Introducing James and Jamie: the new owners of Rainbo

Three years ago at Wilderness, on the Sunday evening when we were on the tougher side of tired and the sun was shining down on our big black truck with a particular fervour, two hungry guys came up and asked for something in the region of fifty to eighty gyoza. On the one hand we were delighted – never had we had an order so big – and on the other, the logistics that came with the order almost floored us; but little did we know it was the beginning of a mutual love of dumplings that led James and Jamie to get behind the Rainbo wheel and take it forwards and into the future.

We were over the moon when they stepped up following our last blog post, and have been busy discussing gyoza and Asian food in great depth over the last few weeks. To say they like gyoza is something of an understatement: there is nothing these two don’t know about dumplings and in all honesty it really puts us in our place. Shortly after we met they started a dumpling society (Dumper Soc) and one of them (we leave you to discover which) even has a tattoo of one (involving an otter and chopsticks).

The universe works in magical ways and we could not be happier to see Rainbo roll in to its next incarnation with them at the helm. A mutual passion for healthy food, Asian flavours, all things gyoza and a life of colourful adventures starts their journey where ours leaves off and we are so excited to see what flavours and fun unfold.

Meanwhile it’s forwards on the holistic path for us as we delve deeper into nutrition, wellness and hold retreats in London and beyond. But one thing is for certain: there will always be room for one more Rainbo dumpling…

More to come from these two – and with their abundance of knowledge, warmth and inspiration you’d better make friends quick.

Xochi and Ben x

The Clockwork Midnight Bazaar 4.12.14

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Next Thursday we will be rolling on over to Hampstead to feed hungry guests at the Clockwork Midnight Bazaar. A magical Christmas fair with food, drink, music and shopping to sate even the most voracious festive partygoer, it will be a beautiful night to celebrate the start of advent and get your festive groove on. More importantly, entrance donations go directly to Save The Children’s Ebola fund, so there is no better reason to swing by and get into the Christmas spirit.

We ho-ho-hope to see you there.

 

Ben & Jerry’s Join Our Core awards

 

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Last week we had an inspiring and invigorating day eating ice cream in the Dragon’s Den building (but no Duncan Bannatyne in sight) while feeding the talented and visionary finalists of Ben & Jerry’s social enterprise awards, Join Our Core.

From breakfast through to dinner, it was an amazing event to be part of and we felt grateful and happy to connect with so many likeminded young entrepreneurs from around the world over our coconut blueberry porridge and steaming hot gyoza. We met Jerry (above), ate a tonne of mini Cookie Dough pots, laughed and laughed with our neighbours What the Dickens (also joined by Happy Maki, Beetlejuice and the clever We Walk The Line bicycle coffee stall) and heard some amazing ideas for future world-changing concepts. Little Ben & Jerry’s cows popped up everywhere, and it reminded us of our street food initiation with Choc Star all those years ago – and what happens when you don’t stop eating ice cream all day.

Did we mention Jerry polished off his whole Freedom Box?

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