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Press Release

Traders Upper East Hotel, Beijing Successfully Organises Cooking Class for Wechat Fans

On 18 June 2014, Traders Upper East Hotel, Beijing invited 20 WeChat fans and their friends for some cooking lessons by Sous Chef Tim Yang at Wu Li Xiang Restaurant as the restaurant launched its new dim sum menu. The success of the cooking class earned praise from all participants, who learned to cook Dim Sum-Shrimp Dumpling and Glutinous Rice with Coconut.

Twenty fans dressed in chef’s uniforms started the class with the Shangri-La Food Safety Management System’s (SFSMS) six-step hand washing method. As a HACCP-certified hotel, the hotel strictly implements every cooking procedure and standards. Pastry Sous Chef Tim Yang taught the class to make Cantonese Dim Sum-Shrimp Dumpling and Glutinous Rice with Coconut.

Shrimp Dumpling is a must when it comes to Cantonese dim sum. It is not an easy dish to make, whether creating the transparent dumpling skin or the Q Bouncing filling. The fans learned carefully and step by step to knead the dough, press the dumpling skins, mix the filling, wrap up and pinch the dumpling pleats. They were all very excited and felt great honour when the crescent-shaped shrimp dumplings lay in the bamboo steamer labelled with their names and especially when the dumplings were steamed out and uncovered in front of each maker.

Later, the fans made Glutinous Rice with Coconut, a dessert snack. They were also very excited to wrap their own product to bring home as a give-away and share with their beloveds.

While the participants enjoyed cocktails during the cooking class, Traders Upper East Hotel, Beijing presented them 10 lucky draw gifts: Lobster Buffet Dinner for Two Persons, Monk Jumps over the Wall and Sea Cucumber Set Menu for Two Persons, All-You-Can-Eat Dim Sum Weekend for the Family and the most surprising top prize, a complimentary room voucher valid at any Shangri-La sister hotel in a tourist city.

In addition, each participant received a cooking certificate for successfully completing the dim sum cooking class. The class ended with all the fans holding their amazing lucky vouchers, cook books, certificates, a memorable photo of the cooking class and their own product take-aways.

Thanks to the support of its fans, Traders Upper East Hotel, Beijing will hold a series of cooking classes on a monthly basis in the future. Those who missed the first session should not be disappointed as they can still invite 10 friends to follow the hotel’s official We Chat ID for a chance to participate in the next cooking class.

Wu Li Xiang on Levels 2 and 3 of the East Tower of Traders Upper East Hotel, Beijing offers guests an extensive modern menu featuring Cantonese, Huaiyang and Sichuan cuisines, local dishes and Hong Kong-style dim sum. Its interior evokes the essence of chinoiserie chic with its distinctly contemporary tempo and stylish lighting features, complemented by tall glass panel walls that allow views of the landscaped garden.

The restaurant has 11 private dining rooms with a separate access. A spacious parking lot is available for guests’ convenience and privacy. In early 2011, Modern Weekly magazine named Wu Li Xiang the “2010 Best Restaurant.” In 2013, Wu Li Xiang received the Golden Fork Award – Best Chinese Fine Dining.

The newly launched dim sum menu offers more than 60 varieties, such as steamed, steamed vermicelli roll, desserts and so on. The “All You Can Eat Dim Sum Weekend” breakfast buffet snack menu includes the newly launched Cantonese Dim Sum up to 46.

For more information or to make a reservation, please contact (86 10) 5907 8406 or email

Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently owns and/or manages nearly 90 hotels under the Shangri-La brand, with a room inventory of over 37,000. Traders hotels cater to today's savvy and passionate traveller with brilliant simplicity and warm sincerity. They provide a friendly yet professional environment designed to complement guests at work, rest or play. Based in major business centres in Asia Pacific and the Middle East, Traders Hotels are the practical choice for business and leisure travelers.

Traders Hotels are located in Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Changzhou, Dubai, Johor, Kuala Lumpur, Shenyang and Singapore. The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in mainland China, Cambodia, India, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Qatar and Sri Lanka. For more information and reservations, please contact a travel professional or access the website at

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Traders Upper East Hotel, Beijing 2 Dongsihuan Beilu (NE 4th Ring Road, SE of Xiaoyun Bridge), Chaoyang District, Beijing


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