Cultural Bite

Beijing cuisine originally derives from coastal Shandong and later was influenced by imperial cuisine: the Yuan Dynasty brought Islamic flavors while the Ming Dynasty added the traditions of the celebrated Huaiyang cuisine to the Emperor’s Kitchen. Beijing’s food establishments were once ranked by social status. This stratification gave rise to what we now know as “the restaurant”, i.e., different venues serving different kinds of cuisine. 

What You’ll Learn

Beijing cuisine is distinguished by flavors of bean and sesame paste, fermented tofu, and pickled vegetables. These class will show you how to quick pickle, ferment, grill and stir fry your way through the capital while learning about its rich culinary traditions.




Tastes of Beijing A

  • Stir Fried Vegetables with Omelet 合菜
  • Pickled cabbage with mustard sauce 芥末墩
  • Zha Jiang Mian (noodles with bean paste sauce) 炸酱面


Tastes of Beijing B

  • Hot and Sour Soup 酸辣汤
  • Noodle with Sesame Paste 麻酱面
  • Grilled beef with Onions and Cilantro 北京烤肉


Tastes of Beijing C

  • Shredded Pork with Tofu Wrap 京酱肉丝
  • Stir Fry Shredded Mix Vegetables 炒咸什
  • Deep Fried Vegetable Balls 素丸子



Where's Beijing in China




I have to thank you for the great time at the Hutong! We all had so much fun and Sophia was a great teacher! I loved the atmosphere and the location! It’s so perfect to learn how to cook such delicious Chinese food in a place like the Hutong! I will visit more classes for sure!’

Zainab, Turkey