




Taikang Top Space Call for hours. 1) 2, Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6438 8443); 2) 11/F, Taikang Life Bldg.156, Fuxingmennei Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6642 9988 ext 8302, 138 0132 6510) 泰

Fengchao Theater 200m east of Oriental Ginza, 12 Shizipo, Dongzhimenwai Dajie, Dongcheng District. (6415 7332) 蜂巢剧场, 东

East Pioneer Theater 8-2 Dongdan Santiao (east of Oriental Plaza), Dongcheng District. (6559 7364, 65276911) 东方先锋剧场, 东城区


Haidian Theater 28 Zhongguancun Dajie, Haidian District. (6255 8026) 海淀剧院, 海淀区

康顶层空间, 1) 朝阳区酒仙桥路2号; 2) 朝阳区 复兴门内大街156号,泰康人寿大厦11层

Tang Contemporary Gallery Tue-Sun 10.30am-6.30pm. Dashanzi art district, 2 Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang District. (6436 3518/3658, 当代唐人艺术中


Mei Lanfang Grand Theater 32 Ping’anli Dajie (southeast of Guanyuan Qiao), Xicheng District. (5833 1288/1388) 梅


Hobnob with artists and help preserve the city’s cultural heritage.

心, 朝阳区酒仙桥路2号, 大山子艺术区

Thinking Hands Tue-Sun 10.30am-6.30pm. Dashanzi art district, 4 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (5978 9189) 思想手, 朝阳区酒仙桥路4号798大 山子艺术区

Three Shadows Photography Art Centre Tue-Sun 10am-6pm. 155 East End Art, Caochangdi Village (Next to Platform China), Chaoyang District. (6432 2663) 三影堂摄影艺术中心, 朝阳区草场 地艺术东区155号(站台中国旁)

4pm. 1 Wusi Dajie, Dongcheng District. (6401 2252/7076) 中国美术馆, 东城

Zhonglu (next to Story Bar on North Third Ring Road), Haidian District. (6201 0932)



Sackler Museum Daily 9am-5pm, last ticket 4.30pm. 75 Haidian Lu, inside the west gate of Peking University, Haidian District (6275 1667) 北京

CNEX Salon Cafe Tue-Sun 1.30-9.30pm. 3 Guangqu Donglu (inside Imagebase Beijing), Chaoyang District. (8721 5576, contact@cnex. index.php 北北库沙龙咖啡馆, 朝阳区广渠东路

赛克勒考古与艺术博物馆, 海淀区海淀路75号北 京大学西门内

Today Art Museum Daily 9am-5pm. Pingod Space, 32 Baiziwan Lu, Chaoyang District. (5862 1100) 今日

Ullens Center for Contemporary Art Tue-Sun 10am-7pm. Dashanzi Art District, 4 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (8459 9269) 尤伦斯当代艺术中心, 朝阳区

美术馆, 朝阳区百子湾路32号


Wall Art Museum 10am- 7pm. 34 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (6564 8233 ext 802, 墙美术馆, 朝阳区东三环中路34号 White Space Beijing Tue-Sun noon-6pm. Airport Service Road, No. 255 Caochangdi, Chaoyang District. (8456 2054) 空白空间, 朝阳区机场辅 路草场地255号

Xin Dong Cheng Space For Contemporary Art 1) Daily 10am-5pm. Dashanzi art district, 4 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6433 4579); 2) Chaoyang Liquor Factory, Beihuqu Jie, Anwaibeiyuan, Chaoyang District. (5202 3868) 程昕 东国际当代艺术空间, 1) 朝阳区酒仙桥路4号 798大山子艺术区; 2) 朝阳区安外北苑北湖渠朝 阳区酿酒厂内

XYZ Gallery Daily 10.30am- 6.30pm. Dashanzi Art District, 2 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (8459 9299) 朝阳区酒仙桥路2号大山 子艺术区

Yan Club Arts Centre Daily 10am-6pm. Dashanzi art district, 4 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (5978 9172) www.yanclub. com 仁画廊, 朝阳区酒仙桥路4号798大山子 艺术区

Yishu 8 Daily 11.30am-6pm. 8 Langjayuan, Jianguo Road, Chaoyang District. (6581 9058) 艺术8, 朝阳区建国路郎家园 8号尚8创意产业园

Yuanfen New Media Art Space Wed-Sun 11am-7pm, and by appointment. Qixing Dongjie, Dashanzi art district, Chaoyang District. (5978 9896, 缘分

BOOKSTORES The Bookworm This sleek lending library, bookshop and bar has the best selection of English language books and magazines in town. 1) Mon-Sat 8am8pm, Sun 8am-5pm. First courtyard, Hegezhuang Village, Shunyi District. (6431 2108, books@beijingbookworm. com, kidsclub@beijingbookworm. com); 2) Daily 9am-2am. Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6586 9507,, www. 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

Chaterhouse Booktrader 1) Daily 10.30am7.30pm. River Garden Clubhouse, 7 Yuyang Lu, Houshayu, Shunyi District. (8046 6211,; 2) Daily 10am-10pm. 3/F, The Place, 9 Guanghua Lu (Dongdaqiao Lu), Chaoyang District. (6587 1328, 1) 顺 义区后沙峪乡榆阳路7号; 2) 朝阳区光华路9号世 贸天阶中心3层

One Way Street Library The limited selection of English-language books in this hard to find shop can only be browsed in store, but this small, sunny bookstore is still worth visiting. Daily 10am-10pm. No. 16, Bldg 11, Solana, 6 Chaoyang Gongyuan Lu, Chaoyang District. (5905 6973, 单向街图书馆, 朝阳区 朝阳公园路6号院蓝色港湾11号楼水岸街16号


新媒体艺术空间, 朝阳区大山子艺术区七星东街

MUSEUMS Beijing World Art Museum Daily 9am- 6pm. 9A Fuxing Lu, Haidian District. (5980 2222) 海淀区复兴路甲9号 CAFA Art Museum Tue-Sun 9.30am-5.30pm. 8 Huajiadi South St, Chaoyang District (64771575) 望京北四环 东路朝阳区花家地南街8号

Capital Museum Tue-Sun 9am-5pm. 16 Fuxingmenwai Dajie, Xicheng District. (6337 0491/2) 首都博物 馆, 西城区复兴门外大街 16号

Iberia Center for Contemporary Art Tue-Sun 10am-6pm. Dashanzi art district, 4, Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (5978 9530, 伊比利亚 当代艺术中心, 朝阳区酒仙桥路4号大山子艺术区

National Art Museum of China Daily 9am-


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Broadway Cinematheque MOMA (BC MOMA) North area of Dongzhimen MOMA, 1 Xiangheyuan Lu, Dongzhimen, Chaoyang District. (8438 8258) 当 代MOMA百老汇电影中心, 朝阳区东直门香河园 路1号, 万国城北区(二环路东北角)


French Cultural Centre 18 Gongti Xilu, Chaoyang District. (6553 2627) www.ccfpekin. org 法国文化中心, 朝阳区工体西路18号 Instituto Cervantes 1A Gongti Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (5879 9666) www.pekin. 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, 意大利大使馆文化处, 朝阳区三里屯东二街2号

Mega Box 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. 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)

Space for Imagination Daily 9am-1.30am. 5 Xiwangzhuang, Shuangqing Lu, Haidian District. (6279 1280) http://www.douban. com/group/hz_cafe/ 盒子咖啡馆, 海淀区双清 路西王庄5号

Star City Daily 9am-10pm. B1/F, The Malls at Oriental Plaza, Dongcheng District. (8518 6778) 新世纪影城, 东

National Centre For The Performing Arts (NCPA) 2 Chang’an Jie, Xicheng District. (6655 0000) 国家大剧院, 西 城区西长安街2号

Peking University Hall Inside Peking University, 5A Yiheyuan Lu, Haidian District. (6275 1278) 北大百年纪念礼堂, 海淀区颐和园路甲5号北京大学内

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(中央戏剧 学院南门, 南锣鼓巷和交道口南大街之间)

PLA Song and Dance Theater 60 Deshengmennei Dajie, southeast corner of Jishuitan Bridge, Xicheng District. (8322 0726, 6613 1718) 解放军歌舞剧院, 西城区德胜门内大街60号积水潭桥东南角

Poly Theatre Poly Plaza, 14 Dongzhimen Nandajie, Dongcheng District. (6500 1188 ext 5126/5127) 保利剧院, 东城区东直门南大街14号保利大厦1层

Tianqiao Theater 30 Beiwei Lu, Xuanwu District. (8315 6300) 天桥剧场, 宣武区北纬路30号 Trainspotting Culture Salon See Dining Directory under “Contemporary Chinese”

CONCERT HALLS Beijing Concert Hall 1 Beixinhuajie, Xicheng District. (6605 7006/5812) 北京音乐厅, 西城区 北新华街1号

Forbidden City Concert Hall Inside Zhongshan Park, Xichang’an Jie, Xicheng District. (6559 8285) 中山公园音乐堂, 西城区西长安街中山公园内


Stellar International Cineplex 1) 4/F, Bldg A, Wangjing International Business Center, 9 Wangjing Jie, Chaoyang District. (5920 3788); 2) 3/F, Hualian Shopping Mall, 111 Huilongguan Xidajie, Changping District. (8077 1188); 3) 5/F, Golden Resources Shopping Center, 1 Yuanda Lu, Haidian District. (8887 8695) www., 星美国 际影城, 1) 朝阳区望京街9号望京国际商业中心 A座4层; 2) 昌平区回龙观西大街111号华联商厦 3层; 3) 海淀区远大路1号金源购买物中心5层

Wanda International Cinema 1) Daily 10am-9pm. 5/F, Longde Square, 186 Litang Lu, Changping District. (8484 4742); 2) Daily 9am-10pm. 3/F, Bldg B, Wanda Plaza, 93 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (5960 3399) www. 万达国际电影城, 1) 昌平区立 汤路186号龙德广场5层; 2) 朝阳区建国路93号万 达广场B座三层


Channel Zero Salon 7G, Bldg 4, Meilin Garden, 33 Zizhuyuan Lu, Haidian District. (8855 0623, www.bjdoc. com 零频道沙龙, 海淀区紫竹院路33号美林花

BeijingDance/LDTX 16 Xiadianchangpo Village, Xidawang Road, Chaoyang District. (6405 4842) 北京雷动天下现代舞团, 朝阳区朝



Cherry Lane Movies Screens at Yugong Yishan, 3-2 Zhangzizhong Lu (100m west of Zhangzizhong Lu subway station), Dongcheng District. (6404-2711) 北京电影发行公司, 东城

Beijing Exhibition Theater 135 Xizhimenwai Dajie, Xicheng District. (6835 4455) 北京展

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)

剧院, 朝阳区建国路98号北京电视台1层

China Central Newsreel and Documentary Film Studio 67 Beisanhuan

兰芳大剧院, 西城区平安里西大街32号(官园桥 东南角)

览馆剧场, 西城区西直门外大街135号

BTV Grand Theater 1/F, Beijing TV Station, 98 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. 北京BTV大 Capital M See Dining Directory under “European”

SPORTS ANGLING China Fly Fisherman Meets the 3rd Thursday of every month at Frank's Place, Jiangtai Xilu (west of Rosedale Hotel in Lido area). (

BIKING Mountain-bikers of Beijing (The MOB) (

BILLIARDS Ding Junhui Snooker Club 9am-3am. 4 Niwa Lu, Fengtai District. (5222 7856 or 5222 7857) 丁俊晖台球俱乐部, 丰台区丰台区泥洼 路4号

Tian Tong Shi Jia Snooker Club Daily 24hrs. 3/F, Bldg A, Genertime International Center, Yong’an Dongli, Chaoyang District. (5879 3631) 天瞳世家台球俱乐部, 朝阳区永安东 里通用时代国际中心A座3层

DANCING Beijing Tango (130 2195 8870, http://groups. Golden Dancing Academy 10/F, Chongwen Culture Center, 7 Chongwenmenwai Dajie, Chongwen District. Contact Mary (6708

DIRECTORY / SPORTS–LIVING 9567/3267, www. 金池舞蹈学院, 崇文区崇 文门外大街7号崇文区文化馆10层

J-Ballet School 1) Pulse Health Club, Kempinski Hotel, Lufthansa centre, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District; 2) 1/F, Bldg D, Jingxiu Yuan, Xingfucun Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (8453 3003; 138 0103 6364 (Ms. Takeda); 138 0113 5877 (Ms. Tang)) J-芭蕾教室, 2) 朝阳区幸福村中路景绣园D座 一层西侧

Pineapple Dance Studios Mon and Thurs 7.30-9pm. 3/F, Apartment A, Beijing Fortune Plaza, Chaoyang District. Contact CiCi (135 2035 2025) 菠萝舞蹈工作室, 朝阳区北京财富中 心公寓A座3层

Pussycat Dance Mon-Thu 11am-9pm, SatSun 1-4pm. Rm 906, Bldg 3, Jianwai Soho, 39 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (5900 0835, Eng: 139 1165 6059, www.pussycat-dance. com 朝阳区东三环中路39号建外Soho3号楼906室

FOOTBALL ClubFootball 9am-6pm. Unit A212, Door 3, A1 Zone, Huadeng Building, 14 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (5130 6893/4/5/6, 万国群星足球俱乐部, 朝阳区酒 仙桥路14号兆维华登大厦A1区3门212室

Ganluyuan Football Ganluyuan Nanli, Chaoyang District. (8575 7236) 朝阳区甘露圆南里二区球场 International Friendship Football Club (IFFC) Contact Robert (6234 7106, O’le Football Daily 9am-11pm. 5 Dongshimencun Lu, Baiziwan Qiao, Dongsihuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (6776 0608) 朝阳 区东四环中路百子湾桥东石门村路5号

Women's Football Contact Wenhui (8526 2420 ext 111,

GOLF Beijing Ladies Golf Club ( SGA Golf Coaching Center 8am-8pm (summer); 9am-6pm (winter). Chaoyang Kosaido Golf Club, 9A Nongzhanguan Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (6507 7389, 400 650 5169, 朝阳区农展馆南路甲九号 Star City Golf Academy 6am-11pm. 5/F Xingcheng Dasha, 10 Jiushanqiao Lu (Southeast corner of Dashanzi Huandao), Chaoyang District. (8457 3665, 6434 2783) 星城国际高乐 夫培训中心, 朝阳区酒仙桥路甲10号(大山子环 岛东南角)星城国际大厦5层

GYMS & FITNESS CENTERS Bronze Bodies Tanning Club Daily 11am9pm. 6/F, Bodhi Therapeutic Retreat, 17 Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6413 1180) 都 晒堂, 朝阳区工体北路17号菩提会所6层

Mani’s Body Combing Daily 8.30am8.30pm. 3/F, Yiduge Shopping Centre, 1A Xizhimen Beidajie, Haidian District. (5129 5066) 马妮形体梳理, 海淀 区西直门北大街甲一号“依都阁”商业楼三层

Solaris Tanning Studio Mon-Sat 10am8pm, Sun noon-8pm. Sanlitun Lu, Nali Mall (next to Alameda), Chaoyang District. (6417 0398) 日光浴, 朝阳区三里屯北路那里商场( ALAMEDA旁边)

Tanning Salon Prestige 320-330 Bldg C, Chaowaimen Office Bldg, Yabao Lu, Chaoyang District. (8565 3547) World Health Store 1) Mon-Fri 10.30am8pm, Sat-Sun 10am-7.30pm. Rm 2152, 1st Floor, Section A, North Tower, Soho Shangdu, 8 Dongdaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (5900 2209,; 2) MonThur 10am-8pm, Fri & Sat 10.30am.8.30pm, Sun 10.30am-8pm. R09A, LB1, Euro Plaza, 99 Yuxiang Lu, Tianzhu Zhen, Shunyi District. (8046 2524, 世界健康品 店, 1) 朝阳区东大桥路8号SOHO尚都北塔A座 一层2152; 2) 顺义区天竺镇裕翔路99号欧陆广 场地下一层09A

HIKING & CAMPING Beijing Hikers Suite 1907, Building 107,

Jiangfu Jiayuan, Tuofangying Lu, Jiuxianqiao, Chaoyang District. (6432 2786, www. 朝阳区酒仙桥驼房营路将府

1 Xinyuan Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (139 1029 0260, 朝阳区新源南路1号北京威斯汀


Nirvana Yoga Center Daily 9.30am-9pm. 2A, Unit 5, Shijicheng, Yuanda Lu (100m south of the Golden Resource Shopping Mall), Haidian District. (5198 0591) 青鸟瑜伽, 海淀区远大路世

Beijing U-DO Adventure Daily 9.30am-6pm. Rm 2-502, Bldg 8, Dong Hua Shi Nanli Dongqu, Chongwen District. (8710 3045, 139 1199 1873, 崇文区东花市南里东区8号楼2-502 Dandelion Hiking (131 2478 8581) www. 蒲公英远足



OM Yoga 42 Rooms 9102/9103, Lido Apartment Bldg, Chaoyang District. (6437 8810) 静心堂, 朝阳区丽都 公寓9102-9103

RUNNING & TRAINING Beijing Hash House Harriers Contact Dave “Minime” White (, Triathlon Beijing (TriBeijing) (

Yoga Yard Mon-Thu 7.15am-9.30pm, Fri-Sun 7.15am-8pm. 6/F, Bldg 17 Gongti Beilu (across from the north gate of Workers' Stadium), Chaoyang District. (6413 0774, info@yogayard. com) 瑜珈苑, 朝阳区工体 北路17号楼6层工人体育场北门对面


龙滑雪场, 河北省张家口市崇礼县红花梁

SAILING Beijing Sailing Centre (15 00 118 9580, 335 856 0916,

SKI RESORTS NIKE 6.0 Summer Lab In Qiaobo Ice & Snow World. Daily 9am-10pm. Inside Chaobai River National Forest Park, Mapo, Shunyi District. (8497 2568) 顺义区马坡 潮白河国家森林公园内6号

TEAM SPORTS Beijing Australian Rules Football Club (135 1625 1141, Beijing Cricket ( 北京板球俱乐部 Beijing Gaelic Football Club ( Beijing Hockey Club ( Beijing Overseas Students Basketball League (136 2118 7727, Beijing Sport and Social Club (Beijing SSC) ( Beijing Ultimate Frisbee (136 0103 6430, www., com/group/beijing-ultimate Beijing Water Polo Team Beijing Ducks Club Water Polo Team. Practice is on Sundays at ISB in Shunyi. Contact Casey Sapp or Andy Young (beijing-water-polo@googlegroups. com) International Friendship Football Club (IFFC) Contact Robert (8471 8365, Women's Lacrosse Contact Fiona (135 5203 8947)

VENUES Beijing Shooting Range Hall 3A Futiansi (take the West Fifth Ring Road and exit at either Xingshikou Qiao or Yongyin Qiao, turn onto Xiangshan Nanlu and follow signs), Shijingshan District. (8896 7894) 北京射击

COMMUNITY GROUPS China Culture Center (CCC) Kent Center, 29 Anjialou, Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6432 9341/1041, info@chinaculturecenter. org) 朝阳区亮马 桥路29号安家楼肯特中心院内

Culture Yard Located inside an old hutong, Culture Yard helps foreigners with Chinese language and culture lessons, and provides a fun environment to interact with locals and other expats. 9am-late. 10 Shique Hutong, Dongcheng District. (8404 4166, www.cultureyard. net 东城区石雀胡同10号

庄, 顺义区北京绿牛有机农场(北京京承高速与 机场北线交汇处的东北方向董各庄附近)

The Hutong One of Beijing’s best informal cooking schools.1 Jiudaowan Zhongxiang Hutong (southeast of Beixinqiao subway station), Dongcheng District. (159 0104 6127, www.the-hutong. com 东城区九道湾中巷胡同1号(北新桥地铁站 东南边)

INSPIRED The group offers support and practical advice through regular seminars, workshops, one-to-one coaching, and networking opportunities. (136 2113 2201, International Newcomers’ Network Meetings are held on the last Monday of each month except December. Function Rm, 3/F, Athletic Center, Capital Mansion, 6 Xinyuan Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (8486 2225 ext 110, 朝阳区新源南路6号京城大厦康乐中心3层


The Yin Yang Community Center Also home to a cafe and The Bookworm. Mon-Sat 8am-8pm, Sun 8am-5pm. The First Courtyard, Hegezhuang Village (across from The Orchard; call for directions), Chaoyang District. (6431 2108) 易 阴

Workers’ Stadium Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6501 6655 ext 5033) 工人体育场, 朝 阳区工体北路

YOGA & PILATES Alona Pilates Studio 7.30am-9.30pm. 5/F, Heavenly Spa, Westin Beijing Chaoyang Hotel,

淀区海淀中路和海淀南街十字路口西南角海兴 大厦C座1层

Instituto Cervantes 1A Gongti Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (5879 9666) www.pekin. 北京塞万提斯学院, 朝阳区工体 南路甲1号

Irish Network China News and events for the Irish in Beijing and for those interested in all things Irish. (contact@irishnetworkchina. com)

FURTHER EDUCATION Raffles Education Beijing Offers first-class tertiary education and training programs in Design and Business. All classes taught in English by foreign teachers. Term starts : Jan, Apr, Jul and Oct. 1/F, Bldg A, Ziguang Towers, 11 Huixin Dongjie, Chaoyang District. (6482 3499, 朝阳区惠新东街 11号紫光发展大厦A座1层

Green Cow Organic Farm Donggezhuan (10 min north of the new International Exhibition Center), Houshayu Zhen, Shunyi District. (8046 4301, 135 0113 6920, 6433 4435 (fax), 绿牛有机农

National Stadium (Bird’s Nest) Olympic Green, Beichen Lu, Chaoyang District. (8437 2992/93) 国家体育场, 朝阳区北辰路奥林匹


Goethe Institute 1/F, Building C, Haixing Mansion, southwest corner of Haidian Zhonglu and Haidian Nanjie Intersection, Haidian District. (8251 2909, 歌德学院北京分院, 海

Foreign Correspondents Club of China (FCC) (8532 3807,


Workers’ Gymnasium Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6501 6300) 工人体育馆, 朝

French Cultural Centre 18 Gongti Xilu, Chaoyang District. (6553 2627) www.ccfpekin. org 法国文化中心, 朝阳区工体西路18号


National Aquatics Center Olympic Green, Beichen Lu, Chaoyang District. 国家游泳中心,


Canadians in China Network for Canadians and friends of Canada. (promote@canadiansi

Fig Tree Specializes in pastry making courses and catering events. 202, Bldg A, Chaowai Soho, Chaowai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (139 1056 6742) 朝阳区朝阳区朝外大街朝外

Roundabout Charity Distribution Store Beijing’s answer to the Salvation Army. Downtown dropboxes at Links Moving (C 10-A Oriental Kenzo) and Istanbul Restaurant (Jianguomenwai) Volunteers welcome. MonSat 9.30am-6pm. Roundabout,Kaifa Jie, Xi Baixinzhuang, Houshayu, Shunyi, near Mrs Shannen’s Bagels, Shunyi District. (137 1877 7761 English, 137 1805 3814 Chinese) 顺义区开

馆, 石景山区福田寺甲3号 (西五环外的香山南 路上,在杏石口桥和永引桥之间,走西五环,在 杏石口桥或者永引桥出口上香山南路,根据指示 牌行驶即到)

(ANZA) ( www.

阳社区中心, 朝阳区崔各庄乡何各庄村一号院 (果园对面)

CULTURAL AND NATIONAL GROUPS AustCham Kooka Networking Australia and New Zealand Association

Rutgers EMBA Program Rutgers offers a fully accredited 14-month Executive MBA (EMBA) program designed for working professionals who want to remain on the job while obtaining a US MBA. Classes are taught in English once a month over a nine-day period, held all day on two consecutive Saturdays and Sundays, and three hours per night for two nights during the intervening week. 5/F, China Life Tower, 16 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (5877 1706/7) 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

HOBBIES AND INTEREST GROUPS Beijing Actors Workshop If you can act, write, or direct, Beijing Actors Workshop wants to hear from you. Free. Meets every Wednesday at 8.30pm at The Playground (6407 6889). Check their website for more details. ( Beijing Linux User Group (BLUG) Meeting on the second Tuesday of every month, BLUG is an open-for-all non-profit organization promoting and supporting the Linux community in China. Meetings are free and are organized to appeal to Linux professionals, hobbyists and beginners. ( www. Green Drinks A forum for individuals interested in the environment, sustainable development, corporate social responsibility, and social and environmental justice issues. Contact Jenny Chu (134 2636 9618, http://groups.

MEDICAL SERVICES AmAsia International Medical Center Staffed by English-speaking doctors experienced in the fields of obstetrics and gynecology. Nurses and midwives also speak English and the center can provide language services in both Japanese and Russian. Provides direct billing with most major international insur-

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DIRECTORY / LIVING ance providers, as well as allowing direct payments. Daily 24hrs. 218 Xiaoguan Beili, Anwai Dajie, east of Olympic Center, Chaoyang District. (6496 8888/5151) www.asog-beijing. com 东方美华医院, 朝阳区安外大街小关北里 218号( 奥体中心东)

Amcare Women’s & Children’s Hospital Offers high-quality medical services with a focus on maternity care, women’s health and pediatrics. Foreign language support program available on request. 8am-4.30pm. 9 Fangyuan Xilu, Chaoyang District. (6434 2388 24hr hotline, 800 610 6200) www.amcare. 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 Provides comprehensive medical and dental services with English-speaking staff. Onsite radiology, laboratory and pharmacy service. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 9am-4pm. 7 Ritan Donglu, Chaoyang District. (8562 9998, after-hours emergencies 8562 9990) www.bjhealthcare. com 庇利积臣医疗中心, 朝阳区日坛东路7号 Beijing Antai Maternity Hospital Founded in 2003, Beijing Antai Maternity Hospital is the first hospital in Beijing with a water birth center to allow natural births. The hospital also researches male and female infertility, recurrent miscarriage, endometriosis, and more. Daily 8.30am-5pm. Building 18, Court 1, Xingheyuan, Jiayuan Road, Fengtai District. (153 1127 2132 Guo Ping) www.antaihospital. com 北京安太妇产医院, 丰台区北京丰台嘉园路 星河城1号院18号楼

Beijing Children’s Hospital Daily 6.30am10.30pm. 56 Nanlishi Lu, Xicheng District. (6802 8401) 北京儿童医院, 西城区南礼士路56号 Beijing Emergency Medical Center 103 Qianmen Xidajie, Xuanwu District. (6609 8114) 北京市急救中心, 宣武区前门西大街103号

Beijing International SOS Clinic Medical services for the whole family. Daily 24hrs. Suite 105, Wing 1, Kunsha Building, 16 Xinyuanli, Chaoyang District. (6462 9112, 24hr: 6462 9100, china.inquiries@internationalsos. com) 北京国际救援 中心, 朝阳区新源里16号琨莎中心一座105室

Beijing New Century Harmony Pediatric Clinic As a satellite clinic of renowned Beijing New Century International Children’s Hospital, Beijing New Century Harmony Pediatric Clinic has a strong team of experienced pediatricians and nurses from China and overseas. Harmony Pediatric Clinic provides a full range of multi-lingual healthcare services on a 7X24basis (7X12. 9am to 9pm during soft opening period). K-01, Building No. 19, Harmony Business Center, Liyuan Street, Tianzhu Zhen, Shunyi District. (6456 2599) www.ncich. 北京新世纪荣和儿科门诊部, 顺义区北京 市顺义区天竺镇丽苑街荣和商业中心19号楼K-01

Beijing Orient Care Clinic Offering Chinese and international families high quality medical services, including internal medicine, OB/ GYN, Medical Imaging, Laboratory, Pharmacy services with English-speaking staff. Mon-Sat 9am-6pm. #102 NO.16 Business Building China Central Place,89 Jianguo Road, Chaoyang District. (6598 1887)

Provides easily accessible, high-quality medical services and wellness promotion in the Beijing suburbs. Family medicine, family counseling, physical therapy, pediatrics, integrative medicine and travel medicine services are available throughout the week. Mon -Thu 9:30am - 7:30pm, Fri-Sun 9:30am - 4:30pm.. ss: Unit 818, Pinnacle Plaza, Tianzhu Real Estate Development Zone, Shunyi District. (8046 5432, fax 8046 4383) 北京和睦家医院诊所, 顺义区天竺开发 区荣祥广场818号

Beijing United Family Jianguomen Health & Wellness Center Located in the heart of the Central Business District in the St. Regis Hotel complex, the United Family Jianguomen Health and Wellness Center is ideally situated to serve Beijing’s embassy and business communities. Family counseling, immigration health check-ups and integrative medicine are available. Mon-Fri 8.30am-3.30pm. B1/F, the St. Regis Residence, the St. Regis Hotel, 21 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (8535 1221) 北京和睦家健康中心, 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一层

Beijing United Family Hospital International-standard hospital with inpatient and outpatient services. Wide range of medical and surgical specialties provided, emergency room and ICU open 24 hours. Mon-Sat 8.30am-5.30pm. 24-hour emergency care. 2 Jiangtai Lu (in the Lido area), Chaoyang District. (5927 7000, 5927 7120 (ER ), fax 5927 7200) 北京和 睦家医院, 朝阳区将台路2号

Beijing Vista Clinic Medical services including family and internal medicine, OB/GYN, pediatrics, dentistry, ophthalmology, dermatology, ENT, Chinese Traditional Medicine, physiotherapy, psychiatry, imaging laboratory and pharmacy service. Urgent care with English-speaking staff on site 24 hours a day. Daily 24hrs. B29, Kerry Centre, 1 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (8529 6618, fax 8529 6615, 维

Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Dr. David Zhang is an American National Board Exam Certificated chiropractic doctor, a Texas licensed acupuncturist and herbalist, and a specialist in Chinese medicine. He provides chiropractic, physiotherapy, and other manual therapies for back pain, sciatica, and other conditions, as well as acupuncture and natural medicine treatments. Tue, Wed, Thur and Sat 9.30am-6.30pm,. Beijing Internal Medical Center, S110, 1/F, Lufthansa Center Office building, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6464 9828, 8448 3449) 朝阳区北京国

CMS Clinic American cosmetic/aesthetic medical services including laser skin treatments, hair loss/removal, cosmetic surgeries and anti-aging therapeutics for men and women. Free consultations available. BeijingTower (Chang’an Club Bldg) 7/F, Suite 701, 10 Dongchang’an Jie, Dongcheng District. (6559 6769) 北京西美斯

Beijing United Family Shunyi Clinic


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医务诊所, 东城区朝阳门北大街2号港澳中心瑞士 酒店办公楼9层

International Medical Center (IMC) Foreign doctors are on-site 24hrs a day, offering a wide range of medical services, including family medicine, psychological services, dental, Ob/Gyn, Pediatrics, TCM, etc. English, Chinese, Arabic, Russian are spoken. Drop-in service for travelers, on-site X-ray, ultrasound, laboratory. Daily 24hrs. S106, S111 Lufthansa Center, 50 Liangmahe Lu, Chaoyang District. (6465 1561/2/3, 6465 1384/28, 北京国 际医疗中心,朝阳 区亮马桥路50号燕莎中心写 字楼1层S106

New Century International Children’s Hospital (NCICH) China’s premier international children’s hospital provides affordable pediatric care at international standards. Claims to have Beijing’s most qualified doctors and nurses, with private, safe family rooms and imported state-of-the-art equipment. Their English-speaking staff offer a full range of children’s healthcare services. Daily 8am-5pm (full services), daily 24hrs (A+E services). 56 Nanlishi Lu (next to the east gate of the Beijing Children’s Hospital), Xicheng District. (6802 5588) 北京 新世纪国际儿童医院, 西城区南礼士路56号 (北 京儿童医院东门南侧)

美容整形外科诊所, 东城区东城区长安街10号长 安俱乐部7层

Cosmetic Surgery Center Located in the Third Hospital of Beijing University, this is the earliest professional department for plastic surgery in China. Specializes in cosmeticand plastic surgeries. 38 ShangdixinxiLu, Haidian District. (8289 0216) 北医三 院上地门诊部医学美容中心, 海淀区上地信息路 38号上地数码大厦B座

EverCare Long Island Plastic & Aesthetic Surgery Clinic Provides international-standard plastic surgery and comprehensive, integrated beauty care and health care services. Wide variety of cosmetic plastic surgery options, laser treatments, skin care, slimming treatments, cosmetic TCM and more. Daily 24hrs. 4/F, Tower B, Haidian Wenhua Yishu Bldg, 28A Zhongguancun Dajie, Haidian District. (8253 3088, 24hrs hotline: 139 1122 6966)

to personal, relationship, family and children’s issues. BJU’s counseling services are available in three locations in the city. For further information and appointments call 5927 7067. 1) Inside Beijing United Family Shunyi Clinic, Unit 818, Pinnacle Plaza, Tianzhu Real Estate Development Zone, Shunyi District. (; 2) Inside Beijing United Family Jianguomen Health & Wellness Center, B1/F, The St. Regis Residence, St. Regis Hotel, 21 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (; 3) Inside Beijing United Family Hospital, 2 Jiangtai Lu (in the Lido area), Chaoyang District. ( 北京和睦家医院诊所, 1) 顺义 区天竺开发区荣祥广场818单元北京和睦家医院诊 所内; 2) 朝阳区建国门外大街21号北京国际俱乐 部饭店公寓楼地下1层北京和睦家健康中心内; 3) 朝阳区将台路2号北京和睦家医院内

Beijing Vista Clinic Dr. Mickie Xu, the mental health professional on staff at Vista, is a native Chinese speaker who is also fluent in Japanese and has strong English skills. She specializes in family counseling and adjustment issues. Medical prescriptions are also available. USD RMB 660/40min. Daily 24hrs. B29, Kerry Centre, 1 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (8529 6618, fax 8529 6615, 维 世达诊所, 朝阳区光华路1号嘉里中心B29

PET CARE/ANIMAL WELFARE Doctors Beck & Stone Pet Health Care Center With both western-trained and Chinese veterinarians, the center also provides 24/7 emergency pet care services. Unit 104, Tower B, Bldg 3, Houxiandaicheng, BaiziwanLu, Chaoyang District, Chaoyang District. (8776 6346, 135 0103 0572 (emergencies)) 思威(北京)国际动物医 院有限公司, 朝阳区北京市朝阳区百子湾路后现 代城3栋B座104底商

International Center for Veterinary Services (ICVS) All services in English and Mandarin. Licensed rabies vaccines. Mon-Sat 8am-8pm; Sun 10am-7pm (by appointment). Kent Center, 29 Liangmaqiao Lu, Anjialou (shares a courtyard with China Culture Center), Chaoyang District. (8456 1939/40/41, www.ICVSASIA. com 北京新天地国际动物医院, 朝阳区安家楼亮 马桥路29号肯特中心院子内


所, 朝阳区光华路12号数码01大厦1008室(嘉里 中心对面)

Beijing Orient Traditional Chinese Medicine Clinic The first TCM clinic treating foreign nationals in a five-star hotel ambiance, providing the full spectrum of outpatient health care services to the community. Rm 221, Building C, Beijing Hotel, 33 East Chang An Avenue, Dongcheng District. (6522 9009, 北京东方传统医

北京天坛普华体检中心, 崇文区天坛南里12号

Hong Kong International Medical Clinic, Beijing Beijing’s first joint-venture medical organization operates according to international standards, has a high-quality international administration system and highly trained medical staff. Daily 9am-9pm (after 9pm minimal staff on duty). 9/F, office tower of the Swissotel, 2 Chaoyangmen Beidajie, Dongcheng District. (6501 4260, 6553 2288 ext 2345/6/7) 北京港澳国际

Bioscor Beijing Clinic International clinic for cosmetic medicine, specializing in cosmetic surgery, skincare, hair regrowth, and anti-ageing techniques. Appointments with an Australian surgeon and physician available. Rm 1008, E-Tower, 12 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (6503 5706/7, cn) 澳保加医疗美容诊

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

Beijing Tiantan Puhua Hospital A private, international standard hospital offering emergency services as well as out patient care. It is the first choice in hospital referral for head and spinal cord trauma. English speaking staff on call 24-hours a day. Medical services include: neurology and neurosurgery, pediatrics, occupational and physical therapy, plastic surgery, hand surgery, orthopedics, ENT, oncology, check-ups, on-site imaging, and laboratory and pharmacy services. 8.30am5.30pm. 12 Tiantan Nanli, Chongwen District, 800m west of the south gate of the temple of heaven, Chongwen District. (8911 6665, www.puhuachina. com, 北京天坛普华医院,


世达诊所, 朝阳区光华路1号嘉里中心B29

北京仁泰门诊部, 朝阳区北京市建国路89号华贸 中心16号商务楼102

学门诊部, 东城区东长安街33号北京饭店2215室 伊美尔长岛美容门诊, 海

Prof. Lin Dental Clinic Headed by Prof. Lin, a 1956 graduate from the Faculty of Dental Surgery of Paris Medical Institute. Employees are among the best in China and equipment is first-class. They offer a full range of dental services to both adults and children. Daily 9am-5pm. Room 303, 305, Bldg A, Jia Hui International Center, Chaoyang District (6553 8893, 6553 0988) 朝阳区吉庆里14号佳汇国际中 心A座303-305

Viv International Medical Beauty Clinic Offers cosmetic surgery, professional skin care, dentistry and Chinese health and beauty treatments. Tue-Sun 9.30am-6.30pm. 2/F, Bldg D, Global Trade Mansion, 9 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (6530 2348, fax 6586 9965) 名会红国际医疗美容诊所, 朝阳区光华路9号世贸国际公寓D座2层

MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES Beijing International SOS Clinic Family Counseling Center Two counselors offer services that include individual therapy, couple relations, family dynamics, parent and child relations and stress management. Suite 105, Bldg 1, Kunsha Building, 16 Xinyuanli, Chaoyang District. (6462 0333, china.inquirie 北京国际救援中心, 朝阳区新源里16号 琨莎中心一座105室

Beijing United Psychological Health Center BJU’s mental health professionals are all licensed in their home countries and have the credentials to practice legally in China. This team is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of Beijing’s diverse community and practice only the highest standards of mental health care. Their very experienced staff of multicultural, multilingual psychologists and psychiatrists can respond

Beijing 1+1 A Chinese NGO in partnership with BBC that promotes the participation of visually impaired people in radio. Rm 604, Bldg 22, Area 2, Xiluoyuan, Fengtai District. (6725 9507, fax 6725 9407, www.oneplusone. 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) CHP is a national resource center for heritage conservation, equipping local communities with awareness, strategy, organization, practical skills and training to preserve cultural heritage at local levels. Those who have tips on suspect behavior regarding cultural relics or sites should call the hotline. Rm 309, Bldg E, 46 Fangjia Hutong (just south of Guozijian Jie), Dongcheng District. (6403 6532 for the heritage destruction hotline) 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 A boarding school for mentally disabled adults that focuses on teaching vocational skills and self-care. 93 Fengxi Beili (southeast of Fengxi Tielu Dongxiaoqu), Fengtai District. (5185 6801, fax 8360 2479) 北京丰台 利智康复中心, 丰台区丰西北里93号(丰西铁路 东小区东南角)

Beijing Foundation Beijing Foundation promotes transparent philanthropy and is working to create a philanthropic network to benefit Northern China. Beijing Horizon Educational Center (BHEC) BHEC seeks to promote fair development in education by providing resources for teachers in underprivileged areas. Rm 302, Bldg 2, Liheng Mingyuan, 23 Nanbinhe Lu, Xuanwu District. (6348 0852, yangfanhd@yahoo. 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

BICCO (Beijing International Committee for Chinese Orphans) A volunteer group

DIRECTORY / LIVING–EXPLORE that helps Chinese orphans with medical problems. Volunteer opportunities listed on their website. ( 北京国际援助中国孤儿委员会

CAI Empowers the children of migrant laborers through creative arts education and team sports. Four core values – confidence, courage, commitment and care – are taught through the programs. (8454 9633, 儿童才艺行动 Care for Children SEN School A small, focused charity that helps place orphans in loving homes in China. The Centre, Beijing Riviera, 1 Xiangjiang Beilu, Jingshun Lu, Chaoyang District. (8470 2735, 朝阳区京顺路香江北路1号香江 花园英国关爱儿童

Chi Heng Foundation CHF provides education and support for AIDS orphans in Central China and promotes AIDS awareness across the country. Rm 801, Bldg 6, Wanda Plaza, 93 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (5820 8574, 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 Chinese NGO that focuses on MSM rights protection, AIDS prevention awareness and condom marketing. Rm 1002, Chaoyang District Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 25 Huaweili, Panjiayuan, Chaoyang District. (8096 8456, 8778 9709,, 朝阳 华人AIDS干预工作组, 朝阳区潘家园华威里25号 朝阳区疾病预防控制中心1002

China HIV/AIDS Information Network (CHAIN) This GONGO is dedicated to HIV/ AIDS awareness and building a nation-wide HIV/AIDS information resource network. 7-101, Bldg 1, Courtyard 68, Fuchang Jie, Xuanwu District. (8313 3253, 中国红丝带网, 宣武区福长 街68号院1号楼7单元101室

Chinese Juvenile Rights Protection Center 4/F, Attachment Bldg, 212 Zhouzhuangzi, Fengbei Lu, Fengtai District. (6381 3995/3362, Fax 6383 5279) 中国青 少年维权中心, 丰台区丰北路周庄子212号附 属楼4层

Save China’s Tigers A charity that aims to prevent the South Chinese Tiger from going extinct. PO Box 1928, Chinese Forestry Academy, Haidian District. (6286 6588, 133 6683 5722) 拯救中国虎,

空, 朝阳区朝阳门外大街乙12号昆泰国际大厦 1609-1610



The Library Project The Library Project donates books and libraries to under financed schools and orphanages in the developing world. In 2010 they plan to complete 350 rural elementary school and orphanage library donations. Volunteers welcome. (159 2955 6183, UNICEF 12 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6532 3131) 朝阳区三里屯 路12号

Wokai Wokai is a small, directed non-profit that works as an intermediary for microfinance in China. WWF-China One of the world’s leading environmental organizations, the WWF (formerly known as the World Wildlife Fund) is working on projects to preserve and protect China’s vast and diverse environmental resources and treasures. Sign up to volunteer online. Wen Hua Gong, Working People’s Cultural Palace (east of Tiananmen Square), Dongcheng District. (6511 6211) 世界自 然基金会, 东城区天安门东侧劳动人民文化宫东 门内文华宫世界自然基金会北京办事处

Xingfu Gongcheng (Program of Happiness) A Chinese micro-lending organization that supports impoverished mothers. 12 Dahui Donglu, Haidian District. (6217 9760, fax 6217 3494) 幸福工程, 海淀区 大慧东路12号

EXPLORE AIRLINES Air Asia Daily 8am-9pm. (95013 9000 0200) Air Canada Rm C201, Lufthansa Center, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (400 811 2001) 加拿大航空, 朝阳区亮 马桥路50号燕莎中心C201

Korean Air 901-3, Hyundai Motor Towers, 38 Xiaoyun Lu, Chaoyang District. (8453 8137, 40065 88888) 朝阳区霄 Qantas Airlines Units 7-8, 10/F, West Tower, Twin Towers, 12B Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (400 888 0089) www. 澳洲航空, 朝阳区建国门外大街 乙12号双子座大厦西塔10层B7-8号

SAS Scandinavian Airlines Rm 430, Beijing Sunflower Tower, 37 Maizidian Street, Chaoyang District. (8527 6100) www.flysas. com 北欧航空, 朝阳区麦子店街37号盛福大 厦430室

Turkish Airlines W103 Kempinski Center, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6465 1868) 土耳其航空

TRAVEL AGENCIES Asialive Travel Tailored tours of domestic and Asia destinations. A2306, Zhaowei Huadeng Plaza, 14 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (5823 7217, 朝阳区朝阳区酒仙桥路14号 兆维华灯大厦A2区3门A2306室内

Beijing Citybus Tour Service Daily 9am-8pm. Rm 1207, Scitech Tower, 22 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (400 650 0760) 北京赛笛芭 诗城市观光旅行社, 朝阳区建国门外大街22号赛 特大厦1207室

Beijing Easy Travel Travel service with a decade of experience offering domestic and international packages to foreigners in Beijing. 1/F, Boutique 17, Hairun International Apartment, 2B Jiangtai Lu, Chaoyang District. (5126 7266,, 朝阳区将台路乙2号海润国际公寓商业1-17

Beijing Hikers Hiking trips to spots of interest around the outskirts of Beijing. MonFri 9am-6pm. Rm 601, Bldg 2, Xinhualian Ligang, 26 Jiuxianqiao Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (6432 2786, 朝阳区酒仙桥中路26号 新华联丽港2号楼601室

Compassion for Migrant Children (CMC) Provides both educational and community assistance to the children of migrant workers in Beijing. Contact for volunteer opportunities. Rm 233, 2/F, Xintai Bldg, 8 Xiaguang Li, Chaoyang District. (6465 6100/01, Fax 6465 6101, www.cmc-china. org 打工子弟爱心会, 朝阳区霞光里8号鑫泰大

Air China Xidan Minhang Building, 15 Xi Chang’an Jie, Xicheng District. (400 810 0999) 中国国际航空, 西城区西长安



Global Village Beijing Environmental protection NGO. Rm 301, Bldg C, Huazhan International Department, 12 Yumin Lu, Chaoyang District. (8225 2046/2047, Fax 8225 2045) 北京地球村环境文化中心,

All Nippon Airways N200, Fortune Building, 5 Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (800 820 1122, 6590 9191) 全日空,

BJS Holiday Provides services tailored to personal travel requirements. Daily 9.30am6.30pm. Shop 800, Pinnacle Plaza (opposite to the Euro Village), Shunyi District. (8046 3199, 顺义区荣



Austrian Airlines C604, Lufthansa Center, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6464 5999) 奥地利航空, 朝阳区亮马

BTG - Chinapak Tours Package tours, ticket booking, hotel reservations and sightseeing tours around Beijing, including a daily bus tour of the city with an English-speaking guide. Mon-Sat 9am-6pm. 1) Guangming Tower, 42 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (400 620 3939); 2) 28 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6515 9743)


Greenpeace This international organization promotes peace and the protection of the natural world. 19/F, Bldg E-2, Lanchou Mingzuo, Jiqingli, Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6554 6931, Fax 6554 6932) 朝阳区朝阳门外大 街吉庆里蓝筹名座E座2单元19层

Handicap International An international solidarity organization working to prevent disabilities, improve the lives of the disabled, and support their efforts to become self-reliant. (6532 0219/0221, Magic Hospital They work with sick, hospitalized, handicapped, orphaned, abused and at risk children aged 0-18 who are permanently or temporarily deprived of a carefree and fun childhood. 16 Gongti Bei Lu, 1402 Xingfu Yuan Gongyu, Chaoyang DistrictBeijing 100027 China, Chaoyang District. (chiara. New Life Centre A residential center for underprivileged youth in Shunyi to learn technical skills. Volunteers and donations welcome. Prevention Through Education (PTE) NGO that aims to improve HIV/AIDS awareness and develop local school-based HIV/AIDS prevention programs. Rural China Education Foundation A volunteer-based organization that supports rural education in China. RCEF has many volunteer opportunities, especially for summer and yearlong teachers.


Air France Rm 1609, 16/F, Bldg 1, Kuntai International Mansion, 12A Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (400 880 8808) www. 法国航空, 朝阳区朝阳门外大


British Airways Rm 2112, Bldg 1, Kuntai Int’l. Mansion, 12B Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6459 0081/2/3) www. 英国航空, 朝阳区朝阳门外 大街乙12号昆泰国际大厦1号楼2112室

Cathay Pacific 28/F, East Tower, Twin Towers, 12B Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (10800 852 1888/10800 152 1888) www. 朝阳区建国门外大街乙12号双 子座大厦东塔28楼

China Southern Airlines 1/F, Nanhang Building, 2 Dongsanhuan Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (95539) 中国南方航 空, 朝阳区东三环南路2号南航大厦1楼

Dragonair 28/F, East Tower, Twin Towers, 12B Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (400 888 6628) 港龙航空, 朝阳 区建国门外大街乙12号双子座大厦东塔28楼

Ethiopian Airlines Rm 203, China World Tower 2, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6505 0314/0315/9692, 137 0128 1105, 139 1021 0370, fax 6505 4120) www. 朝阳区建外大街1号国贸 大厦2座203室

Finnair Rm 204, Scitech Hotel, 22 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6512 7180, fax 6512 7182) KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Rm 1609-1610, 16/F, Bldg 1, Kuntai International Mansion, 12A Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (400 880 8222) 荷兰皇家航

Bespoke Beijing Offers local phone rental with a direct line to translation, expert advice and concierge services, combined with tailor-made mini-guides to Beijing. 38 Baofang Hutong, Dongcheng District. (6528 6603, www. 东城区报房胡同38号

北京神舟国际旅游集团, 1) 朝阳区亮马桥路42号 光明大厦; 2) 朝阳区建国门外大街28号旅游大厦

China Holidays Tour operator with over 13 years’ experience in dealing exclusively with China. Specializes in creating itineraries that are tailored to show you the very best that China has to offer. A1108, Nanxincang Business Tower, 22A Dongsishitiao, Dongcheng District. (6409 6567, 东城区东四十条甲 22号南新仓商务大厦A1108

China Odyssey Tours Provides private tours and customized itineraries for English speakers. No strangers or visits to places you’re not interested in. Tours include Englishspeaking tour guide, private air-conditioned vehicle and licensed driver. (0773 585 4000, www. China Peace International Tourism Co.

Ltd. (FESCO Travel) Fesco travel specializes in individual and group tours, they also offer specials on international and domestic air tickets and hotels. Room 502, 46 Dongzhong Jie, Dongcheng District. (8563 6720/30, 外企服务集团, 东城 区东城区东中街46号鸿基大厦502室

China Swan International Tours Offers tailored package and individual tours inside and outside of China. Rm 412, 4/F, Longhui Bldg, 1 Nongguang Nanli, Dongsanhuan Lu, Chaoyang District. (6731 4914, 135 5292 8164, 中国天鹅国际旅 游公司, 朝阳区东三环农光南里1号龙辉大厦 4层412室

CnAdventure Offer 4x4 driving & horsetrekking tours into the Inner Mongolia grasslands. They also organize trips to Tibet & the Silk Road. Room 208-F, Daxiang Touzi Building, 1A Dongbinhe Lu, Dongcheng District. (5166 9102, assistant@cnadventure. com) 太和旅行社, 东城 区东滨河路甲1号大象投资大厦208-F

Ctrip This site has a simple and well-designed English site. It offers hotel and flight deals. (400 619 9999) Free N Easy Travel Full service international travel agency provides air ticketing, hotel reservations and holiday packages. The agency offers an ongoing Universal Studios Singapore Special costing from RMB 850 per person (includes hotel, transfer and theme park ticket). Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat-Sun 9am-1pm. Rm 1905, Bldg A, Jianwai Soho, 39 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (5869 7754, www. 朝阳区东三环中路39号建外 SohoA座1905室

Global Easy Tour A professional and reliable travel agency. Offering travel and ticketing consultation services, tailored tour packages, leisure trips, cruise bookings, special ticketing, hotel deals, and more. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. A0611, Free Tower, 58, Dongsanhuan Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (5867 2900/1/2/3, 135 0115 6019, www. 和平国旅, 朝阳区东三环南 路58号富顿中心A0611

Happy Holiday Travel Service Provides domestic and international air tickets, hotel reservations, and business travel and family trip arrangements. Rm 1702, E-Tower, 12 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (6501 1747, 6595 8819, 137 0102 8301, happyday@public. 朝阳区光华路12号数码01大厦1702室 H.I.S. Japanese travel agency with 30 years of experience offers the Japan Rail Pass and competitively priced round-ticket flights to Japan. Rm 105B, Pacific Century Place, 2 Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6539 1518, www.xinriguolv. com 北京新日国际旅行社, 朝阳区工体北路甲2号 盈科中心105B

Kingdom Travel Specializes in corporate and holiday travel planning and offers airline, hotel, car, and cruise reservation services. Staffed by professional travel consultants. Apt 718, Bldg 2, Guanghualu Soho, 22 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (5870 3388, www. 中侨国旅, 朝阳区光华 路22号光华路SOHO 2号楼718室

Koryo Tours The leaders in travel to the DPRK (North Korea) organizing group tours and independent travel. East yard, 27 Beisanlitun Nan, Chaoyang District. (6416 7544, 朝阳区北三里屯南27号东侧院

TUI China Travel Co. Ltd. Travel services from an international team. Offers city tours, tour packages with special interest groups and individual travel arrangements all over China, as well as to Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and other Asian countries. Unit 921-926, Bright China Chang An Bldg, Tower 2, 7 Jianguomennei Dajie, Dongcheng District. (8519 8800, 途易, 东城区建国门内大街7号光华 长安大厦2座921-926

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House of Knowledge, International Kindergarten is looking for qualified native English Lead Teachers and native English Teaching Assistants. If you are interested in this opportunity please send your CV and contact Ms. Xia Qing, or by phone at +8613701027130

Be part of our NEW programme of course, talks and workshops. Do you have an idea for a course, talk or workshop? Do you own a unique or interesting business? Are you an expert in an area of interest? If so then we are currently recruiting for passionate people to share their skills and experience with the rest of the expatriate community. The CrossBorder Expat Resource Centre provides language training, tutoring and personal learning for adults, children, ayis and drivers. We are looking for people with expertise in arts, crafts, music, food & wine, computer skills, job skills, cooking and much more to teach adults, children, ayis and drivers. If you have a passion for something then tell us! To share your ideas, skills, passion and experience please email SERVICE - ACCOMMODATION see more at Beijing Service Apartment for Rent Daily/Monthly/Yearly! Locate Near Dongzhimen Subway, Sanlitun. Opposite Australia, Canada Embassy. New, Luxurious Decoration, Full Furniture, LCD TV, Wireless ADSL Internet, Fridge, Microwave, 24 hours Hot Water, Security, Cleaning Service. From CNY 300/night for Studio in Harbor City; CNY 360/night for studio with modern kitchen in Seasons Park, include utility cost. Also have studio, 1 - 4 bed room apartments in Seasons Park and other compounds in Beijing, from CNY 3,900/month for studio and CNY 5,900/month for 1 bedroom apartment (1 Year Contract). Email ( or Phone (0086-139-0101-8181) for Discount Rate! Website: Looking for temporary housing? Cozy furnished studio at downtown area, walking 3 minutes to Dongzhimen subway. Fully equipped, open-kitchen and Internet. RMB270 daily, RMB240 for over 10 days. Contact 13901301147 robertsunyang@hotmail. com METROPOLIS INN Quality precision serviced apartments for rent, start from days! Phone: 86- 132 6168 0017 Email:

Fudou, The most considerate consultant in real estate. Beijing’s first “housekeeper-style” real estate consultancy. Thinks about what you may ignore. Deals with what you have no time to do. Helps manage your extra-money over budget. We provide one-stop service solutions including house purchasing and renting, house cleaning, moving, and house renovation, to meet your various needs. We aim to help you find the ideal residence in Beijing, enabling you to enjoy the wonderful environment of Beijing that is getting for the Olympic Games. Office: Room 1108, Building 12,Wanda Plaza, 93# Jianguo Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing Tel:8610-5820 4845 NCL Real Estate Services NCL Commercial services focus on the office leasing service for foreign companies. provides international clients with customer-orientated, attentive and responsible value-added residential services. NCL offers a complete stress free relocation service to expatriates. 汇盛行房地产经纪公司 Lease & rent : Apartments, Villas, Offices, etc. ROOM12-0606 JIANWAI SOHO 建外SOHO12号 楼606室 Tel: 58691028; 13911758308 www. Waveland Realty is a leading residential and commercial property consulting company specializing in providing leasing and sale of superior properties, property management and investment consultation in the Beijing metropolitan area. Waveland Realty is one of the first and the best-known real estate companies in Beijing. Tel: 85805609/10/11 or 13901098016 Fax: 85805612 E-mail: SERVICES - BUSINESS CENTER see more at Vantone Business Center provides tenants a fully serviced office and conference center environment in the heart of both Chaoyang Business District and Financial Street. Our center located on the top floors of Vantone Center Tower D offers you fantastic panoramic views with professionally trained staff to support all your daily business needs. New World Vantone Business Center is ideally situated along the 2nd Ring Rd inside a landmark building. In addition, we have in-house catering available to offer you the convenience of hosting events without seeking outside vendors. The Center is outfitted with high-end telecommunication, conference audio, video, lighting and office equipment ensuring unsurpassed quality and efficiency. Tel: 010 8804 7200,5905 5905 SERVICES - AIR PURIFIERS see more at

SERVICE - AGENTS: REAL ESTATE see more at Savills is a leading international property services group providing comprehensive, yet personalized residential leasing services. As part of the relocation package, orientation, home and school searches, immigration services, lease negotiation and preparation, tenancy management, and renewals can all be provided. Our team of highly-experienced and dedicated consultants is committed to providing exceptional and uncompromised customer service. JRE Corporate has rapidly expanded since its foundation into one of the largest real estate companies focusing on residential services. We boast the widest range of properties, the lowest prices and the value-added complete after-sales services throughout the whole lease term. Tel:5108 8028, 5108 8048, 13701080877 Fax: 5108 8039 Email: Joanna@joannarealestate. Real Estate Law Services Our experienced real estate attorneys provide quality legal services to help foreign citizens to purchase and sell real properties in China. Tel: (8610) 8523 7766 ext. 125 or 126. Email: realestate@jtnfa. com. Website:

IQAir: Air pollution is a major environmental concern for everyone. The air we breath effects our health and well-being. IQAir has been providing clean air solutions for more than 45 years. With a certified actual efficiency of at least 99.97%, our Health Pro 250 model has received more #1 ratings than any other product on the market. Call today for a free air quality assessment of your home or office. The IQAir Store: Room 2201-02, Air China Plaza, 36 Xiao Yun Lu, Chao Yang District, Beijing 北 京市朝阳区霄云路36号国航大厦2201-02室 Tel: 010-8447 5800 / 5488 Service Hotline: 400-6501266 E-mail: SERVICES - AYI / HOUSEKEEPING see more at China Ayi Housekeeping Services is a branch of Shanghai Xun En Home Services, providing the advanced and professional, full time and part time home services: Housekeeping; Baby-sitter; Driver; Chinese & English tutor; Massage; Martial; Arts; Filipino Ayi, etc. Contact us: Tel: 010-65476698; 010-87016095; Mobile: 15201217243. 24 Hours. Email:;

Beijing Ayi housekeeping Service Company: Experienced or trained Ayi are provided for foreign families in Beijing, all Ayi of our company have annual physical checkups and accidental insurance and can be changed by your request if not suitable for you. Call at 64345647, 64345648, or 13601307542 Email: Website: www.

Beijing Sunnyhome Housekeeping Service Co., Ltd Services: Cleaning, Ironing, Cooking, Baby-care. Etc. Tel: 01064333473, E-mail: Add: B523, No.26 Yard, Jiuxianqiao Zhong Lu, Chaoyang District. EX-PATS Life Group Serving expats and their lifestyle needs. EXPATS Life Group provides - Ayi placement, plus insurances, 24 hour hotline in English - Driver placement - Long and short-term vehicle leasing - Chinese driver’s license and vehicle registra tion, visa services - Mandarin classes Offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin. Tel: 6438 1634, 135 0123 7792,, SERVICES - CARPETS see more at Khawachen’s Beijing store is brand new. However their hand-woven carpets made of pure Tibetan highland sheep wool, ornamented with exquisite Tibetan designs and symbolism have been widely acclaimed domestically and internationally since 1994. Enjoy your leisurely shopping at KhawachenPioneer of Tibetan rugs, in the beautiful Chaoyang park. Tel: 5905 6311 E-mall: Website: www. 3-2 FA, Solana Park, No.6, Chaoyang Park Road, Chaoyang District. SERVICES - DECORATION/DESIGN see more at DC Design Villa Bathroom Service Scope The art of living By studying the relationship between the body and water, we are not only able to help you create your dream bathroom, a space made of water, steam, colors and light, but also bring you the philosophy of living. All you need to do is to subscribe the DC Design Villa Bathroom Service Scope, and enjoy. 1) 1/F 30 Dongzhong Street, Dongzhimen, Dongcheng Distrct. 8:30-18:30 (010-6416 1485), or 2) 1/F Xin’an Mansion, 200 Zhenning Road, Shanghai. 8:30-18:30 (0216279 3649) 科马 DC Design 1)东城区东直门东中街30号一 层(6415 2288); 2)上海市镇宁路200号欣安 大厦西峰一层 (0216279 3

Boloni Experience Center As the biggest macro-home provider in China, Boloni has retained famous Italian designer Lino Codato to create an impressive new showroom. Covering 8,000 square meters, it will show the company’s “post minimalism” and European fashion trends. Featuring Kebao and Boloni decoration、along with Tellmach villa decoration for different styles of house and apartment. 100 meters north of Easyhome Mall on the North Fourth Ring Road (8489 9001 / 5134 8917) www.


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CLASSIFIEDS DURAVIT Almost 190 years ago Duravit’s history began in Hornberg in the Black Forest in Germany. George Friedrich Horn founded a small factory, initially producing earthenware crockery and giving way to the manufacture of sanitary ceramics at the beginning of the 20th century. Since then Duravit has been solely dedicated to “Living Bathrooms” and today offers complete bathroom solutions with ceramic sanitaryware, bathroom furniture and the recently established Bathtubs + Wellbeing product segment. More information? Please contact Duravit(Chin a)Sanitaryware Co., Ltd - Shanghai Sales Center, Unit A-D,10/F Jiushi Tower,28 Zhongshan Road(S),Shanghai(02163309922) SERVICES - BUSINESS see more at

Welcome joint the expatcar motor Club membership Expatcar saves you from the worry and Expense of breaking down anyplace, anytime. Mechanical first aid Change of flat tire Battery boost Towing& extrication service New car sales Used car sales Long-short term leasing Contact: Tel: 81523060 AAA expatcar The #1 solution for enjoyable driving in China New car sales Used car sales Leasing options Car service Driver license Car insurance Contact: Tel: 81523060 A & L consulting provides urgent business services: Work permit, Resident permit, Business registration, Market penetration. Call: 8610-51286183 13701381127 13811627864 E-mail:

Beijing Auto Service Center We are based in the Shunyi Villa district enabling us to quickly provide outstanding car-related services such as: * Car or Van Rental or Leasing * Selling/Buying Cars * Auto Insurance * Much more… Please visit our web site to learn more or E-mail us at: For assistance you can also call: (8610)-5128-0902 or (86) 158-0161-4480.

AsiaBS & B.String Professional accountant and Corporation forming 1. Setting-up Hongkong, BVI and other offshore company 2. Setting-up the WFOE, Joint Ventures, Representative Offices in China 3. Opening the bank a/c Tel: 8610 5869 6579 Website:; www. E-Mail:

1st English-version Software center: Supply very very cheap English-version software: MAC Software Series, Windows Software Series, PC Game…, also Repair Computer, Buying Old Computer, outcall service available. Hotline: 13621203167 Address: Tom’s Shop, Hairun International Apartment, Jiangtai Lu, Chaoyang District

SERVICES - GENERAL see more at EX-PATS Life Group Serving expats and their lifestyle needs. EX-PATS Life Group provides - Long and short-term vehicle leasing - Driver placement - Ayi placement, plus insurances, 24 hour hotline in English - Chinese driver’s license and vehicle registration, visa services - Mandarin classes Offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin. Tel: 6438 1634, 135 0123 7792, ada.,

The Wellness Centre: Professionally qualified and registered psychologist offers consultation, psychotherapy and hypnotherapy to individuals, couples, families and groups. Also experienced in working with small children. Call Rina at 15010080947 or e-mail SERVICES - RELOCATION FIRMS

Links Relocations has invested and continues to invest in our core business – moving. We have buying power, global contracts, a great business model & above all else a Friendly approach to moving that makes us the Smart choice for our clients. So wherever you are going – Call, Email or Skype. 010 8447 7496 or or skypeID links.relocations

see more at AGS Since 1974, the AGS Group assists clients with their relocation needs, enabling them to move with complete peace of mind. AGS offers a worldwide network of 125 branches ISO 9001:2008 certified and uses overseas agents, members of the major international organisations of the moving industry (FIDI, IAM.) Tel: 8532 5288 email:

First Choice Car Rental Service Co., Ltd. * Long term leasing for family or business. * Short term leasing for travelling, RMB200-RMB800/day * English-speaking drivers * Airport-Pick up/ drop off. * Sedan (Audi, Passat, Elantra etc.), Van (Buick Gl8, JinBei, Ford, Benz), Bus Tel: 8610-64340778, 13810156525(24 hours) Email: Web: RELIABLE Vehicle Rental Service Chosen by NBC to provide reliable drivers and quality vehicles for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, RELIABLE can offer you: 1. Vehicle hire--ranging from sedans to coaches 2. English speaking drivers 3. Exceptional quality service 4. Excellent value for money 5. Guiding service Please call our office to see how we may help and provide you such reliable rental service. Tel.8610-6778 9973 / Cell phone: 1339 178 5920 Email:

Asian Express is an expert in international, domestic, local household goods and office moving, storage and full relocation services. We have been servicing Mainland China since 1980, which makes us one of the most experienced moving companies. Call today and get an obligation FREE quotation from our multilingual expat staff. Tel: (010) 8580-1471 Fax: (010) 8580-1475 Email: beijing@aemovers. Website:

DB Schenker is a German freight forwarding company with more than 2,000 offices in more than 130 countries worldwide which provides a wide scope of services. The relocation department professionally handles international, domestic and local household removals around the world door to door. For inquiries and consultations please contact our multilingual staffs: Email: relocations.; Tel.: +86 10 8042 0416; Fax: +86 10 8048 0115; web: www.dbschenker. we make moving enjoyable! AGS Depuis 1974, le Groupe AGS offre à ses clients toute une gamme de services permettant de déménager en toute sérénité. AGS c’est un réseau mondial de 125 agences certifiées ISO 9001:2008 et qui travaille avec des agents membres des grandes organisations internationales de l’industrie (FIDI, IAM ) Tel : 8532 5288 email Silverway Packing Assistance/Packing Materials Home/Office Moving/Piano Handling Wooden Casing/Long Distance Trucking Air/Sea Freight Forwarding Tel: 010-65485508,

Crown Relocations services include domestic and international transportation of household goods, home and school search, storage, expense management, policy consulting and program administration, online tracking tools, transit protection and intercultural services. We provide services for corporations, diplomats and private customers. Crown Relocations, a division of the Crown Worldwide Group, serves over 10,000 customers from over 200 locations in 50 countries. Tel: (86) 10 5801 8088, www.

CIM is located 50 metres away fromC haoyang Customs Office. CIM can provide a full range of moving, storage, record management and expatriate documentation services. Multilingual and professional staff know what you expect and what makes you happy. Wherever you move, whenever you move, call CIM.Email: Web: www. ASIAN TIGERS K. C. DAT (CHINA) Ltd. Is an international Relocation management specialist with twelve offices in China. We are ISO9002 and FAIM certified, members of OMNI and FIDI providing us worldwide representation in 1,000+locations. Our client base includes multinational companies, financial institutions and embassies. Tel: (010) 6415 1188 Email: General.PEK@AsianTigers-China. com RELOCASIA – THE MOVING COMPANY Our business is MOVING, and our guarantee is to provide you with a superior quality, personalized service at a better than competitive rate. We help hundreds of customers every year make successful and cost-effective moves across Asia and the rest of the world. We seek to make the move a positive experience by removing the stress commonly associated with moving home. The reason for our success is that we never close doors to customer service or personal attention. Our dedicated consultants are available from the start of the move right through the finish. For more information call our dedicated team at (10) 58206413 or visit our website at E-mark International Moving Ltd. Our focus is on customer’s wants and needs. We can help to reduce the impact of moving in your family’s life through our professional service. Contact us for a free survey via 01065758886/65768886 or UniGroup Worldwide UTS With over 1,300 global networks on six continents, UniGroup Worldwide UTS is a global mobility management solution provider. We serve a wide client base of local and international customers, providing excellent relocation and moving services to your employees. Our company specializes in household goods and office relocation and through us, you will have access to the best known brands in the relocation, transportation and logistics businesses around the world, including our sister companies United Van Lines and Mayflower Transit. For more information please call us at 86 6561 0688 or email at Beijing@unigroupw Seven Seas Worldwide If you pay the moving yourself, WE ARE ABSOLUTELY YOUR BEST CHOICE. Within 3m³(=24 large boxes) unbeatable price and safe service quality. More than 20,000 happy customers a year. PLUS: 1 month free storage in China. 24h hotline: 400 881 6698. More lovely price, more safety, more flexibility. SERVICES - PRINTING see more at 10 YEARS OF HIGH QUALITY Production Printing experience and Marketing Promotion in all fields ranging from corporate adaptation to simple business brochures / pamphlet / leaflet / flyers. Clients include many corporate 500 companies as well as over 10 Five Star Hotels.

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Cangjie Mandarin School

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1. Spoken Chinese, HSK, BCT, YCT, business Chinese. Chinese Character, pronunciation 2. Learning Chinese on a “Beijing Life Tour” combines the subject of the tour and practical Chinese: every weekend 3. Free Chinese character on every Mon day 15:00-16:30 or 18:00-19:30 4. Private lesson from 7:30am-9pm MonSun(try lesson :1000yuan/20lessons) 5. New beginner group start on July 5th (30yuan/lesson) Tel: 6591-0933, 1324-174-0100. Room 703, Heng’an Building South of the Pacific center (D,Tuanjiehu station, Subway line 10)

Smeg's clever combinations of features, technology and style have produced the truly versatile series of Opera Range Cookers. The serious cook can select a beautiful design object to enhance the kitchen, which can reflect the skill of its owner by providing excellent culinary results from its wealth of functions and features. Smeg Appliances are constantly in line with the latest design trends. All features, from control knobs to handles, are designed to combine ease of use with innovation and research. These cookers are appealing, practical yet distinctive and styled to enhance the appearance of modern kitchens. All models are easy to use, easy to clean, reliable and manufactured to meet stringent safety and quality standards. EUROIDEA’s showroom:1)Rm 1-003,Tower 2 ,Easy Home,65 Beisihuandonglu,Chaoyang District, Beijing(13401091092),or 2)No.3033,Kaixuanl u,Xuhui District,Shanghai (02154258960). 展 厅1)北京市朝阳区北四环居然之家2号厅 1-003(13401091092);2)上海市徐汇区凯旋路 3033号甲(021-54258960). SERVICES - TRANSLATION/WRITING

Computer and Email Specialists: Call CANDIS for free network security audits. CANDIS specializes in office network installation with 24/7 Bi Lingual Support. Services include structured cabling, telephone systems, network installation, dedicated broadband and hosting services. Tel: 010-6464 0108 www.

see more at Mag Translation has a professional team of translators and interpreters for nearly thirty languages. Services include: Document Translation / Interpretation /Certified Translation (officially recognized stamps) / Business Liaison / Voice Over /Transcription. Quality and Punctuality are conscientiously guaranteed! Contact: magtranslation@gmail. com, 86-10-51663597, 86-13811295972, www. Beijing MicroMice Translation “Translate to transcend”. As a member of Translators Association of China, MicroMice Translation has a decade experience in offering Beijing expatriates sustainable and professional translation services, including document & website translation, escort, conference and telephone interpreting, and multi-lingual customized solutions. Quick Response & Delivery. Affordable Price & High Quality.Hotline: 1380 1130 910 (7*24); 010-8425-6886 (9:00am6:00pm) SERVICES - HOME ACCESSORIES see more at Rouge Baiser-Elise The French designer Elise de Saint-Guilhem creates very exclusive collections using beautiful linen and handmade embroideries: bedding, tablecloths, cushions, curtains... Also available in the boutique her collection of children bedding, clothes and nightwear, and tunics and pyjamas for adults. Mon-Sat 10:00am-7:00pm, Sunday 11:30am-5pm. (6464 3530) Duravit with a history of almost 200 hundred years, Duravit is a German company that specializes in offering complete bathroom solutions. They stock ceramic sanitary ware, bathroom furniture and also boast a recently established bathtubs and wellbeing product range, Duravit Shanghai Sales Center, Blag B-D, 10/F, Jiushi Tower, 28 Zhongshan Nanlu, Shanghai (021-6330 9922) B&Q, This UK-based company stocks around 40000 different products in its Beijing superstore, including flooring, bathroom and kitchen material, doors, windows, paints, hardware, tools, curtains, fabrics, furniture and a fabulous drill section. Mon-Fri 9.00am-9.00pm, Sat-Sun 9.00am-9.30pm 1) Maliandao Store, 10 Maliandaolu, Xuanwu District, (6331 6611); 2) Golden Season Srore,117 xisihuan Beilu, Haidian District, (8846 6611); 3) Jianxiang Store, 200m south of Jianxiangqiao on eastern side of the street, Chaoyang District. (6235 6611); 4) Nine Dragons Store, 1km east of Shuangjiangqiao, Chaoyang District, (8776 8811); Easy Home Enormous selection of paint, tiles, doors, windows, false ceilings, wallpapers, stone slabs, tiles, wood flooring, carpeting, light fixtures and more. Daily 10.00am9.00pm,1) Golden Resources Outlet, Yuanda Lu, Haidian District, (8887 3558) 2).Yuquanying Outlet, 58 Nansanhuan Xilu, Fengtai District, (8367 9622) 3). Shilihe Outlet, 106 Dayangfang Lu, Shibaili Dian, Chaoyang District, (6730 5322 / 8463 9988)


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IT is so easy – CenturyTang provide IT Outsourcing Service from ¥300/ month for enterprise, IT Outsourcing include: Server maintenance & troubleshooting; PC maintenance & troubleshooting; Software troubleshooting & update; Printer & Network equipment maintenance; Enterprise level Anti-virus; Weekly/Monthly backup/restore. Contact Eric Wu at 1350 120 8862 or 010-5979 5301. Website:

Over 1,000 satisfied customers: John’s PC Service since 2004,we have been providing computer service for foreigners. Computer repair and sale is our main service. 1. Free Computer Check-Up 2. Desktop and Laptop repair 3. Setting up of new computers and networks 4. Computer crash recovery 5. Fair price based on market price for hardware, 50-300 RMB for service Contact us today: / 139-1096-9351 Johnson Computer Connections deals in PC and Mac computers, peripherals and various digital equipments. Specialized on-site technical support using both Chinese & English language. We offer maintenance and services for hardware & software as well as internet access including wireless LAN, ADSL. Data recover, Telephone & network systems installation, IT Support and Outsourcing Consulting management.(010-5165 9192 , SERVICES - TAX see more at 1040 US & CHINA TAX SERVICES Licensed & personalized US and China individual income tax specialists with over 15 years experiences. For tax return preparation and consultation services, please contact us: 1040 Consulting Service Co., Ltd. / M: 139-1131-4957 / P: (86 10) 5923-1099 US Tax Return Preparation US CPA with more than 15 years of experience preparing US tax returns for expatriates working overseas. Tel.10-8559 1772/ 136 0133 6223. Email: SERVICES - LANGUAGE TRAINING see more at Mandarin Tutor Experienced tutor with a proven track record is committed to delivering high quality tutoring to students of all levels. Able to customize both long-term studying plan and intensive travel, business programs. RMB 80 at flexible schedule and location. Chad Jiang: 136-7113-1173

TailorMade Chinese Center Get concrete results right from the start! •Trained accredited teachers all graduated in Teaching Chinese as Second Language • Practical and efficient methodology • Tailor- made training programs • International management team • Clean & relaxing environment. Private Lessons, Group Lessons, HSK, Online and others... Get a Free Lesson to make your mind up! Beijing CBD Location: 0810, Shangdu Soho, North Tower A, Chaoyangqu, Dongdaqiao Lu 8 hao, 010-5900 5420,

The Bridge School Summer camp allows kids from 5 to 12 to improve Chinese language and enjoy a varied and exciting activity programmes at Shunyi .Time: June 21 – Aug 13 (two weeks a term) .Established since 1993 and 100 mandarin teachers. Authoritized as BCT and HSK exam centers. Free to trail every kinds of group class. The Beginner Group Class starts on July 12. Guangming Hotel: Room0503, 5/F. Tel: 84517605 Fax: 64680287 E-tower: Room903, 9/F. Tel: 65064409 Fax: 65046389 Capital Paradise Club: Tel: 80466114 Fax: 80461707 E-mail: Cross Border Mandarin has 10 years experience in language training in Beijing, Hong Kong, London and Paris. All lessons are taught by professionally trained native Chinese speakers using only widely-established and respected teaching materials. We offer group lessons, private classes or a combination at either one of our two comfortable and modern centres located in CBD and Lido. Corporate clients include staff from BMW, Sony Ericsson, Lenovo plus the British, Australian and Canadian Embassies. For more details contact our CBD Centre: 65612488; or our Lido Centre: 51358397.

Since our founding in 1998, the Beijing Mandarin School’ unique spoken Chinese teaching methods have been imitated by many other schools but have yet to be replicated. Beijing Mandarin School obtains a good reputation among foreigners. More than 60 teachers; tailor made textbooks; voted “The Professional Chinese Language School”; also recommended by BBC News by Helen Leavey on Monday, 9 January 2006. We also offer Chinese culture class, Chinese cooking class; paper-cutting class & visa service and apartment rental service. Free Chinese Chit Chat on every Thursday 14:0015:30 or 19:00-20:30, best chance to practice oral Chinese. E-tower: Room 904-905, E-tower, Guanghua Road, Chaoyang District. (数码01大 厦9层904室) Tel: 6508 1026 Fax: 6508 1126 Guangming Hotel: Room 0709, 7/F, Guangming Hotel office building, Liangmaqiao Road, Chaoyang District (光明饭店7层0709室) Tel: 8441-8391/ 157-1119-5718 beijingmandarin AHK - New courses at German Chamber • Mandarin, English, German • Leadership Workshops • Project Management • Expat and Spouses Workshops • Presentation and Communication and a lot of more We also offer customized in-house trainings. Tel: 65396681 E-Mail: training@bj.china. hrtraining/ The Frontiers School- Makes Chinese Easy Frontiers Chinese school was founded in 2003, a trusted reputation for achieving results through excellence in teaching. Find out why the majority of our students are referrals. Both locations are next to subway station. Group class starts anytime, rmb399/10hours/person. Dong Zhi Men Location: 10-64131548/47; 3rd Floor, Building 30th Dongzhong St. Dongzhiwai St.

Fesco International Teaching Center: Mandarin and Cultural Courses 85618287 85636133 www.fescomandarin. Gaoli is a professional Chinese language school with guaranteed teaching quality and more than 10years history. We will refund money if the student hasn’t improvement after 5hours study. Our main course: Spoken Chinese (maximum 5 people in a class); Intensive course(4hours/day; 6hours/day); HSK preparation course; HSK oral &writing test preparation; BCT(Business Chinese Test) preparation Time table for HSK preparation: Mar,15~April,16; April,19~May,14; May,17~June,18; June,21~July,16; July,19~Sept,03; Sept,06~Oct,15; Oct,18~Nov,12; Nov,15~Dec,10; Dec,20~Jan,25,2011 Time table for BCT preparation: Feb,22~April,09; April,12~June,04; Aug,16~Oct,15; Oct,18~Dec,03 Our training for entry to Peking University,Peking University Health Science Center, Tsinghua University and Renmin University of China is on application. Address: 2nd floor, Block A, Haisheng Group, No.45 Chengfu Rd., Wudaokou, Haidian district. Beijing Global Village Language School 1. More than 15 years history of Chinese teaching 2. Spoken Chinese. HSK. Business Chinese and College Entrance Exam Prep-Course 3. Free trial lesson 4. Global Village Language School Chinese group training 5. Tutoring for elementary and high school students Wu Dao Kou School: Diqiucun Building, Wu Dao Kou Subway station, Haidian District. Wang Jing School: 2nd floor, Block-D Building, WangJing xiyuan phase2, Chaoyang District *College Entrance Exam Prep-Course: Wudao-kou campus, Tel (8610) 6253-8887/62645662; Wang-jing campus, Tel: 8472-2432

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Regus 800-819-0091. The Regus Group is the world’s leading provider of pioneering workplace solutions, with products and services ranging from fully equipped offices to professional meeting rooms, business lounges and the largest network of videoconference studios. The Regus Group delivers a new way to work whether it’s from home, on the road or from an office. Regus has 5 centres in Beijing - China Life Tower | Kerry Centre | Lufthansa Centre | NCI Centre | Pacific Century Place, all in Chaoyan District., Need an office? World Trade Center will be your best choice in Beijing, located in the mature Lufthansa business circle, surrounded by embassies, right next to airport highway and subway station, providing fully equipped office space and conference room for rent with sensible pricing, flexible lease terms and first class services under the international brand name World Trade Center. juneyoung@chinawtc. com 8610-65906663 SERVICES - LANDSCAPING & GARDENING see more at

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hey met in 1958, when Dad was a 26-yearold engineering grad student at Ohio State, and Mom a 20-year-old junior at some little Catholic college in Columbus. A buddy of Dad’s, another student who’d come to Ohio from Taiwan, was smitten with a young Chinese girl who went by Mary, and wanted to visit her at her school. One weekend he talked Dad – one of the few Chinese students with a car – into driving him out there. Mom appeared at the top of the stairs of her boarding house. Dad, in a rare uncharitable moment, decided that the heart wants what the heart wants, friend be damned. They all went for a drive, Dad’s pal feeling very much like a third wheel. Mom now cops to having conveniently and deliberately left her umbrella in Dad’s $300 jalopy. Their ancestral homes, they quickly learned, were counties in southern Henan that practically abutted. They’d both known the deprivation of the War; Dad’s family had fled Nanjing ahead of the Japanese, and he’d spent the war years in Chongqing, fleeing to the bomb shelters nearly every night with his father’s manuscript in his arms and his little brother on his back. Back in Nanjing after the Japanese surrender, my grandfather had seen the writing on the wall, and accepted an academic position in Taiwan in 1948. Mom’s family, meanwhile, was tied to the warlord Feng Yuxiang, who had an on-again, off-again alliance with Chiang Kai-shek. Her war years had been leaner still, and her family’s departure to Taiwan cut it somewhat closer. When he finished his master’s degree, Dad set off for Stanford to begin his doctorate, and shortly after, Mom joined him in California. When his advisor moved to Berkeley, my father went with him. And it was there that my parents were married, in that town where I went to college and where my brother still lives today, on June 11, 1960, a full half-century ago. They were the first married couple among their friends at Berkeley, and their house became the social center for all the local Chinese students. In the next few years, Mom helped plan more than a dozen weddings for couples who’d all met through them. Mom did the hair and makeup for all the young brides, and Dad dutifully served as wedding photographer. They embraced life in America with a gusto rare in Chinese immigrants of their generation. They were young and in love, and it was the time of John and Jackie Kennedy and Camelot. They road tripped across the great American West, visiting all the national


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parks; they’d revisit them again later, kids in tow, on epic family camping trips. Mom and Dad got what was best out of America in the forty-odd years they lived there: a sense of fair play, candor and openness, magnanimity, neighborliness. One day in the spring of 1976, on the day they’d finally become citizens, I answered the door as we were sitting down to dinner to find our entire neighborhood gathered before our home in Apalachin, New York for a celebratory parade. No wonder they loved America. They always loved China, too – perhaps naively at first, but not uncritically. They gave their children an amazing gift, allowing us all to believe we were heirs to two great traditions, and that there was nothing contradictory in knowing, loving, and proudly embracing both. When they came back to China to start a business in Beijing more than ten years ago, they retained a basic, fundamentally American idealism, undiminished despite many betrayals, disappointments, and repeated muggings by unscrupulous associates. When I compare my folks to their old classmates – to the ones who never really left the mainland or Taiwan, or even to many of those who ended up in the States too – my parents are simply more comfortable with affection, much more expressive of love. And they were always more tolerant: A non-Chinese daughter-in-law, a non-Chinese son-in-law, and even – gasp! – a gay son too. I n many ways, my parents played solidly archetypal gender roles. Dad was the stoical, everrational breadwinner who grilled the steaks, changed the oil, mowed the lawn, and built the garage add-on to the wonderful house where we grew up. Mom cooked amazing meals, grew beautiful African violets, dabbled in leftist politics, and wrote wise and witty pieces for the Chinese papers about raising her children in America. They brought to bear all their patience, their wisdom, and their conscientiousness to parenting in a way and at a cost that we would only come to really appreciate later. To us, there was never any doubt that they had in them the stuff of greatness – that had they set their sights on wealth, or fame, or political influence, they could have had that instead. But they poured all of the resources, all of their passion and all of their leisure time into their children. If I can do half as good a job with mine, my life will have been well lived. Happy anniversary, Mom and Dad.

the Beijinger July 2010  

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