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  • The Hutong’s Raft-Building Challenge

    Over the years, we’ve had the pleasure of facilitating a huge number of corporate team building experiences in and around Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong. From Amazing Race-style challenges to cooking competitions, we’ve had fun coming up with creative, memorable ways to engage teams of all shapes and sizes. One of our more popular Beijing team building programs has been something

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  • Hutong Ayi’s Mapo Tofu

    Probably one of the most famous Sichuan dishes, Mapo Tofu is known by people all around the globe. You can find it in the majority of Chinese restaurants – but it is easy to make in your own kitchen, too. It may seem like a simple dish to prepare, but if you ask the ayis in The Hutong, rocking the

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  • Scenery and Diversity: A short trip to discover Qinghai

    By Kristen Lum Qinghai is one of the frontiers of adventure travel in China, a springboard for China’ wildest, untouched areas begging to be discovered and explored. Located on the northeastern part of the Tibetan Plateau, Qinghai is a province in China surrounded by Gansu Province on the north and east, Xinjiang Province on the west, Tibet on the south

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  • Summer Cocktail Chinese Style: Infused Baijiu

    This article is derived from Chengdu Food Tours. Chengdu Food Tours is a boutique culinary experience provider in Chengdu, focused on continually exploring this city as well as its history and food sources. They organize custom food tours and food events in the city itself and foraging trips in the mountains nearby. Chengdu Food Tours wants you to love Chengdu

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  • Hutong’s Mid-Summer Watermelon Eating Competition

    Without realising it, the summer has already passed half way. To celebrate this summer in our courtyard, The Hutong hosted a Watermelon Eating Competition. Watermelon is one of the best fruit to enjoy in summer, and China has the highest annual production in the world. Based on the 2012 figure, China alone produces 70 million tonnes of watermelons by itself.

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