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Address: No.1 Jiu Dao Wan Zhong Xiang Hutong, Dongcheng District, Beixinqiao (Metro Line 5), Beijing 10007, China
Phone Number: 15901046127
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Description: The Hutong is Beijing's culture exchange center in the heart of the...
The Hutong is Beijing's culture exchange center in the heart of the capital. From cooking classes to tea workshops, and more.
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Cultural Center with great Chinese cooking classes and more

I have been a member for almost 4 years. The cooking classes are 2.5 hours long on a certain theme (like Sichuan food or dumplings or noodles). First rate... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 12, 2015
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Beijing, China
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Beijing, China
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I have been a member for almost 4 years. The cooking classes are 2.5 hours long on a certain theme (like Sichuan food or dumplings or noodles). First rate, very-fluent-in-English instructors. I also took a class on Taoism, TCM and QiGong exercises (although Alex Tan, the resident TCM guy is moving out of Beijing in summer 2015 - get to... More 

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Ulsan, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Our group of 7 just loved our cooking class with Sophia! It was especially fun being in a big group of friends, but Sophia was great at teaching the process of making dumplings and we had fun in the market with her as well. The Hutong is super professional, all of their marketing and product materials are very nice. I... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

While living in Beijing for over five years I did at least five cooking classes at the Hutong with family, friends and colleagues. Each class was unique and offered up something different. I would recommend starting with one of the Chinese themed classes. If you are looking for a bit of spice go for Sichuan or Hunan style classes. The... More 

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Guysville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We recently spent a week with The Hutong in Beijing. We were blown away by the individuals who guided us through our adventure. To a person, they were attentive, patient, energetic, and competent. Everywhere we went our tickets were waiting, meals were ready and on the table, and the transportation was clean and safe. We were all sad to leave... More 

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Regina, Saskatchewan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We were in Beijing for a week and did all the normal tourist stops. Looking for something different, we stumbled on The Hutong meal experiences as a highly-rated activity in Beijing. My wife and I enjoy cooking at home so, based on the other reviews, we decided to book in for a meal. We had Sophia and were in a... More 

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thehutong, General Manager at The Hutong, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review of our cooking classes. Sophia is indeed a wonderful teacher. While we do accept credit cards and debit cards issued by Chinese banks, PRC banking laws make it very difficult for small -- non restaurant, non-hotel -- business like ours to accept cards from foreign banks. We apologize for that inconvenience. Hope you had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This class was so well put together and Michelle Tang (our instructor) was great at being clear, informative, and most of all FUN! Even with a full group she worked with each of us if we needed help and gave us examples to follow during the class. We learned so much in such a short time, had fun, and left... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We did dumplings with Miya, and the entire program was wonderful. We were sent detailed instructions to get to the Hutong, they are very useful. Walking around the dark alleyways can be disconcerting ( not from a safety aspect but from a directional one.) about a 5 minute walk from the nearby subway. There were 9 in our class, a... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Our group of 4 signed up for the Xiao Long Bao class with The Hutong and had such a blast! The class was well organised, and savouring our hard work at the end of it all was a wonderful treat. Definitely a must try for foodies when you are in Beijing!

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East Fremantle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We attended the Basic Stir Fry cooking class at The Hutong, and I found it very illuminating. Now we can good stir fry that tastes authentic. The whole of The Hutong concept is great. We learned a lot of things about China that we couldn't have with out them. Thanks Hutong!

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Beijing, China
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I took part in The Hutong's cycling tour of Yunnan and it was one of the highlights of my time living in China. Not your typical tour - we stayed in local's homes in villages that rarely see tourists, cycled through some stunning scenery, did a cooking class where we learn Dai minority dishes and visited a tea factory. The... More 

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