The Hutong

Cooking in Drum Tower & Dongcheng North

A smorgasbord of cooking classes covers everything from Chinese knife skills to xiǎolóngbāo (Shanghai-style) soup dumplings at this long-established cultural centre in a hutong courtyard. Tea lovers can embark on a highly caffeinated tour of the Maliandao Tea Market, discovering China’s most famous teas and tea regions.