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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” (55 reviews)
“chinese cooking” (17 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 21:00
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

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 weeks ago 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

2  Thank ursulacostaboned
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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!

Thank HarryHirsch55
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

I loved the culinary market tour with Michelle. She was super cool and knowledgeable. And she's from New Zealand so her English was perfect. But she's been in China 20 years so she knew what she was talking about. She encouraged me to try new...More

Thank ezrowin
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

We did the dumpling cooking class and loved it. Sophia was an excellent instructor and kept things fun, as well as providing detailed guidance and interesting background on the food we cooked. The Hutong's kitchen is spotless and well laid out. Free soft drinks, plum...More

Thank Paul P
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

I had a wonderful evening cooking Sichuan food with Sophia. It was well organised and tasty and despite being a good cook myself I learnt some new tricks and will definitely be cooking these recipes at home. The staff at the Hutong are friendly and...More

Thank kiwi_LisaL
Reviewed 27 August 2017

I took the dumpling making class with Michelle and it was a blast. As a vegetarian, I was pleased that they were able to include me in the course and make some really wonderfully tasty dumplings that I could eat. The group was great even...More

Thank RomeHome
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

I loved doing this class! Sophia was so friendly and informative and encouraging. The food we made and then ate was yummy and my friend and I had such fun during the class. Added bonus that free soft drinks were available throughout the hot morning...More

Thank DF83
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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