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The Hutong - Culture Exchange Center

Open today: 09:00 - 21:00
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The Hutong is Beijing's premier 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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
No.1 Jiu Dao Wan Zhong Xiang Hutong, Dongcheng District, Beixinqiao, Beijing 100007, China
+86 159 0104 6127
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I joined the pulled noodles class with the Hutong last week. It was a really great time, I enjoyed doing it a lot. The instructor was very nice and the teaching was also very detailed. It's also a great way to learn about Chinese culture...More

Thank Yanisa A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a nice little escape from the hustle and bustle of Beijing. Expert cooks share their experience and know how to small groups. Price includes all ingredients, a feast of what you've cooked and the recipes afterwards. Aprons provided. Make sure you book in advance...More

Thank Calliopehk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have tried making handmade boiled dumplings and gyoza at home a couple times before, but they never tasted as good as I can buy in Beijing. So, this trip I decided that I would take a dumpling making class to learn the errors of...More

Thank Jenna D
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

It was a fun and interesting evening for the whole family! We enjoyed learning the techniques of making noodles, cooking a delicious sauce and having a tasty meal afterwards. Our chef Sophia is experienced, explains well and loves what she is doing. Cooking classes at...More

Thank ffhhmm
Reviewed 25 September 2018

I love taking visitors to The Hutong for dumpling classes as it's a wonderful experience to make a very traditional food. It's informative and they give you the tools to be able to recreate these dumplings at home. The setting is also perfect as it's...More

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Reviewed 22 September 2018

It was a treat to have Chinese tea explained in such a detailed way with plenty of tasting and time to shop. The tea market area can be overwhelming with so many choices, but Sherry helped us to navigate and learn.

Thank 777lifeisgood77
Reviewed 9 September 2018

We took the xiaolongbao class with Michelle and it was absolutely wonderful. She walked us through everything step by step and walked around to help with our wrapping technique. My friends took the class with their three year old who fussed the normal amount. They...More

Thank Katelyn K
Reviewed 30 August 2018

We had a cooking class to learn how to cook dumplings. The teacher, Michelle, was wonderful, very professional, kind and clear. She also speaks a perfect English. The cooking school is located in a nice hutong. It is easy to find and they provide very...More

Thank Marco_and_Carlotta
Reviewed 27 August 2018

August 2018 we followed a noodle pulling class with The Hutong. It was fun, informative, easy and delicious! Michelle knew a lot about the Chinese culture, made sure everyone was on track, explained every step very well and we all managed to pull some delicious...More

Thank Annanasje
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Had the best time! This is an amazing experience and has really got us hooked! Would do it again for sure! Thank you Michelle for taking such good care of us and making us experience the Chinese cuisine. I look forward to spoiling friends at...More

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12 November 2018|
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Response from bheger1 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely more than 2 hours. Less than 3
Ari A
31 March 2016|
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Response from CupcakeRock | Reviewed this property |
Bheger1 gave a really nice and comprehensive response...I am not a member but I also agree it is totally worth the RMB300 to learn making 'jiaozi'. Great location, useful tips accompany clear instructions (you do need to... More