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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 1 week ago

I have wanted to take a class to learn how to make soup dumplings for a while and I finally found this one. I was not dissapointed. I was able to make the dumplings when I returned home from China. The class was fun and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ann9497
Reviewed December 16, 2018

I did the traditional dumpling making class with Sophia and absolutely loved it! She is incredibly fun and informative. The class was more than simply learning how to make dumplings; Sophia taught us the history of this food and why it is a staple in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sara C
Reviewed December 16, 2018

We did a wonderful Saturday afternoon cooking class with Sofia. Enjoyed learning about China's dumplings and making them. Well organized and a great experience. Perfect for getting out of the house and enjoying an activity in Beijing during the winter.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 661matthewi
Reviewed December 6, 2018

The Hutong creates memorable cultural experiences in the heart of Beijing and across China for people from around the world, whether we live here in the city or are only visiting. The location is a traditional Beijing courtyard home that has been updated for their...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Alicia N
Reviewed November 21, 2018 via mobile

This was an evening of fun and spicy flavours! They have many cooking classes - we did one with a mix from different regions. Out Very inspirational teacher Yao showed us both techniques as well as explained cooking times. And yes - the food turned...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JanL1136
Reviewed November 21, 2018 via mobile

Our friend who lives in Beijing signed us up for the Chinese dumpling class. The facility is great. It’s quaint and authentic with 2 kitchen areas and a courtyard in between. Our instructor, Sophia, is a lovely young woman from Inner Mongolia who speaks English...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank nisajoy
Reviewed October 30, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Yanisa A
Reviewed October 28, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Calliopehk
Reviewed October 21, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jenna D
Reviewed October 4, 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

Date of experience: October 2018
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November 12, 2018|
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Response from bheger1 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely more than 2 hours. Less than 3
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