Quarantine Cook-Off Week 3 – Xinjiang Big Plate Chicken 新疆大盘鸡

Quarantine Cook-Off ,Week 3! 

It’s the third week of  The Hutong Quarantine Cook-Off and this week we’re making the-known ‘Xinjiang Big Plate Chicken’,  Xinjiang Da Pan Ji 新疆大盘鸡. Swap the chicken with assorted mushrooms and or tofu to make it vegetarian. Unleash your inner master chef and get the chance to win some awesome prizes. Recipe here.

We are very proud to be partnering with thebeijinger, &  beijingKids the most comprehensive guides to China’s capital, and also grateful to the local businesses shown below who’ve sponsored the prizes for the cook-off winners.

So how does it work? 

We are in Week 3 of a 4-week cook-off challenge. The Hutong Kitchen will post weekly Chinese recipes. Competitors will have to cook the recipes at home and share photos via WeChat and Instagram to enter the competition. The winners will be chosen weekly by The Hutong Kitchen’s master chefs. Dishes will be judged based on creativity, plating, photography and Instagram/WeChat likes. 


Need a hand to get the ingredients?

Reach out to us on WeChat or via mobile at 15901046127 a day in advance to order a package containing all the ingredients you need to cook the recipe. We also offer other ingredients and recipe packs. Please contact us for more info. Or, we have our vegetable cards  (120RMB) for sell which can help you with shopping.

A set of 52 pocket-sized cards, each depicting a classic Chinese vegetable: leafy green, legumes, aromatics, aquatic plants, root, gourds, fungi, edible flowers. The back of the cards spells out how these ingredients are traditionally eaten in China and include tips for home cooks on how to make the most of each vegetable’s unique shape, texture, flavours and nutritional content. Illustrations by Heaven Lau; design by Summer Lau.


When does this round start? 

Monday, April 6th 7 pm – Sunday, April 12th, at midnight Beijing Time


What is this week’s dish and how do I get the recipe?  

We’re making Xijiang big plate chicken, Xinjiang da pan ji, 新疆大盘鸡. Swap the chicken with assorted mushrooms and or tofu to make it vegetarian. Please click here for the recipe.

How do I participate? 

  1. Cook the dish from the recipe.
  2. Take a photo of your culinary masterpiece. 
  3. Submit the photo to us by midnight on Sunday, April  12th Beijing time. 


 How do I submit photos?  

  1. WeChat: Take a screenshot to show us that you posted your dish picture in your moments and send it to The Hutong Venue Wechat: TheHutongBeijing, or scan the QR code below.


2. InstagramPost your photo adding the hashtags: #TheHutong #TheBeijinger #BeijingKids #quarantinecookoff


How do I know I’ve won? 

Winners will be announced on Wechat and Instagram and contacted on Tuesday, April 14th.

Worldwide participation is encouraged, however, prizes are limited to mainland China addresses only.


What are the Prizes? 

First Place

Cheers-1 Bottle of Riesling Wine 

Liuba Draws -One Wall Calendar 

Andy‘s Craft Sausages – One Pack of Sausage 

Sherpa’s – One 100RMB Coupon  


Second Place

Cheers-1 Bottle of Riesling Wine

Bulk House-Dish soap bar 

Andy‘s Craft Sausages – One Pack of Sausage 


Third Place

Andy‘s Craft Sausages – One Pack of Sausage 

Jing A -One Merchandise  Gift Pack: T-shirt of Your Choice, Keychain and Dongbei Beach Towel


Let the cook-off begin!!  

For more information,  please contact us.

   Email: [email protected]  Mobile & Wechat: 15901046127

We look forward to seeing your delicious entries

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