A Taste of Spain in Beijing

Local favorite, Migas’ Saturday Brunch Gives Diners Spain’s traditional “Asador” Steak House.

Always innovating and upping their game, Migas has done it again with their “Asador” Saturday brunch. The only Spanish restaurant in Beijing to have a proper charcoal barbecue oven, they are showcasing this special feature by displaying beautiful cuts of various roasted meat for all!

Migas: El Asador Charcoal BBQ

Designed especially for people who seek to fill up with a whole lot of protein in one sitting, this is carnivore heaven.

But rather than having the meat as a part of their stationary buffet line-up, Migas gets clever with their service strategy. In similar style to Cantonese restaurants, Migas carts around trollies to serve each table individually but swap out little dim sum baskets for some hunky, slow-cooked meat. And the best part is that everything is included – all the seconds and thirds you can stomach and there is so, so much!

When I found out that they were launching this new brunch to the public I was quick to rally up a table of 12 because a proper brunch calls for a proper celebration with Beijingers who know how to appreciate a brilliant brunch.

Migas "El Asador" Saturday Brunch

A few months ago, I was already praising Migas’ Spanish Sunday Brunch for their delicious variety of food stations strategically positioned all over the restaurant featuring charcuterie, raw salad, warm soups, oven grilled specials, paella and dessert.  And this Asador brunch concept just brings Migas’ brunch concept to a whole new level. From what I understand, the original, more traditional Spanish brunch is still available on Sundays, but I encourage fellow foodies to give this Asador brunch a go!

Very reasonably priced at RMB 210 per person, this is inclusive of all food including the meat trollies! There’s an add-on option of RMB 138 for 2 hours of free-flow Codorniu Mediterranean Cava.

Migas "El Asador" Saturday Brunch

Blood Sausage & Pork Sausage

While Migas’ meat trollies steal the brunch’s thunder, still save room for dessert because their pastry chef Pol Anter is one of Beijing’s best. After having taking this pastry class with Pol, I’m a big fan of his dedication to the art of beautifully crafted desserts.

Migas "El Asador" Saturday Brunch: Fruit Cream Pastry Puff

Pol Anter’s Delightful Display

Overall, this much food in one sitting can be overwhelming so it’s actually quite nice to break it up with the different meat trollies coming around at different times. Since the brunch is available from 12PM-3PM, I recommend also adding on the 2 hours of free-flow cava option. Not only will you be spoiled with dry-ice filled gin + tonics, Chef Aitor will hold your table hostage with his dessert wine! You can see from the photos below, Aitor is an expert pourer who is impossible to say ‘no’ to, so we each took turns, giving Aitor our best effort. Quite a suitable ending to an incredible brunch experience!

Aitor-Style Dessert Wine PoursMigas Contact Details:

  • El Asador Brunch: Available Every Saturday from 12PM-3PM
  • Address: Sanlitun North. Nali Patio 6 Floor. Beijing. 三里屯北街81号那里花园6层.
  • Tel: 5208 6061
  • Website: www.migasbj.com

About Kristen

Kristen Lum has an accomplished background in PR, communications and events in China. Born and raised in California, Kristen has been based in Beijing since 2006 and is founder of the lifestyle  blog called LumDimSum, covering mostly restaurant news and reviews alongside upcoming events around town that relate to Beijing’s muti-faceted, quickly-developing creative industries like art, music, film, health and fitness, fashion, nightlife, charity events, and travel tips.

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