Confucius once said “rolling dumplings is the way to a man’s heart.” Here at The Hutong we roll and stuff our dumplings with all the love we can muster. An “upright dumpling makes a woman’s heart tremble” remarked Mao, meaning that a dumpling able to stand tall without falling over reflects the very character of its creator.

You will not only learn how to knead and roll the dough, to create gourmet fillings, to concoct natural dyes from fresh vegetables for colorful wraps for your stylish dumplings, but you will also learn the stories behind one of the most prized and popular dishes enjoyed all over China. Don’t be caught not knowing how to roll a dumpling … let us show you how!

The Hutong’s Chinese Kitchen series is designed to teach you the basics and beyond. Each of our cooking workshops covers wok and cutting techniques, tips on how to combine spices and provides the Chinese names of ingredients. You’ll learn how to make best use of fresh seasonal produce and prepare balanced Chinese meals for your friends and family. Take a gastronomic tour of China’s regions in our Chinese Kitchen.

Our recipes change with each class, according to the chef’s selected dishes and seasonal produce. Please let us know if you have any dish preferences and dietary restrictions.

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Cost: 280 RMB, 220 for members.

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Click here to find out how to become a member, and click here to find out about our Year of The Dragon 6 Course Card, and here for information on our MonthLong Card.

Last not but not least, The Hutong is proud to be going organic! TooToo Organic Farm is The Hutong’s health food partner, bringing you the best, freshest ingredients from the fertile soil of their farm in Pinggu County. No pesticides, no chemical fertilizers, no genetically modified, only natural cultivation and free range poultry, meats, eggs and diary. Whenever possible, all fresh ingredients used at The Hutong are organic products delivered directly from TooToo Organic Farm.  For more information on TooToo Organic Farm and their Home Delivery Service in Beijing, visit their English online shopping website.


See our Hutong Chefs talking about Chinese dumplings, traditions and more on CCTV: