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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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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, to walking tours for the intellectually curious traveler, and much more.

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Great dumplings cooking class, perfectly organized

The cooking class was awesome! We were warmly welcomed in the beautiful Hutong location and learnt a lot about Chinese culture and traditions and (of course) food. The ingredients... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Hamburg, Germany
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McKinney, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beijing considers there numerous Hutongs a huge tourist attraction. We took a tour of one of the Hutongs (just north of the Forbidden City) and found it to be a terribly sad place. In the US, this area would be considered "the other side of the tracks." Officially, a Hutong is an area of old, single-story buildings that has been... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A couple of hours meandering through the fiercely conserved Hutongs in Beijing is a great experience, particularly for anyone looking for a glimpse of traditional lifestyles within a city known for its rapidly embracing contemporaneity!

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The cooking class was awesome! We were warmly welcomed in the beautiful Hutong location and learnt a lot about Chinese culture and traditions and (of course) food. The ingredients were already prepared and our teacher explained in detail how to make the dough, how to mix the fillings and how to roll and fold the dumplings. An assistant always cleaned... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I visited the Hutong at the end of January 2016 and we were lucky to have a private session (just the two of us with the instructor, Phoebe). She was excellent! She explained everything in great detail, let us try a couple of teas that were not on the original list for the tasting and was all... More 

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am an expatriate in Beijing who manage a team of local employees. I booked a private cooking class for my staff as a team building occasion (9 people including me) on Dec 17, 2015. I must say that The Hutong exceeded my expectations. My team had a great time picking up new skills and enjoyed the delicious lunch afterwards.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although a lot of people talk about rickshaws it is just as much fun exploring a Hutong on foot. You can do it at your own pace and duck in where you want to.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While we were in Beijing, our family took a break from sight-seeing to enjoy a wonderful cooking class at The Hutong. I had heard about The Hutong from a friend who used to live in Beijing, and I arranged the class ahead of time via email. I would highly, highly recommend it! It was a fabulous experience and everyone at... More 

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Washburn, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We took a Taste of China class (menu B) with Michelle and had a blast. We learned a lot of great tips about cooking Chinese as well as cooking in general. She was relaxed, interesting and interested, and knowledgeable. The Hutong is an interesting place to visit and everyone in the class left full and happy.

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

My children and I thoroughly enjoyed the jiaozi (dumpling) making session conducted by Michelle at The Hutong yesterday. We loved that that venue is in a rather historic part of Beijing and the entire experience of reserving our spots, special request for vegetarian option, cooking and eating our jiaozis was very good. Michelle is very evidently a professional at teaching... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

I have taken 3 cooking classes and loved them all. Thai, pulled noodles and dumplings. You can certainly take this class with teenage kids, friends, business associates, etc. I went with my adult daughter and we both loved it. It's easy to get to by subway. Enjoy!

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