How to Survive as a Vegetarian in China

Being a vegetarian in China can be a struggle. When specifically asking the fuwuyuan for a dish without meat, more often than not there will always be some small pieces of meat sprinkled on top of your dish, even after they reassured you there was no meat in it. Knowing this, you would think [...]

By |May 4th, 2016|Food, Tips and Guides|5 Comments

Dōngzhì 冬至 – Traditional Food for the Winter Solstice in China

Today, December 22nd, marks the Winter Solstice in China.

To celebrate the date Beijing local and long time Hutong School staff member Lao Guo has written an article in Chinese about the traditional food associated with this festival.

By |December 22nd, 2015|Chinese Culture, Food|3 Comments

How to order, buy and prepare Chinese food


By |July 30th, 2015|Food, Tips and Guides|10 Comments

What do you know about drinking in China?

When you order a drink in China, asking for whiskey may not get you whiskey.

By |July 24th, 2014|Chinese Language, Food, Tips and Guides|1 Comment

Weird Cooking in China: Food for Thought

An ancient Cantonese saying goes, 'Anything that walks, swims, crawls, or flies is edible'. Even if we could, in theory, agree with this mantra, all too often we're told tales of Chinese eating habits that strike us as downright freaky, at least by our Western standards. Silkworms, duck feet, fish eyes, soft-shell turtles, scorpions: all dishes that we, as foreigners, may have stumbled upon in China.

By |August 16th, 2012|Food, Fun Facts|0 Comments

A Taste of China – Chinese vegetarian food


By |July 2nd, 2011|Food|0 Comments

Chinese cooking class

For those who would like to show off their cooking skills back home by making Kung Pao Chicken and Cucumber shots, we invited someone who will not only show us how to make them, but also help us to prepare these yummy dishes. Even if you have tasted these dishes before, people from different regions of China cook the same dish and they will not taste the same.

By |June 10th, 2011|Food, Hutong School|0 Comments

Huaiyang Cuisine – Jiangsu Province

Under the motto "Taste of china" we visit different restaurants each month to give students an opportunity to try out new kinds of food.

By |May 24th, 2011|Food, Hutong School|0 Comments

An Overview of China’s Tea Tradition

By |March 1st, 2011|Chinese Culture, Food|1 Comment

Lao She Teahouse

Laoshe Teahouse is located in the busy shopping area to the west of the Qianmen Gate Arrow Tower on the southern edge of Tian'anmen Square. The teahouse is named after famous Chinese novelist and playwright, Lao She, and his masterpiece drama "Teahouse".

By |February 17th, 2011|Food, Hutong School|0 Comments