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  • From the Middle Kingdom to the Lanna Kingdom

    Earlier this month, with quarantines and travel bans taking hold, a couple of Hutongers found themselves stranded in northwestern Thailand. Uncertain of developments back home in Beijing and unsure of what the immediate future would hold, they decided to hunker down and make the most of a difficult situation. One of The Hutong’s internal mottos is to turn negatives into

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  • Hot Oil Noodles 油泼扯面

    Noodles are one of the most important components of Chinese food culture. Handmade noodles might be a rarity and even a pricey proposition outside of China. However, in the domestic market, they are everyday cheap comfort food. No matter whether ordering a hot bowl of noodles in a restaurant or purchasing freshly made noodles to cook at home, it is one of the cheapest ways to have a fast, fulfilling, and hearty one-dish meal.

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  • The Hutong’s 2019 Winter Fayre

    More Mulled Wine!   Winter in Beijing can be dark and cold, but this past Saturday we got a little bit of color and a lot of good weather at the Hutong Winter Fayre!   People gathered together under a bright blue sky to celebrate the holidays with a cup of mulled wine (or two or ten) and good company.

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  • What to Eat in Autumn

    Traditionally, autumn is the harvest season. It is the time for our bodies to harvest and gather energy for the colder months ahead. In autumn, the yang of summer gives into the growing yin energy of the approaching winter. There is less activity in the colder months, but more emphasis on substance, nurturing, and supporting and building our organs, fluids,

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  • Learn Before You Serve

    “Service:  An unpaid and voluntary exchange that has a learning benefit for the student and a collaborative and reciprocal engagement with the community in response to an authentic need.  The rights, dignity, and autonomy of all those involved are respected”-IB Organisation As The Hutong has continued to expand outside of mainland China to destinations that include Hong Kong to branch

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