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Address: No.1 Jiu Dao Wan Zhong Xiang Hutong, Dongcheng District, Beixinqiao (Metro Line 5), Beijing 100007, China
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Phone Number: 15901046127
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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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Excellent cooking class.

My gf and I travel the world and (especially in places where we have been several times) like to take local cooking classes. We had each individually gone to the hutong for... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

My gf and I travel the world and (especially in places where we have been several times) like to take local cooking classes. We had each individually gone to the hutong for classes. This was together and just great fun. We made dumplings from scratch. Meat and veggie, boiled and fried. Excellent facility , instruction, cultural education and fun to... More 

Thank D. Nathan M
Worthing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Just got back from 5 days in Beijing visiting my husband who is working out there. While he was working I did 2 cookery classes and 1 tea tour with The Hutong, and I would highly recommend anyone to visit them and take their classes. The directions they provide to find the Hutong are great as it's quite hidden away,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We chose a 2hr Hutong Walking Tour with a big group of eleven. Our guide Jeffrey was showing up fully dressed in character and guided us well through the Hutongs. It was a good mix of culture, entertainment and experience. The Donkey Burger and impersonation of a poet were just two highlights. The Hutongs that we explored by itself were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent half day course with Chef Michelle. I'm veggie and was catered for perfectly (always a concern on cookery events). we made 2 varieties of dumplings, took part in all elements of it and then had a great meal. seriously the nicest tasting dumplings I've ever had and a great way of learning how to impress future guests

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Hutong is a cozy and comfortable place set in the hutongs (alleys) of Beijing. I took three cooking classes (Sichuan vegetarian, hand-pulled dumplings, and dumplings) there and had the time of my life! The teachers were very informative about the cultural history of the recipes. They also taught many techniques that you can use in your everyday cooking, not... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on a tour of Tiananmen Square with Jeremiah Jenne on 26 July and really enjoyed it. It was informative, entertaining, educational and inspiring and we also received tips for our visit to the Forbidden City and other attractions, which helped to make our stay in Beijing even more pleasant. We will certainly recommend Jeremiah's tours.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took the dumpling making class here at The Hutong. My teacher was Yao and she was wonderful. So very genuine and clearly loved her job which made it a pleasure to be taught by her. We learned to make the dough, roll it out, combine the fillings and then fill the dumplings and fold them. Yao came around and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A "hutong" is an old lane or alley. The name comes from a Mongolian word that means "well." Back in the day, villagers would dig a well and then build their homes around it. This was one of my favourite experiences and I regret I didn't have more time to wander through the area/neighborhood. Perhaps you'll have more time to... More 

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The Marina, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

The tour was very informative and exiting. Our guide Phoebe was very knowledgable, flexible and accommodating. We learned a lot and had great fun. I would recommend this tour to everyone who wants to learn more about this great Chinese tradition and purchase some well priced quality teas directly from the farmers.

Thank DianaVPL
Hallett Cove, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

I came here on a university study tour and it was one of my highlights. Both the knowledge of Chinese culture and food was outstanding

Thank Anna A

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