Colourful Cuisines from a land of contrasts

Discovering the 8 different cuisines of China Dogs, Instant noodles and strange insects. That’s what they eat in China right? And rice of course, lots and lots of rice. This being a comical untrue preconception, China is still an undiscovered leaf for many people, thus leaving room for imaginary conceptions on life [...]

By |October 25th, 2017|Chinese Culture, Food, Tips and Guides, Travel|2 Comments

Guestblog: How To Get The Most Out Of Your Internship In The Creative Industries In China

A Culture Steeped In Artistic Excellence This is a guest blog post from Mike Hanski a freelance writer and a web content strategist. Outside of work he's a fan of Bruce Lee (who isn't?), books on history and sci-fi. From The Great Wall To Man Made Robots Artists of [...]

By |September 27th, 2017|Chinese Classes, Internship China, Tips and Guides|3 Comments

5 Reasons Why China Is The Place To Be In Winter

A Chinese Winter Adventure China is an incredible place to visit all year round. It has an unbelievably rich culture and history, a variety of unique cuisines, as well as astonishing places to see. What’s more, it’s a rapidly developing country that you have to witness for yourself. Jump out of your comfort zone, [...]

By |September 11th, 2017|Food, Tips and Guides, Travel|1 Comment

China Survival Guide

China Basics 101 If you’re about to take the leap and move to China, there are a few essentials that you’ll need before and once you get here. Let us help guide you through that process. WeChat WeChat is absolutely vital when you’re living in China. With over 960 [...]

By |August 23rd, 2017|Chinese Classes, Hutong School, Tips and Guides|6 Comments

Strange Things On Taobao

Oh, What A Wonderful Web Okay, so let’s start this off easy with things you probably can't find on Amazon, but definitely can find on Taobao. After that, it will get increasingly weird so don’t say you weren’t warned. (The items were kept PG13 and relatively SFW - trust us when we say [...]

By |August 16th, 2017|Chinese Culture, Fun Facts, Tips and Guides|0 Comments

Dating Apps in China

Swipe for love New in China, or on your way, and scared you won't find love? Or maybe your current love interest doesn't like your pet, or the other way around, and it's time to replace them (the love interest, not the pet). Don't you worry, with the availability of a multitude of dating apps in [...]

By |July 19th, 2017|Chinese Culture, Tips and Guides|2 Comments

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Coming To China

Before Coming To China Coming to China can be a bit daunting and confusing, especially if you don't know anyone who has done it before. Here are 10 things Hutong School students wish they knew before coming to China. 1 It Takes Time To Get To Know The City Stepping off the plane [...]

By |June 28th, 2017|Chinese Classes, Tips and Guides|3 Comments

Summer In Shanghai

Beat The Heat In Shanghai Summer in Shanghai is hot and humid. With occasional painful and constant heat, here are some of the best places to escape steam and cool down. Visit A Water Town If you’re looking to escape the traffic and heat of the city and not necessarily the [...]

By |June 14th, 2017|Chinese Classes, Tips and Guides, Travel|5 Comments

Become a Chinese Master Chef

5 Famous Chinese Dishes You Should Try (to make yourself) The more you begin to feel confident in China, the less scared you will be to venture out to local Chinese restaurants. Their menus are usually in Chinese (or with amazing translations) so if you've ever felt overwhelmed trying to choose a Chinese dish, here's what [...]

Guestblog: 7 Mesmerizing Secrets About Chinese Food

7 Mesmerizing Secrets About Chinese Food This week the Hutong School blog was visited by a guest blogger: Operation:Falafel One day or the other, most of us try to cook Chinese food that we find comfort in. Whether we take a stab at the egg-fried rice with Szechuan chicken or the chow mein [...]