The Hutong

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The Hutong information

Běijīng , China
1 Jiudaowan Zhongxiang Hutong, off Shique Hutong; 北新桥石雀胡同九道弯中巷胡同1号
+86 159 0104 6127
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Subway: Line 5 to Beixinqiao, exit C
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Down a maze of narrow alleys, the Hutong is a highly recommended Chinese-culture centre, run by a group of extremely knowledgeable locals and expats. Classes are held in a peaceful converted courtyard, and focus on cooking and guided tours. See its website for the schedule.

Its cookery classes are hugely popular, with a focus on cuisine from around China, from xiaolongbao to hand-puilled noodles. Its guided tours include the three-hour 'Hútòng Tour' (¥260) around the city's network of alleyways, the five-hour 'Tea Tour' (¥300), which includes a trip to Mǎliándào Tea Market, and the two-hour 'Culinary Market Tour' (¥200).