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The Hutong - Culture Exchange Center

Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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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 yesterday

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 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 September 8, 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 August 30, 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 August 27, 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 August 27, 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

Thank AHein85
Reviewed August 15, 2018

We visited 3 different tea shops in Maliandao tea wholesale market, drinking different types of Chinese tea, white tea, black tea and green tea. At the beginning, we also had an overall lecture on Chinese tea, including history, processing methods, health effects of tea, etc....More

Thank MaedaC4
Reviewed August 8, 2018

This was brilliant! The venue is very quaint and authentic - there is nothing fake here. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. The kitchen had a warm and welcoming atmosphere that encouraged interaction with all the participants. Our chef’s English was excellent and she...More

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Ari A
March 31, 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