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The Hutong - Culture Exchange Center

No.1 Jiu Dao Wan Zhong Xiang Hutong, Dongcheng District, Beixinqiao, Beijing 100007, China
+86 159 0104 6127
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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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“cooking class” (69 reviews)
“dumplings” (56 reviews)
“chinese cooking” (17 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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 via mobile

I did the Maliandao tea tour with Phoebe. I️t was only me and 1 other participant so I️t was relaxed, fun, informative, not stressful or rushed, and just a great way to spend an afternoon as a foreigner here for 3 mos. The lunch Phoebe...More

Thank Kelli C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited the school early for the dumpling making class to be told that it had been cancelled as i was the only person attending. They had emailed and tried to call me, but due to this being China all my emails were blocked and...More

Thank lena1912
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the highlight of our trip to Beijing! Great directions lead you through a hutong to where a spotlessly clean kitchen is set up for up to 12 people to learn the art of making traditional Chinese dumplings-both pork and vegetarian. Sophia is fun...More

Thank melissa30005
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The course at the Hutong is super. A great location, well equipped kitchen and fantastic „teacher“. Combined with good quality ingredients and drinks The course is a must for anyone who enjoys spending time in the kitchen. It definitely beats going to yet another restaurant...More

Thank RaymondRoesti
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I did the hand-pulled noodles class with Yao. The space is charming and well organised. Yao herself was a fantastic teacher and a very warm person. We learned new cooking techniques as well as plenty of things another Chinese culture. Since we...More

Thank Shrividya R
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

We booked a tour of the Beijing Market with The Hutong -Culture Exchange and were very impressed. Jane was our guide and it was just the 3 of us on the tour. The follow up from booking to our meeting spot was refreshing. We met...More

Thank Tiffany S
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

I have taken the dumpling lesson with Michelle, I have learned a lot not only about cooking but about China tradition through the dumplings. The location is great and everything you need is provided, including soft drinks. It's a totally worth experience. Will repeat for...More

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Reviewed 1 October 2017

My husband and I visited The Hutong for Teacher Yao's hand pulled noodles class. Yao spoke excellent English and was very knowledgeable about all questions we had about Chinese cooking. The cost of the class was very reasonable (300 rmb each, about $60 AUD for...More

Thank cookingcrusade
Reviewed 30 September 2017

It was a great experience. The hostess, MichelleTang, was fantastic! She was very kind, friendly, informative and more over very knowledgable on China as well as western culture. We had a great cooking night - with a great fun, returned home with a warmful smiles!

Thank jungkeehong
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed our cooking class enormously. The venue is cozy and idyllic in an hutong area. Sophia is a great instructor who mixes generall information with own stories about her family background. Would always come back to this place!

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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