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Beijing Life 14: Christmas Lights - YouTube

Give Taobao a Rest, and Offer These Cute Christmas Cookies as Gifts Instead | the Beijinger

Give Taobao a Rest, and Offer These Cute Christmas Cookies as Gifts Instead | the Beijinger: Despite what every advertisement, shop, song or movie about the festive season in the world has ever told you, gift giving does not = buying a heap of stuff online. A gift can take many forms, such as doing somebody a favor, spending time together, or making them something from the heart. Homemade Christmas cookies like these ones are an especially wonderful gift to make and receive. Plus, they're simple! Here's how:  Sugar Cookie Recipe (makes approx. 36 cookies)Ingredients


The Best Breakfast In Beijing - YouTube

Beicology: Can Beijing Beat the Heat and Stave Off Global Warming? | the Beijinger

Beicology: Can Beijing Beat the Heat and Stave Off Global Warming? | the Beijinger: Experts say Beijing has plenty of work to do to reduce its emissions and temperture enough to ward of deiasterous global warming. But they are confident it can be done.


What I Eat In A Day (vegan) | BEIJING, CHINA - YouTube

Root Pop Overcomes Closure to Bring Their Plant Based Fast Food to Four New Locations | the Beijinger

Root Pop Overcomes Closure to Bring Their Plant Based Fast Food to Four New Locations | the Beijinger: The seas of Beijing's F&B scene are tempestuous, and sailing them is a trial only to be undertaken by the brave, and resilient. Following new regulations imposed on a number of Shuangjing based eateries, the trendy vegan fast-food spot Root Pop was forced to close down their original location in the International Art Plaza.


BEIJING: EXPLORE THE FOOD, CLIMB THE WALLS. WONDERS IN 4K - YouTube

On Principle, We Wanted to Hate This 'Cold Brew' Yogurt Shop | the Beijinger

On Principle, We Wanted to Hate This 'Cold Brew' Yogurt Shop | the Beijinger: This CBD yogurt shop serves up unique and highly nutritious cold brew yogurt in a low key and inviting cafe setting.


Exploring the Forbidden City & Night Markets in Beijing - YouTube

Beijing's Five Architectural Colors, and the Symbolism Behind Them | the Beijinger

Beijing's Five Architectural Colors, and the Symbolism Behind Them | the Beijinger: It sometimes seems like the dominant color in Beijing is “Socialist Taupe.” The streets. The bricks. The roads. Getting away from the gray and the beige is hard.That wasn’t always the case. In imperial times, builders and architects relied on five colors to add life to their creations: red, yellow, blue, white, and (yes) gray.


NEWS: Award-Winning BOXING CAT BREWERY Opens in Beijing! - YouTube

Five to Try on Boxing Cat’s Wholesome New Brunch Menu | the Beijinger

Five to Try on Boxing Cat’s Wholesome New Brunch Menu | the Beijinger: The craft brewers serve up new brunch dishes that rival their renowned beer.


What Does Chinese Social Media Look Like? - YouTube

Know Your Kuaishou from Your Douyin: Chinese Social Networking Sites 101 | the Beijinger

Know Your Kuaishou from Your Douyin: Chinese Social Networking Sites 101 | the Beijinger: As most Western social networking sites are not accessible in China, a lot of expats turn to their reliable (*ahem*) VPNs for their social media fix. Yet China has its own host of popular social networking sites which offer alternatives to Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram, many of which are arguably better than the Western version, offering more options and integration.


2016-09-10. Qingfeng Park Beijing China and Other Places - YouTube

These Freak Shakes Will Have You Coming Back for S'More | the Beijinger

These Freak Shakes Will Have You Coming Back for S'More | the Beijinger: Any Shuangjinger with a sweet tooth is sure to be satisfied by Freak Shake. The newly opened dessert shop in the southern neighborhood's Viva Mall has a menu featuring twenty-odd sugary, frothy and fun milkshakes, along with a number of other creamy sweet drinks, ice creams, and cakes.


北京双井, Beijing ShuangJing - YouTube

We Dig the Mellow Vibe at This New Shuangjing Space 3 Café | the Beijinger

We Dig the Mellow Vibe at This New Shuangjing Space 3 Café | the Beijinger: Mellower Coffee – a Shanghai coffee chain with a handful of Beijing branches including a location at Shuangjing’s recently opened Space 3 complex – stands apart for a number of reasons.


One Day at Tsinghua University - YouTube

Some of the Earliest Known Photographs of China Now on Display at Tsinghua | the Beijinger

Some of the Earliest Known Photographs of China Now on Display at Tsinghua | the Beijinger: A new exhibition at the Tsinghua University Art Museum titled Vision and Reflection: Photographs of China in the 19th Century gives visitors a glimpse of what Chinese life was like over one hundred years ago.


Beijing Soup Recipe | How to Make Beijing Soup - YouTube

Obentos Recruits Warm Salads, Soups, and Curry to Kill Our Winter Chills | the Beijinger

Obentos Recruits Warm Salads, Soups, and Curry to Kill Our Winter Chills | the Beijinger: In keeping with their usual focus on balanced but filling meals, Obentos has released their latest winter arsenal to keep the chills at bay.


Ace Cafe Beijing - 北京 798 Art Zone - YouTube

Ace Café Forgets How Rooms Work, Deliver Decent Coffee Anyway | the Beijinger

Ace Café Forgets How Rooms Work, Deliver Decent Coffee Anyway | the Beijinger: When you’re seeking out a café, what kind of place do you have in mind? If you're looking for a spacious spot with comfortable seating where you work for hours on your laptop, then Ace Café London isn’t for you. Nor is it the right place to take a special someone on a first date and gaze longingly into their eyes.


China’s Green Roof Revolution | A China Icons Video - YouTube

Beicology: Rooting Out the Potential of Beijing's Soil | the Beijinger

Beicology: Rooting Out the Potential of Beijing's Soil | the Beijinger: The owner of The Roots restaurant turned an arid patch of dirt next to his business into rich soil, a process that he hopes can be replicated around town.


Beijing Sanlitun - YouTube

No Half Measures at Sanlitun's Hottest New Cocktail Bar 50/50 | the Beijinger

No Half Measures at Sanlitun's Hottest New Cocktail Bar 50/50 | the Beijinger: Though it’s only been a few months since Scarlet A was swallowed up in the umpteenth round of Beijing’s hutong renovations, the co-manager behind the popular cocktail bar has not lost heart. Instead, Zhang “Mark” Wei has found new partners and resurfaced with a fresh new venture in a far different locale.


Mentougou Recorded by 4k Mi Drone - YouTube

Weekend Warrior: Exploring Ancient Villages in the Suburbs of Beijing | the Beijinger

Weekend Warrior: Exploring Ancient Villages in the Suburbs of Beijing | the Beijinger: In addition to busy streets and high-rises, Beijing is also home to a number of ancient villages. Providing refreshing respites from the hustle of city life, these villages also allow visitors to enjoy the beautiful natural landscape of the Beijing area, and get a taste of local folk culture. We list four villages worth visiting, all located in Mentougou district.


Beijing's Microbrewing Is Still Popular - YouTube

What's Up in Beer: Hutong Pub Crawl, Peiping Machine Gongti Anniversary, Dongli Brewery SLT Location | the Beijinger

What's Up in Beer: Hutong Pub Crawl, Peiping Machine Gongti Anniversary, Dongli Brewery SLT Location | the Beijinger: What's Up in Beer is our weekly rubdown of all things ale and suds. Lather yourself in the latest beery news, gossip, and openings all the while forgetting what exactly it was that you were meant to be doing. Don't worry, beer can fix that too.


Beijing cabbage / Stuffed / Recipe / Cooking - YouTube

What's With All the Cabbages? Why Beijingers Stock Up on China's Hardiest Veg Before Winter | the Beijinger

What's With All the Cabbages? Why Beijingers Stock Up on China's Hardiest Veg Before Winter | the Beijinger: Preparation for the winter hibernation period has begun, a time when Beijingers keep themselves busy purchasing goods for the long cold months to come. Although shopping online on Taobao and JD has become the go-to for younger generations in recent years, saving people the trouble of going into the snowstorms to buy things, elderly Beijingers still tend to stick to the old-fashioned ways. While walking about town, you may have already noticed locals lining up to buy cabbages from a mountain of green goods out of the back of some guy's truck.


Beijing's famous traditional snack- Fried sweet potato starch (Guanchang, 灌肠) - YouTube

Sweet Potatoes Go Gourmet, Spelling Out Dirty Bar Street's Demise Once and For All | the Beijinger

Sweet Potatoes Go Gourmet, Spelling Out Dirty Bar Street's Demise Once and For All | the Beijinger: As if it weren’t enough for Dirty Bar Street to be beautified, with nearly every sleazy bar and questionable street hawker whisked away since Bejing began its Great Brickening campaign in earnest last year, the once debaucherous alley has now hit the nadir of gentrification.


Houhai Bar Street at Night / 后海 (晚上) - YouTube

The Black Moth's Winter Cocktail Menu Will Leave You Warm, Fuzzy, and Buzzed | the Beijinger

The Black Moth's Winter Cocktail Menu Will Leave You Warm, Fuzzy, and Buzzed | the Beijinger: Some of the drinks on this new menu evoke wholesome traditionalism while also being unique and quirky enough to feel innovative.


Sanlitun Bar Street - Beijing - China (1) - YouTube

Street Eats: A Lighter Take on Zhajiang Noodles at Sanlitun Soho | the Beijinger

Street Eats: A Lighter Take on Zhajiang Noodles at Sanlitun Soho | the Beijinger: After the opening of China World Mall and the Topwin Center, it may feel like Sanlitun Soho has lost its appeal as a foodie haven.


Beijing's Cat Cafe | A China Icons Video - YouTube

A Sugar High Does Not True Love Make at Xinyuan’s C’est l’Amour | the Beijinger

A Sugar High Does Not True Love Make at Xinyuan’s C’est l’Amour | the Beijinger: Xinyuan's C'est l'amour sets our expectations up for Frenchy theme, but delivers cutesy sweets instead. It's not love, but it could be a crush.


LIFE VLOG CHINA: Eating Dumplings in The Hutongs //中国:在胡同里吃饺子 - YouTube

New Zealand Honey Lattes and White Wine Drips Stand Out at Esquires Coffee | the Beijinger

New Zealand Honey Lattes and White Wine Drips Stand Out at Esquires Coffee | the Beijinger: This New Zealand-owned cafe gets a branch in The Place in Beijing, sporting unique options like New Zealand honey lattes and white wine and Maytree drip coffees on their signature menu.


Beijing's Best Markets - Best of Beijing - YouTube

EAT: Migas Mercado Winter Menu, Vegan Outreach Dinner, Pinoy Pop-Up Brunch, 10 Years of Agua | the Beijinger

EAT: Migas Mercado Winter Menu, Vegan Outreach Dinner, Pinoy Pop-Up Brunch, 10 Years of Agua | the Beijinger: EAT: Your bite-sized guide to the best eats to be had in Beijing this week.


The HuLu Courtyard - Beijing - China - YouTube

Craft Brews Galore and a Hula Hoop Party at Hulu Scheduled for This Weekend's Maovember Events | the Beijinger

Craft Brews Galore and a Hula Hoop Party at Hulu Scheduled for This Weekend's Maovember Events | the Beijinger: Be it a hula hoop ring toss contest on one of the prettiest terraces in town, or buying up pints of craft beer to raise proceeds for charity, this weekend's Maovember events represent a wide and varying appeal.The annual month-long series of parties, aimed at raising proceeds for worthy charities like Bread of Life and the Library Project, is set to keep the momentum going this weekend after a launch event at XL at the beginning of November and a schnapps tasting last weekend.


MIchele Seippel @ fRUITY SHOP, Beijing (September 17th, 2015) - YouTube

Fruityshop's New Venue is the Wax Mecca for Beijing's Vinyl Devotees | the Beijinger

Fruityshop's New Venue is the Wax Mecca for Beijing's Vinyl Devotees | the Beijinger: We are torn about sharing one of Beijing’s best-kept music scene secrets. Then again, if you’re reading this, chances are you already know all about the wax mecca that is Fruityshop.


Turismo en Beijing (Pekin) - YouTube

Botany is Back! Popular Cocktail Bar Returns With New Digs, In-House Distilled Gin | the Beijinger

Botany is Back! Popular Cocktail Bar Returns With New Digs, In-House Distilled Gin | the Beijinger: Among the seemingly endless number of mancave-style cocktail bars quietly opening in apartment rooms in Yoolee Plaza last year, a reverberation of the business killing zoning demolitions on Beijing’s street, one lounge stood out as legit. That would be Botany, a spot with creative cocktail recipes and in-house gin opened by Frankie Zou, an alum of Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore, TRB in Beijing, and a highly exclusive Forbidden City-adjacent club that has played host to movie stars like Fan Bingbing.


O'Steak Bistrot - French Restaurant - The best restaurants in Beijing, China for filet mignon - YouTube

La Rosee Catches the Eye With its Innovative French-Asian Fusion Menu | the Beijinger

La Rosee Catches the Eye With its Innovative French-Asian Fusion Menu | the Beijinger: The Flo brand has no shortage of restaurants in Beijing, from high-end stalwart Maison Flo to popular casual alternative F Bistronome. But year-old eatery La Rosee, its name referencing the shining morning dew drops found on flowers, is poised to sparkle bright enough to set itself apart from its sister establishments.


THE BEST HAND-PULLED NOODLES that we have eaten in BEIJING - YouTube

Shao Shines Bright With Dry Noodles and Wuxi-Style Dishes at Upgraded Topwin Location | the Beijinger

Shao Shines Bright With Dry Noodles and Wuxi-Style Dishes at Upgraded Topwin Location | the Beijinger: Every eatery deserves a chance to shine, and today, it’s Shao Restaurant. If you're a fan of the small eatery in the World Financial Centre in the CBD, you might be surprised to see that that forever-packed, 10-table, fast-food style restaurant with the greasy floor has opened a more polished sister branch on the second floor of Sanlitun's Topwin Center.


Breakfast in Beijing | The Life of a Street Food Seller | Ep.6 - YouTube

Five to Try on Tribe's New Fall/Winter Menu | the Beijinger

Five to Try on Tribe's New Fall/Winter Menu | the Beijinger: Tribe release their new fall/winter menu, packed with all the healthy but filling items we've come to expect.


Sichuan food in Beijing - YouTube

Favorite Sichuan Chain Yuxiang Kitchen Gets a Health-Conscious Revamp in Indigo Mall | the Beijinger

Favorite Sichuan Chain Yuxiang Kitchen Gets a Health-Conscious Revamp in Indigo Mall | the Beijinger: Boasting six branches in Beijing and two decades of service under its belt, Yuxiang Kitchen has earned its place as a trusted source among old-timers for its mouth-tingling Sichuan cuisine in the capital. Now the chain looks to revamp its store so as to attract a younger, more health-conscious crowd with dishes that are lighter on the oil.


Beijing, China Part II: Temples, Alleys and Craft Beer - YouTube

What's Up in Beer: Great Outdoors Anniversary, Singles Day Deals, and Chi Fan for Charity Bash | the Beijinger

What's Up in Beer: Great Outdoors Anniversary, Singles Day Deals, and Chi Fan for Charity Bash | the Beijinger: What's Up in Beer is our weekly rubdown of all things ale and suds. Lather yourself in the latest beery news, gossip, and openings all the while forgetting what exactly it was that you were meant to be doing. Don't worry, beer can fix that too.


Finding the Best Peking Duck in Beijing! Featuring Da Dong, Liqun, Siji Minfu & More! - YouTube

EAT: New Zealand Seafood Dinners at Hatchery, Jamie Pike Wine Dinner at TRB, Winter Specials at Slow Boat | the Beijinger

German Christmas Market in Beijing - YouTube

Merrymaking in the Jing: Markets and Shows to Get You Into the Christmas Spirit | the Beijinger

Merrymaking in the Jing: Markets and Shows to Get You Into the Christmas Spirit | the Beijinger: This season's bazaars and performances to bring you Yuletide vibes, some of them with a Chinese spin.


Beijing Bar Guide: Dance floor with a View - YouTube

Drink Up Before Chowing Down With These Excellent Restaurant Cocktails | the Beijinger

Drink Up Before Chowing Down With These Excellent Restaurant Cocktails | the Beijinger: Beijing’s classier lounges by no means have a lockdown on the capital’s cocktail scene. This is especially true as billowing paychecks place the average price of drinks at many such spots above RMB 100 each, leaving an ever-widening gap in the market for more fun and affordable concoctions. That shortfall is steadily being filled not only by bars but also increasingly by restaurants. Below, you’ll find some of our favorite venues that prioritize affordable mixology right alongside appetizing meals.


Dongzhimen, April 2018 - YouTube

Can Palette Thrive Right Across the Street From Another French Bakery? | the Beijinger

Can Palette Thrive Right Across the Street From Another French Bakery? | the Beijinger: It’s a bold move indeed to open a bakery right across the street from Boulangerie, the 18-month-old Dongzhimen spot opened by a Cordon Bleu trainer baker.


CHRISTINA GOES TO CHINA: Crazy Beijing Thunderstorm! 798, Sanlitun, and FOOD - YouTube

Street Eats: One-Stop Eatery for Spice Lovers at Nemo&Bu in Sanlitun | the Beijinger

Street Eats: One-Stop Eatery for Spice Lovers at Nemo&Bu in Sanlitun | the Beijinger: Nemo&Bu isn't exactly flashy. In fact, you might miss it entirely if you happen to be walking by 3.3 Mall and Tongli Studio (the same building as Biteapitta) in Sanlitun. But if you climb up to the nondescript fourth floor of Tongli, you'll be rewarded by this hidden gem packed with spicy, no-frills goodies.


Beijing's Best Hutong Bars! Tasting Baijiu Cocktails and More! �� - YouTube

What's Up in Beer: Maovember Brew Events, Beer Mile at Jing-A, Winter Warmers at Slow Boat | the Beijinger

What's Up in Beer: Maovember Brew Events, Beer Mile at Jing-A, Winter Warmers at Slow Boat | the Beijinger: What's Up in Beer is our weekly rubdown of all things ale and suds. Lather yourself in the latest beery news, gossip, and openings all the while forgetting what exactly it was that you were meant to be doing. Don't worry, beer can fix that too.


Chinese relaxing in Beijing park - YouTube

So Relax-jing: Where to Shed the Stress in the Capital | the Beijinger

So Relax-jing: Where to Shed the Stress in the Capital | the Beijinger: Besides the hurdles of language and cultural barriers, dealing with throngs of blaring speakers, bright lights, gray skies, and horrible traffic are a daily struggle for expats. In aid of maintaining your sanity, here is a roundup of some of the best wellness and self-care options our sometimes stress-inducing city has to offer.


Natooke | Black Buddha (Beijing) - YouTube

Long-Running Hutong Bike Shop Natooke to Close | the Beijinger

Long-Running Hutong Bike Shop Natooke to Close | the Beijinger: Long running cycling shop Natooke is the latest victim claimed by Beijing's ongoing streetside business crackdown.


Halloween in Beijing Club - YouTube

Jing Salad Freshens Up Beijing's Salad Bar Scene | the Beijinger

Jing Salad Freshens Up Beijing's Salad Bar Scene | the Beijinger: Jing Salad Freshens Up Beijing's Salad Bar Scene


Beijing's Best Parks - Best of Beijing - YouTube

Feast Your Eyes on Fall Foliage at These Beijing Mountain Parks | the Beijinger

Feast Your Eyes on Fall Foliage at These Beijing Mountain Parks | the Beijinger: The period from mid-October to mid-November is widely acknowledged to be the most pleasant season in Beijing, with a temperate climate that’s ideal for heading into nature for a stroll among the trees, and feasting your eyes on the spectacular autumn hues.Forget about the tourist-jammed Fragrant Hills, and check out our selection of several lesser-known forest parks located in the suburbs of Beijing, for some outdoor family fun.


Gulou (鼓楼), the Bell Tower of Beijing, China - YouTube

4 Hearty Dishes to Try on The Roots' New Autumn Menu | the Beijinger

4 Hearty Dishes to Try on The Roots' New Autumn Menu | the Beijinger: “If you squint you can see Guomao,” Antoine Mansuy quips with a sly grin while pointing out the window of his restaurant, The Roots, which is located as far from the CBD as many snooty Chaoyang Beijingers can imagine – in the southern suburb of Yizhuang. And yet despite the restaurant’s far-flung locale, The Roots could go toe to toe with almost any midrange comfort food Beijing restaurant in far more hyped neighborhoods like Sanlitun, the CBD, Liangmaqiao, and Gulou.


HALLOWEEN IN CHINA | Beijing Daily Vlogs - YouTube

What's Up in Beer: Get Spooked With These Beery Halloween Parties and Releases | the Beijinger

What's Up in Beer: Get Spooked With These Beery Halloween Parties and Releases | the Beijinger: What's Up in Beer is our weekly rubdown of all things ale and suds. Lather yourself in the latest beery news, gossip, and openings all the while forgetting what exactly it was that you were meant to be doing. Don't worry, beer can fix that too.


French Cuisine In Beijing - YouTube

Bistrot B Nails the French Apéro in Their New Menu | the Beijinger

Bistrot B Nails the French Apéro in Their New Menu | the Beijinger: The French bistrot unveils an impressive quartet of new menu options, but it's the fait maison charcuterie that interests our writer the most.


CHINA: BEIJING: INTERNATIONAL BEER FESTIVAL - YouTube

Over 130 Brews on Offer at This Weekend's Jing-A 8x8 Brewing Project Party | the Beijinger

Over 130 Brews on Offer at This Weekend's Jing-A 8x8 Brewing Project Party | the Beijinger: Jing-A's second 8x8 Brewing Project launches this weekend, showcasing eight collaboration brews that got their life from eight local Chinese brewers and eight international names.


Coffee salon, Beijing - YouTube

Yi... Where? You’ll Never Guess Where Barista Speciality Opened Their New Branch | the Beijinger

Yi... Where? You’ll Never Guess Where Barista Speciality Opened Their New Branch | the Beijinger: The new Yizhuang Barista Speciality branch is not only the equal of its more famous Sanlitun counterpart – in many ways it is superior


Our Lunch in Beijing, China - YouTube

EAT: New Lunch Deals at Hulu, Arcade, and Caravan, Plus a New Kombucha Subscription Service | the Beijinger

EAT: New Lunch Deals at Hulu, Arcade, and Caravan, Plus a New Kombucha Subscription Service | the Beijinger: EAT: Your bite-sized guide to the best eats to be had in Beijing this week.


Spring in Chaoyang Park Beijing 2014 - YouTube

Exploring Chaoyang Park Ferris Wheel, the Colossal Attraction That Never Was | the Beijinger

Exploring Chaoyang Park Ferris Wheel, the Colossal Attraction That Never Was | the Beijinger: Have you visited the largest Ferris wheel in the world? At a record-breaking 208 meters (682ft), it dwarves the High Roller in Las Vegas by 50 meters. It features 48 air-conditioned capsules holding up to 40 people each, a memorable location for weddings and business meetings offering views of the western mountains, and even the Great Wall on a clear day. All of this a stone’s throw from Beijing’s CBD. Or at least it would have been had it ever gotten off the ground.


Sept 22, 2018 - Beijing, China - Checking out U Town mall in the Chaowai district - YouTube

Say Cheese! We Test Spacious Las Coffee's Westernized Dairy Brews in U-Town Mall | the Beijinger

Say Cheese! We Test Spacious Las Coffee's Westernized Dairy Brews in U-Town Mall | the Beijinger: This specialty café hopes to lure customers to its sleepy side street location with creative sea salt cheese coffees and a minimalist chic ambiance.


Wudaoying Hutong Tour In Beijing | China(北京-五道营胡同) - YouTube

Wudaoying Hutong Institutions Stuff'd and Arrow Factory Taproom to Close Tomorrow, Go out with a Bang | the Beijinger

Wudaoying Hutong Institutions Stuff'd and Arrow Factory Taproom to Close Tomorrow, Go out with a Bang | the Beijinger: In a sad, if not altogether unexpected development, both microbrewery Arrow Factory Taproom and popular British-style pub grub restaurant Stuff'd will close their doors for good this weekend.