Cultural Bite

The famous Chinese writer Lu Xun wrote “According to my observation, Northerners are sincere and honest,” and his observations are reflected in the hearty, simple food of Northern China.

What You’ll Learn

Learn how to coax and simmer the flavors out of a long cooked stew through braising techniques, and stir fries.




Winter Comfort Foods

  • Lamb with red date stew
  • Stir fried Yam
  • Braised baby cabbage
  • Braised Chicken with Chestnut and Mushroom
  • Lamb with red date stew
  • Stir fry beef with season mushrooms
  • Hunan Style braised baby Napa Cabbage
  • Bamboo and Chicken
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Winter Comfort Food Regions in China




‘I like the Hutong so much because it is a cosy, friendly and welcoming place to come to learn new things about Beijing and it’s foods, it’s people and it’s customs. Whether one is a tourist, a newly arrived expat or already tried and proven Beijing laowai, there is always something to pick up from the courses and tours the Hutong is offering.’