EAT: Your bite-sized guide to the best eats to be had in Beijing this week.
Hatsune uni festival
Every July in Otaru, Hokkaido, world-famous Japanese uni producers gather to celebrate this delicious shellfish. In recognition of this tradition, from July 12-20, Hatsune will have a special offer on live uni from Dalian, freshly opened and served sashimi style, for just RMB 100 each.
July 17-18: Hulu WAB x Vanda Room pop-up
Hulu next to WAB continues to kill it with the restaurant collaborations, this time teaming up with Singaporean restaurant Vanda Room. Vanda Room will be taking over the kitchen, serving classic dishes from the Lion City like nasi lemak, katong laksa, and curry puffs. The pop-up is this weekend only, so be sure to book a table if you don't want to miss it: message TRB-Reservation on WeChat to reserve.
South German Bakery opens in Shangdu Soho
Denizens of the CBD, you now have a new place to fulfil your carb-related needs. Renowned local Beijing brand South German Bakery has opened a new shop/restaurant in Shangdu Soho, their fourth in the city. Alongside their famous German-style breads and cakes, they also serve a menu of salads, sandwiches, and juices that are perfect for summer. Find them in shop 1127 on the first floor of the West Tower of Shangdu Soho.
Taco month continues at Las Musas
There are plenty of restaurant scene team-ups around at the moment, as Las Musas's Taco Month continues. They are working with some of the most creative kitchens in Beijing to bring you fresh takes on the unstoppable global trend that is the taco. For each week in July, starting July 1, they'll be featuring dishes from their talented collaborators.
You've still got time to enjoy dishes like nacho pizza bites and pasta and meatball tacos as part of their collab with The Pizza Show until July 14, before the week three collab with Susu kicks off. That menu includes Vietnamese-Mexican fusions like grilled lemongrass chicken leg tacos, peppery pork neck and papaya salad tacos, and tacos featuring Susu's signature La Vong fish.
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