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Kent Løset

Where to buy bread in Beijing?

I usually buy bread at April Gourmet, but paying 40 rmb for a oat bread that isn't even fresh out of the oven just gets ridic...

29 posts

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Last post by Monkey92

31 January 2014

BLACK DYNAMITE

Turkey Dinner

Does anyone know which restaurants sale turkey dinners for Thanksgiving?

10 posts

1023 views

Last post by Repoman

23 November 2013

BLACK DYNAMITE

Company releases new bacon-flavored condoms

You can always count on Fox News to bring you the hard hitting news! Yet another way for Americans to fatten up....Just when ...

9 posts

21612 views

Last post by William

15 October 2013

BLACK DYNAMITE

KFC launches China campaign to rebuild brand

KFC unveils tighter quality control in China to rebuild battered brand after poultry scandal link: http://news.yahoo.com/kfc-...

15 posts

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25 March 2013

Gunma

Monin produce beijing professional drink supplier

hey all,this is walton concepts Co.Ltd,our products:1:Worldwide tea productstea bag&loose tea)                       2:flavor...

0 posts

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Last post by Gunma

22 February 2013

Maggie Lee

Check my summer easy salad -- home dressing :)

Hey, I actually hate really strong and sour sources for salad. So I prefer eat salad at home. Here is a small salad tips:In...

2 posts

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08 February 2013

随便叫兽

Ttongsul: Korean feces wine

I had my doubts about Zambian child soldiers huffing jenkem, but this is real thing...ing.inb4 jjokbari lies; Japan is expert...

10 posts

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31 January 2013

Roger

Does anyone like a good brunch?

Have you checked out The Full English in Wangjing yet? Here is the ad below. The Full English 老六碳滋味 Breakfast and ...

1 posts

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30 December 2012

Gullekian

Have you ever tasted Panda Poo Tea???

It seems this is the most expensive tea in the world....  440,000 RMB/kg...  a tea from panda poo... LOL First time I hear it...

1 posts

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04 December 2012

Gullekian

White House releases Obama beer recipes after call

(Reuters) By Lisa Lambert Sun Sep 2, 2012 Bowing to growing pressure from thirsty and curious Americans in both parties, th...

7 posts

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28 October 2012

Rockstar Mooney

21 posts

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27 October 2012

susan wang

Special Hakka cuisine & Native tea ceremony

From www.amazingfujiantulou.com link textHakka cuisine is the cooking style of the Hakka people who are primarily found in ...

1 posts

791 views

Last post by Martin Aleksander Rasmussen

25 October 2012

Ted Ribbons

Alcohol Myths: Keep these in mind!

Myth: Taking an aspirin before drinking will prevent a hangover.Fact: In reality, the opposite is true. Research shows tha...

24 posts

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Last post by Tore Balchen

24 October 2012

Wicked Witch

Cooking Roast Potatoes

I always try to choose medium sized potatoes. Part Boil the potatoes first adding salt as they cooking. Don't overcook the ...

21 posts

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18 October 2012

叮噹叔叔 (令狐叮噹)

【饭团】

。。。 哈哈哈哈!在饱受这个网站的各种"考验"和"煎熬"的同时,不要忘了吃饭!

73 posts

5099 views

Last post by 叮噹叔叔 (令狐叮噹)

10 October 2012

J WU

Mixed Grill and Sunday Roast

Does anyone knows any restaurant serving Mixed Grill and Sunday Roast in Beijing? Miss them a lot-_-///

1 posts

919 views

Last post by Daniel

30 September 2012

Seeya

Seasonal Eats: Corn, 10 Ways

Sinking your teeth into fresh summer corn is like tasting a bit of sunshine. Whether you like your kernels on the cob or crea...

0 posts

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Last post by Seeya

03 September 2012

Gullekian

Fake wines in China seized....

I was reading this article last week and I thought I’d share it here. The article is in French in La Tribune;Here’s the lin...

10 posts

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03 September 2012

bossanova

bossanova bar

bossanova bar ,Latin Dance tomorrow nightBeijing,Chaoyang District,16 Sanlitun South Street, 209# Taiyue Heights Hotel seco...

3 posts

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16 August 2012

威辣

Belgian beer = awful crap, your thoughts

Ok I have to say it Belgian beer tastes just awful. First its like they took a bad bitter flat beer and then added some r...

16 posts

2872 views

Last post by Peter S 李贝勒

08 August 2012

gigi_t

Need recommendations of rooftop dive bars~

A dive bar with a rooftop or open area in Sanlitun area. Any suggestion? Thanks!

13 posts

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Last post by Peter S 李贝勒

01 August 2012

Maggie Lee

Stir fry beef with curry sauce!

Aha...I bet you love this photo right? And do you feel hungry? Ok, here we go! This is my simple cooking tips:Ingredients:...

0 posts

779 views

Last post by Maggie Lee

20 July 2012

Pavoir Sponse

How do I boil rice?

Please don't tell me to get a rice cooker; I don't have one and I don't intend to get one. People have been cooking rice perf...

28 posts

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17 July 2012

Maggie Lee

How to make simple & delicious schnitzel.

When I just arrived in Germany, for me seems like there are two kinds of food pretty popular here, one is German sausages, an...

14 posts

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14 July 2012

Maggie Lee

My crazy cooking video -- Simple & tasty spina

I know I know...I'm kinda silly and crazy in this cooking video, it's just funny. I had extremely good mood today, sunny outs...

2 posts

886 views

Last post by Maggie Lee

13 July 2012

Maggie Lee

A lovely appetizer for your visiting friends :)

Well, this is nothing special, but so easy and fun to do for your visiting friends, just take 5 mins, and put into the oven f...

16 posts

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Last post by Maggie Lee

13 July 2012

Maggie Lee

Stir fry chicken fillet with apple! -- Delicious c

Hey guys, if you wanna impress your girlfriend or boyfriend, invite her or him to your flat, what you gonna make for dinner? ...

19 posts

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12 July 2012

Maggie Lee

Fast cooking -- Crispy Roasted Chicken Legs

Try the easy Crispy Roasted Chicken Legs :))Simple ingredients:2 x chicken legs 1 x green onion Chopped ginger Soya sauc...

4 posts

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08 July 2012

Maggie Lee

How to make delicious scrambed eggs with tomatoes

You can cook at home by yourself! Only need 5 minutes to make a delicious scrambled eggs. My tricks and ingredients as follow...

20 posts

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Last post by Maggie Lee

06 July 2012

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《A Bite of China》 舌尖&#

《舌尖上的中国》是纪录频道推出的第一部高端美食类系列纪录片,从2011年3月开始大规模拍摄,是国内第一次使用高清设备拍摄的大型美食类纪录片。共在国内拍摄60个地点方,涵盖了包括港澳台在内的中国各个地域,它全方位展示博大精深的中华美食文化。向观众,尤其...

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20 June 2012

You Mirin My Aesthetics?

Anyone know where this restaurant is?

alt textThis place has live performances which are pretty cool. I dont know if they were special for the dragon boat fe...

4 posts

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11 June 2012

chelseacai

Yummy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Do you know what s this??only in beijing! Only in China!

3 posts

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Last post by J WU

04 June 2012

叮噹叔叔 (令狐叮噹)

在中國的不禮貌

在抵達北京首都國際機場一後“之一通知書的第一件事是什麼聽起來像牛奶蒸籠,拿鐵和卡布奇諾咖啡館時使用的排序。 “這是奇怪,”你的想法。 “電梯停車甲板上有一個咖啡吧?”不斷喉音嘶嘶聲,你聽到的,是一個人的聲音,然後另一個痰,似乎從他或她的靈魂深處,疏浚...

5 posts

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Last post by 叮噹叔叔 (令狐叮噹)

04 June 2012

Sean

Indian/Middle Eastern restaurants?

Hey, just looking for some suggestions on some good Indian or Middle Eastern restaurants in Beijing. I know there's gotta be ...

30 posts

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01 June 2012

威辣

8 posts

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27 May 2012

小5

各地美食小吃

喜欢各地美食小吃的进来摆摆:城市+地点:名称

32 posts

1099 views

Last post by Tora Hove Ullestad

23 May 2012

Kate

A Bite of China

Strongly recommended >> A Bite of China

5 posts

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18 May 2012

chelseacai

I Love the BBQ by the Street!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

As summer comes, streets are pervaded with savory smell of various snacks, among which nothing is more popular than the barbe...

3 posts

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14 May 2012

Andy J.

Best hotel / rooftop bar in Beijing?

I'm looking for a bar in a tall building or on a rooftop that has a great view of the city at night. Something like the bar i...

8 posts

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Last post by Sally

13 May 2012

Snow Wang

Need ideas about where to eat! Thanks

Hey I'm from Beijing and this summer I'm taking an American friend back home for a short trip. It will be only 10 days but I'...

21 posts

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Last post by Snow Wang

04 May 2012

kö

wine fair April 20 !!

Address:Carrefour shuang jing storeTime : April 20 6PM you can buy and you can have free taste and they have some show th...

2 posts

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20 April 2012

Wei

上吉胜。。炸&#

这个时候发不好,过了饭点儿,夜宵又太遥远。。。能馋到谁呢。。。万通中心地下一层。。上吉胜先要自己玩儿芝麻打发时间。。嘿嘿

16 posts

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10 April 2012

Wei

COLDSTONE....

虽然冬天也吃冰淇淋,夏天就更要肆无忌惮的享受啦~~ 草莓芝士,还可以。。。

4 posts

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Last post by Gracie Liu

09 April 2012

SunnyNiu

女孩们,有喝&#

大家喝过“碧生源”减肥茶吗? 感觉效果如何?

7 posts

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05 April 2012

norla

Want to eat the delicious food please look here!!

Dear friendsI can give you do typical Beijing dishes .I'll put the pictures for everyone to see the later Have the inte...

13 posts

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27 March 2012

norla

Want to eat the delicious food please look here!!

Dear friendsI can give you do typical Beijing dishes .I'll put the pictures for everyone to see the later Have the inte...

3 posts

737 views

Last post by norla

26 March 2012

Pavoir Sponse

Bacon Mashed Potato Double Beef Burger

Anyone else tried this new Mcdonald's offering?Just ate one, was pretty damn good; the sauce has a slightly spicy kick, and...

10 posts

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Last post by Skaught

08 March 2012

JJ

I need some recommendations of good bars~

Hey there,I need some suggestions about good bars to go, which better locates around sanlitun area. Here by "good bars" I m...

17 posts

906 views

Last post by Simen Wangberg

29 February 2012

叮噹叔叔 (令狐叮噹)

一人有一个梦&#

。。。哈哈哈哈,标题的两个老歌名(前面那个是黎瑞恩的名作,后面的是关菊英+关正杰),是今天吃中饭的地方,播放的其中两首!话说:今天早上,去东四十条一家银行跑了一趟,十二点就饿了,所以随便选了瑞士公寓旁边的一家叫”老坑记“的吃中饭!因为是第一次...

9 posts

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Last post by Jenny&King

19 February 2012

Rockstar Mooney

Skiing in Beijing

Which Ski Resort is the best in or around Beijing ? Are Nanshan,Jundushan,Yuyang,Badaling any good ? Where else ?Need some ...

8 posts

1019 views

Last post by Elina Nilsen

17 February 2012

D Flo

Where is the most romantic place for a date on Val

Any suggestions as to where to bring a stellar Chinese woman for a date on Valentine's Day?

22 posts

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11 February 2012

Jared G

HELP! im traveling in DA Lian now, but i cant find

hi,guys. i need some help as what i said with my title. its my 1st night @ dalian, we just tired to find some club where play...

3 posts

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10 February 2012

Cheng

Sandwiches

Where can I find the best sandwiches in Beijing?I like tuna, chicken is good too, egg sometimes.

37 posts

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Last post by 随便叫兽

06 February 2012

Coverpage

Italian Cuisine

Where can learn Italian cuisine, any Italian people can organize and teach in small group ?

34 posts

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31 January 2012

Wei

乔家大院。。 团购的

团购的6人套餐。比想象中好。但如果同样味道按原价吃,那就超级不划算啦~~~黄金海参冻,私家拌菜,金瓜紫薯墩,百花罗汉肚....

6 posts

788 views

Last post by 叮噹叔叔 (令狐叮噹)

09 January 2012

威辣

I have awful news!: the new club Wu has be

Unfortunately the management at Wu have not gotten the memo that electro music is lame, it must be due to the outspoken fans ...

9 posts

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Last post by Skaught

05 January 2012

Pavoir Sponse

Chilli Con Carne

Am just making one now, any tips for adding a bit of flair, I want it to be extra tasty? (and yes, I appreciate WLIB is not...

5 posts

611 views

Last post by Virgil W

02 January 2012

Janet lee

19 posts

1597 views

Last post by Bobo

02 January 2012

威辣

Dude, What are you guys doing for New Years EVE

where and why? me: I am just staying in Wudaokou, maybe helens and then Wu probably since it is less likely to be crowded. ...

34 posts

1570 views

Last post by Pavoir Sponse

31 December 2011

FUCKCHINA

secrets to younger skin

After arriving at Beijing International Airport one of the “the first thing one notices is what sounds like a milk steamer, t...

0 posts

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Last post by FUCKCHINA

30 December 2011

Ms. Stephanie

Whose gonna organize a new year dinner??

Last day of this year is a Saturday. Anyone .... actually I mean DD... could host a dinner party for old friends? I hope peop...

32 posts

1027 views

Last post by Ms. Stephanie

30 December 2011

WANG FAN DAN

ARE there any clean restaurants in beijing?

i know chinese are dirty people, and therefore i cant trust them when they cook, i am afraif they spit in soup and food while...

1 posts

538 views

Last post by

29 December 2011

Maturew

Where is Mexican food in wudaokou?

I heard there got one cafe bar...etc....

28 posts

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27 December 2011

威辣

Anyone going to that new club 五 at 华联(U Cen

I know i will go, since it is free beer and in Wudaokou. Only issue is this weekend most students are preparing for finals,...

122 posts

2365 views

Last post by 随便叫兽

27 December 2011

Wei

兴安人家。。。蒙古菜~~

很久木有在这里发吃了。。其实围脖上倒是常有。努力啊~不能辜负这么好的胃口。先是小菜。。各地小菜皆不同。。还好吧。

18 posts

1000 views

Last post by Brenda Liu

26 December 2011

Hu Spitter

christmas Spirit

how disgusting is chinese xmas, instead of hearing xmas songs, u hear khhh khhhh khhhh , xmas spitting everywhere...

7 posts

910 views

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24 December 2011

Ocean Zed

Coffee shop place for rent at night as a bar

We are a coffee shop at the Sunlitun area, beside Gongti, opening from 8am to 10pm. If you are looking for a place to make a ...

0 posts

486 views

Last post by Ocean Zed

22 December 2011

Shirley Dolphin Pig

Xmas is coming,but where can i get English Xmas di

Hello everyone , Im wondering where could i get English Xmas dinner:Turkey with all the trimmings ,brussell sprouts ,roast po...

9 posts

856 views

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22 December 2011

A.w

What would Jesus eat on Christmas day?

Anthony Bourdain - No Reservations:Holiday Special 2011http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cy5ppoUX6jg

0 posts

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Last post by A.w

21 December 2011

Paul IwannaBuy

Hungry for good Indian food? Dinner/ Lunch

Dinner/ Lunch for two Indian Style at Taj PavilionOriginal Price: ¥209 Your Price: ¥148 on www.IjustwannaBuy.comBroaden y...

0 posts

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Last post by Paul IwannaBuy

16 December 2011

Paul IwannaBuy

Wines for Winter? 3 World Wines Package - CHE

3 World Wines Package - CHEERS WinesOriginal price: ¥198 Your price: ¥94.50 available at www.IjustwannaBuy.comWinter is c...

0 posts

576 views

Last post by Paul IwannaBuy

16 December 2011

Wei

太兴。。太兴餐厅新东安店。

从汤开始。。时间久远,名字忘了。一个是有鸡脚滴。。味道还好。

6 posts

777 views

Last post by Wei

13 December 2011

Preston J

Anyone know where I can buy Hpnotiq?

I need some Hpnotiq for a christmas gift but they don't sell it on Taobao. And I never see it in any of the liquor stores or ...

4 posts

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12 December 2011

王经纬

雅培奶粉被指吃出甲虫 洋奶粉频频出现质量问题

近日,西安一消费者称,自己的孩子在食用雅培奶粉时吃出一只甲虫,引起各方关注。截至目前,雅培方面未对此事作出回应。据了解,这已不是雅培在中国第一次被指奶粉中出现异物。 消费者 幼儿奶粉吃出死虫 近日,家住西安高新区的黄娟在当地...

5 posts

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06 December 2011

Wei

Luga's 晚餐。

去的是OYO HOUSE后面的那家,斜对着La PIZZA玉米片~

4 posts

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Last post by Wei

03 December 2011

Wei

Amandine 午餐。。三里屯SOHO B1-330

有人非让我去的,地下转半天才找到。姜汁蛋糕。主打甜品。配杯espresso。

21 posts

2123 views

Last post by Yanni

03 December 2011

A.w

A visual guide to common drink glasses

In a pinch you can drink your booze from any glass, but if you have a choice… choose the one most suited to your favorite eli...

4 posts

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30 November 2011

Wei

The Rug Bagel & Cafe 说过会来,就一定会来~&#

惦记上的就一定会来。 这里环境很好,入口处也很有意思。忘了拍了。很喜欢墙上的这一幅。。

11 posts

3880 views

Last post by 叮噹叔叔 (令狐叮噹)

28 November 2011

Wei

Create新意汇

各种无奈之后的选择。希望自己是记错了,因为有人说过这里每道菜都好吃。。显然不是。。。汤我就不发了。长相不好,一层小油,里面有料,全都是姜。味道凑合。直接是奶茶吧,热奶茶。挺好看的无糖型。就不能主动给袋糖么??

7 posts

1919 views

Last post by 叮噹叔叔 (令狐叮噹)

27 November 2011

Yanni

how to lose the weight?

how to reduce the weight from the belly and legs?

21 posts

3293 views

Last post by A.w

26 November 2011

✖Miss.O✖

当煎饼果子被称为吮指蛋香超薄碎蔬铁板Q饼夹销魂麦香脆饼时

甜点微烤黄金小甜饼(南瓜饼)五分熟神户小牛肉配珍珠甜米饭(牛肉盖浇)法式卷心菜微甜浓汤(白菜汤)特调微辣酸甜汁焗猪柳伴长葱 (鱼香肉丝)木炭火焦烤微煎法国小填鸭 (烤鸭)蜜糖配白醋焗野猪背脊嫩肉 (糖醋里脊)意式秘制浓酱鸡肝烩...

0 posts

1712 views

Last post by ✖Miss.O✖

24 November 2011

Wei

狮子山下~

我的眼睛都快闭上了。。靠着最后点儿活力把今天的这顿好饭发了吧~ 深夜发吃的万岁。。。狮子山下,选的是南新仓这家。不错! 热腾着的支竹羊腩煲。。在这么冷的天儿吃这个,算幸福了吧。

30 posts

1766 views

Last post by Wei

23 November 2011

Wei

SSAM 中饭。。

在三里屯soho地下一层。这家开了段时间了,中午去吃的套餐。 先上杯柚子茶。。大风天里一下子就温暖了。

3 posts

1635 views

Last post by Wei

23 November 2011

Wei

spice factory...泰厨

mojito开场。。辣椒mojito,有辣味,木有酒味!!

10 posts

2240 views

Last post by Wei

23 November 2011

Wei

皇后饭店。。皇后饼屋。。

这个下午茶真滴让我觉得罪恶了。。。 莓果西多士。表面内容多多不说,中间夹层是巧克力酱。唉!不过自己也可以做的。不建议在这里点。

4 posts

1734 views

Last post by Wei

21 November 2011

Dan

So, where to get my turkey?

Some of the events in the events tab are advertising full authentic American Thanksgiving meals this Thursday, and although I...

9 posts

2297 views

Last post by 随便叫兽

21 November 2011

Wei

吃鱼~ 江边城外 巫山烤全鱼。。。

第一次吃,虽然是火了这么久的地方。 门口各种排位等坐。。就要了两条青江鱼,这个是鱼香口味的。。照的时候我说这什么也看不出来啊,旁边的好友说只要是吃过的都看的出来。。 谁也吃过??

6 posts

2058 views

Last post by 叮噹叔叔 (令狐叮噹)

20 November 2011

A.w

How you know coffee is a drug

I can post images again!!!

7 posts

1703 views

Last post by Simen Wangberg

20 November 2011

Wei

响料理。。 午餐。

看围脖看的不想发帖了。。。真心喜欢~赶在下午2点之前到的。各种不容易。中午只有定食,要的牛肉锅定食。。

5 posts

1668 views

Last post by 叮噹叔叔 (令狐叮噹)

19 November 2011

Yoyo

周五(也就是今天)和周六晚上有意和大家一起出去撮一顿好吃的的同志迅速联系

如题啊,BTW,最好提议一下儿去哪里吃,朝阳区内啊。 少于三人我就放弃了……木有动力……俩人儿聊得话题就……总之很诡异啦…… 大家迅速联系我啊…… 对了,要是有周六中午,再加上周日有空儿的人,也可以商量一下儿其它时间啊,反正我是闲人。

0 posts

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Last post by Yoyo

18 November 2011

Yoyo

周五周六有人儿出去吃好吃的不?

周五周六晚上有人出去吃好吃的否啊???有想去的大家凑出几个人一起去!!大家提议一下儿想去哪儿或者去不了的推荐也可以啊~~~~最好是朝阳区以内哈……这就够宽泛的了……这可是这学期大作业上图之前悠儿崽我最后的挣扎呢…………其他时间说出...

8 posts

2179 views

Last post by Mari Tørhaug

18 November 2011

张兮

三里屯AA晚餐,寻路人甲

俺6.30下班,比较发愁晚餐,想找个工作也在三里屯滴,一起AA晚餐最好喜欢电影、美剧、动漫、旅行之类的,等餐的时候有的聊~~fc0200@gmail.com 我们从电邮开始吧

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17 November 2011

Wei

1949The Hidden City午餐

觉得是今天太过开心吧。。几件事情同时有了眉目。

17 posts

1881 views

Last post by 叮噹叔叔 (令狐叮噹)

17 November 2011

Wei

中午的饭!桥场 & Flour

喜欢这里滴氛围。。其实晚上的话会热闹一些,包间都会满。 今天,周一的中午,很清静。

9 posts

1612 views

Last post by Wei

15 November 2011

Wei

金链花Laburnum 及其他~~~

其实这餐饭是想跟你一起去吃的。。还有机会么??

19 posts

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12 November 2011

Wei

本垒美国烤肉 Home Plate~~

这个地方我们惦记很久了,今日如愿~ 炸腌瓜~炸的酸黄瓜。。。以前没吃过,新鲜口味。  

28 posts

2996 views

Last post by Mari Tørhaug

11 November 2011

Wei

Mosto.. & First Floor壹楼..

中午电影后还赶上mosto的套餐。心情8错~此餐包也8错~~

20 posts

1385 views

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11 November 2011

Yanni

simple ingredients,great taste

chicken legs or wings or together put them in the cold water with some mashrooms(tricholomagambosum),boil them then small fir...

18 posts

2191 views

Last post by K5-35

08 November 2011

Wei

Colibri Cafe 这回不那么诱人了。。。

烤菜花沙拉。 很素了已经。。这分量大么?都是菜。。。

2 posts

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08 November 2011

Wei

麻辣烫&酸辣粉

垂杨柳四小麻辣烫,超级好吃。全北京排位第三,前两位空缺。。。必须辣椒。。

21 posts

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07 November 2011

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