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1 The Toxic Terror Of Toys P8 What about you? ECOLOGICAL ECONOMY CN /F ISSN Win Valentine's Dinners p12

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3 ECOLOGICAL ECONOMY 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 : 国内统一刊号 : CN /F 国际标准刊号 : ISSN Editorial Planning Manager Jonathan White Deputy Editorial Planning Manager Iain Shaw Style and Living Editorial Planner Tiffany Wang Music Editorial Planner Michelle Dai Arts & Culture Editorial Planner Marilyn Mai Explore Editorial Planner Lauren McCarthy Dining Editorial Assistant Susan Sheng Contributing Editor Tom O Malley Copy Editor Lilly Chow Visual Planning Joey Guo Contributors Aika Ashimova, Mary Dennis, George Ding, Kyle Mullin, John Pullman, Edward Ragg, Lou Waterstone 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 : 电话 : , 传真 : Room 2801, Building 10, Wanda Plaza, 93 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District, Beijing General Manager Michael Wester Operations Director Toni Ma Editorial Director Jerry Chan Chief Art Director Jacopo Della Ragione Art Director Susu Luo Designers Helen He, Yuki Jia, Li Xing Marketing Manager Shana Zhang Event and Brand Manager Victoria Yang Marketing Executives Cao Yue, Jiang Lei Finance & Admin Manager Lisa Ji Cashier & Admin Executive Judy Zhao HR & Admin Assistant Amy Liu IT Manager James Wang IT Support Engineer Kavin Lu Web Deputy Managing Editor Lauren McCarthy Web Editor Max Wu Photographers Judy Zhou, Sui, Nature Zhang Sales Manager Ivy Wang Sales Account Executives Carren Andreo-Winters, Zi Yu, Ashley Lendrum, Hailie Song, Jackie Yu, Sophia Zhou Sales Assistants Phoebe Li, Veronica Li, Naomy Liu, Amy Sun Distribution Jenny Wang, Victoria Wang Reception Yu Yang General Inquiries: , Distribution Sales & Marketing Fax: Complimentary copy, not for sale. 部分非卖品, 仅限赠阅 CITY SCENE ECOLOGY COVER FEATURE dining BARS & CLUBS MUSIC STYLE ARTS & CULTURE SPORTS LIVING EXPLORE listings CLASSIFIEDS Beijing Folk: A wedding emcee with heart Going Underground: Wangfujing, Line 1 Scene & Heard: Movers and shakers plus your chance to win great prizes january Feature: What perils lurk among the playthings of children? And it s not just toys we have to watch out for. Beijing, how do we love thee? There are seven types of love, as it happens, and we re overflowing with ideas. What s New: Bianyifang, Temple Restaurant Beijing, Haney Restaurant, Pho La La, Thai Express, WasPark Feature: Coffee gets serious Taste Test: Chocolate bars A Taste of Home: South Korea What s New: The Drive-Thru, Doron, Wu and Twilo Party Like A: Newspaper classifieds Clubhouse: M.Ross Mastermind: Mike Bromley, 12SQM Have You Met: Acoustic Alchemy Playlist: What has Buyi been listening to? Livehouse: Immanu El plus reviews of New Pants, Muma and Opeth What s New: Minijupe, Studio Ruyi and Atelier 21 Inspect a Gadget: Declutter your desktop Get the Look: Turtlenecks Atelier: PJ of Approx Features: Lin Tianmiao dresses up skeletons, Harold McGee talks food chemistry, and Beijing Playhouse looks for triple threats to bring Oklahoma! to life Bookshelf: Seth Grossman of Home Plate Bar-B-Que Feature: What do heraldry and the logos of the Chinese Basketball Association have in common? A lot more than you d think. Q&A: Rotaract Beijing is Artjamming Hands-On: Knitting Playdate: Photography with Shanti Christensen Long Weekend: Dali Feature: The marvelous woodblocks of Dege WHAT S HAPPENING: The month at a glance EVENTS: Day-by-day listings for February THE DIRECTORY: Venues, venues, venues Peking Man: George has a love-hate relationship with Beijing February

4 CITY SCENE lies, damn lies and... Microblog Melee 310 million registered users of Tencent Weibo 250 million registered users of Sina Weibo 300 million registered users of Twitter Sources: China.com.cn, CNN generation gap EDITOR'S LETTER I just luurve these kneeweakening views on a Blue Sky Day. I love it when laowai ask me to try out my pinch hold on them. Our cover photo was lovingly taken by the Beijinger. Mwah xxx I ve loved you, I guess, since I first met you. When I saw you looking radiant in the sunlight that winter s morning seven years ago. I was smitten. I just didn t know it at the time. You were so different in all honesty, we both were. The world was a different place, and for all the hopes I had of turning our few days and wonderful nights into something more it seemed so impractical and even more unlikely. We were both so young and naïve. We had so much ahead little did we know and so much to learn. It wasn t cheating, to fall for your exotic, earthy charms. I was away from home, on the other side of the world, and she knew what that meant I sure knew that many would fall for her siren call during my prolonged absence. No, there was no shame in what we had. It was pure. It was untarnished. It was wholesome. Fast-forward all those years later. I was apprehensive, meeting you again at the airport. I knew that you would have changed, that time would have its effect. Even if it hadn t been unkind to you and it most certainly wasn t you were going to be different. I d certainly changed. Both of us had a lifetime of experiences in those intervening years. With butterflies, I landed. With a racing heart, I negotiated the travails of the airport. With overwhelming emotions, I walked into the arrivals hall to see you. It felt the same. Like we d never been apart. By the time the taxi reached downtown, I already felt that I knew you better than before. After a couple of days I was certain of it. We ve got something special. That s how it feels to me. That s how you make me feel. I hope, in your own way, that you feel the same. I often say that I d change things about you but you know I don t really mean it. I wouldn t change anything not your good side or your bad side, not your very late nights and very early mornings, not even the times when you pretend to be something you re not or the times that you act straight ghetto. Jonathan White Managing Editor Feel like telling us what you love about Beijing? Why not start by voting in the Beijinger s 9th Annual Reader Restaurant Awards. Voting starts on February 22 and is open until March 13. To cast your ballot head to TheBeijinger.com illustration: joey guo 2 February 2012

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6 SCENE & HEARD Acupucture Records celebrated New Year s Eve at Lantern on Dec 31. Photos courtesy of Lantern Nono masks showcased their lens-free frames at Lantern on Jan 7. Photos courtesy of Lantern Migas New Year s Eve party on Dec 31 featured music from Bottin and Funk Fever. Photos courtesy of Migas The 2011 Midi Awards highlighted Beijing s best bands on Dec 10 at Tango. Photos courtesy of Midi 4 February 2012

7 o2culture rang in the New Year at Yen Countdown on Dec 31. Photos courtesy of o2culture SALT celebrated its fourth anniversary on Dec 1. Photos courtesy of SALT Faqueer S Ahmad was promoted to general manager of the Marriott Beijing Northeast Hotel. Photo courtesy of Marriott Beijing Northeast Hotel Radisson Blu Hotel Beijing held its annual staff party with newly appointed General Manager Fabien Gentou (left) and Deputy General Manager Peter Cheng. Photo courtesy of Radisson Blu Raghu Menon was named hotel manager of JW Marriott Hotel Beijing and The Ritz-Carlton Beijing. Photo courtesy of JW Marriott John Vouillamoz was recently appointed the new general manager of Langham Place Beijing Capital Airport. Photo courtesy of Langham Place February

8 smashing records The Challenge: eating rice This month, we decided to go back to our trusty old friend, the chopstick. We had good memories of chasing M&Ms around a plate with the sillysticks, so this time, we d try to claim the record that s begging to belong to China: Most rice eaten in one minute. The rules are simple: The grains of rice must be eaten, one by one, using chopsticks. The current world record: 23 grains (set by Rob Beaton of the US on November 12, 2008). HERE S HOW WE DID: Susan, Assistant Dining Editor: 30 grains Lilly, Copy Editor: 20 grains Marilyn, Arts & Culture Editor: 19 grains Michelle, Music Editor: 15 grains Jonathan, Managing Editor: 14 grains Max, Assistant Web Editor: 13 grains Lauren, Web Editor: 11 grains Tiffany, Style and Living Editor: 11 grains TIPS AND STRATEGIES The anteater approach. Skip the exacting pincer approach let the grains of rice stick to your sticks and then convey them to your mouth. Alright, this technique is illegal but it ll make you feel better. Don t chew the raw grains of rice. The hard crunch is too distracting. Swallow them whole instead. BREAKING NEWS Just before going to print, we were informed of the official rules for this challenge. Apparently, the rice must be boiled. In a saucepan. In other words, we crunched raw rice for nothing. This is by far our biggest failure yet. Beijing folk He s Always Invited by Michelle Dai If you ve got a talent and think you can break a record, give us a shout. whole loop, you can just say goodbye and take the train in the other direction. If you d like to hire Li Yao to emcee your wedding, go to It takes a special personality to be a wedding emcee to say those sweet words over and over again with the greatest sincerity. Fortunately for Li Yao, he really does seem to be in love with love. Have you ever seen anyone break up at a wedding? No. I admit that some couples do have a change of heart before the ceremony; the brides especially can get anxious. Another role of the wedding host is to help the young couples to calm down. Tell us about your wedding. It was an outdoor wedding in beautiful Hangzhou. When the warm sunlight shone on my wife s face, I felt so happy deep inside. At that moment I told her my vow: From then on, I would take her to search for and embrace happiness together. She likes traveling, so I would collect mementos from all the cities she visits. She s a gourmet, so I would try my best to learn every dish she likes. In the future, if I make her cry, I will 6 February 2012 use love to neutralize everything. That s probably the cheesiest thing I ve ever said at a wedding. Where in Beijing would you go for a first date? Once, I climbed a date tree and hopped onto the roof of our courtyard house. I was shocked I felt like the whole of Beijing was under my feet. Then I knew I had to bring the person I loved onto the roof of a courtyard house to see it with me. What are the five most romantic places in Beijing? Boating or ice-skating on Houhai. Walking along the Forbidden City s moat and watching the setting sun over the ancient walls. Sunbathing on the banks of Roma Lake. Sculpting in Time Cafe at Xiangshan. Maple Drive-In on Liangmaqiao Lu. Where is the best place to break up in Beijing? Subway Line 2. You and he/she can get on the train together. If you still haven t changed your minds after a photos: Joey guo and michelle dai

9 Going Underground Wangfujing, Line 1 SELLING POINT Realtors agree: The hottest retail spot in town is indisputably Wangfujing. The area lost some of its luster in the last decade as luxury brands flocked to Financial Street, Sanlitun and the CBD, but Beijing s historic market street has come roaring back. SHOP Wangfujing Bookstore may surprise you with their number of general English-language titles, but Foreign Languages Bookstore s selection of young-adult paranormal romances is second to none. For sheer fun, you can t beat a laozihao milliner with plentiful inventory and lots of mirrors. Try on the swellegant hats at Shengxifu (just south of KFC) and plot the resurgence of headwear. EAT Yes, you can do the centipedekebab thing when the Donghuamen carts come out at dusk. Or just say that you did after you ve sneaked off to sample the marvelous dumplings at Shun Yi Fu in Beijing APM mall. If you must be snooty, then go all the way: Plan your day around the award-winning afternoon tea at Raffles Hotel. GAWK The skateboarders at Wangfujing Cathedral are always fun to watch. As are the throngs of domestic tourists agog at jade trinkets being hawked for RMB 20 by the guy with a bullhorn ( Everything must go! I m selling them at a loss! ). Don t you fall for his spiel. WOKIPEDIA V is for White rice vinegar photos: flickr user thunderedcat vegetarian 素食 Arguably, being vegetarian in China is actually quite easy. With an established religion (Buddhism) paving the way for traditional vegetarian temple cooking and the prevalence of tofu, there are quite a number of options for the meat-averse. If you re looking to eat out, try places like the Veggie Table, Pure Lotus, Vegan Hut and Cai An Xin. vermicelli 粉丝 A rounder, skinnier sister to the noodly fentiao ( 粉条 ), fensi are clear, slippery strands of starch made from mung beans. Other starches (potato, sweet potato, peas) can also produce a tasty noodle, but when your local jiachang cai place mixes up a cold salad, it ll be most likely made of mung. You can make your own vermicelli with a mixture of water and starch powder, but the storebrought variety is relatively easy to cook: Simply add hot water. Just add an er sound to the end of it (that s fensi r or 粉丝儿 ) or people might think you re talking about fans. vinegar 醋 Chinese people love to apply numbers to things like their Five Magnificents and Six Natural Epics so it s unsurprising that there s also a hallowed numerical pantheon for vinegar. Yes, so loved is this condiment that China has an official Four Notable Vinegars. They hail from Shanxi, Zhenjiang, Fujian and Sichuan, and differ in ingredients and color. Splash some on your dumplings, mix it through a salad or just eat it. In fact, the act of eating vinegar, to chi cu ( 吃醋 ), is even a colloquial expression for jealousy. February

10 Ecology A child blissfully unaware of the potential danger on the shelves Toying With Safety? Why heavy metals are bad for your kids by Kyle Mullin Robin Guo is appalled to hear that her child s playthings may be poisonous. The mother of 3-year-old Colleen is one of countless Chinese parents stunned by a new study that found dangerous levels of heavy metals in nearly ten percent of the country s children s products. It s so frustrating as a parent when you know you can t provide your child a safe space, Guo says of the dismal findings published in late November by environmental NGO Greenpeace. It s not the first time I ve heard about lead in toys, but this might be the first time I ve learned about it in such detail. Those alarming details were compiled in conjunction with IPEN, a global network of NGOs dedicated to the common aim of eliminating persistent organic pollutants. The report zeroed in on 500 children s products (e.g. toys, fake jewelry, book bags, and pencil cases) containing toxic levels of heavy metals like lead, mercury and arsenic. The items were purchased randomly at a variety of outlets in five major Chinese cities, including Beijing. Wu Yixiu, a Greenpeace China toxins prevention campaigner, said young children like Colleen are intensely vulnerable. The heavy metals in these children s products impede growth, which is dangerous when you 8 February 2012

11 I completely agree that there is no safe level of lead in children s blood, he says of the toxin. Studies have shown that levels as low as 2.5 μg/dl (micrograms per deciliter) were associated with lower scores in tests of reading and mathematics, Salahat said. He was citing a specific American Academy of Pediatrics review indicating that children s IQ were lowered on average by four to seven points for every 10 μg/dl (0.1 ppm) increase in blood lead levels. But Zhijun Zhou, who heads the Department of Occupational Health and Toxicology at Shanghai s Fudan University, says some exposure to lead is regrettably unavoidable. The US data shows [merit for] that zero threshold, but considering the wide existence of lead, some acceptable risk should be given. Zero exposure is not possible. The key is what is acceptable It depends on the dose, how much the children take in. And yet, Wu says, Greenpeace found lead levels exceeding any reasonable standard not only the 0.1 ppm that Salahat cited as drastically detrimental for a child s cognitive development, or the US and Canadian legal limit of 90 ppm of lead in toy coatings, but also China s sixfold-higher 600 ppm limit. Aside from the startling levels of lead found in Children may nibble toys containing heavy metals countless times in a single playdate a Greenpeace spokesperson shows examples of toxic toys consider how children are always putting things in their mouths, Wu says of the common habit that can result in toddlers ingesting neurotoxins such as lead or mercury. The findings leave parents like Guo with a dilemma. I don t know what to do, because little kids sense and learn things through their mouths, Guo says. She adds that a panicked attempt to prevent all such behavior could be upsetting. I m not going to follow Colleen around and check everything. I don t want to scare her. Besides, these toxins must have been around when I was a little girl and I don t think I ve suffered any damage, so that comforts me a little bit now. Wu, however, states that the risks of ingesting toxins are much higher nowadays, pointing to the excessive levels of heavy metals found in all the Chinese children s products Greenpeace sampled. One of the worst offenders was a Xi Yangyang Flash Ball with 6,873 parts-per-million (ppm) of lead, over ten times the national lead content limit of 600 ppm. That s certainly well over the limit that Dr. Ibrahim Salahat, medical director of IMC Beijing, would deem acceptable. the Xi Yangyang Flash Ball, which was purchased at Carrefour (Beijing s Fangzhuang branch), the Greenpeace study included products from Beijing wholesale markets. Examples range from a doll set containing 752 ppm of lead to a toy duck with 1,718 ppm of lead. On top of that, towering levels of other heavy metals were found at shopping outlets across China. Some of the worst examples were found in Hong Kong: a Sesame Street foam photo frame containing 895 ppm of chromium (well above the Chinese government-mandated 60ppm), and a cell phone accessory strap riddled with 6,251 ppm of arsenic (hundreds of times greater than the 25ppm national limit). We found these sorts of levels in Beijing, Wuhan, Shanghai, and other cities, Wu says of the tests that were conducted randomly, indicating that no retailer or manufacturer is solely to blame. It was the same across the board. Carrefour China ed a statement to the Beijinger in January detailing why retailers should not be scapegoated for this issue. Carrefour China does not sell toys under its own brand [but] only sells toys manufactured by other companies under their own brands, the company s PR agency said in the . Therefore, Carrefour China is not responsible for the compliance with the regulation in force of the toys sold in its stores. It is the liability of the toy companies to guarantee the compliance of the products they manufacture. the Beijinger was unable to contact any such manufacturers before press time. But a recent China Daily article about this issue quoted a Shenzhen toy factory manager as saying: We February

12 Ecology A scientist testing toys for toxicity 10 February 2012 conduct a quarterly random check of coatings. We don t dare to lower the quality of raw materials, because we can t afford the consequences of quality problems. Even Salahat grudgingly agrees that such costs can be unfair and even trickle down to the taxpayer. According to America s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), setting the lead standard lower than their 10 μg/dl [0.1 ppm] limit would cost much more and burden the country s healthcare system. Wu says economic excuses offer scant protection for children like Colleen, who may nibble toys containing heavy metals countless times in a single playdate. And while China s manufacturers already consider ingestion risks when testing their products, Wu says that may not be enough. The regulations compel [manufacturers] to take an extractable elements test, which breaks down the products with acid to imitate how much heavy metal comes off in a kid s stomach, Wu says, but points out that the testing ultimately falls short, as it fails to take into account inhalation or other ways children come into contact with heavy metals. She added that those acid tests are expensive and time-consuming, making them less than feasible for product quality watchdogs. The Greenpeace report reiterates that point, saying the extractable elements test is cumbersome and not appropriate for small- to mediumsized enterprises and developing [ ] countries that need a rapid, clear approach to regulation that does not burden already-strained infrastructures. Instead, Wu recommends the X-ray fluorescence tests used in Greenpeace s heavy metal investigation, carried out with a handheld device that looks more like a hairdryer or cashier s price scanner than a high-tech gadget. With the touch of a button, a technician can use the X-ray equipment to read an object s overall heavy metal concentration in 30 seconds, leaving manufacturers and retailers with a quick and cost-effective toxicity test that leaves no room for excuses or negligence. By looking into the overall concentration this way, it s much easier for people to understand and easier to conduct the testing, Wu says. That gives the public powerful information to see how much heavy metal is in the products they re buying. Guo, however, says such information may do little good, even if every corporation and retailer were to meticulously label the heavy metal hazards on all their products. I don t think manufacturers or retailers will tell us that their toys are not safe for the kids, Guo says. Nowadays you have food ingredients listed on the packaging and you never know what they are. They don t make sense to the common consumer. We don t recognize what the chemicals are and we don t know what effect they will have. Carrefour s statement to the Beijinger suggests that such cynicism on the part of consumers is unwarranted. In reaction to Greenpeace s allegations, Carrefour China will contact its toy suppliers in order to reaffirm its [ ] compliance of the products with consumer safety and with Chinese regulation on heavy metals. Wu says Greenpeace finds those corrective measures encouraging, and that she hopes it is only the first step of many. Consumers rely on retailers as their last gatekeeper to buy products not containing heavy metals, Wu says. Therefore retailers should take the responsibility for making sure that the products being sold in their stores are safe and clean, particularly when it comes to children s products. This means retailers should react when the products on shelves are found with excessive heavy metals Stricter regulation will eventually move the whole industry towards a better and greener practice, and create a much safer environment for children. Complete test results from the Greenpeace-IPEN study are available at Left: Decreased brain volume from lead exposure Right: An X-ray showing the lines on a child's bones that are a sign of lead poisoning

13 metal menace The Greenpeace-IPEN study measured toxic metals and their presence in children s products in China. These are the metals that they were testing for and the effects that they have on children. Metal Impacts Antimony The state of California classifies antimony trioxide as a carcinogen. Animal studies show that exposure to antimony causes skin irritation, fertility problems and lung cancer. Arsenic Inorganic arsenic is a known human carcinogen with links to lung, skin and bladder cancers. Arsenic exposure is correlated with lower IQ in children. Cadmium Cadmium is a known human carcinogen and associated with cancers of the breast, kidney, lung, pancreas, prostate and urinary bladder. The state of California recognizes cadmium as a reproductive toxicant. Chromium X-ray fluorescence analysis does not distinguish between the two common forms of chromium: chromium III and chromium VI. Chromium III is an essential element in humans but can display moderate toxicity in acute animal tests. Chromium VI is a known human carcinogen. Lab studies link chromium VI to birth defects and reproductive problems. Lead Lead is a well-known neurotoxicant with no safe level of exposure. The harms from childhood lead exposure are irreversible and persist into adolescence and adulthood. Lead exposure can lead to learning disabilities; attention deficits; anemia; and disorders in a child s coordination, visual, spatial and language skills. Mercury Mercury is a well-known neurotoxicant. The developing nervous system is especially vulnerable to damage from mercury and exposure can lead to loss of IQ, abnormal muscle tone, and losses in motor function, attention, and visual-spatial performance. Source: February

14 FUN & GAMES old china hand WIn stuff 2002 Look through this issue for the chance to win great prizes! Win two vouchers (worth RMB 400) for Ganges Indian Restaurant by correctly answering the questions of Trivia Travails. Be first to spot this month s Bogus Ad and win vouchers for Paradise Massage. Also up for grabs in this issue: a Leffe gift pack, tickets to see Calvin Harris and Sven Vath, an Ospop mini accessory bag, Valentine s Day dinners for two at Kerry s Kitchen and Compass Grill, and a buffet lunch or dinner at Zen. with your answers. Good luck! Xi Damo Chang, Dongcheng District. Photo by Nature Zhang. Original by Jennifer Thome 2012 trivia travails Tell Us a Joke Each month we run a series of questions based on the content of the issue. Answer them correctly and win free stuff! This month s prize is two vouchers (worth RMB 400) for Ganges. answers to Answers to January s Trivia Travails: 1. d) choreographer 2. c) rocks 3. b) The James Joyce 4. d) all of the above 5. a) Sung-Yul Noh 6. d) Spring Festival travel 7. a) Obscur 8. b) Canada Last month s winner was Yu Li. 1. M.Ross favorite scientist is: a) Albert Einstein b) Sergei Eisenstein c) Dr. Frankenstein d) Jock Stein 2. Dege s greatest cultural treasure is: a) a prayer wheel b) a printing press c) the Chola Mountains d) dentistry 3. Dodo Mai designs: a) home accessories b) womenswear c) menswear d) porcelain jewelry 4. Lin Tianmiao s new exhibit features: a) jelly donuts b) snakeskins c) nuts and bolts d) animal bones 5. Violinist Nigel Kennedy is a fan of: a) Aston Villa b) Manchester United c) Houston Rockets d) Bono 6. Opeth will play at: a) D-22 b) Sanlitun Soho c) Tango d) NCPA 7. Temple Restaurant Beijing s manager is: a) Ignatius J. Reilly b) Igor Stravinsky c) Iggy Pop d) Ignace Lecleir 8. Rotaract Beijing is sponsored by: a) Artjamming b) Shelterbox c) Rotary Club of Beijing d) Guang Ai Orphanage Executive Chef Andreas Block, Ellinger Brauhaus A husband comes home from the pub, very drunk. The next morning, he wakes up and expects to be shouted at by his wife. Instead, he finds a tray next to his bed with breakfast, there are hearts drawn on the bathroom mirror and his favorite clothes are freshly ironed. Confused, he asks his son: What happened? I thought your mother would be angry because I came home drunk? His son answers: When you came home, she started to take off your shirt and wash your face. The whole time, you kept saying: Please don t do this, I am married! Chef Andreas is faithful to Ellinger Brauhaus. 12 February 2012

15 The Greeks invented love. Well, if they didn t, they certainly had the naming rights. Eros is about the thrill of the chase desiring what's just out of your reach and the pleasure of letting yourself be captured. WE BEIJING Design by Susu Luo So Beijing, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways Ludus is impish and mischievous. it's fun and that's all that matters for now. love is a game and you're a player. Storge thinks in the long-term. after all, once you've found your best friend, who else would you want to be With for the rest of your life? it's about trust. it's about security. it's about a flame that never goes out. Pragma is partnering up for mutual benefit. it's about loving what you both get out of it. your arrangement is rational and practical. anyway, what's lovelier than a perfect fit? (until a more perfect fit comes along) Epithumia is the animal desire to touch and be touched. Sensory pleasures are an instinctive urge and essential need. is going without it truly living? Mania is the love your mother warned you about. volatile, possessive, uncontrollable in its desire to control. mania says: "nobody loves you more than i do." Agape is love that expresses itself through altruism, or making sacrifices for another person. Like the love of a parent for their child. February

16 You never actually get into a taxi. There s always someone else waiting and they seem in such a rush. You let them go first. You are Agape. You roll down the window and start yelling at the dawdling pedestrians. It s you and him versus the world. He ll even let you honk the horn. You are Eros. So which love is yours? You ask the driver to crank up the heat as it s freezing outside. You begin to defrost from the Beijing winter. You snuggle into the beaded seatcover. It s bliss. You are Epithumia. If your favorite sport doesn t exist yet in Beijing, start the club yourself. Yes, darts is a sport. A driver to take your out-of-towners to The Schoolhouse at Mutianyu. You ve got the best contacts at Glasses City. You can get the offmenu fried breakfast at Black Sun Bar. Delish! Own a pet. Or let yourself be owned by one. You re the lifeblood of VIVA; Rotaract can t act without you; you keep the Beijing Guild in stitches. Pay six months or a year s rent upfront to get a cheaper rate and respect from your landlord. 14 February 2012 Here s how to tell: It starts off with you getting into a taxi... Annie s knows where you live. Your Instagram account documents the rise and fall and rise and fall of Sanlitun, Gulou and 798. mad discounts. Look at you, VIP! Your smartphone is magically able to support operating systems that it technically shouldn t. You strap on your seatbelt despite the driver s protestations. You then spend the entire journey watching the meter to make sure you dodge that pesky fuel surcharge. You are Pragma. Fapiao gangster on speed-dial. Eschew Yashow. Zero in on the Zoo Market. Pay thousands of kuai upfront at salons, spas and restaurants to get You say howdy and ask the driver about his day. You haven t seen him since he took you to work this morning. The two of you have a special arrangement. You are Storge. Immediately after telling the cabbie your destination, you start arguing over the quickest way to get there at this hour. Then you turn off his radio and perform your own version of that story he was halfway through listening to. You are Mania. Spend a night helping out at your favorite bar when they re really busy. Get drunk with local rock stars on stage. Gap-toothed farmers grow organic vegetables specifically for you. you sit down, trying not to smile. you look him dead in the eye and say: Shifu, I ve got 23 kuai and we re going wherever you take me. You are Ludus. Figure out the bus routes for your most frequent routes home to work, work to pub. Others fret "Swipe or don't swipe when I disembark?" but you laugh because you've cracked the code. Weekend getaway = your own place at the Wall, Beidaihe or Nanshan. Your closet s full of Bookworm Lit Fest Volunteer T-shirts. Swap your old books for a foreign film at the Laofei Independent Library. When others complain, stick up for Beijing. "Nobody talks about my city that way."

17 Everyone wants to feel warm. Knit a blanket for the orphans at Ping'an Medical Foster Home. They re quite small so it won t take long. Take a course with Gift of Hope. We recommend Chinese painting. They go for a lot at auction, after all. Fashion a sign from cardboard declaring yourself an English Corner. Wear it to the park and then serve the people. Start a clothing drive among your friends. Donate the lot of it to Roundabout. Where better for that suit from Yashow? Take to the streets with a group of friends and help clean up litter for a day. First, purchase a bright orange vest at Golden Five Star. Collarless shirts, old man kung fu shoes, a Lei Feng hat. xiangsheng. From dawn till dawn, eat local for every meal. Become the guy that the taxi drivers ask for restaurant recommendations. Get into the "Lei Feng spirit" by organizing a hike to the Great Wall with the main purpose of picking up trash. Save the planet. Well, meet some hippies and plan it. Go to Green Drinks. What s more authentic than what the majority of Chinese do? Just because you live in Beijing doesn t mean you can t enjoy the second- and thirdtier pleasures that come with subsisting on next to nothing. Cabs are cheating and you are better than that. If you do hail a taxi, it must be fake, and only because you d otherwise miss your domestic flight at Nanyuan Airport. Live in a hutong with no heat and no bathroom for at least a year. Then renew your contract. Chortle at the ice swimmers at Houhai. How predictable. You swim naked at Taoranting Park. Adopt a dog from the Little Adoption Shop in Shunyi. Make more tails wag by becoming a volunteer there. Become a foreign face on Chinese TV. Bonus points for performing Apply for an internship with a street hawker. Take over their route for a day. Join Beijing Cultural Heritage Protection. Beam with pride as you preserve the city s soul. Sometimes the biggest sacrifice we can make is to open our hearts to somebody else's incomprehensible expression of love. When the waitress starts mopping the floor around your table, practically giving you a shoeshine in the process, tell yourself: "Beijing just wants to clean up and present a good face to me. This is love." Not everyone wants a Kindle. Some kids would be grateful for the printed page. Buy books and donate them to The Library Project. Give up your seat on the bus. Help two people at once by handing it over to a pregnant woman. Nothing says love like Trap, Neuter, Return. The ICVS can t catch those cats alone. Some boast about getting moxibustion, others favor cupping. Go for broke on the guasha (TCM scraping) and let everyone know by sporting a singlet. Start a chant at a Guoan home game. Support your team to the hilt by hurling invective at the away supporters. It doesn t matter where they're from it s not Beijing. Are. Ah. Arrrgh. Adopt the Beijing r accent. Speak Chinese at all times, even to fellow Westerners. Get a flat-top haircut. On the street. Buy all your gifts from the Starfish Project and help Asia s exploited women get back on their feet. When it s your zodiac year, wear red underwear. Learn wushu in the park. Ask the skinny old men to tell you about their martial arts lineage, and squawk obligingly when they demonstrate their pinch holds on you. Immersion is the only way to learn Chinese. Leave the laowai behind. A move to Fengtai or beyond is just what the teacher ordered. Get drunk on baijiu, go to a pub quiz and complain that there aren t February 2012 enough 15 questions about China.

18 Learn a Chinese song to impress everyone at KTV. We recommend: Wo Ai Beijing Tiananmen. Get wedding photos of you and a colleague. Send them to your grandma. get a tattoo in Chinese that says "this is not mistranslated." Pair a military winter coat with a panda hat to keep out the cold. Play outdoor hide-and-seek when the pollution gets really bad. Only eat dishes that have bad English menu translations. Break out your best rap freestyles at open mic nights. Haul your mattress downstairs and leave it next to the trash bins. It'll be gone in a few hours. No hauling or disposal fees. pop 16 culture that February would 2012 cost Two friends. Two guitars. One underpass. One winner. Hang around in the bars at youth hostels. Lead the real travelers astray. Audition for a Chinese TV game show. Then blog about it. Look into the growing number of top-tier university collaborations here, like Qinghua s MBA with MIT or Beida s Cornell-approved LL.M. program. Read Romance of the Three Kingdoms (or just watch Red Cliff). During business meetings, slyly work in references to the classic. Walk backwards, but only in the subway at rush hour. Grow a long pinkie nail. Show that taxi driver who s not a farmer. Make the most of your laowai face. Get one of those Foreigner needed jobs from TheBeijinger. com classifieds. Buy a garment from the fast-fashion store (and keep the receipt). Have the tailor copy it with better materials. Then return the original. Use the time difference (and next-day delivery) to make sure that you never miss your mom s birthday again. Stream TV and stockpile DVDs. It s an education in you a fortune back home. Resell the remaining months of your gym membership. Check out the exchange rates and go on holiday wherever the RMB is strongest. Buy a bike just so you can get it fixed at the side of the street. Save all your coins in a jar. When it s full, take your ayi out for lunch at Capital M. Buy the worst possible souvenirs you can. Give them to friends and family with a straight face. Climb the Eiffel Tower at Beijing World Park. Yashow makes you stronger. Develop the haggling skills to negotiate that raise and keys to the corner office. Tag onto the end of a line of hairdressers at morning roll call. Bust out your best dance moves alongside them. Take on Beijing s biggest challenge: keep your white clothes white. Get your hair cut on the street but bring them a photo of the style you want. Laugh at the results. Never turn down that farmer who wants to take a photograph of you. Pay the rickshaw driver to clear off. Race your friends around the banks of Houhai. Beijing s public transport is the best value in China. For a cheap day out, ride the subway to its furthest points in every direction. There s a dedicated networking event every night. Perfect your elevator speech and your most winning smile. Draw up a mental map of Beijing s luxurious lavatories. They re not allowed to turn you away. Never pay retail again. Highly discounted vouchers for services (from dentistry to MMORPG swag) abound on Taobao. Learn to look forward to traffic jams. Read the Water Margin, write a screenplay, dream up the next killer app. Live rent-free: They need English lessons, you need a roof over your head. Take the first step towards becoming an art mogul. If you don t know any starving artists, Affordable Art Beijing is a good place to start.

19 The ticklish nibbling of tiny fish mouths as you soak in the pool. Get incensed at Yonghegong. Are you dancing? Everyone else is. Waltz along to Mongolian techno. Get your line dance squared away at the north gate of Gongti. Surrender to the ten-hands massage at Green T. Living Bath House Residence. Wake up to the dulcet tones of a hawker singing to peddle his wares. Enjoy the feeling of living in a musical, from red songs in the park to cab drivers humming along to the radio. Cymbals clangi, drums thud. The old ladies with the fans, scarves and jaunty steps. Lift up your own shirt and feel the breeze. Follow your nose to the sweet potato vendor on a cold winter s day. Stroking the antique wood as your stroll around Panjiayuan. Breathe in that sawdust. The vertigo of standing on the CCTV glass-floor viewing deck, staring straight down 160m. Learn to recognize the sound of crickets as they train for their next big fight. Get a grip of a pair of carved walnuts. Clack them all the way to good health. Your baby-soft skin after the bathhouse attendant with the crazy loofah glove has taken a layer of your skin off. Stroll up and down Guijie with headphones on. We recommend either the tune from Tetris or the soundtrack to In the Mood for Love. Light up your throat toss back a shot of the Sichuan peppercorninfused vodka at El Nido. Go to a fabric market and touch everything. With your face. Brew your own TCM herbal remedies, just for the smell. Watch the Bird s Nest and Water Cube light up at dusk from the splendor of Pangu Plaza s Happiness Lounge. Burnt fat, roasted cumin, red glowing chuan r sign. Drool. bask in the central heating by throwing a bikini party before they turn it off. Brave the spring sandstorms like a local: See the world through a dust visor or cover your entire head in a gauzy scarf. Raindrops trickling down your face as the thunder rumbles. Enjoy the walk home. You won t get a cab anyway. Wiggling your toes in the sand of the manmade beach at February Tuanjiehu Park.

20 Knee-weakening views at Atmosphere bar are best enjoyed on one of the city s gorgeous blue-sky days. The only thing Dark and Stormy should be your cocktail. Fiery red brickwork, grey walls and the slate sky create the haunting beauty of Beijing s wintry kaleidoscope. Explore a historic hutong with Beijing Walks. Jianbing? What s that? oh, it s like a pancake! I love pancakes." Remember how you couldn t go a day without it? Steam up the windows What s the best part of with a saucy hot pot. discovering a hidden gem restaurant? Keeping it our little secret. Language partners. Wink wink, nuff said. You might even meet someone likeminded for long walks and poetry recitals. Find them on TheBeijinger. com s classifieds. How do you know what s right for you until you ve had a fling with what s wrong for you? That s why the Yashow tailors exist. To make the suit that doesn t suit you. To inspire you to learn the proper courtship rituals for when you finally 18 February 2012 meet the right tailor. The Summer Palace doesn t have to be pedestrian. Ditch the footpath and rock the boat. Giddily guide your pedal boat around Kunming Lake as you battle balance it ll remind you of those first few days in Beijing when nothing was familiar and everything sang out for your attention. Pedal hard into those wavelets and let the adrenaline soar. Work those glutes, feel the love! Skittering across a frozen Houhai on a metal ice-chair will send shivers down your spine. If you want to get really red of face, watch the mostly naked local loons braving an ice swim. Succulent flesh, flawless skin and definitely Made In China it s all so mouthwatering. Peking duck, oooh. Get your pulse pounding by climbing the hill in Jingshan Park at dawn. Watch the sunrise over the Forbidden City to the sound of local retirees practicing their musical talents. Saxophones allied to Peking Opera should be a cacophony but it s a dawn chorus mash-up. Crack out your DSLR and challenge yourself to find the inner beauty of the CBD. Roam the imposing blocks and snap away in what seems at first glance to be the unlikeliest locale. Give Beijing a new chance to make love to your lens. Get out of breath, then wriggle out of your tight-fitting clothing. Nothing gets the heart racing like a nice bike ride through Beijing. Celebrate your Beijing Anniversary every year. Mark the day that you moved here with something fittingly Beijing. We d suggest a repast at Origus, the lowering of the flag at Tiananmen and scorpions at the night market.

21 Dining nibbles photo: courtesy of JW MARRIOTT HOTEL BEIJING Capital Bites Iain Shaw is tossing a pancake If you want to celebrate festivals this month, Shrove Tuesday is my tip. You might not have heard of it. For dining-related purposes, all you need to know is that it s also called Pancake Day, and this year it falls on February 21. Why not go to a Pancake Day event at your favorite Beijing restaurant? Because there are almost none. Sadly, Pancake Day means nothing to Beijing. There s no reason why Beijing shouldn t be Shrove Tuesday-crazy. Like many popular Chinese festivals, the main event is eating and it s at least as much fun to cook a pancake with family and friends as it is to bao jiaozi. Shrove Tuesday is international a quick survey of the Internet reveals a diversity of traditions from Ireland to Germany and Finland to the United States. Most of food, romance and a night under the covers at the jw marriott hotel all, this is Beijing a city that has, lest we forget, gone mad for Halloween and cupcakes. Let s get it started this year, then. The lone voice advocating Pancake Day in the capital is the Hilton Beijing, who host their third annual Beijing Pancake Race on February 21. Contestants will be taking on an obstacle course equipped only with pan in hand and pancake to flip. Entry is free, but contact hilton.com immediately to book your spot places are limited. Or do it yourself. Get your friends over and make some pancakes, or have your own pancake race. You ll enjoy it. And then we can look forward to Shrove Tuesday set menus at all our favorite places on March 4, Moving on to other news, Chef Zach Lewison has left Kro s Nest. No word yet on what his plans are, but given that he s been involved in some sterling operations over the past few years (Kro s, Park Side, Union), whatever he puts his hand to next will be deserving of your attention. Formerly of Luga s Pho Pho, and responsible for a handful of the salads on Gung Ho! Pizza s menu, Chef Jun Trinh will be opening 4corners this month on Dashibei Hutong. They re doing food from around the world, as well as some of Trinh s trademark Vietnamese dishes. The restaurant looks like it ll be very cool, with lounge and tatami rooms, a bar and outdoor seating for the summer. Finally, look at the Events section if you want to know what to do on February 14. I know what I ll be doing. Making pancakes. NEW OPENINGS Award-winning Taiwanese chain Chef Hung s Beef Noodle has opened in Wangfujing s APM mall. In other tasty Taiwanese news, popular Taipei dessert franchise Xian Yu Xian has launched their initial volley with four stores, including the old O2 Sun space beneath Lush. So far, Green Tea Restaurant seems to be the hottest ticket at Shimao Department Store. (Much more popular than that unmentionable feline-themed eatery.) Go during the early afternoon on a weekday, or else expect a wait of up to two hours. French creperie Ouest has set up shop next to 2 Kolegas in Liangmaqiao. Galette frenzy to ensue. Ruby Red is a new Wanda Plaza wine store with a rather handy vino catalogue on their bilingual website ( Chinese TV celebrity Ren Quan has opened Xiangtianxia Hotpot on Jiaodaokou Dongdajie. Unlike some of Jackie Chan s culinary ventures, we hear it s actually good. Khajuraho and Khan Baba are scheduled to bring the taste of the subcontinent to Sanlitun Soho this month. Shuangjing joint Iki has added new American-Korean fusion-style dishes to the menu. S mores? Yes, please. MIXING IT UP Cepe manager Alberto Michieli is bringing his mother s traditional Venetian recipes to Beijing this month. The star dish, whipped Venetian codfish, calls for dried codfish rehydrated in milk and then pulverized with a power drill. Definitely not to be missed. In the mood for Indian? Tadka s Rajasthan Food Festival begins February 17. Expect exotic bright-red curries and plenty of vegetarian-friendly lentil and bean patties. Temple Restaurant Beijing has established a RMB % business lunch and RMB 350 weekend brunch. Two Guys & A Pie have concocted three new flavors. In addition to their beef mince and chicken curry, there s now also a beef chilli pie, a shepherd s pie and a sweet-potatotopped honey-soy chicken pie. CLOSED FOR BUSINESS 798 s Switch! restaurant closed their doors last month. Don t fret you ll see them again soon on Gongti Beilu as Switch Grill, right next to the Swissôtel. Expect a new grill menu, but the same delicious appetizers. February

22 WHAT S NEW restaurants Cafes & Teahouses WasPark Mon-Fri 11.30am-10pm, Sat-Sun 1-10pm. Unit 2369, 3/F, North Tower, Soho Shangdu, 8 Dongdaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District ( ) 朝阳区东大桥路 8 号 Soho 尚都北塔 3 层 2369 室 Like almost everything in Soho Shangdu, this tiny cafe is hard to find. You might be charmed by cheerful owner Mela and her cute Chinglish messages, handwritten on chalkboards. If Amelie had her own cafe, it would have been like this. The prices certainly appeal burgers start from just RMB 17. And the cheeseburgers are good, in a get-what-you-pay-for kind of way. The bun is dry, the whole package a bit roughand-ready, but the effect suits the cafe s DIY style. The bigger problem is WasPark s tendency towards the shambolic. The place was closed when we arrived, due to Mela and her cook popping out on an errand. Understandable, but other customers might understandably not wait around call before you go. With only one cook, the service is also uncomfortably slow. Cute is fine, but the disorganization might just test your patience. Iain Shaw Standout dishes: Cheeseburger BURGER Stupa Foods European Temple Restaurant Beijing Mon-Sat 11.30am-2.30pm, 6-10pm, Sun 11.30am-2.30pm. 23 Songzhusi Temple, Shatan Beijie, Dongcheng District ( ) 东城区沙滩北街嵩祝寺 23 号 Move over, CourtYard there s a new romantic fine-dining in historic setting restaurant set to steal your guidebook crown. But Temple Restaurant Beijing (TRB), run by former Maison Boulud GM Ignace Lecleir, is too lovely for mere tourists. The dining room itself is housed in a modern annex. However, tall windows capture the astonishing site, just outside of a hitherto forgotten, centuries-old Buddhist temple. From the single spotlight illuminating the temple s t u p a to t h e i m m a c u l a te c u t o f Ignace s suit, this is one seriously good-looking eatery. Acres of room between tables, comfy corner couches and relaxed service make TRB conducive for romantic lingering long after the complimentary petit fours (including homemade marshmallows) have been gobbled up. The kitchen works its socks off to match the setting with modern European fare (RMB for three to fivecourse set meals, or order a la carte), and mostly 20 February 2012 PIGEON, smoked duck AND CEP MUSHROOMS gets it right. Some dishes were very good, like the rich and wintry pigeon with ceps, smoked duck, parsnips and truffle jus. Others, like the duet of lobster and goose liver (RMB 128), were exceptional a terrine of foie gras encasing silky soft poached lobster, partnered with a lobster mousse topped with a lusciously imploding foie gras fondant, served with warm toast. Classic desserts like tarte tatin and a chocolate and hazelnut dacquoise are another strong suit. The extensive Francophile wine list, which skews towards champagne, Bordeaux and Burgundy, has the reach to pick the deepest of pockets. Still, for these austere times, there are at least a few in the sub-rmb 300 range. Tom O Malley Standout dishes: Foie gras and lobster duet, grilled sirloin of beef and beef cheek ragout Also try: Capital M, CourtYard Thai Thai Express 心心泰厨 Daily 11am-10.30pm. 1/F, International Club, 21 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District ( ) 朝阳区建国门外大街 21 号国际俱乐部 1 层 Thai Express has merit as a handy lunchtime stop. Convenience and speed are the essence, with efficient service and a chilli-coded menu. Thai specialties like Tom Yam Goong (RMB 48) and soft-shell crab are featured, but Thai Express strengths are the simpler meat and vegetable curries. The chicken green curry (RMB 50) looks creamy and cozy, but comes with an unforgiving kick; if you like spice you ll enjoy the surprise. The chicken massaman curry (RMB 55) is enjoyably hearty, though falls short on authenticity. For a very quick bite, order the commendable pad Thai (RMB 48) taut, slightly sweet flat noodles, scrambled eggs and prawn, served with crushed peanuts and chilli flakes. If there s time for dessert, go for the lemongrass jelly (RMB 25). Iain Shaw Standout dishes: Pad Thai, green curry massaman curry photos: nature zhang, judy zhou and courtesy of thai express

23 A Star Is Reborn Yunnan Haney Restaurant 哈尼个旧云南餐吧 Daily 11am-midnight. 107 Baochao Hutong, Gulou Dongdajie, Dongcheng District ( ) 东城区鼓楼东大街宝钞胡同 107 号 It doesn t seem that long ago I was making wildly enthusiastic faces about Dali Renjia (my mouth was really full). But in the breakneck world of Beijing chow, chefs move on, places are sold, prices and salt levels rise. Soon enough, your order of tudou wan comes daubed in ketchup. Thankfully, you can t keep a good idea down. Wen Juan, one of the former Dali Renjia owners, has opened Haney right across the street. Named after the Hani minority from southern Yunnan, this restaurant is triple the size of Dali Renjia and features a shop selling specialties like preserved pears and pu er tea. Staples like niurou mixian (rice noodle soup, RMB 16), peppered with tender stewed beef and fresh mint, are excellent. Exotic edibles, like banana flowers and taro buds, make memorable appearances. Even the humblest ingredients are elevated beyond their station. The eggplant in huoshao qiezi (RMB 18) is blackened over a flame, before the smoky flesh is scooped out and dressed with lime and chillis. Chicken is prepared in myriad delicious ways. You can have it deboned, marinated, wrapped and grilled in banana leaves (xiangye bao ji, RMB 36), but also try the addictively crunchy cartilage deep-fried and coated in sesame seeds (xiangcui zhangzhongbao, RMB 38). Stewed chicken in a pungent broth soured with pickled bamboo (suansun zhuji, RMB 32) goes great with the green curry chicken fried rice (lü gali ji chaofan, RMB 16). On early evidence, Haney is a gut-busting resurrection of the founding principles of Wen Juan s old place: authentic, high-quality Yunnan food at affordable prices. Let s hope it stays that way. Tom O Malley rice NOODLE SOUP Standout dishes: Ganguo yu (dry-pot fish), xiangye bao ji (chicken wrapped in banana leaves) Also try: Little Yunnan, Lost Heaven Vietnamese Pho La La Daily 11am-10pm. 2/F, Xingfucun Zhonglu, Chaoyang District ( ) 朝阳区幸福村中路 2 层 photos: judy zhou If landlords explained rent increases as being directly related to the number of new restaurants opening in a given area, the residents of Xingfu Ercun could hardly complain. Shimao Department Store has added a dozen new (mostly Chinese) options just a few minutes walk away, and this small Vietnamese spot brings further variety even closer to home. Pho La La s appeal won t extend much beyond the immediate surroundings, with limited space, functional design and a menu that s really only a beginner s guide to Vietnamese cuisine. However, Pho La La does the basics well, and customers are both welcomed and conscientiously looked after. The beef pho (RMB 35-45) is reasonably good, the broth combining chilli and citrus flavors well. The vegetable spring rolls (RMB 15) are a little oily, but good filler. Meanwhile, it s good to see that banh mi (RMB 25) now seems to be a must-list dish for Vietnamese restaurants. Iced coffee is also available. Iain Shaw Also try: Susu, Luga s Pho Pho rice paper rolls February

24 WHAT S NEW restaurants what's new: restaurants... where they are HANEY RESTAURANT pho la la BIANYIFANG TEMPLE RESTAURANT BEIJING Second Ring Road waspark THAI EXPRESS BACK FOR MORE Fowl Play Beijing Duck Bianyifang 便宜坊 Daily 11am-10pm. 4/F, Shimao Department Store (northwest corner of Xindong Lu and Gongti Beilu), Chaoyang District ( ) 朝阳区世茂百货 4 层 ( 新东路和工体北路西北口 ) Bianyifang might be Beijing s oldest duck roasters, but long have they lurked in the feathery shadow of another timehonored brand. One hundred and fifty years ago, Quanjude took the former s fowl, crisped the skin over a fruit-wood flame and rolled it in pancakes. They haven t looked back since. Perhaps they ought to, for the granddaddies appear to be making a comeback. This shiny new branch of Bianyifang can seat around 400 diners (and that s less than half the capacity of the restaurant they opened at Qianmen last year). Bianyifang s convection-roasting method (note the trio of iron ovens in the corner) results in flesh-centric duck with succulent, pinkish meat and softer skin. You can still roll it in pancakes if you wish and you probably should, because Bianyifang s traditional delivery method (sesame shaobing rolls) is rather stodgy. Page 22 February 2012 roast duck in shaobing after page of nicely photographed f a re i n c l u d e s s t a n d a rd s f ro m Sichuan, Shandong and Guangdong, plus one or two surprises like hefty duck meat chuan r (RMB 10 each) coated in cumin and chilli and served on a sort of tabletop rocking chair. The signature braised lamb (RMB 60) is a mightily tasty alternative (or addition) to roast duck, but you ll need to order a few pots of tea to cut through the oil. Slick contemporary decor owes much to Da Dong s Jinbao Jie branch, with servers dashing between green-upholstered chairs and jabbering into walkie-talkies like celebrity bodyguards. On balance, Bianyifang s food remains some way off Da Dong s exacting standards, but they ll be giving Quanjude some food for thought. Tom O Malley Standout dishes: 1416 Peking Roast Duck, signature braised lamb Also try: Da Dong, Duck de Chine Russian Moscow Restaurant Daily 11am-2pm, 5-9pm. Inside Beijing Exhibition Center, 135 Xizhimenwai Dajie, Xicheng District ( ) 西城区西直门外大街 135 号北展中心内 You might know that Moscow Restaurant has been ladling up borscht since the days when Beijing still had a city wall (it opened in 1954). But it s more than just old folks pining for pirozhki that keeps the place packed. This grand old commissary is, to my mind, the most stunning, echo-big dining space in town. Fifty or so tables are ensconced between cabbagegreen walls hung with red drapes that could double as outfits for circus elephants. The chandelier-strewn ceiling soars a dozen meters off the ground, held aloft by pillars as thick as redwoods. It s quite awesome. Military-attired singing troupes strut amongst diners as they nibble dry bread flecked with popping jewels of salmon roe (RMB 54, small dish), deep-fried chicken cutlets, overdone steaks (RMB ) and salads where the main ingredient appears to be mayonnaise. The best dish I ve had was something called Moscow Seabass (RMB 95), greyish fish buried beneath an ocean of creamy mash, cut through with softened onions and sliced boiled eggs. Sure, the food doesn t dazzle, but it s all part of the experience. And decent Russian vodka can cost around RMB 200 a bottle, which makes this probably Beijing s coolest place for a birthday party. Tom O Malley Standout dishes: Moscow Seabass, salmon roe Also try: Traktirr Pushkin, Elephant moscow seabass photos: TOM O'MALLEY

25 Just Ducky Snacks and more at Nanjing Impressions by Lilly Chow Alleyway Gourmet At first glance, this facsimile of a traditional snack street may resemble Beijing s own Jiumen Xiaochi. But you ll find no grill smoke, blanched tripe or dense Hui pastries here. What you get instead is the mellow, boozy fragrance of huangjiu and the remarkably tasty flavors of the Yangtze wetlands. Welcome to the cuisine of Nanjing, a city that quite possibly takes duck even more seriously than Beijingers. Instead of fetishizing the duck s perfectly lacquered skin, Nanjingers celebrate all its parts (tongue, heart, liver, intestines, gizzard, eggs, blood, wings, webs) everything but the quack. Most diners, however, tend to bypass Nanjing Impressions offal offerings for the lean and flavorful meat of the famous saltwater duck (Jinling yanshui ya 金陵盐水鸭, RMB 26/half ) and the duck meat dumplings (tianwang kaoya bao 天王烤鸭包, RMB 10 for 3). Think of the latter as xiaolong bao s hearty, hulking uncle. The restaurant does a robust sideline in glutinous rice. Zishu qiu ( 紫薯球, RMB 15 for 4) are listed as taro balls but actually made from purple yam. All you need to know is that they are crisp-chewy armor for the oozy-hot sesame paste within. Another crowd-pleaser is jiangmi kourou ( 江米扣肉, RMB 32), a dome of sticky rice interlarded with sliced pork belly. Though bland enough to treat as your main carb, it s unctuous enough to savor on its own. If you take your fatty pork neat, order the lion s head meatball (qingdun shizitou 清炖狮子头, RMB 22), as pale, soft and rich as a Wall Street banker s hands. A single massive orb feeds four. The dining hall is quite deep, but with costumed servers bustling about and the plangent twanging of the pipa cutting through the chatter, it can feel quite cozy. You can also browse the snack stalls, pointing to what you want, and they ll bring it to your table: layered chive pancakes, fish broth noodles, sizzling eel, tender fava beans that you undress with your tongue... Some will dismiss this fare as gentrified street food. To which I can shredded eel in oil only reply: Without a doubt. Now are you going to eat that last taro ball or shall I? Nanjing Impressions. 4/F, Shimao Department Store, 13 Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District ( ) 南京大排挡, 朝阳区工体北路 13 号世茂百货 4 楼 PHOTOS: Courtesy of the suppliers February

26 FEATURE Espresso Yourself Tracking trends in the city s coffee culture by Tom O Malley Coffee, in case your wits are too inert to notice (go brew a pot right this second) has reached its tipping point in China. Starbucks has been here for over two decades, but only lately has it found serious traction, expecting to triple its stable of 500 stores over the next three years. As the Chinese coffee market diversifies, companies are scrambling to find their niche. Not only is this heralding the arrival of the latest American coffee trends (organic, farm-to-cup and microroasting) but the emergence of weird and wonderful new retail models that cater to the demands of the local market. waffle at Maan Coffee Trending blends Quality-wise the coffee in China has been unexceptional up to this point, is the assessment of Tracey Allen, founder of Brewed Behavior, a specialist consultancy for the coffee industry. He s also one of the highest ranked cuppers in the world, meaning his palate is somewhere around Jedi level. The people selling the top three percent of coffee in terms of quality haven t really come into the Chinese market yet. But that is set to change with the opening of Ocean Grounds Coffee, a US-run business who hired Allen as a consultant. John Lewis, VP of Marketing for Ocean Grounds, lists the company s unique selling points. We are 100 percent organic and we roast our own coffee on the premises. We source direct at origin to ensure best practices, quality and pricing. We want customers to understand who touches their coffee from field to cup. And a big part of what we do is education, through our cupping sessions. Yep, I m way ahead of you what the deuce is cupping? To figure it out, I find myself sitting inside a bizarre glass testing chamber in the center of Ocean Grounds. Know your beans Usually the grading of coffee takes place in a back room or warehouse, says Jim Lee, CEO of the company. Starbucks is geared towards takeout. We want our customers to stay We re all about transparency. Quite literally the coffee storage and roasting area is all part of the openplan shop floor. Sacks of organic beans from around the world sit next to a giant machine a Probat Brewing coffee with the "Tru Bru" method P25, I m told, one of the only such roasters in Asia. We want to be coffee ambassadors, Jim adds. That s why we have no secrets. If you don t share, then nobody s learning. On the wall, tasting charts list flavors like garden peas, fresh butter, pipe tobacco and cooked beef. We sup an award-winning Guatemalan, served to exacting specifications (for example, water should be 93 degrees Celsius). I can really taste notes of zingy citrus. The experience is more akin to a tea ceremony than a humble cup of joe. I started out as a frappuccino person the worst of the worst! laughs Jim. But as I started building my palate, I had no more need for milk or sugar. Caffeine and couches It s safe to say that the attention we bring to our operations and roasting isn t currently matched in the Jim lee proudly showing off his roaster 24 February 2012

27 Chinese market, says Lewis. Ocean Grounds are serious coffee connoisseurs, putting taste and quality first. But coffee is as much lifestyle as it is caffeinated beverage. And no one is doing a more compelling job at selling the lifestyle than Beijing chain Maan Coffee. We just can t build them fast enough, says general manager and barista-trained Korean Shin Ho. The first store opened in January 2011; by the end of last year, Maan had six branches, and Shin expected that number to have risen to eight by February I m sitting with Shin in the Lido branch of Maan, brandishing giant mugs of chocomint lattes and nibbling on a plate of American waffles smothered in strawberries and cream. It s Monday afternoon and the place is heaving. So what s the secret? is geared towards takeout. We want our customers to stay. Be different The Starbucks factor is significant, according to coffee consultant Allen. The thing to do is make sure your concept shines in a way that people can identify the differences rather than the similarities [with Starbucks]. For Ocean Grounds, that means focusing on the relationship between coffee farmer, retailer and consumer. For Maan, it s about creating an aspirational space for people to eat, drink and socialize. Greg Savarese agrees. He s the managing director of Ricci Cafe, which will soon open their first store in Wudaokou. For Beijing, the cafe is so much more important as a social gathering point than it is elsewhere. This means you must have great food that resonates with local palates, says Savarese. And you have to build a visually interesting space that people want to share with others. Taste local In the US, most of the 150 million cups of coffee consumed daily are drunk between 5-9am. But in Beijing and China, coffee is not a part of the morning ritual. Our business seems to spike in the late afternoon, says Ocean Grounds Lewis. What s more, he says the taste for coffee amongst the Chinese is very different: lighter in roast than Starbucks, and brighter in acidity. Andy Yao, a roaster at 798- based Rickshaw Roasters, agrees. We have two house blends. Retro Number One is mellow, sweet and chocolatey, and really popular with Chinese. Retro Super is quite strong, full-bodied and rich more popular with foreigners. PHOTOs: Judy zhou, tom o'malley They make cappuccinos too One thing is the space. We designed it to be really special, like a living room where you can relax with friends. That sounds like a cliché any café might roll out, but Maan is exceedingly comfy. They have a policy of locating their cafes beside or within sight of green spaces, and constructing practically the entire building out of glass. Tabletop humidifiers add to the fresh, un- Beijing atmosphere. Our food is very important, adds Shin. The concept is waffles and toast, with a few savory breakfast dishes and salads, served on proper plates. Practically everyone in the café has cream-daubed mouths, chatting happily. Starbucks YUNNAN COFFEE... IS IT ANY GOOD? As more tea farmers make the switch to beans to meet global demand, isn t it time you went local(ish)? The global assessment of coffee bean production in China is that it has a long way to go, warns Tracey Allen. I think there s only one Q Grader [someone qualified to test and grade coffee] in the whole country. The more graders we can get in China, the more a common language will develop between roasters and producers. A statement on Rickshaw Roasters website agrees. Most of the Yunnan we try does not make the grade, they tell us, though on their website they recommend a batch they ve acquired from the Baoshan region in Yunnan smooth, medium bodied and goes great with milk. But that s cheating, surely. February

28 Last orders Will Yorke Owner, Vineyard Cafe and The Vineleaf by Iain Shaw Every month, we ask noteworthy Beijingers to imagine their final meal before leaving the city for good. The venue A mianbao taxi from The driver is happy and there would be a hole in the floor and the rear might open up and lose diners at any moment. The starters Meat-filled pancakes (roubing 肉饼 ) from Ping an Roubing Dian on Ping an Dajie, just west of Dongsishitiao. These would be served with ma doufu ( 麻豆腐 ) and guanchang ( 灌肠 ) (potato starch sliced, fried and served with a bowl of smashed garlic in water). Not because I really like guanchang, but just because the characters for the dish are the same as enema. Some restaurants translate it into English as fried enema, which is surely a unique dish. The main courses Like Dr. Who s Tardis, the mianbao taxi is surprisingly spacious inside. Our main course is served in a West Second Ring Road traffic jam. We have chosen the Cantonese cha canting (tea restaurant) Ri Chang from Dongdan. (It s incredibly important the food is from the Dongdan branch.) We would be served beef in black bean sauce in a sizzling pot, marinated ribs, cabbage in garlic and chicken wings Bi Feng Tang style. We would have to order in a gongbao jiding a tricky decision as the quality is erratic. I would choose Emei Jiujia s ( 峨嵋酒家 ), not because it s the best, but because they claim every single table orders it, and when it comes to the table the waitress recites the history of the dish. In this case, she sits in the front passenger seat. The desserts We could drive down to Wu Men ( 午门 ) at the front of the Forbidden City and enjoy some cheese and wine from Cheese and Wine, complemented by some pastries from Dao Xiang Cun ( 稻香村 ) especially the tang huoshao ( 糖火烧 ). Something from your own restaurants? For the starter, smoked salmon and rocket salad. For the main course, Mediterranean pizza and roast leg of lamb. Finally, for dessert, chocolate brownies. The music A Beijing jazz supergroup: Dan Bustman on guitar, Alex Morris on drums and Jia Jia on piano. They would have to go on the roof. The entertainment Chinese New Year fireworks. For venue information, see Directory. photo: nature zhang 26 February 2012

29 and then we have the sunlit atrium on the second floor. Q&A quite often, usually more outside Beijing. turning the corner Jun Trinh presents 4corners by Iain Shaw With his new restaurant 4corners opening in the former Orange Tree space near Houhai, we asked Canadian chef Jun Trinh what s cooking. Give us a quick introduction to 4corners. The name 4corners has a few mean- ings, but it breaks down to four words: food, drinks, arts and people. It also comes from the four different rooms we have. The front will be the bar and dining room, with a small stage for music, and the back is a lounge room with Lao/Thai-style seating and a fireplace. The side room will become a tatami room, So what s going to be on the menu? The seasonal menu will reflect my own upbringing and cultural background mostly Southeast Asian with a contemporary North American twist. Expect to see a very international brunch menu, a deli section and a rotisserie section. Every four months, I ll be leaving to film for my TV show and will incorporate new dishes from whichever country I m traveling to into my specials menu. Tell us a bit about your TV show. M y f i r s t s h o w i s called Kitchen Quest ( 谁借我厨房 ). It s about me traveling to different countries or provinces, using culinary arts, art and music to form a sort of cultural exchange with locals. You can follow it on The Travel Channel or watch it online on Youku or Tudou. Do people ever recognize you on the street in Beijing because of the show? People recognize me on the street People recognize me on the street quite often What are their reactions? You seem bigger on TV or You re more shuai on TV. Does it bother you there aren t more good Vietnamese restaurants in Beijing? It does, but what s even more infuriating is restaurants that try and pass their food off as Vietnamese. One has decorated its walls with movie posters like Apocalypse Now and other Vietnam War movies a very strange reference if you are Vietnamese or have any Vietnamese heritage. This place has also named itself after the ubiquitous rice noodle soup dish which it does not even come close to doing justice to. It s in Gulou. That s right. That place. Any dishes, Vietnamese or otherwise, that you miss in Beijing? I miss a lot of food from home, like banh mi and banh bao, Montreal smoked meat, Korean kamjatang, Jamaican rotis and doubles. PHOTO: NATURE ZHANG February

30 TASTE TEST Cocoa Crunchies The things people do with chocolate Come February 14, will you be giving someone chocolates? If you ve come to us looking for recommendations, think again. Unless you re trying to end the affair, these affordable crunch-themed bars of milk chocolate are unlikely to do you many favors. Hershey s Hazelnut (RMB 7.1) All I taste is the industrial machinery this was made on Are we sure these are nuts? They taste like little Styrofoam pillows The point of chocolate with nuts is to crunch through whole nuts, not little flecks like this. You re supposed to be rewarding yourself after chopping down some trees Maybe it s some kind of safety nutty chocolate for old people, to reassure them that they can still chew Dove Fruit & Nut (RMB 6.3) Has the texture of Silly Putty. You don t really chew it, you just push it down with your teeth It tastes like the flavor is painted on Tiny, desiccated raisins Reminds me of the chocolate-covered raisins I ate as a kid. But it s like the California Raisins died a slow death Like a guy in an electronics shop who has nothing but Gameboys to sell. Nothing wrong with it, but time has passed it by Kinder Bueno Hazelnut Wafer (RMB 5.9) Rather sad, like rationed chocolate If you were a customs inspector, you d smash this to pieces and expect to find heroin inside This is hazelnut cream? It tastes like the kind of aftershave you give your dad for Christmas There s some kind of lucky draw on the packet! The wafer reminds me of communion at a Chinese Baptist church For me, it s a Kinder Surprise or nothing Le Conte Raisin (RMB 7) Does not taste like chocolate What is going on there? Like Budweiser or Tsingtao. Cold out of the freezer, they re manageable, but these I can taste nicotine on my breath. It s like I just smoked a cigar Ritter Sport Cornflakes (RMB 17.5) The crunch is interesting Very cynical. They ve taken the cornflake cakes your mum used to make and turned it into a branded product I can t taste any cornflakes. Cock-a-doodle-don t Clearly made using Wal-Mart value cornflakes Still, you could grow to like this Guld Barre Orange Crunch (RMB 11.2) I think orange Play-Doh just blew up in my mouth I don t get much crunch in here. It s like a busted firecracker Or eating bubble wrap It s like you were on the beach and your chocolate bar fell in the sand I think orange and chocolate are best off leaving each other alone Dove Mocha and Almond (RMB 7) The noise it makes as you crunch it it s like slapstick chocolate But the chocolate tastes of coffee. The bitterness brings out the nuts And the nuts do taste like they re supposed to The nuts are a bit of a tease though. Like a date with a short skirt I m glad a woman said that Lindt Raisin Nut (RMB 21) Another chocolate bar that seems too thin to accommodate nuts Very unyielding raisins. They d make good criminal prosecutors I m getting layers of aftertaste. Ugh Very waxy They could advertise this as diet chocolate you burn more calories by chewing it than you take in Products available at Wal-Mart. The Verdict Orange-flavored chocolate is hereby banned from the Beijinger office. Le Conte s musty memories of freshness didn t impress much either, but beyond that we each had different favorites. Ritter s cornflakes might not be the original and best, but we liked the crunch. Kinder s Bueno got a few votes, but runaway winner was Dove s slightly bitter Mocha and Almond effort. photos: sui 28 February 2012

31 Racy Reds Romantic wines that will seduce by Edward Ragg Grape Press Whether it s a love affair with the grape or choosing that fine bottle to share with someone special, only fools rush in. Champagne is often the first choice to whet just about any appetite, but its high acidity can be tough on stomachs, especially when served as an aperitif without food. Rosé wines can make for a cheerful mood, but not a lot of them are sold in China. As stock moves slowly, many are sadly out of condition by the time they are sold. While there are plenty of whites that make attractive partners, this month we re focusing on that quintessentially Chinese color: red. But if you want to impress your date, don t necessarily go for the well-trodden. Grand Cru Classé red Bordeaux may have a price tag that turns heads, but it is rarely seductive on the palate, especially when young. This month s wine selections are all hearty reds with plenty of body and staying power lush, plush and what even wine professionals would term sexy. ONE TO QUAFF 2008 Mitolo Jester Shiraz, McLaren Vale, South Australia (RMB 340, Links China) Available at Danieli s, Centro Dark ruby in color. The nose has seductive blueberry and black cherry fruit with a hint of oak. Full-bodied, dry with medium acidity, chewy medium tannins, well-balanced alcohol and impressive length. ONE TO DRINK 2007 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Domaine Vieux Télégraphe, Rhône, France (RMB 600, Mercuris) Available at Maison Boulud, Phrik Thai Deep ruby in color. The nose has rich strawberry and red cherry Grenache fruit with some darker black fruits and beautiful oak. Dry, full-bodied, medium acidity, robust tannin, high alcohol and excellent length. ONE TO SAVOR 2007 Tommasi Amarone della Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy (RMB 905, EMW) Available at LMPlus, Ristorante Sadler Amarone is about as sexy as wine can get. Deep ruby with a gorgeous nose of dried red cherry and cranberry fruit with myriad spices. Dry, full-bodied with coating high tannins, high alcohol, medium-high acidity and wonderful length. Edward Ragg is co-founder, with Fongyee Walker, of Dragon Phoenix Wine Consulting, China s leading independent wine consultancy and education service ( They write for the world s wine magazines and several publications in China. PHOTOS: courtesy of the suppliers February

32 A TASTE OF HOME South Korea Ginseng tonic at Gaon by Iain Shaw When I contacted Lee Chang-Ju of the Korean Cultural Center, the cultural wing of the South Korean Embassy, I anticipated a trip to Wangjing. Or at least Wudaokou. Instead, he took me to Gaon, located just across the road from Phoenix City. That was one preconception destroyed apparently, there is good Korean food inside the Fourth Ring Road. I had assumed that South Koreans must be better looked after in Beijing than most other nations. After all, Beijing has not one, but two areas that are virtual Korean enclaves. And yet Lee Tae-Hyun, who joined us for the meal, tells us that Koreans in Beijing yearn for that most essential of their staple foods: kimchi. But, I ask, surely it s only cabbage? For Koreans, there s no such thing as only cabbage. It s the ingredients, says Lee Tae-Hyun. The cabbage we use in Korea is different to the cabbage in China. And we can t import the kind of cabbage we like. There are a lot of water particles inside Chinese cabbage. The taste really is different. Lee Chang- Ju indicates full agreement. But Lee Tae-Hyun doesn t want us to get the wrong idea. If all Korean food is known for is kimchi and bulgogi (barbecue), there s really no future. These are important, but there s so much more. We don t have the reputation for high-end cuisine that countries like Japan and France have. I want to change that. Gaon s specialty red ginseng chicken soup, or samgyetang, is a start on that path. Red ginseng root is boiled with a whole black chicken, which has been stuffed with glutinous rice along with abalone, shark s fin and herbs (RMB ). The outcome is a silky broth whose smooth texture soothes the palate, while the rich aromas nudge almost all the senses at once. It s one of those rare dishes you feel in your head as much as on the tongue. Digging out a spoonful of glutinous rice, Lee Chang-Ju endorses the ginseng soup s authenticity. For Lee, soup is one of the sacrifices of living in Beijing. When I first came to Beijing, I thought kimchi was important. But, little by little, I realized I missed soup. Koreans eat a lot of soup, and it seemed to me the Chinese don t, at least not as much. There s samgyetang like this. Then there s jjigae. Even hot pot when you eat Korean-style hot pot, you definitely want to drink the soup. That s not always the case with Chinese hot pot. Returning to the ginseng soup, Lee acknowledges Beijing does have one ace up its sleeve for Koreans. This would be much more expensive in Korea, he remarks with a knowing nod. While shark s fin is featured in Gaon s trademark chicken soup, there are cheaper and shark fin-free ginseng soups. And, as Lee Tae-Hyun acknowledges, Westerners don t always appreciate black chicken, in spite of its much-vaunted health benefits. Most restaurants will happily switch in regular chicken if you ask. Gaon s menu also delves deep into Korea s culinary past. We try a salad of konjac, wild mountain herbs and vegetables (RMB 40), served with a soybean sauce. Combining chewy and crunchy textures with woody flavors, it makes for a tasty case study. This salad is very traditional, Lee Tae-Hyun explains. But dishes like this were forgotten to some extent. Now they re making a comeback. Gaon isn t above doing the obvious, and as Lee Chang-Ju points out, they do it well. The quality of the food is good right across the board. The service too, Lee says. The dry-roasted marinated pork with blackberry sauce (RMB 65), served with a rich, spicy soybean dip, and the slightly sweet, stir-fried marinated sirloin of beef (RMB 55), will keep barbecue fans happy, though you don t cook it yourself. And, of course, there s the soju Gaon s parent company also produces a 41% ABV edition of its premium Hwayo soju. Just go easy. red ginseng chicken soup Gaon. Daily 11.30am-2pm, pm. 2/F, Bldg 1, Shijian Guoji (west of Phoenix City), 6A Shuguang Xili, Chaoyang District ( ) 高恩参鸡汤, 朝阳区曙光西里甲 6 号时间国际 ( 凤凰广场西面 ) 1 号楼 2 层 photos: JUDY ZHOU and sui 30 February 2012

33 BARS + CLUBS wee drams FIRST ROUNDS A new Mongolian-themed venue called Yuan Chao is set to open in Sanlitun Soho. Offside is a tiny new bar on Chaodou Hutong, just off Nanluogu Xiang. You ll have to wait until next month to find out if the bar has some kind of football theme or just a funny name. COMING UP If you re bored of playing fantasy kickball on your own, get out and join Mashup s monthly beer pong tournament. Keep an eye on their website ( for details of dates, venues and how to register. The Bar at Migas opens on June 10, but Migas are also launching a new Gin & Tonic Cart. The cart will feature G&Ts made from a variety of gins and tonic waters. Current sponsors include Spanish gin brand GinMare and 1724 tonic water, also from Spain. A new wine bar is taking shape in the new wing of U-Town, where Blue Frog is also located. Or so the pre-opening signage suggests. We ll have to reconfirm once it s open. photo: courtesy of the organizers Talking Pints Iain Shaw forecasts a brewing storm Great Leap announced last month that their bar at Doujiao Hutong would be closed for winter. This might have sounded like a setback for craft brewing in Beijing, but in the long term the break should pay off. Great Leap is concentrating on securing the licenses that will allow them to begin distributing around the city. Once they ve got that sorted out, they ll be back in business. If you really can t do without your Oatmeal Porter or Honey Ma Blonde, keep an eye on TheBeijinger.com for details of the latest in Great Leap s series of pop-up bar events taking place at bars across town. And below the surface, Beijing s homebrewing community is growing. If you don t believe me, join them. A group of enthusiasts have founded Beijing s first club Folsom Prison electronica with Calvin Harris at the one club on feb 18 dedicated to the brewing of beer, and they ll be holding monthly meetings to discuss all aspects of the craft, probably getting blind drunk in the process. Members will also be able to get hold of raw materials for making their own beer via the club. For the time being, the outfit is called Beijing Homebrewing Club, but you can help them choose a better name at their next meeting on February 7 at Great Leap. You ll need to become a member, which costs RMB 200 for a year and RMB 100 for six months. Meanwhile, Slow Boat Brewery should have their beers on tap at Union Bar & Grille and Home Plate Bar- B-Que by the beginning of February. Prices have averaged RMB per pint at their recent tastings. Let s pause for a swift costume change. Off with the homebrewing sweater, on with a crisply pressed shirt, and let s wait ten minutes for the elevator to take us up to The Bar at Migas. That would be the new bar at Migas, which has been created out of a space inside the restaurant, and looks likely to become one of early 2012 s hottest destinations. I ve not had a look yet (they opened for New Year, then quickly closed again), but have heard good things from people who have seen what they ve done with the space. Funk Fever will be playing the opening party on February 10, which should be massive. Finally, get your diaries out for some March excitement. Former Jurassic 5 man Cut Chemist is coming back to Beijing (date and venue to be confirmed) and Australian drum & bass group Pendulum play Tango on March 10. TWEAKS Q Bar s winter cocktail promotions continue this month, featuring discounts of up to 45 percent on seasonal specials like the Q-Blazer and Hot Dream. Visit between 6-9pm on Monday to Thursday to see what you ve been missing. Terra s new rum bar should finally be ready by the time you read this. A selection of rums including Gosling Family Reserve, Trois Rivieres, Tonga Island and Mount Gay will be in stock and put to use in a collection of RMB 58 cocktails. We want to try the Sichuan Rise. Slow Boat Brewery have been no slow coaches in getting their beers into bars. By the time you read this you should be able to get them on draft in Home Plate Bar-B-Que and Sanlitun Soho s The Drive-Thru (see next page). Great Leap Brewery launched the first of their pop-up series last month at The Vineleaf. This month they go Super Bowl-crazy by taking over the Black Sun Bar for the morning of February 6. At the time of going to press, very few venues had confirmed their Super Bowl parties. One exception was Union Bar & Grille, who will be doing breakfast and Bloody Marys. We suggest booking ahead. Check out TheBeijinger.com for a full list of where to watch sport s most famous showcase for ads. February

34 WHAT S NEW BARS & CLUBS Twilo Daily 6pm-2am. Unit 103, Guanghualu Soho, 22 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District ( ) 朝阳区光华路 22 号光华路 Soho103 室 If Twilo existed in a cartoon, it would probably be hidden inside a seemingly innocuous tree trunk. As with Haze, a few meters away, an extremely steep staircase leads you to the basement dance floor although at Twilo you emerge awkwardly behind the DJ booth. At least it looks good, thanks to a futuristic, contoured design. Wine by the glass is half-price during the weekday 7-9pm happy hour. Twilo s challenge will be to build a regular crowd. I d start by working with experienced DJs and promoters who have proved they have some pull. The music is house-dominated right now, but with a bit of imagination there d be nothing wrong with dubstep, drum & bass or techno at Twilo. Iain Shaw Good for: Private parties Also try: Haze, Spark The Drive-Thru Sun-Thu 10am-10pm, Fri-Sat 10am-midnight. 3/F, Bldg 5, Sanlitun Soho, Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District ( ) 朝阳区工体北路三里屯 Soho5 号楼 3 层 The first thing you should understand about The Drive-Thru is that it s not a bar. They do have a great selection of beers, starting with Kingfisher at RMB 19, but it s intended primarily for you to take home. There are a few seats, though, and you re welcome to stay for a beer. Owner Ryan Johnston (founder of The Brick) expects to have Slow Boat Brewery s beers on tap soon, and wants to operate a tasting bar offering a regularly rotated lineup of draft brews. Just don t expect to hang around for the whole night this isn t Paradise CVS/Heaven Supermarket. Nor is The Drive-Thru all about beer. Ryan dries his own herbs and spices, for sale along with black garlic and slabs of Himalayan salt. He ll also build you a custom-made bike. Meanwhile, Ryan s wife Cici has a selection of attractive pashminas for sale (from around RMB 1,200). Iain Shaw Good for: Discerning beer drinkers Also try: El Nido, Paradise CVS Doron Daily 6pm-2am. 2/F, 28 Dongzhimenwai Dajie (next to Paddy O Shea s), Chaoyang District ( ) 朝阳区东直门外大街 28 号 ( 爱尔兰酒吧旁 )2 层 Accessed via struggling Italian restaurant Abella, Doron falls short of the impressive standards set by other Japanese bars. The shabby, threadbarecarpeted stairs up to the bar inspire little confidence, and the decor does nothing to alleviate those doubts. The space is split between a lounge with deep couches, and a fully stocked but uninspiring bar area whose design appears inspired by a back-alley pool hall. Stick to the sake or Japanese whiskey (RMB ) and pass on the cocktails (RMB 50-70). The milky-green Grasshopper (a blend of creme de menthe and creme de cacao) and dark pink Lipstick are drinks you d expect an unattended teenager to come up with. And don t even contemplate going off-menu an Old Fashioned came back with an unmuddled sugar cube. Despite obvious limitations, Doron is popular with the Japanese crowd, and frequently booked out. If you don t call ahead, you may find yourself relegated to the undiscriminating Irish bar downstairs. Lauren McCarthy Good for: Sake, Suntory Also try: Ichikura, Mai Wu Daily 8pm-5am. B1/F, U-Center, Chengfu Lu, Wudaokou, Haidian District ( ) 海淀区五道口成府路华联商场地下 1 层 When I go out with friends on a Friday night, I want a good bar with cheap drinks and plenty of space to dance. This new club answers on both counts. Inheriting the space most recently used by the short-lived Mango Club, Wu is all black and red decor, with raw, unplastered walls. (Designer Paul Gelinas also worked on The Bridge Cafe and owns Guozijian store Lost & Found.) There s a punkish excitement of discovering something new and slightly underground. The bar and dance floor are wisely divided, meaning you can enjoy a relaxed atmosphere while you drink, before going crazy downstairs. Drinks average around RMB 25, though there s beer for just RMB 10 perfect for the local student crowd. Aika Ashimova Good for: Inexpensive drinks Also try: Lush, Helen s Cafe photos: sui and nature zhang 32 February 2012

35 BAR OF THE MONTH Union Although we re big fans of the and Grille part of Union Bar and Grille, there s nothing we like more than a seat at the bar, a happy hour pint and a handful of their complimentary salty chips. Led by the ever-affable Andy Bright, Union s staff is also top-notch. The style Cheers meets Sanlitun Village The punters Everymen (and women) from around the world The music Radio-friendly 80s rock and pop Go to Enjoy one of Beijing s best happy hours (4-8pm daily) Drink Guinness (RMB 30 during happy hour) Most likely celebrity customer John Goodman If you like Union, you ll probably like Paddy O Shea s, The James Joyce Give us a Minute... Jiong Jiong Dragon on the decks by Iain Shaw photo: sui and judy zhou We asked Haze regular Jiong Jiong about the Chinese zodiac, early morning listening and her DJing inspirations. Happy Year of the Dragon. What s your zodiac sign? I m also a Dragon. You? Er, Rooster. Thanks for asking. So what are Dragons supposed to be like? Not sure... Anyway, I don t really believe in that stuff. Fair enough. What s the first thing you listen to in the morning? Easy music, old-school music like Nina Simone or Al Green. Which DJ most inspires you? Sven Dohse. I saw him in Berlin last summer. The way he played seemed so easy and natural, the feeling never went down. And who in Beijing do you most enjoy DJing with? I really like DJing alongside Yang Bing. He s got a lot to teach, and his sets are always a blend of different styles, rhythms and emotions. Jiong Jiong plays Feminight every Wednesday at Haze. February

36 Party like a... The Beerjinger Classifieds by Jonathan White MISSED CONNECTIONS You were the blonde who came into The Den with friends. You wanted to drink water while your friends ate pizza. I was the businessman who offered to buy you a drink. You were asked to leave before I got an answer. I d love to take you out. It was a few years ago but I hope you remember. I figure this is worth a shot. I heard rumors that you were still in town but I ve looked hopefully every time I have gone out. We spent a few great nights together before the Olympics. I was often loud and drunk. You were 5 kuai beer. You were the boy in the teal cardigan. We were chatting in George s and we agreed to continue our conversation later in Few bar (?) round the corner. My friend saw you go into Stadium Dog and I headed in. I never saw you again. Where did you go? Hello. Ni hao. You meiguoren. America. I am China. Cheers. Beer. We cheers. Cute girl in tortoiseshell glasses. I saw you across the room at trivia night. I was the dude with the sideburns who tried to get your attention by shouting funny answers to questions. I had to leave after the British guy made me look like a douchebag. I don t know if you still go there but I haven t gone back. Maybe we can meet up at Kro s Quiz? You were holding a monkey. I asked you for leather and 34 you said no, the February banana 2012 is not mine Remember me? Massagey. I think you remember. Late one night on Gongti Xilu. I went into Bellagio to eat. You were a boyish girl with short hair. You seemed busy. Call me. U had a big face. We were both drunk. There was shouting. We fell out. I swung a fist. I think I missed. I was quite pissed. R friends broke us 2 up. Love 2 shake hands and make up over a beer. I was in Sanlitun. I tried to give you what you needed. You walked on by. Call me, bro. You: The cutie walking her dog past Aperitivo. Me: The handsome man in the sunglasses and open-neck shirt on the terrace. I shouted sweet nothings at you but you ignored me. I am assuming you were deaf but can read. WANTED iphone 4S. Top price paid. Don t want to wait. Will pay more if it has Kazaa. Will consider swapping for membership to Beijing s most-notorious pub quizzers. Contact Mayors for nightlife establishments. Impress tens of people. No workload. No obvious benefit either. Contact foursquare. Brand-new flavor of the month for frequent use for foreseeable future. Will swap for fixed-gear bike, Spark club membership or Migas VIP wristband. DJs. Minimum requirement is ipod. Playlists a bonus. No experience necessary. Competitive rates. Contact 1F or Black Sun Bar. Fuwuyuan. Why is there never one when I need one? New tattooist for local bar looking to keep up with crazy neighborhood competitors. Come and see us at Grinders. Whatever you do, don t go into The Brick and ask for Lee. Sports jerseys for roof. We can still see some of it and we re worried we ll get covered in curry if it comes down. Free pint for each deposited. Contact Paddy O Shea s. Ideas for outrageous fancy dress ideas for the next Yen party. Contact Rich at Lush. LOST Memory. Any ideas? Need it back for writing best man s speech for brother s wedding. Top price paid if returned. Dignity. Last seen around 3am on a Saturday outside 1F. Think it may have been stolen by a European. Any information call Various nokia phones in cabs over the last five years. No monetary value. I d love the sim cards to get the numbers. It s costing me a fortune in Missed Connection ads. Memory. Any ideas? Need it back for writing best man s speech for brother s wedding. Top price paid if returned. Feigned interest for large-scale sporting events. Last spotted in a crowd earlier last winter. Hoping to find it in early February. Definitely needed for a big event this summer. FOUND Taxi in Sanlitun. Result! Get in! Take that, walking! Nicest bar man in Beijing. Contact Andy at Union. Hundreds of lenses for spectacles. Not all in pairs. All types available. Found in dumpster in alleyway off Nanluogu Xiang. Would suit optician. Found. Beer belly. Would very much like to lose. POSITIONS OFFERED Internship with famous blogger. Must pay for own drinks. Send CV and list of favorite offmenu drinks to Beijing Boyce. EDUCATION Mixology courses. Muddle your friends minds and impress them with your creative cocktails and flair bartending. Jobs guaranteed or your money back. Send RMB 100 for first lesson to PO Box 141, Sanlitun. WANT TO SAVE s? WANT TO LOOK GOOD? GIVE UP DRINKING TODAY

37 clubhouse Capital M M.Ross and The Science of Sounds by Iain Shaw M.Ross is one of the DJs and musical believers behind techno promoters The Science of Sounds (SOS). With a couple of releases coming up on the crew s label, we asked Mr. Ross about science, sound and fire survival strategies. Shouldn t sound be about a feeling? What s science got to do with it? That s right. The Science of Sounds wants to know why some musical intervals seem more beautiful than others that s what we re looking for. photo: sui What does the M in your name stand for? Miquel, my real Catalan name. You launched the Science label last year. What s coming up? The seventh release will be by Sendo (SOS DJ Dosem s alter ego) with remixes from Ozka (Delsin) and Marc Piñol (Nitsa Club). The eighth release will be from Syrinx, with a remix by Analog Solutions (Eduardo de la Calle). These will be out in February and March respectively. What else do you hope to achieve this year? Just to keep having fun. Who s your favorite scientist? Albert Einstein, because one day he said: The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. It s good to continue evolving. You can t learn if you don t ask yourself questions about life. Though sometimes it s better not to know the reasons behind some things. I would prefer to get burned Who s exciting you right now musically? Ilya Malyuev from St. Petersburg. He s a really good musician, not just an electronic music producer. He has fresh Detroit tunes they make me feel really hot. If you were forced to spend the rest of your life in one city where you ve never lived before, which would it be? Tokyo. Your house is on fire and you only have time to grab one album/record/track. Which would it be? I would prefer to get burned with all of them inside my home that would be a good end for the history of my life. But maybe it would be painful, too. Complete this sentence: When people hear my music I want them to get the groove. Get hot with M.Ross and Science of Sounds at The Bar at Migas on Feb 24. February

38 A DRINK WITH... Beijing Boyce Creator of the Buffalo Wing Martini Mastermind by Iain Shaw No matter how doggedly he maintains his ignorance of the finer points of the drinks industry, Jim Beijing Boyce knows Beijing s bar scene better than most. We quizzed the bar blogger, consumer champion and wine challenge organizer over a drink or two. On tolerance I d like to see a nightlife scene characterized by more tolerance. Here s a dumb example. I really wanted to make a buffalo wing martini last year. Now I realize that s a goofy idea. But some aficionados actually seemed to be genuinely upset by this. Really, who cares? We re talking about drinks. There are many serious issues in the world, and making a drink is not one of them. Save your angst for global warming. On the annual Grape Wall Challenge The reason we ask Chinese consumers to judge wines under RMB 100 is that the vast majority of wine that is bought is below this price and most wine publications don t pay attention to it. If we can give consumers confidence and get them to try more wines and move from drinking something terrible to something that s pretty good for RMB 60, that s a victory. There s an assumption we just need to teach Chinese consumers to drink the way that the rest of the world does. That s very arrogant. When you look at a big Chinese meal, you have bitter, salty, sweet, and so on, all on one table. People have sophisticated tastes here and we need to start paying more attention to what they like. On Chinese wines If you want to try Chinese wines, go for Grace Vineyard, like the Deep Blue or Tasya s Reserve Cabernet Franc or Cabernet Sauvignon from Helan Mountain for RMB 60, the Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 is pretty good. On Torres China s website ( you can find Silver Heights: The Summit. It s RMB 416 but if you re going to spend money on a Chinese wine, that s a beautiful one to try. On what-ifs? If I had to name three top drinks served in Beijing bars, they d be the smoky martini from Twilight, the Bloody Mao from Mao Mao Chong, and something fruity like The Passionate Englishman from Flamme. If somebody made Beijing Boyce: The Movie, I d have Mickey Rourke play me, because he s already done plenty of bar research. Or David Hasselhoff, but only if it includes the talking car. Follow the exploits of Beijing Boyce at and Is This Beijing s Brainiest Bartender? Contestant: Mike Bromley, 12SQM Specialist Subject: A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin GENERAL KNOWLEDGE In the novel Frankenstein, what was Dr. Frankenstein s first name? Wow. I have no idea. Adolf? What was the only product Elvis Presley ever appeared in a commercial for? Hot dogs, peanut butter or donuts? I d guess peanut butter. How many US state capitals are named after American presidents: three, four or five? I d say three. Which country will host the next Winter Olympics? Um I was hoping I d get one of these right... Is it gonna be in Russia? That s my guess. Which tennis major did Li Na win in 2011? I don t know anything about tennis. Are they called cups? Opens? I ll say Australian Open is there an Australian Open? SPECIALIST SUBJECT What do the initials R. R. in author George R. R. Martin s name stand for? Ouch! George R. R. Martin. One of them may be Robert. Haha! I m gonna get that wrong as well. No idea. Robert Renley. Name six of the nine Free Cities. Oh, the Free Cities. No, I really can t think of any. What are the words of House Greyjoy? I know Stark is Winter s Coming. Greyjoy. It s about the ocean and the sea. Maybe something about the drowned gods, but I m not gonna know the exact words. Sorry. What is Oathkeeper? It s a sword. Who gave Daenerys the dragon eggs as a wedding gift? Oh, it was This was from the first book too. Let s see. Some really wealthy merchant, but his name escapes me. And he s from one of the islands, but I can t remember. Can t remember the name, can t remember the island. Nope. FINAL SCORE: 2/10 Verdict: We could feel some sympathy for Mike, but if you re going to choose an entire fantasy novel series as your specialist subject, you should probably be prepared to memorize a few hundred fictitious names. He takes home a Dungeons & Dragons travel pack as his consolation prize. WIN BEER! Win a Leffe gift pack by telling us: Who is M.Ross favorite scientist? Answers to Answers 1) Victor 2) donuts 3) four (Lincoln, Madison, Jackson, Jefferson City) 4) Russia 5) French Open 6) Raymond Richard 7) Braavos, Lorath, Lys, Myr, Norvos, Pentos, Qohor, Tyrosh and Volantis 8) We Do Not Sow 9) the Valyrian steel longsword forged from Eddard Stark s greatsword Ice 10) Illyrio Mopatis, the rich merchant of Pentos photos: sui and nature zhang 36 February 2012

39 Music Have YOU MET Acoustic Alchemy Songs nowadays are loaded down with so many shout-outs and connotations. Sometimes you long for the kind of truly beautiful music where you stop thinking altogether as you just get drunk on the melodies. That s the kind of smooth jazz that Acoustic Alchemy has been producing for 30 years. The buzz Probably the most melodious plucked strings you ll ever hear Key tracks This Way, Reference Point They say: We have pushed the limits of the acoustic guitar s potential. We say: Forget about roses and chocolates. This is real romance. See them at: Tango on Feb 18 the PLAYLIST photos: courtesy of the organizers NEVER MISS A BEAT Michelle Dai might have Stockholm syndrome Beijing can be pretty eccentric, but once it s taken you hostage, you might as well enjoy it. If you stay here long enough, you might even learn how to have fun with the most unenjoyable things. Folk musicians know all about this. They love to tell you stories about their struggling lives to remind you how good your life is. This month, on February 8, you ll have the chance to listen to three masters of expressing bitterness: Xiao He, Zhou Yunpeng and Wan Xiaoli. They ll be sharing the stage at Oriental Palace Theatre. Of course, their stories will be hard to understand if you don t know Chinese. Fortunately for us, they are not the only sarcastic musicians in Beijing. Young rockers Residence A have named their new studio album Please Use Your Body To Break Desire To Escape. Seems like their album launch (Feb 26) at MAO Livehouse will be a good chance to let out all your anger and dissatisfaction. If you still feel frustrated that you can t speak perfect Mandarin, you can always console yourself by attending a rock concert by a Western band. Nothing makes you feel like a master of the language like hearing a lead singer try to impress the audience by calling them niubi or trying to xiexie them. Though Avril Lavigne and Westlife might surprise you. Ms. Lavigne has been in China four times, while the Irish boys just performed in Beijing about four months ago. More international acts will follow in March. There ll be operatic voice group Il Divo, Swedish pop veterans FIND AMERICAN ROOTS WITH JORMA KALIKONEN Roxette, plus Death Cab for Cutie amongst other JUE Festival acts. Maybe none of the above moves your heart, but many of us still end up falling in love with Beijing. Why? I remember the first time I went to D-22 for an experimental music event in 2009; the bands made almost nothing but pure noise. Then Zoomin Night, a showcase for avant-garde bands, became a weekly event. Last month, before closing for good, the bar hosted the last-ever Zoomin Night. The pioneering youngsters showed us all that they really have discovered new rhythms from the most chaotic fragments of sounds. And that made me think: We love Beijing because it s not great yet. It s still raw, it s changing so fast. We love it because we get to witness it, in all its awkwardness, taking shape. Wu Ningyue of Buyi Rock N Roll on the New Long March by Cui Jian. Totally overturned my understanding of music. The first time I heard it, I was so excited I didn t even realize it was sung in Chinese. A Dream Return to Tang Dynasty by Tang Dynasty. Grand and magnificent, beautiful high pitches, perfect production. It made me like metal. Disappear ( 消失 ) by Wild Child. If there s one Chinese band that can be described as great, it s them. Their contribution to folk music is incomparable. Most folk musicians in Beijing have received help from them. White Temple ( 白庙 ) by Zhao Yiran. Truly embodies the soul of northwestern folk songs. It finds joy in sorrow, wild and sincere. It s full of the taste of yellow earth. Buyi plays at Jiang Hu Liveshow Bar on Feb 17. February

40 REVIEWS Evolution 进化 Muma & Third Party Muma wanted to make a film for ears that s what he said while working on Evolution. Did he succeed? Depends on what your ears like to see, but he did manage to endow the tracks with the power to draw you into a deep depressing dream. Words like burning, depraved, corruption and desperation flow through the whole album, interwoven with gothic tunes, progressive rock beats and symphonic melodies a sound that is resonant of some of Muse s earliest works. Too bad Muma s voice is not the most ideal for his own songs it fails to overwhelm you, which means you might wake up from the dream a little earlier than you re supposed to. Michelle Dai Standout tracks: Nadi ( 纳迪 ), Guard ( 守护 ) Like this? Try... Muse, Björk, Proximity Butterfly LIVEHOUSE Sex Drugs Internet New Pants For 15 years, Peng Lei and Pang Kuan of New Pants have thrown the craziest concerts with the weirdest ideas, produced the nerdiest music videos and made every album sound like a wild private dance party. Until now. Instead of being a grand summary of the band that it was promoted to be, Sex Drugs Internet sounds more like an assignment they rushed through: punk rock, synth-pop, new-wave, indie-pop yadda, yadda, yadda, yadda. Every genre is covered alas, the passion is missing. The only glimpse of the reckless but brilliant New Pants appears when Pang Kuan s hysterical screaming tears the beats apart in Sex Drugs Internet and I m Not Gay. Maybe they just got bored of writing music. Michelle Dai Standout tracks: Sex Drugs Internet, I m Not Gay Like this? Try... Queen of F**king Everything (Subs), It s Blitz (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) Heritage Opeth Mikael Åkerfeldt is not like most heavy metal guys the guitarist/singer/songwriter likes to experiment. Even in Opeth s earliest albums, you can still trace his intention to forge something different, with prog-rock being their weapon of choice. In Heritage, their moves are even braver. Though hand drums and a jazz flute solo may expand their audience, it will also drive away the diehard metal lovers. Harsh growls have been completely ditched. Only a few songs, like Slither and Folkore, still hold some grand metal riffs that resonate with the band s heavy history. Elsewhere, acoustic guitar tunes, mellow bass riffs and Åkerfeld s gloomy chant dance wildly with each other. Individually, the parts are beautiful they intoxicate but poor transitions make it hard to fall in love with the full-length songs. Michelle Dai Standout tracks: Heritage, Slither See Opeth live at: Tango on Feb 11 HEAD OF THE QUEUE Fox Over the Cloud Goes Crazy Xiao He is the avant-garde artist who absorbs beauty from almost everything. Zhou Yunpeng is the sarcastic poet. Wan Xiaoli can lure you into his own sensitive world. Nobody captures the diversity of the current Chinese folk scene better than these three. Reasons to go It s rare to see them sharing a stage. Reasons to avoid You d prefer to catch them at a more intimate bar. After the show, you wish... You knew more Chinese so you could u n d e r s t a n d t h e i r brilliant lyrics. Where? Oriental Palace Theatre When? February 8 Gentle but Not Softcore Youngsters sculpting soundscapes by Michelle Dai Gothenburg may be known as the cradle of melodic death metal, but it also nurtured the much gentler indie sound of post-rockers Immanu El, whose atmospheric pluckings have been compared to Sigur Rós and Mogwai. In less than four years, the quintet has played almost 200 shows in over 25 countries. Before finally landing in China, frontman Claes Strängberg had some thoughts to share with us. What three things come to mind when you hear the term post-rock? Experiments, dynamics and soundscapes. For me, post-rock is not a sound but a way of describing bands that try to develop and experiment with the sound of rock music. How important are lyrics to you? The lyrics are important but we don t use them in an ordinary pop-music kind of way. Our s are more floating and progressive than regular storytelling. We mix the lyric-based vocals with a lot of vocals without lyrics and try to create dynamics and soundscapes through the voices. What s the oddest comment that the band has ever gotten? Were you inspired by the erotica film Emmanuelle? Our lyrics are more floating and progressive than regular storytelling What was the last thing that inspired you? Our last tour in Europe. Touring is a great inspiration for me and I m very happy we got the chance to do so many concerts around the world. What kind of music would drive you insane the fastest? 21st century badly produced rap music with braindead lyrics. I simply can t stand it. Where s the strangest place you ve played? I n Paris for a film p r o j e c t. We s h o t an unplugged concert in an old museum, a tiny bookshop and in the middle of the street next to the Place des Vosges. If you could join another band, which would it be? That would be Radiohead. Full of geniuses and such inspiring people. They seem pretty nice as well! What are your favorite three movies about love? The Fountain, Lost In Translation, and A Swedish Love Story. Immanu El plays with sounds at MAO Livehouse on Feb 10. photos: courtesy of the organizers 38 February 2012

41 Style photos: courtesy of D:FUSE STYLE-PHILE Tiffany Wang is pretending that 2012 starts now The opportunity to reinvent yourself rolls around in January of every year. The good part about living in China is that if you failed to get a makeover, invest in a new wardrobe or sign up for a gym membership the first time around, you get a second chance on Lunar New Year. I m counting February as the official start to 2012, then. In that spirit, I ve compiled an informal Beijing style forecast for the New Year. (Check out TheBeijinger.com to see my list of 2011 s top trends.) First off, I expect tons of limitededition dragon-themed luxury items. This zodiac year seems to have inspired more than its share of tacky items. (Inevitable, as dragons have become such an overused emblem of Chinese design.) So far there s the Versace Jewel Handbag, a clichéd mash-up of golden dragons set against a black background; New Balance ML474 Ladies, look out for our D:FUSE shoe giveaway on TheBeijinger.com on February 7 sneakers featuring contrast-toned lizard skin; and a collaborative Year of the Dragon collection of men s luggage and accessories by Coach and NeochaEDGE. Secondly, international fashion houses will continue staking out their territory in Beijing. Several big names debuted last year, including Diane von Furstenberg, Alexander McQueen, Maison Martin Margiela and Versace. Alexander Wang has already confirmed he will open a Sanlitun Village North store early this year, as we reported last June. Currently you can only find his pieces occasionally at independent boutiques like Shine* and FEI Space. I, for one, can t wait to have ready access to his complete collections. Third, e-commerce and social media will continue to play an increasingly crucial role for the domestic consumer market. The world has already seen the unprecedented rise of Sina Weibo. Aside from becoming a pivotal source of news, especially in the fashion world, the microblog is now rumored to be developing its own online shopping platform. Forever 21 just launched its Taobao store and Chinese website last month a promising start for other retailers to follow. And finally, more and more hutongs will establish themselves as shopping destinations. After the rise of Wudaoying and Fangjia, Mao er, Baochao and Beiluogu Xiang have also begun to blossom. Beijing s next few trendy boutiques will no doubt be setting up shop there. In sum, prospects for our humble shopping scene have never looked better. There is a growing preference for quality over conspicuous brand names, accompanied (naturally) by a surge in independent boutiques and high-end flagship stores. Take a deep breath and hold on as long as you re here, you re in for an exhilarating ride. loose change FRESH OUT THE BOX Forever 21 has finally come to Beijing. By the time we go to print, the cheapchic American retailer should have unveiled its 24,000 square foot store in Wangfujing s APM Mall. For now, you can browse their wares on Forever21.cn. (2-4 day shipping to Beijing costs just RMB 20.) After a brief hiatus for the holidays, Wuhao has reopened its doors to the public. Check out their new seasonal installation (this time, in accordance with winter, the theme is Water ), which accompanied the arrival of several new labels including Sankuanz and MPMP. Hummingbird Therapeutic Retreat has opened another spa, The Wellness Spa, in Central Park. Expect even more treatment rooms and an espresso lounge area. H&M s highly anticipated bodywear line by David Beckham will launch in stores worldwide on February 2. Luxury e-commerce site, Luxbible. com, has finally finished setting up its Lido showroom. Look for our longawaited write-up next month. Joyce just showed a private preview of its Spring/Summer 2012 collections last month. The usual suspects are all there, including Givenchy, Rick Owens and Stella McCartney, along with some more risqué options like Gamme Bleu and Vionnet. We were devastated to hear that Source shut down last June, but rumor has it that they re now eying a space in U-Town Shopping Center. We promise details as soon as we hear more. Steve Madden in The Village closed its doors last month, but was quickly replaced by makeup brand Benefit. Speaking of which, Sanlitun Village South and Kerry Centre have seen a number of closures in the last few months, due to contract expirations and winter renovations, respectively. We ll do some sniffing around and get back to you. Plastered T-shirts is expanding into 798 Art District. Their new shop will host regular exhibitions featuring artwork and collaborations with local designers, as well as unique products and designs. DEALS & STEALS In celebration of Valentine s Day, Plastered s original Nanluogu Xiang branch is offering 50 percent off a women s T-shirt with any men s T- shirt purchase. The deal is valid from February Bring a copy of the Beijinger to (the male-only) Spa de Feng and enjoy a RMB 100 discount on any treatment over two hours. February

42 WHAT S NEW SHOPS Studio Ruyi Daily noon-10pm. 25 Fangjia Hutong, Dongcheng District ( ) 东城区方家胡同 25 skirting around A peek inside reveals that this family-owned studio s specialty is porcelain. Shards of valuable china, some over 300 years old, clutter the shelves and adjoining workshop, ready to be cleverly reincorporated into rings (RMB 88-1,289), silver and gem bracelets (RMB 828) and earrings (RMB ). The proof of their expertise is in the ready-made jewelry on display. The mini placards (Chinese-only) detailing the materials and crafting techniques behind each piece lend the space a sense of importance, as if it places genuine value on the cultural arts. Of course, it s us buyers who reap the benefits. Tiffany Wang Indulge in: Porcelain drop earrings (RMB 88) Also try: Stone Love, Shard Box Minijupe Daily noon-10pm. Unit A105, Nali Patio (next to Ciro s Pomodoro), 81 Sanlitun Beilu, Chaoyang District ( ) 朝阳区三里屯北路 81 号那里花园 A105 are no straight lines on a woman s body / Her beauty is in her curves, reads There this young Chinese brand s website. It s a decidedly inflammatory stance in the high fashion world, an industry largely occupied by waif-like women and shapeless clothing. And yet Minijupe s founder, Dodo Mai, cites her admiration for the female body as the main impetus behind her work. We should have guessed the name is a dead giveaway. By playing with construction and texture, Minijupe (which means miniskirt in French) draws inspiration from the school uniforms of our girlhood to create elegant, sexy pieces for the modern woman. So far the formula seems to be working in Dodo s favor. This Sanlitun shop is the womenswear label s second branch, following the opening of its roomier showroom in Pingod in The new space intends to be more commercially driven, and will carry only the better-selling designs. Gnarled branches beckon over the wooden clothing racks, while an antique piano fills up space in a dusty corner. The clothes, like the environment, are dark and moody, bearing the occasional ornate rug pattern or leopard print for no apparent reason other than the sake of variety. Paradoxically, the nearly exclusive use of gothic colors and fabrics only seems to enhance Minijupe s feminine and romantic sensibilities. The latest collection shows whiffs of Victorian influence, from lace sleeve shirtdresses (RMB 410) to velvet skirts with sheer underlay (RMB 1,180). Other updated classics include a black wool coat with leather slits (price TBD), a belted polka dot dress (RMB 1,680) and a crisp chiffon blouse (RMB 1,980). The prices may be hard to justify, until you learn about the quality and care put into the materials. Just like her creations, the designer stands out for keeping a low profile. We re guessing not for long Sanlitun ought to nudge her closer into the spotlight. Tiffany Wang Indulge in: Velvet skirt (RMB 1,180) Also try: Bei Style, Eldi Atelier 21 By appointment only. Rm 2102, 21/F, Bldg A, Landscape Apartments, Jiangtai Xilu, Chaoyang District ( , ) 朝阳区将太西路风景线公寓 A 座 21 层 2102 室 The hallway is damp and dark, the room numbers barely discernible. Your expectations are understandably low. Suddenly, the door opens and you re left blinded by the vivid hues, the sweet scent of potpourri and the warm sunshine cascading through the windows. A steady stream of French chatter pervades the room, softened by melancholy tunes and quiet laughter. The scene resembles more of an intimate social gathering than a studio-boutique. Indeed, Atelier 21 is made up of a collective of French artists, with furniture designer Bénédicte and jewelry designer Fanny at the helm. The side rooms house their workshops, where beads and thread spill from boxes, and fabrics from India and France are piled up to the ceiling proof that their wares are handmade and one-of-a-kind. The owners share an enthusiasm for experimenting with color and patterns, particularly Benny, whose placemats, square flop pillows and boutis mix Arabesque and polka dots with ease. Tiffany Wang Indulge in: Beanbag cushion (RMB 850) Also try: Casa Pagoda, Chang & Biorck photos: sui and courtesy of Philippe leberre 40 February 2012

43 INSPECT A GADGET ➊ Belkin Universal Media Reader Instantly transfer files from cards to computer, and vice versa. This all-in-one card reader works with all major type of memory cards. RMB 280 ➋ Sony NEX-7 The highly anticipated NEX-7 promises even better image quality than its predecessors with its high ISO sensitivity and a bigger image sensor (24MP APS-C CMOS sensor). RMB 16,800 (NEX-7 + SeL24F 18Z kit) Music in Love Audio Splitter Share your love while sharing music. This heartshaped audio splitter works with any music player that has a 3.5mm jack. A sweet gift for a sweetheart. Available at Page One (Guomao) RMB ➌ ➍ ➎ Philips Lumiware LED Vase Flowers never had it so good. Choose a gently glowing color to match your home decor or your mood. Thanks to its weatherproof design and rechargeable battery, it can charm you from outdoors as well. RMB 999 Samsung Galaxy Note Tired of juggling smartphone and tablet? This 5.3-inch Android phone/tablet hybrid solves the problem. Use the stylus to jot notes as you would in an old-fashioned notebook. RMB 4,990 DeClutter Your Space by Joey Guo Eye-Fi Mobile X2 8GB SDHC Wi-Fi Memory Card Image transfer across devices doesn t have to mean a cluttered desktop. This gadget uses Wi-Fi to transfer photos and videos from your camera directly to your iphone, ipad or laptop. RMB 560 PlugBug Adaptor Use one wall outlet to charge your laptop and idevice simultaneously. This elegant 10W USB wall charger piggybacks onto the Macbook Power Adapter. RMB 245 UnityRemote Replace all your conventional remote controls with your iphone (or other ios device). It communicates via Bluetooth, transmitting infrared signals to most home entertainment appliances. RMB 650 BookArc for MacBook Air Made for the second-generation MacBook Air, this sturdy and stylish stand has a cable management system that helps free up desktop space. RMB 280 All featured items also available on February

44 Get the Look CORTINA TURTLENECK SWEATER Khunu.com. RMB 1,458 TURTLENECKS by Tiffany Wang Some blame the resurgence of this trend on Steve Jobs untimely death. No matter pair the turtleneck with chunky necklaces, wild prints or pleated skirts, and we swear you ll look anything but frumpy. For store addresses, see Directory. CABLE-KNIT TURTLENECK SWEATER Zara. RMB 559 KOMMUTE STORM COLLAR PULLOVER NLGX Design Store. RMB 585 RIBBED TURTLENECK SWEATER Vince at Lane Crawford. RMB 2,500 LONG SLEEVE TURTLENECK Hugo Boss at Luxbible. RMB 1,300 COTTON SPANDEX TURTLENECK DRESS American Apparel. RMB 415 atelier P.J. by Tiffany Wang This impeccably dressed Hunan native can often be found chatting up visitors at Approx, her Nali Patio boutique. It s a goldmine for elegant jewelry and accessories by local designers, as well as pieces from her own collections. We asked P.J. about her recent segue from jewelry to clothing design. How d you get into design? I like the idea of using both your mind and your heart to create something. I have a lot of interests: art, movies, travel. With design, you can draw from all of those things. If you could save only one piece of jewelry from a fire, what would it be? Jewelry is the easiest thing to save, so I d just grab a whole bunch and run! [Laughs] But no, if I had to choose, I d go for one of my chunky necklaces. What do you wish you d designed but someone else already has? In terms of brands, this year I d talk about Givenchy. I wish I could ve made that stuff. Big necklaces, lots to do with jewelry it was all so beautiful. What unexpected material would you want to work with? This year I saw someone make huge earrings with the material used to construct planes. It s very expensive and difficult to obtain. Gorgeous colors, though. I d love to try it out. Favorite jewelry trend? Forget trends. You only ever need two types of jewelry in your collection: one that s classic and minimalist, and another that is more complex and can make an outfit all on its own. The two work for all occasions. When did you get involved with clothing design? Just last year. I d been making jewelry for two years, but I kept finding that I needed certain clothes to match my accessories. So I thought that since I d studied design, I d work on filling that gap. How does designing clothing compare with jewelry? They re equally complicated, and require similar skills but a different kind of intuition. For both, I always try to create something that represents my inner essence, my spirit. A301, 3/F, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District ( ) photos: judy zhou and courtesy of lane crawford, luxbible, nlgx design store, khunu, zara, asos.com 42 February 2012

45 ARTs + CULTURE Snapshots ART Lately, most of the excitement is happening online. After last year s technical snafus, the VIP Art Fair 2.0 is giving it a second go this month, from February 3-8. The art world still wonders whether the online model for seeing and purchasing art will take off, but if it does, it means more opportunities to connect Western buyers with Chinese art, and vice versa. In town, be sure to check out Huang Rui s new installment at The Opposite House, as well as Wang Qingsong s quickly deflating balloon installation at Tang Contemporary (see Review, p45). We re also looking into the newly opened Gallery Hotel at Gongti. Updates, photos and more at TheBeijinger.com. photo: courtesy of imagine gallery In grade school, we used to predict who we were going to marry by playing a game called MASH. It also predicted what kind of abode we d inhabit (Mansion, Apartment, Shack or House), what vehicle we d use (Lamborghini, bicycle, wheelbarrow?) and how many kids we d have (zero, three, 287). Now, with the Internet, there s no need to do that kind of thing by hand. All I had to do was type my name into Lovecalculator.com to see if my current romance stands a chance. The result? 23%. Dr. Love thinks a relationship might work out between Marilyn Mai and Beijing, but the chance is very small. Do not sit back and think that it will all work out fine. Spend as much time with each other as possible. Again, the chance of this relationship maartje blans' "Together" at Imagine gallery, from feb 12 ART ATTACK Marilyn Mai does not think it will all work out fine working out is very small, so even when you do work hard on it, it still might not work out. OK, I get it. This might not work out. I can picture the fights now: Is this because I won t live in one of your hutongs?! I don t care how quiet they are, they stink! A woman can only eat so much duck, you know! Maybe I should just let my visa expire Dr. Love might deem my relationship with Beijing doomed, but you might still have some hope. Why not resolve to take your relationship with Beijing to the next step, beyond an appreciation for her good food and cheap massages? For instance, this month is jampacked with film screenings, Chinese and foreign, blockbuster and indie. For a truly unique experience, try out the UCCA s Experience Cinema for the Blind (Feb 11). You ll be blindfolded and led to your seat for a triple feature: Letter from an Unknown Woman, Scent of a Woman and Chinese rom-com hit If You Are the One. It s meant to raise awareness and empathy for the visuallyimpaired, but what better way to test out the age-old theory that love is well, you know? Love abounds in literature, too, so be sure to check out the events coming up as part of both the Capital M Literary Festival and the Bookworm International Literary Festival (see sidebar for details). Now, if you and Beijing just can t make it work in the love department, there s always hate. It s a little darker, but no less passionate. CINEMA Nominees weren t announced until after we went to print, but so far three films from Greater China were submitted to the Best Foreign Film category for this year s Oscars: Ann Hui s A Simple Life, Wei Te-sheng s Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale and of course Zhang Yimou s Flowers of War. What s your pick? In theaters this month, you can catch Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. MI4 is pleasing critics and viewers alike, while the consensus on Holmes is even more mixed than the first installment. Judge for yourself a process that will become cheaper as the State Administration for Radio, Film and Television is planning to set a maximum ticket price and require more halfprice deals across all cinemas. IN PRINT Tickets to The Bookworm International Literary Festival go on sale February 6, so be sure to scope out the events you re interested in. Tickets will go fast, especially when it comes to literary darlings like Gary Shteyngart and Carol Birch. Also, Capital M returns with round two of their fledgling festival. We re excited about food science writer Harold McGee (see Feature, p46), as well as Singaporean food memoirist Cheryl Tan (Feb 25) and Booker Prize-winner Alan Hollinghurst (Feb 26). STAGE Admit it, you ve pictured yourself under the bright lights of a theater stage, and wondered when you d get your big break. Beijing s becoming a less unlikely place for that, as Beijing Playhouse s next production ptoves. Flip the page to learn more about playing a part in putting on Beijing s biggest musical. If you d rather leave it to the pros, catch the National Ballet of China performing Alberto Alonso s Carmen and Roland Petit s L Arlésienne (Feb 18-19). February

46 FEATURE String and Bones In the lap of violence and luxury by Marilyn Mai For one of China s most well-known contemporary artists, Lin Tianmiao certainly is cagey about her artistic process. When I sat down with her at her home studio in Songzhuang and began asking about her new exhibit at the Beijing Center for the Arts (BCA), entitled The Same, she claimed that she just came up with a title after finishing her works, simply because every exhibit needs one. Whether she s being coy or just evasive, this comment clashes with the BCA s own website, which explains that the name is meant to remind us how everything looks the same if you watch at a distance; and nothing may be the same if you get closer. Looking past the artspeak, what we have here is several cavernous rooms filled with objects meticulously wrapped in exuberantly colored silk, linen and gold. They range from wooden and metal tools to a collection of animal bones (don t worry they re synthetic, ordered online from the same folks who supply medical schools and other science programs with sample skeletons). In one room, Lin has created a plushy, black cashmerelined apocalypse, populated by gold-foiled skeletons in various states of wholeness. It looks like what would happen if Versace showed up at an In order to achieve glory, you first need to experience death archaeological dig and thought, Oh God, this is dreadful, let me just There, isn t that better? The effect is glam, creepy and beautiful. Her work has always hinted at a quiet violence underneath a prim, white aesthetic; wrapping with thread has been part of her practice since 1997, though never before with color. This time, however, that violence explodes and rather joyfully at that. I asked how the bones, which bear the symbolic brunt of that violence, began figuring into her practice. Lin replied, I think this has something to do with the timing of my mom having just passed away. But maybe it s not that direct. Most people find bones kind of traumatizing. But this doesn t have to be the case. They re actually quite beautiful. The more I worked with them, the more they lost that creepy feeling. But I did still want to express a sense of past glory, of a fantastic withering away In order to achieve glory, you first need to experience death. Apparently, in order to achieve glory, you also need to spend a lot of time carefully wrapping strands and strands of thread around synthetic skulls or train the right people to do it for you. We have a team of about 20 people, and it took one and a half to two years to complete the works for this exhibit. As might be expected, Lin s use of detailed handiwork and materials like thread and fabric not to mention some of the images in her work, including parts of women s bodies filled with bulbous, stringy innards prompts many to label her a feminist artist, a title she staunchly resists. I m a woman, and I m an artist. But I really don t support this distinction between male and female artists. I don t think women should be split off as this separate group; it s marginalizing. I think that women, in any school of thought or discipline, can play the most important roles regardless of gender. And I don t think I m a feminist artist; I don t even understand what feminist means. Yet again, it s easy to wonder whether the artist is playing dumb. As much as she tries to shrug off any suggestions of her intentionality in naming the exhibit, in what social realities she hoped to express, even in why she chooses to use color this time her work on the other hand is so focused, her new exhibit so exacting in its balance of opulence and death, that her protestations have a hard time being heard. Things won t be The Same at the BCA after Feb 26. Catch the show before then. 44 February 2012 photos: Marilyn Mai

47 photos: Courtesy of the organizers REVIEWS ART: HAPPY NEW YEAR TANG CONTEMPORARY Wang Qingsong, known for his staged photographs cluttered with corporate logos, rings in a 2012 filled with both exuberance and cataclysm. Entering Tang Contemporary s large front hall, you ll feel you ve stepped into the visual orgasm that would erupt if China and the US decided to get over their mutual frustrations and make a holiday baby together. But before you have too much fun staring at floating mylar Spongebobs, you re swept into the next room, where a wheelchair offers a front-row seat to a giant spiderweb dotted with garbage. The next space is grimmer still, with three photographs commenting further on decay and dissonance: a demolished home, another spiderweb, the Statue of Liberty wearing a Mao suit. Wang s question looms: The New Year may start happy, but how will it end? Marilyn Mai Ring in the Happy New Year at Tang Contemporary until Feb 25. BOOKS: THE OPIUM WAR JULIA LOVELL Just when you thought the colonial narcotic was old news, this book reminds us how much it still figures into China s modern relationship with the West and how it may be as important as ever that we understand the conflicts it raised. Luckily, Lovell also helps us do just that in this engaging, in-depth account of the first Opium War. Uniquely for this subject, Lovell incorporates historical records from both East and West, casting the characters involved in a strikingly human light. Expect a fairly unapologetic (though not cavalier) tone about her countrymen s mistakes, as well as a smart, sensitive approach to the Chinese point of view. This is a history book that is both delightful and enlightening, better suited for the plane or bathtub than a dusty shelf. Lou Waterstone Catch the author at the 2012 Bookworm International Literary Festival next month. Can t wait? The Opium War is available at The Bookworm and on Amazon.cn. FILM: THE GREAT MAGICIAN DEREK YEE Tony Leung stars as Zhang Xian, a man who refines his magic act in Europe before returning to 1920s Beijing in search of his fiancée, Liu Yin (played by a steely Zhou Xun) now being kept under lock and key by a clownish warlord, Bully Liu. For the first hour, you re entranced by Leung s onscreen magnetism (yep, he s still got it), charmed by the magic tricks, drawn in by the leisurely setup. Then, everything derails: Bully and Zhang become best friends and discover a plot by Japanese spies and Manchu loyalists predicated upon a strange 7 element dream potion all played with swiftly escalating vaudevillian camp. Soon, you feel like you re already watching a parody of the film you never got to see the end of. Marilyn Mai The Great Magician is showing in theaters across town. STAGE: NIGEL KENNEDY BEIJING EXHIBITION THEATER Buttoned up collars, vigilant shushers, stuffy music played on stuffy instruments. Whatever classical music brings to your mind, chances are that a performance by virtuoso violinist Nigel Kennedy will break that mold. Known for being a bit of an iconoclast, Kennedy s also known for being brilliant enough to get away with it. You ll be overwhelmingly impressed by his powerful takes on the usual repertoire (his recording of Vivaldi s Four Seasons is the best-selling classical record of all time), but don t be surprised when he pulls out Jimi Hendrix, The Doors or some wicked improvisational jazz before ending on a violin concerto. If only his concert had brought him here later in the year you might even have caught the rabid Aston Villa supporter at a Beijing Guoan game. John Pullman Nigel Kennedy fiddles with Beijing on Feb 16. Pony Up! Calling all cowboys and cowgirls by Marilyn Mai The American campaign trail got you down? Hop on the surrey with the fringe on top as it starts toward a new frontier. The award-winning musical Oklahoma! will be staged in Beijing this year, and its cowboys and farmers, square dances and shotgun weddings will take us back to simpler times. Producer Chris Verrill tells us, The cast of singers needed for Oklahoma! will be a challenge for us. In fact, to the best of our knowledge, it will be the largest locally produced English-language musical ever in China. It pushes our limits. As is often the case with creative projects in Beijing, success relies on finding hidden caches of talent. Oklahoma! s director, David Peck, is one such find. He retired to Beijing after a long and fruitful career in theater. Most recently, he served as chair of performing arts at Milton Academy, a hallowed prep school in Massachusetts. Peck says, Most of the roles require triple-threat performers who can act, sing and dance. [Also,] tenors are always the most difficult to find and cast, so I am particularly keen to find a young tenor who can dance at least a little and act a lot. What about the ladies? Musical director Beth Kerzee looks forward to It will be the largest locally produced English-language musical ever in China Feature finding a flirtatious Ado Annie for her favorite number, I Cain t Say No! Ado Annie sings that she knows right and wrong but also doesn t want to disappoint a beau when he s payin a call, Kerzee explains. She knows her mind and is unwilling to play silly girls games. She wants to have the same amount of fun in her life that [her boyfriend] Will expects to have, 100% equal. In other words, what s good for the goose is good for the gander. What kind of actress will that take? A real self-confident girl, says Kerzee. Ado Annie s songs are very loud and nasally, which t a k e s a v e r y well-trained singer, and one willing to take risks. But the audience will love her for taking those over-thetop risks. The best part: All these characters in Oklahoma! would be terrible politicians, says Verrill. They all have good hearts and most are honest and true. They re also too preoccupied with cows and corn and falling in love to care about politics. In the history of the US, no president has ever come from Oklahoma. Probably never will. Just good corn. Git yerselves to the auditions on Feb 26 & 27. Fer a warm-up, attend the audition seminar on Feb 7. February

48 FEATURE GASTROnerd how one man combines FOOD, SCIENCE AND LITERATURE by Marilyn Mai BOOKSHELF If you ve ever wondered what s happening at the molecular level as a hunk of parmesan ages, the New York Times Curious Cook Harold McGee is your man. Here, he gives us his take: On beans, beans, the musical fruit When I told a group of my friends and fellow teachers that I was thinking of writing a book about the science of cooking, one of them who came from New Orleans and was irrepressible said he had an urgent question in this area, namely, why did his favorite red beans and rice make him so uncomfortable? And would a different bean give him less gas? This was shortly after Blazing Saddles was released and the bean scene was fresh in all our minds. We all had a good laugh, but then a few days later I went to the science library to see if I could find an answer. I did, and this helped me realize that this projected book could be both informative and fun. On his literature background I think it makes me more interested in the history of foods and cooking, and the roles that they have played in the way people think about and make sense of their lives. My doctoral dissertation was titled John Keats and the Progress of Taste, and looked at aesthetic taste in this way. So I ve just shifted to sensory taste. On the wonders of food science My single favorite insight is into the caramelization of sugar. You start with a single molecule, sucrose, which has no color or aroma, and simply add energy in the form of heat. In a few minutes you have caramel, which is sucrose transformed into hundreds of new molecules, some sweet, some sour, some bitter, some aromatic, some colored. It s the starkest example of the alchemy of cooking, and of its complexity. On looking forward to debunking MSG s negative effects I am indeed thrilled to have the opportunity to put myself at the mercy of Chinese chefs in China. And I have no fear of any adverse consequences apart from eating too much and gaining weight! On what he just had for dinner Confit duck leg, a puree of celery root and apples, and a salad of arugula from my garden. On the curiosity contest George and the cat may well be as or more curious than I am, but I m pretty sure I have a longer attention span and figure more things out! Step into McGee s lab at the Capital M Literary Festival on Feb 25. Seth Grossman Co-owner, Home Plate Bar-B-Que I am a photographer so all of the books I really love the most are my photographers monographs that are personally signed to me. (Those are all back home in New York, though.) And of course my dog-eared copy of Slightly Out of Focus, the biography of war photographer Robert Capa. The bookshelf I d most like a peek at is Jim Boyce s. He probably uses his books as coasters for his wine. Character I ve had a crush on? There is a short story in Twice 22: The Golden Apples of the Sun & A Medicine for Melancholy by Ray Bradbury, called All Summer in a Day. I always related to the little girl in the book; she was charming, The last book I bought was Kissinger s On China when I was back in the States, but to be honest it was for a friend. 46 February 2012 Subway reading? I try to avoid the subways around here, and even if I did venture in there is no room to read. I d just end up missing my stop. The book I hid before you came around? I am not that organized, come on. My favorite books from childhood are The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, and Mark Twain s Following the Equator. Explains my love of travel and adventure. The book that changed my life was Diane Arbus: A Biography by Patricia Bosworth. Arbus was such an amazing character who killed herself way too early. She did it around the time I was born, so I always wanted to be the reincarnation of her, even though she was in so much pain. Books I wish I had written are those crappy Twilight books. Whoever wrote those must be rollin in it. The book I wish I hadn t read is anything by Dan Brown. I accidentally picked up his book Digital Fortress at an airport and did not even make it a chapter in before tossing it out. I was really hoping they would make Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer into a film, and they did but now I regret my desire. I wish they had asked Wes Anderson to make it, instead of Tom Hanks. My favorite quote from a book is: This war is like an actress who is getting old. It is less and less photogenic and more and more dangerous. Robert Capa photos: courtesy of seth grossman and harold mcgee

49 Sports AT THE BUZZER Tianjin s Goldin Metropolitan Polo Club hosts the inaugural FIP Snow Polo World Cup Invitational this month. The snowbound fiesta takes place from February 2-12; you can get tickets by calling Because this is a world-class sporting event, we d go as far as recommending that you leave Beijing. Just this once, anyway. H u t o n g - b a s e d c y c l i n g h a v e n Natooke has joined forces with Serk to bring you the JisuPK race. It s only 25 seconds on the stationary but there are prizes to be won for your pedaling. To have a go you ll need to be at the ISPO Exhibition at the China National Convention Center from February between 10-11am and 2-3pm daily. The ISPO costs RMB 50 unless you register for free at ISPO.com. Beijing Ducks, the amateur water polo team, returns to the pool this month. They ll be playing every Sunday at ISB in Shunyi. Also starting up are The Peloton Beijing Road Bike Cycling Club. Sundays and cycling can be hand in glove once again. photo: nfl china Talking Balls Jonathan White is going to take it like a man After months of moaning about the demise of sport in this town, it s time to accept that this was nothing more than premature and definitely an overreaction. These are both things that should be discouraged in a man so I ll take my medicine without complaint, and the spoonful of sugar to take it with is the mass return of sport to the city. No disrespect to winter sports well, none to skiing and snowboarding and curling but it s about time that we got proper sports back. The month of Mardi Gras brings with it a sporting carnival. What s better is that we ve already got Chinese New Year holiday over with, so there ll be no disruption this month. Better still, it s a leap year so we get another day of sport this year. Way to go, 2012 you ignore what the Mayans are saying about you. They re terrible at sports for a start. Right, starting with football and that s the round kind. The IFFC s the packers can't hold on to their crown. find out who'll take it on feb 6 11-a-side season resumes before month s end and ClubFootball will be finishing up their indoor tournament before taking it outside next month for the spring league. The pigskin variety of football also offers full-scale and smaller-sided options the Beijing Guardians resume practice for China s onslaught on American football this month and you can also now sign up for Mashup s flag football league. Mashup also reintroduces a few more of its thoroughly clean-cut, all-american pastimes this month. Basketball, bowling and dodgeball will tip-off, get rolling and we-haveno-idea-what, respectively. They will also be hosting the second of their less-clean-cut-but-still-very-american beer pong tournaments on February 11. See MashupAsia.com to get registered for any of the fun. If you prefer life on the fairways, look out for details of Beijing Golfers plans for 2012 they ll start either this month or early next while Beijing Ladies Golf launch their season on March 8. Now is the time to book a seat for that (and Thursday morning off work, ladies). Still want more? OK, but you are a glutton for punishment and the best place for you is Heyrobics brand-new Heyrunning program. This monthly running and fitness club starts on the last Sunday of this month at Chaoyang Park. It s free if you take a copy of the Beijinger. It sounds a lot like a club with a running problem or the Hash House Harriers minus the drinking. Speaking of drinking, if you were wacky enough to give it up following the New Year, now s the time to get back on it. There s sport all over your flatscreen this month. It all starts with the Super Bowl on February 6, and like everything that starts with drinking at 7.30am, we all know where that s going to lead Take bail money. Juuso Lavisto won the Tenth Red- Bull Nanshan Open. This was the Fin s second victory at the event. At the time we went to print, Li Na was still in the Australian Open. The Mellowparks cats tipped us off to the Nike Snow Jam Series, which takes place on February 4 at the Nike Nanshan Park. It then hits up another couple of Chinese cities before going large at Solana. That s right, the shopping mall will play host to the Nike Snow Jam In-city Finals on February 24. NiuBBall.com has been good enough to start posting all the CBA games that will be shown on Chinese terrestrial TV. February s Sport on TV (Beijing time) Feb 6 Super Bowl XLVI Feb & Champions League Second Round Feb 17 & 24 Europa League Round of 32 Feb 26 Carling Cup Final Feb 27 NBA All-Star Game Every weekend RBS Six Nations Rugby All month NBA, NHL Call venues ahead to confirm. February

50 FEATURE not so uniform a guide to the 2011/12 cba season team logos T he heraldry of sports teams crests is as interesting as that of coats of arms. Some are of much more historical importance. While the Chinese Basketball Association is too new for that and the logos bear more than a passing nod to the NBA it s no less fascinating for it. Here s a taster of the in-depth breakdown we ve done of this season s CBA logos. Look out for the full version on TheBeijinger.com. If you d like to see the logos in the flesh, then scoot below for the details on Beijing Ducks home games this month. Four of the teams (Beijing, Dongguan, Jilin and Liaoning) are laid out on escutcheons (heraldic shields). Another six (Foshan, Guangdong, Qingdao, Tianjin, Xinjiang and Zhejiang Golden Bulls) have a cartouche (circular or oval) base. ms Tea Bayi Rockets Beijing Ducks Dongguan Leopards Foshan Dralions Jiangsu Dragons Jilin Northeast Tigers Liaoning Dinosaurs Qingdao Eagles Shanxi Brave Dragons Fujian Sturgeons Jiangsu Dragons ls Shandong Lions Zhejiang Lions Shanghai Sharks Zhejiang Golden Bulls Jilin Qingdao Northeast Tigers Eagles Shandong Lions Shanghai Sharks Shanxi Brave Dragons Tianjin Gold Lions Xinjiang Flying Tigers Zhejiang Lions Zhejiang Golden Bulls BIRDS BIG CATS FISH OTHER Two of the big cats look nothing like their real-life counterparts: Guangdong s tiger is aflame and Shandong s lion appears to be a fan of Peking Opera. While those pair appear mythical, two of the other animals actually are. (We don t even know where to start with Foshan s dralion. Thankfully, nobody knew how to draw one.) Zhejiang s golden bull is the only herbivorous mammal. DRAGONS ma An i Xinjiang Flying Tigers Guangdong Southern Tigers Twelve of the teams feature a basketball on their crests. In the case of both the teams named Dragons (Jiangsu and Shanxi), their claws are holding the balls. The two fish-based teams appear to condone unconventional basketball technique: Foshan s sturgeon and Shanghai s shark use their nose and tail on the basketball, respectively. ls Bal Dongguan Leopards Tianjin Gold Lions Fujian Sturgeons 48 February 2012 Feb 3: vs. Tianjin Gold Lions Feb 10: vs. Foshan Dralions Feb 12: vs. Shanghai Sharks logos: courtesy of the cba Beijing Ducks will be playing the following CBA home games at Beijing Shougang Basketball Center this month. All games tip off at 7.30pm. Tickets (RMB ) are available at Piao.com.cn or

51 living photo: height massage & day spa the best valentine's gift? take foot reflexology courses at the ccc on mondays and wednesdays LIVING LA VIDA LOCAL Tiffany Wang is broadening her horizons It s so easy to find fault with Beijing. Most of us can rattle off complaints readily. The air quality is appalling, the cab drivers uncouth and the sight of children defecating in public, at the urging of their parents, is never pretty. It may require deep rumination and honesty to recall the reasons we ve decided to call this city home, however temporarily. Our cover feature just scratches the surface, but will hopefully renew some sense of ardor in your hearts for Beijing. If you re still not convinced, read on. Whether you re single or taken this month, there are plenty more ways to get you feeling passionate about life here. For one, the opportunities for cultural exchange even if you never venture beyond the expat circle are endless. Before you dismiss that notion as clichéd, we d like to point out the range of active cultural groups, from Facción Latina to the Caledonian Society of Beijing, the latter of which is hosting Burns Night on February 4. Never heard of Burns Night? We hadn t either, until a Scottish colleague recently tipped us off. Now that we know the supper involves poetry and Scotch, we plan on participating this year for the first time. Herein lies the beauty of Beijing. D e s p i t e a l l t h e re d t a p e, volunteer organizations, too, have prevailed in setting up a commendable network here. I ve seen a startling number of people, locals and foreigners alike, committing wholeheartedly to taking care of sick orphans (Magic Hospital), AIDS-impacted families (Chi Heng Foundation), migrant children (Compassion for Migrant Children) and other deserving causes. Also, there have never been more chances to eat while we contribute. Chi Fan for Charity 2012 just made its first donation (a whopping RMB 155,000) to New Hope Foster Home last month, and Crazy Bake is looking to increase regular deliveries around the city. If your office or group of friends would appreciate an order of 15 freshly baked loaves of bread, cinnamon rolls, bagels and/or pretzels on a weekly basis, then visit CrazyBake.com or call And finally, one need never be lonely here. Beijing offers many networking options, from VIVA Professional Women s Network to the recently renamed FC Group (formerly associated with the Fortune Connection Club). Plus, what about Fishbowl Events Pre-Valentine s Speed Dating (Feb 12)? You never know you might just meet the love of your life. RSVP at FishbowlEvents.com. Q&A Rotaract Beijing Rotaract Beijing is a community service organization sponsored by the Rotary Club of Beijing. Since 2009, they have been collaborating with local charities to host fundraisers and speakers, as well as to raise public awareness of ongoing volunteer opportunities. This month brings us their Artjamming Fundraiser (Feb 23), with proceeds benefitting Shelterbox. We asked their treasurer, Crystal Lo, about what to expect from an evening of painting and socializing over wine. Why art? Most people never touch a paintbrush again after primary school, which is unfortunate because you don t have to be a professional artist to get a little creative and have fun. The idea of Artjamming is that you can take one of your own creations home, and this will be a great reminder that you contributed to a worthy cause. I can drink and socialize, but I can t paint. Can I still come? Of course! Anyone can get creative, especially after a glass or two of wine! How do you choose which charities to collaborate with? A hallmark principle for Rotary and Rotaract is The Four-Way Test, which guides the types of charities chosen and the projects that are run: 1) Is it the truth? 2) Is it fair to all concerned? 3) Will it build goodwill and better friendships? 4 ) Wi l l i t b e b e n e f i c i a l to a l l concerned? Tell us more about Shelterbox. Shelterbox ( is an international disaster relief charity that provided significant assistance in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, 2009 s Typhoon Morakat (Shanghai region) and 2010 earthquake in Tibet. Each Shelterbox is a lifesaving box equipped with items (e.g. a tent, stove, cooking utensils, toolkit) needed to shelter a family of up to ten after a natural disaster where homes are displaced. What else does Rotaract do here? We have our annual food and clothing drives, Halloween parties and outings for Guang Ai Orphanage, sports days for Beijing Huiling Community Services, pub quizzes for charity and, more recently, a Thanksgiving pumpkin pie cooking class in collaboration with The Hutong. Rotaract Clubs can be found in over 170 countries. If you are years old, a foreign passport holder and interested in helping the community, you are welcome to join. Visit for more information. February

52 Hands-on... High in Fiber How knitting got the best of me by Lauren McCarthy I should have known how this would turn out. My needlework had previously been limited to reattaching a button or two, and even those managed to come out looking pretty sad. But when I was growing up, domestic chores involved hammers, rakes and paintbrushes not fabric swatches or yarn. Still, I figured knitting would be easy enough to learn, and surely leave me with a scarf in no more time than it took to floor an attic. W h e n I strolled into the Beijing Guild s weekly meeting for the first time, I was overwhelmed by all of the projects the members were working on: red woolly hats and blue tight-knit gloves, as well as several multicolored quilted blankets. After some haughty observation, I began running through a mental list of what I would soon be crafting. I saw myself spending the cold months PLAYDATE I cursed everyone who had ever told me knitting was relaxing bundled up in warm creations of my own hand. That naïveté vanished as soon as I got the thin, cold needles into my hand. Any hope of discovering a natural talent for knitting was dashed as I found myself struggling to remember basic motor skills. Gripping the soft, lavender yarn alone was a challenge; my tense, cramping hand seemed to anticipate that the pretty pastel string would suddenly spring open if it wasn t kept under constant control. I was assisted in my bumbling start by one of the members. She patiently worked with me as I painstakingly tried to hold, let alone maneuver, my needles to create the basic knit and purl stitches. While the rest of the group skillfully led their needles in an elegant, choreographed waltz, mine were dancing a clumsy, uncoordinated number full of tripping and bumped heads. After three hours practicing these different forms, I had managed to produce a measly sample no larger than the palm of my hand. I had also been repeatedly warned that my hunched posture would leave me feeling sore in the morning. (I was now cursing everyone who had ever told me knitting was relaxing. Far from it at least at the start.) Given that stark reality check, I rued my choice of a project that probably required more feminine delicacy than I would ever possess and that was sure to take several weeks to finish. Since then, after repeated stops and starts, a scarf is slowly taking form as my hands have begun to accept the contortionist positioning necessary. Incomplete but not forgotten, the project taunts me from its perch next to the dinner table. The Beijing Guild meets Tuesdays, 1-4pm at locations around town. for more information. Shanti Christensen Blogger and photographer by Tiffany Wang I can still remember my dad trying to teach me how to hold a camera without shaking it, Shanti Christensen ed me. I ve always been interested in taking photos from a young age. This young woman born in Guam, raised in northern California and now a longtime resident of Beijing has carved out an impressive name for herself here. She has spent the last three years visiting homes all over China and collecting family recipes for a future cookbook. In the meantime, she documents all her experiences on her popular food blog. At heart, she views herself primarily as a storyteller, whether she is sharing travel tales or pictures of meals. Few people may realize, however, that she is passionate about photographing far more than just food. I like highlighting characteristics of the human condition, she tells me. Which explains one of her favorite weekend pastimes: exploring local markets to snap away at produce, spices and people. That morning, we were scheduled to meet at her neighborhood market, Donglian Xing. Hordes of people tumble in and out of the indoor space, illuminated by skylights and colorful goods. At markets, I m basically looking for light and how it hits. It s really nice in the morning, when you have that nice golden glow, Shanti points out. And it sets the mood, too. Besides gathering tips from her professional photographer of a husband, Peikwen Cheng, she also took specialized classes in junior high and college. As she aims her Canon 5D at a row of plucked chickens beaks, toenails and all she advises me to seek out intense hues, patterns and emotion: One tip I always have in mind came from Peikwen: Keep the photo interesting from corner to corner within the frame. It sounds like a no-brainer, she notes, but you d be surprised how our eyes are sometimes at a loss for what the photo is all about. Suddenly, she shifts her camera lens to a mustached vendor slicing away at dough. Look! Shanti squeals, pointing out the motion of the knife captured in the photo. It is a striking image the man s mouth is furrowed in concentration, and his hands are gripping the blurred blade with expertise. I depart from the market feeling pensive and seeing the world with new eyes. Shanti had left me with this piece of advice: Explore often as there are stories everywhere to be captured. Observe. To take photography classes, check out TheHutong.com and ChinaCulture- Center.org. To follow Shanti on her food and photo adventures, check out ShowShanti.com. PHOTOS: judy zhou and peikwen cheng 50 February 2012

53 photos: tianjin metropolitan polo club, DAILYTRAVELPHOTOS.COM EXPLORELong Weekend Wish we were there... in tianjin at the fortune heights snow polo world cup 2012, Feb 2-12 TRANSIT AUTHORITY Lauren McCarthy is answering her own door Due to an early Chinese New Year, February is shaping up to be a rather slow month. Not that we mind. Christmas plus two New Years in under a month has left us breathless and ready to hibernate for the rest of the winter. Unfortunately, it seems everyone wants to do things as fast as possible, especially when it comes to traveling. Seven months after the tragic Wenzhou high-speed train crash, authorities have released the official report, blaming 54 individuals for various oversights and failures which resulted in the accident. But that s all in the past; China now has plans for an even faster train. Testing began at the end of last year on a new model capable of traveling up to 500km per hour (310 mph). Currently, there is no proposed date on when passenger service would begin, but when it happens, a trip from Beijing to Shanghai by rail will take less than three hours, theoretically. If super high-speed is too slow, how about hypersonic? Flights traveling at five times the speed of sound could soon shrink the flight time from England to Australia to four hours. The general public just needs to be convinced that liquid hydrogen and air travel are a good mix. Still not fast enough? How about shooting into outer space? China has started accepting applications for future moon missions. All aspiring astronauts are welcome. You ll just have to get past the physical requirements, i.e. no scars, no cavities and all female applicants must be married with children. When it s not fast travel, it s people playing fast and loose with the rules. The Maldives, also known as the number-one travel destination for Chinese tourists, made some waves recently after all resort spas were ordered shut for being fronts for prostitution. The unpopular ruling has since been overturned. Back in China, gambling town Macau has just reported their 2011 revenues. The casinos raked in more than USD 33 billion, a 42 percent increase from the previous year. Apparently those numbers are possible when you offer slots and craps with some money laundering on the side. Back in Beijing, things are slowpaced and wholly reputable in comparison. If you re looking for some snow, the China Culture Center continues to offer trips to Harbin s Snow and Ice Festival. For some nearby ice, the Beijing Hikers have a few hikes lined up that will take you trekking across frozen streams and snow-capped mountains. With Valentine s Day falling mid-week, a weekend getaway may be off the cards, but you still have an option for some romantic R&R in town. If an intimate dinner isn t enough, check into any number of fivestar hotels for a lovely staycation. Some of the indulgences include massages, limo service, butlers and serenading violins. Dali, Yunnan The cliché Dreadlocked hippies seeking the region s abundant flora and fauna. The reality A relaxed retreat offering outdoor adventures and a close look at Bai handicraft and architecture. The sights An ancient walled city surrounded by picturesque mountains. Top destination Take a stroll through Dali Old Town and stop by Foreigners Street for a glimpse of the hippies. Then head to the mountains for some misty hikes or rent a boat for a paddle on the lake. The food Start off with some fried goat cheese, pineapple rice and any dish with mushrooms. Don t forget to grab a fresh morning cup of Yunnan s delicious (and underrated) coffee. Why go now Yunnan s plateau offers a subtropical climate year-round with comfortable temperatures and scant rain during the winter. What to bring Comfortable clothes that layer well. If you re planning on hiking, pack boots or good sneakers (and keep an eye out for Chinese girls tackling the mountain in stilettos). What to buy Pick up colorful baubles from the Bai people, from hand-woven scarves to embroidered pouches. Local transportation You may need to pre -book taxis when traveling any longer distances. Otherwise, the town is easily traversable on foot. Why you ll want to stay The laidback charm that invites you to linger a little longer. Why you ll be glad to leave You ll easily spot the tourists that came and never left. Do you really want to end up as one? Flight information Connecting flights into Dali are few and far between. Your best bet is flying into Kunming, where roundtrip tickets will start at RMB 2,000. Train information Overnight trains (hard-sleepers only) depart Kunming at 11pm and arrive in Dali New Town around 7am. February

54 FEATURE In the Valley of the Woodblocks Remote Tibetan culture in Sichuan text and photos by Mary Dennis Sitting high in the mountains of western Sichuan, the Tibetan town of Dege is more than a little out of the way. It takes several days to reach the town overland, via winding potholed roads that lead from Chengdu, Sichuan, or Xining, Qinghai. Here, both the journey and the destination make the long trip worthwhile. Stunning landscapes of sprawling high-altitude grasslands and rocky mountain ranges will lead you to a town that claims one of greatest treasures of Tibetan culture: the Parkhang Printing Temple. The vast collection of original woodblock book templates housed here comprises about 70 percent of Tibet s literary heritage. The press is still in use today, and visitors are welcome to watch the printing process inside the temple. Getting There Flights from Beijing to Chengdu (Sichuan) or Xining (Qinghai) both take about 2.5 hours, though prices to Chengdu (RMB 400-1,400) may be cheaper than flights to Xining (RMB 700-1,400). A bus journey from Chengdu will get you to Dege in three days. If you drive or hire a driver expect the journey to take 14 hours. Bus routes from Xining are less common, and the drive will take 13 hours. Turquoise, coral and gold are common beauty marks Tibetan culture in a Sichuan valley 52 Feburary 2012 A Buddhist deity and prayer flags

55 The temple holds over 200,000 woodblocks Traditional wooden Tibetan homes A local monk at the corner store Saying Hello The Parkhang Printing Temple Feburary

56 WHAT S HAPPENING MON TUE WED THU FRI BARS & CLUBS Feminight Free mixed drinks and rosé for ladies before midnight. Tunes from DJs including Jiong Jiong, Pei, Liz and BB. Free. 9pm-5am. Haze ( ) SPORTS Bowling League Until Mar 22. Those pins won t knock themselves down. Price TBD. 8-10pm. Gongti 100 ( ) ARTS & CULTURE Film: Belmonte Catch the story of the legendary matador. Free (reservation required). 7.30pm. Instituto Cervantes ( ) SPORTS Super Bowl XLVI When in doubt, just ask: Was there a flag on that play? Who will Packers fans support this year? For Super Bowl parties, check TheBeijinger.com. ARTS & CULTURE Drama Workshop: How to Audition Calling all triple-threats! The director and other members of the Oklahoma! team offer valuable tips on how to wow at a stage audition. Free pm. Hot Cat Club ( ) LIVING Chinese Kitchen: Winter Comfort Food Dishes to warm the belly and bring comfort to the soul. RMB 250, RMB 200 (members) pm. The Hutong ( ) LIVING Introduction to Tea: Green All you need to know about green tea. Reserve at RMB 70 (includes tea tasting), RMB 50 (members). 1-3pm. Culture Yard ( ) LIVING Valentine s Cupcake Baking & Knitting Bake wee cakes, then knit while they re in the oven. Visit for more details. Free. 1pm-late. LIVING Rainbow Worm: Love Stories Storytellers from the Beijing LGBT Center share their tales of love and romance. RMB 30, RMB 20 (members). 7.30pm. The Bookworm ( ) ARTS & CULTURE Violin: Nigel Kennedy The finest violinist in the world? See Preview, p45. RMB 180-1, pm. Beijing Exhibition Theater ( ) DINING Rajasthan Food Festival Rajasthan comes to Beijing. Feb Tadka, Beijing Marriott Hotel Northeast ( ) DINING The Third Hilton Beijing Pancake Race Flippin pancakes. Free to enter and spectate but places are limited. 7-9pm. Hilton Beijing ( , MUSIC Westlife The Bop Bop Baby boys say bye-bye to Beijingers. Tickets available at RMB 280-1,288. 8pm. MasterCard Center ( ) BARS & CLUBS Leeroy Thornhill Former Prodigy man brings music for the by-now-thoroughly-jilted generation. RMB 100, RMB 70 (advance). 9pm. Yugong Yishan ( ) ARTS & CULTURE Audition: Oklahoma! Make Oklahoma more than OK. See Feature, p45. Free. 6.30pm. Mako Live House ( /3) 27 ARTS & CULTURE Film: North by Northwest Watch the film, then go taunt cropdusters until they give chase. RMB 30 (includes coffee or tea). 7.30pm. Riverbank Bar and Café ( ) February 2012

57 February SAT SUN BARS & CLUBS Bob Marley Day 2012 Besides remembering Bob, this year s party also celebrates Jamaica s 50 years of independence. Music from Mitabe, DJ sets from reggae stalwarts Ultimate Productions and Meiwenti Sound. RMB 80, RMB 50 (advance). 8pm. Yugong Yishan ( ) 04 ARTS & CULTURE Film: NGO Series Experience Cinema for the Blind Volunteers will blindfold you and lead you into a theater, where you ll watch Letter from an Unknown Woman, Scent of a Woman and If You Are the One. Discussion to follow (in Chinese only). Free. UCCA ( ) 11 BARS & CLUBS Calvin Harris You ve heard his tunes everywhere. Luckily, beats don t have a Scottish accent. RMB 300, RMB 200 (advance). 9pm. The One Club ( ) LIVING Pre-Valentine s Speed Dating Your last chance to snag a date before the big day. RSVP at RMB 150 (includes drink and appetizers). 7pm. Venue TBD 12 DINING Game On Feb Get big in the game with venison and other exotic meats. Trattoria La Gondola, Kempinski Beijing Lufthansa Center ( ) LIVING Rotaract Artjamming Fundraiser Painting and drinking... but not like Van Gogh. Proceeds go to charity. See Q&A, p49. RSVP at RMB 200 (includes art supplies and two glasses of wine). 6-10pm. Pekin Fine Arts ( ) MUSIC Residence A Beijing s best new band is finally ready to drop their first studio album. RMB 50, RMB 40 (advance). 8.30pm. MAO Livehouse ( ) Also: Don t Miss Bookworm Literary Festival Tickets on sale Feb 6 February

58 weekly ongoing EVENTSday-by-day p56 p61 p63 mar events deadline FEB 13 send events to venue info can be found in the directory starting p65. all event details correct at time of going to press. FEB 1 ARTS & CULTURE Film: Bringing Up Baby Grant and Hepburn team up in this Depression-era screwball comedy that paints rich folks as weirdos (and ain t that the truth?). RMB 30 (includes coffee or tea). 7.30pm. Riverbank Bar and Café ( ; see Nightlife directory) LIVING Chinese Kitchen: The Basics Learn to wield a wok and cleaver with confidence. RMB 250, RMB 200 (members) pm. The Hutong ( ) EXPLORE Dragon Cloud Mountain Have you checked out the largest river canyon in Beijing yet? RMB 350, RMB 200 (children under 12). Beijing Hikers ( ; see Sports directory) hikers.com FEB 3 BARS & CLUBS Bright Side Vol. 1 DJs from Wasabi Sound take the spice to the basement. RMB 50. 9pm-5am. Haze ( ) Eddie s Weekend After a short break, Eddie returns to Mo with more tunes than ever. Free. 10pm. Mo Lounge ( ) In-Out featuring X.L.F. Xiao Lin Feng lays down the electronic law. Free. 10pm. Lantern ( ) MUSIC The Ah-Q Jazz Arkestra An eclectic mix of straight-ahead, modern, funk and Latin jazz. RMB pm. V.A. Cafe & Bar ( ) Liu Dongming The representative of the young Chinese folk generation carries on in the spirit of Xiao He and Zhou Yunpeng. RMB 80, RMB 60 (advance). 8.30pm. Blue Stream Bar ( ) Skyscraper A groovy kind of blues, with some rock attitude. RMB 40, RMB 30 (advance). 9pm. Jiang Hu Liveshow Bar ( ) ARTS & CULTURE Film: Belmonte For anyone who s ever thought: When I grow up, I want to be a bullfighter! Catch the story of the legendary matador alongside IC s bullfighting photo exhibit (see also Feb 10, 17). Free (reservation required). 7.30pm. Instituto Cervantes ( ) LIVING Chinese Kitchen: Yunnan Master the cuisine that Beijingers can t get enough of. RMB 250, RMB 200 (members) pm. The Hutong ( ) EXPLORE Harbin Ice Lantern Festival & Snow Sculpture Expo Until Feb 5. Spend the weekend in Little Moscow enjoying the world-famous Ice MUSIC Black Hot Pisces A young jazz band that mixes tradition with Latin, rock and new ideas. RMB 40. 9pm. Jiang Hu Liveshow Bar ( ) Guitar Spring Festival Gala Some of China s best guitarists gather to cheer. RMB 50, RMB 40 (advance, students). 7pm. Tango ( ) ARTS & CULTURE Film: Suzhou River Lou Ye s groundbreaking Sixth Generation film follows a love story in the chaotic factories and abandoned warehouses of a Until Feb 12: Hot Blood, Warm Blood, Cold Blood Your last days to catch the horse-heavy video installation. Ongoing Until Mar 31: Huang Rui: I-Ching Together Like getting your fortune told, but artsier. See photo, above. Feb 18-Mar 18: DO A BOOK Get Xu Bing, Ain Cocke and others on paper. Lantern Festival or drinking in an ice bar amid Russian-influenced architecture. RMB 5,200, RMB 4,850 (one week in advance). China Culture Center ( ; see Living directory) FEB 4 BARS & CLUBS B6 EP Release Party Join B6 as he drops his six-track Bomb in the Shelter remix EP. RMB 50 (includes EP). 10pm. Lantern ( ) Bob Marley Day 2012 Besides remembering Bob, this year s party also celebrates Jamaica s 50 years of independence. Music from Mitabe, DJ sets from reggae stalwarts Ultimate Productions and Meiwenti Sound. RMB 80, RMB 50 (advance). 8pm. Yugong Yishan ( ) Dim Sum Disco Disco, house, techno and more from Suiki, Donald Summer, Boflex and Tobias Patrick. Two-for-one drinks before midnight. Free. 10pm. Haze ( ) Three to See art rapidly developing Shanghai. Reservation required; cultureyard.net. RMB 25 (includes soft drinks and popcorn). 7pm. Culture Yard ( ) LIVING Beginner s Digital Photography Workshop Until Feb 5. Mitchell Masilun will teach you how to make full use of your camera and all its functions. RMB 880 (includes DVD). 10am-5pm. The Hutong ( ) Burns Night No guarantee there will be haggis, but Scotch whisky? Definitely. RSVP at RMB 850 (includes pre-dinner drinks, buffet dinner and midnight snacks), RMB 800 (members). 7pm-late. China World Hotel Ballroom ( ) Chinese Kitchen: Dim Sum Delicacies Small bites and exciting flavors. RMB 250, RMB 200 (members) pm. The Hutong ( ) SPORT Nike Snow Jam Series The Beijing leg of the three-stop tour. China s top rail-ninjas will be putting everything on the line for the RMB 30,000 top prize. Price & time TBD. Nike Nanshan Park ( ) FEB 5 ARTS & CULTURE Film: From Here to Eternity Modernista s film series takes us to Hawaii. In this first screening, we wash up on the beach with Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr in the months before the attack on Pearl Harbor. Buy-one-get-one-free on Hawaii-themed cocktails. Free. 5.30pm. Modernista ( ; see Nightlife directory) Film: Kung Fu Panda Skadoosh. Free. 6.30pm. Mandarin Plus ( ) Film: Red Sorghum Zhang Yimou at his directorial best, with a young Gong Li and Jiang Wen to boot. A young bride takes over her leprous husband s wine distillery after his mysterious death. RMB 40, RMB 30 (students and seniors), RMB 25 (members). 4pm. BC MOMA ( ) LIVING Tea Market Tour to Maliandao Visit Beijing s largest wholesale tea market. RMB 250 (includes lunch). 10am-3pm. The Hutong ( ) EXPLORE Hutong Tour: Prophets, Prostitutes and Spies Delve into the city s sometimes seedy past. RMB 120, RMB 100 (members). 10am. The Hutong ( ; see Living directory) FEB 6 LIVING Chinese Kitchen: Hunan Even spicier than Sichuan cuisine. RMB 250, RMB 200 (members) pm. The Hutong ( ) SPORT Super Bowl XLVI The climax of the football season means Super Bowl parties at venues around town. Call your favorite bar beforehand to confirm they ll be showing the game. Kick off is 7.30am. FEB 7 ARTS & CULTURE Drama Workshop: How to Audition The director and other members of the Oklahoma! team offer valuable tips on how to wow at a stage audition. Free pm. Hot Cat Club ( ; see Nightlife directory) LIVING Beginner Sock Workshop To keep your toes toasty warm through the winter. RSVP at 56 February 2012

59 Feb 17: Sven Vath See Sven roar. com. RMB 200 (includes sock kit). 1-4pm. Venue TBD Chinese Kitchen: Tastes of Beijing Learn more about the city you love through its most traditional dishes. RMB 250, RMB 200 (members) am-1pm. The Hutong ( ) Talk: Looking After Your Pets Hosted by the British Club of Beijing. No jeans or sneakers. RMB 70, RMB 50 (members). 10am-noon. Capital Club ( ) FEB 8 MUSIC Basically Beethoven Join Beijing s only classical music open mic. Free. 7.30pm. The Bookworm ( ) Fox Over the Cloud Goes Crazy Three of China s best folk musicians get together for a quality concert. See p38. Tickets available at RMB pm. Oriental Palace Theatre ( ) LIVING Chinese Kitchen: Winter Comfort Food Dishes that ll warm the belly and bring comfort to the soul. RMB 250, RMB 200 (members) pm. The Hutong ( ) EXPLORE Intelligence Valley An easy hike on a frozen stream. RMB 350, RMB 200 (children under 12). Beijing Hikers ( ; see Sports directory) www. beijinghikers.com FEB 9 ARTS & CULTURE Film: From Here to Eternity See Feb 5. LIVING INN Trekkie Make new friends and explore the secret gems of Beijing together. RSVP by Feb 7 to Free. 9.30am-2- pm. Venue TBD FEB 10 BARS & CLUBS The Bar at Migas Opening Party Funk Fever blow the doors open on Migas much-anticipated new bar. Free. 9pm. The Bar at Migas (no tel) Clubbed to Death House with residents Pancake Lee, Donald Summer and Kaize. Free. 9pm-5am. Haze ( ) Eddie s Weekend Ya Dong joins Eddie for a night of eclectic electronica. Free. 10pm. Mo Lounge ( ) Footprint presents Marco Bailey Belgian techno DJ with a penchant for all things dragon. RMB 100 (free for guests with dragon tattoo). 10pm. Lantern ( ) MUSIC The Hot Club of Beijing Gypsy-jazz standards make it 100% swing. RMB 30. V.A. Cafe & Bar ( ) Immanu El The up-and-coming Swedish post-rockers hit Beijing. See Livehouse, p38. RMB 80, RMB 60 (advance). 8.30pm. MAO Livehouse ( ) Liu Donghong & Sand The folk veteran strikes a nerve in the arty youth with down-to-earth songs. RMB 60, RMB 50 (advance). 9pm. Jiang Hu Liveshow Bar ( ) ARTS & CULTURE Film: Jamon, Jamon A woman hires an aspiring bullfighter to seduce her son s pregnant girlfriend. In conjunction with the Instituto Cervantes photo and video exhibition exploring the cultural cliché of bullfighting (see also Feb 3, 17). Free (reservation required). 7.30pm. Instituto Cervantes ( ) Film: The Sword Identity An answer to cheesy over-the-top wire-fu, this brainy flick offers a purist s look at the lore and finesse of martial arts. Director Q&A to follow (Feb 10 only). RMB 40, RMB 30 (students and seniors), RMB 25 (members). 7.30pm. BC MOMA ( ) LIVING Bachelor & Bachelorette Auction February

60 EVENTS Bid on the man or woman of your choice. Proceeds go to local charities Magic Hospital and Morning Tears. Buy tickets from Rachel Daydou at RMB 50 (includes Hoegaarden). Time TBD. Hilton Beijing ( ) Global Kitchen: Korean Far more than just kimchi. RMB 250, RMB 200 (members) am-1pm. The Hutong ( ) Introduction to Tea: Green All you need to know about green tea and more. Reserve at net. RMB 70 (includes tea tasting), RMB 50 (members). 1-3pm. Culture Yard ( ) Speed Dating for Shelterbox Find love in just under six minutes. Proceeds go to Shelterbox. RSVP at Christina. RMB pm. The Hutong ( ) EXPLORE The Silk Road Tour Until Feb 14. Explore Chinese culture from the Gobi to Kashgar. RMB 12,000. China Culture Center ( ; see Living directory) FEB 11 BARS & CLUBS Boflex x Nassdak Disco, house and more. Free. 9pm. The Bar at Migas (no tel) Clubbed to Death Zhi Qi, Yang Bing and Kaize keep the weekend beat flowing. Free. 9pm-5am. Haze ( ) Psyfidelity GoaProductions presents two rooms of psychedelic electronica from Microgram, Gotama, Psytrance Pete and friends. RMB pm. Mako Livehouse ( ) QQ QQ keeps the dance floor ticking all night. Free. 10pm. Lantern ( ) MUSIC Jorma Kaukonen One of the most highly respected interpreters of American roots music and blues. RMB 100, RMB 70 (advance). 9pm. Yugong Yishan ( ) Opeth Feb 24: Nick Curly On track for success. The most unconventional metal group from Scandinavia brings Beijing some progressive power. See Review, p38. RMB 380, RMB 300, 680 (VIP). 8.30pm. Tango ( ) Zhong Lifeng The favorite young folkie of the Chinese arty kids plays Dongmianhua Hutong. RMB 100, RMB 80 (advance). 8.30pm. Jiang Hu Liveshow Bar ( ) ARTS & CULTURE Film: NGO Series Experience Cinema for the Blind At this provocative event, volunteers will blindfold you and lead you into a theater, where you ll watch Letter from an Unknown Woman, Scent of a Woman and If You Are the One. Discussion to follow (in Chinese only). Free. UCCA ( ) LIVING Global Kitchen: Pakistani So you can make naan at home. RMB 250, RMB 200 (members) pm. The Hutong ( ) Global Kitchen: Vietnamese Expect to use a lot of lemongrass. RMB 250, RMB 200 (members) pm. The Hutong ( ) Valentine s Cupcake-Making Class Create something sweet for the love of your life. RMB 280, RMB 500 (two people) pm. The Hutong ( ) FEB 12 DINING A Hand-Baked Valentine Pastry chef Jean-Luc teaches you how to create a sweet gift for your sweetheart. Three-course meal to follow. RMB % (includes accompanying wines) pm. Kempinski Beijing Lufthansa Center ( ) MUSIC Dahanfeng Have a listen to kung fu stories told with folk tunes. RMB 40. 9pm. Jiang Hu Liveshow Bar ( ) ARTS & CULTURE Film: The Endless Summer Follow the summer around the world in this 1966 surf documentary. Buy-one-getone-free on Hawaii-themed cocktails. Free. 5.30pm. Modernista ( ; see Nightlife directory) Film: Hero The movie that some (mostly American critics) would call the height of Zhang Yimou s career, if only because of his descent into blockbuster whoredom soon thereafter. Free. 6.30pm. Mandarin Plus ( ) Film: Red Sorghum See Feb 5. LIVING Chinese Kitchen: TCM Culinary Series Discover new nutritional and culinary guidelines to take back to your home kitchen. RMB 280, RMB 250 (members). 11am-1.30pm. The Hutong ( ) Pre-Valentine s Speed Dating Your last chance to snag a date before the big day. RSVP at RMB 150 (includes drink and appetizers). 7pm. Venue TBD EXPLORE Harbin Ice Lantern Festival & Snow Sculpture Expo Until Feb 14. See Feb 3 for details. FEB 13 LIVING Chinese Kitchen: Dim Sum Delicacies See Feb pm. FEB 14 DINING A Fine Romance Dine in the glow of candlelight as chef Paulo De Souza whips up three courses. RMB 388 (includes glass of bubbly). 6-11pm. Terra ( ) A Night to Remember Sophisticated, contemporary and with a devilishly decadent dessert. RMB 428 (includes glass of bubbly or Rossini) pm. SALT ( ) Be My Valentine Candlelight and four excellent courses by Chef Daniel Urdaneta. RMB pm. Mosto ( ) Buon San Valentino The perfect opportunity to try chef Mario s famous goose liver risotto, paired with a glass of Moet. Enjoy five romantic courses and a beautifully-packaged rose and gift. RMB 1,288+15%. 6-10pm. Daccapo, The Regent Beijing ( ) Exchange Romance Six courses finished sweetly with a Valentine s suprise from Cupid. RMB 1,688 (per couple). 6-10pm. Steak Exchange Restaurant + Bar, InterContinental Beijing Financial Street ( ) French Escape Take your lover to Paris for a night with five gourmet courses in true French style. RMB 2,488+15% (includes gift). 6-10pm. Le Pre Lenotre, Sofitel ( ext 6528) Grand Gestures of Romance An opulent four-course dinner at Kerry s Kitchen, featuring steak, caviar cream and a flaming strawberry ice-cream cake. Accommodation and limousine pickup package available. RMB % (per couple); add RMB % for two glasses of champagne. 5pm-1am. Kerry s Kitchen, Kerry Hotel ( ) In Love with Grange Treat your Valentine to five courses and nine roses to symbolize everlasting love. Spa and stay packages available. RMB % (per couple; includes surprise gift) pm. Grange, Westin Beijing Chaoyang ( ) Kranzler s Valentine The best of buffet and a la carte. Enjoy Kranzler s all-you-can-eat spread along with a whole lobster and a bottle of sparkling wine. RMB % pm. Kranzler s, Kempinski Beijing Lufthansa Center ( ) Love at La Gondola Five courses of aphrodisiacal Italian cuisine. RMB % (includes two glasses of champagne) pm. Trattoria La Gondola, Kempinski Beijing Lufthansa Center ( ) Love Concerto A sumptuous chocolate-themed set menu to awaken every sense. Accommodation packages available. RMB 1,599+15% (per couple; includes bottle of champagne) pm. One East, Hilton Beijing ( ) Love is in the Air Enjoy a glass of French champagne with your five-course meal, surrounded by candles and roses. Accommodation package available. RMB 2,000+15% (per couple). 6-10pm. CRU Steakhouse, JW Marriott Beijing ( ) Love is in the Air Be buoyed by a complimentary glass of champagne as you treat your Valentine to an extensive international buffet. RMB % (per couple). 6pm-midnight. Renaissance Café, Renaissance Beijing Chaoyang Hotel ( ext 3121) Migas & Mumm Two complementing menus for him & her, featuring wagyu beef, scallops, cod and pigeon raviolis. RMB 700 (includes two glasses of Mumm champagne). 5-11pm. Migas ( ) Music of Love The feast of St. Valentine s is celebrated with joy at Yi House, where diners can enjoy oysters, lobster, cod and a final fourth course of raspberry and chocolate. Accommodation package available. RMB % (per couple), RMB 1,388+15% (per couple, includes bottle of champage). 6pm-midnight. Yi House, Grace Beijing ( ) My Spanish Valentine Iberico, lobster and choux-puffs Jordi Valles takes you on a romantic five-course culinary tour. RMB pm. Agua ( ) Pink & Blue Eight courses, champagne and paired wines by a master sommelier. RMB 1,988+15% (per couple) pm. Astor Grill, The St. Regis Beijing ( ) Romance Re-Ignition Sensual ingredients are combined to showcase luscious flavors and aphrodisiacal qualities. MB % (includes limo service to Shunyi). 6-11pm. Compass Grill, Hilton Beijing Capital Airport ( ) Romantic Festival A single red rose marks the start of a sensuous Italian dinner created by Executive Chef Ivan Fargnoli. RMB 1,288+15% (includes a glass of champagne each). 6-10pm. Fratellifresh, Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel ( ) Share the Love Four courses of large and small plates to 58 February 2012

61 share with your loved one, as well as a wide selection of wines to pair from their Enomatic machine. RMB pm. Modo ( ) That s Amore Chef Omar Ugoletti teaches you the (edible) language of love. Six courses plus a glass of champagne. RMB 1,998+15% (per couple) pm. Cepe, Ritz-Carlton Beijing Financial Street ( ) Ultimate Heavenly Romance An unforgettable Italian feast for you and your sweetheart, paired with a bottle of champagne. RMB 2,599 (per couple) pm. Prego, the Westin Beijing Financial Street ( ) Ultimate Valentine s Day The whole package: limo, bottle of Moet & Chandon, dinner for two at the Cut, breakfast in bed, massages and the Gold Signature Suite. RMB 6,888+15%. The Cut, Fairmont Beijing ( ) Valentine s at the Top of Beijing Candlelight, six delicate courses and a glorious view over Beijing. RMB 1,188+15%. 6-10pm. Grill 79, China World ( ext 6424) Valentine s Buffet International cuisines and romantic touches at dinner. RMB %. 6-11pm. Vasco s, Hilton Wangfujing ( ext 8411) Valentine s In Style Sink your teeth into tender foie gras and codfish in beautiful surroundings. Five courses plus two cocktails and a red rose. RMB % (includes Shunyi limo service). 6-10pm. Compass Grill, Hilton Beijing Capital Airport ( ) Valentine s Interactive Menu A his-and-hers menu, featuring delights from both surf and turf. RMB % (includes a glass of champagne). 6-11pm. Sureño, The Opposite House ( ) BARS & CLUBS Valentine s Day Party Yang Bing, Kaize, Donald Summer and Pancake Lee bring out their romantic sides to help you find love. Free. 9pm-5am. Haze ( ) Valentine s Day Special at Q Rose martinis and other Valentine s Daythemed drinks to treat your better half. Complimentary chocolate mousse cake sweetens the deal. Free. 6-9pm. Q Bar ( ) Valentine s Groove Find romance in dance. Two-for-one Valentine s cocktails to help you work up the courage. Free. 10pm. Lantern ( ) MUSIC Avril Lavigne Feel like spending this Valentine s Day with the Canadian punk princess? RMB pm. MasterCard Center ( ) Skyscraper Feel the love of Beijing in their groovy blues. RMB pm. V.A. Cafe & Bar ( ) ARTS & CULTURE Laofei Independent Library A free multi-language independent film and book exchange. Find Crime and Punishment in Spanish or The Little Prince in Chinese. Free. 8pm. Modernista ( ; see Nightlife directory) Concert: DNA Trio Take your sweetheart to this cozy set with Feb 25: Diane Schuur Let yourself be embraced by the jazz legend s thrillingly warm voice. a pianist, a violinist and a cellist playing Beatles hits, among others. RMB pm. Forbidden City Concert Hall ( ) LIVING Green Drinks Join Beijing s green community at their monthly meet-and-greet. Happy hour promotions apply. Free. 7.30pm. The Bookworm ( ; see Dining directory) Valentine s Cupcake Baking & Knitting Bake cupcakes, then knit while they re in the oven. Visit for more details. Free. 1pm-late. Venue TBD FEB 15 ARTS & CULTURE Film: His Girl Friday Long before Anchorman, this fast-talking comedy about men and women chasing the scoop had audiences in stitches. RMB 30 (includes coffee or tea). 7.30pm. Riverbank Bar and Café ( ; see Nightlife directory) LIVING Rainbow Worm: Love Stories Storytellers from the Beijing LGBT Center share their tales of love and romance. RMB 30, RMB 20 (members). 7.30pm. The Bookworm ( ; see Dining directory) FEB 16 ARTS & CULTURE Film: The Endless Summer See Feb 12. Violin: Nigel Kennedy The virtuoso lands in Beijing on his Asia tour, playing the classics as well as the not-so-classics. See Preview, p45. RMB 180-1, pm. Beijing Exhibition Theater ( ) LIVING Chinese Kitchen: TCM Culinary Series See Feb am-1pm. FEB 17 BARS & CLUBS Clubbed to Death Zhi Qi, Yang Bing, Pancake Lee and Kaize drop house and more. Free. 9pm-5am. Haze ( ) Eddie s Weekend Donny Liu brings a suitcase full of house and tech-house. Free. 10pm. Mo Lounge ( ) Huang Weiwei and Ma Xi Veteran local DJ Huang Weiwei steps it up with techno and tech-house. Free. 10pm. Lantern ( ) Neon featuring Razor DingDong founder Razor ventures north from Shanghai to join forces with Bitesize Buddha and Tiger9stein. RMB 50 (after 11pm). 9pm. The Bar at Migas (no tel) Sven Vath Veteran German techno DJ celebrates 30 years experience in nightlife. Call to book tables. RMB 300, RMB 200 (advance). 9pm. Tango ( / ) MUSIC Buyi Folksters from the northwest rock hard. RMB 60, RMB 50 (advance). 9pm. Jiang Hu Liveshow Bar ( ) Jess Meider Jazz Project The Beijing-based musical talent flirts with jazz tonight. RMB pm. V.A. Cafe & Bar ( ) ARTS & CULTURE Film: She Is the Matador Some fight for suffrage, others fight for the right to bullfight. (See also Feb 3, 10). Free (reservation required). 7.30pm. Instituto Cervantes ( ) Film Festival: Nordox 2011 Rewind The Nordic documentaries are back for another go. Don t miss The Extraordinary Ordinary Life of Jose Gonzales and Tears of Gaza again. RMB 15, RMB 10 (students with valid ID), free (UCCA members). Screening times TBD; see UCCA ( ) LIVING Chinese Kitchen: Dim Sum Delicacies See Feb am-1pm. EXPLORE Subtropical Hakka Round Buildings & City Until Feb 19. Explore Fujian province, from seaside Xiamen to mountain villages. RMB 6,800. China Culture Center ( ; see Living directory) FEB 18 BARS & CLUBS Acid Live Tribute to Miles Davis Beijing s acid jazz troupe gets some mileage out of the jazz legend s back catalogue, dropping in their own tunes as well. RMB 70, RMB 50 (advance). 10pm. Yugong Yishan ( ) Calvin Harris You ve heard his tunes everywhere. You might as well go and see the man in the flesh. RMB 300, RMB 200 (advance). 9pm. The One Club ( ) Conrank Drum & bass, dubstep and more from Shanghai-based DJ. Support from The Syndicate. RMB pm. Lantern ( ) Let There Be House featuring LGBT The Pipesmoker, Donald Summer and Kaize drop bombs. RMB 50 (a portion of proceeds goes to LGBT). 10pm. Haze ( ) Pimp Daddy Suiki Silver fox Suiki is sure to get you moving. Free. 9pm. The Bar at Migas (no tel) Sexy Art Nouveau Extravaganza Cabaret The ladies of Moonglow Burlesque entertain. Free. 10pm. Modernista ( ) MUSIC Acid Live Beijing s acid jazz pride shows tribute to jazz legend Miles Davis. RMB 70, RMB 50 (advance). 10pm. Yugong Yishan ( ) Acoustic Alchemy Flamenco, New Age and smooth jazz tunes dance on the guitar strings. See p37. RMB 220, RMB 150 (advance), RMB 300 (VIP). 7.30pm. Tango ( ) Chieli Minucci The fusion guitar master (and founder of Grammy-nominated smooth jazz band Special EFX) shares the stage with Chinese jazzists. Free. 10pm. East Shore Jazz Café ( ) ISCMS Gala Concert The fifth edition of the International Schools Choral Music Society is hosted this year by Dulwich College Beijing. Special guest Karl Jenkins, the most performed living composer and the official composer for the London 2012 Olympics, leads musically talented students in a special gala concert. Price TBD. 7.30pm. Forbidden City Concert Hall ( ) ARTS & CULTURE Film: The Sword Identity See Feb 10. Film Festival: Nordox 2011 Rewind See Feb 17. Film: Temptress Moon The early Republican-era plot may be hard to follow, but watch it for the gorgeous visuals and staggering performances by Gong Li and the tragic Leslie Cheung. Reservation required; cultureyard.net. RMB 25 (includes soft drinks and popcorn). 7pm. Culture Yard ( ) February

62 EVENTS Feb 14: In Love with Grange Surf, turf and all that s romantic. LIVING Chinese Kitchen: Yunnan See Feb pm. EXPLORE Gubeikou Great Wall Loop This unrestored section of the Wall is filled with steep ascents and descents. Not for the faint-hearted. RMB am. Beijing Hikers ( ; see Sports directory) The Rolling Hills Stroll through Miyun countryside trails and lanes. RMB 300. Beijing Hikers ( ; see Sports directory) com FEB 19 ARTS & CULTURE Film: Picture Bride A landmark film centered on the practice of Japanese and Korean laborers in Hawaii relying on long-distance matchmaking to bring brides from their homelands. Buy-one-get-one-free on Hawaii-themed cocktails. Free. 5.30pm. Modernista ( ; see Nightlife directory) Film: Kung Fu Panda 2 Skadoosh, again. Free. 6.30pm. Mandarin Plus ( ) Film: Red Sorghum See Feb 5. Film Festival: Nordox 2011 Rewind See Feb 17. Food, Film & Friends: Korea Grill up some bulgogi, wash it down with kimchi, then get ready to laugh at madcap comedy My Wife Is a Gangster. RMB 240, RMB 200 (members), RMB 30 (screening only). 5pm (cooking), 7.30pm (screening). The Hutong ( ; see Living directory) LIVING Mahjong Workshop: Part One Learn the history and symbolism behind the game. Reserve at net. RMB 200 (2 sessions). 10am-1pm. Culture Yard ( ) FEB 21 DINING The Third Hilton Beijing Pancake Race Celebrity foodies of Beijing gather to celebrate Shrove Tuesday by navigating a fiendishly difficult obstacle course while flipping a pancake. Free to enter and spectate but places are limited. 7-9pm. Hilton Beijing ( , LIVING British Club of Beijing: Introduction Meet the new liaison officer at the British Embassy, Michelle Chase. No jeans or sneakers. RMB 70, RMB 50 (members). 10am-noon. Capital Club ( ) Chinese Kitchen: The Basics See Feb am-1pm. FEB 22 DINING Hatsune s Sushi-Making Class Alan Wong takes you through the process of gourmet DIY sushi in a dinner party setting. Learn about ingredients, tools and get a couple of pro tips. RMB 300 (includes take-home equipment & dinner). 7-10pm. Hatsune ( , lumdimsum.com) MUSIC Westlife Another boy band goes out with a bang. Beijingers get their chance to say goodbye. Tickets available at RMB 280-1,288. 8pm. MasterCard Center ( ) FEB 23 ARTS & CULTURE Film: Picture Bride See Feb 19. Film: Sharkwater The documentary that tries to reverse the shark PR disaster of Jaws. RMB pm. The Hutong ( ; see Living directory) FEB 24 BARS & CLUBS Housing The Bar M.Ross, Nassdak, The Pipesmokers and Bitesize Buddha play house till it s time to go home. Free. 9pm. The Bar at Migas (no tel) Leeroy Thornhill Former Prodigy man brings music for the by-now-thoroughly-jilted generation. RMB 100, RMB 70 (advance). 9pm. Yugong Yishan ( ) Nick Curly First time in Beijing for German DJ touring his debut album, Between the Lines. RMB 100, RMB 80 (advance). Tickets at Sendme tickets.com. 10pm. Haze ( ) MUSIC Hoochie Coochie Gentleman Sarcastic stories set to the blues. RMB 40. 9pm. Jiang Hu Liveshow Bar ( ) LIVING Introduction to Tea: Wulong (Oolong) All you need to know about green tea and more. Reserve at net. RMB 70 (includes tea tasting), RMB 50 (members). 1-3pm. Culture Yard ( ) Wine and Woks Neither your typical cooking class nor a haughty wine tasting but you get to enjoy the benefits of both. RMB 300, RMB 250 (members) pm. The Hutong ( ) SPORT Nike Snow Jam In-city Finals The final of the series brings snowboarders to the shopping mall. The riders are battling it out for RMB 30,000 in cash and a trip to the Nike Chosen Finals in Austria. Price & time TBD. Solana Shopping Mall ( /8) EXPLORE Ancient City of Xi An Until Feb 26. See terracotta warriors and old city walls. RMB 4,000. China Culture Center ( ; see Living directory) FEB 25 BARS & CLUBS Clubbed to Death Dance till you drop with Pancake Lee, Donald Summer and Kaize. Free. 9pm-5am. Haze ( ) Dance Dangereux IX featuring Mike Simonetti Disco and more from an Italian master, with support from The Three Discoteers. RMB pm. The Bar at Migas (no tel) Eddie s Weekend Dream team Mickey Zhang and Eddie Lv drop tunes to make your eyes water. Free. 10pm. Mo Lounge ( ) Hawaiian Tiki Party Limbo dancing, calypso dancers and other tropical-themed fun. Free. 10pm. Modernista ( ) MUSIC Diane Schuur The jazz legend kicks off Fairmont Beijing Hotel s Sounds of Fairmont series. RSVP to Price TBD. 8pm. Fairmont Beijing Hotel ( ) Lone & Lucifer Ex-Joysider Bian Yuan and Rustic s Lucifer get together to play something indie. Going folk is apparently the new trend for Beijing s punks. RMB pm. V.A. Cafe & Bar ( ) The Pains of Being Pure at Heart Could the band s name be more indie? They re young, they re from Brooklyn do we need to say more? RMB 150, RMB 120 (advance). 9pm. Yugong Yishan ARTS & CULTURE Film: Shanghai Dreams A family moves from Shanghai to Guizhou to work in a factory, but the father s determined to keep them from settling down. Reservation required; cultureyard.net. RMB 25 (includes soft drinks and popcorn). 7pm. Culture Yard ( ) Indie Film Forum: Timber Gang This debut documentary by Yu Guangyi explores the grueling lives of loggers in China s Heilongjiang province. RMB 15, RMB 10 (students with valid ID), free (UCCA members). 4.30pm. UCCA ( ) LIVING Rotaract Artjamming Fundraiser Get in touch with your creative side in the name of charity with an evening of painting and wine. Proceeds go to charity. See Q&A, p49. RSVP at RMB 200 (includes art supplies and two glasses of wine). 6-10pm. Pekin Fine Arts ( ; see A&C directory) Intelligence Valley See Feb 8. EXPLORE FEB 26 MUSIC Gangzi Tuliguer Let the throat-singer bring your mind to the grassland. RMB 30. 9pm. Jiang Hu Liveshow Bar ( ) Residence A The promising young band is finally ready to show their first studio album to the world. RMB 60, RMB 40 (advance). 8.30pm. MAO Livehouse ( ) ARTS & CULTURE Audition: Oklahoma! Your chance to take a ride in the little surrey with the fringe on top. See Feature, p45. For more details, contact Free. 6.30pm. Mako Live House ( /3) Film: Cell Phone The blockbuster comedy about cheating and text messages that began Feng Xiaogang s steady ascent to Spring Festival movie king. Free. 6.30pm. Mandarin Plus ( ) Film: Honolulu Let Eleanor Powell hula her way into your heart in this pre-wwii musical. Buy-oneget-one-free on Hawaii-themed cocktails. Free. 5.30pm. Modernista ( ; see Nightlife directory) Film: Red Sorghum See Feb 5. Indie Film Forum: Survival Song In an abandoned logging camp in China s northeast, a family fights society and the elements as they re forced out of their home. RMB 15, RMB 10 (students with valid ID), free (UCCA members). 4.30pm. UCCA ( ) LIVING 60 February 2012

63 Capital M Literary Festival Feb 25-Mar 7 AUTHOR TALKS: NONFICTION Feb 25 Cheryl Tan: Sex, Lies & Pineapple Tarts Tiger women are so hot right now, and this one does it in the kitchen. Tan discusses her memoir about the Singaporean recipes that transport her to her family s past pm. Harold McGee: Chemistry in the Kitchen The seminal author on food science discusses the molecular magic behind our meals throughout time. See Feature, p46. 5pm. Feb 26 Jan Latta: Adventures in the Wild with Endangered Animals The wildlife author and photographer shares about her encounters with endangered animals like Chimaka the Chimpanzee, Mia the Meerkat and Ping-Ping the Panda. (Ages 7-17) pm. Mar 1 Jeff Fuchs: The Ancient Tea Horse Trail: Travels with the Last of the Himalayan Muleteers Spending eight months with some mules along a remote and fading tea route put that on the list of things you ll never do but would love to read about, then go see the author discuss it. 6pm. Mar 3 Anne Sebba: That Woman or the Duchess of Style? Time to Reassess Wallis Simpson Did you like The King s Speech? The scandalous American divorcee who inspired King Edward VIII to abdicate the throne gets a closer look in Sebba s biography. 11am. Arvind Subramanian: Eclipse: Living in the Shadow of China s Economic Dominance Get the futuristic economic perspectives of one of Foreign Policy s Top 100 Global Thinkers pm. Mar 4 Barney Loehnis: Long March Revisited Loehnis retraced the 9,000km journey of the original Long March on foot and lived to tell you about it. 11am. Siddhartha Deb: The Beautiful and the Damned Colorful, in-depth profiles of the ordinary and extraordinary people farmers to management gurus who make up a changing India. 2pm. Mar 7 Ross Garnaut: The Garnaut Climate Change Review We re always hearing about climate change, but how does it impact the economy? Does green beget green? Jonathan Watts moderates pm. AUTHOR TALKS: FICTION Feb 26 Elizabeth Knox: Angels, Vintners and the Magic of Make-Believe Your imagination s not just for play time. Knox shares how she harnesses hers to write fantastic fiction. 2pm. Kunal Basu: Of Love and Rebellion His novel The Yellow Emperor s Cure follows a Portuguese doctor trying to find the cure for syphilis, all the while distracted by a new lover and the forthcoming Boxer Rebellion. 3.30pm. Alan Hollinghurst: Private Lives Best known for his evocative tellings of modern gay life, Hollinghurst discusses the art of crafting his character s biographies. 5pm. Mar 3 Tom Rob Smith & Kathryn Chua: Russian Rippers & Vengeful Vampires He s been longlisted for the Man Booker, she s a teenage publishing savant. They tell you about the dark side of writing. 2pm. Mohammed Hanif: Our Lady of Alice Bhatti The Pakistani author s latest novel tells the strangely sweet tale of a Catholic nurse wooed by a Muslim bodybuilder in a satirically-painted Pakistan. 5pm. WRITING PANELS Feb 25 Wine Writers Panel How does writing about wine help shape the landscape of Chinese vintners and wine consumers? 2pm. Liu Cheng: Screenwriting as Literature The film professor and screenwriter invites other panelists to discuss just how artful a screenplay can be. Ed Wong of the New York Times moderates. 3.30pm. REPORTAGE PANELS Mar 3 The Great Financial Times Debate: Does China s Rise Spell America s Decline? This uneasy question lurks beneath every story about China in Western media. Financial Times journalists debate the answer. 3.30pm. Mar 4 The Art of the Profile: Writing About China, One Life at a Time Evan Osnos, Ian Johnson, Jeffrey Wasserstrom, Michelle Loyalka and Christine Larson discuss the fascinating individuals they covered for an upcoming anthology, Chinese Characters: Fast-Changing Lives in a Fast-Changing Land pm. Criselda Yabes: Reality, Reportage and Fiction The former journalist and Man Asian Literary Prize longlister reveals her secrets about turning historical events and reportage into compelling fiction. 3.30pm. The Photobook: Recording Social Engagement Instagram, Facebook, online news and magazines the abundance of photos in the digital age can make us more engaged than ever, but does it? A panel of photographers discusses; Pékin Fine Arts Meg Maggio moderates. 5pm. Tickets for all events are RMB 65 (includes drink), RMB 20 (students). All events take place at Capital M ( ) Mahjong Workshop: Part Two See Feb 19. Now master the rules and visit a local playhouse to play as the locals do. Reserve at RMB 200 (includes first session). 10am-1pm. Culture Yard ( ) SPORT People s Run HeyRunning launches with this monthly run suitable for all. The first run is free if you bring a copy of the Beijinger. RMB 30. Noon. Chaoyang Park West Gate #3. See for more info. EXPLORE Hutong Tour: Prophets, Prostitutes and Spies See Feb 5. Longquanyu Loop and Great Wall Hike up from small villages to the Wall and back down to an icy valley. RMB 300. Beijing Hikers ( ; see Sports directory) FEB 27 ARTS & CULTURE Audition: Oklahoma! See Feb 26. LIVING Chinese Kitchen: Vegetarian Learn to create a hearty, healthy threecourse meal using fresh local ingredients. RMB 250, RMB 200 (members) pm. The Hutong ( ) FEB 28 ARTS & CULTURE Laofei Independent Library See Feb 14. LIVING Global Kitchen: Vietnamese See Feb 11. INN Night Out! Newcomers and long-term residents swap stories about living in the nation s capital. RSVP by Feb 28 to com. Free. 7-9pm. Venue TBD FEB 29 ARTS & CULTURE Film: North by Northwest Celebrate Leap Day with this dizzying collaboration between two greats: Hitchcock and Grant. RMB 30 (includes coffee or tea). 7.30pm. Riverbank Bar and Café ( ; see Nightlife directory) MONDAYS DINING Piscine Rose Promotion Ladies get a glass of Piscine Rose for RMB 10. Enoterra ( ) Temptation Mondays Get over the Monday blues with 30% off any bottle of wine. Mosto ( ) BARS & CLUBS Bookworm Pub Quiz Free drinks guaranteed, cash prize conditional upon supreme intelligence. RMB pm. The Bookworm ( ) MUSIC Open Jazz The jam session is hosted by jazz saxophonist Liang Jun along with a bass player and drummer. There s a free beer for anyone who comes on stage to play. Free. Time TBD. V.A. Cafe & Bar ( ) LIVING Chinese Culture Workshop Chinese instructors teach you the things you really want to know, i.e. popular music and slang. Classes taught in Chinese. Reserve at RMB 75, RMB 250 (4 workshops) pm. Culture Yard ( ) Life Drawing Club Draw live models. Bring your own materials or purchase them there at minimal cost. RSVP at RMB 60, RMB 50 (members) pm. The Hutong ( ) Tai Chi Beginner s Class Meditative poses in constant flow. Teacher speaks English. RMB 150, RMB 480 (4 classes). 10am-noon. China Culture Center ( ) EVERY MON & WED LIVING Bazi Destiny Analysis: Demo Class Get a glimpse into your destiny and possible life path. RMB am-noon. China Culture Center ( ) Foot Reflexology Course Learn how to apply Chinese tuina massage on pressure points on your feet. RMB 800 (4 sessions). 1-3pm. China Culture Center ( ) TUESDAYS DINING Temptation Tuesdays Drinks on Tuesday? Why not? Enjoy your favorite wines at 30% off. Modo ( ) Tight-Ass Tuesdays Happy hour all day as well as two-for-one on all ceviches. Terra ( ) BARS & CLUBS Black Sun Quiz Night Testing times at Chaoyang Park West Gate. Free. 8pm. Black Sun ( ) Ciro s Top 5 Night Ciro s five most popular cocktails slashed to RMB 30. Free. 5-10pm. Ciro s Pomodoro ( ) Mesh Cocktail Tuesday Two-for-one on both passionfruit and lychee martinis. Free. Mesh ( ) Quiz Night How many, when and where? Free. 8pm. Tim s Texas Bar-B-Q ( ) Stumble Inn Quiz Night How many beers do you have? Get a free Tsingtao with every main course ordered, and play for a gallon of beer in the quiz. Free. 7.30pm. The Stumble Inn ( ) Tightass Tuesdays Happy hour all day and all night. Two-forone drinks, two-for-one on ceviches if you get hungry. Free. Terra ( ) MUSIC February

64 EVENTS Jazz Jam Session Jazz lovers gather maybe you can jam too. Free. 9pm. Jiang Hu Liveshow Bar ( ) LIVING Beijing Guild Meeting Meet the local knitting community. Bring your own yarn. Free. 1-4pm. Queen s Café ( ) Black Sesame Cooking Class Pick up secret Chinese recipes from the master chefs who taught founder Jen Lin- Liu. Reserve at com. RMB 300 (includes demonstration, hands-on cooking and lunch). 10am-1pm. Black Sesame Kitchen ( ) Calligraphy Course Discover one of the oldest and most beautiful traditions in China. RMB 160, RMB 480 (4 classes) am. China Culture Center ( ) Chinese Landscape Painting: Beginner Try your hand at the thousand-year tradition of Chinese ink and water painting. RMB 160, RMB 480 (4 classes). 7-9pm. China Culture Center ( ) EXPLORE Temple of Heaven, Tai Chi, Tea and Summer Palace A full day of Chinese sites and culture. RMB 450, RMB 350 (children under 12) + RMB 150 (optional acrobatics show). 9am. China Culture Center ( ; see Living directory) WEDNESDAYS DINING Couscous Night Sit down to Couscous Royal and RMB 28 glasses of rosé. RMB pm. Scarlett, Hotel G ( ) Wine and Dine Free glass of wine with every three-course set dinner. Free. Terra ( ) Wine Fever Buy a bottle and get free-flow tapas. RMB pm. Enoterra ( ) BARS & CLUBS Divas Wednesday Buy-one-get-one-free on bottles of Moët & Chandon and champagne cocktails. Free. 9pm-midnight. Xiu ( ) Feminight Free mixed drinks and rosé for ladies before midnight. Tunes from DJs including Jiong Jiong, Pei, Liz and BB. Free. 9pm- 5am. Haze ( ) Ladies Night at Ciro s Two-for-one cocktails and Gypsy Kings covers from The Ismat Band. Free. 6pmmidnight (band starts 9.30pm). Ciro s Pomodoro ( ) 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 ( ) Paddy s Quiz Which quiz host swears the most? Prizes for every round and more. Free. 8.30pm. Paddy O Shea s ( ) The Brick Quiz Night Beijing s only common sense quiz night. Free. 8pm. The Brick ( ) Whiskey on Wednesday Discounts of 45-50% on special whiskey cocktails. There s also a different whiskey served half-price on the rocks every week. Free. 6-9pm. Q Bar ( ) Whiskey Wednesday Get a 20 percent discount off selected whiskies. Cornerstone ( ) MUSIC The Hot Club Of Beijng Enjoy classic gypsy jazz. Free. 9.30pm. Modernista Café & Bar ( ) ARTS & CULTURE Riverbank Ciné Club If ever there were a real dreamboat, Cary Grant would be it. Now, aren t you glad there are five Wednesdays in February this year? RMB 30 (includes coffee or tea). 7.30pm. Riverbank Bar and Café ( ; see Nightlife directory) SPORT Ultimate Frisbee Pickup sessions before the upcoming season. for info. 7.30pm. Beijing City International School EXPLORE Pedicab Hutong Tour Fill your day with a tour of Beijing s alleyways plus visits to a traditional courtyard house, an herbal pharmacy and a porcelain museum. RMB 400, RMB 300 (children 5-11). 9am-4.30pm. China Culture Center ( ; see Living directory) THURSDAYS DINING Thursday Night Ribs Full rack of BBQ pork ribs to share, plus a bucket of six Tiger beers. RMB pmlate. Blue Frog ( ) Wind Down at the Wine Club Three to See LIVE MUSIC Discover wine with sommelier Julia Zhu. Includes five wines, expert commentary and canapés. RMB %. 6.30pm. One East, Hilton Beijing ( ) BARS & CLUBS Lost In China Live Latin music. Free. 9.30pm-12.30am. Ciro s Pomodoro ( ) Green Cap Quiz Night Where did she go? Free. 7.30pm. The Green Cap ( ) Kro s Quiz Night Anthony and Jim rock the trivia. Free. 8pm. Kro s Nest, Xiaoyun Lu ( ) The M Lab Beats from the freshest new Chinese DJs, courtesy of The M Agency. Free. 9pm-5am. Haze ( ) Sparkling & Canapes Feb 11: Opeth Go shake the floor as hard as you can. Let others worry about whether the building s gonna collapse. Feb 25: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart New York s indie-popsters warm up JUE Festival. See photo, above. Feb 26: Residence A They ve shown they can control the stage. Now let s see about their new album. Titular food and wine flow freely. RMB pm. Terra ( ) Teacher s Night Educationalists with ID enjoy happy hour prices all night. Free. Terra ( ) MUSIC Bossa Nova Night Have a drink and loosen your mind. Free. 9.30pm. Modernista Café & Bar ( ) LIVING Black Sesame Cooking Class See Tuesdays. Bowling League Until Mar 22. Form a team and get to knocking down them pins. Price TBD. 8-10pm. Gongti 100 ( ) Evening Zen Meditation Weekly insight into the teachings and practices of Zen Buddhism. RMB 120, RMB 400 (4 classes) pm. China Culture Center ( ) SPORT Expat Squash League Squash with expats in a league format. Court rental costs shared. to sign up. 6.30pm. Asia Pacific Building (near Ritan Park) EXPLORE Great Wall at Mutianyu and Ming Tombs Climb this less-commercialized section of the Great Wall, alight by cable car or toboggan, and visit the Ming Tombs in Changping. RMB 480, RMB 300 (children under 12). 9am. China Culture Center ( ; see Living directory) FRIDAYS DINING MEAT Me! Australian tenderloin features in this meat-heavy buffet. RMB %, add RMB 108 for free-flow house wine. 6-11pm. Elements, Hilton Beijing ( ) Seafood Grill Fridays Feb 17 onwards. Fresh spread of justcaught lobster, fish, crab and other underwater delights, plus the regular buffet. RMB %, RMB % (includes lobster and access to seafood grill) pm. Kranzler s, Kempinski Beijing Lufthansa Center ( ) BARS & CLUBS Anna Stamburg Band Blues, jazz and soul. Free. 9.30pm-12.30am. Ciro s Pomodoro ( ) Basement Two-for-one drinks until midnight. Free. 10pm. Punk ( ) Latino Fever! Latin dancing party with teachers to show you the way. RMB 50 (includes glass of wine or beer). 8-11pm. Zeta Bar ( ) Party Night Fun guaranteed with specials on shooters, cocktails and bottles. Free. Black Sun ( ) Pink Fridays LGBT-friendly evening showcasing pink Piscos, Cosmos and daiquiris. Free. 5pm. Terra ( ) TGIF All standard drinks for RMB 25. Buy five drinks coupons, get one free. Free. 6-10pm. Scarlett ( ) LIVING Black Sesame Cooking Class See Tuesdays. Community Classes Do good, do yoga. Class fees operate on a donation basis. Proceeds go to the Surmang Foundation and the Migrant Children s Foundation. RMB 50 (minimum requested). 11am-12.30pm. Yoga Yard ( ) Hands-on: Basic Knots Class Feb 10-Mar 2. Knot your very own auspicious bracelets and necklaces. RMB 150 (includes materials). 10am-noon. China Culture Center ( ) SATURDAYS DINING Dim Sum Brunch All-you-can-eat dim sum. RMB %. 62 February 2012

65 11am-2.30pm. Horizon, Kerry Centre Hotel ( ) Feijoada Saturdays Feijoada for the weekend. RMB am-3pm. Alameda ( ) Sureño Tapas Lunch Tapas menu of eight rotated weekly. RMB am-3pm. Sureño, The Opposite House ( ) Taste Brazil SALT offers feijoada, Brazil s national dish, as well as set meal options. RMB 188 (two courses), RMB 218 (three courses), RMB 168 (feijoada, per person). Noon-3pm. SALT ( ) BARS & CLUBS Bang Bitesize Buddha DJs. Free. 10pm. Punk ( ) Elliot Johnson and the Taste of Soul Band Authentic Chicago blues. Free. 9.30pm am. Ciro s Pomodoro ( ) ARTS & CULTURE China Through Cinema Explore China with four dreamy films this month: Suzhou River (Feb 4), I Wish I Knew (Feb 11), Temptress Moon (Feb 18) and Shanghai Dreams (Feb 25). Reservation required; RMB 25 (includes soft drinks and popcorn). 7pm. Culture Yard ( ) and assorted goodies brought direct to your table. RMB % am-3pm. Vasco s, Hilton Wangfujing ( ext 8411) Grand CRU Brunch One of Beijing s most indulgent Sunday brunches, enjoy Beluga caviar, winter black truffle and live lobster. RMB % (includes free-flow champagne, wine and martinis), kids 6-12 half price am-3- pm. CRU, JW Marriott Beijing ( ) Italian Sunday Brunch Buffet bar and an a la carte selection of hot dishes. RMB 248 (buffet), RMB 338 (buffet and hot dishes) am-3pm. Sadler Ristorante ( ) SALT Bubbly Sundays Two- or three-course brunches to round off a relaxing weekend. Pick from the new wine list, splash out with a slightly indulgent cocktail or two or add RMB 150 for free-flow drinking. RMB 168 (two courses), Three to See arts & culture tion and superfood bar at this sumptuous buffet means you can have your cake and eat it too am-3pm. RMB % (includes wine and beer), RMB % (includes free-flow champagne). BLD Cafe, Renaissance Beijing Capital ( ) BARS & CLUBS Blues Jam Session The Taste of Soul Band play out the weekend. Free. 9pm-midnight. Ciro s Pomodoro ( ) Sunday Session: Free Flow Beer and bubbly till you drop. RMB pm. Terra ( ) ARTS & CULTURE Mandarin Plus Movie Nights True to their aim to teach Chinese culture in fun, accessible ways, their free movie nights are a fun way to learn Chinese and meet fellow students. This month: Kung Expat Squash League Squash with expats in a league format. Court rental costs shared. to sign up. 7pm. Dongzhimen area. The Peloton Beijing Road Bike Cycling Club Road cycling for the serious and enthusiastic alike. Bikes are available for hire. To register, Price TBD. 9am. Ride begins and ends at the TREK store near Chaoyang Park South Gate. Water Polo Beijing Ducks no, not those Beijing Ducks return to the pool for treading water and bloodshed. All are welcome. Contact or richard. Price TBD. 3pm. International School of Beijing (car pool from Dongzhimen). WEEKENDS DINING All-You-Can-Eat Kitchen Party All-you-can-eat menu of classic Chinese dishes with free-flow wines and imported draft beers. RMB 328. IFW ( ) Enoterra Brunch Choose from French, American or Enoterra brunch options. Add RMB 50 for free-flow sparkling wine. RMB am-4pm. Enoterra ( ) I Love Dim Sum All-you-can-eat dim sum and congee at wallet-friendly prices. RMB 99. Noon-2pm. Sun Palace, Crown Plaza Sun Palaces Beijing ( ext 6332) Luxurious Brunch at Maison Boulud Pick and choose from an array of delectable courses. RMB % (four courses), RMB % (three courses), RMB % (two courses). 11am-4pm. Maison Boulud ( ) Set Winter Brunch Sets with Peruvian and Latin flair. Two courses RMB 158, RMB 328 (free-flow beer and bubbly;, three courses RMB 178, RMB 358 (free-flow beer and bubbly). 11am-4- pm. Terra ( ) SUNDAYS DINING 360 Champagne Brunch Enjoy a fine brunch spread, Mumm champagne and the best homemade ice cream in town. RMB % am-3pm. 360, Hilton Beijing Capital Airport ( ) A Sunday Affair Sundays don t get better than Veuve Clicquot champagne with oysters, grilled meat, fresh cheese and luscious desserts. RMB % am-3pm. Garden Court, St. Regis ( ) American Sunday Roast Prime beef rib cut tableside with all the trimmings. RMB %, RMB 98+15% extra for wine buffet. Noon-3pm. One East, Hilton Beijing ( ) Aroma Gourmet Brunch Lobster, oysters, foie gras, international cheeses and a Sunday roast. Now featuring new dishes by executive chef Bruno Correa. RMB % (includes unlimited Piper Heidsieck champagne) am-3- pm. Aroma, Ritz-Carlton Beijing ( ) Barbecue Brunch Outdoor grilling galore, with plenty of vegetarian options. RMB 238 (free-flow wine and beer). 11am-2pm. Palette Vino ( ) Bubbly Sundays Caviar, live seafood, tartare stations, make-your-own sushi rolls, teppanyaki ice cream and much more. RMB % (includes free flow of champagne), RMB % (free-flow wine and beer), RMB % (kids under 12), free (kids under 6) am-3pm. Senses, Westin Financial Street ( ) FIZZtastic Champagne Brunch Premium Taittinger Champagne on free-flow and a lip-smacking array of international gastronomy, including lobsters PHOTOS: Courtesy of the suppliers Feb 1: Film: Bringing Up Baby Kick off the month with the dashing Cary Grant. See photo, above. Feb 10 & 18: Film: The Sword Identity Martial arts cinematography at its purest. Feb 25: Book Talk: Cheryl Tan Singaporean recipes buried in family memories. RMB 188 (three courses). SALT ( ) Sunday Brunch One of the best champagne brunches in town relies on quality rather than quantity. RMB % per person (includes freeflow champagne). VIC, Sofitel ( ) Sunday Brunch Bliss A feast of meats, seafood, and luscious desserts. RMB % (includes champagne), RMB % (includes wine and draft beer) am-3.30pm. Asia Bistro, JW Marriott ( ) Sunday Lunch Buffet at Greenfish Appetizers and seafood from the buffet plus your choice of main course. RMB % (includes soft drinks, coffee and tea) am-2.30pm. Greenfish, Ritz- Carlton Beijing Financial Street ( ) Sureño Set Sunday Lunch Enjoy a selection of tapas dishes, a soup and one main course from the menu. RMB %, RMB % (including champagne). Noon-3pm. Sureño, The Opposite House ( ) Ultimate Sunday Brunch Sunday brunch with Veuve Clicquot sounds like a good idea. The organic sta- Fu Panda I and II (Feb 5, 19, respectively), Feng Xiaogang s Cellphone (Feb 26) and the ever-epic Hero (Feb 12). Free. 6.30pm. Mandarin Plus ( ) LIVING Basic Chinese Class So you can communicate with cab drivers, fuwuyuan and pharmacists with ease. RMB pm. Mandarin Plus ( ) Chinese Movie Nights Practice Chinese and meet new friends. RSVP to pm. Mandarin Plus ( ) Sambasia Barefoot Percussion Workshop Drumming with your feet? RMB 80, RMB 240 (4 classes). Noon-2pm. UCCA Loft ( ; see A&C directory) Survival Chinese Pick up just the essentials. Reserve at RMB 200, RMB 600 (4 classes). 10am-noon. Culture Yard ( ) SPORT MUSIC Taste of Soul Jam sessions open to all. Free. 9.30pm-12.30am. Ciro s Pomodoro ( ) ONGOING DINING Agua Set Lunch All month. Menus rotated weekly. RMB 88 (two courses), RMB 99 (three courses). Noon-2pm. Agua ( ) Alameda s Dinner Set All month. Alameda s gorgeous Arepa con Dolce Leche dessert is an option on their dinner set menu. Two- and threecourse set dinners (RMB ). Mon-Fri pm, Sat-Sun 6-11pm. Alameda ( ) Alameda Lunch Rapido Mon-Fri. Two- and three-course set lunches (RMB 79-98) am-3pm. Alameda ( ) All-You-Can-Eat Dim Sum All month. More than 60 types of dim sum. RMB % am-2.15pm. Yao Chi, Grand Millennium Beijing ( ) Alio Olio Set Lunch February

66 EVENTS every thu & SUN: expat Squash league Meet new friends and make a raquet. Mon-Fri. Five set menus offer pizza, pasta and main courses. RMB am- 3pm. Alio Olio ( ) Aroma Revamped All month. Chef Bruno adds exquisite new dishes to the buffet lineup. Daily barbecue specials, fresh seafood and cooked-toorder wok dishes. RMB % (lunch), RMB % (dinner, except Saturdays) am-2.30pm, pm. Aroma, Ritz- Carlton Beijing ( ) Bavarian Winter Stews All month. Four varieties of warming Bavarian stew perfect for winter. Paulaner Brauhaus, Kempinski Beijing Lufthansa Center ( ext 5732) Bordeaux Versus Burgundy All month. Modo tours 16 boutique French labels across two bountiful wine regions. Pick up an Enomatic card for commitmentfree sampling. Modo ( ) Brazilian Carnival All month. A sensational specialty menu in time to celebrate Brazilian Carnival. Expect exotic Moqueca fish, crab cakes and empadas. Alameda ( ) Cepe Business Lunch Mon-Fri. Three courses, with a fine selection of antipasti and main courses. RMB % am-2.30pm. Cepe, Ritz- Carlton Beijing Financial Street ( ) Colibri Set Lunch All month. Mix and match sandwiches, baked potatoes, soups, salads and quiches. RMB 48. Colibri Cafe ( ) Dim Sum Feast Enjoy as many authentic dim sum, dessert and cold dishes as you wish. RMB % am-2.30pm. Wanli Chinese Restaurant, Renaissance Beijing Chaoyang Hotel ( ext 3131) Dumpling Deluge All month. Both classics and new dim sum dishes available for a la carte or all-you-can eat. RMB % (set menu).11.30am-2- pm. Choy s Seafood, Beijing Marriott Hotel Northeast ( /8320) Enoterra s Formule Lunch All month. Sandwich or salad plus freeflow iced tea for the businessperson on the go. RMB am-4pm. Enoterra ( ) Feast of a Buffet Mon-Thu. New buffet restaurant Feast showcases one of Beijing s most lavish dinner spreads for a less-lavish price. RMB %. Feast, Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng ( ) Game On Feb Experience a taste of the wilderness with venison and other selected game. A la carte ordering. Trattoria La Gondola, Kempinski Beijing Lufthansa Center ( ) Greenfish Seafood Extravaganza Fri-Sat. Get wrecked in a briny sea of crabs, scallops, oysters and lobster, where the wine flows like the tide. RMB % (including free-flowing wine), kids halfprice pm. Greenfish, Ritz-Carlton Beijing Financial Street ( ext 6255) Hungry for Hummus? Mon-Fri. Middle Eastern favorite Rumi is offering a lunch buffet that includes many of their most popular menu items. RMB am-2.30pm. Rumi ( ) Lunch for Life at Lunar 8 Mon-Fri. Business lunch with a conscience: a portion of profits go to the Special Commune. RMB 88+15% am-2.30pm Lunar 8, The Fairmont Beijing ( ) Modo Set Lunch All month. Fresh, creative set lunch. RMB 80, RMB 200 (free-flow sparkling and house wines). Modo ( ) Mughal s Buffet Lunch Mon-Fri. Indian and Pakistani curries, vegetable dishes and more. Noon-2.30pm. Mughal s ( ) Olé! Business Lunch All month. A quick two-course lunch, then back to work. RMB 60, RMB 70 (includes glass of wine). 11am-3.30pm. Olé! ( ) One East Set Lunch Mon-Fri. A light American set lunch. RMB % (two courses), RMB % (three courses). Noon-2pm. One East, Hilton Beijing ( ) Rajasthan Food Festival Bright red curries and plenty of vegetarian-friendly fare as Tadka s expert chefs bring Rajasthan to Beijing. Feb Tadka, Beijing Marriott Hotel Northeast ( ) SALT Winter Days Mon-Fri. Add RMB 30 to your set lunch for a glass of wine or beer as you soak up the last rays on SALT s open-air balcony. RMB 98 (two courses), RMB 118 (three courses). Noon-3pm. SALT ( ) SALTastation Mon-Sat. Five tasting courses paired with New and Old World wines. RMB 518 (food and wine), RMB 318 (food only). SALT ( ) Sangria Special All month. Buy-one-get-one-free on pitchers or glasses of sangria. 7-9pm. Olé ( ) Set Winter Dinner Tue-Sun. Sets with Peruvian and Latin flair. RMB 178 (two courses), RMB 198 (three courses). 6-11pm. Terra ( ) Station-to-Station All month. Sixteen fresh gourmet stations each with its own specialization: foie gras, seafood, rotisserie, Chinese barbecue, Dim sum and more. RMB %, RMB % (kids under 12). 6-10pm. Jing, The Peninsula Beijing ( ) Tapeando All month. Order a drink, get a free tapa. Olé ( ) Venetian Style All month. A taste of Venice in Beijing. Try whipped Venetian codfish and pancetta risotto in a five-course set menu. A la carte also available. RMB %. Cepe, Ritz- Carlton Beijing Financial Street ( ) Wine Ritual All month. Unwind in sophisticated surrounding with free-flowing wines and cocktails. Canapes and snacks also provided. RMB % pm. Press Club Bar, St. Regis Hotel ( ext 2360) Wine Tasting Classes All month. Learn how to taste wines like the experts, and get your Wine & Spirit Education Trust certification. Class fees for each of the three levels include all study materials, exam fees, and of course, wines. Dragon Phoenix Fine Wine Consulting ( , BARS & CLUBS Migas Gin & Tonic Cart Feb Fresh gin & tonics with Gin Mare and 1724 tonic water, mixed by Jorge Valvontin. Migas ( ) The Greg Carroll Band Wed-Sat. Rock and more. Free. 9.30pm. Eudora Station ( /8334) Xpress Tue-Sun. Chart hits from across the decades, with an emphasis on the early 90s. Free. 9pm-2am. Xiu ( ) ARTS & CULTURE Apichatpong Weerasethakul: For Tomorrow For Tonight Until Feb 10. Independent Thai filmmaker examines night, blending video with image and sound from his previous films to create an emotional, sensory dream. RMB 15. UCCA ( ) Curated by Zhan Wang: Tang Yuhan Interior Divination Until Feb 10. Feng shui, interior decorating and high art combine. Free. UCCA ( ) Kolkoz: Parallax Until Feb 10. The French artistic duo mixes tourist photos with NASA training photos for a cheeky series of illusions. RMB 15. UCCA ( ) Cheng Ran: Hot Blood, Warm Blood, Cold Blood Until Feb 12. Hippocrats rejoice! Horses abound in this study of life at its various levels of vitality. Free. Galerie Urs Meile ( ) Wang Xingwei Until Feb 12. Still-lifes turned portrait, like his flower pot old lady, and real portraits like his one of fellow painter Mao Yan. Free. Galerie Urs Meile ( ) Chen Wei: All About Her Songs Until Feb 18. New sculptures in an aesthetic of mummified decay and loss. Free. ArtMia Gallery ( ) Wang Qingsong: Happy New Year Until Feb 25. One of the shining stars of China s gaudy art movement hits us with a carnivalistic New Year-themed exhibit. Free. Tang Contemporary ( ) Zhan Wang: My Personal Universe Until Feb 25. Watch a giant boulder explode from six different angles on HD slo-mo. See Feature, p48. RMB 15. UCCA ( ) Lin Tianmiao: The Same Until Feb 26. The globally respected feminist artist unveils installations laboriously ensconced in yarn and gold foil. See Feature, p44. Free. Beijing Center for the Arts ( ) Chen Chunlin: Wokai Photography Project Until Feb 28. The Sichuan-based photographer takes penetrating photos of rural workers for the NGO. Purchase one and 70% will help finance a micro-entrepreneur from Wokai s site. Free. Green T. House Gallery ( /8311) Bullfighting From Behind the Barrier Until Mar 3. Photos and video from Spanish artists dialoguing about the cultural cliché of bullfighting. Free. Instituto Cervantes ( ) DO A BOOK Feb 18-Mar 18. A bibliographic group show including works by cheeky typographist Xu Bing, homo-curious sculptor Ain Cocke and tchotchke photographer Hong Hao, among others. Free. White Space Beijing ( ) Huang Rui: I-Ching Together Until Mar 31. A fresh look at installation works by one of China s longest-standing contemporary artists, based on his exploration of the Book of Changes, the ancient text that recognizes the power of chance in our lives. Free. The Opposite House ( ) Maartje Blans Feb 12-Apr 15. The Dutch mixed media artist crafts almost-sculptural works on wood and canvas. Free. Imagine Gallery ( ) SPORT ClubFootball Men s 5-a-side Leagues All month. The new league starts March 6, register before then. Players and teams welcome for all 12 divisions on weeknights Register by calling /4/5/6, or More info at clubfootball.com.cn. EXPLORE 3-Day Guilin Adventure Spend a holiday hiking and biking by the Li River and through rice paddies. RMB 6,350. Country Holidays ( ) Medieval Villages & Yellow Mountain Tour Venture to Huangshan for historical houses, traditional culture and soaring rocky cliffs. RMB 6,689. Country Holidays ( ) Yangtze Cruise Take a four-day cruise down China s longest river. RMB 9,750. Country Holidays ( ) 64 February 2012

67 DIRECTORY dining p65 nightlife p74 style p75 arts & culture p78 sports p78 living p79 explore p Casual Dining Buffets 1001 Nights Middle Eastern A Food Affaire Bakeries, Delis & Candy Agua Spanish Ai Jiang Shan Korean Alameda Contemporary International Alio Olio Italian Annie s Italian Aria European Aroma Buffets Asia Bistro Buffets The Astor Grill Steakhouses Baozi Pu Beijing Baozhuang Mache Korean Barolo Italian Bei Japanese Beihai Dao Korean Bene Italian Benjia Hanguo Liaoli Korean Biteapitta Middle Eastern Black Soil Impressions Dongbei BLD Cafe Buffet Blue Frog American Bonbon Bins Bakeries, Delis & Candy The Bookworm Cafes & Teahouses Brasserie Flo French Brazillian Churrascos Central & South American BSD Dubu House Korean Cafe Cha Buffets Cafe de la Poste French Cafe Noir Cafes & Teahouses Capital M European Carmen Spanish CBD International Cuisine Buffets CCSweets Bakeries, Delis & Candy Celestial Court Cantonese Cepe Italian Chao Fusion Charcoal Bar Korean Cheese & Wine Made In Heaven Bakeries, Delis & Candy Chef Too American China Grill Contemporary International Chinggis Korean Restaurant Korean Choy s Seafood Cantonese Chuan Ban Sichuan Chun Bing Jing Wei Cai Beijing Chynna Contemporary Chinese Ciro s Pomodoro Italian Colibri Cafe Bakeries, Delis & Candy Compass Grill - Contemporary International Comptoirs de France Bakeries, Delis & Candy Cornerstone Italian CRU Steakhouse Steakhouses The CUT Steak & Seafood Grill Steakhouses Dahuaishu Grill Beijing Da Dong Roast Duck Beijing Duck Da Giuliano Bakeries, Delis & Candy Dali Courtyard Yunnan Dali Renjia Yunnan Danieli s Italian Din Tai Fung Dumplings Donghuamen Night Market Beijing Dragon Palace Cantonese Duck de Chine Beijing Duck East 33 Buffets Element Fresh American Elements Cantonese Er Yue Er Chunbing Beijing Essence Buffets Fatburger American Feast Buffets Flamme International Grill Steakhouses Flour Bakeries, Delis & Candy Fook Lam Moon Cantonese Fratelli Fresh Italian Fu Jia Lou Beijing Fuel - Contemporary International Ganges Indian Restaurant Indian/Pakistani Gaon Korean Restaurant Korean Garden Court Buffets Good Fortune Grill Korean Gori Contemporary International Grand Cafe Buffets Grandma s Kitchen American Grange Steakhouses Green Bites Dumpling Bar Dumplings Greenfish Buffets The Grill Steakhouses Grill 79 Contemporary International Gui Wei Beijing DINING Dining Directory Index Gung Ho! Gourmet Pizza Factory Pizza Guxiang Shanchuan Korean Haidilao Hot Pot Hot Pot Haitanghua Pyongyang Cold Noodle Restaurant Korean Han Na Shan Korean Han Wan Ju Beijing Han Zheng Jiayuan Korean Haney Restaurant Yunnan Hard Rock Cafe American Haru Teppanyaki & Sushi Bar - Japanese Hatsune Japanese Hengshan Hui Cantonese Home Plate Bar-B-Que American Hong Bin Lou Beijing Hong Lu Beijing Honzen Japanese Horizon Cantonese Hot Bean Cooperative Beijing Huazai Chuan Bar Barbecue & Teppanyaki Hudiequan Yunnan Huo Lu Huo Korean Huoguosi Xiaochidan Beijing IFW Contemporary Chinese Iki Korean Invincible Ramen Japanese Jaan French Jewel Cantonese Jing Buffets Jing Wei Lou Beijing Jing Wei Mian Da Wang Beijing Jiumen Xiaochi Beijing Jusong Contemporary Chinese Kagen Japanese Kao Rou Le Kaorou Wang Beijing Karaiya Spice House Hunan & Hubei Kempi Deli Bakeries, Delis & Candy Kerry s Kitchen Buffets Kerry s Pantry Bakeries, Delis and Candy Khajuraho Indian/Pakistani Korean Court Korean Korean Goryeo Korean Kranzler s Buffets The Kro s Nest Pizza Kuan Dian Beijing La La Rib Hotpot Korean Lao Beijing Kaorou Beijing Lao Beijing Zhajiangmian Beijing Lau Pa Sak Southeast Asian Le Cabernet French Le Pre Lenotre French Leaf BBQ Restaurant Korean Let s Burger Plus American Let s Seafood Contemporary International Linhuxuan Restaurant Beijing Longfusi Xiaochidian Beijing Luga s Central and South American Luga s Little Italy Italian Luga s Pho Pho Vietnamese Luga s Villa Central and South American Lunar 8 Fusion Maan Coffee Cafes & Teahouses Made in China Beijing Duck Maison Boulud French Malacca Legend Southeast Asian Mapu BBQ Korean Meiming r Shengjian Dumplings Middle 8th Restaurant Yunnan Migas Restaurant & Lounge Spanish Milano Café Cafés and Teahouses Ming Court Cantonese Mirch Masala Indian/Pakistani Miyabi - Japanese Modo Contemporary International Moment Cafe Cafes & Teahouses Monsoon Buffets Morel s European Moscow Restaurant Russian Mosto Contemporary International Mr Shi s Dumplings Dumplings Mughal s Restaurant Indian & Pakistani My China Beijing Najia Xiaoguan Imperial Nishimura Japanese Noble Court Cantonese Nola American Nolboo Korean Noodle Bar Beijing O Kwang Wu Guang Jiu Korean Obentos Japanese Oh Jook Hun Korean Old Beijing Mending Roubing Restaurant Dumplings Olé Spanish Restaurant Spanish One East American Ours Japanese Park Side Bar & Grill European Paulaner Brauhaus German Peking Legacy Contemporary Chinese Pekotan Bakeries, Delis & Candy Peter s Tex-Mex Grill American Pho La La Vietnamese The Pizza Company Pizza Prego Italian Punjabi Indian Restaurant Indian & Pakistani Purple Haze Restaurant & Bar Thai Pyongyang Mu Dan Feng Korean Rainbow Yunnan Red Orange Buffet Ri Chang Cantonese Ristorante Sadler Italian The Roadhouse at Mutianyu Beijing RoomBeijing Contemporary International Royal Smushi House European Rug Bagel & Café Cafés and Teahouses Rumi Middle Eastern Sa Lang Bang Korean The Saddle Cantina Central and South American SALT Contemporary International San Fu Zhe Korean Restaurant Korean Sanqianli Korean Saveurs de Coree Korean Scarlett Contemporary International Scene a Café European Schindler s Anlegestelle (Schindler s Docking Station) German Seasonal Tastes Buffets Senses Buffets SG Song Korean Shanggu City Korea Village BBQ Korean Shanghai Min (Xiao Nan Guo) Shanghai Sherpa s Deliveries Sizzler American South German Bakery, Cafe Konstanz and Bodenseestube German Sorabol Korean Spice Factory Thai Spring Organic Fish Restaurant Sichuan S.T.A.Y (Simple Table Alleno Yannick) French Starfish Seafood American Blue Frog Chow down on the signature burgers or opt for a salad. Voted Outstanding American in our 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. 1) Daily 10am-2am. S4-30, 3/F, Bldg 4, Sanlitun Village, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ); 2) 1/F Bldg 1, U-Town, Sanfeng Beili, Chaoyang District. ( ) 蓝蛙,1) 朝阳区三里屯北路 19 号三里屯 Village4 号楼 3 层 S4-30; 2) 朝阳区三丰北里悠唐生活广场 1 号楼 1 层 Chef Too Smart interior, well-trained staff, delicious Australian steaks and indie American wines. Voted Outstanding American in our 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. Tue-Fri 11am- 2pm, 5-10pm; Sat-Sun 9.30am-3pm, 5-10pm. Free Ospop Bag! Steak Exchange + Bar Steakhouses Summer Palace Huaiyang Sun Palace Cantonese Sunrise Noodle Restaurant Japanese Suraon Korean Sureño Mediterranean Susu Vietnamese Suzumei Japanese Symphony Bakeries, Delis & Candy Tadka Indian/Pakistani The Taj Pavilion Indian/Pakistani Tang Palace Cantonese Tavola Italian Dining Italian Temple Restaurant Beijing European Terra Central & South American TGI Friday s American Thai Express Thai Thanks Giving Korean To Dam Gol Korean Tori Ton Japanese Transit Sichuan Trattoria La Gondola Italian Tunmalu Rib and Potato Soup Korean Turkish Mum Middle Eastern Union Bar & Grille American Va Piano Italian Vasco s Buffets The Veggie Table Vegetarian VIC Buffets Villa Castanea German Village Cafe Cafes & Teahouses The Vineleaf European Vineyard Cafe European WasPark Cafés & Teahouses Water - Contemporary International Xian Lao Man Dumplings Yao Chi Cantonese YellowStone Restaurant & Bar European Yotsuba Japanese Yu Cantonese Yue Cantonese Zahamun Korean Restaurant Korean ZEN Cantonese Zen5es Cantonese Zhenli Cun Korean Zhi Xia Men Korean Barbeque Restaurant Korean Zhuzhong Dalian Huoshao Dumplings Zi Xia Men Korean Chaoyang Gongyuan Xilu (north of Block 8), Chaoyang District. ( ) 美西西餐厅, 朝阳区朝阳公园西路枣营南里小区东门南侧 Element Fresh American salads, smoothies, sandwiches and more. Popular weekend brunch menu. Voted Best American, Best Brunch (Affordable), Best Sandwiches, Outstanding Family-Friendly Restaurant, and Outstanding Vegetarian in our 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. 1) 10am-11pm. 6 Jiangtai Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ); 2) Mon-Fri 10am-11pm, Sat-Sun 7am-11pm. Shop 833, Bldg 8, The Village at Sanlitun, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 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 The first 15 readers who bring in the February issue of the Beijinger to Plastered T-shirt s new 798 store will receive a free Ospop mini accessory bag. February

68 DIRECTORY / DINING Fatburger American diner serving lean Australian beef burgers, freshly ground daily and cooked to order. Burgers are accompanied by fries or homemade onion rings and hot wings. Voted Outstanding Burger in our 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. 1) Daily 11am-10pm. 1-LB01, The Grand Summit, Liangmaqiao Diplomatic Compound (300 m north of the Kempinski Hotel s main entrance), 19 East Dongfang Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 2) EB103, B1/F, Bldg 1, China World Mall, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. ( ) 1) 朝阳区东方东路 19 号亮马乔外交公寓 1 号楼会所 1 层 1 号铺 ; 2) 朝阳区建国门外大街 1 号国贸商城地下 1 层 EB103 Grandma s Kitchen Sandwiches, gravybased dinners and high-powered desserts. Voted Outstanding Family-Friendly Restaurant in our 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. 1) Daily 9am-10pm Nanchizi Dajie, Dongcheng District. ( ); 2) Daily 10am-10pm. 28 Shique Hutong, Dongcheng District. ( ); 3) Daily 10am-11pm. 5/F, Wudaokou Shopping Mall, Haidian District. ( ); 4) Daily 7.30am-11pm. 11A Xiushui Nanjie, Jianguomenwai, Chaoyang District. ( ); 5) Daily 7.30am-11pm. 1-2/F, Bldg B, Jianwai Soho, 39 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. ( /3056) 祖母厨房, 1) 东城区南池子大街 47-2 号 ; 2) 东城区北新桥石雀胡同 28 号 ; 3) 海淀区五道口购物中心 5 层 ; 4) 朝阳区建国门外秀水南街甲 11 号 ( 友谊商店后面 ); 5) 朝阳区东三环中路 39 号建外 SohoB 座 1-2 层 Hard Rock Cafe Burgers, pastas, cover bands and those ubiquitous T-shirts. Daily 11.30am-2am. 1/F, Landmark Towers, 8 Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. ( ext 2571) 硬石餐厅, 朝阳区东三环北路 8 号亮马河大厦西大堂 1 层 Home Plate Bar-B-Que Offering American Southern classics from ribs to pulled pork and brisket. Daily 11am-10pm. 35 Xiaoyun Lu courtyard (from Dongsanhuan Beilu, head 20m north of Xiaoyun Lu intersection and take the first right), Chaoyang District. ( , 本垒美国餐, 朝阳区霄云路 35 号院 ( 东三环北路, 过霄云路路口, 往北走 20 米, 到第一个路口右转 ) Let s Burger Plus Takes the original Let s Burger formula but with additions like pizza burgers, pita sandwiches and croissants. LG46B, Sanlitun Village North, 11 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District 朝阳区三里屯路 11 号三里屯 Village 北区地下 1 层 Nola Feast on Cajun dishes including boudin balls, po boys and gumbo. Daily 10.30am-11- pm. 11A Xiushui Nanjie, Chaoyang District. ( ) 朝阳区秀水南街 11 号 One East Modern American cuisine with a large selection of US wines. Their set lunch consists of light dishes that won t make you sleepy when you head back to work. Mon-Fri noon-2pm, pm. 2/F, Hilton Beijing, 1 Dongfang Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ext 5030) 东方路一号, 朝阳区东方路 1 号希尔顿酒店 2 层 Peter s Tex-Mex Grill Voted Outstanding Mexican / Tex-Mex in our 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. Mon-Fri 9.30am-11pm, Sat-Sun 7.30am-11.30pm. 88A International Club, 21 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. ( ) 朝阳区建国门外大街 21 号国际俱乐部 88A vath time! Feb 12: A Hand-Baked Valentine They ll make sure it s not half-baked. 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. ( ); 2) Daily 10am-10pm. B1-30 Glory Mall, 18 Chongwenmenwai Dajie, Chongwen District. ( ); 3) Daily 11am-9.30pm. FF16, Food Forum, B1/F, The Malls at Oriental Plaza, Dongcheng District. ( ); 4) Daily 11am-9pm. B1/F, Grand Pacific Mall, 133 Xidan Beidajie, Xicheng District. ( ); 5) Daily 11am-10.30pm. International Club, 21 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. ( ); 6) Daily 11am- 10pm. 2/F, Anzhen Hualian Department Store, Anzhen Xili, Chaoyang District. ( ) 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 TGI Friday s White collar hangout exports American-style burgers, salads and Mexican food.. 1) Daily 11.30am-midnight. 1/F, Grand Skylight Catic Hotel, 18 Beichen Donglu, Chaoyang District. ( ); 2) Daily 11.30am-midnight. 9-2 Jinchengfang Jie, Xicheng District. ( ); 3) Daily 11.30am-midnight. Bldg C, Beijing International Plaza, 19 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. ( ); 4) Daily 11am-11.30pm. Beijing Friendship Hotel, 1 Zhongguancun Nandajie, Haidian District. ( ) 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. Mon-Fri 11am- 11pm,Sat-Sun 11am-12pm. S6-31, 3/F, Bldg 6, Sanlitun Village, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 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 A Food Affaire Tucked into a corner of the April Gourmet, this is convenient for grocery To win tickets to see Sven Vath on Feb 17, just tell us: What did the name of Vath s former band, OFF, stand for? shoppers looking to grab some Western food to go. Daily 8am-11pm. 1/F, 5 Xingfuyicunxili, Chaoyang District. ( ) 朝阳区幸福一村西里 5 号绿叶子食品店 Bonbon Bins American-branded candies, sweets & chocolates for the confectionarycrazy. ( ) CCSweets Gourmet, imported ingredients go into the cupcakes and sweets made to order. Daily 10am-8pm. Unit 109, Bldg 11, Central Park, 6 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. ( ) 喜喜饼, 朝阳朝阳门外大街 6 号新城国际 11 号楼 109 Cheese and Wine Made In Heaven One of Beijing s best cheese selections, and always a wine to match. Sun-Wed noon-midnight, Thu- Sat noon-1.30am Chaoyang Gongyuan Xilu (next to Jenny Lou's), Chaoyang District ( ) 朝阳区朝阳公园西路 1-15 号 Colibri Cafe Colibri offers more than 20 flavors of cupcakes, as well as sandwiches and coffee. Daily 10am-10pm. LG51, Sanlitun Village North, 11 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 蜂鸟, 朝阳区三里屯路 11 号三里屯 Village 北区地下 1 层 Comptoirs de France Offers freshly baked rolls, baguettes, and loaves of bread alongside pastries and chocolates. Voted Outstanding Sandwiches in our 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily 7am-8.30pm. 1) Daily 7am-8.30pm. Beijing United Family Hospital and Clinics Shop Number 2, 2 Jiangtai Lu, Chaoyang District.; 2) Daily 7am-8.30pm. Beijing United Family Hospital and Clinics Shop Number 1, 2 Jiangtai Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ); 3) Daily 7am-8.30pm. 1/F, Bldg 5, Hairun International Apartment, 2B Jiangtai Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ); 4) Daily 7am-8.30pm. 55-1, Xingfucun Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. ( ); 5) Daily 7am-10.30pm. Door 102, Pacific Century Place Department Store, 2A Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. ( ); 6) Daily 7am-8.30pm. 2/F, Riviera Plaza, 5 Laiguangying Donglu, Chaoyang District. ( ); 7) Daily 7am-8.30pm. 1/F, East Lake Club, 35 Dongzhimenwai Dajie, Dongcheng District. ( ); 8) Daily 7am-8.30pm. 4 Ritan Beilu, Chaoyang District. ( ); 9) Daily 7am-8.30pm. L-111, Europlaza, 99 Yuxiang Lu, Tianzhu Zhen, Shunyi District. ( ); 10) Daily 7am-8.30pm. Rm 102, 1/F, Bldg 15, China Central Place, 89 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 法派, 1) 朝阳区将台路 2 号北京和睦家医院 2 店 ; 2) 朝阳区将台路 2 号北京和睦家医院店 ; 3) 朝阳区将台路乙 2 号海润国际公寓商业 5 号楼 1 层 ; 4) 朝阳区幸福村中路 55-1 号 ; 5) 朝阳区工体北路甲 2 号盈科中心商场 102 单元 ; 6) 朝阳区来广营东路 5 号 2 楼东侧 ; 7) 东城区东直门外大街 35 号东湖俱乐部 1 层 ; 8) 朝阳区日坛北路 4 号 ; 9) 顺义区裕翔路 99 号天竺镇欧陆广场 L111 室 ; 10) 朝阳区建国路 89 号华贸中心 15 号楼 102 Da Giuliano Baby-sized desserts with an Italian influence. 1 Sanlitun Beixiaojie, Chaoyang District ( ) 朝阳区三里屯北小街 1 号 Flour This Sanlitun bakery specializes in cakes and light meals. Daily 9am-9pm. Store 118, B1/F, Bldg A, Sanlitun Soho, Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District ( ) 朝阳区工体北路三里屯 SohoA 座地下 1 层 118 铺 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. ( ext 5741) 凯宾美食廊, 朝阳区凯宾斯基饭店 1 层 Kerry s Pantry Salads, sandwiches and absolutely decadent desserts. 1/F, Kerry Hotel, 1 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 朝阳区光华路 1 号 Pekotan This deli and bakery offer amazing products, with a half-price offer at 8-9pm. Daily 7am-10pm. Store 21-22, Bldg 12, Central Park, 6 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. ( ) 配口堂, 朝阳区朝阳门外大街 6 号新城国际 12 号楼 号 Rug Bagel & Cafe Small but authentic-tasting bagels and a range of light meal choices. Daily 11.30am-10pm. Bldg 4, Lishui Jiayuan, Chaoyang Gongyuan Nanlu (opposite south gate of Chaoyang Park), Chaoyang District ( ) 朝阳区朝阳公园南路丽水嘉园 4 号楼 ( 朝阳公园南门对面 ) The Swiss Deli Offers an extensive range of cakes, deli items and sweets. Daily 7am-10pm. 1/F Swissotel, 2 Chaoyangmen Bei Dajie, Dongcheng District. ( ext 2127) 东城区潮阳门北大街 2 号港澳中心瑞士酒店 1 层 Symphony Wi-Fi, afternoon tea and breakfast are all offered at this petite Central Park bakery. Daily 8am-10pm. 105, Bldg 26, Central Park, 6 Chaowai Dajie, Chaoyang District ( ) 味感烘焙屋, 朝阳区朝外大街 6 号新城国际 26 号楼 105 号 ( 近世贸天阶 ) BARBECUE & TEPPANYAKI Huazai Chuan Bar Good for a post-booze chuan r fest, with a good alcohol selection. Daily 24hrs. 14 Xindong Lu (next to The James Joyce), Chaoyang District (no tel) 华仔串吧, 朝阳区新东路 14 号 BEIJING Baozi Pu Fuel up with a steaming bowl of daoxiao mian rustic shaved noodles topped with pork, fresh cilantro and a ladle of spicy broth (RMB 5). Or grab a takeout bag of fluffy pork baozi (RMB 4). Daily 6.30am-9pm. 108 Gulou Dongdajie (at the entrance to Nanluogu Xiang), Dongcheng District. (no tel) 包子铺, 东城区鼓楼东大街 108 号 Chun Bing Jing Wei Cai Yonghegong Dajie (across the street and to the south of Cafe de la Poste), Dongcheng District. ( ) 春饼京味菜, 东城区东城区雍和宫大街 Dahuaishu Grill Specializes in tasty lao Beijing tabletop grills of chilli-doused pork, lamb, squid and kidney in a sweaty dining room. Daily 11am-10pm. 23 Meishuguan Dongjie (Northwest off National Art Museum), Dongcheng District. ( ) 大槐树烤肉馆, 东城区美术馆东街 23 号 ( 美术馆路口西北角 ) Donghuamen Night Market If you re peckish and strolling the Wangfujing area of an autumn evening, stop by this lively strip of stalls for a snack. Donghuamen night market only emerged in the early 80s, since when it has gathered more and more food stalls complete with screaming vendors and hungry crowds of both locals and foreign travelers. The food has to be seen to be believed. Almost anything you d want (or in some cases, wouldn t want) to try is on show, from innards and scorpions to silkworms and sea horses. The food comes cheap most chuan r (kebabs) cost only RMB Just daring yourself to try out the odder items is a lot of fun in itself. Daily 4-10pm. Donghuamen Dajie (west of Wangfujing Pedestrian Street), Wangfujing, Dongcheng District. 东华门夜市, 东城区东城区王府井大街往西东华门大街 Er Yue Er Chunbing Daily 11am-midnight. Chaoyang Park West Gate, Chaoyang District. ( ) 二月二春饼, 朝阳区朝阳公园西门 66 February 2012

69 Fu Jia Lou Perennially packed, Fu Jia Lou is a true old-style Beijing experience, complete with low wooden tables and chairs, hollering waiters and excellent zhajiang mian. Daily 11am-2pm, pm. 23 Dongsishitiao (200m west of Poly Plaza), Dongcheng District. ( ) 福家楼, 东城区东四十条 23 号 ( 保利大厦西 200 米 ) Gui Wei An almost upscale restaurant by barbecue standards. Only 80 skewers of wings are marinated here everyday, which shows how much care goes into the process. 5-10pm. 20 Heizhima Hutong, Dongcheng District. ( ) 鬼味烤翅, 东城区南锣鼓巷黑芝麻胡同 20 号 Hai Wan Ju 1) Daily 10.30am-10.30pm. 36 Songyu Nanli, Chaoyang District. ( ); 2) Daily 11am-11pm. 11 Zengguang Lu (southwest corner of Ganjiakou Department Store), Haidian District. ( ) 海碗居, 1) 朝阳区松榆南里 36 号 ; 2) 海淀区增光路 11 号 ( 甘家口商场西南角 ) Hong Bin Lou This time-honored Hui restaurant serves the standards of halal Beijing cuisine, including halal Peking duck (prepared according to Muslim dietary law), shuan yangrou (scalded lamb) and feiniu huoguo (succulent beef crock-pot). Daily 11am-2pm, 5-9pm. 11 Zhanlanguan Lu (at the intersection of Baiwanzhuang), Xicheng District. ( /4560) hqfw.html 鸿宾楼, 西城区展览馆 11 号 ( 百万庄路口 ) Hong Lu Taking a fresh look at lao Beijing cuisine, Hong Lu casts light on the true scope of this capital's cuisine. Daily 11.30am-11pm. 6 Sanlitun Nanlu (150m south of The Bookworm), Chaoyang District. ( ) 朝阳区三里屯南路 6 号 ( 书虫往南 150 米 ) Hot Bean Cooperative Run by a group of hip youngsters, the whimsical hand-painted walls and a big old tree in the middle of their courtyard make for a pleasant place to chill, but it s the chicken wings that are the main draw. Daily 10am-10pm. Just inside Chaodou Hutong (50m north of Jiaodaokou Nandajie and Kuan Jie intersection), Dongcheng District. ( ) 炒豆合作社, 东城区交道口南大街炒豆胡同 Huguosi Xiaochidian Traditional Beijing snacks served by this popular, hygienic, laozihao (historical brand). 1) Daily 5.30am-9- pm. 93 Huguosi Dajie, Xicheng District. ( ); 2) Daily 6am-8pm. 180 Di'anmenwai Dajie, Xicheng District. ( ) 护国寺小吃店, 1) 西城区护国寺大街 93 号 ; 2) 西城区地安门外大街 180 号 Jing Wei Lou Traditional Beijing food like miancha (a millet flour gruel), zha gezhi (fritters made from mung bean flour) and roast duck. 1) Daily 11am-2pm, 5-9pm. 99 Fuxingmennei Dajie, Xicheng District. ( ); 2) Daily 11am-2pm, 5-9pm. 181A Di anmen Xidajie, Xicheng District. ( ); 3) Daily 11am-2- pm, 5pm-11.30pm. 1/F, Fuyou Binguan, 21 Taipusi Jie, Xicheng District. ( ); 4) Daily 10am-2pm, 5-9pm. 1/F, Unit 1, Wudongdalou A, courtyard 9, Chegongzhuang Dajie, Xicheng District, Xicheng District. ( ) 京味楼, 1) 西城区复兴门内大街 99 号 ; 2) 西城区地安门西大街甲 181A 号 ; 3) 西城区太仆寺街 21 号府右宾馆 1 楼 ; 4) 西城区西城区车公庄大街 9 号院五栋大楼 A 栋 1 单元 1 楼 Jing Wei Mian Da Wang This ornate, touristfriendly restaurant serves authentic dishes of lao Beijing fare - hand-pulled noodles, cold dishes, snack foods and more am-10.30pm. 35 Xidajie, Di'anmen (just west of the Di'anmen intersection facing Pingan Dadao), Dongcheng District. ( ) 京味面大王, 东城区地安门西大街 35 号 Jiumen Xiaochi Taste some of the best of Beijing s traditional snacks at this collection of laozihao (time-honored brand) snack stalls, most of which were originally located in Qianmen but have been forced by redevelopment to move from their historic location. Daily 10am-10pm. 1 Xiaoyou Hutong, Xicheng District. ( ) 九门小吃, 西城区孝友胡同 1 号 Kaorou Wang This laozihao restaurant specializes in Hui-style grilled beef and dishes, lauded by the likes of Puyi and Guo Moruo. 1) 10.30am-9.30pm. 32B Zizhuyuan lu, Haidian District. ( /7035); 2) Daily 10.30am- 9.30pm. 185 Yonghegong Dajie, Dongcheng District. ( ); 3) Daily 10.30am-9.30pm. 58 Nanlishi Lu, Xicheng District. ( ); 4) Daily 10.30am-9.30pm. 69 Wanquanhe Lu, Haidian District. ( ) 烤肉宛, 1) 海淀区紫竹院路乙 32 号 ; 2) 东城区雍和宫大街 185 号 ; 3) 西城区南礼士路 58 号 ; 4) 海淀区万泉河路 69 号 Kuan Dian Hip youth chow down on chicken wings on the rooftop terrace of this Drum Tower-area restaurant all throughout the year. Daily 11am-midnight. 135 Jiugulou Dajie, Xicheng District. ( ) 宽店, 西城区旧鼓楼大街 135 号 Lao Beijing Kaorou Marinated beef or mutton grilled on a zhizi (Qing-style charcoal brazier) at your table. A nip of baijiu is the traditional tipple for this lao Beijing snack. Daily 11am-11pm. 4A, Longtoujing Hutong (near Prince Gong's Mansion south of Houhai Lake), Xicheng District. ( ) 老北京烤肉, 西城区龙头井胡同甲 14 号 ( 近恭王府 ) Lao Beijing Zhajiangmian Charming wait staff efficiently attend to diners as they slurp on delicious, saucy noodles enough to feed three people without burning a hole in your wallet. Daily 11am-2pm, 5-9pm. 29 Chongwenmenwai Dajie, Chongwen District. ( ) 老北京炸酱面, 崇文区崇文门外大街 29 号 Linhuxuan Restaurant 11am-2pm, pm. 1-8 Huangsi Ave (near Andingmenwai, Jiangzhaikou), Liuyin Park Lakeside, Dongcheng District. ( ) 东城区安定门外蒋宅口柳荫公园湖畔黄寺大街甲 8 号 Longfusi Xiaochidian Old school in every sense (from the food down to the decor and gruff, cafeteria-style service), this long-running eatery serves traditional Hui dishes and snacks, including lu da gun'r (rolling donkey), bao du (boiled tripe) and the infamous dou zhi (fermented mung bean soup). Upstairs has a sit-down restaurant with private rooms. 1) Fangjia Hutong, Andingmen Neidajie, Dongcheng District.; 2) 1 Longfusi Qianjie, Dongcheng District. ( ) 隆福寺小吃店, 1) 东城区安定门内大街方家胡同 ; 2) 东城区隆福寺前街 1 号 My China Dine in the relaxed and friendly atmosphere of My China at the Hilton Beijing Capital Airport hotel, where you can sample classic Beijing cuisine at its most exquisite, or try some distinctive and authentic dishes from the famous culinary regions of Sichuan and Hunan. Daily 11.30am-10pm. Hilton Beijing Capital Airport, Terminal 3, Capital International Airport, Chaoyang District. ( , ext 8901) 腾香居, 朝阳区首都机场 3 号航站希尔顿酒店 Noodle Bar This hip 12-seat bar is not your everyday mianguan r. The ingredients are excellent, food prices reasonable (drinks less so). The menu is limited, but what they do they do very well indeed. Daily 11am-10pm The Hidden City, Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu (behind Pacific Century Place), Chaoyang District. ( ) 面吧, 朝阳区工体北路 4 号院 ( 盈科中心南面 ) The Roadhouse at Mutianyu Fantastic Great Wall views and hearty Chinese country food including fresh rainbow trout. Sat-Sun and holidays 11am-3pm, or by prior appointment. 12 Mutianyu Village, Huairou District. ( ) 大路馆儿, 怀柔区慕田峪村 12 号 Beijing Duck Bianyifang A Beijing duck institution with multiple branches. Daily 11am-9.30pm. www. bianyifang.com for locations. Da Dong Roast Duck The superlean roast ducks are regularly hyped as the best in the city. Voted Best Beijing Duck, Best Chinese Restaurant of the Year and Best For Impressing Visitors in our 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily 11am-10pm. 1) 5/F, Jinbao Dasha, Jinbao Jie, Dongcheng District. ( ); 2) 1-2/F, Nanxincang International Plaza, 22A Dongsishitiao, Dongcheng District. ( ); 3) 3 Tuanjiehu Beikou, Dongsanhuan Lu, Chaoyang District. ( /4003) 北京大董烤鸭店, 1) 东城区金宝街金宝大厦 5 层 ; 2) 东城区东四十条甲 22 号南新仓国际大厦 1~2 楼 ; 3) 朝阳区团结湖北口 3 号楼东三环路 Duck De Chine Voted "Outstanding Beijing Duck" in our 2011 Restaurant Awards. Daily 11am-2.30pm, pm. 1949, Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu (opposite the south gate of Pacific Century Place Mall), Chaoyang District ( ) 朝阳区工体北路 4 号院 ( 太平洋百货南门对面 ) Made in China This stylish joint on the first floor of the Grand Hyatt offers some of the city s finest roast duck. Voted Outstanding Restaurant of the Year (Chinese) in our 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, pm. 1/F, Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1 Dongchang an Jie, Dongcheng District. ( ) 长安一号, 东城区东长安街 1 号东方广场北京东方君悦大酒店 1 层 Buffets DIRECTORY / DINING 360 Casual Dining International buffet dining whenever you need it. Daily 24hrs. Hilton Beijing Capital Airport, Terminal 3, Capital International Airport, Chaoyang District. ( ) 朝阳区首都机场 3 号航站希尔顿酒店 Aroma Aroma s buffet offers many distinct cuisines: Japanese, Indian, Chinese and Southeast Asian, as well as Western favorites. Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, pm. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 83A Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 香溢, 朝阳区华贸中心建国路甲 83 号丽思卡尔顿酒店 Asia Bistro Hotel-restaurant specializes in cuisine from Thailand and Vietnam am-3- pm on Sunday afternoons. Voted "Outstanding Hotel Brunch" in our 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily 6am-midnight.. Lobby, JW Marriott Hotel, 83 Jianguo Lu, China Central Place, Chaoyang District. ( ) 朝阳区建国路 83 号 JW 万豪酒店 Beijing Bistro Buffet dining at its best. 2/F, Beijing Marriott Hotel Northeast, 26A Xiaoyun Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 朝阳区霄云路甲 26 号海航大厦万豪酒店 2 层 BLD Cafe International buffet restaurant featuring showpiece Sunday brunch. Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel, 61 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. ( ) www. renaissancebeijingcapital.com 朝阳区东三环中路 61 号北京富力万丽酒店 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, pm. Shangri-La Hotel, 29 Zizhuyuan Lu, Haidian District. ( ext 2715) 咖啡 Cha, 海淀区紫竹院路 29 号香格里拉饭店 CBD International Cuisine Buffet restaurant featuring open kitchens and a combination of Western and Asian favorites. Daily 6.30am-11- pm. Grand Millennium Beijing, Fortune Plaza, 7 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 朝阳区东三环中路 7 号财富中心北京千禧大酒店 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. ( ext 5171) 东三十三, 东城区东长安街 33 号北京饭店莱佛士 Elements Open kitchen dining experience with pan-asian cuisines and other culinary styles from around the world prepared in five kitchens representing the different elements of cooking. Daily 6-10am, noon-2.30pm, 6-10pm. 2/F, Hilton Beijing, 1 Dongfang Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ext 5020) 元素阁, 朝阳区东方路 1 号希尔顿酒店 2 层 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. ( ext 3) 西餐厅, 东城区王府井大街 48 号国际艺苑皇冠假日酒店内 Feast Buffet and a la carte with live cooking stations. Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng, 36 North Third Ring Road East, Dongcheng District. ( ) 东城区东城区北三环路 36 号 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. ( ext 2340) 景苑咖啡厅, 朝阳区建国门外大街 21 号国际俱乐部饭店 Grand Cafe Indulgent buffet featuring international cuisines and homemade desserts. Daily 24hrs (buffet am, 11.30am- 2.30pm, pm). Grand Hyatt, Oriental Plaza, 1 Dongchang an Jie, Dongcheng District. ( ext 3628) 凯菲厅, 东城区东长安街 1 号东方广场东方君悦大酒店 Greenfish Floor-to-ceiling windows and flexitarian cuisine fresh and tasty food with a focus on vegetable and seafood dishes. Daily 6.30am-11pm. The Ritz-Carlton Financial Street, 1 Jinchengfang Dongjie, Jinrong Jie, Xicheng District. ( 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 5.30am-11.30pm. Basement of The Peninsula Beijing, 8 Jinyu Hutong, Wangfujing, Dongcheng District. ( ext 6714) 京, 东城区王府井金鱼胡同 8 号王府半岛酒店地下 1 层 Kranzler s This Kempinski venue s claim to fame is their classy East-meets-West buffet with a range of German, Italian, Japanese and Chinese specialties. A live jazz band and the Kempinski s Kids Club round out the offerings. Daily 6am-midnight. 1/F, Kempinski Hotel, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District ( ext 4222) 朝阳区亮马桥路 50 号凯宾斯基饭店 1 层 Kerry s Kitchen Quality ingredients create South-East Asian flavors in both buffet and a la carte settings. 1/F, Kerry Hotel, 1 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 朝阳区光华路 1 号 Monsoon A cafe-style restaurant offering an innovative selection of Asian and Western cuisines. Daily am, 11.30am-2pm, pm. InterContinental Beijing Financial Street, 11 Jinrong Jie, Xicheng District. ( ext 5916/5917) 季候风, 西城区金融街 11 号洲际酒店 Red Orange Seasonal menus of Asian and Western dishes, with an open kitchen for cooking-to-order around the clock. Daily 24 hrs. 1/F, Crowne Plaza Sun Palace Beijing, Yunnan Dasha, Northeast corner of Taiyanggong Qiao and Xibahe, Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. ( ext 6328) 红橙, 新云南皇冠假日酒店 1 层, 朝阳区东北三环西坝河太阳宫桥东北角 Senses Hosts Bubbly Sundays, one of the most lavish brunches in town. Voted Outstanding Hotel Brunch with Taste in our 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily am, 11.30am-2.30pm, pm.. 1/F, The Westin Beijing, 9B Jinrong Jie, Xicheng District. ( ) 味, 西城区金融大街乙 9 号北京金融街威斯汀大酒店 1 层 Seasonal Tastes Lively, cool, clean and fresh, this buffet restaurant comes with interactive cooking stations and healthful super foods corners that help jump start your day. On Sundays, Seasonal Tastes hosts Bubbalicious, which readers voted as the Best Hotel Brunch in our 2011 Restaurant Awards. Daily am, 11.30am-3pm, pm. 2/F, Westin Beijing Chaoyang, 7 Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. ( ext 8102) 朝阳区东三环北路 7 号金茂北京威斯汀大饭店 2 层 Vasco s International and Chinese culinary hits with a Portuguese twist. On Sundays it hosts FIZZtastic, voted Outstanding Hotel Brunch in our 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily am, 11.30am-2.30pm, 6-11pm. 5/F, Hilton Beijing Wangfujing, 8 Wangfujing Dongjie, Dongcheng District. ( ) 东城区王府井东街 8 号希尔顿北京王府井酒店 5 层 VIC International buffet dining with a smattering of Gallic touches. Mon-Fri 12pm-2.30pm, pm, Sat-Sun pm. 6/F, Sofitel Hotel, Tower C, Wanda Plaza, 93 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ) VIC 国际美食, 朝阳区建国路 93 号万达广场 C 座 6 层 Cafes & teahouses 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. ( ) 朝阳区东四环北路 2 号上东盛贸酒店 Maan Coffee Daily 9am-midnight. 7 Jiangtai Xilu, next to the entrance gate for Side Park, across from Rosedale Hotel, Chaoyang District. ( ) 漫咖啡, 朝阳区将太西路 7 号 Milano Café Tiny eatery with decent (if standard) selection of Italian dishes. Daily 10am-11pm. Unit 108, Bldg 11, Central Park, Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District ( ) 朝阳区朝阳门外大街 6 号新城国际 11 号楼 108 室 Moment Cafe Offers a variety of coffees, salted and sweet crepes, hot sandwiches and salads all made with fresh, high quality ingredients. Daily noon-10pm. B1-525, Sanlitun Soho, Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 朝阳区工体北路三里屯 Soho B1-525 Rug Bagel & Café Bagels, play area and free Wi-Fi make this a great addition to Chaoyang Park. Tue-Sun 11.30am-10pm. Bldg 4, Lishui Jiayuan, Chaoyang Gongyuan Nanlu (opposite South Gate of Chaoyang Park) Chaoyang District ( ) 朝阳区朝阳公园南路丽水嘉园 4 号楼 ( 朝阳公园南门对面 ) February

70 DIRECTORY / DINING Village Cafe European and Southeast Asian cuisine in a boutique space. Daily 24hr. 1/F, The Opposite House, Bldg 1, Sanlitun Village, 11 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 朝阳区三里屯路 11 号三里屯 Village1 号楼瑜舍 1 层 WasPark Cute and cheerful, this little American joint make a mean burger. Mon-Fri 11.30am-10pm, Sat-Sun 1-10pm. Unit 2369, 3/F, North Tower, Soho Shangdu, 8 Dongdaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District ( ) 朝阳区东大桥路 8 号 Soho 尚都北塔 3 层 2369 室 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. ( ext 2460 or 2462) 天宝阁, 朝阳区建国门外大街 21 号北京国际俱乐部饭店 2 层 Choy's Seafood Innovative seafood dishes inspired by the classics. Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, pm. 2/F, Marriott Beijing Northeast, 26A Xiaoyun Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 采海轩, 朝阳区霄云路甲 26 号海航大厦万豪酒店 2 层 Dragon Palace Cantonese cuisine and other specialties from around China prepared to exquisite standards and served in an appropriately elegant setting. Daily 11.30am-2pm, 6-10pm. 1/F, Kempinski Hotel, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ext 4217) 龙苑中餐厅, 朝阳区亮马桥路 50 号凯宾斯基饭店 1 层 Fook Lam Moon Legendary Hong Kong institution with one simple principle: premium ingredients should be allowed to speak for themselves. Voted Outstanding New Restaurant (Chinese) in our 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. Mon-Fri 11.30am-3pm, pm. 4/F, China World Summit Wing, 1 Jianguomen Waidajie, Chaoyang District. ( ext 6411) 福临门, 朝阳区建国门外大街 1 号国贸大酒店 4 楼 Hengshan Hui Serving Hong Kong staples: dim sum, milk tea and stir-fried noodles, Daily am-11.30pm. 1/F, Kerry EAS Logistics Building (entrance at back of building), 21 Xiaoyun Lu, Chaoyang District ( ) 朝阳区霄云路 21 号嘉里大通附楼 1 楼 Horizon Good variety of Chinese dishes; classy atmosphere. Daily 11am-2.30pm, pm. 1/F, Shangri-La s Kerry Hotel, 1 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ext 41) 海天阁, 朝阳区光华路 1 号嘉里中心饭店 1 层 Jewel Well-presented authentic Cantonese cuisine and signature dishes from around China. Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, pm. 1/F, The Westin Beijing, 9B Jinrong Jie, Xicheng District. ( 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 Ming Court Headed by a master chef trained at the two Michelin-star Ming Court at the Langham Place in Hong Kong, it specializes in Cantonese and Shandong cuisine.daily 11.30am-2.30pm, pm. 1 Er Jing Road, Langham Place, Beijing Capital Airport. Chaoyang District. ( ) 明阁, 朝阳区首都机场二经路 1 号朗豪酒店 Noble Court Fine Cantonese cuisine featuring dim sum as well as seafood dishes. Mon-Fri 11.30am-2.30pm, Sat-Sun 10.30am-2.30pm; daily pm. B1/F, Grand Hyatt Beijing Hotel, Oriental Plaza, 1 Dongchang an Jie, Dongcheng District. ( 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 Ri Chang Best known for their claypot casseroles, Ri Chang will offer you a quick meal. The service is speedy and the prices are cheap, but be prepared for a line. Daily 11am-3am. 72 Dongdan Beidajie, at the corner of Waijiaobu Hutong, Dongcheng District ( ) 东城区东单北大街 72 号外交部口内 Sun Palace Offers decent dim sum, Cantonese specialties and seafood cooked by Hong Kong chefs. Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, pm. 4/F, Crowne Plaza Sun Palace Beijing, Yunnan Dasha, Northeast corner of Taiyanggong Qiao and Xibahe, Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. ( ext 6332) 太阳宫中餐厅, 新云南皇冠假日酒店 4 层, 朝阳区东北三环西坝河太阳宫桥东北角 Tang Palace Some of the best dim sum in town. Daily 7.30am-10.30pm. 1/F, Haoyue Jianguo Hotel, 17 Jianguomennei Dajie, Dongcheng District ( ) 东城区东城区建国门内大街 17 号好苑建国商务酒店 1 楼 Wu Li Xiang Authentic Cantonese and regional cuisines. Hong Kong-style dim sum served daily. Mon-Fri 11am-2pm, 5-10pm,Sat- Sun 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 ( ) 朝阳区东四环北路 2 号 ( 霄云桥和芳园西十字路口 ) 北京上东盛贸饭店 2-3 层 Yao Chi The open kitchen is as lively as any in the city, with around 20 chefs busying themselves on preparing the dim sum and other Cantonese favorites. Daily 11am-2.30pm, pm. Grand Millennium Beijing, Fortune Plaza, 7 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 瑶池中餐厅, 朝阳区东三环中路 7 号 Yu Voted Outstanding Cantonese Restaurant (High-End) in our 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily 11.30am-2pm, 6-10pm. 83A Jianguo Lu (inside the Ritz-Carlton Hotel), Chaoyang District. ( ) 玉, 朝阳区建国路甲 83 号 Yue Cantonese with mainland influences. Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng, 36 North Third Ring Road East, Dongcheng District. ( ) 东城区东城区北三环路 36 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 am-2pm, pm. InterContinental Beijing Financial Street, 11 Financial Street, Xicheng District. ( ) 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, pm. 4/F, Westin Beijing Chaoyang, 7 Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. ( ext 8121) 朝阳区东三环北路 7 号金茂北京威斯汀大饭店 Central & South American Brazillian Churrascos Latin-style grill restaurant at the lobby level of the hotel. Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, pm. 1/F, Crowne Plaza Wuzhou, 8 Beisihuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 朝阳区北四环中路 8 号五洲皇冠假日酒店 1 层 Luga s The tiny outpost where Luga launched his empire still does a brisk trade in burritos and cheap drinks. Daily 10am-3am. Sanlitun Houjie (opposite Aperitivo), Chaoyang District. ( ) 朝阳区三里屯后街同里对面 Luga's Villa Decent beers and Mexican food ranging from enchiladas and burritos, to fajitas, nachos and more. Voted "Outstanding Mexican / Tex-Mex" in our 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily 11am-3am. 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 The Saddle Cantina Voted "Best Mexican / Tex-Mex" in our 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily 11am-late. Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Beilu (south of 3.3 Shopping Center), Chaoyang District. ( ) 朝阳区三里屯北路 81 号北京那里花园内西侧二层小楼 TERRA Cevicheria and bar by the team behind SALT. Offering contemporary Peruvian cuisine and innovative cocktails. Tue-Sun 11am-1am. 1 Sanlitun Nan Lu, Beijing, Chaoyang District. ( ) 朝阳区三里屯南路 1 号 Contemporary Chinese Chynna Serving Northern Chinese cuisine and a range of other regional classics with a modern twist. Daily 10.30am-2pm pm. 5/F Hilton Hotel Wangfujing, 8 Wangfujing Dongjie, Dongcheng District. ( ) 东城区王府井希尔顿酒店王府井东街 8 号 Green T. House Tea-infused fusion cuisine. Daily 11am-11pm. 6 Gongti Xilu, Chaoyang District. ( , ) 紫云轩, 朝阳区工体西路 6 号 My China Classic Beijing and spicy Sichuan and Hunan cuisine cooked authentically by chefs from the region. Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30pm to 10pm. 2/F, Hilton Beiing Capital Airport. ( ext 8901) 北京首都机场希尔顿酒店 2 层 IFW Managed by the Park Hyatt, IFW offers top quality cuisine from all around China, prepared at live cooking stations. Mon-Fri 7.30am-10pm, Sat-Sun 10.30am-10pm. B1/F, Park Life, Yintai Center, 2 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. ( ) 悦食悦香, 朝阳区朝阳区建国门外大街 2 号北京银泰中心悦 生活地下 1 层 Jusong Mao-themed café and restaurant in hip digs. Daily 11am-9.30pm. LG-15, Sanlitun Village North, 11 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District ( ) 朝阳区三里屯路 19 号 Village 北区 B1NLG-15 号 Peking Legacy More style than substance, but a good kung pao chicken. Daily 11am-11- pm. Northeast corner of Beixingqiao (subway exit B), Dongzhimennei Dajie, Dongcheng District ( ) 东城区东直门内大街 ( 北新桥地铁 B 出口 ) Contemporary International Alameda Contemporary fine dining with a Brazilian twist. Voted Outstanding Business Lunch in our 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily 11.30am-3pm, pm. Sanlitun Beijie, Chaoyang District. ( ) 朝阳区三里屯北街 China Grill Get a bird s eye view of Beijing while dining on grilled meats, seafood and classical Chinese dishes. Daily am, 11.30am-2.30pm, pm. 66/F, Park Hyatt Hotel, 2 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. ( ) 北京亮, 朝阳区建国门外大街 2 号柏悦酒店 66 层 Compass Grill Fine steak and seafood served in elegant surroundings complete with six private rooms. Daily pm. Hilton Beiing Capital Airport. ( ext 8901) 北京首都机场希尔顿酒店 Fuel Fun, funky restaurant serving pizzas, gigantic ribs and one of Beijing s biggest hamburgers. Daily 11am-late. 1/F, Langham Place, 1 Erjing Lu, Beijing Capital International Airport, Chaoyang District. ( ) 朝阳区首都机场二经路 1 号朗豪酒店 Gori An international eatery with everything from Thai to terriyaki opened by the much-loved Igosso/Pekotan team. Daily 11am-midnight. 1/F, Tower AB, The Office Park (Yuanyang Guanghua Guoji), 10 Jintong Xilu (near The Place), Chaoyang District. ( ) 朝阳区金桐西路 10 号远洋光华国际 AB 座 1 楼 ( 近世贸天阶 ) Grill 79 A captivating destination for international dining. Savor the delicate flavors of simple, wild and fresh ingredients that each season has to offer. Mon-Thu & Sun noon-2am; Fri-Sat noon-4am. 79/F, China World Summit Wing, China World Trade Center Phase 3, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. ( ext 6424) 朝阳区朝阳区建国门外大街 1 号国贸大酒店 79 楼 Let s Seafood Mussels, whole fish, seafood salads and bouillabaisse. Daily 11.30am-midnight. 1/F, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 朝阳区三里屯北街 81 号那里花园 1 层 Modo Modern wine bar serving well over a dozen wines by the glass, as well as small plates of tasty contemporary European cuisine. Also features Enomatic wine dispensers to allow people to explore different wines. Voted Best New Retaurant (Non-Chinese) in our 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. Sun- Thu noon-10pm, Fri-Sat noon-10.30pm. 3/F, Sanlitun Village South, Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 朝阳区三里屯路 19 号三里屯 Village 南区 3 楼 Mosto Inventive, exciting contemporary food with a South American touch. Voted Best Business Lunch, Best Steak, Outstanding Restaurant of the Year (Non-Chinese), Outstanding For a Romantic Meal and Outstanding Steak in our 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily noon-2.30pm, pm. 3/F, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Beilu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 摸石头, 朝阳区三里屯北路 81 号那里花园 3 层 RoomBeijing Creative contemporary dining from former Blu Lobster chef Brian McKenna. Sun-Wed 11am-midnight, Thu-Sat 11am-2am. Rm , 3/F, Park Life, Yintai Centre, 2 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District ( ) 朝阳区建国门外大街 2 号银泰中心 室 SALT Innovative restaurant in a fresh modern minimalist setting has weekly two-course or three-course set meals. Voted Outstanding Business Lunch and Outstanding Steak in 68 February 2012

71 our 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. Mon-Sat noon-3pm, pm, Sun Brunch noon- 4pm. 2/F, 9 Jiangtai Xilu (west of Rosedale Hotel), Chaoyang District. ( ) 盐, 朝阳区将台西路 9 号 2 层 ( 珀丽酒店西边 ) Scarlett Chic wine bar and restaurant. Daily 6pm-3am. Hotel G, 7A Gongti Xilu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 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. ( , English) 子水, 朝阳区朝阳公园路 6 号蓝色港湾国际商区 15-4 DELIVERIES Sherpa s Fast, friendly and straight to your front door, Sherpa's is a third-party food delivery service. Notable restaurants on their books include Hatsune, Hercules and La Pizza. They'll also deliver additional beverages alongside your order. Daily 9.30am-10.30pm ( ) Dongbei Black Soil Impressions Out-of-the-way, but the go-to for homesick Dongbeiren wanting a fix. Daily 11am-10pm. Building 1, Anhuili 2nd Qu, Huizhong Lu, Chaoyang District ( ) 朝阳区慧忠路安慧里二区 1 号楼 ( 近北苑路 ) Dumplings DIRECTORY / DINING serves fried and boiled dumplings as well as jia chang cai. 74 Baochao Hutong, Gulou Dong Dajie (walk north on Baochao Hutong until the western end of Gulou Dong Dajie), Dongcheng District ( ) 东城区鼓楼东大街, 宝钞胡同 74 号 Old Beijing Mending Roubing Restaurant More than just roubing, try a whole host of old Beijing snacks here. Daily 10am-10pm. Xirongxian Hutong, Xicheng District (no tel) 西城区, 西绒线胡同 Xian Lao Man This Beijing institution doesn t skimp on the stuffing: big chubby dumplings. Daily 10am-10pm.1) 252 Andingmennei Dajie, Dongcheng District ( ); 2) 316 Dongsi Beidajie, Dongcheng District ( ); 3) 7-2 Shunsha Jie, Shunyi District ( ) 1) 东城区安定门内大街 252 号 ; 2) 东城区东四北大街 316 号 ; 3) 顺义区顺沙路商业街 7-2 号 Zhuzhong Dalian Huoshao Dumplings truly are the star here, but try their baodu. 55 Gulou Xidajie, Xicheng District ( ) 铸钟褡裢火烧, 西城区鼓楼西大街 55 号 European Aria Inventive European food from monthly changing menus. Mon-Fri 11.30am-2.30pm, pm; Sat-Sun pm. 2/F, China World Hotel, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. ( ext 38, ) 阿郦雅, 朝阳区建国门外大街 1 号中国大饭店二层 Capital M Classy European cooking and Beijing s best view across Qianmen. Voted Best Brunch and Outstanding For a Romantic Meal in our 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. Mon-Fri 11am-2.30pm, pm, Sat-Sun 11.30am-5pm, pm. 3/F, 2 Qianmen Pedestrian Street, Chongwen District. ( ) 崇文区前门步行街 2 号 3 层 Morel s Sanlitun stalwart serves Belgian-style steak tartare from locally bred beef and tasty mussels. Voted Outstanding French (Affordble) in our 2011 Restaurant Awards. Mon-Sat 11.30am-1am. Gongti Beilu (opposite Workers Gymnasium North Gate, northwest corner of Chunxiu Lu), Dongcheng District. ( ) 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 Din Tai Fung Taste just one dumpling to know why they re famous around the world. Voted Best Dim Sum in our 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. 1) Mon-Fri 11.30am-9.30pm, Sat-Sun 11am-10pm. 7/F, Dangdai Shangcheng, 40 Zhongguancun Dajie, Haidian District. ( ); 2) Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 5-10pm. 24 Xinyuan Xili Zhongjie, Chaoyang District. ( ); 3) Daily 11.30am-9.30pm. 6/F, Shin Kong Place, China Central Place, 87 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ); 4) B1-1/F, Grand Pacific Mall, 133 Xidan Beidajie, Xicheng District. ( ) 鼎泰丰, 1) 海淀区中关村大街 40 号当代商城 7 层 ; 2) 朝阳区新源西里中街 24 号 ; 3) 朝阳区建国路 87 号华贸中心新光天地 6 层 ; 4) 西城区西单北大街 133 号君太百货地下 1 层及 1 层 Green Bites Dumpling Bar Healthy steamed dumplings & slow-cooked soup delivered to your door. Daily 10.30am-9.30pm. Unit 5-106, 1/F, Sanlitun Soho, Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 绿盒子蒸饺, 朝阳区工体北路三里屯 Soho 1 层 室 Meiming r Shengjian Hot n soupy panfried pork buns, just like they make them in Shanghai. Gulou Xidajie (near Ganlu Hutong), Xicheng District. ( ) 没名儿生煎, 西城区鼓楼西大街 ( 近甘露胡同 ) Mr. Shi s Dumplings Small hole-in-the-wall Park Side Bar & Grill This family-friendly restaurant featuring a pleasant garden terrace is ideal for both dating or family dining. Burgers, steaks, wings, salads, sandwiches, steaks and other Western fare, complemented by a healthy wine list. Daily 10am-late. 9-6 Jiangtai Xilu (opposite Rosedale Hotel), Chaoyang District. ( ) 园景, 朝阳区将台西路 9-6 号 ( 珀丽酒店对面 ) Royal Smushi House Sushi-sized smorrebrod, a bakery and a formal dining restaurant in one space. Daily 7am-10.30pm. 12 Dongzhimenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District ( ) February

72 DIRECTORY / DINING 皇家慕喜, 朝阳区东直门外大街 12 号 Scene a Cafe This two-level restaurant offers a buffet with a wide selection of pastas, salads, mains and desserts made in eight differently themed open kitchens. Daily 6am- 1am. China World Hotel, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. ( ext 35) 咖啡苑, 朝阳区建国门外大街 1 号中国大饭店 Temple Restaurant Beijing High-end French cuisine set in a fresh, modern context. Mon-Sat 11.30am-2.30pm, 6-10pm, Sun 11.30am-2.30pm. 23 Songzhusi Temple, Shatan Beijie, Dongcheng District ( ) 东城区沙滩北街嵩祝寺 23 号 The Vineleaf Sister to Wudaoying sweetheart Vineyard Café, this tiny eatery serves British gastropub food with interesting draft beers. Daily (closed Tuesdays) 11.30am-2.45pm, pm. 9 Jianchang Hutong (east of Yonghe Villas), Dongcheng District ( ) 东城区箭厂胡同 9 号 ( 近五道营胡同 )) Vineyard Cafe Hip hutong cafe specializes in comfort food and hearty breakfasts. Voted Outstanding Brunch in our 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. Tue-Sun 11.30am-10.30pm, closed Mon. 31 Wudaoying Hutong, Dongcheng District. ( ) 葡萄院儿, 东城区五道营胡同 31 号 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. ( ) 黄玉石, 朝阳区北辰东路 8 French Brasserie Flo Soft opening in February. Owned by the powerful Flo Group, and now a Beijing institution. French classics include the onion soup and profiteroles. Voted Best French (Affordable) in our 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. 18 Xiaoyun Lu, Chaoyang District. 北京福楼餐厅, 朝阳区霄云路 18 号 Cafe de la Poste Beijing s French community pack in every night for steaks, salads, cheese and wine. Daily noon-3pm, 6pm-late. 58 Yonghegong Dajie, Dongcheng District. ( ) 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, pm. Raffles Beijing Hotel, 33 Dongchang an Jie, Dongcheng District. ( , ext 4186) 家安, 东城区东长安街 33 号北京饭店莱佛士 Le Cabernet French bistro opens its summer terrace, serving wine, juice cocktail, beer and ice creams. Daily 9am-midnight. Novotel Peace Beijing, 3 Jinyu Hutong, Wangfujing, Dongcheng District. ( ext 7621) 卡本妮法餐厅, 东城区王府井金鱼胡同 3 号诺富特和平宾馆 Le Pré Lenôtre Exudes all the pomp of fine French dining and matches it with professional service and accomplished food. Voted Outstanding French (High-End) in our 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, pm. 6/F, Sofitel Hotel, Bldg C, Wanda Plaza, 93 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 朝阳区建国路 93 号万达广场 C 座 6 层 Maison Boulud Famous New York chef Daniel Boulud brings his take on French food to Beijing. Excellent food and service. Voted Best French (high-end), Best Service," "Best for a Romantic Meal, Best Wine List and Non-Chinese Restaurant of the Year in our 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. Mon-Fri 11.30am-2pm, pm, Sat-Sun 11am-4- pm, pm. Ch ien Men 23, 23 Qianmen Dongdajie, Dongcheng District. ( ) 布鲁宫法餐厅, 东城区前门东大街 23 号 S.T.A.Y (Simple Table Alleno Yannick) Simple, communal-style French food by a Michelin chef. Tue-Sat 11.30am-2.30pm, pm, Sun 11am-4pm. Valley Wing 1/F, Shangri-La Hotel, 29 Zizhuyuan Lu, Haidian District. ( ) 海淀区紫竹院路 29 号北京香格里拉饭店新阁一层 Fusion see calvin harris! CHAO Located in Solana with an open interior, CHAO serves up a variety of fusion foods with a French touch, with daily homemade bread and an extensive wine list. Daily 11am- 11pm. RS-17, Bldg 11, Solana, 6 Chaoyang Gongyuan Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 潮, 朝阳区朝阳公园路 6 号蓝色港湾 11 栋 RS-17 号 Lunar 8 Lunar 8's menu is a blend of all-things Asian - choose from Chinese, Japanese, Southeast Asian and Indian dishes, including sashimi, chicken tikka, sweet and sour prawns and more am-2.30pm, pm. The Fairmont Beijing, 8 Yong'an Dongli, Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. ( ) 朝阳区建国门外大街, 永安东里 8 号 German 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. ( ext 5732) 普拉那啤酒坊餐厅, 朝阳区亮马桥路 50 号凯宾斯基饭店 Schindler s Anlegestelle (Schindler s Docking Station) The Sanlitun sister of Schindler s Tankstelle has great sausages, pork knuckle and draft beers. Daily 11am-late. 10 Sanlitun Beixiaojie, Chaoyang District. ( ) 申德勒码头餐厅, 朝阳区三里屯北小街 10 号 South German Bakery, Cafe Konstanz and Bodenseestube 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. ( ) 德南面包房, 朝阳区枣营路 29 号好运街 27 号 Villa Castanea Located next to the Summer Palace, this restaurant has one of the largest private gardens in Beijing suitable for outdoor commercial activities and weddings. It serves German and Western fare, including home-brewed beer and crispy pork knuckle. Daily 11am-10pm. 266 Wan an Donglu, Pu an Dian, Haidian District. ( ; ) 七叶香山, 海淀区万安东路普安店 266 号 Hot Pot Haidilao Hot Pot This popular eatery is as famous for its hospitality as it is for its authentic Sichuan cuisine. Voted Best Hot Pot, Outstanding Restaurant of the Year (Chinese), and Outstanding Service in our 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. 1) Daily 24hrs. 2A Baijiazhuang Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ); 2) Daily 24hrs. 7/F, New Wedding Shopping Center, 109 Xidan Beidajie, Xicheng District. ( ); 3) Daily 10.30am-3am. 3/F, Beiyue Dasha, 2A Huixin Dongjie, Chaoyang District. ( ) 海底捞火锅, 1) 朝阳区白家庄路甲 2 号 ; 2) 西城区西单北大街 109 号婚庆大楼 7 层 ; 3) 朝阳区惠新东街甲 2 号北奥大厦 3 层 Huaiyang Summer Palace Light and delicious Huaiyang and Cantonese cuisine cooked with flair. Check out their daily tea cocktails and French Bordeaux selections. Voted Outstanding Cantonese Restaurant (High-End) in our 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily 11.30am- 2pm, 6-10pm. Lobby, China World Hotel, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. ( ext 34) 夏宫中餐厅, 朝阳区建国门外大街 1 号中国大饭店大堂 Wumingju Elaborate dishes with a distinct Jiangsu and Huaiyang flavor. Daily 11am-2pm, pm. 32 Zaoying Beili, Maizidian Jie, Chaoyang District. ( ) 无名居, 朝阳区麦子店街枣营北里 32 号 Hunan & Hubei Karaiya Spice House Well-executed Hunan fare, sound service and a laidback ambience. Daily 11.30am-2pm, pm. Bldg 8, Sanlitun Village, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 朝阳区朝阳区三里屯路 19 号 The Village 南区 8 号楼 imperial To win tickets to see Calvin Harris on Feb 18, tell us: What was Calvin Harris debut album called? Najia Xiaoguan Consistently well-executed Manchu cuisine without the swanky atmosphere. 1) Daily 11.30am-10pm. 10 Yonganli (south of the LG Twin Towers), Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District ( ); 2) Daily 11.30am-10pm. 1 Yikesong (south of Botanical Gardens crossroad), Fragrant Hills, Haidian District ( ) 那家小馆,1) 朝阳区建国门外大街永安里 10 号 ( 双子座大厦南侧 ); 2) 海淀区香山一棵松 29 号 ( 植物园十字路口南 ) Indian/Pakistani Ganges Indian Restaurant Southern and northern Indian classics like chicken tikka masala and lamb rogan josh. Voted Best Indian/Pakistani in our 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily 11am-11pm. 1) S93-3, Sanlitun Village, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. ( /6121); 2) 6/F, Wudaokou U-Center, Chengfu Lu, Haidian District. ( ); 3) 5/B, Hairun International Apartment, 2 Jiangtai Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ); 4) 138A, B1/F, The Place, 9 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ); 5) 2/F, Paddy O'Shea's, 28 Dongzhimenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. ( ) 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 U-CENTER6 层 ; 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; 5) 朝阳区东直门外大街 28 号爱尔兰酒吧 2 层 Khajuraho Taking inspiration from the temple cooking of Khajuraho, this brand-new Sanlitun Soho restaurant serves healthy Indian food. Daily 11.30am-10.30pm , Bldg 1, Sanlitun Soho, Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District ( ) 朝阳区工体北路三里屯 soho1 号楼 Mirch Masala Tasty, authentic and affordable in a pleasant, well-lit environment. Vegan friendly. Daily 11am-10.30pm. 1 Jingyang Hutong (50m west off Nanluogu Xiang) Dongcheng District. ( ) 东城区景阳胡同 1 号 ( 南锣鼓巷往东 50 米 ) Mughal's Restaurant Friendly staff serve up authentic Indian and Pakistani tandoori and curry dishes. Voted Outstanding Indian/ Pakistani in our 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily 11am-3pm, 6-11pm. 4/F, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. ( /134) 朝阳区三里屯路 81 号那里花园 4 层 Punjabi Indian Restaurant Serves up tasty Punjabi cuisine with a focus on tandoorroasted meats. Daily 11.15am-11.15pm. C-8, 2/F, Lucky Street, Chaoyang Gongyuan Lu, Chaoyang District. ( /23) 本杰比, 朝阳区朝阳公园路好运街 2 楼 C-8 号 Tadka Sleek décor, comfy seating and one of the richest Indian dining experiences in the city. Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, pm. 2/F, Beijing Marriott Hotel Northeast, 26A Xiaoyun Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 朝阳区霄云路甲 26 号海航大厦万豪酒店 2 层 The Taj Pavilion Friendly management and some of Beijing s finest Indian food. Voted Outstanding Indian/Pakistani in our 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, pm. 1) L222, Europlaza, 99 Yuxiang Lu, Tianzhu Zhen, Shunyi District. ( ); 2) China Overseas Plaza, Chaoyang District. ( ); 3) 3/F, Holiday Inn Lido, Jiangtai Lu, Shoudu Jichang Lu, Chaoyang District. ( , ext 3811) 泰姬楼印度餐厅, 1) 顺义区天竺镇裕翔路 99 号欧陆时尚购物中心 L222 室 ; 2) 朝阳区国贸往西北中海广场 ; 3) 朝阳区首都机场路将台路丽都假日酒店广场缤纷廊 3 层 Italian Alio Olio Classic, tasty and affordable Italian cuisine. West gate of Chaoyang Park, Chaoyang District. ( ) 朝阳区朝阳公园西门 Annie s Unpretentious, affordable and popular Italian chain. Voted Best Italian (Affordable) and Best Family-Friendly Restaurant in our 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. 1) 11am-11pm. Ritan High Life , (across from Ritan Park North Gate), Chaoyang District. ( ); 2) Daily 11.30am-11pm. 16 Dongsanhuan Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ); 3) Daily 11am-11pm. West Gate of Soho New Town, 88 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ); 4) Daily 11am-11pm. A1 Nongzhan Nanlu, Chaoyang District. ( ); 5) Daily 11am-11pm. Jiuxianqiao, Jiangtai Lu, Shangye Jie, Chaoyang District. ( ); 6) Daily 11.30am-11pm. Across from Western Academy Beijing, 5 Laiguangying Donglu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 7) Daily 11am-11pm. 1/F, Ruisai Business Building, 2 Dongsanhuan Nanlu, Chaoyang District ( ); 8) Daily 11am-11pm. 1/F, Bldg 3, Gongti Donglu, Chaoyang District ( ); 9) Daily 11am-11pm. 1/F, Tower AB, The Office Park (Yuanyang Guanghua International), 10 Jintong Xilu (near Central Park/The Place) 安妮, 1) 朝阳区神路街 39 号日坛上街 ; 2) 朝阳区东三环路 16 号 ; 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 70 February 2012

73 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 ; 7) 朝阳区东三环南路 2 号瑞赛大厦商务楼 1 层 ; 8) 朝阳区工体东路 3 号楼 1 层 ; 9) 朝阳区金桐西路 10 号远洋光华国际 AB 座 1 楼 ( 近新城国际 / 世贸天阶 ) 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. ( ) 巴罗洛, 朝阳区建国路甲 83 Bene Lively Italian restaurant with a homestyle feel. Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng, 36 North Third Ring Road East, Dongcheng District. ( ) 东城区东城区北三环路 36 号 Cepe Authentic northern Italian cuisine in a modern, trendy setting. Daily 11am-2.30pm, pm. The Ritz-Carlton Financial Street, 1 Jinchengfang Dongjie, Jinrong Jie, Xicheng District. ( ) 意味轩, 西城区金城坊东街 1 号北京金融街丽思卡顿酒店大堂 DIRECTORY / DINING Michelin chef Claudio Sadler, this restaurant delivers well-executed dishes in a contemporary fine-dining setting. Daily noon-2pm, pm. Ch ien Men 23, 23 Qianmen Dongdajie, Dongcheng District. ( ) 东城区前门东大街 23 号 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. ( ) 波莫多洛, 朝阳区三里屯北路 81 号 Cornerstone Back-to-basics Italian-American dining. Cornerstone lets the ingredients do the talking with simple, enjoyable dishes, salads, seasonal soups, homemade desserts, freshly squeezed juices and a good wine selection. Daily 10am-11pm. Unit 105, World Financial Center, 1 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 朝阳区东三环中路 1 号环球金融中心 105 Danieli s Elegant Italian restaurant in the St. Regis hotel offers classic Italian fare, including freshly made pasta and a selection of Italian wines. Mon-Fri 11.30am-2pm, 6-10pm, Sat-Sun 6-10pm. 2/F, St Regis Hotel, 21 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. ( 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 Fratelli Fresh The spotless open kitchen produces fresh Tuscan-fare: pastas, wood-fired pizzas, meat and fish, as well as large T-bone steaks. Daily 10.30am-2.30pm, pm. 1/F, Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel, 61 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 朝阳区朝阳区东三环中路 61 号北京富力万丽酒店 1 层 Luga s Little Italy Italian classics from Luga. Daily 11am-11pm. Above Luga s Villa, Sanlitun Houjie, Chaoyang District. ( ) 朝阳区三里屯后街 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. ( 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 Tavola Excellent Neapolitan-style Italian cuisine in a setting that works equally well for intimate dinners or group events. Voted Outstanding Italian (High-End) in our 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 6pm-10.30pm. 2/F, The Grand Summit, Section B, Liangmaqiao Diplomatic Mansion, 19 Dongfang Donglu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 塔沃拉意大利餐厅, 朝阳区东方东路 19 号亮马桥外交公寓会所 2 层 Trattoria La Gondola The Kempinski s Italian restaurant boasts elegant decor and an extensive wine list. The menu offers pasta, risotto, veal and seafood, among a host of other Italian classics. Daily 11.30am-2.30pm and pm. Lufthansa Center, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ext 5707) 意大利威尼斯餐厅, 朝阳区凯宾斯基饭店亮马桥路 50 号 Va Piano Chic contemporary setting combined with freshly baked pizza, authentic pastas, delightful desserts and a long list of wines. Daily pm. InterContinental Beichen, 8 Beichen Xilu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 朝阳区北辰西路 8 号北京北辰洲际酒店 Japanese Bei A contemporary Asian restaurant, with a range of reinterpreted traditional dishes from Japan, Northern China and Korea. Daily pm. B1/F, The Opposite House, Bldg 1, Sanlitun Village, 11 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 北, 朝阳区三里屯路 11 号三里屯 Village1 号楼瑜舍地下 1 层 Haru Teppanyaki and Sushi Bar Simple, elegant collection of small private rooms each featuring a teppenyaki grill. Daily 11.30am-2- pm, 5.30pm-10pm. 1) Unit N4-30, 3/F, Sanlitun Village North, 11 Sanlitun Road, Chaoyang District. ( ); 2) 902 Pinnacle Plaza, Jingshun Lu, Shunyi District. ( ) 尚水长廊铁板烧餐厅, 1) 朝阳区三里屯路 11 号院 (Village 北区 ) 能号楼 3 层 N4-30 单元 ; 2) 顺义区天竺镇开发区荣祥广场 902 Hatsune Specializes in unique sushi and hand rolls. Voted Best Japanese in our 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily 11.30am- 2pm, pm. 1) 2/F, Heqiao Bldg C, 8A Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ); 2) S8-30 (Opposite Element Fresh), Bldg 8, Sanlitun Village, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 隐泉日本料理, 1) 朝阳区光华路甲 8 号和乔大厦 C 座 2 层 ; 2) 朝阳区三里屯路 19 号 The Village 南区 8 号楼 S8-30 Honzen Contemporary Japanese, featuring a tempting selection of sushi, sashimi, tempura and grilled dishes. Mon-Sat 11.30am-2pm, pm. Kempinski Hotel, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ext 4200) 朝阳区亮马桥路 50 号凯宾斯基饭店 Invincible Ramen All the elements combine for Beijing s most divine ramen. Daily 11am pm. 32 Xiaoyun Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 无敌家浜骨汤创作面坊, 朝阳区霄云路 32 号 Kagen Stainless steel tables and cool electronica music accompany tasty marinated meat grilled fresh at each table. Daily 10.30am-2pm, pm. B1/F, Bldg C, Heqiao Dasha, 8 Guanghua Donglu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 火源, 朝阳区光华东路 8 号和乔大厦 C 座地下 1 层 Miyabi With live cooking stations and private rooms, Miyabi offers a range of dining experi- February

74 DIRECTORY / DINING ences. Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng, 36 North Third Ring Road East, Dongcheng District. ( ) 东城区东城区北三环路 36 号 Nishimura Teppanyaki, robatayaki, sushi and more in a stylish setting. Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 6-10pm. Shangri-La Hotel, 29 Zizhuyuan Lu, Haidian District. ( ext 2719) 西村餐厅, 海淀区紫竹院路 29 号香格里拉饭店 2 层 Obentos Healthy, fresh bento delivery service. Mon-Fri 11am-10pm, Sat-Sun 10am- 10pm. Unit , Bldg 9, Central Park, 6 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District ( , ) 本之味, 朝阳区朝阳门外大街新城国际 9 号楼 室 Ours Boozy, meaty barbecue heaven. Daily 11am-10pm. 6 Haoyun Jie, 1-5 Chaoyang Gongyuan Lu, Chaoyang District ( , ) 我们的日式烧肉屋, 朝阳区朝阳公园路 1-5 号好运街 6 号 Sunrise Noodle Restaurant Japanese-style ramen plus delicious side dishes. Daily 11am pm. Intersection Jiangtai Lu and Jiangtai Shangwu Lu, Chaoyang District ( ) 日出拉面, 朝阳区将台路商业街 ( 将台路口 ) Suzumei A great corner nook Japanese restaurant and bar that offer a bit of everything; eel over rice, yakitori, sashimi and more. Mon- Sat 5pm-midnight. Mon-Sat 5pm-midnight. 1/F, Bldg 6, Sanyuanli residential compound (north side), 2 Xinyuan Jie, Chaoyang District. ( ) 朝阳区新源街 2 号三源里小区 6 号楼 1 层北侧 Tori Ton Yakitori and more, from the ex-manager of Tori Tei. Daily 5.30pm-1am. Alleyway opposite Workers Stadium East Gate (behind China View), Chaoyang District ( ) 鸟屯, 朝阳区工体东门对面中国红街后面 Yotsuba Incomparably fresh, traditional Japanese fare. Reservations recommended. 1) Tue-Sun 5-11pm. Next to Bldg 2, Xinyuan Xili Zhongjie (near Xindong Lu), Chaoyang District. ( ); 2) Daily 11.30am-2pm, 5-10pm. 2/F, Bldg 8, Lakeview Place, Dragon Bay Villa, Shayu Huanlu, Houshayu, Shunyi District. ( ) 四叶, 1) 朝阳区新源西里中街 2 号楼旁 ( 近新东路 ); 2) 顺义区后沙峪镇沙峪环路 8 号楼 2 层 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. ( ) 爱江山, 朝阳区将台西路四德公园北门 Benjia Hanguo Liaoli With branches in Shanghai, Dalian and Beijing, this Koreanowned barbecue house is well known for its marinade beef, and the bulgogi, the house fatty beef and the Kkalbi. 11:00am-10:00pm. S7, CLASS 13, Guangze Road, Chaoyang District. ( ) 本家韩国料理, 朝阳区望京广泽路 CLASS13 号 S7 BSD Dubu House BSD Dubu House places tofu stew front and center on the menu. Daily 11am-10pm. 1) 12 Jianguomenwai Dajie (opposite Xiushui Market), Chaoyang District. ( /2550); 2) 420-3, Area 4, Wangjing Xiyuan, Chaoyang District. ( ) 北昌豆腐, 1) 朝阳区建国门外大街 12 号 ; 2) 朝阳区望京西园四区 Charcoal Bar The sleek combination of black furnish-ings, stone-tiled floors and folding bamboo partitions sets Charcoal Bar apart from the dozen or so other Korean restaurants in the same complex. Various cuts of top-grade beef and pork average RMB 30 a plate, while prices for ribs run slightly higher at RMB Daily 10.30am-2am. Inside the Jingyu Hotel courtyard, 1 Tsinghua Donglu, Wudaokou, Haidian District. ( ) 美都波, 海淀区五道口清华东路 1 号京裕宾馆内 Chinggis Korean Restaurant In addition to the standard Korean barbecue, this Soho restaurant serves Korean hot pot, noodles, bibimbap and nourishing soups and stews. Open 11am-2pm; 5-10pm. Ste 3301, Bldg 1, SOHO, 88 Jianguolu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 韩晶宫, 朝阳区朝阳区建国路 88 号 SOHO 现代城 S-3301 号 Gaon Korean Restaurant Gaon is the first Chinese mainland venture of this Seoul-based chain, which serves high-end, organic, classic Korean cuisine. While the Beijing branch doesn t exclusively use organic ingredients, it s still a notch above most other Korean restaurants in town, thanks to superior quality meat and cooking techniques. Daily noon- 2pm, pm. 5/F, East Tower, LG Twin Towers, 12B Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. ( , ) 高恩, 朝阳区建国门外大街乙 12 号双子座大厦东塔 5 层 Good Fortune Grill This 24-hour Korean barbecue joint serves all the standards - try the squid and hotpot noodles. Daily 24 hours. West Gate of Chaoyang Park (a few doors north of Jenny Lou s), Chaoyang District. ( ) 福满金烤肉坊, 朝阳区朝阳区朝阳公园南路 1-2( 朝阳公园西门 ) Guxiang Shanchuan This Korean restaurant in Wangjing Xicheng serves fresh fatty pork that you can cook yourself on cast iron skillets. Daily 9.30am-midnight. 1/F, Bldg 423, Wangjing Xincheng (next to KFC), Chaoyang District. ( ) 故乡山川, 朝阳区望京新城 423 号楼 1 层 ( 肯德基旁边 ) Haitanghua Pyongyang Cold Noodle Restaurant Cold War holdover serving North Korean-style eats and atmosphere. 1) Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, pm. 8 Xinyuan Xili Zhongjie, Chaoyang District. ( /6298); 2) 1 Li Ze Zhong Er Lu, Wangjing Ke Ji Yuan, Chaoyang District. ( ); 3) 2/F Kuntai Shangchang, 12 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. ( ) 海棠花平壤冷面馆, 1) 朝阳区新源西里中街 8 号 ; 2) 朝阳区朝阳区望京科技园利泽中二路 1 号 ; 3) 朝阳区朝阳区朝阳门外大街 12 号昆泰商场 2 楼 Han Na Shan With more than 20 locations scattered around town, this is one of Beijing s most popularkorean BBQ places. And sure enough, it s an easy favorite, winning Best Korean in the Beijinger s 2011 Restaurant Awards. Good for crowds or on a budget. If you could eat a horse, grill yourself an entire cow (quan niu)for RMB 120. Daily 10.30am- 11pm. 1) B118A Huamao Shopping Center, 79 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ); 2) 8/F Viva Shopping Mall, Fuli City, 65 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Shuangjing, Chaoyang District. ( ); 3) 8 Huayuan Donglu (near the Guo an Theater), Haidian District. ( /6886) 汉拿山, 1) 朝阳区建国路 79 号华贸购物中心 B1 楼 B118A 号 ; 2) 朝阳区东三环中路 65 号富力广场 8 楼 ; 3) 海淀区花园东路 8 号 ( 国安剧院附近 ) Han Zheng Jia Yuan Catering to the bustling lunchtime crowds of Wanda Plaza, this Korean restaurant serves up barbecued meats (beef, lamb and pork), soups, cold noodles, bibimbap, hot pot noodles and more at agreeable prices. 10am-10pm Wanda Plaza (on west side, facing Zhenzhi Lu), 93 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 韩正嘉苑, 朝阳区朝阳区建国路 93 号万达广场 号商铺 ( 近大望路 ) Huo Lu Huo Specializes in Korean barbecue and serves Wagyu beef in a sleek environment pm. 2/F, 424 Wangjing Xingcheng, Chaoyang District. ( ) 朝阳区朝阳区望京新城 424 号二层 Iki Situated next to Bang Bang Pizza, this contemporary Korean barbecue offers tasty fare and great cocktails. 6pm-1am. 102 Bldg 24, Shuanghuayuan Nanli Sanqu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 朝阳区双花园南里三区 24 号楼 102 号 Kao Rou Le A nice interior, good barbecue and decent rice dishes make this place a standout in the area. 11am pm. 1 Wangzhuang Lu (north of Wudaokou train station), Haidian District. ( ) 海淀区海淀区王庄路 1 号 Korean Court This elegant restaurant boasts a top-grade Korean chef and imported beef am-10.30pm. 1/F Bldg A Han Hua Shi Ji Da Sha, A23 Xueqing Lu, Haidian District. ( , ) 星汉宫, 海淀区海淀区学清路 23 号院汉华世纪大厦 A 座 1 楼 Korean Goryeo This place specializes in Korean-style hotpots, with large chunks of beef, potato and tofu stewed in a thick soybean paste soup base. Daily 11am-10pm. 1-09, Bldg 1, 39 Courtyard, Shenlu Jie, Chaoyang District. ( ) 高丽王朝牛排酱汤小火锅, 朝阳区神路街 39 号院 1 号楼 1-09 号 La La Rib Hotpot Specializes in kimchiflavored pork rib stew. Daily 24 hrs. 412, No.4 Area, Wangjing Xiyuan (Near Wal-mart), Chaoyang District. ( ) 喇喇排骨火锅, 朝阳区望京西园四区 412 号 ( 近沃尔玛 ) Leaf BBQ Restaurant This trendy Korean barbecue and seafood restaurant shares the same partner with Shota Muni, specializing in various beef cuts which are from quality black cows raised up in mainland China. Set lunches price for 2-5 people are from RMB , and unlimited side dishes are offered once you order one portion of beef for grilling. Daily 11am-10pm. S3-30, Bldg3, Sanlitun Village South, 19 Sanlitunlu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 木叶炭火烧肉酒家, 朝阳区三里屯路 19 号三里屯 Village 南区 3 号楼 S3-30 号 Mapu BBQ Another Wangjing venue that draws a regular Korean crowd - try the bone soups, fried rice cakes and seafood tofu bibimbap. 419 Building, 4 Block, Wangjing New Town, Xinyuanli,, Chaoyang District. ( ) 麻浦烧烤, 朝阳区朝阳区新源里 14 号 Nolboo Named for a Korean folk hero, this chain serves authentic Korean food - barbecue, bulgolgi, bibimbap, noodles, soups, kimchi and more. 11am-10pm. 27 Xiaoyun Lu, near Qing an Dasha and the KFC), Chaoyang District. ( ) 乐伯香翁烤肉, 朝阳区霄云路 27 号庆安大厦附近 Oh Jook Hun With an entrance discreet enough to be overlooked if not for the doorman attired in full warrior gear, Oh Jook Hun serves imperial Korean cuisine featuring raw fish, organic farm vegetables and a bewildering assortment of kimchi dishes that go down well with bamboo-cooked rice. There is also a surprisingly decent selection of beers and set menus or a la carte are available. Daily 11am-9.30pm. 1 Haoyun Jie, 29 Zaoying Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 乌竹轩, 朝阳区枣营路 29 号好运街第一家 O Kwang Wu Guang Jiu Fried chicken, Korean-style, with a variety of flavors and sauces. 4pm-2am. 2/F, Bldg 422 (across from the Hualian Mall and above the hair salon), Chaoyang District. ( ) 朝阳区朝阳区望京华联商场旁 422 号楼二层 Pine Hill This Lido area restaurant offers a pleasant environment with a park view and a range of Korean favorites, including grilled BBQ, oxtail soup, octopus and bibimbap. Sun- Thu 9.30am-11pm, Fri-Sat 9.30am-midnight. Northeast gate of Si de Park (opposite the Rosedale Hotel), Chaoyang District. ( ) 韩村槐树家, 朝阳区朝阳区芳园西路四德公园东门口 ( 近将台路 ) Pyongyang Mu Dan Feng Seafood specialties, bibimbap and cold noodles at this North Korean restaurant. Daily 11am-2pm, 5.30pmlate. 3/F, Bldg C, Oriental Media Center, 4 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. ( /38) 平壤牡丹峰, 朝阳区光华路 4 号东方梅地亚中心 C 座 3 层 Sa Lang Bang With late hours and a pictorial menu of classic Korean food, drinks and snacks at moderate prices, this is a perfect option for hungry students. Sit cross-legged on straw mats in the traditional Korean style, or let your hair down with copious amounts of soju in their cozy private rooms. Daily 10.30am-5am. 3/F, Dongyuan Plaza, 35 Chengfu Lu, Haidian District. ( ) 舍廊房, 海淀区成府路 35 号东源大厦 3 层 San Fu Zhe Korean Restaurant San Fu Zhe stands out in the midst of numerous Korean BBQ restaurants in Wangjing because of its hearty and thick slices of Korean beef. Highly recommended by many Korean expatriates, San Fu Zhe really gives you the bang for every buck spent. The restaurant offers at least 15 free appetizers that accompany each meal, including kimchi, spiced pickles, and miniature fish cakes. Commonly ordered dishes besides the Korean barbeque beef set include the pumpkin congee and their hotpot specialties. 10:00am-10:00pm. ( ) 三富者, 朝阳区朝阳区南湖渠湖光中街 2 号院 5 号楼 Sanqianli Local chain serves a selection of Korean restaurant standards - panchan (cold dishes), bibimbap (banfan), cold noodles and barbecue. Popular among locals - multiple locations around town. 1) 10am-11pm. Anyuan Jie District 1,(100 meters east of the Olympic Center), Haidian District. ( ); 2) Daily 10am-11pm. Bldg 519, Jinsong Xikou, Area 5, Chaoyang District. ( ); 3) Daily 10am- 11pm. S0401, Bldg D, SOHO, 88 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 幸福三千里烤肉城, 2) 朝阳区劲松 5 区 519 号楼 ; 3) 朝阳区朝阳区建国路 88 号 SOHO 现代城 D 座 S0401 Saveurs de Corée Contemporary, fresh and once patronized by Keanu Reeves, this sassy little Korean eatery delivers on both taste and atmosphere. Daily noon-11pm Xiang er Hutong, Dongcheng District. ( ) 韩香馆, 东城区香饵胡同 号 SG Song This contemporary Korean restaurant focusess on light, healthy dishes, and does not use MSG. Daily11.30am-2.30pm, 5-10pm. 2/F, Building AB, Vantone Center, 6 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. ( ) SG 松, 朝阳区朝外大街甲 6 号万通中心 AB 座 2 层 Shanggu City Korea Village BBQ Your usual Korean BBQ staples beef, lamb, pork, vegetables served by waitresses in ethnic dresses who speak limited English but do have a picture menu. Daily 10am-9.30pm. Adjoining the Jenny Lou s near Lane Bridge, 5 Laiguangying Donglu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 尚古城韩国烧烤, 朝阳区来广营东路 5 号 Sorabol High-priced chain of Korean restaurants serves standards like bulgolgi, banfan and delicious raw beef. Voted Outstanding Korean in our 2009 Restaurant Awards. Daily 10am-10pm. 1) 5/F Guiyou Dasha, Bldg 6, Sector 2 Fangqingyuan, Fangzhuang, Fengtai District. ( ); 2) 27 Zhongguancun Dajie, Haidian District.; 3) Bldg 43 Ciyun Si, Chaoyang District. ( ); 4) B1 Jinyu Dasha, 100 Xisanhuan Beilu, Haidian District. ( ); 5) 45 Fuxingmennei Dajie, Xicheng District. ( ); 6) Basement, Lufthansa Centre, Chaoyang District. ( ext 5720) 萨拉伯尔, 1) 丰台区丰台区方庄芳星园 2 区 6 号贵友大厦 5 楼 ; 2) 海淀区海淀区中关村大街 27 号 ; 3) 朝阳区朝阳区慈云寺 43 号楼 ; 4) 海淀区海淀区西三环北路 100 号金玉大厦 B1 楼 ; 5) 西城区西城区复兴门内大街 45 号 ; 6) 朝阳区燕莎地下一层 Suraon Style over substance is the theme at this upscale Korean restaurant, housed in an imitation water cube, but if you re willing to pay for romantic ambience (stained glass Klimt partitions) and impeccable service, you ll find that Suraon is perfectly acceptable. Daily 11am-10pm. Side Gongyuan 9-8, Jiangtai Xilu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 禧莱恩, 朝阳区将台西路四得公园 9-8 To Dam Gol No Korean barbecue at this small, humble eatery - but choose from other specialties like rice cakes, blood sausage and cold noodles. 9am-11pm. Bldg 3, 310 Wangjing Xiyuan, Chaoyang District. ( ) 朝阳区朝阳区望京西园 310 号 3 号楼 Tunmalu Rib and Potato Soup This Wangjing restaurant is famous for its namesake pork rib and potato stew. Daily 11am-midnight , North Gate of No.4 Area, Wangjing Xiyuan, Chaoyang District. ( ) 豚玛露脊骨土豆汤, 朝阳区望京西园四区北门 号 Zahamun Korean Restaurant Bulgolgi, bibimpap and barbecue are served at this Wangjing Korean restaurant. Good lunch deals. 11am-9.30pm. 5/F, Bldg 201, Wangjing Nanlu Dongyuan (above Holiland and KFC), Chaoyang District. ( , 紫霞门, 朝阳区朝阳区望京南湖东园 201 号楼五层 Zhenli Cun Inexpensive Korean restaurant in 798 serves bibimbap, soups, smoked duck and more. 1/F Gongmei Building, 2 Jiuxianqiao Lu, 798 Art District, Chaoyang District. ( , ) 真梨村, 朝阳区朝阳区酒仙桥路 798 艺术区内 ( 近大中电器 ) Zhi Xia Men Korean Barbeque Restaurant F, Zhongfu Baikuo Shopping Center, No. 201 Nanhu Dongyuan, Chaoyang District. (11:00 am-9:30 pm) 紫霞门韩国料理, 朝阳区南湖东园 201 号楼中福百货 5 楼 Zi Xia Men Wangjing s Korean community frequent this place serving barbecue, seafood and other standards. 5/F Zhongfu Baihuo, Bldg 201, Nanhu Dongyuan, Chaoyang District. ( ) 朝阳区望京南湖东园 201 号楼中福百货 5 层 Mediterranean George s Mediterranean Cuisine Owned by a Hong Kong native, this hidden gem offers some of the best Greek moussaka in town. Daily noon-3pm, 6-10pm. 1A Fangcaodi Beixiang, Chaoyang District. ( ) 佐治地中海餐厅, 朝阳区芳草地北巷甲 1 号 Sureño Modern Mediterranean cuisine from a beautiful open kitchen with wood-fired ovens. Voted Best Italian (High-End) in our 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. in our February 2012

75 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily noon-3.30pm, pm. B1/F, The Opposite House, Sanlitun Village, 11 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 朝阳区三里屯路 11 号三里屯 Village 瑜舍地下 1 层 Middle Eastern 1001 Nights Some of the best Middle Eastern food in Beijing plus nightly belly dancing. Voted Outstanding Middle Eastern in our 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily 11am- 2am. Gongti Beilu (opposite Zhaolong Hotel), Chaoyang District. ( ) 夜, 朝阳区工体北路兆龙饭店对面 Biteapitta Falafels, hummus, sandwiches and shawarma. Voted "Best Middle Eastern in our 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily 11am- 11pm. 2/F, Tongli Studio, Sanlitun Houjie, Chaoyang District. ( ) 吧嗒饼, 朝阳区三里屯后街同里 2 层 Rumi Its plush, minimalist interior is inviting, but the savory kebabs seal the deal. Voted Outstanding Middle Eastern in our 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily 11.30ammidnight. 1A Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 入迷, 朝阳区工体北路甲 1 号 Turkish Mum Traditional Turkish fare and a good wine list. Daily 11.30am-11.30pm. 3 Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 土耳其妈妈, 朝阳区工体北路 3 号 Pizza Gung Ho! Gourmet Pizza Factory Pizza delivery service offering gourmet pies. Voted Outstanding Pizza in our 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. 1) Daily 11am-11pm. Bldg. 3, China View, Gongti Donglu, Chaoyang District. ( /1370); 2) Daily 11am-11pm. Shop 2, Hairun International Apartments, corner Jiangtai Lu and Fangyuan Xilu, Chaoyang District ( ) 叫板! 比萨 1) 朝阳区工体东路中国红街 3 号楼 ; 2) 朝阳区将台路 2 号海润国际公寓 ( 将台路和方园西路的十字路口 ) The Kro s Nest Huge pizzas and innovations like pizza sliders. Voted Outstanding New Restaurant (Non-Chinese) and Outstanding Pizza in our 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. 1) Daily 10-2am (kitchen closes 11pm). Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu (across from Salsa Caribe), Chaoyang District. ( ); 2) Mon-Thu 10am-midnight, Fri-Sun 10-1am. 35 Xiaoyun Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 乌巢, 1) 朝阳区工体北路 4 号院 ( 卡利宾拉丁舞俱乐部对面 ); 2) 朝阳区霄云路 35 号 The Pizza Company Speedy and reliable pizza deliveries from locations across Beijing. Delivery ( ) 1) West of Hualian department store, 2/F, 102 Lishi Beilu, Xicheng District; 2) 1/F, 40 Chongwai Daijie, Chongwen District; 3) West of Wumei department store, 3-5 Fang Zhuang Xin Shi Dai, 9 Pufang Lu, Fengtai District; 4) Unit B, Bldg 7, Huaqingjiayuan, Wudaokou, Haidian District; 5) SO801, Zone A, Soho New Town, Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District; 6) B1/F, Times Square, Changan Xiejie, Xicheng District; 7) Stall 0102, 2/F, Zone A, Jianwai Soho, 39 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District; 8) B1-25, Glory Mall, 18 Chongwai Dajie, Chongwen District; 9) B-10 U-Town, Sanfeng Beili, Chaoyang District; 10) 100m east of Caihong Xincheng, Huang Village, Daxing District; 11) 1/F Xi Rong Ge, West Fourth Ring Road North, Haidian District; 12) Bldg 5 Jiangtai Lu, Chaoyang District; 13) 102, Zone A, Shifengguoji Bldg, Pingfang Xiang Huangshan Mudian, Chaoyang District; 14) 14 Shunyuanli, Chaoyang District. 1) 西城区阜成门华联商厦西侧二层 ; 2) 崇文区崇文外搜秀商城一层 ; 3) 丰台区蒲方路 9 号方庄新世代大厦一层 ; 4) 海淀区五道口华清嘉圆 7 号楼 B 号 ; 5) 朝阳区建国路 88 号现代城 A 区 SO801 ; 6) 西 城区西长安街首都时代广场地下一层 ; 7) 朝阳区东三环中路 39 号建外 SOHO A 座 2 层 0102; 8) 崇文区崇外大街 18 号国瑞购物中心地下一层 25 号商铺 B1-25; 9) 朝阳区三丰北里 1-3 号楼悠唐生活广场地下一层 B10 ; 10) 大兴区黄村镇彩虹新城北门物美东 100 米 ; 11) 海淀区西四环北路 136 号西荣阁大厦 ; 12) 朝阳区蒋台路商业街 5 号楼 ; 13) 朝阳区平房乡黄杉木店世丰国际大厦 A 座 102 号 ; 14) 朝阳区顺源里 14 号 RUSSIAN Moscow Restaurant A spacious dining room and decently-priced vodka makes this Russian eatery a great party place. Daily 11am-2pm, 5-9pm. 135 Xizhimenwai Dajie (inside Beijing Exhibition Center), Xicheng District ( ) 西城区西直门外大街 135 号北展中心内 Traktirr Pushkin Both traditional and contemporary Russian cuisine right next to the Russian embassy. Daily 10am-10pm Dongzhimennei Dajie, Dongcheng District ( ) 彼得堡俄餐厅, 东城区东直门内大街 5-15 号 SEAFOOD Starfish Great oysters, wines and house cocktails. Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 6-10pm Dongzhimenwai Dajie (opposite Canadian embassy), Chaoyang District ( ) 朝阳区东直门外大街 22-1 号 ( 加拿大使馆对面 ) Shanghai Shanghai Min (Xiao Nan Guo) Established in 1987, this restaurant chain serves traditional Shanghai cuisine in a contemporary interior. ( ) 1) Daily 11am-2pm, 5pm-10pm. 2/F, Jinbao Plaza, 89 Jingbao Jie, Dongcheng District; 2) Rm 301, 3/F, China Life Center, 17 Jinrong Dajie, Xicheng District; 3) Stall CC16, B1/F, Oriental Plaza, Wangfujing Dajie, Dongcheng District; 4) Stall 401-A, 4/F, IFC Mall, 1-3 Xinyuan Nanlu, Chaoyang District; 5) 3/F, Bldg 1, Sanlitun Soho, 8 Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. 小南国 1) 东城金宝街 89 号金宝大厦 ; 2) 西城金融大街 17 号中国人寿中心 3 楼 301; 3) 东城王府井大街东方新天地广场地下一层 CC18 号 ;4) 朝阳新源南路 1-3 号都汇天地商场 4 层 401-A 号 ;5) 朝阳工体北路 8 号三里屯 Soho 一栋 3 层 Sichuan Chuan Ban A reputation for being the most authentic Sichuan cuisine in town. Voted Outstanding Sichuan in our 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. Mon-Fri 7-9am, 10.50am- 2pm, pm; Sat-Sun 7am-10pm. 5 Gongyuan Toutiao, Jianguomennei Dajie, Dongcheng District. ( ext 6101) 川办餐厅, 东城区建国门内贡院头条 5 号 Spring Organic Fish Restaurant Healthy Sichuan food prepared with quality ingredients. Fresh fish, seasonal vegetables, truffles and mushroom. Daily 10am-2.30pm, pm. 1) 23A Taiping Lu, Haidian District. ( ); 2) 11 Jianhua Nanlu, Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. ( ; for English) 同和春野生鱼庄, 1) 海淀区太平路甲 23 号 ; 2) 朝阳区建外大街建华南路 11 号 Transit A high-end venue offering an expensive menu of Sichuan cuisine. Daily 6-10pm. N4-36, Sanlintun Village North, 11 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District ( ) 朝阳区三里屯路 11 号三里屯 Village 北区 N4-36 号 Southeast Asian Lau Pa Sak One of Beijing s only joints for close-to-authentic Singaporean hawker fare. Daily 11am-11pm. Xindong Lu (opposite Canadian Embassy), Chaoyang District ( ) 朝阳区新东路加拿大使馆对面 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. ( ); 2) On the banks of Luoma lake, Houshayu, Shunyi District. ( ) 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 Spanish Agua Fine Spanish dining. Voted "Best Spanish Restaurant" and Outstanding New Restaurant (Non-Chinese) in our 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. 4/F, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 朝阳区三里屯路 81 号那里花园 4 层 Carmen Tapas plates, hearty salads, paella and roasted whole suckling pig. Voted Outstanding Spanish in our 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily 11am-2am. Beside Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Beijie, Chaoyang District. ( ) 朝阳区三里屯北街 81 号 ( 哪里花园边 ) Ole Spanish Restaurant Three floors: the first is a bar and lounge, the second is for tapas, and the top floor focuses on fine dining. Sun-Wed 11am-midnight, Thu 11am-2am, Fri- Sat 11am-4am. Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu (next to Salsa Caribe), Chaoyang District. ( ) 朝阳区工体北路 4 号院 ( 卡利宾旁边 ) Migas Restaurant & Lounge Headed by chefs from Spain, this stylish restaurant serves up a wide selection of modern Spanish tapas with a good wine selection. 6/F, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 米家思, 朝阳区三里屯路 81 号那里花园 6 层 Steakhouses The Astor Grill Grain-fed tenderloin steak, cigars and an extensive wine list. Mon-Fri 11.30am-2pm; daily 6-10pm. 3/F, St. Regis Hotel Apartments, 21 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. ( ext 2637) 艾斯特扒房, 朝阳区建国门外大街 21 号国际俱乐部饭店公寓 3 层 CRU Steakhouse The sleek, warm design of CRU is reflective of the rich, refined cuts served up by its open kitchen. Voted Outstanding Steak in our 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily 11.30am-2pm, 6-10pm. 2/F, JW Marriott Hotel, China Central Place, 83 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 朝阳区建国路 83 号华贸中心 JW 万豪酒店 2 层 The CUT Steak & Seafood Grill Features a wide selection of prime quality imported beef, fresh seafood and poultry roasted to perfection. Outstanding Steak in the Beijinger 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. Tue-Sat 6-11pm. Fairmont Beijing Hotel, 8 Yong an Dongli, Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. ( ) 刃, 朝阳区建国门外大街永安东里 8 号华彬费尔蒙酒店 Flamme International Grill This stylish two-floor bar and grill features American steaks. Voted Outstanding New Restaurant (Non-Chinese) and Outstanding Steak in our 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily 11am-midnight. S4-33, Sanlitun Village, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 朝阳区三里屯路 19 号三里屯 Village3 楼 S4-33 室 Grange This steakhouse serves mean and delicate cuts with dipping sauces doled out of beakers and pipettes. Mon-Fri pm (lunch), daily pm (dinner). 2/F, Westin Beijing Chaoyang, 7 Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 朝阳区东三环北路 7 号金茂北京威斯汀大饭店 The Grill Steaks and seafood grilled on an open flame with a Scandinavian twist. Chinese dishes available in the evenings. Daily 3-11pm. Radisson Blu Hotel Beijing, 6A East Beisanhuan Road, Chaoyang District. ( ) 朝阳区北三环东路甲 6 号, 北京皇家大饭店 Steak Exchange Restaurant + Bar A wide variety of steaks in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. Daily 11.30am-2pm, pm. InterContinental Beijing Financial Street, 11 Financial Street, Xicheng District. ( ext 5916) 西城区金融街 11 号洲际酒店 Thai Purple Haze Restaurant & Bar Thai cuisine served amongst purple hues. Books, coffee DIRECTORY / DINING and Wi-Fi create the perfect atmosphere for a lazy afternoon. Voted Best Thai in our 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily 11am-11.30pm. Opposite the north gate of the Workers Stadium (behind ICBC Bank), Chaoyang District. ( ) 紫苏庭, 朝阳区工体北门对面胡同工商银行后 Purple Haze Courtyard Authentic Thai cuisine in rustic hutong digs. Voted Best Thai in our 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily 11am-11.30pm. 1 Dongsi Liutiao, Dongcheng District. ( ) 紫苏庭, 东城区东四六条 1 号 Spice Factory Innovative, contemporary Thai food without the kitschy trappings. Daily 6-10pm. Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu (above d lounge), Chaoyang District. ( ) 朝阳区工体北路 4 号院 (d lounge 楼上 ) Thai Express Convenience and speed are the essence here, with efficient service and a chilli-coded menu. Strengths lie in their simpler curries and a commendable Pad Thai. Daily 11am-10.30pm. 21 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District (next to the International Club) ( ) 朝阳区建国门外大街 21 号 ( 国际俱乐部旁边 ) Vegetarian The Veggie Table Fresh, safe and sustainable vegan cuisine using high-quality ingredients. Unwind in a cozy, sunny non-smoking setting featuring comfy couches and large windows. Try their veggie burgers, organic vegan chocolate cake and signature apple-basil mojito. Twice-weekly organic vegetable pickup available. Wed-Mon 11am-11pm. 19 Wudaoying Hutong, Dongcheng District. ( ) 吃素的, 东城区五道营胡同 19 号 Vietnamese Luga s Pho Pho This small restaurant serves authentic Vietnamese-style pho, nem and Vietnamese coffee. Daily 10am-3am. Above Luga s, Sanlitun Houjie, Chaoyang District. ( ) 朝阳区三里屯后街同里对面 Pho La La Convenient, bright and serves up a mean bowl of pho. Daily 11am-10pm. 2/F, Xingfucun Zhonglu, Chaoyang District ( ) 朝阳区幸福村中路 2 层 Susu New Vietnamese restaurant staffed by two chefs from Saigon and run by the people from Tuk Tuk Thai and Stone Boat. Tue-Sun 11am-11pm. 10 Qianliang Hutong Xixiang, Dongcheng District. ( ) 苏苏会, 东城区钱粮胡同西巷 10 号 Yunnan Dali Courtyard Atmospheric decor, easygoing hospitality and delicious set menu. Voted Outstanding Restaurant of the Year (Chinese), Outstanding Outdoor Dining and Outstanding Yunnan in our 2011 Reader February

76 DIRECTORY / DINING NIGHTLIFE Restaurant Awards. Daily 10am-9.30pm. 67 Xiaojingchang Hutong, Gulou Dongdajie, Dongcheng District. ( ) 大理, 东城区鼓楼东大街小经厂胡同 67 号 Dali Renjia Authentic and cheap Yunnan eats. Daily 10.30am-11pm. 80 Baochao Hutong (100m north of Gulou Dongdajie), Dongcheng District. ( ) 大理人家, 东城区宝钞胡同 80 号 ( 鼓楼东大街往北走 100 米 ) Haney Restaurant Opened by the proprietors of the old Dali Renjia, Haney s offerings stick close to traditional. Daily 11am-midnight. 107 Baochao Hutong, Gulou Dongdajie, Dongcheng District ( ) 东城区鼓楼东大街宝钞胡同 107 号 Hudiequan Seriously comprehensive dish selection by the Dali Representative Office restaurant. Daily 7-9am, 11am-1.30pm, 5-9pm. 1/F, Hudiequan Binguan (north of Picai Hutong), 55 Xixie Jie, Xidan Beidajie, Xicheng District ( ) 蝴蝶泉, 西城区西单北大街西斜街 55 号 ( 辟才胡同北边 ) 蝴蝶泉宾馆 1 层 Middle 8th Restaurant Comfortable, hip Yunnan restaurant. 1) Daily 11am-11.30pm. Zhongba Lou, Sanlitun Zhongjie, Chaoyang District. ( ); 2) Daily 11am-10.30pm. R17, Zhongguancun Pedestrian Mall, 15 Zhongguancun Dajie, Haidian District. ( ) 中八楼, 1) 朝阳区三里屯中街中八楼 ; 2) 海淀区中关村大街 15 号中关村广场步行街 R17 Rainbow Authentic Yunnan cuisine in fantastic surroundings.. Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, pm. 5/F, Crowne Plaza Sun Palace Beijing, Yunnan Dasha, Northeast corner of Taiyanggong Qiao and Xibahe, Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. ( ext 6425) 彩云天, 新云南皇冠假日酒店 5 层, 朝阳区东北三环西坝河太阳宫桥东北角 NIGHTLIFE bars & clubs 12SQM Good beer and whiskey selection. Daily noon-1am. Corner of Nanluogu Xiang and Fuxiang Hutong, Dongcheng District. ( , www. twelvesqm.com 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 take 5 FRIED CHICKEN Chef Hung s Beef Noodle Soup Taiwanese salt crisp chicken. Big chunks of meat with just enough crunch coating (potato starch!) to make it a proper auditory experience. ( ) Cocolol Of all the chicken joints of all Southeast Asia, they walked into Indonesia s. The fiery chilli sauce might make you squawk. ( ) Moon Concubine Izakaya If she makes chicken this good, the Moon is a lucky man. Bite-size nuggets made succulent in a ginger marinade, fried to a frilly crisp, heightened with a squeeze of lemon. ( ) Nola Three expansive pieces of chicken, fork-tender, coated in a lightly crisp batter. Amazing. ( ) Red Rock A large portion will feed two. Don t forget to dip it in the sweet, spicy Korean sauce it ll make the Budweiser taste better. ( ) Feb 21: Third Hilton Beijing Pancake Race Flipping hilarious. a small alley next to Da Waguan Restaurant), Haidian District. ( ) 13 俱乐部, 海淀区成府路蓝旗营车站下车, 马路南边即是 ( 瓦罐饭馆的西边 ) 2 Kolegas Intimate music venue. 21 Liangmaqiao Lu (inside the drive-in movie theater park), Chaoyang District. ( , 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 ) Alanting 1/F, Forte International Apartment, 235 Chaoyang Beilu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 阿兰亭咖啡, 朝阳区朝阳北路 235 号复地国际公寓 1 层 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. ( ) 朝阳区三里屯北路 81 号那里花园 3 层 Aria See Dining Directory under European. Atmosphere Bar Expect spectacular views on a good day at Beijing s highest bar. Failing that, you can count on the drinks being good. Daily noon-2am. 80/F, China World Summit Wing, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. ( ext 6433) 朝阳区光华路国贸 3 期 80 层 ( 中国大饭店北侧 ) Black Sun Bar Bargain-basement drinks, a pool table, darts, foosball, the original caipirinha recipe and a patio. Daily 5.30pm- 3am. West gate of Chaoyang Park, Chaoyang District. ( ) 黑太阳, 朝阳区朝阳公园西门 Blue Frog See Dining Directory under American. The Bookworm See Dining Directory under Cafes & Teahouses The Brick Food and cheap drink in this Shuangjing neighborhood pub where fun is the name of the game. Daily 4pm-late. Unit 2-11, Bldg 2, Tianzhi Jiaozi, 31 Guangqu Lu (northeast corner of Shuangjing Qiao), Chaoyang District. ( ) 朝阳区双井桥东北角广渠路 31 号院天之骄子 2 号楼底商 2-11 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. ( 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 Centro A surprisingly comfortable spot to down drinks from bottled beers to blue cheese martinis. Nightly live jazz performances. Daily 24hrs. 1/F, Kerry Hotel, 1 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ext 42) 炫酷, 朝阳区光华路 1 号嘉里中心饭店 1 层 Champagne Bar Molecular mixology comes to town, plus bubbles. Daily 6pm-midnight. 2/F, Fairmont Beijing, 8 Yong an Dongli, Chaoyang District. ( ) 朝阳区建国门外大街永安东里 8 号北京华彬费尔蒙酒店 2 层 China Bar With one of the best views in town, this is definitely a place to impress. Daily 5pm-1am. 65/F, Park Hyatt, 2 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. ( ) 朝阳区建国门外大街 2 号 China World Hotel 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. ( ext 6644) 中国大饭店, 朝阳区建国门外大街 1 号 Chocolate Opulent decor and flamboyant nightly dance shows. Daily 7pm-6am. 19 Ritan Beilu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 朝阳区日坛北路 19 号 d lounge Beautiful place, beautiful drinks, beautiful people all converge at this sleek venue south of Sanlitun. Daily 8pm-late. Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu (across from Rock & Roll Club), Chaoyang District. ( ) 朝阳区工体北路 4 号 The Den Watch sports until dawn; stick around for brunch. Voted Outstanding Late-Night Dining in our 2011 Restaurant Awards. Daily 24hrs. 4 Gongti Donglu (next to City Hotel s main entrance), Chaoyang District. ( ) 敦煌, 朝阳区工体东路 4 号城市宾馆正门旁边 East Shore Live Jazz Cafe Great for jazz with a view of Houhai. Daily 2.30pm-2am. 2/F, 2 Qianhai Nanyanlu (just to the west of the post office on Di anmenwai Dajie), Xicheng District. ( ) 东岸咖啡, 西城区地安门外大街前海南沿 2 号楼 2 层 El Nido/Bar No. 59 Tiny bar, huge beer selection, and absinthe too. Daily 4pm-late. 59 Fangjia Hutong (enter from Andingmennei Dajie), Dongcheng District. ( ) 东城区方家胡同 59 号 ( 丛安定门内大街往东走 20 米 ) Enoterra Wine bar that serves good food as well. Voted Outstanding Wine List in the Beijinger s 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily 10am-2am. 4/F, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Beilu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 朝阳区三里屯北路 81 号那里花园 4 层 Entero Whiskey bar that s cool like bebop and sunglasses and bongos. Has a karaoke room and darts competitions. Daily 7pm-midnight. 1 Xinyuanli, Chaoyang District. ( ) 朝阳区新源里 1 号 ( 新东路往北到左家庄桥右转 50 米见路口右转 ) Eudora Station Bar and Restaurant American food, a great terrace and live music. Greg Carroll Band featuring singer Greg Carroll (who formerly performed with Robert Palmer), plays a mix of Latin-influenced blues, jazz and rock & roll Wed-Sat 9.30pm-1am. Daily 9am- 2am. 6 Fangyuan Xilu (opposite Lido Plaza), Chaoyang District. ( /8813) 朝阳区芳园西路 6 号 ( 丽都广场对面 ) Flames Flawlessly mixed drinks. Live performances add an air of relaxation. Daily 11am- 1am. Hilton Beijing Wangfujing, 8 Wangfujing Dongjie, Dongcheng District. ( ) 东城区王府井东街 8 号北京王府井西尔顿 Fubar A speakeasy with a fine selection of drinks. Sun-Thu 2pm-2am, Fri-Sat 2pm-4am. Behind Stadium Dog, Gate 10, Workers Stadium, Chaoyang District. ( ) 福吧, 朝阳区工体东路工人体育场东门内 10 号进口 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. ( ) 朝阳区工体东路工人体育场东门内 12 号进口 Great Leap Brewery Microbrewery in a siheyuan serves ales, pale ales, porters and other beers. Tue-Sat 3pm-midnight, Sun 3-7pm. 6 Doujiao Hutong (turn west off Nanluogu Xiang at Bar Uno, near Salud, onto Jingyang Hutong and follow the road until you hit Doujiao Hutong), Dongcheng District. ( ) 大跃, 东城区豆角胡同 6 号 Green Cap Bar, The Irish-run bar for the Lido-Shunyi crowd. Live sports, Irish bar food and more. Tue-Sun noon-late. Beside Western Academy of Beijing, Laiguangying Donglu (off the Airport Expressway), Chaoyang District. 爱尔兰老人酒吧, 朝阳区来广营东路 ( 北京京西学校旁边 ) Havana Bar 22 varieties of rum. Tapas at the bar and cigars in the cigar divan. Daily 5pm- 1.30am. Grand Millennium Beijing, Fortune Plaza, 7 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 朝阳区东三环中路 7 号财富中心 Haze Electronic music in the basement. Thu-Sat 9pm-late. B1/F, On the Corner Cafe, Guanghualu Soho, Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. 朝阳区光华路光华路 Soho 地下 1 层 Hot Cat Club Decent live music, dodgy drinks. Daily 10am-late. 46 Fangjia Hutong (just south of Guozijian Jie), Dongcheng District. ( ) 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. Daily 6pm-late. Yandai Xiejie (the street running diagonally between the Drum Tower and Yinding Bridge), Xicheng District. ( ) 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. ( ) 朝阳区东三环北路 36 号朝阳剧场南侧 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. 朝阳区高家园小区平房 311 号 ( 丽都饭店东门对面 ) Jam Hip cocktail bar. Daily 7pm-2am. 2/F, Bldg C, 206 Gulou Dongdajie, Dongcheng District. ( ) 东城区鼓楼东大街 206 号 C 座 2 层 Jiang Hu Liveshow Bar Live music. Daily 7pm-2am. 7 Dongmianhua Hutong, Jiaodaokou Nandajie, Dongcheng District. ( ) 江湖酒吧, 东城区交道口南大街东棉花胡同 7 号 LAN Club Daily 11am-10.45pm. 4/F, LG Twin Towers, 12B Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. ( /13) 兰会所, 朝阳区建国门外大街乙 12 号 LG 双子座 4 层 Lantern Techno and other types of electronic music from the Acupuncture Records team. Thu-Sat 9pm-late. 100m north of Workers Stadium West Gate, (in the basement behind Xuxian Lou restaurant), Gongti Xilu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 灯笼, 朝阳区工体西路工体西门往北走 100 米 ( 许仙楼后面地下 1 层 ) Lobby Lounge (Grand Millennium) 1/F, Grand Millennium Beijing, Fortune Plaza, 7 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 朝阳区东三环中路 7 号财富中心 Long Bar Cocktails and live music by Terminal 3. Daily 4pm-1am. Hilton Beijing Capital Airport, Terminal 3, Capital International Airport, Chaoyang District. ( ) 朝阳区首都机场 3 号航站希尔顿酒店 Loong Bar A large, classy bar with the size, ambition and prices to be Centro redux. 74 February 2012

77 Daily 5.30pm-2am. 2/F, JW Marriott Hotel, 83 Jianguo Lu, China Central Place, Chaoyang District. ( ) 龙吧, 朝阳区华贸中心建国路 83 号 JW 万豪酒店 2 层 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. ( ) 海淀区成府路华清嘉园 1 号楼 2 层 ( 五道口城铁站对面 ) 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. ( /3) 麻雀, 朝阳区广渠路 36 号院红点艺术工厂内 ( 幸福贝贝南边 ) Mao Mao Chong Great cocktails, house vodka infusions and house-designed T-shirts are this bar s trademarks. Wed-Thu 7pmmidnight, Fri-Sat 7.30pm-1am. 12 Banchang Hutong (east off Nanluogu Xiang), Dongcheng District. ( ) 毛毛虫, 东城区板厂胡同 12 号 ( 南锣鼓巷往东走 ) Maison Camus High-end cognacs and Bordeaux and Burgundy wines for the connoisseur. Daily 4pm-midnight. 4/F, Reignwood Center, 8 Yong an Dongli, Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. ( , ) 卡慕世家酒廊, 朝阳区建国门外大街永安东里 8 号华彬中心 4 层 MAO Livehouse The capital s premier music venue. Daily 4pm-late. 111 Gulou Dongdajie, Dongcheng District. ( ) 光芒, 东城区鼓楼东大街 111 号 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. ( ) 朝阳区三里屯路 11 号三里屯 Village1 号楼瑜舍 1 层 Migas Spanish restaurant doubles as one of Sanlitun s most popular nightlife haunts. Daily 10am-3pm, 5-11pm. 6/F, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 米家思, 朝阳区三里屯路 81 号那里花园 6 层 Mix (Westin Chaoyang) Live jazz in the evenings and an extensive selection of champagnes, wines and whiskey. Daily 5pm-1am. 1/F, Westin Beijing Chaoyang, 7 Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 朝阳区东三环北路 7 号金茂北京威斯汀大饭店 Mo Lounge A laid-back lounge downstairs from Kokomo. Sun-Thu 6pm-2am, Fri-Sat 6pm-4am. 4/F, Tongli Studios, Sanlitun Houjie, Chaoyang District. ( ) 朝阳区三里屯后街同里 4 层 Modernista Enjoy regular live music with a glass of absinthe. Tues-Sun 3pm-3am. 44 Baochao Hutong, Gulou Dongdajie, Dongcheng District. ( ) 东城区鼓楼东大街宝钞胡同 44 号 Mokihi Intimate, atmospheric cocktail bar offers masterful drinks. Daily 6pm-3am. 3/F, C12 Haoyun Jie, Chaoyang District. ( ) 朝阳区好运街 C12 商铺 3 层 Nanjie Two floors packed with exchange students. Low prices. Daily 5pm-5am. Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu (opposite to Banana Leaf), Chaoyang District. ( ) 南街, 朝阳区工体北路 4 号院蕉叶对面 The Orchid A modern Hutong hotel with beers from Great Leap Brewery. Daily 7ammidnight. 65 Baochao Hutong, Guloudong Dajie, Dongcheng District. ( ) www. theorchidbeijing.com 东城区鼓楼东大街宝钞胡同 65 号 Paddy O Shea s The best Guinness in town at Beijing s first genuine Irish pub. Quiz nights every Wed from 8pm, with well-sponsored prizes. Daily 10am-late. 28 Dongzhimenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. ( ) www. paddyosheas.com 朝阳区东直门外大街 28 号 Paddy s Pitstop Beer, simple pub grub and outdoor seating from the Paddy s posse. Pinnacle Plaza, Tianzhu Real Estate Development Zone, Shunyi District. 顺义区天竺开发区荣祥广场 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. ( 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 Plush Filled with natural light and overlooking a modern zen garden. Daily 7am-1am. 1/F, The Westin Beijing, 9B Financial Street, Xicheng District. ( 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 Press Club Bar Nixon drank here, you know. Daily 5pm-1am. 1/F, St. Regis Hotel Beijing, 21 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Dongcheng District. ( ext 2360) 记者吧, 东城区建国门外大街 21 号北京国际俱乐部饭店 1 层 Punk A mixture of urban and neo-gothic where big name DJs spin an eclectic mix. Tue- Sat 8pm-3am. B1/F, The Opposite House, Bldg 1, Sanlitun Village, 11 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 朝阳区三里屯路 11 号三里屯 Village1 号楼瑜舍地下 1 层 Purple Haze Courtyard See Dining Directory under Thai. 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. ( ) 朝阳区百家庄 6 号 ( 朝阳门医院北门东 100 米 ) 三里屯南路逸羽连锁酒店顶楼 R Lounge This huge hotel bar is perfect for hosting an event. 4/F, Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel, 61 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. 朝阳区东三环中路 61 号北京富力万丽酒店 4 层 Redmoon 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. ( , ext 6366) 东方亮, 东城区东长安街 1 号东方君悦酒店大厅 Rendez-vous Bar & Lounge Relaxing place to meet friends and clients for drinks and snacks. Kempinski Hotel, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ext 4200) 朝阳区凯宾斯基饭店亮马桥路 50 号 The Ritz-Carlton Bar Light live music and a lounge atmosphere. Daily 6pm-1am. The Ritz- Carlton Beijing, 83A Jianguo Road, Chaoyang District. ( ) 丽思卡尔顿吧, 朝阳区朝阳区建国路 93 号华贸中心 Riverbank Café & Bar 1/F, FX Hotel, 39 Maizidian Xijie, Chaoyang District. ( ) 朝阳区麦子店西街 39 号富驿时尚酒店 1 层 Salud Infused rums. Mon-Fri 3pm-late, Sat-Sun noon-late. 1) Opposite Tongli Studio, Sanlitun Houjie, Chaoyang District.; 2) 66 Nanluogu Xiang, Dongcheng District. ( ) 老伍, 1) 朝阳区三里屯后街同里对面 ; 2) 东城区南锣鼓巷 66 号 Scarlett A chic, intimate wine bar with a fine selection of imported cheese and tapas. Daily 6pm-3am. Hotel G, 7A Gongti Xilu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 朝阳区工体西路甲 7 号北京极栈内 Spark Beautiful people and slick design at this Taipei-based nightclub s Beijing outpost. B108, The Place, 9 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. 朝阳区光华路 9 号世贸天阶 B108 The Stumble Inn Daily 10am-2am. S3-31, 3/F, Sanlitun Village South, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 朝阳区三里屯路 19 号三里屯 Village 南区 3 号楼 3 层 S3-31 Tango Karaoke, with a nightclub at Yonghegong. Daily 24hrs. 1) South Gate of Ditan Park (next to Jin Ding Xuan restaurant), Dongcheng District. ( / ); 2) Gongti Xilu (beneath Gongti 100 bowling alley), Chaoyang District. ( ) 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 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 DIRECTORY / NIGHTLIFE STYLE Lu (on the corner of Guanghua Lu), Chaoyang District. ( ) Tim s 熏烤房, 朝阳区东大桥路 14 号贵友大厦正北 200 米 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. ( 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 vodkainfused cocktails. Tue-Thu 9pm-1am, Fri-Sat 9pm-2am. 2/F, Westin Beijing Chaoyang, 7 Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. ( ext 8112) 朝阳区东三环北路 7 号金茂北京威斯汀大饭店 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. ( ) 暮光, 朝阳区东三环中路 39 号建外 Soho5 号 0102 单元 3 层 Twilo Daily 6pm-2am. Rm 103A/B, Guanghualu Soho, 22 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District ( ) 朝阳区光华路 22 号光华路 Soho 103A/B V.A. Cafe & Bar This small cafe-bar is well equipped for weekly flamenco and jazz performances. Daily 2pm-late. 13 Wudaoying Hutong, Dongcheng District. ( ) 东城区五道营胡同 13 号 What Bar Tiny bar hosting local rock bands. Daily 4pm-late. 72 Beichang Jie (just north of the west gate of the Forbidden City), Xicheng District. ( ) 什么酒吧, 西城区北长街 72 号 ( 故宫西门往北 ) 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. ( ) 苏西黄, 朝阳区农展馆路甲 1 号朝阳公园西门 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. ( ext 4181) 作家酒吧, 东城区东长安街 33 号, 北京饭店莱佛士一层 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. ( ) 秀, 朝阳区朝阳区建国门外大街 2 号 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. ( ) 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, Fri- Sun 6pm-3am, Sun close. 2/F, Hilton Beijing, 1 Dongfang Lu, Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 颐达吧, 朝阳区东三环北路东方路 1 号希尔顿饭店 2 层 concert/festival venues MasterCard Center 69 Fuxing Lu, Haidian District ( ) 万事达中心, 海淀区复兴路 69 号 STYLE Accessories & jewelry D-SATA by CuR: DimSum of all things Asian Handmade couture clutches for the ethical and eco-chic fashionista. Daily 1-9pm or by appointment. Unit A116, 1/F, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. ( , , com, 朝阳区三里屯路 81 号那里花园 A116 室 Kavenna Diamond Provides high-class diamond accessories, classical engagement and wedding rings. Unique, personalized orders including re-styling are gladly accepted. Daily 10.30am-7.30pm. Unit 23, 1/F, Fortune Mall (behind the Millennium Hotel), 7 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. ( , , 卡文那钻石, 朝阳区东三环中路 7 号北京财富购物中心一层 23 号 Shard Box This family-owned store features real antique shards, coins and white jade handed down from the Ming and Qing dynasties, which the owner uses to create boxes and jewelry. Daily 9am-7pm. 1) 1 Ritan Beilu, Chaoyang District. ( ); 2) 2 Jiangtai Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 承乾阁, 1) 朝阳区日坛北路 1 号 ; 2) 朝阳区将台路 2 号海润国际公寓商务 4A 座 Stone Love A handicrafts store that February

78 DIRECTORY / STYLE produces Qing-style stone and metallic jewelry and home accessories. 48 Wudaoying Hutong, Dongcheng District. ( ) 东城区五道营胡同 48 号 BEAUTY PARLORS & SPAS 99 Massage and Spa Center Daily 11ammidnight. Rm 703, E-Tower C12, Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 99 按摩中心, 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 Daily 10am-10pm (flexible opening hours on request). The Commune, Shuiguan Great Wall, Badaling Gaosulu, Yanqing County. ( ext 5100/01, 延庆县八达岭高速路水关长城出口长城脚下的公社凯宾斯基饭店 Angel Hands Enjoy vigorous deep-tissue massage, soothing and gentle massage, or a combination of both. Daily 24 hours. Rm 1801, Bldg 2, Jianwai Soho, 39 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 朝阳区东三环中路 39 号建外 Soho2 号楼 1801 室 Aqua Salus Urban Retreat 1) Daily noonmidnight Lucky Street, 1 Chaoyang Gongyuan Lu, Chaoyang District. ( , 2) Taiyue Height 106, 16 Sanlitun Nanlu, Chaoyang District. ( , www. aquasalus.cn 良泉都市怡疗三里屯会馆, 1) 朝阳区朝阳公园路 1 号好运街 1-17 号 ; 2) 朝阳区朝阳区南三里屯 16 号泰悦豪庭底商 106 Beijing Salon Vajra Catering to clients who demand very personal service. Mon-Sat 10am-8pm. S106, Glory World Apartments, 18 Gongti Xilu, Chaoyang District. ( /2/3) 画间沙龙, 朝阳区工体西路 18 号光彩国际公寓 S106 Bodhi Sense Just like its original Gongti branch, but more private. Daily 11am-12.30am. 2/F, Somerset Grand Fortune Garden, 46 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 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, as well as complimentary food and snacks cooked up by their Thai chef. Daily 11am-12.30am. 17 Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. ( ) www. bodhi.com.cn 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. Daily 10am-8pm. 2/F, Riviera Plaza, 5 Laiguangying Donglu, Chaoyang District. ( , , 朝阳区来广营东路 5 号香江广场 2 层 db tanning Daily, 11am-9pm. Rm 307, Bldg 4, Jianwai Soho, 39 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu,, Chaoyang District. ( ) db 日晒沙龙, 朝阳区东三环中路 39 号建外 Soho4 号楼 307 商铺 Dragonfly Therapeutic Retreat International spa brand with an exhaustive menu of spa packages. Daily 10am-1am. 1) 1/F, Grand Summit Plaza, 19 Dongfang Donglu (100m north of Lufthansa Center), Chaoyang District. ( ); 2) 60 Donghuamen Ave (near The Peninsula Hotel and Oriental Plaza), Dongcheng District. ( ); 3) B1/F, Eastern Hotel, Nansanlitun Nanlu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 悠庭保健会所, 1) 朝阳区朝阳区燕莎桥东方东路 19 号外交会所 1 层 ( 燕莎中心路北 100 米 ); 2) 东城区东城区东华门大街 60 号 ( 近王府饭店和东方广场 ); 3) 朝阳区朝阳区三里屯南路逸羽酒店 1 层 Eric Paris Salon International hairstyling service. Daily 10am-8pm. 1) 43 Sanlitun Houjie, Chaoyang District. ( ); 2) Stall 123, Kerry Centre Shopping Mall, 1 Guanghua Feb 14: My Spanish Valentine Crustaceans are actually very romantic. Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ); 3) Lido Hotel, 112 Jichang Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 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 essensuals Sister brand to Toni & Guy. 1) Daily 10am-10pm. Rm , Tower F, Sunshine 100, 2 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District ( , fax ); 2) Daily 10am-9pm. Unit 303, 3/F, IFC Mall, 1-3 Xinyuan Nanlu, Chaoyang District ( , fax ); 3) Daily 9am-10pm. Unit 15/16, 4/F, Chaoyang Joy City, Chaoyang Beilu,Chaoyang District ( ); 4) Daily 10am-9pm. Unit 228, B1, Tower B, Sanlitun Soho, 8 Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District ( ) 彩秀, 1) 朝阳区光华路 2 号阳光 100 国际公寓 F 座 1 层 ; 2) 朝阳区新源南路 1-3 号都汇天地商场 3 层 303 号 ; 3) 朝阳区朝阳北路 101 号朝阳大悦城 4 层 15/16 号 ; 4) 朝阳区工人体育场北路 8 号院三里屯 Soho B 座 B1-228 室 Franck Provost World-famous hair salon with highly trained stylists and colorists. Daily 10am-10pm. Shop D2001-1, 2/F, Shin Kong Place, 87 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. ( /7669) 朝阳区建国路 87 号新光天地二层 D 店铺 Heavenly Spa by Westin Daily 9am-10pm. 1) The Westin Beijing Chaoyang, 7 Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. ( ); 2) Daily 9am-10pm. The Westin Beijing Financial Street, 9B Jinrong Jie, Xicheng District. ( ) 威斯汀天梦水疗中心, 1) 朝阳区朝阳区东三环北路 7 号金茂北京威斯汀大饭店 ; 2) 西城区西城区威斯汀大酒店金融街 9B Herborist Spa Offers the time-honored traditional Chinese health and beauty care system. Daily 10am-10pm. S9-30, Sanlitun Village South, 19 Sanlitun Beilu, Chaoyang District. ( , , ) 朝阳区三里屯 Village 南区 9 号楼 S9-30 Hummingbird Therapeutic Retreat Hummingbird has a range of therapeutic massages starting at RMB , and also offers facials, waxing and manicures. Daily 10am-midnight. Unit 103, Bldg 3, Central Park, 6 Chaowai Dajie, Chaoyang District. ( ) 一体保健会所, 朝阳区朝外大街 6 号新城国际 3 号楼 103 I.O Spa Indoor and outdoor pools abound, along with the usual spa services. Inside Workers Stadium East Gate (towards south), Chaoyang District. ( /82) 私人会所, 朝阳区工体东南边茉莉餐厅旁边 I Spa Local spa chain with English-speaking staff offers aromatherapy massage, Thai massage, scrubs, wraps, facials, floral bath, steaming, TCM and foot reflexology. All rooms are private suites. Special packages for couples are also available. 1) Daily 11am- 11pm. 1/F, Yuyuanhui Club, South of Gongdesi Bridge (northwest to Summer Palace), Haidian District. ( ); 2) 6/F, Hilton Beijing Capital Airport,Terminal 3, Beijing Capital International Airport, Shunyi District. ( ); 3) 10am-midnight. B1/F, Traders Upper East Hotel, Lido, Dongsihuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. ( ); 4) 2/F, JW Marriott Hotel Beijing, China Central Place, 83 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ); 5) 1/F, Gehua New Century Hotel, 19 Gulouwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. ( ext 6666); 6) Daily noon-11pm. 5/F, Tower 2, Taiyue Suites, Sanlitun Nanlu, Chaoyang District. ( , ext 5666) 泰美好, 1) 海淀区功德寺桥南御园汇会所 1 层 ( 颐和园西北角 ); 2) 顺义区北京首都机场 3 号航站楼北京机 场希尔顿酒店 6 层 (3 号航站楼附近 ); 3) 朝阳区东四环北路阳光上东上东盛贸饭店地下 1 层 ; 4) 朝阳区华贸中心建国路 83 号北京 JW 万豪酒店 2 层 ; 5) 朝阳区鼓楼外大街 19 号歌华开元大酒店 1 层 ( 原华北大酒店 ); 6) 朝阳区三里屯南路泰悦豪庭 2 座 5 层 I-Spa Daily 10.30am-midnight (last appointment 11pm). 6/F, InterContinental Financial Street Beijing, 11 Jinrong Jie, Xicheng District. ( ext 5601) 西城区金融街 11 号金融街洲际酒店 6 层 Kocoon The same quality of service as at its previous Nali Patio branch, only now in The Opposite House. Tue-Sun 10.30am-8.30pm. B1/F, The Opposite House, Sanlitun Village North, 11 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ext 5008) com 朝阳区三里屯路 11 号三里屯 Village 北区瑜舍地下 1 层 LeSpa Daily 11am-11pm. 5/F, Sofitel Beijing, Bldg C, Wanda Plaza, 93 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 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 Chinese and Thai-style massage and reflexology. 1) Daily 11am-2am. 14A Guanghua Lu (5/F, Nuo an Bldg, southwest of the Kerry Centre), Chaoyang District. ( , ); 2) Daily 11am-1am. B1/F, Jiahui Center, 6 Jiqingli, Dongcheng District. ( /13) www. longislandspa.com.cn 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 Oriental Taipan Massage and Spa Relax in style among rose-scented water features, soft music and helpful, friendly staff. Healthy fruit juices and snacks included. 1) Daily 11am am. 2/F, Block 9, Lido Place, 2A Fangyuan Xilu, Chaoyang District. ( ); 2) Daily 11am-12.30am. B1/F, 1 Xindong Lu (next to Shenji Best Soup), Chaoyang District. ( ); 3) Daily 11am-3am. Sunjoy Mansion, 6 Ritan Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ); 4) Daily 10am-12.30am. B/1-3F, Shuncheng Hotel, 26A Financial Street, Xicheng District. ( ); 5) Daily 10am-12.30am. Bldg 25, Central Park Phase 3, 6 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. ( ); 6) Daily 11am-1am. Rm 101, Bldg B, Winterless Center, 1 Xidawang Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 东方大班保健休闲会所, 1) 朝阳区芳园西路甲 2 号丽都广场 9 号公寓 2 层 ; 2) 朝阳区新东路 1 号沈记靓汤旁 ; 3) 朝阳区日坛路 6 号新族大厦院内 ; 4) 西城区西城区金融街甲 26 号顺成饭店地下一层 ; 5) 朝阳区朝外大街 6 号新城国际公寓三期 25 号楼 ; 6) 朝阳区西大望路 1 号温特莱中心 B 座 101 Origin Spa Offers a smaller, more refined spa menu in a larger, airier setting. Decorated with dark wood, flowing water and plants, you ll feel as though you ve retreated to a Southeast Asian spa the moment you enter. The practitioners are professionally trained and educated, which shows in the firm, effective and relatively pain-free Chinese meridian massage. Most rooms come with a private shower and toilet, and many with a bathtub, the complimentary snack bar. Manicures and pedicures also available. Daily am. 2/F, Bldg AB, Lan Chou Ming Zuo, Jiqingli, Chaowai Dajie, Chaoyang District. ( ) www. benyuan2011.com 本源, 朝阳区朝外大街吉庆里蓝筹名座 AB 座 2 层 Peninsula Spa by ESPA 12 treatment rooms and private locker facilities. 3/F, The Peninsula, 8 Jinyuhutong, Wangfujing, Dongcheng District. ( ext 6090) 东城 区东城区王府井金鱼胡同 8 号 2 王府半岛酒店三层 Quan Spa at Marriott Beijing City Wall Daily 3pm-midnight. 7 Jianguomen Nandajie, Dongcheng District. ( ) 东城区建国门南大街 7 号 The Ritz-Carlton Spa China Central Place, 83A Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District ( /8081) 朝阳区建国路 83 号华贸中心 Salon 88 An international chain of hair salons offering consistent quality at economical prices. Daily 9am-10pm. 1) Carrefour Fu Gui Yuan, Block 3, South Dong- HuaShi, Chongwen District.; 2) 394 Zhongtancun, East Xiaokou Town, Changping District. ( ); 3) PJWJ 103, Huacai Center, 16 Guangshun Dajie, Chaoyang District. ( ); 4) Daily 9am-10pm. 1/F, Chuangyijia Carrefour, 6B Beisanhuan Donglu, Chaoyang District. ( ); 5) Daily 9am-10pm. Store 310, Tongzhou Carrefour, 48 Jiukeshu Xilu, Tongzhou District. ( ); 6) Daily 9am-10pm. 109, Shuangjing Carrefour, Jiulong Shangsha, 31 Guangqu Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ); 7) Daily 9am-10pm , Maliandao Carrefour, 11 Maliandao Lu, Xuanwu District. ( ); 8) Daily 9am-10pm. B1/F, 15-16, Zhongguancun Carrefour, Zhongguancun Xiqu, Haidian District. ( ) 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 ; 8) 海淀区中关村西区中关村家乐福地下一层 15&16 号 Salon de France Hair and Beauty Salon With a trained team of international and local stylists, colorists and beauticians, this salon mixes French chic with modern simplicity to create a relaxed atmosphere for a wide range of image consulting, hair beauty services, manicures and pedicures, waxing, facial and body treatments, make-up and tanning. Daily 10am-8pm. Nali Mall, Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. ( , , , 风色云边美容美发中心, 朝阳区三里屯路那里市场内 The Spa at Hilton Beijing Wangfujing Nine treatment suites, including a Vichy shower room where guests can lie on a bed and let the full-body cascade of water pulse away all their fatigues and pains. Daily 10am-11pm. 6/F, Hilton Beijing Wangfujing, 8 Wangfujing East Street, Dongcheng District. ( ext 8560) 东城区王府井东大街 8 号北京王府井希尔顿 6 层 Spa de Feng Men-only spa. Daily noonmidnight. 1) C306, Sunshine 100, 2 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. ( , 2) Binduyuan A204, 15 Zaoying Beili, Nongzhanguan Beilu, Chaoyang District. ( , com) 临枫男士健康会馆, 1) 朝阳区光华路 2 号阳光 100 C306; 2) 朝阳区农展北路枣营北里宾都苑 204 室 Tai Dian Massage Salon Japanese brand with 25 years of expertise. 1) Daily 10am-2am. Rm 305, Bldg 6, Jianwai Soho, 39 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. ( , ) ; 2) Daily 10am-2am. Bldg 4, Area 2, Shuanghuayuan Nanli (100m west of Melody KTV), Chaoyang District. ( ) 1) 泰殿养生会馆, 朝阳区东三环中路 39 号建外 Soho6 号楼 305 室 2) 朝阳区双花园南里三区四号楼 ( 双井麦乐迪向西一百米华夏银行北侧 ) TATA International hair salon provides a complete range of hairstyling and beauty spa services, with an international team from England and France, China and Hong Kong. Daily 10am-10pm. Workers Stadium North Gate, Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 朝阳区工体北路工人体育场北门 Toni & Guy British international hair salon chain. 1) Daily 10am-10pm. 3 Units, 3/F, Tower 8, South Area, Sanlitun Village, Chaoyang District. ( ); 2) Daily 10am-9pm. 1/F, Hilton Beijing, 1 Dongfang Lu, Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. ( ); 3) Unit 303, Tower C Office Bldg, Yintai Center, 2 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. ( ); 4) Daily 10am-9pm. 4/F Seasons Place Shopping Centre, 2 Jinchengfang Jie, Xicheng District. ( ); 5) Daily 10am- 9pm. Rm , Block F, Sunshine 100, 2 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ); 6) Daily 10am-9pm. 1/F, Oriental Plaza, 1 76 February 2012

79 Dongchang an Jie, Dongcheng District. ( ); 7) Daily 10am-10pm. Units F4-04 & 05, ECMall, 1A Danling Jie, Haidian District ( , fax ) 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 号 ; 6) 东城区东长安街 1 号东方广场汇贤豪庭 1 层 ; 7) 海淀区丹棱街甲 1 号欧美汇购物中心 4 层 The Wellness Spa by Hummingbird Hummingbird Therapeutic Retreat's second branch. The Wellness Spa's facilities are twice as big as they are at the original location, boasting a 32 customer capacity, a custommade Ayurvedic massage bed and Hummingbird's first-ever VIP suite. Bldg 26, Central Park, 6 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. ( ) 朝阳区朝阳门外大街 6 号新城国际 26 号楼 Willow Stream Spa Fairmont Beijing, 8 Yongan Dongli, Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. 朝阳区建国门外大街永安东里 8 号北京华彬费尔蒙酒店 Wonderful Massage Center Offers a variety of treatments, including oil massage, foot massage, full body massage and Thai massage. Reliable services and convenient location. Rm 101, 1/F, Bldg 13, West Gate of Central Park, Chaowai Dajie (across from World City), Chaoyang District. ( , ) 朝阳区朝外大街新城国际西门 13 号楼 1 层 101 室 ( 世界城对面 ) Yishengyuan-Beijing Health Center Services include acupuncture, taiji, qigong, yoga and fitness, acu-facials, massage and diet, diagnosis and treatment by famous TCM physicians, and Daoland dynamic fitness. Mon-Wed, Sat-Sun 8.30am-5.30pm, Thu-Fri 8.30am-9.30pm. 8 Fangjiayuan Hutong, Chaoyangmennei Nanxiaojie, Dongcheng District. ( ) 颐生院 - 中医养生保健, 东城区朝阳门内南小街大方家胡同芳嘉园甲 8 号 BODY & HEALTH PRODUCTS Benefit Quirky San Francisco brand Benefit has been providing makeup solutions to ladies worldwide for years. Daily 10am-10pm. Unit 23, Bldg 9, Sanlitun Village South, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. 朝阳区朝阳区三里屯路 19 号三里屯 Village9 号楼 23 Elite Nutrition Center Exclusive retailer for hundreds of imported health goods. 1) Daily 7am-10pm. D-Space, Bldg 7, Richmond Park, 9 Fangyuan Xili, Jiangtai Lu, Chaoyang District. ( , cn); 2) Mon-Fri 10am-8pm, Sat-Sun 10.30am- 7.30pm. Unit 0159A, Bldg C, Chaowai Soho, 6 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. ( , www. chinaenc.com.cn 盈奥营养中心, 1) 朝阳区将台路芳园南里 9 号院 7 号楼 ; 2) 朝阳区朝阳门外大街 6 号朝外 SohoC 座 0159A Creation Tattoo Tattooing, body piercing, microdermal treatments and tattoo removal. Daily 11am-8pm. Rm 4309, 3/F, Bldg 4, Jianwai Soho, 39 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. ( , com) 天喜莿青, 朝阳区朝阳区东三环中路 39 号建外 Soho4 号楼 3 层 4309 号 Boutique & specialty shops Approx An independent designer boutique for jewelry lovers that has developed its astounding reputation via word-of-mouth. A301, 3/F, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 朝阳区三里屯路 81 号那里花园 3 层 A301 Bei Style Chic French style in the heart of Sanlitun, offering a mix of prêt-à-porter and made-to-order clothing. Daily 10am-8pm. 43 Sanlitun Beijie Nanlu (beneath Eric Paris Salon), Chaoyang District. ( ) 蓓斯迪尔, 朝阳区三里屯北街南路 43 号爱丽克巴黎 1 层 D:FUSE Scandinavian shoe brand for women. Bldg 3, Wangfujing Department Store, 243 Wangfujing Dajie, Dongcheng District. ( ) 东城区王府井大街 253 号王府井百货大楼 3 楼 Eldi Designer Dana Li steers clear of cheap fabrics and over-embellishment, opting instead for classic structures with updated detailing. Daily 11am-7pm. B1/F, NLG-21, Sanlitun Village North, 11 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 朝阳区三里屯路 11 号三里屯 Village 北区地下一层 NLG-21 单元 FEI Space Hipster trendy Chinese clothing labels, such as Boundless by Zhang Da (RMB ), can be found here, as well as an assortment of kitschy household products, like Dulton kitchen clocks and tea sets. Additionally, international brands such as Ligia Dias and Alyssa Norton are carefully curated into the selection. Tues-Sun 10.30am-5pm. B-01, Dashanzi 798 Art District, 4 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 朝阳区酒仙桥路 4 号 798 艺术区 B-01 Joyce Lane Crawford s more avant-garde and fashion-forward sister store. Daily 10am-9.30pm. Shop 3L , Block 3, China World Shopping Mall, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. ( ) com 朝阳区建国门外大街 1 号国贸商城 3L103-4 Lane Crawford Luxury brand department store from Hong Kong. Daily 10am-9pm. L130, Seasons Place, 2 Jinchengfang Jie, Financial Street, Xicheng District. ( ) 西城区金融街金城坊街 2 号金融街购物中心 L130 Luxbible This flagship showroom accompanies its well-stocked e-commerce site. Many exclusive international brands are on offer, as well as local favorites like D-SATA. Customer service includes complimentary product maintenance and a no-hassle returns policy. 6 Fangyuan Xilu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 朝阳区芳园西路 6 号 NLGX Design Store A Beijing-based independent apparel brand and design community. Sun-Thu 9.30am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11ammidnight. 33 Nanluogu Xiang, Dongcheng District. ( ) 东城区南锣鼓巷 33 号 Plastered T-shirts Plastered take the diversity and beauty of everyday Beijing life, and turn it into funky, fun and ironic T-shirts and accessories. Daily 10am-10pm. 61 Nanluogu Xiang, Dongcheng District. ( ) 东城区南锣鼓巷 61 号 Shine* Featuring brands such as Yohji Yamamoto, Comme des Garcons, and Maison Martin Margiela, Shine* will appeal to those who dress to impress. 1) Daily noon-9- pm. V103, B1/F, Villa 5, Jianwai Soho, 39 Dongsanhuan ZhongLu, Chaoyang District. ( ); 2) Sun-Thu midday-9pm; Fri-Sat, midday-9.30pm. C2-4, China View, Gongti Donglu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 1) 朝阳区东三环中路 39 号建外 Soho5 号别墅地下 1 层 103; 2) 朝阳区工体东路中国红街丙 2-4 号 Wuhao This boutique-cum-art space is located in a traditional courtyard setting, featuring a curated selection of Chinese and French designers. Wed-Sun 2-8pm, or by appointment. 35 Mao er Hutong, Dongcheng District. ( ; ) wuhaoonline.com 五号, 东城区帽儿胡同 35 号 clothing American Apparel Savor the irony of buying clothes made in the USA in China. 1) Daily 10am-9.30pm. B1/F, China World Shopping Mall, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. ( ); 2) Daily 11am-10pm. Room C101, First Floor, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Beijie, Chaoyang District. ( ) 1) 朝阳区建国门外大街国贸商城地下 1 层 ; 2) 朝阳区三里屯北街 81 号那里花园 1 层 C101 H&M Fast-fashion at its best. Daily 10am- 10pm. 1) Xidan Joy City, 131 Xidan Beidajie, Xicheng District. ( ); 2) Glory Mall, 18 Chongwenmen Dajie, Chongwen District. ( ); 3) Raffles City, 1 Dongzhimen Nandajie, Dongcheng District. ( ); 4) Oumeihui Shopping Mall, A1 Danling Jie, Haidian District. ( ); 5) Qianmen Avenue Store, Building A16, Qianmen Dajie, Dongcheng District. ( ) 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 Zara 1) Unit 63-65, Viva Plaza, Fulicheng, Zhong Dongsanhuan Lu, Chaoyang District.; 2) Mon-Thu 11am-9pm, Fri-Sun 11am-10pm. 1B1-6, Solana, 6 Chaoyang Gongyuan Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ); 3) Daily 10am- 10pm. The Place, 9A Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. ( /49); 4) Daily 10am-10pm. Joy City, 131 Xidan Beidajie, Xicheng District. ( ) 1) 朝阳区东三环双井富力城 号 ; 2) 朝阳区朝阳公园路 6 号蓝色港湾国际商区 1B1-6; 3) 朝阳区光华路甲 9 号 Feb 14: French Escape Significant expenditure for a significant other. 世贸天阶 ; 4) 西城区西单北大街 131 号大悦城 Home Decor Beijing Torana Clean Air Center Air purifiers from Blueair and Alen Air, pollution masks from Totobobo. Free home assessments and delivery. 1) 10.30am-6.30pm. Unit 308, Pinnacle Plaza, Shunyi District. ( ); 2) 10am-8.30pm. Unit L1-110, 1/F, Europlaza Mall, Shunyi District. ( ) 1) 顺义区天竺镇花梨坎村南 荣祥广场 308 室 ; 2) 顺义区天竺镇裕翔路 99 号欧陆广场 L1-110 Casa Pagoda Belgian-run furniture company combines classic European flair with Asian influences to create high-quality, environmentally-friendly furniture. Mon- Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 11am-8pm. 6 Sanlitun Nanlu, Chaoyang District. ( ) www. casapagoda.com 朝阳区三里屯南路 6 号 Chang & Biorck A Scandinavian home accessories store 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. ( ) 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 IQ Air While little can be done about outdoor air pollution, you can certainly make a difference with the air you breathe in your home or office. IQAir has been the top-rated air purifier brand for more than a decade. The Health Pro 250 is their most popular product and is considered by most to be the best all-around air cleaning system available. With their HyperHEPA technology, you are guaranteed near perfect levels of efficiency for the life of your machine. IQAir China specializes in bringing clean air solutions to both residential and commercial users. 1) 5/F, Household Appliance Area, Youyi Shopping City, 52 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. ( , iqair-china.com); 2) 5/F, Shin Kong Place, 87 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. ( , 3) Rm 2201, Air China Plaza, 36 Xiaoyun Lu, Chaoyang District. (8447 DIRECTORY / STYLE 5800, , 4) 4/F, 417 Seasons Place, 2 Jinchengfang Jie, Xicheng District. ( , 5) 4/F, Europlaza, 99 Yuxiang Lu, Tianzhu, Shunyi District. ( , iqair-china.com) 1) 朝阳区亮马桥路 52 号燕莎友谊商城 5 层 ; 2) 朝阳区建国路 87 号新光天地 5 层生活家电区 ; 3) 朝阳区霄云路 36 号国航大厦 室 ; 4) 西城区金城坊街金融街 417 号四层 ; 5) 顺义区天竺镇裕翔路 99 号欧陆广场 4 层 Lily s Antiques Furniture The most famous furniture dealer in Beijing, renowned for its authentic antiques and reproductions. 1) Daily 8.30am-6pm. Gaobeidian Showroom, 69 Gaobeidian Furniture Street, Chaoyang District. Contact Lily Quan ( ) ( ); 2) Visit by Appointment. Factory and Warehouse Address, Baimiao industry area, Songzhuang town, Tongzhou District. Contact Lily Quan ( ) com 华伦古典家具, 1) 朝阳区高碑店家俱一条街 69 号 ; 2) 通州区工厂地址, 通州区宋庄镇白庙村工业大院 Torana Tibetan Rugs Handmade rugs and custom rugs from our own workshop in Lhasa. Antique rugs and textiles. 10am-8.30pm. Unit L1-110, 1/F, Europlaza Mall, Shunyi District. ( ) 顺义区天竺镇裕翔路 99 号欧陆广场 L1-110 Villa Lifestyles Villa Lifestyles has been serving the Beijing community for more than five years. Providing you with quality name brand products backed by great service, they have the widest selection of BBQs and accessories, the Mosquito Magnet, trampolines, IQAir air purifiers, Bissell Vacuums and more. Stop by their Shunyi showroom or visit their website to have a look at what's new. 4/F, Europlaza, 99 Yuxiang Lu, Tianzhu Town, Shunyi District. ( , , 顺义区天竺镇裕翔路 99 号欧陆广场 4 层 shopping malls & markets Beijing APM Sun Dong An Plaza has renovated and given itself a new name. Major tenants include Xindong an Cinema, Sega Game RE-IGNITE THE ROMANCE! A Valentine s Day set dinner for two (valued at RMB 999) at the Compass Grill can be yours if you can tell us: Who is the Roman god of love? February

80 DIRECTORY / STYLE A&C SPORTS Centre and Foot Zone. Daily 10am-10pm. 138 Wangfujing Dajie, Dongcheng District. ( ) 新东安广场, 东城区王府井大街 138 号 Shimao Department Store New shopping mall in Sanlitun. Daily 10am-10pm. Bldg 3, Yard 13, Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. ( , ) 世茂百货, 朝阳区工体北路 13 号院 3 号楼 U-Town Shopping Center A six-story shopping mall that includes stores like Uniqlo, Hot Wind and Stradivarius. Daily 10am-10pm. 2 Sanfeng Beili, Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. ( ) life.com 悠唐生活广场, 朝阳区朝外大街三丰北里 2 号 Arts & Culture Bookstores The Bookworm 1) Mon-Sat 8am-8pm, Sun 8am-5pm. First courtyard, Hegezhuang Village, Shunyi District. ( , beijingbookworm.com); 2) Daily 9am-2am. Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 书虫书吧, 1) 顺义区崔各庄乡, 何各庄村一号院 ; 2) 朝阳区工体北路 4 号院 Page One This addition to Beijing's bookstore scene offers the best selection under one roof (in art/design, food & wine, bestsellers, classics, etc.), with competitive prices for English-language material. 10am-9.30pm. B2/F, China World Summit Wing, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. ( , 朝阳区建国门外大街 1 号国贸商城三期地下 2 层 Cinemas Broadway Cinematheque MOMA (BC MOMA) North area of Dongzhimen MOMA, 1 Xiangheyuan Lu, Dongzhimen, Chaoyang District. ( ) 当代 MOMA 百老汇电影中心, 朝阳区东直门香河园路 1 号, 万国城北区 ( 二环路东北角 ) Galleries Alexander Ochs Gallery Tues-Sun 10am-6- pm. (Will be closed for Summer Aug 1-22.) 255 Caochangdi, Jichang Fulu, Chaoyang District. ( , Alliance Française de Pekin 1) 103 Deshengmennei Dajie, Xihai, Xicheng District. ( ); 2) Rm 421, Block 2, Beijing Language and Culture University, 15 Xueyuan Lu, Haidian District. ( ); 3) 18 Gongti Xilu, Guangcai International Mansion, Chaoyang District. ( ) 北京法语培训中心, 1) 西城区德胜门内大街 103 号 ; 2) 海淀区学院路 15 号北京语言文化大学教学 2 号楼 421 室 ; 3) 朝阳区工体西路 18 号光彩国际公寓 Arario Beijing Tue-Sun 10am-7pm. Inside Chaoyang Liquor Factory, Beihuqu, Anwaibeiyuan, Chaoyang District. ( , arariobeijing.com) 朝阳区安外北苑北湖渠朝阳酒艺术园 ArtMia Tue-Sun 10am-6pm. 261 Caochangdi, Cuigezhuang, Chaoyang District. ( ) 朝阳区机场辅路崔各庄草场地 261 号 Art Base 1 Area D, Shunbai Lu, Hegezhuang Village, Cuigezhuang, Chaoyang District. ( ) 一号地国际艺术区, 朝阳区崔各庄乡合各庄村顺白路一号地国际艺术园 D 区 Beijing Center for the Arts Daily 10am- 10pm. 23, Qianmen Dongdajie, Dongcheng District. ( ) 天安时间当代艺术中心, 东城区前门东大街 23 号 Chambers Fine Art Tue-Sun 10am-6pm. Red No.1-D, Caochangdi, Chaoyang District. ( , www. chambersfineart.com 前波画廊, 朝阳区草场地红一号 D 座 Galerie Paris-Beijing Mon-Sun 11am-7pm. 798 Dashanzi Art District, 4 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District, Chaoyang District. ( , 巴黎 北京画廊, 朝阳区朝阳区酒仙桥路 4 号大山子艺术区 Galerie Urs Meile Lucerne-Beijing Tue- Sun 11am-6.30pm. 104 Caochangdi Village, Cuigezhuang, Chaoyang District. ( , fax ) 麦勒画廊, 朝阳区草场地村 104 号 Green T. House Gallery 1) Daily 11.30am-11.30pm. 318 Hegezhuang Village, Cuigezhuang, Chaoyang District. ( ext 8); 2) Daily 10.30am-2.30pm, 6pm-midnight. 6 Gongti Xilu, Chaoyang District. ( /8311) 紫云轩, 1) 朝阳区崔各庄乡合各庄村 318 号 ; 2) 朝阳区工体西路 6 号 Imagine Gallery Tue-Sun, 10.30am-5.30pm. 8 Feijiacun Yishu Gongzuoshi, Feijiacun, Laiguangying Donglu, Chaoyang District. ( , , imagine-gallery.com) com 想象画廊, 朝阳区来广营东路同达生态园对面费家村东路 8 号艺术工作室 Instituto Cervantes 1A Gongti Nanlu, Chaoyang District. ( ) cervantes.es 北京塞万提斯学院, 朝阳区工体南路甲 1 号 Long March Space Tue-Sun 11am-7- pm. Dashanzi art district, 4 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. ( , 长征空间, 朝阳区大山子艺术区 O Gallery 9/F HuaLi Dasha, 58 JinBao Jie, Dongcheng District. ( ) 奥美零空间画廊, 东城区金宝街 58 号华丽大厦 9 层 Pekin Fine Arts Wed-Sun 10am-6pm. 241,Caochangdi, Cuigezhuang,, Chaoyang District. ( ) 艺门画廊, 朝阳区崔各庄乡草场地村 241 号 Red Gate Gallery Daily 9am-5pm. 1/F & 4/F, Ongoing: bordeaux versus burgundy Can t afford a ticket to Paris? Tour 16 French boutique wines at Modo. Dongbianmen Watchtower, Chongwenmen Dongdajie, Chongwen District. ( ) 红门画廊, 崇文区崇文门东大街东便门角楼楼上 Tang Contemporary Gallery Tue-Sun 10.30am-6.30pm. Dashanzi art district, 2 Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang District. ( /3658, 当代唐人艺术中心, 朝阳区酒仙桥路 2 号, 大山子艺术区 Three Shadows Photography Art Centre Tue-Sun 10am-6pm. 155 East End Art, Caochangdi Village (Next to Platform China), Chaoyang District. ( ) www. threeshadows.cn 三影堂摄影艺术中心, 朝阳区草场地艺术东区 155 号 ( 站台中国旁 ) Where Where Art Space East End Art (Zone A), Caochangdi Village, Chaoyang District, Chaoyang District. ( ) 哪里哪里艺术空间, 朝阳区草场地村 艺术东区 A 区内 ( 机场辅路由南往北五环外第一个路口路东, 长建驾校对面路口 ) White Space Beijing Tue-Sun noon-6pm. Airport Service Road, No. 255 Caochangdi, Chaoyang District. ( ) 空白空间, 朝阳区机场辅路草场地 255 号 XYZ Gallery Daily 10.30am-6.30pm. Dashanzi art district, 2 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 朝阳区酒仙桥路 2 号大山子艺术区 miscellaneous Beijing American Center Jingguang Center, Suite 2801, Chaoyang District. 朝阳区京广中心,2801 室 Gallery Hotel Inside the north gate of Workers Stadium, Chaoyang District (no tel) 瑞居酒店, 朝阳区工人体育场北门内 Landgent Center 20 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 乐成中心, 朝阳区朝阳区东三环中路 20 号 Mandarin Plus B1-535, Sanlitun Soho, Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. ( , mandarin-plus.org) 卓一汇众, 朝阳区工体北路三里屯 Soho, B1-535 The Opposite House Bldg 1, Sanlitun Village North, 11 Sanlitun Lu (north of 3.3 Shopping Center), Chaoyang District. ( , 朝阳区三里屯路 11 号三里屯 Village 北区 1 号楼 Museums China Millennium Monument Museum of Digital Arts (CMoDA) B1/F, Area A, Bldg 9A, China Millennium Monument, Fuxing Lu, Xicheng District. ( ) 中华世纪坛数字艺术馆, 西城区复兴路甲 9 号中华世纪坛 A 区 B1 层 Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) Tue-Sun 10am-7pm. Dashanzi Art District, 4 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 尤伦斯当代艺术中心, 朝阳区酒仙桥路 4 号大山子艺术区 Si Shang Art Museum By appointment until Feb Huosi Lu Dong, Zhangxizhuang, Shunyi District. ( ) sisam.cc 寺上美术馆, 顺义区张喜庄火寺路东寺上美术馆 Today Art Museum Daily 9am-5pm. Pingod Space, 32 Baiziwan Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 今日美术馆, 朝阳区百子湾路 32 号 White Box Museum of Art B07, 2 Jiauxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 白盒子艺术馆, 朝阳区朝阳区酒仙桥路 2 号 798 艺术区路 B07 号 Theaters Beijing Concert Hall 1 Beixinhuajie, Xicheng District. ( /5812) 北京音乐厅, 西城区北新华街 1 号 Beijing EE City Theatre 10/F, Joy City, 101 Chaoyang Beilu (at the intersection of Qingnian Lu), Chaoyang District. ( ) 北京蓝天城剧场, 朝阳区朝阳北路 101 号 ( 青年路口东北角 ) 大悦城 10 层 Beijing Exhibition Theater 135 Xizhimenwai Dajie, Xicheng District. ( ) 北京展览馆剧场, 西城区西直门外大街 135 号 Forbidden City Concert Hall Inside Zhongshan Park, Xichang an Jie, Xicheng District. ( ) 中山公园音乐堂, 西城区西长安街中山公园内 Great Hall of the People Daily 8.30am-3pm, but closed during government meetings. RMB 30, RMB 15 (children). West side of Tian anmen Square, Dongcheng District. ( ) 人民大会堂, 东城区天安门广场西侧 National Centre For The Performing Arts (NCPA) 2 Chang an Jie, Xicheng District. ( ) 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. ( ) 北大百年纪念礼堂, 海淀区颐和园路甲 5 号北京大学内 Plato Theater 3/F, Bldg B, Oriental Media Center, 4 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 北京戏逍堂柏拉图剧场, 朝阳区光华路 4 号东方梅地亚中心 B 座三层 Poly Theatre Poly Plaza, 14 Dongzhimen Nandajie, Dongcheng District. ( 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 Acrobatics Theater 95 Tianqiao Shichang Lu (east end of Beiwei Lu, opposite Tianqiao Theater), Xuanwu District. ( ) 天桥杂技剧场, 宣武区北纬路东口天桥市场街 95 号 Trojan House Theater 22 International Art Street, Pingod, 32 Baiziwan Lu, Chaoyang District, Chaoyang District. ( / ) 木马剧场, 朝阳区朝阳区百子湾路 32 号 22 院街艺术区 SPORTS Football ClubFootball 9am-6pm. Unit A212, Door 3, A1 Zone, Huadeng Building, 14 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. ( /4/5/6, com.cn 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 martial arts Krav Maga Beijing Daily training sessions, accredited instructors and two studios. ( ) Diving SinoScuba Offers safe, family scuba diving services - Underwater activities, including swimming with dolphins and full certification courses. Classes available in Chinese and English ( , com) GYMS & FITNESS CENTERS Health Club Daily 6am-11pm. 6/F, Beijing Marriott Hotel, 26 Xiaoyun Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 朝阳区霄云路甲 26 号海航大厦万豪酒店 6 层健身房 ski & snowboard Badaling Ski Resort Badaling has two 800m long ski runs and a 2,300m snowmobile run. It also has sledding runs and a ski lodge with accommodation, food and drinks, stores and a gym. Any kid over 3 is welcome to take a shot at the slopes! Badaling Town, Yanqing County. 8.30am-6.30pm. ( ) 八达岭镇延庆县 Cuiyunshan Ski Resort Carved out from a white birch forest, this ski resort features three runs, one each for beginner, intermediate and advanced skiers. Covers a total of 122,100 acres and is accessible by train. Entrance RMB 30. RMB 60/hr, RMB 300/6hr or RMB 80/hr, RMB 420/6hr (weekends). Snowsuit rental RMB 50. Sauna (RMB 20) and lodging (RMB ) available. 9am-9.30pm. Chongli County, Zhangjiakou City, Hebei province. ( ) 河北省张家口市崇礼县 Duolemeiti Ski Resort Located 220km (a 2.5hr drive) from Beijing, Dolomiti covers 57 hectares and has five slopes, ranging from m long two for intermediate, two for advanced, one for beginners, and one reserved for snowboarders. The resort s ski lifts are imported from Italy and it boasts a fullservice ski equipment shop. Italian coffee and pizza await hungry skiers at the base lodge. Xiqueliang, Sitaizui Village, Chongli County, Zhangjiakou City, Hebei province. ( ) 河北省张家口市崇礼县四台嘴乡喜鹊梁 Hebei Saibei Ski Resort This unique scenic environment with a backdrop of snowcovered mountains and forest has an 800m ski 78 February 2012

81 run and a 2,800m beginner slope. Lodgings include the No. 1 Show hotel (RMB per night), four villas (standard room RMB ), and the white birch (baihua) style villa (RMB 100 a bed or RMB 60 per person in farmhouse). The trip from the city takes about 2.5 hours on the newly-built Beijing-Zhangjiakou highway. There is a shuttle bus to the resort on the weekends (RMB 120 per person). North of Xiqueliang, Chongli County, Zhangjiakou City, Hebei province. ( , ) 河北省张家口市崇礼县喜鹊梁北 Huaibei International Ski Resort Located in Jiugukou, site of the only rectangular tower on the Great Wall, Huaibei boasts a 3,100m ski trail and a cable car that runs up to 1,200m (the highest in Beijing). Other features include a grass run as well as two advanced, one intermediate and three beginner slopes. Admission RMB 20. Rental RMB 60/hr, RMB 80/hr (weekends) or RMB 100/hr (holidays). Lodging is available. Take 936 zhi from Dongzhimen. 8am-9.30pm. 548 Hefangkou Cun, Huaibei Zhen, Huairou District. ( ) 怀柔区怀北镇河防口村 548 号 Jundushan Ski Resort The Beijing Jundushan ski resort is located 34km from the city and covers an area of nearly 330 acres. Equipped for skiers and snowboarders, the resort features seven ski runs, a slalom run, double seat cableway and cross-country path (for snowmobiles). Jundushan s southern exposure means the snow can get slushy. Sleds, inner tubes and snowmobiles are available for rent. Admission RMB 20 or RMB 30(holidays). Rental RMB 100/2hr, RMB 150/2hr (weekend) or RMB 160/2hr (holidays). Accommodation options include Russian style villas and Mongolian tents. Take the subway (line 13) to Longze station and transfer to bus 21. 8am-10pm. 588 Zhenshun Cun, Cuicun Zhen (5 km north of the Xiaotangshan Hot Spring Holiday Village), Changping District. ( ) 昌平区崔村镇真顺村 588 号 Longfeng Shan Ski Resort Only 26km from Tian anmen Square and a 10-minute ride from Pingguoyuan subway station, this hill features six ski runs: two for beginners, two for intermediates and two for advanced, as well as hiking year-round. Admission RMB 20 or RMB 30 (holidays). Rental RMB 70/hr, 90/hr (weekend) or 120/hr (holidays). 8am-10pm. Wanfotang Cun, Yongding Zhen, Mentougou District. ( /1740) 门头沟区永定镇万佛堂村 Nanshan Ski Village Beijing Nanshan Ski Village lies in the south of Miyun County, 108km from Siyuan Bridge and is one of the area s top ski resorts, Nanshan has ten well-groomed trails for skiers of all levels and a snowboard park (Nanshan Mellow Park) with a halfpipe, four kickers and six rails all served by a quadruple chairlift, a double chairlift and nine T- bars. Admission RMB 20. Rental RMB 100/2hr, RMB 150/2hr (weekend) or RMB 160/2hr (holidays). Lodging available. Take the shuttle bus (RMB 40 round trip) from Dongzhimen, 8.30am every Sat and Sun. 8.30am-5.30pm. Shengshuitou Cun, Henanzhai Town, Miyun County. ( ) 密云县河南寨镇圣水头村 Nike Nanshan Park Opening December 17th and located within Nanshan Ski Village, the NIKE Nanshan Park features a medium & large double kicker line, a plethora of rail & jib options, and constantly updates itself as the season progresses. As the most meticulously maintained park in China, there s something for everyone with beginner jumps and boxes to learn on, as well more serious features that will challenge advanced riders. Nanshan Ski Village, Shengshuitou Village, Henanzhai Town, Miyun County. ( ski resort, park) 南山公园, 密云县河南寨圣水头村 Snow World Ski Park Located near the Ming Tombs, is a mere thirty minutes by car from downtown Beijing. There are two ski runs one for advanced and one for intermediate skiers and all of its equipment is imported from North America. Admission RMB 20. Ski Rental RMB 50/hr or RMB 70/hr (weekend/holidays). Snowboard rental RMB 70/hr or RMB 120 for four hours. Lodging can be found ten minutes away. Take bus 345 from Deshengmen and than transfer to bus am-5pm. Xiaogongmen, Shisanling, Changping District. ( / 1899) 昌平区十三陵小宫门 Wanlong Ski Resort Located 249km from Beijing a 3 hour drive, the resort has 5 ski runs for beginners, intermediate and advanced skiers and also offers snowmobile hire and sledding.weekend price starts from RMB 180 (2 hrs), RMB 240 (4 hrs), RMB 350/day, RMB 470 (1.5 days), RMB 580 (2 days) (Rental RMB ). Lodging ranges from RMB 718-2, am-4.30pm. Honghualiang, Chongli County, Zhangjiakou City, Hebei province. ( /8888) 河北省张家口市崇礼县红花梁 Yunfoshan Ski Resort It is surrounded by mountains in three directions and covers 45,000sqm. There is a 1,000m run for advanced skiers, three intermediate runs, four beginner runs and a 1,500m cross-country trail for snowmobiles. Admission RMB 20. Rental RMB 50/hr. Lodging available ranging from RMB Take 987 from Dongzhimen. 8.30am-5pm. Xiwengzhuang Zhen, Miyun County. ( ) 密云县溪翁庄镇 Yuyang Ski Resort Less than an hour outside of the city, with slopes for all levels. Until 5pm, RMB 130 (weekends), RMB 110 (weekdays); after 5pm RMB 70. Ticket prices include ski rental. 8.30am-10pm. East of Dawangwu Cun, Donggao Cunzhen, Pinggu District. ( ) 平谷区东高村镇大旺务村东侧 YOGA & PILATES Fine Yoga Offers traditional ashtanga yoga for all levels, with experienced instructors. 16/F, Tower 2, Blue Castle International Center, 3 Xi Dawang Lu,Chaoyang District, Chaoyang District. ( , ) www. fine-yoga.com 梵音瑜珈, 朝阳区西大望路蓝堡国际中心会所 Soma Hot Yoga With Huiping Mo Mainland China s first official Bikram Yoga Studio featuring Bikram China representative Huiping Mo and Bikram certified instructor John Williams. Daily 10am-6.45pm. 5/F, Bldg E, Pacific Century Place, 2A Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. ( , ) somahotyoga.com PCC 盈科会所, 朝阳区工体北路甲 2 号盈科中心 E 座 5 层 Yoga Yard They offer specialized classes such as prenatal and postnatal yoga, introduction to yoga, restorative yoga, and other workshops, training sessions and retreats with guest teachers. 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. ( , 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 LIVING Community Groups The Beijing Guild An informal crafts group that meets weekly to knit, crochet and engage in other crafts. The Capital Club This private club caters to Beijing s senior business community. 50/F, Capital Mansion, 6 Xinyuan Nanlu, Chaoyang District. ( ext 260, China Culture Center (CCC) Kent Center, 29 Anjialou, Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. ( /1041, 朝阳区亮马桥路 29 号安家楼肯特中心院内 Culture Yard A fun environment for locals and expats alike to interact. 9am-late. 10 Shique Hutong, Dongcheng District. ( , 东城区石雀胡同 10 号 FC Group Previously known as the Fortune Connection Club, the FC Group is dedicated to bringing together business profession- Free valentine s day dinner A Valentine s Day set dinner for two (valued at RMB 688) at Kerry s Kitchen can be yours if you can tell us: What day is Chinese Valentine s Day? DIRECTORY / SPORTS LIVING Weekends: Dim Sum Feast How many dumplings can a dumpling-eater eat? als, business managers, expatriates, human resource managers, and headhunters for its monthly events. ( (Colin), fcgroup.org) Fishbowl Events Social opportunities for people to mingle. fishbowlevents.com International Newcomers Network Function Rm, 3/F, Athletic Center, Capital Mansion, 6 Xinyuan Nanlu, Chaoyang District. ( ext 110, www. innbeijing.org 朝阳区新源南路 6 号京城大厦康乐中心 3 层 Rotaract Beijing Rotaract Beijing collaborates with existing volunteer organizations in order to provide the community easy access to a variety of ongoing volunteer opportunities, with the added benefits of professional development and networking. VIVA: Beijing Professional Women s Network Career support network for professional women. www. vivabeijing.org COOKING SCHOOLS Black Sesame Kitchen Food writer Jen-Lin Liu's cooking school. 3 Heizhima Hutong, Dongcheng District. ( , 东城区黑芝麻胡同 3 号 The Hutong Informal cooking school that also offers workshops focused on intercultural friendship and learning. 1 Jiudaowan Zhongxiang Hutong (southeast of Beixinqiao subway station), Dongcheng District. ( , 东城区九道湾中巷胡同 1 号 ( 北新桥地铁站东南边 ) CULTURAL Groups The Beijing Guild An informal crafts group that meets weekly to knit, crochet and engage in other crafts. British Club of Beijing Membership RMB 100; meeting fees RMB 30 (members), RMB 50 (non-members). Meetings held at the Capital Club, where a dress code of no jeans or sneakers is enforced. Caledonian Society of Beijing The official Beijing group for Caledonian people who enjoy Scottish music, dancing and having fun. www. beijingcaledoniansociety.com Faccion Latina Facción Latina emerged out of the need to effectively integrate the Latin American community living in Beijing. 拉丁派 Irish Network China (INC) A not-for-profit organization whose aim is to promote and encourage exchange and understanding of business, cultural and sporting ties between the Irish and Chinese communities in Beijing. irishnetworkchina.com Education Beijing Rego British School Follows on the heels of two successful schools in Tianjin and Shanghai and caters to students from the surrounding Shunyi area with its array of educational facilities and age-appropriate resources on campus. 15 Liyuan Jie, Tianzhu County, Shunyi District. ( , bjrego.org) 北京瑞金英国学校, 2) 顺义区顺义区天竺镇丽苑街 15 号 Mandarin Plus Provides high quality and customized education together with unique cultural opportunities. Experienced teachers will make tailor-made study plans for you. B1-535, Sanlitun Soho, Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. ( , org) 卓一汇众, 朝阳区工体北路三里屯 Soho, B1-535 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. ( /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 Medical Services 21st Century Health Care - Beijing Glory Clinic Glory Clinic was established in 1998 and offers high standard, integrative preventive health screenings and medical care in a quiet and comfortable environment. take 5 Find love Hook n Cook Hook up with some new friends and cook up a storm. Recipes and ingredients provided. The Hutong ( ) Adopt a Man Topless hikes, speed dating and singles brunches. Fishbowl Events A six-minute date that can change your life. Every month. Beijing Champagne Encounters Singles networking parties where you can mix pleasure and business. The Westin Touch Bar ( ) Huanleyuan Dating Club A dating club that organizes various speed dating events on a weekly basis. ( ) February

82 DIRECTORY / LIVING Internationally trained doctors and nurses provide care for internal medicine, surgery, gynecology, dentistry, pediatrics, ENT, immunization, ophthalmology, Traditional Chinese Medicine and specialist appointment. The health screening department offers comprehensive customized health screenings for individuals and corporate clients. Direct billing with international insurers is provided. Languages spoken: English, Japanese, Korean, German, Chinese. Mon-Fri 8am-7- pm, Sat-Sun 9am - 6pm; 24 hour house call service. 40 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. ( (English/Chinese) (Japanese) (Korean)) glory-clinic.com 朝阳区亮马桥路 40 号 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. ( hr hotline, ) com.cn 北京美中宜和妇儿医院, 朝阳区朝阳区芳园西路 9 号 Bayley & Jackson Medical Center Founded in Hong Kong in 1958, Bayley & Jackson has grown into a comprehensive health care provider that accepts over 40 major international insurance plans. Services include (but are not limited to) Family Medicine, Dental, Health Checkups, Pediatrics, Obgyn, General Surgery, Staff Dietician and TCM. Mon-Sat 9am-6pm. 7 Ritan Donglu, Chaoyang District. ( , 庇利积臣医疗中心, 朝阳区日坛东路 7 号 Beijing DCN Orthopedic Hospital A preferred medical service provider cooperating with international healthcare insurance companies. Offers a broad range of both inpatient and outpatient expert services in orthopedic surgery, spine surgery, sport medicine, trauma and fracture care, and rehabilitation. Open 24 hours a day, including clinical and pharmacy services. 19 Fushi Lu, Haidian District. ( , (fax), 德尔康尼骨科医院版权所有, 海淀区阜石路 19 号 Beijing HarMoniCare Women and Children s Hospital (HMC) Beijing HarMoniCare Women and Children s Hospital (HMC) offers medical services both Chinese and western families with JCI (Joint Commission International) standard. HMC is strategic partner of PHMI and cooperates with Teaching Hospital of Harvard Medical School Boston Women s Hospital, Boston Children s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital. Located next to Olympic Forest Park, HMC covers an area of 13,000 square meters. HMC is a medical center in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Pediatrics. A2 Xiaoguan Beili, Beiyuan Lu, Chaoyang District. ( , 朝阳区北苑路小关北里甲 2 号 Beijing Intech Eye Hospital Fifteen years of eye care experience, including emergency treatment, telephone consultations, laser vision corrective surgery and preventative care. On-site shop sells frames and lenses. The VIP clinic has English-speaking staff, many of whom trained overseas. Offers direct billing to many international insurance companies. Daily 8.30am-4.30pm. 1/F, 4-5/F, Panjiayuan Plaza, 12 Panjiayuan Nanli, Chaoyang District. ( , 英智眼科医院, 朝阳区潘家园南里 12 号潘家园大厦 1 层,4-5 层 Beijing International SOS Clinic One of the world s leading international healthcare, medical and security assistance company with 66% of the world s Fortune 500 companies choosing International SOS. Since 1989, International SOS has led international-standard 80 February 2012 medical care in China, with a 24/7 alarm center hotline, a dedicated air ambulance, four international quality clinics staffed with expat and foreign doctors and 200+ network of medical service partners. International SOS Beijing clinic is the city s leading family practice and specialist services clinic, represented by 15 nationalities, including English, French, Japanese, German, Spanish, Korean and Chinese-speaking doctors. Offers 24/7 Emergency Services, GP, Pediatrics, Gynecology, specialists, Pharmacy, Psychology, Physiotherapy, Dentistry and Orthodontics, Optometry. Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat-Sun 8am-6pm. Suite 105, Wing 1, Kunsha Building, 16 Xinyuanli, Chaoyang District. (Clinic: , 24hr hotline , internationalsos.com) com 北京国际救援中心, 朝阳区新源里 16 号琨莎中心 1 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, Bldg 19, Harmony Business Center, Liyuan Street, Tianzhu Zhen, Shunyi District. ( ) cn 北京新世纪荣和儿科门诊部, 顺义区天竺镇丽苑街荣和商业中心 19 号楼 K-01 Beijing Puhua International Clinic The free-standing, outpatient and primary/ specialty-care facility of the pioneering Puhua International Hospital. Located near the Jinsong Station, the Clinic is open daily from , and is open for urgent care, primary care, family medicine as well as specialty care in all essential areas. Puhua Clinic is unique in offering: Chiropractic Care, an American-Style Eye (Ophthalmology) Dept; and also a Podiatry Dept.Direct-Billing with all major Insurers; Membership Plan available. Mon-Sun 9am-6pm. 54 Wusheng Beilu, Dongsanhuan, Chaoyang District. ( , (24hr hotline)) com 北京普华门诊, 朝阳区东三环武圣北路 54 号 Beijing Puhua International Hospital The first International-Standard Hospital in Beijing. Open in Beijing since Inpatient, Outpatient, Surgery, Inpatient Care and ICU Services. English-speaking staff on 24/7 call. Wide range of Medical, Surgical and Consulting Services. Direct-billling with International Insurance Companies. The reference-level Medical Facility in Beijing for all Neurology, Neurosurgery and Rehabilitation Issues. World leader & Pioneer in Regenerative Medicine. Member of Asia Pacific Medicine (APMG) the leading, and the largest, International-Standard Medical Services Group in Asia. 12 Tiantan Nanli (800m west of the South Gate of the Temple of Heaven), Chongwen District. ( (24hr hotline)) 崇文区天坛南里 12 号 ( 天坛南门往西 800 米 ) Beijing United Family Shunyi Clinic 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. Unit 818, Pinnacle Plaza, Tianzhu Real Estate Development Zone, Shunyi District. ( , fax ) com 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 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. ( , (ER ), fax ) 北京和睦家医院, 朝阳区将台路 2 号 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. ( /7, cn) 澳保加医疗美容诊所, 朝阳区光华路 12 号数码 01 大厦 1008 室 ( 嘉里中心对面 ) Chiropractic and Rehabilitation 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. ( , ) 朝阳区北京国际医疗中心中国北京朝阳区亮马桥路 50 号燕莎中心写字楼一层 S110 CMS Clinic 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. ( ) 北京西美斯医疗美容诊所, 东城区东城区长安街 10 号长安俱乐部 7 层 Cosmetic Surgery Center 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. ( ) 北医三院上地门诊部医学美容中心, 海淀区上地信息路 38 号上地数码大厦 B 座 Hong Kong International Medical Clinic, Beijing 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. ( , ext 2345/6/7) 北京港澳国际医务诊所, 东城区朝阳门北大街 2 号港澳中心瑞士酒店办公楼 9 层 International Medical Center (IMC) 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. ( /2/3, /28, imcclinics.com) 北京国际医疗中心, 朝阳区亮马桥路 50 号燕莎中心写字楼 1 层 S106 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. ( ) 北京新世纪国际儿童医院, 西城区南礼士路 56 号 ( 北京儿童医院东门南侧 ) OASIS Healthcare OASIS is a full-service private hospital. Their international medical team provides patient-centered care in a modern facility designed for comfort, safety and privacy. OASIS offers attentive service in a soothing environment and expert medicine backed by leading technology, including the most advanced MRI and CT scans available from a private hospital in China. The hospital currently provides services in family medicine, pediatrics, gynecology, general surgery, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), and dentistry. Direct billing is available for many insurance providers. 9 Jiuxianqiao Beilu, Chaoyang District, Chaoyang District. (400 UR OASIS ( )) 朝阳区朝阳区酒仙桥北路 9 号 Vista Medical Center Medical services including family and internal medicine, OB/ GYN, pediatrics, dentistry, ophthalmology, dermatology, ENT, TCM, physiotherapy, psychiatry, imaging laboratory and pharmacy service. Also offers pre- and postnatal care and infant health check-ups. English-speaking staff onsite 24hrs a day. A consultation with a GP costs RMB 660. Direct billing with more than 40 international insurance providers. Daily 24hrs. B29, Kerry Centre, 1 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. ( , fax , 维世达诊所, 朝阳区光华路 1 号嘉里中心 B29 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. ( , 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 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 ) Inside Beijing United Family Shunyi Clinic, Unit 818, Pinnacle Plaza, Tianzhu Real Estate Development Zone, Shunyi District. ufh.com.cn); 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. ufh.com.cn) 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 Vista Medical Center Vista s mental health care team includes a psychiatrist, two psychologists and a counselor. They offer counseling for interpersonal issues, including marriage, divorce and parenting, emotional disorders including depression, grief, anxiety, as well as stress and anger management. They also specialize in working with children and their families as they navigate expat life in China. They work with individuals, couples, families and groups. Our counseling services are available in English, Japanese, Persian, Hindi and Chinese. Medical prescriptions are available. Daily 24hrs. B29, Kerry Centre, 1 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. ( , fax , 维世达诊所, 朝阳区光华路 1 号嘉里中心 B29 IMC Psychological and Family Counseling Services English-speaking Adult and Child Psychologist, licensed to practice in China, offers individual, couple, marriage and family therapy. He also conducts psychological, neuropsychological / educational testing, biofeedback therapy and hypnosis. He offers treatment for depression, anxiety, insomnia, eating disorders, sexual difficulties, alcohol and substance abuse, ADD, ADHD, autism, and learning problems in children. Speaks Chinese, Farsi and conversational Japanese. Daily 24hrs. S106, 1/F, Lufthansa Center, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. ( , /2/3) 朝阳区亮马桥路 50 号燕莎中心写字楼 1 层 S106

83 Pet Care/Animal Welfare Doggy Thoughts CBT Dennis Schenk provides private canine behavior training sessions for aspiring and/or struggling dog owners. ( (English), (Chinese), chinadogtraining.com 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. ( /40/41, 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 Lee Pet Beijing s largest pet store, offering not only a diverse range of imported products, but also in-house grooming, photography and kennel services. 1) Mon-Fri 10am-9pm, Sat-Sun 10am-9.30pm. Unit 3097, Bldg A, Chaowai Soho, 6 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. ( ); 2) Rm 4119, 4/F, Golden Resources Shopping Mall, 1 Yuanda Lu, Haidian District. ( ); 3) B118, B1/F, Longde Square Shopping Mall, 186 Litang Lu, Changping District. ( ); 4) Bldg 4, Landgent Chateau, 33 Guangqu Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ) com 乐宠, 1) 朝阳区朝阳门外大街 6 号朝外 SOHO A 座 3 层 3097; 2) 海淀区远大路 1 号金源新燕莎 4 层 4119; 3) 昌平区立汤路 186 号龙德广场地下 1 层 B118; 4) 朝阳区广渠路 33 号石韵浩庭 4 号楼 4 底商 Lee Pet Animal Hospital Full-service veterinary center. Daily 24hrs. Unit 5-6, 9 Lincui Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 乐宠丽派特动物医院, 朝阳区林萃路 9 号 5-6 底商. 电话 RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS The River of Grace Church Sunday Services begin at 10am and are open to all foreign passport holders. 2/F, Great Hotel, 1 Zuojiazhuang, Chaoyang District. ( ) 朝阳区左家庄 1 号北京贵国酒店二层 Volunteer and NGOs 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. ( , fax , org.cn) 北京一加一文化交流中心, 丰台区西罗园二区 22 号楼 604 室 Beijing Cultural Heritage Protection Center (CHP) 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. ( , (fax)) www. bjchp.org 北京文化遗产保护中心, 东城区方家胡同 46 号艺术园区 ( 国子监南临 )E 座 309 室 Beijing Fengtai Lizhi Healing Center 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. ( , fax ) 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. www. beijingfoundation.org 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. ( , 北京泓德中育文化发展中心, 宣武区南滨河路 23 号立恒名苑 23 号楼 302 室 Beijing Huiling Community Services (BJHL) Beijing Huiling Community Services for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities seeks to improve the lives of the mentally disabled. Through community-based activities, BJHL facilitates trainees' independence and teaches life skills. Unit 307, Yanle Business Bldg, 100 Yanle Hutong, Dongcheng District. ( , 东城区演乐胡同 100 号演乐商务楼 307 Bethel China Foundation A not-for-profit organization that provides foster care, education and professional training for Chinese orphans who are blind or visually impaired. The Project s training center, named The Love is Blind Project, is located on a 17- acre property, near a small village outside Beijing. The organization was founded in 2002 by a French couple, Guillaume and Delphine Gauvain. Doudianzhen Jiaodao, Liugu Daocun, Fangshan District. ( , (guest house), (medical house), www. bethelchina.org 房山区房山区窦店镇交道六股道村 BICCO (Beijing International Committee for Chinese Orphans) A volunteer group 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 Building Opportunity With Support (BOWS) A small and growing not-for-profit dedicated to providing support, informal counseling, education and a safe environment for girls and young women. ( , 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. Comprised of professionals, artists, art teachers and students, CAI is always looking for volunteers to teach at migrant schools on term-time Saturdays and at an intensive summer camp. Other opportunities are also available. ( , 儿童才艺行动 Chaoyang Library Retirees English Language Club This group of retirees meets every Sunday from 2-4pm at Chaoyang Library to practice English conversation. Volunteer English teachers welcome. Feb 10: Speed Dating for Shelterbox Because six minutes is long enough. 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. ( , 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. ( , , 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 , Bldg 1, Courtyard 68, Fuchang Jie, Xuanwu District. ( , 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. ( /3362, Fax ) 中国青少年维权中心, 丰台区丰北路周庄子 212 号附属楼 4 层 Compassion for Migrant Children A DIRECTORY / LIVING nonprofit organization founded in early 2006 to help China s urban migrant children primarily through social and educational programs. Mon-Fri 8.30am-5.30pm. Rm 233, 2/F, Xintai Building, 8 Xiaguangli, Chaoyang District. ( /1, org) 打工子弟爱心会, 朝阳区霞光里 8 号鑫泰大厦 2 层 233 室 Crazy Bake Gives mental patients a chance to improve their lives through meaningful work. Place orders for their delicious pastries by calling or visiting www. crazybake.com. The Culture Development Center for Rural Women Rural women's support group. Rm 301, Bldg A, Jiali Dasha, 180 Beiyuanlu, Chaoyang District. ( , Fax , 北京农家女文化发展中心, 朝阳区北苑路 180 号加利大厦 A 座 301 室 Dongjen Center for Human Rights Education and Action A nonprofit organization that provides education about human rights to the public and takes action for individuals who have had human rights violations. In the past DCHREA has worked specifically with individuals and groups who have been stigmatized for being HIV/AIDS positive. 19 Dashiqiao Hutong, Jiu Gulou Dajie, Xicheng District. ( ) 西城区旧鼓楼大街大石桥胡同 18 号 Friends of Nature FON promotes February

84 DIRECTORY / LIVING EXPLORE Ongoing Until Mar 3: Bullfighting The romance of tauromancy. environmental protection and sustainable development through education and advocacy. They also welcome volunteers. Rm 301, Wanbo Office Bldg, 53 Ganyu Hutong, Dongcheng District. ( , , Fax , org.cn 自然之友, 东城区甘雨胡同 53 号万博写字楼 368 室 Gift of Hope Gift of Hope is a social enterprise that is owned and managed by people with disabilities and empowers the disabled community. Gift of Hope provides a variety of products and services including handmade gifts and crafts, leadership training, team building, folk art workshops, motivational speeches and trips. Profits are used to empower the disabled community providing training and job opportunities to people with disabilities with the goal of improving their lives. Global Village Beijing Environmental protection NGO. Rm 301, Bldg C, Huazhan International Department, 12 Yumin Lu, Chaoyang District. ( /2047, Fax ) 北京地球村环境文化中心, 朝阳区裕民路 12 号华展国际公寓 C 座 301 室 Green Earth Volunteers (GEV) One of China's oldest local environmental NGOs, GEV aims to serve as a vehicle for grassroots public participation through encouraging volunteerism. Join them for their weekly Saturday River Walks around the city for the chance to make new friends and appreciate nature. 21 Paoju Hutong, Dongcheng District. ( , eng. greensos.cn 绿家园志愿者, 东城区炮局胡同 21 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. ( , Fax ) 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 selfreliant. ( /0221, org.cn) Hua Dan Project Hua Dan works with migrants in participatory theater workshops to foster creativity and develop selfawareness. Volunteers needed. Contact Caroline Watson ( , , International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR) INBAR aims to further sustainable development through improving the social, economic and environmental implications of bamboo and rattan production and use. 8 Futong Dongdajie, Wangjing, Chaoyang District. ( , 国际竹藤组织, 朝阳区望京阜通东大街 8 号 JGI China Roots & Shoots The Jane Goodall Institute in China focuses on environmental awareness and sustainable development, devoting much of its energies to Roots & Shoots, an environmental and humanitarian education program for students. Rm 1309, Beijing City International School (BCIS), 77 Baiziwan Naner Lu, Chaoyang District. ( /5802, fax , 珍古道尔 / 根与芽, 朝阳区百子湾南 2 路 77 号北京乐成国际学校 1309 室 JUMP! Foundation Founded in 2006, JUMP! Foundation is an international nonprofit organization that focuses on student leadership training, experiential education and global development. They're partnered with 25 other organizations across the globe, with the mission to empower youth to grow as individuals and develop into leaders in their community and the world. House of Knowledge, Victoria Gardens, Chaoyang Park, 15 Xilu, Chaoyang District. ( ) www. jumpfoundation.org 朝阳区朝阳公园西路 15 号维多利亚花园公寓 Kaifeng Deaf School (KDS) A project by Harmony Outreach, Kaifeng Deaf School has become home to approximately 60 children. Most of the children s parents are poor farmers or migrant workers. Not knowing how to deal with a deaf child, many families virtually abandon their children or make them feel valueless and unloved. The goal at KDS is to provide the children with a nurturing environment where they will be loved while they are taught how to overcome their hearing disabilities. For these children, graduation is when they have been sufficiently prepared and equipped to go to regular public schools and/or to function in society. org, www. harmonyoutreach.org 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. ( , 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. Unit 1402, Xingfuyuan Gongyu, 16 Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. magichospital.org) magichospital.org 朝阳区工体北路 16 号幸福园公寓 1402 Migrant Children's Foundation (MCF) The MCF is a non-profit organization that aims to enrich the lives of disadvantaged children in China through volunteering. Their main projects currently include Beijing Buddies and The Volunteer Program. New Hope Foundation Provides care, medical treatment and a home for babies with surgically correctable deformities. 97 Zhongxin Jie, Guojiawu Cun, Shunyi District. ( ext. 76, com) 希望, 顺义区顺义区郭家务村中心街 97 号 New Life Centre A residential center for underprivileged youth in Shunyi to learn technical skills. Volunteers and donations welcome. Operation Blessing Beijing Humanitarian organization helping orphans, disabled children, and the elderly in Beijing. Rm 106, Golden Land Bldg, 32 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. ( , fax , 视博恩, 朝阳区亮马桥路 32 号高斓大厦 106 室 Operation Smile China An international medical charity that provides free cleft lip and palate repair surgeries to children worldwide. www. operationsmile.org, operationsmile.org.hk Plan China An international, non-affiliated humanitarian organization that focuses on children's issues. C-305, Baijiazhuang Business Center, 3 Baijiazhuang Lu, Chaoyang District. ( , fax , org.cn 国际计划中国, 朝阳区白家庄路甲 3 号白家庄商务中心 C-305 Prevention Through Education (PTE) NGO that aims to improve HIV/AIDS awareness and develop local school-based HIV/AIDS prevention programs. Rotary Club of Beijing A cross-section of local businesses and professional leaders who come together to build lifelong friendships, promote high ethical standards and provide volunteer service to others in need of help. Meets every Tue at the Kempinski Hotel. ( , www. beijingrotary.org 北京扶轮社 Rural China Education Foundation A volunteer-based organization that supports rural education in China. RCEF has many volunteer opportunities, especially for summer and year-long teachers. www. ruralchina.org 乡村教育促进会 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. ( , ) 拯救中国虎, 海淀区中国林业科学研究院北京 1928 信箱 Shelterbox International disaster relief agency. shelterbox.org The Starfish Project Founded in 2006, this socially responsible jewelry business developed in order to provide exploited women in Asia with alternate employment. Besides helping them to build sustainable livelihoods, the Starfish Project also offers them counseling, vocational training, language acquisition, family education, healthcare access as well as housing. Support the cause by buying their jewelry or donating on their website. com) UNICEF 12 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 朝阳区三里屯路 12 号 UN Volunteers ( Wokai Wokai is a small, directed nonprofit that works as an intermediary for microfinance in China. Wuxun Education Foundation Wuxun is dedicated to improving the quality of education for rural children. As well as providing dormitory and classroom supplies, this nonprofit also works with city schools to provide training programs for rural teachers. 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 FREE Buffet meal! Cultural Palace (east of Tiananmen Square), Dongcheng District. ( ) www. wwfchina.org 世界自然基金会, 东城区天安门东侧劳动人民文化宫东门内文华宫世界自然基金会北京办事处 Xingfu Gongcheng (Program of Happiness) A Chinese micro-lending organization that supports impoverished mothers. 12 Dahui Donglu, Haidian District. ( , fax ) 幸福工程, 海淀区大慧东路 12 号 EXPLORE Airlines Air Canada Rm C201, Lufthansa Center, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 加拿大航空, 朝阳区亮马桥路 50 号燕莎中心 C201 Air France Rm 1609, 16/F, Bldg 1, Kuntai International Mansion, 12A Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. ( ) www. airfrance.com.cn 法国航空, 朝阳区朝阳门外大街甲 12 号昆泰国际大厦 1 号楼 1609 室 Korean Air 901-3, Hyundai Motor Towers, 38 Xiaoyun Lu, Chaoyang District. ( , ) 朝阳区霄云路 38 号现代汽车大厦 号 Turkish Airlines W103, Lufthansa Center, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ) 土耳其航空, 亮马桥路 50 号燕莎中心 W103 United Airlines C/D1, 15/F, Tower A, Gateway Plaza, 18 Xiaguangli, Dongsanhuan Lu, Chaoyang District. ( ) com 美国联合航空, 朝阳区东三环路霞光里 18 号佳程广场 A 座 15 层 C/D1 Travel Agencies Beijing Citybus Tour Service Daily 9am-8pm. Rm 1207, Scitech Tower, 22 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. ( ) 北京赛笛芭诗城市观光旅行社, 朝阳区建国门外大街 22 号赛特大厦 1207 室 Beijing Tourism Group (BTG) 18 Chaoyangmen Nandajie, Chaoyang District ( ) 朝阳区朝阳门南大街 18 号 Country Holidays Rm 2804, Bldg 11, Jianwai Soho, 39 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District ( , www. countryholidays.com.cn 朝阳区东三环中路 39 号建外 Soho11 号楼 2804 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. 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86 Commercial and service classifieds cost RMB 300 for the first 20 words, and RMB 15 for each additional word. To submit a classified ad: 1) 2) submit your ad directly on line at www. thebeijinger.com; 3) fax to Free ads will be placed on a space-available basis and at the discretion of the editor. Deadline: the 15th of each month. For more information on how to place a classified advertisement in The Beijinger call our new number: Jobs Offered - Professional see more at Agenda is seeking a Managing Editor Agenda magazine, Beijing s premier business lifestyle magazine, is looking for a Managing Editor. In addition to being a native English speaker, qualified candidates should: Be a passionate writer and preferably, an experienced editor Love to network and meet new people in Beijing s business and entrepreneurial community Be obsessively organized and have a professional demeanor Enjoy the finer things in life, like wining, dining, and spas Enjoy strategic planning Have a strong affinity for the city of Beijing Speak at least conversational Mandarin Chinese Interested applicants should send a cover letter (in ) resume and at least two writing samples to MaxEn Education ( is a joint venture formed by McGraw-Hill Education ( and New Oriental Education& Technology Group(www. xdf.cn). It provides premier, after-school program to advance the 21st century skills of young learners between 4 and 17 years old, teaching English language, math and science in a full immersion environment. At present MaxEn has opened teaching centers in Beijing, Tianjin, Fuzhou and Chengdu. Working Location: Beijing, China Working hours: 40 hours per week Qualification Requirements: Native English Speakers 2 years of working experience after college graduation Education major preferred TEFL or TESOL preferred MaxEn Offer: New Teacher: 13,000 RMB per month before tax Contact: Please send your resume, first page of passport and 1 current picture to Ashley Jia (HR Staff) at American Employee Association of the U.S. Embassy The American Employee Association (AEA) of the U.S. Embassy in Beijing is now accepting proposals from food service providers to take over the operations of the cafeteria in the U.S. Embassy. We invite restaurants and catering firms to submit a proposal to us by March 9, 2012, for consideration. The U.S. Embassy cafeteria provides a selection of Chinese and Western food, beverages and light snacks to the Embassy community during the breakfast and lunch services. Its hours of operation are Monday Friday 7am to 4:00pm. 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The apt is 133 square meters, high floor, facing the south, very comfortable and sunny, 3 big bedrooms, 2 bathrooms both with windows, and also a balcony, newly decorated and fully furnished. The location is very comfortable cause just in the entrance of 798 art zone, with a big supermarket downstairs. I prefer to rent to a family with stable job, the rental will be 7600RMB include heating fee and management fee. If you are interested, please contact me: or (no agent disturb) Service - Agents: Real Estate see more at Real Estate Law Service Our experienced real estate attorneys provide quality legal services to help foreign citizens to purchase and sell real properties in China. We also do related litigations. 10th Floor, China World Tower, No.1 Jianguo Menwai Avenue,Beijing Tel: (8610) Website: www. jtnfa.com 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: , , Fax: com.cn Have a classified ad to list? Classifieds Services - Business Center see more at SBC Business Service (Beijing) Co., Ltd. Hotline: Http: SBC was founded in 1995 as a leading business service and company register agency in Hong Kong. SBC is your best partner in setting up your representative office and in looking for instant office or virtual office services. In Beijing, SBC provides 52 offices to you, with over 2300sqm space. At SBC, our mission is to facilitate you to open the door to the world of maximum possibilities with minimum cost. Top Product: 1. Instant Office, 2. Virtual Office, 3. Conference Service, 4. Registration Support. Add: 11/F, Tower A, Gateway, No. 18 Xiaguangli, North Road, East Third Ring, Chaoyang District, Beijing. Regus is the world s largest provider of workplace solutions, with products and services ranging from fully equipped offices to professional meeting rooms, business lounges and the world s largest network of video communication studios. Tel: , 1. Regus China Life Tower: 5/F China Life Tower, 16 Chaoyangmenwai Street, Chaoyang District. 中国北京朝阳区朝阳门外大街 16 号中国人寿大厦 5 层 2. Regus China World Tower 3:15/F China World Tower 3, 1Jianguomenwai Avenue, Chaoyang District. 中国北京朝阳区建国门外大街 1 号国贸中心 3 座 15 层 3. Regus IFC [New]: 10/F, IFC East Tower, 8 Jianguomenwai Avenue, Chaoyang District 中国北京朝阳区建国门外大街 8 号国际金融中心 10 层 4. Regus Kerry Centre: 11/F Kerry Centre,North Tower, 1 Guanghua Road, Chaoyang District 中国北京朝阳区光华路 1 号嘉里中心北楼 11 层 5. Regus Lufthansa Center: C203 Lufthansa Center, 50 Liangmaqiao Road, Chaoyang District 中国北京朝阳区亮马桥路 50 号燕莎中心 C Regus NCI Tower: 15/F NCI Tower, 12 A Jianguomenwai Avenue, Chaoyang District 中国北京朝阳区建国门外大街甲 12 号新华保险大厦 15 层 7. Regus Pacific Century Place: 14/F IBM Tower, PCP, 2A Workers Stadium Road North, Chaoyang District 中国北京朝阳区工体北路甲 2 号 IBM 大厦 14 层 8. Regus Prosper Center [New]: 6/F Tower 2, Prosper Center: No.5 Guang Hua Road, Chaoyang District 中国北京朝阳区光华路 5 号世界财富中心 2 号楼 6 层 9. Regus Financial Street Excel Centre: 12/F Financial Street Excel Centre,6 Wudinghou Street, Xicheng District 中国北京西城区武定侯街 6 号卓著国际金融中心 12 层 10. Regus Zhongguancun Metropolis Tower: 7/F Metropolis Tower,2 Dongsan Street, Zhongguancun Xi Zone, Haidian District 中国北京海淀区中关村西区东三街 2 号欧美汇大厦 7 层 11. Regus China Central Place [Coming soon] 9/F Tower 2 China Central Place, 79 Jianguo Road, Chaoyang District 中国北京市朝阳区建国路 79 号华贸中心 (2 号楼 )9 层 Regus Parkview Green [Coming soon] 15/F Office Building A, Parkview Green, 9 Dongdaqiao Road, Chaoyang District 中国北京市朝阳区东大桥路 8 号芳草地办公楼 A 座 15 楼 February 2012

87 CLASSIFIEDS Vantone Commercial Center provides tenants a fully serviced office and conference center environment in the heart of both Chaoyang Business District and Financial Street. Our center located on the top floors of Vantone Center Tower D offers you fantastic panoramic views with professionally trained staff to support all your daily business needs. New World Vantone Business Center is ideally situated along the 2nd Ring Rd inside a landmark building. In addition, we have inhouse catering available to offer you the convenience of hosting events without seeking outside vendors. The Center is outfitted with high-end telecommunication, conference audio, video, lighting and office equipment ensuring unsurpassed quality and efficiency. Tel: , Services - Ayi / Housekeeping see more at Beijing Ex-PATS Service Healthy, reliable, experienced, English-speaking housemaid / nanny. Free agency and 24- hour English service. Medical and Accident insurance covered. 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Designed for discerning executives and their families, the residences are spacious and private with elegant and refined decor. Ascott Beijing serviced apartments imbues a sense of refinement and style. Neo-Asian lines inspire the elegant interior with exquisite Asian artwork adorning the hallways. Each of the residences from one to three-bedroom layouts as well as the three and four-bedroom penthouses are designed for distinguishing tastes and needs of the international traveler. Fully-equipped kitchens, home entertainment system and elegant furnishings are provided to make your stay convenient and comfortable. The twelve penthouses offer panoramic views of this majestic city. 108B Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District Oakwood Residence Beijing Oakwood Residence Beijing offers a range of apartment sizes from studios, one, two, three bedroom, to four bedroom penthouse and terrace suites. All is appointed in modern classic décor and are fully furnished and equipped, including broadband internet, large screen LCD televisions, integrated sound systems and 6 star Air Purification systems. All provides expansive garden, park, river or city views through broad bay windows. Mediterranean, Japanese and Chinese dining options are available including 24-hour room service; a fully appointed gym with steam room and sauna, a health and beauty spa are also featured. The availability of an indoor children s playroom and outdoor adventure playground cater for families, ideal for both long and short term stays. 8 Dongzhimenwai Xiejie, Chaoyang District Embassy House 32-story apartments boast no more than six units per floor, with spacious bedrooms, bathrooms, living rooms and kitchens. Facilities include fitness center, pool, bar, cafe, business center, playroom, library and more. Concierge service available. 18 Donzhimenwai Xiaojie, Dongcheng District (leasing hotline), Fraser Residence CBD With a home at Fraser Residence CBD East, Beijing, you ll get beauty and luxury both inside and out. The view of the modern cityscape and beautiful landscaped gardens provide a perfect backdrop for the contemporary concepts of your stylish apartment in Beijing. From the exclusive elevator access to the separate living room, dining and kitchen areas, from the tasteful furnishing to beautiful finishes, each detail is meticulously considered to create a comfortable and cosy haven for your family. Your accommodation in Beijing in this Beijing Apartment Hotel provides total comfort better than any other Beijng hotels. For recreation, you can enjoy in-house facilities such as the gymnasium with jet pool, steam and sauna, DVD movie library, all-day dining, members lounge and snooker lounge. The Business Centre offers a range of secretarial services and meeting spaces while round-the-clock reception, concierge and security services mean help is always at hand. Block B, Ocean International Centre, 58 Dongsihuanzhonglu, Chaoyang District The St. Regis Residence Built in 2001 the Residences at The St. Regis Beijing consist of 64 fully furnished units (1-4 bedrooms) boasting natural hot spring water, comfortable beds, tastefully furnished living rooms, carefully fitted bathrooms or fully equipped kitchens. Short term rate starts from CNY2, % service charge for a two-bedroom residence (maximum 4 guests), or CNY2, % service charge for a three-bedroom residence (maximum 6 guests). 21 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District Millennium Residences Offers 329 Serviced Residences from the 3rd to 31st floor of the apartment building in one, two and three bedroom configurations. Each apartment is comprehensively equipped including: Large screen HDTV LCD televisions; fully equipped kitchen featuring refrigerator, full size oven, washer/dryer, microwave, kettle, toaster, rice cooker and all dining ware; luxuriously appointed, hotel style bedrooms and bathrooms with marble highlights and expansive views of the city. Three times per week room cleaning service (twice weekly refreshing of all interior linen). Residents can enjoy all restaurants and bars operated by the Grand Millennium Hotel, special membership fee to the Oxygen Health Club and preferential rates of the MTM. Beijing Fortune Plaza, Bldg 6, 7 Dongsanhuan Lu, Chaoyang District Fairmont Residence Located in Wangjing, Fairmont has 150 service apartments include furnished studios, onebedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom environment units. Most of the rooms include fully-equipped kitchenette, satellite TV channels, broad band internet etc. The air condition system is equipped with fresh air ventilation system in order to upgrade the air quality. Onsite restaurant includes Cafe O, featuring Western and Asian cuisines and a breakfast buffet, and facilities include a fitness center, business center, laundry and massage center. Bldg 6, 33 Guangshun Bei Dajie, Chaoyang District fairmontresidence.com.cn Fraser Suites CBD, Beijing The 357 Gold-Standard Beijing apartment features contemporary concepts designed for luxury living. Interior furnishings are international in appeal, complemented by Chinese motifs to reflect the rich heritage of the location. A complete range of facilities including meetings rooms, business centre, and an extensively-equipped gymnasium means you will always have everything you need at hand. Convenience is the buzzword for Fraser Suites CBD, Beijing. The Subway No. 1 line and Subway No. 9 line lie just a few minutes away, and the residence is situated in the inside road of trunk lines spanning different directions. A scenic park nearby ensures an idyllic balance between business and relaxation. 7 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District , Luxury Serviced Residence The Luxury Serviced Residence Beijing is Somerset s flagship property in the capital city of China. The spacious comfort and personalised services make your stay in Beijing convenient and comfortable. Located in central Beijing, this serviced residence is an ideal corporate housing option for executives on project assignment and interim stay. A welcome alternative to a hotel, the apartments are spacious, secure and comfortable with the benefits of superb services and facilities that you desire. Many historical destinations, dining and shopping opportunities are accessible by walking or a short drive. You can relax and enjoy the comforts of these luxury serviced apartments in Beijing while on business travel or leisure holiday. The Scandinavian interior design and the use of natural light and space give each duplex apartment a spacious and comfortable ambience. There are layout options for one to three-bedrooms. Every apartment has a fullyequipped kitchen, full-length windows for natural light, a home entertainment system and broadband Internet line. These comfortable serviced accommodation units offer comfort, privacy and space, while you explore the exciting and unique city of Beijing on business or holiday. 17 Jianhua Nanlu, Chaoyang District Marriott Executive Apartments Beijing Palm Springs Choose from 1,2, and 3-bedroom serviced apartments with stunning views of the estate garden, Chaoyang Park and the city skyline. Apartments are ideal for short or extended stay. Features on-site shopping center, weekly housekeeping and restaurants. Membersonly club featuring whirlpool with natural hot springs, sauna, indoor 55m swimming pool and 24-hour fitness center. 8 Chaoyang Gongyuan Nanlu, Chaoyang District. Metropolis Inn This high class commercial style apartment is very near to the World Trade Center business district, Sanlitun Bar Street, Secondary Embassy District. Near to Subway Line 10. Taiyue Heights, 16 Sanlitun Nanlu, Chaoyang District Oakwood Apartments Beijing Oakwood Apartments Beijing offers 236 stylish and contemporary studio, one and two bedroomed serviced apartments, all fully equipped with broadband Internet, flatscreen television and stylish furnishings. Guest reception will be 24 hours and housekeeping will be offered twice per week. All crockery, cutlery, glassware, linen and electrical items will be provided too. A health club will also be available onsite for residents. Just 19km from Beijing Capital Airport, Oakwood Apartments Beijing is located in Chaoyang, on the Third Ring Road by the Sanyuan highway flyover. Oakwood is located in the Ocean Express commercial complex, adjacent to the Gateway Center and Silver Tower office buildings. Oakwood is within moments of corporate offices of Microsoft, Sony, BMW, Lockheed Martin, Siemens, Nestle, Toshiba, FujiXerox, Denso and Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ. The property is also adjacent to the Embassies of Japan, Korea, Malaysia and moments from the future site of the U.S. Embassy. Convenient shopping and restaurants can be found at the nearby Beijing Lufthansa Center. Ocean Express, Block D 66 Xiaguang Li, Dongsanhuan Lu, Chaoyang District Pingod Apartments This large residential compound in the Shuangjing area features 10 apartment buildings with 1-4 bedroom units ranging in size from 80sqm to 164sqm, as well as studios, duplexes and lofts. A large garden dominates the center and just north of the compound is the 22 International Art Street, with its many galleries, cafes, boutiques and restaurants, as well as the Today Art Museum. The Pingod Service Apartments are also on the north side. The KEer Apple Kindergarten and BCIS are just adjacent to the compound. 32 Baiziwan Lu (south of Guomao Qiao and north of Shuangjing Qiao), Chaoyang District Swissotel Beijing Though the rooms are fairly small, the large swimming pool, the diverse dining options and central location of this five-star hotel appeal to both leisure and business travelers. RMB 2,755-7,180. Offers 62 serviced apartments with full amenities. 2 Chaoyangmen Beidajie, Dongcheng District The Apartments on Financial Street This five-star, all-suite accommodation provides deluxe and spacious lodgings for however long you want to stay in Beijing, China. The hotel also boasts leisure facilities that guarantee a fun-filled vacation, such as a health club, sauna, and tennis court. 1 Jinchengfang Jie, Xicheng District The Westin Beijing, Executive Residences The Westin Beijing has two towers rising 26 stories high, one with 486 luxurious rooms and suites and the other with 194 Executive Residences. All units offer state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment, an abundance of natural light, and complimentary wireless High Speed Internet Access. 9B Financial Street, Xicheng District Warwick International Apartments Beijing Built way back in 1996, Warwick offer guests the space and facilities of an attractive homefrom-home, with a well-equipped kitchenette and seating area. An airport shuttle will deliver you to your home in Beijing, where there is free high-speed internet access, plus a DVD player and the choice of premium television channels. English-speaking reception staff will welcome you at all hours and will be able to assist with tours and tickets. 7A Nanshuiguan, Guangqumen, Chongwen District February 2012

89 CLASSIFIEDS Warwick International Apartments Beijing Built way back in 1996, Warwick offer guests the space and facilities of an attractive homefrom-home, with a well-equipped kitchenette and seating area. An airport shuttle will deliver you to your home in Beijing, where there is free high-speed internet access, plus a DVD player and the choice of premium television channels. English-speaking reception staff will welcome you at all hours and will be able to assist with tours and tickets. 7A Nanshuiguan, Guangqumen, Chongwen District SERVICE - Library/bookstores see more at Capital Library Chinese films are shown every Wed at 2pm for free. Tickets available at 12.30pm. While its range of foreign language books is not as impressive as the National Library s, it does offer foreigners the option of borrowing books. It costs RMB 10 to process a reader s card and, depending on the type of card you choose, a deposit ranging from RMB Foreign language newspapers and periodicals can also be accessed and regular lectures are organized on weekends. 88 Dongsanhuan Nanlu, Chaoyang District Daily 9am-7.30pm National Library This national institution has a great range of English and other foreign language editions, including periodicals and academic titles. Foreigners can only access the books at the library and are not permitted to borrow, but the selection makes it well worth the trip. Their website has a searchable online database that is available in both Chinese and English. Reader s cards are available for RMB 5/month or RMB 20/year. 33 Zhongguancun Nandajie, Haidian District Daily 9am-9pm / The Bookworm This sleek lending library and bookshop has the best selection of English language books and magazines in town and is often cheaper than Amazon et al. The bibliophile manager arranges a fabulous lecture series that features both local and international authors. Other draw cards include the rooftop terrace, comfy couches and a kitchen that serves European fare. Quiz night every Monday at 7.30pm. Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. Daily 9am-2am Le Petit Gourmand Warm, cozy and oh-so-softly-lit cosmopolitan, this French eatery not only serves some of the best crepes in town, they also boast a library of over 9,000 titles (with plans to reach 20,000). Membership will set you back RMB 150 for six months, and RMB 300 a year. Bring your appetite and your studious minds for a stimulating meal in this relaxing comfortable refuge. Al fresco seating in the summer and wood-fired oven in the winter. Voted Outstanding French (Affordable) in the Beijinger s 2011 Restaurant Awards. 3/F, Tongli Studios, Sanlitun Houjie, Chaoyang District. Sun-Thu 9.30am -midnight, Fri-Sat 9.30am-1am , fax Poplar Kids Republic Bookstore One of China s first and most extensive children s bookstores. More than 3,000 illustrated storybooks from Europe, America, Japan and China are on sale, including favorites such as The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Giving Tree, and Badger s Painting Gifts. The store encourages children and their parents to stop by, read together and enjoy the in-store facilities, which include a comfortable play area. On weekends, a free storytelling hour is offered and often followed up with arts and crafts activities. Rm 1362, Bldg 13, Jianwai Soho, 39 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. Daily 10am-7pm Foreign Languages Bookstore For foreign language books, the aptly-named Foreign Languages Bookstore is far and away the largest and most diverse bookstore in town. Here, you ll find locally published foreign language books on the first floor, sheet music books on the fifth floor, and on the recently-opened sixth floor, a tea shop and sale books. 235 Wangfujing Dajie, Dongcheng District. Daily 9.30am-9.30pm SERVICE - Travel see more at Beijing Hikers Hikes of varying difficulty in villages near Beijing. Open to everyone. Call for info on hikes and what to bring. Prices vary for overnight hikes; weekend hikes are RMB 250/300 (adult), half price for children under 12, including round trip transport, snacks and drinks after the hike, detailed map of the hike and professional guidance. Advance reservations necessary. RMB 200/yr membership gets a 10% discount on regular hikes. Rm 601, Bldg 2, Xinhualian Ligang, 26 Jiuxianqiao Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm Beijing Impression Based in Beijing, Beijing Impression offers flexible tours with accommodating itineraries. English-speaking guides available. Staff are Beijingers who know the city well and are ready to assist travelers at any time. In addition to offering travel services, the company also provides travel tips, information, pictures and videos. Rm 0219, Moma Building, 199 Chaoyang Beilu, Chaoyang District , Bicycle Kingdom Rents a variety of bikes and helmets. Prices range from RMB for a single day and from RMB per day for a week or longer, and depend on the bike rented. Reservation recommended and deposits vary. Also offers guided bike tours.34 Dong Huangchenggen Nanjie, Dongcheng District SERVICE - Sports see more at Beijing Climbing Club Beijing Climbing Club runs regular weekend rock-climbing trips for aspiring climbers of all abilities to scenic locations around Beijing. They offer a safe and hassle free way for anyone based in Beijing to get out and experience this amazing sport first hand. They use qualified western/bilingual guides and operate to western safety standards. They also meet regularly during the week at climbing walls in the city, and operate a website at which provides information about our services and information about the climbing scene in general, for independent climbers in Beijing. ATer Tango Club ATer Tango Club is organized by bunch of Argentine Tango fans. They provide Argentine Tango classes in all levels as well as organizing traditional milongas every Tuesday and Saturday. Rm 428, Bldg C, Dongsheng Plaza, 8 Zhongguancun Donglu, Haidian District Mon-Fri 7pm-midnight, Sat-Sun 24hrs Beijing Hash House Harriers The drinking club with a running problem. Easy run or walk around Beijing every Sunday afternoon followed by more beer than you could possibly drink, lots of noise and a meal. Occasional out-of-town trips. RMB 20/run, RMB 60/run and meal. Usually meets at Tim s Texas Roadhouse. beijinghhh SERVICE - Museum see more at China National Film Museum The largest national film museum in the world has 20 exhibition halls, in which are displayed 4,000 photos that cover 1,500 movies and 450 filmmakers. Most content in Chinese. Free. Reservations required ( ). 9 Nanying Lu, Chaoyang District. Tue-Sun 9am-4.30pm (last entry 4pm) Capital Museum Two hundred meters east of Muxidi subway station lies the Capital Museum. This six-story building houses 11 exhibition halls displaying ancient Chinese art: bronze statues, jade utensils, ancient calligraphy and paintings, restored old Beijing city views and precious relics of old Beijing operas. Two temporary exhibition halls on the first floor and basement level display artistic and cultural exhibits from around the world. Free. Reservation is necessary. Temporary exhibitions are charged. Audio self-guided tours in Chinese and English available for rent at the entrance. 16 Fuxingmenwai Dajie, Xicheng District. Tue-Sun 9am-5pm /2. Chinese Military History Museum With 5,000 years worth of war paraphernalia, this museum will curl the toes of any military buff. The collection includes AK-47s, flame throwers, US tanks captured during the Korean War, U2 wreckage, ancient weaponry and uniforms, as well as exhibits on the War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression and the war against the Eight Power Allied Forces. If your revolutionary fervor is still not ignited, then maybe the display of socialist realist artwork will do the trick. Good place to pick up military gewgaws and army souvenirs. Kids dig the place also. 9 Fuxing Lu, Haidian District. Daily 8.30am-4.30pm Confucius Temple and Guozijian The Confucius Temple is located 400 meters to the southwest of Yonghegong Station. It was first built in 1302 and served as an altar where intellectuals from the Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties offered their respects to Confucius. Now it has become a museum exhibiting engraved stones, old Chinese doorbells and drums, bronze and jade utensils, paintings and calligraphic works, antique musical instruments and ancient Chinese currencies. Every September, a ritual celebrating Confucius s birthday takes place here, in which a music and dance ceremony from the Qing dynasty is performed. 13 Guozijian Jie (near the Lama Temple s main gate), Dongcheng District. Daily 8am-5pm (last ticket 4.30pm). RMB 10, RMB 5 (students) SERVICE - play center see more at Family Box Educational and Recreational Center Family Box is a British family centre combining education and recreation. Children ages 0-12 and their families have more than enough space to play in the 6,000sqm, three-storey building. Kids will enjoy the large scale climbing frame, Mickey Mouse play area, swimming pool, Sensory Room, Soft Island and Craft Room. They also run courses and activities based on the UK early years curriculum. Other facilities include: party hosting, catering, coffee shop, and crèche facility. Bldg 4, 51 Wangjing Beilu, Chaoyang District. Sat-Thu 9am-8pm, Fri 10am-8pm Yu Kids Island The Place s well-kitted indoor play area boasts a palm tree carousel, a bouncy slide, waterfall tunnel and a wind room filled with huge balloons all well-padded for maximum safety. Come and go as you like with a RMB 50 day pass; frequent funners will benefit from discount cards (RMB 500/30% discount; RMB 1000/50% discount). 4/F, South Bldg, The Place, 9 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. Daily 10am-10pm SERVICE - Theaters see more at Beijing Playhouse China s English community theater presents contemporary live semi-professional theater productions, performed in English with Chinese subtitles. Professional acting experience not necessary and nationality not important, though ability to perform in English is required. Balizhuang (E 4th Ring Rd) Chaoyang 5 Houbalizhuang, Yew Chung Int l School, East gate of Honglingjin Park, Chaoyang District Chaoyang Culture Center/TNT Theater This center hosts over 500 performances, exhibitions and movies per every year it s the biggest cultural center in China. Nine Theatre, Chaoyang Art Showing Hall, Phoenix Theatre, and Puppet Museum are all located in the main building. The secondary building houses arts training: music, dancing, calligraphy, painting, and English courses. Corner of Jintai Xilu and Chaoyangmenwai Dajie (east of Jingguang Qiao), Chaoyang District China Children s Art Theater Situated 1,500 meters northwest of Dongdan Station, this four-story playhouse presents plays and musicals for children in Chinese all year long. Every weekend, the Holiday Classic Theatre Hall on the fourth floor puts on plays starting at 10am, and performers even talk to the audience after each play. Performances include the Chinese classic Ma Lan Hua, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, and A Journey With Hans Christian Andersen, among others. The Ma Lan Hua Art School that connects to the theater offers acting, recitation and dance classes for kids ages Donganmen Dajie, west of Wangfujing, Dongcheng District. Daily 9am-9pm Lao She Teahouse Named for Lao She s famous play, this Qianmen area tourist attraction simulates a Lao Beijing teahouse complete with campy vaudeville show, acrobatics and opera performances. Dinner is served on the premises before guests are hustled into the main room to see the show. Performances nightly from pm, one day advance reservations required. Bldg 3, Qianmen Xidajie, Xuanwu District /1717 National Centre For The Performing Arts (NCPA) Adjacent to the monolithic Great Hall of the People, French architect Paul Andreu s space-age conception attracted a fair amount of criticism for its cost (RMB 490,000 a seat) and dust-gathering capabilities (maintenance of the glass dome and surrounding moat is said to run up to hundreds of thousands of RMB daily). Since its opening in December 2007 though, praise for the stunning design, particularly beautiful at sunset, and the superb in-house acoustics has drowned out these criticisms. Continuing the trend of giving monikers to new monuments, the NCPA has been dubbed the Egg. Entrance to the three performance venues housed under the dome is via a passageway running under the moat, and the vast central atrium features stones from every region in China. Presently, attracting a string of world-class performers appears to be less of a problem than finding the appreciative local audiences that this venue deserves. 2 Chang an Jie, Xicheng District National Theater Company of China The National Theatre of China (NTC) is the largest state-level performing art organization of the People s Republic of China. It was founded on Dec 25th, 2001 when the former China National Youth Theatre and China National Experimental Theatre were combined. Home to a wealth of talents across the performing arts, NTC offers a platform where tradition meets modernity and state-of-the-art performance is pursued to nurture theatrical masterpieces. NTC brings together the most talented artists and art managers in China. NTC has won almost all the national prizes for performance and has become the nation s strongest team of creators and experienced arts managers. NTC focuses on producing original plays, and has performed many fine works of contemporary dramatists. NTC is featured in three drama series which include serious dramas, comedies and experimental forms of theatrical arts. On one hand, NTC maintains roots in the classics to demonstrate the humanity and charm of theater. On the other hand, it acts as a leader in pioneering new trends of theater as an avant-garde power for innovative creation. NTC offers an open stage where young theatrical talents with new innovative productions. NTC maintains the highest standards of excellence for all of its stage-performances, based on a solid business foundation, and utilizing the latest in theater and research technologies. As a result, NTC has earned its status throughout the generation as the flagship theater in China. As the first-class theater in China and renowned throughout the globe, NTC is leading the way in the development of drama both at home and abroad. The president of NTC is Zhou Zhiqiang. Vice-president includes Yan Fengqi (also the secretary of the company s Party Committee), Wang Xiaoying, Zha Mingzhe and Shi Lifen. 45 Mao er Hutong, Di anmen Dajie, Dongcheng District , v Have a classified ad to list? February

90 PEKING MAN Love Hate what kind of day are you having? by George Ding I m in a love-hate relationship with Beijing. The proportions of love and hate differ from day to day. Great days have been ruined by surly taxi drivers and horrible days redeemed by a simple act of kindness from a stranger. In a city so large and so varied, I suppose it s only natural for life to swing between the poles of absolute misery and wild euphoria. ON A GOOD DAY You wake up in the morning. Your curtains reveal a beautiful, crisp morning. The sunlight suffuses your room in gold. There s not a cloud in sight. The sky shines a bottomless blue, like Bradley Cooper s eyes. You head out the door. You re running a bit late and hop in the first cab you see. Third Ring Road is actually moving at a brisk pace. The driver strikes up a conversation about how much Beijing has changed. He tells you about how all this used to be farmland, and you commiserate over rising jianbing prices. As you get out of the car, the driver compliments you on your Chinese. You end up being early for work. As you walk into your building, you spot 20 kuai lying on the ground. You get to work. In class, your students are attentive and engaged. They laugh at your jokes and ask questions you know the answers to. You feel confident, competent hell, even a little taller. After class, one student tells you that she s gotten into her first-choice university, which she attributes to your pedagogical prowess. You are overcome with pride and reminded of why this job is important. While cleaning up the room, you find 20 kuai. After work, you stop into a restaurant for dinner. Your boss has organized a company dinner for you and your co-workers. You aren t exactly sure where this sudden philanthropy is coming from but Mr. Wang is in a good mood and orders sea cucumbers for everybody. It s fun catching up with colleagues you don t get to see very often. At the end of the night, Mr. Wang takes care of the bill and, without a word of explanation, goes around the room, handing everyone 20 kuai. You arrive back at home. Your apartment is unrecognizable. The dishes are washed and someone has folded all your clothes. Thank God for ayis. You join your roommate on the couch and have a surprisingly insightful conversation while watching 5 yuan DVDs. You feel the very meaning of life poking at the edge of your consciousness. As you lie down to sleep, you re surprised at how fulfilled you feel. No matter what anyone else says, you are right where you re supposed to be. Under your pillow, you discover 20 kuai. ON A BAD DAY You wake up in the morning. You smell the sky before you see it. Sniffing the air, you wonder if your apartment has been magically transported to the inside of a coke furnace. You head out the door. You sprint to catch the bus, wheezing like a 70-year-old asthmatic as your lungs desperately try to separate oxygen from particulate matter. As you cough your heart out, the guy sitting in front of you who s been clutching his stomach forcefully ejects his breakfast onto the floor of the bus. Though other passengers scream, you re just amazed. You examine the splatter like a Rorschach test and try to determine where he ate so you can never ever go there. The bus lurches forward and you watch as the juices flow down and around your shoes like a snowmelt rivulet. You get to work. No other students show up to class so it s two hours of solo fun time with Dolphin, the 11-year-old mouthbreather whose parents have sent him to learn English because he will eventually inherit a senior position in his father s company. As you try to get Boy Wonder to say a sentence any sentence in English, you wonder if money really can buy everything. You come to the conclusion that in this kid s world, yeah, it probably can. After work, you stop into a restaurant for dinner. The food is drowning in what looks to be gutter oil. The pork has a subtle aftertaste of clenbuterol. But what sends you bolting out of the establishment is the uncatalogued species of insect that bobs to the surface of your soup. You forcefully eject your dinner onto the sidewalk and notice that your own Rorschach test looks exactly like the one on the bus this morning. Mystery solved! You arrive back at home. Your roommate is in the living room with the couch surfer who seems to have no intention of leaving or paying rent. They resume making out as soon as your door is closed. You collapse on your bed, nauseous and delirious. You and the toilet will become very close in the days to come. As the room spins around you, remorse and crippling self-doubt close in. You ask yourself why in God s name you chose to live in this city. You fail to come up with an answer before passing out to the rhythmic thumping from the next room. 88 February 2012

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