Friday, January 25, 2019

Dim Sum of All Fears & The Shanghai Shimmer Cocktail

Author Vivien Chien is breaking out the dim sum, the perfect cocktail and her book, The Dim Sum of All Fears, to help us all celebrate Chinese New Year. This is the second novel in her Noodle Shop mystery series, following Death by Dumpling. Now go grab some take out and cuddle up...

Lana Lee is a dutiful daughter, waiting tables at her family’s Chinese restaurant even though she’d rather be doing just about anything else. Then, just when she has a chance for a “real” job, her parents take off to Taiwan, leaving Lana in charge. Surprising everyone—including herself—she turns out to be quite capable of running the place. Unfortunately, the newlyweds who just opened the souvenir store next door to Ho-Lee have turned up dead. . .and soon Lana finds herself in the midst of an Asia Village mystery.
Between running the Ho-Lee and trying to figure out whether the rock-solid Detective Adam Trudeau is actually her boyfriend, Lana knows she shouldn’t pry into the case. But the more she learns about the dead husband, his ex-wives, and all the murky details of the couple’s past, the more Lana thinks that this so-called murder/suicide is a straight-up order of murder. . .
Stop by the Bamboo Lounge and enjoy a refreshing and tart beverage with Lana and friends. This mix of tropical fruit flavors with a splash of champagne will be sure to keep summer on your doorstep! 

To enjoy, follow the recipe below:
Shanghai Shimmer

1 part apricot brandy
1 part mango vodka
1 part whiskey
½ cup passion fruit juice
2 oz champagne

  • Add apricot brandy, mango vodka, whiskey and passion fruit juice to a cocktail shaker with ice
  • Shake well
  • Strain over fresh ice
  • Top with champagne
  • Garnish with strawberry or orange

About the author: 

Vivien Chien lives and writes in Cleveland where she is hard at work on the fourth book in her Noodle Shop series. The third book, Murder Lo Mein, will release in March 2019. When she’s not writing, she can be found frolicking in the bookstore or searching for her next bowl of noodles. 

To learn more, visit her at or follow her on social media: 

Twitter: @vivien_chien

Instagram: vivien_chien_author

1 comment:

  1. I love this series, can't get enough of Lana and her noodle shop.