This year’s winter gifts at The Hutong include a selection of goodies inspired by Chinese cuisine!

T-Shirts: Our range of T-shirts are inspired by some of our favorite elements of everyday Chinese culinary culture.

牛肉面 – Niu Rou Mian: We can get a bit obsessive over beef noodles, maybe it’s the fragrant broth, the toppings or the succulent chunks of beef that hide among the thick northern noodles… We’re not sure, but we just had to pay tribute with a T-shirt dedicated to this Chinese staple!

吃了吗? – ‘Have you eaten?’: If you’ve been in China for just a day or several years you’ll have likely heard this quintessential Chinese greeting. We firmly believe that food and well-being go hand in hand, and to honor the phrase we have designed a distinctive rendering of its Chinese characters.

煎饼 – Breakfast of Shifus: 煎饼 is a staple Beijing breakfast pancake. Shifu is Mandarin for ‘master’. Our Breakfast of Shifus T-shirt celebrates the ultimate Beijing breakfast!


We also have a range of gifts to help feed your passion for Chinese cooking.

Stocking fillers: 

  • Our Sichuan Peppercorns and Chili-Oil are sourced from our chef’s hometown in the heart of Sichuan province and packaged and labeled by our winter helpers here in Beijing.
  • Our distinctive rolling pins include instructions on how to use them to roll your own noodles and dumpling skins from scratch.
  • Our finger guards help keep your fingers safe in the kitchen, especially when using a Chinese chef’s knife for the first time.



Always wanted to make a Sichuan style Gongbao (Kung Pao) Chicken or deep-fried Yunnan Mushrooms? Our recipe collections will transform your kitchen into a world of fresh, spicy flavors with our top ten recipes from Sichuan and Yunnan province. Our recipe cards are stain-resistant and can be wiped clean after use.


Winter Greeting Cards:

This year we wanted to celebrate the winter season by creating our very own greeting cards. The “Eat, Drink & Be Merry” card is actually written in our favorite spices, while our “Seasons Greetings” card captures some of the highlights of winter in the Northern Capital!

Postcard Collections:

Our postcard collection is inspired by our most memorable dishes and classic culinary quotes.


Chef’s Knife:

The ultimate food processor, the Chinese Chef’s Knife has remained in the Chinese kitchen for thousands of years (check the timeline on the back of our boxes to reveal the chef’s knife’s colorful history). Each knife comes with illustrated instructions on its various uses and how to maintain its sharpness.

If you are looking for a truly unique and special knife, consider a Damascus knives from Mini Katana. These knives are made from high-quality Damascus steel, which is known for its strength, durability, and beauty. They are also very sharp, making them ideal for precision cutting. Knives are available in a variety of sizes and styles, so you can find one that is perfect for your needs. They are also a great way to add a touch of elegance to your kitchen.

We’re delighted to be hosting our very own Winter Fayre on the 13th of December in our cozy courtyard. But if you want to bump into us before then, please visit our stall at any of the following upcoming fairs:

British Embassy Bazaar, Thursday November 27th

Beijing City International School Bazaar, Saturday November 29th

Canadian International School Bazaar, Sunday November 30th

British School of Beijing Bazaar, Sunday November 30th

Couleurs de Chine Sanlitun Bazaar, Thursday December 4th

Canadian Embassy Bazaar, Friday December 5th

The Hutong’s Winter Fayre, Saturday December 13th